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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.
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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vale Rd. from No...Read on...
Harford County's Track-it: The Planning & Zoning Activity Tracker has won a 2016 Achievement Award from NACo, the National Association of Counties.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you know an unsung hero? Each year, the Harford County Department of Community Services searches for local citizens who selflessly assist those around them, and honors their service at the annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony.
County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration on Wednesday, May 11, rededicated the Broad Creek Boat Ramp in Darlington following enhancements to the ramp and parking area.
A group of dedicated Harford County citizens have successfully completed 45 hours of Basic Mediation Training to become volunteer community mediators.
In order to complete emergency repairs to a culvert along the Ma & Pa Trail, the Harford County Dept. of Parks & Recreation will close the Williams Street trailhead in Bel Air beginning on or about May 18 for approximately 30 days.
To enhance public transportation in Harford County, the Glassman administration has implemented a new online app that answers the question, “Where’s my bus?” The free app called RouteShout now tracks Harford Transit LINK buses in real time ...
Harford County will celebrate May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” to promote biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing a portion of Buttermilk Road near Norrisville on or about Monday, May 23, 2016 for approximately two weeks to complete repairs to damaged bridge abutments and wing walls.
On Wednesday, May 4, the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman will publish online the final draft of a countywide master plan to enhance the quality of living in Harford County.
Harford County residents can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste products on Saturday, May 14, free of charge at the Harford County Waste Disposal Center’s Mulch and Compost Facility.
Harford County government will once again participate in the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture’s annual Mosquito Control Program, which begins for the 2016 season on May 23 and will end sometime between September 23 and October 4, depending on the weather.
Harford County’s award-winning wedding and special event venue, Swan Harbor Farm, will hold an open house on Wednesday, May 18, from 4 – 7 p.m. at 401 Oakington Rd. in Havre de Grace.
Are your loved ones prepared to carry out your wishes in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury? “Decisions That Determine Your Destiny” is a new program beginning in May that offers free legal assistance drafting important legal documents.
Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a fire, cybersecurity attack, natural disaster, and other emergencies. Registration is now open for the popular “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program.
County Executive Barry Glassman has proposed a sensibly balanced budget for the fiscal year 2017 providing record funding for public safety and education, without raising taxes or increasing spending overall.
Deep Run Road at the intersection of Deep Run Road and Cooper Road in the Whiteford area will be closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, on or about Monday, May 2, for approximately two weeks to complete repairs.
Madonna Rd. between Mellow Rd. and Telegraph Rd. will be closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, on or about Monday, April 25, 2016 for approximately two weeks for emergency road repairs.
The Abingdon Water Treatment Plant will temporarily switch water sources from the Loch Raven Reservoir to the Susquehanna River. Customers may notice a slight change in the taste of their drinking water due to the natural differences in water sources.
Harford County will have three designated drop off sites for citizens to safely dispose of their leftover prescription medications - no questions asked - on National Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Harford County government employees gathered on April 6 at the McFaul Center in Bel Air to celebrate a productive Day of Service program authorized earlier this year by County Executive Barry Glassman.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, for eligible organizations seeking Harford County tourism-related grant funding in the fiscal year 2017.
Celebrating outstanding young women in Harford County, the Harford County Commission for Women hosted the sixth annual Women of Tomorrow Awards on Tuesday, March 29, at the Bel Air Library.
As a high school basketball star turned point guard for the Boston Celtics, Chris Herren’s dreams of playing in the NBA had seemingly come true. In reality, Chris was trapped in a nightmare of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, OxyContin and heroin.
The real-time status of permits, plans, and inspections in Harford County can now be viewed online at the Glassman administration’s new “ePERMIT CENTER”.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened a 130-foot section of Rocks Station Road located approximately 700 feet south of the intersection between Rocks Station Road and Maryland Route 24.
On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, the Harford County Department of Procurement celebrated National Procurement Month with an office supply treasure swap aimed at a “green” goal to improve efficiency in county government.
Participating in a Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Harford County government employees volunteered on March 17 to lend a hand at the Edgewood branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County.
BEL AIR, Md., (March 14, 2016) - Harford County Executive Barry Glassman publicly released today his priorities for state funding of local transportation projects in the fiscal year 2017.
“Harford County’s request for state funding identifies 16 achi...Read on...
Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day 2016 on Friday, March 25, by planting 200 trees at the Harford Land Trust property on Willoughby Beach Road in Edgewood. Volunteers are welcome.
Build a racing game, a maze game, a falling objects game, and more! Register now for a series of eight FREE classes from 4 - 5:30 p.m. beginning Monday, April 18, 2016.Classes are being offered through a partnership between the Harford County Dept. of I...Read on...
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing for approximately two weeks a 130-foot section of Rocks Station Road located 700 feet south of the intersection between Rocks Station Road and Maryland Route 24.
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Monday, April 4, 2016 for the annual approval of the proposed Pay and Classification Plan. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend.
The Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy is sponsoring two free presentations of the play “Addicted” on Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, 1643 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air.
The Department of Community Services Local Management Board will host two sets of focus groups in the coming weeks to identify potential improvements in child well-being and family services in Harford County. Registration is open to eligible participants.
The Harford County Waste Disposal Center under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman will extend its hours of operation until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays from March 17 - June 16 to improve service and reduce Saturday traffic at the landfill.
Statement from County Executive Barry Glassman:
“I am very proud of my Treasury Department for earning this prestigious award for the 31st consecutive year for transparent, accountable and accessible financial reporting. We are honored to be among the...Read on...
Harford County officials are opening five “warming centers” for citizens who need relief from the subfreezing temperatures gripping our area.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Old Robinhood Road to traffic between Maryland Route 462 and Robinhood Road, near Aberdeen, on Friday, February 12, 2016 after the repairs to the damaged stream bank were completed.
Remembering Harford County’s fallen heroes
For information about services:
Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey http://www.mccomasfuneralhome.com/obituary/Patrick-Pat-B.-Dailey/Joppa-MD/1589196
Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon: http://www.mccomasfuneralhome.c...Read on...
Celebrating efforts to protect Harford County’s heritage, the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission are now seeking nominations for the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Flag of Harford County to be flown at half-staff effective immediately in honor of the two Harford County sheriff’s deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice today in the line of duty.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Madonna Road to traffic between Mellow Road and the Carea Road – Telegraph Road intersection, near Carea Rd., as of Monday, February 8, 2016.
Spotlighting heroin’s impact on our community, the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy will soon present four free performances of the original play “Addicted”, performed by North Harford High School students and alumni.
Aspiring to improve Harford County citizens’ quality of life, County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration published online today a first draft of the countywide master plan known as HarfordNEXT – A Master Plan for the Next Generation.
Seeking to prevent drug addiction among Harford County youth, Joe Ryan, manager of the Office of Drug Control Policy, gave a presentation on January 21 to Boy Scout Pack 830 and their families.
The following road notices were issued today by the Harford County Dept. of Public Works ...
County Executive Barry Glassman today waived permit fees for residential property owners who suffered damage from Winter Storm Jonas. The waiver is effective from January 25 through March 7 for single-family homes, townhouses, and accessory structures.
Following storm-related closures on Monday and Tuesday, Harford Transit LINK plans to operate on its normal schedule on Wednesday, January 27, given proper and safe road conditions.
Due to the ongoing impact of the weekend blizzard, Harford County government offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Due to the impact of the weekend blizzard, Harford County government offices will be closed on Monday, January 25, 2016.
Due to the ongoing snow storm, all Harford County Parks & Recreation facilities are closed as of 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, and will remain closed all day Saturday, January 23, and Sunday, January 24, 2016.
Due to snow storm Jonas, the Harford Waste Disposal Center and Tollgate Road Yard Trim Drop-Off Site will be closed on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
A winter storm system is heading toward Harford County and is expected to bring heavy snow, high winds, and cold temperatures to the area. Here's what you need to know before, during and after the storm.
Harford County government under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman has once again earned the highest possible bond rating by the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies.
A free resource expo and conference will be held on Saturday, March 12, for Harford County teens and young adults with special needs who are transitioning from high school to adulthood, higher education, and the workforce.
Harford County government offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Beginning on January 19, 2016, eligible organizations are invited to apply to Harford County’s tourism-related grant program for funding in the fiscal year 2017. Grant application workshops are planned, and the application deadline is April 15, 2016.
