Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

August 06, 2006

Joppa

I-95 overpass being replaced

The Maryland Transportation Authority will demolish the Joppa Road bridge over Interstate 95 this week.

The removal of the steel bridge girders will hinder traffic. Alternate routes, including U.S. 1 and U.S. 40, will be marked, officials said.

The left two lanes of I-95 southbound are expected to be closed at 9 p.m. tomorrow, and the left two lanes of I-95 northbound will be closed at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Once each hour from midnight to 4 a.m. tomorrow night, pilot cars will lead traffic from Maryland Route 152 at reduced speeds to allow for the lifting of steel girders across the highway. The process will be repeated Tuesday night from the Baltimore Beltway and Route 43 ramps.

Delays of 15 minutes may be expected.

MTA officials say adverse weather or other delays may require one additional day of work.

Information: 410-288-8484.

Edgewood

County job fair to be held Oct. 4

The 18th annual Harford County Job Fair will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Richlin Ballroom and Ramada Conference Center, off Route 24 in Edgewood.

Manufacturers, financial institutions, Department of Defense contractors, technical and information technology businesses are among the expected participants.

Employers that have registered to participate include the U.S. Secret Service, the federal Department of Homeland Security, Alban Tractor, Independent Can Co., Mercantile County Bank, SAIC, Survice Engineering, TIC Gums and General Resonance.

Employers are encouraged to register early, For information about the job fair or to reserve booth space, call Regina Brown at 410-575-7268.

Countywide

Accessible polling places are offered

Maryland voters who are elderly or disabled and who wish to vote in person in the Nov. 7 general election have until the close of business Aug. 22 to request that they be reassigned to an accessible polling place if the voter's home polling place is inaccessible.

Written requests for reassignment must be given to the Harford County Board of Elections, which will reassign voters to polling places accessible to their precincts.

Information: 410-638-3565 or www.harfordcountymd.gov/elections.

Countywide

Library group honors Watson

The national library advocacy organization, Americans for Libraries Council, selected Harford County Public Library manager Jamie Watson to participate as a fellow in the first Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute, held last week at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

She was chosen for her commitment to advancing library service to people nearing retirement age.

The institute trained the fellows to improve services for older adults with opportunities for learning, creative exploration and civic engagement.

Harford County library services and programs for older adults include Silver Reader, the Senior Outreach Vehicle, computer assistance, large-print books and audio books, and age-specific reading programs.

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