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Bel Air Festival for the Arts a fine way to ring in fall [Editorial from The Aegis]

Bel Air Festival for the Arts a fine way to ring in fall [Editorial from The Aegis]

As good an autumnal diversion as can be found in Bel Air comes Sunday, a little more than a day before the start of the new season. Fall arrives at 10:29 p.m. Monday, and the Bel Air Festival for the Arts makes its 49th annual appearance in the...

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Safety first should be school system's goal [Editorial]

Safety first should be school system's goal [Editorial]

The time has come for the leadership of Harford County Public Schools to reconsider the decisions made two budget cycles ago when the system's full budget request wasn't granted.

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Elimination of community councils likely to cause, not solve, problems [Editorial]

Elimination of community councils likely to cause, not solve, problems [Editorial]

When the administration of a new county executive takes office after the November election, there's a possibility the county's sounding boards on community issues could end up being re-evaluated out of existence.

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Commentary: Outraged by Harford's heroin epidemic - you should be

Commentary: Outraged by Harford's heroin epidemic - you should be

Our recent news story about Harford County's heroin trade and the national attention it received on a recent edition of National Geographic Channel's "Drugs Inc." series should have not come as any surprise to anyone living in Harford County.

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How we got from the red menace to red state pride a mystery [commentary]

When I think about it, one of the most dramatic shifts in American politics in my lifetime has been the meaning of the word red.

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A fantastic day with Dad at Wrigley Field [Commentary]

A fantastic day with Dad at Wrigley Field [Commentary]

It doesn't matter that we only got to watch two innings (they were the only two the Orioles scored any runs), I got to cross another venue off my bucket list of baseball stadiums – Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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Harford's pay-to-play fee needs to go away [Commentary]

Harford's pay-to-play fee needs to go away [Commentary]

With another new season of high school sports approaching in Harford County, we're also facing a second year of charging our public schools students a $50 participation fee for each sport, each season.

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Harford Family House marks 25 years of helping homeless people get back on their feet [Editorial]

The social safety net in our country has plenty of holes in it. Fortunately, some of those holes are mended by the likes of the Harford Family House.

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Hornets do Harford proud in Ripken World Series [Editorial]

Hornets do Harford proud in Ripken World Series [Editorial]

The Cal Ripken World Series has been a highlight of summertime in Harford County for a dozen years. People in the community step up and provide housing for players, some of whom travel from as far away as is possible to get and still be on earth.

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National Night Out a good way to build community spirit [Editorial]

National Night Out a good way to build community spirit [Editorial]

It's not as though Colonial Acres near Bel Air was ever a hotbed of criminal activity, but it's likely as not the spirit behind the community's annual National Night Out has something to do with that.

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Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]

Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]

Energy independence is an idea whose time has come, and gone, and come again.

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Harford schools plenty green, too [letter to The Aegis]

Editor:

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Corporations are people too, so they should vote [Commentary]

Corporations are people too, so they should vote [Commentary]

Indulge, if you will, a bit of political whimsy on my part.

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Aberdeen Proving Ground needs to be able to stand on its merits [Editorial]

Aberdeen Proving Ground needs to be able to stand on its merits [Editorial]

The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy.

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Harford's Craig leaving gift to hometown that won't soon be forgotten [Commentary]

Harford's Craig leaving gift to hometown that won't soon be forgotten [Commentary]

When David Craig leaves office later this year, after serving longer than anyone else as Harford County executive, most people presume his political career will pretty much come to close.

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The public has a right to know who is in custody, for the protection of us all [Editorial]

The public has a right to know who is in custody, for the protection of us all [Editorial]

A disturbing trend in law enforcement in recent years has been a propensity for police agencies – especially at the federal level – to not acknowledge when they arrest and hold people suspected of criminal activity.

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Length of Service Awards Program for volunteers good as is - for now [Editorial]

Length of Service Awards Program for volunteers good as is - for now [Editorial]

The plan to lower to 50 from 55 the minimum age for veteran volunteer fire fighters in Harford County to begin receiving the small pensions that have been offered for the past several years is reason for those making that decision to look before they...

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Libraries will always be the place to be [Commentary]

Libraries will always be the place to be [Commentary]

As your stereotypical bookworm-y kid, I used to love going to the library growing up. In elementary school, I checked out so many books that I had to set a limit just so I wouldn't be overwhelmed carrying them all and they wouldn't take up a ton of...

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