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Governor Maggie Hassan visited New Hampshire Ball Bearings Wednesday, roughly a year after an explosion tore through the factory, seriously injuring two workers.

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 Ledger-Transcript last week. In 2013, the state saw 193 overdose deaths. In 2014, that number had jumped to 321. And while 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 on a map, fill out enough forms to justify a lot of bureaucrats’ salaries, and … 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? We recently asked Hassan to explain how her budget proposal for 2016-2017 addresses the growing … 0

Letters: Export scheme is bad news for us

Thursday, January 29, 2015

To the editor: Anyone who believes Kinder Morgan’s giant gas pipeline will bring plentiful cheap natural gas to New England is being suckered. This pipeline’s capacity is more than the entire net inflow capacity of natural gas to Massachusetts. Who’ll be buying all this gas? This oversized pipeline’s … 0

Editorial: Old health care system didn’t work

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Republican’s “new” health care plan isn’t new. What the GOP wants is to roll back years of progress we’ve made in ensuring fair access and affordability in health insurance. That old and aging system wasn’t working, and yet they are ready to throw out Obamacare just as … 0

Joining forces across states

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Citizens from the Monadnock region are banding together with others — not only from New Hampshire, but also Massachusetts and New York — to fight a proposed natural gas pipeline planned to cut through Southern New Hampshire, as well as multiple other states on the way to its … 0

Mason: Library story times begin Feb. 4

Monday, February 2, 2015

Wednesday Story Times at the Mason Public Library will begin Wednesday at 11 a.m. and continue Wednesdays through April 22. There will be stories, songs, and simple crafts to make and take home. All are welcome. For more information, contact the library at 878-3867. … 0

Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory … 0

Mason: Book group to read, discuss ‘Unbroken’

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Noon Book Group will be reading “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand for the Feb. 17 Noon Book Group discussion. Copies are available to borrow. Bring a lunch; tea/coffee and discussion are provided. … 0

Mason police log: Jan. 20, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mason Tuesday, Jan. 13 Welfare check: At 10:45 p.m., police checked on the welfare of a Wilton Road resident at the request of a family member. Police found the resident at home and sound. Friday, Jan. 15 Police information: At 1:45 p.m. police received information from Brookline Police … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

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 … 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 … 0