Mason

Mason: ZBA again denies rehearing for Marty’s

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has now twice denied a request for a rehearing from Marty’s Driving Range. Marty’s, co-owned by Martin Ruggiero and his daughter Nicole Ruggiero, both of Mason, applied for a variance last month to hold twice-weekly outdoor concerts at the business, which includes a driving range, a restaurant, an outdoor bar, an ice cream stand and batting cages. The ZBA denied the variance based on traffic … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract 115,000 dekatherms per day of capacity on the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline. Though the agreement … 0

Editorial: Pipeline is a state, regional issue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

While information about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline continues to inundate us, wading through the rhetoric is an unending battle. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that many of the towns that neighbor those that would be part of the route have held back on joining one side or the other. Still, from where we’re sitting, deferring is no longer an option, for … 1

Mason: All-day kindergarten nixed

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jim McCormick, principal of Mason Elementary School, wasn’t disappointed the public voted down lengthening kindergarten from its current 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. schedule to all-day. McCormick, also the superintendent, said he was just testing the waters for the warrant article that failed 153 No to 94 Yes … 0

Mason School District: Top Three Issues

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mason School District Proposed operating budget: $2,950,683 Default budget: $3,025,997 ∎  Article 3 asks voters to approve the proposed operating budget of $2,950,683, which the School Board recommends. If the public votes down this budget, the default budget, which is $75,314 more than the proposed budget, will go … 0

Mason: Scouting for badges at Boy Scout College

Monday, February 23, 2015

MASON — It may have been a bleary-eyed Saturday morning for some, but for over 100 Boy Scouts from around the Monadnock region, the 13th annual Mt. Monadnock Boy Scout Merit Badge College held Saturday in Mason was … 0

Achievement: Locals make St. Anselm’s Dean’s List

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Saint Anselm College, Manchester: Aimee LaLancette of Mason and Victoria Roach of Rindge. LaLancette, class of 2015, is a nursing major. Roach, class of 2017, is a psychology major. … 0

Achievement:

Monday, February 23, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology: Local residents made the Dean’s List for fall 2014-2015 semester at Rochester, New York, Institute of Technology: Rachel Doucet of Mason, second-year student in the advertising and public relations … 0

Committee to study pipeline

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is putting together a subcommittee dedicated to the study of Kinder Morgan’s proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut through Southern New Hampshire. State Rep. Kermit Williams (D-Wilton), who represents Greenville, said in an interview Wednesday that he will be a member of … 0

Mason: Town may look for new police chief

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MASON — The town of Mason will likely be looking for a new chief of police this spring, announced Select Board members during a budget hearing Tuesday night, while discussing the Police Department budget. Though board members did … 0

Temple/Mason: SB2 petitions on the ballot

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

For several years in a row, Mason and Temple have faced the same question: Stick to Town Meeting, or switch to ballot voting? Each time, both towns have stayed with the status quo, though sometimes the vote was narrow enough that a handful of votes could have the … 0

Editorial: Right to Know is under attack

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The term “muckraker” is thought to date back to the turn of the 20th century, when rough-riding President Theodore Roosevelt hailed investigative journalists for using their platform to right social injustices and out evil practices. Back then, it was journalists and writers like Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell and … 0

Letters: Authorities should listen to people

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: Federal and state politicians should take heed of the desires of a majority of the people living in the proposed pipeline towns. If the project is built, we will be left with the unneeded, obscene phallic pipeline as a reminder of the abuse and rape … 0