It’s HOT Outside! Tips from the Bedford Board of Health for Preventing Heat Related Illness

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

Editor’s Note: With the “feels like” temperature at a West Bedford weather station hovering around 107 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, hot weather tips are in order.

While the Bedford Free Public Library and other town buildings will be closed on the Fourth of July, several ‘cool’ local businesses will be open on the Fourth of July: Whole Foods Market (and their seating area) will be open during regular store hours, Starbucks will be open from 5:30 am until 5:30 pm, Bruegger’s will be open from 6 am until 2 pm, McDonald’s new dining room will be open from 5 am until 11 pm, and Bedford Farms will be open from 3 to 10 on July 4.

Coupled with movie theatres – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “RGB” at the Lexington Venue and mid-summer blockbusters in Burlington and Woburn — The Citizen trusts that our readers will be able to stay cool on Independence Day.

Thanks to the Bedford Board of Health for these ‘stay cool’ tips:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 5:30 pm

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Middlesex County, and Bedford is listed by the Emergency Management warning as one of the towns potentially impacted. A severe thunderstorm was located over Sudbury at 4:58 pm, moving east...

March 4th’easter – Say It Isn’t Snow on the First Full Day of Spring

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Spring 2018 is scheduled to arrive in Bedford at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, March 20. On Monday evening, however, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency released a Winter Storm Watch for the afternoon of Wednesday, March 21 through Thursday morning, March 21.

This ‘4th’easter’ is expected to dump 6 to 8 inches of new snow on Bedford during the fourth Nor’easter to affect Bedford during the month of March.

Final Storm Photographs from the Nor’THREEster

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen Readers sent even more photographs showing Bedford’s more-than-20-inch accumulation after the Nor’THREEster on March 13 and 14. Thanks to Patrick Morrissey, Susan Wingfield, and Jeff Hoyland for the following images.        ...

Looking Back to Tuesday Night

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With thanks to Bedford photographer Susana Hey for sharing this image of Page Place at the end the March 13 Nor’THREEster that delivered more than 20 inches of snow to Bedford.

All in a Winter Day’s Work: Coping with Water Mains, Snow, and Sliding Motorists

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

It’s a busy snow day in Bedford, but the DPW’s work began last night. As forecasts for the March Nor-THREEster predicted Tuesday’s snow, Bedford DPW’s Water Department crew was on the job, repairing a broken water main on Monday evening. Early on Tuesday morning, plows were out to begin clearing Bedford’s roads. According to DPW Engineer Adrienne St. John, a full complement of staff and contractor plows will be in service during the storm.

And, for a snowy day, there’s quite a lot going on!

Come Again? Nor’THREEster Predicted for Monday into Tuesday

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

At 4 pm on Sunday, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Boston show Central and Eastern Massachusetts under another Winter Storm Watch, the third in as many weeks to affect Bedford.

Snow is expected to fall, beginning around 11 pm on Monday, and continue through dusk on Tuesday with potential accumulation in Bedford as much as 12 to 18 inches and likely blizzard conditions.

Winter Storm Photographs Around Bedford, Volume III – Nor’easter Recovery Continues

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Nearly every seat at the Bedford Free Public Library was occupied on Friday. Residents, some who were without electricity or telephone service since Wednesday, came to get warm, to charge cell phones, and to use the library’s wi-fi. As of 7:30 on Friday evening, power had been restored to all but 395 customers.

Some signs of Bedford’s recovery, submitted by The Citizen’s friends and neighbors: Ginni Spencer, Douglas Kauffman, Linda Roth, Jennifer Cunningham, Sarah Barowski, Laurel Holland, and Julie Turner

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