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Tim Condon, right, celebrates the selection of New Hampshire as the winner of a vote to bring 20,000 liberty-minded Americans to a "free state" in October 2003. He was joined by, from left, Elizabeth McKinstry, Matt Cheselka and Jason Sorens. Condon, a lawyer in Tampa, Fla., who is registered to vote in Grafton, N.H., is running for a state Senate seat in New Hampshire.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Free State Project Republican Runs 'Protest Campaign' for N.H. Senate from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grafton — The Free State Project activist challenging state Sen. Jeanie Forrester in New Hampshire’s Sept. 9 Republican primary is running what he calls a “protest campaign” from his home in Florida. Although Tim Condon, R-Grafton, wants Forrester to rethink her voting record, by no means does he intend to replace her. “If I were elected, first of all, the …

Proponents Continue Push for Mascoma Valley Clinic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canaan — About 75 people gathered at the Cardigan Mountain School this week to support plans to build a $3.95 million clinic that could eventually provide a range of medical, dental, mental health and related services to residents here and in four neighboring towns. “Come together as a community and we can make …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over a total of nine summits in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York — including each …

Mascoma Seniors Hear Last ‘Lecture’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ West Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional High School Principal James Collins joked at Friday’s graduation that it is common for commencement speakers to preach about individuality as the key to success for …

170-Year-Old Grafton Country Store Closes

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Grafton — Jenny Barnes, a cashier at the Grafton Country Store, had to tell the same story to every customer who walked in the door Tuesday: The store was going out of business at the end of the …

A Barrel of Fun in Grafton: Volunteers Bring Long-Dormant Riding Arena Back to Life

Monday, June 2, 2014

Grafton — The riding arena in Grafton’s Williams Recreation Field sat empty for 15 years, with grass and trees growing up through the dirt in the center of the ring. But on Sunday, the arena bustled with two …

Firm Scraps Proposed Grafton County Wind Farm

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grafton — The developer of a proposed 23-turbine wind farm southeast of Cardigan Mountain has scrapped the project because of an unfavorable political and regulatory climate in New Hampshire, the project’s developer said Tuesday. The Wild Meadows project, …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Newport Trying to Avoid Tourney’s First Round

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newport — Newport, hoping to avoid one of those dreaded NHIAA Division III state tournament play-in games, got eight hits from its last three batters in the order for a 15-2 win over Mascoma at Bates Field on …

Havenstein Stumps in Valley

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Springfield, N.H. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein visited two Upper Valley employers Wednesday as part of a “factory floor and entrepreneurs” campaign swing in which he raised concerns about business costs and regulation. But in an interview …

Grafton 4-H History Sought

Sunday, May 11, 2014

North Haverhill — Organizers planning an exhibit at the North Haverhill Fair are seeking help from Grafton County 4-H alumni. The exhibit, chronicling the history of 4-H in Grafton County, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension and the 70th anniversary of the fair. Grafton County UNH …

Mascoma Teacher Keeps His Land Free

Friday, May 2, 2014

Canaan — For the last 27 years, Mascoma Valley Regional High teacher Koby Van Beest has kept the 80 acres of hilly, diverse land he owns in Canaan open for public use. New Hampshire Fish & Game recently …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …