Bear Sighting Reported on Curve Street

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

According to the Bedford Police Department’s Twitter feed, an **ALERT** noting a black bear sighting in the area of Curve St. near the Shawsheen River early on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tweet reminded residents to not approach wildlife & bring in all food sources including bird feeders. Keep an eye on pets.

Letter to the Editor, January 10, 2017: Hartford/Crescent/Bacon as a One-Way Street?

By Joan Mahoney

I am writing regarding the conceptual design report presented November 14, for Hartford Street/Crescent Avenue/Bacon Road area. [Click this link to read the consultant’s report.] I live at 21 Bacon Road. I agree that traffic is an issue throughout the corridor and sidewalks and road calming efforts are necessary to make the road safer. I strongly disagree to making the corridor a one way street.

My sense from the meeting the other night is there is a core group of 4-5 families from Hartford Street pushing for this. They would not be as adversely affected as residents on the Bacon Road end of the corridor. It is unacceptable that to return to my house during peak travel times, my options would be to use Webber Ave or sit on South Road for extended periods. Also, being unable to ever exit Bacon Road onto Great Road is ridiculous.

Jacquelin Apsler, DVSN Director, Receives Rotary District 7910’s First “Champions of Peace” Award

Submitted by the Domestic Violence Service Network

Jacquelin Apsler, Executive Director of Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. (DVSN) was awarded Rotary District 7910’s first “Champions of Peace” award in early December, 2017. The award “recognizes an individual or organization with a history of embracing tolerance, promoting compromise, and achieving the peaceful resolution of differences. Recipients contribute to the furtherance of peace and understanding here in Massachusetts and throughout the world.” Rotary District 7910, comprised of 51 Clubs, modeled this award after Rotary International’s annual Peace Award.

Doing All The Good They Can

Submitted by Stephanie Keep

My eldest daughter, Emma, has a birthday is right before Christmas, and my middle daughter has one right after. The result is a period of such glut that every year, when I sneak away several presents to give to Toys for Tots, the girls fail to notice. At church in November, my friend Elise Randazzo told me that her daughters, Arden and Annaliese, had collected presents to donate to Boston Children’s Hospital at their last birthday parties. It was such a wonderful idea, and I knew right away it was something I wanted to suggest to Emma. To my delight, she agreed without hesitation. My youngest daughter had just had successful surgery at Boston Children’s, so Emma was happy to do “something nice” for the place that helped her baby sister.

Dogs Orphaned or Abandoned after Hurricane Maria Struck St Thomas Seeking “Furever” Homes in New England

Submitted by Caroline Fedele

Packing donations collected at Bedford Schools and Chip-in Farm during December – Courtesy image (c) 2017 all rights reserved

While restoring electricity on St. Thomas late in 2017, Rich Fedele found many stray and abandoned dogs in tough shape, several chained to poles or porches on abandoned properties. An animal lover, he bought food, water, and collars, then worked with the Humane Society of St. Thomas’s (HSST) rescue efforts.
At the behest of Tricia Daley, all four Bedford schools and Chip-in Farm collected donations for local shelters receiving dogs from St Thomas and recently delivered supplies to Save A Dog in Sudbury. The group sends extra special thanks to everyone who so generously contributed to this effort.

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