Posted on: May 19, 2017

Harford County Historic Preservation Commission Announces 2017 Award Winners

These awards, which are presented each May in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to stewardship of Harford County’s historic and cultural resources.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Applications Being Accepted for Master Watershed Steward Training in Harford County

Would you like to be a leader in improving stream health in your Harford County community and the Chesapeake Bay? Applications are now being accepted for certification as a Master Watershed Steward in the Master Watershed Stewards Academy.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Got Questions about Harford County Geography? There’s a Map for That

Commonly requested geographical information about Harford County, such as land use, transportation networks and areas of environmental significance, is now available online in a “map gallery” published on the Harford County government website.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Nine Volunteer Mediators Graduate in Harford County Community Mediation Program’s Class of 2017

The Harford County Community Mediation Program is proud to announce that nine volunteers have successfully completed the required 45 hours of Basic Mediation Training to become volunteer community mediators.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

First Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival Draws 1,000 Attendees

There were smiles all around as nearly 1,000 attendees gathered for the first Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on April 22 in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College in Bel Air.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Free Senior Resource Fair on June 13 Hosted by Harford County Office on Aging

Offering a wealth of resources for families and caregivers, the Harford County Office on Aging will host a Senior Resource Fair on Tuesday, June 13 at the McFaul Activity Center at 525 West MacPhail Road in Bel Air from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Harford Artists of All Abilities Sought for “Art Without Boundaries” Exhibit in July

Harford County Commission on Disabilities and Harford County Cultural Arts Board will present “Art Without Boundaries”, a juried art exhibit for artists of all abilities at the Bel Air and Havre de Grace branches of the Harford County Public Library.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Harford County Employees Celebrate 800 Hours of Volunteer Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Throughout January, February and March nearly 100 county government employees gave over 800 hours of volunteer service to local nonprofits for the 2nd annual Day of Service program initiated by County Executive Glassman in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Register Now for Harford County’s Bike to Work Day “Pit Stops” in May; Sponsors Welcome

Harford County will celebrate May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Harford County Government, Public Schools Agree on Shared Access to County-Owned Fuel Sites

Harford County Government and Harford County Public Schools have signed a ground-breaking agreement on shared access to county-owned fueling stations, improving operational efficiencies and avoid long term repair & maintenance costs for the school system.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Register for Harford County’s Free “Prepare Because You Care” Emergency Preparedness Training

When it comes to emergencies and disasters, it's not a question of “if”, but “when.” Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a wide range of emergency situations.

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Harford County Executive Glassman Recommends Fiscally Responsible FY 18 Budget; No Tax Increases

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released today a recommended county budget for fiscal year 2018 which includes no increase in tax rates yet provides record level funding for public safety, education and libraries.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Joppa Farm Rd. Closing April 26 for Two Months between MD Rt 7 and U.S. Rt 40 for Utility Work

Joppa Farm Road will be closing between Maryland Route 7 and U.S. Route 40 on or about Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for approximately two months for Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) to install underground transmission lines.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

2017 Women of Tomorrow Awards Celebrate Harford County's Outstanding Young Women

Celebrating the next generation of women leaders, County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Commission for Women hosted the seventh annual Women of Tomorrow Awards on March 30 at Bel Air High School.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

County Executive Glassman Orders Harford County Flag Lowered for Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar

County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag to be flown at half-staff and issued the following statement in honor of Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of Edgewood, who died on Saturday after being wounded in action in Afghanistan.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Harford County Personnel Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled April 28, 2017

The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan. The meeting will be held in the 1st Floor Main Conference Room, 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air.

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Harford County’s 8th Annual Celebration of Cultures May 6 in Downtown Bel Air

All are welcome to join in Harford County’s eighth annual Celebration of Cultures beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 in Downtown Bel Air. This family-friendly event is designed to spotlight the many cultures that call Harford County home.

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

New Harford Transit LINK Bus Route to Jobs in Perryman-Riverside Employment Centers

Harford Transit LINK will pilot a new bus route offering reliable transportation to jobs in Perryman & Riverside on May 15. The Perryman-Riverside Express Silver Line will provide frequent service and schedule aligned with work shifts of area employers.

