Bedford Letters

HB 415 would only allow ballot voting

We hear constant complaints that by enforcing clean election laws, we are “suppressing the vote”. But now Democrats, those crafty devils, have sponsored HB 415, a bill which would completely take away the right of the townspeople to vote on SB2 by ballot, which means if SB2 is defeated, ...

Why Does Socialism Invariably Fail?

The functional results of socialism are consistent with its antithetical morality discussed in a prior letter. The free market is the only possible way of determining commodities’ true economic values and the economical allocation of scarce resources; i.e., an agreeable monetary price based ...

I would support the President

72000 deaths in 2018 from opioid overdose is a national emergency. 700,400 people, the projected number of people that will die of an opioid overdose from 2016 to 2025, is a national emergency. 39770 people dying from firearm injuries in 2016 is a national emergency. 5,790 children being ...

Councilor seeks re-election

My name is David Gilbert, and I am running for re-election to the Bedford Town Council. I want to continue to represent the residents of Bedford by insuring that we continue to provide a high level of services at a reasonable price. I believe our goals should include maintaining our appeal as ...

Diane O’Neil for Bedford

I am writing to support Diane O’Neil for Bedford Town Clerk because I believe she is the most qualified person running for the position. As a candidate, she brings 10 years of town government experience and over 25 years of professional experience. I am positive Diane will deliver exceptional ...

Diane will bring experience

I am writing in support of Diane O’Neil as candidate for Town Clerk. Our kids played softball together and I met Diane through my coaching in the Bedford Sports Recreational program and got to know her well. Over the years, I found Diane to be available and always supportive of the needs ...

American Legion Posts to Help Communities

Military veterans in and around the Southern Districts of Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford and Sullivan Counties are invited for a special service session at Merrimack Post 92 located at 43 Baboosick Lake Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054. State teams along with local ...

Open letter to Bedford,

New Hampshire, 2019 Town Council candidates David L. Gilbert, William Carter, Denise Ricciardi and Bryan Lord: Dear Candidates, In August 2018 I spoke critically of the proposed Bow Lane development project at a Conservation Commission meeting and a Planning Board meeting. I spoke as a ...

Please vote on March 12 to change the situation

Once again, developers proposing a massive high-density apartment complex in the middle of Bedford and their minions continue whining before town boards and in the newspapers about “workforce housing” (WFH). This we suspect, is a ploy to garner sympathy for their project when not one ...

They are as a group, the people not doing their job

Now that the latest Federal Government shutdown has been resolved (at least for 3 weeks that is), I would like to suggest that the people that should be most impacted by a Federal Government shutdown, members of Congress, are the least affected. They are as a group, the people not doing their ...

Levesque declares victory

On Tuesday, New Hampshire state Senate Democratic candidate Melanie Levesque declared victory over Republican incumbent Kevin Avard and issued the following statement: “I’m incredibly honored to have earned the trust of New Hampshire voters and the opportunity to represent them in the ...

Compromise, understanding needed to achieve country’s goals

Perhaps, we have all forgotten the lessons of the past. Our country and our state were founded by people determined to put in place a government of checks and balances, so that we could avoid an autocratic, undemocratic society. At the same time, frightened by the effective anarchy of the ...

Chris Pappas is the best choice for U.S. Congress, ‘a true statesman’

We urge every Democrat, Independent and even Republicans, to vote for Chris Pappas in the upcoming Democratic primary. Chris is a true statesman with a devotion to public service, something we find too little of in Washington these days. Chris is very bright. He listens. He understands all ...

Bi-Partisan approach: When only the best will do

Greetings from Colorado. Seven states in 80 years, but New Hampshire is still the state I love most. While serving six years on the Bedford Town Council and as chairman for one year, I worked with public officials across the state, including Sens. Hassan, Shaheen, Ayotte and many others. I ...

Selectmen, take note

The need for a new library has been discussed off and on for over thirty years. Over two decades ago a plan was developed to preserve the existing Arts and Crafts library as a stunning reading room in a new structure adjacent to Carlton Pond. The rationale was the room was too good to lose and ...

Jay Nash seeks vote for school board, wants to add a new voice

Citizens of Bedford, My name is Jay Nash and I’m asking for your vote for a seat on the Bedford School Board. As a longtime resident, and parent of four children in the schools, I’m running to add a new voice to our education table. Having met many of you over the years through ...

Vote for Walter Gallo for Bedford library trustee

Bedford voters interested in the quality of our Bedford Public Library should vote for Walter Gallo as library trustee in Bedford’s town elections on March 13. A retired U.S. Marine Corps Col., Walter’s life has been all about service. He is a long-time member and board director of the ...

Why our tax system makes little sense

A recent letter to the editor complained repealing the estate tax made no sense (i.e., to the writer), but our disagreements on taxes are because we hold two fundamentally and irreconcilably differing views of the objectives of taxes, government and the Constitution. Does the government and ...

Give the gift of being respectful to each other this holiday season

A newborn baby cannot choose where they are born, their skin color, ethnicity, sex, religion and parents. They cannot choose where they will live, if they will have safety, shelter, education and live free of fear. They are not a registered Democrat, Republican or any other political party. ...