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Mason NH Planning Board

More Zoning Regulations

Mark McDonald, acting chair of the Mason Planning board came before the selectmen at their December 30 work* session to ask for the board’s approval to contact town attorney William Drescher regarding advice for updating Mason’s Planning ordinances. The planning…

Gas Pipeline in Mason II

Weighing the Pros and Cons of the TGP/Kinder Morgan Pipeline through NHBy Mark McDonald[This is an update of a previous post. It’s probably still a work in progress but has been converted to web format where it may be viable…

Gas Pipeline in Mason

The following link is reader contributed content. Author Mark McDonald is acting chairman of the Mason Planning Board. However, this should not be construed as a formally authorized article by said board even though we categorized it as such. The…

Cost of Doing Nothing Awareness

At the November 25, 2014 Mason Selectmen’s meeting we heard some arguments against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline that revolved around “tariffs” that may be imposed on electricity users. So lets be clear about this, “evil” Kinder Morgan is not…

Woodshed Revisited

Selectmen meeting, Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The selectmen have many things on their plate, and some never seem to go away. Take for example the case of a woodshed, coverage of which goes back to this posting, and has had…

NH Pipeline Route, Now Top Choice

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Officials in several New Hampshire communities located along the route of a proposed 36-inch gas pipeline said Friday they were surprised to learn the proposal had become the “preferred route” for Kinder Morgan, because the company had only recently contacted…

Pipeline Meeting, Mason NH, December 13

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Today we read a posting in The Mason Grapevine of an informational meeting about the potential of a gas pipeline running through Mason sponsored by unnamed parties other than perhaps organizations to which the speakers belong. An email from schoolboard…

Broadband, Education and McDonalds

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FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel “references a story in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year that revealed a lot of kids with parents who are making ends meet were doing their homework in McDonalds because the fast-food “restaurants” offer free…

Gas Pipeline in Mason?

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According to Michelle Jimeno (art teacher at Mason Elementary) in an email forwarded by the superintendent, Kinder Morgan has filed a plan for an alternate gas pipeline route to go through Mason. Our assumption from the included map is that…

NIMBY and Technology

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We like to think that we adopt techology whenever it makes life easier for us. However on some occasions it creates a little “new” work for others, so often technology is not adopted. Take for example our thirst for knowledge…

Marty’s Driving Range

The August 12, 2014 selectman’s meeting saw many items that have piled up recently. In an attempt to inject a little clarity into discussing the events at the meeting, we are going to handle items one topic/one post at a…