Bedford, New Hampshire
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Bedford is Running Out of Space - 9/18/2007
Bedford, NH, likes to think of itself as a country town, but it borders the largest city in the state and attracts lots of people, so the small town flavor is gone as commercial developments and housing have used up nearly all the space.
Too little land area has been set aside as open space because the town wants to leverage as many property tax sources as possible. Now that there is little room left for new homes or businesses, the tax revenue is going to level out, and either services will be capped or tax rates will increase. In either case, the quality of life will decline.[more...]