Reminder: Town elections tomorrow (Tues., Mar. 13)

Polling hours

Town elections are on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Polls will be open at the Mason Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Please note:

  • In the event of inclement weather, the polls will remain open.
  • On election day, the Board of Selectmen’s office will close at 1 p.m.

Ballot voting

Ballot voting will decide:

Additional resources

Voter registration

You may register to vote prior to election day or during polling hours. For more information on voter registration, go to: http://masonnh.us/voter-registration/

Road conditions during mild weather

With recent warm temperatures, the Mason Highway Department has been patching sections of roadway that have deteriorated due to mud. They continue to monitor the roadways and patch trouble spots as quickly as possible with the worst areas receiving the highest priority. For residents who want to report new areas that need attention, you may call the Highway Department office at 878-2279 and leave a message.

Reminders on contacting Eversource and using outage alerts

With snow and heavy wind gusts moving into the area, Eversource is encouraging New Hampshire residents to prepare for power outages and sign up for outage alerts. Eversource can deliver outage alerts to residents via email messages, text messages, and/or telephone calls. To create or update your alerts, go to the Eversource outage alerts page: https://www.eversource.com/content/nh/residential/outages/storm-preparedness/outage-alerts-text-reporting

Other helpful points of contact:

Part-time plow truck operators wanted

The Town of Mason is currently looking for part-time plow truck operators for this upcoming winter season. CDL-B license required. Plowing experience preferred.

If interested, download an employment application (http://masonnh.us/wp-content/uploads/Application-for-Employment.pdf) or pick one up during open hours at the Board of Selectmen’s office, 16 Darling Hill Rd, Mason. Send the completed application to the Board of Selectmen. For more information, including hours and methods for sending the application, see the Selectmen’s General Information page: http://masonnh.us/town-directory/selectmen/selectmen-general-information/

Tonight: Community Supper & concert (updated for forecasted rain)

Join your neighbors for Community Supper and a free concert on the town green*. The concert features songwriter Jane Fallon and is sponsored by the Mason Recreation Committee.

*Note: If rain is likely, the concert will be held in Mason Congregational Church.

Community Supper

5:30 – 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall at Mason Congregational Church

Menu:
Shrimp salad
Chicken salad
Broccoli salad
Blueberry-orange bread
Fruit and desserts
Cold beverages

The meal is free, but donations enable the monthly suppers to continue. Dry and canned goods for St. Vincent d’Paul Food Bank in Greenville are always appreciated. Mason folks can access this resource.

Want to volunteer, bake a dessert, or have questions? Contact Barbara DeVore at leahcha@yahoo.com.

Concert

7 p.m. at the gazebo on the Mason town green*
*Note: If rain is likely, the concert will be held in Mason Congregational Church.

Bring a folding chair or blanket, and watch Jane songwriter Fallon perform at the gazebo.

Originally from the West Coast and now living in the Northeast, Jane is an award winning songwriter and veteran performer whose smooth, rich voice and well-written songs get noticed. With vocals that have been called “angelic” and “mesmerizing”, her original songs “combine humor, intelligence, and deep musicality with an artfulness that is unusual.” (Wildy Haskell).

In 2015 her most recent release, Tangled in a A Tree, was nominated of album of the year by Limelight magazine and Jane was selected to perform a juried showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Festival. She has performed locally at may venues including the Boston Folk Festival, The Linden Tree Coffeehouse and the Bull Run Restaurant.

For more information, go to: https://thelivingroomcoffeehouse.wordpress.com/2016-17-calendar/

NH state officials urge the public to conserve water

The New Hampshire Drought Management Team released a statement this week asking the public to use water conservatively. Brandon Kernan, team chair, warned, “Overflowing reservoirs, high stream flows, and flood warnings all point towards drought recovery, but many well monitoring stations in the southern part of the state continue to show below normal levels. It is imperative that residents on public water systems and private wells continue to be cautious with their water use as we transition from early spring, a time of peak groundwater recharge, to the growing season, where evaporation and plant uptake results in minimal recharge of groundwater at the same time that peak water use is also occurring.”

To read the full statement, go to: https://www.des.nh.gov/media/pr/2017/20170413-drought-update.htm

How to sign up for Eversource outage alerts

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the area for heavy snow on Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening. Eversource, the energy service provider for the town of Mason, continually monitors weather conditions, and encourages residents to sign up for outage alerts.

Eversource can deliver outage alerts to residents via email messages, text messages, and/or telephone calls. To create or update your alerts, go to the Eversource outage alerts page: https://www.eversource.com/Content/nh/residential/outages/outage-alerts

Other helpful points of contact:

For more information on the winter storm watch, go to: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.7437&lon=-71.769