Lessons Of Innocence

By Ken GorrellContributing Writer Leave it to Senate Democrats to degrade the proceedings of the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” beyond their 1991 low-point discussing “pubic hair on a Coke can.” When the stakes are high, Democrats go low. Advice and consent; if only the Founders could have known how their posterity would weaponize this simple

Blindness, Inspiration, And Randy Pierce

by Mike MoffettWeirs Times Columnist For those who need an occasional dose of inspiration, there are plenty places to look—to include the sports world. And within the sports world, there are few better sources of inspiration than Randy Pierce.Randy is blind.The blindness came about suddenly when Randy was 22, and it naturally devastated the active

UN Assembly; What a Difference a Year Makes!

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS -Contrary to last year’s General Assembly, the looming threat of a possible nuclear war with North Korea did not dominate the sessions. Rather Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautiously praised the ongoing process in defusing in tensions on the Korean pen-insula where both the U.S. and South

Mt. Katherine And Wonalancet River – Sweet Easy Hikes

Yours truly and Danielle on Wonalancet Out Door Club’s Brook Path near the Wonalancet River Falls also named Locke Falls after a nearby farm. The two mile end to end trail closely follows the bank of the river the entire distance. The Brook Path is well marked, the water crossings are bridged and it is

Killing The Golden Goose

By Ken GorrellContributing Writer Two weeks ago in this space I asked, “What’s the Matter with New Hampshire?” The question was aimed at unhappy and confused Republican voters who, according to a poll, thought it would be a good idea for President Trump to face a Republican challenger in 2020. Given GOP voters’ participation in

A Serious Issue

Have you seen my oversized political mailer I have been using to promote my current campaign for governor under The Flatlander Party ticket? Chances are you didn’t since we only had a hundred and sixteen printed. That is all we can afford since our war chest only has (had) forty-five dollars. (That was enough for

Mount Pemigewasset Franconia Notch State Park

Charlie Gunn sitting on top of Mount Pemigewasset aka Indian Head. The 2,557 foot peak offers excellent views and it is included on the “52 with a View” hiking list. by Amy PatenaudeOutdoor/Ski Writer Mount Pemigewasset summit ledges stand out high above the west side of the south end of Franconia Notch. The ledges form

What’s the Matter With New Hampshire?

by Ken Gorrell,Weirs Times Contributing Writer In his 2004 best-seller, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank questioned the sanity of social-conservative voters who, he contended, voted against their economic best interests by voting for Republicans. Frank is an establishment liberal, so naturally he defined “best interests” using his own fantasy version of the Kansas

Late Summer Fun At The Polar Caves And Loon Mtn

Charlie Gunn making his way through the Needle’s Eye along the Rocky Ridge Way at the Polar Caves in Rumney. The Polar Cave’s gigantic granite boulders and caves are fun to explore. A Day At White Mountain Attractions by Amy PatenaudeOutdoor/Ski Writer New Hampshire isn’t Disneyland, New Hampshire’s better! New Hampshire has the White Mountain


by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer America lost an irreplaceable voice last week with the passing of Aretha Franklin. If your knowledge of her music is limited to popular hits like “Respect,” “Think,” and “Chain of Fools,” I recommend reading the New York Times’ obituary of the Queen of Soul. The yin to the

Cannon Mountain’s Aerial Tramway – A Fun Ride to the Top

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer This summer Cannon Mountain celebrates 80 years of Aerial Tramway service! Cannon is the home to the first aerial tramway in North America when it first opened in 1938. I missed the party but I did attempt to take the free ride that was offered to New Hampshire residents

The Old Man Versus The Grey Lady

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer The Old Man of the Mountains fell from high above Profile Lake fifteen years ago, but it remains the symbol of the Granite State, and always will. I can’t pinpoint the year when the Gray Lady – the New York Times – fell from journalistic grace, but I’m

Section Hiking Vermont’s Long Trail

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The Long Trail follows the spine of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border. End to end the Long Trail is 272 miles in length. The Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail coincide until north of Pico Peak when the AT leaves the Long Trail

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