Day: April 27, 2016

Makers, Takers And Tax Day

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wants you to know that he’s sorry, so very sorry. Speaking to a group of House interns a few weeks ago, the Speaker again renounced the “makers vs. takers” meme from the failed 2012 Romney-Ryan ticket: “There was a time when I

New Hampshire’s 1933 Emergency Gardens

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer In the Spring of 1933, needy New Hampshire families agreed to plant 5,771 gardens in response to the Emergency Garden Campaign conducted by the University of New Hampshire Extension Service at the request of Governor John G. Winant, and Eunice E. Patch, the Director of Unemployment

Old And New

I had just finished doing my business in the men’s room of a building I had never been before. Being old school, I reached for the familiar handle I had known since childhood that would flush my business out of sight. There was none. It took me a few seconds to make the connection from