An Obituary: Robert D. McGrath

Robert D. McGrath passed away on October 15, 2019. A long-time resident of Bedford, Mr. McGrath retired as a Sergeant in the Bedford Police Department, where he served for 30 years. During his tenure, he was a President of the Bedford Police Association, Public Safety Officer, K-9 Officer, and for a time, he even wrote the police blotter. Mr. McGrath also served as President of the Bedford Athletic Association.

Hanscom Field Advisory Commission ~ Short Takes for September 2019

Hanscom Field Advisory Commission (HFAC) met September 17th to discuss matters of concern at the airfield and to hear Massport updates on flight operations, aviation noise levels, capital projects, and development.

Discussions included: making HFAC information more accessible to the public; recent increases in early morning jet departures; a sharp uptick in volume of small aircraft traffic during summer months; flight instructor logs; and mysteriously high sound levels recorded by the Massport noise monitor at Bedford’s DeAngelo Drive.