Mosquito Spraying Planned for Bedford

Mosquito Spraying Planned for Bedford

Submitted by the Board of Health

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Bedford on Monday, August 26, 2019. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.

Spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford on Monday, August 26, 2019 that are located in the vicinity of Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd., North Rd., Wildwood Dr., Pine Hill Rd. and Balsam Dr.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Positive Mosquitoes Reported in Bedford

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Positive Mosquitoes Reported in Bedford

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) positive mosquitoes have been identified in West Bedford. EEE and West Nile Virus (WNV) and are viruses carried by mosquitoes that can be transmitted by to humans by a mosquito bite and can result in illnesses ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis.

To date, there have been no reported human cases of EEE or WNV in Bedford.

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Letter to the Editor, 17 August 2019: Responding to “Everybody Gets Together: A Bedford Vigil and Call to Action”  

Letter to the Editor, 17 August 2019: Responding to “Everybody Gets Together: A Bedford Vigil and Call to Action”  

By Kathleen McCabe Kenney
 
I am writing in response to Ginni Spencer’s August 16 article, “Everybody Gets Together: A Bedford Vigil and Call to Action.”
 
In the piece, Ms. Spencer bookends her account of the vigil with mentions of the Philadelphia shooting that occurred at the time of the vigil. Many of the statements that she reports indicate a need for further gun control measures, but that incident, where suspect Maurice Hill engaged police in a violent standoff for over five hours, belies the narrative that increased legislation will solve our problems with violence in this country. Hill, who was being served a warrant on a narcotics charge, already had a lengthy criminal record which would have barred him from owning any weapons legally.

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An Obituary: Richard ‘Chips’ Cooney

An Obituary: Richard ‘Chips’ Cooney

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Richard ‘Chips’ Cooney passed away on August 15, 2019. Mr. Cooney served his country with pride in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Chips worked as a program director at Channel 38 and for the past 20 years worked as the recreational assistant at Hanscom Air Force Base for the 66th Service Combat Support & Community Services.

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Hanscom Field Advisory Commission – Short Takes for July 2019

Hanscom Field Advisory Commission – Short Takes for July 2019

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Hanscom Field Advisory Commission (HFAC) met July 16th to hear and discuss important airfield issues.   Among the subjects covered:  the creation of a webpage for HFAC; potential North and Northeast Airfield development implications for traffic on South Road and Hartwell Road; relevance of Hanscom Field 1980 air noise exposure baseline standard for present-day communities; helicopter noise; flight paths for local Boston MedFlight helicopters; Massport’s monthly air noise and flight operations report; Massport’s projects and development report; and the planned August departure of the Airport Data Specialist for Hanscom Field, Kassandra Marin.

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Bedford Adult Softball Ends the Year with a Thrilling Finale

Bedford Adult Softball Ends the Year with a Thrilling Finale

Submitted by the Bedford Co-Ed Adult Slowpitch Softball League

On Sunday afternoon, August 11, at E Field, the 2019 Bedford Co-Ed Adult Slowpitch Softball League year came to a dramatic close, with the Orange team pulling out a 25-16 win over the Black team in the summer final.

The league, which just completed its fourth year of play, is open to Bedford residents over the age of 18, graduates of Bedford High School, and residents of Hanscom Air Force Base. The spring season, which runs from mid-April to late June, features Sunday afternoon games, and the summer season, which runs from late June until early August, has games on Sundays afternoons (or evenings) and Wednesday evenings.

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