Dockless Bike Share is Back with Lime E+

Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval, Economic Development Director

Lime has relaunched in Bedford starting this week in Bedford Center and Depot Park and is now offering electric-assist bikes. Lime bikes are available around Bedford for short-term rental (through an app-based program) to promote alternative transportation and help reduce vehicle trips and congestion.

Curbside Collection for Yard Waste ~ April 8 to 12

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s Department of Public Works plans curbside pick-up of yard waste next week, April 8 to 12.Yard waste is prohibited from regular trash. For the curbside collection, residents should place their yard waste in paper bags or open barrels with no lids on Monday, April 8.

Letter to the Editor, 3 March 2019 ~ Fighting Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease

By Sarah Legge

My 3-year-old son was bitten by a tick this week. We found the tick embedded in his head as we put him to bed on Tuesday, April 2. We had been a few hikes over the weekend in our neighborhood (including one at Fawn Lake in Bedford), which may have been where he picked up the tick. Or it may have come from our backyard, hopped off our dog, or from a walk at his daycare (also in Bedford) earlier in that day. We weren’t expecting to have to worry about ticks so early in the spring, but, sadly, that was a mistake. I’m writing to share this experience and to encourage you to reach out to your representatives to support an increase in funding for tick-borne diseases and Lyme disease prevention in Massachusetts.

Article 18 Evokes Nuclear Energy Discussion at Annual Town Meeting

By Jordan Stewart

Day One of the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) was capped off with one of the most anticipated articles on the Warrant. Renu Bostwick presented Article 18, a Petitioners’ Article, which called for the town to issue a statement requesting more vigorous climate change action be taken. In passing the motion, the Selectmen would deliver the letter of concern to the town’s state and federal legislators. The letter would be purely symbolic, portraying the town’s desire to see that more be done to combat the rapidly changing climate.

ATM 2019 ~ Article 18 – A Petitioners’ Article ~ Part II

By Brown Pulliam

As reported by the New York Times, On June 24, 1988, one of the top scientists at NASA testified that “the earth has been warmer in the first five months of this year than in any comparable period since measurements began 130 years ago, and the higher temperatures can now be attributed to a long-expected global warming trend linked to pollution”.

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