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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Section of Carrs Mill Road in Fallston to Close May 4 - 6 for Bear Cabin Creek Bridge Construction

Harford County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Construction Inspections will close Carrs Mill Road from Wildwood Drive to Vale Road from 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6 for the construction of the bridge over Bear Cabin Creek.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Harford County Celebrates National Historic Preservation Month in May

In recognition of May as National Historic Preservation Month, the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, invites residents to celebrate local places that matter.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Harford County Honors Martin Luther King Jr. with 700 Hours of Volunteer Service

County Executive Barry Glassman is joined by some of the 98 county employees who volunteered nearly 700 hours with 17 local nonprofits from January through March for Harford County’s Day of Service project to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Harford County Expo for Transitioning Youth Connects Hundreds of Local Families to Resources

More than 400 individuals attended Harford County’s biennial expo to assist teens & young adults with differing abilities in planning their journey to adulthood. The Expo was held on April 7 in Bel Air, connecting local families with support & resources.

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

County Executive Glassman Recommends FY 19 Budget With No Tax Increases and Record Investments

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released his FY 19 budget today recommending no increases in tax rates and record-level investments in public safety, education, and libraries.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Harford County Honors 911 Dispatchers for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 8-14

In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, April 8 – 14, Harford County celebrates the dedicated county employees who answer and dispatch 911 calls, sending help when our citizens need it most.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Harford County Personnel Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled April 20, 2018

The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan.

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Harford County Launches “Peaceful Alternatives” Program for School Communities

Promoting peaceful solutions to conflict in school communities, Harford County Community Services has partnered with Harford County Public Schools to launch Peaceful Alternatives, a free program available in elementary through high school.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Registration Open for Harford County’s First “SibShop” for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County government, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, is excited to offer the county’s first “SibShop”.

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Harford Executive Glassman Adds $1.2 Million to School Security Budget

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today announced plans to strengthen security in local public schools with nearly $1.2 million in new funding to be included in his proposed FY 2019 county budget.

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Registration Open for Harford County Mental Health & Safety Education Program

Harford County will offer a series of free classes on mental health and safety to raise awareness in the community and empower citizens to help others in crisis. Registration is now open for the weekly classes.

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Harford County to Offer Free “Stop the Bleed" Life-Saving Training March 29

In recognition of National “Stop the Bleed” Day, Harford County will offer a free training for citizens to learn basic, life-saving actions that stop uncontrolled bleeding, the most common cause of preventable trauma death in the nation.

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

“Sensory Trail” for Citizens with Differing Abilities Coming to Harford’s Schucks Regional Park

Harford County Parks & Recreation has broken ground on a new, interactive “sensory trail” at the Schucks Regional Park in Bel Air to give citizens with differing abilities a chance to play, exercise, and enjoy nature.

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Annie’s Playground to Close April 14 & 15 for John Carroll Students to Repaint Faded Artwork

Annie’s Playground in Fallston will be closed for two days in April for murals and artwork that have faded over the past 12 years to be repainted by student volunteers from The John Carroll School.

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Fawn View Farms, The Bayou Restaurant Win 2017 Harford Business Recycling & Waste Reduction Awards

Harford County government, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Service, has awarded its 2017 Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards to Fawn View Farm and Fawn View Manor Farm of Pylesville, and The Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace.

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Harford County Honors Former Councilwoman Veronica “Roni” Chenowith for Women’s History Month

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman welcomes you to celebrate Women's History Month by sharing the story of former Harford County Councilwoman Veronica "Roni" Chenowith.

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Harford County Opens Emergency Services Information Line for Citizens Without Power

To help citizens who are still without power from Winter Storm Riley, County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County Emergency Services information line to open until 10 p.m. today, March 5, & from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman Announcing the Passing of State Senator Wayne Norman

The following statement is from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman: “On behalf of the family of state Senator H. Wayne Norman Jr., I am deeply saddened to announce that Sen. Norman passed away at his home earlier today.