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Section of Joppa Farm Road to Close for Utility Work

Joppa Farm Road between Falconer Road and Barksdale Road will be closing from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 for Baltimore Gas & Electric to install vaults for their underground transmission lines.

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Harford County Launches Watershed Explorer Application to Promote Healthy Streams

Harford County government is pleased to announce a new online tool to promote awareness of the connection between local watersheds, the health of local streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Volunteers Invited to Plant Trees in Jarrettsville for Harford County’s April 14 Arbor Day

Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day 2017 on Friday, April 14 by planting 315 trees at Fox Meadow Complex located at 3653 Fallston Road in Jarrettsville. This year marks Harford County’s 14th annual Arbor Day celebration.

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Register Now for Harford’s First Annual Youth and Family Resource Festival Coming Saturday April 22

Registration is now open for Harford’s first annual Youth and Family Resource Festival featuring resources for youth of all abilities from birth to young adults. This free event will be held on Sat, April 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Harford Community College.

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

County Executive Barry Glassman Orders Harford County Flag Lowered for Dennis DeVoe

County Executive Barry Glassman ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 17 in recognition of Dennis DeVoe’s service to the citizens of Harford County.

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Robinson Mill Road Bridge in Whiteford Closed Until Further Notice

The Harford County Department of Public Works has closed the bridge on Robinson Mill Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Route 136 in Whiteford, due to the structural degradation of the supporting beams.

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Wastewater Overflow in Emmorton Area Found and Promptly Controlled

Employees of the Harford County Department of Public Works observed an overflow of wastewater at a manhole located in the 2500 block of South Tollgate Road at 11:30 am on March 10, 2017. Crews quickly responded to the site and the overflow was controlled ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Harford’s “Decisions That Determine Your Destiny” Offers Free Legal Assistance

This program offers free advice and assistance drafting legal documents such as financial power of attorney & advance medical directive that can ease the burden of resolving legal issues in case of catastrophic illness or injury to yourself or loved ones.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Harford County Earns 32nd Consecutive Annual Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Harford County government is recognized for its fiscal year 2016 comprehensive annual financial report with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Nominees Sought for 31st Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People 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 service at the annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony.

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Harford County Announces Champions for Children and Youth Art Contest for Grades K-12

Is there a champion in your life? Students in grades K-12 are invited to show how their champion makes them feel, and enter to win prizes in a new art contest sponsored by the Harford County Department of Community Services and Local Management Board.

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

HEAVY LOAD / OVERSIZE VEHICLE MOVE NOTICE

A heavy load / oversize vehicle will be traversing Perryman area roads (MD159 and Chelsea Road) on or about Wednesday, March 1st. When it crosses the Amtrak Bridge on Chelsea Road between Michaelsville Road and Woodley Road, no other vehicles will be allo...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

County Executive Barry Glassman Issues Statement on Hateful Fliers Found in Bel Air Neighborhood

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today in response to hateful fliers found Wednesday in a Bel Air neighborhood.

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Register for Harford County’s Free “Prepare Because You Care” Emergency Preparedness Training

This program developed by the county Department of Emergency Services will hold its next four-week session on Wednesdays beginning on March 15 through April 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Northern Precinct. Registration required.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Harford County Retains Triple-A Bond Ratings; Highest Possible Ratings Reduce Borrowing Costs

Harford County has retained its Triple-A bond rating from all three of the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies for the third consecutive year under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman.

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

County Executive Glassman Orders Day of Remembrance, Flags Lowered Feb. 10 for Fallen Deputies

County Executive Barry Glassman has declared a Day of Remembrance and ordered Harford County flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, February 10 for fallen heroes Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon.

