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Chestnut Hill Road between Barefoot Lane and Cone Hill Court in Forest Hill will close on or about Monday, December 7 for the bridge over Stout Bottle Branch to be reconstructed. The closure is expected to last eight months.
West Chapel Road between Paradise Road and Aldino Road in Aberdeen reopened today following completion of a project to replace the bridge over Swan Creek. The project began in July and was expected to take five months but was finished ahead of schedule.
Bailey Road between Sharon Acres Road and West Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill reopened today following a three-month closure to rehabilitate the bridge over Stirrup Run.
The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, in conjunction with the county department of planning and zoning, is seeking nominations for the 2021 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to Gov. Hogan’s press conference earlier today:
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is taking action to protect public safety and maintain county government services following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
Funded by the federal CARES Act, the grants will be distributed to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association member organizations in accordance with the association’s established funding formulas.
Harford County is offering $7,500 grants to help qualifying childcare providers with ongoing COVID-19-related expenses.
Instead of just a walk, take a hop, skip or do a little dance when visiting one of Harford County’s trails.
The stories of 14 selfless volunteers are being shared online in a virtual celebration of nominees for the 34th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards.
In lieu of the annual Veterans Resource Fair, Harford County will recognize those who served in our nation's armed forces with an online photo gallery of local veterans, both living and deceased.
Harford County government ended Fiscal Year 2020 with a clean opinion from external auditors and a $27.2 million surplus that will help offset lost revenue and added expenses from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participation in the fifth annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure soared to over 1,000 citizens in 2020, raising awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s natural waterways.
Harford County is hosting a free Halloween festival, with family- and pet-friendly activities, live music, food trucks, and local farm vendors in a unique rural setting. This new and exciting outdoor event will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Grove.
Through the Harford County ePermit Center, home builders can complete online the entire permitting process for residential building permits for new single-family and two-family homes and townhouses. Paper permit applications are no longer required.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review the Maryland Court of Appeals decision favoring Harford County, Maryland, thus ending a 30-year battle over a proposed rubble landfill in Gravel Hill.
Harford County is offering $10,000 grants to help restaurants affected by COVID-19 maintain their operations through the end of the year and prepare for winter.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff, effective immediately, in honor of former Maryland delegate Dr. Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack, who died on September 27, 2020.
To ease the debt burden on lifesaving volunteers, Harford County will offer up to $5,000 per year to help volunteer fire & EMS providers repay their college loans.
The Edgeley Grove section of the Ma & Pa Trail from Tollgate Road to the Winters Run bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and some Saturdays from October 5 until December 1, 2020.
McFadden Road between Constitution Road and Harkins Road in Pylesville will close to all through traffic on or about Monday, Oct. 5 for approximately two months. The closure is necessary to complete bridge repairs.
Harford County has acquired 347 acres of Chesapeake Bay waterfront property for a future park, marking one of the most significant conservation achievements in county history.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement following former Harford County Executive David Craig’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with dementia:
Harford Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan allowing restaurants to expand their capacity for indoor operations from 50% to 75%, effective 5 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020:
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards in recognition of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Grier Nursery Road between Walters Mill Road and Cherry Hill Road in Forest Hill has reopened following completion of bridge deck repairs.
Harford Transit LINK will reopen its fixed-route bus service on a modified schedule beginning Monday, September 21, with applicable COVID-19 safety measures in effect.
County Executive Barry Glassman invites all Harford County citizens to observe a private moment of silence on the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks this Friday at 8:46 a.m.
Grier Nursery Road between Walters Mill Road and Cherry Hill Road in Forest Hill will close to all through traffic beginning on or about Monday, September 14 for bridge deck repairs. The closure is expected to last five days.
To encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, Harford County government is temporarily waiving credit card convenience fees for online payments made through the county website for property taxes, assessments, permits and licenses.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan allowing local jurisdictions to enter into Stage 3 of the state’s reopening plan:
Two sections of the Ma & Pa Trail in Forest Hill will be closed at separate times in September for the decks of the walking bridges to be replaced and for routine maintenance on the bridges’ structures.
National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and recognizes those who have overcome addiction and behavioral health issues.
County Executive Glassman & the Harford County Commission for Women recently recognized young women in grades seven through 12 who are dedicated to community service & superior academic achievement with Harford County Women of Tomorrow awards.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of G. Edward Fielder, a former member of the Harford County Council who died on August 16.
Bailey Road between Sharon Acres Road & West Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill will be closed to all through traffic for approximately three months, weather permitting, beginning on our about Monday, August 17 to rehabilitate the bridge over Stirrup Run.
Annie’s Playground in Fallston & Lyn Stacie Getz Playground in Emmorton will be closed to the public for approximately two weeks while the plastic slides are replaced. The playgrounds are scheduled to close Tuesday, August 18 & reopen Friday, August 28.
Now that Harford County residents are out driving more, drivers of electric vehicles are reminded they can use any of the six new electric vehicle charging stations installed earlier this year on Harford County government properties.
Back by popular demand, Harford County’s annual “poker run” will be held on Saturday, July 18 as part of Harford Streams Summer Adventure 2020.
