Month: January 2017

NH’s War-Time Farm Census

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Late in the year of 1944 New Hampshire newspapers printed the following report: “The agricultural resources of the United States at war will be measured with the taking of the coming Census of Agriculture, scheduled to begin the first week of January, 1945. Basic information on agriculture,

Attack Of The DIPAs – Part 1

Two of anything is usually more fun than one… I remember as a kid that in the summer, you could order a two-headed ice cream cone with two of your favorite flavors. How much better can it get? Or the constant TV ads selling a product that you probably don’t want, then they say; “…but

Blue Jackets

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist NEWS ITEM: A recent 16-game win streak gave the Columbus Blue Jackets the best record in the National Hockey League. Yes, it’s true. My Blue Jackets are finally on top. A “Cinderella” story, to be sure. There aren’t many of us Blue Jacket fans around. Truth be told, the

“Trump World” What The Donald Inherits

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – Chaos, Conflict and Crisis are some of the words describing the combustable global situation the new American President Donald J. Trump inherits from his predecessor. Far from a stable world order, Donald Trump is entering a complex foreign maze in which he must decipher,

Don’t Panic

If you are like me you are a six-foot two bald guy. If you don’t fit that description, than you might be like me if you are old enough to remember the days when you would be strolling through the parking lot of the local supermarket and would be aroused from your reverie by the

Big Day Snowshoeing Over Mountains

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Bonds, Guyot & Zealand Traverse At 6 am in the Lincoln Woods parking lot the car’s thermometer read 1 degree. The moonlight was still bright so we left our headlamps in our backpacks and we put on our snowshoes. I followed Jeremy across the suspension bridge and down the Lincoln

Winter Carnival

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Carnival is defined as an organized program for entertainment or exhibition. New Hampshire residents have long used the winter carnival as a means of turning the ice and snow of the season into fun and competitive activities. One of the past carnivals was the one held in

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing

As we step foot into 2017, many of us will commit to making life better for each other by trying to eat more healthily, exercise more often, spend more time with family and friends, be more kind, or try things that you might not have tried before. It is this last category which we focus

New UN Secretary General Starts Job “Without Illusions”

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – The page has been turned. And the new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres of Portugal has assumed office with a stoically realistic vision of both the crises and opportunities facing the international community. In his first remarks to staff Guterres stated, “I think we

Take The Quiz

The start to this winter as well as the labor crunch going on here in New Hampshire has made it increasingly difficult to staff the offices of F.A.T.S.O. Many of you know what F.A.T.S.O. stands for, but due to new federal regulations put in place by the Secretary of Acronyms under The Bureau of Linguistics


 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist The final 2016 regular season NFL football game was played on Sunday evening, January 1, 2017. The Green Bay at Detroit contest was part of the Sunday Night Football series, featureing sportscasters Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth. The Packers controlled the game, but I watched because I enjoyed Michaels