Bedford News

Egg hunt raise $9,500 for Batten Disease

The Fourth Annual MOMS Club of Bedford Easter Egg Hunt, held March 31 at the NH Sportsplex raised more than $9,500 for the Our Promise To Nicholas Foundation, dedicated to finding a cure for Batten Disease. Batten is a currently fatal neurodegenerative disease afflicting several area children ...

Legislators, school board to meet

Bedford’s legislative delegation has been invited to the school board meeting on Monday, April 9. The legislators and board will discuss pending legislation and its impact to the school district and Bedford taxpayers. The meeting starts at 6:40 p.m. at the SAU at 103 Liberty Hill ...

Bedford Men’s Club announces the 2012 scholarship applications

The Bedford Men’s Club provides two scholarships each year to graduating High School Seniors from Bedford. The scholarships are awarded to seniors who volunteer by performing community service and making the community a better place to live. All applications must be submitted no ...

Fundraising drive kicks into gear

Springtime means National Library Week, which begins April 8. During this week, The Bedford Library Foundation will hold it’s annual Spring Fundraising Drive. The nonprofit foundation raises money solely to support non-budgetary items for the library. Over the past year, the ...

Bedford man pleads guilty to receipt of child pornography

John O’Shaughnessy, 31, of Bedford, New Hampshire, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of receiving child pornography, according to United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. On May 3, 2011, federal agents executed a search ...

Police officers receive Commendation Awards

On April 2, the Bedford Police Department presented the Commendation Awards to police officers Amy Champagne, Brian Fleming and Andrea Berlin. On March 12, Champagne and Fleming responded to Hawthorne Drive in regards to an subject in cardiac arrest. Both officers performed CPR and utilized ...

Manchester man sentenced for robbery spree

Timothy J. Daly, 31, of Manchester, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 84 months in prison and three years of supervised release in connection with a series of robberies occurring in late 2010, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. ...

Homeless children receive birthday celebrations

The partners of Lindner Dental Associates in Bedford recently donated $400 to the “A Birthday to Remember” program of Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester-and Concord- based homeless services provider. FIT hosts bi-monthly birthday parties, underwritten by ...

Clary promoted to director of Transportation Engineering

On March 30, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. announced that senior project manager, Peter A. Clary, was promoted to director of Transportation Engineering. In his new role, Clary will lead VHB’s transportation engineering efforts in the New Hampshire office. “I look forward ...

Bedford Resident Earns the “Premier Advisor” designation

Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Duncan Black, AAMS, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program. “Duncan’s high level of commitment to his clients sets a standard and serves as an example for others. We are very proud to have Duncan on our ...

Send us your pet photos!

So, you believe you have the cutest, most interesting pet in the land? Well, let’s see. The Journal invites readers to enter our Pet Photo Contest. A cat or dog may rule your home, but not everyone has a typical pet. So, whether you have a special friend who can be petted, caged, ...

Council declares petition invalid

On March 28, the Bedford Town Council officially declared the petition against zoning Amendment Six invalid. The amendment, which would remove the commercial properties along Route 101, Chestnut Drive and Bedford Center Road from the Historic District, passed March 13 by a vote of 2,946 to ...

Four Bedford DI teams advance to state finals

Four Bedford Destination ImagiNation teams will compete in the Destination ImagiNation New Hampshire State Finals at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton on Saturday, March 31. Team Duct Duct Tape (Bedford High School), Adventurous Mysteries (McKelvie Intermediate School), Born Wild (Riddle ...

‘Miles Smiles’ proceeds to benefit shelter where cat was adopted

hen a beloved pet passes away, it can be as painful as losing a human member of the family. And just as with losing a person, it can be difficult to open your heart again and take the risk of caring for another pet. Merrimack author Lori Zimmermann took that risk, and she is glad she did. Her ...

BHS grad heading to Philippines for LDS

While most college students are headed south for spring break, Ian Hagen is heading halfway around the world to the Philippines to serve a church mission. Hagen, 19, now a sophomore at Brigham Young University in Utah, will spend the next two years volunteering as a full-time missionary for ...

Pets of the Week for March 30

Peppermint Patty Hi, my name is Peppermint Patty. I am a young beagle looking for a fun home. I do great with other dogs and am happiest when I have a friend to play and cuddle with. I love to give kisses and enjoy putting my paws on your lap to ask for attention. I would like to go through a ...

Lurgio holds book drive

Ross A. Lurgio Middle School will hold its fourth recycled book drive April 2-6. Through these book drives, the school has donated more than 10,000 gently used books to organizations that distribute books to disadvantaged children and families. The recycled books will have a separate table at ...

School clerk position still open

While town moderator was a highly sought-out position on voting day, March 13, there is still one school position that has yet to be filled. The position of school clerk, which was once occupied by Town Clerk Lori Radke, is still open. Although Radke was the top write-in candidate on ...

Former Bedford High student mourned after construction accident

The Bedford school community mourned one of its own this week after a former student died suddenly in a construction accident. Tyler Walsh, 19, of Goffstown, was pronounced dead last Monday after he was struck by a falling pipe at a Manchester construction site. The former Bedford High ...

New moderator talks community involvement

During the elections held earlier this month , Bedford residents voted to add some new faces to the town government. One of those faces belongs to Brian Shaughnessy, who was elected to the position of town moderator. Shaughnessy recently took some time away from his professional and political ...