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Posted on: March 3, 2018

Harford County Executive Glassman Declares State of Emergency Due to Winter Storm Riley

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman declared a local state of emergency at 10 p.m. on March 2 due to widespread power outages, downed trees, and hazardous travel conditions caused by damaging winds from Winter Storm Riley.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Harford County Open House March 20 to Support Healthy Streams

How does Harford County support healthy streams? The Dept. of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration will host an open house for citizens to learn about & join in Harford County’s efforts to protect local streams & clean up the Bay.

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Volunteers Invited to Plant Trees March 30 for Harford County’s 15th Annual Arbor Day Celebration

Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day 2018 on Friday, March 30 by planting 250 trees at Annie’s Playground located at 864 Smith Lane in Fallston. Participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Harford County Earns 33rd Consecutive Annual Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Harford County government has been recognized for its fiscal year 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

County Executive Glassman Orders Harford County Flag Lowered to Half-staff

Effective immediately, County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff in honor of Robert E. Comes, who served as Harford County’s sheriff from 1990 - 1994 and passed away on February 19, 2018.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Harford County Signs MOU with Miracle League to Open Baseball Field for Children with Disabilities

Harford County government has entered into a partnership with the nonprofit Miracle League of Harford County, Inc. to help children with disabilities experience the thrill of playing ball.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Harford County Property Tax Credit Applications Due April 2 for Eligible Seniors, Retired Veterans

Harford County is accepting applications now through Monday, April 2 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018.

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Registration Open for Harford County Expo for Transitioning Youth on April 7

Registration is now open for Harford County’s 2018 Expo for Transitioning Youth. This free conference helps teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans to transition successfully from high school to adulthood.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

County Executive Glassman Orders Harford County Flag Lowered

County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered and plans a moment of silence for two sheriff’s deputies who gave their lives in the line of duty two years ago.

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

County Executive Glassman Merges Departments to Create Office of Community and Economic Development

This new office will improve efficiencies and strengthen opportunities for business development and community stability with a focus on jobs, transportation, and housing.

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Harford County Procurement’s Stacy Rappold Named 2017 Buyer of the Year

Maryland Public Purchasing Association’s Buyer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by procurement professional Stacy Rappold.

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Temporary Road Closure: Troyer Road Bridge in Whitehall

Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Troyer Road Bridge #103, which is between Maryland Route 23 (Norrisville Road) and Harford Creamery Road, on or about Monday, February 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. for about one week.

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Temporary Road Closure: Linkous Road Bridge in Pylesville

Harford County Public Works will be closing Linkous Road Bridge over Falling Branch, between Maryland Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Maryland Route 24 (Rocks Road), on or about Wednesday, February 7, from 7:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. for about three days.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Harford County Retains Triple-A Bond Ratings; Highest Possible Ratings Reduce County Borrowing Costs

Harford County has retained its Triple-A bond rating from all three of the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch have each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for Harford County.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Harford County’s Tourism Funding Program Accepting Applications for FY 2019

Beginning Monday, January 22, applications will be available for eligible nonprofits seeking funding from Harford County for tourism-related activities in FY19. Harford County Economic Development will hold workshops for applicants on Feb. 8 and Mar. 6.

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Harford County Earns 29th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Harford County Earns 29th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association.

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Public Input Sought for Harford County Green Infrastructure Plan; Workshop Feb. 8

Harford County will host a workshop for citizens to provide input on a countywide green infrastructure plan on Thursday, February 8 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Center.

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman 2018 State of the County Address: “Back on Higher Ground”

County Executive Barry Glassman delivered his fourth annual State of the County Address Tuesday, entitled “Back on Higher Ground”, to reflect the way Harford County’s improving financial position touches people’s lives.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Registration Open for Free Emergency Preparedness Training

Register now for Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program developed by the county Department of Emergency Services.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Economic Development to Host Free Workshop on Financing for Small Business

The Harford County Office of Economic Development will host a workshop on Wednesday, January 24 to help small business owners understand financing options available to help start or grow their businesses.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Harford County Executive Glassman Invites Citizen Input on FY19 Budget

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting for citizens to provide input on the next county budget at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 at Harford Community College’s Darlington Hall.

