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Mason: ConCom says no to pipeline

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MASON — The Mason Conservation Commission has come out in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through southern New Hampshire, saying that the pipeline could impact several parcels of conserved land and threaten the town’s water supply. During a special session of the Conservation Commission held on Monday night, member Bob Dillberger outlined some of the … 0

Editorial: Retail store owners mean business

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This weekend retailers across the country are competing for your dollars, including our downtown merchants and other locally owned stores. The Plaid Friday and Cider Monday campaigns, designed to win over shoppers for the independently owned shops the weekend after Thanksgiving, have been making strides in recent years. Some of our local merchants, for example, belong to the nonprofit organization Monadnock Buy Local, … 0

‘It could be the primary route’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Groups of residents in Mason and Rindge are beginning to band together in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could be routed through their communities, as well as New Ipswich and Greenville. The Rindge Select Board has come out firmly in opposition to the project, while other boards are reserving judgment until expected meetings with the developer of the pipeline can … 0

Letters: Bring Mason concerns to Concord

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: My name is Gale Taylor and I am running for state representative. If elected, I will focus on those issues that will strengthen the economy by supporting small businesses and reducing property taxes, helping students afford college and protecting worker’s rights and human rights including … 0

Letters: Look at Levesque’s voting record

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: Here are some facts that illustrate just a few examples of the disturbing voting record of Rep. Melanie Levesque (D-Hollis) since 2006. Levesque supports Common Core, despite the fact a vote was taken last March at the annual SAU 41 meeting with a historic turnout … 0

Mason: Missing man found dead

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Mason man was found deceased after an early morning search by local and state authorities in the woods behind his home on Monday. Michael Lavoie, 60, of Mason went missing late on Sunday night, said Select Board Chair Charlie Moser in an interview Monday. After contacting police, … 0

Letters: They are hardworking women

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: It is election time again, and the importance of this mid-term election cannot be overstated. We have seen the sharp contrast in Concord between the legislature elected in the 2010 and the current legislature elected in 2012. We have gone from radical cuts in education … 0

Brookline: Meet the candidates tonight at Town Hall

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Meet the Candidates event will be held for Brookline/Mason District 26 Democratic candidates in the upstairs auditorium of the Brookline Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Candidates expected to attend are Peggy Gilmour, state senator; Patricia LaFrance, Hillsborough county attorney; Bill Barry, … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt … 0

Viewpoint: Why should I vote?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress has truly shamed itself this session. The administration is muddled. Lobbyists are buying issues and candidates right and left. What difference does it … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Mason police log: Oct. 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mason Monday, Oct. 29 Motor vehicle accident: At 3:42 p.m., while driving a green Ford Fusion on Route 124, Shayila Lajoie of Mass., collided with a Honda Fit, driven by Barry Donahue of Ashby Mass., and then collided with a black Subaru sedan, driven by Pamela Alleyne of … 0