Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernadez crew unloads supplies near port of Ponce, Puerto Rico on Sept. 27, 2017 Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse

Updates of efforts to bring relief and reconstruction to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands   The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, arrives to deliver aid near the port …

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Everywhere in the Caribbean from Cozumel to Aruba, there is plenty to do on a bargain cruise. When you save and travel on the ship and eat the same food as folks who paid two or three times as much as you did, you have won. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

From Journal Sentinel  Four days before Abbey Conner was found floating face down in a pool at a Mexican resort, Mary Jo Kuhn waded over to a swim-up bar in the same complex. On her second drink, she blacked out. …

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How a media expert valued ST. MARY’S TODAY One of the most revealing summaries of the value of St. Mary’s Today was this excerpt from the 2000 expert opinion formulated by newspaper consultant James N. Rosse as part of the …

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Errands of Suppression in the Dead of Night By Alice Neff Lucan (From May 2005 edition of the MDDC Press Association News)           The parties in the St. Mary’s Today lawsuit against various St. Mary’s County law enforcement officials …

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James J. Kilpatrick AP photo 60 minutes

  Notes on Country Journalism By James J. Kilpatrick Winning a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times may be the absolute pinnacle of a newspaper career, but a case now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court suggests that country …

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New Carnival Vista sails for the first time in April 2016. Carnival photo.

Enjoy this unique footage of two Carnival ships, the Carnival Magic and the Carnival Vista in port. The story line of Who Collects The Souls includes drone surveillance of a ship. Published on Dec 26, 2016, by Adam Zweimiller 4K footage of …

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Gutting the hog on the Uhler Farm on hog killing day

  HOG KILLING TIME When the trees have lost their leaves and when the rabbit hounds were running and bugleing in the frosty morning air, it meant that the time was approaching for that important day; the day the hogs …

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Mona Passage rescue by Coast Guard of five boaters from sunken pleasure craft near Puerto Rico on April 29, 2017. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan vessel, Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescue 5 boaters in the Mona Passage The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of a Puerto …

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At the Panama 2016 International Book Fair in Panama, Ken Rossignol reading to children from his book Panama 1914 small