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Letters: Support for border wall; Operation Christmas Child

Editor, Millions of American citizens have been directly and indirectly impacted by the federal government’s lack of direction and selective enforcement of our immigration laws. There is one message both elected Democrats and Republicans have agreed upon and been consistent with and that is improved...

  • On giving thanks in Harford County [Editorial]

    On giving thanks in Harford County [Editorial]

    Americans traditionally gather on the fourth Thursday of November each year to give thanks. This year’s Thanksgiving observances and/or celebrations, depending on one’s perspective or situation is a day away. Each year at this time, some people, including us, pause to take stock of where we are...

  • Harford's fair and orderly election [Editorial]

    Harford's fair and orderly election [Editorial]

    In the recently concluded general election, 111,678 Harford County residents cast ballots, according to unofficial totals published by the county’s Board of Elections. That works out to 61.9 percent of 180,209 eligible voters participating in the election, by either voting early, voting on Election...

  • Looking forward at Harford Community College [Editorial]

    Looking forward at Harford Community College [Editorial]

    Harford Community College recently held what college officials deemed a successful Future Summit. Time will tell how successful, but our skepticism about such initiatives comes with the benefit of the clichéd 20/20 hindsight, but it isn’t the first time a public agency, institution or organization...

  • Harford health officer supports Aberdeen medical campus plan [Letter]

    Harford health officer supports Aberdeen medical campus plan [Letter]

    Editor: As the Harford County Health Officer, I want to share my thoughts about the new medical campus plans proposed for Aberdeen. Addressing substance use disorders and mental health is a top public health priority. It is gratifying to see our community come together to work toward that objective...

  • Harford County is fortunate to have Upper Chesapeake Health serving the community [Letter]

    Harford County is fortunate to have Upper Chesapeake Health serving the community [Letter]

    Editor: As the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, I have proudly served the health system and community for over 23 years while conducting business in Harford County since 1987. My wife Anna and I have always been active community...

  • Health care provider supports Upper Chesapeake's Vision 2020 Plan [Letter]

    Health care provider supports Upper Chesapeake's Vision 2020 Plan [Letter]

    Editor: Last February, I offered my enthusiastic support for UM Upper Chesapeake Health’s Vision 2020 Plan and its proposed implementation at its 97 acre site in Havre de Grace near Bulle Rock. As CEO of Lorien Health Services, which has a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Havre de Grace also...

  • Way too early [Editorial]

    Way too early [Editorial]

    Who knew winter started Nov. 15 in Harford County? After Thursday, there should be little doubt that no matter what the calendar says, winter is here. Whether one follows the traditional, astrological calendar that says winter begins this year with the winter solstice Dec. 21, or the more modern...

  • Never a reason [Editorial]

    Never a reason [Editorial]

    There’s no reason to ever bring a gun into a school in Harford County or anywhere else. To broaden that view, there’s no reason to bring a weapon of any kind, even replicas, into a school. Yet, last week three BB guns and a folding knife were confiscated from three students. After all three guns,...

  • Start the conversation [Editorial]

    Start the conversation [Editorial]

    It’s always a good time for parents, guardians and grandparents to have conversations with their kids about drugs, alcohol. Setting aside a special night to have those conversations is a good thing, but grownups shouldn’t be reluctant or wait to have those talks with the children under their care...

  • It's that time again, so please go vote, Harford [Editorial]

    It's that time again, so please go vote, Harford [Editorial]

    By many accounts, it’s been a long time since our country has been so divided politically. Other accounts say it’s been a while since voters have been so energized. Two cliches - the numbers don’t lie and time will tell – will provide the answers to all of this year’s election questions. Those...

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