Bedford News

Sawyer talks about town planning, the future of Bedford

When someone tells you they have a master plan for the town, that’s usually a cause for alarm – unless, of course, the person tel ling you this is Rick Sawyer, Bedford’s planning director. Sawyer has held this position since April 2007, prior to which he worked ...

For Seth Meyers, you can go home again

Larry and Hilary Meyers discovered their oldest son, Seth, had a knack for storytelling at an early age. “In the days leading up to the end of (grade) school, Hilary and I were worried about Seth finishing up his family history project,” Larry Meyers said. “We ...

MCS to perform Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’

Celebrating its 51st season, the Manchester Choral Society will present Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” on May 19 and 20 at Bedford High School. Dr. Dan Perkins, MCS music director and professor of music at Plymouth State, said there is something very accessible to ...

Seeking hero nominations For the second year, The Cabinet Press is asking readers to help us to recognize some of our local heroes. A nominee could be a neighbor who organizes a benefit for a family having financial troubles or someone who helps in an emergency – anyone who goes ...

Suspect in BOA robbery arrested, charged

A Hudson man has been charged with the May 7 Bank of America robbery in Bedford. Kevin Geary, 28 was arraigned at Merrimack District Court on May 14 and charged with a Class B felony, punishable with 3½ to seven years in prison and up to a $4,000. Geary requested a court-appointed attorney ...

Macaulay talks writing at Bedford library

When the Bedford Library Foundation was deciding who to invite for the annual Leen Lecture, there was one suggestion that stood out among the others: author/illustrator David Macaulay. “Somebody mentioned his name, and we all said, ‘Oh, yes, perfect!’” ...

Pets of the Week for May 18

Kittles Hi, my name is Kittles, and I am a domestic short-haired male. I am an older cat, which makes me very wise. I love to play and cuddle on the couch. I prefer to be in a house with no kids around because they tire me out. If you rub my belly, I will purr all day! Nemo Hello, my name ...

BHS senior organizes drunk driving talk

For her senior project, Bedford High School student Paige Laventure researched drunk driving and provided information and prevention strategies for juniors and seniors. With prom and graduation time here, Laventure took an opportunity to talk about these occasions, which are typically ...

Operation Cookie acomplished

More than 1,000 people enjoyed an ice cream sundae at The Common Man family of restaurants, and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains are receiving the benefits. This was the fifth year Common Man chefs created a dessert with a popular Girl Scout Cookie and ice cream, and donated a ...

Former BHS student takes a hard look at college

Bedford High School graduate and college sophomore Jonathan Kirsch will present “What I’ve Learned in College” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Bedford High School theater at 47B Nashua Road. For all college-bound seniors, juniors and their parents, this is an ...

Scholarship applications due in June

The Richard K Harvell Post 8401, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bedford, will continue its Memorial Scholarships program. Any Bedford resident who will pursue a secondary education during the 2012-13 school year is eligible to apply. Scholarship applications may be requested either by mail from: ...

Funds raised for the Bedford Police Department Honor Guard

Blowin’ Smoke Cigars, in conjunction with Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Bedford hosted a fundraiser to help the Bedford Police Department initiate a Police Department Honor Guard on April 19. This event raised more than $1,700, which was presented to the Bedford Police ...

Plant sale to be held May 19

Members of the Bedford Garden Club create container gardens in preparation for the club’s annual Plant Sale from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Bedford Town Hall on the corner of Meetinghouse and Bedford Center roads. Perennials donated by members and annuals, perennials, herb ...

Bedford Police mourn loss of Sgt. Gary Norton

On May 11, Bedford Police Sgt. Gary Norton was found dead in his Newbury home, he was 48 years old and had served with the Bedford Police Department for 15 years. No information has been realeased at this time, however, Bedford Police Chief Bryfonski confirmed Norton’s ...

New Hampshire’s top financial executives honored

Financial executives from Families in Transition, CentrixBank, LRGHealthcare, Resonetics, and Contour Design were honored for their leadership, asset management and community commitment at New Hampshire Business Review’s Financial Executive of the Year Awards Breakfast at the ...

Lurgio students to hold Memorial Day program

Members of the community are invited to attend the annual Memorial Day program presented by the Pod 7 South students at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School. The program will be held 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, May 24, in the Bedford High School Theater. Gov. John Lynch will be in attendance this ...

Canine commitment

Bedford Girl Scout Troop 22910, as part of its community service project, provided donations to Canine Commitment of New England, an animal rescue facility. The fourth-grade troop made more than 70 dog toys from recycled materials. The girls also collected donations throughout the community, ...

Culinary Adventure promises night of food, fun

Quick! Name three rock stars. If you said Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and Daughtry, you wouldn’t be wrong. If you answered Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Michael Symon, you also would be correct. The exploding world of superstardom has busted down double doors in restaurants everywhere ...

The utterly amazing life of Bedford resident George Orr

Think all of Bedford’s early residents were boring farmers? George Orr was an 18th-century Indiana Jones. Born in Bedford in 1734, of Scot-Irish stock, Orr was orphaned as an infant and raised by an aunt in what is now Windham. At age 16, he went to sea on a merchant vessel for what ...