Erika Butler

Writer

Erika Butler joined The Aegis as a reporter in 1994, just a few months out of college. She has served as an editor since the late 1990s, first of The Record, then coordinating news and later features, which she does today. Erika has covered just about every county government meeting in her 20 years and written on hundreds of different topics of interest to Harford County residents. She has lived in most of her life in Harford County, growing up in Fallston then living in various places in Bel Air. Erika is married with two children and enjoys running and reading.

Recent Articles

  • No deal on Aberdeen stadium as year ends, but talks continue, city officials say

    No deal on Aberdeen stadium as year ends, but talks continue, city officials say

    The City of Aberdeen will assume responsibility for overseeing non-baseball events at Ripken Stadium beginning Monday, when control reverts to concession agreement signed in 2001, city officials said. The decision comes amid continued negotiations with two groups for a long-term management deal...

  • 2017 brought another 'Day of Horror'

    2017 brought another 'Day of Horror'

    It happened in a matter of minutes. As the workday began Oct. 18 at Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood, Radee Labeeb Prince called his co-workers around him, then allegedly opened fire with a handgun and killed three of them. Two others were critically injured. The shooting set off a 10-hour,...

  • Readers' favorites in 2017

    Readers' favorites in 2017

    With a new year just around the corner, it’s time to look at what were the most popular stories or content in The Aegis, found either in print or online, or both. Many of those popular items involved Harford high school students — six of the top 10 and eight of the top 25 most-viewed stories at...

  • Havre de Grace prepping for annual Duck Drop, fireworks

    Havre de Grace prepping for annual Duck Drop, fireworks

    The annual fireworks and Duck Drop to welcome the new year will go off this year at Havre de Grace Middle School, the only location they’ve been held, perhaps for the last time. The site is likely to be a work zone next year as construction begins on a new combined middle and high school. Ed Grainger,...

  • Harford County police blotter

    Harford County police blotter

    The Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police reports: Aberdeen License plates were stolen last Friday from the 4400 block of Ventura Way. People on dirt bikes on Burnt Hill Trail were riding dangerously last Friday. A shotgun was missing last Friday in the 500 block of Aldino Stepney...

  • Havre de Grace Council recognizes students of the month

    Havre de Grace Council recognizes students of the month

    Havre de Grace Mayor William T. Martin always likes the City Council meetings where the Students of the Month are honored, but the most recent group was just a little more special — the mayor’s daughter, Molly, was one of the students recognized. “We are very, very proud of you,” Martin told his...

  • Irmgarde Brown retiring as manager of Havre de Grace Library

    Irmgarde Brown retiring as manager of Havre de Grace Library

    Anyone who uses the Havre de Grace Library regularly knows branch manager Irmgarde Brown. Brown, who’s been with the Harford County Public Library system for 28 years — more than nine leading the Havre de Grace branch, is retiring effective Jan. 1. She was recognized during the Dec. 18 Havre de...

  • Nature of things: sun, snow, water, eclipses in Harford in 2017

    Nature of things: sun, snow, water, eclipses in Harford in 2017

    Harford County may be ending the year with as much snow as it got to start off 2017. But for a few random cold days here and there, it was unusually mild winter, with a couple light snowfalls that came on Fridays and were gone in time for schools to open Monday. There was certainly nothing to compare...

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