Mason

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 make if I vote, or if I sit it out. Why should I care? Well, it’s true, as everyone is saying, that … 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 fundamental problems and fantastic possibilities facing the Monadnock region — and the world — today. … 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 Marlborough, Mass., police said. Alleyne was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital by the Brookline Ambulance … 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

Mason: Learning the art of tapping

Monday, February 24, 2014

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Column: Senate came together on ‘NH specific’ solution

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

There has been much talk in the news this past week about a compromise reached in the Senate to expand health coverage to NH low income adults using federal dollars. The process to reach this compromise has been intense, but an example of NH legislators working across party … 0

Mason: Pini to remain administrative assistant, for now

Monday, February 17, 2014

MASON — The Mason Select Board is declining to comment on their decision to not have the town’s regular administrative assistant, Barbara Milkovits, return from medical leave on a part-time basis, and to continue paying a contracted employee. Milkovits appeared before the Select Board on Jan. 14, asking … 0