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

Letter: Pickity Place is on the line

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To the editor: Dear Cheryl LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Do you remember the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”? Deep in the woods of Mason, New Hampshire, grandmother’s house still exists. If you enter this old house built in 1786, you will see the wolf … 0

Mason: Selectmen seek Mason resident to serve on NRPC committee

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission, or NRPC, has established a temporary committee to explore and report on the development of energy facilities in the region. The charge of this committee, per the NRPC: “To conduct fact findings regarding the impacts of construction and operation of energy facilities in … 0

Achievement:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Emery Doucet of Mason was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. To make the list a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade point average with … 0

Letters: Export scheme is bad news for us

Thursday, January 29, 2015

To the editor: Anyone who believes Kinder Morgan’s giant gas pipeline will bring plentiful cheap natural gas to New England is being suckered. This pipeline’s capacity is more than the entire net inflow capacity of natural gas to Massachusetts. Who’ll be buying all this gas? This oversized pipeline’s … 0

Editorial: Old health care system didn’t work

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Republican’s “new” health care plan isn’t new. What the GOP wants is to roll back years of progress we’ve made in ensuring fair access and affordability in health insurance. That old and aging system wasn’t working, and yet they are ready to throw out Obamacare just as … 0

Joining forces across states

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Citizens from the Monadnock region are banding together with others — not only from New Hampshire, but also Massachusetts and New York — to fight a proposed natural gas pipeline planned to cut through Southern New Hampshire, as well as multiple other states on the way to its … 0

Mason: Library story times begin Feb. 4

Monday, February 2, 2015

Wednesday Story Times at the Mason Public Library will begin Wednesday at 11 a.m. and continue Wednesdays through April 22. There will be stories, songs, and simple crafts to make and take home. All are welcome. For more information, contact the library at 878-3867. … 0

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 … 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 … 0