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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 …

Tigers Hang On, Stay Spotless in D-III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

West Canaan — Without a second source of scoring, the Newport High boys basketball team’s 24-hour reign atop NHIAA Division III might have ended in 36 minutes. Ever since a breakout performance at Keene State College’s Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament last month, however, Newport junior Spencer Coronis has …

Letter: A Third Option for Mascoma High

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

To the Editor: It’s almost time to vote for renovations at Mascoma Valley Regional High School. This will be the third vote for a plan to save the school from losing its accreditation. The School Board has put on a full court press to pass this bond. Albert …

Charles C. Barnum

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Orange, N.H. — Charles C. Barnum, 82, passed away on Sunday, Jan, 19, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. An obituary will be published in a later edition Valley News. Arrangements are pending at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. …

Short of Goal, Mascoma Clinic Organizers Extend Sign-Up Date

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Canaan — More than 1,000 residents in the Mascoma Valley have pledged their support behind a proposed health center in the area, though the project organizers want more to sign on before they seek funding to build it. Organizers had hoped to collect 1,600 signatures from potential patients …

Tuesday’s Local & Regional Briefs

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mascoma School District To Hold Budget Meeting Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional School District officials are putting forward a $22.8 million budget for next year. The budget for the 2014-15 school year represents an increase of $778,697 — or 3.5 percent — over the current year. Mascoma budget …

Mascoma Faces ‘Critical Vote’

Sunday, January 12, 2014

West Canaan — After close-call defeats in 2012 and 2013, the Mascoma Valley Regional School District and supporters of the district’s plan for a $21.5 million overhaul of the 51-year-old regional high school are crossing their fingers that …

Flory’s Flurry Leads Hanover

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hanover — Hanover’s John Flory had one of those games that will stay in the memory bank for a long time. During Saturday’s championship game at the Connecticut River Shootout, Flory’s Marauders were trailing Mascoma 26-18 with five …

Hanover Pops Stevens

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hanover — Former New Hampshire Class I boys basketball rivals Stevens and Hanover met for the first time in nearly six years Friday night as they tussled in the opening round of the Connecticut River Shootout. The Marauders were the only ones celebrating the reunion in their 69-38 …

Mascoma Football Coach Ends Successful Run

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

West Canaan — Ray Kershaw told Mascoma High officials when they hired him as football coach that he expected to be on the job for no more than three to five years. So his decision to depart is …

Mascoma High School Loses Heat Due to Issue With New System

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

West Canaan — It was a chilly Monday morning for Mascoma High School students, teachers and staff when the school’s new wood pellet and oil burners briefly malfunctioned. Superintendent Patrick Andrew said students arrived to temperatures of about 52 degrees Fahrenheit, but around noon, the thermometer had risen …