Do you like helping people? Can you listen to others without passing judgement? The Harford County Dept. of Community Services is offering free basic mediation training for volunteers interested in promoting peaceful solutions in the community.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Old Robinhood Road between Maryland Route 462 and Robinhood Road near Aberdeen on or about Monday, January 18, 2016 for about two weeks to complete repairs to the damaged stream bank.
The Havre de Grace Activity Center, located at 351 Lewis Lane in Havre de Grace, will be closed on Thursday, December 31, 2015 due to work that is being done on the HVAC systems in the building.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Madonna Road between Mellow Road and the Carea Road/Telegraph Road intersection on or about Monday, January 11, 2016 for approximately two weeks to complete repairs ...
Laurel Bush Rd. between Overview Dr. and Burgh-Westra Way in Abingdon will be reopened to all through traffic as of the close of business Friday, December 18, 2015. If you have any questions, please call 410-638-3217 ext. 2442.
In preparation for Harford County’s next budget, County Executive Barry Glassman plans a virtual town hall meeting on January 14 with multimedia options now available for citizens to communicate their priorities for the fiscal year 2017.
Harford County Government and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office have partnered on a new initiative aimed at reducing recidivism, or relapse into criminal activity, by inmates in Harford County.
The Highland Senior Center in northern Harford County is expanding its program offerings and hours of operation under a partnership between the Glassman administration and the nonprofit Highland Community Association.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and his Cabinet showing their whiskers at the conclusion of “No Shave November”, along with boxes of shaving supplies generously donated by county employees and the community to local nonprofits. No Shave November i...Read on...
County Executive Barry Glassman paid a visit to the Office on Aging on Nov. 30 to thank Office on Aging staff for organizing this year's food drive.
Pictured L to R: Barry Glassman, County Executive; Pebbles Blake; Amber Shrodes, Director of Community ...Read on...
No Shave November is a national movement that encourages men to skip shaving for the month to raise awareness about men's cancers and promote regular cancer screenings. County Executive Barry Glassman's administration is taking the challenge to the next l...Read on...
To keep Harford County safe, well maintained and looking its best, County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration has made a new online tool available for citizens to request non-emergency county services.
The Harford County Department of Community Services has compiled its annual catalogue of local nonprofit volunteer and giving opportunities for the upcoming holiday season.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Director of Administration Billy Boniface congratulate Budget Chief Kimberly Spence and Budget and Management Research staff for earning the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance ...Read on...
To protect Harford County’s youngest citizens from the heroin epidemic seizing the nation, County Executive Barry Glassman and his administration are initiating an innovative program to reduce drug addiction in newborn babies.
Highlighting the beauty of Harford County and its wealth of opportunities, County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration has modernized the county government website with user friendly navigation menus, engaging online tools and eye-catching images.
Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, the Department of Community Services and the Commission on Disabilities recently honored several individuals and organizations ...
In honor of the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps Tuesday, County Executive Barry Glassman presented a certificate of recognition and thanked members of the Marine Corps League Harford County Detachment 1198 for their service. Outside the c...Read on...
ICYMI - November brings opportunities to salute our veterans on November 11 and to raise cancer awareness with No Shave November. This month is also a time to give thanks for our many blessings and to help our fellow citizens who may find themselves in ne...Read on...
In honor of their outstanding volunteer work in the community, Harford County senior citizens Susan Nelson, Danford Silva and Tom Ford were recently inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
This may be your last chance to hear deeply moving personal stories directly from Harford County families devastated by heroin. Join the nearly 800 parents and students who have attended these free, one-hour sessions held throughout the county. The last s...Read on...
Congratulations to 11-year-old cancer survivor and philanthropist Grace Callwood, Harford's Most Beautiful Person award winner, and now the youngest recipient of a Peace First prize.
Of the more than 1,000 nominees, Grace is one of five young people se...Read on...
Mrs. Jenna Hall had a bad accident back in January when she fell off a ladder onto a cement floor nearly eight feet below, breaking her neck in three places. Fortunately, she has since recovered and she and her husband Tom paid a visit to the Harford Coun...Read on...
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is inviting county employees to skip shaving during the national “No Shave November” men’s cancer awareness campaign, and taking it to the next level by ...
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has named LaWanda Edwards as his senior government affairs specialist on state and federal legislative issues.
Reopened to all through traffic as of Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the close of business.
Listen online to the interview on a computer coding workshop for middle school girls, offered in partnership with Harford County Public Library.