From The Bedford Citizen
Some of the visitors on Bedford Day contributed ideas for future articles to the “story board” that we set up at our booth. The ideas we received are great and we’ve already dug into one of the requests for information regarding the Blake Block: https://thebedfordcitizen.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/elevation-and-grading-discrepancies-delay-blake-block-completion/
In the case of another story board idea— “the McMansionization of Bedford and how it’s changing the town”— we touched on that subject in the second installment of our three part housing series earlier this summer: https://thebedfordcitizen.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/how-bedfords-housing-has-evolved/
Looking at the other items on the story board, it is amazing to see the breadth and depth of the ideas we received:
- Pedestrian crossing at Bacon/Hillside/Great Road
- Why/what is Utah State/Radiance lab in Bedford Center?
- Any experience with composting?
- Travelodge plans for 285 Great Road?
- An exercise on conservation land—each parcel and its potential
- Could Bedford give Harvard School of Design a challenge for the Best Western (Bedford Plaza)? It’s in our center and an eyesore.
- Online community groups: Bedford MA @ Yahoo, Bedford Kids @ Yahoo ages 0-18 any topic!
- Should Bedford have a weekly/monthly farmers’ market?
- We need dog parks!
- Water fountains for dogs around town
- Freecycle.org: Groups are in Lexington, Concord, Billerica—join!
- Panera Bread: don’t remove grassy strip in front of building!
- Future of Fawn Lake! Please!
- Will road in front of Blake Block be narrowed and parking in front be eliminated? We were told it would be set far back.
To leave absolutely no stone unturned,The Citizen also received one written pat on the back (thank you!) and one admonition to do a better job of publicizing our existence and explaining how to “subscribe.” In response to the latter, we’d like to take the step of encouraging our readers to share the news of our existence with friends, family and colleagues. You, really, are our best advocates in the community.
Finally, while we can’t promise to act on every suggestion right away, we welcome you to add your ideas here to our virtual storyboard called the “comment box” at the bottom of the article. You can also contact us any time by email: firstname.lastname@example.org