Many hoped that this week’s Board of Selectmen meeting would clarify just what voters are expected to vote on regarding Town Hall at the Oct. 29 Special Town Meeting, but the discussion on the Selectmen’s STM presentation turned into a debate between the board and three residents who oppose various aspects of the board’s plan.

If this week’s debate was any indication, the differences between the town’s two candidates for the empty seat on the Board of Selectmen are as much about style and experience as they are about their positions.

At a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15, the Harvard Historical Commission (HHC) made initial decisions and recommendations on an application from Town Administrator Tim Bragan for a certificate of appropriateness for Town Hall.

One year into an ambitious plan to create affordable housing for Harvard, the Municipal Affordable Housing Trust has selected a developer for the nearly 30-acre Littleton Road property it purchased for $1.1 million.

At the Planning Board meeting on Monday night, Bruce Ringwald of the Ayer engineering firm GPR presented a site review that would add nine parking spaces to the Dunkin’ Donuts lot on Ayer Road.

The Bromfield Green Team, made up of about a dozen students, will be collecting data on energy consumption in Harvard’s school buildings this heating season.


Pas de deux

Pas de deux

Selectman candidates Ken Swanton (left) and Deb Thomson discuss their opinions on topics ranging from Town Hall to Hildreth House at a debate in Volunteers Hall, Monday, Oct. 20. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz)

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