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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)

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 …

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 …

Truck in Top Shape in Piermont

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Barbara Stevens, of Piermont, finishes giving the family truck a good cleaning earlier this month. Stevens washed the seats, floor mats and the rest of the pickup’s interior. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Hall Call: VPA to Induct McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — These things happen to guys who win a lot at the high school level. Having retired as Woodstock Union High School football coach after the 2012 season with 211 wins and nine state championships, Jim McLaughlin is bound for the Vermont Principals Association hall of fame. …

Restoration Projects Get Heritage Matching Grants

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Historic restoration projects in Grafton and Lempster and a conservation project in Piermont recently received grants from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. The program, known as LCHIP, provides communities with matching funds to preserve historic buildings and conserve key parcels of land. The Grafton …

Don Mahler: A Diamond Giant Departs

Sunday, February 16, 2014

By any measure, we lost a giant last week. By word of mouth we got the news, sad news, tragic news, tearful news: John Bagonzi had died Thursday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a period of declining health. …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Grafton County Appoints New Commissioner

Thursday, January 30, 2014

North Haverhill — Filling the seat left vacant by the death of Ray Burton, state Rep. Linda Lauer, D-Bath, was appointed Grafton County commissioner Monday in a 17-4 county delegation ballot vote. “I’m grateful and humbled by the …

Irma Alice (Tullar) Waterman

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Irma Alice (Tullar) Waterman, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 24th, at 2 p.m., in the North Thetford Congregational Church, 5470 Route 5, Thetford, with Rev. Gail Dimick officiating. A complete …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Letter: Punishment Without Rehabilitation

Friday, January 3, 2014

To the Editor: There are more penal theories bandied about than one can shake a stick at, but Crystal Moses expresses views in her Dec. 22 letter (“Prison Isn’t Supposed to Be Pleasant”) that might make a Taliban smile. Flogging, beheading, hand severing and stoning would all answer …

Honoring the Valley’s Best From A to Z

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So in case you missed the first offering, we’ve got a second helping of athletic accomplishments to wrap up 2013. We call it our annual Alphabet Awards. Just pick a letter … A: Nick Alexander — The Lebanon …