Bad news gets headlines and good news gets buried; therefore, I am committed to keep you informed on issues and tell you "the rest of the story." So often we read something posted on social media or see a headline; yet, all too often we don’t know the behind the scenes information that lends context or explains the complexity of an event or issue. My goal is to give you a front row seat into your government and a critical analysis of how decisions are made so that you can spot political agendas, separate fact from fiction, and draw your own conclusions.

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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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February 12, 2021

Harford delegation tables vote on all-elected school board until next week to get more feedback

The Harford County Delegation opted to table for one week voting on an amendment to a bill that seeks to change the makeup of the county’s Board of Education from elected and appointed members to a fully elected board.

Several delegation members who had pushed last week to take a vote on the amendment before it had been written said during Thursday’s delegation meeting they wanted to give more time for public input.

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April 24, 2020

Upper Chesapeake pledges continued service to Havre de Grace community while city leaders express ire over Harford Memorial Hospital closure

By DAVID ANDERSON | THE AEGIS |APR 24, 2020 AT 5:00 AM University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health remains committed to the patients served through Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, a hospital slated to close in the coming years as UCH begins a major transition in how its hospital services are delivered in Harford County. City officials in Havre de Grace, however, …

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April 16, 2020

Upper Chesapeake hospital consolidation plans for Harford County approved by state health commission

By DAVID ANDERSONTHE AEGIS |APR 16, 2020 AT 5:07 PM Members of the Maryland Health Care Commission voted Thursday in favor of plans by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to consolidate its hospital services in Harford County, despite calls by some elected officials to remove the matter from the commission’s docket in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Upper Chesapeake’s three requests on the agenda included …

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February 19, 2020

Lisanti to Testify for Defense Workforce Opportunity Act

On Friday, February 21, 2020, Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti (Harford County) will testify in front of the House Ways and Means Committee in support of her legislation, House Bill 371, which would exempt military retirement income from Maryland State taxes.  Delegate Lisanti said “The legislature has been working on reducing the tax burden on our Veterans for some time now…It …

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