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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 …

Josephine “Josie” Inez Vasquez

Saturday, August 30, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Josephine “Josie” Inez Vasquez, 84, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her home. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Jan. 21, 1930, the daughter of Juan and Dolores (Vega) Vasquez. Josie married Gustavo “Phil” Vasquez on Dec. 15, 1951. She worked for Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, N.Y. Josie and Phil moved from Brentwood, Long Island …

Dale E. Smith

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hampton, N.H. — Dale E. Smith, 70, of Hampton, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Exeter Hospital after a sudden illness. She was born April 11, 1944, in Washington, DC a daughter of the late Victor J. and Vernona (Heck) Wallace. Raised in North Haverhill, she graduated from Haverhill Academy with the Class of 1962. Following high school she enrolled at the …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

Charles Neal Belyea

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Glencliff, N.H. — Charles Neal Belyea, 73, of High Street, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 30, 2014, at his home. He was born in Haverhill, N.H., Jan. 10, 1941, a son of Charles M. and Alberta (Harriman) Belyea. Neal graduated from Haverhill Academy, class of 1959. He …

Sullivan, Grafton County Budgets Approved

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lawmakers in Grafton and Sullivan counties this week approved fiscal year 2015 county budgets that hold spending close to the rate of inflation. And officials in Grafton County also got some good news on another front — higher-than-expected federal Medicaid reimbursements freed up the $800,000 needed to undertake …

Harlan “Bud” Keniston

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Harlan “Bud” Keniston, 83, of Briar Hill Road, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Cottage Hospital. He was born in Haverhill, July 13, 1930, a son of Nathan and Mildred, (Greenley) Keniston and for several years worked at the former Northeast Square & Dowel …

Cohase Garden Tour Today Includes Tea at Lake Morey

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fairlee — The third annual Cohase Garden Tour will take place today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps and directions for the self-guided tour are available at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee. This year’s tour features the formal gardens of Lake Morey Resort; meandering gardens at a …

N.H. State Senator Has Primary Foe

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Grafton — State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, the Meredith Republican who represents part of the Upper Valley, will face a primary challenge from a prominent Free State Project activist from Grafton. And a Democrat has also filed to run …

Lucia Batchelder Davis

Friday, June 20, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Lucia Batchelder Davis, 98, formerly of Piermont, N.H., passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, N.H. Lucia was born on Nov. 27, 1915, in Bradford, Vt., a daughter of Alfred and Lucia (Whitten) Batchelder. Her family …

Michelle Marie “Mitch” Demers

Friday, June 20, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Michelle Marie “Mitch” Demers, 61, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1952, the daughter of Norman W. and Patricia M. (Florentine) Demers. Mitch graduated from Woodsville High …

In Bradford, Vt., Dirt Still Rules

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Every Saturday night in the summer, scores of drivers turn out to test themselves on Vermont’s last remaining dirt racetrack. Bryan King, of Corinth, has been competing at Bear Ridge Speedway for more than two …

Woodsville Grads Got It Done

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodsville — The families, staff, and faculty of Woodsville High School packed the gymnasium and queued out the exits to watch 69 seniors graduate on Saturday morning. After the high school band …