Several hundred young people, family groups, clergy, town dignitaries, and a diverse K-Nine corps gathered along The Great Road in front of Bedford Common this afternoon. The demonstration marked their concern for George Floyd’s death, the Black Lives Matters movement, social justice, and demonstrated a strong sense of civic engagement.
There will be a lot more pictures and a full story about this afternoon’s lively but peaceful demonstration, yet before the hour gets any later, please understand that two Bedford police officers brought tears to more than one participant’s eyes.
Driving up The Great Road in separate cruisers, they sounded their sirens and flashed their blue lights as they drew in front of Bedford Common. With the cruisers stopping traffic, patrol officers Sheldon Maloney and Jared Weisenborn got out and each ‘took a knee’ in the middle of The Great Road.
Huzzahs to two of Bedford’s finest!
Speaking Out: Sharing Stories of Pain, Frustration, and Hope ~ Presented by Bedford Embraces Diversity ~ June 10 at 7:30 pm
A panel of eight persons of color, all with strong Bedford connections, will explain and express their stories, pain, frustration, and hope during a Zoom presentation at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 10 sponsored by Bedford Embraces Diversity.
To obtain the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will also be live-streamed by Bedford TV and recorded for later broadcast.
The speakers, covering a range of ages and genders, including five Bedford High School alumni, will present first-hand experiences, emotions, and aspirations, joining thousands of others nationwide following episodes of homicide against unarmed Black victims.
Editor’s Note: The following information about Phase 2 Reopenings is excerpted from Town Manager Sarah Stanton’s daily update for June 3, 2020. Please remember that details are few, and much more information will be released as soon as it is available.
On June 1, 2020, the Governor provided an update that allowed businesses included in Phase 2 of the re-opening plan, to open their physical workplaces and facilities to workers for the purpose of preparing and planning for the re-opening. As occurred in Phase 1, all businesses will be required to comply with the General Workplace Safety Standards at all times, and specific sectors will have additional requirements.
Editor’s Note: Today’s case count from Town Manager Sarah Stanton and the Covid-19 Task Force, along with a first look at Phase Two (2) opening guidelines — more to come!
Click this link in the actual story to read the Town’s full update for Wednesday, June 3, 2020