Young library patrons listen to a story told by Hugh Hanley (not pictured) at the Harvard Public Library, Nov. 28. From left are Knox Berwind, Elie Berwind, Wyatt Berwind, Soleia Lerner, and River Lerner. Hanley’s “Circle of Songs” program will return to the library in January 2024. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz).
The School Committee’s vote Monday night, Nov. 27, requesting $16.2 million to operate Harvard’s schools in fiscal 2025, did nothing to improve the town’s financial outlook, in spite of last-minute cuts to personnel and expenses.
Police Chief James Babu and Fire Chief Rick Sicard met with the Finance Committee Tuesday, Nov. 28. Both expressed hope for increases in their departmental budgets for fiscal 2025.
School Committee members voted unanimously Monday night to approve a fourth version of their proposed school budget for fiscal 2025.
A new option is available for residents who would like to invite 90 of their closest friends to their next birthday party—the Harvard Senior Center at 16 Lancaster County Road.
A second attempt to attract a cell tower company to lease land near Hildreth House, construct a cell tower, and share rental revenue with the town has failed.
Ayer, Harvard, and Shirley voters could, in the coming year, be asked to approve the redevelopment of Vicksburg Square in Devens for housing.
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