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This summer, discover the natural beauty of Harford streams, take selfies at your favorite locations & win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from Harford's Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration.
Painted quilt patterns on barns and other rural buildings add art and beauty to the landscape, promoting agricultural preservation, agri-business, and tourism. More than a baker’s dozen of these magnificent 8-foot quilts appear throughout Harford County.
Harford's government is recognized for its fiscal year 2018 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada.
The administration under County Executive Barry Glassman was honored with a Best in Category Award for the Harford County Sensory Trail, and with Achievement Awards for the Second Chance Job Fair and the Mental Health + Safety community education program.
One hundred and fifty Harford County government employees participated in the fourth annual Day of Service initiative created by County Executive Barry Glassman in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
County Executive Barry Glassman presents a $5,000 contribution for students to attend Future Ready Labs. This program in the Edgewood Academy of Finance will create projects of value to local entrepreneurs and develop future community business leaders.
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.
Brides and grooms-to-be, along with their families and friends, are cordially invited to a free open house at beautiful Swan Harbor Farm. This award-winning venue will be open from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at 401 Oakington Road in Havre de Grace.
Harford County will host a community conversation next week on civility and civil rights featuring Baltimore attorney, author and lifelong activist A. Dwight Pettit, Esq.
Harford County will celebrate National Clean Commute Month in May with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.
"The Longest Table" tickets available online.
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.
Smiles were all around as more than 1,200 attendees gathered for the second biennial Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on April 13 in Bel Air.
Harford County will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 27, for citizens to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications.
Edgewood Road at the CSX underpass will close for approximately three days beginning on or about Monday, May 6 to complete storm drain repairs to a damaged cross pipe. Please make other arrangements if you travel this roadway.
The Commission for Women will hold a community conversation to discuss human sex trafficking, with insights from law enforcement, victim advocates, and victims. This important conversation is open to the public from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 29.
A previously announced closure of Moores Mill Road from U.S. Route 1 to MD Route 924 in Bel Air has been delayed until Monday, May 6, 2019.
County Executive Barry Glassman recognizes 911 dispatchers in Harford County’s Department of Emergency Services for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 14 – 20, 2019.
Students at five Harford County high schools recently got a vivid lesson on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released his fiscal year 2020 budget today and issued the following statement ...
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan.
Moores Mill Road from U.S. Route 1 to MD Route 924 in Bel Air will be closed to through traffic on or about Monday, April 22 for roadway reconstruction.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today on the passing of House Speaker Michael Busch.
The Snake Lane Bridge in Churchville has been replaced and the road was reopened to all traffic earlier today. The bridge was slated for replacement with a contract award in place prior to the August 31 flood, replacement was completed ahead of schedule.
Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day this year by planting 140 trees on the campus of Harford Community College in Bel Air. Volunteers are needed to help with the plantings on Friday, April 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. behind the Hays-Heighe House.
The Sixth Annual Barry Glassman 5K Run/Walk will be held, rain or shine, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 on the scenic grounds of Harford Community College.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will close Whitaker Mill Road Bridge #51 over Winters Run, which is between MD Route 24 and Old Joppa Road, on or about Monday, April 15, 2019 for approximately five days.
The section of Old Philadelphia Rd. between US Route 40 and Perryman Rd. is closed for construction beginning today, March 25, for approximately three months. Access will be limited to emergency vehicles, school buses and residents within this work zone.
County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Commission for Women celebrated the next generation of women leaders at the ninth annual Women of Tomorrow Awards on March 20 at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.
Harford County will host a community conversation in May to build relationships among residents with diverse perspectives.
Written and directed by school psychologist Christle Henzel, “Addicted” tells the story of three young adults struggling with addiction and the devastating effect of drugs and alcohol on users and those around them.
Glen Cove Road Bridge #155 between Franklin Church Road and Dublin Road (MD Route 440) in Darlington has been reopened to all through traffic.
Registration is now open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with differing abilities to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. The “iCan Bike Camp” for ages eight and older will be held Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.
Harford County is accepting applications now through Monday, April 1 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes next year.
