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Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly on Thursday denied a request by Maryland Transportation Authority on behalf of CSX rail service to close Joppa Road on both sides of its railroad crossing in Joppa.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly on Tuesday sent legislation to the County Council to begin a required comprehensive zoning review in June that will be finalized one year later.
Harford County earns 37th consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly on February 15 sent letters to the Maryland General Assembly in support of a Perryman property as the location for Maryland’s new Thoroughbred training center.
Harford County, in partnership with MarylandABLE will be hosting a free workshop for those with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and providers March 4.
Buying a home can seem like a daunting task, especially for first-time home buyers. Harford County is offering help by hosting a free Housing Fair and First-time Homebuyers workshop in March.
County Executive Bob Cassilly issued the following statement today following the Harford County Council's decision to override his veto of Bill 23-034.
On January 31, 2024, Harford County Government, in collaboration with Harford Land Trust, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Aberdeen Proving Ground, purchased 129-acres of open space in Joppatowne on the eastern side of Trimble Road.
Work has been completed and the roadway reopened to all through traffic on Friday, February 2 for the section of Jolly Acres Road between Dry Branch Road and Green Road in White Hall following slope stabilization repairs.
Applications are open until February 16 to fill a vacancy on the Administrative Charging Committee for the Harford County Police Accountability Board (PAB).
Harford County will host a mental wellness workshop for first responders in February, featuring Patrick Kenny, retired fire chief and author of “Taking the Cape Off: How to Lead through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief and Loss.”
Harford County held its annual bond sale Tuesday, borrowing funds at a slightly lower interest rate than the year before.
Harford Executive Bob Cassilly today vetoed legislation that directs how approximately $750K in hotel tax revenue is to be distributed, because it violates the County Charter.
Applications are due by April 1 for Harford County’s 20% property tax credit for qualifying senior citizens and veterans in the fiscal year 2025.
Harford County has retained its AAA rating in 2024 from all three of the major independent bond-rating agencies.
County Executive Bob Cassilly issued the following statement today opposing Bill 24-001, allowing freestanding accessory dwelling units in all residential areas of Harford County.
County Executive Bob Cassilly on Thursday delivered his second annual State of Harford County Address since taking office in December of 2022. Focusing on his commitment to government that serves the people.
Harford County government offices will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9 due to heavy rain and high winds expected Tuesday night into Wednesday. Wind gusts up to 60 m.p.h., and coastal flooding along the Chesapeake Bay are expected.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly is offering opportunities in January for citizens to provide input on Harford’s budget for the next fiscal year.
County Executive Bob Cassilly has released the following video on the outlook for Harford’s FY 2025 budget and estimated funding increases for the public school system and sheriff’s office. Please click on this link or the image below to watch the video.
Harford County Department of Public Works is offering free Christmas tree recycling for Harford residents at three locations in the county.
Harford County is seeking public input on how it handles trash. The feedback on local services, facilities, operations, and suggested improvements will help guide development of the county’s Solid Waste Management Plan for the next 10 years.
A section of Hookers Mill Road between Laurel Bush Road and Tiffany Trail in Abingdon will be closed to all through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 28 for an emergency culvert repair.
The Harford County Commission for Women is seeking nominations for outstanding young women for the 2024 Harford County Leading Women – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Awards. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, January 19, 2024.
Holiday Greetings from Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly.
Harford County recently sponsored two successful donation drives to benefit local citizens in need. “SOCKtober”, collected more than 3,000 pairs of warm socks and mittens and the Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 1,600 pounds of non-perishable food items.
Harford County is proud to announce the designation of Friendship Farm in Street as a Harford County Historic Landmark. The farm’s historic farmhouse dates back to approximately 1840.
Harford County has begun installing a video camera system on the hiking trail where murder victim Rachel Morin’s body was discovered in early August.
Harford County has appealed a circuit court judge’s order that allows development of Abingdon Business Park to resume. The proposed project on more than 300 acres south of Bel Air includes four large warehouses and numerous retail operations.
The Houcks Mill Road bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls at the Harford/Baltimore County line in Monkton will be reopened to all through traffic at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 17 after replacement of prefabricated deck panels.
County Executive Bob Cassilly has signed amended legislation banning high and mid-rise apartments on properties zoned B-3 for general business.
County Executive Bob Cassilly today issued the following statement on possible efforts to relocate undocumented immigrants to Harford County.
Harford County government helped pay down student loan debt for 61 volunteer first responders with $305K sent last week directly to lending institutions.
