Category: A F.O.O.L. In New Hampshire

Different Strategy

Many of my inner circle insist that it is too early for me to be announcing another run for governor of New Hampshire, but I disagree. I think that the time is perfect. It is apparent that our present governor, Maggie Hassan, won’t be running in 2016. She is following the tried and true path

Not The Column I Planned

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor Procrastination is never a good thing for a writer with a deadline. It can make some of your best ideas worthless. For instance, a few weeks ago I came up with what I thought would be some great April Fool’s pranks that I would share with my readers. Some

State Something Day

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor Perhaps you’ve read of the latest kerfuffle at the New Hampshire State House. Some feel a group of fourth graders were subjected to an inappropriate display of how a bill becomes law. The students had worked hard at getting the Red Tailed Hawk named as the state raptor. Their

More Tax Tips

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor I realize there are still a few weeks to go but now is really the time to start thinking about doing your taxes. To those of you who have already done your taxes, good for you, but we are all tired of hearing about it, so please just go

Scheduling Conflict

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor I really have to do a better job of researching things before I schedule something. But really, who has the time? Next Friday, March 20th, has been designated “Fresh Air Fund Day’ by Governor Hassan. The Fresh Air Fund is a great program that gives thousands of inner-city kids

Giving Some Thanks

by Brendan Smith, Weirs Times Editor I want to use this week’s column to thank some people. First, I would like to thank the folks at the New Hampshire Lottery Commission for sending me a couple of complimentary “I Heart Bacon” scratch tickets to recognize my column on the subject a few weeks back.

Doing Good Work

by Brendan Smith, Weirs Times editor Even during the harshest of winters, like this one, I try to find something nice to do for others. While some turn to the dark side and use cabin fever and a lack of sunshine for their fall from grace, I find it best to fight back by doing

Testing Times

by Brendan Smith, Weirs Times Editor There is currently a bill in the New Hampshire Senate that would require all high school students to pass the United States Citizenship Civics test in order to graduate. Of course, this has caused a big debate among many on different sides of the issue. Personally, I don’t think it

Ice Fishing And Me

by Brendan Smith, Weirs Times Editor Now that the ice fishing derby is finally over here in Central New Hampshire, I am no longer worried about expressing my trepidations. Many members of FATSO, my winter support group, have asked me to teach them about this sport in order to help get over their winter doldrums but

Making Copies

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor People younger than myself are fortunate in many ways, especially when it comes to technology, Having grown up in the era of tinfoil on the antenna rabbit ears to get a better picture from the television and 8-track cassette tapes that eventually would get caught and ripped to shreds

Something Stinks

Last year I wrote on how I would no longer spend my valuable time trying to come up with new ideas for New Hampshire lottery tickets. After having some success in the 1990s by giving them the idea for the now legendary “Pot Holes and Frost Heaves” ticket, I continued to wrack my brain for

Getting It Right

Two New Hampshire State Representatives and one State Senator have sponsored a bill that could significantly affect the future of our state. The impact of what this bill could mean if passed would be felt from here on through eternity. It is that important and I feel that it must not be taken lightly and