Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Maryland Transportation Authority recognized Officer Gregory Sampson for his character and law enforcement contributions.
Officer Gregory Sampson has been named a "top cop" by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Sampson, who lives in Harford County, is assigned to the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, which connects Harford and Cecil counties via Route 40. According to the Maryland Transportation Authority, Sampson has been on the force for seven years. When Patch asked why he received the award, there were many reasons, according to Sgt. Jonathan Green of the Maryland Transportation Authority:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Workers will be securing the bridge's foundation on April 6 and 7.
Citizens may notice more noise and truck traffic this weekend around the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 across the Susquehanna River. On Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, workers will be pouring concrete at the foundation of the bridge to ensure its structural integrity, the Maryland Transportation Authority announced. To deliver the concrete, trucks will travel from I-95 to MD Route 222 (Perryville Road) to U.S. Route 40 to Coudon Boulevard to MD Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) to Roundhouse Drive. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If there is inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for the following weekend. Officials anticipate the $43 million structural integrity …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The shooting happened during Saturday afternoon target practice, Maryland State Police said.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Train travelers in Aberdeen, Perryville and other locations north of Baltimore may face interruptions or delays.
Due to maintenance on the Bush River Bridge bridge—which is located between Edgewood and Aberdeen—passengers may experience "minor delays" north of Baltimore, according to a statement from the Maryland Transit Administration. Trains will be single-tracking in the Aberdeen/Edgewod area, and bus service may replace train service in some cases as the bridge work takes place. These are the scheduled dates for the bridge repair: March 25, March 26, March 27, April 15, April 16 and April 17. MARC officials said the following trains will be affected:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The teen's body was discovered in the Susquehanna River in April 2011.
A Baltimore man who appeared for sentencing Wednesday in the case of Phylicia Barnes' death was instead granted a new trial. Michael Maurice Johnson, 29, was convicted of second-degree murder in February. On the heels of the conviction, his lawyers argued that the state withheld information about its witness and made improper statements in the two-day trial. When Johnson showed up for sentencing Wednesday in Baltimore City's Circuit Court, he faced up to 30 years in jail. Now he has a new trial, according to WJZ, which reported that the judge agreed with Johnson's attorneys that the state's key witness was of questionable credibility. According to The Baltimore Sun, the state failed to provide information to Johnson's lawyers that became …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Maryland Transportation Authority said work will take place Thursday and possibly Friday.
Havre de Grace drivers should anticipate an influx of truck traffic around US Route 40 this week by the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge. Due to a foundation repair project on the bridge, truck volume and construction noise will increase on March 21, the Maryland Transportation Authority said in a statement. According to the statement, the following areas are part of the truck route: Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, with Friday as the backup date in case of inclement weather or other issues. This week's underwater foundation repairs are part of a $48 million project on the bridge that connects Harford and Cecil counties. Transportation officials say the work will be complete by fall 2014. Check the Havre de Grace Patch …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The crash was reported in Perryville Monday night.
A crash on US Route 40 in Perryville occurred around the same time the area experienced a power outage. Delmarva Power stated on its outage map that the cause of the power outage, which left nearly 400 people without power in Cecil County, was under investigation. Areas affected included Perryville, Port Deposit and points north. The outage was reported at 5:58 p.m. Monday with a restoration time between 9 and 11 p.m. projected. A crash was reported at approximately 6 p.m. at Belvedere Road near Route 40, according to WXCY Traffic. Maryland State Police told Patch at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday that there was no information available about the crash.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Recent employment listings include truck driver and phlebotomist.
Here's a roundup of job openings in Havre de Grace: Know of an opening that isn't listed here? Share the details in the comments. You can also add your own job postings in the Havre de Grace Patch announcements section.
Monday, March 11, 2013
At least two vehicles were involved in the wreck on U.S. Route 1, police said.
UPDATE (10 a.m.)—U.S. Route 1 reopened at 10 a.m. after a crash on the Conowingo Dam blocked access early Monday morning, officials said. The road connecting Cecil and Harford was closed to traffic in both directions after a crash at 6 a.m. Monday. The collision involved a car and a truck, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Volunteers extricated two people and took them to a local hospital, Gardiner said. At least two cars were involved in the wreck on the dam, which carries U.S. Route 1 over the Susquehanna River between Conowingo and Darlington, a Maryland State Police duty officer told Patch. One person was in grave condition and the other in serious condition, according to …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Perryville casino passed a test administered by the Maryland Lottery Tuesday.
Hollywood Casino Perryville is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, officials announced Wednesday. The new schedule came simultaneously as the Maryland Lottery authorized the Cecil County casino to run 20 live table games. Hollwood Casino Perryville is now the first casino in the state to offer live table games after Maryland voters approved the expansion of gambling in November. “We are very excited to be competitive in the market, and have all the offerings of a full casino," Jennifer Miglionico, Hollywood Casino's director of marketing, said in a press release Wednesday. The casino contains an eight-table poker room near the Celebrity Sunset bar. In another area, closer to the Celebrity Bar & Grill, players will find blackjack, …