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Harford County Executive Glassman to Present State of the County Address January 9, 2018

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will present his fourth annual State of the County Address to the County Council and the public at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in the Council Chambers at 212 S. Bond Street in Bel Air.

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

County Executive Barry Glassman Names Nicholas Kuba Harford County’s Director of Information & Commu

County Executive Barry Glassman has named Nicholas Kuba as director of the Harford County Office of Information & Communication Technology effective December 18, 2017. Mr. Kuba has more than 25 years of experience managing IT programs.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Warm Winter Coats Distributed to 155 Harford County Children in Need

The gift of a warm winter coat brought smiles to 155 local children in need this winter thanks to generous donors and nonprofits working together with the Harford County Department of Community Services.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Harford County Government Launches “HarCo Mobile” App: County Resources in the Palm of Your Hand

Harford County government has launched a new mobile application delivering the power of its popular website to users’ smartphones and other mobile devices.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Harford County Offers Volunteer Opportunities to Help Neighbors in Need

The Harford County Department of Community Services has compiled its annual list of nonprofits seeking volunteers and donations to help local citizens in need.

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Harford County’s “SOCKtober” Donation Drive Nets More Than 8,600 Warm Socks, Hats & Gloves

Thanks to the generosity of the Harford County community, October’s SOCKtober donation drive collected more than 8,600 new socks, hats, gloves, and mittens of all sizes for local citizens in need.

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Harford County Offers Christmas Tree Safety Tips; Christmas Tree Farm Finder Online

Live Christmas trees are a delightful holiday tradition, but Christmas tree fires can be serious and even deadly. The Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges citizens to plan now for a safe holiday season.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Harford County Emergency Services’ Heidi DiGennaro Named 2017 Line Supervisor of the Year

Harford County Emergency Services’ Heidi DiGennaro Named 2017 Line Supervisor of the Year in Maryland

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Public Safety Dispatcher Laura Potts Named All-Star Harford County Government Employee

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman recently recognized Public Safety Dispatcher Laura Potts as an “All-Star Employee” for voluntarily training with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to help her fellow employees.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Harford County Launches “Harford Has It: Buy In” Campaign to Encourage Job Creation

The Harford County Office of Economic Development and Harford County Chamber of Commerce launched a year-round campaign on November 15 encouraging consumers to spend their money within the county to promote local jobs and boost the economy.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Harford County Offers Free Workshop on Legal Issues Facing Small Businesses November 29

Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will host a free workshop November 29 on the legal issues involved in forming and operating a small business. The workshop will be from 6-8 p.m. at The GroundFloor, 2021-G Pulaski Hwy. in Havre de Grace.

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Virtual Reality Program Demonstrates Consequences of Distracted and Impaired Driving

On October 26, students at North Harford High School participated in a virtual reality program that raises awareness about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, hosted by the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

The County collected nearly 1,300 pounds of unused medicines

Harford County collected nearly 1,300 pounds of unused medicines during Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 28, 2017, a nationwide event designed to take prescription drugs out of circulation, prevent drug abuse, and prevent harm to the environment.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Harford County Celebrates Employment of Citizens with Differing Abilities

Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, the Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations at an Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 26 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Harford County Encourages "Night of Conversation" on November 15 at family dinners.

On Wednesday, November 15, Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to join in the county’s second annual Night of Conversation by having dinner with their families and talking to their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Edgewood Redevelopment Study to be Presented November 15

The consulting firm Thomas Comitta Assoc., Inc. will present its findings from the Edgewood Small Area Study and opportunities for Edgewood’s redevelopment by the private sector on Nov. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. at Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Rd.

