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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | September 28, 2003
Aberdeen and Harford leaders are hoping to break a deadlock this week when they meet with state and regional officials over the city's much-debated request to use water from a scenic stream in the north end of the county. "I'm guardedly optimistic," said City Manager Peter Dacey of the meeting, scheduled for Tuesday at the Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters in Baltimore. "I would hope that we can clear the air and hopefully have something come out of it favorable to the city's perspective."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | May 27, 2007
Andrew "Chap" Cummings has lived his 90 years in the same historic Harford County home overlooking Deer Creek, and he has worked the land for most of his life. "From every window he looks out, he has a fabulous view of the creek and the valley," said his daughter, Susan Cummings of Bowie. To preserve that view and safeguard the land along Sandy Hook Road in Street from encroaching residential development, Andrew Cummings has placed all 91.5 acres in the state's Rural Legacy program. "Dad was born there, worked hard all his life there, and he wants to keep this land in farming," his daughter said.
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By Staff report | July 31, 1991
WESTMINSTER -- If you just can't get enough of that good ol' down-home bluegrass music, then the 48th annual Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention II is just the thing for you.This summer's second event will take place 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St.Like the first convention June 9, this one will feature musicians from several states playing fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars, harmonicas and dobros. Groups and individual players will compete for $3,000 in cash prizes.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun reporter | August 26, 2007
Opponents of a long-planned expansion at Harford's only government-operated landfill have argued for nearly a year that the project will hurt the environment, their health and property values, but they have based their appeal to the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings solely on water issues. They have asked an administrative law judge to withhold a permit to expand the Harford Waste Disposal Center in Street, saying a larger landfill will degrade residential wells and Deer Creek, a nearby water source for thousands of county residents.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2004
Aberdeen is one bureaucratic hurdle away from tapping Deer Creek for its drinking water and overcoming a united front by farmers and conservationists. To move ahead with its plans, the city needs to win approval by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission in a Dec. 15 meeting. Barring any delays, the vote would decide a years-long debate over the 50-mile stream, which runs through the hilly terrain of northern Harford County and empties into the Susquehanna. At issue is whether Aberdeen can pump up to 4.9 million gallons a day for the city's 5,000 water customers.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun reporter | March 22, 2008
Jenna Hertzog dragged her high school friends from a slumber party to a planting party yesterday at a community conservation project near Harford County's municipal landfill in Street. Helping 200 other volunteers plant 900 seedlings along Deer Creek meant extra credit in biology for the 15-year-old Forest Hill girl and "a totally awesome experience giving back to nature and putting oxygen into the air," she said. If only she and her friends had dressed for the chilly March weather and the mud. With temperatures barely in the 40s, many volunteers wore wool-lined hiking shoes or sturdy rubber boots.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | April 7, 1991
For many years, the congregation of the Mount Carmel Primitive Baptist Church east of Bel Air has baptized new members in nearby Deer Creek.But now the parish, worried about pollution in Deer Creek, plans to build an addition for a baptismal for the day they decide to abandon the old ritual of dunking new believers.Church elders, citing their aversion to secularity, refused to talk to a reporter for this story.But the church deacon's point of view on the issue can be found in records of their testimony at a zoning hearing about the proposed addition to the church, during which they said they fear there may come a day when Deer Creek is too polluted to be used for outdoor baptisms.
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May 14, 2006
On May 6, 2006, VERRELL ANDERSON of Harford County, formerly of Dundalk, beloved mother of Nancy Fleming of Bel Air and son-in-law Charles Fleming, loving grandmother of Charles, Jr., Brian and Ann Fleming; devoted great-grandmother of Jessica, Grant and Aubrey Fleming and family and friends. Verrell was a lifetime member of the Dundalk American Legion Auxiliary Post #38, Dundalk Historical Society, Sparrows Point high School Alumni Association and Ateaze Senior Center of Dundalk. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. at the Deer Creek United Methodist Church, 2729 Chestnut Hill Rd., Forest Hill, MD 21050.
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January 15, 2008
On January 13, 2008, BERNARD CALVIN HARKINS of Forest Hill, MD. Close friend of Martha Lee Grafton; loving brother of Gerald M. Harkins, Franklin P. Harkins and Willis W. Harkins. Services will be held at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Bel Air, MD on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Deer Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Forest Hill, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home in Bel Air on Tuesday, January 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Those who desire may contribute to Deer Creek United Methodist Church, 2729 Chestnut Hill Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050.
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May 11, 2012
Editor: I would be remiss if I didn't note the passing of the longest serving voice for Deer Creek land stewardship. Sensible politics and characteristics of a true gentleman. Monroe Duke was 94 and his beautiful wife, Olga, who predeceased him, were the kind of couple that continue to keep Darlington's integrity intact. Bob Chance Darlington
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