Month: November 2017

First Runs at Bretton Woods

By Amy PatenaudeSki/Outdoor Writer A couple weeks ago I made it up for Bretton Woods’ opening day to ski. Bretton Woods enjoys a surprise and gives short notice when they’re opening for the season, usually just less than 24 hours.  As soon as they can get us on the mountain they do it.  When the

Wet Waterville Valley Walking

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer We met at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Campton just off of Interstate 93’s exit 49 because we had not decided where we were going to hike. Danielle and Amanda were already inside when I arrived. After grabbing a coffee and looking at the maps we made our decision. We’d

Colonists & Indians -A Historian’s View Of NH In 1871

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer “Out with the old and in with the new” says the old New Year’s adage with much that is reasonable behind it. It is not always wise to be rid of the old, however, and that includes old books. I almost passed on the opportunity to read

I Like The Blue One

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Last week, we got our first glimpse of the eight border wall prototypes vying to replace the inadequate – or non-existent – barriers along our nearly 2,000 mile national demarcation with Mexico. I like the blue one. We call it a border, but it is much more than

China’s and Japan’s Elections Contrasted

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – The political optics could not have been more contrasting as China selected its leader and Japan elected its Prime Minister. In a grandiose and stunning setting, draped in the trappings of crimson and gold, 2,300 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) grandees predictably anointed Xi Jinping

Off Year Elections

It’s Almost Election Day!! What did you say? Election Day? No Way! But it’s true. This is what is called an “off year” election. I believe they call it that because, unlike other years, everything about it is a little “off”. It’s not quite normal. At least what we have come to consider normal as

Random Walks And Thoughts (Think Winter)

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer By the end of October a year ago there was snow above 3000 feet. Winter hasn’t teased us yet and it has been easy enjoying this extended warm weather but I am looking forward to winter and to skiing. Last weekend Becca and I went out hiking to visit the