Bedford Letters

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 ...

Toys for Tots donation drive is underway

To the Editor: The 2016 annual USMC Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in now underway. We are soliciting for new, unwrapped toys to give to youngsters ranging in ages from infancy through 18. We also accept monies and/or checks made out to Toys for Tots and/or gift cards to be utilized for our ...

Nyquist cares about women’s interests

To the Editor: Last week I got a flyer in the mail from state Sen.Andy Sanborn. It said that Lee Nyquist was vulgar for pointing out that the votes Sen. Sanborn cast would have restricted women's access to health care. If telling the truth about someone's voting record is vulgar, what does ...

State constitution and value of voting

To the Editor: Last Friday, several of us from the Bedford Women's Club traveled to Concord for a tour of our New Hampshire Statehouse. We gained a sense of history and duty, plus were completely enthralled by our professional guide. At the end of our tour we were offered a booklet of the New ...

Women should support Sanborn

To the Editor: Well-informed, dedicated and decent women who do not fall within the definition of the term "nasty" would like to express our support for the candidate whose attributes are consistent with what WE deem to be the necessary values integral to lead our great ...

Plenty of reasons to back Hassan

To the Editor: Why vote for Maggie Hassan for senate? Here are five good reasons: First, Maggie Hassan supports universal background checks to enhance gun safety. Kelly Ayotte voted against closing the gun show and internet loopholes, despite the fact that 90 percent of New Hampshire ...

Empty Bowls fundraiser set for Nov. 10

To the Editor: On Thursday, Nov. 10, the fourth annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser will be held from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Commons (cafeteria) at Bedford High School. This fundraiser sells ceramic bowls handmade by the Empty Bowls Club and the Art Honor Society to raise money for New Horizon's ...

Support Sanborn to represent Bedford

To the Editor: How fortunate we are in Bedford to have Sen. Andy Sanborn representing us in Concord. Sen. Sanborn may be the nicest guy in politics today but his voting record is what earns our confidence and votes. Andy Sanborn understands that education for our future should not be in the ...

Scouting for Food needs your help

To to Editor: Citizens of Bedford, we hope you will again partner with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts during our annual Scouting for Food Drive. This is a time when Scouts gather together with your help to fight against hunger. On Nov. 5, the Scouts will distribute a collection tag to ...

Sanborn stands up for his district

To the Editor: The good in people has always mattered to me more than their political party affiliation, and there are few things in this world that irk me more than politicians. Most unfortunately, the politics of today seems fraught with opportunists who will say and do anything to garner ...

Consider safety when casting vote

To the Editor: At the end of the day, the most important issue in this election is the safety of you and your family. ISIS has vowed to embed jihadists into the Syrian refugee population. Our Defense Department warns that it's impossible to screen these people for terrorists yet Clinton wants ...

The peasants versus the oligarchs

To the Editor: This election is not between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It is not between Democrats and Republicans or between Liberals and Conservatives. This election is between the ruling-elite oligarch class, and the peasant class. And in case you are wondering, you are the peasant ...