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Brief Return of Winter

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April 9, 2015, Mason, NH. Photo may not look like much, but it’s when we took it that is ironic. So mother nature pulls yet another seasonal surprise on us and leaves the roads a bit icy. No fear, town…

Still Mud Season

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The Gazette found this April 6, 2015 photo by Rossi Brigham posted on another site. Ostensibly of Morse Road, Mason, NH. The road upon which we live used to look like this and worse; however, before lamenting too much about…

Town Mud Pies

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Every year at this time of year, the town adds “Mud Pass at Own Risk” signs to our roads. This annual ritual never bothered us much; but apparently, since our road has become a major thoroughfare, it seems to bother…

Drainage, Drainage, Drainage

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The words in the headline were written by our new road agent in his “annual” report (page 36). While he certainly has the right idea, he was not in the department when the section of road surface in this photo…

Paved Road Restoration Committee

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At the 2007 town meeting, the normal $55,000 “paved road restoration” line in the town budget was to be enhanced by a $50,000 special warrant. At least that was the posted plan. Somewhere between the selectmen’s deliberations and the actual…

Another Black Blob…

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Is it oil, is it hydraulic fluid, or just bad lighting to indicate road salt placed to melt water where it shouldn’t be? However, it smells really nice and carbon like. We don’t know who put it there, but the…

Soil Stabilization Mixture #3

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It’s the middle of winter and we’re getting cabin fever… we thought you might be feeling the same and enjoy this article which never got posted last summer: The soil stabilization mixture #3 headline may be a stretch; but we…

Warning Low Bridge Wire

Funny story, we now appear to live on google’s suggested path to Pilgrim Foods in Greenville, even though both have been at the same location for decades… or maybe the driver just got lost, but he’s not the first. Not…