Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetlands located in Bedford near Davis Rd. and South Rd at Town Forest. Helicopter applications will take place between April 22 and April 26.
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.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
With thanks to photographer Bob Bass for this set of images chronicling the 2019 installation of solar panels on the roof of Bedford’s historic meeting house.Preparing for the Installation
By Martin Renzhofer
On July 1, the town’s public buildings, including schools, will be part of an investment that will embrace renewable energy. “It’s not immediate,” Bedford Facilities Director Taissir Alani said. “We’re not receiving power from solar [now], but down the road [this will pay dividends].
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.
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.
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.
Submitted by the Friends of Fawn Lake
Before Annual Town Meeting considers Article 7 on Monday, several Friends of Fawn Lake would like to share thoughts about one of Bedford’s amazing natural resources.
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”.