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Harford County now requires masks for all visitors and for any County employee who interacts with the public in County buildings starting on January 4, 2022 until further notice. This is consistent with Governor Hogan's updated actions issued on ...
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...
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.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced today he will sign an executive order, effective July 1, lifting the local state of emergency due to COVID-19.
Harford County Dept. of Public Works was honored with a 2020 Excellence in Paving Award from the Maryland Asphalt Association & Maryland State Highway Administration for resurfacing projects on Old Federal Hill & Grier Nursery roads near Jarrettsville.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized Harford County with its 2021 Achievement Awards for programs that support public safety, Black history, local veterans, and “virtual” recreation in the pandemic.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced today that he will sign legislation enacting the county budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which was unanimously approved by the County Council Tuesday evening.
The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation will close the Otter Point Boat Launch for major renovations beginning on or about Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
These awards, which are presented biennially in May in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the protection of the county’s historic and cultural resources.
The hurricane season affecting Harford County runs from June 1 to November 30, with most hurricane-like weather seen in mid-August through late October. Preparing for hurricanes and other serious storms helps protect you, your family, and your community.
Master watershed stewards work within their communities to identify pollutants, educate their neighbors about stream health, and take actions to reduce human impacts on water quality.
McFadden Road between Constitution Road and Harkins Road in Pylesville will close to all through traffic on or about Monday, June 7 for approximately two weeks. The closure is necessary to complete bridge abutment repairs.
Harford County government has been nationally recognized for excellence in financial reporting for the 36th consecutive year.
Harford County will begin accepting applications on June 1 for grants to help small businesses with telework and/or online sales operations in response to COVID-19.
Work is set to begin Tuesday, June 1 on a watershed protection and restoration project at Heavenly Waters Park along the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail in Bel Air.
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 Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Alfonso “A.A.” Roberty:
Baltimore County Department of Public Works has revised the date and time for their closure of Jericho Road Bridge to Monday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the potential for additional changes to the schedule.
Baltimore County Department of Public Works will close Jericho Road Bridge from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on or about Thursday, May 20 to remove graffiti from the stone abutments.
County Executive Glassman said after Gov. Hogan's announcement: “Harford County will continue to follow the governor’s lead on relaxing all mask mandates where permitted. I continue to urge all Harford Countians to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
Back by popular demand, Harford County’s annual Harford Streams Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The free program is open to all ages and raises awareness and support for protecting local waterways.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Gov. Hogan lifting COVID restrictions on businesses effective Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Bicyclists from around the Baltimore region are invited to take part in the 24th annual Bike to Work Week celebration May 17 - 23, 2021.
Registration is open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities, ages eight and older, to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding.
The parking lot at the Ma & Pa Trail’s Williams Street trailhead in Bel Air will close for repairs starting on or about Monday, May 17, 2021. The closure is expected to last three weeks.
Locust Avenue between Vale Road and Kenyon Lane in Bel Air will be closed to all through traffic on weekdays for about four months beginning on or about Monday, May 10 for underground utility construction.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Wednesday sent legislation to the County Council to protect 1,589 acres of farmland from development.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement following today’s announcement by Gov. Larry Hogan:
Harford County’s senior activity centers will begin reopening on Monday, May 3 by appointment only, following Gov. Hogan’s lifting of his statewide order that closed the centers more than a year ago due to the pandemic.
Harford County residents will have the opportunity to drop off their expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal at four convenient locations on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement on the passing of former County Councilman James V. “Capt’n Jim” McMahan:
Trimble Road between Williams Lane and Joppa Road in Joppatowne will be closed to all through traffic for three months beginning on or about Monday, April 26 for water and sewer construction.
County Executive Barry Glassman has requested local legislation to significantly improve pension benefits for correctional officers in Harford County. The proposed benefit changes will apply only to those who retire on or after July 1, 2022.
Harford County will begin accepting applications from local organizations later this month for three COVID-relief grant programs.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released today his recommended fiscal year 2022 budget, which fully funds the board of education’s operating request for the second consecutive year.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened a section of Glenville Road located three-quarters of a mile from its intersection with Stokes Road in Darlington, effective April 5, 2021.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Hogan’s announcement that Ripken Stadium will become a COVID-19 mass vaccination site.
The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning and the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission are seeking public input on a new publication that illustrates the best practices for historic rehabilitation.
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet from 2 – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan. The meeting will be held virtually via Webex.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today following Gov. Hogan’s announcement about a mass vaccination site in Harford County.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Gov. Hogan easing certain COVID mitigation measures effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Harford’s first case of COVID-19.
Harford County has entered into a partnership with ThinkBig Networks, a private sector internet service provider, to bring broadband service to the county’s rural northern region over the next several years.
Harford County’s 2021 Virtual Expo for Transitioning Youth, featuring keynote speakers John and Mark X. Cronin from John’s Crazy Socks, will be held Saturday, April 24.
This year for Women's History Month, Harford County is celebrating Edna Goldberg, a tough reporter who kept an eye on local government for nearly 20 years. When Edna went after a story, nothing stopped her …
Harford County government will reopen its indoor facilities to the public effective Monday, March 1, 2021 with safety procedures implemented to protect visitors and county employees.
Harford County is accepting applications from local nonprofits for funding to promote tourism and related activities in fiscal year 2022. The application deadline is March 19, 2021.
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 on February 10 five years ago.
This year for Black History Month, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman tells the story of the Gravel Hill community’s 30-year struggle for environmental justice. The story goes from St. James AME Church on Gravel Hill Road to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Clark’s Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church has been designated a Harford County historic landmark. The 135-year-old church has one of the oldest, historically African-American congregations in the Bel Air area.
Harford County held its annual bond sale Tuesday, borrowing fundsat the lowest interest rate in county history.
Harford County will distribute an additional $1,055,325 in COVID relief grants to local restaurants, funded by the state of Maryland. The amount of each State Restaurant Assistance Grant will depend on the number of applicants.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan allowing restaurants to resume service after 10 p.m. beginning Monday, February 1, 2021.
County Executive Barry Glassman today announced a phased reopening plan for Harford County Parks & Recreation programs and facilities closed in November due to the pandemic.
Harford County has retained its AAA rating from all three of the major independent bond-rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for 2021.