Opinion

Let’s jumpstart the American dream

Bedford Letters

The celebrated promise of our country has always been that hard work would lead to good jobs, fair pay and a shot at the American dream. For many, though, that fundamental promise has been unraveling: a bailout for Wall Street, too few jobs bills for Main Street, a growing gap between the ...

Why I voted against Bedford’s $30 million road bond

Bedford Letters

I’m writing this before the elections on Tuesday, March 11, so I have no idea if I’m in the majority or the minority on the town’s $30 million road bond. I voted against it. So if it passed, I guess I’ll look on the bright side: At least we’ll ...

Vote Cinda Merrimack School Board

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: It is my great pleasure to write in support of Cinda Guagliumi’s bid for election to the Merrimack School Board. Cinda is the mother of two very active boys enrolled in the District. These last three years, she has proven herself to be a valuable member of the ...

Goodbye Ida Mae’s

Merrimack Letters

To the Editor: Team Ida Mae’s is sad to say that we will be vacating the premises on Feb. 28, not by choice. We’ve been here for three years now. It’s been a struggle to get to where we are today. Like any new business, it’s tough to make it work right. ...

Letters to the Editor

Merrimack Letters

Vote Cinda Merrimack School Board To the Editor: It is my great pleasure to write in support of Cinda Guagliumi’s bid for election to the Merrimack School Board. Cinda is the mother of two very active boys enrolled in the District. These last three years, she has proven herself to ...

Upskirting law needed, but sad

Cabinet Editorials

Our friends in the Massachusetts Legislature felt it necessary last week to pass a law against shooting “upskirting” photos of unsuspecting women. What the law does, according to the Associated Press, is make “photographing or recording video under a ...

Dancing the night away

Cabinet Editorials

100 years ago, 1914 At its annual School District Meeting, Amherst voters decided to establish a Practical Arts High School, 96 yes to 49 no. G.F. Bennett, of Milford, lost a valuable bag in Boston. While shopping in one of the stores, he set the bag down, and when he came to look for it, it ...

Grassroots movement alive and well in New Hampshire

Cabinet Letters

To the Editor: Grassroots are back – our Founding Fathers created a dream. The dream is a country where hard work, dedication to family, dedication to a country means something special. Our Founding Fathers created a dream – more than 200 years ago before any preconceived ...

My kind of neighbor – Barbara Chagnon, of Bedford

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: Several winters ago, friends got stuck in the snow at the end of our driveway. Three of us struggled for about 20 minutes, creating a splendidly deep rut and getting hung up on a rock. Finally, a passing stranger stopped. Her car was full of groceries and the street was ...

Providing healthcare to poor is a move in the right direction

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: According to representatives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, approximately 2.5 billion people worldwide earn less than $2 per day. Every now and then, 10 to 30 percent escape poverty by finding steady employment or by engaging in entrepreneurial activity. However, ...

No need for another gas station on Route 101 in Bedford

Bedford Letters

To the Editor: What is the need for a third gas station in a three-mile stretch of Route 101 in Bedford? Do we want the town to start resembling some of the other southern New Hampshire towns that have allowed rampant growth, which once started tends to continue? The two existing gas stations ...

Bedford Republican Committee rejects Afforadable Care Act

Bedford Letters

The Executive Board of the Bedford Republican Committee announces the following position on Medicaid expansion in the great state of New Hampshire. RESOLUTION OPPOSING NEW HAMPSHIRE MEDICAID EXPANSION Whereas the Bedford Republican Committee Executive Board finds that the Republican Party ...

Is paying for the Hollis Brookline Co-op a fee or tax?

HB Letters

To the Editor: Recent discussions around the co-op apportionment formula resulted in two very different directions all in the name of “fairness.” The data that Tom Gehan presented at the co-op meeting was based on the goal that residents should all pay the same dollar ...

I witness travesty of injustice towards our democracy

HB Letters

To the Editor: On this day, March 6, I witness a travesty against the democratic order of this country. Something that is so near and dear to many people is their right to participate in a democratic process when it has a significant bearing on their financial situation, especially in these ...

Fair allocation of Hollis Brookline Co-op costs is the key

HB Letters

To the Editor: The on-going debate on the Hollis Brookline Co-op apportionment issue is often focused on the wrong thing – tax impact of a given formula – rather then the real issue which is the allocation of the costs between the two parties. It is important to separate ...