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Aberdeen to join Geocache Trail

The City of Aberdeen has announced that it will participate in the Maryland Municipal League's statewide city/town Geocache Trail - a high-tech treasure hunt - starting Thursday.

Participants use a handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) device to plot map coordinates and locate city and town "caches." Geocachers log on to the official geocache Web site,, go to the MML account, and download the map coordinates for each cache on the MML GEO Trail, then use the GPS to find the caches.

A collectible geo-coin will be given to the first 500 geocachers who locate a minimum of 22 city/town caches throughout the state.

Information: 410-297-4212.

County offices to close for holiday

Harford County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for New Year's.

The Harford County Waste Disposal Center will be closed Thursday and Friday. Waste-to-Energy will be closed Thursday and open Friday.

Harford Transit will be closed Thursday and offer limited service Friday.

Harford County Public Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and be closed Thursday. Senior centers will be closed Thursday and Friday. Public schools are closed all week and will re-open Jan. 5.

Resources available to residents in need

The Harford County Department of Community Services works with community and faith-based agencies to help residents who are in need.

Individuals or families needing resources to assist with struggles with eviction prevention, rental assistance, energy/fuel assistance or emergency food, should contact these human service agencies for program details, income and screening guidelines and referrals:

Information: 410-638-3389.

State to fund upgrades at Aberdeen park

The Maryland State Department of Public Works has approved a $73,604 Program Open Space grant to Aberdeen.

The funds will be used to install new playground equipment, picnic tables, benches and a grill at the Plater Street Park.

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