Editorials

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Driverless Cars: Google vs. Uber

So here we go, according to a Bloomberg article Google plans to add a driverless car division to it’s new alphabet soup creation (really, read the article, we’re not kidding). But Mason is just barely out of the horse and…

Fairpoint Phone Book Takes a Hit

We read in the Union Leader that Mason Selectman Moser is concerned about the economic viability of Kinder Morgan and their proposed pipeline(s) through town. However, since there’s pretty close to a zero chance of gas delivery to Mason, we…

Hostile Crowd Greets NH SEC Hearing

As part of the continuing application process for a gas pipeline, Kinder Morgan held its third New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee informational hearing on December 3 in Milford, NH. Allen Fore, the company’s vice president of public affairs, indicated that…

Ayotte Got the Pipeline Message

The following is from a Nashua Telegraph paywall article: U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte came out against the controversial Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline during a conference call on Tuesday, saying there remain too many unanswered questions about…

Regional Transit Plan

We at the Gazette recently filled out an NRPC survey for a “Regional Transit Plan” (see here to fill out you very own response). So the first thing we thought is that buses in Mason, NH is about as likely…

Opinion: “Well, it’s complicated”

Rep. By Kermit Williams Friday, November 6, 2015 As chair of the Energy Facilities Advisory Committee created by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, I have spent much of this year learning about New Hampshire’s energy issues, and specifically, the Northeast…

Denial of Survey Access for NED

Much is made of the number of property owners denying survey access to Kinder Morgan for their proposed NED pipeline. However, recently we’ve noticed FERC filings that deny survey access to properties that are not along the path or even…

Mason Trust Funds Safe

A recent article in the Monadnock Ledger, paywall article caught the Gazette’s attention. The Gazette fired off an email to Trustee of Trust Funds George Schwenk and got this prompt reply: “No, we never even considered using that outfit. Our…

NED Position of the Town of Amherst

In a November 3, 2015 FERC filing the Town of Amherst reiterates that it “do[es] not endorse the NED pipeline project, [but the] September 2015 revised proposed route appears to significantly reduce the potential impacts in our community.” In particular,…

Musings About Staged Media Events

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As the Gazette editor was looking for interesting photo ops at the recent “NH Executive Council comes to Mason” event we became torn. Do we attend a meeting where the podium members speak but is advertised as no public comment?…

Smarter Balanced Test Results

So what is a “smarter balance”? One that precludes putting a finger on one side and tipping the scale? We first heard that “smarter balance” would not be comparable to “NECAP” (the prior test). Imagine that. Lack of continuity to…