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Bedford’s first-ever bus shelter has been installed along South Road, near Depot Park. Town Manager Sarah Stanton said, “Special thanks to the Board of Health, and DPW for their efforts to get this project done by the end of the summer!”
The Board of Health will hold a hearing on their draft Body Art Regulations during their September 9 meeting. Click this link to read a draft of the regs; public comments will be accepted until September 3.
With a narrow chassis and tall suspension, the Bedford Fire Department’s new off-road utility vehicle is outfitted with both firefighting and medical care apparatus, perfect for responding to emergencies on Bedford’s extensive trail system. Firefighter Matt Hansen worked hard to set the specifications and procure the vehicle.
Does your college student want to vote in Bedford without having to come home to participate in the elections? Town Clerk Doreen Tremblay welcomes applications for absentee ballots.
Town Engineer Adrienne St. John reports that the bids for the Davis Road boardwalk were opened on Friday morning, and M.J.Cataldo’s bid was chosen. The firm has done other work around Bedford (the Washington Street pedestrian bridge, and the wetland replication behind Veterans Memorial Park). A contract will be presented for the Selectmen’s consideration at their meeting on September 9.
The bid process for dredging Fawn Lake has been extended for two weeks; the bids will be opened at 9 am on September 12.
Short Stop Cafe was open for business as usual on Saturday morning, after Friday’s crash where an automobile crunched into the corner of their building on Loomis Street.