A land disposition agreement signed last week by the state’s economic development agency and Lexington-based Devens Village Green LLC could lead to the construction of 124 new housing units at Devens over the next five years.

At the Board of Selectmen meeting this week, Chairman Stu Sklar presented what he felt was a “unique opportunity” to his fellow board members.

After more than nine months of negotiations, the Bare Hill Rowing Association (BHRA) finally has a contract with the town that seems to satisfy both parties.

A possible amendment to an existing zoning bylaw that restricts the size of potential grocery stores to 15,000 square feet will be the focus of a public forum held on Sept. 22.

Whoever set up a campsite, a fire pit, and a dock on the Clapp conservation land has moved out, commission member Jim Breslauer reported to the Conservation Commission.

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Conservation Commission signed a purchase and sale agreement for $150,000 to buy just under 4 acres of land at 121 Old Littleton Road, near the intersection with Pinnacle Road.

About a dozen residents who live around Bare Hill Pond urged the Conservation Commission last week to approve a drawdown this fall to reduce invasive weed growth. There was no drawdown last year.

The selection set dates for the town caucus and town election but waffled when choosing a date for the 2015 Annual Town Meeting.


Raising the roof

Raising the roof

A worker removes the roof on the old powder house on Elm Street as the first step in rebuilding the structure after it was hit by an unattended car that rolled down the hill Oct. 5, 2013, causing significant damage. (Courtesy photo)

For Discussion!

What do YOU think about a pending agreement between Charter Communications and Comcast that will result in Comcast becoming the Internet service provider for most homes in Harvard?


The senior center at Hildreth House came about through a grassroots movement, but the COA as a town department took a while to become established.

This summer marked the 50th anniversary of Harvard’s town beach program.

While many of Harvard’s seniors may not consider themselves as such, the numbers don’t lie. According to Town Clerk Janet Vellante,  25 percent of Harvard’s population is over the age of 60.

“Ten minutes into the audition, we knew Andy was the one to lead Harvard Pro Musica,” said Joyce Ward of Bolton Road, chair of the group’s search committee.



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September 12, 2014
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