Bernard Joseph Watkins Sr., a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground engineer, died Nov. 29 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Family members said he suffered a stroke in 2007 but no cause of death has been determined.
Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Material Command, visited several major supporting commands based at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Friday, the post command said. The general's visit highlighted the rapid changes that have taken place at the Harford County military installation in just six years because of base realignment, typically referred to as BRAC.
Decorations were hung on street lamps down Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen and wreaths decorated business fronts for the annual Christmas Street parade, which drew hundreds of people eager to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in their sleigh.
Max Daetwyler, a 76-year-old man from Switzerland, passed through Harford County on his journey from New York to Washington, D.C. Daetwyler was an advocate of scrapping all armaments and destroying all nuclear weapons. He was hoping to gain an audience with President Kennedy while visiting Washington.
William R. Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, blamed what he called the "exodus" in part on "legislative attacks" by Congress that he said threaten to erode pay and benefits.
"This is going to be a long process. It's not going to be quick and easy." That was the message Janet Gleisner, chief of land use and transportation planning for the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning, delivered to members of the Harford County Environmental Advisory Board after she presented the draft of the county's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan during the board's latest meeting Nov. 20 in Bel Air.
A U.S. Army major recently stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Ground has been charged with sexually abusing his children and was ordered held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center on Wednesday.
The new Aberdeen Corporate Park promises 269,000 square feet of LEED-certified office space off of Route 22. But defense contractors have been slow to set up shop at this and many other office projects in and around Aberdeen.
While the Havre de Grace city government did some active promoting to encourage such businesses, what it really comes down to is one or two eateries drawing more people than they can feed, which draws more crowds.
The Harford County Council narrowly approved tax-increment financing for the James Run Corporate Campus project at Route 543 and I-95, with those supporting it calling it an important opportunity for the county.
When Justen Garrity left the Army for the business world, his five years as an officer, experienced in combat, engineering and leadership, mattered little to prospective employers. He shared his experiences starting a new business with other veterans at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Paul W. Wirtz, former deputy director of facilities engineering at Aberdeen Proving Ground and longtime comptroller and trustee of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died Nov. 4 of multiple organ failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 91.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
To kick off a month of activities honoring veterans, Perry Point VA Hospital and Aberdeen Proving Ground organized a get together that allowed soldiers to mix with those men and women who have preceded them in service to the country.
Sunday marks the 94th anniversary of the end of what would for a time be known as The War to End All Wars, but has since been re-named to reflect the unfortunate reality that not only was it not the last, but also not the last on an epic scale. These days, the history books call it World War I.
Despite well-known challengers and widespread dissatisfaction with Washington, most of Maryland's incumbents in the House of Representatives appear to be cruising to reelection — a result of convoluted congressional districts and large Democratic majorities in most parts of the state.
Harford County continued to be inundated by driving rains and 40 percent of homes and businesses were out of power Tuesday morning, but the immediate danger from Hurricane Sandy's sweep through the region appeared to be over.
The Harford County Airport in Churchville has never been anything fancy – a small administrative building (called the FBO, or "fixed-base operator) with a public computer and donated couches, some basic airplane hangars, a couple of grassy runways and a paved one.
Bob DiMichele is part of an Army command to be honored by Harford County's Commission on Disabilities for efforts to improve the hiring of people with disabilities. The command, which has about 2,400 civilian employees based in Aberdeen, hired 91 people with disabilities last year.
After years of expectations for a mixed-use office and retail development on the site of a former golf and recreation area near the Route 543 and I-95 interchange southeast of Bel Air, something is finally moving forward.