Mason

Temple/sharon: Towns not on NED route speak

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s not just the towns that are directly impacted by the proposed pipeline that are preparing to fight: Those on the edges of the issue are making their own position clear. Temple and Sharon are not on the direct path of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut through southern New Hampshire on its way to deposit natural gas from the Marcellus Shale at a distribution hub in Dracut, … 0

Editorial: Put up or shut up time for pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s 31 miles from the center of Rindge. Seventeen from New Ipswich. From our offices here, it’s 23 miles. It was a bit of a ride for those who attended FERC’s first scoping session, but it’s a short distance when you consider the possible alternative — 418 miles of Kinder Morgan pipeline. Since we first learned that a natural gas pipeline route was … 0

Mason: Host families sought for high school exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

The town is seeking volunteer host families for three foreign exchange students who will be spending the upcoming high school year in Mason. “It basically changes people’s lives,” said Regional Director for Council on International Educational Exchange Virginia Doss, of hosting an exchange student. “It’s a great opportunity, because the students are at such a changeable age in their lives. It’s a great … 0

Mason: Concert variance denied

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The summer concert series at Marty’s Driving Range may be a thing of the past. The Mason Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a request by Martin Ruggiero, the owner of Marty’s Driving Range and Marty’s Ice Cream at 96 Old Turnpike Rd., for a variance that would have … 0

Health services still underfunded

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

While the Senate Finance Committee’s budget restores what advocates say is critically need edin terms of Health and Human Services funding, it still falls short of Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan’s plan. The $11.3 billion biennium budget will go to the full chamber for a vote this week. Once … 0

Letters: What Memorial Day means

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: What Memorial Day means to me is I think of the United States flag, waving in midair with its bright stars on the top left corner and its wavy white and red stripes. I also think of the soldiers that served in World War I, … 0

Mason: 2 nabbed on warrants

Monday, May 18, 2015

Police arrested two former Meetinghouse Hill Road residents on warrants May 7, including a woman who police say has been avoiding arrest since at least September of last year. Mason police had active warrants for the arrests of … 0

Mason: Police searching for suspect

Monday, May 18, 2015

Police are seeking a Mason man wanted on criminal mischief charges, after a domestic disturbance on Brookline Road, according to Police Chief Kevin Maxwell. The Mason Police Department investigated a domestic disturbance on May 1, when a woman … 0

Mason/Brookline: Standoff in Mason ends with all OK

Monday, May 11, 2015

A four and a half hour standoff between police and a man who allegedly brandished a gun at another driver ended peacefully on Saturday night. Police Saturday received a report at about 2 p.m. that a driver on … 1

Hassan talks about plan to address drug issue

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s an epidemic. That’s how Governor Maggie Hassan views the growing use of opioids. “Everywhere I go in the Granite State, people talk to me about the epidemic of substance abuse,” said Hassan in an interview with the … 0

Viewpoints: A pipeline of your own

Friday, February 27, 2015

You may think that only multinational corporations can own a pipeline. Regular people can own a pipeline without laying out a dime of their own money. There’s a federal agency called the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that makes it easy to own a pipeline. Just draw some lines … 0

Editorial: What to do about NH’s drug problem

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s an epidemic, Gov. Maggie Hassan told a Ledger-Transcript reporter in a recent interview, referring to opioid use in the state. Drug overdose claimed the lives of 27 people in Cheshire County alone in 2013 and 2014. The question is: What are we going to do about it? … 0

Mason: High school grads eligible for $500 award

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club will present at least one $500 Citizenship Award to a 2015 graduating high school senior from Temple, New Ipswich, Greenville, or Mason. The application deadline is May 18. For more information, contact Brenda Salmonson at 924-2288 or bls@wjplaw.com. … 0