On Tuesday evening the Selectmen approved Rosemary Harvell as Bedford’s interim Town Clerk. Pamela Carakatsane resigned when the part-time position to which she was named on January 6 turned out to demand a full-time commitment.
Bedford is fortunate to have secured Harvell’s services. She retired in March 2019 after 13 years as Sudbury’s Town Clerk. In her office on Wednesday morning Harvell smiled and said, “It was a great summer with the grandkids, but I am pleased to be able to help Bedford prepare for Annual Town Meeting and this year’s multiple elections.”
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support JGMS MSPA at Chipotle (301 Great Rd) in Bedford on Wednesday January 22nd between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the JGMS MSPA.
Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey welcomed overflow crowds to his Jan. 5 Town Meeting at R.J. Grey Junior High in Acton, MA. Many wanted to hear about the Green New Deal from the man who co-authored it with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and he did not disappoint. He engaged the audience and clarified concepts through lively Q&A.
Out for a casual stroll or something a tad more invigorating? Maybe there’s an urge to experience an afternoon nature walk?
For sure, one doesn’t need to search too far in and around Bedford for a suitable trail.
Thanks to the teamwork of the Department of Public Works and the Bedford Trails Committee, there are more than 30 miles of public walking paths. These trails often snake through conservation areas as well as municipal and private properties.
James M. Colliton passed away on January 17, 2020. Mr. Colliton and his family lived in Bedford for over 50 years. He was involved in many activities including Bedford Youth Hockey, Bedford Santa Program, an active member of St. Michael’s parish teaching confirmation class, a Eucharist minister and participating in the Youth Ministry program.
Bedford Embraces Diversity and the Bedford Interfaith Clergy Network are partnering to plan an expanded community day of learning and service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, 2020. For the first time, the commemoration will include a community service component, with a choice of activities that reflect Dr. King’s message. The theme for the day is, “Who’s My Neighbor?”
The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9) at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, with a light breakfast, followed by inspirational remarks by the Rev. Vernon K. Walker. The speaker is affiliated with Berachah Church in Dorchester and is a leader in social justice and climate action. Participants will then have the option of joining one of the community service projects, some of which will be offsite.