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: New principal will run her hometown school

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mason Elementary School will have a new, homegrown principal next school year. Special Education Director Kristen Kivela will replace Principal and Superintendent Jim McCormick as he nears retirement. “I grew up in Mason,” said Kivela, expressing her excitement. “I will be giving back to the community I got … 0

Mason: Community supper tonight with FD

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Skip cooking and bring the family to greater downtown Mason for supper tonight. Members of Mason’s Fire Department will be grilling burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers for June’s Community Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the church in the middle of town. Salad, fruit and homemade … 0

New Ipswich: Compressor station sited in New Ipswich

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — On the heels of an announcement by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Inc. that it will build an 80,000-horsepower compressor station at 40 Skinny Cat Road, more than 50 residents — a tenfold increase for a regularly … 1

Mason: Man wanted for weeks nabbed

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Mason man has turned himself in on a warrant related to an alleged domestic dispute, after refusing to submit to police custody for several weeks, according to authorities. The Mason Police Department investigated a domestic disturbance May 1, when a woman reported her former boyfriend, James Beers, … 0


Monday, June 1, 2015

Alex Spacht of Mason will begin studying medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in August. Alex was a student at the Pine Hill Waldorf School, Wilton, and St. Paul’s School, Concord, and graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago in 2012. … 0

Mason: Concert variance denied

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The summer concert series at Marty’s Driving Range may be a thing of the past. The Mason Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a request by Martin Ruggiero, the owner of Marty’s Driving Range and Marty’s Ice Cream at 96 Old Turnpike Rd., for a variance that would have … 0

Health services still underfunded

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

While the Senate Finance Committee’s budget restores what advocates say is critically need edin terms of Health and Human Services funding, it still falls short of Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan’s plan. The $11.3 billion biennium budget will go to the full chamber for a vote this week. Once … 0

Letters: What Memorial Day means

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: What Memorial Day means to me is I think of the United States flag, waving in midair with its bright stars on the top left corner and its wavy white and red stripes. I also think of the soldiers that served in World War I, … 0

Mason: 2 nabbed on warrants

Monday, May 18, 2015

Police arrested two former Meetinghouse Hill Road residents on warrants May 7, including a woman who police say has been avoiding arrest since at least September of last year. Mason police had active warrants for the arrests of … 0

Mason: Police searching for suspect

Monday, May 18, 2015

Police are seeking a Mason man wanted on criminal mischief charges, after a domestic disturbance on Brookline Road, according to Police Chief Kevin Maxwell. The Mason Police Department investigated a domestic disturbance on May 1, when a woman … 0