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Stepping back in time

Harvard inventor and manufacturer Herbert Houghton, as portrayed by Jim Breslauer (right), describes his safety egg carrier to Lucy Wallace (left) and Jane Thomsen who were with a group of 20 visitors at Pat Hatch’s house during the Harvard Historical Society’s Christmas 1900 on the Common Saturday, Dec. 2. (Photo by Kent Boynton)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Selectmen scrutinize school budget for FY19

The Board of Selectmen reviewed the fiscal 2019 budget for Harvard’s schools Tuesday evening, with the Finance Committee also present. In advance of the meeting, the selectmen had sent more than 80 questions on the budget to Superintendent of Schools Linda Dwight and Peter Rowe, the school district’s business manager.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Selectmen ask capital committee not to delay Hildreth House Phase 2 study

The knowledge that taxpayers will soon be asked to approve one of the most expensive building projects in the town’s history hangs over fiscal 2019 capital planning like the threat of bad weather.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Selectmen hear firefighters’ concerns; will help find solutions

The selectmen requested that three Harvard firefighters come to their Dec. 5 meeting to put out a different kind of fire—one that was sparked at Special Town Meeting last month.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Maxant gift protects open space in Still River

What Ted Maxant has done, in the words of Paul Willard, chairman of the Conservation Commission, is “generous beyond belief.”

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Land-use boards consider advantages of full-time planner

Harvard’s Planning Board is pushing to hire a full-time town planner. This move would expedite a variety of functions performed by the board, but would require increased compensation.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Community Preservation Committee backs preservation of town documents, fight against invasive plants

If Town Meeting approves, the fight to combat invasive plants on town conservation land and the town’s continuing effort to preserve its historical documents will both receive Community Preservation Fund grants next fiscal year.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Building committee chooses Shawmut as construction manager

The School Building Committee has selected Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston as the construction manager for Harvard’s proposed new elementary school. The current contract allows Shawmut to review the design as it develops for constructability, schedule, and costs. A proposal for actual construction will come before voters at Annual Town Meeting for an up or down vote next May.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

‘Senior Spotlight’ comes to HCTV Channel 192

If you are wondering what programs and activities the Council on Aging offers this month, there’s an easy way to find out at 9 a.m. every day on Channel 192, Harvard Cable TV.

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