• Letters 03/27/12

    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
        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


        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.

  • Letters 02/06/13

    Bad news

        The Bedford County Supervisors’ latest zoning proposal is Bad News for Bedford. If you care about lower taxes, better jobs, good schools, preservation of scenic vistas or just protecting the value of your real estate, their proposed changes will be bad for you.

  • Letters 01/30/31

    Bill should be voted down

        Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) has introduced a bill (H2253) in the General Assembly that would repeal the state’s Land Preservation Tax Credit (LPC) to fund transportation. The Blue Ridge Land Conservancy stands firmly opposed to this bill and any others that would repeal or lessen the impact of the LPC.

  • Letters 01/16/13

    An amazing year

        2012 has been an amazing year for Bedford Community Christmas Station. 
        We moved into a new space at Westgate Shopping Center in September.  Volunteers from Brookhill Wesleyan Church, the Junior ROTC at BSTC, and other community groups helped us the with enormous task of moving our equipment and merchandise, setting up racks and shelves, and preparing to serve families in December.