Dispatches from Ireland ~ For Dogs’ Sake

Dispatches from Ireland ~ For Dogs’ Sake

By Andrea Cleghorn

No matter the intention, every trip has a theme, either at the get-go or as it evolves.

My most recent trip to Ireland was no exception.

A couple of years ago I wrote about my first St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, actually my first-ever trip there, many years ago. My companion and I ended up at the annual dog show in Dublin, where there were few American tourists and a sea of red setters. Dogless for a couple of months when I left for Ireland this past summer, the house in Bedford had been quiet since losing my 14-year-old buddy. Life was easier in some ways, but not better. I was off to Ireland with two items on my agenda: interview people for “Dispatches From Ireland,” my new show on Bedford TV, and to think about filling the canine vacuum.

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A Cinderella Season for Bedford’s Eighth-Grade Boys Division 2 Travel Basketball Team

A Cinderella Season for Bedford’s Eighth-Grade Boys Division 2 Travel Basketball Team

Special to The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford 8th Grade Boys Travel Basketball team wrapped up its most memorable season this past Sunday at the Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro, losing in the Division 2 Championship game to Walpole 75-62. Bedford finished the regular season with a respectable 7-5 record in the D2W division of the Metro-West Basketball League, and entered the playoffs as the #7 seed in the highly competitive North bracket. The Bucs got hot at the right time and went on a tear in the playoffs, beating #10 Framingham 49-38, #2 Medford 52-48, #11 Woburn, 65-57, and #3 Mansfield 51-41, before losing to Walpole in the championship game.

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The Food Pantry at Middlesex Community College ~ Donate Through March 22

The Food Pantry at Middlesex Community College ~ Donate Through March 22

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford CitizenThe inability to afford food and basic supplies is a problem for our nation’s community college students, with as many as 25% reporting low levels of food security.

For the second year, a Bedford family has undertaken a collection to benefit the Bedford Campus Food Pantry at Middlesex Community College. A donation bin in the lobby of the  Bedford Police Station will be in place through March 22, available to accept donations 24 hours each day.

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Letter to the Editor, 16 March 2019: Chris Gittins ~ Reflections, Congratulations, and Thank You

Letter to the Editor, 16 March 2019: Chris Gittins ~ Reflections, Congratulations, and Thank You

By Chris Gittins

Town Election was one week ago today.  One week isn’t a great deal of time to reflect – particularly as much of my week has been spent catching up on things which took a backseat for the past two months!  I’m sure that I’ll have more thoughts as time passes, but allow me to share my initial thoughts. 

Congratulations to Emily and Bill on their election as Selectmen.   Emily’s commitment to accessibility, livability, and inclusivity will build community in ways that are important to me, my family, and to Bedford.   I value Bill’s commitment to creating a Bedford Museum and to establishing a Bedford Cultural District.  I appreciate his offer to work together on matters that I spoke to, including environmental issues.  I will take him up on that. 

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Town Manager Sarah Stanton to Co-Chair new Commuter Rail Communities Coalition

Town Manager Sarah Stanton to Co-Chair new Commuter Rail Communities Coalition

By Julie McCay Turner

The Commuter Rail Communities Coalition, a group of municipal leaders served by the MBTA’s rail network, elected its first co-chairs, Mayor Tom McGee of Lynn and Bedford Town Manager Sarah Stanton, in Boston on March 12, 2019. With a seat at the table as important regional transportation decisions are made,

Stanton looks forward to working with Mayor McGee. As a state senator representing the Third Essex district in the Massachusetts Senate from 2002 to 2017, McGee joined the Joint Committee on Transportation in 2001 then served as its chair from 2011 until his retirement in 2018.

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BHS Ski Racers Filosa, Carluccio and Schwartz Compete in the Massachusetts Alpine Ski Championships

BHS Ski Racers Filosa, Carluccio and Schwartz Compete in the Massachusetts Alpine Ski Championships

Submitted on behalf of the BHS  Ski Team

Three members of the Bedford High School Ski Team, seniors Matt Carluccio and Maddie Filosa, along with freshman Jay Schwartz, competed in the MIAA High School Championship at Wachusett Ski Area on February 27th.  They raced in both Giant Slalom and Slalom events against about 250 male and female ski racers from public and private schools throughout Massachusetts; the skiers represented all 10 Massachusetts regional conferences.

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Finance Committee Recommendations for Articles on the 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

Finance Committee Recommendations for Articles on the 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

Submitted by The Bedford Finance CommitteBen Thomas, Chair; Elizabeth McClung, Vice Chair; Paul Mortenson, ClerkTom Busa, Stephen Carluccio, Karen Dunn, Erica Liu, David Powell, and Stephen Steele

The Finance Committee has a responsibility for creating the budget for the Town, as well as providing for recommendations on articles in the Town Meeting Warrant. The committee reviews each article on the Warrant, listens to presentations, asks questions, discusses and finally votes for a recommendation.  While our recommendations are printed in the warrant, we are presenting additional information about our recommendations in advance of Town Meeting. It is our hope and goal that making this additional information available will be of benefit to the voters.

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