Of local interest, Mike Barrett, Bedford’s State Senator, secured funding to mitigate the costs Bedford incurs for educating children of families living on Hanscom Air Force Base. More than one hundred Hanscom Air Force Base students attend high school at local expense. The town has opened its doors to these children for more than fifty years through an agreement with the Department of Defense.
“Town officials have stressed the importance of the funding,” said Barrett. “I’m pleased we were able to come through.”