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Glassman: Harford County to align with state, proceed with additional Stage Two reopenings

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—County Executive Barry Glassman has announced that Harford County will align with the state’s recommendation and proceed with additional reopenings as part of Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. “As of this morning, the Maryland Department of Health is reporting a total of 991 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 55 deaths and 3 probable deaths among Harford …


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Harford County awards $1.55 million in grants to 26 nonprofits promoting county tourism

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County plans to award $1.55 million to 26 local nonprofits for developing and implementing tourism-related activities in the fiscal year 2021. The county’s competitive award program is funded by the local hotel/lodging fee initiated in 2015 by County Executive Barry Glassman. Over the past six years, the Glassman administration has awarded a total of $9 million to …


Harford County to begin Stage Two of reopening on Friday

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—In his weekly update, County Executive Barry Glassman reiterated that Harford County would begin to enter Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery at 5 p.m. on Friday: “Harford County cases remain relatively low, with the Maryland Department of Health reporting a total of 939 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths and 3 probable deaths among Harford …

BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams issues statement regarding recent civil unrest

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Monday issued the following statement to the BCPS community regarding recent civil unrest in local communities: “Weekly, I have been sending messages updating you on our COVID-19 response including our Continuity of Learning Plan, but this message is different and honestly, it is urgent. This communication is sent to …

Olszewski, Glassman address ongoing George Floyd protests across U.S.

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman have each issued statements in response to the nationwide civil unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd. “The public entrusts law enforcement officers with immense power to perform their duties,” said Olsewski. “When officers abuse that power, they must be held accountable. George Floyd’s death …

Harford County waives 2020 requirement for volunteer fire, EMS retirement program due to COVID-19

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Friday waived this year’s point-requirement for fire and EMS volunteers working toward their retirement benefits in the county’s Length of Service Award Program, or LOSAP. LOSAP is a vital recruitment and retention tool for volunteer first responders. To qualify, participants must earn 50 points per year for a total of 25 years …

Glassman eases Harford County parking lot requirements to facilitate outdoor dining

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed an Executive Order temporarily waiving certain requirements to give restaurants additional space in their parking lots for outside dining. The action under Harford County’s State of Emergency takes effect on Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m. to coincide with Governor Hogan’s completion of Stage One under the Maryland Roadmap to …

Harford County enacts FY 2021 budget: funding for schools, record funding for public safety, no tax rate increases

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed legislation enacting the county budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after it was unanimously approved by the county council on Tuesday. The $948 million budget for next year fully funds the school board’s operating budget request, provides record level funding for public safety, the library system and the community college. The …