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By Barbara Hall and Barbara Hall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 4, 2005
It nearly didn't happen. The Newtowne Players of Lexington Park thought time after time that they had a new theater. And time after time, their plans collapsed. Be it an air-quality concern or objections from the Department of Public Works, the Players had to satisfy authorities before they could occupy the Three Notch Theatre, formerly home to the Lexington Park Memorial Library. Finally, last spring, with much ado, the lease was signed and the curtain went up. Lexington Park, in St. Mary's County, has ebbed and flowed with the fortunes of nearby Patuxent Naval Air Station, but since the base's growth in 1994, things have been improving for the community.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday it has sued Extended Stay Hotels for paying women less than men performing the same work at the company's facility in Lexington Park. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Latoya Weaver was hired as a guest services representative at the Extended Stay America hotel in St. Mary's County at $8 an hour. When she resigned nearly five years later, she was earning $8.88 an hour. Weaver offered to rescind her resignation if she could get a raise, but the general manager told her that wasn't possible because the hotel was being renovated, according to the EEOC.
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June 1, 2011
Army Pvt. Matthew Petit graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Clarissa Dziewit, of Lexington Park, and Paul Petit, of Laurel, and graduated from Great Mills High School in Lexington Park.
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By Ian Duncan and Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | April 20, 2013
Two people died and four were rescued in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay Saturday when their 25-foot boat capsized two miles south of Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County, according to Department of Natural Resources Police. Sgt. Brian Albert, a spokesman for the DNR police, said authorities were still on the scene and were trying to recover the boat. The victims were identified as two Lexington Park, Md., men - David Chase, 55, and David Fletcher, 43. "We think that the accident was due to rough seas, but we're not positive," Albert said.
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February 7, 2005
On Friday, February 4, 2005, NORWOOD S. SOTHORON, of Lexington Park, MD; beloved husband of Jane Spaulding Bennett Sothoron, of Lexington Park, MD; loving father of Cokie Sothoron, of Lexington Park, MD, Peggy Wormwood, of Davidsonville, MD, John Sothoron, of Lexington Park, MD and Kenny Sothoron, of Mechanicsville, MD. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD, on Tuesday, February 8, from 6 to 8 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9, at Church of the Ascension, 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653, at 1:30 P.M. Interment will follow at a later date.
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July 19, 2006
On Saturday, July 15, 2006 JANE BENNETT SOTHORON of Lexington Park, MD, mother of Cokie Sothoron of Lexington Park, MD, Peggy Wormwood of Davidsonville, MD, John Sothoron of Lexington Park, MD and Kenny Sothoron of Mechanicsville, MD, also survived by nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a sister Barbara Bradford of Charleston, SC. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 11 A.M. in The Church of The Ascension, Lexington...
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January 8, 2004
On Tuesday, December 30, 2003, WANDA JUNE OWENS, 70, of Lexington Park, MD; daughter of the late Walter Joseph and Ruby Ruth McMillan Erwin; loving mother of Rose Ruby Willenborg of Lexington Park, MD, Shirley Ann Owens of Virginia Beach, VA, Marie Louise Owens of Baltimore, MD, James Larry Owens, Jr. of Baltimore, MD and the late Tamitha Jean Owens; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Shirley Ann Erwin of Baltimore, MD and Peter...
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1997
LEXINGTON PARK -- Carolyn Lanzi has heard her life reduced to a single word spit out in disgust by neighbors in St. Mary's County like some eight-letter epithet.Newcomer."I think that title will last a lifetime," the former Bucks County, Pa., resident wrote in a letter recently published in St. Mary's twice-weekly paper. " We have not been welcomed with open arms."On the other side, Carolyn Egeli -- a St. Mary's native who has witnessed the scarring of her county's rural beauty by subdivisions and strip malls -- yearns for the farms and tranquil waterfront ripped up to accommodate new arrivals.
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By From Staff Reports | August 9, 1992
Severn man killed in single-car crashHANOVER -- A 20-year-old Severn man was thrown from his car and fatally injured early yesterday when the vehicle ran off Route 170 and crashed into a tree, state police said.It appeared that Paul John Burash may have fallen asleep at the wheel as he drove his 1990 Honda Accord on Route 170 south in northern Anne Arundel County, said Trooper Michael Pfisterer. About 1:50 a.m., the car crossed the center line, crossed both northbound lanes and continued along the roadside before hitting a tree.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2000
John T. Daugherty, a former Navy test pilot, World War II veteran and businessman who helped establish Lexington Park in Southern Maryland, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown. He was 81. After World War II, when the young test pilot arrived in Lexington Park - 55 miles southeast of Washington - the St. Mary's County village was nothing more than a boomtown that had mushroomed around Patuxent Naval Air Station, which was built during the early war years.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
An Anne Arundel County hotel is laying off employees and a defense-contracting operation in Southern Maryland will follow suit by the end of the year, Maryland regulators said Monday. Interstate Hotels & Resorts began laying off its 52 employees at the Comfort Inn on Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in the Linthicum area last week and will continue through the end of the year as it temporarily shuts down the hotel and its restaurant for major renovations. DynCorp International, a federal contractor based in Northern Virginia, warned Maryland officials that it would lay off 74 employees in Lexington Park.
