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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 …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike speed record holder now has a new mark to crow about, having climbed all 48 …

Laura Washburn Verry

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Orfordville, N.H. — Laura Washburn Verry, 94, of Orfordville died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Orfordville Congregational Church in Orfordville. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear …

Gary W. Randall

Friday, May 9, 2014

Wentworth, N.H. — Gary W. Randall of Atwell Hill Road died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was 71. Born on Sept. 25, 1942, in Plymouth, N.H., he was the son of William and Juanita (Downing) Randall. Gary was raised and educated …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Calvin Ronald Dyke

Friday, May 2, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Graveside Funeral services for Calvin Ronald Dyke, 73, of Orford, who passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11 a.m., in the family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery, in Orford, with Rev. Gail Dimick officiating. In …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Young Rivendell Softball Team Goes to School

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orford — The skunk will not get the last laugh. As a team bonding exercise, Rivendell Academy softball coach Lance Mills recently pitched to his Raptors the idea of caps with a certain woodland creature’s distinctive caricature attached. …

A Life: Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 1929 — 2014; ‘She Committed Her Life to Her Family and Friends’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Barbara Tullar, the matriarch of an award-winning dairy family, lived a life of hard work, kindness and humility. She took part in all aspects of her family’s modern dairy farm, including — but not limited to …

Orford Landowners Propose Subdividing Farm

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Chris and Bruce Balch have applied to subdivide the Bunten Farm, a highly visible 185 -acre farm on Route 10, just south of Grimes Hill Road. The Orford Planning Board will consider the couple’s request to …

Volunteer Spotlight: Orford Woman Leads Tight-Knit Group of Quilters

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Orfordville — To the best of her recollection, Sally Arcolio has been bringing together a small group of women for an hour and a half every other Saturday at the Orford Free Library for the last 12 years. …

Auction Will Benefit Orford Town Hall Heritage Center

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Orford — Bidding on two oil paintings of Jacobs Brook in Orford will wrap up during the town historical society’s annual meeting Thursday. The free meeting, set for 7 p.m. at Rivendell Academy, will also feature “The Other …