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  • Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice [Editorial]

    Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice [Editorial]

    Memorial Day Weekend should be glorious, full of sunshine, warm weather and outdoor activities. Forecasts say today should be one of those days – mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. It will be great, if that's how the day shakes out. It would be a welcome change from the rest...

  • Carfentanil arrives in Harford [Editorial]

    Carfentanil arrives in Harford [Editorial]

    With deaths from the opioid abuse epidemic in Harford County passing the 100 mark weeks ago, it was only a matter of time until a death related to the large animal tranquilizer carfentinal was reported. That came from an overdose death earlier this month, according to the Harford County Sheriff's...

  • Cut 'bloated' administration, rally for teachers in final Harford school budget [Letter]

    Cut 'bloated' administration, rally for teachers in final Harford school budget [Letter]

    Editor: The time has come for HCPS to make prudent cuts to its bloated bureaucracy. The time has come for HCPS to put students and teachers first. In FY 2017, central administration cost over $15 million. That is over $400 per student enrolled in HCPS. In FY 2012, HCPS spent $14.66 million on central...

  • Mind-numbing school budget process is still with us [Editorial]

    Mind-numbing school budget process is still with us [Editorial]

    As June arrives next week, Harford County residents can look forward to one unpleasing aspect of the unofficial arrival of summer that has become all too commonplace: The final adjustment of the public school budget. Once again this year, Superintendent Barbara Canavan and the school board – it...

  • A strategic plan for Harford's schools [Editorial]

    A strategic plan for Harford's schools [Editorial]

    The Harford County Board of Education is seeking public input as it develops its next five-year strategic plan. The plan lays out the board's core values, mission, vision and long-term goals for students, school system employees and the community. "It has our goals, it's a five-year plan; we're...

  • Youth's Benefit delay unfortunate but necessary [Editorial]

    Youth's Benefit delay unfortunate but necessary [Editorial]

    After all the years the community has waited for a new school, a couple of months more shouldn't matter

  • The next draft of Harford's history [Editorial]

    The next draft of Harford's history [Editorial]

    It's been said newspapers write the first draft of history. Even if we amend that in our contemporary world to say the media writes the first draft of history, it's still essentially true because somebody has to record and report about the world in which we live, or what would we know? But who...

  • What's always right [Editorial]

    What's always right [Editorial]

    When Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady opened his mouth to whine about changes the City Council recently approved to the city charter, we could've sworn it was his voice, but our words coming out. "It's important the people get a say in what they vote for, and [that] they elect the next mayor for...

  • Chick-fil-gridlock [Editorial]

    Chick-fil-gridlock [Editorial]

    Chick-fil-A's plan to open a restaurant and drive-through at the corner of Baltimore Pike and Kelly Avenue Extended in Bel Air can be viewed as the proverbial two sides of the coin. On the one side, that another national fast food chain would want to come into downtown Bel Air in the same area...

  • Melvin Mora and the American Dream

    Melvin Mora and the American Dream

    Our heartfelt congratulations to former Baltimore Orioles player and team hall of fame member Melvin Mora, a Harford County resident who last week became a naturalized United States citizen. A hard-working man as a MLB player, who put down roots in our county some 16 years ago, Mora epitomizes...

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