Friday, June 29, 2012
The year-old Harford County Traffic Task Force has lead to more than more than 6,800 traffic citations.
Harford County has a traffic problem—and local law enforcement want the public to know they're taking it seriously. A main part of their efforts include the Harford County Traffic Task Force—involving the sheriff's office, Aberdeen Police Department, Bel Air Police Department, Havre de Grace Police Department and the Maryland State Police (Bel Air and JFK Barracks). While it has been in place on a trial basis for about a year, a memorandum of understanding made it official on Tuesday. In an effort to combat the high rate of traffic fatalities and accidents in Harford County, local law enforcement formed the unofficial traffic task force in 2011 to target certain areas for enforcement and raise driver awareness. This past spring, Harford …
Find the links to Harford County area funeral homes.
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home(Aberdeen) Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Harkins Funeral Home (Delta, PA) Kurtz Funeral Home (Jarrettsville) McComas Funeral Home Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home (Perryville) Schimunek Funeral Home Lisa Scott Funeral Home Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home Zellman Funeral Home
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Follow up analysis on a hazardous materials issue that began Tuesday indicated the World War I-era chemical agent called Lewisite was present.
Traces of a chemical dating back to World War I were found at a demolition site on Aberdeen Proving Ground Tuesday, but APG personnel and Harford County residents are not facing any adverse health risks as a result, a release from APG states. As a precaution, demolition work has stopped and debris at the demolition site is being capped with a cover to ensure continuing public safety, according to the release. APG emergency services personnel responded to a report of an unusual odor Tuesday night. Crews responded again Wednesday afternoon, and determined that no hazardous materials were present, Acting Garrison Public Affairs Officer Adriane Foss told Patch. The odor was reported after pipes were broken during a routine demolition activity …
Wednesday is July Fourth, and Patch wants to help you find the best place to enjoy the fireworks.
Darlington got the ball rolling over the weekend with Harford County's first fireworks display of the 2012 July Fourth celebration season. The towns of Havre de Grace and Bel Air will offer fireworks displays as in years past, but Harford County isn't the only place local folks go to see the traditional holiday flash and bang. You tell us: Where will you watch the fireworks? Leave a comment. A list of area shows is as follows: July 3 July 3 July 3 July 3 July 3 Rain dates may apply to certain shows. Some shows are private, but can be viewed from surrounding locations.
What do those who live and work in Harford County think of the Supreme Court decision?
Harford County, along with the rest of the nation, is reacting today to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Health Care Act. Forest Hill residents and long-time state employees Diane Messner and Cindy Chenworth debated the decision over a drink at a shaded table outside Shamrock Coffee in Bel Air Thursday. "This is the difference between a Democrat and a Republican," Messner said with a laugh. Messner said she was pleased the health care act was upheld, while Chenworth was not so keen on the idea. Messner characterized their relationship as "good friends who still disagree." "We have too many people here in Harford County who need health care," Messner said. She added she does not want the health care act to …
Do you think President Obama's re-election efforts have been helped by court's ruling?
Much of Maryland is split on Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. Some analysts felt President Barack Obama scored a huge win Thursday. Some officials felt Republican challenger Mitt Romney will benefit from conservative momentum following the decision. Either way, Thursday's Supreme Court ruling—one that upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax—thrust health care to the top of the list of campaign topics heading toward November. We want to hear from you. Vote in our poll. Then tell us in the comments if Thursday's ruling has changed or cemented your vote this November.
The Supreme Court voted Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
UPDATED (4:30 p.m.)—State Senator Nancy Jacobs said Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that mandated the purchase of health insurance shakes Harford County to its core. "It is a diverse area. If you look at this county, I believe this county is built on a bedrock of small businesses," Jacobs said in a phone interview with Patch Thursday. "I truly believe this is a great county and we have hundreds of small businesses under 50 employees, and this is going to hurt every single one of them that wants to expand." Video: See what Harford County residents and workers had to say. Glen Glass was fed up. The Republican state delegate for District 34A in Harford County said he thinks his constituents will be up in arms, too, following Thursday's …
What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Health Care mean to you?
Various media are reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax. Stay with Patch throughout the day for updates and local reaction. What does it mean to you? Vote in our poll. While you're at it, don't just vote. Tell us why. Leave a comment, sharing your take on today's ruling. ——— NOTE: This poll is published throughout Maryland's network of Patch sites.
Families USA praise court decision. Rep. Andy Harris calls for the repeal of the law.
UPDATED (3:11 p.m.)—The Supreme Court, in a split decision, has upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax. The announcement allows the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama to move forward. It's expected that the law would offer health care to more than 30 million Americans, according to the Huffington Post. In a 5-4 opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the majority of the court rejected arguments that the law violated the Constitution's interstate commerce clause. "The individual mandate forces individuals into commerce precisely because they elected to refrain from commercial activity," Roberts wrote. "Such a law cannot be sustained under a clause authorizing Congress to “…
The Maryland Transportation Authority has sold 26,000 plans exclusive to Hatem Bridge.
About 26,000 people have purchased E-ZPass plans exclusive to Hatem Bridge, the Maryland Transportation Authority said. Customers who open a plan specific to the Hatem Bridge before July 1 will save $10 on renewals for the following year, MdTA executive secretary Harold M. Bartlett said in a news release. The AVI decals will be valid until Sept. 30—after which only cash and E-ZPass transponders will be utilized in the toll lanes on Hatem Bridge. A one-time trip on the bridge is $6 when paying with cash. A transponder will cost $10 for unlimited trips in the next year. "I thank our elected officials and community partners who have helped make the transition to E-ZPass more accessible and convenient for our customers," Bartlett said in a …