Selectman Candidates Debate

The Harvard Press and the League of Women Voters of Harvard will sponsor a candidates debate on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Volunteers Hall. Send your questions for Ken Swanton and Deb Thomson, candidates for Board of Selectmen, to debate@harvardpress.com.


Responding to remarks made recently by Finance Committee Chairwoman Alice von Loesecke, Board of Selectman Chairman Stu Sklar said last week that he doubts the town could get by without an annual 2½ percent increase in property taxes to fund the town’s omnibus budget.

Like a ghoul that refuses to stay in its grave, the problem of the elementary school’s kindergarten wing rises up every few years to stalk successive School Committees with the issues of leaks, mold, damp, and poor ventilation.

A Lancaster resident flipped his car on its side Sunday afternoon as he tried to pass a vehicle stopped in front of the General Store on Still River Road.

Harvard police are investigating three break-ins last week at the Oak Ridge Observatory on Pinnacle Road.

Harbormaster Bob O’Shea took his personal kayak out to do some work on August 26 and tied it up to one of the two town docks after he was finished. When he returned on August 30 the kayak was missing.

Spurred to action by a disturbing letter from the town’s building inspector, the selectmen voted unanimously this week to temporarily move town offices elsewhere “at the earliest time possible.”

As they begin their consideration of next year’s budget, members of the town’s Finance Committee are mulling over a possible new municipal revenue source: a local-option sales tax on restaurant meals.



A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods

From left: Harvard Conservation Trust Executive Director Marylynn Gentry, Sue Fitterman, and Mary Maxwell lead a group of hikers Oct. 14. The Harvard Conservation Commission and the Harvard Conservation Trust sponsored the final hike in their series at the Clapp-Scorgie-Tufts-Smith conservation area along Still River Road. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz)

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