Bedford News

Bedford police looking for alleged bank robber

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Kevin Geary, who they say robbed a bank Monday afternoon. Investigators say a white man, standing about 6 feet tall, entered the Bank of America branch at 46 S. River Road about 1:45 p.m. Monday. The man, who had dark hair and a goatee, handed the ...

Pets of the Week for May 11

Lucy Hello, I’m Lucy! I’m only 8 months old and very gentle. I love to explore new places and am happy to play with cardboard boxes and tunnels. I would make a great first time pet or be a treasured friend in a bunny experienced home. I can’t wait to meet you! ...

Seeking all heroes For the second year, The Cabinet Press is asking readers to help us to recognize some of our local heroes. A nominee could be a neighbor who organizes a benefit for a family having financial troubles or someone who helps in an emergency – anyone who goes above and ...

Bedford Strawberry Festival is a tasteful affair

Strawberries are one of the first crops to ripen in the spring, signaling the advent of warmer weather. Here in Bedford, it’s the appearance of strawberry shortcake that truly indicates the season is underway. The fourth annual Strawberry Festival, sponsored by the Friends of the ...

Memorial School hosts day for grandparents

Memorial School will host its Grandparents and Senior Citizen Visitation Day on Wednesday, May 23. Activities, including guided tours and class room visitations, will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by light refreshments in the cafeteria. A choral performance will be held at 11 a.m. in the ...

Events scheduled to ease middle school transition

Several events are scheduled to help students make the transition from McKelvie Intermediate School to Ross A. Lurgio Middle School. ? An information night for parents of incoming seventh-graders at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 15, in the Bedford High ...

New Hampshire astronaut and space shuttle commander Rick Searfross awarded Chase Hughes, 14, of Bedford, the Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship Honorable Mention award at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center on Saturday, May 5, as part of Aerospacefest 2012. As keynote speaker, ...

Bedford students earn top history honors

Sixteen students from Ross A. Lurgio Middle School and Bedford High School participated in the New Hampshire National History Day competition at Plymouth State College. National History Day is a year-long, research-based program where students investigate an historical topic of their choosing ...

Rotary to hosts annual road race

The 38th annual Bedford Rotary Memorial Road Race will be held May 19 at Bedford High School. Start times are: 9 a.m. for the 12K and 11:30 a.m. for the 5K. Race held rain or shine. As many as 1,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate this year, competing for USATF-NE championship ...

Walk Bedford resident George Newman’s rare plant collection

The Bedford Land Trust’s George Newmanwill open his property for a rare chance to view his native plant collection. The walk will occur at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at 60 Carriage Lane in Bedford. Newman has several hundred native species growing on more than three acres on his ...

Eight companies honored as 2012 Businesses of the Year

Howard Brodsky, co-founder, chairman and CEO of CCA Global Partners, has been named the 2012 Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine. Brodsky will be honored for his innovation and leadership in the cooperative world, as well as his commitment to making New Hampshire a better place ...

BCTV show turns the tables on Bedford reporters

In a fun twist to their usual duties, three media representatives were interviewed on a show that will begin airing Friday, May 4, on BCTV Channel 16. In a show segment titled “The Faces Behind the Bylines,” Bedford Journal reporter Katelyn Dobbs, Bedford Bulletin and ...

Bedford High School IB program debated on the NH senate floor

For organizations such as the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition, the International Baccalaureate program is an educational program that must be stopped. For local associations such as the Bedford School Board, however, the International Baccalaureate program is an optional honors program that ...

Center offers its services to families before, during and after birth

Unlimited access to information is a challenge unique to this modern age. Whether it’s redecorating a room or fixing a car, an overabundance of how-to’s and don’ts and do’s are at your fingertips whenever you connect to the Internet. While the ...

Pets of the Week for May 4

Lucie Hi, I’m Lucie! I am a 9-year-old boxer mix still searching for a fun and loving family to take me home. I was brought to the shelter because my owner was moving. I am having a blast at the shelter, meeting new people, doing tricks for treats and going running every weekend. I ...

Bedford police chief lays out goals for first six months

Former police chief David C. Bailey left some big shoes to fill when he retired from the Bedford Police Department last year, and current Chief John Bryfonski is embracing the challenge. From instituting new programs to conducting a thorough review of the department, he’s determined ...

Businesses start energy program

Two Bedford businesses have completed Phase 1 of the statewide Energy Efficiency Program. Brophy Wealth Management and the Bedford Village Inn have participated in The Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire Energy Efficiency Program: Giving Power Back, a three-step program targeted to ...

Scouts earn Eagle rank

Jared Hammer and Liam Ouellette have been named Eagle Scouts in Bedford. Jared Hammer Hammer began Scouting when he joined Pack 5 as a Wolf Scout in second grade. Hammer crossed over to Boy Scouts at his Arrow of Light Ceremony on Jan. 8, 2005, joining Bedford Troop 414. For the first few ...

Dancing Chocolate presents artistic collaboration

Blending art with chocolate, Manchester’s Dancing Lion Chocolate and artist Cindy Rizza will present an artistic collaboration of painted chocolates 8-10 p.m. May 4. The event is free, but reservations are required. Master choolatier Richard Tango-Lowy explained how the chocolate ...

McKevie Chorus to sing anthem at Fisher Cats game

The McKelvie Chorus will sing the national anthem at the Fisher Cats baseball game at 6:35 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium at 1 Line Drive in Manchester. Tickets are $12. Four dollars of every ticket sold as part of the fundraiser will go to the McKelvie Intermediate ...