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A SPECIAL COCHECO VALLEY EDITION OF THE WEIRS TIMES NEWSPAPER. VOLUME 27, NO. 24

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Lifelong Love Of Historical Markers Leads To New Book by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

Ever since he was a small boy in Tilton, Michael Bruno had a real interest in New Hampshire Historical Markers. “My father worked for a company where he travelled around the state,” said Bruno. “In the summer I used to go with him and it really gave me an appreciation for the New Hampshire.”

Bruno has recently published “Cruising New Hampshire: a Guide To New Hampshire’s Roadside Markers” the culmination of his lifelong love of the 255 Historical markers that pepper the state. “My first recollection as a young boy of a marker was one in Franklin on Central Street,” said Bruno. “It was the ‘Indian Mortar Lot.’ It was installed in 1979, but my memory always though See bruno on 30

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Michael Bruno of Bethlehem stands by the “Boom Pier” Historical Marker in Berlin. One of the 255 markers in the state that Bruno visited for his comprehensive book “Cruising courtesy Photo New Hampshire: a Guide To New Hampshire’s Roadside Markers.”

Wednesday, June 20th at 7pm Hans Hug, Jr. presents his popular “The Under Water History of Lake Winnipesaukee.” Using videos of wrecks that he encountered while diving in the big lake, Hug, Jr. will take you to interesting places below the surface. Hans has been an avid diver for over twenty-five years and his discoveries will be of great interest to anyone interested in this fascinating part of Lake Winnipesaukee History.

The presentation is $5 free to Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members. We ask that you call ahead of time to 603-3665950 to leave a message to reserve a spot. (Reservations will be held until 6:45 the night of the program and then will be opened up to walk-ins.) The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum in located at 503 Endicott Street North, next to Funspot, in the Weirs.

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Father’s Day - Lessons About Money Can Be Priceless Gifts to Children Father’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re a dad, you certainly may enjoy getting cards and gifts, of course. But, over time, you will gain even greater satisfaction by what you can give your children – such as some valuable financial lessons. These lessons can include the following: SETTING GOALS – If you are contributing to an IRA and a 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored plan, explain how you build these accounts now, while you are working, so you’ll have enough money to enjoy a comfortable retirement someday. And you can bring your children into the picture, too, by telling them that another financial goal is saving enough to help send them to college or to further their education in other ways. VALUE OF UNDERSTANDING THE FINANCIAL MARKETS – You may actually be quite surprised at how interested your kids are in investing, especially the concept of “owning” companies through stocks and stock-based vehicles. Depending on their ages, you might even want to show them the progress of your own investments and describe, in general terms, how different events can cause the markets to rise and fall, especially in the short term. You could even discuss the difference between the basic types of investments, such as stocks and bonds.

LIVING WITHIN YOUR MEANS – We all know that you can’t always get what you want. Stress to your children that you can’t just splurge on big purchases whenever you feel like it, because such behavior can lead to bad outcomes. Use concrete examples: If you have a car that’s several years old, tell your children that it would be nice to have a new one, but you simply must wait until you can afford it. PAYING DEBTS ON TIME – Tell your children that, no matter how good a saver you are, or how thrifty you try to be, you still have debts, such as your mortgage payment, and it’s important to pay these debts on time. You may not want to get too detailed about the consequences of missing debt payments – bad credit scores may not be that easy for children to understand – but you can certainly mention that if you’re always late on payments, you might find it harder to borrow money when you really need it. By sharing these principles with your children, you will, at the least, give them something to think about, and you may well find that you’ve helped start them on the path to a lifetime of making solid financial moves. And who knows? If they truly master the ideas you’ve taught them, one day they might give you some really nice Father’s Day gifts.

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Keep Out Potential Terrorists To The Editor: Islamic terrorist bombings in Belgium; Islamic terrorist truck attacks in NYC, France, Germany, and Spain; and attacks in England and the U.S.are indicative of the violent Islamic extremism pervading the world. Muslim attacks on non-Muslims have proliferated in Europe over the years because Europe murdered 6 million Jews and replaced them with 50 million Muslims. European countries should stop absorbing immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa and deport potential terrorists. The U.S. should pay attention to the problems in Europe and keep out immigrants from countries that spawn terrorists. Some liberal religious organizations and individuals believe we should show compassion and open our borders to people from the Middle East and North Africa. Hopefully, the courts will uphold Trump’s ban on immigrants from the countries which spawn Islamic terrorists. Previous immigrants entered the U.S. to build better lives for themselves, assimilate, and contribute to our country. Conversely, many of the immigrants from the Middle East do not want to assimilate, and some are prone to violence and choose to attack non-Muslims. Existing potential terrorists must be ferreted out and

