Harford executive plans suit against opioid manufacturers, prescribers


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Harford County will join the growing list of Maryland Counties in suing opioid manufactures, distributors and local subscribers for their alleged roles in spurring an abuse crisis that has reached epidemic proportions, County Executive Barry Glassman said Tuesday.

In his annual State of the County Address delivered in the County Council chamber in Bel Air, Glassman said he will direct the county’s Law Department to draw up request for proposals for such a lawsuit.

Glassman outlines new initiatives, lauds county's financial position in annual address

DOWNLOAD: Harford County State of the County address 2018


Harford County Executive Barry Glassman laid out, in his fourth State of the County Address Tuesday, how the county has retaken the high ground — in terms of its improved financial picture — putting the Glassman administration in a better position to tackle the ongoing opioid crisis, support education and public safety and assist low-income residents and people with disabilities.

“You see, if you want to lift somebody up, you’ve got to be on high ground,” Glassman said.


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Harford's Glassman to give State of County Address Jan. 9



Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will present his fourth State of the County Address to the County Council and the public at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Council Chambers at 212 S. Bond Street in Bel Air.

The address will stream live on the county website and on social media.

“I look forward to reporting on Harford County’s progress and plans to improve opportunities and the quality of life for our citizens,” Glassman said in a statement. “I will also introduce some special guests who inspire our work.”

Glassman Installed To Executive Position With State Association



BEL AIR, MD - From The Maryland Association of Counties: Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has been installed as Second Vice President of the Maryland Association of Counties. He was installed during the Inaugural Banquet, Wednesday, December 6, at the 2017 Winter Conference in Cambridge, Maryland.

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Glassman to seek second term as Harford County Executive



Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Tuesday announced, as expected, that he will seek a second four-year term.

“I am proud of the amazing story that we have to tell,” Glassman told the crowd gathered for his annual business breakfast fundraiser at Level Volunteer Fire Company. “It’s hard to believe it’s been three years already and hard to believe I’m returning today to announce officially that indeed I am filing for re-election as Harford County executive for four more years.”


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