Alert: Abbott Hill Rd. closed on Wednesday

Abbott Hill will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, to replace two culverts. Detour signs will be posted, and an email reminder will be sent on Tuesday evening. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time if driving through this area. The Highway Department thanks you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Guitarist and Hollis native Fran LaMalva to perform in Mason on Saturday night

Hollis native Fran LaMalva will be the featured performer on Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m. at Mason’s Living Room Coffee House.

Fran LaMalva has been around for a while in these parts and has delighted every single crowd he’s performed for. His polished and intricate guitar styles and arresting vocals capture each song exquisitely, whether it’s one of his own compositions or a compelling cover. A very heartwarming experience! Not only does Fran play at the top-shelf level, but he builds his own guitars. His luthier business is located at and he hails from Hollis, NH.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.

The Living Room Coffee House is a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. The stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested. Students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. There is no charge for snacks.

For more information, contact Stephen at 603-801-7430. The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Rd., Mason, NH.

Senior Breakfast on Friday morning at Mason Elementary School

On Friday,  Nov. 17, Mason Elementary School is hosting the monthly Senior Breakfast. All senior citizens living in Mason are invited to attend a special breakfast prepared by Chef Deb. Grades K through 5 take turns hosting the event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mason Elementary School at 878-2962. On Friday morning, arrive by 9:15 a.m. using the main entrance and proceed to the cafeteria.

Reminder: Local winter clothing drive closes on Thursday

The Souhegan Lions & Greenville Lioness Clubs are holding their annual winter clothing drive.

During Mason Public Library’s open hours, you may bring blankets, gloves, boots, coats, snow pants, socks, sweaters, and scarves and put them in the collection box. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mason Public Library is collecting items until Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. All items collected will be distributed to area families and children in need. Last year, thousands of items helped area residents stay warm during the cold months. For more information, contact Mason Public Library at 878-3867 or

The Souhegan Lions & Greenville Lioness Clubs serve the towns of Temple, Mason, Greenville, and New Ipswich.

Volunteers wanted for the Budget Advisory Committee

The Board of Selectmen is looking for volunteers to serve on the Budget Advisory Committee. This committee consists of 3 members who sit in on budget making meetings with the selectmen and offer their input. There is no budget authority or compensation for those volunteering. Time commitment involves an average of 4 meetings on Tuesday evenings during December and early January. Interested residents can contact the Kathy at the BOS office at 878-2070, send email to, or come by in person during open office hours Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mann House.

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 ( 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: