100 Years Ago This Week ~ Bedford News in the Concord Enterprise ~ October 16, 1918

October 19, 2018

Selected and transcribed by Dennis Ahern

Editor’s Note: The tenth in our Friday series examining the news about Bedford that was published in the Concord Enterprise 100 years ago this week; to contact the author, please email [email protected]


  • The library still remains closed, owing to the prevailing sickness.
  • Mrs. C. D. Albani is slowly convalescing from her recent illness.
  • Joseph and John Macmahon were guests of relatives over the weekend.
  • Have you bought a bond of the “Fighting Four loan.” If not, why not?
  • There were no church services in the Church of Christ or in the Unitarian church on Sunday.
  • The friends of Miss Dorothy Pickard of Concord Junction were much grieved to learn of her sudden death due to pneumonia.
  • The regular meeting of the Concord Chapter D. A. R. has been postponed indefinitely.
  • Miss Ellie Peterson has accepted a position in the accounting department of Jordan Marsh Co., Boston.
  • Owing to the request of the Board of Health the schools will remain closed for one more week. Bedford Union and Lexington high schools will reopen on Monday, Oct. 24.
  • For the convenience of taxpayers, the town hall will be opened on the last Saturday evening of this month from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m.


Considerable inconvenience was caused commuters on the B. and M.* Thursday morning when the 7:42 a. m. to Boston was derailed at Bedford and was unable to make the return trip to Boston. Passengers were obliged to wait for the 8:16 train from Concord. *Boston and Maine Railroad

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