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 longtime colleagues gathered Sunday to celebrate Hutchins’ career, as well as the sea change within the department during his 15-year tenure. Around 50 people came to the Town Hall for a cake and ice cream social honoring Hutchins, who officially handed over the reins to new Chief Kevin Maxwell April 14. Attendees recalled both fond memories of Hutchins’ skill at community policing and his success at modernizing … 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 chief from his position as sergeant, and having stepped into a leadership role in the … 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 not indicated his position on this essential bill. Since the U.S. Supreme court ruling in … 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

Mason: Kinder Morgan proposes natural gas for Mason

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MASON — Many residents were outraged with Kinder Morgan representatives at an informational presentation Tuesday, after company officials said bringing the proposed pipeline and lateral line through town would directly benefit the community. According to Kinder Morgan Director … 0


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Emily Messer of Mason, a junior, was named to the honors list for the winter trimester at Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts. … 0

Mason: Calendar raffle held to support school club

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Mason Elementary School club is holding a fundraiser to help support field trips, after-school programs, and allow for activities like School Spirit Week and Staff Appreciation Week. This year the club is holding a calendar raffle. Each $5 ticket gives the holder 30 chances to win a … 0

MASON: Building inspector wanted

Monday, March 16, 2015

MASON — The town is looking for a new Building Inspector, according to a message posted Thursday on the town’s website. Select Board Member Bernie O’Grady said the current Building Inspector, Eric Anderson, is finding it too demanding to balance his business and his duties to the town. … 0

Mason: Move to end health benefits fails

Monday, March 16, 2015

Although Mason’s Town Meeting on Saturday at Mason Elementary School lasted close to seven hours, voters approved almost all of the warrant’s 17 articles without much controversy, said Selectmen Charles Moser on Monday. Only three petition articles failed … 0

Mason/Temple: Voters oppose change in voting

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Status quo reigns in Temple, Mason and the Mason School District, as articles that pitted SB2 verses Town or District Meeting all fell short of the passing mark. In Temple and Mason, the towns decided to keep their Town Meetings, while the Mason School District will continue to … 0

Mason: All-day kindergarten nixed

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jim McCormick, principal of Mason Elementary School, wasn’t disappointed the public voted down lengthening kindergarten from its current 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. schedule to all-day. McCormick, also the superintendent, said he was just testing the waters for the warrant article that failed 153 No to 94 Yes … 0