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Joppa Farm Rd. between Maryland Route 7 and U.S. Route 40 Closing for Two Months for Utility Work

BEL AIR, Md., (Feb. 3, 2017) - Joppa Farm Road between Maryland Route 7 and U.S. Route 40 will be closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, for two months beginning on or about Tuesday, February 14, 2017. This temporary road closure is for Will...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

William Bettin named Harford County Deputy Director of DPW’s Division of Water & Sewer

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has named Bel Air resident William Bettin, P.E., the deputy director of Public Works where he will lead the Division of Water and Sewer serving 130,000 citizens, effective February 13.

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Harford County Celebrates Black History Month with Video Tribute to Hosanna School Museum

Harford County celebrates Black History Month with the following video tribute to the community that lifted up Hosanna School Museum in Darlington.

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Free Harford County Program for Employers to Help Employees “Commute Smart”

The Office of Economic Development is proud to offer companies and other organizations on-site presentations to their employees, providing commuter options that can save time and money, reduce traffic, and, in some cases, improve employee health.

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Harford County Employee Cindy Lykens Recognized for Saving Taxpayers $32K

County Executive Barry Glassman is proud to recognize County employee Cindy Lykens, who recently demonstrated outstanding stewardship of taxpayer funds that resulted in cost savings of $32,000 and prevented future overcharges by a third-party contractor.

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Road Reopening Notice: E. Belcrest Rd. between Wakefield Dr. and Crafton Rd. in Bel Air

The Harford County Department of Public Works reopened E. Belcrest Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. This roadway had been closed for storm drain installation.

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Free “Community Conversation Series” for Caregivers Offered by Harford County Office of Disability

Harford County government, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, is proud to introduce a free informational three-part “Community Conversation” series on planning for the future of a loved one with a disability.

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Harford County’s Glassman Administration Urges Citizens to Stay Safe in Winter Weather

On the one year anniversary of Winter Storm Jonas, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration offers the following reminders and online tools developed to help citizens stay informed and, most importantly, to stay safe in winter weather.

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Harford County’s Tourism-Related Funding Program Accepting Applications for FY 2018

This funding program aids cultural, historical, museum, eco-tourism and sports-tourism activities, with revenue generated by the county’s hotel lodging fee. Funding application workshops are planned for Feb 22 and March 6. Submission deadline is April 14.

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Winners Announced for 2016 Harford County Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards

Harford County government, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Service, is pleased to announce that St. Joan of Arc School and Tidewater Marina have won Harford County’s Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards for 2016.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Temporary Road Closure: E. Belcrest Road between Wakefield Dr. and Crafton Rd. in Bel Air

The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing E. Belcrest Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on or about Monday, January 23, 2017 for approximately two days for storm drain installation. Emergen...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

County Executive Glassman’s State of the County Address: “Journey to Success”; Day of Remembrance

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman measured success by the county’s strengthening financial position and in the number of lives touched by his administration, and declared a day of remembrance for two sheriff’s deputies murdered in the line of duty.

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Nominations Sought for 2017 Historic Preservation Awards; Deadline Extended to January 20

Nominations are open for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation within Harford County. The deadline for nominations has now been extended to Friday, January 20, 2017.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Harford County Executive Glassman to Present State of the County Address January 10, 2017

Harford County Executive Glassman will present his State of the County Address to the County Council and the public on Tues., January 10 at 7 p.m. This annual address will stream live on the county website and on Harford County Government’s Facebook page.

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Temporary Road Closure: East Heather Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air

The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing East Heather Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on or about Thursday, January 5, 2017 for approximately two days for storm drain installation. Emerg...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Harford County Earns 28th Consecutive Budget Award from Government Finance Officers Association

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada was pleased to announce that Harford County, Maryland has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman Invites Citizen Input on FY18 Budget

County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting on January 19 with multimedia options available for citizens to share their priorities for FY18. The third annual budget event will stream live on the county website beginning at 6 p.m.

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Harford County Organizations Partner to Distribute 215 Winter Coats to Children & Families in Need

Several Harford County organizations came together this holiday season to give more than 215 high-quality new winter coats to local children and families in need, generating smiles all around at events held December 13 – 15, 2016.