In honor of March as National Procurement Month, County Executive Barry Glassman (center) commends Harford County Procurement for saving more than $9 million in taxpayer funds since 2015 through better negotiations for necessary purchases.
Harford County government, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Service, has awarded its 2018 Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards to Independent Brewing Company of Bel Air and Chesapeak Shredding of Forest Hill.
The Department of Public Works, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, will host an open house for citizens to learn about and join in Harford County’s efforts to protect local streams and clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
Harford County will offer a series of free classes on mental health and safety this spring empowering citizens to prevent tragedies and help others in crisis. Registration is now open for the weekly training classes starting Wednesday, March 20.
Registration is now open for Harford County’s Youth and Family Resource Festival featuring public and private resources for youth of all abilities from birth to young adults.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered and plans a countywide moment of silence on Sunday, February 10 for two sheriff’s deputies who gave their lives in the line of duty three years ago.
County Executive Barry Glassman today delivered his State of the County Address, citing Harford County’s fiscal turnaround as the foundation for future investments to strengthen families and communities.
The new online feature saves time for pet owners who were previously required to visit the county administration building in Bel Air or mail forms to the Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses & Permits.
Harford County will show the love for its historic places by joining a national movement on social media. With Facebook posts known as “heart bombs,” individuals and organizations can join in to raise awareness about the importance of local history.
In response to an arctic air mass impacting the region, a warming center will open at Mountain Christian Church’s Abingdon campus from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 until 5 p.m.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will present his fifth annual State of the County Address to the County Council and the public at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Old Philadelphia Road from MD Route 40 to Perryman Road has reopened. This section of road had been closed since the end of October for utility construction.
In response to forecasts of extremely cold weather, the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will be opening as a warming center for Harford County citizens beginning Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Local businesses and community nonprofits with successful recycling and waste reduction programs are invited to apply for a 2018 Harford County Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Award.
Harford County farmers can drop off used tires from their agricultural vehicles free of charge at the Harford Waste Disposal Center from January 28 to February 11, 2019. The center will accept tires from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day except Sundays.
Harford County will begin accepting funding applications in February from local nonprofits promoting tourism and related activities in the fiscal year 2020. The application deadline is March 22, 2019.
The virtual meeting format expands opportunities for public engagement by providing for in-person testimony along with multimedia options available now, up to, and including the meeting planned for Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Trappe Church Road between MD Route 161 and Poole Road in Darlington will be reopened to all through traffic by the close of business on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued a statement today.
Harford County has retained its Triple-A bond rating from all three of the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch have each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for Harford County.
Harford's public bus system will upgrade services with new routes & schedules beginning on Monday, January 14, 2019. In response to customer requests, Harford Transit LINK will roll out the improvements.
Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County Office of Disability Services, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, will offer a “SibShop”.
In his 2018 message, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman sends best wishes and invites citizens to come together and "shop local" during the holiday season.
Harford Transit LINK is making commutes easier with Token Transit, a free smartphone app for bus riders that eliminates the need to carry exact fare or a bus pass. Download the app from Google Play or the App Store and select Harford Transit LINK.
Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a range of hazardous situations. Register now for Harford’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program developed by our Dept. of Emergency Services.
A previously announced closure for road reconstruction has been delayed until spring 2019 for the section of Moores Mill Road in Bel Air from MD Route 924 and U.S. Business Route 1. The delay is due to scheduling conflicts with utility work.
County Executive Barry Glassman took the oath of office today for his second term, expressing optimism for Harford’s future and calling on local citizens to help unify the nation.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards. The awards continue a tradition started in 1995 to honor excellence in historic preservation within the county. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 18, 2019.
Trappe Church Road in Darlington between Poole Road and MD Route 161 will be closed to repair flood damage to the bridge over Hollands Branch.
Riviera Drive from Kearney Road to Haslett Road in Joppa will close on Monday, December 3 for approximately three weeks for utility construction.
The public is invited to attend as Harford County government leaders take the oath of office for their upcoming four-year term.
