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By Jim Kennedyjkennedy@theaegis.com | June 21, 2012
Father and son, Fred and Brian Twigg, of Bel Air, would have had a memorable day fishing the Susquehanna on June 9, even without the catch that left the two bass anglers puzzled. In addition to the eight nice white perch they kept to eat and the three smallmouth bass they released to provide sport another day, they also boated a toothsome oddity more typically found in saltier water, an Atlantic needlefish. The creature, which struck a deep-running silver crank bait in about 12 feet of water off the northern end of Port Deposit near the former Townsend's Marina, was more than two feet long, 28 inches to be exact, though its garden-hose shaped body gave it only slightly more heft than a large white perch.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Johns Hopkins' football team is off to a 2-0 start for the fourth consecutive year, but this fall's beginning felt differently than in previous seasons. After an overpowering 42-3 victory over Randolph-Macon on Sept. 6, the Blue Jays merely outlasted Susquehanna, 27-20, in Saturday's Centennial Conference opener. Johns Hopkins needed an interception by senior safety Ryan Rice and a fumble caused by Rice that was recovered by junior cornerback Curtis Antrum to overcome four turnovers (two interceptions and two fumbles)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2011
The Goucher men's lacrosse team advanced to the Landmark Conference tournament final for the third time in four years courtesy of a record-setting performance by Rory Averett. The junior attackman scored a game-high four goals to pace the top-seeded Gophers to an 11-3 dismantling of fourth-seeded Susquehanna before 285 at Gopher Stadium Wednesday. Goucher (11-5 overall and 4-1 in the Landmark) will play host to No. 2 seed Scranton (8-7, 3-2), which defeated No. 3 seed Catholic (11-5, 3-2)
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From Sun staff reports | September 14, 2014
North Carolina Central @Towson Saturday, 6 p.m. Radio: 1300 AM Towson scored a pair of fourth-quarter special teams touchdowns to beat Delaware State, 21-7, at rain-soaked Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. With Towson trailing 7-6 in the fourth quarter, Jordan Mynatt blocked a punt and Fred Overstreet recovered the ball in the end zone to give the Tigers a lead they would not relinquish. Derrick Joseph later ran back a punt 81 yards for a touchdown to give Towson a 21-7 lead.
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April 23, 1991
You've heard tales, recounted in The Sun, of hardy souls in Cecil, Harford and eastern Baltimore County who commute by car to metropolitan Washington -- how they have several alternative routes and keep their ears glued to traffic reports. Even with good advance planning, that daily commute is getting harder. "If you want to see the grass grow, be on the southbound John F. Kennedy highway early in the morning," says one motorist.The Susquehanna Flyer commuter train service that kicks off May 1 is not a panacea.
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July 8, 1991
Twenty years is a long time to wait for a fish to find its way back home, but that is what happened with the shad of the Susquehanna River. Dams on the river, which feeds the Chesapeake from a watershed reaching all the way to Binghamton, N.Y., blocked access to the migratory foodfish's spawning ground early in this century. The worst effects of that ++ were not seen until 1980, when a harvest 91 percent smaller than formerly recorded prompted a ban on shad fishing.Maryland and Pennsylvania authorities had been struggling to convince Philadelphia Electric Co., principal owner of the Conowingo Dam, and other utilities farther up the Susquehanna to provide ways for the shad and herring, another migratory foodfish, to get past their dams.
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December 2, 1990
The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sheldon Bair, will present "Music for the Season" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Fallston High School.In addition to seasonal favorites, the program will include Vivaldi's "Concerto in E Minor for Bassoon and Orchestra," featuring Judith Brand.The conclusion of the concert will be excerpts from Handel's "Messiah," with the Harford Choral Society joining the symphony.Proceeds will benefit Holy Family House.Information: 838-6465.
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October 2, 1994
The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra will open its 18th season at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the John Carroll High School in Bel Air with a performance of "Struggle . . . and Hope."Sheldon Bair will conduct the program, which celebrates the tenacity and courage of the human spirit in the face of adversity.The concert will open with "Fanfare for American Heroes," written by black composer William Grant Still in 1944.Beethoven's "Fidelio" overture and a cello concerto written by John Davison and performed by prize-winning cellist Evelyn Elsing will be featured.
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By Karin Remesch | July 18, 1999
Mission: To restore, preserve and maintain the cultural history of the city of Havre de Grace and the former Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal, including the Lock House, Pivot Bridge, Canal Lock and Basin; and to interpret the history through educational programs and exhibits. In operation from 1840 to about 1900, the 45-mile Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal connected Havre de Grace with Wrightsville, Pa. Mule-drawn boats traveling the canal had to be raised 233 feet through 29 locks. Historical artifacts of Havre de Grace and the canal era are on display in the Lock House, which was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1982.
