Mason

Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory of the media beating a story into the ground as we head toward the big game. The big story, of course, is … 0

Mason: Book group to read, discuss ‘Unbroken’

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Noon Book Group will be reading “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand for the Feb. 17 Noon Book Group discussion. Copies are available to borrow. Bring a lunch; tea/coffee and discussion are provided. … 0

Mason police log: Jan. 20, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mason Tuesday, Jan. 13 Welfare check: At 10:45 p.m., police checked on the welfare of a Wilton Road resident at the request of a family member. Police found the resident at home and sound. Friday, Jan. 15 Police information: At 1:45 p.m. police received information from Brookline Police Department regarding a Mason resident they were seeking on a warrant for simple assault. At … 0

Letters: Look at Levesque’s voting record

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: Here are some facts that illustrate just a few examples of the disturbing voting record of Rep. Melanie Levesque (D-Hollis) since 2006. Levesque supports Common Core, despite the fact a vote was taken last March at the annual SAU 41 meeting with a historic turnout … 0

Mason: Missing man found dead

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Mason man was found deceased after an early morning search by local and state authorities in the woods behind his home on Monday. Michael Lavoie, 60, of Mason went missing late on Sunday night, said Select Board Chair Charlie Moser in an interview Monday. After contacting police, … 0

Letters: They are hardworking women

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: It is election time again, and the importance of this mid-term election cannot be overstated. We have seen the sharp contrast in Concord between the legislature elected in the 2010 and the current legislature elected in 2012. We have gone from radical cuts in education … 0

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, … 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 … 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 … 0

Viewpoint: Why should I vote?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The election is just about a month away. Candidates’ signs are massed along the roadsides. I groan and tune out. What’s to vote for? Congress has truly shamed itself this session. The administration is muddled. Lobbyists are buying issues and candidates right and left. What difference does it … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Mason police log: Oct. 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mason Monday, Oct. 29 Motor vehicle accident: At 3:42 p.m., while driving a green Ford Fusion on Route 124, Shayila Lajoie of Mass., collided with a Honda Fit, driven by Barry Donahue of Ashby Mass., and then collided with a black Subaru sedan, driven by Pamela Alleyne of … 0

Viewpoint: Year ahead for legislators

Monday, October 13, 2014

Over the past two years, I have worked with my fellow legislators to focus on doing what we can to help businesses in our region grow and thrive. We have had success in several areas and I was proud to be named a 2013 “Champion of Business” by … 0