Dave Ridley Released

At around 5:20pm Dave Ridley was relased from Cheshire County Correctional Facility to a crowd of liberty activists in the midst of a cook out.  The activists numbered around 40.

Free Keene and the future

By James B Schlessinger Jr.

July 12th, 2009

Launched on December 26, 2006 and based out of Keene, New Hampshire, Free Keene has become more than just a website.  Originally a blog and Youtube channel with a handful of features, Free Keene has become a haven for liberty activists.  Fast becoming a media hub, Free Keene has tendrils in radio, TV and newspaper while still seeing steady growth in the digital sector with the addition of a forum in mid 2008.  Activists like Sam Dodson, Ian Freeman and Andrew Carroll have created a beacon drawing more and more liberty lovers to the Elm city.


Keith awarded Activist of the Year

The NH Liberty Alliance had their annual dinner last night and fellow Keeniac Keith (Keith and Stuff – on the freekeene forums) has received the Liberty Activist of the Year award.  Anyone who has been around Keith knows the great amount of effort he puts into liberty activism.  Constantly prodding people to do stuff while leading from the front, Keith is a tireless proponent of freedom.  Congratulations Keith!

New City Hall Camera Ban Brings Questions

July 9, 2009
By James B Schlessinger Jr.

Cameras have caused quite a stir at Keene City Hall in the past and recent weeks have only seen an increase in the amount of drama surrounding these devices. Whether it is in a court room or a clerk’s office, local liberty activists have made many attempts at capturing the civil servants in action only to be thwarted by police and bureaucrats. At the focus has been a sheet of paper hung on the wall, the text of which declares a ban on the use of cameras in various areas of the building. The paper, which court personnel have alleged to be a lawful judicial order, carries no indication of any official authority nor bears any marking that would confirm its legitimacy. Inquiries about the ordinance from which the “order” is derived have been met with rhetoric and no real answers.


Introducing The Free Keene Press!

Keene liberty activists once again have a paper dedicated to the happenings in Keene, NH.  I have finished the first issue of The Free Keene Press.  Meant to be an extension of the Free Keene blog with a bent directed at the community of Keene.  The FKP will start out as a single page inside the New Hampshire Free Press.

The NH Free Press was once titled the Keene Free Press when Kat Kanning, the paper’s creator, lived in Keene.  Now like a seed inside a piece of fruit the next iteration of a local Keene newspaper  is borne within the pages of the former one.

My goal is simply to have one more avenue of communication with the individuals who inhabit the Keene area.  I will not shy away from controversy or contentious content but instead I hope to give insight where there is confusion.  I have plans to expand this paper and to do some actual investigative reporting but for now it will start out small and grow into whatever it becomes.

If you have any ideas or thoughts in how to make this a better paper please share them and if you would like to lend you time in any way be sure to let me know.

You will find a .pdf of this first issue among the links to the right, titled Press.  http://press.freekeene.com

Please direct any special comments or inquiries to press@freekeene.com

Thank you,

James B Schlessinger Jr.