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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 …

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 …

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 …

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Woodsville Pingpong League Draws a Fast Following

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Woodsville — When Jacques Finlay began helping to organize weekly afternoons of ping pong playing sessions at the town of Haverhill’s newly acquired Clifford building, he hoped it would attract players of all ages. He just didn’t think …

Democrat Seeks County Post

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bath — The Grafton County delegation is soliciting candidates to fill the District 2 seat for county commissioner vacated by the death of Ray Burton, and a close friend and fellow Bath resident has already stepped up to the plate. Each county has three commissioners, who oversee the …

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 …

Letter: Ludicrous Allegations on Benghazi

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: I am writing about the death of the American ambassador in Benghazi and the absurdity of Rep. Darrell Issa’s accusations against the embassy and the State Department. I do not know anything beyond what we’ve all seen on TV, but I have worked in embassies, …

Practice Pays Off for Lakers

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Manchester — The benefit of a season spent practicing penalty kicks isn’t limited to the shooters, as Sunapee High goalkeeper Erika Waterman displayed at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday. Waterman swatted aside three of four Woodsville bids …

Last-Minute Shocker Lifts Lakers Past Engineers

Friday, November 8, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — Play was back-and-forth, but only one team could move forward after Thursday’s NHIAA Division IV boys soccer semifinal between Suanpee and Woodsville. Lakers senior Nick Skarin made sure it was Sunapee. The lanky midfielder broke …

Engineers Get Last Kicks, Reach D-IV Title Game

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — As befitting a soccer match that more resembled a mixed martial arts fight at times, the last man … ahem, girl … standing wore a pair of gloves. Woodsville High goalkeeper Tori Clough slapped down …

Woodsville Employs Long Memories to Reach Semifinals

Monday, November 4, 2013

Woodsville — The guy who once declared that elephants never forget must have confused mentally acute pachyderms with another eight-lettered creature beginning with E. An Engineer — the Woodsville High boys soccer variety — also doesn’t easily forget. Armed with memories from its only loss of the season, …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cottage Hospital ROGERS — A son, Conner Michael Rogers, born June 1, 2013, to Kathryn and Jessey Rogers, of Bradford, Vt. WELLS — A daughter, Zoey Ann Wells, born June 4, 2013, to Carissa and Zachary Wells, of North Haverhill. STYGLES — A son, Carter Ray Stygles, born …