Mason

Viewpoint: Why should I vote?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress has truly shamed itself this session. The administration is muddled. Lobbyists are buying issues and candidates right and left. What difference does it make if I vote, or if I sit it out. Why should I care? Well, it’s true, as everyone is saying, that … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the fundamental problems and fantastic possibilities facing the Monadnock region — and the world — today. … 0

Mason police log: Oct. 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mason Monday, Oct. 29 Motor vehicle accident: At 3:42 p.m., while driving a green Ford Fusion on Route 124, Shayila Lajoie of Mass., collided with a Honda Fit, driven by Barry Donahue of Ashby Mass., and then collided with a black Subaru sedan, driven by Pamela Alleyne of Marlborough, Mass., police said. Alleyne was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital by the Brookline Ambulance … 0

MASON: Clerk calls out board’s emails

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MASON — At the Select Board meeting Tuesday, board members were given grief, both from a town employee and from a couple displeased with a recent Zoning Board of Adjustment ruling. Personnel controversy Town Clerk Debra Morrison expressed … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s send strong message about money in politics

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The New Hampshire Senate missed an opportunity last week when SB 307 fell victim to a “failed” committee of conference. The bill would have created a legislative study committee to direct our U.S. Congress to take a strong stand and call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens … 0

Viewpoint: What does it take to reinvent our educational system?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Why do communities care so much about kids? It is not just because strong education systems attract well-educated parents — the entrepreneurs, employers and employees that drive the state’s economic engine and citizen government. It is not just because failing youth and their offspring drain social service resources … 0

mason: Two town workers say they’re leaving

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MASON — Road agent Fred Greenwood and administrative assistant Barbara Milkovitz have both informed the select board that they are leaving their positions. Greenwood, who has been the town’s road agent for four years, resigned from his position on May 10. In an interview on Tuesday, select board … 0

mason: Student wins art prize

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Seven-year-old Aeryn Cross, a student at the Mason Elementary School, was chosen as the third place winner of the New Hampshire Audubon Centennial Student Poster Contest in the K-2 division. As part of the Audubon’s celebration of 100 … 0

mason: Town employee back from leave

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Barbara Milkovits, who was on medical leave from October 2013 to mid-April, has returned to her post, serving as administrative assistant for the town’s Select Board. Milkovits returned to work April 14, after a long recovery from a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania late last fall. Her last day … 0

Portsmouth: Mason artist exhibits at NH Art Assoc.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wall sculptures by artist Liz Sibley Fletcher of Mason are featured at the New Hampshire Art Association headquarters. “Speaking Volumes — Eloquent Clay” is a solo show invoking what is unsaid but lived. For nearly 40 years, Fletcher has been making clay sculpture in the woods of Mason. … 0

Mason: No injuries in home electrical fire

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MASON — Fire officials suspect an electrical cause in the first-alarm fire that broke out in a second-floor bedroom of a home at 317 Old Ashby Rd. on Monday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. But what caused the fire … 0

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mason Wednesday, April 23 Criminal Mischief: At 11:16 p.m., police received two reports of eggs being thrown from a moving pickup truck at another vehicle traveling on Brookline road. Investigation is ongoing. … 0

Viewpoint: Working together for a healthy health care system

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Senate Bill SB 308, a bill I supported, has moved on to the House. This bill would allow hospitals to form cooperative agreements that include sharing revenues. Some critics have argued this will stifle competition, and damage our smaller hospitals. I disagree. It is clear that our health … 0