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Future Of Carroll County To The Editor: The future of the economy of Carroll county greatly concerns me. Unemployment is at historic lows, but there are troubling undercurrents. Seventy percent of the jobs in Carroll County are related to tourism or the retail industry. Many are seasonal and pay on the lower end of the scale. We are becoming a retirement community (myself included). Alas, all things must end, and the retirement community will dwindle. How can we make the economy more diverse? My daughter and soon to be son-in-law have started a vegetable farm in Maine north of Portland. Driven by the farm to table demand over 1,000 farms have been started in Maine in the last decade by people under 35. We can do this in Carroll County. Immigration has consistently proven to develop a vibrant economy – people looking for a better life will surely find it in Carroll County. The push back on immigrants is not new – they are branded the other. My grandfather (mother’s father) immigrated from Sicily in the

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early 1900s. After losing his father on a merchant marine boat, he left school at 12 to help support the family. At the time Italians were anarchist’s and said not to have the intelligence to be Americans. He worked hard, married my grandmother (also an immigrant from Italy – losing her mother and father in World War I – and immigrated by what is now called chain migration, sponsored by her halfsister). They struggled through the depression buying a two-family house outside of Boston. Today their grandchildren are a bank president, a university professor, a geologist, several are senior managers in some of the largest businesses in the world, and myself a high-tech entrepreneur. Immigrants add to the fabric of America. We should welcome them and help them integrate into our communities. “The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy— then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72 John Morrissey Moultonborough, NH

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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 guy‌uh 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 new ideas for scratch tickets. As you may or may not know, scratch tickets and the lottery in general, has been the way New Hampshire has been funding education for years (but don’t tell the kids that, we are trying to set a good example after all). Ever since “American Idolâ€? has ended, I have found myself with a lot of free time in the evenings. I have been using that time productively and I have come up with what I think are really great ideas for new scratch tickets that will help our kids. “Instantâ€? Instant Winner. This ticket is $20 and can pay a grand prize up to $500,000 (as if). You don’t even have to bring it back to your car in the parking lot of the convenience or liquor store and get that annoying metallic dust all over your new pants and leather seats. With the “Instantâ€? Instant winner you just give the clerk at the counter your

twenty dollars, tell them you want the “Instant� Instant ticket and they will scan the next bar code on a long sheet of bar codes distributed by the Lottery Commission and tell you right away if you have won or lost. No muss, no fuss and then you can be on your way. If it becomes popular, this ticket might also have the benefit of creating jobs as a sole employee would need to be hired to just stand there and collect twenties and scan the sheet all day long. Really a win-win (unless, of course, you lose, which is likely). “Getting Along� is a scratch ticket that not only funds education, at five dollars a pop, but also has the higher purpose of trying to bring us together as a state. It seems that over the past decade those on the right and those on the left have split further and further apart. I feel with a modestly priced scratch ticket we can overcome the hatred and division. For a mere five dollars you can buy either the Right Scratch or the Left Scratch, depending on your preferences. But if you get one of the Million dollar possible winners, the only way to possibly get the big prize is to buy, and match, a ticket from, literally, the other side of the aisle. In order to sell you the tickets, the convenience store clerk must first read a paragraph from the platform of the other party’s issues. The hope is that this ticket will help at least foster a small understanding of why the other side thinks as it does and help us all realize that we are on this planet as one and really only want the best for all. (No really, I’m serious.

I’m not kidding. Please stop laughing.) In keeping up with the times I thought a ticket aptly named “Fake News� might be a big hit and help draw loose dollar bills from unsuspecting consumers. With “Fake News� you will spend five dollars for a scratch ticket, many of which will reveal a significant cash prize of a few thousand dollars or more. The only catch is that some of the prizes will be real and some will be fake (well, most will be fake actually). This ticket will need to be verified at the Lottery Office in Concord no earlier than five days after purchase. This way the possible “winner� will have to decide to brag around town and on social media that they just scored ten grand on a scratch ticket and then possibly be called out for “Fake News� a few days later, or to keep their mouth shut until they are in possession of all of the facts. I have a feeling this ticket may really be a big hit and really bring in the bucks for our kids (as well as the salaries of the people at the Lottery Commission, goodness knows they could use a raise). I have other ideas as well, but I am going to save them for the Campaign Trail. (One involves special scratch tickets sold by the local police during traffic stops. You’ll love it.) I’ll keep you posted. www.BrendanTSmith. com

