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CSF Awards Night Presents 100+ Scholarships

2016 May 28
by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Master of Ceremonies Mike Rosenberg - Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

Master of Ceremonies Mike Rosenberg – Image (c) JMcCT, 2016 all rights reserved

In its 51st year, Bedford’s Citizen Scholarship Foundation, also known as Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, awarded more than $116,000 in grants to Bedford graduates this week.

The awards are supported by named scholarships recognizing Bedford individuals and organizations, or funded through CSF’s annual Phon-a-thon organized by Alma and Sal Pomponi and staffed by Bedford High School students. There are scholarships endowed by companies no longer doing business locally, and while some are funded through the income from the organization’s successful annual Trivia Night, others are funded by contributions by former students wishing to honor a well-loved teacher.

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This Week in Town Government – What’s Happening May 30 to June , 2016

2016 May 28
by The Bedford Citizen
Week-beginning-05-30-2016

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By Meredith McCulloch

Town board and committee meetings for the upcoming week are listed, with highlights of agendas posted on Friday, May 27 noted below.

All meetings are open to the public.

Highlights of Posted Agendas: read more…

First Parish to Propose Solar Panels at Historic District Commission Meeting on June 1

2016 May 28
by The Bedford Citizen
First Parish on Bedford Common - Courtesy image (c) all rights reserved

First Parish on Bedford Common – Courtesy image (c) all rights reserved

Submitted by Karl Winkler, on behalf of the First Parish Energy Conservancy Taskforce.

First Parish will present its proposal for Solar Panels to the Historic District Commission, Wednesday June 1st. The solar project is a portion of its Energy Conservancy (ECo) project currently under way to reduce the energy foot print of the 199 year old building.

The HDC meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Town Hall at 7:30 on June 1st.

The public is invited to support First Parish’s proposal to reduce our carbon footprint and overall energy use. If there are specific questions please email lostj2@verizon.net. read more…

Memorial Day: Focus on Cemeteries and Monuments in Bedford

2016 May 28
by The Bedford Citizen
Veteran's Row at Shawsheen Cemetery - Image (c) Dennis Freeman, Bedford DPW, 2016 all rights reserved

Veteran’s Row at Shawsheen Cemetery – Image (c) Dennis Freeman, Bedford DPW, 2016 all rights reserved – Click image to see it at full resolution

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Bedford’s two cemeteries, the Old Burying Ground on Springs Road and Shawsheen Cemetery at the corner of Shawsheen Avenue and The Great Road,  along with Veteran’s Memorial Park, the World War memorial on Bedford Common, and the Patriot sculpture will come into sharp focus as Memorial Day observances begin on Monday. read more…

Tourists in Our Own Town: Eyes on Bedford, from Atop the Steeple at First Parish

2016 May 28
by The Bedford Citizen
A pair of red-tailed hawks, perched atop the steeple at First Parish on Bedford Common - Image (c) Nancy Daugherty, 2016 all rights reserved

A pair of red-tailed hawks, perched atop the steeple at First Parish on Bedford Common – Image (c) Nancy Daugherty, 2016 all rights reserved – Click image twice to see it at full resolution

BHS Awards Night Part 2: Class of 2016

2016 May 27
by The Bedford Citizen

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Bedford Schools LogoThursday’s Bedford High School’s Awards Night recognized academic achievements for the Class of 2016. read more…

2016 BHS Awards Night Part 1: Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019

2016 May 27
by The Bedford Citizen

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Bedford Schools LogoThursday’s Bedford High School’s Awards Night recognized academic achievements for the Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019. read more…

Senate Budget Protects Funds for Hanscom Education and for Testing Local Rivers

2016 May 27
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted on behalf of State Senator Michael Barrett, (D-Lexington)

Mike-Barrett-logoDuring recent Senate debate on the state budget, the body adopted several items of specific interest to Bedford — funding for the costs of educating children living on Hanscom Air Force Base and money to test the water quality of three local rivers, including the Concord River in Bedford. read more…

BHS Students’ Video Honored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts “YOUth Should Vote!” Competition

2016 May 27
by The Bedford Citizen

Special to The Bedford Citizen

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has announced the winners of its “YOUth Should Vote!” student video contest, part of LWVMA’s election 2016 statewide voter engagement campaign, and Bedford High School students Marko Deperalta and Allen Zhou took third place for their video “Our Right.”

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Bedford’s Community Events Calendar: On the Horizon, New Events through mid-June

2016 May 26
by The Bedford Citizen

On the Horizon 2 UseOn the Horizon is a Bedford events calendar that is available 24/7 at The Bedford Citizen’s homepage, www.thebedfordcitizen.org.

Each Thursday The Citizen will post an article listing the events that are coming up through mid-June. read more…