Vaping has become an epidemic, threatening the health and lives of the community. On behalf of the Harford County Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) Chronic Disease Prevention and Wellness Workgroup position statement, we are recommending that all persons should refrain from vaping or using electronic smoking devices (ESDs), particularly those containing THC, the active component of marijuana.
Much has changed in Aberdeen, and I’m proud to stand on our achievements as I ask for your support. I’m writing because Aberdeen is bustling and bubbling with more activity than I can ever recall — and I want to keep fighting for you.
Every board I have served on has intentionally had a blend of new members and older members with history of the organization. Based upon the current makeup of the board members not up for re-election and the demographics of those seeking a term, the Town of Bel Air could be left with little or no historical perspective.
I enjoyed being in a position where I could help the citizens of Bel Air to continue to make Bel Air the wonderful town it has been through the years. Bel Air has been recognized as one of the best towns in Maryland for seniors and also recognized as the safest town in Maryland for its citizens.
I’m running because I believe. I believe that I am the best choice for Aberdeen and I believe the time is now. I believe that I should be mayor. I believe that I have made a difference and that I have more differences to make.
We agree that students who are chronically struggling in class or are in danger of failing out of school should be forced to focus on academics and lose extracurricular privileges. However, we think Harford’s school board should take a closer look at the one failing grade eligibility requirement to allow students who might slip up one quarter to not miss out on an important part of their high school career, so long as they are making efforts to improve their grades.
Earlier this month, Maryland health officials reported there had already been 11 confirmed cases of flu in the state. While they weren’t sure if that was a harbinger of an especially bad flu season to come, it does serve as a reminder that October is good time to get your flu shot.
Another great reason to live, work, and raise a family in Harford County is described in your Oct. 16 article, “Upper Chesapeake Health leaders participate in community project to benefit Harford schools, students.”
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!