Month: April 2017

Marines, Moffetts and Marathons

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist MARINES, MOFFETTS, AND MARATHONS Fitness is part of the Marines Corps ethos. If you want to be a Marine, then you need to be able to run. My brother John was a cross-country standout in high school, so when he joined the Marines running was not a problem. Because

1950s Progressive Production Of Wood Pulp And Paper

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Berlin, New Hampshire, in the state’s north country, has been described as the city that trees built because it had its beginnings as a sawmill and was built around the lumber business. In the year 1956 the Brown Company of Berlin was New England’s largest producer of

Sultan Erdogan’s Uneasy Turkish Turban

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—There’s troubling news from across the Bosphorus, the narrow slip of water separating Europe from Asia-minor. In a decisive but dividing referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly gained the political blessing he sought by winning 51 percent of the nationwide vote. Erdogan’s divisive victory (51/49

Getting Used To It

Some things just take getting used to. Have you gotten one of those new debit or credit cards with a chip in it? Supposedly, these are designed to help keep us safer from those evil doers who want to steal our information and go on spending sprees using our cards. It seems that this country

Syrian Bloodshed Enters Seventh Year

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – Syria’s bloody conflict has entered its seventh year with unrelenting killings, displacements and bombardments being “one of the largest man-made humanitarian and protection crises in the world.” As the UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council, “Hundreds of thousands of people have

Road 2 Ruin by Two Roads Brewing

Each day we wake up, get up, make a decision on what to wear, make a decision on what to eat and make a decision on what our day will hold for us. It is much the same with our entire life of decisions. Which way will we go? Our friends at Two Roads Brewing

Devin Booker Goes For 70!

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist Devin Booker Goes For 70! One of sport’s attractions involves unpredictability. To paraphrase Forrest Gump, “Sports are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” A movie is what it is—a fait accompli. Similarly, a Broadway play has a script. Even a live concert features

dom·i·cile (noun)

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Black’s Law Dictionary, the most widely used law dictionary in the US, defines domicile as “That place in which a man has voluntarily fixed the habitation of himself and family, not for a mere special or temporary purpose, but with the present intention of making a permanent home.”

Real Stories

I never knew how much I enjoyed telling stories out loud until a few years after my first column was published here in the Weirs Times. All of those early columns were stories that had to do with my adjustments to life here in Central New Hampshire after having moved here from Long Island, New

Four Days In A Row

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Yes, I went skiing four days in a row. Why not keep skiing until the snow has all melted away. As I sit here and write the weather forecast is warning me of another Nor’easter! Really? I can’t believe it. I don’t even dare express my glee. I know I