Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Harford County Executive David Craig outlined his stance on speed cameras—and a number of other topics—on a radio show Tuesday afternoon.
Harford County Executive David Craig claims he's not a speeder—and he doesn't think he needs a camera to prove it. Craig said on a radio show Tuesday afternoon that he has no interest in bringing speed cameras to the county. On WYPR-FM's Midday with Dan Rodricks Tuesday, Craig said: "I was never in favor of speed cameras personally, myself, and neither was our delegation when they voted on that bill years ago. Our County Council is not in favor of it. There's just, generally, not any desire to do speed cameras [in Harford County]." » Listen to the audio here The proof is in the action—or inaction. While the county and its three municipalities—Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace—may have discussed the viability of speed cameras behind …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace governments are closed for Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATED (10:20 a.m.)—The municipal governments in Harford County are closed Monday and Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy's impact is felt throughout the region. Government offices in Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace are closed. Harford County government offices are also closed. In an update Monday morning, the county announced that offices initially closed for Monday were also going to be closed Tuesday. Harford County Public Schools and Aberdeen Proving Ground are also closed Monday. TELL US: Are your offices or business closed? Leave a comment below.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty is in agreement with County Executive David Craig that a riverboat casino would benefit Harford County and the surrounding region.
Wayne Dougherty and his wife, Mary, used to manage a travel agency. On occasion, they'd take trips to the Mississippi River, where paddleboat casinos are a big business. "It was a big hit," Dougherty said. The Havre de Grace mayor told Patch Wednesday he is intrigued by the idea of a riverboat casino on the Susquehanna River—an idea first presented by County Executive David Craig Tuesday to a special work group on gaming expansion in Maryland. According to a statement from his office released on Tuesday, Craig said: "Given our location at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, I think it would be worthwhile to consider a riverboat casino for Harford County. Such casinos have been highly successful in towns and cities along the Mississippi River …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Patch breaks down how each Harford County delegate voted Friday.
The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday narrowly passed same sex marriage legislation. The bill will now be taken up for debate in the state Senate. See how your Harford County delegation voted: TELL US: Are you content with your delegate's vote? Leave a comment.
Senator Nancy Jacobs offers a letter to the editor on bills she is currently pursuing.
Friday, February 17, 2012
From the office of Sen. Nancy Jacobs: ——— Most of us want all children to be safe. But the sad truth is there are repeated reports of children who are abused physically or sexually and even murdered. When they are harmed we must go to police. That did not happen in two high profile cases that captured the attention of the American public: the Casey Anthony trial and the scandal at Penn State University. I am sponsoring bills that create penalties for not telling the authorities when a child is missing or dead, and for not reporting child abuse. At Penn State an assistant football coach stands accused of sexually abusing as many as ten children over fifteen years. The abuse continued unabated because people who knew didn’t go to police. …
Chairman Patrick McGrady writes in on behalf of the Harford County Republican Party.
Friday, February 17, 2012
From Patrick McGrady, Chairman, Harford County Republican Party: ——— Dear Residents of Maryland: Governor Martin O'Malley continues to demonstrate the breadth of his big-government mentality during this ongoing legislative session in Annapolis. It is apparent that he is trying to position himself as a liberal leader as he looks ahead at future political office—and he is using the working-class people of Maryland as a stepping stone. Governor O'Malley introduced a budget that increases spending by more than $1 billion over FY2012, the last fiscal year's budget. This budget is larger than it has ever been, just like each and every budget from Governor O'Malley for the past six years of his term in office. This budget proposal includes …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Patch will host a live chat Monday with an MdTA official, allowing residents to ask questions.
Unsure on how to get yourself connected on an E-ZPass plan? Still unclear on whether or not to renew your AVI decal? Just want more clarification overall on the tolls changes on the Hatem and Tydings bridges? Look no further. Patch will host a live chat with an MdTA official today at 1 p.m., allowing residents to ask questions or just tune in to learn more about the new rates, payment plans and operational changes. The MdTA will host two open houses this week—one in Havre de Grace, the other in Perryville—to serve a similar purpose. Patch will host a virtual open house for residents unable to attend either meeting. Can't make it to the chat? Just email email@example.com and I'll ask your question. Export the event listing to your …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The MdTA will hold open houses in Havre de Grace and Perryville in February.
The transition from the sticker to the transponder is under way at the Hatem Bridge toll plaza. On Feb. 1, the Maryland Transportation Authority will discontinue AVI decal sales in travel lanes and begin E-ZPass sales. Toll Lane 3 at the Hatem Bridge toll plaza switches from AVI decals only to E-ZPass only on Feb. 1. The final day to use AVI decals is Sept. 30, 2012. Decals with a January 2012 expiration date will be valid through Feb. 29, 2012 to allow motorists to consider E-ZPass options (see below). The MdTA will also hold community open houses in February—from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Havre de Grace Activity Center, and from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Perryville High School. Snow dates are set for Feb. 22 (Havre de Grace) and Feb. 23 (…