June 24, 2011
Welcome to Drug City, akaHarford County,Maryland. Maybe that's what the signs should say on either end of I-95, Route 40 and Route 1 in our county, now that the federal Office of Drug Control Police has added Harford to the agency's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas list. As much as some of us may hate to admit it, such a designation was long overdue, unwelcome as it may be. Surely, everyone even remotely familiar with Harford County knows we have a pretty darn bad drug-related crime problem.
March 11, 2013
Tom Coard, branch manager of the Bel Air Central Office of Long & Foster Real Estate recently announced the office top producers for February. They are: Top Sales Group, Hirschhorn Group; Top Sales Team, The Rash Team; Top Sales Individual, Bill Schilling; Top Listing Group, Hirschhorn Group; Top Listing Team, The Rash Group; and Top Listing Individual, Janet Nicholson. The Bel Air Central Office of Long & Foster Real is at 590 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air; phone is 410-879-0900.
May 31, 2012
Regarding your article about Harford County teachers, our teachers were promised a significant raise and weren't given it ("High school teachers stage protest in Harford County," May 30). We wouldn't be where we are today without teachers, and they're underappreciated. They don't make a lot of money, so they deserved this raise. Instead, all of our money is going toward athletes and singers, who aren't doing anything to shape our world. I hope these protests work out, because these teachers undoubtedly have earned the money.
February 5, 2013
Many Harford County residents were missing from work and school Tuesday, at least some of them, presumably, to attend the massive celebration held in downtown Baltimore in honor of the Ravens' Super Bowl victory. Attendance at Harford County Public Schools was at 89 percent as of shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Teri Kranefeld, communications manager with HCPS, wrote in an email. She noted that not all schools had reported their attendance for the day, but said "daily average" attendance is usually at 96 percent.
September 6, 2012
Emmorton Travel Baseball is seeking coaches for the 2013 season. Coaches are needed for 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U. All interested coaches for the 2013 season are asked to forward resume to Rob Cullison, Travel Coordinator, at email@example.com by 9/24/12. All candidates must submit resume including 2012 travel information. The Forest Hill Storm will be holding tryouts for its 2013 13U team. Tryouts will be held Sunday at noon and Sunday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m..
July 11, 2011
Planning is complicated, especially as those who make the decisions are rarely the same as those whose lives are affected. I wonder, though, if a little less government planning and a little more of citizens building solutions might do us all (and county budgets) some good. I noticed that on April 29, a Harford County-funded Arbor Day tree planting was held at Cedar Lane Regional Park (close to the Bynum Run Conservation Area). The idea was to promote caring for the community forest to foster a healthy environment in a sustainable community.