Short Takes from the Selectmen’s Meeting on August 20, 2018

By Jeffrey Epstein

In addition to welcoming Sarah Stanton, Bedford’s incoming Town Manager, at their August 20 meeting the Selectmen notified the GSA of the Town’s interest in the Navy hangar property off Hartwell Road, approved a special permit for a company on Wiggins Avenue, and heard a suggestion from Bedford TV about changing the name of the Cable Committee, made a pair of board appointments, and approved the warrant for the September 4 Massachusetts primary election.

Letter to the Editor, July 19, 2018: Selectmen Stress the Importance of Town Meeting on July 30

By Caroline Fedele, Margot Fleischman, Bill Moonan, Ed Pierce and Mike Rosenberg
Bedford Selectmen

A couple of large hangars and related buildings have been part of the landscape on the Bedford side of the Hanscom Field runway for about half a century. But rapidly-moving state and federal decisions over the past few weeks have suddenly exposed that 16-acre site to industrial development – with the potential to compromise the quality of life in Bedford residential neighborhoods for generations.

Selection of New Town Manager Set for 8 pm Monday July 2, Following Public Interviews

By Meredith McCulloch and Julie McCay Turner

The selection of a new Town Manager for Bedford is expected to conclude on Monday, July 2 after the Selectmen interview four candidates for the position. Interviews will take place in the Selectmen’s Meeting room starting at 4:00 pm.

At 8:00 pm the Selectmen will meet and will make a final decision to offer the position. The person chosen will replace Richard Reed who is retiring after thirty years of service.

Short Takes from the June 25 Selectmen Meeting

By Ben Oleksinski

At their June 25 meeting, the Selectmen approved a proposed Special Town Meeting warrant, extended local transportation services, increased water and sewer rates, ambulance rates and abatement, recycling expenses, and heard a policy proposal for a timely renamed Energy and Sustainability Committee.

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