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2016 Summer Publication Schedule

The Press will be on its four-week summer hiatus July 11 through Aug. 5. Our last issue before the break will be July 8 and will include coverage of Harvard's Fourth of July festivities. During our time off we'll post any breaking news here at  We'll be back in the office on Aug. 8 and will resume publication with the issue of Aug. 12.

10th Annual Literary Issue

Send us your original poems, essays, or short stories (limit 700 words), photos (limit 3), or artwork (limit 3) for our Aug. 12 literary issue. Send to or to PO Box 284, Harvard, MA 01451. Deadline is Aug. 8.

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Moving on up

Three firefighters recite the Pledge of Allegiance in upper Town Hall during their promotion ceremony, June 22. From left: Bill Barton was promoted to lieutenant, Charles Nigzus was promoted to deputy chief, and Andrew Perry was promoted to lieutenant. Perry is a third-generation Harvard firefighter. His father Steve Perry and his grandfather Peter Warren both were firefighters for many years and both served as chief. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz)

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When fiscal 2017 begins in July, the selectmen will have an ambitious list of long-range tasks to tackle, having set their goals at a strategic planning session early this month.

The members of the Harvard Cultural Collaborative and its supporters filled the audience at the June 21 Board of Selectmen meeting, seeking a commitment to begin negotiations to lease the old library for five years.

Four members of the Conservation Commission came to the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night to discuss a letter in which the commission had asked for an apology from the selectmen.

The Parks and Recreation Commission met Monday, June 20, devoting most of its deliberations to town beach business, including the use of flotation devices and the status of new playground equipment.

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