Boardman: “Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler Won’t Back Pay Increases for Deputies Unless He Gets a Whopping Pay Increase for Himself”

From Krist Boardman: Now we have it in black and white: Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler won’t back pay increases for deputies unless he gets a whopping pay increase for himself of 20 percent amounting to $23,688 more per year starting in 2019, if he is re-elected. Apparently he’s been having trouble getting by on the measly […]

Boardman: “Helton Continues to Remain a Controversial Figure in Harford County Politics”

From Krist Boardman: Despite advancing age (nearly 80) and a string of election losses that would make even William Jennings Bryan envious (he lost three presidential elections), Harford County’s ex-State Senator Arthur H. Helton, Jr. is gearing up for another encounter with Harford voters in 2018. Just recently he and sidekick George Harrison announced their […]

Burbey: “We Must Stop the Flight of Underpaid and Over-Worked Teachers from Our Schools”

From Ryan Burbey, President, Harford County Education Association: On October 27th the HCEA Representative Assembly voted unanimously to present a specific list of budgetary recommendations to Superintendent Canavan. On November 21st, HCEA sent these recommendations to both Superintendent Canavan and all the members of the Harford County Board of Education. You can read the HCEA […]

Bulavko: “Think of the Real Human Costs of What Eliminating Swimming in Harford County Could Be”

The following letter was sent from Leo M. Bulavko, Secretary, Save Harford County Swimming, Inc., to Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan. A copy was provided to The Dagger for publication. Dear Superintendent Canavan: I was feeling restless this morning and took to surfing the internet for local news, and came upon the story […]