Bedford News

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sabers edge Bulldogs for D-I title

MANCHESTER – Sometimes team meetings can actually work. Just ask the Souhegan High School girls lacrosse team. After the Sabers had lost to Londonderry by a goal back on May 9, coach Maren Petropulos got everyone together in a room, closed the door, and they hashed things out. “We were in ...

Plants with purpose

LYNDEBOROUGH – People passing the J.A. Tarbell Library one evening in May might have seen about a dozen people wandering about picking weeds and showing them to one another as they waved away black flies. The peculiar-seeming group was foraging for local edibles such as dandelions, burdock ...

Stephanie J. (Trott) Schehl

Stephanie J. (Trott) Schehl, 57, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family following a five year battle with ALS. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late William and Joyce (Lefebvre) Trott. Raised and educated in Manchester, she worked as a ...

ASD students make prosthetic hand for second grader

NASHUA – Across the country, there is a big need for prosthetics, but they typically cost thousands of dollars. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 1,500 babies are born in the United States without part or all of their arm. For children who are constantly ...

Schmalz, Liss receive realtors’ association Green Designation

BEDFORD – Lisa Schmalz and Cheryl Liss, sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford, have been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green professional real estate designation recognized by NAR. Schmalz and ...

Easter Egg Hunt raises $25,000 for Batten Disease

Easter was in full swing as the Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation’s (OPTN) 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt drew in more than 1,100 guests who enjoyed the fun festivities at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford. The dome was alive with smiling faces, with colorful eggs blanketing the fields and kids ...

Unsolved mystery?

MILFORD – In November 1971, a Northwest Orient Airlines flight was highjacked between Portland, Ore., and Seattle, and the assailant parachuted from the Boeing 727 into a forested area with $200,000 in ransom money. The man was never seen or heard from again. In 2016, after what the FBI calls ...

Bedford Farmers Market opens for the season

BEDFORD – On Tuesday, June 6, the Bedford Farmers Market will open for the 2017 season. Every Tuesday from 3-6pm, the market will be bountiful with vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, baked goods, homemade soaps, jams and jellies, maple syrup and more. The market is held in the parking lot of ...

Women’s Club celebrates another year

During its Annual Spring Luncheon held on May 18, the Bedford Women’s Club celebrated its charitable donations to organizations which impact Bedford residents. It also installed the 2017-2018 Officers and Directors. The Bedford Women’s Club held its final luncheon of the year at the Bedford ...

EBooks 101 class set for Bedford Public Library

Are you interested in learning how to borrow eBooks for free from the Bedford Public Library? Join us at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in the library’s Richmond Room for a relaxed beginner’s class, Coffee and Computers: EBooks 101. The class will discuss the library’s three e-book services ...

Cycle safety

Motorcyclists are out cruising once again. Soon, thousands from many states will rumble past local towns to attend the 94th Laconia Motorcycle Week, which is scheduled for June 10-18. The event is touted online at laconiamcweek.com as the world’s oldest motorcycle rally. It features scenic ...

American Legion to host Boys State

The New Hampshire American Legion will hold its 70th annual Boys State program from June 25-30. Boys State is an annual six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government. About 150 high schools throughout the state are invited to send qualified students to ...

Learning more about the Pulpit Rock Subcommittee

The Pulpit Rock Subcommittee is an arm of Bedford’s Conservation Commission. It was established in 1990 to lessen the work load of the Conservation Commission and to provide a focused effort on the Pulpit Rock Conservation Area (“the Pulpit”). The Pulpit is Bedford’s largest parcel of ...

Herbs are the word

AMHERST – Dandelions are so easy to despise, as their yellow flowers give way to coarse, flat leaves that mar our carefully cultivated lawns and a tap root that seems to go all the way to China. Norma Weinberg wants gardeners to embrace their dandelions – or at least tolerate them. In a ...

Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for Ryan Dinndorf

On Friday evening, May 5, there was an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Bedford Presbyterian Church to present the award of Eagle Scout to Ryan Dinndorf. Ryan is Eagle number 110 in Troop 414. About 50 ...

Bedford Garden Club’s spring sale slated for May 20

With the help of many volunteers, the club will transform Bedford’s Town Hall, 70 Bedford Center Road, into a room filled with hundreds of plants. The sale will feature perennials, annuals, herbs, and ground covers, many of which come from member’s gardens. Some commercially grown plants ...