Early bird ...
Suzy Opalka hands Peter Warren the first completed ballot at Town Hall, Oct. 24. This is the first year that early voting has been an option in Massachusetts and 108 Harvard residents cast ballots on the first day. It was also 18-year-old Opalka’s first presidential election. (Courtesy photo)
In back-to-back Town Meetings Monday night, Harvard voters approved the nine articles put before them in two separate warrants, several of which will require months of committee work and additional town meetings to play out.
After nearly an hour of discussion, a failed amendment, and a failed motion to pass over the article, Monday evening’s Special Town Meeting approved a new zoning bylaw providing an overlay district for senior housing.
Council on Aging Director Debbie Thompson proposed at the selectmen’s Oct. 18 meeting that the town buy a 14-passenger, wheelchair-accessible van for an estimated $65,000.
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