A memorandum of understanding regarding the maintenance of Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen has been approved by the Maryland Stadium Authority’s board of directors, part of a series of steps on the path to the city and the owners of the Aberdeen IronBirds settling their ongoing lawsuit.
Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady, who returns to his seat after being re-elected last week, expects to build on the successes that have happened in the city over the past four years, working with a City Council that has two new and two returning members.
American veterans have experienced unimaginable dangers and hardships, plus shown incredible acts of bravery and dedication to fellow service members during their time in the military, but they still need multiple levels of care when they come back to their communities.
If you want to keep a Harford County veteran comfortable and warm, members of the 1111 Project will accept your help as they continue to make blankets destined for veterans being treated at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health hospitals.
A public hearing Monday on proposed charter amendment to extend the term of the Havre de Grace mayor from two years to three saw just two residents comment — one person for and one person speaking against it.
Touting increased federal funding for research and development of new disease-fighting technologies during a visit Wednesday to a retirement community in Bel Air, U.S. Rep. Andy Harris said he believes a cure for Alzheimer’s could be on the horizon.
Clara Blankenship read the slogan painted by volunteers on the interior steps of a Harford Family House apartment complex in Aberdeen: “Every journey begins with a single step.” “That is the truth,” said Blankenship, who has lived with her two grandchildren, ages 5 and 7, in a Harford Family House residence for about two months.
Steve Goodin joined the Aberdeen City Council in the spring of 2016, at a time when there was “some acrimony” among the mayor and three sitting council members over how to fill the fourth seat after two candidates tied in the November 2015 city election.
Paula Keefer, manager of the Joann store in Bel Air, greeted customers lined up outside of the store Friday morning for its grand re-opening after extensive renovations — the line included a mix of new faces and familiar faces Keefer has come to know over her 21 years with the company.
Patrick McGrady is seeking a second four-year term as mayor of Aberdeen in Tuesday’s election, and is facing a challenge from City Councilman Melvin Taylor, who was elected to his first term on the council in 2015. If Taylor wins, he would be the first African-American elected as mayor since the city charter was revised and Aberdeen adopted a council-manager form of government in 1992.
Richard Wesley, owner of Wesley’s Vape Shop, holds up two vaping systems: a Drag “open tank” system and a Mylé “closed” system. Disposable pods used by the closed systems have been linked to a number of people contracting serious, sometimes fatal, respiratory illnesses when they have been altered to hold liquid with THC, the primary ingredient in marijuana, according to the CDC.
Havre de Grace Mayor William T. Martin invoked fictional TV news anchor Ron Burgundy on Monday, reminding city residents to “stay classy” as he expressed his concern over recent profane emails and phone calls directed at city employees.
Farmers and owners of agricultural property in the City of Havre de Grace could use shotguns to rid their land of invasive birds and other animals that eat their crops, should the City Council pass an ordinance allowing them to do so in the coming weeks.
Each envelope in Jack Guercio’s hands held a small, but to him, precious, gift: police uniform patches from all around the United States — even a few foreign countries — that will be added to the 27-year Harford County Sheriff’s Office employee’s collection.
Caroline Kuehn, who turned 1 year old last month, took in the happy faces that surrounded her, faces of the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center doctors, nurses and staff who were overjoyed to see Caroline more than a year after she was delivered five weeks early, and her mother was airlifted to Shock Trauma with severe illnesses she developed after the delivery.
Nine resolutions are before the Harford County Council that, if approved, would certify that the owners and developers of those nine properties are eligible for enterprise zone tax credits for creating jobs and investing in their commercial and industrial facilities.
Twenty-eight Harford County teachers were honored recently for their efforts to educate young people, and the evidence that those efforts have paid off could be seen — and heard — during the Harford County Education Foundation’s annual “Tools for Schools Breakfast” fundraiser.
Surviving family members of the 29 fallen service members stood as their loved one’s name was called and the troops saluted. The ceremony was conducted late Sunday morning during the annual fall observance of Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day on Aberdeen Proving Ground.
