OPINION

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

Editor:

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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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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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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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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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Faith in the future in Harford [Editorial]

With very little notice being taken in Harford County, one of the most widely-observed holidays on earth was celebrated this week: Eid ul-Fitr.

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On the last of the MSA tests and national standards [Editorial]

On the last of the MSA tests and national standards [Editorial]

If we're going to have national standards in education, there have to be national standards.

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Libraries are online and in real life [Editorial]

Libraries are online and in real life [Editorial]

In the abbreviated parlance of online new-speak, the three letters "irl" serve as a somewhat cynical stand-in name for a place that sometimes seems secondary to the World Wide Web. For those not already up to speed, irl is short for "in real life."

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Harford Farm Fair means there's plenty to do [Editorial]

Harford Farm Fair means there's plenty to do [Editorial]

Dogs, ponies, cows, chickens, tractors and a carnival midway – what could be a better summertime diversion?

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Is summer half over, or is half of it left? [Editorial]

Is summer half over, or is half of it left? [Editorial]

The fading week marks a calendar turning point: it's roughly halfway between the end of the last school year and the beginning of a new one for students in Harford County Public Schools.

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Who carries the tax burden? [Editorial]

Who carries the tax burden? [Editorial]

While any discussion of tax policy in this country takes place in the long shadow of the reality that this is a nation established, to a large degree, because of a dispute over paying taxes, certain understandings were in place throughout the 1900s...

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There's no need for political sign theft, vandalism [Commentary]

There's no need for political sign theft, vandalism [Commentary]

It seems like election signs are always up somewhere in Harford County.

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