By mid-week, almost 39% of Bedford’s 10,000+ registered voters cast their ballots in the November 3 election. Of the 5,431 ballots mailed to Bedford residents, 3,116 were returned and 916 people took advantage of early voting. Click this link for early voting hours through Friday, October 30.
In addition to candidates for president, voters will choose Massachusetts’ next senator, our congressman, state senator, state representative, councillor, register of probate, and decide four ballot questions.
State Representative Ken Gordon and Rabbi Susan Abramson shared their video about the importance of voting.
Thanks to Bev Hatfield Porter for these brilliant images
A Concord agency has purchased two Bedford residences and hopes to begin using them as group homes for children with intellectual disabilities in December.
The Guild for Human Services will sponsor up to 14 residents, as well as adults who are on-site at all times, at 245 Concord Road and 321 Old Billerica Road.
The children currently are at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, NH, which will soon close its day and residential school.
Dr. Amy Sousa, CEO of the guild, said the children will be transported in vans daily to a special education school the agency operates in an office park off Virginia Road near Hanscom Field.
On September 22, 2020 President Trump issued Executive Order 13950 titled “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” This Executive Order followed a previous communication to all executive departments and agencies that: “It has come to the President’s attention that Executive Branch Agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date “training” government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda.” According to the memo, “…employees from across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that “virtually all White people contribute to racism or where they are required to say that they “benefit from racism.” It appears that the Executive Order is targeting any training that suggests white privilege and unconscious racial bias are legitimate concepts that can be used to teach sensitivity about differences that may exist between one’s own and another’s experience and point of view.