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January 8, 1991
Nasma J. Hatem, 82, a retired general store operator who belonged to community and religious groups in Harford County, died Friday after a heart attack at her home in Havre de Grace.A mass of Christian burial was being offered today, at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Havre de Grace.Mrs. Hatem, known to many as Nancy, and her husband, Joseph T. Hatem, for many years operated a general store that was founded by his father. Joseph Hatem died in 1968.Mrs. Hatem was born Nasma Joseph in Philadelphia.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORTS | November 20, 2012
A Harford County jury has determined the State of Maryland and several of its principal transportation agencies were not negligent in connection with a 2001 accident on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge that killed two Harford County residents. The jury of six women, who heard a lawsuit brought by the father of one of the victims, 12-year-old Ashley Tollenger, of Churchville, reached its verdict late Friday afternoon, following a trial in Bel Air before Circuit Court Judge M. Elizabeth Bowen that began Nov. 7. Garrett Tollenger, Ashley's father, sued the state, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transportation Authority, claiming their failure to repair defects in the bridge's roadway and to construct a crash barrier separating the oncoming lanes of the four-lane bridge contributed to the death of his daughter and her stepfather, Kenneth Connor, 52, of Havre de Grace.
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NEWS
January 8, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for Nasma J. Hatem, a retired general store operator who belonged to community and religious groups in Havre de Grace, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today, at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in the Harford County community.Mrs. Hatem, who was 82 and known to many as Nancy, died Friday after a heart attack at her home in Havre de Grace.For many years, she and her husband, Joseph T. Hatem, operated a general store that was founded by his father. Joseph Hatem died in 1968.
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AEGIS AND BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA GROUP | October 29, 2012
All of Harford County was virtually shut down Monday, as residents braced for the worst of the powerful Hurricane Sandy, which was ever closer to making landfall on the coast between Maryland and New Jersey. Heavy rain pelted the county overnight Sunday and throughout the day Monday. Increasing sustained wind were also evident in advance of the storm, whose worse impacts are expected from Monday evening through Tuesday, according to the most recent National Weather Service forecasts.
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By Staff report | September 16, 1990
County Councilman Frederick J. Hatem, D-District F, won his first election Tuesday by beating Arthur H. Helton of Churchville for the Democratic nomination for council president.Hatem, a semi-retired doctor appointed to the council three years ago, garnered 10,566 votes, or 52.1 percent of the total, compared to 8,155 votes, or 40.2 percent of the total, cast for Helton.Hatem, 63, will face incumbent council President Jeffrey D. Wilson, a minister, in the general election.During the primary campaign, Helton, 52, a former state senator and council member, criticized Hatem as lacking in leadership.
NEWS
March 27, 2005
Thomas Hatem died at 59 on March 19, 1985. The Harford County lawyer, Democratic Party leader and former state delegate (1954-1958) held an impressive list of local and state appointments. In 1969, he was named to Harford County commissioners; he resigned when he was appointed state insurance commissioner by Gov. Marvin Mandel. In 1974, he ran for Congress in 1st Congressional District but lost to Republican Robert E. Bauman. He served on state Public Service Commission from 1976 to 1982 and served as a part-time lobbyist in Annapolis (1983-1984)
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | October 21, 1990
Harford voters trying to choose between candidates in the County Council president's race might have a tough time seeing any sharp differences on where the two candidates stand on issues.But while party officials acknowledge that seems the case, they argue there is a contrast in how each candidate would handle the job of council president.The race is between Republican incumbent Jeffrey D. Wilson and Frederick J. Hatem, D-District F, appointed to fill a council vacancy four years ago.This is Wilson's first run for office.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | November 11, 1990
County Council President Jeffrey D. Wilson, elected Tuesday to the post he has held as an appointee for nine months, says the new Republican-dominated council's agenda is already in place."
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2003
The board of the Maryland Transportation Authority voted unanimously yesterday to double tolls at the Fort McHenry and Harbor tunnels and raise tolls on three other state roads to help pay for a major expansion of Interstate 95. If the plan wins final approval next month, as expected, tolls would increase from $1 to $2 each way at the tunnels and the Key Bridge. The fees would go from $4 to $5 on I-95 north of Baltimore in Cecil County and at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, which carries U.S. 40 over the Susquehanna River.