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Harford’s Glassman Administration Launches Online Tracker for 2017 Property Rezoning Requests

As Harford County begins a required comprehensive zoning review, the Glassman administration is introducing a new online tool for the public to track zoning changes requested by property owners. The “Harford County 2017 Rezoning Tracker” went live Dec 12.

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Harford County Reports Overflow at Brentwood Park Sewer Pump Station

Employees of the Harford County Department of Public Works observed an overflow of wastewater at the Brentwood Park Sewer Pump Station at 12:15 pm on December 7, 2016. Crews quickly responded to the site and the overflow was controlled by 1:45 pm.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Christmas Tree Safety Tips from Harford County Government

Christmas trees are a delightful holiday tradition. Yet Christmas tree fires can be serious and even deadly. The Harford County department of Emergency Services is offering helpful fire prevention tips for this holiday season.

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Harford County Supports Small Business Saturday November 26

Small Business Saturday encourages communities to shop locally and support the small, independently owned businesses that create jobs and boost local economies. Held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this year’s big day is November 26, 2016.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Harford County Employees Recognized for Acts of Kindness

County Executive Barry Glassman is proud to recognize Harford County government employees Dan Funk and Kristy Heim, who recently went above and beyond their job responsibilities to improve the lives of others.

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Harford County Rededicates Historic Joesting-Gorsuch House Saved from Demolition

Harford County’s historic Joesting-Gorsuch House was rededicated on Friday in Street, eleven miles from where the blue house escaped demolition and once stood for more than two centuries.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Harford County’s “SOCKtober” Donation Drive Nets 3,500 Socks, Hats & Gloves for Neighbors in Need

Harford County government, Harford County Public Library, and the nonprofit We Cancerve Movement, Inc. partnered this October on “SOCKtober,” a countywide donation drive seeking new socks, hats, gloves, and mittens of all sizes for local citizens in need.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Missing Link Secured to Unite Harford’s Popular Ma & Pa Heritage Trail

For nearly two decades, Harford County officials and trail enthusiasts in the region have strived to unite the two sections that make up the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail. On Thursday, County Executive Barry Glassman announced that the connection is being made.

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Nominations Sought for 2017 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards

Awards to individuals and organizations will be presented in May by the Historic Preservation Commission and the county Department of Planning & Zoning in honor of National Historic Preservation Month. The deadline for nominations is January 11, 2017.

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Anti-Heroin Video Competition for Harford County Youth; Top Video to Play in Local Movie Theaters

Local youth, ages 11-18, are invited to enter Harford County’s video competition by creating a 30-second PSA about the dangers of substance abuse. Winners will earn Visa gift cards and a chance to have their video shown in local movie theaters.

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Applications Available for After-School Program at Edgewood Recreation and Community Center

Harford County government is proud to announce the return of the after-school program at the Edgewood Recreation and Community Center.

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

New Mariner Statue Unveiled in Joppatowne’s Mariner Point Park

Visit Mariner Point Park in Joppatowne and say “ahoy” to the handsome new mariner statue unveiled on November 2 by Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and members of his administration.

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Harford County Creates Green Infrastructure Vision Plan for Gunpowder River Watershed

Working with community stakeholders, the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning, in cooperation with the American Planning Association, has created a Green Infrastructure Vision plan for the Gunpowder River watershed in Harford County.

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Harford County Joins “No Shave November” Campaign to Grow Cancer Awareness

No Shave November is a national campaign to “grow” awareness about the importance of men’s cancer screenings. County Executive Barry Glassman invites the men of Harford County to stop shaving this month & donate new shaving supplies and other toiletries.

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

New Harford County Parks & Rec Facility Opened in Churchville

Harford County has an attractive new recreational facility for citizens to enjoy following the public opening in late October of the Level Building at Harford County Parks & Rec’s Churchville Recreation Complex.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Harford County Awards Celebrate Employment of Citizens with Disabilities

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, the Department of Community Services, and the Commission on Disabilities celebrated the achievements and employment of citizens with disabilities at the annual Disabilities Employment Awards Luncheon on October 25.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Vendors and Exhibitors Sought for First Annual Harford County Youth and Family Resource Festival

The Harford County Department of Community Services Local Management Board and Office of Disabilities are seeking dynamic vendors and exhibitors for the first annual Youth and Family Resource Festival to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Harford County Seeks “Expressions of Interest” for Mixed-Use Development Opportunity

Harford County government is seeking “Expressions of Interest” in one of the last major development opportunities in downtown Bel Air. The official request has been posted on the county website for mixed-use development of county-owned property.

