🌱 Lavigne Makes AA League + Gas Station Controversy +Baseball Upgrade – Patch

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Hello all. It’s me, Paula Constance, your host of the Bedford Daily. Here’s everything happening today.


First, today’s weather:

A passing shower this morning. High: 84 Low: 61.


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Here are the top 3 stories today in Bedford:

  1. A shout out to Grant Lavigne, a minor league player from Bedford, New Hampshire, who has been promoted by the Colorado Rockies to AA just in time to play the Fisher Cats. His new team, the Hartford Yard Goats, will play at the Fisher Cats on Wednesday night and through the weekend! (WMUR Manchester)
  2. A controversial gas station proposed in Bedford may be a threat to wetlands, Bedford residents say. Neighbors of the proposed gas station, electric charging station, and convenience store on Route 101 diagonal to Hannaford are “worried about the risks of contamination to Ash Bog, private wells and the ‘town’s most valuable wetlands.'” Hitching Post Lane resident Heidi Cole said the station “is expected to look the same as the Nouria that recently opened on South River Road,” adding that Route 101 is not zoned for gas stations, which are allowed on River Road. Bedford’s advisory Conservation Commission voted 4-3 last month against recommending approval by the zoning board. The Bedford Zoning Board will have a hearing to consider the plans on July 19 at 7 p.m. (Subscription/The Union Leader)
  3. The Fisher Cats have proposed to split $5.6 million in needed improvements to Delta Dental Stadium with the city. A special Aldermanic Committee meets at City Hall on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. to discuss the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ request. Stadium improvements will bring Manchester’s ballpark up to standards set last year by Major League Baseball and all 120 affiliated minor league teams. The upgrades will cost the team $2.8 million, with the city of Manchester also paying about $2.8 million to upgrade the stadium. (Subscription/The Union Leader)

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Paula Constance

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