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Harford County Water and Sewer recently joined the EPA WaterSense Partnership Program. This strategic partnership benefits you, the rate payer, by providing access to and information on the most effective conservation and water efficiency techni...
As of May 31, 2017 Harford County remains in a drought watch.
Maryland Department of the Environment performs monthly evaluations of hydrologic indicators - precipitation, stream flow, ground water levels and reservoir storage in order to measure the impac...
The Harford County Department of Public Works, Water and Sewer Division, will begin its biannual flushing of the water distribution system on Monday, April 10th. Flushing will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The project is expecte...
A Gold 911 Award was presented to Deven Billings, a third-grader at Joppatown Elementary School, who recently called "911" while seeking help for his diabetic aunt.
On Monday June 10, 2013, Kim Stritzinger - Public Safety Dispatcher III / Public Educator, representing the Harford County Department of Emergency Services presented a Gold 911 to 10 year old Jack Dempsey after we received the following nomination for hi...Read on...
On December 13, 2012, 11 year old Lucas Custer called 911 at 4:17 pm to report that his mother was unresponsive and moaning. Dispatcher Kara Angelo, the 911 Calltaker, remained on the line with Lucas until Police arrived. During this time Lucas remained v...Read on...
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees for the next few days, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches during normal business hours on Thurs., July 20 through Sat., July 22, 2017.
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees on Thursday, July 13, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches during normal business hours.
The Harford County Department of Parks & Rec has closed the main parking lot at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon to all visitors until October for a repaving project that will reduce stormwater runoff and include a water retention garden.
What is the best way for Edgewood to grow? Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will host an open forum on July 18 for community members, businesses, and representatives from Aberdeen Proving Ground to discuss their ideas for Edgewood’s future.
More than 300 individuals and 20 exhibitors from throughout Maryland participated in the 2017 Harford County Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Symposium held June 22. Famed Baltimore Colt Joe Ehrmann Delivers Inspirational Keynote Address
Harford County honored 23 individuals who have improved the lives of local youth at the 2017 Champions for Children and Youth Awards held June 23 in Edgewood Hall at Harford Community College in Bel Air.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has reopened Oakmont Road between Brentwood Drive and Arabian Way in Fallston as of Thursday, June 29 following completion of culvert outfall and bank repairs.
“How would you keep your friends from abusing drugs?” Winners in Harford County’s video competition for youth answered that question in gripping public service announcements set to debut in local movie theaters on June 30.
UPDATE: Harford County Water & Sewer workers restored water service for affected customers by midnight on Tuesday night. The BGE contractor repaired the road, which reopened at 5:00 PM Wednesday. Thank you for your patience.
The BG&E Contractor per...
Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and Department of Parks and Rec will offer a camp for people with disabilities to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding. Volunteer spotters are needed to serve each rider on a specially adapted bike.
County Executive Glassman is pleased to announce 29 local nonprofits will receive a total of $1.5M in funding to plan and implement a variety of tourism related activities including historical, cultural, agricultural, and eco-tourism operations in FY18.
Harford County Parks & Recreation celebrated more than 50 longtime volunteers - plus two volunteers with over 50 years of service each - at their annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner held June 9 at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Oakmont Road between Brentwood Drive and Arabian Way in Fallston to all traffic on or about Monday, June 19, 2017 for approximately four to six weeks.
Harford County Emergency Services earns re-accreditation as an emergency medical dispatch center of excellence.
The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation will host a public meeting on June 13 to present plans for the Emily Bayless Graham park development in Bel Air.
The new section of Tollgate Road between Plumtree Road and Bel Air South Parkway will be open to all through traffic effective at the close of business on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Questions may be directed to 410-638-3217 extension 2431.
This summer, explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from the Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection and Restoration.
Which parks and recreation programs matter most to Harford County citizens? The Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking public input through an online survey to help it set priorities for the next 10 to 15 years.
County Executive Glassman signed legislation on May 18 enacting new incentives to protect key agricultural land that might otherwise be sold for development. This provides cash incentives for farmland owners to enter the county’s ag preservation program.
