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Governor Maggie Hassan visited New Hampshire Ball Bearings Wednesday, roughly a year after an explosion tore through the factory, seriously injuring two workers.

Hassan talks about plan to address drug issue

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s an epidemic. That’s how Governor Maggie Hassan views the growing use of opioids. “Everywhere I go in the Granite State, people talk to me about the epidemic of substance abuse,” said Hassan in an interview with the Ledger-Transcript last week. In 2013, the state saw 193 overdose deaths. In 2014, that number had jumped to 321. And while the … 0

Viewpoints: A pipeline of your own

Friday, February 27, 2015

You may think that only multinational corporations can own a pipeline. Regular people can own a pipeline without laying out a dime of their own money. There’s a federal agency called the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that makes it easy to own a pipeline. Just draw some lines on a map, fill out enough forms to justify a lot of bureaucrats’ salaries, and … 0

Editorial: What to do about NH’s drug problem

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s an epidemic, Gov. Maggie Hassan told a Ledger-Transcript reporter in a recent interview, referring to opioid use in the state. Drug overdose claimed the lives of 27 people in Cheshire County alone in 2013 and 2014. The question is: What are we going to do about it? We recently asked Hassan to explain how her budget proposal for 2016-2017 addresses the growing … 0

Mason: High school grads eligible for $500 award

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club will present at least one $500 Citizenship Award to a 2015 graduating high school senior from Temple, New Ipswich, Greenville, or Mason. The application deadline is May 18. For more information, contact Brenda Salmonson at 924-2288 or bls@wjplaw.com. … 0

Mason: Clay sculptor exhibiting

Monday, April 27, 2015

Liz Sibley Fletcher of Mason will be showing work at the N.H. Sculptors on Review at the R.J. Finlay Building in Nashua on Sunday. A long-time exhibiting member of N.H. Art Association and the League of N.H. Craftsmen, … 0

Letters: Potential for bias in pipeline study

Monday, April 27, 2015

To the editor: The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, a non-profit “think tank,” was created in 1996 to provide a source of independent, nonpartisan information to inform state legislators on important public policy matters. Because of the organization’s charter focus on independence, I was shocked to … 0

New Ipswich: Trail stewards decry pipeline

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Friends of the Wapack Trail have concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline that could affect the trail in at least three locations. The trail, first cut in the early 1920s, is a popular hiking destination. A pipeline, proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Inc., a subsidiary of … 1

Mason: Hutchins celebrates 15-year tenure with force

Monday, April 20, 2015

MASON — When Barry Hutchins first became police chief, the department did not have its own building, so he processed arrests across from the Town Hall bathroom and the stairway there served as his evidence room. Residents and … 0

Mason: Board names new chief

Monday, April 20, 2015

The town will be saying goodbye to its K9 program and looking to hire more part-time officers, as newly appointed Chief Kevin Maxwell takes the reins. Maxwell is no stranger to the Mason Police Department, being promoted to … 0

Letters: SB 136 needs your support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

To the editor: Our representative, Jack Flanagan, sits on a New Hampshire House committee which will soon vote on bill SB 136. His vote is crucial for passage of this bill, which addresses the increasing encroachment of outside interest groups into our local politics. So far, he has … 0

Mason: Rabies clinic set for Saturday

Friday, April 3, 2015

The town’s rabies clinic is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mann House. Dr. Christine Schlupf, a former Mason resident, from the Humane Society for Greater Nashua will be administering vaccinations. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. Bring prior … 0

Mason: Supper celebrates police chief

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Mason Church, enjoy a homecooked meal and a special cake to honor retiring Police Chief Barry Hutchins. The menu includes barbecue chicken, rice, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, hot and cold beverages and a special cake and other … 0

Temple: Lions Club shares donations locally

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club has made numerous donations to both local and state charities and people over the last few months. Recipients are Fund for New Ipswich’s Linda Swenson, $100; two area eye assistance requests, $500; Touchstone Farm, Temple, $100; Peterborough’s Dollars For Scholars, $100; N.H. Girl Scouts … 0