Patch is wrapping up its first full calendar year of covering all the news, events and topics in Havre de Grace. So now we'll take the opportunity to reflect on the year that was.
Here are the stories that grabbed headlines in September 2011:
- The second Hall of Fame class was announced for Havre de Grace High School.
- The Warriors football team won its season opener.
- The Susquehanna Hose Company flag flew over Afghanistan, thanks to hose company volunteer and Sgt. First Class Danny Gonzalez.
- Havre de Grace Middle School picked up the AVID program.
- The property owner at the apartment building where a generator was found running indoors was issued three citations.
- The Susquehanna River began to flood on Sept. 8. Local schools closed and parts of Havre de Grace were evacuated. The river roared as Patch captured video. Projections indicated the flooding could reach record figures. A loose sailboat floated down the river. Patch hosted a live chat so residents along the river could get constant updates. BGE shut off service to sections of town. A TV was stolen from Price's Seafood during the flood.
- Restore Church opened on Sept. 11.
- Havre de Grace held a ceremony in remembrance of Sept. 11.
- Havre de Grace lost the Susquehanna Bowl for the first time since 2004.
- Harford County Boys and Girls Clubs benefited from $28,000 raised in the Kiss-A-Pig event.
- A ceremony on APG signaled the end of BRAC.
- A stabbing took place in the 300 block of Franklin Street.
- A Delaware man died after falling from the CSX train bridge onto Garrett Island.
- Havre de Grace utilized goats to clear fencing.
- A man was stabbed at Bourbon Street and Union Avenue. A few days later, a man was arrested in connection with the incident.
- A man reportedly attempted to abduct a young boy from the Aldino soccer fields. The man suspected of involvement was later identified and arrested by police.
- Former City Councilman Charles Maslin was found not to have been in violation of parole, and was released from prison.
- The tolls saga came to a close with a unanimous vote.
- Island Jack moved its location across Washington Street.
- One driver hit six parked cars.
- Patch reported that Ben Sollee would perform at Biller's Bikes again.
- The Concord Point Lighthouse was lit pink to serve as a beacon of hope in the fight against breast cancer.
Check back with Patch Friday for the top stories of October and November 2011. Have a suggestion or want to blog for Patch? Email editor Sean Welsh or leave a comment below.