Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Harvard residents who may have switched to bottled water after hearing about the recent discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in some of the town’s smaller public water supplies may now have another concern: the presence of PFAS in bottled water sold under various brand names at stores across Massachusetts.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
At its July 18 meeting the School Building Committee learned that Shawmut, the school building project’s construction manager at risk, had proposed a guaranteed maximum price of $42,995,738 to construct the new Hildreth Elementary School. That amount is about $3,000 less than the construction budget specified in the agreement between the town and the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Seventy-seven-year-old Albert Flick was convicted July 17 in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn, Maine, for the murder of 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie, a former Harvard resident.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Lifeguards reported a possible missing swimmer at Town Beach at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Two lifeguards had been watching a man swim laps away from shore and back. At some point, both saw the man swim out, but a few minutes later both realized that neither saw him swim back.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
In a March 6 page one Boston Globe story titled “Toxic Chemicals Threaten Water Supply in Seven Municipalities,” David Abel reported that toxic chemicals known as PFAs, or pre- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, had been found in public water supplies located in Harvard, Ayer, and five other Massachusetts towns.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Town officials confirmed Thursday that they expect to sign an agreement with Columbia Pictures within the next few days to permit the filming of scenes at various town-owned locations this fall for a new version of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.”
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Kimberly Dobbie, a 48-year-old former Harvard resident, was stabbed to death outside a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, July 15. See obituary.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Select Board member Ken Swanton stunned the other members at the end of Tuesday night’s board meeting by announcing that he was resigning.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Bromfield boys soccer team beat Boston International 3–0 Saturday, Nov. 18, to become the Division 4 state champions.