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Harford County “No Shave November” Campaign to Grow Cancer Awareness

No Shave November is a national campaign encouraging men to skip shaving for the month to “Grow it. Show it. Support Cancer Awareness.” Harford County will join in by collecting new shaving supplies and toiletries to support local veterans and homeless.

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Harford Transit LINK to Install Shelters at Key Bus Stops; First at Aberdeen MARC Train Station

State and local officials celebrated a ribbon cutting on October 26 for the first Harford County-owned bus shelter in Aberdeen, launching a long-term plan to install shelters at key bus stops in the county.

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Harford County Community Mediation Announces New Restorative Justice Program; Seeks Volunteers

The Harford County Community Mediation Program (HCCMP) has initiated a new restorative justice program for youth in Harford County through a partnership between the Community Conferencing Center and the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Harford Streams Summer Adventure 2017 Participation Triples to 600; Prize Winners Announced

Participation in the second annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure tripled to more than 600 citizens in 2017, raising awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s natural waterways.

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Harford County’s Carlos L. Smith Earns 2017 Co. Eng. Assoc. of MD Service Award

County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to recognize Carlos L. Smith, a civil engineer and project manager with the Harford County Department of Public Works, for earning the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) Service Award for 2017.

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Exec. Glassman Proposes 20% Property Tax Credit for Eligible Seniors, Retired Veterans

County Executive Barry Glassman proposed legislation Tuesday providing property tax relief for eligible seniors and retired veterans in Harford County beginning July 1, 2018 and remaining in effect for five years.

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Harford County Honors 40 at the 31st Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards

Stories of 40 selfless volunteers inspired attendees at the 31st Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Dept. of Community Services on Oct. 12 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene.

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

New Online “Story Maps” Tell Unique Stories of Harford County Communities

Through vivid images and engaging text, Harford County’s new online “story maps” tell unique stories of the County’s vibrant communities. The story maps feature community gardens, historic places, rare habitats, agriculturally preserved land, and more.

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Section of Park Beach Drive to Close for Sewer Force Main Rehabilitation Project

Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing the section of road between 1919 and 1918 Park Beach Drive to through traffic during 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for sliplining of the Bush Creek Sewer Force Main on or about Monday, October 30, 2017.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Harford Transit LINK Named Maryland’s 2017 Outstanding Transit System of the Year

Harford Transit LINK, Harford County’s public transportation bus system, was named 2017 Outstanding Transit System of the Year by the Transportation Assoc. of Maryland on Sept. 27 at the Transportation Association’s annual conference/expo in Ocean City.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Edgewood Redevelopment Plan Presentation Set for Oct. 18

The consulting firm Thomas Comitta Assoc., Inc. will present its findings from the Edgewood Small Area Study and resulting plans for Edgewood’s redevelopment Wed., October 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road in Edgewood.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Harford County Opens New Dog Park in Abingdon

Dogs of all sizes, and their owners, are welcome at Abingdon Road Park, Harford County’s new dog park. This four-acre park features two separate fenced in areas, one for small dogs and another for large dogs, a picnic pavilion and a one-mile trail.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

“The Hard Truth of Addiction” Draws 250 in Harford County

Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy recently collaborated with Emory United Methodist Church to present “The Hard Truth of Addiction,” an event depicting the feelings of loneliness and desperation felt by those who suffer from addiction.

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Free Legal Assistance Offered for Fall Series of “Decisions That Determine Your Destiny”

The Harford County Department of Community Services Office on Aging, in partnership with the Harford Bar Foundation, will offer free information and assistance with drafting important documents in the series of “Decisions That Determine Your Destiny.”

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week: “Every Second Counts–Plan 2 Ways Out!”

October 8 – 14 is National Fire Prevention Week and the Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges all citizens to make a fire safety plan to protect their property and their loved ones.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Harford County to Host Conference on Doing Business with Aberdeen Proving Ground Oct. 4

Harford County Economic Development, in partnership with the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, will host a conference on Wednesday, October 4 for small businesses interested in bidding on the billions of dollars in annual contracts awarded by APG.

