Bedford Letters

Taxpayers group endorsements

To the Editor: The Bedford Taxpayers Association would like to announce their endorsements for the Nov. 8 general election. We have endorsed the following candidates for state representatives: ? Bart Fromuth (State Rep District 7) ? Linda Gould (State Rep District 7) ? John Graham (State Rep ...

For Kelly Ayotte, politics seems to trump character

To the Editor: Can there possibly be a member of the U.S. Senate more lacking in leadership than Kelly Ayotte? Finally - after many months during which more than 120 Republican leaders have declared they will not vote for Donald Trump - Ms. Ayotte senses a shift in wind direction. Ayotte ...

A vote for Laurie Sanborn is a vote for NH advantage

To the Editor: Laurie Sanborn has represented Bedford for four years. She is a fourth generation Granite Stater and knows what works and what doesn't in our state. Her intrepid adherence to conservative principles has served our town well. She consistently goes about her business with an ...

Historical Society a success thanks to our community

To the Editor: Thank you to the Bedford community for your support of two recent fundraisers hosted by the Bedford Historical Society. Our live auction in September was a huge success! Proceeds will benefit the ongoing operations of the Bedford Historical Society and the development of the ...

Shea-Porter supports our Granite State veterans

To the Editor: We are Vietnam veterans and have supported Carol Shea-Porter since her first campaign in 2006. As the daughter of a World War II veteran and the wife of a Vietnam era veteran Carol has a very strong supporter of veteran's issues. She supported the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act ...

Sanborn responds to Goldner letter

To the Editor: In response to a letter in your publication on Oct. 13, making the suggestion that I am not trying to protect woman's rights, Dr. Goldner's claim, which comes right off my opponent's Facebook page, is patently false and frankly insulting, so let's set the record straight. The ...

Pick the party or the person?

To the Editor: Much easier to follow party lines rather than examine individual candidates on either side. I confess to having made that mistake in the past. I followed the red party line two years ago and helped elect both Sen. Andy Sanborn and Rep. Bart Fromuth. Both are men of some ...

Trump only cares about Trump

To the Editor: As a freshman cadet at Norwich University 38 years ago, I was required to memorize a creed whose opening sentiment runs like this: "I believe the cardinal virtues of the individual are courage, honesty, temperance and wisdom, and that the true measure of success is ...

Taxes play a role in this election

To the Editor: Death and taxes are the two things of which we can be certain, according to Ben Franklin. Taxes came up again in Monday's (Sept. 26) debate between Clinton and Trump. Contrary to our 40-year tradition, Trump has not released his tax returns. However, the public records ...

Town should not ignore study

To the Editor: With respect to a proposed amendment to Bedford's zoning ordinance to permit gas stations along the Route 101 corridor, it would be highly unreasonable for the town of Bedford to turn its back on the significant investment of time, effort, money and public input that went into ...

Support Fromuth for re-election

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to ask the voters in the Bedford area to send State Representative Bart Fromuth for re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. I know that it is different endorsing someone from an opposite party, but I am proud to know Bart ...

Clinton has legacy of incompetence

To The Editor: For weeks after the Benghazi attack, Hillary Clinton lied to you and to bereaved families, claiming "it was a video" that sparked the slaughter of four Americans. She lied to our Congress and the FBI, swearing she "never sent or received classified ...

Town should not rewrite zoning

To the Editor: We live in a town that has a zoning ordinance designating certain zones for certain types of activities and uses. People rely on this ordinance when setting up businesses and buying homes. Now, we are learning about a property owner on the corner of Hardy Road and Route 101 who ...

Colonoscopies can help save lives

To the Editor: As a cancer survivor, I've seen how a cancer diagnosis changes your life and the lives of those around you. Congress has an opportunity to prevent more people from hearing the words, "you have cancer." They can do this by passing legislation to close a ...

Danielson thanks voters for support

To the Editor: Thank you to those residents who voted in the Republican primary to add my name to the list of nominees for state representative. Thank you to those who placed lawn signs, who spoke well of my service to the town, and who wished me well during the campaign. The support received ...

Trump Foundation benefits Trump

To the Editor: Recently I saw video on TV featuring Donald Trump saying the following words: "There's nothing like doing things with other people's money." On Sept. 20, an article written by David Fahrenthold appeared in the Washington Post stating "Donald Trump ...

Ayotte doesn’t stand up for Medicare

To the Editor: As a physician approaching my retirement years, I have seen firsthand the significance of Medicare for retirees. Granite State seniors have worked hard their entire lives to earn the Social Security and Medicare benefits that they receive today, and our elected officials have a ...

Support high school marching band

To the Editor: Come and support the Bedford High School Marching Band & Colorguard at the 47th annual Dover Band Show! The BHS Marching Band will be one of 11 high school bands (Prospect Mountain, Bedford, Somersworth, Exeter, Milford, Monadnock, Laconia, Spaulding, Salem, Timberlane and ...

Testimony against variance still valid

To the Editor: In 2014, Bedford's Zoning Board of Adjustment denied an application for a variance from the Zoning Ordinance to permit a gas station on property located in the commercial zone at 2 Hardy Road. Gas stations are not permitted uses in the commercial zone. In a letter dated April ...

Gardeners thankful for local support

To the Editor: After months of preparation, the Bedford Garden Club's Mum Sale took place at the Bedford Farmers Market on Sept. 6. It is one of two fundraisers the club holds annually to support its educational programs (open to the public), provide for holiday wreaths at public buildings, ...