Bedford Letters

Why should NH support Ayotte?

To the Editor: "I love war ... including with nukes," Donald Trump said. He asked an adviser, "If we have them, why can't we use them?" He says he would like more countries to have nuclear weapons. Yet when asked in a debate, he did not even know what the ...

‘Deplorables’ hope for better future

To the Editor: We are a small New Hampshire "Basket of Deplorables" as Hillary Clinton so kindly described us recently. And though she may find us deplorable we beg to differ as we are proud Americans, mothers, fathers, and grandmothers of 16 children and 18 grandchildren. We ...

Gould an advocate for community

To The Editor: What are we seeking when we evaluate a candidate to represent us? In addition to integrity, we want someone who will ensure that our tax dollars are wisely spent, our economic engine is at full speed and our quality of life is maintained. Linda Gould has proven that she not only ...

Dietsch is an effective leader for District 9

To the Editor: Taking on the role of Chair of Peterborough's Select Board has given me the opportunity to get to know a whole host of dedicated people who give of their time and talents through service on town committees working on a range of issues. One of those people is Jeanne Dietsch, now ...

Support Danielson, Wolf on Sept. 13

To the Editor: I am thankful for the good work Representatives Danielson and Wolf have done for our community and state. They worked to pass state budgets that protected taxpayers while meeting the needs of our citizens. They passed business tax relief measures to help our small businesses ...

Scanlon off-base on support for Ayotte

To the Editor: I have to disagree with my friend Jim Scanlon, regarding his endorsement of Kelly Ayotte for U.S. Senate. Despite his own partisan leanings, Mr. Scanlon sensibly concludes that Donald Trump is not of presidential timber, and does not merit support. Unfortunately, however, Sen. ...

Gould a dedicated representative

To the Editor: Please vote for Linda Gould for State Representative. Linda served with dedication during her first term attending all sessions and committee meetings - she voted to help business, for local control of education, in support of life, and in support of the Republican platform. As ...

Fromuth not right choice for Bedford

To the Editor: Almost all candidates are a composite of many strengths and only a few shortfalls. Almost all. Rep. Fromuth seems to bring no advantages to Bedford and appears more politician than public servant. This is the sum total of his record. He has been admonished by the House Ethics ...

Vote Linda Gould for State Rep

To the Editor: Two years ago I wrote to endorse Linda Gould for state representative from Bedford. Linda worked so hard to win her first term in the House that she received the most votes of any candidate in the last election! I observed Linda go on to work just as hard as a true public ...

Terry Wolf seeks support on Sept. 13

To the Editor: I am running for re-election for the New Hampshire State House. There are nine Republican candidates for six seats to represent Bedford. The primary, Tuesday, Sept. 13, will decide which candidates move on to the general election Nov. 8. This is an unusual year, with national ...

Opposition to Trump applauded

To the Editor: I admit that I can be described as a lifelong liberal in the mold of a Roosevelt Democrat. However, I also admit that there have been several elections where I did not support or vote for the Democratic Presidential candidate. I believe that one needs to support the candidate ...

Support Gould for representative

To the Editor: Linda Gould is running for her second term as state representative, and I'm happy to support her once again. The first time she ran, I knew she was a neighbor with a strong background in education and volunteer service. Now that I've seen her representing us in Concord, I know ...

Impending failure of ACA is clear

To the Editor: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act was supposed to provide affordable health insurance for every American. Now everyone is realizing that its failure is near. Aetna is the latest healthcare insurer to quit most Obamacare markets. Aetna will stop selling individual plans next ...

Manchester VA deserves praise

To the Editor: High praise for our Manchester VA Medical Center. Despite all the negative reports of the VA nationwide, here in Manchester we have a jewel in the system. It is not a full fledged hospital but as a Medical Center it is manned by doctors, practioner and regular nurses, ...

When will Trump release tax returns?

To the Editor: For the past 40 years, every Presidential nominee, both Democrat and Republican, has released their tax returns. That is, until this year. Despite promising multiple times to release his returns, Donald Trump has now refused to do so, denying the American people the most basic ...

Nothing affordable about ‘Obamacare’

To the Editor: Have you seen your health insurance rates go up? Expect another big increase this year. There has been nothing "affordable" about Obamacare. Even worse is the expanded Medicaid program here in New Hampshire. There is no evidence that this program does anything ...

Trump deserves more scrutiny

To the Editor: Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has said Donald Trump should receive the same press scrutiny given to Hillary Clinton. Especially now, with this Sunday's revelation of Trump's undisclosed debts. They involve too many exposures and conflicting loyalties that make one wonder if ...

What would be the point of overpass?

To the Editor: I understand that the Bedford Town Council is considering a project to build a pedestrian and bicycle overpass at the intersection of Nashua Road and Route 101. They will be seeking an $800,000 grant from the NH Department of Transportation to which the town of Bedford would ...

Hassan disregards her responsibilities

To the Editor: The average voter or taxpayer might not take the time to pour through government reports to understand where their money is being spent. However, that doesn't mean transparency and openness aren't important. And here in New Hampshire, I wouldn't put it past my neighbors to ...

Don’t let Trump stain the GOP

To the Editor: Bedford has 16,000 registered voters: 7,800 Republicans, 4,700 Independents, 3,500 Democrats, etc. What is below affects every one of you. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, like many senatorial candidates across this country, has a serious election challenge as shown by Gov. Maggie Hassan's ...