A draft of Harford’s first Green Infrastructure Plan is now available online for public review & comment. Green infrastructure is an interconnected network of forests, wetlands & waterways that supports natural ecosystems.
Moores Mill Rd. from MD Rte. 924 to U.S. Rte. 1 will be closed on Monday, Nov. 26 for approximately two months for road reconstruction. Emergency vehicles, school buses, and residents who live along this section of road will be allowed to travel through.
On Wednesday, November 14, Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to join in the county’s third annual Night of Conversation by having dinner with their families and talking to their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Applications are open for volunteers seeking an appointment by County Executive Barry Glassman to the advisory boards and commissions under his administration. Appointees serve a four-year term and contribute to effective local government for citizens.
County Executive Glassman presented a $12,300 contribution to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation on Nov. 5 to help build a Wall of Remembrance that will be incorporated into the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Harford Transit LINK will hold three public hearings on proposed changes to its fixed route bus schedule, as required by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement after tonight’s election results:
Under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, Harford County government is joining the campaign again this year by collecting new shaving supplies and other toiletries to support local veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Harford County Department of Community Services’ Local Management Board and Office of Disability Services are seeking dynamic vendors & exhibitors for the Youth & Family Resource Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
At 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will lay a wreath at the World War I memorial at Tydings Park in Havre de Grace, joining Mayor Bill Martin & other local officials.
Old Philadelphia Road from MD Route 40 to Perryman Road will be closed beginning on Monday, October 29 for approximately six weeks for utility construction.
Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations at their annual Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 23 at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air.
Harford County is beginning a $640,000 dredging project in Joppatowne to provide safe, navigable ingress and egress to Foster Branch Channel and Spur, the Taylors Creek West Entrance Channel and Rumsey Island Outfall.
The stories of 25 selfless volunteers inspired everyone at the 32nd Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Department of Community Services on October 11.
Recent events in Harford County are a tragic reminder that emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a wide range of hazardous situations.
In support of those who served our nation, Harford County will host a resource fair for veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St. in Bel Air.
Swan Harbor Farm will host a free wedding expo from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 at 401 Oakington Road in Havre de Grace. The expo will be a one-stop opportunity to meet a vast array of wedding professionals and vendors.
Choose Civility Harford County is growing with new online tools and fall activities to promote respect, empathy and tolerance countywide. Launched in June 2018, Choose Civility Harford County is part of a nationwide grassroots movement.
In a fire, seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and the tragic loss of life. October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week and Harford County officials urge all citizens to make a fire safety plan.
The Harford County Office of Recycling has partnered with The Bayou Restaurant to provide a public recycling bin for oyster shells at 927 Pulaski Highway in addition to the Harford Waste Disposal Center. There is no drop-off charge at either location.
Warm socks, mittens and hats are greatly needed each winter yet they are least often donated to homeless shelters. To fill the gap, Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library, is sponsoring “SOCKtober.”
Developed two years ago by Harford County’s Watershed Protection & Restoration Office, this award-winning program encourages citizens of all ages to take selfies at various locations, post a comment about their experiences and win T-shirts & other prizes.
Harford County has asked the Maryland Court of Appeals to resolve key legal issues in a case involving the county’s denial of a rubble landfill on Gravel Hill Road proposed by Maryland Reclamation Associates (MRA).
Tollgate Road between W. Ring Factory Road and Plumtree Road in Bel Air will close to through traffic for four months beginning on Monday, September 24 for culvert replacement and road reconstruction.
Celebrate National Estuaries Week at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center from Saturday, September 15 through Saturday, September 22, 2018. With hands-on activities that include hikes, kayak and canoe trips, and stewardship opportunities.
Hurricane Florence is expected to hit south of Maryland later this week, but Harford County citizens should prepare now for local impacts including flooding and power outages.
Green Road from Long Corner Road to the Baltimore County Line is closed to all through traffic for approximately 10 months for a planned bridge reconstruction project.
Open enrollment for Medicare Part D, the federal program for prescription drug coverage, begins on October 15 and ends on December 7, 2018 for the 2019 coverage year.
