Planning Board Hears New Residential Proposal

Planning Board Hears New Residential Proposal

By Jeffrey Epstein

A creative proposal for a small “village-style” residential complex came before the Planning Board August 14, an introduction designed to give the town plenty of notice and opportunity for input.

Attorney Pamela Brown of the Brown and Brown law firm presented the redevelopment concept on behalf of Steve and Jennifer Soillis. The lots involved are 330 South Road and 9 and 11 Summer Street, adjacent addresses at the intersection of South Road and Summer Street. Each address contains a single-family home, but there are also two barns in the back (the larger a 40’ x 80’ structure dating to 1920), and two garages. One of the buildings is a multi-family house with an office. Even though the zoning is primarily Residence C, there is a small area of Limited Business at the South Road frontage and some commercial uses.

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An Obituary: Robert R. Everett

An Obituary: Robert R. Everett

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen Robert R. Everett, former president and CEO of the MITRE Corporation and former division head at the Laboratory, died on August 15, 2018. He was 97 years old. Funeral services will be private. Click this link to read the full...

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Collecting Bikes for Botswana ~ August 26 to September 2

Collecting Bikes for Botswana ~ August 26 to September 2

Submitted by Lily Nemirovsky

For the third year in a row, our family is running a bike drive to collect used bikes (and bike parts!) to send to Botswana, Africa as part of an organization called Bicycles for Humanity.

These bikes provide communities in need with cheap and easy transportation and provide the locals with jobs repairing the bikes and keeping the station up and running.

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Bedford Postmaster David Zaher Hosts USPS Open House

Bedford Postmaster David Zaher Hosts USPS Open House

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

When the Post Office sent out an invitation to an Open House on August 16, The Citizen dropped in and learned that Bedford has a new Postmaster who has been on duty since February.

David Zaher has dual responsibilities: he is also the Postmaster at Hanscom AF Base and divides his time between the two locations. Zaher took up his post here upon the retirement of former Postmaster Bill Booker.

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Destination Imagination, 2018: Teams Forming Soon with Innovation and Fun to Follow

Destination Imagination, 2018: Teams Forming Soon with Innovation and Fun to Follow

Submitted by Jennifer Cunningham for Bedford MADI

Does your child want to spend this winter working with friends to create something AWESOME??

Maybe designing an aircraft, creating a new game gizmo, or researching a medical mystery. How about an original musical; a super-strong, uncrushable tower; or an original improv skit? Bedford Destination Imagination is forming new teams for the upcoming season!

Destination Imagination (DI) is a project-based extracurricular that teaches kids the creative process, from concept to design to execution, with an emphasis on teamwork, originality, and problem-solving. DI fosters students’ curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of science, engineering, technology, fine arts, and service learning. In working to solve DI Challenges, teams learn 21st-century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication) by using individual talents and interests to create something entirely new as a team.

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100 Years Ago This Week ~ Bedford News in the Concord Enterprise

100 Years Ago This Week ~ Bedford News in the Concord Enterprise

Selected and transcribed by Dennis Ahern

Editor’s Note: Introducing a Friday series examining the news about Bedford that was published in the Concord Enterprise 100 years ago; to contact the author, please email thebedfordcitizen@gmail.com

MISS KELLEY WON PRIZE
A novel feature of the season was the Amateur night at Lexington park Friday evening. Some fine local talent was displayed, several cash prizes were awarded to those participating in the entertainment. Miss Gertrude Kelly, North Rd., of this town, took second prize. She sang two solos, “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” and “There’s a Long Long Trail.”

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