Mason

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 … 0

Mason/Brookline: Standoff in Mason ends with all OK

Monday, May 11, 2015

A four and a half hour standoff between police and a man who allegedly brandished a gun at another driver ended peacefully on Saturday night. Police Saturday received a report at about 2 p.m. that a driver on … 1

Hassan talks about plan to address drug issue

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s an epidemic. That’s how Governor Maggie Hassan views the growing use of opioids. “Everywhere I go in the Granite State, people talk to me about the epidemic of substance abuse,” said Hassan in an interview with the … 0

Viewpoints: A pipeline of your own

Friday, February 27, 2015

You may think that only multinational corporations can own a pipeline. Regular people can own a pipeline without laying out a dime of their own money. There’s a federal agency called the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that makes it easy to own a pipeline. Just draw some lines … 0

Editorial: What to do about NH’s drug problem

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s an epidemic, Gov. Maggie Hassan told a Ledger-Transcript reporter in a recent interview, referring to opioid use in the state. Drug overdose claimed the lives of 27 people in Cheshire County alone in 2013 and 2014. The question is: What are we going to do about it? … 0

Mason: High school grads eligible for $500 award

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club will present at least one $500 Citizenship Award to a 2015 graduating high school senior from Temple, New Ipswich, Greenville, or Mason. The application deadline is May 18. For more information, contact Brenda Salmonson at 924-2288 or bls@wjplaw.com. … 0

Mason: Clay sculptor exhibiting

Monday, April 27, 2015

Liz Sibley Fletcher of Mason will be showing work at the N.H. Sculptors on Review at the R.J. Finlay Building in Nashua on Sunday. A long-time exhibiting member of N.H. Art Association and the League of N.H. Craftsmen, … 0

Letters: Potential for bias in pipeline study

Monday, April 27, 2015

To the editor: The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, a non-profit “think tank,” was created in 1996 to provide a source of independent, nonpartisan information to inform state legislators on important public policy matters. Because of the organization’s charter focus on independence, I was shocked to … 0

New Ipswich: Trail stewards decry pipeline

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Friends of the Wapack Trail have concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline that could affect the trail in at least three locations. The trail, first cut in the early 1920s, is a popular hiking destination. A pipeline, proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Inc., a subsidiary of … 1

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 … 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 … 0