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Lke many to-do lists, the warrant for the 2015 Annual Town Meeting is a mix of routine tasks that come up again and again, one-time jobs that can be checked off quickly, and major projects that will take months or years of effort.

A small sea of familiar faces dominated the Town Hall meeting room during the Feb. 28 Town Caucus.

Parents whose children have missed more than 10 days of school at Bromfield this academic year may have been surprised recently to find a letter from Principal Jim O’Shea in their mailboxes.

Selectman Leo Blair, who is also a member of the Community Preservation Committee, said Tuesday that the committee is considering a lump-sum payment of as much as $500,000 toward the Town Hall construction debt to reduce the town’s interest costs.

In a meeting punctuated by both tension and levity, the town’s Personnel Board backed away from proposals to cut retirement benefits for current employees and to give the town administrator sole authority to close the public library and other buildings during snowstorms.

Hopes that Town Hall renovations will begin on schedule in April got a boost this week when subcontractor bids were opened on March 3.

While March brings thoughts of budgets and warrant articles to most town boards and committees, for one committee the month signifies the start of its annual appeal for donations to defray property tax costs for Harvard residents in need of help.

With rowing season looking as remote as daffodils, the Bare Hill Rowing Association organized a public meeting with pond abutters Wednesday, Feb. 25, to discuss how the two groups can accommodate each other this summer.

Bromfield’s graduation will look different this year. Instead of boys on the left in blue and girls on the right in white, graduating students will all be wearing gowns of the same color.

 

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From left: Lions Club judges Chris Landry, Hank Fitek, Rick Veltri, and Robert Fernandez listen as Max Trabulsi explains how he conducted his experiment, “How does background font and color on a screen affect users’ information retention?” at the Bromfield Science Fair, Feb. 27. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz)  MORE PHOTOS

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March 6, 2015
Volume 9, Number 15
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