Bedford News

Dan Scanlon honored by Manchester Community Music School

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Community Music School (MCMS) is thrilled to announce that Dan Scanlon has been named the 2018 recipient of The Thomas Lewry Leadership Award. Each year this award is presented to an individual who has made a significant impact on the music school’s ability to ...

SEE Science Center wins $50K Entrepreneurs Fund Award

MANCHESTER – SEE Science Center earned a highly competitive $50,000 grant award during a special pitch competition last month in Concord. SEE Science Center’s operations director, Peter Gustafson, was one of five nonprofit leaders making his final three-minute pitch to members and ...

Radio Thon raises $140,000 for Veterans Count organization

MANCHESTER – The 4th annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon for Veterans Count raised more than $140,000 for veterans, service members and their families. This annual event hosted by NH Today’s Jack Heath, in conjunction with iHeartMedia, News Radio 96-7 and WGIR-AM 610. The Radio ...

Meeting to update public on Bedford waterline extension projects

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced public meetings have been scheduled in Bedford and Merrimack to provide updates on the waterline extension projects in those towns. Affected Bedford property owners will be contacted and invited to the ...

Bedford High School 3Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Lia Berman, Hannah Burdick, Laura Callahan, McKenna Casey, Carley Citron, Rachel Citron, Daniel Cronin, Thomas Crowther, Katherine Davis, Meghan Farnum, Madison Frost, ...

Catholic Charities gets $25K grant to assist immigrant crime victims

MACHESTER – Catholic Charities New Hampshire received a $25,000 grant from the Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation to provide immigrant victims of crime with the full legal benefits available to them under immigration law. This grant will serve as matching funds for a recent New ...

High schoolers invited to aviation museum open house

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, located on Navigator Road in Londonderry, behind the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, is hosting, free, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Saturday, April 21, an Aviation Education High School Course Open House. All high school juniors and seniors in New ...

BCTV weekly meeting schedule includes planning board, safety committee

Live meetings next week on BCTV channel 22 include: BCTV Board of Overseers meeting on Thursday, April 19; the Planning Board meeting on Monday, April 23; the Highway Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:15 a.m. and the Conservation Commission meeting, also on Tuesday, April 24. ...

American Red Cross seeks volunteers to install smoke alarms

MANCHESTER – The American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on May 5, 2018 in Manchester from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “Sound the Alarm in Manchester and be part of the nationwide ...

Manchester Development Corporation names board chairman

MANCHESTER – At its annual meeting in March, Manchester Development Corporation (MDC) named Don St. Germain chairman of the board of directors. St. Germain, executive vice president and chief lending officer at St. Mary’s Bank, joined the MDC board in 2015. MDC, a nonprofit that supports ...

Make a ceramic poppy to honor veterans

The Craftworkers’ Guild, in coordination with the local Richard K. Harvel Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Stevens-Buswell Post of the American Legion, invites members of the public to join guild members in making life-size ceramic poppies that will honor veterans as part of a ...

Bedford Boy Scout Troop 5 to host yard sale

BEDFORD – Warmer weather is finally on the way. As we shed our winter coats and welcome the spring weather, many of us are clearing out some clutter around our homes. Bedford Boy Scout Troop 5 is standing by to receive all those spring cleaning donations from basements and ...

Man’s passion for guitar repair gives the gift of music

MANCHESTER – It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday morning. While most people are just grabbing that first cup of coffee and getting settled at their desks, 20-year-old Tristan Aho can be found busily at work in the Manchester Community Music School instrument library refurbishing donated ...

World of wheels

AMHERST – Bicycles are so common we forget they weren’t always here and that the history of two-wheeled, human-powered transportation is long and complicated. Zip Zamarchi, from Eliot, Maine, was in Amherst recently to talk about bicycles and display some of his collection of antique ...

Chorus preps for spring concerts

New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus, whose membership, audiences, popularity, and demand for performances have increased significantly in recent years, consists of 40 singers, an artistic director, an accompanist, support staff and board of directors. The chorus is rehearsing for its 20th annual ...

Field trips and more

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department now offers Camp Trek, an innovative Teen Adventure Camp in addition to its traditional Naticook Day Camp, located at Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road. Camp Trek, open to town residents and also to non- residents, was launched last year and ...

New Digest for March 30

Volunteers, sponsors sought for Wounded Warrior softball camp: Manchester – Twenty children between 8 and 12 years old from around the nation, who have undergone an amputation or have a missing limb, will participate in weeklong, daily softball camp. The camp will take place at Southern New ...

School district, town election results for Bedford

(* = Elected) • Town 2,448 ballots were cast; 14 percent) • Article 1: Election of Town Offices Town Council (three-year term) Julio C. Nunez - 525 votes Emma Carole Paradis - 695 *Melissa Stevens - 1,160 Matt Sullivan - 679 *Bill Duschatko - 997 *Phil Greazzo - 819 Trustee ...

American Red Cross and Unitil host 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards

CONCORD – The New Hampshire and Vermont Region of the American Red Cross and Unitil are once again honoring heroes in New Hampshire by celebrating “everyday people” and the heroic things they do in their communities. The Everyday Heroes Awards are celebrated all over the country and ...

Dressing girls around the world

The heartbreak that surely is a part of swaddling a Haitian newborn in newspaper because there is no better fabric is similarly matched by the greed of human traffickers on the prowl for young Haitian girls unkempt and clothed in rags. Currently, a “Dress a Girl Around the World” campaign ...