Dwight proposes 5 school days for college visits or vacations

02/26/2015 10:30 AM EST
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Superintendent Linda Dwight and members of the Harvard School Committee wondered at their meeting on Monday whether it would be prudent to offer families five days that would count toward college visits or vacations. 
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MLK banner to be a permanent fixture
01/30/2015 10:58 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Martin Luther King Day, celebrated this past Monday, commemorates one of the most significant figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Full Story

ConsCom violated Open Meeting Law, says AG

By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The Conservation Commission violated open meeting law, the Office of the Attorney General, then under Martha Coakley, has found. Full Story
Records request bill: $3,102

By Hiroko Sato MediaNews GROTON -- Selectman Jack Petropoulos says he will give fellow Selectman Peter Cunningham one year of emails that he is requesting -- for $3,102. Full Story
BOH: All trash haulers subject to same rules

SHIRLEY -- The town contracts with Northside Carting to provide curbside trash and recycling pickup as part of a program whose aim is to pay for itself and in which residents who want to access those services buy trash bags to help offset the cost. Full Story
50 articles and counting on ATM

02/26/2015 10:05 AM EST
HARVARD -- When the selectmen wrapped up their review of the March 28 Annual Town Meeting warrant Tuesday night, with plans to close it on Saturday, one of the original 47 articles had been scratched and four more were queued up for later entry. 
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Bromfield Art Club paints mural of local wildlife
02/20/2015 07:31 AM EST - HARVARD -- The Bromfield School's art club participated in a painting workshop last Tuesday led by famed muralist Bruce Davidson. Full Story

The Posting Board
02/20/2015 07:31 AM EST - BRIEFS Celebration 2015! Did you ever consider donating to Celebration 2015? Here is a quick and easy way to help out the post-prom party--connect to http://www. Full Story

Parks to FinCom: Fields are an issue
02/20/2015 07:31 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- The Harvard Finance Committee had a question about the Commons and Schools line item request in the Parks and Recreation Commission budget during the Feb. Full Story

Harvard Police Log
02/20/2015 07:31 AM EST - SUNDAY, FEB. 1 A.M. 6:26, motor vehicle stop, citation/warning issued, intersection of Still River Road and Elm Street; 10:24, animal complaint, services rendered, Oak Hill Road; 10:48, fire department - gas leak in building, unfounded, Slough Road; 11:00, well being check, services rendered, East Bare Hill Road; 11:11, well being check, Full Story

Bromfield to host program on mental health
02/20/2015 07:30 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com HARVARD -- Susan Downing, school psychologist, said that when she started working at the Bromfield School in 2009 she noticed that a lot of students were going to the guidance office or to the nurse with headaches or stresses -- indicators that something else was at play. Full Story

Thatcher Kezer new Devens VP
02/20/2015 07:30 AM EST - By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com BOSTON -- Thatcher Kezer III, 54, is MassDevelopment's new senior vice president of Devens. Full Story

Move settled: Old Library tapped as Town Hall
02/18/2015 12:48 PM EST - HARVARD -- With Town Hall renovations slated to start in April and a date set to vacate, municipal offices will be moving soon, but not far. Full Story

Resident objects to dump sticker on vehicle
02/16/2015 03:23 PM EST - HARVARD -- A town bylaw that requires residents using the transfer station to not only pay an annual fee for dropping off trash but also to slap a sticker on the bumper of their vehicles irked one resident so much he complained about it to the selectmen last week. Full Story

Once flourishing, building reed organs now part of Townsend past
02/13/2015 07:33 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- In the middle of the 19th century, Townsend was home to farms and small industries. During the long winter months, farmers looking for income took on other projects. Full Story

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Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where there's smoke, there's fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning. Full Story
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Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter. Full Story