Jacoby Garber, Bedford’s “Young Hero” Award Winner

Jacoby Garber, Bedford’s “Young Hero” Award Winner

By Linda White There was clearly something big happening at the Lane School on Friday morning, February 17. The parking lots were chock-full of cars, and it was difficult to miss the Bedford fire truck, a Bedford rescue vehicle, a Bedford police car, the State Fire...

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Short Takes from the Bedford Free Public Library: February, 2017

Short Takes from the Bedford Free Public Library: February, 2017

By Dot Bergin

Library Director Richard Callaghan told the Trustees at their February 14 meeting that the Finance Committee had given the green light to the proposed Library budget, which includes an increase slightly over the guidelines to provide more hours for the newly hired assistant Children’s Librarian. Trustees were urged to attend Town Meeting on March 27 to support the Library appropriation.

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I ‘Heart’ the Bedford DPW Sidewalk Plow Crews

I ‘Heart’ the Bedford DPW Sidewalk Plow Crews

By Jeff ‘JHo’ Hoyland

After a week of plowing nearly two feet of snow off the town roads, Bedford’s Department of Public Works began to clear the sidewalks. Valentine’s Day was devoted to clearing the sidewalks on The Great Road, particularly in the business districts.

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Selectmen Hear Update on the Minuteman Bikeway Design

Selectmen Hear Update on the Minuteman Bikeway Design

By Debra Parkhurst

The Selectmen heard an update on the Minuteman Bikeway Design at their meeting on February 13. Engineers Trish Domigan and Pete Sorensen of Vanasse, Hangen Brustlin (VHB) briefly outlined the project’s history, approved by Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation in 2014 at a cost of just over $4 million. The project extends the Minuteman Bikeway from Depot Park to the Concord town line, a distance of 2.2 miles. The Minuteman Bikeway, one of the first rail-trails in the nation, is widely considered an important commuter and recreational resource.

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BHS STEP Program Making Big Strides

BHS STEP Program Making Big Strides

By Mitch Evans

The Succeeding Through Experience Program otherwise known as the STEP Program is a small therapeutic program designed to support students at Bedford High School (BHS) in grades 9-12 with social/emotional disabilities who require a substantially separate setting. Running since 2014, STEP is a full-time intervention program that is funded by Bedford school district’s special education department budget. The main focus is to prevent vulnerable students from failing to graduate from high school by engaging them with a modified curriculum and building their social and emotional resiliency.

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Council on Aging Requests Funding for a Needs Assessment

Council on Aging Requests Funding for a Needs Assessment

By Debra Parkhurst

The mission of the Council on Aging (CoA) is to identify interests and concerns of residents over 60, advocate for seniors, educate the community about needs and services available, and develop and implement new programs for this population. Toward that end, the COA proposes to hire the Center for Social and Demographic Research at the Gerontology Institute at UMASS Boston (UMB) to do a needs assessment at a cost of $35,000.

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