Gathering Information for Tuesday’s Scenic Roads Hearing to Consider Tree-Cutting and Sidewalk Installation on Pine Hill Road

By Julie McCay Turner

The ad hoc Bedford Arbor Resources Committee (BARC) met with DPW Director David Manugian and Tree Warden Dennis Freeman on Friday morning to discuss the proposed sidewalk on the south side of Pine Hill Road, from Heritage Drive to North Road, and the associated tree cutting that the sidewalk will necessitate. According to the Planning Board documents, 38 trees of various species and measuring from 3 to 28 inches in girth are vulnerable.

Milestone: Boston MedFlight’s 75,000 Patient Transports

ubmitted on behalf of Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight, the 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that delivers critical care medical transport to patients in need by air and ground, has announced that it recently provided transport to its 75,000 patient since its founding in 1985. This is a significant milestone for the region’s primary provider of critical care transport that area residents and visitors depend on.

Editor’s Note: Boston MedFlight is a Bedford business, based at L.G.Hanscom Field. Their state-of-the-art headquarters opened in Hangar 1727 in November 2018.

Sue Baldauf Reflects on Her Career as Director of Bedford Youth and Family Services,

By Martin Renzhofer

Sue Baldauf has spent her adult life in human services, helping others to make their way through life’s crises through guidance and counseling. It’s serious work for serious people.

Early on, though, Baldauf had to learn how to leave the job at the office. “You can’t take it home,” she said. “It’s hard to know when a light bulb went off. Mentors I had told me the same thing. You’ve got to be able to do the work and not take it personally. “When I train students, or I mentor, I say you’ve got to be able to compartmentalize it.”

As director of Bedford’s Youth and Family Services, and after more than four decades of helping others, Baldauf is retiring. Sort of.

Mosquito Spraying Planned for Bedford Wednesday, June 19 ~ Rain Date Monday, June 24

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Bedford on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30. Spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford that are located in the vicinity of Dudley Rd., Wildwood Dr., Norma Rd. and Davis Rd. If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019.

Net Zero Advisory Council Public Forum ~ Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM

Submitted by the Net Zero Advisory Council

The Net Zero Advisory Council will host a public forum on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 7 PM in the Reed Multipurpose Room at Bedford Town Hall. All are welcome. 

The forum will consider and discuss the Council’s proposal for achieving net-zero building carbon emissions within the next three decades. The recommendations were developed by a diverse group of stakeholders from the commercial, residential and municipal sectors. The Council looks forward to sharing its recommendations with the public and obtaining feedback on the proposed initiatives.

Aiming for the Moon ~ Apollo 11 Celebrates a Half-Century

By Meredith McCulloch

July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon, an event that remains an astounding achievement of which the nation is proud.

We know that some of the hundreds (thousands?) of people who worked on the project live in Bedford.

In celebration of this historic event, we invite local residents who contributed to the program at any level to share a comment or a reflection on this half-century celebration.

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