Deer hunting planned for Susquehanna ParkThe Maryland...


Deer hunting planned for Susquehanna Park

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources State Forest and Park Service has approved six days of managed firearm hunting for white-tailed deer on 683 acres at the Susquehanna State Park.

Plans for the deer hunt received support at a public meeting in August. Residents living near the park have complained of heavy crop and shrubbery damage.

The hunt is scheduled from 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 25, Nov. 27 to 28, Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 to 5. The dates coincide with the statewide firearms season Nov. 25 to Dec. 9.

The hunting area is within the boundaries of Stafford, Craigs Corner, Wilkinson and Rock Run roads. On hunting days, no one will be allowed into the area except those taking part in the hunt.

Hunters will be permitted to take two additional antlerless deer over the state limit.

A total of 22 participants a day will be selected by lottery. Applications are available at the Susquehanna State Park headquarters, 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road in Jarrettsville and at the Bel Air Regional Service Center, 2 S. Bond St. All applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and must include a valid hunting license number.

There is a $4 nonrefundable application fee for the lottery, which will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the park headquarters. Hunters selected in the lottery will be notified.

?3 For more information call 557-7994 or 836-6735.

Construction begins on Wheel Road bridge

Construction started this week for replacement of the narrow bridge that carries Wheel Road over Bynum Run south of Bel Air.

A temporary bridge will allow Wheel Road to remain open during the first phase of construction.

The bridge is at Patterson Mill Road and Wheel Road. The southern portion of Patterson Mill Road will be closed to traffic during construction, which is expected to last a year. The

northern portion of the road will remain open.

UM adds programs at HEAT Center

The University of Maryland College Park is the newest partner in the Higher Education and Applied Technology initiative, which offers upper level undergraduate and graduate programs at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen.

UM will offer a professional master of engineering degree with concentrations in mechanical, environmental and electrical engineering.

Also offering expanded educational opportunities for area residents through the HEAT program are the College of Notre Dame Weekend College Program, Loyola College of Maryland, Morgan State University, University of Baltimore, Towson State University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

For further information, call the HEAT Center at 638-2500.

School enrollment less than expected

Enrollment in Harford County schools was slightly under projections by the end of the first week of school, according to an unofficial count provided by the school system. As of Friday, 36,815 students were enrolled in Harford's 49 public schools, 424 fewer than the 37,239 projection.

But officials expect the enrollment to rise throughout the month, according to school system spokesman Donald R. Morrison.

An official enrollment count will be taken at the end of the month.

At the end of September 1994, the school system had 35,963 students. That number dropped to 35,368 by the end of the school year.

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