Bedford News

Center for Women & Enterprise receives AARP Foundation grant

NASHUA – AARP Foundation has awarded a generous grant to the Center for Women & Enterprise to conduct Work for Yourself@50+ workshops in New Hampshire, Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older adults assess opportunities ...

Bedford School District election results

As per HB329 – establishing a committee to study balance billing and authorizing municipal ratification of certain meetings and elections. At the June 12th, 2017 School Board Meeting the School Board voted in favor of the following motion: Board members Foote/DeAngelis made the following ...

Milford swim meet attracts hundreds of youths

More than 500 young people and their coaches and parents will descend on Keyes Memorial Park this weekend for Milford’s biggest athletic event of the year. The Milford Rotary Club’s Swim Meet will have 15 teams from all over southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. It’s an ...

BCTV schedule for upcoming week set

The Live Meetings on BCTV Channel 22 this week are a Planning Board Meeting on Monday, July 17, a Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting on Tuesday, July 18, and a Town Council Meeting on Wednesday, July 19. All archived meetings can be viewed on demand by visiting www.bedfordtv.com. Also, visit ...

Local students at American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State

BEDFORD – Eleanor Lange, Gabriella Cibotti, Jillian Leveille, students at Bedford High, and Katherine Lupo of Bishop Guertin High, recently attended Granite Girls State, a program conducted by the American Legion Auxiliary. They were joined by high school juniors from around New Hampshire to ...

Bedford High School Honor Roll

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 12: Blaisdell, Kassandra Mary; Brockway, Robert Daniel; Chen, Elisa Wen-Sen; Clarke, Allison Julie; Corkery, Nicholas James; Earnshaw, Nicole Christina; Ferwerda, Kellan Paul; ...

American Legion Boys State held at Rivier University

The Stevens-Buswell Post 54 of The American Legion sponsored three young men from Bedford to the 2017 session of Boys State. They joined 60 other high school juniors to establish the mythical 51st state – Boys State. Students came from throughout the state to become more educated in the ...

Coin FUNdraiser held to benefit FEEDNH.org

BEDFORD – Employees of Great NH Restaurants’ eight restaurants – T-Bones, Cactus Jack’s and Copper Door – conducted a fun in-house fundraiser for the benefit of their charitable trust, Feednh.org. The challenge went out to all stores to see which one could raise the most in one week. ...

Cataracts are largest cause of vision loss

A cataract is a butting of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people older than 40 and are the principal cause of blindness. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, ...

Bedford 12U goes undefeated

The Bedford 12U Minors Team Wilkens completed an undefeated season by beating Wilton in the title game 14-9 to become the Soughegan Valley Champions. Front row, from left to right: Isabella Suozzo, Maddy Fennessy, Shaelyn Kane, Brooke Langianese, Aubrey Beyer, Ella Wilkens, Kayla Dunkerly, ...

Tennis, anyone?

The thwack of tennis balls propelled by four- and five-year olds learning how to play tennis is the tipoff that the Granite State Kids Junior Team Tennis League is in progress. The Monday gatherings for players up to age 18 are a tradition of 17 seasons and are now underway at the County Road ...

Signs of wildlife abound in Bedford: Part 1

A few weeks ago as I worked at my home office desk, through the window just to the left of my monitor, I noticed some movement in my neighbor’s yard. At first glance, I thought it was a dog that may have gotten loose, but as I looked closer I could tell it was a beautiful, healthy coyote ...

The play’s the thing

MILFORD – Bonnie Gondola was looking through some of the archives at the First Congregational Church last year and found items not usually associated with a church: two playbills. Gondola is the parish historian, so she took them to the Milford Historical Society and was told to call Terry ...

Troop 414 Eagle Scout ceremony held for Michael Chen

A ceremony of recognition for an Eagle Scout was held June 18 at Bedford Presbyterian Church. About 60 people gathered to recognize the presentation of Eagle Scout to Michael Chen. The Ceremony of Lights and the Eagle Scout Pledge was administered by Scoutmaster Ron Carvalho. The Charge to the ...

Local student to receive sportsmanship award

Maddie Blake, a student at Bedford High School, has been selected to receive the John E. Burke Sportsmanship Award. This award is presented annually by the New Hampshire Basketball Officials Association, a chapter of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, to a high ...

Local young inventors win at National Invention Convention

CONCORD -The Academy of Applied Science announced that three young inventors from New Hampshire and Massachusetts won awards at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo in Washington, D.C. They are: • Andie Nugent, a third-grader from Riddle Brook School in ...

Ameriprise advisors recognized for service to families of homelessness

BEDFORD – Rise Private Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Bedford, was recognized for their volunteer service with Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House, which is a service dedicated to keeping families together ...

Legion has talent, but trouble with overall numbers

NASHUA – Rick Harvey had a player meeting for the Hudson American Legion Post 48 baseball junior and senior program back in December. After sending out at least 60 emails, seven players showed up – and only one was there for the senior Legion team. He waited a couple more months, but by ...

Recalling the past

MERRIMACK – On any weekend this summer, there is probably an American Civil War re-enactment going on somewhere in the U.S., and even in Canada. Volunteers for the Merrimack Historical Society hope some of those re-enactors will be interested in what they have for sale. Last year, Steve ...

Students nominated for scholarships

New Hampshire Army Reserve Ambassador James Normand is pleased to announce the nomination of two Granite State students for four-year Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarships. Phebe Romano of Bedford High School was nominated for a four-year scholarship that will cover her tuition and fees at High ...