Mason

Mason: Board supports anti-pipeline articles

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Mason Select Board put forth two warrant articles this year addressing a proposed natural gas pipeline that would bisect the town. The first article asks the voters to authorize the Select Board to oppose the pipeline, which is currently proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan. The article specifies the ability to participate directly with all federal and state regulatory processes, including becoming an intervenor in … 0

Achievement:

Monday, January 19, 2015

The following students have been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts: Patricia Rousseau, Jessica Sorby, both of Jaffrey; Samantha Landry of Mason; and Clayton Kuusisto of New Ipswich. To make the list, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 4.0. The following students have been … 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 remain undecided without also remaining blind. But that’s not what this letter is about. As … 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

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, … 0

Achievement:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Aimee LaLancette of Mason, a senior nursing major at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, was inducted into the college’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society at a ceremony in the Dana Center on Oct. 26. LaLancette pledged her commitment to nursing excellence, knowledge, service, and learning … 0

Viewpoint: About the pipeline, whom can you believe?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

These days we’ve been hearing a great deal about two power projects: Northern Pass and the natural gas pipeline. We hear a lot of conflicting opinion about whether these projects are good or even necessary for New Hampshire and New England. Last January, the six New England governors … 0

Mason: Broadband forum to be held Dec. 9

Friday, November 14, 2014

A broadband forum will be held on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Mason Town Hall, during the regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting. Carol Miller, director of Broadband Technology with the N.H. Division of Economic Development, will present on broadband data gathering and identifying funding sources. … 0