With chilly weather and snow deep on the ground, the Winter Walkabout lived up to its name this year.
The surprise visitor from the North and two of his elves arrived aboard a Bedford fire truck moments after the belfry clock struck five and thousands of twinkling white lights illuminated Bedford Common.
Women enrolled in schools from as far away as Pennsylvania and Delaware, along with women from nearer by, gathered at Bedford High School on Saturday for the 14th Women in Science scholarship competition.
The Citizen’s team coverage will be prepared by Jeff JHO Hoyland, Linda White, and Allison John, but there is a LOT to say, so look for the full story next week!
In addition to their regular work – extinguishing fires and providing emergency medical services, Bedford firefighters have taken on some additional responsibilities this holiday season. Their Honor Guard presented the colors at a recent Boston Bruins game, they scooped ice cream sundaes at Boston Children’s Hospital, and they opened their annual Toys for Local Children drive.
During Saturday’s Winter Walkabout, Captain Sullivan will brew hot chocolate, both plain and with marshmallows, for station visitors.
With the 2019 holiday season underway, Chief Robert Bongiorno reports that the Bedford Police Department’s annual Operation P.A.C.E. (Pro-Active Community Enforcement) has begun, bringing increased marked police cruisers and a mix of uniformed and plainclothes officers to the town’s retail plazas in an effort to prevent crime and deter shoplifting.