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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.
Harford County Honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its efforts to raise awareness about opioid addiction through the arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Choose Civility” is a national campaign to lift up communities by promoting respect, empathy, and tolerance between individuals, and within and among organizations.
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.
Harford County has been awarded nearly $1 million in state funding to improve waterways in Abingdon and Joppatowne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released his FY 19 budget today recommending no increases in tax rates and record-level investments in public safety, education, and libraries.
In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, April 8 – 14, Harford County celebrates the dedicated county employees who answer and dispatch 911 calls, sending help when our citizens need it most.
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan.
Promoting peaceful solutions to conflict in school communities, Harford County Community Services has partnered with Harford County Public Schools to launch Peaceful Alternatives, a free program available in elementary through high school.
Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County government, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, is excited to offer the county’s first “SibShop”.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today announced plans to strengthen security in local public schools with nearly $1.2 million in new funding to be included in his proposed FY 2019 county budget.
Harford County will offer a series of free classes on mental health and safety to raise awareness in the community and empower citizens to help others in crisis. Registration is now open for the weekly classes.
In recognition of National “Stop the Bleed” Day, Harford County will offer a free training for citizens to learn basic, life-saving actions that stop uncontrolled bleeding, the most common cause of preventable trauma death in the nation.
Harford County Parks & Recreation has broken ground on a new, interactive “sensory trail” at the Schucks Regional Park in Bel Air to give citizens with differing abilities a chance to play, exercise, and enjoy nature.
Annie’s Playground in Fallston will be closed for two days in April for murals and artwork that have faded over the past 12 years to be repainted by student volunteers from The John Carroll School.
Harford County government, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Service, has awarded its 2017 Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards to Fawn View Farm and Fawn View Manor Farm of Pylesville, and The Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman welcomes you to celebrate Women's History Month by sharing the story of former Harford County Councilwoman Veronica "Roni" Chenowith.
To help citizens who are still without power from Winter Storm Riley, County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County Emergency Services information line to open until 10 p.m. today, March 5, & from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
The following statement is from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman: “On behalf of the family of state Senator H. Wayne Norman Jr., I am deeply saddened to announce that Sen. Norman passed away at his home earlier today.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman declared a local state of emergency at 10 p.m. on March 2 due to widespread power outages, downed trees, and hazardous travel conditions caused by damaging winds from Winter Storm Riley.
How does Harford County support healthy streams? The Dept. of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration will host an open house for citizens to learn about & join in Harford County’s efforts to protect local streams & clean up the Bay.
Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day 2018 on Friday, March 30 by planting 250 trees at Annie’s Playground located at 864 Smith Lane in Fallston. Participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m.
Harford County government has been recognized for its fiscal year 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.
Effective immediately, County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff in honor of Robert E. Comes, who served as Harford County’s sheriff from 1990 - 1994 and passed away on February 19, 2018.
Harford County government has entered into a partnership with the nonprofit Miracle League of Harford County, Inc. to help children with disabilities experience the thrill of playing ball.
Harford County is accepting applications now through Monday, April 2 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018.
Registration is now open for Harford County’s 2018 Expo for Transitioning Youth. This free conference helps teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans to transition successfully from high school to adulthood.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered and plans a moment of silence for two sheriff’s deputies who gave their lives in the line of duty two years ago.
This new office will improve efficiencies and strengthen opportunities for business development and community stability with a focus on jobs, transportation, and housing.
Maryland Public Purchasing Association’s Buyer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by procurement professional Stacy Rappold.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Troyer Road Bridge #103, which is between Maryland Route 23 (Norrisville Road) and Harford Creamery Road, on or about Monday, February 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. for about one week.
Harford County Public Works will be closing Linkous Road Bridge over Falling Branch, between Maryland Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Maryland Route 24 (Rocks Road), on or about Wednesday, February 7, from 7:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. for about three days.
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.
Beginning Monday, January 22, applications will be available for eligible nonprofits seeking funding from Harford County for tourism-related activities in FY19. Harford County Economic Development will hold workshops for applicants on Feb. 8 and Mar. 6.
Harford County Earns 29th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association.
Harford County will host a workshop for citizens to provide input on a countywide green infrastructure plan on Thursday, February 8 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Center.
County Executive Barry Glassman delivered his fourth annual State of the County Address Tuesday, entitled “Back on Higher Ground”, to reflect the way Harford County’s improving financial position touches people’s lives.
Register now for Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program developed by the county Department of Emergency Services.
The Harford County Office of Economic Development will host a workshop on Wednesday, January 24 to help small business owners understand financing options available to help start or grow their businesses.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting for citizens to provide input on the next county budget at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 at Harford Community College’s Darlington Hall.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will present his fourth annual State of the County Address to the County Council and the public at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in the Council Chambers at 212 S. Bond Street in Bel Air.
County Executive Barry Glassman has named Nicholas Kuba as director of the Harford County Office of Information & Communication Technology effective December 18, 2017. Mr. Kuba has more than 25 years of experience managing IT programs.
The gift of a warm winter coat brought smiles to 155 local children in need this winter thanks to generous donors and nonprofits working together with the Harford County Department of Community Services.
Harford County government has launched a new mobile application delivering the power of its popular website to users’ smartphones and other mobile devices.
The Harford County Department of Community Services has compiled its annual list of nonprofits seeking volunteers and donations to help local citizens in need.
Thanks to the generosity of the Harford County community, October’s SOCKtober donation drive collected more than 8,600 new socks, hats, gloves, and mittens of all sizes for local citizens in need.
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.