Mason

Mason Police Department's new Saturday patrol team, Rich Fortin of Milford, right, and Mark Hager of Mason pose next to the department's recently purchased cruiser.

Mason: New police officers are a match

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MASON — “We’re the two oldest rookies you’ll ever meet,” declares Patrol Officer Mark Hager of Mason. Hager, along with his shift partner Rich Fortin, are the newest additions to the Police Department, filling the Saturday day shift. Fortin was lured out of an eight-year retirement by Chief Kevin Maxwell, but he has plenty of police experience. Before his retirement, he was working as a Milford police officer for 22 years, and as a captain for seven of those years. Hager, on the other hand, only became a cop two years ago — at the age of 50. “It’s just something I always wanted to …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a look at Francestown, Jaffrey, New Ipswich and Sharon, and the region’s school districts. Francestown There …

Letter: Here’s my take on the Republicans

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: After placing third with 23 percent of the vote, Marco Rubio is declared a winner by political pundits. Here, we have a candidate who wants to take back our country. Back to what? Another war? Another recession? Another unpopular administration? Continued accumulating deficits? Ex-governors Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich are far better choices. Each effectively administered his state …

Mason: Article would OK outside concerts

Monday, February 1, 2016

MASON — After the Zoning Board quashed the summer concert series at Marty’s Driving Range earlier this year, a petition warrant article could bring the issue back to the fore. For the last few years, Marty’s has twice-weekly concerts at the business during the summer months. But Mason’s …

PARENT WISE: Prevention starts at home

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am all for drug and alcohol prevention being taught in our schools and taught early. The article in the Ledger-Transcript on Jan. 11 forces us to take a cold, hard look at the problem we are facing-and, …

Police log: Mason — Jan. 28, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mason Sunday, Jan. 17 Assault: At 6:22 p.m., police took a report of an assault. Police determined the alleged incident had occurred in New Ipswich, and referred the resident to the New Ipswich Police Department. Monday, Jan. 18 Welfare check: At 10:22 a.m., police checked the welfare of …

Viewpoint: Tennessee Gas Pipeline puts forth deceptive figures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is trying to fool the federal regulators and the rest of us into thinking that the Northeast Direct gas pipeline will run underneath the existing Eversource powerline easement across …

Mason: Pipeline funds on warrant

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MASON — A vote to continue to fund the legal fight against the pipeline is once again on the town warrant. On Tuesday night, the Select Board presented the public with it proposed operating budget and monetary warrant …

Bird survey coming soon

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fill up those bird feeders and dig out your binoculars for New Hampshire Audubon’s Backyard Winter Bird Survey. This annual statewide survey will take place on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. Anyone can participate in the survey by counting the birds in their own backyard on the survey …

CASA seeks volunteers

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CASA of New Hampshire, a statewide nonprofit organization, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children and to be a voice for these children in court proceedings. CASA volunteers identify and advocate for what is in the child’s best interest in these cases, to help …

Editorial: The candidates on campaign finance

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When Merry Stockwell passed the “Granny D” torch to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at his Peterborough town hall event last week, it got us thinking it would be good to review all of the candidates’ positions on campaign finance reform. If she were still with us, that’s …

Peterborough: MCH eyes affiliation with CMC

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Board of Trustees at Monadnock Community Hospital Wednesday approved a letter of intent to explore an affiliation with Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. The affiliation will not affect employees, said Cynthia McGuire, president and CEO of MCH. …

Police logs: Mason — Jan. 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mason Sunday, Jan. 10 Untimely death: At 11:36 a.m., police assisted the New Ipswich Police Department with a report of an untimely death. Shots fired: At 1:44 p.m., police responded to Hurricane Hill Road for a report of gun shots. Police did not locate anyone shooting firearms. Fraud: …