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An Appreciation: David Timperio

2015 August 31
by The Bedford Citizen

 

Coach Timperio and his team - Courtesy image

David Timperio on the sidelines, coaching his team – Image (c) Jocelyn Fay, all rights reserved

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

David Timperio, a Massachusetts State Trooper with a deep commitment to youth sports in Bedford, passed away suddenly last Thursday.

Jim Eliason, President of the Bedford Football Club, said, “ On behalf of the Bedford Football Club, we are deeply saddened by this news and realize at this time, 100% of the focus needs to be on supporting the Timperio family.”

Adding details of Coach Timperio’s service to youth athletics Eliason continued, ““His reach and impact touched many of Bedford High School’s current varsity football players.  I went through the roster last night and of the 37 current varsity players, Dave has coached 25 of them for at least one season in a particular sport. For several of the players, he has coached them multiple years and in multiple sports.  The list is even greater when you include other Bedford student athletes currently in the high school.”

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4th Annual Veteran’s Day at the Woburn Sportsmen’s Association

2015 August 31
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Dick Milewski for the Woburn Sportsmen’s Association

Veterans from the Bedford VA Medical Center at the Woburn Sportsmen's Association - Courtesy image

Veterans from the Bedford VA Medical Center at the Woburn Sportsmen’s Association – Courtesy image

A group of veterans from the Edith Nourse Rogers Medical Center (Bedford VAMC) visited  the Woburn Sportsmen’s Association on Saturday, August 22nd. Club volunteers assisted them in trying their hand at archery, shooting muzzle loaders and cowboy single-action revolvers, and finally shooting clay targets at the trap range.  The attending Veterans tried all events, and really had a good time with them.

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Bedford Fire Welcomes New Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Gonzalez

2015 August 31
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by John Guilfoil on behalf of the Bedford Fire Department

Newly-graduated firefighter/

Newly-graduated Bedford firefighter/paramedic Chris Gonzalez with Chief David Grunes – Courtesy image

Bedford Fire Chief David Grunes is excited to welcome firefighter/paramedic Chris Gonzalez to the Bedford Fire Department following his graduation from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Friday afternoon.  read more…

The Bedford Citizen’s Back-to-School Guide

2015 August 29
by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Back-to-School-2015With school beginning on Tuesday, September 1, here are some links to information you may need, organized by school.

There are Q&A interviews with all four school principals by our reporter Mitch Evans; printable PDFs for bus routes and September’s lunch menus; clickable links to the websites for Bedford’s PTOs, S.E.P.A.C., and the Bedford Education Organization.

And we’ve included a message about best practices for school safety from Chief Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department. read more…

Opening Day at the 60th Annual Middlesex County 4H Fair

2015 August 28
by The Bedford Citizen
The Bedford 4H Farmers' Club led their animals in the parade - Image (c) JMcCT

The Bedford 4H Farmers’ Club led their animals in the parade – Image (c) JMcCT

By Julie McCay Turner

Steven Verrill speaking during the opening ceremony - Image (c) JMcCT

Steven Verrill speaking during the opening ceremony – Image (c) JMcCT

The 60th Annual Middlesex County 4H Fair opened this afternoon with an exuberant parade of area clubs led by the 4H Fife and Drum Corps, and reminiscences about his youth in 4H offered by Steven Verrill of Concord’s Verrill Farm.

The fair is wholly non-commercial and old-fashioned, a way to create great family memories.

The poultry judging took place on Friday morning and Bedford’s Victoria Hand’s brood of backyard birds garnered multiple First Place, Best in Show and Second Place ribbons. One of the hens was so excited, it laid an egg during the judging! Early next week The Citizen will post the list of all the categories in which Bedford 4Hers participated.

The day in pictures:

The Bedford club’s adult leaders

Sandy Couvee and the adult leaders of the

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This Week in Town Government: What’s Happening September 1 to September 4, 2015

2015 August 28
by The Bedford Citizen

By Meredith McCulloch

This-WeekA quick look at the meetings and agendas scheduled for Bedford’s boards and committees this week.
Check the list to see if there are agenda items of particular interest, and attend the meeting! read more…

With School Starting Next Week, Bedford High School Principal Henry Turner Says He’s “Ready to Go”

2015 August 28
by The Bedford Citizen

By Mitch Evans

Bedford High School Principal Henry Turner - Courtesy image

Bedford High School Principal Henry Turner – Courtesy image

With only a few days before the opening of school, Mitch Evans managed to corral Principal Henry Turner for a quick Q & A.

The new school year is about to start, are you ready?

The summer definitely comes at the right time in terms of students and staff needing a break but for me and my leadership team, closing out the year really means starting to plan for August. We have hired our new teachers, we have all our schedules ready to go, we have sports going on already, football, and other sports starting on Thursday. So we are absolutely, ready to go. read more…

Bedford Recruits Graduate from Academy

2015 August 28
by The Bedford Citizen

 

Left-to-right: Detective Lieutenant Scott Jones, graduating Bedford Police Officer Jason Kennedy, Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno and graduating Bedford Police Officer Timothy Pike at the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall in Boston. (Courtesy Photo)

Detective Lieutenant Scott Jones, graduating Bedford Police Officer Jason Kennedy, Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno and graduating Bedford Police Officer Timothy Pike at the Great Hall (L-R) at Faneuil Hall in Boston. (Courtesy Photo)

Submitted by John Guilfoil on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno yesterday attended the graduation ceremony for the 35th MBTA Transit Police Municipal Police Academy class. Incoming Bedford Police Officers Jason Kennedy and Timothy Pike graduated at the 11 a.m. ceremony, after a 27-week intensive academy program hosted by the Transit Police. read more…

Fight ALS: Board-Breaking Challenge at Callahan’s Karate Ends on Saturday, August 29

2015 August 28
by The Bedford Citizen
BHS Senior Rob Ackerman holds a broken board in the ALS

BHS Senior Rob Ackerman holds a broken board during the ALS Board-Breaking Challenge that ends on Saturday, August 29 at Callahan’s Karate in Bedford – Image (c) YouTube

Submitted by Lisa Freed

Board-breaking week at Callahan’s Karate ends on Saturday, August 29, as the school and community participate in the Kevin Thompson Breaking Through ALS Challenge.

While everyone has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, raising millions for ALS research, the martial arts community is also participating in this board breaking challenge. read more…

Coach Peter Morello Receives 2015 Distinguished Service Award from Bay State Baseball

2015 August 28
by The Bedford Citizen
Peter Morello, with his award and admirers - Courtesy image

Peter Morello, with his award and admirers – Courtesy image

Submitted by Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball

Long time Bedford baseball coach Peter Morello recently received the 2015 Bay State Distinguished Service Award from Bay State Baseball, one of Massachusetts’ premier youth summer baseball leagues. The plaque states “In appreciation for your dedication and contribution to Bay State Baseball Tournament of Champions and the advancement of youth baseball in Bedford.” read more…