Massport Fire and Rescue to Host Emergency Drill at Hanscom Field on Wednesday, October 5

Massport Fire and Rescue to Host Emergency Drill at Hanscom Field on Wednesday, October 5

Submitted by Jennifer Mehigan on behalf of Massport

On Wednesday, October 5th, Hanscom Airfield will be conducting an emergency response drill. The drill is required every three years by the FAA. The purpose of the drill is to test the coordination, communication and response in the event of a major incident at Hanscom Airfield. The airport will remain open throughout the drill.

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The Box Tops Legacy Lives On at John Glenn Middle School

The Box Tops Legacy Lives On at John Glenn Middle School

Submitted by Jennifer Puhle, JGMS Box Tops Coordinator

Mustaches and goofy glasses but no hall passes were passed out as students from John Glenn Middle School celebrated another successful year of collecting Box Tops for Education in support of the Middle School Parents Association. Over $1,800 was raised by students, staff, and the community to support this fundraiser that is celebrating its 20th Birthday this year.

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Rep. Gordon to Speak about Paid Family Leave with US Dept of Labor in Washington

Rep. Gordon to Speak about Paid Family Leave with US Dept of Labor in Washington

Submitted by State Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford)

Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) will meet with Deputy US Labor Secretary Christopher Lu and the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau in Washington DC September 27. Gordon will join a Paid Family and Medical Leave Findings Symposium, featuring Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, which is intended to serve as an opportunity for legislators, advocates, and researchers to share the results of new studies and best practices involving paid family and medical leave across the United States.

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Development Comes Knocking on Fox Run Road

Development Comes Knocking on Fox Run Road

By Eliza Rosenberry

Lined by wide homes and shady, ample lawns, Fox Run Road sits quietly in the woods at the north corner of town. To the west of the street behind houses and backyards are acres of wetlands, deer paths, and ferns. Mossy stone walls crawl through the underbrush, almost unnoticeable, and a few hundred feet back, the rail trail runs roughly parallel to residents’ property lines.

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Six-Foot Sculpture is the “Ketchup Lovers Size”

Six-Foot Sculpture is the “Ketchup Lovers Size”

By Linda White

What’s in your refrigerator? Without personally coming into your home to check your refrigerator, I’m pretty certain you have at least one bottle of ketchup on the shelf, and it is probably a bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup. However, if you are Adam and Susan Schwartz, you have a collection of more than 300 Heinz Tomato Ketchup bottles in your home, at least one bottle or more in the refrigerator, and a six-foot replica bottle in your yard.

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Coming in October: The Bedford Stories Project

Coming in October: The Bedford Stories Project

Compiled by the Bedford Citizen

The Stories Project at the Bedford Free Public Library

If you attended Bedford Day, you may have received a bookmark from the Bedford Free Public Library announcing The Bedford Stories Project. Inspired by StoryCorps ®, which many of you are familiar with on National Public Radio, The Bedford Stories Project is a community-wide, story gathering program. It will give the citizens of Bedford a forum to tell and preserve their stories.

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