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Brookline: Meet the candidates tonight at Town Hall

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Meet the Candidates event will be held for Brookline/Mason District 26 Democratic candidates in the upstairs auditorium of the Brookline Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Candidates expected to attend are Peggy Gilmour, state senator; Patricia LaFrance, Hillsborough county attorney; Bill Barry, sheriff; Susan Ladmer, county commissioner; and Melanie Levesque, incumbent, and Gale Taylor, two state representative seats. Coffee and desserts will be served. … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Viewpoint: Why should I vote?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress has truly shamed itself this session. The administration is muddled. Lobbyists are buying issues and candidates right and left. What difference does it … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Mason police log: Oct. 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mason Monday, Oct. 29 Motor vehicle accident: At 3:42 p.m., while driving a green Ford Fusion on Route 124, Shayila Lajoie of Mass., collided with a Honda Fit, driven by Barry Donahue of Ashby Mass., and then collided with a black Subaru sedan, driven by Pamela Alleyne of … 0

Viewpoint: Year ahead for legislators

Monday, October 13, 2014

Over the past two years, I have worked with my fellow legislators to focus on doing what we can to help businesses in our region grow and thrive. We have had success in several areas and I was proud to be named a 2013 “Champion of Business” by … 0

Mason: New administrative assistant in town

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

After a two month vacancy, the town of Mason has hired a new administrative assistant. Jeannine Phalon has been hired to fill the shoes of Barbara Milkovits who resigned July 24 amid turmoil stemming from a motorcycle accident … 0

Jaffrey/Mason/Peterborough: Drug take-back program is set for Saturday

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mason, Peterborough and Jaffrey will participate in the ninth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, provides anyone who wishes an opportunity to drop off unused, unwanted or expired medications, … 0

Mason: Fire guts residence, leaves two homeless

Monday, September 22, 2014

A single-alarm fire on Saturday evening resulted in the total loss of a Starch Mill Road home. Neither of the house’s two occupants was home at the time of the fire. At about 6:23 p.m., a passerby noticed … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Massachusetts Lowell: Benjamin Blais of New Ipswich, majoring in computer science; Emery Doucet of Mason, majoring in physics; and Stephen Ganoe of Rindge, majoring in mechanical engineering. To make the list … 0

Mason: Avoiding probate discussion tonight

Friday, September 12, 2014

An Avoiding Probate seminar will be held at the Mason Public Library tonight at 7 p.m. Donald H. Sienkiewicz of the Estate Preservation and Planning Law Office in Milford will speak about avoiding probate problems. The presentation will take place in the Mann House Common Room and all … 0

Mason woman wanted following police pursuit in Rochester

Monday, September 8, 2014

Police are seeking a Mason woman after a police chase on Route 16 in Rochester on Tuesday afternoon. At about 4:40 p.m., a N.H. State Police officer attempted to stop a 2005 gray Mercury Mountaineer traveling north on … 0