Day: March 19, 2015

Should It Stay or Should it Go?

by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer As we approach the nesting season for wild birds, many questions arise regarding nest boxes. Do all birds use bird houses? If not, why do birds build nests exposed to weather and predators?

Cuban Connections

by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist NEWS ITEM—The Boston Red Sox recently awarded teen-aged Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada a record $31.5million signing bonus. Reportedly, the actual total cost was $63 million, as there is a Major League Baseball tax of 100% for excessive spending on international free agents. Sixty-three million dollars to sign an unproven

Eleanor LaBranche – A Young New Hampshire Talent

By Kimberly J.B. Smith Contributing Writer When I was interviewing for my first job as an art teacher, an administrator from a city in New Hampshire asked me, “Are you an artist or an art teacher?” Really? The fact is that art teachers can best explain the passion of creating by being practicing artists themselves.

Stoneface Brewing IPA

  by Jim MacMillan Weirs Times Contributing Writer Our weekly brew review (for those who cherish the love of beer) continues as we may have finally turned the corner on this winter season… but we will still review beers that are winter favorites. Craft brewing is certainly alive and well in and around NH.

Minority Rule

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer While serving as a Navy officer in Hawaii, a friend told me that I’d be happier and healthier if I lived the “aloha spirit” for which the islands are famous. He could see that I was letting my natural Irish pessimism and temper influence my leadership style (my

More Tax Tips

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor I realize there are still a few weeks to go but now is really the time to start thinking about doing your taxes. To those of you who have already done your taxes, good for you, but we are all tired of hearing about it, so please just go

Barbarians Inside the Gates

IS Destruction Sweeps Ancient Sites by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS–The barbarians are inside the gates of Nimrud, the ancient Assyrian city in northern Iraq now being plundered, pillaged, and bulldozed by the forces of Islamic State (IS). The destruction of Nimrud, a city dating from 900 BC follows the planned