The estimated cost to purchase the property at 16 Lancaster County Road and renovate it as a senior center has dropped by $215,000.
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After a year’s hiatus because of the pandemic, Flea Market goers return to seek bargains at the open-air 49th annual Flea Market co-sponsored by the Harvard Schools Trust and the League of Women Voters of Harvard, held Saturday, Oct. 9, on the fields in front of the public library. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz) MORE PHOTOS
At the upcoming Fall Town Meeting, Saturday, Oct. 16, voters will be asked to approve 19 articles put forward by the Select Board and other town committees. The meeting is the second of two sessions, its agenda devoted primarily to proposed changes in the town’s bylaws, as well as two pressing capital requests.
Article 2 on the Fall Town Meeting warrant asks residents to approve borrowing $965,096 for a new combination aerial/pumper firetruck.
The future of Bromfield House—the century-old white house with wide porches that stands where Route 111 curves toward town center—is once again coming up for a vote at Town Meeting this Saturday.
After multiple attempts over the past decade to create a larger senior center at the Hildreth House, the Council on Aging has come up with another option—purchasing the building at 16 Lancaster County Road and renovating it to create a new senior center.
The Harvard Energy Advisory Committee and Community Resiliency Working Group have proposed a town climate resolution that would commit Harvard to help achieve the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.
When Select Board members hear from constituents, their messages frequently concern speeding on Harvard’s scenic roads, urging the board to lower speed limits and enforce them. Articles 10 and 11 offer solutions, though neither provides immediate relief.
Approximately 15 miles northwest of Harvard’s apple orchards and farms, a small population of the invasive spotted lanternfly was discovered a few weeks ago, prompting the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to alert the public.
The state reported two new COVID-19 cases in Harvard for the week ending Oct. 7, bringing the town’s cumulative number of confirmed cases to 188.
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