TOWN BOARD, COMMITTEE, AND DEPARTMENT NEWS
- There will be at least three new faces in the lineup of Bedford elected officials following the Town Election on Saturday, March 9.
- Two members of the Bedford Library Trustees announced they will not be seeking reelection.
- Margot Fleischman announced that she will not be a candidate for re-election to a fifth term on the Bedford Select Board.
- Daniel Brosgol, a nine-year veteran of the Bedford School Committee declared his candidacy for the Bedford Select Board on Tuesday.
- The Bedford Select Board agreed that its two primary goals for the remainder of this fiscal year share top priority.
- The Bedford Planning Board is fine-tuning maps of areas that will likely be targeted for rezoning to comply with a state mandate for expanding multi-unit housing potential.
- The Conservation Commission gave the go-ahead for the U.S. Air Force to install monitoring wells and obtain soil borings to detect the possible presence of contaminants.
- Town Manager Matt Hanson presented a $21,026,818 draft budget to the Bedford Select Board, reflecting an increase of about 5 percent over the current year’s spending.
- Superintendent of Schools Cliff Chuang provided the School Committee with details of his proposed $715,890 in spending for “additional needs” in fiscal 2025.
- The BHS Marching Band capped off a successful season of rebuilding and looks ahead to the future.
- JGMS held the school’s first community day with the goal “to foster better understanding of our differences and similarities” and “to broaden our knowledge of various cultures in the world.”
- Throngs of people in Bedford came out for a day and night filled with holiday activities, including the annual tree lighting.
- First Parish Senior Minister Jamie Hinson-Rieger arrived in Bedford in August from his previous church in Indianapolis. Read about Hinson-Rieger and his first impressions of Bedford.
- Family members and friends paid tribute to a tenacious advocate for racial justice and equity during a celebration of the life of Rachel Murphy at the First Baptist Church.
- Santa and Mrs. Claus made a visit to the Chip-in Farm for a charity fundraiser.
- There was plenty of holiday fun recently at Suzanne Koller’s Someday Farm on Davis Road with carriage rides, refreshments, and Santa Claus.
- The BHS cafeteria buzzed with activity on Sunday, Dec. 10 when the Rotary Club hosted its 35th annual holiday breakfast fundraiser.
IN OTHER NEWS
- Several residents of the emergency shelter at the Bedford Plaza Hotel have received government authorization for employment, and a few have already found jobs in town.