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Live Christmas trees are a delightful holiday tradition, but Christmas tree fires can be serious and even deadly. The Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges citizens to plan now for a safe holiday season.
Harford County Emergency Services’ Heidi DiGennaro Named 2017 Line Supervisor of the Year in Maryland
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman recently recognized Public Safety Dispatcher Laura Potts as an “All-Star Employee” for voluntarily training with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to help her fellow employees.
The Harford County Office of Economic Development and Harford County Chamber of Commerce launched a year-round campaign on November 15 encouraging consumers to spend their money within the county to promote local jobs and boost the economy.
Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will host a free workshop November 29 on the legal issues involved in forming and operating a small business. The workshop will be from 6-8 p.m. at The GroundFloor, 2021-G Pulaski Hwy. in Havre de Grace.
On October 26, students at North Harford High School participated in a virtual reality program that raises awareness about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, hosted by the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy.
Harford County collected nearly 1,300 pounds of unused medicines during Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 28, 2017, a nationwide event designed to take prescription drugs out of circulation, prevent drug abuse, and prevent harm to the environment.
Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, the Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations at an Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 26 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs.
On Wednesday, November 15, Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to join in the county’s second annual Night of Conversation by having dinner with their families and talking to their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
The consulting firm Thomas Comitta Assoc., Inc. will present its findings from the Edgewood Small Area Study and opportunities for Edgewood’s redevelopment by the private sector on Nov. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. at Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Rd.
No Shave November is a national campaign encouraging men to skip shaving for the month to “Grow it. Show it. Support Cancer Awareness.” Harford County will join in by collecting new shaving supplies and toiletries to support local veterans and homeless.
State and local officials celebrated a ribbon cutting on October 26 for the first Harford County-owned bus shelter in Aberdeen, launching a long-term plan to install shelters at key bus stops in the county.
The Harford County Community Mediation Program (HCCMP) has initiated a new restorative justice program for youth in Harford County through a partnership between the Community Conferencing Center and the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
Participation in the second annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure tripled to more than 600 citizens in 2017, raising awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s natural waterways.
County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to recognize Carlos L. Smith, a civil engineer and project manager with the Harford County Department of Public Works, for earning the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) Service Award for 2017.
County Executive Barry Glassman proposed legislation Tuesday providing property tax relief for eligible seniors and retired veterans in Harford County beginning July 1, 2018 and remaining in effect for five years.
Stories of 40 selfless volunteers inspired attendees at the 31st Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Dept. of Community Services on Oct. 12 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene.
Through vivid images and engaging text, Harford County’s new online “story maps” tell unique stories of the County’s vibrant communities. The story maps feature community gardens, historic places, rare habitats, agriculturally preserved land, and more.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing the section of road between 1919 and 1918 Park Beach Drive to through traffic during 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for sliplining of the Bush Creek Sewer Force Main on or about Monday, October 30, 2017.
Harford Transit LINK, Harford County’s public transportation bus system, was named 2017 Outstanding Transit System of the Year by the Transportation Assoc. of Maryland on Sept. 27 at the Transportation Association’s annual conference/expo in Ocean City.
The consulting firm Thomas Comitta Assoc., Inc. will present its findings from the Edgewood Small Area Study and resulting plans for Edgewood’s redevelopment Wed., October 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road in Edgewood.
Dogs of all sizes, and their owners, are welcome at Abingdon Road Park, Harford County’s new dog park. This four-acre park features two separate fenced in areas, one for small dogs and another for large dogs, a picnic pavilion and a one-mile trail.
Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy recently collaborated with Emory United Methodist Church to present “The Hard Truth of Addiction,” an event depicting the feelings of loneliness and desperation felt by those who suffer from addiction.
The Harford County Department of Community Services Office on Aging, in partnership with the Harford Bar Foundation, will offer free information and assistance with drafting important documents in the series of “Decisions That Determine Your Destiny.”
October 8 – 14 is National Fire Prevention Week and the Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges all citizens to make a fire safety plan to protect their property and their loved ones.
Harford County Economic Development, in partnership with the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, will host a conference on Wednesday, October 4 for small businesses interested in bidding on the billions of dollars in annual contracts awarded by APG.
County Executive Barry Glassman on September 28 signed an MOU with Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, the Deputy Sheriff’s Union, and the Correctional Association allowing for nonbinding negotiations on wages and healthcare premiums.
This October, Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library, is once again sponsoring “SOCKtober,” a countywide collection drive for new socks, hats, mittens, and gloves of all sizes.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Lapidum Road between Stafford Road and Webster Lapidum Road in Havre de Grace following the completion of road/stream bank repairs.
