Mason

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 into effect. ∎ Article 4 calls for voters to appropriate $59,165 for Mason Elementary School to offer an all-day kindergarten program. The elementary … 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 their next step towards Scouting fame and fortune. Boy Scouts from all around the Monadnock … 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

Letters: An attack on the U.S. Constitution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: I oppose the Northeast Energy Direct project. The evidence against this project, an act of eminent domain abuse that robs individuals to benefit a private out-of-state corporation, is so overwhelming that I find it hard to understand how any thinking person could support it, or … 0

Petition call for pipeline delay heard

Monday, January 19, 2015

Federal lawmakers have responded to a petition — signed by more than 1,900 New Hampshire residents asking for more time to review the natural gas pipeline plan — by reaching out to both the developer and the federal regulatory commission that will have the final say. Last week, … 1

State House: Pipeline concerns aired in Concord

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A delegation of about 30 people, including seven state representatives, met at the state capital on Wednesday to present Governor Maggie Hassan with a petition carrying nearly 2,000 signatures asking that federal lawmakers take steps to slow down … 0

Viewpoint: David and Goliath: citizens versus Kinder Morgan

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A giant is poised to march through the towns along the southern border of New Hampshire, and its footprint would be deep and lasting. For some time now, Kinder Morgan and the Tennessee Pipeline Co. have been plotting ways to move natural gas from the fracking fields in … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Demand doesn’t equal need’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We built our home in 1985 and over the years have acquired additional land. We try to be good stewards of the land, planting an orchard, keeping bees, and maintaining the remains of the Thomas & Towne Mill. … 0

Viewpoint: The best energy supply proposal for NH

Monday, January 12, 2015

Last week, New Hampshire experienced the season’s first bitter cold spell, with below zero temperatures across the state. Residents and businesses, already reeling from the impact of increased energy prices to heat and light their homes and power their companies, are facing the most costly heating season ever. … 0

Mason: Residents: Keep natural gas project out of NH

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

More than 250 people turned out to the Mason Select Board meeting on Tuesday night to give their opinion of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Mason, as well as several other Monadnock towns. Overwhelmingly, … 0

Mason police log: Jan. 8, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mason Friday, Dec. 27 Civil issue: At 3:01 p.m. police performed a civil standby for child custody issues at a Hurricane Hill Road residence. Saturday, Dec. 28 Arrest: At 10:56 a.m., following a motor vehicle stop on Fitchburg Road, police arrested Tina Belk and charged her with operating … 0

Editorial: Investing in the state is the answer

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

As the governor and legislators prepare the next two-year state budget, various interest groups have raised concern about just how they will achieve a balanced budget. That’s because in the past, there’s been a pattern of taking from special funds designated for particular programs, like historic preservation, police … 0

Mason police logs: Dec. 26, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

MASON Friday, Dec. 13: Suspicious vehicle: At 3:19 p.m., police received reports of a white Chevrolet van in the Withee Brook Road area, with generic block lettering on the side spelling “FEDEX” that did not appear to have a legitimate purpose. Police responded, but were unable to locate … 0