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Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory of the media beating a story into the ground as we head toward the big game. The big story, of course, is … 0

Mason: Book group to read, discuss ‘Unbroken’

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Noon Book Group will be reading “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand for the Feb. 17 Noon Book Group discussion. Copies are available to borrow. Bring a lunch; tea/coffee and discussion are provided. … 0

Mason police log: Jan. 20, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mason Tuesday, Jan. 13 Welfare check: At 10:45 p.m., police checked on the welfare of a Wilton Road resident at the request of a family member. Police found the resident at home and sound. Friday, Jan. 15 Police information: At 1:45 p.m. police received information from Brookline Police Department regarding a Mason resident they were seeking on a warrant for simple assault. At … 0

Achievement:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Emily Messer of Mason, a junior, was named to the honor roll for the fall trimester at Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass. … 0

Letter: Natural gas is not the answer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to the letter by Charles Saari in the Dec. 9 edition. Increasing dependence on natural gas will not lower energy costs. More natural gas is not needed to meet our heating or electricity needs. The industry’s justification is based on a … 0

Mason: Police chief still not patrolling

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nearly 11 months after being injured by a fleeing suspect, Police Chief Barry Hutchins remains on administrative duty at the police department. On Jan. 24, Hutchins injured his ankle while attempting to arrest Russell Monbleau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for possession of controlled drugs following a traffic stop. Monbleau … 0

Rindge: NH now on official route

Monday, December 8, 2014

RINDGE — An 8-year-old Rindge resident is asking that the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline not disturb her beloved Converse Meadows, a 240-acre conservation easement the town purchased in 2004, in order to preserve it from development. … 0

Mason: Forum on broadband expansion set for Tuesday

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A state agency will be working with town officials and residents to achieve the goal of extending broadband coverage across the entire town of Mason, beginning with a forum Tuesday to discuss possible solutions. The forum in the Town Hall will cover some initial steps to improving the … 0

Mason: Tax rate drops more than $1

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The tax rate for Mason is down this year, shrinking by $1.09; it’s set at $23.81 per $1,000 of assessed value. While rates are down across all four portions of the tax rate, the town’s rate is primarily the source of the decrease. A resident whose home is … 0

Mason: ConCom says no to pipeline

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MASON — The Mason Conservation Commission has come out in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through southern New Hampshire, saying that the pipeline could impact several parcels of conserved land and threaten the … 0

Editorial: Retail store owners mean business

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This weekend retailers across the country are competing for your dollars, including our downtown merchants and other locally owned stores. The Plaid Friday and Cider Monday campaigns, designed to win over shoppers for the independently owned shops the weekend after Thanksgiving, have been making strides in recent years. … 0

‘It could be the primary route’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Groups of residents in Mason and Rindge are beginning to band together in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could be routed through their communities, as well as New Ipswich and Greenville. The Rindge Select Board has come out firmly in opposition to the project, while … 0

Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already … 0