March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

By Jon “OC” OConnor
Commander, American Legion Post 0221

This Friday, March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day – The American Legion Family of Post 221 is honored to host HAFB & AAFES partnering in this Vietnam Veterans pinning ceremony between 2-3P – all who served during the Vietnam Era (Nov 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975) are encouraged to stop by for a well-deserved recognition for their service, heroism, and valor – Welcome Home !

Finance Committee Recommendations for Articles on the 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

Submitted by The Bedford Finance CommitteBen Thomas, Chair; Elizabeth McClung, Vice Chair; Paul Mortenson, ClerkTom Busa, Stephen Carluccio, Karen Dunn, Erica Liu, David Powell, and Stephen Steele

The Finance Committee has a responsibility for creating the budget for the Town, as well as providing for recommendations on articles in the Town Meeting Warrant. The committee reviews each article on the Warrant, listens to presentations, asks questions, discusses and finally votes for a recommendation.  While our recommendations are printed in the warrant, we are presenting additional information about our recommendations in advance of Town Meeting. It is our hope and goal that making this additional information available will be of benefit to the voters.

Wit and Wisdom, with A Touch of Grammar for Good Measure

By Julie McCay Turner

The Bedford Citizen’s senior copy editor Dot Bergin was in the audience on Tuesday evening to hear Benjamin Dreyer, author of a current best-seller, Dreyer’s English, An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, who spoke to an SRO crowd at the Belmont Book Store.

Town Historian Sharon McDonald will present “Slavery in Bedford” for the Historical Society on Sunday, February 24

Submitted by the Bedford Historical Society

Bedford’s Town Historian, Sharon McDonald, will be the Bedford Historical Society’s guest speaker on Sunday, Feb. 24, for a most fascinating topic: “Slavery in Bedford: Did the Underground Railroad Stop Here?” The public is invited to this free program, sponsored by the Bedford Historical Society.

Refreshments will be available starting at 2 pm in the Great Room of Old Town Hall. Ms. McDonald’s talk will begin at 2:30 pm, after brief announcements by society president Don Corey,

In researching the history of slavery in Bedford, it stunned Ms. McDonald to learn that there were enslaved men, women and children of color living here in Bedford’s early days. Who were they? Did they ultimately escape bondage? Did any of them serve in the War for Independence?

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