Mosquito Spraying Planned for Bedford

Submitted by the Board of Health

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Bedford on Monday, August 26, 2019. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.

Spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford on Monday, August 26, 2019 that are located in the vicinity of Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd., North Rd., Wildwood Dr., Pine Hill Rd. and Balsam Dr.

Letter to the Editor, 12 August 2019: Mosquitoes and EEE!

By Ann A Kiessling, PhD

Entomologists began predicting last year that 2019 could see markedly increased incidences of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, EEE, infections in Massachusetts.  They were right, the first human case of EEE was reported in Plymouth County on Saturday, August 10.   https://www.mass.gov/news/state-public-health-officials-announce-first-human-case-of-eee-in-the-commonwealth.  

Prior to this, because of the sheer numbers of mosquitoes, as well as the marked increase in those testing positive for EEE, a serious frequently fatal infection of the central nervous system, nine communities in southeastern MA were elevated to the level of “Critical” risk, which prompted aerial spraying after dark last week in several communities  https://massnrc.org/spray-map.

The communities at “Critical” risk are Middleborough, Carver, Lakeville, Wareham, Rochester, Freetown, Acushnet, New Bedford and Marion.

Neighborhood Traffic Woes

By Julie McCay Turner In late July a large group of residents and neighborhood activists gathered in the Reed Room at Town Hall, seeking to mitigate the impact of increased traffic on neighborhood streets — particularly Alcott Street, Dewey Road, Gould Road, and...

Mass House Unanimously Passes $1.3 Billion for Community Climate Resiliency Projects

Submitted on behalf of State Rep Ken Gordon (D-Bedford)

Significant investments would come to Bedford and Burlington through advancements in the microgrid, electric vehicles, and energy storage projects

As climate change becomes a larger concern at the local level, State Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) joined his colleagues to fight the ongoing, negative effects of global warming.

Casting a unanimous vote 158 members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation to invest $1.3 billion to help cities and towns across Massachusetts fund infrastructure projects aimed at fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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