New Ipswich: Groups raise funds to fight KM pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Several benefit events will be held this weekend to raise funds for anti-pipeline campaigns, including a motorcycle rally, and a barbecue and music festival at Winter’s Summer Home Farm in New Ipswich. N.H. Spirit, a nonprofit formed to raise funds for pipeline awareness campaigns, will be holding a benefit Saturday in New Ipswich. The group has been organizing with the community and participating in awareness education since the announcement last … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas pipeline. Singer Tom Rush, a frequent visitor to the former Folkway in Peterborough and an … 0

New Ipswich: Task Force members resign

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Two members of the town’s Pipeline Task Force submitted hand-written resignations and walked out of a meeting between town officials and representatives of the Southwest Region Planning Commission last week. The meeting was intended for town officials to meet with SWRPC representatives to talk about specific issues — cultural, environmental or otherwise — … 0

Mason police log: Aug. 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mason Sunday, Aug. 9 Missing person: At 6:28 p.m., police responded to Old Turnpike Road for a report of an elderly man who had gone missing. The man was found approximately 30 minutes later. Monday, Aug. 10 Theft: At 6:02 a.m., police received a report of a truck … 0

Editorial: Is SWRPC response too little, too late?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

With the level of opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline in the region, we are puzzled by the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s seemingly delayed response. Just two weeks before the close of the official comment period at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the SWRPC is starting an … 1

Mason: Lego exhibit on view at library

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

On Aug. 8, Mason Public Library sponsored a LEGO event with 10,000 LEGO pieces. The LEGO creations of local families are now on display at the Library. The exhibit runs through today. … 0

Mason police log: Aug. 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mason Sunday, Aug. 2 Criminal trespass: At 1:10 p.m., police responded to Scripps Lane for a report of trespassing and issued warnings to six individuals at the town quarry. Suspicious motor vehicle: At 3:47 p.m., police responded to Scripps Lane for a report of a suspicious motor vehicle … 0

Letter: Water at risk of pipeline pollution

Monday, August 17, 2015

To the editor: My father loved coming to Mason from Nashua to visit, of course, and to take home a couple of gallons of our well water; the best he’d had ever had, he’d say. In early June I saw a spotted turtle crawling across the field that … 0

Mason / New Ipswich: Early morning crime spree

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Police are seeking a suspect or suspects involved in a number of crimes, including the theft of a pickup truck in the early hours of Monday morning. At about 6:02 a.m. on Monday, State Police responded to 414 Old Turnpike Road in Mason for a report of a … 0

Letters: None fight like Mason

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

To the editor: Daniel Webster famously said: “Up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.” Blood is spilling for this state and, if the Old Man were still around, he would leap from his craggy … 0

New Ipswich: NED route on sacred land?

Monday, August 10, 2015

At first glance, it looks and sounds like any other hay field — knee-high grass dotted with purple clover and the soft buzz of insects. Above, powerlines mark where electrical lines may provide right of way for the … 2

New Ipswich: Texas pipeline explosion raises questions here

Monday, August 10, 2015

Kinder Morgan has scheduled a second round of open houses to answer questions about a proposed 30-inch pipeline and 41,000 horsepower compressor station that would run through the southern half of the state. Safety and emergency management concerns have remained high on the list for residents of Mason, … 0

Mascenic / Jaffrey-RIndge: What I did on my summer vacation

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s a line most teachers have heard before: “It must be great to have summers off!” For teachers like Mascenic’s Susan Rolke, or Jaffrey Grade School’s Trisha Layfield and Eliot Pelletier, the old cliche can’t help but make … 0