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Bedford News

Bedford hires town manager

The search is finally over. Last weekend, the Bedford Town Council announced that after months of sifting through candidates, it had found the next town manager, Jessie Levine, of Springfield. “I look forward to meeting the residents of Bedford,” Levine said. ...

Woman fighting lung cancer stigma

Many people believe that lung cancer is the result of smoking, but Bedford resident Beth Ann Salzman can tell you that’s not always the case. A two-year lung cancer survivor, Salzman is now working to increase awareness of the disease and how it can affect anyone, not just those who ...

Bedford Women’s Club awards scholarships to high school seniors

Bedford High School seniors Rachael Stroebel and Hannah Zeltner are the 2012 winners of the Bedford Women’s Club scholarships for high school seniors. Scholarship Committee co-Chairman Bobbe Fairman and Bedford Women’s Club co-President Kathleen Catania awarded $1,500 to ...

Bedford residents’ son headed to Eastern Virginia Medical School

Gregory D. Hutton, son of David and Faith Hutton, of Bedford, has been accepted into the incoming class of Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. Hutton graduated from Manchester West High School in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from American ...

Franklin Savings Bank opens new loan office in Bedford

Franklin Savings Bank has opened a new loan office in Bedford to serve the commercial and residential lending needs of the community. Along with the opening of the new loan office, the bank announced the appointment of two experienced lenders to staff the new facility, which is located at 116 ...

Bedford firm completes Dairy Queen at Merrimack Premium Outlets

Sullivan Construction Inc., of Bedford, recently completed construction of a new Dairy Queen at the Premium Outlets in Merrimack. The work included plumbing installation, electrical systems and finishes. The project was under a strict schedule and was completed before the outlets’ ...

Correction

The article “Volunteers help feed those in need,” in the Valley Heroes special section should have said that Ron and Rolande Vigneault, Debby Jensen, and Chas Brooks help out weekly at the Open Cupboard Pantry and that Dennis Markaverich is the owner of the Town Hall ...

President of TFMoran Inc. receives real estate award

Robert Cruess, president of TFMoran Inc. received the New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of REALTORS 2012 Affiliate of the Year award on June 21. The award was presented by NHCIBOR President-elect Tom Duffy during their annual meeting, with approximately 80 members in attendance. Cruess ...

‘What Not to Wear’ hair stylist Arrojo gives tips to FIT clients

Last Friday, Families in Transition client Lori Abood sat patiently in a salon chair as hair stylists flocked around her. One stylist grabbed hold of her hair. “You don’t want to make it so it bubbles here,” he said to the other stylist. “Use this ...

‘Heroes’ section highlights untold courage

We often see heroes as people who do something large, something that we perceive to be outside our abilities – and to a great extent, there’s truth in that, although in recent years we have come to stretch the definition to the point where it involves things like hitting ...

Pets of the Week for July 27

Joppa Hi, I’m Joppa! I am an active, neutered male looking for my forever home. I really like to run and check out my surroundings, so it’s best if I go home with an active family that will give me lots of exercise. I would do best in a home with a fenced yard. I like to ...

Barkin’ Biscuit owner offers dogs healthy treats

As any dog owner can tell you, you can only control so much of what your dog eats. When it comes time to reward good behavior, therefore, you want to know you’re giving your dog a treat that will keep him healthy as well as happy. Karen Goldthwaite aims to provide a variety of such ...

Library is right ‘On Target’ with new exhibit

If you’ve been to the Bedford Public library recently, you may have noticed the Women’s Caucus for Art, New Hampshire Chapter’s exhibition “On Target,” which is on display in the gallery on the bottom floor. From Vincent van Gogh’s ...

Bedford home to star-studded hotel in 1940s

It’s hard to imagine that in Bedford, there once was a hotel that attracted people from all around, including Hollywood. Back when Bedford was nothing but fields and hills, the Beau Reve – perhaps Bedford’s only famous hotel – sat on a hill on Wallace ...

Bedford Police to host first-ever Bicycle Rodeo

It’s the end of July, and summer is in full swing in Bedford. From garden and car shows to Little League baseball, people of all ages are busy with their summer routines. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, July 29 (with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 5), the Bedford Police ...

Candidates: Time to upload information for our Voter Guide

Attention, candidates for all local offices in the Sept. 11 primary and the November election: If you want to be part of the online Voter Guide run by the Nashua Telegraph, Cabinet and Journal newspapers, it’s time to get to work. The Voter Guide, which will be part of the ...

Merrimack River rich in history

When you go canoeing on the Merrimack, as it flows past Bedford, do you ever think of all the history connected with it? Before the white man appeared on the scene, it was a highway for the native people – a way for them to travel that was easier than making trails through thick ...

Lions Club will host antique show in Bedford

Lovers of all things antique will want to head to St. Elizabeth Seton Church on Saturday, Aug. 4. There, the Bedford Lions Club will host an antique show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The second annual event, which kicks off New Hampshire Antiques Week, will be held at the church’s activity ...

ARL to host kitten shower

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire will host its annual Kitten Shower from noon-4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the ARL with special guest Animal Allies of Manchester. This event is a chance to meet adoptable kittens and find homes for many of these furry felines. “Last year, ...

Bedford residents to appear in ‘Legally Blonde’

The Derryfield Repertory Theatre Company will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” from July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5 at the Derryfield Performing Arts Auditorium, 2108 River Road, Manchester. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Based on the hit ...