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January 3, 2020 Update: As of December 2019, the Moores Mill Road project is 70% complete. The project will not be placed on winter shutdown and the contractor will continue to work as weather permits. The road will remain open to local traffic ...
July 2, 2019 UPDATE: The replacement for Bridge #154 has started. The complete reconstruction will include new abutments and a better alignment. Estimated time of completion - weather dependent is about 6-8 months.
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A Gold 911 Award was presented to Deven Billings, a third-grader at Joppatown Elementary School, who recently called "911" while seeking help for his diabetic aunt.
On December 13, 2012, 11 year old Lucas Custer called 911 at 4:17 pm to report that his mother was unresponsive and moaning. Dispatcher Kara Angelo, the 911 Calltaker, remained on the line with Lucas until Police arrived. During this time Lucas remained v...Read on...
On Monday June 10, 2013, Kim Stritzinger - Public Safety Dispatcher III / Public Educator, representing the Harford County Department of Emergency Services presented a Gold 911 to 10 year old Jack Dempsey after we received the following nomination for hi...Read on...
Harford County is accepting applications through Wednesday, April 1 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes next year.
Harford County has retained its AAA rating by all three of the major independent bond-rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for 2020,
Harford County has been accepted to the Certified Local Government (CLG) program following approval by the Maryland Historical Trust and certification by the National Park Service.
To help minority-owned and small businesses thrive in Harford County, the Office of Community & Economic Development will host a resource day on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Bel Air.
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.
For Black History Month, County Executive Barry Glassman tells the amazing story of Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton, a Harford County native who earned the nation’s highest military honor for his actions in the Civil War.
Registration is now open for a free conference to help teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans transition successfully from high school to adulthood.
Harford County Earns 31st Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association
Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a range of hazardous situations. Registration is now open for Harford County’s FREE “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This is a national effort to raise awareness about teens, dating violence and how to promote positive and healthy relationships across the country. Dating violence is more common than many people think.
Harford County will begin accepting funding applications in February from local nonprofits promoting tourism and related activities in Fiscal Year 2021. The application deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020.
Eden Mill Road at the bridge over Big Branch in Pylesville has reopened to all traffic following successful completion of a bridge replacement project.
Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Madonna Road between Telegraph Road and Mellow Road in the Norrisville area following the successful completion of a slope stabilization project.
The incubator named “The Grove” will offer rentable space at low cost for farmers, food processors, artists and other producers of homegrown goods to sell directly to consumers.
Harford Transit LINK will hold a public hearing on Harford County’s FY 2021 application to the Maryland Transit Administration and the Federal Transit Administration for state and federal funds to finance the FY 2021 transit service in Harford.
The nomination deadline has been extended to Monday, February 3, 2020. Do you know an exceptional young woman in grade 7 - 12? Nominees should be a Harford resident making a difference in her school or community, positively impacting lives of others.
County Executive Barry Glassman called for national unity in his annual State of the County address on Tuesday and credited local partnerships for contributing to Harford’s progress.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today in response to the Harford County Board of Education’s decision on Monday to start the 2020-21 school year after Labor Day.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s legislative priorities for the upcoming Maryland General session include state road improvements, funding to treat mental illness and addiction, and sustainable increases in education funding.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall in January for citizens to share their priorities for the next county budget.
A great start to the New Year is a walk in the park! First Day Hikes are held nationwide on the first day of each year as a fun way to promote state parks and healthy living. Locally, Maryland State Park Service will offer 40 guided hikes on 33 parks.
Ridge Road between Old Pylesville Road and Heaps School Road in Pylesville has reopened to all traffic following completion of a project to repair the failed slope.
The U.S. Army has opened a new office in Harford County to advance the mission of Aberdeen Proving Ground through private sector engagement. The U.S. Army Futures Command’s Network-Cross Functional Team (N-CFT) office opened on December 2.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Madonna Road between Telegraph Road and Mellow Road in the Norrisville area for a slope stabilization project.
Bringing the kids to see Santa is a tradition for many families, but for some children with differing abilities the noise and activity can be challenging.
Harford County Department of Public Works has completed an improvement project at the intersection of Bynum Road and Water Tower Way in Forest Hill, including construction of a roundabout.
Small businesses create jobs and boost local economies. November 30 is the tenth annual Small Business Saturday, a national appeal for holiday shoppers to “shop small” at local businesses.
Harford County maintains roads covering more than 1,000 miles - roughly the distance from Bel Air to Florida - and 223 bridges requiring dozens of major repair projects each year.
