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Cars and bicycles – How to safely coexist

As spring turns to summer, we see more people out walking dogs, running and riding bikes on the road. As cyclists, we love this time of year and try to get out often. As much as we enjoy riding bicycles, we are also very much aware of the risks involved. Already this year, Bedford lost two ...

Bedford Police Department welcomes 3 new officers

BEDFORD – Chief John J. Bryfonski is pleased to announce that three new officers are joining the Bedford Police Department. On Friday, April 21, 2017, Officers Timothy Carter and Thomas Maggiano graduated from the 172nd New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council, after an intensive ...

Manchester resident to receive national theatre award

MANCHESTER – Dr. Alan D. Kaplan, of Manchester, is being honored with the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre. The award will be presented at an awards ceremony during the AACTFest 2017 national festival in Rochester, Minn., June 26-July 1, 2017. The ...

Dog days in NH

MILFORD – When his family adopted a dog in 2005, Bob Cottrell did what few dog owners do: He researched its ancestory. The dog, Tug – short for Mountain Laurel Tamworth Tugger – is part of a rare breed called Chinook, and his lineage is noble. Cottrell gave a slideshow called ...

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BG slips past Bedford for crown

MANCHESTER – Bishop Guertin High School girls softball pitcher Bridget Soraghan couldn’t believe it as she saw teammate Elizabeth Ross cross home plate in the bottom of the seventh. “I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re state champions,’  ” Soraghan said. “I was just like, ...

Exeter holds on for title

MANCHESTER – Just like last year belonged to the Bedford Bulldogs, it just seemed like this season belonged to the Exeter High School baseball team. But give the Bulldogs credit; they didn’t go down without a fight in Monday’s D-I championship game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. ...

Bulldogs win fifth title in row

The Bedford girls track and field team won its fifth consecutive Division I title on May 26 at Merrimack High School, while the boys finished in third place. The following is a list of athletes who scored points for the Bulldogs with a top six finish in their respective event. Girls 100 – 5. ...

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Girls lacrosse moves on to semifinals vs. Pinkerton The top-seeded Bedford girls lacrosse team moved on to the Division I semifinals on Wednesday with a 21-9 victory over eighth-seeded Concord. Bedford will face off against defending champion and fifth-seeded Pinkerton – a 7-6 winner over ...

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Troop 5 appreciates community generosity during their recent yard sale

Access to health care would help ‘ensure domestic tranquility’ To the Editor: Mr. Nash’s June 2 argument in defense of laissez faire capitalism in the realm of health care is a heartless piece of clinical reasoning which misses the whole point of free markets in the context of a ...

Access to health care would help ‘ensure domestic tranquility’

To the Editor: Mr. Nash’s June 2 argument in defense of laissez faire capitalism in the realm of health care is a heartless piece of clinical reasoning which misses the whole point of free markets in the context of a framework of government designed to ‘promote the general welfare,’ and ...

All graduates deserve to walk together

To the Editor: Hello. I am a senior, anxiously awaiting June 10, a day I will be able to celebrate my accomplishments over the past 12 years surrounded by the peers I have spent it with and my family that has supported me. For this I am extremely grateful. If there is any lesson that I have ...

Take part in Citizens Police Academy

To the Editor: I recently had the privilege to participate in and complete the 2017 Bedford Citizens Police Academy. It was a terrific experience that I believe every member of the Bedford community should take part in. For those of you who are not familiar with the Citizens Academy, allow ...

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Barbara Skerry Tufts

Barbara Skerry Tufts of Bedford joined her beloved late husband, Col. Harry Nathaniel Tufts (Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army), on January 22, 2017, after a short period of final declining health. She was born on October 12, 1920, at Ft. Sam Houston at San Antonia, Texas, where her parents, Col. ...

Donald Robert Ross

Donald Robert Ross, 71, of Circleville, Ohio and Bedford, NH passed away on May 5th at his Ohio home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 10, 1945 in Waterville, Maine and attended high school in Westminster, MA. After graduating in 1963, He enlisted in the United States Air ...

Joan (Lewis) Wiggin

Joan (Lewis) Wiggin, 82, of Bedford died April 17, 2017 peacefully at her residence. Born in Boston, MA on July 29, 1934, she was the daughter of Frank and Margaret Lewis. She was raised in Boston and graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, MA and Mount Saint Mary College in ...

Susan Joy

Susan Joy of Londonderry died March 9, 2017 at the age of 86. She was the loving wife of the late Graham W. Joy and a former resident of Sudbury MA and Bedford. Born in Budapest, Hungary, she was very proud of becoming an American citizen after coming to Boston in 1946. She attended Regis ...