Gathering Information for Tuesday’s Scenic Roads Hearing to Consider Tree-Cutting and Sidewalk Installation on Pine Hill Road

By Julie McCay Turner

The ad hoc Bedford Arbor Resources Committee (BARC) met with DPW Director David Manugian and Tree Warden Dennis Freeman on Friday morning to discuss the proposed sidewalk on the south side of Pine Hill Road, from Heritage Drive to North Road, and the associated tree cutting that the sidewalk will necessitate. According to the Planning Board documents, 38 trees of various species and measuring from 3 to 28 inches in girth are vulnerable.

Sue Baldauf Reflects on Her Career as Director of Bedford Youth and Family Services,

By Martin Renzhofer

Sue Baldauf has spent her adult life in human services, helping others to make their way through life’s crises through guidance and counseling. It’s serious work for serious people.

Early on, though, Baldauf had to learn how to leave the job at the office. “You can’t take it home,” she said. “It’s hard to know when a light bulb went off. Mentors I had told me the same thing. You’ve got to be able to do the work and not take it personally. “When I train students, or I mentor, I say you’ve got to be able to compartmentalize it.”

As director of Bedford’s Youth and Family Services, and after more than four decades of helping others, Baldauf is retiring. Sort of.

Mosquito Spraying Planned for Bedford Wednesday, June 19 ~ Rain Date Monday, June 24

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Bedford on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30. Spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford that are located in the vicinity of Dudley Rd., Wildwood Dr., Norma Rd. and Davis Rd. If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019.

Planning Board Moves the Ball Forward with Draft ADU Bylaw

By Ben Oleksinski

The Bedford Planning Board discussed a revised draft of proposed zoning bylaw amendments at their June 11 meeting, further evaluating the standards by which accessory dwelling units would be regulated.

The main bylaw change under consideration allows accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be built within a house lot, further expanding options for homeowners. The draft, as reviewed on Tuesday, reflected what the Board interpreted from the public hearing weeks earlier, as well as their own suggestions. The end goal is to move forward a fairly practical bylaw from both viewpoints.

MassDOT Announces Middlesex Turnpike Overnight Road Closure / Detour ~ June 14 to 16

Submitted by the Bedford Department of Public Works

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that a weekend road closure and detour of a portion of the Middlesex Turnpike in the vicinity of the Shawsheen River crossing in Bedford will be implemented from Friday, June 14 @ 7:00 pm until Sunday, June 16 @ 7:00 pm.  This roadway closure/detour is necessary to allow crews to safely and effectively conduct excavation and staging operations required for the construction of the new bridge.

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