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Most residents at Monday’s meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission spoke in favor of a proposal to allow the consumption of alcohol on the public land between the General Store and the Congregational Church. The commission, however, delayed a vote on the question.

Only weeks after reaching an agreement with the town for use of its beach, Bare Hill Rowing Association (BHRA) organizers are asking for some changes.

A patch of severe weather and a rare tornado warning Monday afternoon sent many Harvard residents seeking safety in their basements.

When the Board of Selectmen received LLB Architects’ estimate of three to five months and $275,000 to complete detailed design drawings and prepare bid documents for the latest Town Hall design, reactions ranged from surprise to anger.

The election to fill the slot vacated last month by Selectwoman Marie Sobalvarro will be held Nov. 4.Yet to be decided is a date for a Town Caucus to nominate candidates for the position.

At this week’s BOS meeting, the selectmen defined the composition and charge of a new three-member Town Hall Construction Task Force. It will consist of Town Administrator Tim Bragan and two members appointed by Bragan.

A whopping $42,000 natural gas bill for the Harvard schools turned out to be a mistake.

 

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Timber!

Timber!

Several trees fell down around town July 7 after a powerful thunderstorm with high winds. This maple on Shaker Road fell on the Nocka’s minivan, crushing the passenger side. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz) SEE STORY

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What do YOU think about a pending agreement between Charter Communications and Comcast that will result in Comcast becoming the Internet service provider for most homes in Harvard?

Features

Photos by Lisa Aciukewicz unless otherwise noted

As weather conditions changed hour by hour, the 14-member Fourth of July Committee somehow kept up, deftly tweaking its playbook and delivering residents a memorable three-day moveable feast that culminated on Saturday, July 5, under sparkling blue skies.it.

“What does it mean?” This, says Richard Kattman, is the question most frequently asked of him about his abstract art.

 

Opinion

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from Anne Hentz and Sherry Graham
 

This week's print edition

July 4, 2014
Volume 8, Number 33
“Smashed!”


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