Month: June 2017

UN Secretary General Decries Rising Tide of Refugees

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – In an impassioned appeal to the media, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres decried the rising tide of refugees worldwide, but advised that ultimately political solutions to the crises remain the key to stem the tide creating chaotic human displacements. While more than 65 million

Left-Hand, Left Behind

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Has somebody ever said something to you that hit you full in the face like the wind coming off a freshly manured field? I experienced that sensation last week while attending a local “Town Hall on Education,” hosted by Reaching Higher NH. The meeting started off as expected.

My Plans For The Fourth

Time to get out my walking shoes. I realize that it would make sense to wait until Independence Day next year, but desperate times take desperate measures. As you may or may not know, I am facing a serious challenge next year in my run to be the Flatlander Party’s gubernatorial nominee (which, as I

The Celtics And The Draft

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist The 2017 NBA draft is a week from today—June 22—and for the first time since 1950 the Boston Celtics have the top pick. The burning question is: What will Celtic General Manager Danny Ainge do with the pick? With the Celtics a young and deep team that was one

Space Cake Double IPA By Clown Shoes Beer

If you ask any child (at least the level-headed ones), they will tell you they are very afraid of clowns, especially under their bed. Where the heck any of this concept stems from is well beyond my comprehension. But sometimes clowns can bring us fun and laughter. Been to a circus in your life? I

May Day For Britain’s Theresa May

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer NEW YORK—It’s political May Day for Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May after what appeared as a massive miscalculation in calling a general election which she narrowly won. Though the ruling Conservative party gained the largest share of seats and votes in the 650 seat Parliament, the party

Graduate Advice

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer My wife and I live in “the projects.” That’s how I refer to our 18th century farmhouse; a lovely property but one that requires near-constant maintenance and remodeling. This home has sheltered nine generations of my family, and I joke that the smart ones moved away. I got

Last Race At Belknap Was The Greatest

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer It was at the end of the 99th lap of the 100 Mile National Championship Motorcycle Race at the Belknap Recreation Area in Gilford, New Hampshire, and 19 year old Jody Nicholas, who started strong and had led all but two of the laps around the race

My Least Favorite Week

I know I shouldn’t say it, but I dread this week. I realize that this week will always arrive; not much I can do about it. I also realize that it is my own fault, my lack of preparation that makes it harder than it has to be. Yes, it is the second week in

Franconia Notch Artist’s Bluff & Bald Mountain

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer At the top of Franconia Notch and high above the west side of the Parkway are Bald Mountain and Artist’s Bluff. A hike up one or both make for a wonderful outing with the reward of big mountain views for a modest effort. Interstate 93 turns into the Franconia Notch

S’muttonator by Smuttynose Brewing Co.

When you think of New Hampshire brewers, what companies come to mind? Well of course, we have a Bud plant in Merrimack and Sam Adams is everywhere. And there are now over 60 breweries of all sizes around the state. But one of the more popular beers you’ll find on the shelves or in restaurants

Tim Tebow

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist Sports Illustrated recently ran a big baseball story on a Class A, South Atlantic League, minor leaguer toiling away for the Columbus Fireflies. With the countless sports stories percolating and countless teams dreaming of priceless SI attention, how did SI come to run such a feature? The answer is

New Hampshire Red Men & Odd Fellows

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer “The Union”, the Manchester, NH newspaper of 1906 reported on the activities of the Red Men of New Hampshire in the Spring of that year. You might be surprised to learn that a new tribe known as Squamtum, No. 47, was said to have been organized in