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March 30, 2017

At Saturday's Town Meeting, voters will be asked to approve 50 articles proposed by the selectmen and various town boards. Here’s a synopsis of each, including its fiscal impact, in plain English.

ATM Article 47 and Ballot Question 4: Selectmen ask voters to OK planning for Devens governance
March 30, 2017

The Devens Non-Binding Referendum (Question 4) on the Town Election ballot asks voters whether they want the selectmen to begin work on a plan for resuming jurisdiction of the approximately 2,640 acres at Devens that lie within the town’s historical boundaries.

March 30, 2017

It’s rare that anyone rises to speak during the public comment periods at School Committee meetings, but Marc Thompson of Jacob Gates Road did so Monday evening.

ATM Article 45: Citizen petition aims to give anti-hate pledge teeth
March 30, 2017

This year at Annual Town Meeting, residents will vote on Article 45, a citizen-sponsored warrant item that calls on the selectmen to create a town equity officer position.

ATM Articles 24 and 25: Making the old library accessible
March 30, 2017

At Annual Town Meeting, voters will be asked to approve two articles that would pave the way for accessibility improvements to the old library.

ATM Article 8: Time to modernize Harvard’s personnel system?
March 30, 2017

Article 8 is a request from the Personnel Board in conjunction with the town’s human resource director for $25,000 to hire a company to assess the town’s current personnel system.

March 30, 2017
March 23, 2017

About 50 people took the opportunity Monday night to hear from nine candidates for public office in Harvard’s upcoming Town Election.

March 23, 2017
ATM Article 22: Restoring the town’s fire ponds
March 23, 2017

As a town that lacks an extensive municipal water system, Harvard relies on a static water supply to provide essential life- and property-saving water sources in the event of a fire emergency. But over the years nearly all of the town’s 22 fire ponds have fallen into disrepair.

March 23, 2017

During its March 13 meeting, Harvard’s Municipal Affordable Housing Trust voted unanimously to approve revisions to its policies and procedures. The changes are focused on the composition of the trust and the scope of trust activities.

March 23, 2017

At the Charter Commission’s meeting March 16, the members heard public criticism of their proposal that the selectmen appoint most town boards and their advocacy of a city-like election cycle in which all members of elected boards would stand for re-election every two years.

March 23, 2017

At their most recent meeting last Thursday, March 16, the nine members of Harvard’s Charter Commission voted unanimously to preserve the Trustees of Warner Free Lectures as an elected board.

ATM Articles 26, 27, 28, 29: Schools ask for money to upgrade labs, lavs, locks, and ramp
March 23, 2017

The School Committee is seeking voter approval for four warrant articles at Annual Town Meeting for improvements at the Bromfield School.


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