Bedford Letters

Bedford would gain from Rombeau

On March 14, Bedford residents will vote to fill two Town Council seats. I urge everyone to evaluate the candidates and I believe that when you do, you will find that Catherine Rombeau embodies exactly what this town needs in a town council member. You will not find a more intelligent, ...

Rombeau asks for voters’ support

On Tuesday, March 14, we have the opportunity to add a new voice to Bedford’s Town Council. I am running to protect Bedford’s unique balance of small-town feel and large community resources. We need to protect residential neighborhoods, support responsible business development in ...

Turn out to vote for Rombeau on 14th

We write to enthusiastically recommend that our neighbors in Bedford cast their votes for Catherine Rombeau for one of the open seats on the Town Council on March 14. We have had the good fortune to get to know Catherine over the past few years and have been incredibly impressed by her devotion ...

Elect Rombeau 
for Town Council

On March 14, I urge voters to select Catherine Rombeau as one of our next town councilors. She believes in planning for Bedford’s future to ensure that as a community we strike the right balance of keeping a small-town feel while fostering appropriate commercial development and suitable ...

Hassan Op Ed in New York Time hit nail on head regarding DeVos appointment

To the Editor: I took great pleasure in reading Maggie Hassan’s piece on the Op Ed page of Saturday’s New York Times. She uses her experience of our public educational system as the mother of a son with cerebral palsy to oppose Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos, ...

Artie Robersen passes away

To the Editor: Artie Robersen, who served as town manager of Bedford for seven years, kept her ties to New Hampshire active until her death on Jan. 18 in Fitchburg, Wis. She leaves a legacy of courage, laughter, passion, love, and inspiration for everyone who knew her. Artie was born on April ...

PTG thanks Justice Broderick for talk

To the Editor: The Bedford PTG would like to sincerely thank former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice Broderick for speaking to the Bedford community about the importance of talking about mental illness. His mission is to remove the stigma of mental illness in our society and inform ...

Refugee program eye-opening

To the Editor: I recently attended a meet and greet at the International Institute of New England at their small office on Elm Street. The standing room only audience listened attentively as Manchester Site Director Amadou Hamady and his staff explained how they find and set up apartments for ...

Rotary thanks Red Kettle contributors

To the Editor: On behalf of the Bedford Rotary Club I thank everyone who contributed to The Salvation Army Red Kettle at Harvest Market during the 2016 holiday season. Your generous contributions enabled us to reach our goal of raising over $10,000 to help the Salvation Army do Good. I also ...

Local delegates unresponsive

To the Editor: On November 17, 2016, I wrote to the members of Bedford's delegation to the NH General Court. This included Senator Andy Sanborn, Rep. Laurie Sanborn, Rep. Keith Murphy, Rep. David Danielson, Rep. Bart Fromuth, Rep. Terry Wolf, and Rep. Linda Gould. (I did not write to incoming ...

Time for America to wake up to reality

To the Editor: Wake up time has arrived for Republicans, Democrats and Independents, whether they voted for President Trump or not. Deliberate fact manipulation and blaming things on Fake News is an endangerment to a democracy. It is also a threat to free speech and a free press. Inventing ...

Help preserve Bedford’s assets

To the Editor: Do you picture a box store being built next to your house? How about a four-story apartment building? On Monday, Jan. 23, the Planning Board will review a proposed zoning amendment that will be on our town ballot in March. The amendment seeks to change a 19-acre parcel of land ...

Offer for local nonprofits

To the Editor: I would like the people of our local communities to be aware of a wonderful opportunity for a worthy nonprofit. Building on Hope is a community organization of volunteers who work with builders, architects, designers and suppliers to provide physical improvements to facilities ...

PTG has successful Ski and Skate Sale

To the Editor: The Bedford PTG is pleased to announce that our Annual Ski and Skate Sale was a great success! As the largest fundraiser of the year, the money we raised will fund educational programs at each of the six schools in our district. We would like to say thank you to all who came ...

Men’s Club appreciates tree sale support

To the Editor: On behalf of the Bedford Men's Club, I want to thank the community for their support of our successful 2016 Christmas Tree Sale. We sold approximately 500 New Hampshire-grown trees, so our customers not only help us make Bedford a better place to live but also support our ...

Hacking information should concern us

To the Editor: The information that has been publicized over the past several months and now weeks concerning the probable interference by Russia with our electoral process should concern all citizens of our country. Given the fact that multiple government intelligence agencies have agreed ...

The end is in sight for Trump

To the Editor: When will the absence of truth telling in the public statements of President-elect Donald Trump become his undoing? We are asked to accept his recent plea of ignorance in not remembering his earlier statement about the Carrier jobs not going to Mexico and to understand his use ...

School district at work amidst election

To the Editor: While everyone was consumed with the presidential election, the Bedford school district was developing a policy to strengthen privacy protections for students. In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Education weakened the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). ...

Scouts thankful for donations during annual Scouting for Food program

To the Editor: The scouts of Bedford NH Troop 414 would like to thank the citizens of Bedford for their generous donations of food items in support of Scouting for Food. This year the town of Bedford contributed over 8,400 food items. We were able to fill the Bedford Food Pantry and still ...

High school FIRST robotics team appreciates community support

To the Editor: Bedford High School's FIRST Robotics Competition team, Red Storm 509, would like to express their gratitude towards the tremendous support and encouragement we received from the citizens of Bedford this past Election Day. We were overjoyed to have so many visit our table and ...