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Harford County Promotes a “Night of Conversation" on Wednesday, November 16

On Wednesday, November 16, Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to “feed awareness” by having dinner with their families and talking to their children, of all ages, about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Harford County Video Promotes Tourism with Soaring Views of Deer Creek

Spectacular aerial views of Deer Creek steal the show in a new video promoting Harford County tourism released online October 11 and produced jointly by the nonprofit Visit Harford!, Inc. and Harford County government.

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

New Plumtree Road Roundabout Completed in Bel Air; Area Roads Reopened

Following the construction of a new roundabout at Plumtree Road near MD Route 24 in Bel Air, the roads listed below have been reopened to all through traffic by the Harford County Department of Public Works

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Partial Closure for Section of Vale Road Beginning Oct. 17 for Two Weeks

The Harford County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Highways will be closing Vale Road between Grafton Shop Road and Macroom Court from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for maintenance work beginning on or about Monday, October 17, 2016. Access will be maintai...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2016

Outstanding Volunteers Honored at 30th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards

Heartwarming stories of human kindness filled the air at the 30th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Department of Community Services on October 8 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene.

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Winners Announced in Harford Streams Summer Adventure 2016

The first annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure program drew more than 200 participants, and at least one puppy, to explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams this summer.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Harford County to Hold October Heroin Prevention & Awareness Briefings; Important New Information

Children as young as 11 have reported using heroin in Harford County; it has been found in every ZIP code. To arm parents against this nationwide epidemic, a new series of Heroin Prevention & Awareness Briefings is planned this October in Harford County.

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Donations for Project Healthy Delivery Support Pregnant Women Suffering From Addiction

On September 19, County Executive Barry Glassman and the Office of Drug Control Policy delivered donations for “Project Healthy Delivery” to the Ashley Addiction Intensive Outpatient Treatment Office at University of MD Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air.

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Harford Launches October “SOCKtober” Donation Drive for the Homeless, Veterans

Harford County government, Harford County Public Library and the nonprofit Wecancerve are partnering this October for “SOCKtober”, a countywide donation drive seeking new socks, hats, mittens and gloves of all sizes for local citizens in need.

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Section of Old Pylesville Road Reopened Following Bridge Maintenance

After noon on Wednesday, September 28, the Harford County Department of Public Works reopened a section of Old Pylesville Road, near Street, between Maryland Route 165 and Street Road at the bridge over a tributary of Broad Creek. The bridge is located ab...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Free Business Continuity Seminar September 30; Helping Harford County Businesses Plan for Disasters

Is your business prepared to survive a disaster? To help protect the bottom line for Harford County businesses, Harford County Economic Development and Emergency Services will offer a free Business Continuity Seminar on Friday Sept 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Free Legal Assistance Offered in Harford County’s “Decisions That Determine Your Destiny”

If catastrophic illness/injury struck your family, would you and your loved ones be prepared to carry out each other’s wishes? Harford County Office on Aging, with the Harford Bar Foundation, will offer information and assistance drafting legal documents.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

W. Paul Thompson Jr. Appointed Chairman of Harford’s Economic Development Advisory Board

County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Paul Thompson Jr. as chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Board, a 28-member body tasked with encouraging economic growth and development in Harford County.

