Freedom of the Press Described as a Citizen Responsibility

By Meredith McCulloch

The speakers at a First Amendment and the Free Press program on May 13 had advice for concerned citizens: “It is a 365 day per year job to be a public citizen,” ‘Richard Lodge said, urging voters to be active beyond the election season. Lodge, the editor of Daily News of Newburyport, was one of the panelists at a NEFAC (New England First Amendment Coalition) program sponsored by The Bedford Citizen. The ability to know what government is doing is the purpose of the Freedom of the Press guaranteed through the First Amendment of the constitution.

Textile Recycling Headlines DPW Recycling Event ~ Saturday, May 4 from 9 am to noon

Submitted by Ed McGrath, Bedford’s DPW Recycling Coordinator

The Bedford Department of Public Works is holding its Spring Recycling Event on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW building at 314 Great Road.

Among the items to be collected: Textiles, paper, scrap metal, fluorescent lamps, items containing mercury, sealed acid batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane tanks for grills and camp stoves, tires, and fire extinguishers.

Stop and Shop Strike in Bedford – Day 6

By Julie McCay Turner

In fewer than 24 hours, the Stop and Shop strike that affects Bedford’s 71 employees, as well as 31,000 workers across several states will be one week old. A resolute group of workers remains on a picket line in front of the Bedford store from 8 am until 8 pm each day.

Susan Tammaro, a 45-year Stop and Shop employee, thanked residents and shoppers for observing the union. “I applaud the Town of Bedford,” Tammaro said, “residents have baked and brought food, the Bedford police officers have been cordial and supportive. It makes me feel good that our workers are supported by the community.”

Spring Clean-up? Outdoor Burning Ends on May 1

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Outdoor burning is an approved way for getting rid of yard waste until May 1, with an outdoor burning permit and pending daily approval from the Bedford Fire Department.

You must call 781-275-7262 x 5307 on the day you wish to burn. If the recording says it is okay to burn for this day, please leave your permit number and your address. You may call this number for permission to burn any time after 9:30 am.

Getting The Muck Out ~ Celebrating the Vote to Dredge Fawn Lake

By The Friends of Fawn Lake

Anyone who has started a grass roots effort knows the long road that is facing them in terms of turning a vision into a reality.  Members of the Friends of Fawn Lake and the Fawn Lake Committee are so proud and excited to know that the end is in sight and that the vision to save Fawn Lake will be a reality sooner than later! 

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