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Register for our 2022 Summer Adventure program at bit.ly/HSSummerAdventure.
Join in on the fun and celebrate a summer of new adventures and memories exploring the natural beauty of Harford County streams. Simply, snap stream-side selfies, submit 7 photos, ...
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...
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.
Thanks to generous donations from government employees and the public, Harford County collected 1,500 razors, shaving supplies and other toiletries for donation to organizations serving veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness.
A section of Laurel Bush Road in Abingdon that was expected to close in mid-November will now close at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 for approximately three weeks. The closure for a sewer system installation was delayed due to an unforeseen utility conflict.
Sixty-six first responders received help last week from HarfordCounty government to pay down their student loans.
Seven citizens dedicated to improving the health of local streamsgraduated on November 9, 2021 from the Harford County Master Watershed Stewards Academy.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Madonna Road inNorrisville.The section of the road, between Mellow Road and Telegraph Road, was closed to complete a slope stabilization project.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered for Samuel B. Fielder Jr., who passed away Monday. The flag will fly at half-staff until sunset Sunday, November 28, 2021.
Dynamic vendors and exhibitors are being sought for the Youth and Family Resource Festival to be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Photo & News Release: Community Transportation Association of America Names Harford Transit LINK’s Gary Blazinsky 2021 Transportation Manager of the Year
On Wednesday, November 17, families are encouraged to join in the sixth annual Harford County Night of Conversation by having dinner together and talking about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
A section of Laurel Bush Road in Abingdon will close beginning on or about Monday, Nov. 15 for approximately three weeks for a sanitary sewer system installation.
County Executive Barry Glassman and county officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for the Harford County Department of Emergency Services North Harford Station.
County Executive Barry Glassman has initiated a study to identify possible disparities in the awarding of Harford County government contracts.
Which Harford County Parks & Recreation programs are important to you? What kinds of park facilities would you like developed over the next five years?
Harford County collected a total of 1,693 pounds of medicines for safe disposal on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 23, 2021. Year-to-date, county residents have dropped off a total of 4,964 pounds of unwanted drugs.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has proposed legislation that would facilitate outdoor dining by continuing to suspend parking lot requirements and other local regulations on restaurants, breweries, and bars.
Harford County is celebrating veterans with an online photo gallery of honor beginning November 1 and a free resource fair on Saturday, November 13.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Woodbridge Station Way at the intersection with Woodbridge Center Way for four months to complete emergency stormwater repairs.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing the temporary Glen Cove Road Bridge in Darlington from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for five days starting on or about Monday, October 25 for Delmarva Power to relocate a pole line.
Participation in the sixth annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure rose to more than 600 citizens and 100 dogs this year, raising awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s natural waterways.
Harford County’s public bus service has been named Maryland’s top transit system for the third time in five years. Harford Transit LINK received the 2021 Outstanding Transit System Award from the Transportation Association of Maryland in September.
Harford County Department of Public Works will close a section of Madonna Road in Norrisville on or about Monday, October 11 for six weeks to complete a slope stabilization project.
Harford County Water & Sewer has earned two state grants totaling $486,602 for producing cleaner discharge water than required.
Before there was refrigeration, families used root cellars - cool, dark, underground places to keep their vegetables. Most cellars were part of a house, but some were freestanding and only one of those is left in Harford County.
Harford County government has installed electronic lockers as an alternative to in-person document exchanges at its administrative office in Bel Air. In the wake of COVID-19, the county has encouraged contactless options for doing business.
County Executive Barry Glassman has proposed legislation that would let voters decide whether future Harford County Council members will be limited to two consecutive terms.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Cherry Hill Road bridge over Deer Creek in Street.
Harford County has reopened Guyton Road near the intersection with Bottom Road in Fallston following replacement of a large culvert under the road.
Located at 1202 Walters Mill Road, the new public launch has a loading area and 14 parking spots. It sits approximately six miles upstream from Benjamin’s Bridge in Street, the county’s first launch of the planned trail.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards highlighting the accomplishments of employees with disabilities and recognizing employers who give them opportunities to join and excel in the workplace.
Harford County will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, September 8 for grants to help local businesses and nonprofits with telework and/or online sales operations in response to COVID-19.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will lead county employees in a moment of silence and lay a wreath to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing the Cherry Hill Road bridge over Deer Creek in Street beginning on or about Tuesday, September 7 for two to three weeks.
Harford County government, businesses and community partners are joining forces to shine a light on recovery from addiction for National Recovery Month in September.
Harford County Department of Public Works will close Guyton Road two-tenths of a mile south of the intersection with Bottom Road on or about Tuesday, September 7 for approximately three weeks.
Harford County is opening “cooling centers” at library branches due to a forecasted heat wave.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened the section of Phillips Mill Road between Hillcroft Drive and Cosner Road in Forest Hill after replacing the bridge over East Branch/Winters Run.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Whitaker Mill Road at the bridge that connects to Ring Factory Road following the completion of repairs to the bridge.
Harford County has adopted for the first time its own set of design guidelines to protect the county’s historic architectural and archeological resources.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered for Walter Tilley, CEO of Home Paramount Pest Control, who passed away Monday. The flag will fly at half-staff until sunset today, July 29, 2021.
County Executive Barry Glassman supports today’s decision of the Harford County Liquor Control Board to continue allowing licensed restaurants to deliver and sell carry-out cocktails.
Three organizations from Harford County received nearly $420,000 in state funding to continue fighting the opioid epidemic in fiscal year 2022
Dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating is a fun tradition in many families, but it can be a challenge for some children who use a wheelchair. To make these kids’ dreams come true, volunteers and sponsors are needed to build costumes.
Chestnut Hill Road between Barefoot Lane and Cone Hill Court in Forest Hill reopened today, July 6 following reconstruction of the bridge over Stout Bottle Branch.
Maps of Harford County dating to the 1800s are now online and interactive, giving citizens the opportunity to look back in time.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Whitaker Mill Road at the bridge that connects to Ring Factory Road on or about Monday, July 12 for two weeks.
Trimble Road between Williams Lane and Joppa Road in Joppatowne reopened on July 2 following a three-month closure for water and sewer construction.