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Monday, March 31, 2014

Mason Tuesday, Feb. 25 Theft: A resident reported that back in September he did some excavation work after hauling several loads of material to a man’s house and the man never paid him. The man was contacted by Mason police and given until March 4 to pay $406.65, or a warrant would be sought. Wednesday, Feb. 26 Livestock complaint: At 10:31 p.m., a motorist reported seeing a loose horse in … 0

mason: Town votes yes on budget

Monday, March 17, 2014

MASON – Residents voted against spending $90,500 to purchase a backhoe loader, the most controversial article on the warrant at Saturday’s Town Meeting. according to Select Board Chair Charles Moser. The town’s operating budget of $1,700,248 was passed by voters with little resistance. “The Select Board went through the budget carefully,” Moser said … 0

Mason: $2.9M school budget approved

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MASON — Mason residents overwhelmingly approved the $2,957,139 budget for the 2014-2015 school year at the polls on Tuesday. The operating budget is down $19,757 from last year’s $2,976,896. Taxpayers saved about $500 by passing the operating budget; the default budget was set at $2,957,601, the same default budget as last year. The … 0

Real Estate Q&A: Taking a look at residential market

Monday, January 13, 2014

How would you define the current real estate market? Cathy Cambal-Hayward: It continues to be a challenging market for our sellers and wonderful opportunities for buyers across the board — from the first time home buyer to the … 0

Real Estate Q&A: Inside the commercial market

Monday, January 13, 2014

Overall, how would you characterize the health and the short-term future of the local commercial real estate market? Michelle Lange: Yes, most definitely there has been improvement in the local commercial market in 2013. Business confidence was up. … 0

Letter: A day of fire and ice in New Ipswich

Monday, January 13, 2014

To the editor: On Jan. 3 there was a house fire in New Ipswich. New Hampshire firefighters from New Ipswich, Greenville, Temple, Mason, Jaffrey and Dublin, and Massachusetts firefighters from Ashby and Ashburnham answered the call and put out the fire, all without an injury. Firefighters, their equipment … 0

Engagement announcement: Colleen Lewis — Brendan Ringer

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Robert and Nancy Lewis of Fountain Hills, Ariz., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Colleen, to Brendan Ringer, son of Steve and Diana Ringer of Winchendon, Mass. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Conant High School, … 0

WEdding announcement: Mike Landry — Samantha Smith

Monday, December 30, 2013

Samantha Smith, daughter of Guy Smith and Kinberly Smith, and Mike Landry, son of Glenda Landry and Paul Landry Sr., were married Oct. 11, 2013 in a double ring ceremony at Mason Congregational Church, followed by a reception … 0

Mason: Salary increases drive budget plan

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MASON — The Mason Select Board continued its review of the proposed budget for the upcoming year on Tuesday, with wage increases a common factor. Modest salary increases for some employees were submitted by department heads this year. In additional, voters may get to weigh in on several … 1

Peterborough: Frozen in time

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It was Dec. 11, 2008, and the region was covered in ice. Trees were down. Power was out. Residents were lined up outside the few establishments still open, trying to get supplies. People were investing in “paper generators,” … 0

Mason: Proposed operating budget up 2 percent

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MASON — Residents can expect to see some warrant article requests for new vehicles, for both the police and highway departments this year, after the Select Board met with department heads in the first half of its review … 0

Mason: Tax rate relatively flat, school portion down

Monday, December 2, 2013

MASON — The Mason tax rate is set this year at $24.90 per $1,000 of value, a 0.6 percent increase over last year’s rate of $24.75. A resident whose home is valued at $200,000 can expect to pay $4,980 under the new rate. The town portion of the … 0

Letter: Attack dogs out to back abortion

Monday, December 2, 2013

To the editor: And so it begins. A young lady, who just happens to be a 4-term state representative in the State of New Hampshire, a beautiful person who just happens to love life so much that she hates abortion, has begun the process of having to fend … 0