Month: March 2017

Wicked Dark Imperial Stout from Baxter brewing

When you think you are finally done with winter, yet another snow storm hits and reminds you that New England is that place where it isn’t over until the stout lady sings. So with that in mind, we look at another stout offering from our friends up at Baxter Brewing Company in Lewiston, Maine. Baxter

(Semi) Pro Basketball In N.H.

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist With college basketball’s “March Madness-2017” reaching its climax, many basketball fans can’t help but cast their minds back to great games and players of the past. Through the wonders of You-Tube many of these magic moments can be relived with a couple clicks on a computer mouse. Nostalgia has

When A Newspaper Built Houses

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer It is not unusual for a local newspaper company to report the news concerning a building project in the community it serves, but it is exceptional for the media to be doing the building project unless it involves its own facilities. Nevertheless, during the depression years of

Human Trafficking & Slavery Byproduct of Global Conflicts

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS -Modern slavery is tragically thriving in the Twenty-first Century! While ethnic, religious and military conflicts seem to be the grist of news headlines, the quiet and brutal backstory from this global violence regards the vulnerable millions who have been displaced as migrants and refugees. Ironically

A New Friend

You never know what the day will bring. A corny enough saying, but so very true. Working at the Weirs Times presents me with great opportunities. One, of course, is having the freedom to express myself on this page each week. I can pretty much go wherever I want. Another part of my job is

Storm Clouds Swirl Over Korean Peninsula

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS -Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea. North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, as well as Chinese bullying, have thrust the region into a dangerous cycle which could affect

1923 NH Legislature… “Lots Of Fun But No Laws”

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer It was the year that Robert Frost’s book of poems titled “ New Hampshire” was published, the Laconia Car Company manufactured its last railway cars, and Governor Brown signed a bill giving the University of New Hampshire its name. It was also the year that the legislature

Middlebury March Madness

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer March roared in like a lion at Vermont’s Middlebury college, where students chose to riot rather than debate the estimable political scientist Dr. Charles Murray. If only we could blame it on the month. Sadly, Middlebury followed the example set earlier by schools like UC Berkeley and NYU:

Disconnected

Last week I gave some ideas in using famous movie quotes to help new transplants, otherwise known as Flatlanders, in adjusting to their first winters here. I had no idea at the time what was about to befall us that Tuesday. If I had known in advance about the coming snowstorm I would have included

Rick Barry And Son(s)

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist This being a March of college hoop Madness, alert basketball fans may have noticed a Canyon Barry playing for the Florida Gators. Yes, he’s the son of Hall-of-Famer Rick and his second wife Lynn. Canyon is actually a grad student at UF, studying nuclear engineering, having already graduated from

Stella Tells Spring, “Not So Fast!”

Late Winter Storm Brings Smiles To Fans of Snow… by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Winter hasn’t given up yet and there’s proof! We’re still shoveling the snow that winter storm Stella left behind as she blew through our state. Stella has made winter enthusiasts smile big. Skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers rejoiced. Even before the

Double Black IPA from 603 brewery

Recently, this column gave you two related articles on ‘Attack of the DIPA’s’ or Double IPA’s which spoke of that beer style as well as the magnitude of DIPA beers flooding the market each week. It is hard to keep track of them all but when one catches your attention, you tend to keep it

New Golf Rules!

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist The annual Masters Golf Tournament—my favorite sports event of the year—is only a month away. The flags are going up at Loudon Country Cub—my favorite golf course. So it’s a good time to reflect on long-overdue golf rule changes recently promulgated by the U.S. Golf Association. Most people I

Dysphoria Euphoria

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer When Sir Walter Scott wrote of tangled webs woven to deceive, he could not have imagined the tangle of Gordian knots modern man would create trying to fool Mother Nature. I’m a man of simple tastes: strong, black coffee; Highland single malt; bacon. I appreciate Alexander the Great’s

Saving Daylight In New Hampshire

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Daylight Savings Time, though perhaps never considered a major political or social issue, seems to have always been a controversial idea, particularly when we realize that we mere humans cannot change the amount of daylight so we try to adjust our schedules to get the most out