Mason

Mason held a cake and ice cream social Sunday for retiring Chief Barry Hutchins.

Mason: Hutchins celebrates 15-year tenure with force

Monday, April 20, 2015

MASON — When Barry Hutchins first became police chief, the department did not have its own building, so he processed arrests across from the Town Hall bathroom and the stairway there served as his evidence room. Residents and longtime colleagues gathered Sunday to celebrate Hutchins’ career, as well as the sea change within the department during his 15-year tenure. Around … 0

Mason: Board names new chief

Monday, April 20, 2015

The town will be saying goodbye to its K9 program and looking to hire more part-time officers, as newly appointed Chief Kevin Maxwell takes the reins. Maxwell is no stranger to the Mason Police Department, being promoted to chief from his position as sergeant, and having stepped into a leadership role in the … 0

Letters: SB 136 needs your support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

To the editor: Our representative, Jack Flanagan, sits on a New Hampshire House committee which will soon vote on bill SB 136. His vote is crucial for passage of this bill, which addresses the increasing encroachment of outside interest groups into our local politics. So far, he has not indicated his position on this essential bill. Since the U.S. Supreme court ruling in … 0

Mason police log: Jan. 8, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mason Friday, Dec. 27 Civil issue: At 3:01 p.m. police performed a civil standby for child custody issues at a Hurricane Hill Road residence. Saturday, Dec. 28 Arrest: At 10:56 a.m., following a motor vehicle stop on Fitchburg Road, police arrested Tina Belk and charged her with operating … 0

Editorial: Investing in the state is the answer

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

As the governor and legislators prepare the next two-year state budget, various interest groups have raised concern about just how they will achieve a balanced budget. That’s because in the past, there’s been a pattern of taking from special funds designated for particular programs, like historic preservation, police … 0

Mason police logs: Dec. 26, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

MASON Friday, Dec. 13: Suspicious vehicle: At 3:19 p.m., police received reports of a white Chevrolet van in the Withee Brook Road area, with generic block lettering on the side spelling “FEDEX” that did not appear to have a legitimate purpose. Police responded, but were unable to locate … 0

Editorial: Lessons, blessings of the year 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

As the year 2014 winds down, we begin to reflect on the happenings that made up our collective lives in the last 12 months. There were many reasons to celebrate this past year, as well as mourn and say goodbye to those we lost; there were some tragedies … 0

Fitzwilliam: Residents turn out against gas plan

Monday, December 22, 2014

On Saturday morning, dozens of residents from affected towns stood on the Fitzwilliam Town Common, holding signs declaring “No pipeline” or “Protect New Hampshire, stop the pipeline,” and waving to cars that honked their support. Those there were … 1

Letter: There’s more to this pipeline

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To the editor: As a Rindge resident whose property directly abuts the preferred route for the 36-inch, high pressure gas pipeline, I find a glaring discrepancy in the Ledger-Transcript’s article reporting on the Mason pipeline meeting. My husband and I attended that meeting, as well as the one … 1

Mason police log: Dec. 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mason Sunday, Nov. 23 Alarm: At 3:30 p.m., police were dispatched to Valley Road for a burglar alarm. When police arrived, the building was secure, there were no vehicles on the property, and the alarm was still sounding inside. Police were unable to contact an authorized person to … 0

Letter: Clothing drive broke the record

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: The Souhegan Lions Club, serving Greenville, New Ipswich, Temple and Mason, and the Greenville Lioness Club would like to extend a huge, warm and fuzzy thank you to the members of our communities who donated to our annual clothing drive. This year, we collected a … 0

Mason: Pipeline meeting draws big crowd

Monday, December 15, 2014

MASON — So many citizens showed up to Saturday’s meeting on the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline that would run through town that organizers had to turn some away. In all, more than 150 people from multiple … 0

MASON: The broadband dilemma

Monday, December 15, 2014

A broadband development company considering an expansion into Mason could be a boon for the town’s business owners, many of whom say their financial success is hampered by the current lack of options in the town. This hope … 0