🌱 $30B Secret Jet + Alarming Fish Takeover + New Friendly Toast – Patch

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Good morning, friends! It’s Wednesday in Bedford and I’m back in your inbox with the most important things happening in our area today.

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First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and very warm today. High: 87 Low: 67.


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Here are the top 3 stories in Bedford today:

  1. Wealthy foreign investors may be profiting from the fish you buy from your favorite local Bedford restaurant or market. U. S. Senators are demanding more scrutiny after an investigative report published July 6 by ProPublica and The New Bedford Light found that billionaire foreign investors with links to private equity companies control “a sizable share” of the East Coast fishing industry, creating long work hours and elbowing-out independent fishermen. They already control East Coast pollock, haddock plus ocean perch, and are “pushing to expand into other parts of the industry. ” In a statement, Senator Richard Blumenthal called the report “alarming” and that it “raises serious concern about possible violations associated with federal law, ” which should be reviewed by the Justice Department. You can read more about this story here: ( ProPublica )
  2. A $30 billion contract for Lockheed Martin’s next generation F-35 stealth jet may be awarded soonβ€”and that may be good news for New Hampshire. An exact number of next-generation fighter jets was not disclosed, but “will be provided once the contract is awarded, ” according to Lockheed Martin officials. The contract may come as soon as “this summer or even early fall, ” said the official, who asked not to be identified. The new F-35 jet will have secret components that are manufactured in New Hampshire. Lockheed Martin has a location in Nashua (Subscription/ The Union Leader )
  3. If you love The Friendly Toast in Bedford, the popular breakfast and brunch spot announced they will be opening a sixth location in Dedham, Massachusetts. The Dedham restaurant will be the ninth restaurant of the New England chainβ€”and its sixth restaurant in Massachusetts. Like the other locations, the Friendly Toast in Dedham will serve all-day brunch, having a bar that serves “fun cocktails” and other beverages. ( MassLive. com )

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Today in Bedford:

  • Kids Canvas Painting — Campfire. ( 6 p. m. )

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β€” Paula Constance

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