County Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

August 10, 2008

Part of Erie Street closed for bridge construction project

The Maryland Transportation Authority has closed Erie Street between Juniata Street and U.S. 40 in Havre de Grace for the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge preservation project.

During the work, there will be no access to U.S. 40 at the site. The project is expected to take three years.

Erie Street will remain open to local traffic and residents may access it from eastbound U.S. 40.

Signs will be posted for detour routes. The closure is necessary to reduce traffic using Erie Street to the bridge. Motorists will use the traffic signal at Otsego Street to access U.S. 40.

Motorists are urged to use caution while driving in the area.

Information: 888-638-2411.

Historical society needs volunteers for assorted jobs

The Historical Society of Harford County is seeking volunteers to help the organization in several capacities.

The society has three research departments - archives, court records and research library - that contain legal records, original documents, various collections of family history, newspaper clippings and photos.

Help is needed in reviewing donations and preparing them for use by researchers, in preservation of documents and data entry, in assisting researchers, gift shop sales and special events hosts/hostesses.

Training will be provided.

The historical society is at 143 N. Main St., Bel Air.

Information: 410-838-7691.

Humane Society starts adopt-a-kennel program

The Humane Society of Harford County is holding an adopt-a-kennel program to raise money for the renovation of the kennels where animals await a new home.

Sponsors who adopt a kennel for $500 will receive a 5-by-7-inch inscribed plaque that will be hung in the kennel in their honor or in memory of a loved one.

Individuals, groups, civic and service organizations, businesses, Scout troops and others are invited to pool their resources and adopt a kennel for a homeless canine.

Corporate sponsors of $1,000 will receive an 8-by-10-inch plaque on a kennel.

The renovation includes paint and sealant, new windows and doors, automatic water bowls, lighting, sealant for concrete pads, maintenance, a central pressure washing system, dog adoption outreach and operational needs.

A prototype of the new kennels is on display at the humane society, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston.

Information: 410-836-1090.

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