Mason

Brookline: Meet the candidates tonight at Town Hall

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Meet the Candidates event will be held for Brookline/Mason District 26 Democratic candidates in the upstairs auditorium of the Brookline Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Candidates expected to attend are Peggy Gilmour, state senator; Patricia LaFrance, Hillsborough county attorney; Bill Barry, sheriff; Susan Ladmer, county commissioner; and Melanie Levesque, incumbent, and Gale Taylor, two state representative seats. Coffee and desserts will be served. … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Senator Gilmour is honored for nursing excellence

Friday, June 27, 2014

Senator Peggy Gilmour of Hollis was a recipient of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2014 State Award for Excellence. She was honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2014 National Conference June … 0

Graduations:

Monday, June 23, 2014

The following students graduated from UMass Lowell, May 17: Gavin Black of Mason, master’s degree in mathematics; Benjamin Blais of New Ipswich, bachelor’s degree in computer science; Stephen Ganoe, bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and Andrew Heon, bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, both of Rindge. … 0

Candidate roster for state, federal seats are finalized

Monday, June 16, 2014

As of the end of the filing period Friday, the following candidates had filed for state and federal offices for local districts, according to the N.H. Secretary of State’s website: Governor: Ian Freeman (D-Keene), Maggie Hassan (D-Exeter), Clecia … 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