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Columns

  • Good proposals

        From looking at the written proposals the town received on its request for proposals on what to do with Bedford Middle School (BMS), I’d say the town got three good ideas.

  • Sexual harassers put on notice!

        The recent parade of sexual harassment charges against powerful men in entertainment, media and politics surely represents a sea change in the way women will respond in the future to such assaults.
        Hopefully, it will also finally put piggish men on notice that, in this modern era, what your daddy and granddaddy thought they could get away with won’t work anymore. That can only be progress.

  • Christmas Capitol of America

    By Nicole Johnson
    Director of Tourism

        Many of us in Bedford have a long-standing tradition of driving through the Elks Home each December to view the light display.  I remember my parents taking me several times each December.  Christmas just wasn’t complete without seeing the Elks Home, and of course we had to roll the windows down so we could hear the music.  I have continued this tradition with my son, and hope that he will do the same with his children one day. 

  • Thankful to be a Minuteman

    By Foster Garrett

    Student Intern

        It’s an unwritten tradition in my family to name something you are truly grateful for before digging into the Thanksgiving spread, and it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint precisely one thing in my life that I have a deep appreciation for.

  • Education Sec. Betsy DeVos should resign

        Donald Trump’s Cabinet selections were easily the worst in American political history. He either chose people who, like him, were unqualified for their posts, or ideological extremists opposed to the very task their agencies are assigned.

  • Hypocrites!

        Since the news about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment lifestyle broke, not a day has gone by without news of new allegations against different men. Many (why is this not surprising?) have been against politicians.

  • On being thankful

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        Some surviving family writings from the 1800s provide perspective on being thankful for a wide variety of things.  Thus we may be thankful:

    For natural beauty—Cumberland Gap, 1895  

  • Shame on ‘Christians’ supporting Roy Moore

        National Republicans are horrified that their party has to go to the polls in Alabama Dec. 12 with Roy Moore on the ballot in a U.S. Senate race.
        Perhaps by now he’s been removed or has stepped down. But the real subject here is the way “Christian conservatives” will support any moral wretch out there as long as he’s allegedly “God-fearing” and against the only two things that matter: abortion rights and gay marriage.

  • Filling Jim Vest’s shoes

        Early last month, I wrote about how much Town Council will miss Jim Vest. I also mentioned my hope that Council would choose somebody who could fill Jim’s shoes.
        I’m glad to say Council has done that. Their decision, last week, to appoint Bob Carson to fill the vacant seat was a wise one.

  • Defending Protestant Christianity

        Upon returning from a wonderful vacation trip to the Rocky Mountains, where we admired God’s magnificent creation, waiting for us was Rick Howell’s “Religion Often Keeps People Backward” in the Bedford Bulletin.
        I will only defend Protestant Christianity and list a few of its forward accomplishments in America:
        Author, Ben Hart points out that 98% of the colonists were professing Protestant Christians. The percentage was the same at the time of the War for Independence.