Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here are a few posts from Harford and Cecil county Patch sites.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts this week on Harford and Cecil county Patch sites. Do you want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or anything else that strikes your fancy? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our front page. Knowledge is Power: Cathy Corbin writes about her personal experience with the kind of genetic testing that led actress Angelina Jolie to have a double mastectomy to avoid a high risk of breast cancer. Sheriff’s Deputies Ride for Those Who Died; Six Deputies Participate in Police Unity Ride: The deputies participated in the ride from Valley Forge, PA, to Washington.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Arc hosted its inaugural Harford Hills bike ride, and a Darlington resident shares her community's newsletter.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts from Harford and Cecil county Patch sites. Want to share your own thoughts on local sports, politics, entertainment or anything else? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our home page. How I Deal With Stress While Driving - Part 2: Steve Reightler offers tips including leaving earlier and changing one's following distance. The Arc NCR's 1st Annual Harford Hills Bike Adventure was a Success!: Stephanie Henke writes about The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region's recent fundraiser. 21034 Community E-News: Jane Howe shares the Darlington community newsletter.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Drivers should anticipate more traffic on roads in Cecil County, transportation officials say.
The Maryland Transportation Authority announced that foundation work on the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge this weekend may result in construction noise and truck traffic. Located on Interstate 95, the Tydings Bridge runs across the Susquehanna River connecting Cecil and Harford counties. Trucks carrying concrete for the repairs will be on the Cecil County side of the bridge. They will travel from Interstate 95 to MD Route 222 to US Route 40 to Coudon Boulevard to MD Route 7 to Roundhouse Drive in Perryville, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Bridge work is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and continue until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. If weather is bad, the work may be rescheduled for May 18 and 19. …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts in the past week from our Harford and Cecil county sites
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts from our Harford and Cecil county sites. If you have something to get off your chest on politics, business, entertainment or anything else, just click Start a Blog under the top stories on your Patch site. Home Fire Safety and the Fire Extinguisher: Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, shares tips on safe use of a fire extinguisher. March 2013 Real Estate Statistics: Real estate agent Tim Montoya shares Bel Air-area statistics on home sales for March. PSA - Sheriff’s Office Warns of the Rise in Scams Targeting Seniors: The Harford County Sheriff's Office writes about several schemes older residents should look out for. ECBC to support remediation …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Citizens in Port Deposit are collaborating with academic and state institutions to save the map turtle.
When an endangered species collides with human needs, typically there is conflict. "But in the case of Port Deposit, the opposite happened," Towson University biology professor Richard Seigel told National Geographic. The magazine highlighted Port Deposit this month for the town's work with Towson to support the Northern map turtle, which is endangered in the state of Maryland. On May 7, Port Deposit and Towson University are holding a celebration to highlight their efforts to rally around the Northern map turtle through research, education and ecotourism. Port Deposit Mayor Wayne Tome and Towson University President Maravene Loeschke will be in attendance. Towson University students have been researching the turtle, recognizable by the …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Here are a few of the top posts this week in Local Voices.
Here are a few of the best Local Voices posts this week on Harford and Cecil county Patch sites. Want to get something off your chest about politics, crime, sports, entertainment or anything else? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our home page. Is the 2013 Real Estate Market Trending Upward in Harford County?: According to statistics, more homes are selling, and they're selling for higher prices. A remedy for drug disposal: A Patient First spokesman advises on proper ways to dispose of prescription drugs. Mid-winter survey shows above average bald eagle population on APG: A recent survey found a bald eagle population above the average of the last six years along the Susquehanna River.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Here are this week's top Local Voices posts from Harford and Cecil counties
Here are a few of this week's top Local Voices posts from our Harford and Cecil county sites. Check out more by clicking Local Voices under the news tab at the top of this page, or share your own thoughts by clicking Start a Blog under the top stories on your Patch site. Our Politicians- Sold To The Highest Bidder: A reader takes issue with the influence of special interests, both locally and nationally. Harford Friends School Adventures in Afghanistan: Students at Harford Friends are part of a nationwide project connecting with students in Afghanistan. Harford County Sheriff’s Office Holds Correctional Officer Graduation: Five recruits graduated earlier this month. Clear Your Clutter for Earth Day: Earth Day is a good a time as any to …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Volunteers will meet at Tydings Park.
Earth Day isn't until Monday but citizens in Havre de Grace, Port Deposit and Perryville are doing their part for the planet a couple of days early. The Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway is holding its annual River Sweep on Saturday, April 20, near waterways in Harford and Cecil counties. Participants in the cleanup will pick up trash along the Susquehanna River and tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay. River Sweep is now in its 13th year, according to Examiner.com, which reported that last year, 850 volunteers contributed to the effort. Volunteers should wear old clothes, bring gloves and meet at one of these five locations at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20: The cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. For more information, …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The fire company members were injured during training operations on the Susquehanna River.
A training accident on the Susquehanna River sent four members of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company to a local hospital for evaluation Sunday afternoon. Around 1 p.m. the fire company was conducting training on the Susquehanna River when the boat carrying four members hit a rock about 100 yards off the Port Deposit shore line, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Two people were thrown into the water while the other two were knocked into the decking of the boat, Gardiner said. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
George Tyson, 74, was a farmer who had been in his field plowing when he died Monday.