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A Gold 911 Award was presented to Deven Billings, a third-grader at Joppatown Elementary School, who recently called "911" while seeking help for his diabetic aunt.
On December 13, 2012, 11 year old Lucas Custer called 911 at 4:17 pm to report that his mother was unresponsive and moaning. Dispatcher Kara Angelo, the 911 Calltaker, remained on the line with Lucas until Police arrived. During this time Lucas remained v...Read on...
On Monday June 10, 2013, Kim Stritzinger - Public Safety Dispatcher III / Public Educator, representing the Harford County Department of Emergency Services presented a Gold 911 to 10 year old Jack Dempsey after we received the following nomination for hi...Read on...
The Lyn Stacie Getz Playground in Bel Air reopened last week after undergoing major renovations to upgrade the equipment and make it more accessible.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman joined with other county officials on November 22 to dedicate the first county-owned EMS station.
Harford County has designated the 176-year-old Kurtz Mansion in Jarrettsville for protection as a County Historic Landmark, at the request of its owner.
More than 300 runners, walkers, sponsors, and volunteers participated in the Ninth Annual Harford United Charities Barry Glassman 5K Run/Walk for Recovery on Sunday, October 30 at Harford Community College.
Falling Branch Road north of the intersection with Red Bridge Road in Pylesville has been reopened to all traffic following a culvert replacement.
The stories of 17 selfless volunteers inspired guests at the 36th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Department of Community Services.
Harford County is celebrating veterans with a series of activities in November.
Harford County is celebrating National First Responders Day, October 28, with a proclamation in honor of those who help others in an emergency.
Harford Transit LINK, the county’s public bus system, has been honored by the Transportation Association of Maryland with a 2022 Outstanding Marketing Program Award, and its supervisor, Jodi Glock, received the state organization’s Unsung Hero Award.
Harford County government ended last year with a nearly $35 million surplus to meet future needs and earned a clean opinion by external auditors on its financial reporting.
The seventh annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure drew 1,242 participants – 1,064 people and 178 dogs – in 2022, raising awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s natural waterways.
The Cherry Hill Road bridge over Deer Creek in Street has been reopened to all traffic following emergency repairs.
Glen Cove Road between Dublin Road and Franklin Church Road in Darlington has reopened to all through traffic following replacement of the bridge over Peddler Run.
Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations at their annual Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 12.
Harford County has expanded the eligibility for its 20% property tax credit for retired veterans and senior citizens.
Harford County is helping restaurants to continue offering outdoor dining by extending emergency legislation adopted in the pandemic.
Harford has awarded $1 million in its first grant program dedicated to preserving African American history. County Executive Barry Glassman announced the awards on Wednesday at a reception for grantees at the historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air.
Jolly Acres Road between Green Road and Dry Branch Road in White Hall will be closing on or about Monday, October 17 for approximately four months while the bridge deck over Deer Creek is rehabilitated.
Harford County is celebrating adult drug court graduates and inspiring others with a Graduation Tree unveiled in circuit court on September 12 in Bel Air.
Harford County is seeking additional feedback from the public on plans for a bicycle and pedestrian connection between Harford Community College and the Town of Bel Air.
Animal science students at North Harford High School have a new livestock trailer to help them exhibit and care for farm animals, thanks to a donation from county government.
The bridge, near the intersection of Cherry Hill Road and Route 24 (Rocks Road), is adjacent to the 4-H camp. It is a Harford County Historic Landmark, and the repairs have been approved by the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has named Meaghan Alegi acting director of the county’s law department, following the departure of Melissa Lambert for a position with the sheriff’s office as director of legal affairs.
Two sections of Harford County roads will be closed during the day in the upcoming weeks as they are resurfaced.
Falling Branch Road north of the intersection with Red Bridge Road in Pylesville will close beginning on or about Monday, September 19 for approximately four weeks while a culvert is replaced.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will lead county employees in a moment of silence and lay a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Harford County government has been nationally recognized for excellence in financial reporting for the 37th consecutive year.
The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation will close the Lyn Stacie Getz playground in Bel Air for approximately three months beginning on or about Monday, September 12 while it undergoes renovations.