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No Pardon For Partisan Hypocrisy Quick, grab the smelling salts and clear the fainting couches. President Trump’s pardon of conservative author Dinesh by Michelle Malkin D’Souza last Syndicated Columnist week violently triggered Beltway media elites. It’s peanut butter, weed pollen, gluten, manspreading, Chick-fil-A, the national anthem, and Kryptonite all rolled into one giant political allergen. Allow me to administer the rhetorical, metaphorical antihistamine. To The Washington Post editorial board, President Trump’s use of the pardon is “another show of disrespect for the justice system.” Outspoken D’Souza was the subject of a highly politicized prosecution by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (now an anti-Trump resistance leader) over campaign finance violations totaling $20,000. The WaPo punditocracy grudgingly admits that the president “has constitutional power to do this” and that it is “Mr. Trump’s prerogative” to pardon individuals the newspaper considers “unsavory.” Yet, the editorialists fulminate that what “is offensive here is not the pardon power, but the use of it” for “arbitrary, political and unjustified” reasons. G-U-Double F-Awww. The protesting Posties wouldn’t be capable of acknowledging an acceptable exercise of the pardon power by Trump if it body-slammed them off the ropes on UFC Fight Night. Former Navy sailor Kristian Saucier received a Trump pardon after serving a year in prison for

taking photos on his submarine to show his family where he worked (in contrast to the hands-off treatment of the classified informationbreaching Clinton brigade). Too political, the pundits cry. The late boxer Jack Johnson, America’s first black heavyweight champion, received a Trump pardon after being jailed under Jim Crow for traveling with a white woman (who later became his wife) across state lines. Publicity stunt, the bitchers bitched. Not enough, the moaners moaned. Trump’s still a racist, the grievance-mongers mongered. Indeed, The Washington Post opinion writers have depleted their Bank of Selective Outrage accounts while spewing about Trump’s pardons. “Nothing but right-wing trolling,” harumphed Paul Waldman. “Twisted brand of mercy,” decried Ruth Marcus. “A warm-up for a constitutional crisis,” squawked Jennifer Rubin. Spare us all the hot air, media heavers. Democrats have long wielded pardon powers to reward deep-pocketed cronies, absolve unrepentant domestic terrorists and lionize national security leakers. The “democratic values” that WaPo-lemicists claim are now under siege thanks to Trump’s pardons got crushed under the wheels of the corruptocrat bus a long, long time ago. Self-dealing Bill Clinton handed out pardons and commutations like Pez candy to relatives like half-brother Roger Clinton (convicted of cocaine possession) and family-tied associates like his brother-in-law Hugh Rodham’s clients, including convicted cocaine distributor Carlos Vignali and convicted herbal supplement fraudster and perjurer A. Glenn Braswell; the two felons

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Supreme Court: Be Polite When You Violate Others’ Rights

T h i s week, the Supreme Court ruled on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. That case involved a religious by Ben Shapiro Christian Synidcated Columnist man, Jack Phillips, who decorates cakes for a living. Two men came into his shop one day and demanded that Phillips decorate a cake for their samesex wedding. Phillips refused. For this grave breach of civic duty, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission referred his case for prosecution, ruling that he had breached the customers’ rights to receive service. The Supreme Court ignored the key issues of the case. It refused to countenance whether First

Amendment speech rights could be violated in favor of nondiscrimination laws -- whether, for example, a gay songwriter could be forced to perform work for an evangelical Christian choir looking for a tune to liven up Leviticus 18. It refused to consider whether First Amendment free association rights could be completely overthrown by reference to nondiscrimination laws -- whether any business could be told to serve anyone for any reason at any time. Finally, it refused to consider whether First Amendment freedom of religion could be overturned in favor of nondiscrimination law -- whether religious practice stops at the front door of the home and the church. Instead, the court ruled that the baker didn’t have to bake the cake because the members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission were unduly mean. You see, See shapiro on 29


