Giant Sucking Sound

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer “Correction: An earlier version of this article included a debunked statistic that Americans throw away 500M drinking straws a day, or 1.6 a day per person. Previous tweets with the article will be deleted, and an updated tweet will be issued.” That’s what happens when a mainstream media

Hiking North, Middle & South Tripyramid From Waterville Valley

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer “Waterville Haystacks” was an early name for Mount Tripyramid, the big three-summit mountain that rests between Waterville Valley and south of the Kancamagus Highway in Albany. There are options to make a loop over these peaks from Waterville Valley and the Kanc. The most challenging and spectacular route is the

Right To Try

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer “Thousands of terminally ill Americans will finally have hope, and the fighting chance…that they will be helped…,” Trump said while signing the “Right to Try” bill giving terminally ill patients access to experimental treatments not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (May, 2018) “Millions of

World Cup Football and Politics

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer HAMBURG—Witnessing the early stages of the World Cup Football extravaganza offers an amazing sporting experience. Indeed the enthusiasm is palpable and contagious as the early matches kicked off in a near carnival atmosphere. For a full month, soccer games across Russia will lead to the coveted World

A Little Child Shall (Mis)lead Them

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer To be fair, it’s not the children who are doing the misleading. It’s the adults who are using them as props. Children are being used as tools to game (and beat) our immigration laws and to advance a pro-illegal alien political position. It’s a disgusting spectacle, brought to

Amy Goes Hiking At Maine Mountains In Baxter State Park

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Baxter State Park is way up there. I made it to the Big Moose Inn & Cabins in Millinocket from Franconia in about five hours. After I checked in, I drove a couple miles to find a big view across Millinocket Lake of Mount Kathadin and Baxter State Park’s many

More Scratch

As biennial candidate for governor of New Hampshire representing the Flatlander Party, I am as committed to the education of our children just as much as the next guy…uh person. Of course, there is no better way to take care of the ever growing problem of funding a proper education than to come up with

Mr. Negron Goes to Washington

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer If the voters of the 2nd Congressional District are smart, we’ll send Steve Negron to Washington, D.C. next year. While any of the declared Republican challengers to Rep. Ann McLane Kuster would be preferable to the incumbent, I believe Mr. Negron is the best candidate for the office.

Volunteer Trail Work— We Can Do It!

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Chatham Trails Assoc. & Wonalancet Out Door Club There are thousands of miles of trails described in the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain and Southern New Hampshire Guides. There are thousands more all over New England. There are trails to the mountaintops, waterfalls, big rocks and through forests everywhere. Wicked

Appropriate This!

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer An old Scottish proverb holds that open confession is good for the soul. To honor my Scottish ancestors, I have a confession to make: In middle school, I was a drug-pushing pimp. Well, I played a drug-pushing pimp on stage. In 1977, I played the role of Sportin’

Las Vegas! My Best Bet? Hiking!

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer I lost a dollar in a slot machine and I thought I had my fill of gambling. But soon I was tempted again. I played a blackjack machine. I bet a five dollar bill since I didn’t have a dollar. I said goodbye to Mr. Lincoln as the bill

BSA, RIP

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future. – Daniel Carter Beard It’s never easy to lose something close to our hearts. It’s especially hard when the loss was preventable and the result of pure malevolence. The Boy Scouts of America

Making Schoolhouse Rock

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Bob Dorough died last week, but his music lives on. It lives on not just in his jazz recordings, but also in the minds of millions of kids who grew up watching “Schoolhouse Rock,” the animated series of educational cartoon shorts that first hit the air on Saturday