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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Moores Mill Road Closure Delayed to May 6

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.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Harford County Recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

“Save A Life” Virtual Reality Program Warns Harford Students about Distracted and Impaired Driving

Students at five Harford County high schools recently got a vivid lesson on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

County Executive Glassman Announces FY 20 Budget With No Tax Increases and Record Investments

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released his fiscal year 2020 budget today and issued the following statement ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Harford County Personnel Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled for April 26

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.

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Section of Moores Mill Road in Bel Air Closing to Through Traffic for 5 Months

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.

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

MACo President, County Executive Glassman Statement on Passing of House Speaker Michael Busch

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today on the passing of House Speaker Michael Busch.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Snake Lane Bridge Reopened in Churchville

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.

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Volunteers Welcome to Plant Trees on April 19 for Harford’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration

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.

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Harford County is Running for Recovery on Saturday, May 18

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.

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Whitaker Mill Road Bridge to Close for Repairs Beginning April 15

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.

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Old Philadelphia Rd Closed From US Route 40 to Perryman Rd for 3 Months for Roundabout Construction

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.

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

2019 Women of Tomorrow Awards Celebrate Harford County Young Women

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.

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Choose Civility Harford County to Host “The Longest Table” May 4

Harford County will host a community conversation in May to build relationships among residents with diverse perspectives.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Free Performances of Award-Winning Play “Addicted” Return to Harford County March 21, 22 & April 6

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.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Glen Cove Road Bridge #155 Reopened in Darlington

Glen Cove Road Bridge #155 between Franklin Church Road and Dublin Road (MD Route 440) in Darlington has been reopened to all through traffic.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Registration Open, Volunteers Needed for Harford Bike Camp for People with Differing Abilities

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.

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Harford County Property Tax Credit Applications Due April 1 for Eligible Seniors, Retired Veterans

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.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Harford County Procurement Saves $9 Million in Taxpayer Funds; Director Karen Myers Receives Award

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.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Winners of 2018 Harford County Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards

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.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Harford County Open House March 12 to Support Healthy Streams

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.

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Register Now for Harford County Mental Health + Safety Education Program Including Cyber Safety

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.

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Register Now for Harford’s Youth and Family Resource Festival on April 13

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.

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Harford County Flag Lowered, Moment of Silence February 10 for Fallen Deputies Dailey and Logsdon

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.

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman 2019 State of the County Address: “Building on Our Success”

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.

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Harford County Launches Online Dog License Applications and Renewals

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.

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Harford County Plans Social Media Valentines to Historic Places

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.

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Harford County to Open Temporary Warming Center in Abingdon Jan. 30 - 31

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.

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Harford County Executive Glassman to Present State of the County Address February 5, 2019

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.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Section of Old Philadelphia Road Reopened

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.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Harford County Prepares for Extreme Cold; Darlington VFC to Open as Warming Center

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.

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

February 1 Deadline for Harford County’s 2018 Business Recycling & Waste Reduction Awards

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.

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Free Recycling for Harford County Agricultural Tires January 28 – February 11

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.

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Harford Tourism-Related Funding Applications Available in February for FY20; Workshops Planned

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.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Harford County Executive Glassman Invites Citizen Input on FY20 Budget

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.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Section of Trappe Church Road in Darlington to Reopen January 11

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.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman Offers Support to Citizens Affected by Federal Shutdown

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued a statement today.

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Harford County Retains Triple-A Bond Ratings; Highest Possible Ratings Reduce County Borrowing Costs

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.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Harford Transit LINK Adds Bus Stops, Extends Weekday Service Hours

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.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

January 26 “SibShop” for Siblings of Children with Special Needs in Harford County

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”.

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Holiday Greetings from Harford County

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.

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Harford County Launches “Token Transit” Option for Bus Fare Payments

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.

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Register Now for Harford County’s Free Emergency Preparedness Training in January 2019

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.

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Temporary Closure of Moores Mill Road in Bel Air Delayed Until Spring 2019

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.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Unity and “High Hope for the Future” at Harford County Government’s Inauguration Ceremony

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.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Nominations Open for 2019 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards

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.

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Section of Trappe Church Road in Darlington to Close for 2 Months for Bridge Repairs

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.

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Section of Riviera Drive in Joppa to Close for 3 Weeks for Utility Construction

Riviera Drive from Kearney Road to Haslett Road in Joppa will close on Monday, December 3 for approximately three weeks for utility construction.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Public Invited to December 3 Harford County Government Inauguration Ceremony

The public is invited to attend as Harford County government leaders take the oath of office for their upcoming four-year term.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Harford County Seeks Public Input on Draft Green Infrastructure Plan

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.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Section of Moores Mill Road in Bel Air to Close for Two Months for Reconstruction

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.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Harford County Encourages Family Dinnertime Conversations about Drugs & Alcohol

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.