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

County Executive Glassman, Sheriff Gahler Sign MOU for Sheriff’s Office Employee Negotiations

County Executive Barry Glassman on September 28 signed an MOU with Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, the Deputy Sheriff’s Union, and the Correctional Association allowing for nonbinding negotiations on wages and healthcare premiums.

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Harford County “SOCKtober” Collection Drive in October to Warm Neighbors in Need

This October, Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library, is once again sponsoring “SOCKtober,” a countywide collection drive for new socks, hats, mittens, and gloves of all sizes.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Section of Lapidum Road in Havre de Grace Reopened Following Repairs

Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Lapidum Road between Stafford Road and Webster Lapidum Road in Havre de Grace following the completion of road/stream bank repairs.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Harford County to Host Veterans Resource Fair Saturday, October 7; Families Welcome

In support of those who served our nation, Harford County will host a resource fair for veterans and their families on Saturday, October 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory. This FREE event will be a one-stop-shop for information.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

New Roundabout Open at Granary Road & Water Tower Way in Forest Hill

Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Water Tower Way from U.S. Route 1 to East-West Highway and Granary Road from Robin Circle to Conowingo Road following construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Water Tower Way and Granar...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Free Haircuts Help Harford County Kids Go Back to School in Style

The new school year started in style for more than 130 Harford County children with limited resources, thanks to free haircuts and new school supplies donated by local businesses in partnership with Harford County government on August 28.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Harford County to Celebrate Tenth Annual Business Appreciation Week Sept. 18 – 22

Throughout the week, government officials and business leaders will visit more than 60 companies to recognize their successes and business anniversaries ranging from one year to a remarkable 175 years.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Sept. 12 Workshop to Gather Public Input on Revitalization Plans for “Old Edgewood”

Planning a vibrant future for Edgewood continues with a public workshop set by the Harford County Office of Economic Development for Tuesday, September 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Edgewood Middle School. All stakeholders are welcome to attend.

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Harford County Youth Tour Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

This August, more than 70 Harford County youth from the Harford County Boys and Girls Clubs and student organizations traveled with adult chaperones to the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland.

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Hurricane Harvey is a tragic reminder that catastrophic weather events can happen anywhere, anytime. September is National Preparedness Month and now is the time to review emergency plans, have support networks are in place, & update disaster supply kits.

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

County Executive Glassman Establishes Harford Emergency Medical Services Standards Advisory Board

The all-volunteer EMS Standards Advisory Board will make strategic recommendations to support high quality emergency medical services in the county and plan for future needs.

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Harford for Houston

Below is a link to relief agencies that are accepting donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and surrounding areas. Please contact these organizations directly if you wish to help.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Facing Addiction in Harford: A Candid Conversation with 19th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

The Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy and the nonprofit Addiction Connections Resource, Inc. will present “Facing Addiction in Harford County: A Conversation with the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy” on September 14.

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Nominations Open for Harford County Commission on Disabilities’ 2017 Employment Recognition Awards

The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for its annual Employment Recognition Luncheon in October, marking Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Section of Lapidum Rd. in Havre de Grace to Close for Two Weeks for Retaining Wall Repairs

Harford County’s Public Works will be closing Lapidum Rd between Stafford Rd and Webster Lapidum Rd in Havre de Grace to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, for repairs to the adjacent retaining wall on Tuesday, Sept. 5 for approximately two weeks.

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

32 Citizens with Disabilities Discover Thrill of Bike Riding at Harford County “iCan Bike” Camp

Thirty-two citizens with disabilities, ranging in age from 8 to 35 years, experienced the thrill of learning to ride a bike at Harford County’s iCan Bike Camp held the week of August 14 at the Churchville Rec Center’s Level Building in Churchville.

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Harford County to Celebrate Worldwide “Car Free Day”; Free Bus Rides for HCC Commuters on Sept. 22

Worldwide “Car Free Day”, Friday, September 22, is an opportunity for all motorists to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and save money at the gas pump by traveling in ways that are more efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly.

