Mason

Mason Police Department's new Saturday patrol team, Rich Fortin of Milford, right, and Mark Hager of Mason pose next to the department's recently purchased cruiser.

Mason: New police officers are a match

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MASON — “We’re the two oldest rookies you’ll ever meet,” declares Patrol Officer Mark Hager of Mason. Hager, along with his shift partner Rich Fortin, are the newest additions to the Police Department, filling the Saturday day shift. Fortin was lured out of an eight-year retirement by Chief Kevin Maxwell, but he has plenty of police experience. Before his retirement, he was working as a Milford police officer for 22 years, and as a captain for seven of those years. Hager, on the other hand, only became a cop two years ago — at the age of 50. “It’s just something I always wanted to …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a look at Francestown, Jaffrey, New Ipswich and Sharon, and the region’s school districts. Francestown There …

Letter: Here’s my take on the Republicans

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: After placing third with 23 percent of the vote, Marco Rubio is declared a winner by political pundits. Here, we have a candidate who wants to take back our country. Back to what? Another war? Another recession? Another unpopular administration? Continued accumulating deficits? Ex-governors Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich are far better choices. Each effectively administered his state …

Hospital designated as a ‘baby friendly’ birth facility in N.H.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) has been recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA Inc., the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. BFHI is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). …

Grant supports CASA mission

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Hearst Foundation Inc. has awarded Court Appointed Special Advocates a $50,000 grant to support CASA’s mission to protect the rights of New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children to grow up in a safe, loving home. The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropies that support nonprofits working in the …

Mason: Library grant helps expand collection

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Mason Public Library is announcing the new titles that were awarded as part of the Libri Foundation’s Books for Children program. Titles include “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” by David Lagercrantz, “Heart Goes Last” by Margaret Atwood and “Mysterious Bones” by Katherine Kirkpatrick. To view the list, …

Mason police log: Dec. 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Mason Sunday, Dec. 13 Medical call: At 6:11 p.m., police assisted with a medical emergency on Briggs Road. Monday, Dec. 14 Fingerprinting: At 12:20 p.m., police assisted a citizen with fingerprinting for the purpose of obtaining outside employment. Tuesday, Dec. 15 Suspicious vehicle: At 3:40 p.m., police investigated …

Editorial: There’s power in giving

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

In our Spirit of Giving series, we reported on the work of local nonprofits worthy of your consideration in holiday giving this year, including area food pantries; the Monadnock Adult Care Center and Monadnock at Home; and the Be The Change Behavioral Health/Substance Use Task Force at Monadnock …

Letters to Santa: Dear Santa...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is no pipeline! Laurel, 63, Rindge Dear Santa, Chocolate. Love Ashlyn, kindergarten, Peterborough Dear Santa, My name is Sydney. I am 6 years old. I like about Christmas that you can make it snow. I love you Santa. I want a …

Peterborough: MCH holds Narcan training

Monday, December 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Monadnock Community Hospital held a Narcan training forum last week — the first of its kind in the Monadnock region, according to LeeAnn Clark, hospital spokesperson. Registration was anonymous, and those who attended were given a …

MASON: Holiday hours for public library

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday hours for the Public Library are: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Christmas Eve, and Friday, Christmas Day, closed. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon; Dec. 29, 9 a.m. …

Moose plate grants issued

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The State Conservation Committee’s 2016 Conservation Grant Program has awarded funds to four local projects that will enhance New Hampshire’s environment by promoting the sustainability of the state’s natural resources. Awards presented include, in the land conservation category: Harris Center, Osgood and Hurd Hill, $20,000. The permanent conservation …

Essay contest for free tuition

Monday, December 21, 2015

The N.H. Primary Student Convention announces a Feb. 9 deadline for three scholarships for students who attend the convention and submit a compelling essay on New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary status. Sponsored by New England College, first prize will be four years of college, tuition free. …