In support of those who served our nation, Harford County will host a resource fair for veterans and their families on Saturday, October 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory. This FREE event will be a one-stop-shop for information.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Water Tower Way from U.S. Route 1 to East-West Highway and Granary Road from Robin Circle to Conowingo Road following construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Water Tower Way and Granar...
The new school year started in style for more than 130 Harford County children with limited resources, thanks to free haircuts and new school supplies donated by local businesses in partnership with Harford County government on August 28.
Throughout the week, government officials and business leaders will visit more than 60 companies to recognize their successes and business anniversaries ranging from one year to a remarkable 175 years.
Planning a vibrant future for Edgewood continues with a public workshop set by the Harford County Office of Economic Development for Tuesday, September 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Edgewood Middle School. All stakeholders are welcome to attend.
This August, more than 70 Harford County youth from the Harford County Boys and Girls Clubs and student organizations traveled with adult chaperones to the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland.
Hurricane Harvey is a tragic reminder that catastrophic weather events can happen anywhere, anytime. September is National Preparedness Month and now is the time to review emergency plans, have support networks are in place, & update disaster supply kits.
The all-volunteer EMS Standards Advisory Board will make strategic recommendations to support high quality emergency medical services in the county and plan for future needs.
Below is a link to relief agencies that are accepting donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and surrounding areas. Please contact these organizations directly if you wish to help.
The Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy and the nonprofit Addiction Connections Resource, Inc. will present “Facing Addiction in Harford County: A Conversation with the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy” on September 14.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for its annual Employment Recognition Luncheon in October, marking Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Harford County’s Public Works will be closing Lapidum Rd between Stafford Rd and Webster Lapidum Rd in Havre de Grace to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, for repairs to the adjacent retaining wall on Tuesday, Sept. 5 for approximately two weeks.
Thirty-two citizens with disabilities, ranging in age from 8 to 35 years, experienced the thrill of learning to ride a bike at Harford County’s iCan Bike Camp held the week of August 14 at the Churchville Rec Center’s Level Building in Churchville.
Worldwide “Car Free Day”, Friday, September 22, is an opportunity for all motorists to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and save money at the gas pump by traveling in ways that are more efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly.
Registration is now open for fall sessions of Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program developed by the county Department of Emergency Services.
Harford County is seeking volunteers in grades 8-12 who are interested in helping their peers while learning about the law and the justice system. Volunteers will serve as peer jurors in the Teen Court program.
Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will host a free workshop to assist small business owners with savings and retirement planning on Wednesday, August 16. The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Ground Floor in Havre de Grace.
A pickleball player who collapsed and lost consciousness on April 21 received critical medical attention and was back playing the game within two weeks, thanks to quick action by Fallston senior center staff and volunteers.
The National Association of Counties has recognized Harford County with three NACo Achievement Awards for 2017. This is the second consecutive year that the Glassman administration has earned these annual awards for innovative county government programs.
The state of Maryland has awarded a total of $570,994 to Harford County’s Local Management Board (a grant-funded organization under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman) to fund child and family focused programs in FY2018.
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees for the next few days, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches during normal business hours on Thurs., July 20 through Sat., July 22, 2017.
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees on Thursday, July 13, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches during normal business hours.
The Harford County Department of Parks & Rec has closed the main parking lot at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon to all visitors until October for a repaving project that will reduce stormwater runoff and include a water retention garden.
What is the best way for Edgewood to grow? Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will host an open forum on July 18 for community members, businesses, and representatives from Aberdeen Proving Ground to discuss their ideas for Edgewood’s future.
More than 300 individuals and 20 exhibitors from throughout Maryland participated in the 2017 Harford County Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Symposium held June 22. Famed Baltimore Colt Joe Ehrmann Delivers Inspirational Keynote Address
Harford County honored 23 individuals who have improved the lives of local youth at the 2017 Champions for Children and Youth Awards held June 23 in Edgewood Hall at Harford Community College in Bel Air.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Oakmont Road between Brentwood Drive and Arabian Way in Fallston as of Thursday, June 29 following completion of culvert outfall and bank repairs.
“How would you keep your friends from abusing drugs?” Winners in Harford County’s video competition for youth answered that question in gripping public service announcements set to debut in local movie theaters on June 30.
UPDATE: Harford County Water & Sewer workers restored water service for affected customers by midnight on Tuesday night. The BGE contractor repaired the road, which reopened at 5:00 PM Wednesday. Thank you for your patience.
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Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and Department of Parks and Rec will offer a camp for people with disabilities to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. Volunteer spotters are needed to serve each rider on a specially adapted bike.
County Executive Glassman is pleased to announce 29 local nonprofits will receive a total of $1.5M in funding to plan and implement a variety of tourism related activities including historical, cultural, agricultural, and eco-tourism operations in FY18.
