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  • Md. schools aren't doing enough about bullying

    Courtney Watson's commentary regarding cyberbullying ("Cyberbullying requires a stronger response," Jan. 3) makes some excellent points about the intense need to develop mechanisms to address the dramatically increasing problem of cyberbullying. However,...
  • The Top 10 news stories of 2012

    The Top 10 news stories of 2012
    A look at the Top 10 news stories of 2012 in The Record area: #1 – Vi Ripken Kidnapped The July kidnapping of Aberdeen's most well-known resident, remains the most bizarre and perhaps most unsettling story of 2012. Vi Ripken, mother of Major...
  • Tiny robots take over Havre de Grace High for technical challenge tourney

    Havre de Grace High School was taken over by tiny robots Saturday, Feb. 9, as 13 teams from schools and scout troops around the region participated in a daylong Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge qualification tournament. Saturday's tournament, a qualifier...
  • Lots to celebrate in February – groundhogs, freedom African American history

    What? It is already February, dear readers? February introduces African-American History (Black History) month. February first is National Freedom Day. Happy Groundhog Day on February 2. At 7:30 a.m. Punxsatawney Phil will emerge from a simulated...
  • Harford board weighs options for new Havre de Grace High

    Members of the Harford County Board of Education raised several questions and concerns Monday night over a possible replacement of the current Havre de Grace High School building. Those concerns, expressed at Monday's board meeting, include the project's...
  • Commentary: Kids are lowest priority in Harford school construction decisions

    It should have come as no surprise when members of the Harford County Board of Education balked recently at deciding how to approach replacing or renovating the Havre de Grace High School physical plant. Left to its own devices, there's little doubt the...
  • Many reasons to vote in Harford, as plenty do just that

    Harford County voters had many reasons for packing the county's 75 polling places of Election Day Tuesday, and not all of them had to do with electing the nation's next commander-in-chief. The interest shown by Harford's voters translated a huge turnout,...
  • Maryland wins big grant for its insurance marketplace

    Maryland wins big grant for its insurance marketplace
    Maryland secured $123 million of federal funding to launch its health insurance exchange, the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care reform, state officials announced Thursday. The money will help build the marketplace, now formally called...
  • Harford board balks again at approving plan for new Havre de Grace High School

    Harford board balks again at approving plan for new Havre de Grace High School
    A decision whether or not to replace the Havre de Grace High School buildings or renovate them was put on hold again Monday night by the Harford County Board of Education. The latest delay could be a prelude to considering a plan to build a new combined...
  • Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics
    Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
  • Md. hospitals say rate vote means jobs cuts

    Md. hospitals say rate vote means jobs cuts
    Maryland hospitals said they will need to cut jobs and patient services after a state panel voted Wednesday to keep hospital rates flat, despite a 2 percent cut in Medicare payments required by federal sequestration. "There are significant job cuts...
  • Plan B restrictions — better, but not best

    Plan B restrictions — better, but not best
    In the United States of 2013, any youngster can walk into a store and buy a bottle of aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or some other pain reliever without showing any identification, parental consent or a doctor's order. They don't have to be 15 or 17 or...