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Harford County Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Boards and Commissions

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.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Harford is First of U.S. Counties to Contribute to Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance

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.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Harford Transit LINK Seeks Public Input on Proposed Bus Service Improvements

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).

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Election Night Statement from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement after tonight’s election results:

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Harford County’s Annual “No Shave November” Campaign Grows Cancer Awareness; Donations Welcome

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.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Exhibitors and Sponsors Sought for April 2019 Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival

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.

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Harford County to Honor 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11

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.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Old Philadelphia Road from MD Route 40 to Perryman Road to Close Six Weeks for Construction

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.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Harford County Celebrates Employment of Citizens with Differing Abilities

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.

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Harford County Dredging to Improve Joppatowne Waterways

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.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Harford County Honors 25 Volunteers at the 32nd Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards

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.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Registration Open for Harford’s Free “Prepare Because You Care” Emergency Preparedness Training

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.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Harford County Veterans Resource Fair Saturday, Nov. 10; Special Events to Honor 100th Armistice Day

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.

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Free Wedding Expo Nov. 3 at Harford County’s Swan Harbor Farm

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.

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Choose Civility Harford County: Fall Activities and the GIFs That Keep On Giving

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.

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

October 7 - 13 is Fire Prevention Week: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.”

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.

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Recycle Oyster Shells in Harford County to Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay

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.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Harford County “SOCKtober” Collection Drive in October to Warm Neighbors in Need

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.”

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Harford Streams Summer Adventure 2018 Participation Exceeds 700; Prize Winners Announced

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.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Maryland Counties Join Harford’s Request for Higher Court Review of $45Million Rubble Landfill Case

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).

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Section of Tollgate Road in Bel Air to Close Four Months for Repairs

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.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Explore Natural Wonders at Harford’s Anita C. Leight Estuary Center for National Estuaries Week

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.

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Harford County Urges Citizens to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

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.

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Section of Green Road in Northwestern Harford Closed for 10-Month Bridge Reconstruction Project

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.

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Harford County to Host Workshops on Medicare Part D/Prescription Drug Program Enrollment

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.

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Harford Seeks Storm Damage Assessments from Citizens, Publishes Online Map of County Road Closures

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.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Harford County “Second Chance” Job and Resource Fair Planned for October 4

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.

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Harford Public Libraries to Serve as “Cooling Centers” Sept. 4, 5 & 6 as Heat Index Reaches 105

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.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Harford County Streamlines Access to Hundreds of Parks & Recreation Opportunities

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.

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Harford County Seeks Public Input on Green Infrastructure Plan Draft; Open House September 27

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.

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Harford Libraries to Serve as “Cooling Centers” Aug. 28 & 29; Heat Index Expected to Reach 105

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.

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Purple Lights Shine in Harford County for National Recovery Month

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.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Registration Open for Harford County's FREE Mental Health & Safety Education Program

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.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Registration Now Open for Harford’s Free “Prepare Because You Care” Program on Tuesdays, Sept. 4-25

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.

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Harford County Disabilities Commission Seeks Nominees for 2018 Employment Recognition Awards

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.

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Benjamin’s Bridge – Deer Creek Canoe/Kayak Launch to Close Aug. 6 – 10 for Parking Lot Repairs

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.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Statement from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

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.

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Harford County Master Watershed Stewards Academy Graduates Ten in Inaugural Class of 2018

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.

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Harford County Wins Best in Category Award for Using the Arts to Raise Awareness About Addiction

Harford County Honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its efforts to raise awareness about opioid addiction through the arts.

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

31 Citizens with Disabilities Discover the Thrill of Bike Riding at Harford County “iCan Bike” Camp

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.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

New Park Road over Island Branch near Norrisville to Close July 23 for Six-month Bridge Replacement

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.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Choose Civility Harford County Announces Summer Events for All Ages; Alliance Partners Welcome

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.

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Harford County Public Library Branches to Serve as “Cooling Centers” July 2 - 3

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.

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Harford County Celebrates 17 Champions for Children and Youth

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.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Deal Yourself in for Harford Streams Summer Adventure “Poker Run” July 14

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.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Former DEA Official Highlights Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role in the Opiate Epidemic

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.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Harford County Reunites Family of Bel Air Toddler with Life-Saving County Employees

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.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Harford County to Launch “Choose Civility” Campaign Promoting Respect, Empathy, Tolerance

“Choose Civility” is a national campaign to lift up communities by promoting respect, empathy, and tolerance between individuals, and within and among organizations.

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

A Message from Harford's Office of Drug Control Policy Coming to a Theater or Billboard Near You

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.

