Town Moderator Cathy Cordes will not be presiding at the May 15 annual town meeting after all.
Cordes has resigned, effective March 31, following the sale of her home. She and her husband Ronald, who recently announced his retirement at the end of his term on the Board of Assessors, will be relocating to suburban Philadelphia, close to their son Eric and his family.
The Hanscom Field Advisory Commission learned from Massport at its February 16, 2021 meeting that the pandemic continues to depress air traffic at Hanscom Field, with all categories of flight operations down for January as compared to last year.
The second in The Bedford Citizen’s series honoring Black History Month, 2021
The fledgling U.S. Air Force began moving toward racial equality even before President Harry Truman’s 1948 executive order integrating the armed forces.
Two decades later, active and retired African-American Air Force personnel and contractors enriched the town of Bedford, diversifying the population to a level unlike most other Boston area suburbs.
Growing up Black in Bedford could be challenging, as the town was not immune from the racism that permeated much of society. But a sampling of voices from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s also testify to experiences that were rewarding – thanks to family, community, and enlightened educators.
The Select Board Monday voted 3-2 to sustain the current elective status of the Board of Assessors.
Members Margot Fleischman, Bopha Malone, and Emily Mitchell voted against proposed bylaw and charter amendments that would convert the position to appointed. Board member William Moonan, who has been an advocate of the change for more than a year, was joined by Chair Ed Pierce in support of including the proposed change on this year’s town meeting warrant.
These amendments would ultimately give appointment power to the Select Board.