Bedford News

Pets of the Week for April 20

Baylee Hi, my name is Baylee! I am a 2-year-old puggle mix. I came to the shelter because my family could no longer keep me. I am a gorgeous girl who is looking for a loving family to take their time getting to know me. I am very shy at first and will need you to spend a extra time getting to ...

Comedian hits Palace stage with new material

Maine’s Bob Marley will play Manchester’s Palace Theatre on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. Marley, a New England staple, moved back to Maine after an 11-year stint in Los Angeles. He has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show ...

Kitty Angels event set for May 5 and 6

It’s tough, being a homeless cat. You probably don’t get enough to eat. You have to sleep in dark, cold corners. Medical issues can quickly become fatal. And, there’s nobody there to give you a hug, or even a scratch on the head. For the past 18 years, these ...

Bedford’s pets ham it up for the camera

While not every pet could win the title of Cutest Pet, some of the pictures we received were just too good to go unnoticed. Here are some of the Bedford pets that didn’t win, but are still pretty cute!

Bedford native a semifinalist for US Presidential Scholar award

Christopher Yang, a senior at Phillips Academy Andover and a Bedford resident, has been named a semifinalist in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. He is the son of Jack Yang and Shelley Song. Approximately 550 semifinalists were selected from more than 3,300 candidates on the basis ...

NH Housing receives $2 million

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority has been awarded a $2.48 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help continue its Lead Hazard Abatement Program. This marks the third time that HUD has provided funding for this program. The Authority’s Lead ...

Local business leaders to be honored for going above and beyond

The Business and Industry Association will honor local business leaders at its annual business meeting and member reception, to be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 8 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. BIA will present the “Above and Beyond” awards to several individuals that ...

FairPoint recognized Doyle of Bedford

MANCHESTER – FairPoint Communications recognized its outstanding sales leaders at the annual company-wide sales gathering recently, among them was Jim Doyle of Bedford. Ten Granite Staters were singled out for their top performances in meeting customer needs and outstanding service, ...

Bedford college student wins scholarship

Mackenzie Robert, of Bedford, will receive a $5,000 scholarship to continue her education for sharing online how she enjoys exercising her First Amendment rights during a national celebration of the First Amendment on Bill of Rights Day 2011. Currently a student at Belmont University, ...

Local artist attends New England Institute of Art Professional Photography

Madonna Lovett Repeta, of Studio Photography by Madonna in Bedford, completed the 51st annual session of the New England Institute of Professional Photography. The event was held at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Mass., in early April. Repeta participated in a weeklong course ...

ARL-NH offers Camp Critter

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire is offering Camp Critter, a weeklong, day summer camp for children ages 7-11. Camp Critter is for children who love animals. Camp sessions cover responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, dog bite prevention, animal behavior, wildlife and more. ...

Ken Hawkins runs for State Senate

State Rep. Ken Hawkins, R-Bedford, announced his candidacy for the District 9 State Senate seat April 11. “For the last 2 months, I have been talking with my longtime friends and colleagues in Bedford and across the District. I am so pleased and encouraged with the tremendous support ...

Dionne signs on for 120 more days as town manager

The town council has announced Crystal Dionne will serve as the acting town manager for another 120 days. Bedford Town Council Chairman Bill Dermody said the council will work with a hiring agency to find five to six applicants for the town manager position. Dionne said she will not apply for ...

Recreational music at the library

Residents are invited to attend the Recreational Music Making Society, sponsored by the Bedford Public Library, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and Thursday, May 31. Recreational music specialist and local music teacher, Paul Bordeleau, will host the program. The sessions will be held in ...

ARL-NH has feral cats for adoption

Several feral cats are ready for adoption at the Animal Rescue League of NH in Bedford. These cats have been spayed or neutered, have all their vaccinations, and most have been micro chipped and/or ear tipped. They also have tested negative for feline aids and leukemia. Feral cats are outdoor ...

BHS parking permits on sale

Bedford High School parking permits for rising seniors and rising juniors for the 2012-13 school year will be on sale in the school’s front office until May 31. To be eligible for a parking permit, all school obligations, such as book fees, must be taken care of. Forms may be picked ...

American Legion seeks Boys State nominees

The New Hampshire American Legion will hold its 65th annual Boys State program July 1-6. Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government. Young men completing their junior year of high school are encouraged to participate in the ...

Girl Scouts learn first aid

On March 16, Bedford Girl Scout Troop 20800 invited the senior Scouts of their town to join them in learning the importance of first aid and the work of nurses and firemen at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Jessica Jaques and Nicole Marini, two emergency room nurses from Elliot Hospital in ...

Senior project supports juvenile diabetes

Bedford High School student Miranda Collette completed her senior project April 7. She held a Festival of Colors Dance Party for Bedford High School juniors and seniors to raise money for juvenile diabetes. She was able to raise almost $600 in donations.

Expo will showcase state’s products, services

Business NH Magazine and Millyard Communications will host the Made in NH – Try It & Buy It Expo at the Manchester Radisson Hotel from April 13-April 15. The Expo is dedicated to showcasing the variety of quality products and services made in New Hampshire. “The ...