Mason

Mason: Hutchins celebrates 15-year tenure with force

Monday, April 20, 2015

MASON — When Barry Hutchins first became police chief, the department did not have its own building, so he processed arrests across from the Town Hall bathroom and the stairway there served as his evidence room. Residents and longtime colleagues gathered Sunday to celebrate Hutchins’ career, as well as the sea change within the department during his 15-year tenure. Around 50 people came to the Town Hall for a cake and ice cream social honoring Hutchins, who officially handed over the reins to new Chief Kevin Maxwell April 14. Attendees recalled both fond memories of Hutchins’ skill at community policing and his success at modernizing … 0

Mason: Board names new chief

Monday, April 20, 2015

The town will be saying goodbye to its K9 program and looking to hire more part-time officers, as newly appointed Chief Kevin Maxwell takes the reins. Maxwell is no stranger to the Mason Police Department, being promoted to chief from his position as sergeant, and having stepped into a leadership role in the … 0

Letters: SB 136 needs your support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

To the editor: Our representative, Jack Flanagan, sits on a New Hampshire House committee which will soon vote on bill SB 136. His vote is crucial for passage of this bill, which addresses the increasing encroachment of outside interest groups into our local politics. So far, he has not indicated his position on this essential bill. Since the U.S. Supreme court ruling in … 0

Mason School District: Top Three Issues

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mason School District Proposed operating budget: $2,950,683 Default budget: $3,025,997 ∎  Article 3 asks voters to approve the proposed operating budget of $2,950,683, which the School Board recommends. If the public votes down this budget, the default budget, which is $75,314 more than the proposed budget, will go … 0

Mason: Scouting for badges at Boy Scout College

Monday, February 23, 2015

MASON — It may have been a bleary-eyed Saturday morning for some, but for over 100 Boy Scouts from around the Monadnock region, the 13th annual Mt. Monadnock Boy Scout Merit Badge College held Saturday in Mason was … 0

Achievement: Locals make St. Anselm’s Dean’s List

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Saint Anselm College, Manchester: Aimee LaLancette of Mason and Victoria Roach of Rindge. LaLancette, class of 2015, is a nursing major. Roach, class of 2017, is a psychology major. … 0

Achievement:

Monday, February 23, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology: Local residents made the Dean’s List for fall 2014-2015 semester at Rochester, New York, Institute of Technology: Rachel Doucet of Mason, second-year student in the advertising and public relations … 0

Committee to study pipeline

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is putting together a subcommittee dedicated to the study of Kinder Morgan’s proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut through Southern New Hampshire. State Rep. Kermit Williams (D-Wilton), who represents Greenville, said in an interview Wednesday that he will be a member of … 0

Mason: Town may look for new police chief

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MASON — The town of Mason will likely be looking for a new chief of police this spring, announced Select Board members during a budget hearing Tuesday night, while discussing the Police Department budget. Though board members did … 0

Temple/Mason: SB2 petitions on the ballot

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

For several years in a row, Mason and Temple have faced the same question: Stick to Town Meeting, or switch to ballot voting? Each time, both towns have stayed with the status quo, though sometimes the vote was narrow enough that a handful of votes could have the … 0

Editorial: Right to Know is under attack

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The term “muckraker” is thought to date back to the turn of the 20th century, when rough-riding President Theodore Roosevelt hailed investigative journalists for using their platform to right social injustices and out evil practices. Back then, it was journalists and writers like Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell and … 0

Letters: Authorities should listen to people

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: Federal and state politicians should take heed of the desires of a majority of the people living in the proposed pipeline towns. If the project is built, we will be left with the unneeded, obscene phallic pipeline as a reminder of the abuse and rape … 0

MASON / TEMPLE: Pipeline worries local land lovers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pickety Place in Mason is known for its idyllic, peaceful setting, and for being the model for the cover of the Golden Books version of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Carol Iodice of Mason, who tends the gardens that Pickety Place is known for, said in an interview Tuesday … 0