Havre de Grace Patch: Our Best Local Stories From 2022

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2022 was a momentous year, and Patch was thrilled to spend it covering the news that matters in the Havre de Grace community. A midterm election, local government, events, car accidents, fires, and more made the headlines in 2022. Here is a collection of the best stories Patch covered this year from around Havre de Grace.

Watching over local government and planning departments is a Key service Patch provides to the community. Here are some of our best local government stories from 2022. 

One Harford County government story made statewide headlines in 2022; the ongoing conflict between Havre de Grace's county councilman, Jacob Bennett, and the county executive, Bob Cassilly. 

Cassily Files Official Complaint Against Bennett

Harford County Council Makes Appointments, Bennett Does Not Receive Paycheck

Bennett Files Counterclaim Over County Council Controversy

2022 was an important year for women in Harford County government, with the midterm election voting three women into offices long held by men. 

Harford County Women Win Three Positions Long Held By Men

Patch also covered school board elections and controversies as students returned to the first normal semester of school in nearly three years. 

Takeaways From Harford County Board Of Education Candidate Forum

UCB Pride Responds To Letters Between HCPS And Sen. Bob Cassilly About Mixed-Gender Locker Rooms


Local infrastructure changes frequently go uncovered by statewide media outlets. In 2022, Patch kept readers informed about the ongoing projects and improvements happening around Havre de Grace. 

New Proposed Trail Between Havre de Grace and Aberdeen

$20M Grant For Susquehanna Railroad Bridge Awarded

Community Continues To Express Concern Over Abingdon Woods Development

People Counters In HdG Are Back


2022 was a mixed bag of a year for the environment. The Chesapeake Bay dead zone may be slightly smaller, but the increasing awareness of PFAS in the Susquehanna river caused some experts to express concern. 

Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone "Smaller Than Average" This Year

Maryland Waterways Contain High Levels Of "Forever Chemicals"

 This year also highlighted the ongoing efforts by the Havre de Grace government to protect local habitats. Both Havre de Grace and Aberdeen received sustainability awards in 2022.

Havre De Grace And Aberdeen Receive Sustainable Maryland Awards


The Havre de Grace Patch visited many exciting events and venues in 2022. These stories highlight the excellent work done by volunteers and community organizers to help make Havre de Grace the arts and culture Mecca of north-eastern Maryland.

How The Havre De Grace Green Team Is Connecting Residents To Their Produce

How Havre De Grace Became The Cultural Center For Northeast Maryland

Havre De Grace Art Show Announces Award Winners

Photo Gallery: Havre de Grace Waterfront Festival


Firefighters, HDG Police, and local emergency services frequently found themselves in the news this year.

In September, a Havre de Grace police officer was placed on administrative leave after a confrontation at a Waffle House turned violent. 

Havre De Grace Officer Placed On Administrative Duty After Confrontation At Waffle House

Local firefighters demonstrated exceptional bravery this year, rescuing dozens of residents from burning buildings. 

65 Firefighters Battle Two-Story House Fire In Havre De Grace

Firefighters Fall Through Floor In Port Deposit Fire

Tidewater Marina Boat Fire Caused By Exploding Gasoline Vapors


The Havre de Grace Patch is incredibly thankful for the new connections we made in 2022, and we are striving to make 2023 our best year yet.

Thanks to all the readers and businesses who supported us through 2022 and our community contributors who donated their time to help make our coverage even better.

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