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Trade, Tariffs, Trump UNITED NATIONS—In the midst of an expanding American economy, record low unemployment rates, and buoyant by John J. Metzler c o n s u m e r Syndicated Columnist confidence, the Trump Administration has inad-vertently planted the seeds of a global commercial slowdown and political showdown. The steel and aluminum tariffs slapped on imports from our key Transatlantic trading partners, not to men-tion neighbors Canada and Mexico, have created a looming danger. Free Trade must be Fair Trade as the President always stresses. He’s right. America has in-deed been taken advantage of by an uneven playing field and fast and loose rules. Trade defi-cits, as this writer has always stated, pose not just an economic danger but a national security risk as well. I’m totally on board here. Tariffs offer a feel good solution to a far deeper commercial malaise. The tariff taxes pose an-other unseen tax on consumers which will raise prices in the name of protection for our domestic industries and workers. Though the original intent of the tariffs were aimed at the People’s Republic of China, as it turns out, the brunt of the trade showdown will affect America’s

key political allies in Western Europe and North America. And this is OK? The European Union’s JeanClaude Junker characterized the tariffs as “protectionism, pure and simple.” Given that the Europeans wrote the book on protectionism centuries ago, I take this comment with a wry smile. But not to digress. When the whole showdown started in March, the feeling was that our closest trading partners in Europe and Canada would gain a reprise. There appeared there would be a “cut out deal” for NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico. But the policy pendulum swung back with the recent announcements that Canada, Mexico and the Europeans would indeed be slapped with tariffs. Happily Argentina, Brazil, and South Korea have been spared from the steel sanctions. Canada whose steel and aluminum exports to the USA last year reached $12.8 billion will soon slap tariffs on a corresponding sum of American trade. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland lamented, “This is the strongest trade action Canada has taken in the post-war era… this is a very strong Canadian action in response to a very bad U.S. decision.” France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was less gentle, “Global trade is not a gunfight at the OK Coral.” Washington’s tough approach to its closest friends and trade

partners comes at a curious time. The brinksmanship may be a tactic in turbulent U.S. trade negotiations with Beijing. President Trump has rightly focused on the totally imbalanced and unfair China trade but has veered into

side disputes with just about everybody else. Is such posturing with Europe part of a grand strategy dealing with the bigger issue of the U.S./China trade deficit of $375 billion in 2017?

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Mr. Negron Goes to Washington If the voters of the 2nd Congressional District are smart, we’ll send Steve Negron to Washington, D.C. next by Ken Gorrell year. Northfield, NH. 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. Goodness knows, we deserve better than what we’ve got. Or rather, what we’ve done to ourselves. A Navy officer I met years ago had a sign on his stateroom door: You Deserve What You Tolerate. I think that’s largely true. But getting what you deserve can be painful. We’ve elected and re-elected an extreme liberal, attorney, and lobbyist to represent us in the Federal government, and she has done what extreme liberals do: Fought to drain away power and responsibility from our state and communities, in favor of the bureaucrats in Washington. The time for toleration is over. I don’t expect a Democrat to score well on the American Conservative Union’s rankings, but Rep. Kuster’s lifetime score is closer to former Speaker of House and California uber-liberal Nancy Pelosi’s than to her CD1 counterpart, outgoing Democrat SheaPorter. In CD2, we have a California-liberal who would be a reliable vote for every hairbrained bill Pelosi would support if as a nation we are foolish enough to give control of the House to Democrats. Kuster voted to close Guantanamo and bring terrorists to US soil. She continues to support

ObamaCare, opposing the bill to repeal major provisions over time. (For those of you who lost the insurance plan you liked, the doctor you preferred, and really expected $2,500 back from “bending the cost curve down,” Rep. Kuster thinks she knows your wants and needs better than you do.) She aligned with special interests against the best interests of NH’s students, opposing a measure to reduce federal mandates in education and return power to the states. And of course, being a Pelosian, she supported sanctuary cites over the rule of immigration law enforcement. Naturally, she also supports chain migration and the visa lottery, but opposes any measure to wrest control of our borders from lawless gangs and those whose first act on stepping on US soil is to violate our law. Perhaps part of Rep. Kuster’s success as a politician lies in her relative anonymity. In a St. Anslem’s College poll conducted in April, 4.7% of respondents had “No Opinion” of the three other Democrats in our Washington delegation. But nearly a quarter of those polled – 23% - had no opinion of Rep. Kuster. That’s an astonishingly high number for a multi-term incumbent. It would be in our best interests to send Rep. Kuster back to lobbying or lawyering or whatever else she’d like to do instead of putting the interests of the Democrat National Committee ahead of the interests of New Hampshire. We aren’t California and we shouldn’t have a “representative” who could easily be part of the CA delegation. The issue is to whom should we entrust the responsibility of representing New Hampshire values in swampy DC? See gorrell on 41


