Submitted by Bedford TV Bedford TV held their Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Friday, November 17. The event, held in the Great Room at Old Town Hall, was a celebration to recognize the many volunteers that help out at the station. This red-carpet event brought the...read more
Submitted by St. Paul's Episcopal Church On Saturday, December 2, from 9 am to 2 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Advent Fair. The Fair features gifts, crafts, food, and holiday cheer for all ages, with all proceeds benefitting the work and...read more
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Bedford schools have received almost $24,000 over the past 5 years from the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards fundraising program.
To get in line for these benefits, residents and others register for the program on the store’s website and stipulate the Bedford Schools as their preferred recipient. Volunteers Nancy Barnes and Kelly Dahdah coordinate the program for our schools.read more
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Just one of the dozens of tempting food stations – Image (c) JMcCT, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image
Flavors of Bedford was clearly the place to be on Sunday, November 5, with guests arriving in droves within moments after the doors opened. Flavors is an annual event sponsored by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce; a portion of the proceeds support the Friends of Hanscom, a non-profit organization established to promote and support the mission of the American military service.
Dozens of appetizers and tasting bites were on the menu, with some guests marking their lists to be certain that they tried everything.read more
By Meredith McCulloch
While Bedford’s town offices, library, and schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24., several board and committee meetings are scheduled earlier in the week.read more
By Dot Bergin
The Bedford Citizen believes it is important to recognize residents who have given many hours of voluntary service to the town. Today’s “civic heroine” is Sandra Hackman, who recently retired from the Planning Board after 15 years of service.
Although retired from that board position, Sandra continues to build on her expertise in planning. She is Bedford’s representative to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and also serves as the organization’s elected Secretary. MAPC has 101-member communities and 90 staff members who work with the governor’s office, legislators on Beacon Hill, and member communities on everything from smart growth to transportation, housing, regional equity, economic development, and climate change.read more
By Nick Giglio
The planning board met on the Tuesday after a long and productive special town meeting to talk about two new developments proposed along North Road between Bedford Farms and Northside Convenience store.read more
Soraya Stevens, Chair
Bedford Transportation Advisory Committee
Over 20 years ago, residents of Davis Road organized and asked the town to consider building sidewalks on Davis Road, especially along the White Cedar Swamp area to facilitate safe bicycle and pedestrian travel. It is an important stretch of road because it connects neighborhoods to schools and increases bicycle and pedestrian connectivity between West Bedford and the center of town.
The stretch of Davis Road next to the White Cedar Swamp has a posted speed limit of 35mph and due to Massachusetts State Law, lowering posted speed limits is a nearly insurmountable task. The road has significant glare issues at certain times of the day and is largely unused by pedestrians and cyclists due to the lack of safe shoulders and the inherent speed through the area. In the winter, this area is prone to black ice, and the snow banks further reduce the area for any pedestrian travel. This stretch of road poses many challenges for construction of traditional sidewalks. There are significant conservation land impact considerations and grading issues on both sides of the road and there are utility poles and right-of-way concerns on the north side. There is a long history of obstacles to building a sidewalk along this busy stretch of residential roadway; multiple attempts have been made and no sidewalk was ever constructed.read more
By Dot Bergin Richard Callaghan, Director, Bedford Free Public Library, opened the November 14 meeting of the Library Trustees with the announcement that a generous bequest had been received from the estate of Edward C. Stickney. “Ed” Stickney, who died in April 2017,...read more