URGENT ALERT UPDATE: Call Republic for Uncollected Trash / Recycling

If your trash and/or recycling was not collected because of the snow on Monday, December 2, please email Recycling Coordinator Ed McGrath at emcgrath@bedfordma.gov  before 7 am on Tuesday.

Let him know your name/address, and whether you need trash/recycle pickup or both.

Ed will forward the list to Republic before their day begins.

Republic is planning to finish collecting trash and recycling in Bedford late tomorrow morning/early afternoon, December 3.  Please have your carts at the curb by 11 am.

The DPW — and The Bedford Citizen — appreciate your patience.

Winter Storm Update ~ 12/2/2019 ~ Town Manager Sarah Stanton

Due to the current weather conditions, and projected forecast for tonight/tomorrow, we are postponing tonight’s Selectmen meeting, and canceling all town evening events. The Selectmen meeting will now be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM in the Selectmen’s meeting room. Everyone scheduled to attend tonight’s meeting will be notified of the schedule change within the hour.

Additionally, Town Hall will be closing at 2:00 PM today, with a delayed opening tomorrow morning for 10:30 AM.

Weather-wise, we’re still in clean up mode, dealing with trash pickup issues, and the areas of Town without power. We have notified Eversource, and hope to get the isolated power outages resolved quickly.  Per our targeted forecast, this evening and tomorrow morning’s commute is looking quite messy, with a potential of 6-8 additional inches of snow to fall.

Editor’s Note: At 10 am Eversource noted no Bedford customers without electricity

Luminaria Kits Available Now at Chip-in Farm to Support the Bedford Minuteman Company Memorial Scholarship Fund

Light up your home for the holidays and encourage your neighbors to join in too. Imagine how welcoming and lovely your homes will look with luminaries lighting the way to your door.

The Bedford Minuteman Memorial Scholarship Fund is your “go-to” group for this beautiful holiday addition to your home or neighborhood. You can purchase a kit for $15 at  Chip-In-Farm on Hartwell Road in Bedford. The kit consists of 12 candles, 12 bags, and a bag of sand.

St. Paul’s Advent Fair ~ Saturday, December 7 from 9 am until 2 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is preparing for its annual Advent Fair, to be held this year on Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to 2 pm. The Fair features gifts, crafts, food, and holiday cheer for all ages, with all proceeds benefitting the work and ministries of the church.

To You, and Yours

From Us, and Ours ~ Happy Bird Day!

The early morning rain tapered off as this morning’s Turkey Trot got underway, and all 250 registered runners and LOTS of walkers turned up. Thanks to everyone for their support!

Last Call ~ Compost Center and Curbside Yard Waste Collection

It’s not too late to rake the yard and get rid of the spoils of your efforts.

The Department of Public Works will conduct another curbside collection of yard waste next week and the Compost Center at 108 Carlisle Road will be open on Wednesday and Saturday for residents who are wrapping up their fall clean-up. After Saturday, the facility will be closed until next April.

The Compost Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.

Repair Underway at Tuesday Afternoon Water Main Break on The Great Road

The Bedford Police reported a water main break across the street from 314 The Great Road via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, November 26, and encouraged drivers to avoid the area.

According to DPW Water Operations Manager Jason Raposa, repair of the water main break across the street from the DPW building is underway, and customers’ water service has not been interrupted. The repair is expected to be completed by early evening.

Thanksgiving Cautions from the Bedford Fire Department

The Bedford Fire Department hopes everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday, but please keep the safety of your family in mind as you celebrate.

Some things to be watchful about: Candles, Cooking Safety, Turkey Fryers, Gas Oven Safety, Burns, and Home Heating Safety.

Sunday Afternoon Power Outage in West Bedford

November 24’s cheerless rain was punctuated by a bright blue flash according to a Facebook report by a driver traveling west along Concord Road. Another report along Davis Road reported grey ceramic shards in the road from the cover of a circuit breaker that protected residents from a power surge.