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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: An attack on the U.S. Constitution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: I oppose the Northeast Energy Direct project. The evidence against this project, an act of eminent domain abuse that robs individuals to benefit a private out-of-state corporation, is so overwhelming that I find it hard to understand how any thinking person could support it, or … 0

Petition call for pipeline delay heard

Monday, January 19, 2015

Federal lawmakers have responded to a petition — signed by more than 1,900 New Hampshire residents asking for more time to review the natural gas pipeline plan — by reaching out to both the developer and the federal regulatory commission that will have the final say. Last week, … 2

State House: Pipeline concerns aired in Concord

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A delegation of about 30 people, including seven state representatives, met at the state capital on Wednesday to present Governor Maggie Hassan with a petition carrying nearly 2,000 signatures asking that federal lawmakers take steps to slow down … 1

Viewpoint: David and Goliath: citizens versus Kinder Morgan

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A giant is poised to march through the towns along the southern border of New Hampshire, and its footprint would be deep and lasting. For some time now, Kinder Morgan and the Tennessee Pipeline Co. have been plotting ways to move natural gas from the fracking fields in … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Demand doesn’t equal need’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We built our home in 1985 and over the years have acquired additional land. We try to be good stewards of the land, planting an orchard, keeping bees, and maintaining the remains of the Thomas & Towne Mill. … 0

Viewpoint: The best energy supply proposal for NH

Monday, January 12, 2015

Last week, New Hampshire experienced the season’s first bitter cold spell, with below zero temperatures across the state. Residents and businesses, already reeling from the impact of increased energy prices to heat and light their homes and power their companies, are facing the most costly heating season ever. … 0

Mason: Residents: Keep natural gas project out of NH

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

More than 250 people turned out to the Mason Select Board meeting on Tuesday night to give their opinion of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Mason, as well as several other Monadnock towns. Overwhelmingly, … 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