Harford County is home to a number of Christmas tree farms offering fresh trees and wreaths for the holiday season.
The Harford County Department of Community Services has compiled its annual list of nonprofits seeking volunteers and donations to help local citizens in need.
The Federal Trade Commission reports that fraudulent telemarketers direct up to 80% of their calls to seniors. To protect seniors and their families, Harford County will participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 17 – 23, 2019.
On Wednesday, November 13, Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to join in the county’s fourth annual Night of Conversation by sitting down together, enjoying a meal with no distractions, and talking about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.
A walking bridge on the Ma & Pa Trail will be closing for repairs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The bridge is located 0.6 miles from the Williams Street trailhead in Bel Air.
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.
Planning is underway in Harford County for the 2020 Census, which will determine how $675 billion in federal funds are distributed to support communities nationwide.
Celebrating those who defend our nation, Harford County will host a resource fair for veterans, active duty military, and their families from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 9. This free, annual fair is a one-stop event for information for veterans
Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, Harford's Department of Community Services’ Office of Disability Services & Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals & organizations at their annual Employment Recognition Luncheon.
Participation in the fourth annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure exceeded 500 citizens in 2019, raising awareness and support for protecting Harford County’s streams and waterways.
Schucks Road at Edwards Lane in Bel Air reopened to all through traffic on Tuesday, Oct. 15, following a Harford County road improvement project that was completed ahead of schedule.
The stories of 32 selfless volunteers inspired guests at the 33rd Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman on October 10 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene.
Harford County’s Office of Community & Economic Development has launched a website, https://apg-chesapeakejlus.com, to support compatible land use and to help Aberdeen Proving Ground and neighboring communities thrive together as a defense community.
Harford County Department of Public Works will close the intersection of Bynum Road and Water Tower Way in Forest Hill on Monday, Oct. 14 for an intersection improvement project, including construction of a traffic circle.
Nearly 200 jobseekers attended Harford County’s annual Second Chance Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, September 26 at The EPICENTER in Edgewood. The event connects adults who have experienced incarceration with employment opportunities and resources.
Harford County Department of Public Works reopened Amos Mill Road Bridge, located between MD Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Amos Road, on September 30 following the first phase of repairs to the triple cell culvert.
Warm socks, mittens & hats are greatly needed items at homeless shelters, yet they are among the least-often donated. To fill this gap, Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library & We Cancerve, is sponsoring “SOCKtober”.
Tragedies in the news are a powerful reminder that emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a range of hazardous situations.
Two walking bridges on the Ma & Pa Trail will be closing, one at a time, for repairs & maintenance beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019. Harford County Parks & Recreation will close each bridge under repair from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for two to three days.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman recognizing Daughters of the American Revolution during Constitution Week for their efforts to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support children’s education.
To help small businesses learn the legal requirements & explore resources for employee wellness, the Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development will host a free seminar from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at The GroundFloor.
Harford County’s Second Chance Job and Resource Fair offers life-changing opportunities for those who have had past criminal charges or experienced incarceration. This year’s fair for job-seekers ages 18 and up will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing the Amos Mill Road Bridge, located between MD Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Amos Road, on or about Monday, September 16, 2019.
With help from some national celebrities, Harford County has released a music video for National Recovery Month. This inspiring video is intended to remove stigma, show community support, and send the powerful message that recovery is possible.
Renowned psychologist, physician, and best-selling author Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, is coming to Harford County to discuss the addictive characteristics of social media and video games, and raising children in a society inundated with technology.
Harford County will offer a series of free classes this fall, empowering citizens as young as age 12 to prevent tragedies and help others in crisis. Topics will be Stop the Bleed, suicide prevention, conflict resolution, and mental health awareness.
County Executive Barry Glassman invites all Harford County citizens to join him next week in a private moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Pleasantville Road Bridge in Baldwin will be closed for repairs for approximately three months beginning on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The bridge is located over Little Gunpowder Falls on the Harford/Baltimore county line, two miles south of MD Route 152.
Channel Road Bridge, located between Heaps Road and Carea Road in Norrisville, reopened at 5 p.m. today, August 30, 2019.
Tollgate Road between Plumtree Road and W. Ring Factory Road in Bel Air reopened today following a major improvement project.
Duncan Road Bridge, located between Long Corner Road and Church Lane in Norrisville, reopened on August 28, 2019.
National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and recognizes those who have overcome addiction.
