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In a task as old as time, Leonard Greco teaches his son Leonard Greco Jr. to skate on Bare Hill Pond, Jan. 19. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
Harvard’s committee studying future governance of Devens has warned that the effort to rezone Vicksburg Square for housing will fail unless voters know the character and affordability of the new units and who will deliver resident services.
The Harvard Conservation Trust is racing to meet an early March deadline to raise about $150,000 to buy 200 acres of hardwood forests, rocky ridges, and wetlands along the Harvard-Boxborough border.
The Select Board has set a timeline of about a year for putting Bromfield House on the market, in part to allow the Historical Commission time to extend the Harvard Common Historic District to include the property.
This year's budget season kicked off with requests from the 11 smallest departments, resulting in no major spending increases. But the Jan. 12 FinCom meeting was a different story due to requests for new or expanded personnel positions for the Council on Aging and the land use boards.
The state will hold joint virtual hearings on Jan. 21 for bills intended to provide some form of tax relief for Massachusetts farmers and to move an annual filing deadline so it will no longer coincide with the harvest season.
The state reported 60 new COVID-19 cases in Harvard for the week ending Jan. 8, bringing the town’s cumulative number of confirmed cases to 436.
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