Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Harford County Executive David Craig outlined his stance on speed cameras—and a number of other topics—on a radio show Tuesday afternoon.
Harford County Executive David Craig claims he's not a speeder—and he doesn't think he needs a camera to prove it. Craig said on a radio show Tuesday afternoon that he has no interest in bringing speed cameras to the county. On WYPR-FM's Midday with Dan Rodricks Tuesday, Craig said: "I was never in favor of speed cameras personally, myself, and neither was our delegation when they voted on that bill years ago. Our County Council is not in favor of it. There's just, generally, not any desire to do speed cameras [in Harford County]." » Listen to the audio here The proof is in the action—or inaction. While the county and its three municipalities—Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace—may have discussed the viability of speed cameras behind …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Harford County Council will meet in council chambers in Bel Air Tuesday night.
The Harford County Council will hold its first legislative session of the new year Tuesday evening. The meeting is slated to begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers, located in the building known as the "Black Box" at 212 South Bond Street in Bel Air. See the agenda attached to this post. You tell us: What issue on the agenda impacts you the most?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Harford County Executive David Craig held a press conference Tuesday.
Harford County Executive David Craig announced Tuesday his priorities for the final two years of his term, which include building four new schools, updating athletic fields, finding a solution for county waste disposal and creating a public safety department. While Craig has previously announced he will run for another office in 2014, he emphasized Tuesday that Harford County is the main concern now. "I’m more concerned with what I’lll be doing for the next 24 months than what I’ll be doing after those 24 months are over," Craig said. » See the slideshow Craig presented during his address Tuesday. Education is among Craig's top priorities and he hopes to replace four county schools—Havre de Grace and Joppatowne high schools and Youth's …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Del. Glen Glass wrote a letter to the editor to again express his opposition to the proposed move of Walmart from Abingdon to Bel Air.
Walmart's proposed move from Abingdon to Bel Air has been a hot topic from the start, with some community members and government officials opposing the project. Del. Glen Glass is among the elected officials against the move and this week submitted a letter to the editor about the issue. "Moving the Wal-Mart is wrong because our quality of life is more important than Wal-Mart’s need to move," Glass writes. You can find a full copy of his letter attached to this story. Glass is a Republican representing District 34A which includes Havre de Grace, Aberdeen and Abingdon. What are your thoughts on the Walmart issue? Leave a comment.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The new spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office will start Monday, Nov. 26.
You need only take a look at his recent resume to see that Edward Hopkins is invested in Bel Air and Harford County. Hopkins was recently named the new public information officer for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. He will hit the ground running Monday, Nov. 26. He is also a part of Bel Air town government and and Bel Air Fire Company leadership. Monday will not technically be Hopkins' first day with the sheriff's office or even in the position of spokesman. Hopkins served as a police officer with the sheriff's office for 29 years, retiring with a rank of Lieutenant, according to his profile on the Town of Bel Air's website. Before retiring, Hopkins worked as the spokesman for the sheriff's office for about seven years, from 1994 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace governments are closed for Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATED (10:20 a.m.)—The municipal governments in Harford County are closed Monday and Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy's impact is felt throughout the region. Government offices in Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace are closed. Harford County government offices are also closed. In an update Monday morning, the county announced that offices initially closed for Monday were also going to be closed Tuesday. Harford County Public Schools and Aberdeen Proving Ground are also closed Monday. TELL US: Are your offices or business closed? Leave a comment below.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Harford County Council will begin its legislative session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Several bills dealing with agricultural preservation are up for introduction during the Harford County Council meeting Tuesday night. The meeting is scheduled to take place in "The Black Box," located at 212 S. Bond Street in Bel Air. In August, the county began creating a countywide map of four, major land-use tiers required by the Maryland Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act, according to a story on ExploreHarford.com. The act would prevent the county from creating other subdivisions in most of the county, another ExploreHarford.com story states. These areas will specify sewerage system types among other things, the story states. To better understand how the law will impact your property visit the county's planning and …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Executive David Craig announced Monday his plans to withdraw a bill that would establish a fire and EMS commission.
Harford County Executive David Craig announced Monday his plan to withdraw a bill that would have established a fire and EMS commission for the county. The bill was pending before the Harford County Council when Craig made the announcement. The bill was designed to create "an advisory body to examine fire and EMS related matters and provide recommendations to the county executive regarding such issues," according to a release from the county executive's office. The commission was among the top recommendations that came out of a "Fire Study" that was unveiled in February 2011. At the time, Craig issued a an executive order to create the commission. "At that time, the leadership and certain members of the fire service community took issue …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Early voting begins a week from Saturday.
Early voting in the state primary election begins a week from Saturday in Harford County, and Patch wants to know who would win if Harford's were the only votes counted. In the wake of Super Tuesday last week and notable Southern primaries this week, four candidates remain in the running to become the next Republican candidate for president. Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich by a narrow margin in both Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, a win Fox News says will keep the race alive for some time. "Rick Santorum ensured that the Republican nominating battle will drag on, possibly into the spring and beyond, after pulling off a pair of victories in the Deep South on Tuesday-as the presidential primary race passes the midway …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Patch breaks down how each Harford County delegate voted Friday.
The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday narrowly passed same sex marriage legislation. The bill will now be taken up for debate in the state Senate. See how your Harford County delegation voted: TELL US: Are you content with your delegate's vote? Leave a comment.