A group of concerned Harford County citizens, building off the momentum gained from a forum and panel discussion last month regarding how to best protect minors when police interview or interrogate them, will host a second gathering next week as they prepare to submit legislation in Annapolis in the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session.
Several planned developments in the Bel Air and Fallston areas, such as the Aumar Village subdivision, the Homes at Fountain Green apartment complex and Bel Air Overlook on the former Bel Air Auto Auction site off of Route 1, have been slated to receive Harford County water and sewer service as these projects and others continue to move through the development process.
A jet of Diet Coke mixed with Mentos candy arced skyward, and assorted youths scattered out of the way, the result of a chemistry demonstration by Scout leader Ken Collins as he worked with members of Scouting troops from around the region for the annual STEM in Scouting event Saturday at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Boyd & Fulford Drugs, which has been a mainstay of downtown Bel Air since it opened in 1892, will close Monday, and its current owner, M. Eugene “Gene” Streett, will end a 75-year career of working at the same business.
Dr. Leonard Sax, a physician, psychologist, speaker and author of four books on parenting and child development, pointed out a number of issues he sees as causes for excessive use of electronic media — social media, video games and the internet — by American youths during a recent presentation for Harford County parents.
Developers of a proposed 115,000 solar panel field on a 254-acre farm along Calvary Road in Harford County must take their case to the state's Public Service Commission, after a judge ordered the county's Board of Appeals to vacate its previous decision denying the application.
Members of the Harford County Council, in response to recent complaints from residents about ongoing work on Route 22 in the Bel Air area, have been in touch with State Highway Administration officials about the project, which is currently “a little ahead of schedule” and slated to be complete in the spring.
An ordinance that makes multiple changes to the Town of Bel Air’s election laws, including shifting the candidate filing deadline from 30 days to 45 days before the election, was approved by the town commissioners.
People lined South Main Street in front of the Harford County administration building in Bel Air late Monday afternoon, to not only make the public aware of their opposition to the proposed Abingdon Business Park retail and warehouse development, but to put county officials who work in the administration building on notice, as well.
REB Records is the newest tenant at the Bel Air Armory Marketplace business incubator, specializing in vinyl LPs by artists from a multitude of genres. The store also sells music on CD, cassette tapes and 45s.
The Aberdeen Police Department has distributed more than 100 backpacks filled with school supplies, donated by members of the community, to children in need in Aberdeen and Harford County, and police will accept more donations through the end of September.
A resolution affirming the Harford County Council’s support for ensuring funding of a long-desired community center in Aberdeen remains viable in future county budgets was introduced during Tuesday’s council meeting.
Harford County is spending September putting out the message that recovery from drug addiction is possible, with a multi-faceted National Recovery Month campaign that includes illuminating buildings throughout the county in purple lights, social media campaigns, multiple community events, even a YouTube video.
More than 200 people participated in the Million Father March on Tuesday at Bakerfield Elementary School in Aberdeen, as Harford County Public Schools welcomed students back for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board found the liquor license holders for The Lodge Restaurant & Bar in Hickory not guilty of five violations stemming from a March 16 incident when a DJ offered free drinks as prizes in a baby race involving two children of patrons.
The Adams property and Seibert Farm, which make up about 80 acres along Gilbert Road west of Aberdeen, will become part of the city in less than 45 days, following the approval of two annexation resolutions by the mayor and City Council Monday evening.
People visiting Havre de Grace over the weekend for the two-day Waterfront Festival could take in all things related to the waterfront — catch a fish off of a pier, sample some crab soup, get their photo taken with a mermaid, even see the unveiling of a rockfish sculpture.
Jason Turner has been creating custom Halloween costumes for his son Evan, who lives with cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound. In October, Harford County government is sponsoring an inclusive Halloween event to design similar costumes for other wheelchair-bound children.
Havre de Grace Mayor William T. Martin and his administration are seeking approval from the City Council, as well as city voters, to borrow more than $14 million to fund badly-needed capital repairs to the municipal water and sewer system.
The Dart Container Corporation will close its facility in Havre de Grace next year, but there is “a little bit of a silver lining” in the form of other companies moving to the city, according to its economic development director.