Winter storm warning in effect through Tuesday evening

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that remains in effect through Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Forecast: Heavy snow and sleet expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 12 inches and sleet accumulations of around 1/3 of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. Travel could be very difficult due to low visibility and snow covered roads. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

Power outages: Visit the Eversource Storm Center online ( Also, visit the town website ( for information on the various ways you can report and track the status of power outages.

Information on pre-registering for fiber Internet service

The Broadband Committee met with Consolidated Communications on Nov. 19 regarding fiber Internet installation and service. (The recording is available here:

Consolidated Communications is asking residents to pre-register if you plan to utilize the new fiber service. Pre-registration does not commit you to purchase Internet service, but it helps Consolidated Communications plan for installations in Mason. After you pre-register, you will receive a confirmation email. Pricing, including bundle pricing, is still in progress, but final pricing might be lower than what is shown on the pre-registration page.

Pre-registration page:

Some other notes:

  • You will be able to request service starting December 15. (This is when you commit to purchase the service.) Installations should run December 30 through March 30.
  • If you do not have suitable poles or conduit, Consolidated Communications cannot do the installation. If you already have phone service on poles or through conduit you should be fine, but they will not run new poles or conduit for you as part of this.

If you have specific questions, contact the Broadband Committee:

Internet outages in Mason

A message from the Broadband Committee:

We understand that there are a number of internet outages across town. If your internet is out, please contact Consolidated first and report the outage. If you can, please ask them for a service or confirmation ticket number. Please then pass along to us your address and the ticket number (if provided) and we’ll roll those reports up to Consolidated management. Thanks!

  • Consolidated Communications: 1-844-968-7224
  • Broadband Committee: (If you are unable to send email due to an outage, contact the Selectmen’s office at 878-2070.)

Conduit specifications from Consolidation Communications

For residents interested in fiber Internet service, the Broadband Committee obtained conduit specifications from Consolidated Communications:

For general information on fiber Internet service from Consolidated Communications, including pre-registration, go to:

To contact the Mason Broadband Committee, see:

Drug Take Back Day tomorrow (Oct. 24) in Mason

Mason Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 24, from 10 am to 2 pm at 38 Darling Hill Road.  Bring your pills for disposal OUTSIDE the Mason Police Station.  NO questions asked.

This event is Mason’s 9th year co-sponsoring with Mason Conservation Commission to prevent drugs from being flushed and ending up in our valuable water supply as ALL Mason homes have private wells.  

This provides the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. 

Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 883,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 6,350 tons of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010.

For more information, go to  or call Mason Police Department at 603.878.1111.

Drought conditions to persist; Selectmen urging residents to conserve water

Current conditions

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought is persisting across the state. According to the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook released on September 17, drought is likely to persist over the next three months, but drought intensity is also likely to improve.

This is only the second time since 2000, when the Drought Monitor was implemented, that parts of New Hampshire have experienced extreme drought.  When these conditions occurred in 2016, hundreds of private well shortages were reported.  Similar to 2016, well shortages are being reported from across the state.  As the growing season winds down and cooler temperatures set in, there is only a small window of time left to eliminate non-essential outdoor use in an effort to sustain supplies to meet essential future needs as the drought persists.

Selectmen urging residents to conserve water

The Town of Mason strongly suggests that all households take measures to reduce their daily consumption of water to help prevent private wells from going dry. Some measures could include eliminating lawn watering, making sure you are running the dishwater with a full load of dishes, and taking shorter showers.

The Selectmen thank you in advance for helping conserve water and protecting our wells.

Reporting well shortages

Residents are asked to report residential well shortages using the Residential Well Impact Survey form (  NHDES will track well impacts so as to provide current information on drought impacts in your region.

Eversource to conduct inspections on transmission lines Oct. 13-14

Purpose of FlightEversource arborists will be conducting aerial inspections of the Company’s transmission line corridors in New Hampshire, looking for hazard trees and other vegetation which could interrupt service to the electric grid.

Dates and Flight Times: 10/13/2020 – 10/14/2020, 7:00am- 4:00pm, weather permitting

Aircraft Description: JBI Helicopter. Tail number unavailable at this time.

Contact Information: Please direct questions or concerns to Eversource Energy’s NH Projects Information Line: 1-888-926-5334. Thank you!