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  • Aberdeen council members slam former candidate, water critics, local media, complaining constituents

    Aberdeen council members slam former candidate, water critics, local media, complaining constituents
    Several Aberdeen council members have been blasting former mayoral candidate Patrick McGrady and "myths" about the city they say are being perpetuated through local media. They launched a verbal barrage against the naysayers during Monday's city council...
  • Aberdeen to assemble PR, 'green' committees

    Aberdeen could soon have two new committees: a communication committee and a "green team." City council members said Monday they hoped to assemble the two initiatives, discussed at a recent retreat, using volunteer power. Mayor Mike Bennett recently...
  • Aberdeen introduces budget, keeps property tax rate stable

    Aberdeen residents won't see a major change in their tax rates if City Manager Doug Miller's proposed $12.4 million budget for 2013 is approved, while the total amount the city spends could go down by 28 percent. The city council introduced a budget...
  • Ripken Baseball teams up with Aberdeen High students to clean up school

    Ripken Baseball teams up with Aberdeen High students to clean up school
    Early Friday morning, the grounds of Aberdeen High School were a flurry of activity. The entrance to the school was lined with pots of pretty plants ready to be set in the ground, while volunteers in bright green shirts were busy pulling up weeds,...
  • City to cut budget 28 percent

    Aberdeen unveiled a proposed $12.4 million operating budget for fiscal year 2013 at Monday night's city council meeting that not only holds the line on taxes, but also cuts spending by a surprising 28 percent. The budget was one of several important...
  • Refinancing stadium bonds helps Aberdeen save millions, cut budget

    Aberdeen plans to cut its 2013 budget by 28 percent, or more than $4.8 million, much of the cut coming from savings through the refinancing of debt on Ripken Stadium. The city made most of its savings on the debt service, as the stadium debt of $9.3...
  • Editorial: No limits

    Your mother no doubt told you that money doesn't grow on trees, but in Harford County many of us, including our elected officials, tend to think more in terms of another of those trite phrases: The streets are paved with gold. Well, maybe we should amend...
  • Stadium tales for two cities

    Editor: The City of Aberdeen has for too long struggled to get out from under the financial burden of the Ripken Stadium. Each year the taxpayers of Aberdeen pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for the debt. I don't know what Mayor Mike Bennett...
  • Mayoral candidate McGrady demands ethics investigation into Aberdeen Mayor Bennett's trip

    Aberdeen mayoral candidate Patrick McGrady has filed a formal complaint with the city's ethics commission, accusing  Mayor Mike Bennett of violating the city code by speaking in support of Ripken Baseball in Augusta, Ga., earlier this month. In the...
  • Down to Georgia

    Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett's recent trip to Georgia to advocate on behalf of the Ripken organization as it tries to secure public financing of a stadium for a minor league ballclub in Augusta is one of the most ill-advised moves in his time in office....
  • Vote for Bennett

    Aberdeen's voters will be electing a mayor and returning its four council members to office in the city's election Tuesday. There are four candidates – all the incumbents – for the four city council positions, meaning Ruth Elliott, Bruce...
  • Aberdeen mayor's race rolls toward Nov. 8

    Aberdeen's two mayoral candidates in the Nov. 8 city election, challenger Patrick McGrady and incumbent Mike Bennett, don't agree on much, if anything. McGrady, a 25 -year-old Aberdeen native, who lost a bid for the House of Delegates in 2010, has been...