Friday, February 22, 2013
The involvement of Havre de Grace in the war prompted the county executive's order.
County Executive David Craig issued an order recently that Harford County will fly "War of 1812 flags" in some public spaces. With 15 stars and 15 stripes, the flag's design represents the states that existed as part of the U.S. at the time of the nation's conflict with Great Britain over sovereignty. Craig stated that the War of 1812 flags will fly in the following Harford County locations through Dec. 24, 2014: The city of Havre de Grace issued a similar order, and it installed 15-star flags in public spaces in January. During the course of the war, which lasted from 1812 to 1815, British troops stormed Maryland. “The city of Havre de Grace was directly engaged in the war and was attacked by the British on May 3, 1813, resulting in much …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Aberdeen High School could see a new field next season under County Executive David Craig's plan—which he outlined Tuesday.
Aberdeen High School will have a new playing surface at its football stadium if County Executive David Craig has his way. Craig, in outlining his goals for his final two years in office, listed Aberdeen as one of four schools he'd like to outfit with a new field. Aside from Aberdeen, Craig listed Joppatowne, Patterson Mill and Fallston as schools in need of new fields. » See the slideshow Craig presented during his address Tuesday. Those fields would be retrofitted with turf over the next four years in the following order, per Craig's proposal: With those fields outfitted with turf, all of Harford County's high school football stadiums would feature a synthetic playing surface. Aberdeen received a new scoreboard for its stadium earlier …
Harford County Executive David Craig outlined his goals for the last half of his final term.
David Craig wants to prioritize school construction and improvements in land use, public safety and transportation in his final two years in office, he announced in a briefing Tuesday morning. Patch will have more from the conference Tuesday afternoon. For now, we've included with this post a PDF file of the slideshow Craig used to outline those goals. Stay with Patch for continuing coverage.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The county executive gave a briefing at county government headquarters Friday afternoon.
Harford County Executive David Craig proposed a $734 million budget Friday that avoids tax increases, layoffs and any other harsh measures in tough economic times. The proposed fiscal year 2012 budget is 4 percent more than the current budget, though most departments will not see an increase. It also does not include any layoffs, furloughs, pay increases or cost of living adjustements for county employees. The proposed operating budget comprises $605 million of the total for the bulk of government services, 4.3 percent more than in 2011. Craig proposed to maintain the county tax rate (1.042 per $100 of assessed value), which is lower than the constant yield (1.059) for the first time in county history. “What that means is about $5 million …