There’s a New Wall at the John Glenn Middle School, Just Made for Climbing

There’s a New Wall at the John Glenn Middle School, Just Made for Climbing

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

A brand-new traverse climbing wall was unveiled at 8 am on Friday, March 24 in the gym at the John Glenn Middle School, to the delight of all involved.

The brainchild of Physical Education & Life Skills Teacher Jackie Supprise, funds for the wall were raised by the Middle School Parents Association, and it was installed by the Facilities Department.

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Looking Forward with Town Manager Rick Reed

Looking Forward with Town Manager Rick Reed

By Eliza Rosenberry

From his purview overseeing 10 department heads and reporting directly to the Selectmen, town manager Rick Reed has a uniquely comprehensive view of issues facing Bedford.

Quiet and tempered, Reed has served as Bedford’s top administrator for nearly three decades. Last month, the Selectmen reached an agreement on the terms and conditions of Reed’s employment for the next five years.

“I have developed a fond appreciation for the high degree of civic spirit in Bedford, through which people work together for the common good,” Reed told TheCitizen on a recent evening in his second floor Town Hall office. “It’s not the same in many other municipalities.”

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Collected Wisdom and All the News You Need to Know for Annual Town Meeting on Monday, March 27

Collected Wisdom and All the News You Need to Know for Annual Town Meeting on Monday, March 27

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Citizen encourages our readers to become knowledgeable about the issues facing Annual Town Meeting when it begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, March 27. Click this link to learn about the plentiful resources has made available for residents preparing for the meeting. And many residents took the time to share their thoughts through Letters to the Editor:

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Creativity and Innovation in the Bedford Public Schools

Creativity and Innovation in the Bedford Public Schools

By Donna Clement
Director of Technology and Library Media for the Bedford Schools

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a scientist and explore the solar system? Are you curious about the work done by aeronautical engineers who design, build and launch rockets? Have you imagined the possibility of creating a colony on Mars? Many of the students at the Davis and Lane Elementary Schools have entertained these ideas through active engagement in creative and innovative explorations of our solar system.

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Starting March 27 Town Meeting Is Pivotal Event for Town Government

Starting March 27 Town Meeting Is Pivotal Event for Town Government

By Meredith McCulloch

Annual Town Meeting leads off the week on Monday, March 27 and will present to the voters a warrant that is the culmination of many hours of work by boards and staff. Decisions will be made on budgets, zoning changes, capital expenditures, Community Preservation budget, and other matters of concern to the Town. It is anticipated that the meeting will need to adjourn to a second night on Tuesday.

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The Great Road Corridor Zoning Project: An Update

The Great Road Corridor Zoning Project: An Update

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

In early March the Bedford Planning Board and RKG Consulting Team hosted a well-attended public forum to solicit input about changes to the built environment along The Great Road.

Feedback from the forum will be incorporated into future zoning recommendations as part of the overall project.

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Letter to the Editor, March 23, 2017: Annual Town Meeting, Bring the Neighbors by Sarah Scoville

Letter to the Editor, March 23, 2017: Annual Town Meeting, Bring the Neighbors by Sarah Scoville

By Sarah Scoville

Last March instead of putting the Bedford Town Warrant directly into the recycling bin I sat down and read it. With a highlighter, no less! I was specifically looking for the article explaining the Lane School Expansion. While searching for the Lane article I was surprised to find that there was another article proposing new sidewalks in front of my house. I was ready to go to Bedford Town Meeting with a big knitting project and informed about what I cared about. Then I started thinking about how to get others there.

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Teardown Blues

Teardown Blues

By Ginni Spencer

I live in a town with a long colonial history – it was first incorporated in 1729. Over time, farms replaced open fields and newer farms replaced older farms. There were a couple of pretty grand hotels here once, judging from the old photos – retreats from the heat of summer for Boston’s elite. But they’re all gone now and have been since before I came here 45 years ago. So I shouldn’t be surprised that the cycle of demolition and replacement is still going on. The more modest houses built after WWII, occupied for much of my time, are now giving way to the spacious footprints demanded by millennials and their families. I don’t begrudge them that – it’s their time after all and many are built to be energy-efficient.

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