Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Thanks to Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator Ed McGrath for organizing biannual town-wide recycling days at the DPW facility on The Great Road. There will be paper shredding, electronics recycling and other delights: https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2018/10/dpw-offers-paper-shredding-and-electronic-waste-recycling-at-fall-recycling-event/
Hours, from 9 am until Noon at Bedford’s DPW building, 314 The Great Road.read more
Submitted by Scot Shaw on behalf of the Transporation Advisory Committee
At the Annual Town Meeting on March of 2017, a majority voted to accept Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 17C. Accepting this change empowered the Selectmen to change the statutory speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph in thickly settled areas or business districts. The “statutory speed limit” is the fancy way of saying “the speed limit you should assume when there are no signs” – so it does not apply to main roads with posted speed limits, but would affect side streets (especially neighborhood roads).read more
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Do you suppose that Bedford’s bears know that the New England Patriots are playing ‘Da Bears’ at Chicago’s Soldiers Field on Sunday afternoon?
Heidi at Bedford’s Blueberry Goat Farm may have a thing or two to tell Bedford’s bears about the Patriot’s GOAT. She and her pals were filmed by a crew from NBC Channel 10 before last week’s game – Click this link to view the clip and hear the announcer mention Bedford.read more
Submitted by Middlesex Community College
Award-winning poet Richard Hoffman will open the MILES program at Middlesex Community College’s Bedford Campus on Wednesday, October 24 – Courtesy image, all rights reserved
As part of its Visiting Writers Series, Middlesex Community College will host award-winning poet Richard Hoffman who will read and discuss his work at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road. The event is free and open to the public.
Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College, Hoffman has written four books of poetry: “Without Paradise” (2002); “Gold Star Road” (2007) winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club; “Emblem” (2011); and “Noon until Night” (2017).read more
By Dot Bergin
Everything from a jar of pickles to a chintz-covered sofa to a set of elegant china – as well as children’s books, clothing, toys, and sports equipment – you can find it all on Buy Nothing, Bedford, a thriving social movement that has now grown to some 500 members in less than a year.
Buy Nothing, Bedford resides on a Facebook platform and is easy to join. It provides an innovative way for people to offer–for free–no longer needed household items, or, conversely, to put out the word for items they are seeking. But there is a deeper purpose beyond simply offloading one’s excess “stuff.” The goal of the project is to build community and forge deeper connections with neighbors, in the exchange of goods.read more
Selected and transcribed by Dennis Ahern
Editor’s Note: The tenth in our Friday series examining the news about Bedford that was published in the Concord Enterprise 100 years ago this weekread more
By Meredith McCulloch
Early voting takes the lead in this week’s list of compelling town meetings and events.read more
By Peter Manning
Recent changes to the intersection of Old Billerica Road and Route 62 West moved the traffic island to the side to form a T, improving visibility but also allowing a shift in turning lane priority. An extra turning-lane designed to help Old Billerica traffic filter onto 62 West was replaced to instead help 62 West turn onto Old Billerica, as noted in the attached illustration.
Many residents living along Old Billerica Road—and in the immediate area—have noticed a sharp increase in traffic, backed up into their neighborhoods. This increase also makes a once-simple route to Bedford Center difficult. Kevin Lach, a resident living with the negative ramifications of this change firsthand, represented his neighbors as he presented the following effects—both good and bad—to the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) at their October 10 meeting.read more
Submitted by The League of Women Voters of Bedford
The League of Women Voters of Bedford offers the following information for Bedford voters on the questions that will appear on the ballot on November 6, 2018.read more
By Carolyn Weaver, Bedford Mothers Out Front
McAllister reports his Belmont School is already Recycling and Composting
On Oct 2, 2018, three members of Bedford Mothers Out Front spoke to the School Committee on the topic of reducing food waste in school lunchrooms. Mothers Out Front is a non-profit organization that works to make climate change an issue our leaders can no longer ignore for the sake of all children. Surprisingly, food waste is the third largest contributor to global warming, according to Paul Hawken, editor of Drawdown, a book listing 100 scientifically proven ways to reverse climate change.read more