Bedford Letters

Climate change and the Constitution

To the Editor: In response to my prior letter, last week a climate change advocate confirmed my contention that climate change, at its core, means a change to our form of government and elimination of constitutional protections for private property and free markets. The writer suggests the ...

Thank you from this BHS graduate

To The Editor: It did not seem so long ago that on a late summer morning in August, 2004, the Bedford High School Class of 2017 was walking into Kindergarten for the first time. Quickly becoming etched in stone was the daily routine of boarding buses, developing new friendships that would ...

Climate science is real science

To the Editor: I have read a letter in the Bedford papers in which the writer disputes the science of climate change and warns of excessive control by the government. I disagree. According to the writer, “A historical record replete with erroneous predictions, biased analysis ...

Markets not a panacea

To the Editor: In “Dispute on Climate Change…,” the author offered the stark assessment that government mandates to reduce carbon emissions are tantamount to a national takeover of the economy. There is scant evidence for such fears in the annals of American history; moreover, they ignore ...

Where does compassion for innocent Syrian civilians begin and end?

To the Editor: After viewing pictures of the Syrian gas attack victims, President Trump demonstrated his outrage by bombing the airfield where the attack had originated. It was a measured, proportional response to an atrocity committed against innocent civilians. I wonder, however, why he ...

Dispute on climate change goes well beyond just the climate

To the Editor: Although there are good reasons to be skeptical of many climate change claims, the real conflict concerns the implication that climate change then requires full political control of the environment, the economy and the discourse by climate change advocates. A historical record ...

Our Promise to Nicholas Easter Egg Festival set for April 15

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

Local woman to run in Boston Marathon for Mass. hospital team

Bedford resident Charla Stevens will run in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17 in support of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Emergency Response Marathon Team. Charla will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2 mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. ...

Climate change is scientific fact and America could lead with research

To the Editor: President Trump has called ‘Climate change a Chinese Hoax’ (Tweet by President Trump November 6, 2012; Trump’s tweet said, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”) Mr. Scott Pruitt, the ...

Radke appreciates continued support for role as Bedford’s town clerk

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me for town clerk at our last local election. I will continue doing my best to serve the residents of Bedford. I would also like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while Bedford conducted ...

President Trump’s failings have reinforced reader’s love for country

To the Editor: On Nov. 25, 1915, Clementine Churchill wrote to her husband, Winston, the following: “I love you very much, more even than I thought I did.” Having been the civilian head of the Royal Navy he was now a soldier in the British Army fighting the Germans. The times were very ...

Thank you for support for Milford School Board

To the Editor: I am writing to thank every person who voted for me on Saturday for Milford School Board and those who were supportive of my candidacy in various ways. Congratulations to Jenni Siegrist and Kevin Drew for being elected to the School Board positions. Thank you to Rick Wood for ...

Trumpcare lacking as replacement

[They]I am writing concerning the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) repeal bill, called the American Health Care Act or Trumpcare introduced by Republican congressional leadership and supported by President Trump. I hope residents of New Hampshire educate themselves about this legislation and let ...

Health care plan not better option

Marie Antoinette of France, who reigned as princess during the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, defended the privileges of the aristocracy. Her attitude is memorialized in her response to hearing the cries of the starving peasants who couldn’t afford even bread was: “Let them eat ...

Tribute to our neighbor George

How does one pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on my life in such a short period of time? How does one take what he has learned from another individual and carry it forward to the next generation? Those are some of the questions I have been wrestling with over the recent weeks. This ...

In support of Catherine Rombeau

To the Editor, I am writing to your readers to support Catherine Rombeau’s candidacy for Bedford Town Council. Catherine will work to protect residential neighborhoods with a comprehensive approach – for example, examining appropriate areas of town for cell phone towers to avoid telecoms ...

Support Rombeau for Town Council

I encourage all Bedford residents to vote on March 14 and support Catherine Rombeau for Town Council. I can not think of a more intelligent, competent person to help guide our town in this tentative time. If you are concerned about the future of our town, and agree that we need someone to help ...

Bridges vs. walls 
a good metaphor

“Rising walls, falling bridges” is how one commentator compares the current climate news in California with Trump’s misbegotten wall talk. But think about it. Faulty dams and bridges, underwater roads, mudslides and large numbers of people having to exit their homes all due to the weather ...