Day: April 30, 2015

A Flash Of Orange

by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer For many backyard birders, the arrival of the Baltimore oriole is the final sign that spring has arrived. Males usually arrive in the Lakes Region around the last week in April or the first week in May. Once they have selected a territory, they sing almost continuously during

Kelsen Brewing’s Paradigm Brown Ale

by Jim MacMillan Weirs Times Contributing Writer Nestled in a conspicuous row of stores of a small mall in Derry, NH, hides Kelsen Brewing, a nano brewery who is getting noticed. In business only a few years, friends Paul and Erik had made some homebrew together and enjoyed the process so much that they decided to

Pakistan Key Piece in China’s Wider Great Game

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS–The rhetoric reached the heights of the Himalayas, the pomp and pageantry evoked that of an operetta, but the political optics delivered a clearly focused political message; Pakistan has a firm and reliable friend in the People’s Republic of China. The high profile visit to Pakistan

WHITHER WATER ??

by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist We’re spoiled around here. We have plenty of water—even too much sometimes. California’s not so lucky. Governor Jerry Brown is imposing a 25% cutback in water usage there. But that’s easier said than done. Such a cutback applied to agriculture would mean massive crop loss. Can you say “exemption?”

It’s Time For Reality Day

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer April showers might bring May flowers, but the lies of April lumber into May like zombies, mindless and moldy. Advocates of those special April days called “Equal Pay Day” and “Earth Day” seem unaware that they celebrate the undead. Every year they reanimate their false narratives and set