Harford County Parks & Recreation celebrated more than 50 longtime volunteers - plus two volunteers with over 50 years of service each - at their annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner held June 9 at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Oakmont Road between Brentwood Drive and Arabian Way in Fallston to all traffic on or about Monday, June 19, 2017 for approximately four to six weeks.
Harford County Emergency Services earns re-accreditation as an emergency medical dispatch center of excellence.
The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation will host a public meeting on June 13 to present plans for the Emily Bayless Graham park development in Bel Air.
The new section of Tollgate Road between Plumtree Road and Bel Air South Parkway will be open to all through traffic effective at the close of business on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Questions may be directed to 410-638-3217 extension 2431.
This summer, 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 Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection and Restoration.
County Executive Glassman signed legislation on May 18 enacting new incentives to protect key agricultural land that might otherwise be sold for development. This provides cash incentives for farmland owners to enter the county’s ag preservation program.
Which parks and recreation programs matter most to Harford County citizens? The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking public input through an online survey to help it set priorities for the next 10 to 15 years.
These awards, which are presented each May in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to stewardship of Harford County’s historic and cultural resources.
Would you like to be a leader in improving stream health in your Harford County community and the Chesapeake Bay? Applications are now being accepted for certification as a Master Watershed Steward in the Master Watershed Stewards Academy.
The Harford County Community Mediation Program is proud to announce that nine volunteers have successfully completed the required 45 hours of Basic Mediation Training to become volunteer community mediators.
Commonly requested geographical information about Harford County, such as land use, transportation networks and areas of environmental significance, is now available online in a “map gallery” published on the Harford County government website.
Offering a wealth of resources for families and caregivers, the Harford County Office on Aging will host a Senior Resource Fair on Tuesday, June 13 at the McFaul Activity Center at 525 West MacPhail Road in Bel Air from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
There were smiles all around as nearly 1,000 attendees gathered for the first Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on April 22 in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College in Bel Air.
Harford County Commission on Disabilities and Harford County Cultural Arts Board will present “Art Without Boundaries”, a juried art exhibit for artists of all abilities at the Bel Air and Havre de Grace branches of the Harford County Public Library.
Throughout January, February and March nearly 100 county government employees gave over 800 hours of volunteer service to local nonprofits for the 2nd annual Day of Service program initiated by County Executive Glassman in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Harford County Government and Harford County Public Schools have signed a ground-breaking agreement on shared access to county-owned fueling stations, improving operational efficiencies and avoid long term repair & maintenance costs for the school system.
When it comes to emergencies and disasters, it's not a question of “if”, but “when.” Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a wide range of emergency situations.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released today a recommended county budget for fiscal year 2018 which includes no increase in tax rates yet provides record level funding for public safety, education and libraries.
Joppa Farm Road will be closing between Maryland Route 7 and U.S. Route 40 on or about Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for approximately two months for Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) to install underground transmission lines.
Celebrating the next generation of women leaders, County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Commission for Women hosted the seventh annual Women of Tomorrow Awards on March 30 at Bel Air High School.
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan. The meeting will be held in the 1st Floor Main Conference Room, 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag to be flown at half-staff and issued the following statement in honor of Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of Edgewood, who died on Saturday after being wounded in action in Afghanistan.
All are welcome to join in Harford County’s eighth annual Celebration of Cultures beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 in Downtown Bel Air. This family-friendly event is designed to spotlight the many cultures that call Harford County home.
Harford Transit LINK will pilot a new bus route offering reliable transportation to jobs in Perryman & Riverside on May 15. The Perryman-Riverside Express Silver Line will provide frequent service and schedule aligned with work shifts of area employers.
Joppa Farm Road between Falconer Road and Barksdale Road will be closing from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 for Baltimore Gas & Electric to install vaults for their underground transmission lines.
Harford County government is pleased to announce a new online tool to promote awareness of the connection between local watersheds, the health of local streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day 2017 on Friday, April 14 by planting 315 trees at Fox Meadow Complex located at 3653 Fallston Road in Jarrettsville. This year marks Harford County’s 14th annual Arbor Day celebration.
Registration is now open for Harford’s first annual Youth and Family Resource Festival featuring resources for youth of all abilities from birth to young adults. This free event will be held on Sat, April 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Harford Community College.
County Executive Barry Glassman ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 17 in recognition of Dennis DeVoe’s service to the citizens of Harford County.
Employees of the Harford County Department of Public Works observed an overflow of wastewater at a manhole located in the 2500 block of South Tollgate Road at 11:30 am on March 10, 2017. Crews quickly responded to the site and the overflow was controlled ...
The Harford County Department of Public Works has closed the bridge on Robinson Mill Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Route 136 in Whiteford, due to the structural degradation of the supporting beams.