These awards, which are presented each May in honor of National Historic Preservation Month, recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to stewardship of Harford County’s historic and cultural resources.
Would you like to be a leader in improving stream health in your Harford County community and the Chesapeake Bay? Applications are now being accepted for certification as a Master Watershed Steward in the Master Watershed Stewards Academy.
Commonly requested geographical information about Harford County, such as land use, transportation networks and areas of environmental significance, is now available online in a “map gallery” published on the Harford County government website.
The Harford County Community Mediation Program is proud to announce that nine volunteers have successfully completed the required 45 hours of Basic Mediation Training to become volunteer community mediators.
There were smiles all around as nearly 1,000 attendees gathered for the first Harford County Youth & Family Resource Festival on April 22 in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College in Bel Air.
Offering a wealth of resources for families and caregivers, the Harford County Office on Aging will host a Senior Resource Fair on Tuesday, June 13 at the McFaul Activity Center at 525 West MacPhail Road in Bel Air from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Harford County Commission on Disabilities and Harford County Cultural Arts Board will present “Art Without Boundaries”, a juried art exhibit for artists of all abilities at the Bel Air and Havre de Grace branches of the Harford County Public Library.
Throughout January, February and March nearly 100 county government employees gave over 800 hours of volunteer service to local nonprofits for the 2nd annual Day of Service program initiated by County Executive Glassman in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Harford County will celebrate May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.
Harford County Government and Harford County Public Schools have signed a ground-breaking agreement on shared access to county-owned fueling stations, improving operational efficiencies and avoid long term repair & maintenance costs for the school system.
When it comes to emergencies and disasters, it's not a question of “if”, but “when.” Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a wide range of emergency situations.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released today a recommended county budget for fiscal year 2018 which includes no increase in tax rates yet provides record level funding for public safety, education and libraries.
Joppa Farm Road will be closing between Maryland Route 7 and U.S. Route 40 on or about Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for approximately two months for Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) to install underground transmission lines.
Celebrating the next generation of women leaders, County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Commission for Women hosted the seventh annual Women of Tomorrow Awards on March 30 at Bel Air High School.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag to be flown at half-staff and issued the following statement in honor of Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of Edgewood, who died on Saturday after being wounded in action in Afghanistan.
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan. The meeting will be held in the 1st Floor Main Conference Room, 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air.
All are welcome to join in Harford County’s eighth annual Celebration of Cultures beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 in Downtown Bel Air. This family-friendly event is designed to spotlight the many cultures that call Harford County home.
Harford Transit LINK will pilot a new bus route offering reliable transportation to jobs in Perryman & Riverside on May 15. The Perryman-Riverside Express Silver Line will provide frequent service and schedule aligned with work shifts of area employers.
Joppa Farm Road between Falconer Road and Barksdale Road will be closing from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 for Baltimore Gas & Electric to install vaults for their underground transmission lines.
Harford County government is pleased to announce a new online tool to promote awareness of the connection between local watersheds, the health of local streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day 2017 on Friday, April 14 by planting 315 trees at Fox Meadow Complex located at 3653 Fallston Road in Jarrettsville. This year marks Harford County’s 14th annual Arbor Day celebration.
Registration is now open for Harford’s first annual Youth and Family Resource Festival featuring resources for youth of all abilities from birth to young adults. This free event will be held on Sat, April 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Harford Community College.
County Executive Barry Glassman ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 17 in recognition of Dennis DeVoe’s service to the citizens of Harford County.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has closed the bridge on Robinson Mill Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Route 136 in Whiteford, due to the structural degradation of the supporting beams.
Employees of the Harford County Department of Public Works observed an overflow of wastewater at a manhole located in the 2500 block of South Tollgate Road at 11:30 am on March 10, 2017. Crews quickly responded to the site and the overflow was controlled ...
This program offers free advice and assistance drafting legal documents such as financial power of attorney & advance medical directive that can ease the burden of resolving legal issues in case of catastrophic illness or injury to yourself or loved ones.
Harford County government is recognized for its fiscal year 2016 comprehensive annual financial report with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States & Canada.
Do you know an unsung hero? Each year the Harford County Department of Community Services searches for local citizens who selflessly assist others and honors their service at the annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony.