Phillips Mill Road between Hillcroft Drive and Cosner Road in Forest Hill will be closed to all through traffic beginning on or about Wednesday, July 15 for 12 months to replace the bridge over East Branch/Winters Run.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced the following staff changes to his office today.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, Harford County government is offering curbside pickup at its Bel Air office for residents who choose to pay property taxes and other fees in person. County residents are still encouraged to pay by mail or electronically.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County:
West Chapel Road between Paradise Road and Aldino Road in Aberdeen will be closed to all through traffic for five months staring on or about Monday, July 6 to replace the bridge over Swan Creek.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Harford County in 2020 with two awards for innovative and effective county government programs.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following update on COVID-19 in Harford County:
Harford County plans to award $1.55 million to 26 local nonprofits for developing and implementing tourism-related activities in the fiscal year 2021.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Gov. Larry Hogan on the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery.
Old Stepney Road between Spesutia Road and U.S. Route 40 in Aberdeen will be closed to all through traffic, including emergency vehicles, for four months beginning on or about Monday, June 15, 2020.
Harford County Public Works will close Glen Cove Road Bridge #155 over Peddlers Run, which is between MD 440 (Dublin Road) and Franklin Church Road, on or about Monday, June 22 for two weeks to repair a section of the bridge damaged by a tractor.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today waived this year’s point-requirement for fire and EMS volunteers working toward their retirement benefits in the county’s Length of Service Award Program, or LOSAP.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today signed an Executive Order temporarily waiving certain requirements to give restaurants additional space in their parking lots for outside dining.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today signed legislation enacting the county budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after it was unanimously approved by the county council on Tuesday.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan on the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery:
Harford County residents can get free Internet access from the parking lots at five county buildings where public Wi-Fi has been expanded.
A corner of the parking lot at the Mary Risteau District Court building in Bel Air will be blooming with flowers in its new rain garden next spring.
Explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams this summer, take selfies at your favorite locations & win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from Harford's Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Amoss Mill Road Bridge following repairs to a triple cell culvert. The bridge over Island Branch is between MD Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Amos Road near Norrisville.
A heavy load on an oversized vehicle is expected to be moved on or about Friday, May 29, in the Perryman area and will slow traffic and require a half-hour road closure.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today signed an Executive Order temporarily waiving certain parking lot requirements to provide businesses with additional space in their lots for outdoor sales.
Do you know an unsung hero? Each year the Harford County Department of Community Services searches for local citizens who selflessly assist others, and honors their volunteer service with Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards.
Harford County is seeking an internet service provider to partner with on grant applications to help offset the cost of expanding broadband in its rural northern region.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement following yesterday’s “Safer at Home” advisory from Gov. Larry Hogan:
The case of OT, LLC vs. Harford County, Maryland in the U.S. DistrictCourt for the District of Maryland, was dismissed on May 12, 2020, with no wrongdoing admitted by the county government.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the reopening of all remaining county-owned outdoor recreation spaces, consistent with Gov. Larry Hogan’s amended executive order dated May 6. This includes county playgrounds, fishing areas and boat launches.
The first federal CARES Act stimulus passed last month including funding for counties and municipalities.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered in honor of longtime first responder and county employee Andy Snakovsky. The Harford County flag will fly at half-staff from sunrise Mon., May 4 to sunset on Wed., May 6, 2020.
Robinson Mill Road Bridge over Broad Creek was reopened to traffic on April 30, 2020. The bridge had been closed since March 2017 due to the structural degradation of the steel support beams and corrugated metal bridge deck.
Harford County held its annual bond sale Tuesday, borrowing funds at the lowest interest rates in county history to pay for capital improvement projects.
Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday that Harford County will not have to pay $45.4 million to a plaintiff who sought to develop a rubble landfill thirty years ago near Havre de Grace.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following weekly update today on the COVID-19 pandemic in Harford County
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Amos Mill Road Bridge #177 over Island Branch, which is between MD Route 136 (Harkins Road) & Amos Road near Norrisville, on or about Monday, May 4 for about six weeks to complete bridge repairs.
County Executive Barry Glassman today recommended a $948 million budget for Fiscal Year 2021 that fully funds the school board’s operating budget request, provides record level funding for public safety, the public library system & community college.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s weekly COVID-19 update for April 10, 2020
Baltimore County Department of Public Works will be closing Jericho Road Bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls at the Harford/Baltimore county line on Friday, April 10 for maintenance.
County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County.
Moores Mill Road from U.S. Business Route 1 to MD Route 924 in Bel Air has reopened as of 3 p.m. today following completion of a major reconstruction project.
Due to statewide restrictions on public gatherings, and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Harford County Department of Procurement will be broadcasting bid openings publicly via Webex on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. until further notice.
County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on the COVID-19 coronavirus in Harford County:
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman welcomes you to celebrate Women's History Month by honoring June Weeks.
In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and Governor Hogan’s State of Emergency directive to suspend public transportation to the general public across Maryland, Harford Transit LINK will follow the updated directive.
