Editorials

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Library Freedom Project

For some time now we’ve been observing with interest the furor caused by the Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon, NH. What has a small library in NH done to get itself the focus of Homeland Security and splattered all…

Pipeline Mitigation

The Gazette routinely searches the FERC library for comments from Mason’s town fathers. So far, little of consequence other an appropriation of $80,000 to oppose and a denial of survey access to town lands. As a stark counter example, we…

NHPUC: Grid or Distributed Power?

The New Hampshire Legislature (House Bill 614) asked the NH Public Utilities Commission to develop a 10 year energy plan. The NHPUC’s order to that effect can be found here. Responses to the docket are quite sparse and can be…

Things That People Say

We don’t usually review past Vice Presidential candidates statements as a worthwhile effort, but we ran across the following in Reuters and it was just too good to pass up: Palin told CNN she took Spanish classes in high school.…

Londonderry Burned Once, Hesitant …

Interesting article in the Union Leader concerning Londonderry’s hesitance to join the Municipal Pipeline Coalition here. Some excerpts: The Municipal Pipeline Coalition began to organize in December of 2014 with just six of the affected communities. Its purpose was to…

Pipeline Sign Complaint(s)

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Opponents of Kinder Morgan’s NED pipeline proposal frequently argue that pipelines depreciate property values. Kinder Morgan argues otherwise and cites realtor statistics that purport to show buried pipes have little effect. Both may be correct, depending on timeframe. At the…

Selectman Lavoie Laments Slow FERC Web Site

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We recently found this rather interesting quote in the Nashua Telegraph made during Wednesday’s first NED “scoping session”. Mason Selectman Louise Lavoie had a further concern relating to the recent Kinder-Morgan filing: “FERC’s website traffic has been overloaded, resulting in…

Comment of Kathy Chapman…

The editor of the Gazette occasionally reads the FERC elibrary file on the NED Pipeline for interesting developments. So most of the filings are of the form “comment of xxxx re NED”; and after a while some patterns develop. So…

Backwoods GPS

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You’ve probably read a few stories about GPS leading unsuspecting drivers into the nearest lake or other calamities; and here in Mason, NH we have our own variant. “Is this the way to python foods” a perplexed tractor trailer driver…

Police Press Releases Seem To Work

In a May 15, 2015 press release the Mason Police Department highlighted James Beers as having an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Now approximately two weeks later Mr. Beers turned himself in as indicated in a follow up release. Unfortunately,…