Mason: ZBA again denies rehearing for Marty’s

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has now twice denied a request for a rehearing from Marty’s Driving Range. Marty’s, co-owned by Martin Ruggiero and his daughter Nicole Ruggiero, both of Mason, applied for a variance last month to hold twice-weekly outdoor concerts at the business, which includes a driving range, a restaurant, an outdoor bar, an ice cream stand and batting cages. The ZBA denied the variance based on traffic … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract 115,000 dekatherms per day of capacity on the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline. Though the agreement … 0

Editorial: Pipeline is a state, regional issue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

While information about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline continues to inundate us, wading through the rhetoric is an unending battle. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that many of the towns that neighbor those that would be part of the route have held back on joining one side or the other. Still, from where we’re sitting, deferring is no longer an option, for … 1

Mason: Mason woman faces heroin charge

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Mason woman with a prior conviction for drug distribution has been arrested again on charges of dealing heroin in Nashua. Patti Amadon, 45, was arrested by Nashua police on a warrant issued by the 9th Circuit Court, … 0

Mason: Marty’s axes concert, holds rally

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The band will be there, but they won’t be performing. Marty’s Driving Range, which continued to advertise a concert Saturday despite a town ruling prohibiting the event, announced Tuesday on Facebook that the concert would be canceled, but … 0


Monday, June 22, 2015

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

Letter: Music belongs at Marty’s

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Nicole Ruggiero. I currently operate Marty’s Driving Range in Mason. My parents built this business from the ground up in 1992. I was 7 years old. Growing up in a family business can teach you a lot about work ethic, … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0

Mason: Phone scam targets locals for money

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Police are warning Mason residents to be aware of a scam that uses the Mason Police Department phone number as a way to appear legitimate. A resident received several calls on June 4 that his caller ID identified as coming from 603-878-1111, which is the Mason Police Department … 0

Mason: Coffeehouse to feed the need

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Living Room Coffeehouse at the Mason Congregational Church will be held on Saturday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Breaking with the usual tradition of an open mic coffeehouse, this evening will feature just two opening acts, folk … 0


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Aimee LaLancette of Mason graduated from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, on May 17, earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing. … 0

Mason: ZBA silences concerts at driving range

Monday, June 15, 2015

The owners of Marty’s Driving Range have not given up on their annual summer concerts, which were shut down by a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision last month. Marty’s has held concerts weekly during the summer since 2011 — a change in use that the business never received … 0

Mason police log: June 13, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mason Wednesday, June 10 Possession with intent: Police arrested Joshua Wright, 29, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and charged him with possession of drugs, believed to be marijuana, with intent to distribute and driving after suspension or revocation. Wright was transported to the Hillsborough County House of Correction in lieu … 0