Friday, February 22, 2013
The involvement of Havre de Grace in the war prompted the county executive's order.
County Executive David Craig issued an order recently that Harford County will fly "War of 1812 flags" in some public spaces. With 15 stars and 15 stripes, the flag's design represents the states that existed as part of the U.S. at the time of the nation's conflict with Great Britain over sovereignty. Craig stated that the War of 1812 flags will fly in the following Harford County locations through Dec. 24, 2014: The city of Havre de Grace issued a similar order, and it installed 15-star flags in public spaces in January. During the course of the war, which lasted from 1812 to 1815, British troops stormed Maryland. “The city of Havre de Grace was directly engaged in the war and was attacked by the British on May 3, 1813, resulting in much …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Harford County Executive David Craig outlined his goals for the last half of his final term.
David Craig wants to prioritize school construction and improvements in land use, public safety and transportation in his final two years in office, he announced in a briefing Tuesday morning. Patch will have more from the conference Tuesday afternoon. For now, we've included with this post a PDF file of the slideshow Craig used to outline those goals. Stay with Patch for continuing coverage.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Speakers gave students a wide range of advice during Wednesday's commencement.
When it comes to commencement speeches, you would probably expect the county executive to quote Winston Churchill and the valedictorian to quote pop star Katy Perry. But it was the other way around at the C. Milton Wright graduation. Harford County Executive David Craig chose lyrics from "Firework," while graduating senior Zachary Hutcheson urged his peers to not to give up. Co-valedictorian Lindsay Michocki, Principal Marlene Moulter and other local officials also spoke at C. Milton Wright High School's 29th commencement Wednesday. Music in the video was played by the C. Milton Wright High School band.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
County Executive David Craig spoke at C. Milton Wright's commencement Wednesday.
C. Milton Wright High School’s Class of 2011 holds a special place in David Craig’s heart. So special that the Harford County executive quoted singer Katy Perry at Wednesday’s commencement. “You're original, cannot be replaced. If you only knew what the future holds. Maybe you're the reason why all the doors are closed. So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road,” said Craig, skipping some lyrics in Perry’s song “Firework.” “Come on show 'em what you're worth. Make 'em go ah, ah, ah. You’re brighter than the moon, moon, moon. Boom, boom, boom." Before Craig, a former teacher, became county executive in June 2005, he had been an assistant principal at Southampton Middle School when the seniors he addressed Wednesday were still…
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The county executive gave a briefing at county government headquarters Friday afternoon.
Harford County Executive David Craig proposed a $734 million budget Friday that avoids tax increases, layoffs and any other harsh measures in tough economic times. The proposed fiscal year 2012 budget is 4 percent more than the current budget, though most departments will not see an increase. It also does not include any layoffs, furloughs, pay increases or cost of living adjustements for county employees. The proposed operating budget comprises $605 million of the total for the bulk of government services, 4.3 percent more than in 2011. Craig proposed to maintain the county tax rate (1.042 per $100 of assessed value), which is lower than the constant yield (1.059) for the first time in county history. “What that means is about $5 million …