Bedford Letters

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 ...

Support Maggie Hassan for Senate

To the editor, It was so wonderful to hear the rhetoric of hope, inclusivity, and strength in diversity at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic Party is unified and ready to take on Trump, and Gov. Maggie Hassan is standing strong with it. Unlike Kelly Ayotte, who tried to keep ...

Gun controls lack ‘common sense’

To the Editor: The vast majority of gun control proposals seek to circumvent the Constitution's due process protections. Proposals previously enacted obviously have not been a preventative. Unwilling to admit failure, supporters continue down the same errant path. However, the objective of ...

Bryfonski lauded for his efforts

To the Editor: On any day, any and every town of Bedford department can be distinguished as meritorious. Today I speak of the BPD. Our police chief, John J. Bryfonski, is an exceptional public servant who leads from the front, and only steps back to allow the blue brigade to receive ...

Nyquist supports education

To the Editor: New Hampshire's system of education is good. Lee Nyquist favors maintaining our public education system. More important, however, he believes the state must fully fund our public education system from pre-K through post-secondary levels. Our legislature must work to assure a ...

Ayotte working to combat opioid crisis

To the Editor: Thanks to Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire and our country are now one step closer to seeing the opioid crisis eventually become history. Kelly fought hard for over two years to pass a major piece of bipartisan legislation that she introduced, and she was finally successful. I ...

A Trump presidency would be the equivalent of having baby run nation

To the Editor: A lack of governing and political experience are among the more profound reasons Donald Trump should not become president. His election would be the equivalent of having a baby run the country for four years. Why? Because the lack of knowledge would be the same and he has yet ...

Sen. Ayotte has failed to live up to standards for office, New Hampshire

To the Editor: As a native of New Hampshire, I have always felt that our national representatives need to represent the independence of thought and spirit that characterizes our New Hampshire approach to working towards our common goals: a reasonable living situation with all of us doing our ...

Time to foster peace, respect

To the Editor: "I'm shocked!" The cry of remorse echoes throughout the land. But why? Our entertainment-saturated society has nourished a culture of violence with its explosive destruction of property and people portrayed on all-sized screens. Our damaging romance with guns ...

Support candidates who support Planned Parenthood, women’s rights

To the Editor: On Wednesday, June 29, The Executive Council of New Hampshire thankfully passed state funding for Planned Parenthood. This decision shows how crucial it is to review the resumes of those running for elected office down-ballot. There are candidates in New Hampshire who will ...

Ayotte working to keep us safe

To the Editor: As a mom, I am proud of the work Kelly Ayotte is doing to keep us safe. With the attack in Orlando, I worry for the safety of my own family and what kind of country our kids will inherit. But I am comforted by the fact that Kelly is working on solutions that will confront the ...