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Robert Preston
Bel Air group homes need to be spread out, residents tell town

"Things are getting ugly" in parts of the heart of Bel Air, especially where some of town's group homes are concentrated. Several residents brought their concerns about group homes in the East Broadway-Franklin Street area to the Bel Air town commissioners at their meeting Monday night. The meeting also included a public hearing on the proposed $15,754,120 budget for fiscal year 2013. In 2010, town commissioners urged the Harford County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to pass a bill that would regulate the density of group homes. While lawmakers considered such legislation, a letter from the Attorney General's office warned that creating zoning standards...