A section of Jolly Acres Road between Dry Branch Road and Green Road in White Hall will be closed starting on or about Monday, November 13 for approximately three months for road slope stabilization repairs.
Visiting with Santa Claus is a tradition for many families, but the noise and activity can be challenging for some children with differing abilities. Harford County is offering an accommodating environment this holiday season.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly has proposed a 1 ½% cost of living increase for all eligible county employees beginning at the end of December. Subject to approval by the Harford County Council.
Harford County commemorated Business Appreciation Week, October 23 to October 27, acknowledging local businesses for their years of service.
Harford County government closed the fiscal year 2023 on June 30 with an available general fund balance of $6.6M on an operating budget of $761.7M.
Harford County is celebrating veterans with activities throughout November in honor of Veterans Day, November 11, 2023.
The section of Troyer Road between Norrisville Road and Harford Creamery Road in White Hall will be reopened to all through traffic at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 30 after repairs to the bridge over a tributary of Little Deer Creek.
Harford County Airport has been designated as a Drone Center of Excellence in recognition of advancements in drone research, development, testing and production by two on-site companies, SURVICE Engineering and Malloy Aeronautics.
Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library, is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit local families. Donations are being accepted from Nov. 1 – 17.
The Hookers Mill Road bridge over Bynum Run, between Bynum Overlook Drive and Pouska Road in Abingdon will be reopened to all through traffic at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 after emergency repairs to the bridge.
Independent auditors have issued a clean opinion on Harford County government’s annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2023. Harford County’s audit was performed by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.
Twenty-four selfless volunteers were honored at the 37th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards. The awards celebrate the meaningful contributions made by unsung heroes who give their time and talents to those in need throughout the county.
Harford County residents will have the opportunity to drop off their expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal at seven convenient locations on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
The Linkous Road bridge over Falling Branch, located between MD Route 136, Harkins Road and MD Route 24, Rocks Road will be closed for bridge rehabilitation on or about Wednesday, November 1, for approximately four months.
Harford’s water was named Best in Show at the American Water Works Association’s regional taste test challenge during the Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference held in Ocean City in late August.
County Executive Bob Cassilly issued the following statement after signing legislation limiting warehouse development in Harford County to 250K square feet.
The Houcks Mill Road bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls at the Harford/Baltimore County line in Monkton will be closed for approximately four weeks starting on Monday, October 23, 2023, for replacement of prefabricated deck panels.
Harford County’s Stafford Road Bridge rehabilitation project has been honored as the medium-sized project of the year by the County Engineers Association of Maryland.
A section of Hookers Mill Road in Abingdon between Bynum Overlook Drive and Pouska Road will be closed to all through traffic after a vehicle struck the bridge over Bynum Run Friday, Oct. 13. Updates will be posted on social media.
The Harford County Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities celebrated the employment of citizens with disabilities by honoring several individuals and organizations at the annual Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 4.
The eighth annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure had another successful year helping to raise awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s natural waterways. The event drew 166 families/groups and 113 dogs.
Sewer rehabilitation work has been completed on the section of West MacPhail Road in Bel Air between Tollgate Road and Ponderosa Drive and the road was reopened at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.
Celebrating those who defend our nation, Harford County will host a resource fair for veterans, active-duty military, and their families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street in Bel Air.
Harford County has doubled the amount it will reimburse businesses that invest in employee training. Harford’s Workforce Technical Training Grant Program will provide up to $2,000 per trained employee, and up to $10,000 per company annually.
Harford United Charities presented checks totaling $48,000 to local charities at its 2023 benefit gala on Friday, September 22 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs in Bel Air.
The Harford County Office of Economic Development offered small defense and tech companies an opportunity to meet with larger “prime” defense contractors at a networking event on September 20, 2023.
Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library and We Cancerve, is sponsoring its annual “SOCKtober” collection drive in October.
Is your family prepared for the next emergency? Harford County will be offering the free Prepare Because You Care Class to help citizens be ready in an emergency.
Harford residents can dispose of up to 10 passenger or light truck used tires, on or off the rim at the Harford Waste Disposal Center, 3241 Scarboro Road in Street. Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, through Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Harford County Small & Minority Business Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Churchville Recreation Center, Level Building, 3023 Level Road in Churchville.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly has proposed legislation that would limit the size of new warehouses to 250K square feet and add new restrictions on large warehouse development.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly has ordered the Harford County flag lowered from sunrise to sunset on Monday, Sept. 11 and will host a memorial ceremony beginning at 8:30 a.m. to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Harford County will be opening “cooling centers” at all library branches beginning today because of forecasted excessive temperatures. The heat index in Harford County is expected to reach between 100 and 105 degrees over the next several days.
