Joy-filled concert and luncheon at Hildreth House

12/26/2014 10:19 AM EST
By Jon Bishop HARVARD -- There ain't no party like a Hildreth House party because a Hildreth House party don't stop. 
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Helpful holiday elves
12/19/2014 11:36 AM EST - Hildreth House is all set for the holidays, thanks to Den 4 Bear Cubs in Harvard, led by Brian Stahl and Will Stevenson. Full Story

Local business leaders excited for 2015

By Jon Bishop DEVENS -- Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Monday's Public Policy Forum, held at the Devens Common Center and sponsored by Mount Wachusett Community College and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Full Story
Fact finding trip to UN approved for Big Book club

School Committee urged to settle teacher contract
GROTON -- Ten years in the making, the long-running story of the Biggest Book on World Peace may finally be nearing the end of its story. Full Story
Benjamin Hill ice skating rink open to the public

SHIRLEY -- More than two years in the planning and making, with its surface smoothly frozen after several days of frigid temperatures, the rink will soon be dedicated and named for Don Malloon, who is being recognized for his contributions to the project, Park Committee Chairman Donald Farrar said. Full Story
Coming up at Harvard Library

01/26/2015 01:40 PM EST
Storytimes Infant Storytime ~ Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up) - Ages 0 - 2 and up: Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. 
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Harvard Schools Trust Gala menu to feature Lucia's Tavola
01/23/2015 12:19 PM EST - HARVARD -- The Harvard Schools Trust's Gala Committee met with Anne diCicco of Lucia's Tavola in Ayer to map out a menu for their upcoming 26th Annual Dinner-Theater Gala to be held on March 21, 2015. Full Story

Gerlin: Devens well on its way to being self-sustaining
01/23/2015 12:54 PM EST - By Jon Bishop DEVENS -- Simon Gerlin, a self-described finance guy by trade, said he knew he needed to do something different. Full Story

Kumarasinghe five-time winner
01/23/2015 12:54 PM EST - HARVARD -- Yohhan Kumarasinghe, an eighth-grader at Bromfield, has won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee for five consecutive years: three at Bromfield and two as a student in Franklin. Full Story

Harvard Police Log
01/23/2015 07:31 AM EST - MONDAY, JAN. 5 A.M. 5:21, road hazards, notified, icy spots town-wide; 7:22, road hazards, notified, Tahanto Trail; 9:13, motor vehicle stop, verbal warning, intersection of Mass Avenue and Pond Road. Full Story

The Posting Board
01/23/2015 07:31 AM EST - BRIEFS Girl Scout cookies now on sale Now through March, Harvard Girl Scouts will have the once-a-year treat, Girl Scout cookies, available for sale to the public. Full Story

PTO News
01/22/2015 09:53 AM EST - Ludo Festival at Bromfield Jan. 29 The 2014-2015 Bromfield Ludo Festival is coming up this month! All Middle School students in sixth- through eighth-grades are invited to attend our international celebration, which includes food, sports, activities, games, music and dance. Full Story

Old library eyed for Town Hall move
01/21/2015 01:10 PM EST - M.E. Jones Correspondent HARVARD -- With the clock ticking toward a Town Hall renovation project start-up date in the spring, municipal offices are set to move out in April. Full Story

Gabe Vellante: the wizard of buildings
01/16/2015 12:05 PM EST - By Jon Bishop AYER/HARVARD/DEVENS -- Gabe Vellante, the part-time building inspector for Ayer, Harvard and Devens, is like a maestro, or maybe a wizard, for when he walks into a home, even one under construction, he sees where everything needs to be. Full Story

Tensions remain over 166 Littleton
01/16/2015 07:31 AM EST - By Jon Bishop HARVARD -- Many residents near the 166 Littleton Road property, which the Harvard Municipal Affordable Housing Trust is now selling, came to the trust's meeting on Monday and expressed their displeasure with the now-discontinued Metro West Collaborative Development proposal, which would turn the Full Story

Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard. Full Story
'Thornbirds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. Full Story
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Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.