Bedford News

Theatrical group kicks off 2018 season

Bedford Off Broadway is opening its 2018 season with Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” directed by Aaron Foss. In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose ...

Bedford High School Theatre Company does Shakespeare

By LORETTA JACKSON For The Bedford Journal Sixteen student performers from the Bedford High School Theatre Company who recently presented Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” wore sneakers and casual street clothing, costumes set off with accessories that included capes, popcorn and an ...

‘A new science’

AMHERST – Planning a trip in March? Be warned. March 2018 could be very stormy, said Rob Carolan – who should know. Carolan is president and chief meteorologist of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua. He and his crew provide forecasting and severe weather warnings to clients that ...

Souhegan facing security issues; group to visit

AMHERST – The school board is not asking for extra money for security cameras in its proposed operating budget for Souhegan High School, but security turned out to be a major focus of the school district’s Feb. 5 Deliberative Session. After board member David Chen complained that the ...

Program at The Way Home helps empower those in need

MANCHESTER – In early 2017, desperate, and in an increasingly abusive relationship, Tori and her young son, Camren, packed up their few belongings and left their home in Concord. “We literally had no place to go,” she said. “But we knew we couldn’t stay where we were. We had to ...

New Digest for Feb. 9

Planning director talks growth with Bedford Rotary Growth is happening in Bedford and more development is on the way, town Planning Director Rebecca Hebert told the Bedford Rotary Club at a recent meeting. Bedford’s area is 32 square miles, with a population of 22,700 and a mean household ...

BHS announces honor roll for 2Q of 2017-18 school year

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Morgan Ats, Emet Baker, Lia Berman, Angelika Bouley, Marina Braga, Jack Buffett, Hannah Burdick, Laura Callahan, Nathan Campbell, McKenna Casey, Victoria Chartier, ...

Bumble or bust

Members of the Merrimack Valley Beekeeping Association – a group of around 100 beekeeping enthusiasts from Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and many other towns – recently assisted with a hefty donation to the beekeepers and the surviving bees of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, regions ...

Bedford students get immigration lesson on ‘Ellis Island Day’

Editor’s Note: This is a monthly column offering the inside scoop on academic achievements, upcoming meetings and more happenings in the Bedford School District. Students attending all three elementary schools in Bedford recently participated in a day of activities designed to teach them ...

News Digest for Jan. 11, 2018

BCTV weekly meeting schedule BEDFORD – Next week on BCTV, the live meeting on channel 22 will be a WBNH-LPFM Radio Board of Overseers on Monday, Jan. 15; a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and a BCTVBoard meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. ...

SJCS Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years of giving back

St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS) Meals on Wheels commemorated 40 years of service to Hillsborough County communities. One hundred twenty five guests celebrated recently at their Carpenter Center in Manchester. Community diner, Helen, who recently turned 101, danced the night away to the ...

Bedford Garden Club decorates for the holidays

As part of the Bedford Garden Club’s beautification mission, the group has designed and installed seasonal greenery in planters and/or wreaths at the main entrances to the Bedford Town Hall, Bedford Library, Town Offices, Town Hall, Bedford Library, Burleigh Triangle, Police and Fire Safety ...

Tick watch: Beware of the bugs when temps are warm

Black-legged ticks – deer ticks – that carry Lyme disease are out there and still active. Tick season remains in force in Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and Brookline, along with most other Southern New Hampshire towns, which until this week, had experienced a temperate start to the ...

Front row seat

MILFORD – Bob Hug had a front-row seat to rock ‘n’ roll history and has the photos, and their contact sheets, to prove it. In the mid-1970s, San Francisco was the place to be for music lovers and Hug wound up studying photography at the San Francisco Academy of Art. He took his 35mm ...

Thanks for Giving raises $85K

BEDFORD – The annual Thanks For Giving event held at all T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s restaurants raised $85,000, a record total for the unique fundraiser that gives a $10 dining coupon back for every $5 donation received. The annual fundraiser started in 2005, and has now raised an ...

Enter 2018 Top Dog contest

To enter the Top Dog Contest, email one photo ( as a PDF or JPEG/TIFF file) of your top dog to Lori Radke, Town Clerk at lradke@bedfordnh.org. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 29. The winner is selected by the town employees and will be announced in mid-January. The winning ...

BCTV weekly meeting schedule

Next week on BCTV, the live meetings on channel 22 will be the Planning Board on Monday, Dec. 18 and a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19. On channel 23, there will be a School Board Budget meeting, on Monday, Dec.18 at 6 p.m. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise ...

Music school gets $10,000 grant

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Community Music School is proud to announce that Granite United Way’s local volunteer-led Community Impact Committee has awarded the Music School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Music Outreach Program with a grant for $10,000. This grant will enable ...

Theater group to perform abroad

MANCHESTER – Theatre Knights, Manchester’s award winning self-funded theatre company at Manchester West High School, has recently been invited to perform in a Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland the summer of 2018. This very pricey trip would be an amazing opportunity for the ...

Management advisory firm hires new official

MANCHESTER – Peter R. Milnes, chairman of INEX Capital & Growth Advisors, announced that Jodi K. Hoyt has joined INEX in the new role of human resources director. Hoyt will report directly to Milnes in his capacity as CEO and will provide senior level human resources strategic planning ...