Lions Club members (from left) Bob Hazel, Bill Johnson, and Doug Williams work on resurfacing the kitchen floor in the Bromfield House in preparation for 19 Afghan refugees scheduled to move in later this month. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz) SEE STORY
With commercial development at Devens fast approaching the cap set by the Legislature in 1994, Devens officials appeared before the select boards of Shirley, Ayer, and Harvard last month seeking their support for removing it.
From dried-up stream beds to ears of corn so small only a toddler would find them satisfying, signs of this summer’s drought are everywhere.
Anticipating the possible need for a second softball field next spring, the town is planning on converting one of the two baseball fields on the Ryan land at Depot Road to a softball field.
All hands are on deck, cleaning and renovating Bromfield House to accommodate two Afghan families for at least a year.
So far, algae levels in Bare Hill Pond are low, and the Board of Health's new monitoring sign at the beach is still green, meaning all activities are allowed.
The state reported 29 new COVID-19 cases in Harvard for the five weeks ending July 30, bringing the town’s cumulative number of state-reported cases since the pandemic began to 744.
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