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Nearly $1 Million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Funds Awarded to Harford County

Harford County has been awarded nearly $1 million in state funding to improve waterways in Abingdon and Joppatowne.

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Ride Harford Transit LINK Buses for Free on June 21 National Dump the Pump Day

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.

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Section of Eden Mill Road at Big Branch in Pylesville to Close for Two Months for Bridge Repairs

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.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Harford County Offers Safety Tips for 2018 Hurricane Season

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.

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Glassman Administration Awards $1.5 Million in FY19 to Nonprofits Promoting Harford County Tourism

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.

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Enjoy Harford Streams Summer Adventure: Visit Harford Streams, Send in Selfies, Win Prizes

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.

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Harford County Wins National Award for Anti-Opioid Efforts

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.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Nearly 3,000 Qualifying Seniors, Retired Veterans Approved for 20% Harford's Property Tax Credit

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Treasurer Robbie Sandlass Jr. reviewed some of the 3,119 applications for a 20% property tax credit for qualifying seniors.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Harford Transit Bus Driver Dave Hall Steers His Way to First Place in Statewide “Roadeo” Competition

Harford Transit LINK bus operator Dave Hall won first place among nearly 40 drivers at the Transportation Association of Maryland’s “Roadeo” competition held on April 21 at the Dorsey MARC Train Station in Hanover.

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Registration Open for Harford County Bike Camp for People with Disabilities Ages 8+

Registration is now open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with disabilities ages eight & older to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding.

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Harford County Flags Lowered for Passing of Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz

County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag to fly at half- staff effective immediately with the sudden passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The flag will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Bottom Road over Little Gunpowder Falls in Fallston to Close May 16 for Bridge Repairs

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works will be closing Bottom Road over the Little Gunpowder Falls, near Guyton Road, to all traffic including emergency vehicles on or about Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to complete repairs to the bridge.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Harford County Executive Glassman Proposes to Protect Nearly 2,500 Acres from Development in FY19

Harford County will permanently protect 2,425 acres of farmland from development under a series of bills introduced to the County Council Tuesday at the request of County Executive Barry Glassman.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Harford Fights Opioid Abuse with “Deterra Rx” Pouches for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy, in partnership with Aberdeen Proving Ground, is helping to distribute 10,000 free Deterra Rx pouches for citizens to safely dispose of their unused prescription medications.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Harford’s Drug Take Back Day Nets 1,475 Pounds of Unused Prescription Medications for Safe Disposal

Harford County collected 1,475 pounds of unused prescription medications for safe disposal at Drug Take Back Day collection sites on April 28 in Bel Air and Havre de Grace.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Harford Opens Agricultural Center in Street to Improve Efficiency, Collaboration for Ag Community

County Executive Barry Glassman welcomed area officials on Saturday, May 5 for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Harford County’s new Agricultural Center located at 3525 Conowingo Road in Street. .

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Section of Old Joppa Road in Fallston to Close May 9 for Tree Removal

UPDATE: This road closure is cancelled. The tree fell down on its own and has already been removed.
Baltimore Gas & Electric will be closing Old Joppa Road in Fallston between Summit Drive and Whitaker Mill Road from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Volunteers Sought For Harford County Community Mediation Training Beginning in July

Promoting peaceful alternatives for resolving conflict, the Harford County Community Mediation Program is accepting applications now through Friday, June 1 for volunteer community mediators to begin weekend trainings in July.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

2018 Women of Tomorrow Awards Celebrate Harford County Young Women

County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Commission for Women celebrated the next generation of women leaders at the eighth annual Women of Tomorrow Awards on April 26 at Bel Air High School.

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Register Now for Harford County’s Bike to Work Day “Pit Stops” in May; Sponsors Welcome

Harford County will celebrate May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Section of Carrs Mill Road in Fallston to Close May 4 - 6 for Bear Cabin Creek Bridge Construction

Harford County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Construction Inspections will close Carrs Mill Road from Wildwood Drive to Vale Road from 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6 for the construction of the bridge over Bear Cabin Creek.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Harford County Celebrates National Historic Preservation Month in May

In recognition of May as National Historic Preservation Month, the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, invites residents to celebrate local places that matter.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Harford County Honors Martin Luther King Jr. with 700 Hours of Volunteer Service

County Executive Barry Glassman is joined by some of the 98 county employees who volunteered nearly 700 hours with 17 local nonprofits from January through March for Harford County’s Day of Service project to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Harford County Expo for Transitioning Youth Connects Hundreds of Local Families to Resources

More than 400 individuals attended Harford County’s biennial expo to assist teens & young adults with differing abilities in planning their journey to adulthood. The Expo was held on April 7 in Bel Air, connecting local families with support & resources.

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