On July 11 the selectmen and the School Committee—in a joint meeting—voted to appoint School Committee veteran Patricia Wenger to fill the vacancy on the School Committee created by Jennifer Bedford’s plan to resign at the end of this month.
The Central Mass Skate Festival returns to Harvard Aug. 5-7. Watch the video! More information at skatecentralma.com.
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Second-grader Sarah Voute struggles to keep her grip in the greased pole event during Fourth of July field events on Saturday, July 2. (Photo by Sam Jackson) MORE PHOTOS
Since holding a public hearing on May 25, the focus of Harvard’s charter commissioners is on assembling a “mock” charter for the town, a document that will show how the town currently operates, with existing state and town laws arranged in a charter-like format.
The Board of Health has expanded the regulation for water quality testing on all new and altered wells to include a “gross alpha screen,” which detects the presence of radioactive particles and determines whether further testing is needed for uranium or radium.
This year, gypsy moths are experiencing a population boom unrivaled since 1981.
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