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Mason police log: Dec. 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mason Sunday, Nov. 23 Alarm: At 3:30 p.m., police were dispatched to Valley Road for a burglar alarm. When police arrived, the building was secure, there were no vehicles on the property, and the alarm was still sounding inside. Police were unable to contact an authorized person to turn off the alarm. Monday, Nov. 24 Road hazard: At 7:45 p.m., police received a report of tree branches in the roadway … 0

Letter: Clothing drive broke the record

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: The Souhegan Lions Club, serving Greenville, New Ipswich, Temple and Mason, and the Greenville Lioness Club would like to extend a huge, warm and fuzzy thank you to the members of our communities who donated to our annual clothing drive. This year, we collected a record number of 1,146 items! We distributed the clothing to local people when they retrieved … 0

Mason: Pipeline meeting draws big crowd

Monday, December 15, 2014

MASON — So many citizens showed up to Saturday’s meeting on the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline that would run through town that organizers had to turn some away. In all, more than 150 people from multiple towns filled the Mason Elementary School, to standing-room-only capacity, to hear talks advocating against the … 0

MASON: The broadband dilemma

Monday, December 15, 2014

A broadband development company considering an expansion into Mason could be a boon for the town’s business owners, many of whom say their financial success is hampered by the current lack of options in the town. This hope … 0

Achievement:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Emily Messer of Mason, a junior, was named to the honor roll for the fall trimester at Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass. … 0

Letter: Natural gas is not the answer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to the letter by Charles Saari in the Dec. 9 edition. Increasing dependence on natural gas will not lower energy costs. More natural gas is not needed to meet our heating or electricity needs. The industry’s justification is based on a … 0

Mason: Police chief still not patrolling

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nearly 11 months after being injured by a fleeing suspect, Police Chief Barry Hutchins remains on administrative duty at the police department. On Jan. 24, Hutchins injured his ankle while attempting to arrest Russell Monbleau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for possession of controlled drugs following a traffic stop. Monbleau … 0

Rindge: NH now on official route

Monday, December 8, 2014

RINDGE — An 8-year-old Rindge resident is asking that the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline not disturb her beloved Converse Meadows, a 240-acre conservation easement the town purchased in 2004, in order to preserve it from development. … 0

Mason: Forum on broadband expansion set for Tuesday

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A state agency will be working with town officials and residents to achieve the goal of extending broadband coverage across the entire town of Mason, beginning with a forum Tuesday to discuss possible solutions. The forum in the Town Hall will cover some initial steps to improving the … 0

Mason: Tax rate drops more than $1

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The tax rate for Mason is down this year, shrinking by $1.09; it’s set at $23.81 per $1,000 of assessed value. While rates are down across all four portions of the tax rate, the town’s rate is primarily the source of the decrease. A resident whose home is … 0

Mason: ConCom says no to pipeline

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MASON — The Mason Conservation Commission has come out in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through southern New Hampshire, saying that the pipeline could impact several parcels of conserved land and threaten the … 0

Editorial: Retail store owners mean business

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This weekend retailers across the country are competing for your dollars, including our downtown merchants and other locally owned stores. The Plaid Friday and Cider Monday campaigns, designed to win over shoppers for the independently owned shops the weekend after Thanksgiving, have been making strides in recent years. … 0

‘It could be the primary route’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Groups of residents in Mason and Rindge are beginning to band together in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could be routed through their communities, as well as New Ipswich and Greenville. The Rindge Select Board has come out firmly in opposition to the project, while … 0