Day: July 6, 2016

New Hampshire Gives Birth To The U.S. Constitution

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer At a Convention of delegates representing the State of New Hampshire to consider the proposed Constitution of the United States a statement of ratification was issued on June 21, 1788, establishing that constitution as the law of the land. You are in error, though, if you think

Managing Braided Line

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer For anglers, braided line is one of the best things since sliced bread. Being almost four times thinner than monofilament makes it cast much farther, and the lack of stretch makes it ultra-sensitive for detecting bites and better hook sets, but it’s not without challenges. First off, it’s expensive. It

Sports Retirement and Jeff Holmes

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist Newly retired, I’ve been pondering retirement’s consequences. I hoped retirement meant improving my golf handicap—but, sadly, that’s yet to occur. Retirements vary. Some are forced into retirement. Some retire too soon. Some too late. Some not at all. A recent SPORT-THOUGHTS column opined that David Ortiz should NOT retire,

Musical Chairs at UN Security Council

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – The annual round of musical chairs in the UN Security Council came early this year as elections for five new non-permanent members to the fifteen member council were held as to give prospective countries more time to prepare for their two-year tenure beginning in