Harford County denies request to close Joppa Road at CSX railroad crossing in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly this week denied a request from the Maryland Transportation Authority on behalf of CSX rail service to close Joppa Road on both sides of its railroad crossing in Joppa. The request was denied after investigations by Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly’s administration found that a closure of the crossing would slow emergency vehicle response […]

Harford County purchases 129 acres formerly slated for residential development to become new Joppa park

JOPPA, MD—On January 31, 2024, Harford County Government, in collaboration with Harford Land Trust, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Aberdeen Proving Ground, purchased 129-acres of open space in Joppatowne on the eastern side of Trimble Road. Foster Branch Park will be the County’s newest public park and is permanently preserved with a conservation easement through Maryland’s Program Open Space. […]

Harford County Executive Cassilly signs legislation limiting new apartments

BEL AIR, MD—Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly has signed amended legislation banning high and mid-rise apartments on properties zoned B-3 for general business. County Executive Cassilly originally proposed the legislation to prohibit any apartments in B-3, in response to projects built or approved before his term in office without the proper infrastructure to support residential living. However, amendments to his […]

County Executive Cassilly vows to block efforts to relocate undocumented immigrants to Harford County

BEL AIR, MD—County Executive Bob Cassilly this week issued the following statement on possible efforts to relocate undocumented immigrants to Harford County. “My office received an unsolicited letter on Monday from an unknown organization indicating that they were working to bring up to 105 families of undocumented immigrants from New York City to the Holiday Inn in Belcamp. A letter […]

Olszewski installed as 1st Vice President of Maryland Association of Counties

CAMBRIDGE, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has been installed as the First Vice President of the Maryland Association of Counties. On Thursday evening, January 5, 2023, Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford installed the MACo Board of Directors for 2023. The installation took place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland, during the MACo Winter Conference Inaugural Banquet. “Our […]