Dr. Fountain is an emergency medicine physician with the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System and took on this role with the county, which includes serving as the medical director for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
The temporary Glen Cove Road Bridge over Peddlers Run will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 23 for repairs to the bridge deck. The bridge located between MD Route 440 (Dublin Road) and Franklin Church Road will be closed to all traffic.
Harford County has opened a new roundabout at the intersection of Maryland Route 7 and Route 159 in Aberdeen, improving access to the county’s manufacturing, warehousing and e-commerce centers.
Harford County’s Department of Emergency Services will hold an open house for citizens to learn about local emergency operations, emergency preparedness and lifesaving skills.
Harford’s newest app makes it easy to enjoy homegrown products and help support family farms. The Harford Farm Finder is an online map of area agri-businesses selling healthy produce, meats, dairy products, delicious ice cream, craft beer, wine and more.
Channel Road Bridge, located between Heaps Road and Carea Road in Norrisville, will be closed beginning on Wednesday, August 28 for approximately three weeks to allow the bridge to be cleaned and painted.
The Duncan Road Bridge, located between Long Corner Road and Church Lane in Norrisville, will be closed beginning on Monday, August 26 for approximately three weeks to allow the bridge to be cleaned and painted.
Ring Factory Road between MD 924 and Vermont Road in Bel Air has been reopened following the completion of repairs to a sewer main.
St. Clair Bridge Road between MD Route 165 and North Bend Road in Jarrettsville will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
Two bridges in Fallston have reopened following a bridge cleaning and painting project by Harford County Department of Public Works.
To continue improving your access to county government information, we are planning a “refresh” of the homepage of the county website, www.harfordcountymd.gov. This refresh will reorganize some, but not all, of the homepage info and ad...
Halloween is a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild! Dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating is a popular tradition for many families. Yet, for some children who use a wheelchair this can be a challenge.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced today that the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled in the county’s favor in the long-running legal matter brought by Maryland Reclamation Associates, Inc. (MRA).
The Harford County Department of Public Works invites county residents to participate in a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
Beginning on Monday, August 12, Schucks Road at Edwards Lane in Bel Air will be closed to all through traffic for a four-month road improvement project. School buses, emergency vehicles and local residents will have limited access during this time.
Harford County’s Tollgate Yard Trim Drop Off Facility in Bel Air will be temporarily closed from Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27 to minimize traffic in the area of the Harford County Farm Fair.
Putnam Road Bridge, located between Phillips Mill Road and Pleasantville Road in Fallston, will be closed to all traffic beginning on Friday, August 2 for a bridge cleaning and painting project. The closure is expected to last for three weeks.
The Boggs Road Bridge, located between High Point Road and Grafton Shop Road in Forest Hill, reopened earlier today to all traffic.
Ring Factory Road between MD 924 and Vermont Road in Bel Air will be closed for up to one week for repairs to a sewer main. There will be no disruption in water or sewer service to area residents during the repair period.
The awards highlight the accomplishments of employees with disabilities, and recognize employers who give them the opportunity to join and excel in the workforce. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 13, 2019.
Harford County employers are invited to register for the 2019 Second Chance Job and Resource Fair, which offers opportunities to citizens who have had past criminal charges or experienced incarceration.
With the heat index expected to exceed 105 degrees, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the Public Library & the Health Department, will offer “cooling centers” at library branches from July 17 through July 21, 2019.
Beginning on or about Tuesday, July 23, Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing the temporary Glen Cove Road Bridge over Peddlers Run to all traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for approximately two days.
Harford County has successfully completed a bridge reconstruction project on Green Road, and the road reopened today between Long Corner Road and Kirkwood Shop Road. This section of Green Road had been closed for 10 months during reconstruction.
Harford County honored 19 individuals who have improved the livesof local youth at the 2019 Champions for Children and Youth Awards held June 21 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Center in Bel Air.
The Memorial Fund Committee was formed in 2016 to help recognize and honor Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton, a Harford County native, who fought for the Union during the Civil War and is Harford County’s only Medal of Honor recipient.
Harford County Department of Public Works – Bureau of Construction Inspections is closing this section of roadway to allow for cleaning and painting of the bridge over Long Branch, a tributary of Winters Run.
Harford County Department of Public Works – Bureau of Construction Inspections is closing this section of roadway to allow for cleaning and painting of the bridge over Overshot Branch, which is a tributary of the Little Gunpowder Falls.
Harford’s Glassman Certifies Budgeted Increase Qualifies Schools for State Kirwan Grant; Teacher Salaries to Rise 5% Effective July 1
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to announce that 25 local nonprofits will receive $1.5 million in fiscal year 2020 to plan and implement tourism-related activities.
