Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Police say no crime was committed, but searched the area as a precaution.
Madison Square Federal Savings Bank locked its doors Monday afternoon after a suspicious incident at the business. On Monday morning, tellers at the bank noticed a man they deemed suspicious walk toward the bank and locked the doors before he could come inside, Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said. The bank employees asked the man to use the drive-thru, but he left instead, Hopkins said. Hopkins was not sure why the bank employees felt the man was suspicious. "You have to trust their intuition," Hopkins said. The bank, located at 2209 Belair Road in Fallston, has been the victim of robbery in the past. "They’re probably more sensitive to it," Hopkins said. Deputies searched the nearby area as a precaution, but …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The new spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office will start Monday, Nov. 26.
You need only take a look at his recent resume to see that Edward Hopkins is invested in Bel Air and Harford County. Hopkins was recently named the new public information officer for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. He will hit the ground running Monday, Nov. 26. He is also a part of Bel Air town government and and Bel Air Fire Company leadership. Monday will not technically be Hopkins' first day with the sheriff's office or even in the position of spokesman. Hopkins served as a police officer with the sheriff's office for 29 years, retiring with a rank of Lieutenant, according to his profile on the Town of Bel Air's website. Before retiring, Hopkins worked as the spokesman for the sheriff's office for about seven years, from 1994 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Edward Hopkins currently serves in a number of leadership roles in Bel Air.
You'll be seeing the name Edward Hopkins a lot more. Bel Air's de facto mayor and Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company's chief has been named the newest spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The announcement was made on the Bel Air fire company's official Facebook page Tuesday afternoon and confirmed by the sheriff's office Wednesday. Hopkins served as a police officer with the sheriff's office for 29 years, retiring with a rank of Lieutenant, according to his profile on the Town of Bel Air's website. He is no stranger to the communications job having previously filled the position for the sheriff's office. The lifelong Bel Air resident has most recently worked as Director of External Affairs with Maryland Emergency Management …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company Chief Edward Hopkins suspended members of the fire company over "inappropriate" comments on Facebook that suggested ignoring any fire calls at Bel Air's Sonic Drive-In.
Nine members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company were reprimanded this week over inflamatory comments made on Facebook. Three members of the fire company were suspended for four weeks along with a recommendation to the company Board of Directors they be terminated from the fire company, according to a blog post from Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. In addition to the three suspensions, one member was demoted from regular firefighter to entry level firefighter and placed on a year of probation, a second was demoted from lieutenant to firefighter and the remaining four were given verbal reprimands and additional work details, according to Gardiner's post. The action stems from a Facebook …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The final votes were tallied this morning in Bel Air Town Hall, but the outcome remains the same with Edward Hopkins, Robert Reier and Susan Burdette to serve on the Bel Air Board of Commissioners.
Election judges gathered in Bel Air Town Hall once again Thursday morning, this time to count provisional and absentee ballots. All eight abstentee ballots were approved while all five provisional ballots were rejected. The provisional ballots were rejected based on residency and voter registration issues. Four absentee votes went to Greg Adolph, one to Susan Burdette, one to Terence Hanley, six to Edward Hopkins and five to Robert Reier. One vote was for a write-in candidate. The numbers did not change the election results. Hopkins and Reier will serve another term on the board and Burdette will replace Hanley. The final count is as follows:
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
While the unofficial results from the Bel Air election were announced Tuesday night, the official results will come today.
With just five absentee and eight provisional ballots left to be counted, the final vote tally for town Board of Commissioners will not stray far from Tuesday's unofficial results. The remaining votes will be counted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bel Air Town Hall. The unofficial results were read aloud to a room filled with candidates and their supporters Tuesday night. Unofficially, Robert Reier received 463 votes followed by Edward Hopkins (422), Susan Burdette (368), Greg Adolph (312) and Terence Hanley (206). Three seats were up for grabs on the five-seat board in the non-partisan election. Stick with Patch for final vote counts and election wrap-up.
Edward Hopkins and Susan Burdette express their thoughts following the announcement Tuesday that they are among the three unofficial winners of the Bel Air Town Election.
Bel Air Town Hall was the scene of a mix of reactions Tuesday night following the announcement of the unofficial results in the Bel Air Town Commissioners' election. Edward Hopkins and Robert Reier will return to the board of commissioners while newcomer Susan Burdette will replace Terence Hanley. Hanley received the least votes Tuesday; Reier received the most. "I'm very humbled, very honored," Reier said following the announcement. Reier said he appreciated the trust and confidence the voters indicated they have in him and promised to do his best to live up to that. "When you go into the election, you're always hoping you've been able to get your message across," Reier said. Provisional and absentee ballots will be counted at town hall …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Several Bel Air residents weighed in Tuesday on major issues that drove their votes.
While one Bel Air resident gave her thoughts on camera, several others told Patch what this Bel Air municipal election is about for them. Edwin Weaver, a 60-year resident of Bel Air, thinks the major issue of this election is the purchase of the old BB&T Bank building on Main Street. He said the purchase was one he is "OK" with. For Angelo Monico, the candidates' perspective on property taxes was the issue driving his vote. Monico, who has lived in town for two decades, said Terence Hanley and Greg Adolph addressed those issues to his satisfaction. Joe Rehrmann, a 46-year resident of Bel Air, said he always votes in the town election and for him, it's about town management and who can do that job best. "I think traffic is the biggest issue…
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Robert Reier, Terence Hanley, Susan Burdette, Edward Hopkins and Greg Adolph are vying for three spots on the Town of Bel Air Board of Commissioners. Reier, Hanley and Hopkins are incumbents while Adolph and Burdette hope to be new faces on the board. The election is happenening Tuesday at the Town Hall, 39 N. Hickory Ave. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patch wants to know, who are you voting for? TELL US IN THE COMMENTS!
Part VII of video from the Bel Air commissioner candidates forum hosted by Patch.
Robert Reier, Terence Hanley, Susan Burdette, Edward Hopkins and Greg Adolph are vying for three spots on the Town of Bel Air Board of Commissioners. Reier, Hanley and Hopkins are incumbents while Adolph and Burdette hope to be new faces on the board. All five are Republican but the election is nonpartisan. The election is happenening today at the Town Hall, 39 N. Hickory Ave. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.