June 22, 2011
Editor: Over the last three months, the Bush River Community Council has discussed, informed and taken action on many issues concerning the Bush River area. We have worked with the Harford County Council and the Harford County Executive's office to discuss the concerns of Perryman residents over the proposed bridge into Perryman, concerns over trash and debris at our parks and in the Bush River, especially railroad ties floating in the river. The council is working with Harford County Parks and Recreation to take an active role in keeping our parks clean.
May 22, 2011
FINKSBURG — The Finksburg Planning and Community Council will host elections and an update of its by-laws at its Thursday, May 26, meeting, at 7 p.m. at Finksburg Library, Old Westminster Pike. Candidates are: secretary, Chris Gayo; treasurer, Alice Altstatt; members at-large, Gary Kerns, Matt Tiahrt, Michael Davis and Frank Lago. Also, by-law changes will be voted on at the meeting. A copy of the proposed by-laws is available at Finksburg.org. Jim Joyner
June 18, 2010
When Bita Dayhoff first became president in October 2009 of the Community Action Council, the food bank for Howard County, she was not pleased with what the organization was giving to its clients. She felt it was not providing a sufficient amount of healthful food choices, so she made it her project to change that. "In the end, what was being put on their dinner table didn't include any fresh produce and vegetables, which is what I would have liked to have on my table for my children," Dayhoff said.
December 20, 2009
During the county furlough week, Dec. 28-31, the Community Action Council of Howard County will move its operations to Dasher Green Head Start Center, 6680 Cradlerock Way in Columbia, and the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, 9105 All Saints Road in Laurel. Call 410-313-6440 for more information.
November 18, 2007
Ten years after a failed incorporation attempt, leaders in Edgewood are reviving efforts to make a town out of the area that is home to 23,000. About 40 people gathered to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of incorporation at an Edgewood Community Council meeting last week. For a lesson from the past, they watched an hourlong video of a 1997 Harford County Council meeting during which community activists proposed incorporating Edgewood and council members overwhelmingly rejected their proposal.
November 14, 2007
Residents of Harford County's most populated unincorporated area are mulling becoming the county's largest municipality. At a meeting tonight, community leaders in Edgewood, an area of 23,000 residents along the U.S. 40 corridor at the southern end of the county, will discuss incorporating. Edgewood is represented on the County Council, but some residents say they believe they lack a local voice in what happens to their community. The Edgewood Community Council will take up the issue at its meeting tonight as a tentative exploration of the process, said Jensen Robinson, president of the 14-member council.