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Letters

  • Letters 04/24/13

    Inspired by book

        I have just finished reading “The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw after it was recommended by a good friend of mine to read.

  • Letters 04/17/13

    More information
     
        Back in 2006 many Bedford residents were solicited and responded to make a five year pledge/commitment for the construction of the Bedford Hospice House.
        In July 2009 there was an additional appeal to fund an endowment fund.
        In August 2011 there was a dedication ceremony.
        In December 2012 operations were suspended and it has been quiet ever since.

  • Letters 04/03/13

    Double
    standard?

        As a recent retiree, I enjoy watching the news daily on both Ch 10 & Ch 13.
        In recent months, several traffic accidents have occurred where a motorist has rolled their vehicle ( car, truck or tractor trailer). In most cases, the driver has been charged with “failure to have their vehicle under control.”
        A police officer or fireman can roll their vehicle and be excused.

  • Letters 03/27/12

    Acting
    according to state law

        On behalf of the City Council of Bedford, I would like to respond to the letter from Jonathan Buttram that appeared in the March 20 edition of the Bedford Bulletin. 

  • Letters 03/20/13

    That’s what I was thinking
     
        Being one of the 51 percent who voted for Obama,  I just want to respond to Richard Ruff’s letter to the Editor  (Bedford Bulletin March 13, 2013) “What were they thinking?”

  • Letters 03/13/13

    What's in the heart

        One of the great things about America is our democratic form of government, a government for the people by the people.
        Thomas Jefferson said, “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” So in the spirit of democracy I’d like to propose a piece of legislation for our representatives to consider.

  • Letters 03/06/13

    A tax
    disincentive
        I would like to share my perspective on the impending Transportation bill awaiting your signature. My background is in engineering, thus I try to evaluate problems from an analytical approach. The one part of the bill that seems completely contradictory to existing Virginia code (law) pertains to the proposed $100 annual fee (tax) on hybrid vehicles.
        I will not cite the complete code regarding energy; however, I am listing a few specific line items to illustrate my point:

  • Letters 02/27/13

    Sequestration: Let’s take a
    closer look

        You would think that the world is going to come to an end if we allow Sequestration to happen, right? … This big idea of President Obama called Sequestration was supposed to show his commitment to making cuts in spending someplace down the road if the loyal opposition  Republicans did not join him in making the hard choices in the “right” spending cuts and revenue increases on the ugly rich folks who make over $250,000.

  • Letters 02/20/13

    Personally
    perplexed

        I was personally puzzled and perplexed with the “Guest Editorial” in your paper dated Feb. 13, 2013, when I read that the Pope was “the most peripatetic prelate in recent history” due to the pace he maintained. 

  • Letters 02/13/13

    Knights in
    shining armor

        On Friday morning, February 1, I had an unfortunate event when all the lug nuts on one of the front wheels of my Jeep decided to “shear off” while on my way to work.  Needless to say, thank God I was on a secondary road driving at a slow speed.
        No sooner than I started to dial the number for a tow truck, a fellow stopped to assist me, and identified himself as George.  He said to give him 10 minutes -- that he’d send a couple guys to assist me.