Thursday, May 23, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Havre de Grace area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. MapQuest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
The Havre de Grace Police Department provided the following information.
Congress Avenue, 700 block. 12:17 p.m. on May 22. A theft was reported. No further information was available. Green Street, 600 block. 12:25 a.m. on May 22. Police received two calls reporting the sound of glass breaking nearby. Police found a resident had accidentally broken two glass items inside. Pulaski Highway, 1200 block. 5:09 p.m. on May 21. A ring was lost. Tydings Road, 700 block. 3:20 p.m.on May 21. A 55" TV from Rent-a-Center was stolen from a house. The theft occurred at 2 p.m. on May 20. Juniata Street, 600 block. 9:48 a.m. on May 21. A theft was reported. No further information was available.
The lift gets fish over the massive Conowingo Dam.
For more than 20 years, the fish lift atop the Conowingo Dam has been helping scaled wildlife up and over the structure. This week, the lift began its heavy spring season, WJZ reports. The dam's general manager told the station the lift moved 1.1 million fish in 2012 several stories above the Susquehanna River. The lift, installed in 1991,releases water from the top of the dam, creating an artificial current that attracts fish. WJZ repotts a particular target of the lift is the American Shad. Biologists catch shad at Conowingo and inject them with hormones to speed production, according to the report. The lift was turned on for the season on April 1, and has seen 11,134 fish pass through since then, according to statistics kept by the …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The president of Havre de Grace Main Street spoke with Patch Wednesday.
Charlie Hiner, who is the president of Havre de Grace Main Street, said its board of directors will be meeting soon to discuss "recent events." In a phone interview with Patch Wednesday, Hiner said: "The board will be getting together to discuss recent events that were in the Patch this weekend." On Friday, Havre de Grace Patch published an article about a letter that MacGregor's sent to the Main Street board resigning from the organization. The owner of MacGregor's, Dan Lee, wrote that he believed Main Street had "lost its moral compass" in electing a convicted child sex offender to its board of directors. "What triggered all of this was the resignation of Dan Lee," said Hiner, who told Patch he has not spoken with Lee since receiving …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Glassman, a state senator, is considered a potential candidate to replace outgoing Harford County Executive David R. Craig.
State Senator Barry Glassman, considered a candidate for Harford County executive in 2014, will declare his future political intentions at a June 8 announcement in his native community of Level. Glassman, a Republican representing District 35, will host a "Coming Home Announcement" from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 8 at the Level Volunteer Fire House, according to a statement from his office. The Darlington resident has been a member of the state senate since 2008. Prior to that, he served as a state delegate for nine years and a county councilman for nine years. Glassman, 51, is widely considered to be a candidate for Harford County executive, and a statement from his office said, "Many local observers and leaders in Annapolis have been …
The May 27 holiday impacts when to put out your garbage.
Trash will not be collected Monday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day holiday, the city of Havre de Grace announced. All citizens who rely on the city for trash services should put out their garbage one day later than they usually would, due to the holiday. The first day trash will be collected next week is Tuesday, May 28. People living in apartment complexes or developments where city trash services are not utilized will remain affected. For more information, call City Hall at 410-939-1800.
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The Harford County Sheriff's Office partnered with agencies from Baltimore to California in the investigation.
A Havre de Grace man is one of 15 people charged in a two-year drug smuggling investigation, the Harford County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. The Harford County Task Force filed charges against 15 individuals—from Bel Air, Middle River, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Towson, Edgewood and in California—after extensive operations that included wire-tapping and undercover police work, the sheriff's office said. In addition to the arrests, the investigation led to the seizure of 140 pounds of marijuana, 20 guns, 14 vehicles and more than $140,000 in cash, police said. Tips from citizens were critical, according to the sheriff. “Drug investigations typically begin because someone has the wherewithal to make a call and give us a …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. Keep an eye on local traffic conditions on our commute page. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer …