By Jane Bellmyer [email protected] Apr 19, 2022 ELKTON — He was best known as the Mayor of Elkton for 20 years, but James “Jimmy” Crouse also helped form Elkton Alliance, served in the Maryland House of Delegates and worked for Union Hospital for decades, not to mention his service on banking and advisory boards, commissions and the Cecil County Board …Continue reading
By Hannah GaskillJosh Kurtz January 28, 2022 Harford County’s District 34 Senate race will be one to watch this year, as both the Republican and Democratic nominations are contested following the decision by Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D) to seek the seat. “I’ve been thinking about it since I was a page in the Maryland Senate in high school,” she said …Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.”Continue reading
A pair of lawmakers representing Harford and Baltimore counties are considering introducing a bill during next year’s legislative session to make school superintendents in those counties elected positions.Continue reading
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.Continue reading