Temple/sharon: Towns not on NED route speak

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s not just the towns that are directly impacted by the proposed pipeline that are preparing to fight: Those on the edges of the issue are making their own position clear. Temple and Sharon are not on the direct path of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut through southern New Hampshire on its way to deposit natural gas from the Marcellus Shale at a distribution hub in Dracut, … 0

Editorial: Put up or shut up time for pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s 31 miles from the center of Rindge. Seventeen from New Ipswich. From our offices here, it’s 23 miles. It was a bit of a ride for those who attended FERC’s first scoping session, but it’s a short distance when you consider the possible alternative — 418 miles of Kinder Morgan pipeline. Since we first learned that a natural gas pipeline route was … 0

Mason: Host families sought for high school exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

The town is seeking volunteer host families for three foreign exchange students who will be spending the upcoming high school year in Mason. “It basically changes people’s lives,” said Regional Director for Council on International Educational Exchange Virginia Doss, of hosting an exchange student. “It’s a great opportunity, because the students are at such a changeable age in their lives. It’s a great … 0

Mason police logs: July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mason Monday, July 13 Check conditions: At 3:43 p.m., police checked Scripps Lane for multiple vehicles parked at the town quarry entrance. Everyone was found to be complying with the new quarry rules. Animal complaint: At 4:44 p.m., police responded to Briggs Road for a report that two … 0

Viewpoint: What need, what profits?

Monday, June 29, 2015

I came away from my latest Kinder Morgan open house the other evening with a decidedly sinking feeling. One of the Kinder Morgan reps answering questions was clearly intelligent and well-informed. His answers were thoughtful and complete. He was no liar, nor a con man. The conclusion I … 1

Kinder Morgan scales back pipeline plan

Monday, July 20, 2015

The news that Tennessee Gas Pipeline is downsizing both the diameter of its proposed pipeline and the horsepower of its compressor stations has done little to soothe project’s opponents. Kinder Morgan announced last week the project will use a 30-inch diameter pipeline instead of 36. With less pressure … 0

Mason / Peterborough: Farm tour at Hungry Bear

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Peterborough Grange will be hosting a Farm Tour to Hungry Bear Farm in Mason this Sunday. A caravan will be leaving Shieling Forest Community Building no later than 5:10 p.m. to go to the farm. The tour will be led by Gene and Marilyn Jonas, owners and … 0

Mason police log: July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Harris Company closes after 66 yrs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Harris Construction Company, the sand and gravel supplier at 177 Sharon Road in Peterborough, is closing effective Thursday, according to a recorded announcement made by the Harris family. It is one of a handful of business comings and … 0

Editorial: Hassan: Energy is critical to economy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When Gov. Maggie Hassan agreed to stop in for a talk with our Editorial Board on Tuesday, chief among our concerns was how she would address the pipeline question. Hassan was thoughtful, saying she and other New England governors were looking at the Northeast as a whole when … 1

Concealed carry bill vetoed by governor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan put the brakes this week on a bill that would have eliminated the licensing requirement to carry a concealed weapon. Senate Bill 116, which passed both the State House and Senate this legislative session, was vetoed by Hassan. Currently, those who want to concealed carry … 0

Motorsports: Feel the horsepower

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

After a long and exhausting work week, Ben Rumore often finds peace in a 30-second long truck ride. Hopping into his modified diesel Dodge pickup, Rumore, 40, of Mason, spends many of his weekends competing in truck pull … 0

Mason: Community supper, concert tonight

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A community supper will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7 at the Fellowship Hall in Mason Congregational Church. All are invited. There will be salad with chicken, shrimp and vegetables, and a blueberry lemon bread made with Mason berries, as well as drinks and homemade desserts. After … 0