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More than 170 homes planned for Abingdon farm has neighbors wary
More than 170 homes planned for Abingdon farm has neighbors wary

For many years, Abingdon farmer Norman Hooker could come out of his house before sunrise to start his workday, look across the fields that have been in his family for nearly 120 years and see nothing but woods in the distance. These days, Hooker, 66, no longer farms, but as the operator of landscaping, firewood and tree service businesses, he still gets out while it's dark. When he looks to the east from his Laurel Bush Road homestead, he sees lights from houses which have recently been built on top of a hill, the latest dwellings to sprout up as the farms and woods around the Hooker property have given way to subdivisions. If Harford County planning and zoning officials...

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