On Tuesday evening the Selectmen approved Rosemary Harvell as Bedford’s interim Town Clerk. Pamela Carakatsane resigned when the part-time position to which she was named on January 6 turned out to demand a full-time commitment.
Bedford is fortunate to have secured Harvell’s services. She retired in March 2019 after 13 years as Sudbury’s Town Clerk. In her office on Wednesday morning Harvell smiled and said, “It was a great summer with the grandkids, but I am pleased to be able to help Bedford prepare for Annual Town Meeting and this year’s multiple elections.”
ByRyan Doucette, Student Voices @ The Bedford Citizen |
Protests. Marches. Strikes. Walk-Outs. The impact of young people on the direction of climate change proposals has been monumental. However, their voices represent a mere fraction of Generation Z. While most Gen Z’ers do indeed agree on the need for change to preserve our beautiful world, opinions differ as to exactly what changes are needed and who should be involved in implementing them. The majority of Americans recognize the dangers that climate change confronts our country with, so there is overwhelming support to take action to prevent further damage. Despite the polarizing political sphere in today’s world, climate change is a unique issue on which many people agree that something must be done. However, a significant divergence in approach becomes apparent as we discuss possible solutions to the looming effects of climate change.
Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey welcomed overflow crowds to his Jan. 5 Town Meeting at R.J. Grey Junior High in Acton, MA. Many wanted to hear about the Green New Deal from the man who co-authored it with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and he did not disappoint. He engaged the audience and clarified concepts through lively Q&A.
Out for a casual stroll or something a tad more invigorating? Maybe there’s an urge to experience an afternoon nature walk?
For sure, one doesn’t need to search too far in and around Bedford for a suitable trail.
Thanks to the teamwork of the Department of Public Works and the Bedford Trails Committee, there are more than 30 miles of public walking paths. These trails often snake through conservation areas as well as municipal and private properties.
James M. Colliton passed away on January 17, 2020. Mr. Colliton and his family lived in Bedford for over 50 years. He was involved in many activities including Bedford Youth Hockey, Bedford Santa Program, an active member of St. Michael’s parish teaching confirmation class, a Eucharist minister and participating in the Youth Ministry program.
At their January 20 meeting, the Planning Board held a public hearing on the proposed Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), heard information on the Hosmer Way planned residential development off Springs Road, increased fees to the Planning Board, and proposed changes from the Board to the Town Charter.