In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services is hosting a Public Safety & Preparedness Day on Saturday, September 16. The event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2220 Ady Road in Forest Hill.
Harford County’s new train-themed playground has officially opened at Friends Park in Forest Hill. The playground is designed for children ages 5–12 and is located at the northern trailhead of the Ma & Pa Trail.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly today announced plans to explore construction of a comprehensive public safety complex to train and serve local law enforcement, fire, EMS, and allied agencies.
The 2023-24 school year started Monday in Harford County Public Schools with full staffing of bus driver positions and plans by County Executive Bob Cassilly to fund additional school resource officers requested in Aberdeen.
Tree removal work has been completed ahead of schedule and the section of Laurel Brook Road in Fallston between Friendship Road and Gunpowder Farms Road was reopened starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Work has been completed and the roadway reopened to all through traffic on Friday, August 18 for the section of Schucks Road in Bel Air, between MD Route 22 and East Wheel Road following extended work from recent storm damage.
The Ayres Chapel Road Bridge over Jackson Branch, between Route 23 (Norrisville Road) and Harford Creamery Road in White Hall, will be reopened to all through traffic at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16 following structural repairs to the bridge.
Harford County is seeking public input on plans to enhance the quality of life and economic opportunities in areas south of the I-95 corridor that are not served by a municipal government.
A section of Laurel Brook Road in Fallston between Friendship Road and Gunpowder Farms Road will be closed starting Aug. 14 through Aug. 25 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree removal.
Closure of a section of Schucks Road in Bel Air, between MD Route 22 and East Wheel Road will be extended an additional seven days due to the recent storm.
Harford County is seeking public input as it begins a state-mandated update to local building codes.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 1, 2023.
Following yesterday’s storm, Harford County residents can dispose of storm debris at six locations countywide from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 9, through Sunday, August 13, 2023.
County Executive Bob Cassilly will appear live on HarfordTV’s “Inside Harford County” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9. The half-hour community affairs program will feature a discussion led by host Mark Vernarelli. The call-in number is 410-638-3894.
Severe weather is expected to move through Harford County between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today August 7. Strong, gusty winds up 60 to 70 mph are predicted, with potential for tornadoes.
A section of Schucks Road in Bel Air, between MD Route 22 and East Wheel Road will be closed to all through traffic from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting Monday, August 7, until approximately Friday, August 11 for necessary drainage repair.
Harford County’s iCan Bike Camp where people with differing abilities learn and experience the thrill of bike riding, will be Monday, August 7- Friday, August 11, 2023. Participants and volunteers have found the camp to be a life-changing experience.
It is well within the authority of the Executive Branch, when faced with allegations of wrongdoing by its own directors or employees, to conduct an examination of the electronic communications located on Harford County servers.
A fatal accident involving a Harford County dump truck and a passenger car occurred on Thursday afternoon on Baldwin Mill Road at Furnace Road in Jarrettsville.
Heat index expected to be 100-110 degrees. The Harford County Department of Emergency Services, Public Libraries and Harford County Health Department, will offer cooling centers at library branches from Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29.
Harford County is hosting a resource fair for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. The 2023 Second Chance Resource Fair includes record expungement services, help for those seeking a new start after incarceration, and support for victims.
A section of Abingdon Road between Cokesbury Road and Cogswell Court in Abingdon will be closed to all through traffic from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 (weather permitting) for a drainage repair.
Harford County’s Tollgate Road Yard Trim Drop-Off Site in Bel Air will beclosed from Saturday, July 22 through Saturday, July 29 to minimize traffic in the area of the Harford County Farm Fair.
A section of West MacPhail Road between South Tollgate Road and Ponderosa Drive in Bel Air will be closed to all through traffic for approximately 10 weeks beginning on or about Wednesday, July 26 for sewer rehabilitation work.
The Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival, which was to be held August 4 - 6 on Harford County Parks & Recreation property at Cedar Lane Regional Park in Bel Air, has been canceled due to numerous unresolved safety concerns.
The 2023 edition of the award-winning Homegrown Harford, an annual publication highlighting the county’s agricultural community, is out now. This year’s theme is science and technology in modern agriculture.
