Share Your Organization’s Events on BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s Community Calendar

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

As The Bedford Citizen begins its eighth year, we are streamlining our Community Event calendar listing process.  With your help, The Citizen will provide excellent coverage for local events, and everyone benefits from a vibrant community calendar.

Q: What’s the key to great event coverage?
A: List your event or series in BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s online calendar.

Thank you for Investing in The Bedford Citizen

By Teri Morrow ~ President and Publisher

We made it! Thank you for supporting our spring fundraising drive. We are so grateful to the 157 readers who made a donation and contributed a total of $11,063 over the past 10 weeks. None of this would have been possible without the very generous support of our readers, The Bedford Citizen board, and our generous donors who contributed to the matching fund challenge throughout the fund drive.

This successful fund drive keeps The Citizen in a strong position to continue producing the kind of local journalism you expect. Thank you for making our work possible.

Freedom of the Press: Join The Citizen for a Deeper Look at the First Amendment ~ May 13 at 7 pm

By Meredith McCulloch

Historian Ron Chernow, author of Hamilton, spoke at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ dinner on April 28. He said, “We gather here in perfect security due to words on a small piece of parchment called the Bill of Rights written by James Madison. That paper barrier stands between the free press and executive tyranny.”Those of us at

The Bedford Citizen are grateful for this protection. We are a very small press, but that would not protect us from retaliation in a more autocratic country.  This is not a universal freedom. 

An Invitation to Participate in this Community Conversation

The Bedford Citizen is Bedford VA’s 2019 Community Spirit Award Recipient

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Citizen was unanimously voted to receive this year’s Bedford VA Community Service Award, “In recognition of your substantial support to Bedford VA.” The award was presented at the 2019 Award Banquet.

“The Bedford VA is profoundly grateful for your help in getting out the word to Veterans and our Bedford neighbors about all that is going on at 200 Springs Road,” said Director of Volunteer Services Laurel Holland, “and we recognize how much more connected we all are through the efforts of The Bedford Citizen.

The First Amendment and the Free Press ~ A Community Conversation

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) and The Bedford Citizen will present another in NEFAC’s ongoing community conversations, The First Amendment and the Free Press, from 7 to 8:30 pm on Monday, May 13 in the meeting room at the Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, Mass.  

This event is free and open to the public. While there is no admission fee, Eventbrite registration is encouraged and will be limited to 50 persons.

The Bedford Citizen’s Board of Directors Welcomes Mike McAllister

By Ginni Spencer

Mike McAllister, former Bedford School Committee member and long-time resident of Bedford, was elected unanimously to the Board of Directors of The Bedford Citizen at its quarterly meeting held on April 24. 

Teri Morrow, president of the Board, said: “We are thrilled to add someone of Mike’s caliber to the Board.  His professional and community experience demonstrate a high level of leadership and engagement, qualities The Bedford Citizen seeks in its Board members.”

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