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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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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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May 5, 2021

Harford Legislators Address Business Community at Harford Chamber’s Legislative Wrap-Up Event

From the Harford County Chamber of Commerce:

On Thursday, April 25th, the Harford County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Legislative Wrap-Up in a virtual format, sponsored by Harford Community College, The Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development, and The Greater Harford Committee. Dr. Theresa Felder, President and CEO of Harford Community College, said in her introductory remarks, “Harford Community College is honored to have a strong relationship with the business community as well as with our partners in both the public and private sectors.”

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