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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger visited Havre de Grace to introduce a healthy lifestyle and anti-underage drinking program to the Boys & Girls Club.
Have you ever wanted to see your elected officials dance and squirm? If so, Tuesday at the Havre de Grace Boys & Girls Club would have been something like a dream come true. Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger pulled out their fast feet for the Boys & Girls Club Tuesday to help educate kids about the risks of underage drinking. Both elected officials tried their hands—or rather their feet—at an interactive, educational game that the congressman, along with The Century Council, helped bring to the club. Century Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. The issue of underage drinking is impacting kids across the nation at younger and younger ages. "…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Havre de Grace City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
Four students and a beloved former teacher are scheduled to be recognized at Monday's City Council meeting. Havre de Grace City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. See the full agenda in the PDF document included with this post. Get the Patch newsletter and have the meeting recap emailed to you first thing Tuesday morning. Sign up here! Students from each of the four Havre de Grace public schools are on the agenda to be recognized. A proclamation will be made on behalf of Don Osman, who was recently inducted into the Harford County Public Schools Hall of Fame. A proclamation will also be made to Quynh Budzynski, of the Boys and Girls Club of Harford County. Patch contributor Adam Rybczynski will be recognized with a "Did You Know …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Water and Sewer Fund is operating at a $487K debt.
Mayor Wayne Dougherty presented a four-year plan Monday to pull the city out of a $487,000 debt in its water and sewer fund. The plan calls for five percent increases on water and sewer bills for each of the next four years. "You can either pay the fiddler now or you can pay it later," Dougherty said. "I’m going to tell you now, we’re not going to be able to pay it later." The proposal would have to be adopted by City Council during this spring's budget session. Dougherty, members of City Council, city staff and the water and sewer commission met for about an hour Monday night at City Hall. It was a rather informal meeting, with just two residents in attendance aside from those on the commission. The water and sewer commission recommended …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Councilman Jim Miller suggested the idea at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
There's a new bus route coming to Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and Perryville in the near future that will enable travelers to commute within those communities. Residents of Aberdeen could travel to Havre de Grace to visit shops, Havre de Grace residents could go to the Hollywood Casino, and Perryville residents could ride to Havre de Grace for hospital visits. But Havre de Grace City Councilman Jim Miller took the idea one step farther during Tuesday's City Council meeting. Why not have an in-town shuttle that would enable residents to ride a set loop around the community? Aberdeen and Bel Air both have inner-community shuttles. Why not Havre de Grace? Mayor Wayne Dougherty said he was a proponent of the idea in years past, when it was …
Patch editor Sean Welsh and his wife are participating in Saturday's Duck Dunk.
I used to sit on my grandparents' sailboat on Pier 6 at the City Yacht Basin as a kid, watching a dog take flight off the dock at the launch ramp, soaring after a toy thrown by his owner. On Saturday, I'll be the dog. In virtually the same spot the dog used to plunge into the refreshing summer water, I'll be joining a couple dozen dedicated lunatics in taking the plunge—or dunk, rather—for charity. My wife, Liz, and I will be participating in the inaugural Duck Dunk to benefit the Susquehanna Hose Company. Patch is one of the sponsors of the event, too. Look for our logo on the shirts they'll be giving to dunkers and selling to spectators. You might say that Havre de Grace Patch is all-in on the Duck Dunk. I'm just not sure how "all in" …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Havre de Grace Patch recognizes the People of the Year over the final two weeks of 2011.
Patch recognizes people or groups with a People of the Year award for their contributions to Havre de Grace in 2011. Nominees were submitted by Patch readers via a submission form, email or on Facebook. KAREN GREEN Karen Green is a special person. To many, she may be just a recognizable face. To most in Havre de Grace, she's a friend. To some, she's a hero. With an infectious smile and a heart-warming laugh, Green has the ability to calm, motivate, inspire and refocus those around her. Simply by being Karen. Green maintains that magnetizing personality despite her physical hardships. Green is battling kidney failure. She continues to work. She continues to support the programs and initiatives she helped create as Harford County's Parks …
Monday, December 5, 2011
City Council members may face an ethical decision before voting on rental code.
Members of Havre de Grace City Council are considering a number of factors when determining how to proceed on the heavily-debated rental ordinance. Add a potential conflict of interest to that list. Mayor Wayne Dougherty has requested that the city attorney issue a statement on the potential ethical dilemma of property-owning council members voting on a bill that may impact their own finances. At least two members of City Council, as well as the mayor—who does not have a vote—are considered "landlords" by common standards, though the definition of the term was raised for debate during a recent work session at City Hall. City Attorney Paul W. Ishak is expected to issue a letter to members of the council early this week on the subject. Patch…
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Havre de Grace is scheduled to honor the former mayor July 13.
Former Havre de Grace Mayor Gunther Hirsch is scheduled to be honored by the city in a ceremony next week. The City Council will join Mayor Wayne H. Dougherty in the renaming of the Mayor Gunther Hirsch Government Complex at 711 Pennington Ave. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 13 at City Hall. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.