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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.
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.
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.
For the 32nd consecutive year, Harford County government has earned the Government Finance Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
Harford County has refunded $13.7 million in Tax Increment Financed bonds at a reduced interest rate, saving more than $11 million over the next 20 years. The bonds, also known as TIF bonds, were refunded on January 12, 2021.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following message in a countywide phone call at 6 p.m. on January 20, 2021.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement following news of the passing of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.
Harford County Government is proud to announce the first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration presented by the Harford County Human Relations Commission in partnership with the Harford County Chapter of the NAACP.
County Executive Barry Glassman announced Tuesday that Harford County remains fiscally strong and introduced several new initiatives, even as he warned of unpredictable headwinds from the pandemic.
Harford County hotel owners are eligible to receive grant funding through the state of Maryland to help offset COVID-19-related expenses.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting this month for citizens to provide input on the next county budget – and this year will be entirely virtual via WebEx.
Harford County has installed lifesaving equipment along several county trails for members of the public to access in an emergency.
Glenville Road about one-quarter of a mile from its intersection with Stokes Road in Darlington will be closed to all through traffic until further notice while the road is repaired by Harford County Department of Public Works.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has announced several changes to his administration as 2021 begins.
Harford County Parks & Recreation is looking for the public’s input on two projects – improvements to the Ma & Pa Dog Park in Bel Air and a new park planned in Edgewood.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today issued the following statement on the retirement of Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. “Mike” Miller:
County Executive Barry Glassman on Monday granted an additional $2.1 million to Harford County Public Schools for COVID-19 related expenses, bringing to $7.1 million the school system’s total allocation from the county’s CARES Act funds.
A 2020 holiday message from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman
McFadden Road between Constitution Road and Harkins Road in Pylesville reopened today following a two-month closure for bridge repairs. Cleanup work on McFadden Road will continue early next week, which may cause intermittent delays.
Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations in a virtual celebration of their annual Employment Recognition Awards.
Chestnut Hill Road between Barefoot Lane and Cone Hill Court in Forest Hill will close on or about Monday, December 7 for the bridge over Stout Bottle Branch to be reconstructed. The closure is expected to last eight months.
West Chapel Road between Paradise Road and Aldino Road in Aberdeen reopened today following completion of a project to replace the bridge over Swan Creek. The project began in July and was expected to take five months but was finished ahead of schedule.
Bailey Road between Sharon Acres Road and West Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill reopened today following a three-month closure to rehabilitate the bridge over Stirrup Run.
The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, in conjunction with the county department of planning and zoning, is seeking nominations for the 2021 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to Gov. Hogan’s press conference earlier today:
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is taking action to protect public safety and maintain county government services following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
Funded by the federal CARES Act, the grants will be distributed to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association member organizations in accordance with the association’s established funding formulas.
Harford County is offering $7,500 grants to help qualifying childcare providers with ongoing COVID-19-related expenses.
Instead of just a walk, take a hop, skip or do a little dance when visiting one of Harford County’s trails.
The stories of 14 selfless volunteers are being shared online in a virtual celebration of nominees for the 34th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards.
In lieu of the annual Veterans Resource Fair, Harford County will recognize those who served in our nation's armed forces with an online photo gallery of local veterans, both living and deceased.
Harford County government ended Fiscal Year 2020 with a clean opinion from external auditors and a $27.2 million surplus that will help offset lost revenue and added expenses from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participation in the fifth annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure soared to over 1,000 citizens in 2020, raising awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s natural waterways.
Harford County is hosting a free Halloween festival, with family- and pet-friendly activities, live music, food trucks, and local farm vendors in a unique rural setting. This new and exciting outdoor event will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Grove.
Through the Harford County ePermit Center, home builders can complete online the entire permitting process for residential building permits for new single-family and two-family homes and townhouses. Paper permit applications are no longer required.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review the Maryland Court of Appeals decision favoring Harford County, Maryland, thus ending a 30-year battle over a proposed rubble landfill in Gravel Hill.
Harford County is offering $10,000 grants to help restaurants affected by COVID-19 maintain their operations through the end of the year and prepare for winter.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff, effective immediately, in honor of former Maryland delegate Dr. Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack, who died on September 27, 2020.
To ease the debt burden on lifesaving volunteers, Harford County will offer up to $5,000 per year to help volunteer fire & EMS providers repay their college loans.
The Edgeley Grove section of the Ma & Pa Trail from Tollgate Road to the Winters Run bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and some Saturdays from October 5 until December 1, 2020.
McFadden Road between Constitution Road and Harkins Road in Pylesville will close to all through traffic on or about Monday, Oct. 5 for approximately two months. The closure is necessary to complete bridge repairs.
Harford County has acquired 347 acres of Chesapeake Bay waterfront property for a future park, marking one of the most significant conservation achievements in county history.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement following former Harford County Executive David Craig’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with dementia:
Harford Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan allowing restaurants to expand their capacity for indoor operations from 50% to 75%, effective 5 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020:
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards in recognition of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Grier Nursery Road between Walters Mill Road and Cherry Hill Road in Forest Hill has reopened following completion of bridge deck repairs.
Harford Transit LINK will reopen its fixed-route bus service on a modified schedule beginning Monday, September 21, with applicable COVID-19 safety measures in effect.
County Executive Barry Glassman invites all Harford County citizens to observe a private moment of silence on the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks this Friday at 8:46 a.m.
Grier Nursery Road between Walters Mill Road and Cherry Hill Road in Forest Hill will close to all through traffic beginning on or about Monday, September 14 for bridge deck repairs. The closure is expected to last five days.
To encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, Harford County government is temporarily waiving credit card convenience fees for online payments made through the county website for property taxes, assessments, permits and licenses.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan allowing local jurisdictions to enter into Stage 3 of the state’s reopening plan:
Two sections of the Ma & Pa Trail in Forest Hill will be closed at separate times in September for the decks of the walking bridges to be replaced and for routine maintenance on the bridges’ structures.
National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and recognizes those who have overcome addiction and behavioral health issues.
County Executive Glassman & the Harford County Commission for Women recently recognized young women in grades seven through 12 who are dedicated to community service & superior academic achievement with Harford County Women of Tomorrow awards.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of G. Edward Fielder, a former member of the Harford County Council who died on August 16.
Bailey Road between Sharon Acres Road & West Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill will be closed to all through traffic for approximately three months, weather permitting, beginning on our about Monday, August 17 to rehabilitate the bridge over Stirrup Run.
Annie’s Playground in Fallston & Lyn Stacie Getz Playground in Emmorton will be closed to the public for approximately two weeks while the plastic slides are replaced. The playgrounds are scheduled to close Tuesday, August 18 & reopen Friday, August 28.