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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 …

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 …

Stuck in the ‘K’ Zone: Woodsville Softball Dethroned

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — Say this about the person or persons who track the strikeouts of Portsmouth Christian Academy pitcher Alicia Vining with giant Ks: They came prepared for Wednesday’s NHIAA Division IV semifinals. Almost. As Vining racked up …

John Gordon Koch

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — John Gordon Koch, 86, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, after a brief illness. John was born in Woodsville, N.H. on March 17, 1928, to William F. Koch, Sr. and Lillie Koch and grew up in Haverhill, N.H. John was a serious …

Gary Bartlett French

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Haverhill, N.H. — Gary Bartlett French, 76, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at On The Green in Haverhill. Gary was born Feb. 12, 1938, in East Topsham, Vt., the first of three children born to Iva (Carbee) French and Carroll Bartlett French. Gary was home-schooled with a life-long …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Norko

Thursday, May 29, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Norko, 80, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Kathy was born in Norwalk, Conn., on Dec. 8, 1933, to Harry and Margaret (LaRose) Walters. On Nov. 23, 1953, she married Edward Robert Norko, and they resided in …

Woodsville Still Engineering Success: Injuries Aren’t Interfering With Softball Title Defense

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Woodsville — The Woodsville High softball team’s shortstop is out with a knee injury, and one of its frontline pitchers has a wonky shoulder. Monday, the Engineers squeaked past lowly Littleton, 4-3, during their second-to-last regular-season game, and …

Handling With Care

Saturday, May 24, 2014

North Haverhill — Grafton County commissioners have recommended a fiscal year 2015 operating budget of almost $39 million, but also have some unexpected fire-code issues at the county nursing home that need to be addressed. County officials earlier …

Marjorie Paronto

Friday, May 23, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Marjorie Paronto, 86, a former long-time Woodsville resident, died on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H. Marjorie was born in Woodsville on Nov. 30, 1927, to George E. and Katherine (MacLain) Clement. She married George J. Paronto on Oct. 19, 1946. …

Daniel M. Metcalf, Jr.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tilton, N.H. — Family and friends of Daniel M. Metcalf, Jr., 86, who died Dec. 27, 2013, are invited to a graveside service in the Ladd Street Cemetery in Haverhill, N.H. on Monday May 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory …

Patricia Locke

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — A memorial service for Patricia Locke, 76, who died in Florida on Dec. 27, 2013, will be on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H. A celebration of life will follow at the Ross-Wood Post #20, …