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Elizabeth McKinstry, from left, Matt Cheselka, Jason Sorens, and Tim Condon, celebrate the selection of New Hampshire as the winner of a vote to bring 20,000 liberty-minded Americans to a "free state" after announcing the choice, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, in New York.  Sorens, second from right, is president and founder of the Free State Party, whose members voted New Hampshire as the battleground for what the group calls the biggest experiment in democracy since the Revolutionary War.  McKinstry is from Ann Arbor, Mich., Cheselka is from southeastern Arizona, Sorens is from New Haven, Conn., and Condon is from Tampa, Fla.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

N.H. Senate Candidate Runs ‘Protest Campaign’

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 High Proposal Returns

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ballot voting for the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be on Tuesday, March 11. Polls will be open in the following locations: Canaan Fire Station (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Dorchester Town Hall (11 a.m. to 7 …

Tigers Squeak Past Royals for a Third Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

West Canaan — It’s hard to beat an opponent three times in the same season. In Tuesday night’s NHIAA Division III girls basketball playoff opener against Mascoma, the Newport High girls basketball team made it even harder on themselves with poor free-throw shooting and turnovers. In the end, …

Restoration Projects Get Heritage Matching Grants

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Historic restoration projects in Grafton and Lempster and a conservation project in Piermont recently received grants from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. The program, known as LCHIP, provides communities with matching funds to preserve historic buildings and conserve key parcels of land. The Grafton …

Grandparents Brag: Feb. 16, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

TOBIN — A granddaughter, Kayla Noelle Tobin, born Dec. 11, 2013, to paternal grandparents Patricia and Dennis Tobin, of Hanover, and maternal grandparents Martha and Thomas Horan, of Dracut, Mass. KEENAN — A grandson, Liam Emerson Keenan, born Jan. 9, 2014, to paternal grandparents Jon and John Keenan, …

Letter: Vote Down the Free Staters

Thursday, February 13, 2014

To the Editor: It was clear at the Grafton deliberative session last Saturday that the vast majority of townsfolk were thoroughly disgusted with the shamelessly obstructionist attitude the Free Staters took, which is what they always do because of their lack of a more productive and respectful pastime. …

Letters: Vote Down the Free Staters

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vote Down the Free Staters To the Editor: It was clear at the Grafton deliberative session last Saturday that the vast majority of townsfolk were thoroughly disgusted with the shamelessly obstructionist attitude the Free Staters took, which is what they always do because of their lack of a …

Letter: Gambling Isn’t Free

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: While the New Hampshire Legislature is hotly pursuing the idea of raising state revenue through gambling at casinos, I’d like to see the Valley News do a risk/benefit analysis that compares gambling with new taxes — income or sales. My two cents about depending on …

Letter: A Disconnect on Energy

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: So let me get this straight: We’re against wind turbines, we’re against hydropower from Northern Pass, we’re against the Keystone XL Pipeline, we’re against Vermont Yankee nuclear, we’re against fracking, and we don’t want to take military action in oil-rich nations’ squabbles. So let’s see, …

Richard J. Alexander

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Grafton, N.H. — Richard J. Alexander, 81, of Grafton passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Hanover Terrace after a period of failing health. He was born on Oct. 14, 1932, in Claremont, N.H. to Arthur and Helen Alexander. He attended local schools, graduating from Towle …

Grafton Meeting Gets Testy

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Grafton — Grafton kicked off its Town Meeting season by having the chairman of its Planning Board escorted out of Saturday’s deliberative session by police. Brian Fellers, who has been a member of the Planning Board since at …