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Mary Martin

Havre de Grace fence gone, but not the gate

Havre de Grace fence gone, but not the gate

The fence is gone, but a gate and the controversy remain.

Havre de Grace's Joe Fiocchi ended his "Save the Fence" effort on and around Commerce Street, taking down the much-contested barrier Wednesday morning.

What he did not remove, however, was a gate that is also in the city right-of-way and which Fiocchi said the city did not request him to remove.

It was unclear as of Thursday morning what comes next now that the gate is still standing.

The fight over the Fiocchi fence being in a city right-of-way dominated the last several city council meetings, taking a new turn when the council allowed a decorative brick wall to remain in a city right-of at a home...