July 6, 2011
From the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, July 6, 1961: The big news in Harford County 50 years ago this week was soil conservationists and county officials signing an agreement to allow two more dams to built along Little Deer Creek that, according to the story, "which will hold and release evenly flood waters feeding into Deer Creek. " Bel Air celebrated the Fourth of July a bit differently than it will this year. According to a front page picture, "Bel Air's celebration of July 4 was the raising of 'Old Glory' on the new flag pole on the courthouse lawn, after many months of discussion.
May 10, 2011
A 72-year-old Rossville man who had been reported missing was found dead Tuesday in a car partially submerged in a Harford County creek, the Maryland State Police said. He was identified as Edward Jackson, 72, of the 5000 block of Brightleaf Court in eastern Baltimore County. The cause of his death will be determined by an autopsy. Jackson had last been seen leaving the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the state police's Bel Air barrack received a call from a man walking northbound on Pylesville Road, just north of Wheeler School Road in Harford County.
June 2, 2008
Montgomery Rockville Israeli tech company to move to state Gov. Martin O'Malley announced yesterday that a Jerusalem-based identity-authentication company will establish its U.S. headquarters in Rockville, where it already has a small operation. The deal with ClassifEye comes at the end of the governor's weeklong trip to Israel. The state will give ClassifEye $250,000 through an Enterprise Investment Fund, which assists startup technology companies, and officials said Montgomery County will provide an additional $75,000.
October 22, 2007
Terry Hanley is fond of his cottage on the water, a cozy four-bedroom house surrounded by soaring oaks and maples tucked into the bank of Broad Creek. "They are Harford County's best secret treasures," said Hanley, who lives year-round in Bel Air but spends many weekends with his family at the cottage, one of about 170 along the shores of Broad Creek and the Susquehanna River. But Hanley's getaway and the other cottages, some that have been on the water for more than 60 years, face an uncertain future as the county begins what an official called one of the largest home inspection efforts in Harford history.
November 20, 2006
Neavitt -- The fog on Broad Creek hangs like cotton as Floyd "Bunky" Chance Jr. wends his way toward the Choptank River and one of three oyster bars he knows are bulging with fat bivalves. In the cluttered wheelhouse of Chance's 30-foot work boat, Our Daily Bread, satellite navigational equipment flashes and a depth finder displays the outline of the shoal he is searching for. In the murky pre-dawn, he easily locates the reef, 14 feet below the surface of the brown-gray waters near St. Michaels.
September 10, 2006
Sept. 10, 1781: The heavy artillery and baggage train of the French Count de Rochambeau camped at Indian Spring before traveling south to join American troops at Bush. This encampment gave him easy access to Bald Friar, a well-known ford and ferry on the Susquehanna River. The most southern ford of the river, Bald Friar was part of Robert West's "Maiden's Mount" property, which extended between Peddler's Run and Broad Creek. Rochambeau traveled to Bush via Trappe and Churchville, accounting for just some of the military traffic that passed through Harford County during the Revolutionary War. [Sources: The Complete Guide to Maryland Historic Markers by Joe A. Swisher; Our Harford Heritage by C. Milton Wright; research by Harford County Public Library.