In response to the COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic, Harford TransitLINK will limit operations to protect the public while contin uing to provide essential bus transportation services.
A heavy load on an oversized vehicle is expected to be moved on or about Friday morning, March 20, in the Perryman area and will slow traffic and require a half-hour road closure.
County Executive Barry Glassman today declared a State of Emergency in Harford County due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
To protect the public and county employees, Harford County government has implemented new procedures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
To slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Harford County government will no longer accept in-person payments at the county administration building in Bel Air.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has issued an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus on March 14, 2020.
Harford County had partnered with Armstrong to apply for a federal grant to provide funding to assist internet provider Armstrong in reaching 1,400 additional customers. Armstrong said they would withdraw from their commitment to apply for the grant.
County Executive has issued the following weekly update on the COVID-19 virus in Harford County:
“I want to share what we know & what we are doing to keep you safe.
At this time, we have not received reports of additional cases in Harford County.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the county’s senior centers closed effective Friday, March 13 until further notice, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus among older adults.
The 2020 Census is here. Done every 10 years, the census is a count of everyone living in the United States. It's easy, it's safe, it's important!
At a press conference today, County Executive Barry Glassman encouraged the public to stay calm and stay informed following news of a coronavirus case in Harford County.
Harford Transit LINK was recognized in the areas of safety, operations, customer service, financial management, staff development, marketing, and community relations. The LINK was also named the Outstanding Transit System of the Year in 2017.
Harford County will offer a series of free classes on mental health and safety this spring for citizens as young as age 12 to prevent tragedies and help others in crisis. Topics are Stop the Bleed; C.A.L.M.; suicide prevention, and conflict resolution.
Registration is open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities ages 8 and older to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding.
Teacher, international speaker, and celebrated author and columnist Jessica Lahey will present “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed” on Thursday, March 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Patterson Mill High School.
In testimony today before Maryland legislators, Harford County Executive Glassman supported the Kirwan Commission’s goals for education and proposed piloting its entire plan in Baltimore City while continuing its ramp up of teacher salaries statewide.
Harford County is accepting applications through Wednesday, April 1 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes next year.
Harford County has retained its AAA rating by all three of the major independent bond-rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for 2020,
Harford County has been accepted to the Certified Local Government (CLG) program following approval by the Maryland Historical Trust and certification by the National Park Service.
To help minority-owned and small businesses thrive in Harford County, the Office of Community & Economic Development will host a resource day on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Bel Air.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered and plans a countywide moment of silence on Sunday, February 10 for two sheriff’s deputies who gave their lives in the line of duty three years ago.
For Black History Month, County Executive Barry Glassman tells the amazing story of Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton, a Harford County native who earned the nation’s highest military honor for his actions in the Civil War.
Registration is now open for a free conference to help teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans transition successfully from high school to adulthood.
Harford County Earns 31st Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association
Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a range of hazardous situations. Registration is now open for Harford County’s FREE “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This is a national effort to raise awareness about teens, dating violence and how to promote positive and healthy relationships across the country. Dating violence is more common than many people think.
Harford County will begin accepting funding applications in February from local nonprofits promoting tourism and related activities in Fiscal Year 2021. The application deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020.
Eden Mill Road at the bridge over Big Branch in Pylesville has reopened to all traffic following successful completion of a bridge replacement project.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Madonna Road between Telegraph Road and Mellow Road in the Norrisville area following the successful completion of a slope stabilization project.
The incubator named “The Grove” will offer rentable space at low cost for farmers, food processors, artists and other producers of homegrown goods to sell directly to consumers.
Harford Transit LINK will hold a public hearing on Harford County’s FY 2021 application to the Maryland Transit Administration and the Federal Transit Administration for state and federal funds to finance the FY 2021 transit service in Harford.
The nomination deadline has been extended to Monday, February 3, 2020. Do you know an exceptional young woman in grade 7 - 12? Nominees should be a Harford resident making a difference in her school or community, positively impacting lives of others.
County Executive Barry Glassman called for national unity in his annual State of the County address on Tuesday and credited local partnerships for contributing to Harford’s progress.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today in response to the Harford County Board of Education’s decision on Monday to start the 2020-21 school year after Labor Day.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s legislative priorities for the upcoming Maryland General session include state road improvements, funding to treat mental illness and addiction, and sustainable increases in education funding.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall in January for citizens to share their priorities for the next county budget.
A great start to the New Year is a walk in the park! First Day Hikes are held nationwide on the first day of each year as a fun way to promote state parks and healthy living. Locally, Maryland State Park Service will offer 40 guided hikes on 33 parks.
Ridge Road between Old Pylesville Road and Heaps School Road in Pylesville has reopened to all traffic following completion of a project to repair the failed slope.
The U.S. Army has opened a new office in Harford County to advance the mission of Aberdeen Proving Ground through private sector engagement. The U.S. Army Futures Command’s Network-Cross Functional Team (N-CFT) office opened on December 2.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Madonna Road between Telegraph Road and Mellow Road in the Norrisville area for a slope stabilization project.
Bringing the kids to see Santa is a tradition for many families, but for some children with differing abilities the noise and activity can be challenging.