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January 3, 2020

Mary Ann to Introduce Connor’s Courage Bill at Start of 2020 General Assembly

Bill named for Havre De Grace High School student Connor Sheffield Maryland fifteen-year-old Connor Sheffield’s medical condition, Gastro-Intestinal Dysmotility, necessitates that he use CBD oil every four hours in order for him to lead a normal and productive life; yet, Maryland currently prohibits school nurses from administering CBD because it’s illegal to possess it on public school campuses. In the …

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August 3, 2021

SWIMMER BECCA MEYERS IS ALSO A DEAFLYMPIAN; THEY DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT

CELEBRATE INCLUSION! The United States Olympic Committee has formally changed its name to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee! What a great day to be a para-athlete!”

So wrote Timonium’s Becca Meyers, U.S. Paralympian who is deaf and blind, on her Instagram on June 20, 2019. She could look forward to getting Paralympic prize money from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) — $37,500 for each gold medal, $22,500 for every silver, and $15,000 for a bronze — in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

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May 15, 2021

Monument for Sgt. Alfred Hilton, Harford’s only Medal of Honor recipient, to be built in Havre de Grace park this year

May 15—David R. Craig Park in Havre de Grace will look different later this year as a monument to Harford County’s only Medal of Honor recipient will be built there.

The monument will commemorate Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton, a Black soldier who fought for the Union in the Civil War. His legacy will be set in stone — literally — later this year with the construction of a monument in his honor.

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May 14, 2021

Monument for Sgt. Alfred Hilton, Harford’s only Medal of Honor recipient, to be built in Havre de Grace park this year

David R. Craig Park in Havre de Grace will look different later this year as a monument to Harford County’s only Medal of Honor recipient will be built there.

The monument will commemorate Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton, a Black soldier who fought for the Union in the Civil War. His legacy will be set in stone — literally — later this year with the construction of a monument in his honor.

David R. Craig Park in Havre de Grace will look different later this year as a monument to Harford County’s only Medal of Honor recipient will be built there.

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May 12, 2021

Havre de Grace leaders honor teen resident who inspired law allowing students to take medical cannabis at school

Nearly a year after the enactment of Connor and Raina’s Law, which allows students prescribed medical cannabis to take their medication in school, Havre de Grace leaders celebrated the accomplishment with one of the law’s two namesakes, 16-year-old resident Connor Sheffield.

“I am still here today because of medical cannabis,” Sheffield, a junior at Havre de Grace High School, said last week as he and his family were honored by the mayor and City Council.

Connor and Raina’s Law was adopted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2020. According to one of its chief sponsors in Annapolis, it is slated to be a model for other states as they work on policies related to youths and medical cannabis.

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