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Harford County to Celebrate Ninth Annual Business Appreciation Week Sept. 19 – 23

Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will celebrate local businesses during its ninth annual Business Appreciation Week starting on Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Section of Old Pylesville Road Near Street to Close for Bridge Maintenance Work

Old Pylesville Road, near Street, between Maryland Route 165 and Street Road at the bridge over a tributary of Broad Creek will be temporarily closed Monday, September 26 for approximately three days to complete maintenance work on the bridge deck.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Free Wedding Expo October 29 at Harford County’s Swan Harbor Farm

Planning a wedding? Swan Harbor Farm will host a free Wedding Expo on Saturday, October 29 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at 401 Oakington Road in Havre de Grace. The expo will be a one-stop opportunity to meet a wide variety of wedding professionals.

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Are You Ready for the Next Emergency? Be Safe, Make Your Emergency Plan Today

Catastrophic events caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, snowstorms and fire can happen anywhere, anytime. Harford County Emergency Services develops plans for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for all types of hazards.

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Harford County Office on Aging to Hold Senior Resource Fair September 20 in Bel Air

Offering a wealth of resources for seniors, and their adult family members & caregivers, Community Services Office on Aging will hold a Senior Resource Fair on Tues, Sept 20. This free event is held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the McFaul Activity Center.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Harford County Awarded $2 Million MD Dept. of Natural Resources Grant for Watershed Improvements

In FY17 Harford County will use these funds to construct four projects within the county that will decrease sediment and nutrient loads and improve the water quality of downstream receiving waters.

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Free Haircuts Help Harford County Kids Go Back to School in Style

More than 100 Harford County children with limited resources headed back to school in style this year, thanks to free haircuts and new school supplies donated by local businesses in partnership with county government!

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Registration Open for Harford County’s “Prepare Because You Care” Emergency Preparedness Training

FREE Training - Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones during natural disasters and other emergencies. This four-week session is held on Wednesdays, Sept 14 through Oct 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at 2220 Ady Road in Forest Hill.

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Free Bus Passes Available to Harford Community College Commuters for Car-Free Day September 22

Worldwide Car-Free Day is Thursday, September 22, 2016. To encourage participation, Harford Transit’s Commute Smart division will offer Harford Community College commuters free passes for September 22 on Harford Transit LINK buses.

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Wheeler School Road Re-opens after Bridge Repairs

The Harford County Department of Public Works has re-opened Wheeler School Road, located between Whiteford and Pylesville, effective at 3:00pm on Friday, August 19, 2016. The section of the road to the east of Pylesville Road (Maryland Route 165) had bee...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Harford County Libraries to Serve as “Cooling Centers” Tuesday, August 16, 2016

With the heat index expected to exceed 105 degrees on Tuesday, August 16, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Health Department, will utilize libraries as “Cooling Centers."

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Harford County Public Library Branches to Serve as “Cooling Centers” August 11 – 13

With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees for the next several days, the Harford County Public Library branches will be available as “Cooling Centers” during normal business hours Thursday, August 11, through Saturday, August 13, 2016.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Harford County Disabilities Commission Seeks Nominations for 2016 Employment Recognition Awards

The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is now seeking nominations for the 2016 Employment Recognition Luncheon Awards marking Disability Employment Awareness Month. These awards highlight the accomplishments of employees with disabilities.

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Harford County Extending Operations to Three Days a Week at Tollgate Residential Yard Trim Drop-off

For the convenience of residential customers, Harford County government is extending operations to three days a week, the site located at 703 N. Tollgate Rd will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., August 25 through November 25, 2016.

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Section of Schucks Road to Close for Resurfacing on or about August 9

The Harford County Department of Public Works - Bureau of Construction Inspections will be closing the section of Schucks Road between MD Route 22 and Wheel Road for approximately one day for road resurfacing. The closure to all through traffic is planned...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Wheeler School Road Bridge to Close for Emergency Repairs

The Harford County Department of Public Works will be temporarily closing Wheeler School Road at the bridge over a tributary of Broad Creek located approximately 0.2 miles from Old Pylesville Road near Whiteford. The closure to all traffic including emerg...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Harford County Sites to Serve as “Cooling Centers” Saturday, July 23 – Monday July 25

With the heat index expected to reach 110 degrees, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and Volunteer Fire Companies, will offer “Cooling Centers” from Sat, July 23 through Mon, July 25.

