Harvard’s decision to join SMART, a Massachusetts program to reduce trash, appears to be the smart move that its advocates envisioned.
The owners of the 120-acre Carlson Orchards on Oak Hill Road must wait until the next Select Board meeting to see whether the board will approve their application to serve hard cider onsite.
Results of the Army’s tests for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in about 100 private wells in Harvard are in, and they show that the substances have found their way into 46 of those wells.
The new elementary school is on schedule for its May 2021 opening despite winter weather fluctuations, and it is on budget despite dwindling contingency funds.
At the request of the Fire Department, the Planning Board is proposing changes to Harvard’s building height bylaw, altering and clarifying how building height is calculated.
Borrowed money is modern society’s great enabler, the means by which individuals can pay for an education, families can buy a home, or towns can pay for a new, multimillion-dollar school. But how much is too much?
The Board of Health will notify the town that it must remove the new carpeting in the vestibule of the old library building because of possible mold from a water leak two months ago.
Another town-owned building is showing its age—the Harvard Fire Station. Architectural firm Kaestle Boos Associates summarized the station’s shortcomings in a feasibility study presented to the Select Board at its Jan. 7 meeting.
Jeering and name-calling marked a contentious Dec.19 community outreach meeting over a proposed cannabis cultivation facility on South Shaker Road.
Harvard’s capital planning committee gave tepid approval Monday to construction of an addition to Hildreth House, while rejecting plans to replace the leaky roof and gutters of the iconic old library building.
In the middle of a cold, damp night last week, anti-coal protesters blocked the railroad tracks near the end of Depot Road, stopping a train carrying coal from West Virginia to a New Hampshire power plant.
The Planning Board has contracted internationally recognized planning consultant Randall Arendt to help write a new bylaw to encourage the use of open space in residential design and to host an open space design workshop.