The Harvard Farmers Market will once again open for business at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Hildreth Elementary School parking lot.
The Select Board’s July 31 discussion about senior discounted Transfer Station stickers brought to light abuses of the discounted stickers and the strain on Town Hall resources during the sticker sales rush each June.
Thanks to a reaffirmation of its top-notch credit rating and a timely bond sale, Harvard now has the cash it needs this fiscal year to prepare for construction of its new elementary school.
The new Bylaw Review Committee has nearly completed its task of bringing Harvard’s existing bylaws into compliance with the new town charter approved at the May 8 Town Election.
Coil Brothers Concentrates LLC, a fledgling marijuana processing company, has taken another step toward opening a business in Harvard. A Board of Health decision on July 24 cleared Coil Brothers to locate its facility in the Appleworks building at 325 Ayer Road, despite previous concerns about the building’s septic capacity.
When the Finance Committee gathered last month for its first meeting of the new fiscal year, it did so without its longest-serving member, 40-year veteran Steve Colwell, who was not reappointed when his most recent three-year term expired June 30.
Select Board member Ken Swanton stunned the other members at the end of the July 10 board meeting by announcing that he was resigning. He said he planned to submit his written resignation to the town clerk the following morning.
At their August 1 meeting, two of the three members of the Water and Sewer Commission voted against the Housing@Hildreth House Committee’s change of use application that would have allowed the proposed senior housing development to connect to the town’s sewer system.
Advocates for an artificial turf sports field on Pond Road were forced to withdraw their proposal in late July after the state Department of Environmental Protection ruled against it because the field lay within Zone 1, a protected area immediately around the town well.
“Cut!” “Take it from where Jo enters.” “That’s a wrap!” are words people might overhear if they hang out at one of the set locations in town center during Columbia Productions’ filming of Louisa May Alcott’s enduring story, “Little Women.”
Kimberly Dobbie, a 48-year-old former Harvard resident, was stabbed to death outside a laundromat in Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, July 15. See obituary.