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The Mascenic Planning Board discusses several new zoning ordinances.


Monday, August 31, 2015

MASON — The Planning Board is drafting an ordinance that would create protections for the aquifer and wellhead protection overlay district, in response to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would affect that district. The Planning Board began to discuss several different new ordinances after the announcement that a natural gas pipeline is proposed through the northern half of Mason, … 0

MASON: Noon Book Group meets Sept. 15

Monday, August 31, 2015

The popular “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown is the book chosen for the September meeting of the Noon Book Group. This non-fiction book details the events of nine individuals from the American West and their epic quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The coach and eight-oar crew from the University of Washington transformed the sport and grabbed … 0

Mason police log: Sept. 1, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Mason Monday, Aug. 17 Check conditions: At 10 a.m., police received a report of a phone wire down across Greenville Road. Tuesday, Aug. 18 Animal control: At 12:19 p.m., police received a dog complaint from a Wilton Road resident. Suspicious motor vehicle: At 4:08 p.m., police checked Scripps Lane for a report of a suspicious vehicle, but found the complaint unfounded. Wednesday, Aug. … 0

New Ipswich: NED route on sacred land?

Monday, August 10, 2015

At first glance, it looks and sounds like any other hay field — knee-high grass dotted with purple clover and the soft buzz of insects. Above, powerlines mark where electrical lines may provide right of way for the … 2

New Ipswich: Texas pipeline explosion raises questions here

Monday, August 10, 2015

Kinder Morgan has scheduled a second round of open houses to answer questions about a proposed 30-inch pipeline and 41,000 horsepower compressor station that would run through the southern half of the state. Safety and emergency management concerns have remained high on the list for residents of Mason, … 0

Mascenic / Jaffrey-RIndge: What I did on my summer vacation

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s a line most teachers have heard before: “It must be great to have summers off!” For teachers like Mascenic’s Susan Rolke, or Jaffrey Grade School’s Trisha Layfield and Eliot Pelletier, the old cliche can’t help but make … 0

Mason police log: Aug. 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mason Sunday, July 26 Trespassing: At 3:38 p.m., police checked the Georgia Stone Quarry on Starch Mill Road and removed five subjects from the property. One was issued a summons charging them with criminal trespass. Disabled motor vehicle: At 5:31, police responded to Old Turnpike Road in the … 0

Mason: Book donations sought for Old Home Day

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Public Library is accepting donations of gently used books and DVDs for its Old Home Day book sale. The book sale during Mason Old Home Day on Sunday, September 13. Donations may be brought to the library during open hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 … 0

NED opponents won’t ‘take it on the chin’

Monday, August 3, 2015

When given his few minutes at the mic at the pipeline scoping session in Milford Thursday, state Rep. Jim Parison didn’t ask about wetlands or aquifers or the New England energy grid. Amid the talk of pipeline diameter … 0

Mason: Everything is awesome at library

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Calling all Lego fans! On Saturday, the Mason Public Library sponsors Lego Fun Time from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come and explore the possibilities of 10,000 Legos. … 0

Mason police log: Aug. 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mason Sunday, July 19 Criminal trespass: At 1:43 p.m., police responded to Scripps Lane and Brookline Road for a report of trespassing at the town quarry. Police issued warnings. Unsecured premise: At 2:40 p.m., police responded to the Georgia Stone Quarry on Starch Mill Road for a report … 0

Temple/sharon: Towns not on NED route speak

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s not just the towns that are directly impacted by the proposed pipeline that are preparing to fight: Those on the edges of the issue are making their own position clear. Temple and Sharon are not on the direct path of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would … 0

Editorial: Put up or shut up time for pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s 31 miles from the center of Rindge. Seventeen from New Ipswich. From our offices here, it’s 23 miles. It was a bit of a ride for those who attended FERC’s first scoping session, but it’s a short distance when you consider the possible alternative — 418 miles … 0