Mason

Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, receiving 35 percent of the vote and 10 of 23 delegates. …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political savvy and experience. While Faatz ended up circling the bubble next to Clinton’s name, his …

Police logs: Mason — Jan. 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mason Monday, Jan. 4 Patrol: At 8:08 a.m., police received a request for extra patrol on Townsend Road. Lost dog: At 1:52 p.m., police took a report of a black male puppy with bright orange collar, possibly a black lab, found on Starch Mill Road. Medical call: At …

$1.4 billion: It’s hard to say no to a chance to win

Monday, January 11, 2016

Convenience stores in the area have seen a surge in sales as the Powerball jackpot has rolled over once again, ballooning to a record-setting high. “Saturday, the line was out the door,” said Karen Litchfield, assistant manager at …

Mason School District: Budget is up by $167,000

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Mason School District’s proposed budget has eked up by $167,000 from last year, but remains under the default. The budget is currently proposed at $3,117,681 this year, a 5.7 percent increase from the 2015-16 budget of 2,950,682. The default budget this year is set at $3,118,030. The …

Jaffrey: Librarian finds healing in books after loss of brother

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Books can save you. Whenever you need escape, solace, company, or advice, you can find it in the pages of a book. In these days after the holidays, when many of us might have had a little too …

Court Logs: Jan. 12, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hancock Robert J. Morgan, 27, Berry Creek, California, possession of a controlled/narcotic drug, $620 fine; possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, charges not carried forward. Jaffrey Alex E. Cutter, 36, Jaffrey, hindering apprehension, $620 fine; resisting arrest or detention, $620 fine; two counts of falsifying physical evidence, …

Course helps farmers create graze plan

Friday, January 8, 2016

A 16-week course designed for farmers who graze ruminant animals and want to maximize their pasture production begins in February. Build Your Grazing Plan, designed by UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist Daimon Meeh, will run from Feb. 29 …

Wedding Guide: Best-kept secret to wedding day radiance

Monday, December 28, 2015

Congratulations! You got engaged over the holidays and have set a date. Whether it is a holiday wedding, a destination wedding or a celebration planned for the warm and lovely days in the Monadnock region, you want to …

Wedding Guide: For her, cake is art

Monday, December 28, 2015

Diann Hall was planning her own wedding when she saw a cake decorating class and signed up. Her love of baking and creativity shone through, and she continued taking classes and taking orders from family, friends and eventually …

New Ipswich: Bills aim to thwart pipeline

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — Some lawmakers are pinning high hopes on bills they say would hit pipeline developers where it hurts the most: the wallet. Reps. Eric Eastman, Jack Flanagan and Jim McConnell spoke with members of the New …

Mason: Lighting, water protection OK’d at hearing

Monday, January 4, 2016

MASON — Lighting and wellhead protection ordinances designed to protect the town from industrial development are headed to the March ballot, after approval during a public hearing last week. The ordinances were first conceived when a portion of the town was still under consideration as the site of …