The Harford County Board of Education's attorney said the school board could legally meet only once per month, but color us skeptical on that idea. Reducing the number of meetings means two things — reducing the opportunity for civic engagement and lengthening the amount of time spent at a meeting, which in turn, can again reduce citizen participation.
Recently, psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax visited Harford County for a presentation called “Instagram Ate My Daughter, My Son Won’t Stop Playing Fortnite, What Can I Do?” But the takeaway from Sax’s presentation shouldn’t be that social media can be bad for a teen’s mental health or that many video games are excessively violent, it’s that parents should probably take a look in the mirror first when concerned about this sort of behavior in their own children.
There is a reason that as the elected Sheriff, I don’t send taxpayer-funded assets out to my own political fundraisers. Obviously, the reason I can’t (and would never try) to do such a thing is that it is not only wrong ethically, it is against the law.
I can’t believe the pettiness of Sheriff Gahler’s complaint that Councilman Andre Johnson requested the use of the mobile drug abuse tool at what was an event to benefit the community as well as a fund raising opportunity for Johnson.
There aren’t many things I know for sure in this world. In fact, probably the only thing I do know is that to keep the life that I have today intact, I’ve got to give some things away. Be it time, energy, resources or experience, the essence of my life today has to revolve around helping others.
About two years ago, I found myself in a psychiatric ward, discontinuing the use of methamphetamine, heroin and crack cocaine. Did I mention that this happened over 6,000 miles away from my family and everything I ever knew all the way on Oahu in Hawaii? How could this have happened?
The only way to stop an annexation of land to build 400 homes into the city of Aberdeen from progressing is to start a petition and get 20% of the voters to force a referendum, writes Ralph Miccio of Aberdeen.
Letter to the Editor: As students enter a new year of learning, I want everybody in our community to be aware of another crucial education debate that will play out over the next few months at the state capitol in Annapolis.
This is the first in a series of articles written by peer recovery specialists at the Harford County Health Department that will be published in September, which is Recovery Month. "I always assumed the first time would be my last time; I didn’t know it, but the term “chronic relapser” would be coined upon me — a term that stuck with me all throughout my early adulthood."
While it may be frustrating to be stuck behind a school bus when you're trying to get to work or wherever you may be headed, here is a reminder that it is illegal in Maryland to pass a school bus when its flashing red lights are activated.
Sen. Ben Cardin recently visited Harford County’s new Crisis Center and noted he wants to make sure “local governments have the resources and discretion to do what’s right.” As luck would have it, he has an opportunity to ensure this happens!
Former Del. Glen Glass writes "Many of you know that my wonderful Mom Janet passed away recently and is now with God. Mom was amazing and always had my back. She loved reading The Aegis and writing letters to the Editor."
Some spiritual leaders in Harford County met this past year to discuss what we might do to address this very real problem in our midst. Out of a deep sense of concern, we would like to take a stand against mass shootings and gun violence in our society, and we reject the violence, the evil and the hatred that fosters it.
Time will tell if the THRIVE initiative is successful, but we applaud the sheriff for making the effort to reduce recidivism in Harford County and giving inmates here an opportunity to better themselves.