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As summer has peaked and waned, so has enthusiasm among the selectmen for their plan to renovate Town Hall. Their growing uncertainty was on display at last Tuesday’s August 5 meeting.

Despite occasionally outspoken criticism of their plan for renovating the Town Hall, the Board of Selectmen has publicly remained committed to a preliminary design that even they acknowledge appears to satisfy nobody.

Former selectwoman Marie Sobalvarro is the town’s new human resources director and assistant town administrator, a part-time position created this spring at Annual Town Meeting.

In a letter to Governor Deval Patrick, Harvard’s Conservation Commission expressed “deep concerns” over a plan to lay a high-capacity natural gas pipeline through undeveloped public and private lands from the Berkshires, across the northern parts of the state, to Dracut.

Two weeks ago, Harvard officers arrested two Ayer residents for selling marijuana in town, in a bizarre case that featured an online ad and the enterprising pursuit of its authors by undercover Harvard and Boxborough police.

When Dave and Melissa Marteney of Ayer Road let their dog out shortly after midnight on July 26, they heard an alarm sounding in the house belonging to their neighbors, Chris and Jim Burns, who were away on vacation. The Marteneys promptly called the Harvard Fire Department.

 

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Harvest Time in Harvard

Harvest Time in Harvard

From left: Martha Guptill, Ken Van Wormer, and Kathy Hewett harvest tomatoes and squash from the new raised-bed gardens at Hildreth House. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz)   SEE STORY

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If you’ve been longing for those peaceful, late-summer Saturday morning strolls through the Harvard Farmers’ Market, browsing the produce and chatting with friends and neighbors, the wait is over.

Two raised beds at Hildreth House that have been producing vegetables for salads at Tuesday lunches and produce for seniors to harvest and take home.

Harvard plays host to the Central Massachusetts Longboard Festival this weekend, a three-day event.

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July 4, 2014
Volume 8, Number 34
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