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With the proposed June 8 Super Town Meeting only weeks away, Harvard selectmen Tuesday night said they had yet to see the warrant article.

If they don’t get sufficient time to review it, it sounded likely that the board will not vote to hold the town meeting.

At least on June 8.

Without Harvard, votes by Ayer and Shirley voters would be null and void since all three Devens towns have to vote at the same time.

It’s curious that the article language is not yet ready for prime time. MassDevelopment has seemed to do a good job of meeting with various member town entities to explain the zoning changes in preparation for the vote.

The proposed changes themselves, that would enable further residential and commercial development in certain areas in Devens, seem like a good idea.

Devens has a bright future ahead of it. It’s time to take another giant step forward.

Candidates forum

Unlike some of our local elections, Groton has three contested races heading into its May 19 election. Five candidates are seeking two seats on the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee and three candidates are running for a single seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Controversial issues in town are many, including the working relationships between selectmen, their interactions with the town manager and the management and funding of the regional schools. To name a few.

A second candidates forum will be held next week, May 12, at the high school’s Black Box Theater, sponsored by the Groton Landmark, The Sun and the Sentinel and Enterprise of Fitchburg.

To submit your questions for the moderator, email them to

It should be an interesting evening.

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