Massachusetts Primary and the First Day of School ~ Tuesday Morning at JGMS

The doors to the polls were “open” early, in the hope of bringing fresh, cooler air into the JGMS gymnasium – Image (c) JMcCT 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

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Chris Gittins, co-chair of the Bedford Democratic Town Committee stood alone early in the morning

Tuesday, September 4, was a busy day at John Glenn Middle School: Bedford’s polls opened at 7 am in the gymnasium, shortly before students arrived for the opening day of school.

Warm temperatures and fairly high humidity were the order of the day, and an industrial-strength fan was placed in the door to the gym in the hope of moving fresh air toward the election clerks waiting at each of Bedford’s four precincts.

State Representative Ken Gordon, 2nd from right, a candidate for reelection, with campaign workers under a canopy in the afternoon.

The lines when the polls opened were non-existent, although there was a steady stream of voters by mid-afternoon.

Check back later this evening when The Citizen posts the final vote totals from today’s election.

Students Return, and School Begins

JGMS principal Kevin Tracey welcomed students arriving for the first day of school

Students and teachers started to arrive for the first day of the 2018-2019 school year soon after the polls opened.

A pair of Bedford police officers patroled Railroad Avenue as school buses arrived along with a line of cars that reached from the JGMS parking lot to the light at South Road, each delivering a student with a crate of school supplies.


The line of cars delivering students filled the JGMS parking lot driveway at 7:30; the stream of traffic went back along Railroad Avenue to the intersection with Loomis Street.


Mr. Tracy and the football team after school





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