The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy.
Such a scenario, however, is exactly what's possible in the coming years.
For just shy of a century, Aberdeen Proving Ground has been a place where many generations of people have found good, steady jobs with enviable benefits packages.
So long has APG been on the local economic scene that it had come to be regarded almost as a natural resource. Over the years, there had been reductions in force, known like just about everything in the...