Mason: Host families sought for high school exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

The town is seeking volunteer host families for three foreign exchange students who will be spending the upcoming high school year in Mason. “It basically changes people’s lives,” said Regional Director for Council on International Educational Exchange Virginia Doss, of hosting an exchange student. “It’s a great opportunity, because the students are at such a changeable age in their lives. It’s a great opportunity to bond and form life-long relationships.” … 0

Mason police logs: July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mason Monday, July 13 Check conditions: At 3:43 p.m., police checked Scripps Lane for multiple vehicles parked at the town quarry entrance. Everyone was found to be complying with the new quarry rules. Animal complaint: At 4:44 p.m., police responded to Briggs Road for a report that two neighborhood huskies had gotten loose and killed a piglet belonging to a neighbor. Tuesday, July … 0

Viewpoint: What need, what profits?

Monday, June 29, 2015

I came away from my latest Kinder Morgan open house the other evening with a decidedly sinking feeling. One of the Kinder Morgan reps answering questions was clearly intelligent and well-informed. His answers were thoughtful and complete. He was no liar, nor a con man. The conclusion I was left with is a simple one: The company he represents wants one thing, and … 1

Kinder Morgan scales back pipeline plan

Monday, July 20, 2015

The news that Tennessee Gas Pipeline is downsizing both the diameter of its proposed pipeline and the horsepower of its compressor stations has done little to soothe project’s opponents. Kinder Morgan announced last week the project will use a 30-inch diameter pipeline instead of 36. With less pressure … 0

Mason / Peterborough: Farm tour at Hungry Bear

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Peterborough Grange will be hosting a Farm Tour to Hungry Bear Farm in Mason this Sunday. A caravan will be leaving Shieling Forest Community Building no later than 5:10 p.m. to go to the farm. The tour will be led by Gene and Marilyn Jonas, owners and … 0

Mason police log: July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Harris Company closes after 66 yrs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Harris Construction Company, the sand and gravel supplier at 177 Sharon Road in Peterborough, is closing effective Thursday, according to a recorded announcement made by the Harris family. It is one of a handful of business comings and … 0

Editorial: Hassan: Energy is critical to economy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When Gov. Maggie Hassan agreed to stop in for a talk with our Editorial Board on Tuesday, chief among our concerns was how she would address the pipeline question. Hassan was thoughtful, saying she and other New England governors were looking at the Northeast as a whole when … 1

Concealed carry bill vetoed by governor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan put the brakes this week on a bill that would have eliminated the licensing requirement to carry a concealed weapon. Senate Bill 116, which passed both the State House and Senate this legislative session, was vetoed by Hassan. Currently, those who want to concealed carry … 0

Motorsports: Feel the horsepower

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

After a long and exhausting work week, Ben Rumore often finds peace in a 30-second long truck ride. Hopping into his modified diesel Dodge pickup, Rumore, 40, of Mason, spends many of his weekends competing in truck pull … 0

Mason: Community supper, concert tonight

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A community supper will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7 at the Fellowship Hall in Mason Congregational Church. All are invited. There will be salad with chicken, shrimp and vegetables, and a blueberry lemon bread made with Mason berries, as well as drinks and homemade desserts. After … 0

Mason/WILTON: Hazardous waste collection July 18

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Residents may bring hazardous household waste for safe disposal to the Wilton Recycling Center on July 18, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you have questions, call the Recycling Center at 654-6150. … 0

Mason police logs: July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mason Sunday, June 28 Alarm: At 2:28 p.m., police were notified of an alarm response on Townsend Road. Police referred the call to a mutual aid agency for response. Alarm: At 9:44 p.m., police responded to a alarm on Brookline Road. Police discovered it to be a false … 0