Day: March 17, 2016

Winnipesaukee on TV

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer This has been a bitter sweet winter for me as an ice angler and professional fishing guide. The ice on Winnipesaukee became safe enough to guide clients on about three weeks later than normal, and became unsafe almost three weeks early, taking a huge financial toll on my business. However,

Burlington Basketball and Wildcat Woes

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist Back in 2005 I drove a van full of sports management students back into the USA after a weekend sports conference in Montreal. It was this time of year—March Madness—and talk in the van naturally turned to basketball. Some bantered about the University of Vermont’s men’s basketball team, which

Slapped by the Invisible Hand

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Constructive criticism is a good thing. At least that’s what I tell myself when I receive it. And I received some from readers – including a state legislator – about my previous essay, “The Cost of a Snark.” I was told it was long on problem, short on

Same Old, Same Old

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer What were New Hampshire residents thinking about 120 years ago? Like this year of 2016 the year 1896 was an election year. An editorial page observation of The Belknap Republican newspaper of that previous year awakened the curiosity part of my brain into a pursuit of answering

A Good Day

You would think with an Irish name like Brendan I’d be pretty excited about St. Patrick’s Day. At the risk of losing a few of my friends who are fanatical about such things, I am here to admit that March 17th is pretty far down on my favorites as far as days to celebrate. I