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Ahead of April 7 bond sale, Harford's Triple-A credit ratings affirmed

In advance of a planned $115 million bond sale next week, Harford County has received Triple-A credit ratings, in spite of its debt load, from three national rating agencies. The office of Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said the bonds are rated AAA by Standard & Poor's, Aaa by Moody's Investors Service and AAA by Fitch Ratings, the top grade from all three. The bond sale, scheduled for April 7, includes $45 million in new borrowing and $70 million to refund earlier bonds at lower interest rates. The sale will be held electronically. The latest ratings are identical to those the county received a year ago, when it sold $40 million in 20-year consolidated improvement...