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Letters

  • Letters 08/27/14

    Lift restrictions

        Since the Franklin County Board of Supervisors are the elected representatives for the Franklin County Districts, we feel it most important to bring a significant problem to their attention. Many of us, after enjoying many years on our 22,000-acre Resort Lake, find ourselves unable to sell our homes.

  • Letters 08/20/14

    Committed to recycling

        I noted in your August 6, 2014, edition a letter to the editor from Ellen Mackey concerning the action of the Town Council to discontinue curbside recycling.  Mrs. Mackey in her letter mentioned a July 24, 2014, meeting of Council at which many pro recycling citizens expressed their disappointment in the discontinuance of curbside recycling.

  • Letters 08/13/14

    25th Anniversary Extravaganza

        On behalf of the Board and Staff of The Sedalia Center, I write to share our deep appreciation of your coverage of the Center’s annual fundraiser, our 25th Anniversary Extravaganza held August 2. 
        In times when many private non-profit organizations have struggled to make ends meet, it is both humbling and a source of pride that we have been able to bring the art of living and the living arts to everyone in our region for a quarter century. 

  • Letters 08/06/14

    Promoting
    recycling

        As of July 1, 2014, the Town of Bedford discontinued curbside recycling. 
        Many residents were discouraged and confused as to why this program ended. At the July 24 Council meeting, many pro- recycling citizens expressed their disappointment in the discontinuation of curbside recycling in Bedford. . Thanks to all who showed up and expressed concern for this important service.

  • Letters 07/30/14
  • Letters 07/16/14

    Doing nothing has
    consequences    

        The Bedford Bulletins editorial of July 2 on immigration reform stated,”in fact, the only reason Congress won’t take action on immigration reform now is because of the flood of illegal immigrants coming across the border right now-most of them children...the leadership was ready to act.”

  • Letter 07/02/14

    Clearing up the
    confusion

        Thank you for supporting Bower Center for the Arts and the Wharton Society by attending Dr. Bower’s Annual Crawfish Boil. As always, the food, music and ambiance were outstanding. Unfortunately, there was some confusion and misunderstanding at this year’s Crawfish Boil, which we want to clear up.

  • Letters 06/25/14

    The future of
    agriculture

        I write this out of deep concern for Bedford County’s agricultural future.
        Our family owns a 594 acre farm in the Big Island area; this land has been in our family and farmed for more than 150 years. We love Bedford County, its beauty and its rich history. Zoning regulations should not be changed in order to allow these industrial farming operations to move into the county.

  • National HealthCare Decision Day

        April 16 is National Healthcare Decision Day, a national health observance designed to emphasize the importance of planning for health emergencies and end-of-life care. 
        According to a news release from Centra Health, National Healthcare Decision Day “encourages the public to make their wishes and expectations about medical care and end-of-life care known to loved ones and then to solidify these wishes in an advance directive.”

  • Ed Gillespie’s blue state fight

    There’s only about five weeks left in Republican Ed Gillespie’s improbable campaign for the U.S. Senate.
    Gillespie’s candidacy is proof that Virginia Republicans continue to struggle to offer state voters reasonable and acceptable candidates.
        Last year, voters dispatched with the extreme right-wing views of Ken Cuccinelli, the single most ideological candidate ever nominated by a state party here.