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Brookline: Meet the candidates tonight at Town Hall

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Meet the Candidates event will be held for Brookline/Mason District 26 Democratic candidates in the upstairs auditorium of the Brookline Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Candidates expected to attend are Peggy Gilmour, state senator; Patricia LaFrance, Hillsborough county attorney; Bill Barry, sheriff; Susan Ladmer, county commissioner; and Melanie Levesque, incumbent, and Gale Taylor, two state representative seats. Coffee and desserts will be served. … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Mason: No injuries in home electrical fire

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MASON — Fire officials suspect an electrical cause in the first-alarm fire that broke out in a second-floor bedroom of a home at 317 Old Ashby Rd. on Monday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. But what caused the fire … 0

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mason Wednesday, April 23 Criminal Mischief: At 11:16 p.m., police received two reports of eggs being thrown from a moving pickup truck at another vehicle traveling on Brookline road. Investigation is ongoing. … 0

Viewpoint: Working together for a healthy health care system

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Senate Bill SB 308, a bill I supported, has moved on to the House. This bill would allow hospitals to form cooperative agreements that include sharing revenues. Some critics have argued this will stifle competition, and damage our smaller hospitals. I disagree. It is clear that our health … 0

MIlestone:

Monday, April 7, 2014

Aimee LaLancette of Mason, a junior nursing major at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, was was inducted into the college’s TAU Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society. Forty students were inducted in a ceremony on campus. Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for … 0

Mason: Comedic musician featured during Coffee House open mic

Monday, April 14, 2014

Boston-based comedic singer/songwriter Howie Newman will be the featured performer at the Living Room Coffee House to be held April 19, at the Mason Congregational Church. Newman combines music, comedy and audience participation. His songs, which are suitable … 0

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mason Tuesday, Feb. 25 Theft: A resident reported that back in September he did some excavation work after hauling several loads of material to a man’s house and the man never paid him. The man was contacted by Mason police and given until March 4 to pay $406.65, … 0

mason: Town votes yes on budget

Monday, March 17, 2014

MASON – Residents voted against spending $90,500 to purchase a backhoe loader, the most controversial article on the warrant at Saturday’s Town Meeting. according to Select Board Chair Charles Moser. The town’s operating budget of $1,700,248 was passed … 0

Mason: $2.9M school budget approved

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MASON — Mason residents overwhelmingly approved the $2,957,139 budget for the 2014-2015 school year at the polls on Tuesday. The operating budget is down $19,757 from last year’s $2,976,896. Taxpayers saved about $500 by passing the operating budget; … 0

Temple/Mason: Voters reject SB2 proposals

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Voters in both Temple and Mason on Tuesday turned down proposals to switch from traditional Town Meeting format to the SB2 or official ballot system. But proponents of the switch could take comfort in the fact that the margin of defeat is getting smaller. Temple has been faced … 0

Letter: Change is good, vote for SB2

Friday, March 7, 2014

To the Editor: On Tuesday, March 11, the voters of Mason will once again have the opportunity to vote for SB2. This would allow a deliberative session in January where voters become informed about the budget. Then they have the unique opportunity to go into a private voting … 0