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  • A strong message [Editorial]

    A strong message [Editorial]

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has become the latest voice to weigh in on the controversial Independence Energy Connection project that has riled up many northern Harford County residents, as well as their neighbors across the border in Southern York County, Pa. The planned construction of new overhead...

  • Responsbility for schools [Editorial]

    Responsbility for schools [Editorial]

    It comes as little surprise that two of the oldest Harford County Public Schools buildings have water sources – such as pipes, fixtures, fountains – that tested positive for lead at unacceptably high levels. The tests for lead in the water sources of schools across the state began in earnest in...

  • A fitting tribute [Editorial]

    A fitting tribute [Editorial]

    Regardless of how it actually happened – and there have been varying accounts passed down over the ensuing 205 years – the defense of Havre de Grace against the invading British is the stuff of which legends are made. So, the recent decision by the Havre de Grace Mayor and City Council to designate...

  • A good night out [Editorial]

    A good night out [Editorial]

    People like Kelly Burgos and Haylie, her 11-year-old daughter, get it. The Belcamp residents not only attended last week’s National Night Out activity at the Target store in Aberdeen, but they also get to as many of the once-a-year events as they can. “It’s informative,” Kelly Burgos said about...

  • Trail extension shouldn't cross Main Street at grade [Editorial]

    Trail extension shouldn't cross Main Street at grade [Editorial]

    A lot of work has gone into planning and securing the necessary rights-of-way to build the long-awaited Ma & Pa Heritage Trail connection through Bel Air, and the start of construction is slated to begin this fall, according to Harford County government. While it may seem like this has been a long...

  • The sudden summer [Editorial]

    The sudden summer [Editorial]

    Maybe it was all the searing heat in late June and the interminable rain for much of July – plus more heat and rain this month — but it sure seems like Summer 2018 has really rushed by us in Harford County. We’re midway through August. The Maryland State BBQ Bash came and went Friday and Saturday...

  • Effort underway to improve services to Harford, Cecil residents with Sickle Cell disease [Letter]

    Effort underway to improve services to Harford, Cecil residents with Sickle Cell disease [Letter]

    Editor: The Harford County Caucus of African American Leaders (HCCAAL) is partnering with the Association for the Prevention of Sickle Cell Anemia, Inc. to improve services to Cecil and Harford County residents who have the Sickle Cell disease or trait. In this effort, we are using our human capital...

  • Damning Conowingo Dam [Editorial]

    Damning Conowingo Dam [Editorial]

    In recent years, Conowingo Dam has become a frequent target of blame from environmental groups and some Maryland state officials, most recently Gov. Larry Hogan, for contributing to Chesapeake Bay pollution. Never mind that there several other dams along the Susquehanna River above Conowingo, or...

  • Wake up call [Editorial]

    Wake up call [Editorial]

    What happened last Friday night in the parking lot at Edgewood High School is a crime sadly reminiscent of what this community experienced with frequency in the first half of the 2000s and sporadically since. According to the Harford County’s Sheriff’s Office, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot...

  • Change judicial selection to end 'good ol' boy network' [Letter]

    Editor: Thank you for your article on the replacing of a Harford County District Court judge. I read the article with interest, especially the statements by Mr. Braue. He mentioned the importance of a judge having prior interest in Harford County, especially community involvement. The counterpoint...

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