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The blizzard that roared through town on Tuesday this week dumped more than 2 feet of fine, easy-to-shovel snow on Harvard and shut down most of its institutions, leaving a transformed landscape but little damage in its wake.

The town committee responsible for vetting large expenditures has recommended that Harvard replace its ailing pumper truck and pay for a new one with money drawn from the town savings account.

Weighing the need for both scrutiny of town expenses and managerial discretion, the Finance Committee and Capital Planning and Investment Committee are changing the way town managers budget for new police cars and certain equipment purchased by the Department of Public Works.

The Harvard Cultural Council has announced the award of 15 grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council totaling $4,500 for cultural programming in Harvard and at selected regional locations in fiscal 2015.

Under new Transfer Station rules, unless a valid sticker is permanently affixed to the front driver’s side bumper, the driver will be fined $50 if the problem has not been corrected in seven days.

The old library is quickly becoming the most sought-after building in town. Soon after the Board of Selectmen discussed moving town offices there temporarily, School Committee Chairwoman SusanMary Redinger and Superintendent Linda Dwight told the board that the building might eventually make the best home for school administration offices.



The storm that wouldn’t quit

The storm that wouldn’t quit

Ed Grant snowblows his neighbor’s Ayer Road driveway as winter storm Juno starts to wind down Tuesday afternoon. The storm dropped more than 2 feet of snow over 24 hours, leaving schools closed for two days and many residents with loads of snow. Despite high winds and blizzard conditions, there were no power outages. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz)   MORE PHOTOS


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