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Letters

  • Letters 05/07/14

    Letting their voice be heard

        With all that is being said in the media today about public education and bullying, can you explain to me why we tolerate public officials using their position to be a bully?

  • Letters 04/30/14

    Disappointed by decision

        Several months ago a representative from the D Day 70th Anniversary Committee went to every high school in the Bedford District requesting that the marching bands participate in the parade.  At that time no one--and I repeat--no one indicated that there would be any problem.

  • Letters 04/23/14

    Restoring Chesapeake Bay

        Thank you, Attorney General Mark Herring for stepping up to defend Virginia’s right to restore the Chesapeake Bay (“AG Herring defends Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan,” April 11).
        The American Farm Bureau Federation and 21 states are suing to stop bay cleanup, calling it an EPA overreach. Virginia has been engaged in cleaning up the Bay for decades, and we have a long way to go to achieve our goal.

  • Letters 04/16/14

    Raise taxes,
    support the school budget

        A former Bedford County resident gave this advice to our Virginia constitutional writers: “That free government rests as does all progress, upon the broadest of knowledge, and that the Commonwealth should avail itself of those talents which nature has sown so liberally among its people by assuring the opportunity for their fullest development by an effective system of education throughout the Commonwealth.” This was offered by our famous summer resident Thomas Jefferson.

  • Letters 04/09/14

    Confederate History, Heritage Month

        April 1 marks Confederate History and Heritage Month and all across the south, governors and local leaders have signed proclamations to honor the Confederate Veterans who fought and died to defend hearth and home.
        Not so in Virginia, the very State who called the men to fight.

  • Letters 04/02/14

    Misplaced
    priorities

        Twenty-five plus years ago the city of Bedford was in the vanguard of municipalities that were facilitating the recycling of household waste. 
        My family was most impressed when we relocated here from Atlanta, which had virtually no residential recycling programs, to find that our new hometown, smaller than the neighborhood we had just left, offered curbside recycling.

  • Letters 03/26/14

    Funding preschool education

        I would like to respond to the letter from Susan Stanley, which was published in the March 19 edition of the Bedford Bulletin, regarding the preschool funding “woes” in Bedford County.

  • Letters 03/19/14

    Pre-K funding woes

        The March 6, 2014, News and Advance had a front page story concerning changes to Pre-k funding.
          The Lynchburg and Bedford school systems could lose almost 100 slots for Pre-K students due to this change.  I have a solution to ease the funding woes.  Both localities have a number of existing high-quality private Pre-schools that could educate those students at a significant savings compared to the public schools. 

  • Letters 03/12/14

    Woeful idiocy

        Imagine that Bob’s loose behavior resulted in getting a woman pregnant. Mary hadn’t contacted Bob since that one-night encounter. She called Bob to notify him of his responsibilities toward their then-forming child. Bob refused.

  • Letters 03/05/14

    Electric shock

        This will have to be short as this issue has raised my blood pressure to unheard of levels. I worry that I may “vapor lock” or “stroke out” before I conclude.
        I have an electric meter on my home as does everyone in the town of Bedford. I’m reasonably sure the same is true for businesses. My meter is read by the town and I receive a monthly bill that I pay in full.