Page Place Trust Seeks to Add Garages and Create Buildable Lot

Page Place Trust Seeks to Add Garages and Create Buildable Lot

By Meredith McCulloch

At a Planning Board meeting on September 11, lawyers for the Page Place Condominium Trust cited increased safety as a primary reason for seeking to build 31 garages for residents. The garages would be in several small groups of 3-5 located to the rear and side of the existing buildings. Some would be located on space currently paved for parking. The style of the garages is described as consistent with the architectural style of the current buildings and similar to garages at Shawsheen Ridge Condominiums.

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Letter to the Editor, September 18, 2018: Solar Panels ~ History in the Making

Letter to the Editor, September 18, 2018: Solar Panels ~ History in the Making

Submitted by Sue Swanson on behalf of Bedford Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is a group of people actively committed to the goal of a swift, complete and just transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources in order to protect our environment for future generations. Our membership includes women from a spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs. Our Bedford team has worked on projects to identify methane gas leaks throughout town as well as other initiatives designed to reduce Bedford’s dependence on fossil fuels.

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Travelin’ On: Bedford’s Bear May Have Departed but Residents can be Knowledgeable Should Another Drop By

Travelin’ On: Bedford’s Bear May Have Departed but Residents can be Knowledgeable Should Another Drop By

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

After spending more than 24 hours in Bedford, our peripatetic ursine visitor was last seen on Ten Acre Drive, shortly before 2 pm on Monday, September 17. Three hours later, according to a 5 pm Tweet from the Concord Police Department, a black bear was seen crossing Lexington Road in the area of Manuel Drive, a half mile east of Meriam’s Corner. Around 11 pm on Monday evening, Lincoln Police Tweeted a report of bear sightings near homes on Brooks Road, and Juniper Ridge Road.

Thanks to the Massachusetts Environmental Police, the following suggestions could prepare residents should Bedford’s bear return, or one of its cousins visit:

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Bedford Explained: Bedford Day ~ How Did it Start, and Why?

Bedford Explained: Bedford Day ~ How Did it Start, and Why?

By Gene Kalb

A precursor to the present-day Bedford Historical Society float from an early parade – Image (c) Bedford Historical Society, all rights reserved

It’s that time of year again, Bedford Day. A day where you learn all the things about Bedford you never knew. There are kids, animals, trucks, food, and more. I personally love the simultaneous joy of the children and the disappointment of the parents after the goldfish is won. It’s always a lot of fun and I look forward to it every year. But the “every year” part got me thinking?

What is the History of Bedford Day, how did it start and why?

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Tourist in Our Town: Bear Visits Bedford

Tourist in Our Town: Bear Visits Bedford

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

A Facebook post on Sunday showed a bear visiting a bird feeder on Earl Road, then a Monday morning phone call alerted The Citizen that a sizeable bear had just ambled across Brooksbie Road and headed up Hill Road.

Lt. Det. Scott Jones of the Bedford Police Department confirmed that the bear was also seen along Elm Brook, near Hillside Road behind the Bedford Shopping Center on Monday.

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Kathryn Aalto ~ The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh ~ A Garden Club & First Parish Lyceum Program

Kathryn Aalto ~ The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh ~ A Garden Club & First Parish Lyceum Program

By Andrea Cleghorn

Before an enthusiastic audience of more than 100 at First Parish on the Common, author Kathryn Aalto talked about her book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh. Her talk here was co-sponsored by the Bedford Garden Club and First Parish Lyceum.

A nature writer, landscape designer, and historian, Aalto talked about the physical world of 1920s-era England that provided the landscape for the well-loved children’s book Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

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An Obituary: Deborah Katz Hermann

An Obituary: Deborah Katz Hermann

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Deborah Katz Hermann passed away at Carleton-Willard Village on August 31, 2018. An admissions officer at the Palfrey School in Watertown, Mrs. Hermann served on the board of the Window Shop in Cambridge, providing counseling and support to new immigrants to the US.

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An Obituary: Alfred Belasco Mancini

An Obituary: Alfred Belasco Mancini

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Alfred Belasco Mancini passed away on May 20, 2018. A former Bedford resident, he was a well-liked presence at the Senior Center and a brother of the late Ermna ‘Mim’ Mancini Frick.

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An Obituary: Ermina “Mim” Mancini Fricks

An Obituary: Ermina “Mim” Mancini Fricks

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Ermina “Mim” Mancini Fricks passed away at age 96 in Newton, MA on July 6, 2018. A resident of Bedford for more than 60 years, the Physics Department at Brandeis University also notes her passing.

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