This morning's NHPR Exchange program was all about it.
Here is the abstract:
The Free Town Project
They're for fewer laws and less government. They want to dismantle
planning commissions and public education. And, they hope to
convince several hundred libertarian minded citizens to move to the
tiny New Hampshire town of Grafton where many current resident
arent exactly waiting with open arms. It's the Free Town Project
and we're talking about it on the next Exchange. Laura's guests are
Mike Lorrey, Grantham, New Hampshire resident, an original member
of the Free State Project and a member of the Free Town
Project. Lisa Rogak, writer and 13 year resident of Grafton, NH
who's one of the leading advocates against the Free Town
Project. Tim Condon, lawyer living in Tampa, Florida, director of
Participant Services for the Free State Project and one of the
original organizers of the Free Town Project. Amanda Phillips,
National Media Representative and President of the Free State
Project and John Richard, he and his wife created the "Save
Grafton" website. Click here to read an essay on why Grafton,
New Hampshire was chosen entitled "Finding the Free Town in the
Free State" by Tim Condon
I credit the SaveGrafton.org blog for getting Graftonites and other Granite Staters interested on what the FreeStateProject and the splinter group, FreeTownProject, are up to.
The SaveGrafton.org folks (Hi John!) are also pointing out some of the revisionism the FreeStateProject is doing, like removing Tim Condon's "Finding the Free Town in the Free State" (fortunately it was mirrored on the FreeTownProject site and available in the google cache) and being relentless on trying to get answers from the FSP leadership.
- FreeStateProject site http://www.freestateproject.org
- FreeStateProject forum (a bunch of interested NH folks are now partipating) http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php
- FreeTownProject site http://www.freetownproject.org
- FreeTownProject Yahoo mailing list (lots of inflamatory stuff there) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Free_Town_Project
- Shared del.icio.us bookmarks on nh, freestateproject, freetownproject and savegrafton.org. They are mostly mine, but get an account and add to it.