“On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” – Harford County Public Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Challenge

From the Harford County Public Library: “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” is the theme of Harford County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for children and incorporates physical fitness with reading. In 2015, nearly 17,000 children participated in the Summer Reading Challenge, and they read more than 109,000 books. The program runs from June 20-August 20 […]

85-Yr-Old Woman Rescued by Deputy; Hospitalized for Smoke Inhalation after Escaping Fire in Abingdon Home

An 85-yr-old woman was transported and admitted to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for minor smoke inhalation and evaluation after her Abingdon home caught fire early Thursday morning. Just after midnight on Thursday, emergency responders were dispatched to the 3100 block of Laurel Bush Road in Abingdon for a dwelling fire in a one-story, rancher style, […]

Welding Sparks Ignite Fire, Destroying Forest Hill Barn

Welding sparks and wind gusts worked in unison to ignite nearby hay and start a fire that destroyed a barn in Forest Hill on Wednesday morning. Just before noon on Wednesday, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 100 block of Chestnut Hill Road in Forest Hill, Harford County where a one-story agricultural barn was fully […]

More than 2,000 Cigars Destroyed in Pylesville Shed Fire

A cigar humidor containing more than 2,000 cigars was among the property lost when fire destroyed an outdoor shed in Pylesville on Wednesday evening. Just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 4000 block of Heaps School Road in Pylesville after the report of an outdoor shed fire. The owner of […]

DeBonis and Smith Tied for Final Aberdeen City Council Seat After All Votes Counted; City Attorney Consulted

When the dust settled Thursday and all 1,799 ballots cast in Aberdeen’s 2015 Municipal Election had been counted, candidates Sean DeBonis and Stephen Smith remained tied for the fourth and final seat on the city council, with exactly 655 votes apiece. After the polls closed on Tuesday evening, sitting city councilman Smith was leading newcomer […]

McGrady Elected Mayor of Aberdeen; Taylor, Landbeck, Lindecamp Elected to City Council; Smith/DeBonis Still in Play

Four years ago, Patrick McGrady lost his bid to become mayor of Aberdeen to incumbent mayor Michael Bennett by about two dozen votes. On Tuesday night McGrady avenged the loss, defeating three-term mayor Bennett by 50 votes and securing his seat in the mayor’s office. In 2011, Bennett eked out a tougher-than-expected win against challenger […]