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Drew Pearson

Mayors forever, in Havre de Grace and beyond

A trip on the Harford County political merry-go-round (with an apology to the late Drew Pearson):

A tip of the cap to Mayor Wayne Dougherty and the other folks in Havre de Grace city government for organizing last week's tasteful ceremony to honor former mayor Gunther Hirsch with the rededication of city hall as the Mayor Gunther Hirsch Government Center.

It's an honor well deserved for one of the more passionate public servants I've known in my 39 years covering the news in Harford County. Let this be said about Dr. Hirsch: He truly has been his own man and done things his way. Most political folks wish they could be such, but they seldom are. Not so, Dr. Hirsch.