To assist recovery efforts after flash floods on August 31, Harford County government is gathering information on storm damage from affected citizens and updating county road closure information with an online map.
The Harford County Second Chance Job & Resource Fair is set for Thursday, October 4 for individuals ages 18 and up who have had past criminal charges or experienced incarceration. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The EPICENTER at Edgewood.
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees over the next few days, Harford County Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches.
Finding your happy place just got easier in Harford County. Our Dept. of Parks & Recreation has streamlined its online services to help citizens find activities, register for programs, make payments and rent facilities more conveniently than ever before.
Harford County will hold an open house to gather citizen input on proposed implementation strategies for the county’s first Green Infrastructure Plan. A draft of the plan will be published on the county website and presented at the open house.
Harford County Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer “Cooling Centers” at all library branches during normal business hours on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Represented by the color purple, National Recovery Month shines a light on recovery. Harford County will join voices nationwide this September to recognize Recovery Month with purple lights on buildings & a series of free events for citizens of all ages.
Harford County will offer a series of free classes on mental health and safety this fall to raise awareness and empower citizens as young as 12 to peacefully resolve conflict and help others in crisis; weekly training classes start Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The next four-week session of Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program will be held on Tuesday’s beginning on September 4 through September 25 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the 2018 Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 23, marking Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Harford County Parks & Recreation will close Benjamin’s Bridge – Deer Creek Canoe/Kayak Launch on Conowingo Road in Street beginning Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 for necessary repairs to the parking lot.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered that the Flag of Harford County be lowered to half-staff effective immediately in honor of Firefighter Nathan Flynn of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
Ten citizens dedicated to improving the health of local streams graduated on May 22, 2018 from the inaugural class of the Harford County Master Watershed Stewards Academy.
Harford County Honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its efforts to raise awareness about opioid addiction through the arts.
Thirty-one citizens with disabilities, ranging in age from 8 to 45 years, experienced the thrill of learning to ride a bike at Harford County’s second annual iCan Bike Camp held the week of July 9, 2018 at the Churchville Rec Center.
New Park Road at the bridge over Island Branch in the Norrisville area will be closed on or about Monday, July 23 for approximately six months for a bridge replacement project.
Following a successful launch in June, Choose Civility Harford County has announced a series of community activities and opportunities for individuals and local organizations to join the campaign promoting respect, empathy and tolerance countywide.
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer “Cooling Centers” at all library branches.
Harford County honored 17 individuals who have improved the lives of local youth at the 2018 Champions for Children and Youth Awards held June 22 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Center in Bel Air.
Back by popular demand, Harford County will host a “poker run” on Saturday, July 14 as part of its award-winning Harford Streams Summer Adventure program to raise awareness and support for protecting local waterways.
Joe Rannazzisi, a former DEA official who has charged the pharmaceutical industry with culpability in the opiate epidemic was the keynote speaker for Harford County’s 14th annual Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Symposium.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman reunited today the family of a Bel Air toddler who nearly drowned on May 27 and the county government employees who helped save her life.
“Choose Civility” is a national campaign to lift up communities by promoting respect, empathy, and tolerance between individuals, and within and among organizations.
Summer messaging is underway by the Harford County Office of Drug Control policy to prevent drug abuse and deliver a powerful message: treatment works and recovery is possible.
Harford County has been awarded nearly $1 million in state funding to improve waterways in Abingdon and Joppatowne.
With summer gas prices on the rise, Harford Transit LINK will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Harford County Department of Public Works will close Eden Mill Road at the bridge over Big Branch in Pylesville to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, to replace the deteriorated bridge deck.
Hurricanes can produce destructive winds over 150 miles per hour, flooding from torrential rain, devastating high tides, & even tornadoes. The hurricane season affecting Harford County runs from June 1 to November 30.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to announce that 28 local nonprofits will receive more than $1.5 million in fiscal year 2019 to plan and implement tourism-related activities.
Explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from the Harford County Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Harford County’s efforts to raise awareness about opioid addiction through the arts with a 2018 “Best in Category” award in the Arts, Cultural, and Historic Preservation category.