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June 1, 2011
Army Pvt. Matthew Petit graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Clarissa Dziewit, of Lexington Park, and Paul Petit, of Laurel, and graduated from Great Mills High School in Lexington Park.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Sun reporter | June 16, 2007
LEXINGTON PARK -- Military base realignment has been a bonanza for Southern Maryland, boosting incomes and lowering unemployment in a rural region known largely for tobacco farming. But more than a decade after thousands of new military and civilian workers transferred to work on and around Patuxent River Naval Air Station, traffic still clogs the two-lane bridge over the Patuxent that many commuters use, despite hundreds of millions spent by government on road improvements. Housing prices also have climbed beyond the reach of many St. Mary's County residents.
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By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,SUN REPORTER | September 29, 2006
CALIFORNIA-- --A kingfisher divebombs into a thicket of reeds. A majestic blue heron with time on its hands glides overhead at cruise-control speed. But all's not well at Mill Creek. The river otters have vanished. And those once-busy beavers are disappearing along with the creek bottom itself. Silt from a nearby high-end housing development is apparently clogging this St. Mary's County stream. "If you were to try and stand up in here," says Robert Willey, 55, a civil service budget analyst and lifelong county resident, gazing at brackish water from the front seat of his canoe, "you'd go knee-deep in mud."
NEWS
July 22, 2006
Jane B. Sothoron, a homemaker and former elementary school teacher who was a plane spotter during World War II, died in her sleep July 15 at the Hermitage, an assisted-living facility in Solomons. She was 88. The former Jane Bennett was born and raised in Wellsboro, Pa. She earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1938 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Before World War II, she was a copywriter for Gray and Rogers, a Philadelphia advertising agency.
NEWS
July 19, 2006
On Saturday, July 15, 2006 JANE BENNETT SOTHORON of Lexington Park, MD, mother of Cokie Sothoron of Lexington Park, MD, Peggy Wormwood of Davidsonville, MD, John Sothoron of Lexington Park, MD and Kenny Sothoron of Mechanicsville, MD, also survived by nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a sister Barbara Bradford of Charleston, SC. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 11 A.M. in The Church of The Ascension, Lexington...
NEWS
September 24, 2000
Two pedestrians were killed in accidents in Maryland this weekend, police said. A Baltimore County man was killed early yesterday morning in Middle River. Michael Paul Garrett, 21, of the 100 block of Breakers Court, was struck shortly after 1 a.m. as he tried to cross Martin Boulevard. The driver was not charged, according to Baltimore County police. Late Friday, Jeffrey Frank Lamb, 34, of Lexington Park was killed when he tried to cross U.S. 301 outside White Plains in Charles County, state police said.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1991
This is a weekly summary of selected prime contracts recently awarded by the federal government to companies and other vendors in Maryland.Maryland contractsSmall Business Administration in Lexington Park won a $731,842 contract from the Navy to provide management support services for communication and tactical systems.Eagen McAllister Associates Inc. in Lexington Park won a $548,889 contract from the Navy to provide architectural and engineering services.SFA Inc. in Landover won a $389,191 contract from the Defense Nuclear Agency for microelectronic radiation hardening process and design development, test and evaluation services.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Sun reporter | September 19, 2005
LEXINGTON PARK -- From his office window here, Todd Morgan can see how the Pentagon's periodic shuffling of military bases has changed the face and pace of rural St. Mary's County. The large white-walled complex where Morgan works brims with the offices of defense contractors huddled outside the gates of Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Jets streak overhead as cars and trucks surge by on a highway widened from two lanes to six to accommodate nearly 20,000 civilian and military workers toiling on and around the sprawling base.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Barbara Hall and Barbara Hall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 4, 2005
It nearly didn't happen. The Newtowne Players of Lexington Park thought time after time that they had a new theater. And time after time, their plans collapsed. Be it an air-quality concern or objections from the Department of Public Works, the Players had to satisfy authorities before they could occupy the Three Notch Theatre, formerly home to the Lexington Park Memorial Library. Finally, last spring, with much ado, the lease was signed and the curtain went up. Lexington Park, in St. Mary's County, has ebbed and flowed with the fortunes of nearby Patuxent Naval Air Station, but since the base's growth in 1994, things have been improving for the community.
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