Is there a champion in your life? Students in grades K-12 are invited to show how their champion makes them feel, and enter to win prizes in a new art contest sponsored by the Harford County Department of Community Services and Local Management Board.
A heavy load / oversize vehicle will be traversing Perryman area roads (MD159 and Chelsea Road) on or about Wednesday, March 1st. When it crosses the Amtrak Bridge on Chelsea Road between Michaelsville Road and Woodley Road, no other vehicles will be allo...
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement today in response to hateful fliers found Wednesday in a Bel Air neighborhood.
This program developed by the county Department of Emergency Services will hold its next four-week session on Wednesdays beginning on March 15 through April 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Northern Precinct. Registration required.
Harford County has retained its Triple-A bond rating from all three of the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies for the third consecutive year under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman.
County Executive Barry Glassman has declared a Day of Remembrance and ordered Harford County flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, February 10 for fallen heroes Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon.
BEL AIR, Md., (Feb. 3, 2017) - Joppa Farm Road between Maryland Route 7 and U.S. Route 40 will be closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, for two months beginning on or about Tuesday, February 14, 2017. This temporary road closure is for Will...
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has named Bel Air resident William Bettin, P.E., the deputy director of Public Works where he will lead the Division of Water and Sewer serving 130,000 citizens, effective February 13.
Harford County celebrates Black History Month with the following video tribute to the community that lifted up Hosanna School Museum in Darlington.
The Office of Economic Development is proud to offer companies and other organizations on-site presentations to their employees, providing commuter options that can save time and money, reduce traffic, and, in some cases, improve employee health.
County Executive Barry Glassman is proud to recognize County employee Cindy Lykens, who recently demonstrated outstanding stewardship of taxpayer funds that resulted in cost savings of $32,000 and prevented future overcharges by a third-party contractor.
The Harford County Department of Public Works reopened E. Belcrest Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. This roadway had been closed for storm drain installation.
Questions about th...
Harford County government, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, is proud to introduce a free informational three-part “Community Conversation” series on planning for the future of a loved one with a disability.
On the one year anniversary of Winter Storm Jonas, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration offers the following reminders and online tools developed to help citizens stay informed and, most importantly, to stay safe in winter weather.
This funding program aids cultural, historical, museum, eco-tourism and sports-tourism activities, with revenue generated by the county’s hotel lodging fee. Funding application workshops are planned for Feb 22 and March 6. Submission deadline is April 14.
Harford County government, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Service, is pleased to announce that St. Joan of Arc School and Tidewater Marina have won Harford County’s Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards for 2016.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing E. Belcrest Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on or about Monday, January 23, 2017 for approximately two days for storm drain installation. Emergen...
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman measured success by the county’s strengthening financial position and in the number of lives touched by his administration, and declared a day of remembrance for two sheriff’s deputies murdered in the line of duty.
Nominations are open for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation within Harford County. The deadline for nominations has now been extended to Friday, January 20, 2017.
Harford County Executive Glassman will present his State of the County Address to the County Council and the public on Tues., January 10 at 7 p.m. This annual address will stream live on the county website and on Harford County Government’s Facebook page.
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing East Heather Road between Wakefield Drive and Crafton Road in Bel Air to all through traffic on or about Thursday, January 5, 2017 for approximately two days for storm drain installation. Emerg...
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada was pleased to announce that Harford County, Maryland has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting on January 19 with multimedia options available for citizens to share their priorities for FY18. The third annual budget event will stream live on the county website beginning at 6 p.m.
Several Harford County organizations came together this holiday season to give more than 215 high-quality new winter coats to local children and families in need, generating smiles all around at events held December 13 – 15, 2016.
As Harford County begins a required comprehensive zoning review, the Glassman administration is introducing a new online tool for the public to track zoning changes requested by property owners. The “Harford County 2017 Rezoning Tracker” went live Dec 12.
Employees of the Harford County Department of Public Works observed an overflow of wastewater at the Brentwood Park Sewer Pump Station at 12:15 pm on December 7, 2016. Crews quickly responded to the site and the overflow was controlled by 1:45 pm.
