Day: July 21, 2016

San Francisco Sports

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist “We saw stretched out ahead of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness in the late afternoon of time.” ― Jack Kerouac, “On the Road” Unlike Kerouac—a

The Province Of Laconia & Its Elusive Treasure

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Not so long ago, but long before there was a city of Laconia there was a Province of Laconia. The history books don’t emphasize that fact, perhaps understandably so when one reads the confusing accounts of the earliest immigrants to what is now New Hampshire. When the

UN Court Rebuffs China’s Claims to South China Sea

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS— In a major legal setback for Beijing, an international tribunal has rejected and rebuffed many of Mainland China’s claims regarding exclusive sovereignty and rights in the disputed South China Sea. The landmark ruling in the Hague, by the Permanent Court of Arbitration stated there was