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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • County and state teachers union presidents push to make education a priority in Harford

    County and state teachers union presidents push to make education a priority in Harford
    The state's teachers are in "over their heads" and should be compensated at a higher level, says the Maryland State Education Association's president. Betty Weller, the MSEA president, and Harford County Education Association President Ryan Burbey, both...
  • Harford schools face tough decisions before capital improvement plan vote

    Harford schools face tough decisions before capital improvement plan vote
    Although the 2012-13 school year has just begun, the Harford County Board of Education is already focused on what's going to happen in 2014. The board has already begun planning its fiscal year 2014 capital improvement plan, and the big debate over which...
  • Havre de Grace High supporters urged to keep up the pressure for a new school

    Havre de Grace High supporters urged to keep up the pressure for a new school
    Supporters of a new Havre de Grace High School kept up their efforts this week to involve the public and to lobby county and school officials in advance of Monday's school board meeting where new school projects are likely to be discussed by the board....
  • Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants

    Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants
    The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though the Abingdon resident believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he'd applied for online. After spending two years seeking full-time work, Skibinski is convinced that...
  • 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...
  • Reducing liquor outlets won't curb drinking

    Reducing liquor outlets won't curb drinking
    Using zoning laws to limit alcohol outlet density won't stop the heaviest drinkers from consuming alcoholic beverages ("Government should use zoning to limit liquor stores, Hopkins researchers say," April 11). Such a solution oversimplifies the problem of...
  • Commentary: Havre de Grace native officiates NFL game

    Well, alrighty then. While we enjoyed what Week 2 had to offer on the courts, greens and fields last week, we also were brought back to football, NFL style. Now, I know many of you are bubbling over with excitement because of the Ravens' fine start,...