Christmas trees are a delightful holiday tradition. Yet Christmas tree fires can be serious and even deadly. The Harford County department of Emergency Services is offering helpful fire prevention tips for this holiday season.
Small Business Saturday encourages communities to shop locally and support the small, independently owned businesses that create jobs and boost local economies. Held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this year’s big day is November 26, 2016.
County Executive Barry Glassman is proud to recognize Harford County government employees Dan Funk and Kristy Heim, who recently went above and beyond their job responsibilities to improve the lives of others.
Harford County’s historic Joesting-Gorsuch House was rededicated on Friday in Street, eleven miles from where the blue house escaped demolition and once stood for more than two centuries.
Harford County government, Harford County Public Library, and the nonprofit We Cancerve Movement, Inc. partnered this October on “SOCKtober,” a countywide donation drive seeking new socks, hats, gloves, and mittens of all sizes for local citizens in need.
For nearly two decades, Harford County officials and trail enthusiasts in the region have strived to unite the two sections that make up the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail. On Thursday, County Executive Barry Glassman announced that the connection is being made.
Awards to individuals and organizations will be presented in May by the Historic Preservation Commission and the county Department of Planning & Zoning in honor of National Historic Preservation Month. The deadline for nominations is January 11, 2017.
Local youth, ages 11-18, are invited to enter Harford County’s video competition by creating a 30-second PSA about the dangers of substance abuse. Winners will earn Visa gift cards and a chance to have their video shown in local movie theaters.
Harford County government is proud to announce the return of the after-school program at the Edgewood Recreation and Community Center.
Visit Mariner Point Park in Joppatowne and say “ahoy” to the handsome new mariner statue unveiled on November 2 by Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and members of his administration.
Working with community stakeholders, the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning, in cooperation with the American Planning Association, has created a Green Infrastructure Vision plan for the Gunpowder River watershed in Harford County.
No Shave November is a national campaign to “grow” awareness about the importance of men’s cancer screenings. County Executive Barry Glassman invites the men of Harford County to stop shaving this month & donate new shaving supplies and other toiletries.
Harford County has an attractive new recreational facility for citizens to enjoy following the public opening in late October of the Level Building at Harford County Parks & Rec’s Churchville Recreation Complex.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, the Department of Community Services, and the Commission on Disabilities celebrated the achievements and employment of citizens with disabilities at the annual Disabilities Employment Awards Luncheon on October 25.
The Harford County Department of Community Services Local Management Board and Office of Disabilities are seeking dynamic vendors and exhibitors for the first annual Youth and Family Resource Festival to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Harford County government is seeking “Expressions of Interest” in one of the last major development opportunities in downtown Bel Air. The official request has been posted on the county website for mixed-use development of county-owned property.
On Wednesday, November 16, Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to “feed awareness” by having dinner with their families and talking to their children, of all ages, about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Spectacular aerial views of Deer Creek steal the show in a new video promoting Harford County tourism released online October 11 and produced jointly by the nonprofit Visit Harford!, Inc. and Harford County government.
Following the construction of a new roundabout at Plumtree Road near MD Route 24 in Bel Air, the roads listed below have been reopened to all through traffic by the Harford County Department of Public Works
The Harford County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Highways will be closing Vale Road between Grafton Shop Road and Macroom Court from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for maintenance work beginning on or about Monday, October 17, 2016. Access will be maintai...Read on...
Heartwarming stories of human kindness filled the air at the 30th Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Department of Community Services on October 8 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene.
The first annual Harford Streams Summer Adventure program drew more than 200 participants, and at least one puppy, to explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams this summer.
Children as young as 11 have reported using heroin in Harford County; it has been found in every ZIP code. To arm parents against this nationwide epidemic, a new series of Heroin Prevention & Awareness Briefings is planned this October in Harford County.
On September 19, County Executive Barry Glassman and the Office of Drug Control Policy delivered donations for “Project Healthy Delivery” to the Ashley Addiction Intensive Outpatient Treatment Office at University of MD Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air.