Harford County will remember those lost to addiction by lowering flags on the last day of August and will celebrate recovery with events planned in September.
Stafford Road at Craigs Corner Road in Darlington will close beginning on or about Tuesday, September 6 for approximately nine months while the bridge over Deer Creek is rehabilitated.
Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating with friends and family, but this can be a challenge for some children who use a wheelchair.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.
Harford County’s Tollgate Yard Trim Drop-Off Facility in Bel Air will be closed from Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30 to minimize traffic around the Harford County Farm Fair.
To help Harford County residents clean up debris from Tuesday’s storm, tree material will be accepted at the following locations from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning today (Friday) through Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death nationwide for youth ages 10 – 14. In response, Harford County partners are raising awareness and training community members to intervene.
Harford County has teed up free activities in July to celebrate national Park & Recreation Month.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has named Stephanie Whalon acting director of procurement, following the departure of Karen Myers for a position with state government.
The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission voted in June to adopt additional standards to the Harford County Historic Preservation Design Guidelines approved in 2021.
Harford County citizens of all ages have a new way to learn fire safety with a high-tech “house” available to visit local schools, businesses, and community centers.
Buying a home for the first time can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Find out what you need to know at any of the free monthly workshops offered by the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development.
Harford County will accept applications in July for its new African American Heritage Grant Program. Grants will fund projects that contribute to the research, preservation, and interpretation of local African American history.
Harford County Department of Public Works has assessed the bridge and deemed it safe for vehicular traffic. Damage from the tree to aesthetic components were localized to the north entrance, which is being scheduled for design and repair.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has closed Cherry Hill Road bridge over Deer Creek in Street until further notice.
With support from Harford County government, more low-income families will get help paying for groceries this summer through a state anti-hunger program.
County Executive Barry Glassman sent the attached letter dated June 2 to the Bel Air town commissioners, urging them to allow the new Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School to move forward.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has directed COVID-relief funding to provide $2,000 retention bonuses for public school system employees who maintain and repair school facilities.
County Executive Barry Glassman today signed Harford’s budget for FY 23, his last budget due to term limits, and issued the following statement.
This summer, explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations, and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure.
The Harford County Department of Planning & Zoning, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, will hold a meeting for citizens to drop in anytime from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
Glen Cove Road between Dublin Road and Franklin Church Road in Darlington will close beginning on or about Wednesday, June 1 for approximately five months while the bridge over Peddler Run is replaced.
Harford County residents can dispose of used tires by dropping them off for recycling on Friday, June 10, 2022. Up to 10 passenger or light truck tires, on or off the rim, will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harford Waste Disposal Center.
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 government has earned national recognition for four innovative and effective programs.
The River Road bridge over Peddler Run in Darlington will reopen at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 following repairs to the corrugated metal bridge deck and bridge railing. The bridge is near the intersection of River Road and Glen Cove Road.
Harford County is seeking volunteers to serve on a new police accountability board and related administrative charging committee.
County Executive Barry Glassman today vetoed Bill 22-003 - Perryman Peninsula Moratorium because it is illegal.
In recognition of May as National Historic Preservation Month, Harford County is inviting residents to celebrate its historic places.
County officials on Saturday cut the ribbon on a 1.2-mile segment through downtown Bel Air between the Williams Street trailhead and a new parking lot at North Avenue.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today proposed the largest property tax cut in county history as part of his recommended budget for fiscal year 2023.
There were smiles all around as over 800 attendees gathered for the third biennial Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on April 9 in the APGFCU Arena in Bel Air.
Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace is hosting open houses once a month this upcoming wedding season to give future brides a chance to envision their big day.
Citizens rely on public vehicles like ambulances, school buses, police cars, and even snowplows. To keep them in good repair, Harford County government built a new fleet maintenance facility to be shared with Harford County Public Schools.
The Grove at Harford, the county’s agribusiness incubator in Street, will reopen for the year on Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. Citizens will have the chance to shop local from vendors featuring a range of locally-sourced products.
Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day this year by planting 230 trees at the Harford County Waste Disposal Center in Street. Volunteers are needed to help with the plantings on Friday, April 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Registration is open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. Volunteer spotters are needed to assist instructors and serve each rider on a specially adapted bike.