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Registration Open for Fall Sessions of Harford County’s Free “Prepare Because You Care” Program

Registration is now open for fall sessions of Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program developed by the county Department of Emergency Services.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Harford County Seeks Youth and Adult Volunteers for Teen Court Program; Training Aug. 30

Harford County is seeking volunteers in grades 8-12 who are interested in helping their peers while learning about the law and the justice system. Volunteers will serve as peer jurors in the Teen Court program.

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Harford County to Host Free Financial Planning Workshop for Small Business Owners August 16

Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will host a free workshop to assist small business owners with savings and retirement planning on Wednesday, August 16. The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Ground Floor in Havre de Grace.

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Harford's Glassman Administration Recognizes Life-saving All-Star Employees & Volunteers

A pickleball player who collapsed and lost consciousness on April 21 received critical medical attention and was back playing the game within two weeks, thanks to quick action by Fallston senior center staff and volunteers.

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Glassman Administration Earns Three 2017 National Association of Counties Awards for Innovation

The National Association of Counties has recognized Harford County with three NACo Achievement Awards for 2017. This is the second consecutive year that the Glassman administration has earned these annual awards for innovative county government programs.

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Harford County’s Local Management Board Awarded $570K State Grant to Assist Local Families in Need

The state of Maryland has awarded a total of $570,994 to Harford County’s Local Management Board (a grant-funded organization under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman) to fund child and family focused programs in FY2018.

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Harford County Public Libraries to Serve as “Cooling Centers” Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22

With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees for the next few days, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches during normal business hours on Thurs., July 20 through Sat., July 22, 2017.

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Harford County Public Library Branches to Serve as “Cooling Centers” on Thursday, July 13

With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees on Thursday, July 13, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches during normal business hours.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Main Parking Lot at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center Closed for Environmentally Friendly Repaving

The Harford County Department of Parks & Rec has closed the main parking lot at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon to all visitors until October for a repaving project that will reduce stormwater runoff and include a water retention garden.

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Harford County Economic Development to Host July 18 Open Forum on Edgewood Revitalization

What is the best way for Edgewood to grow? Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will host an open forum on July 18 for community members, businesses, and representatives from Aberdeen Proving Ground to discuss their ideas for Edgewood’s future.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Harford County’s 13th Annual Drug Prevention Symposium Draws 300 Attendees

More than 300 individuals and 20 exhibitors from throughout Maryland participated in the 2017 Harford County Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Symposium held June 22. Famed Baltimore Colt Joe Ehrmann Delivers Inspirational Keynote Address

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Harford County Recognizes 23 “Champions for Children & Youth”

Harford County honored 23 individuals who have improved the lives of local youth at the 2017 Champions for Children and Youth Awards held June 23 in Edgewood Hall at Harford Community College in Bel Air.

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Section of Oakmont Rd. in Fallston Reopened Following Road Embankment Repairs

The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Oakmont Road between Brentwood Drive and Arabian Way in Fallston as of Thursday, June 29 following completion of culvert outfall and bank repairs.

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Winners Announced in Harford County’s Anti-Heroin Video Competition for Youth

“How would you keep your friends from abusing drugs?” Winners in Harford County’s video competition for youth answered that question in gripping public service announcements set to debut in local movie theaters on June 30.

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

JOPPA FARM ROAD - EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE

UPDATE: Harford County Water & Sewer workers restored water service for affected customers by midnight on Tuesday night. The BGE contractor repaired the road, which reopened at 5:00 PM Wednesday. Thank you for your patience.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Harford County to Offer “iCanBike” Camp August 14 - 18 for People with Disabilities Ages 8+

Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and Department of Parks and Rec will offer a camp for people with disabilities to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. Volunteer spotters are needed to serve each rider on a specially adapted bike.