Section of Troyer Road between Norrisville Road (Route 23) and Harford Creamery Road in White Hall will be closed on or about Tuesday, July 18 for approximately five months while the bridge over a tributary of Little Deer Creek is repaired.
Harford County will celebrate Parks & Recreation Month with a community event in Edgewood that will include water and field day activities and program demonstrations.
Harford County today released the results from an independent study of “possible disparities in Harford County government contract awards.” Commissioned in 2022.
The grants from the Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband will help defray the high cost of laying fiber cable to reach homes and businesses in Harford’s rural north, including Darlington, Norrisville, Pylesville and Whiteford.
Harford County has awarded nearly $645,000 in FY 2024 tourism grants to 15 nonprofits aimed at creating more extended or weekend-long events that increase the number of overnight visitors to Harford County.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly today issued the following statement on the County Council’s failure to pass Bill 23-011.
Harford County is proud to announce the designation of Fairview AME Church, Turner Memorial Cemetery, and Fairview School in Forest Hill as a Harford County Historic Landmark.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly today signed his first budget following its passage Tuesday by a majority of the County Council. The budget for fiscal year 2024 keeps spending flat while meeting the county’s needs without raising taxes.
The Ayres Chapel Road Bridge between Route 23 and Harford Creamery Road in White Hall, over Jackson Branch, will be closed to all traffic beginning on or about Monday, June 19, for approximately four weeks while structural repairs are made.
Harford County Economic Development Director Karen Holt led her first meeting this week as president of the Association of Defense Communities (ADC).
At a ceremony on Saturday, May 20, The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission presented its 2023 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards.
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.
This summer, explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations, and win prizes in the Harford Streams Summer Adventure.
The Stafford Road bridge over Deer Creek in Susquehanna State Park has been reconstructed and reopened prior to the busy summer season. At 225 feet in length, the Stafford Road bridge is the longest County-owned bridge.
Harford County will re-open the newly improved Annie’s Playground at Edgeley Grove Park in Fallston on Wednesday, May 24th at 4pm. Live balloon entertainment and t-shirts will be provided for attendees.
The Harford County Board of Education and County Executive Bob Cassilly have each agreed to contribute additional funding for school operations in FY24 and to collaborate year-round on the efficient use of taxpayer funds.
The bridge had been closed for construction since October 17, 2022 while the bridge deck was extended and replaced and improvements were made to the abutments, pier, and existing structural components.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly has announced $750,000 in supplemental funding for staffing for the Harford County Health Department, in addition to providing new technology to modernize their permit process.
The Harford County Department of Planning & Zoning has enhanced its Track-It app to provide the public with unprecedented access and availability to the development review process.
Tires will be accepted from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day. Participation is restricted to farms located in Harford County. Proof of Harford County residency is required.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly issued the following statement on the passing of Linda Dousa, Assistant EMS Chief and lifetime member of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company:
Shore Drive from Joppa Farm Road to Towne Center Drive in Joppatowne will be closed to all traffic Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, April 26, for approximately three weeks while improvements and repairs are made.
Harford County is offering two webinars to assist 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 nonprofit organizations that want to apply for two new Harford County tourism grant programs.
“Addicted” will be shown this year as a screening on Sat., April 22 at Mt. Zion Church, 1643 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air and on Fri., May 12 at North Harford High School, 211 Pylesville Road in Pylesville. Both screenings will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
Earlier today, Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly signed into law his moratorium on new warehouses in Harford County after its passage by the County Council last night by a vote of 6-1.
Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly released today his recommended fiscal year 2024 budget following an in-depth review of current county operations and spending.
The Cherry Hill Road bridge over Deer Creek in Street has reopened to public travel after a weeklong closure in early April.
Harford County will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 22, for citizens to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications
Harford County Government is reorganizing how it distributes its tourism dollars – generated through the county’s hotel lodging fee – in an effort to increase the number of overnight stays in local hotels by creating more extended or weekend-long events.
The 2023 Empowered Expo will be held on Saturday, April 22 for Harford County teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans (IEPS) and 504 Plans who are transitioning from high school to adulthood, higher education, and the workforce.
The Cherry Hill Road bridge over Deer Creek in Street will be closed to all through traffic on or about Monday, April 3 for approximately one week.
Volunteers are needed to help plant 180 trees at Schucks Road Regional Park on Friday, April 7, in celebration of Arbor Day. Families, civic organizations, school groups, and Scouts are welcome. Everyone will receive a free native tree to take home.