HARWICH — As with many towns, COVID-19 precautions resulted in town meeting voters gathering at an unaccustomed date and time in an equally unaccustomed setting. The Monomoy Regional High School football field will host this year’s annual town meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday after pandemic concerns this spring forced a postponement.
It’s a pared-down warrant that will include just 44 articles including town operating and capital budget appropriations, school funding, a handful of departmental requests, some Community Preservation Act funding authorizations and a few citizen petition articles.
Duncan Berry was happy to see on the warrant a zoning bylaw amendment that he and a group of residents championed that asks voters to approve measures to preserve a collection of two dozen historic homes along a milelong section of Route 28 between the Herring River and the Dennis town line.
“We’ve been working for years to help people understand that, not