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Day: February 19, 2015
by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer When you witness your first bluebird, you’ll know why Thoreau claimed that these birds carry the sky on their backs. In the right light, no other bird shows its true American colors than the Eastern bluebird. That marvelous blue forms the backdrop for the rusty, red chest and
by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – In recent years there’s been a dearth of media coverage of Darfur’s humanitarian crisis. What had once been a focus for both diplomatic and high profile celebrity efforts to detail human rights abuses during more than a decade of inter-ethnic conflict in Sudan’s troubled
by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Most of us don’t have a “heroic narrative.” Most of us don’t feel the need to have one, though certainly some of us would rise to the occasion and earn one if called upon. I don’t have a heroic narrative, and unlike (former) NBC News anchorman Brian Williams,
by Brendan Smith, Weirs Times Editor There is currently a bill in the New Hampshire Senate that would require all high school students to pass the United States Citizenship Civics test in order to graduate. Of course, this has caused a big debate among many on different sides of the issue. Personally, I don’t think it
by Mike Moffett, Weirs Times Columnist Contrary to Jamie O’Neal’s poignant sentiments from the hit country song, there is indeed an Arizona. I just visited it. I arrived in Phoenix too late to enjoy the immediate glow of the Patriots 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks, but the energy generated from the Pats’ epic