This program offers free advice and assistance drafting legal documents such as financial power of attorney & advance medical directive that can ease the burden of resolving legal issues in case of catastrophic illness or injury to yourself or loved ones.
Do you know an unsung hero? Each year the Harford County Department of Community Services searches for local citizens who selflessly assist others and honors their service at the annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony.
Harford County government is recognized for its fiscal year 2016 comprehensive annual financial report with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada.
Is there a champion in your life? Students in grades K-12 are invited to show how their champion makes them feel, and enter to win prizes in a new art contest sponsored by the Harford County Department of Community Services and Local Management Board.
A heavy load / oversize vehicle will be traversing Perryman area roads (MD159 and Chelsea Road) on or about Wednesday, March 1st. When it crosses the Amtrak Bridge on Chelsea Road between Michaelsville Road and Woodley Road, no other vehicles will be allo...
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today in response to hateful fliers found Wednesday in a Bel Air neighborhood.
This program developed by the county Department of Emergency Services will hold its next four-week session on Wednesdays beginning on March 15 through April 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Northern Precinct. Registration required.
Harford County has retained its Triple-A bond rating from all three of the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies for the third consecutive year under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman.
County Executive Barry Glassman has declared a Day of Remembrance and ordered Harford County flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, February 10 for fallen heroes Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has named Bel Air resident William Bettin, P.E., the deputy director of Public Works where he will lead the Division of Water and Sewer serving 130,000 citizens, effective February 13.
BEL AIR, Md., (Feb. 3, 2017) - Joppa Farm Road between Maryland Route 7 and U.S. Route 40 will be closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, for two months beginning on or about Tuesday, February 14, 2017. This temporary road closure is for Will...
Harford County celebrates Black History Month with the following video tribute to the community that lifted up Hosanna School Museum in Darlington.
The Office of Economic Development is proud to offer companies and other organizations on-site presentations to their employees, providing commuter options that can save time and money, reduce traffic, and, in some cases, improve employee health.
County Executive Barry Glassman is proud to recognize County employee Cindy Lykens, who recently demonstrated outstanding stewardship of taxpayer funds that resulted in cost savings of $32,000 and prevented future overcharges by a third-party contractor.
The Harford County Department of Public Works reopened E. Belcrest Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. This roadway had been closed for storm drain installation.
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On the one year anniversary of Winter Storm Jonas, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration offers the following reminders and online tools developed to help citizens stay informed and, most importantly, to stay safe in winter weather.
Harford County government, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, is proud to introduce a free informational three-part “Community Conversation” series on planning for the future of a loved one with a disability.
This funding program aids cultural, historical, museum, eco-tourism and sports-tourism activities, with revenue generated by the county’s hotel lodging fee. Funding application workshops are planned for Feb 22 and March 6. Submission deadline is April 14.
Harford County government, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Service, is pleased to announce that St. Joan of Arc School and Tidewater Marina have won Harford County’s Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards for 2016.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing E. Belcrest Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on or about Monday, January 23, 2017 for approximately two days for storm drain installation. Emergen...
Nominations are open for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation within Harford County. The deadline for nominations has now been extended to Friday, January 20, 2017.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman measured success by the county’s strengthening financial position and in the number of lives touched by his administration, and declared a day of remembrance for two sheriff’s deputies murdered in the line of duty.
Harford County Executive Glassman will present his State of the County Address to the County Council and the public on Tues., January 10 at 7 p.m. This annual address will stream live on the county website and on Harford County Government’s Facebook page.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing East Heather Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on or about Thursday, January 5, 2017 for approximately two days for storm drain installation. Emerg...
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada was pleased to announce that Harford County, Maryland has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting on January 19 with multimedia options available for citizens to share their priorities for FY18. The third annual budget event will stream live on the county website beginning at 6 p.m.
Several Harford County organizations came together this holiday season to give more than 215 high-quality new winter coats to local children and families in need, generating smiles all around at events held December 13 – 15, 2016.
As Harford County begins a required comprehensive zoning review, the Glassman administration is introducing a new online tool for the public to track zoning changes requested by property owners. The “Harford County 2017 Rezoning Tracker” went live Dec 12.
Employees of the Harford County Department of Public Works observed an overflow of wastewater at the Brentwood Park Sewer Pump Station at 12:15 pm on December 7, 2016. Crews quickly responded to the site and the overflow was controlled by 1:45 pm.
Christmas trees are a delightful holiday tradition. Yet Christmas tree fires can be serious and even deadly. The Harford County department of Emergency Services is offering helpful fire prevention tips for this holiday season.
Small Business Saturday encourages communities to shop locally and support the small, independently owned businesses that create jobs and boost local economies. Held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this year’s big day is November 26, 2016.