Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetlands located near Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd., South Rd., and Spring Brook.
Helicopter applications will take place between April 18 and April 27. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low, directly over the wetlands. Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.
By Eliza Rosenberry
The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) is proposing the elimination of six Bedford bus stops, according to documents provided by the Town Manager’s office. Bedford officials have pushed back on the plan, saying that some of those stops meet important accessibility and economic needs for town residents and businesses.
Submitted by the Rotary Club of Bedford
The Rotary Club of Bedford held its Meals for Kids meal packaging event for the 5th year in a row on Saturday, April 8th at Middlesex Community College. Partnering with Rise Against Hunger, Bedford’s Rotarians, corporate sponsors, and local citizens raised over $19,000 enabling about 300 volunteers to package over 62,000 nutritious rice and soy-based meals.
By Julie McCay Turner
Editor’s Note: Because there are so many wonderful images from Jeff ‘JHo’ Hoyland, Richard Krusemark and Mike Nosal, watch for the Liberty Pole Capping photogravure, coming soon
Massachusetts’ Patriot’s Day celebrations began on Saturday when the Bedford Minuteman Company invited their nearest and dearest — Colonial re-enactors and community members alike — to their 53rd annual parade and Liberty Pole Capping exercises at Willson Park.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Bedford Common and its historic meeting house are prepared for tomorrow’s festivities when hundreds of Colonial reenactors will descend to celebrate the start of this year’s Patriot’s Day festivities when hundreds of colonial reenactors, guests of the Bedford Minuteman Company, descend to celebrate Bedford’s Liberty Pole Capping parade and ceremony. Click this link for more details, as well as descriptions of the other activities taking place.
In addition, First Parish launched a banner in celebration of the meeting house’s bicentennial on Friday afternoon.
By Sheila Albrecht, Janet Werth, and Jean Segal
Board Members, CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars
The American Red Cross, the BHS Red Cross Club, and CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars would like to thank the Bedford community for making Wednesday’s April 5 blood drive at Bedford High School a resounding success. The drive collected 63 pints of blood, pushing our annual total to just over 250 units, which is critically important since the New England area of the American Red Cross has a shortage of over 5000 units at present.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Anyone who thinks Bedford is a sleepy little town will want to re-think their assessment after Saturday.
The Bedford Minuteman Company’s 53rd annual Pole Capping parade and ceremonial exercises at Willson Park are the capstone of the day, but multiple additional events are also scheduled.
Beginning with with a Pre-Polecapping Pancake Breakfast at First Parish on Bedford Common with tours celebrating the bicentennial of the historic meeting house, the day moves on to the opening of the DPW’s compost center on Carlisle Road; the Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale; the Rotary Club’s Meals Packing for Kids event at Middlesex Community College, the Bedford Family Connection’s Spring Egg Hunt in the late afternoon at Davis School; and the final performance of the JGMS spring musical, Disney’s The Lion King, Jr, to complete the day’s festivities.
By The Bedford Citizen Board.
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Submitted by the Office of Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at engaging local residents with developmental disabilities.
The Special Citizens Academy is a free, four-week program that will launch April 11 at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in Chelmsford. The program is designed for residents ages 18, and above, with developmental disabilities who have an interest in public safety and learning more about the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.