A nonbinding, two-part question regarding the Bromfield House property will be put on the ballot of the upcoming Nov. 2 Town Election.
This past weekend, the Community Resiliency Working Group launched a webpage to help Harvard residents take action against climate change.
The state reported seven new COVID-19 cases in Harvard for the week ending Sept. 9, bringing the town’s cumulative number of confirmed cases to 174.
During the last three weeks of August, the state reported 21 new COVID-19 cases in Harvard, nearly 13% of the town’s total cases since the pandemic began. Meanwhile, the number of fully vaccinated residents has barely moved over the past month, hovering around 79% of the eligible population.
Perhaps with vivid memories of back-to-back tornado warnings, two hurricanes, multiple heat waves, and higher than normal July rainfall on their minds, Select Board members voted last week to commit the town to the state’s aggressive climate goals.
The Devens Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad successfully detonated two unexploded munitions in Devens on Aug. 19 and 23.
With guidance from the state and from medical professionals, the School Committee has had to set policies for a variety of COVID-related scenarios.
Results of a water sample taken Aug. 31 as part of weekly testing at Bare Hill Pond show that cyanobacteria has doubled since the Aug. 24 test, keeping the Board of Health’s no-swimming advisory for people and pets in place.
The state reported six new COVID-19 cases in Harvard for the week ending Sept. 2, bringing the town’s cumulative number of confirmed cases to 167.
Negotiations between the town and the union representing Department of Public Works employees for a new three-year contract have been at an impasse since spring and are now in mediation.
An off-premise liquor license permitting the sale of wine and malt beverages was approved for Stony Brook Market at a Select Board meeting on Aug. 31.
A perfect storm of issues came together this summer that caused the Department of Public Works to fall behind with groundskeeping in town, including on the athletic fields.
Members of the Historical Commission argue that the project to install solar panels on the new Hildreth Elementary School should have come to them for approval.
The recent sale of Harvard Lanes at 204 Ayer Road makes it likely that a bowling alley will open in Harvard again.
A Select Board hearing to expand the hours for the Cider Barn at Carlson Orchards ended with Franklyn Carlson and his attorney John P. Connell getting only some of what they asked for.
Residents who had hoped to take a dip in Bare Hill Pond over the Labor Day weekend will be disappointed to learn that the swimming ban first imposed Aug. 20 remains in place.
By unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Select Board agreed to convene the fall session of this year’s Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 16.
The state reported 11 new COVID-19 cases in Harvard for the week ending Aug. 26, bringing the town’s cumulative number of confirmed cases to 161