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Sections of Tollgate and Plumtree Roads to close for two months for roundabout construction

Portions of two roads in Bel Air will be closed for approximately two months to allow for the construction of a roundabout. Beginning on or about Thursday, August 4, 2016, Tollgate Road will be closed between Ring Factory Road and Plumtree Road, while Pl...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Salem Church Road in Jarrettsville to Close for Resurfacing

Salem Church Road from MD Route 23 to Nelson Mill Road will be closed to all through traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for approximately one week for road resurfacing beginning on or about August 4, 2016. Please follow signs for the detour or make other...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Section of Singer Road to Close for Resurfacing on Friday, July 22; Detour in Place

Singer Road from Clayton Road to MD Route 152 will be closed to all through traffic for resurfacing on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please follow signs for the detour or make other arrangements if you travel on this roadway. For ...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Harford’s Glassman Administration Wins 2016 Achievement Award from NACo for Anti-Heroin Efforts

The administration of County Executive Barry Glassman has been recognized by NACo, the National Association of Counties, for Harford County’s extensive efforts to reduce heroin use and overdose.

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Section of Singer Road to Close for Resurfacing on Wednesday July 20

Singer Road from Winters Run Rd. to Clayton Rd. will be closed to all through traffic for resurfacing on Wednesday, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please make other arrangements if you travel on this roadway.

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Yard Trim Drop-off Site on Tollgate Road Closed Saturday July 30 for Harford County Farm Fair

Harford County’s Yard Trim Drop-off site, located at 703 N. Tollgate Road in Bel Air, will be closed on Saturday July 30, 2016 due to the Harford County Farm Fair. Citizens may drop off their yard trimmings on July 30 at the Harford Waste Disposal Center.

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Harford County Public Libraries to Serve as “Cooling Centers” Thursday July 14

With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees on Thursday, July 14, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services will utilize Harford County Public Libraries as “Cooling Centers” during normal business hours.

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

Sections of North Tollgate and Vale Roads to Close for Construction on July 15

The Harford County Dept. of Public Works will close the following roads to all through traffic, including school buses, for road construction on Friday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Tollgate Rd. from Jenny Rd. to Vale Rd.

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

"Track-it" Wins Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties

Harford County's Track-it: The Planning & Zoning Activity Tracker has won a 2016 Achievement Award from NACo, the National Association of Counties.

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

FYI Newsletter From Barry Glassman, Harford County Executive - July 2016

July issue is now out! This month's issue takes you through adventures at Harford Streams and stresses the importance of talking to your kids about heroin. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today!

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Road Closure Notice: Tollgate Road from Boulton Street to US1 Bus.

Tollgate Road Construction Notice: Tollgate Road will be closed from Boulton Street to US1 Bus. from Thursday, July 7 night (10:00 PM) to Friday, July 8 morning (6:00 AM) to mill the roadway in preparation for resurfacing. Additionally, milling work will ...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

Harford County Public Libraries to Serve as “Cooling Centers” through Saturday

With the heat index expected to reach 100 degrees today, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department will utilize libraries as “Cooling Centers” this week.

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Harford County Honors 2016 Champions for Children and Youth

Held on June 24, the Harford County Department of Community Services Local Management Board hosts this annual event to recognize individuals who go above and beyond as professionals, volunteers, and fellow youth to help young people from birth to age 21.

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

2016 Harford County Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Symposium: Help, Understanding, Hope

Bringing together 300 participants and 18 vendors in the fight against drug abuse, this event, hosted by Harford County Department of Community Services Office of Drug Control Policy, was held on June 23 at Bel Air High School.

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

County Home Road in Bel Air to Close for One Day on June 30

County Home Road in Bel Air will be closed to all through traffic for one day on Thursday, June 30, 2016 for road construction. During the one-day closure, the MA & PA Dog Park and the parking lot for the MA & PA Heritage Trail will be inaccessib...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Heroin Warnings from Harford County Youth Coming to a Theater Near You …

Children who have lost a loved one to heroin are speaking out in a series of gripping public service announcements in Harford County movie theaters this summer.

