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  • Concrete is not the problem [Letter]

    Concrete is not the problem [Letter]
    I've known Brian Dolan for nearly 25 years, back to a time when I was the concrete engineer and he was an assistant district engineer, both for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As old colleagues, I wasn't surprised to see his informative commentary on the state of our roads ("Get riled up over roadways," July 14). While I agree with his main points, that our roads are falling apart — as well as the rest of the infrastructure in our state and in our country — I was disappointed that he took the opportunity to take a shot at concrete roads and at the engineers who created our great road systems in the 1940s and 50s.
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...

    Historic grist mill at Eden Mill to close temporarily Monday

    Historic grist mill at Eden Mill to close temporarily Monday
    The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation is closing the historic grist mill at Eden Mill Nature Center and Park this Monday for several months, as the exterior of the more than 200-year-old mill is renovated. Workers will replace the...

    Dr. James McCauley appointed to Harford CC Board of Trustees

    Dr. James McCauley appointed to Harford CC Board of Trustees
    Dr. James W. McCauley was sworn in July 1 at the Harford County courthouse as a new member of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees, serving as representative for county council District F. The HCC board also announced the re-election of Dr....

    Harford waterfront property provides a getaway close to home

    Harford waterfront property provides a getaway close to home
    Wayne and Wende Allen found a second home, their vacation escape, in a convenient location — 24 miles from their Harford County home. "Most of our friends who have second homes have them at the beach, in the mountains down south," said Wende...