Bedford News

Women Inspiring Women celebrates fifth anniversary

Women throughout New Hampshire are taking charge in their personal and professional lives. “There are lots of women starting businesses in New Hampshire,” said Leslie Sturgeon, founder of Women Inspiring Women. “Women are heading in a great ...

Rep. Sanborn resigns to move to Bedford

House Speaker William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, and House Majority Leader Pete Silva, R-Nashua, offered the following comments in response to the resignation of Rep. Laurie Sanborn, R-Henniker, the assistant deputy majority leader. Sanborn resigned because she has moved out of her ...

Town Council to mull residency requirement

As the search for the next town manager continues, the Town Council will discuss the possibility of amending the Bedford Charter residency requirement. “We don’t have that much flexibility; our town charter states the town manager must move to Bedford within six ...

Pets of the Week for June 8

Springsteen I’m Springsteen, a handsome (if I do say so myself) 2-year-old guy who comes from a home with 33 cats. True, I didn’t get a whole lot attention with all those other kitties around, but I’m looking to make up for lost time now! I’m outgoing, ...

Praises ringing for hand bell choir

Playing the piano is a challenge in and of itself. Imagine how much more difficult it would be to play only a few notes of a song and depend on other musicians to press the right keys at the right times. The Hilltop Ringers, the hand bell choir at Bedford Presbyterian Church, have this art ...

Exhibit features work by Eric Aho, Cristi Rinklin

This month, the Currier Museum of Art presents two dynamic exhibits featuring contemporary New England artists. “Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho” follows the artist on his journey from depictive landscape to the abstract. While Cristi Rinklin’s ...

Student named Merit Scholar

Eric W. Gadecki, of Bedford, has been named a National Merit Scholarship winner. Gadecki, a senior at Trinity High School in Manchester, will study biology at Clemson (S.C.) University. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from the finalists in the 2012 ...

Zachary Neveu awarded scholarship from Dunkin’ Donuts

Bedford resident Zachary Neveu recently was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees of New Hampshire. Zachary Neveu, a student at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., was recognized along with 10 other New Hampshire students during a scholarship ...

Martial arts studio features all-ages Special Abilities program

Emily Therrien is determined that all of her students will succeed. The American Taekwondo Association, Martial Arts of Southern New Hampshire co-owner and senior instructor teaches the Special Abilities class, which she created in 2010, twice a week to children and adults. “We had ...

Bedford Presbyterian Church begins mission work in Appalachia

More than 100 members, friends and supporters of Bedford Presbyterian Church gathered over a chicken barbecue Sunday, June 3, to learn more about the church’s recent mission trip to West Virginia. The nature of the April vacation trip was decidedly different from other mission trips ...

Writings give glimpse into cemetery tenant’s life

John Orr was born in Londonderry in 1748. Orphaned at age 5, he became the ward of Deacon Robert Walker, who became his guardian until Orr was 14. Deacon Walker was a strict, but fair, disciplinarian, which Orr later said was precisely what he needed. “There was in me by nature, a ...

BHS announces finals schedule

Bedford High School’s final assessments schedule will be as follows: ? Friday, June 8: S4 and S3. ? Monday, June 11: S2 and S1. ? Tuesday, June 12: R4 and R3. ? Wednesday, June 13: R2 and R1. ? Thursday, June 14: Make-Up Day. The first exam will be held from 7:55-9:55 a.m., ...

Lurgio yearbooks have arrived

The 2011-12 Ross A. Lurgio Middle School yearbooks have arrived. Yearbooks will distributed to students who pre-ordered by their homeroom teachers. Eighth-grade students will receive their yearbooks Monday, June 11, and seventh-grade students will receive theirs Tuesday, June 12. For those who ...

Three teams from Bedford compete at Global Finals

Three Bedford Destination Imagination teams competed at Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., last weekend: Bedford High School’s sophomore team Duct Duct Tape; McKelvie Intermediate School’s fifth-grade team Mysterious Inventors; and Riddle Brook Elementary School’s ...

There are heroes all around us

I was thinking about our annual heroes special edition and who I might nominate. I came up with quite a few people who, over the years, have impressed me with their dedication to or love for our communities. I’m not going to list them because I don’t want to influence ...

Town clerk explains record-keeping

If you’re in need of an official piece of paper of any kind, chances are you’ll be visiting Town Clerk Lori Radke, Bedford’s queen of documents. She’s the go-to person for everything from dog licenses to marriage licenses and receives a steady stream ...

Pets of the Week for June 1

Crockett Hi, I’m Crockett. I’m a 6-year-old orange male. My story is a bit sad, but it has a happy ending! I was part of a hoarding case. The Animal Rescue League vets operated on my eyes, and I am now better than ever! I’m just waiting to find my forever home. ...

Council OKs zoning

A recent town council decision may have Bedford’s Hannaford feeling a little unsettled. On Wednesday, May 23, the town council decided, with the help of a subcommittee, that Zoning Amendment 2 was valid and thus there is no reason for a rehearing on the amendment. “We have ...

Bunny Bowl raises $1k

On Saturday, April 14, members of the Greater Manchester and Nashua Board of Realtors (GMNBR) Community Service Committee gathered to raise $1,080 for The Salvation Army’s Kids’ Cafe. The Kids’ Cafe in Manchester, was established in 1994 and offers structured ...