Back by popular demand, Harford County will host a “poker run” on Sat., July 20 as part of Harford Streams Summer Adventure 2019. This award-winning program is open to citizens of all ages and raises awareness and support for protecting local waterways.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Maj Gen. Randy S. Taylor, Commanding General of Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Senior Commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), execute an MOU signing for a MD 715/Perryman Access Road.
The Glassman administration has launched a summer messaging campaign encouraging Harford County parents to talk to their children about substance use and mental health.
The reconstruction of Glen Cove Road Bridge between Franklin Church Road and Love Road in Darlington is complete and this section of Glen Cove Road is now open. The roadway over this bridge had been closed since August 31 due to flood damage.
The American Public Transportation Association organizes this event to promote public transportation as a convenient, cost-saving travel option. According to the Association, switching to public transportation can save, on average, $10,164 each year.
County Executive Barry Glassman on Monday signed union contracts funding the negotiated pay plans for Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies and correctional personnel.
Nic Sheff, author, recovering addict and subject of the movie “Beautiful Boy” will be the keynote speaker at Harford County’s 15th Annual Addiction and Recovery Symposium on Thursday, June 27 at Bel Air High School.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced today that Lawrence A. Richardson Jr., Esq. will join his administration as the policy director responsible for state and federal legislative affairs.
More than 200 runners, walkers, sponsors and volunteers participated in the Sixth Annual Harford United Charities Barry Glassman 5K Run/Walk for Recovery on Saturday, May 18 at Harford Community College.
These biennial awards recognize individuals and organizations for demonstrating a commitment to stewardship of the county’s historic and cultural resources. This year’s awards ceremony was held at the historic Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace.
Hurricanes can produce destructive winds over 150 miles per hour, flooding from torrential rain, devastating high tides, and even tornadoes. The hurricane season affecting Harford County runs from June 1 to November 30.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman signed legislation today enacting the county’s fiscal year 2020 budget and issued the following statement ...
This summer, discover the natural beauty of Harford streams, take selfies at your favorite locations & win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from Harford's Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration.
Painted quilt patterns on barns and other rural buildings add art and beauty to the landscape, promoting agricultural preservation, agri-business, and tourism. More than a baker’s dozen of these magnificent 8-foot quilts appear throughout Harford County.
Harford's government is recognized for its fiscal year 2018 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada.
The administration under County Executive Barry Glassman was honored with a Best in Category Award for the Harford County Sensory Trail, and with Achievement Awards for the Second Chance Job Fair and the Mental Health + Safety community education program.
One hundred and fifty Harford County government employees participated in the fourth annual Day of Service initiative created by County Executive Barry Glassman in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
County Executive Barry Glassman presents a $5,000 contribution for students to attend Future Ready Labs. This program in the Edgewood Academy of Finance will create projects of value to local entrepreneurs and develop future community business leaders.
Master Watershed Stewards work within their communities to identify pollutants, educate their neighbors about stream health, and take actions to reduce human impacts on water quality.
Brides and grooms-to-be, along with their families and friends, are cordially invited to a free open house at beautiful Swan Harbor Farm. This award-winning venue will be open from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at 401 Oakington Road in Havre de Grace.
Harford County will host a community conversation next week on civility and civil rights featuring Baltimore attorney, author and lifelong activist A. Dwight Pettit, Esq.
Harford County will celebrate National Clean Commute Month in May with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.
"The Longest Table" tickets available online.
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 volunteer service with Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards.
Smiles were all around as more than 1,200 attendees gathered for the second biennial Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on April 13 in Bel Air.
Harford County will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 27, for citizens to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications.
Edgewood Road at the CSX underpass will close for approximately three days beginning on or about Monday, May 6 to complete storm drain repairs to a damaged cross pipe. Please make other arrangements if you travel this roadway.
The Commission for Women will hold a community conversation to discuss human sex trafficking, with insights from law enforcement, victim advocates, and victims. This important conversation is open to the public from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 29.
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.
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.
Students at five Harford County high schools recently got a vivid lesson on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released his fiscal year 2020 budget today and issued the following statement ...
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.
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.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today on the passing of House Speaker Michael Busch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harford County will host a community conversation in May to build relationships among residents with diverse perspectives.
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.
Glen Cove Road Bridge #155 between Franklin Church Road and Dublin Road (MD Route 440) in Darlington has been reopened to all through traffic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.