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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 …

Norman “Hunka” Hadlock

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Orange, N.H. — Norman “Hunka” Hadlock, 72, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition. …

Mascoma Girls Stand Tall, Win Home Opener

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

West Canaan — Early season play doesn’t normally elicit brilliant execution, and Tuesday night’s girls basketball matchup between New Hampshire Division III rivals Kearsarge and Mascoma was right on par. The teams combined for 48 turnovers and struggled …

Mascoma High School Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mascoma Valley Regional High School first-quarter honors: Highest Honors Grade 12: Kimberly Alley, Benjamin Bonner, Demora Dessert, Kyle Kosiorek, Michaela Parrish, Hailey Roberts. Grade 11: Garrett Albano, Jacob Fox, Olivia Powers, Alaina Shelzi, Kerry Wheeler, Karina Zawlinski. Grade10: Caelis Barsaleau, Jeremy Batten, Emma Bianco, Ching Wing Cheng, Madison …

Worrell Is D-III Coach Of the Year

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nobody asked all that much from Ramsey Worrell this autumn. Just take over the Woodstock High football program from the man who coached it to a boatload of state championships over more than three decades. And keep the Wasps competitive. And near the top of Vermont Division III. …

Community Rallies for Coach Kehoe

Saturday, November 30, 2013

West Canaan — The night belonged to Ed Kehoe. And he was loving it. The night after Thanksgiving, and the Mascoma Regional High gym was packed with a standing-room only crowd. They came to cheer for the basketball, …

Lion of Summer: Ackerman Named N.H. Cup Coach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

West Lebanon — Longtime Woodsville High boys soccer coach Mike Ackerman has an appointment with New Hampshire’s top players next summer. In addition to being named the New Hampshire Division IV coach of the year, Ackerman was also …

Tigers Reach D-III Tourney

Sunday, November 3, 2013

West Caanan — The Newport High football team turned three of the four Mascoma fumbles into scores as the Tigers defeated the Royals 42-14 in a winner-take-all game Saturday. “You just can’t turn the ball over that many times and win a football game,” Royals coach Ray Kershaw …

Medical Clinic Proposed for Mascoma Area

Monday, October 21, 2013

Canaan — Officials in the Mascoma River Valley are asking residents to promise they would seek medical care at a proposed health clinic in order to help attract funding and professional staff for the center. Dubbed “Mascoma Community Healthcare,” the clinic would offer a full range of services …

One Last Time Around : Canaan Stages Its Final Show, Possibly

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Canaan — Two-year-old Layla Hatch stood against the chain-link fence next to Canaan Fair Speedway’s pit entrance yesterday, marveling at the Modifieds waiting to enter the dirt oval for one final race. “Vroom! Vroom!” Hatch said as the …

Letter: Mascoma Board Wastes Another Year

Sunday, October 13, 2013

To the Editor: The responses published on Oct. 5 to Malcolm Love’s letter demonstrate that these gentlemen failed to fully read any of his “epistles.” Insulting independent thinkers (“minions”) and saying that they “don’t support education” and “will never support the renovation” are not half-truths, but total nonsense. …