There's a vacant house on Doris Circle in Aberdeen that is on the verge of collapsing, and it may fall to the city government to get rid of the structure. The condition of the property and what to do about it was discussed at length during the most recent city council meeting on Aug. 22.
Bel Air Mayor Susan Burdette, who is in her fifth year on the town board, spends her days and nights serving residents and representing the Harford County seat at the state and regional level. She's technically a mayor in name only, because the post is mainly ceremonial, but that hardly means she isn't constantly busy with town government related activities and decisions.
The Harford County legislative delegation ended the 2016 General Assembly session Monday with the passage of a flurry of bills that will show the county and state's continued support for two slain Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, allow alcohol to be served in local movie theaters and allow Harford Community College to obtain a license for alcohol sales during community events on campus.
A heroin bill has been withdrawn; the newest movie theater being built in Harford County is slated to have beer, wine and liquor sales, provided the legislation that would allow them passes the Maryland State Senate, and a bill designed to resolve municipal election ties such as the one affecting Aberdeen's City Council has passed the House of Delegates and moved to the Senate.
In awarding the latest subsidy for development in cash-strapped Baltimore, leaders of the City Council on Monday required the developers to set aside millions for the nearby community — a new standard they plan to begin imposing.
Harford County officials and the Historical Society of Harford County are working to move and preserve the historic Joesting-Gorsuch House, which had been slated for demolition to make way for five new houses to be built on the north side of the Winters Run Golf Club property near Bel Air.
More than a year after it was proposed, a major project to build single-family houses and a large retirement community on a former farm east of Bel Air has the majority of the necessary Harford County approvals to proceed, but county officials, state officials and the developers are still trying to work through traffic mitigation issues.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan promised government officials from across the state Saturday that he would usher in a "new era of state and county cooperation," while Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown vigorously defended Maryland's strategy for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
Carroll County taxpayers will be footing the bill for four county commissioners to attend all or a portion of a four-day conference in Ocean City this week, including two that will be out of office in December. It's estimated to cost $12,000 to send the commissioners and seven county staff members to the conference.
By By Christian Alexandersen and Times Staff Writer
The redevelopment of a former Army base in the Blue Ridge mountains doesn't initially appear to have much in common with the renovation of the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Baltimore's west side. Except one thing: "it's at least as big a challenge."
While potential cuts of up to nearly 4,300 military and civilian jobs at Aberdeen Proving Ground are far from a done deal, Harford County leaders stressed the need Monday evening for local residents to get an early start on letting the Army know about the impact any such cuts will have on the region's largest employer and on their community.
The speed camera company blasted in Baltimore for issuing tickets to people who weren't speeding is now facing criticism in Howard County, where it submitted a year's worth of inaccurate data about the program there.
The Harford County Board of Estimates recently approved a bulk fuel purchase worth $3.8 million, which is expected to save considerable money compared to if it were paying retail pump prices like ordinary consumers.
As time goes on, having some sort of national standard for what basics need to be known upon graduating from high school will be as important as ever, but it will be almost impossible to have such a standard if every state goes back to doing its own thing.
Standard & Poor's raised Baltimore's bond rating to its highest level in years — a move that reflects growing confidence in the city's fiscal health and will lead to potentially millions of dollars in savings for the city's budget.
Harford County public works officials say the cost of providing waste disposal and recycling services is projected to increase 24 percent during the next 10 years, and they are considering potential changes in how the current system operates, possibly to include a major shift in the arms-length relationship that has existed for decades with commercial waste hauling companies.
State and local officials in Maryland stressed Wednesday that they are working with the federal government to identify a shelter for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
WASHINGTON — Carroll County officials voiced swift opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential a shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals.
By By John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames and Baltimore Sun Media Group
The Havre de Grace City Council finally passed the city's 2015 budget after reconvening Wednesday night and agreeing to shift some revenue sources and restore two previous planned cuts. The council also agreed to freeze four open positions in city government.