An Obituary: Richard ‘Rich’ Delfino

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Richard ‘Rich’ Delfino passed away in South Carolina on August 22, 2018. The beloved father of Michael and Nicholas Delfino, Rich was a 1982 graduate of Bedford High School.

Bedford Cultural Council Looks Ahead to the New Grants Cycle

By Ben Oleksinski

The enthusiasm was tangible at the first FY2019 meeting of the Bedford Cultural Council on Wednesday, August 22. Drawing on some of the resources from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, they aim to update their approach. In order to extend their outreach and increase the number of applicants, the Cultural Council is looking to promote the Council in ways they haven’t done before. This means more of an online presence: use of social media accounts, revising press releases, coordinating social media posts, etc.

Superior Court Rules in Favor of First Parish in Bedford’s Solar Panel Project

Submitted by First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist

The First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist’s goal of running on renewable energy came a lot closer to reality this week. A Massachusetts Superior Court judge ordered the Town of Bedford’s Historic District Commission (HDC) to grant the church permission to install solar panels on the sanctuary roof. Concluding that the HDC’s denial of the solar panel project was “arbitrary and exceeds its authority”, and by reversing that denial, the Court paved the way for First Parish to proceed with its plans to reduce the building’s carbon footprint in order to mitigate the effects of global climate change.

An Obituary: Ethel R. Twichell

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Ethel R. Twichell passed away at Carleton-Willard Village on August 9. Formerly a resident of Belmont, Mrs. Twitchell was a historian, librarian, gardener, cook, friend and loving mother.

Important Discussions from the August 6 Selectmen’s Meeting

By Jeffrey Epstein

In their meeting on Monday, August 6 the Selectmen considered public art and celebratory haiku; bus stop shelters; remote participation in official meetings; and an update on the Town’s Fiber-Optic Network with a Central Phone Exchange that will go into service after Labor Day

Housing Partnership Hears Proposal for New Buildings at Bedford Woods

By Dot Bergin

Real estate developer Sid Gehlot appeared before the August 8 meeting of the Bedford Housing Partnership to present preliminary plans for two new buildings and the designation of affordable units in the Village at Bedford Woods, 1000 Albion Road. (Albion is the last street off Middlesex Turnpike, just before the Billerica town line.)

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