Letter to the Editor, July 19, 2018: Selectmen Stress the Importance of Town Meeting on July 30

Letter to the Editor, July 19, 2018: Selectmen Stress the Importance of Town Meeting on July 30

By Caroline Fedele, Margot Fleischman, Bill Moonan, Ed Pierce and Mike Rosenberg
Bedford Selectmen

A couple of large hangars and related buildings have been part of the landscape on the Bedford side of the Hanscom Field runway for about half a century. But rapidly-moving state and federal decisions over the past few weeks have suddenly exposed that 16-acre site to industrial development – with the potential to compromise the quality of life in Bedford residential neighborhoods for generations.

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Gone Fishing ~ 2018

Gone Fishing ~ 2018

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen The Citizen is "Going Fishing" starting today, but will monitor email so any urgent stories will post as they arrive, others will be triaged and shared on our return on Monday, July 23. Rested and rejuvenated, we'll be ready to help...

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BedfordTV’s Greg Dolan ~ Moving On to Lead Danvers Cable Access Television

BedfordTV’s Greg Dolan ~ Moving On to Lead Danvers Cable Access Television

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Greg Dolan is headed to the Danvers cable access station – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved

The board of Bedford Community Access Television (BedfordTV) has announced the departure of executive director Greg Dolan who is leaving on Friday, July 13, to manage the cable access station in Danvers.

“While we are very sorry to lose Greg,” said BedfordTV board chair Bob Dutton, “the board and all of us at Bedford TV wish him the very best in his new role. And, we’re sure he won’t miss the commute up and down Rt. 95!”

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Historic Preservation Commission Weighs in on Navy Hangar Acquisition

Historic Preservation Commission Weighs in on Navy Hangar Acquisition

By Ben Oleksinski

A potential acquisition of the Navy hangar property on the south side of Hartwell Road is going through evaluation by various committees as it heads toward Special Town Meeting. The most recent filter was the Historical Preservation Committee at their July 10th meeting

The purchase was brought to the Committee simply because it met some relevant criteria. Built in the mid-fifties, the naval property is considered eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. But, the property is not under any firm preservation requirements.

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Bedford Cable TV Subscribers – Have you Filled out Your Survey?

Bedford Cable TV Subscribers – Have you Filled out Your Survey?

By Dot Bergin

If you are like many householders, when a “survey” lands in your mailbox you may glance at it quickly, and say to yourself “I’ll do this when I have a minute.”

But wait! Do you recall seeing a subscriber survey from the Bedford Cable Television Committee within the past couple of weeks? One such survey was mailed by the Town to every household (only one per home) and if you have filed it in your “to do sometime” folder, the Cable TV Committee hopes you will retrieve it and let the town know your thoughts on cable TV service.

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Short Takes from the Bedford Free Public Library

Short Takes from the Bedford Free Public Library

By Dot Bergin

There’s always something new at the Bedford Free Public Library. Have you noticed the new logo? It encapsulates all the services your Library has to offer! It also includes the Library’s founding date which helps distinguish our “Bedford Library” from those in other towns and countries.

And speaking of Bedford, do you know how many Bedfords there are across the U.S.? Assistant Director Noreen O’Gara told the Trustees that staff daily “field” calls and emails from individuals thinking they have reached one of the other many Bedfords, and even those who think they are talking to a library in Bedfordshire, UK. The new logo should help puzzled patrons across the globe realize they are talking to Bedford in Massachusetts!

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