Bedford Letters

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. ...

New Hampshire school funding bill empowers parents

A recent letter to the editor condemning SB193 argues private schooling is inferior, weakens public schools, expropriates public funds and public funding is unconstitutional. Although results of studies are varied, the aggregate conclusion is that private schooling, on average, is at least as ...

Academic happenings and more at Bedford High School

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the Bedford School District Corner. This is the first in series of monthly columns, offering the inside scoop on academic achievements, upcoming meetings and more happenings in the Bedford School District. If you look closely at the photograph accompanying this ...

Our response to climate uncertainty is a bet on the odds

To the Editor: A previous writer contended that if there is even a 1 percent chance climate change is due to manmade activities, that we should treat it as a certainty (inferring massive political response). Should we ever, personally or politically, buy into the 1 percent doctrine, regardless ...

AARP Foundation tax aide program ‘rewarding’

To the Editor: I would like to introduce a volunteer opportunity that I have found to be very rewarding. It is the AARP Foundation Tax- Aide program, and it offers free tax-filing help with special focus on low income and elderly taxpayers. You don’t have to be a tax expert to join; free ...

Thank you from Friends of Aine

To the Editor: Friends of Aine is pleased to thank the community for the tremendous outpouring of support of the fifth annual Friends of Aine Kids Try-athlon, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 13 in Bedford. The Friends of Aine Kids Try-athlon encompasses the 3 things Aine loved to do all ...

Gov. Chris Sununu, please join the Climate Change Alliance

To the Editor: Governor Sununu deserves a nod for expressing his concern for New Hampshire’s environment (The Exchange, July 10.) His support for NH hydro and geothermal energy sources would reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. However, he should reconsider his position to not join the ...

Free market regarding healthcare a prerequisite to domestic tranquility

To the Editor: My prior letter suggested that, regardless how much we spend on direct healthcare welfare, the general healthcare market should be free of arcane regulations, operating freely to avoid political hiding of the true costs. The respondent echoed the progressive view of many that ...

Color Blast 5K Fun Run/Walk raises more than $20K for local schools

To the Editor: The Bedford PTG would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to the nearly 870 people who came out on Sunday, June 4th to run, walk, twirl, skip, and dance through six color stations along the 5K course. Thank you to our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and the community for their ...

Fashion Showcase brings in funds for Community Center project

To the Editor: On May 24 the multi-generational efforts of a group of Bedford High School students and teachers, along with members of the Bedford Historical Society, organized and hosted an amazing show, Design Through the Decades, A Fashion Showcase to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community ...

Bedford Historical Society wine tasting a great success

To the Editor: On June 1, the Bedford Historical Society, in conjunction with TD Bank, held a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center. Wine samplings were provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New Hampshire and food tastings were provided ...

Access to health care would help ‘ensure domestic tranquility’

To the Editor: Mr. Nash’s June 2 argument in defense of laissez faire capitalism in the realm of health care is a heartless piece of clinical reasoning which misses the whole point of free markets in the context of a framework of government designed to ‘promote the general welfare,’ and ...