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New Harford liquor board members Merchant and Welch sworn in Wednesday

New Harford liquor board members Merchant and Welch sworn in Wednesday

Fred Merchant and James Welch took their seats Wednesday after being sworn in as the newest members of the Harford County Liquor Control Board.

James Reilly, clerk of the Circuit Court, presided over the swearing in ceremony at the beginning of Wednesday's regular board meeting.

Board members also selected C. John Sullivan Jr., now the senior member, as the board chair. Sheryl Davis Kohl was renamed vice chair.

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman nominated Merchant, 58, of Havre de Grace, and Welch, 72, of Bel Air to the board.

They were appointed to fill the seats of former Chair Michael Thomson and former Commissioner Tom Fidler. Fidler and Thomson had served...

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