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Our economy has been slowly but steadily recovering. However, too many people still cannot find work, and most workers are experiencing flat wages, even though corporate profits are at an all time high. They watch the stock market and corporate pay and bonuses skyrocketing, and …

Friday, August 23, 2013 | By CAROL SHEA-PORTER U.S. Representative
This past week, I voted for Congress to immediately consider a bill that would stop student loan rates from doubling on Monday, July 1. The Student Debt Relief Act, legislation …
Friday, July 5, 2013 | By CAROL SHEA-PORTER U.S. Representative
The past two years have gone by quickly and the Bedford Journal has come a long way. I am proud to have been a part of its transition from a …
Friday, May 24, 2013
What would we do without our mobile devices? Technology has certainly affected our lives. Even the phrase “mobile devices” wasn’t in our everyday vocabulary until a few years ago, and …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Who would have thought that Bedford is home to a geological wonder? But, in fact, Pulpit Rock was carved by glacial sediment flowing from the Contoocook River Basin. This week, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
We, like many of you, are trying to make sense of the two explosions that rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Listening to reports on the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A call comes into the police station and, if it’s an emergency or a call for help, the alert is immediately dispatched to a patrolman or firefighter. Sounds simple, right? …
Friday, April 12, 2013
All it takes is a smile from Peter Woodbury Principal Ken Williams and the room lights up. He is the epitome of what a school principal should be – with …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Want to find some interesting products, or need someone to fix this and that around the house? Take a look at what’s being offered at the Made in NH Expo …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The calendar is telling us it’s spring but someone should tell Old Man Winter the time has come for him to rest until next year. Many of us are tired …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The sequester went into place March 1, the day after the House of Representatives adjourned and members of Congress went back to their districts. Constituents, regardless of how they felt …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Many people entering the polls Tuesday were greeted by happy-to-see-you faces and wagging tails. We’re not talking about the poll workers or town officials, but those cute canines begging people …
Friday, March 15, 2013
We know it can be hard to get enthusiastic about the local March elections. After all, we’re not inundated with robocalls or TV commercials. But, we should be enthusiastic about …
Friday, March 8, 2013
We urge you to attend the Budgetary Town Meeting on March 6, at 7 p.m. at Bedford High School. Though the items in this year’s town budget are not extraordinary, …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Looking out the window you’d never know spring is officially 25 days away. Soon, the snow will be gone, and we’ll be watching for the first tulips to appear. It …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Yes, it snowed. Yes, there was a lot of snow. But did it require the kind of wall-to-wall coverage with which we were inundated Saturday on all four Boston TV …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The race has begun. Candidates have thrown their hats into the ring, hoping to serve you on a board, as a trustee, a clerk or moderator. There are only two …
Friday, February 8, 2013
If you ever wanted to be part of town government, but didn’t want to make the commitment of running for an elected seat, you have the opportunity to volunteer to …
Friday, February 1, 2013
There are a lot of people behind the scenes who help preserve Bedford’s historic value and natural resources. The folks from the Bedford Land Trust, the Village Common Committee, the …
Friday, January 25, 2013
On Wednesday, Bedford Police sent out an alert warning residents about a telemarketing scam. The caller identified himself as a representative from the Bedford first responders. When the resident questioned …
Friday, January 18, 2013
We congratulate Jane O’Brien, the town’s park and recreation manager, for earning the Volunteer of the Year award for supporting tennis programs. Jane also deserves credit for her hard work …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Leave it to the Rotary Club to come up with an innovative way to award scholarships. Next weekend, area students will sing their hearts out to vie for awards at …
Friday, January 4, 2013
We wish you all a merry Christmas and holiday season, and hope you had a happy Hanukkah. Sometimes with shopping, double checking those wish lists and decorating our homes, we …
Friday, December 21, 2012
We’re pleased to bring you the story this week about the Peaceworks Animal Sanctuary on Old Bedford Road. This group of dedicated people, led by Ray Brouillette and Sheila Jacks, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Looking for a Christmas tree? Look no further than the Bedford Village Shoppes on Route 101, where the Bedford Men’s Club is bringing holiday cheer to town. It’s, of course, …
Friday, November 30, 2012
We received this message from a group called NH Driving Toward Zero, which aims to eliminate all highway fatalities. Here is what they have to say about the holiday season: …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Everyone loves to get gifts, and the old saying, “It’s better to give than receive,” is true when you help bring joy to someone alone on the holidays. When you’re …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Last week, I had jury duty. As much as I didn’t want to go, once there, I was reminded of what an amazing justice system we have – one in …
Friday, November 9, 2012
It doesn’t matter when you do it, as long as you do it. Before work. After work. By absentee ballot. Make your voice heard by voting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. …
Friday, November 2, 2012
In our Nov. 2 edition, the last one before the Nov. 6 elections, we’re asking all of our readers who write letters to the editor to refrain from making negative …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Shhhh, don’t tell anybody, but it’s science and we all know how scary science is. What is it? It’s the wonderful new program sponsored by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society …
Friday, October 19, 2012
After a one-year hiatus, Bedford Olde Town Day is back. The festivities will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Riley Field Complex, off Nashua Road. Bedford …
Friday, October 12, 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and, not coincidentally, the month that hosts the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. As we enter October and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
On Oct. 6, 1971, the body of a 30- to 35-year-old woman was found under brush in a wooded area off Kilton Road. She still doesn’t have a name. We’re …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Bedford is in danger of losing a valuable educational resource, not to mention a piece of Bedford’s History. The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill desperately needs a new barn. In …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains are inviting all girls in K-12 to an information session from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the GSGWM headquarters at One …
Friday, September 14, 2012
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