Harford County government, Harford County Public Library and the nonprofit Wecancerve are partnering this October for “SOCKtober”, a countywide donation drive seeking new socks, hats, mittens and gloves of all sizes for local citizens in need.
After noon on Wednesday, September 28, the Harford County Department of Public Works reopened a section of Old Pylesville Road, near Street, between Maryland Route 165 and Street Road at the bridge over a tributary of Broad Creek. The bridge is located ab...Read on...
Is your business prepared to survive a disaster? To help protect the bottom line for Harford County businesses, Harford County Economic Development and Emergency Services will offer a free Business Continuity Seminar on Friday Sept 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.
If catastrophic illness/injury struck your family, would you and your loved ones be prepared to carry out each other’s wishes? Harford County Office on Aging, with the Harford Bar Foundation, will offer information and assistance drafting legal documents.
County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Paul Thompson Jr. as chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Board, a 28-member body tasked with encouraging economic growth and development in Harford County.
Harford County’s Office of Economic Development will celebrate local businesses during its ninth annual Business Appreciation Week starting on Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2016.
Old Pylesville Road, near Street, between Maryland Route 165 and Street Road at the bridge over a tributary of Broad Creek will be temporarily closed Monday, September 26 for approximately three days to complete maintenance work on the bridge deck.
Planning a wedding? Swan Harbor Farm will host a free Wedding Expo on Saturday, October 29 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at 401 Oakington Road in Havre de Grace. The expo will be a one-stop opportunity to meet a wide variety of wedding professionals.
Catastrophic events caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, snowstorms and fire can happen anywhere, anytime. Harford County Emergency Services develops plans for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for all types of hazards.
Offering a wealth of resources for seniors, and their adult family members & caregivers, Community Services Office on Aging will hold a Senior Resource Fair on Tues, Sept 20. This free event is held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the McFaul Activity Center.
In FY17 Harford County will use these funds to construct four projects within the county that will decrease sediment and nutrient loads and improve the water quality of downstream receiving waters.
More than 100 Harford County children with limited resources headed back to school in style this year, thanks to free haircuts and new school supplies donated by local businesses in partnership with county government!
FREE Training - Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones during natural disasters and other emergencies. This four-week session is held on Wednesdays, Sept 14 through Oct 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at 2220 Ady Road in Forest Hill.
Worldwide Car-Free Day is Thursday, September 22, 2016. To encourage participation, Harford Transit’s Commute Smart division will offer Harford Community College commuters free passes for September 22 on Harford Transit LINK buses.
The Harford County Department of Public Works has re-opened Wheeler School Road, located between Whiteford and Pylesville, effective at 3:00pm on Friday, August 19, 2016. The section of the road to the east of Pylesville Road (Maryland Route 165) had bee...Read on...
With the heat index expected to exceed 105 degrees on Tuesday, August 16, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Health Department, will utilize libraries as “Cooling Centers."
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees for the next several days, the Harford County Public Library branches will be available as “Cooling Centers” during normal business hours Thursday, August 11, through Saturday, August 13, 2016.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is now seeking nominations for the 2016 Employment Recognition Luncheon Awards marking Disability Employment Awareness Month. These awards highlight the accomplishments of employees with disabilities.
For the convenience of residential customers, Harford County government is extending operations to three days a week, the site located at 703 N. Tollgate Rd will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., August 25 through November 25, 2016.
The Harford County Department of Public Works - Bureau of Construction Inspections will be closing the section of Schucks Road between MD Route 22 and Wheel Road for approximately one day for road resurfacing. The closure to all through traffic is planned...Read on...
The Harford County Department of Public Works will be temporarily closing Wheeler School Road at the bridge over a tributary of Broad Creek located approximately 0.2 miles from Old Pylesville Road near Whiteford. The closure to all traffic including emerg...Read on...
With the heat index expected to reach 110 degrees, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and Volunteer Fire Companies, will offer “Cooling Centers” from Sat, July 23 through Mon, July 25.
Portions of two roads in Bel Air will be closed for approximately two months to allow for the construction of a roundabout. Beginning on or about Thursday, August 4, 2016, Tollgate Road will be closed between Ring Factory Road and Plumtree Road, while Pl...Read on...