It’s easy to see Bedford as idyllic on a sunny Saturday.
Kids played a pick-up soccer game on Bedford Common or lunched at the lawn’s bright Bedford blue picnic tables. Cows ambled along Dudley Road, returning to the pasture they had escaped earlier in the day.
And resident Dianne Levine reached out to report her brush with “a pair of angels” earlier in the week. A note Whounder her windshield warned of a flat tire that she wouldn’t otherwise have seen. As Levine struggled with a recalcitrant lug nut, Bedford police officer James Hunt arrived, finished changing the tire, and followed Levine a short distance to be certain that all was well. “You hear so many stories about bad things happening with the police, but this was a really good thing and it was right here in Bedford,” said Levine. “Officer Hunt is a hero to me.”
Like any town, Bedford can be frustrating, painful, or unremittingly pedestrian, but it can also shine on a bright Saturday morning.