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Glassman Administration Awards $1.5 Million to Nonprofits Promoting Harford County Tourism

County Executive Glassman is pleased to announce 29 local nonprofits will receive a total of $1.5M in funding to plan and implement a variety of tourism related activities including historical, cultural, agricultural, and eco-tourism operations in FY18.

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Harford County Parks & Rec Honors Longtime Volunteers

Harford County Parks & Recreation celebrated more than 50 longtime volunteers - plus two volunteers with over 50 years of service each - at their annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner held June 9 at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Section of Oakmont Road in Fallston to Close for Road Embankment Repairs

The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Oakmont Road between Brentwood Drive and Arabian Way in Fallston to all traffic on or about Monday, June 19, 2017 for approximately four to six weeks.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Harford County Emergency Services Earns Re-accreditation

DES Accreditation Group REVISED

Harford County Emergency Services earns re-accreditation as an emergency medical dispatch center of excellence.

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Public Presentation Set for June 13 on Plans for Emily Bayless Graham Park in Bel Air

The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation will host a public meeting on June 13 to present plans for the Emily Bayless Graham park development in Bel Air.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

New Section of Tollgate Road to Open in Bel Air

The new section of Tollgate Road between Plumtree Road and Bel Air South Parkway will be open to all through traffic effective at the close of business on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Questions may be directed to 410-638-3217 extension 2431.

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Picture Yourself Enjoying Harford Streams Summer Adventure: Visit Streams, Send Selfies, Win Prizes

This summer, explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from the Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection and Restoration.

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Harford Enacts New Incentives to Protect Agricultural Land from Development

County Executive Glassman signed legislation on May 18 enacting new incentives to protect key agricultural land that might otherwise be sold for development. This provides cash incentives for farmland owners to enter the county’s ag preservation program.

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Harford County Parks & Recreation Survey Seeks Citizens’ Priorities

Which parks and recreation programs matter most to Harford County citizens? The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking public input through an online survey to help it set priorities for the next 10 to 15 years.

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Harford County Historic Preservation Commission Announces 2017 Award Winners

These awards, which are presented each May in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to stewardship of Harford County’s historic and cultural resources.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Applications Being Accepted for Master Watershed Steward Training in Harford County

Would you like to be a leader in improving stream health in your Harford County community and the Chesapeake Bay? Applications are now being accepted for certification as a Master Watershed Steward in the Master Watershed Stewards Academy.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Nine Volunteer Mediators Graduate in Harford County Community Mediation Program’s Class of 2017

The Harford County Community Mediation Program is proud to announce that nine volunteers have successfully completed the required 45 hours of Basic Mediation Training to become volunteer community mediators.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Got Questions about Harford County Geography? There’s a Map for That

Commonly requested geographical information about Harford County, such as land use, transportation networks and areas of environmental significance, is now available online in a “map gallery” published on the Harford County government website.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Free Senior Resource Fair on June 13 Hosted by Harford County Office on Aging

Offering a wealth of resources for families and caregivers, the Harford County Office on Aging will host a Senior Resource Fair on Tuesday, June 13 at the McFaul Activity Center at 525 West MacPhail Road in Bel Air from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

First Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival Draws 1,000 Attendees

There were smiles all around as nearly 1,000 attendees gathered for the first Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on April 22 in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College in Bel Air.

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Harford Artists of All Abilities Sought for “Art Without Boundaries” Exhibit in July

Harford County Commission on Disabilities and Harford County Cultural Arts Board will present “Art Without Boundaries”, a juried art exhibit for artists of all abilities at the Bel Air and Havre de Grace branches of the Harford County Public Library.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Harford County Employees Celebrate 800 Hours of Volunteer Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Throughout January, February and March nearly 100 county government employees gave over 800 hours of volunteer service to local nonprofits for the 2nd annual Day of Service program initiated by County Executive Glassman in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Register Now for Harford County’s Bike to Work Day “Pit Stops” in May; Sponsors Welcome

Harford County will celebrate May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.

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