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Picture Yourself Enjoying Harford Streams Summer Adventure

This summer, explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, snap selfies at your favorite locations, and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, an exciting new program from the Dept. of Public Works.

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Harford County Offers Safety Tips for Hurricane Season 2016

Hurricanes can produce destructive winds over 150 miles per hour, flooding from torrential rain, devastating high tides, and even tornadoes. See how preparing for hurricanes and other serious storms helps protect you, your family, and your community.

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Glassman Administration Awards $1.5M in Grants to Grow Tourism in Harford County

County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to announce that 31 local nonprofits will be receiving grants from his administration totaling nearly $1.5 million to promote tourism and related activities in Harford County.

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Watervale and Vale Roads Reopened at Watervale Bridge

Watervale Road and Vale Road at Watervale Road Bridge are now open to all through traffic following completion of the bridge replacement project. Please note the new traffic pattern and obey posted speed limits on adjacent roads.

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Harford County Historic Preservation Commission Announces 2016 Award Winners

The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission announced its 21st annual award recipients to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to stewardship of Harford County’s historic and cultural resources.

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Harford’s Glassman Administration Nets $492K Grant Funding to Improve Joppatowne Waterways

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration will receive grants totaling $492,000 requested from the state of Maryland’s Waterway Improvement Fund to enhance recreational boating opportunities in Joppatowne.

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Statewide Recognition for Harford County Community Mediation’s Volunteer of the Year Nancy Mahoney

The Harford County Community Mediation Program recently recognized Harford County Bar Foundation Executive Director Nancy Mahoney as its 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Read about how Ms. Mahoney has gone above and beyond to assist Harford County citizens.

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

FYI Newsletter From Barry Glassman, Harford County Executive - June 2016

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June issue is out! This month's issue check into the FY17 County budget signing, be a part of green infrastructure projects, participate in upcoming golf events and so much more. Read it here & subscribe today.

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Williams Street Trailhead to the Ma & Pa Trail Reopens After Emergency Repairs

The Harford County Dept. of Parks & Recreation has reopened the Ma & Pa trailhead at Williams Street in Bel Air ahead of schedule, which had been closed for emergency repairs to a culvert along the trail.

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

County Executive Barry Glassman has named Joseph Siemek as Harford County’s director of Public Works

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County Executive Barry Glassman has named Joseph Siemek as Harford County’s director of Public Works effective June 20, 2016. He is an award-winning professional engineer with 35 years of management and consulting experience in public works projects.

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

County Executive Barry Glassman Names Kathleen Burley Director of Harford County Parks & Recreation

County Executive Barry Glassman has named Kathleen Burley as Harford County’s director of Parks & Rec effective June 20. Ms. Burley has nearly 20 years of experience managing rec programs, including eight years in the county department she will now lead.

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

June 14 Workshop to Gather Public Input on Gunpowder Watershed Green Infrastructure Project

The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning, will host a public workshop to gather input on a green infrastructure project within the Gunpowder watershed involving areas of Baltimore County and Harford County, including Aberdeen Proving Ground.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Deep Run Road Near Whiteford Reopened Following Repairs

The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Deep Run Road at the intersection of Deep Run Rd and Cooper Rd after completing repairs to the damaged bridge abutment and wing wall. For more information please call Dan Svrjcek at 410-638-3545.

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Madonna Rd. Reopened Following Emergency Road Repairs

The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Madonna Rd. between Mellow Rd. and Telegraph Rd. in Whitehall/Pylesville after completing emergency road repairs. For more information please call William Williams at 410-692-7878.

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Ride Free on Harford Transit LINK Buses June 16 for National Dump the Pump Day

Travelers in Harford County can save money on gas and ride Harford Transit LINK buses for free all day on Thursday, June 16, in recognition of National Dump the Pump Day.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Section of Wheeler School Road Near Whiteford to Close for Bridge Repairs

The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Wheeler School Road between MD Route 165 and Old Pylesville Road, near Whiteford, for repairs to the bridge over a tributary of Broad Creek.

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