Submitted by Barbara Purchia for the Bedford Cultural Council
The grant cycle for the Bedford Cultural Council ends on Thursday, October 15. All applications must be either received by that date, or have a postmark date no later than October 15. If you haven’t submitted your application, there are only a few days left.
Grant applications are available online at https://www.mass-culture.org/Bedford#,
Submitted by Raelene Houck for the Middlesex Phantoms Soccer Club
A hard-fought 1-0 win over the Shelton Football Club earned the Middlesex Phantoms a Championship in the Boys’ U14 finals of the CFC Columbus Day Soccer Tournament in Hartford, Connecticut. read more…
Submitted by John Guilfoil and Jessica Sacco on behalf of the Bedford Police Department
Chief Robert Bongiorno reports that the Bedford Police Department is investigating the Sunday evening armed robbery with an injury at a Shell Gas Station in town and is asking that anyone with information on the incident please call the department.
At approximately 9:30 on Sunday night, Bedford Police received a panic alarm from the Shell station, 358 The Great Road indicating a robbery in progress. read more…
By Meredith McCulloch
The warrant for Special Town Meeting was approved by the Selectmen on October 5. In addition to routine financial articles, other articles of special interest will be put before the voters.
Other articles will include a request to fund a feasibility study for a town historical museum, a by-law change for the Page Place condominiums, and acceptance of state’s Complete Streets policy.
There will also be a petitioner’s article to consider a rezoning proposal as part of the renovations to Bedford Marketplace.
By Meredith McCulloch
Highlights of posted agendas: read more…
Submitted by Representative Kenneth Gordon, (D-Bedford)
Representative Kenneth I. Gordon (D-Bedford) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation criminalizing the trafficking of fentanyl. Drug traffickers frequently combine fentanyl, the most potent opioid available for medical use, with heroin which can create a lethal mix.
New Legislation enhances ongoing and multifaceted effort to confront the substance addiction epidemic facing Massachusetts
Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services
Bedford Police in collaboration with Bedford Youth and Family Services are reaching out to residents who may need help with an opioid addition or may have a family member in need of help. Resources are available both locally and regionally. read more…
Middlesex Community College To Host ‘Racism in Our Community,’ an Open Forum in Bedford on Tuesday, October 13
Submitted by Middlesex Community College
An open forum, Racism in Our Community, will take place from 11 am until 12:30 pm on Tuesday, October 13, at Café East on the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road. The program will repeat on the school’s Lowell campus from 12:30 until 2 pm on Wednesday, October 14. Both events are free and open to the public.
By Andrea Cleghorn
If you were to look up “Irish writer/bicyclist/adventurer” online, Dervla Murphy’s name and face would come up. She has written two dozen travel books since her first, “Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle” in 1965.
In the 50 years since then, she has literally been all over the world, almost always alone, unarmed, riding her bike and working on her next non-fiction book.
Brunch With Dervla was one of the featured events in a book lover’s week of heaven in Ireland this past summer, the West Cork Literary Festival in the town of Bantry.
Murphy packed the enormous library at Bantry House for brunch, selling out the 100 available tickets weeks ahead of time.