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Barbara Canavan's retirement [Editorial]

Barbara Canavan’s announcement earlier this week that she will retire as superintendent of Harford County Public Schools when her contract ends June 30 was not unexpected, nor is it unwelcome. It’s time for new leadership at the top of the Harford school system, and that’s not to be meant strictly...

  • 'Faithful Pathways to Recovery' being offered by St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen starting Jan. 7 [Letter]

    'Faithful Pathways to Recovery' being offered by St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen starting Jan. 7 [Letter]

    Editor: The congregation and pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen are starting a new worship series to reduce and reverse the problem of drug and alcohol addiction. "Faithful Pathways to Recovery" is a six-week series of messages, guest speakers, congregational testimonies, great music...

  • Two education unions back Vincenti for Harford County Council president [Letter]

    Two education unions back Vincenti for Harford County Council president [Letter]

    Editor: The Harford County Education Association (HCEA) and Harford Educational Services Council (HCESC) proudly announce their endorsement of Patrick Vincenti to serve as Harford County Council President . Mr. Vincenti has been an exceptional council member. His attention to his constituents,...

  • Better late than never [Editorial]

    Better late than never [Editorial]

    Rocceon M. Harrison missed one of the most important days in his life — high school graduation. Instead of walking across the stage to get his diploma at Edgewood High, he walked into a police station to answer to criminal charges filed against him, even though he knew he wasn’t guilty. “You’re...

  • Step back on stadium [Editorial]

    Step back on stadium [Editorial]

    It was one year ago this week that Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady and Aberdeen IronBirds General Manager Matt Slatus sat down at a table at City Hall, shook hands and signed an agreement, leaving the IronBirds and their parent company, Tufton LLC, in charge of managing non-basball events at Ripken...

  • Can we stop Transource? [Letter]

    Can we stop Transource? [Letter]

    Editor: Last session Senate Bill 696 was passed in the Maryland General Assembly, giving the power of eminent domain to private utility companies. Delegates McDonough, Susan McComas, and I, Delegate Rick Impallaria, all voted against granting this extraordinary power to a private company. There...

  • Feeling good at Christmastime [Editorial]

    Feeling good at Christmastime [Editorial]

    As the work and school week end in Harford County, most of us can really start to enjoy the Christmas season. Many don’t have to go back to work until Tuesday. Many others, including students and teachers, have 10 days of rest and relaxation ahead of them before returning to the real world. Until...

  • Reassuring, maybe; preventative, doubtful [Editorial]

    Reassuring, maybe; preventative, doubtful [Editorial]

    Although 2018 is still a dozen days away, the politicking and posturing for the new election year is well underway. Thus, it came as no surprise last week when Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, flanked by two reliable legislators, Del. Kathy Szeliga and Sen. Wayne Norman, declared that when...

  • Little progress at Harford Community College [Editorial]

    Little progress at Harford Community College [Editorial]

    When Dianna Phillips took over as president of Harford Community College in the summer of 2016, she pledged to try to reverse the fiscal rut the college had fallen into of having to increase student tuition year after year in order to keep its budget balanced. "I'm going to do everything in my...

  • Consider Allison Galbraith for Congress in the First District [Letter]

    Consider Allison Galbraith for Congress in the First District [Letter]

    Editor: Professor James Francis Galbraith, retired from Harford Community College and his deceased wife, Dr. Kathleen Ann Galbraith, a pioneer in healthcare education have fout children. Their Daughter Allison has stepped up to carry on her parents love of people. I first met Allison in February...

  • Two sides to the First District [Letter]

    Two sides to the First District [Letter]

    Editor: While reading your recent editorial, It's Too Hot, I was reminded, that MD-01 North constituents are prepared to turn up the heat for our congressman. Mr. Andy Harris is effectively choosing which constituents he wants to represent-his supporters on the Eastern Shore. I know this because...

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