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Bedford Letters

Elect planning boards

HB 341 was recommended “Inexpedient to Legislate” (ITL) by a vote of 10-9. Write to the full House asking them to vote YES on ITL of HB 341: nhhouse@leg.state.nh.us We’ve seen many similar bills that attempt to ‘urbanize’ rural towns in NH by favoring high-density construction ...

Oppose SB 130

In the last week of February, overwhelmed with negative citizen reaction, the House Education Committee had to table HB 20, which would have taken taxpayer funds from public schools and given them to private or parochial school students. .Apparently hoping to circumvent negative public ...

Libraries needed now more than ever

A library is one of the few places to assemble without having to buy something. So often, while reading at the Bedford Public Library, I would smile when seeing a teacher helping a student with a difficult math concept. I was lucky to have had an engineer dad to rescue me from a flinty math ...

Stop the state

Are our Republican state senators and state representatives so beholden to the extremist right wing that they would support legislation that will raise our property taxes and diminish our schools? Encouraged by our anti-public school NH Education Commissioner Edelblut, House Bill 20 (HB 20) ...

Biden and universal health care

I have cancer. For insurance purposes, it is a pre-existing condition. Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) I cannot be denied insurance because of my cancer. The Republicans in the Senate have tried to repeal the ACA, and Republican State Attorneys General have challenged its ...

Help local businesses

Our state is entering a new phase dealing with the impact of the coronavirus as businesses reopen. The economic hardships that so many people in New Hampshire are facing are overwhelming. People who provide services such as barbers, hairdressers, waiters and waitresses, and so many others ...