Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services
Bedford Youth and Family Services (BYFS) is pleased to announce the availability of their updated Community Social Services Reference Guide on line at their website www.bedfordma.gov/youth or by clicking Youth and Family Services Resource Guide – July 2014
Usually published every other year, the Guide offers a revised listing of local resources to help residents with basic information and general questions about local resources.
By Dan Brosgol and Dave Venuti
On most weekday evenings this summer, the air is full of the sound of pinging bats and cheering fans, as the summer baseball and softball travel seasons are underway for Bedford kids ages 8-12. Baseball is fielding seven travel teams that are competing all over Eastern Massachusetts—five hardball teams for the boys and two softball teams for the girls. read more…
Submitted by Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) and Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford)
State Sen. Mike Barrett and State Rep. Ken Gordon have scored a major victory for Bedford, officially securing the town’s long-sought priority of permanent funding for the costs of educating children living on Hanscom Air Force Base.
Submitted by the Bedford Department of Public Works
As part of our on-going effort to reduce energy costs, the Town of Bedford has begun to convert 600 of our 1,500 street lights from High Pressure Sodium (HPS) to new LED fixtures. Click to view or print Bedford’s LED Streetlight Conversion Map.
By Elizabeth Hacala
Town Manager Richard Reed reported to the Board of Selectman on July 21 that the United States Coast Guard has agreed to work with the Town of Bedford to dispose of the Coast Guard housing property. Previously, the Coast Guard had indicated they would be putting this property out for bid by auction via the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
By Andrea Cleghorn
Heading toward the capital city from the south, it is worth a detour to slow down, get out of the car and experience Dalkey, a little enclave of non-traditional houses covered with luscious vegetation known as the Irish Riviera.
Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services
It is summertime and everyone around you seems to be enjoying the beautiful weather and time off with friends and family. You’ve just had a baby and everyone expects you to be ecstatic. So why are you feeling so low? Surprisingly, up to 80 percent of new mothers experience the baby blues, an emotional reaction that begins a few days to a week after delivery and usually lasts less than two weeks. Symptoms can include weepiness, anxiety, inability to sleep, irritability and moodiness.
By Dan Brosgol
With round one in the Baystate Baseball Tournament of Champions in the rear view mirror, the Bedford Baystate C team entered the second round with a new batch of opponents and high hopes for continued success. Bedford was scheduled to play six games against Arlington, North Andover, and Hudson, and is focused on qualifying for the next trophy weekend on August 2-3.
In a notice from the Bedford Department of Public Works to abutters, residents were notified that the Selectmen recently awarded a contract to ET&L Corp. to reconstruct the roadways on School Way, Elm Street, Foster Road, Rodney Road and Maple Street and the parking area along the east side of Town Hall.
The abutters’ notice continues:
The project also includes replacement of the traffic signals at the intersection of Great Road, Springs Road and South Road as well as installation of a pre-emption traffic signal in front of the Bedford Fire Station. This will allow emergency response vehicles to exit and enter their station safely.
Additional highlights of the project include:
- replacement of drainage structures
- new granite curbing and concrete sidewalks where currently exists
- modified intersection of Elm Street and School Way
- textured crosswalks
- formalized parking along School Way where currently exists
- decorative lighting along Mudge Way and School Way
The project will start the week of July 21, 2014 and will continue through November. We anticipate the traffic signals to be installed and the final paving to be complete next spring. Work hours will be Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, weather dependent. The roadways will remain open to residents, although minor delays around the construction site should be expected.
The Bedford DPW will be overseeing this project. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at (781) 275-7605. Thank you for your patience during this upcoming project.
Submitted by the Umbrella Community Arts Center
Bedford artists and writers are invited to apply for the Umbrella Community Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence program for the 2014-2015 season.
Located on Stow Street in Concord, the Umbrella is currently accepting submissions from artists of all media in the first five years of their career who are not enrolled full-time in an academic program. read more…