A Bittersweet Farewell at Bedford TV

A Bittersweet Farewell at Bedford TV

Submitted by Bedford TV

Bedford TV staff and board said a bittersweet goodbye to long-time Outreach Manager, Paula Gilarde last week. Paula’s employment at Bedford TV spanned 9 years, from 2009-2018, and was one of the longest tenures by any former staff member of Bedford TV. Despite being such a critical component to the life of Bedford TV, Paula spent most of her time out of the spotlight.

“You’ve probably gotten used to hearing from Paula over the years, you just might not have known it,” said former Bedford TV Executive Director, Greg Dolan. “Paula has been the voice behind BTV’s website, social media posts, email blasts, and community bulletin board. While she may have preferred working behind the scenes, to everyone directly involved in the operations of the station, she stood out as one of the primary reasons for the success of the organization.”

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2018 Women in Science ~ Celebrating the  Astronomical Discoveries of Women Astronomers

2018 Women in Science ~ Celebrating the Astronomical Discoveries of Women Astronomers

By Linda White, with photographs by Jeff JHO Hoyland

Bedford High School hosted the Sixteenth Annual Women of Science Scholarship Competition Reaching for the Starts – Celebrating Astronomical Discoveries of Women Astronomers on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

The competition involved approximately forty teams of junior and senior high school women competing in four science and engineering events. All events involved knowledge based in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, math, and physics. Teams competed as a group in each of the four events.

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Middlesex 3 Coalition Wraps Up Its Year, Looks to the Future

Middlesex 3 Coalition Wraps Up Its Year, Looks to the Future

By Erin Sandler-Rathe

Middlesex 3 Coalition held its final event for the year on December 6 at the new DCU Operations Center in Chelmsford. DCU co-hosted the event with ahp Architects.

Judy Burke, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Middlesex Community College, moderated a panel discussion on the economic outlook for the region in 2019. On the panel were Dr. Mark Melnik, Director of Economic & Public Policy Research at the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute; Peter Milano, Senior Business Development Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development; Peter Farkas, Executive Director for the MassHIRE Greater Lowell Workforce Board; and Dr. Scott Latham, an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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Bedford Fire Department Responds After Smoke Found in VA Hospital

Bedford Fire Department Responds After Smoke Found in VA Hospital

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Fire Department

Chief David Grunes reports that the Bedford Fire Department responded after smoke was reported inside the VA hospital this afternoon.

At 3:37 p.m., Bedford firefighters were dispatched to the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, after a fire alarm was activated inside Building 6 at the complex.

Captain Mark Sullivan was the on-scene commander. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke on the first floor of the building, and later located it on the second and third floors of the building as well. Bedford firefighters assisted hospital staff with relocating patients to a separate area of the hospital from the one affected floor that was occupied.

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JGMS Science Club Studies Rocketry

JGMS Science Club Studies Rocketry

Submitted by the JGMS Science Club

Parent volunteer and rocketry hobbyist Alex Zhilyakov stepped forward this autumn to teach John Glenn Middle School students how rockets work and to help them in assembling rockets purchased from Estes Rockets by the school’s science department.

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