DPW RECYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA ~ TODAY ~ 9 AM to NOON!

DPW RECYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA ~ TODAY ~ 9 AM to NOON!

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.

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Be a Bedford Neighborhood Pace Car – Drive 25 mph or Less on Neighborhood Roads

Be a Bedford Neighborhood Pace Car – Drive 25 mph or Less on Neighborhood Roads

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).

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Goats, and Bears, and Ice Cream ~ Oh, My!

Goats, and Bears, and Ice Cream ~ Oh, My!

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.

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Middlesex to Host Award-Winning Poet Richard Hoffman

Middlesex to Host Award-Winning Poet Richard Hoffman

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).

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Buy Nothing, Bedford ~ Developing Community Through Sharing No Longer Needed Belongings

Buy Nothing, Bedford ~ Developing Community Through Sharing No Longer Needed Belongings

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.

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Transportation Advisory Committee Hears Criticism of Changes to Old Billerica Road Intersection

Transportation Advisory Committee Hears Criticism of Changes to Old Billerica Road Intersection

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.

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School Committee Receptive to Reducing Food Waste in Schools

School Committee Receptive to Reducing Food Waste in Schools

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.

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