This time of year, Bedford High School senior Fahad Alden sometimes finds it hard to focus in the afternoon if he has an exam or “mentally I need to be all there.”
There’s a good reason.
Alden is observing the obligation of Ramadan, a month-long observance during which Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. “You have to fast for 30 days, from when the sun comes up to when the sun goes down,” Alden said. “It’s basically meant to instill gratitude for what we have. That’s the essence behind the 30 days.”
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As Bedford High School coaches and student-athletes prepare for the abbreviated spring interscholastic season, they are discovering that the rules of the contests are almost unchanged from the last time they competed two years ago.
Almost all of the adjustments to the continuing threat of Covid-19 are in the protocols and routines.
The Planning Board has approved a special permit for a non-conforming façade size on a proposed three-story mixed-use building proposed at 310 The Great Road, currently the site of the closed Papa Gino’s.
The special permit waives the minimum requirement for the width of the front façade. As the plan shows, the facade makes up approximately 57 percent of the lot frontage while The Great Road Shawsheen zoning district requires 60 percent.
Board members took the action at an April 13 site-plan review and public hearing. The review is scheduled to continue at a virtual meeting on April 27.