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: fiber2mason@gmail.com (If you are unable to send email due to an outage, contact the Selectmen’s office at 878-2070.)

Voting in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3

The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Visit the Voter information page to view the sample ballot, information on voting in person (with or without a face covering), and ballot processing procedures.

Per the State of New Hampshire Voter ID Law, you must bring valid photo identification to vote. For a list of valid forms of identification, see the Voter ID Explanatory Document: https://sos.nh.gov/media/q0bfc2xn/voter-id-explanatory-document-5-2019.pdf

If you have questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.

Voter information on the General Election (Tuesday, Nov. 3)

Conduit specifications from Consolidation Communications

For residents interested in fiber Internet service, the Broadband Committee obtained conduit specifications from Consolidated Communications: http://masonnh.us/wp-content/uploads/ConsolidatedComm_ConduitSpecs_Oct-2020.pdf

For general information on fiber Internet service from Consolidated Communications, including pre-registration, go to: https://www.consolidated.com/residential/internet/new-hampshire/manchester-fiber/mason-fiber

To contact the Mason Broadband Committee, see: http://masonnh.us/broadband-committee-general-information/

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 www.DEATakeBack.com  or call Mason Police Department at 603.878.1111.

Public notice: Preprocessing of absentee ballots for the General Election

Due to unusually large volume, Absentee Ballots for the Presidential Election — to be held November 3, 2020 at the Mason Elementary School from 8 am to 7 pm — will be preprocessed on Thursday, October 29, at 4:30 pm at the Town Hall.

Preprocessing allows the Moderator to open the outer envelope only of the returned Absentee Ballot and make a notation on the checklist that the ballot has been returned in order to expedite processing on election day. The affidavit envelopes, which must be properly signed, with the ballots inside will not be opened and properly marked on the checklist until election day.


For more information on voting and ballot processing procedures, go to: http://masonnh.us/2020/10/07/voter-information-on-the-general-election-tuesday-nov-3/

Questionnaire: Mason Town Hall Renovation

The Mason Town Hall Renovation Committee mission is to restore and preserve our Town Hall. We are looking to convert it into a more pleasant and functional space for present and future uses.

To access the Mason Town Hall Renovation questionnaire:


Mason Town Hall Renovation Needs Your Input!

The Mason Town Hall (the “Town Hall”) restoration effort began with a 2018 donation from the Wolf Rockers dance group as a show of gratitude for use of the Town Hall for decades. In 2018 the building was accepted and placed on the N.H. Register of Historic Places, making it eligible for grant funding from the N.H. Conservation License Plate and the N.H. Land and Community Heritage Investments programs. During 2018 and 2019 engineering studies were conducted to identify structural problems and the town received a Historic Building Assessment report that is available on the town’s Web site (http://masonnh.us/wp-content/uploads/MasonTownHall_HistoricBuildingAssessment-Jan-2019.pdf). We are now beginning the process of renovation and we need your help.

The town has established the Town Hall Renovation Committee (the “Committee”) to act as an advisory committee to the Board of Selectmen.  The purpose of the Committee is to involve interested Mason residents in the process of restoration of the Town Hall. We would like to bring the Town Hall into the 21st century environmental and safety standards while at the same time preserving the buildings architectural integrity and its setting at the center of our town.

The committee is proceeding with renovation in three phases covering the drainage and foundation in the first, the roof in the second and the remainder of the building in the third. Although this building falls directly under town management, a project of this scope will need many layers of support and involvement to succeed. The selectmen and the town voters have already voted expressions of their support and now we are looking for additional guidance on how to proceed. This survey is a vital step in identifying your wishes for the Town Hall, including identifying a range of uses that will prevent this historic building from becoming obsolete. Your input will help guide us in fulfilling those wishes and will indicate the degree of residents’ interest.

This questionnaire is being made available at the town offices, the town Web site, and at various town events, including at voting sites, if the current pandemic rules allow. You may complete and submit the questionnaire online via the survey monkey link on the towns Web site home page or you may print the PDF, also available on the home page and return it by mail to Mason Renovation Committee C/O, The Town of Mason, 16 Darling Hill Rd., Mason NH 03048 or drop it off at the town offices. Please note that while the office remains closed you may place it in the mail box at the left of the door or the mail box by the main entry door on the Town Hall itself.

For more than 150 years the Town Hall has been at the heart of our town. We gather here to vote, and to take part in meetings, forums and other events. Many long-time residents fondly recall Andy’s Playhouse, graduations, fairs, weddings, receptions, dances, and town dinners. The music and dancing of the Wolf Rockers, and the sounds of laughter and debate from years gone by wafts through the air.

Mason’s Town Hall is a powerful symbol of the values of our town. With your help and guidance we would like to help restore it to its traditional place in village life. Our Town Hall should reflect the pride we all take in living here in Mason. We hope that everyone in town will want to support this project.