Snippets ~ An Update for the Week of October 14

Monday is a Town-wide holiday, and trash will be picked up on Tuesday. And Snippets carries on from there: Oktoberfest on Bedford Common, DPW projects, quick updates from the Police and Fire Departments, and other news you’ll want to know.

Oktoberfest on the Town Common will be Saturday, October 19, noon to 4 pm.  Notch Brewery returns with its selection of local craft beers, plus hard cider (gluten free for our celiac and gluten intolerant friends!!) from Far From the Tree Cider.  Five food trucks have committed to date, along with Bedford Farms Ice Cream.  Musical entertainment will be provided by a German oompah band.

Raised crosswalks have been installed on Bacon/Hartford Road and will be striped early next week. Signage will be installed to limit left turns from Loomis Street during rush hour, and The Citizen will have fuller details shortly.

Page Field upgrades are underway. The field was re-seeded at the end of the summer playing season, and the backstop and fencing were removed (bright orange caps topped each of the original posts). . New fencing and a backstop will be installed early next week. The old shed was demolished last week and will be replaced in the spring

TreeTech is working in town, pruning trees around the overhead power lines for Eversource.  This work reduces outages caused by dead branches being blown down during storm events.

Work continues at the Meadowbrook Sewer Station – the old steel shell has been removed (the station is running on by-pass pumps) and we expect the new concrete structure to be set in a couple of week.

The Department of Public Works proudly announced that the first cycle of replaced water meters was read by a single employee in just an hour, saving two weeks of meter reading!

Phyllis McGovern, long-time Finance Department employee, will be retiring after 24 years of service with the Town. If you’ve not yet paid your taxes, you might want to stop by and say farewell before October 15, her last day.

Chief Bongiorno introduced Mackenzie Dezieck, Bedford’s new JDP Clinician and members of the Bedford Police Department during a meeting with seniors at the Council an Aging for a robust discussion about the Town’s response to dealing with mental health issues and the opioid crisis.

The pink Bedford police patches that several offices are available for a donation at Ken’s Deli during October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Family and friends organized the first annual Frank Bauman Memorial Golf Tournament. As a memorial to Bauman who was Recreation Director from 1972 to 2003, proceeds from the tourney will fund scholarships in his name at the High School and the Recreation Department.

October is Fire Prevention Month and the Bedford Fire Department’s Twitter and Instagram accounts are sharing important fire safety messages. And the Department will host their annual Open House from noon to 3 pm on Saturday, October 26. Stop by for safety tips, pizza, and pumpkin decorating.

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