2015 Summer Publication Schedule

The Press will be on its four-week summer hiatus July 13 through Aug. 7. Our last issue before the break will be July 10 and will include coverage of Harvard's Fourth of July festivities. During our time off we'll post any breaking news here at harvardpress.com.  We'll be back in the office on Aug. 10 and will resume publication with the issue of Aug. 14.

9th Annual Literary Issue

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At last week’s JBOS meeting, Devens representative and Devens Committee Chairman Tom Kinch surprised other members by questioning current voting arrangements for Devens residents and calling for change.

The Capital Planning and Investment Committee returned this week to the question of what to do about the 36-year-old ladder truck the Harvard Fire Department is currently leasing but has the opportunity to buy at a “fire-sale” price.

According to Parks and Recreation Commission Chairwoman Wyona Lynch McWhite, the town’s Finance Department has requested that no cash transactions take place at the beach.

At their planning meeting in early June, the selectmen set themselves a goal of improving the maintenance of Harvard’s municipal buildings.

Among the items discussed at their June 25 meeting, the Joint Boards of Selectmen heard a proposal that the towns of Shirley, Ayer, and Harvard reserve two dates each year for future Super Town Meetings.



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Ted Painter (running) and Rick Hoyt participate as Team Hoyt in the Bare Hill Triathlon, June 28. Hoyt, who has cerebral palsy, has participated in more than 1,100 endurance events with his father, Dick, over the past 35 years. They have participated in 257 triathlons and 72 marathons, including 32 times in the Boston Marathon. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz)   MORE PHOTOS

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July 3, 2015
Volume 9, Number 32
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