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Harford's former emergency operations building being razed

Harford County's former Emergency Operations Center building is being demolished, more than two years after a brand-new Department of Emergency Services building was dedicated next door. The former EOC building, which dates to the late 1950s, is off of Ady Road in the Hickory area north of Bel...

Retro Harford: The history of Harford County

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  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford's economic lifeblood

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford's economic lifeblood

    Aberdeen Proving Ground has been part of the lifeblood of Harford County for just about a century. The early years of Aberdeen Proving Ground began with the acquisition of land to establish the facility in 1917. The early map of the Army post hangs on the wall of the Aberdeen Room Museum. The map...

  • Alfred Hilton, Harford's only Medal of Honor recipient

    Alfred Hilton, Harford's only Medal of Honor recipient

    In Harford County's convulsed history of race relations, which continues to the present day, one unalterable fact stands out in a place that has also long honored its sons and daughters for their military service. Of all the county's men and women who have gone off to battle since the first shots...

  • Harford places then and now

    Harford places then and now

    A look at photographs of some familiar Harford County landmarks then and now.

  • The railroads helped Harford County grow, prosper

    The railroads helped Harford County grow, prosper

    Gone but fondly remembered is the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, affectionately called the Ma & Pa, which once ran through the heart of Harford County from Whiteford in the northeast through Fallston in the west. The Ma & Pa was a latecomer to the railroad building age of the early and middle...

  • Horses and Harford are forever inseparable

    Horses and Harford are forever inseparable

    Horses and Harford County have been synonymous for most of the county's 242-year history, and the Sport of Kings has a proud local heritage with some of the greatest thoroughbred champions of the past 150 years having strong local ties. The county was once home to two race tracks in Bel Air and...

  • From Washington to Obama, many presidents have visited Harford

    From Washington to Obama, many presidents have visited Harford

    No United States president was born in, lived in, died in or is buried in Harford County, but many of them, from George Washington to Barack Obama, crisscrossed our county during their lifetimes, either before, during or after their presidencies. According to research by Historical Society of Harford...

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  • Remembering 'Infamy's' legacy 75 years later [Editorial]

    Remembering 'Infamy's' legacy 75 years later [Editorial]

    When a generation defining event occurs, certainly its anniversary is not only worth remembering, but also a time for reflection, both about then and now. Such is the case with Dec. 7, 1941, a date that not only will "live infamy," as President Franklin D. Roosevelt so eloquently put it, but one...

  • Thanks for another successful Bel Air Christmas Parade [Letter]

    Thanks for another successful Bel Air Christmas Parade [Letter]

    Editor: On behalf of the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, I would like to thank the citizens of greater Bel Air for their attendance and enthusiasm at the Sunday, December 4, 2016, Town of Bel Air Christmas Parade and Celebration. Last year we had what we thought was the largest...

  • Connected or not, recent Bel Air incidents are an outrage [Editorial]

    Connected or not, recent Bel Air incidents are an outrage [Editorial]

    We're not sure what to make of a teenage girl telling Bel Air Police Tuesday afternoon that she had been held at gunpoint on a street near Bel Air High School. Neither are we sure why, despite Bel Air Police assurances to the contrary, some in the community think that incident is connected to vandalism...

  • Overdose deaths are so very sad [Editorial]

    Overdose deaths are so very sad [Editorial]

    No matter how hard we try, the addiction problem gets more tragic. The "we" referenced above is all of us – the police, the county government, the state government, health officials, school personnel, family, friends, neighbors and, especially, the parents. From tougher enforcement to tougher love,...

  • Finally Christmas arrives, so let the celebration begin for real [Editorial]

    Finally Christmas arrives, so let the celebration begin for real [Editorial]

    Finally, it's time for those who cling to the past and fight the ever bigger and earlier tide of commercialism for Christmas to let loose and enjoy the holiday in all of its retail glory. Halloween? Gone. Veterans Day? Gone. Thanksgiving? Gone. Those blips on the way to Christmas hardly matter...

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Winners: Harford County's best restaurants for 2016

Winners: Harford County's best restaurants for 2016

Craving a killer crab cake? Harford County has it. In search of a sizeable steak? Got you covered. Have a loved one with dietary restrictions? Even then, the dining options are plentiful. More than 2,400 readers shared their recommendations for the county’s best cuisine in this year’s best restaurants...

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