2020 Hindsight ~ Looking Back on an Unusual Year

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If you think back to 2020 you would be forgiven for thinking that between Covid-19 and the presidential election, nothing else happened.  Those two stories absorbed most of the attention of the national media, but here at The Bedford Citizen, our beat is Bedford and we know more was happening here than those two big stories.  Here is a look back at some of the stories you might have missed or would like to read again.

There was a great deal of interest from our readers when it came to food.  The news of the Food Hall opening in Lexington, the arrival of Barrel House Z, and the Town’s launching of a take-out portal were all top stories in 2020.

Not surprisingly, schools featured prominently in our 2020 coverage. The schools are a point of pride in a normal year. This year we had the search for and hiring of a new superintendent as well as the retirement of Superintendent Jon Sills.

We remembered many lost friends this year, including The Bedford Citizen appreciations of Lisa Hafer, Jeff Hoyland, Jim O’Neil, Dorothy Ahearn, and Lauretta Stead.

National stories had local impact this year as well.  We brought you the local impact of Covid-19 with a variety of stories about the local response to the pandemic, protests and counter-protests, not to mention election coverage for this year.

Finally, there are those unique stories that only happen here.  From a wayward pig, to a local drummer, to an inflatable unicorn, these are just some of the stories that make Bedford Bedford.

Thank you for being a part of The Bedford Citizen community and supporting us in our mission to bring the news of Bedford to your virtual doorstep.  We hope you enjoyed the 2021 Bedford Guide you received in the mail last month and found our voter guide helpful this past spring.  We cannot be sure what the next year will bring to Bedford, but you can count on The Bedford Citizen to tell you all about it.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

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