The River Road bridge over Peddler Run in Darlington will close daily for several hours on or about Monday, April 4 for about four weeks to replace the corrugated metal bridge deck and perform structural repairs on the bridge railing.
A meeting will be held on April 6 to receive comments virtually and in person. Citizens may also provide input by email or U.S. Mail at any time until April 8.
Developed by the Harford County Department of Community Services, this free, family-friendly event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the APGFCU Arena on the campus of Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.
The new Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) in Havre de Grace provides business and entrepreneurial support services to active-duty personnel, veterans, service members transitioning out of the military, reservists, and military spouses.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered in honor of Janet Holbrook, a firefighter and secretary of the Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company, who died in the line of duty last week.
To expand opportunities for low-income families, Harford County Parks & Recreation is partnering with the nonprofit Leveling the Playing Field on a sports equipment donation drive during March to coincide with Good Sportsmanship Month.
This year for Women’s History Month, Harford County is honoring Wink Jonas, who brought modern technology into the world through her work at Aberdeen Proving Ground and helped save the Gravel Hill community she loved.
The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation will close a portion of Annie’s Playground in Fallston for approximately ten weeks beginning around March 14 while it undergoes renovations.
BEL AIR, Md., (Feb. 26, 2022) – Harford County Executive Glassman issued the following statement today following news that the Maryland State Board of Education and the state legislature rescinded the statewide mask mandate in schools effective ...
The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation will close a portion of the Lyn Stacie Getz playground in Bel Air for approximately six weeks beginning on or about March 1 while it undergoes renovations.
The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation and the City of Aberdeen are seeking citizen input on amenities to be included in the new Aberdeen Activity Center.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered in honor of Wayne Fisher, a first responder with the Harford County Fire and EMS Foundation who died in the line of duty last week.
Harford County Department of Public Works will reopen Woodbridge Station Way at the intersection with Woodbridge Center Way in Edgewood, effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Harford County Government is collecting diapers and wipes for local families in need this February.
Maryland Transportation Authority will close portions of Abingdon Road from 9 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Feb. 10, weather permitting, for emergency road repairs to fix a pothole at the I-95 bridge abutment.
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 six years ago on February 10.
Harford County held its annual bond sale Tuesday, borrowing funds at one of the lowest rates in county history.
This year for Black History Month, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman tells the story of a little-known event that helped spark the Civil War and led to freedom for four million Americans. The story begins at Belle Vue Farm in Havre de Grace.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced today he will lift the mask requirement for visitors in county government buildings and for county employees who interact with the public. The new policy will take effect Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.
Fitch Ratings, S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for 2022, placing Harford among the less than 2% of counties nationwide to earn the top rating from all three agencies.
Harford County is accepting applications until April 1 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes next year.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting this month to receive public input on the next county budget.
EMS division to take on additional service areas amid rising need; African-American Heritage Preservation Program planned, and more ...
County Executive Barry Glassman will deliver his annual State of Harford County address on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Due to term limits, the address will be his last as county executive.
Consistent with Gov. Hogan’s actions earlier today, Harford County will require masks for visitors in county buildings and for county government employees who interact with the public, effective at 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2022, until further notice.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement on the COVID-19 testing site opening at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air.
County Executive Barry Glassman today issued the following statement on the amended redistricting map passed earlier this month by the Harford County Council.
ThinkBig Networks has connected its first customers to high-speed internet service in northern Harford County, under a public-private partnership with county government to reach unserved and underserved homes and businesses.
Harford County government has purchased and placed into service the county’s first bariatric ambulance specially equipped for larger patients.
Harford County Parks & Recreation recently installed an outdoor gym for openair workouts at Prospect Mill Park in Bel Air. County officials on Monday held a ribbon-cutting for the gym, which is the first of its kind in county parks
Laurel Bush Road between Burgh Westra Way and Hookers Mill Road in Abingdonhas reopened ahead of schedule.
Harford County Earns 34th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman sends holiday greetings with help from some barnyard friends at North Harford High School’s agricultural program.