Jimmy Kennedy

Joppatowne by any other name remains what it is [Column]

For a few years now, there's been something of discussion about the name of the large community in the southeastern corner of Harford County.

The two key questions under consideration in some circles are:

• One word or two?

• With or without an "e"?

The long and short of it is a segment of the community known since 1962 as Joppatowne has designs on changing the name to Joppa Town, or maybe Joppatown.

The county councilman representing the area, Dion Guthrie, is a rather outspoken critic of the "e" at the end version of the spelling, and it's certainly worth noting that a sign at the corner of Joppa Farm Road and Route 40 makes use of the...