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By TOM HORTON | October 2, 1993
Having once mooched meals off author Susan Stranahan for most of a weeklong canoe trip, I know her camp kitchen to be superbly organized and stocked with a generous range of goodies.And so it is with her just-published book, "Susquehanna -- River of Dreams," an eminently readable, nicely researched tour de force that goes on my must-read list for anyone interested in knowing the Chesapeake Bay.Never mind that the book's subject is a river almost wholly contained in Pennsylvania and New York, beginning a few blocks from Cooperstown's Baseball Hall of Fame, 448 miles and six days travel for a drop of rain flowing down to Havre de Grace.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
There weren't any keepers yet, but the fish were definitely biting for Willie Edwards one day last week as he trolled along the edge of the Susquehanna Flats. The 72-year-old fisherman from North East said he'd caught "a lot of little rock," or striped bass. The Flats - a vast, grass-covered shoal at the mouth of the Susquehanna River - are a magnet for fish and the anglers who pursue them. But they're also a symbol to scientists of the Chesapeake Bay's resilience, and of its ability to rebound, if given a chance, from decades of pollution and periodic battering by storms.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
In the span of four days, Goucher went from absorbing the disappointment of losing to Landmark Conference rival Scranton to having the last word. After an 8-7 setback to the Royals on Saturday that prevented the Gophers from capturing the regular-season championship and the top seed in the league tournament, they returned the favor by knocking off Scranton, 8-4, in a tournament semifinal Wednesday night. The biggest difference, according to Goucher coach Brian Kelly, was the team's improved effort on defense.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 15, 2013
The Harford County Department of Public Works' Water and Sewer Division will temporarily switch water sources at the Abingdon Water Treatment Plant from the usual supply originating at Loch Raven Reservoir to the Susquehanna River behind Conowingo Dam. The switch will occur during the evening of Monday, Nov. 18. DPW will start treating the Susquehanna water through the treatment plant on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 19. Once the switch has...
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By Kit Waskom Pollard | October 3, 2013
As a young violinist and student of music education, Bel Air resident Wendy Bohdel became intrigued by the Suzuki method of teaching music, which relies on repetition, experience and listening. But soon Bohdel realized that the Japanese technique was more than just an approach to music: It was a teaching framework for life. First as an orchestra director with Harford County Public Schools and later, as chief officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, and in her current role as chief operating officer at the wellness-focused Institute for Integrative Health in Baltimore, Bohdel has drawn on the Suzuki method to develop and implement programs.
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September 26, 2013
Jean Heneks, of Laurel, is participating in Susquehanna University's Stadium Band this fall, playing at home football games, the homecoming parade, pep rally and special events. Heneks, a sophomore chemistry major, is a 2011 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in Greenbelt. She is the daughter of Jeff and Julia Heneks, of Laurel.
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September 9, 2013
The Susquehanna Workforce Network Inc., in partnership with the Sharon Ann Grose Education Group, placed 20 youth in a summer work experience. The youth who are all over 18 were placed with 22 different Harford County employers for a five-week, 30-hour per week work experience. All of the youth participating in this work experience are enrolled in Harford County Public Schools' Reconnecting Youth Program or Harford Community College's Certificate to Career in a Year Program. The Susquehanna Workforce Network Inc. paid each youth in the program $8 per hour for their work time.
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By Peter A. Jay | June 26, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- In March 1926 young Earl Hopkins, age 15, made his way to the new office the Boston engineering firm of Stone & Webster had just opened in the little village of Conowingo. The company was getting ready to build a dam, and Earl was one of its first hires. He earned $12 a week as an office boy.For residents of Harford and Cecil Counties that spring, the start of construction on the Conowingo Dam must have come as something of a relief. It had been assumed for more than 20 years that a hydroelectric plant would eventually be built in that part of the Susquehanna River's narrow valley one day, but until 1926 the project was all talk and no digging.
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By Paul Cooke | November 24, 1991
For over an hour now, Bob Schutsky has been peering through the mist over the wide Susquehanna River. The object he's watching here in Maryland's Conowingo is rare: a male bald eagle, perched motionless on a rock in the middle of the river.Suddenly catching an updraft, the bird lifts off and soars upward. It circles higher and higher until it turns and screams toward the water, talons outstretched.A splash and three powerful wingbeats later, the eagle is aloft again, grasping a struggling fish.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | July 26, 2013
Three heritage tourism projects in the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway area have been awarded nearly $140,000 in matching grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the Greenway organization announced. A $20,000 grant was awarded to the City of Havre de Grace for Concord Point Park. The grant will support the engineering, site work and utility costs to extend the length of the Promenade (part of the Greenway Trail) across newly acquired property adjacent to Concord Point Park.
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Editorial from The Aegis and The Record | June 11, 2013
Get ready to help pay for road construction elsewhere in Maryland. The tolls are going up at the state Transportation Authority's two Susquehanna River bridges - I-95 and Route 40 - and it's pretty clear the money will be used to subsidize projects like the InterCounty Connector that serves commuters in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Starting July 1, the cost to cross the Susquehanna using either the Route 40 Hatem bridge or the I-95 Tydings bridge will increase from $6 for a round trip to $8 for a round trip.
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