The many volunteers who create the Bedford Citizen each week are taking a brief vacation. We’ll return with new stories on Tuesday, September 2.
In the meantime, you’re invited to browse the articles and announcements in The Citizen archive, and catch up on those you may have missed.
We’ve gone fishing!
By Marya Dantzer
At its August 12 meeting the Planning Board reviewed a Request for Modification to Site Plan Approval at the Bedford Marketplace. Click here to see an 8.5×11 PDF showing both plans.
Plans submitted under prior ownership of the site were approved in 2008 but the project did not move forward due to the recession. Since then, the property has been sold to Hamlin Development LLC, of the BSC Group, Inc., of Andover. Hamlin/BSC is seeking a number of modifications to the scale, structural design, and aesthetics of the redevelopment.
By Marya Dantzer
In addition to approving revisions to the 2008 Bedford Marketplace plan, the planning board considered a proposal for a cluster development on Irene Road, concerns about the Minuteman Bikeway / Reformatory Branch Trail connector, and saluted the Planning Office’s summer intern. read more…
By Julie McCay Turner
Bedford 4H Club coordinator Sandy Couvee, AKA Farmer Sandy, of Chip-In Farm and the other adult volunteers who keep 4H alive have a lot to be proud of this weekend: Bedford 4H club t-shirts were in evidence all around the Westford Fair Grounds this afternoon, and Bedford club members have earned dozens of blue ribbons.
By Julie McCay Turner
A lot of asphalt was laid in Bedford today: Hartwell Road was resurfaced from Concord Road to the Edge Sports Center/Instrumentation Labs, and the School Way Area improvement project saw Elm Street, south of School Way resurfaced. Permanent reconstruction of the road will be scheduled next year according to Town Engineer Adrienne St. John (http://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2014/08/14/hartwell-road-paving-scheduled-to-begin-on-august-18/)
Special to The Bedford Citizen
It appears the black bear that made an appearance at a Chestnut Lane bird feeder early on the morning of July 29 may have remained in the area for at least a few days longer. A bear’s image was captured on a home game camera at 11:24 pm on August 3 as she/he meandered in the woods off Carlisle Road, but the homeowners just downloaded the camera’s zip drive and found the photograph on August 19.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Bedford’s Buccaneers will take the field against the Vineyarders of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 5 to kick off Bedford High School’s second football season on Sabourin Field’s artificial turf.
Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society
Hanscom Airport was not the first airport in Bedford!
In an attempt to build on the success of the airplane after its use in WWI, in 1919 the Curtiss Airplane Company leased a field from farmer Ernest Yates. This field, off South Road, and named Lee Field by the Curtiss Company, and was to be part of a network of small airdromes or landing stations placed strategically around the country. The purpose of this facility was to provide not only a relay point for aircraft that lacked the ability to travel great distances without landing, but it also provided the Curtiss Company with a regional base to promote the sale of their aircraft.
Submitted by Dick Milewski, Woburn Sportsmen’s Association
Leah Sullivan, a Certified Recreational Therapist at the Bedford VA, started an archery program for residents in collaboration with Woburn Sportsmen’s Association. She was introduced to WSA at the first Vets Day event the Club sponsored in 2012. She saw how well the Vets enjoyed the Club and the demonstrations that were put on, as well as the having the Vets participate in some activities, particularly archery. When asked if the Veterans’ interest was the prime mover to create an archery program, she responded that the VA and the US Paralympics Committee, in a joint venture, invited one recreational therapist from each VA facility to become a Level 2 archery instructor. The committees then had them go out and create a program. When the instructor’s course was completed, Leah thought of WSA, and asked us to offer our facility. They started in late 2013, and now they use the Bedford facilities to practice archery for a few hours twice a month.
Love and Relationships: Hugo Wolf’s “Italian Songbook will kick off Middlesex Community College’s World of Music Concert Series at 3 pm on Sunday, September 7, in the MCC Concert Hall. The concerts are free and open to the public.