NEWS
June 22, 2011
Once again Dan Rodricks misses the point entirely ("Save the Hatem Bridge decal," June 20). Only a somewhat deluded individual could construe a $62 fee hike, as a savings. In the current economy, people don't have an extra $62 to give to the government so that they can squander it. The comparison to the bridge on I-95 is apples to oranges. One is a small highway, used predominantly, by locals; the other is the largest, most travelled road in the country. If the fee must be raised, raise it to $25-$30.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | June 27, 2012
The Maryland Transportation Authority says more than 26,000 E-ZPass Hatem Bridge plans have been opened since February, and this is the final week to sign up and save money on next year's renewal. MDTA is urging Hatem Bridge users to sign up for one of the Hatem Bridge E-ZPass plans now and avoid the rush as the Sept. 30 deadline to use AVI decals approaches. "Customers who open an E-ZPass Hatem Bridge Plan before July 1, 2012, will save $10 on renewals next year because their plans will renew before the price changes to $20 on July 1, 2013," MDTA Executive Secretary Harold M. Bartlett said in a news release Wednesday.
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February 9, 2012
The Maryland Transportation Authority will hold two community open houses this month to offer drivers the opportunity to get information on and enroll in Hatem Bridge E-ZPass plans. The first will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5 - 7 p.m., at the Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane. Snow date is Feb. 22. The second will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 - 7 p.m. at Perryville High School, 1696 Perryville Road. Snow date is Feb. 23. Since there will not be a formal presentation, the public can arrive any time between 5 and 7 p.m. The open houses will feature displays and materials about the new plans and details on the transition dates.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2011
When the Maryland Transportation Authority board met in a work session last week to hammer out the final details of what is expected to be the largest toll increase in the state's history, there were only two people there besides members and staff. One was a reporter who pretty much had to be there to do his job. The other was a state senator who didn't have to be there to do hers. That legislator was Sen. Nancy Jacobs, a Republican who represents Harford and Cecil counties — two jurisdictions that have a huge stake in the outcome of the board's deliberations.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
Members of the Maryland Transportation Authority board are examining ways to buffer the impact of the authority's largest toll increase in history while still raising the money they believe is necessary to pay bonds and maintain its infrastructure. Trailer users, in-state truckers and frequent travelers on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge could be among the beneficiaries of the changes discussed Thursday at the board's regular monthly meeting. Whatever tweaks the board members decide to make, the start date for the first toll increases will likely be postponed by at least a month, according to Maryland Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
I believe that Marylanders understand that there are two types of people in this state — those who make the laws, and those who are forced to follow them. The recent proposal by the Maryland Transportation Authority to raise tolls hits hard in all areas of the state, but the hardest hit are Cecil and Harford counties. These two counties are remarkably intertwined, and outsiders fail to realize how much one county depends on the other. The proposed toll increase for the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge is far greater than those proposed elsewhere in Maryland and will require an unending investment in the EZPass system.
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AN EDITORIAL FROM THE RECORD | June 28, 2011
"Horrible," as Port Deposit Town Administrator Erika Quesenbery called it, is a pretty accurate description of the proposed increases in the tolls to use the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge which carries Route 40 across the Susquehanna River. The Hatem Bridge is as vital as any infrastructure in our communities, particularly Havre de Grace and Perryville, which for generations have served as one. To increase the tolls from $10 per year in 2011 to $72 per year in 2013 is as callous as government gets.
NEWS
June 18, 2011
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs is right that the Hatem Bridge linking Havre de Grace and Perryville should remain affordable to motorists ("Columnist gets it half right on proposed toll increases," June 16). But Senator Jacobs only gets it half right, too: What about people who can't afford a car, one-car families, etc.? And why aren't people allowed to walk or bicycle across this one-mile span? Transportation officials say the bridge was designed only for motorists and that walking or bicycling over it is unsafe.
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AN EDITORIAL FROM THE RECORD | June 28, 2011
"Horrible," as Port Deposit Town Administrator Erika Quesenbery called it, is a pretty accurate description of the proposed increases in the tolls to use the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge which carries Route 40 across the Susquehanna River. The Hatem Bridge is as vital as any infrastructure in our communities, particularly Havre de Grace and Perryville, which for generations have served as one. To increase the tolls from $10 per year in 2011 to $72 per year in 2013 is as callous as government gets.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2011
More than 1,000 people from the northeast corner of the state came out Monday evening to tell state officials not to raise the toll on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, which they say connects them to their churches, shopping centers, doctors and friends on the other side of the Susquehanna River. The toll rate is slated to rise from $10 a year for area residents who sign up for a special decal to $36 in October and $72 in 2013. It's part of a larger plan to raise maintenance and repair money from tolls across the state for bridges, tunnels and roads.
NEWS
June 22, 2011
Once again Dan Rodricks misses the point entirely ("Save the Hatem Bridge decal," June 20). Only a somewhat deluded individual could construe a $62 fee hike, as a savings. In the current economy, people don't have an extra $62 to give to the government so that they can squander it. The comparison to the bridge on I-95 is apples to oranges. One is a small highway, used predominantly, by locals; the other is the largest, most travelled road in the country. If the fee must be raised, raise it to $25-$30.
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