Erika Butler

Writer

Erika Butler joined The Aegis as a reporter in 1994, just a few months out of college. She has served as an editor since the late 1990s, first of The Record, then coordinating news and later features, which she does today. Erika has covered just about every county government meeting in her 20 years and written on hundreds of different topics of interest to Harford County residents. She has lived in most of her life in Harford County, growing up in Fallston then living in various places in Bel Air. Erika is married with two children and enjoys running and reading.

Recent Articles

  • Edgewood, Fallston communities seek public sewer connection

    Edgewood, Fallston communities seek public sewer connection

    When Kathryn Lawson makes pasta, she drains the water into a pot instead of a strainer. Then she throws the water outside instead of letting it go down the drain. When she and her husband had a party at their home over the summer, they had to rent portable toilets, and often use the bathroom three...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Harford County house fire

    1 dead, 1 injured in Harford County house fire

    One person died and another was injured in an overnight house fire in northern Harford County early Thursday. A resident of the mobile home in the 4400 block of Prospect Road in Whiteford discovered the fire just before 2 a.m., according to a news release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal....

  • Fire, ice headed for Havre de Grace next weekend

    Fire, ice headed for Havre de Grace next weekend

    It’s the middle of winter — instead of hunkering down on the sofa, members of the Havre de Grace Alliance want to get residents outside to enjoy the season. The first Fire and Ice Festival is planned for downtown on Jan. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Jan. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. It will be a First Fridays-type...

  • Aberdeen, Havre de Grace close to deal on water sale

    Aberdeen, Havre de Grace close to deal on water sale

    Aberdeen and Havre de Grace are close to a deal in which Aberdeen would buy water from neighboring Havre de Grace, the mayors of each city said. The agreement would include construction of a water line from Havre de Grace to Aberdeen. “We are very close to signing a [memorandum of understanding]...

  • New Havre de Grace middle, high school starting to take shape

    New Havre de Grace middle, high school starting to take shape

    Havre de Grace Mayor William T. Martin is “excited beyond words” to see the progress of the new middle and high school in the city. Ground was broken in April for the $80 million combined school that will replace the separate, aging buildings. The red, steel beams are still exposed on one part...

  • Harford planning to streamline bus service, reduce ride times, extend weekday hours

    Harford planning to streamline bus service, reduce ride times, extend weekday hours

    Harford County is planning upgrades to its public bus system, beginning Monday, aimed at cutting down on the need to transfer and reducing wait times, county officials said. Weekday hours are also being extended. Ride times are expected to decrease by about a third. “The objective is to make Harford...

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