Bronson Potter flight footage to be screened Friday at the Aviation Museum

Live music to accompany footage; Movie Night program on Friday, Sept. 20 includes ‘Flying Luck,’ vintage aviation comedy

LONDONDERRY, N.H.— It was a highlight of the summer of 1979: an aerial stunt that attracted crowds from throughout the region.

It was a local pilot’s daring flight under an enormous railroad trestle that once spanned Route 31 and the Souhegan River in Greenville.

Now, 40 years later, local residents can relive local inventor/pilot Bronson Potter’s legendary aerial feat via recently rediscovered movie footage.

The long unseen 8mm home movie film, taken by Dave Morrison of Mason, N.H., will be screened on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Aviation Museum of N.H., 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, N.H.

For full details, go to: https://mailchi.mp/24a9a2d7ec2b/footage-of-bronson-potter-flight-to-be-screened-friday-at-the-aviation-museum-of-nh


Seeking volunteers for the Town Hall restoration project

The Town voted $5000 at the 2018 Town Meeting to fund a building assessment for the Town Hall, prior to replacing the roof. The building has since been nominated and named to the State Register of Historic Places, which enabled us to get a matching grant to fund the assessment review. The review is done, the report in, and the next step is having the phases of work clearly defined and presented in a format to get bids on the jobs.

We are looking for individuals who have the time, talent and interest to dedicate to guiding this project through its completion over the next few years. This committee would need to address a few areas. Funding is obviously a key component to the restoration, and people with grant writing experience or experience/contacts with private or corporate donations would be invaluable. Bringing the project to the town residents in either an informational way or presenting the need for funding through a warrant at town meeting are different skills needed. Work experience/knowledge related to the trades that would be involved in the restoration, either in a supervisory or craftsman capacity, will be needed as well. People with good financial skills are needed, as well as people who are willing to help with any task that is asked. Any background with restoration projects is a plus!

If you have any interest in being a part of this committee, please let us know! Call the selectmen’s office (878-2070), or email administration@masonnh.us and let us know your potential availability and skills you bring to the project.


Vendors wanted for Holiday Craft Fair

Vendor applications are being accepted for Mason’s Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will be held at Mason Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Rd., and all profits will benefit Mason Public Library.

Vendors must supply locally handcrafted items. Click here to download a vendor application. For more information, contact Martha Ward at 801-1748 or wardreader@gmail.com.


Call for volunteers at Wilton Recycling Center

The Wilton Recycling Center needs YOU to roll up your sleeves and join the effort to restore its efficiency, cleanliness and usefulness. (Click here to download the flyer.)

Five towns use the Center, and when we join together and work with the local Sanitation Commission to clean up and organize the Center it will be more efficient, effective and will regain its ranking as Best in State!

We need ideas, sweepers, shovels, carpenters, strong backs, willing hands, gardeners, donations of perennial shrubs and trees (zone 5 hardy), etc.

Contact Stasia Millett for information and a commitment to help get the Center into shape. 654-2186 or sbmillett@tds.net

THANK YOU!


Voting results (March 2019)


Historic building assessment on the Town Hall

As approved by voters at the annual town meeting in March 2018, the historical building assessment on Mason’s town hall has been completed. Click here to download the report from Weller & Michal Architects Inc.