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Bedford Letters

Fashion Showcase brings in funds for Community Center project

To the Editor: On May 24 the multi-generational efforts of a group of Bedford High School students and teachers, along with members of the Bedford Historical Society, organized and hosted an amazing show, Design Through the Decades, A Fashion Showcase to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community ...

Bedford Historical Society wine tasting a great success

To the Editor: On June 1, the Bedford Historical Society, in conjunction with TD Bank, held a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit the Stevens-Buswell Community Center. Wine samplings were provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New Hampshire and food tastings were provided ...

Access to health care would help ‘ensure domestic tranquility’

To the Editor: Mr. Nash’s June 2 argument in defense of laissez faire capitalism in the realm of health care is a heartless piece of clinical reasoning which misses the whole point of free markets in the context of a framework of government designed to ‘promote the general welfare,’ and ...

Troop 5 appreciates community generosity during their recent yard sale

Access to health care would help ‘ensure domestic tranquility’ To the Editor: Mr. Nash’s June 2 argument in defense of laissez faire capitalism in the realm of health care is a heartless piece of clinical reasoning which misses the whole point of free markets in the context of a ...

Take part in Citizens Police Academy

To the Editor: I recently had the privilege to participate in and complete the 2017 Bedford Citizens Police Academy. It was a terrific experience that I believe every member of the Bedford community should take part in. For those of you who are not familiar with the Citizens Academy, allow ...

All graduates deserve to walk together

To the Editor: Hello. I am a senior, anxiously awaiting June 10, a day I will be able to celebrate my accomplishments over the past 12 years surrounded by the peers I have spent it with and my family that has supported me. For this I am extremely grateful. If there is any lesson that I have ...

Health care is neither a right nor a privilege, it is a commodity

To the Editor: The question to Miss USA whether healthcare is a right or privilege and debate of relatively small differences between the “American Health” and the “Affordable” Care Acts miss the mark. Rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness come from God and are ...

Climate change and the Constitution

To the Editor: In response to my prior letter, last week a climate change advocate confirmed my contention that climate change, at its core, means a change to our form of government and elimination of constitutional protections for private property and free markets. The writer suggests the ...

Thank you from this BHS graduate

To The Editor: It did not seem so long ago that on a late summer morning in August, 2004, the Bedford High School Class of 2017 was walking into Kindergarten for the first time. Quickly becoming etched in stone was the daily routine of boarding buses, developing new friendships that would ...

Climate science is real science

To the Editor: I have read a letter in the Bedford papers in which the writer disputes the science of climate change and warns of excessive control by the government. I disagree. According to the writer, “A historical record replete with erroneous predictions, biased analysis ...

Markets not a panacea

To the Editor: In “Dispute on Climate Change…,” the author offered the stark assessment that government mandates to reduce carbon emissions are tantamount to a national takeover of the economy. There is scant evidence for such fears in the annals of American history; moreover, they ignore ...

Where does compassion for innocent Syrian civilians begin and end?

To the Editor: After viewing pictures of the Syrian gas attack victims, President Trump demonstrated his outrage by bombing the airfield where the attack had originated. It was a measured, proportional response to an atrocity committed against innocent civilians. I wonder, however, why he ...

Dispute on climate change goes well beyond just the climate

To the Editor: Although there are good reasons to be skeptical of many climate change claims, the real conflict concerns the implication that climate change then requires full political control of the environment, the economy and the discourse by climate change advocates. A historical record ...

Our Promise to Nicholas Easter Egg Festival set for April 15

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

Local woman to run in Boston Marathon for Mass. hospital team

Bedford resident Charla Stevens will run in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17 in support of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Emergency Response Marathon Team. Charla will join an estimated 30,000 runners along the 26.2 mile course that spans from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street. ...

Climate change is scientific fact and America could lead with research

To the Editor: President Trump has called ‘Climate change a Chinese Hoax’ (Tweet by President Trump November 6, 2012; Trump’s tweet said, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”) Mr. Scott Pruitt, the ...

Radke appreciates continued support for role as Bedford’s town clerk

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me for town clerk at our last local election. I will continue doing my best to serve the residents of Bedford. I would also like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while Bedford conducted ...

President Trump’s failings have reinforced reader’s love for country

To the Editor: On Nov. 25, 1915, Clementine Churchill wrote to her husband, Winston, the following: “I love you very much, more even than I thought I did.” Having been the civilian head of the Royal Navy he was now a soldier in the British Army fighting the Germans. The times were very ...