Snippets ~ An Update for the Week of October 2, 2019

The Facilities Department received $182,330 from Green Communities, a program of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. The grant fully funded the Town’s request to support several energy efficiency projects. Taissir Alani and Marcia Piles proudly represented Bedford at the mid-September award ceremony.

Under Bedford’s commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy, solar panels have been installed on the roof at JGMS. Many thanks to the Mothers Out Front for their contribution from the Home Energy Assessment program, which donated $4,970 towards the purchase and installation of this system. Funds were generated each time a Bedford household signed up for a home energy audit.

The Health Department provided 258 flu vaccinations to attendees on Bedford Day, and additional opportunities exist to receive a flu shot. Click to learn more. The Community Health Nurse can conduct a home visit to provide a flu vaccination to homebound individuals; please call (781) 275-6507 to schedule an appointment.

The Police Department reported increased safety inspections and installations of child safety seats during their recent Child Safety week. Also, a limited number of free child safety seats were available.  Residents can make appointments online throughout the year to have car seats installed or inspected. The department also provides this valuable service to our surrounding communities.

A Bedford family wrote to thank Old Town Hall manager, Fay Russo after their recent rental of the Flint Room in Town Center.“The room and set up were perfect for our needs.  We’re very grateful for this service that the Town of Bedford provides.”  Note to residents: Several Town facilities are available for rent. Click this link to learn more.

Although Bedford has had some cold evenings, there has not yet been a hard frost, so the elevated Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) risk still exists in Bedford. As such, the dusk to dawn outdoor activity restrictions remains in place until further notice.  The Town thanks residents for their anticipated compliance and understanding in helping to protect public health.

Editor’s Note: As these mini-stories accumulate, The Citizen will post them on an occasional basis

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