🌱 Hot weather update + Sipins Pool is still toxic + No place to rent

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Now, today’s weather:

Hot day with a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High: 90 Low: 73.

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Here are the top stories in Bedford today:

  1. Looking for a new place to rent? you are not alone. New Hampshire tenants are looking for affordable rentals, but with so few apartments available, they have few options. With a record low 3 percent rent vacancy, state officials are questioning whether incentives for new developers will be enough to build affordable rental housing. For renters, a 3% vacancy rate means that 99.7% of the apartments are already rented! (Union Leader)
  2. A bacterial flourish warning for toxic Sebbins Pond in Bedford remains in effect, although bacteria levels at Manchester’s Crystal Lake fell “slightly below” acceptable levels on Friday, according to the DES website.e. Flourishing of toxin-producing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) has been observed in Sipin Pond as swirls of tiny green flakes that accumulate on the surface and along the shores. “Lake users should avoid contact with water in areas with cyanobacterial breeding conditions and keep children and pets away,” New Hampshire environmental officials wrote. (New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services)
  3. Heat warning extended for Bedford until Saturday night at 8pm The heat index is expected to be in the mid-90s upwards, with high humidity. Health officials are asking everyone to drink plenty of water and keep their pets cool. Never leave children or pets in a hot car for any length of time, “it can be fatal.” Health officials also said, “Anyone who spends time outside should drink water every 15 minutes,” and take other precautions, such as taking frequent breaks indoors or in the shade, wearing light clothing, wearing sunglasses, and using sunscreen, And reduce sun exposure. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., if the heat overpowers anyone, they must be moved to a cool location, and immediately call 911. (WMUR)

Today in Bedford:

  • Open Paint -or- Grab & Go. (11 am)
  • New – 12″ x 36” wooden signage. (6:30 pm)

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