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Why The Electoral College? Ever since the 2016 election many on the left have been complaining about the Electoral College and have called it “unby Isaac Hadam democratic.” Contributing Writer In the past couple of days, Hillary Clinton called the Electoral College “a little troubling,” and last year she told Anderson Cooper of CNN that she would like to see it “eliminated.” (Anyone smell sour grapes?) Some states have joined into a pact that says they will give their electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote, with Connecticut being the most recent state to do so. Even though Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution does give states freedom in how they appoint electors, the electors could still technically vote for someone else as many democrats urged Trump delegates to do in 2016. However, what these states are doing is attacking the Founders intended purpose of the Electoral College. So why did the Founding Fathers include the Electoral College in our Constitution even though it sometimes overrides the popular vote? I mean, after all, isn’t America a democracy? First, America is NOT a pure democracy. In a true democracy the people elect every person in office, but that isn’t the way it works in America. As a matter of fact, until the 17th Amendment (1913)

U.S. Senators were chosen by their state’s legislatures, and (of course) the President is still chosen by electors. The reason for having the Senators be chosen by their state legislature was to insure that the states, not the populous, had a greater influence over the federal government. Also many of the early political leaders and Founding Fathers didn’t want a pure democracy at all. John Adams, the second POTUS, said “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, said “A simple democracy…is one of the greatest of evils.” So the next time someone says that America is a democracy or that the Electoral College is undemocratic, you can tell them that America is not a true democracy and never has been. But why did the Founding Fathers put the Electoral College in the Constitution? Well think about it. America is comprised of states, some big and some small. If the President was just elected by the popular vote then suddenly candidates would spend all their time in states like California, New York, and Texas since those states alone make up a nice chunk of votes. While states like Delaware, Rhode Island, and Maine would be largely ignored and their people and concerns forgotten by those running for President. Those people wouldn’t be nearly as important to the President as the people in Texas since the popula-

tion concentration is not as great. The large states would have the top priorities for Federal programs; while the small states would never be heard. However, since the Electoral College is in place states like

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“Are you on the take?” When I tried to get Edgewater, New Jersey, politicians to answer that question, the mayor wouldn’t discuss it, ultimately telling me, “You

may sit down.” The town of Edgewater is right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Anyone fortunate enough to live there gets a spectacular view of New York City’s skyline. But the Edgewater city government wants to seize a choice piece of waterfront land for itself. The spot in question is owned by a developer, the Maxal Group. Maxal bought the property for about $26 million and then spent millions more to clean it up. They planned to build apartments and, to please the town, parks, a school and a ferry stop for commuters. “This whole pier would be open to the public,” says Thomas O’Gara of the Maxal Group, showing off the spot in my latest YouTube video. In addition, Maxal’s development would generate about $12 million a year in taxes for Edgewater. Sounds good to me, or at least good enough to see how the market responds. But Edgewater’s politicians just said no. Now they’re using eminent domain law to try to seize the property and spend taxpayer dollars to put Edgewater’s Department of Public Works there -- a department of just thirteen people.

Why would they do that? “The unsuccessful bidder is a fellow named Fred Daibes,” says Maxal’s lawyer. After Maxal bought the property, “Daibes told us, ‘you will never be able to develop this property!’” Apparently, Fred Daibes knew something they didn’t. Daibes is the biggest apartment developer in the area. He told a reporter, “You can’t be in Edgewater and not be affiliated with me.” I suspect that means that Daibes controls Edgewater’s politicians. A lawsuit filed by Maxal Group says four city council members got loans from a Daibes-controlled bank, and Mayor Michael McPartland pays below-market rent to live in a Daibes apartment building. (The mayor told a reporter that he doesn’t pay below-market rent.) Of course, the politicians give a different reason for seizing Maxal’s land. They said Maxal’s project was too big. But they approved an even larger project nearby! That one happens to be controlled by -you guessed it -- Fred Daibes. Daibes’ development will have 250 more apartments than Maxal’s and buildings twice as tall. I tried to ask Daibes about all this, but he declined to be interviewed. Edgewater’s mayor and the city council would not agree to talk either. So I went to the Edgewater city council meeting and asked, “Are you on the take ... rejecting one building in favor of the one owned by the guy where you live?” A town lawyer quickly spoke up, “Mr. Mayor, as your legal counsel, I’m going to suggest See stossel on 29


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LACONIA motorcycle WEEK 2018 Northeast Pow/Mia Network Vigil And Freedom Ride Thursday, June 14th is 25th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride and the 30th Anniversary of the weekly Vigil. This year’s guest speaker will be Deborah Crosby, whose father Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, was shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War, it was June 1965. Deborah Crosby, was only six when she was sent home from the first grade to learn her father was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby’s remains were returned to his family last year. Anyone riding should plan on being at Lowe’s, 1407 Lake Shore Road in Gilford. Plan on being there by 5:45pm. Riders will be leaving the parking lot by 6pm with

a state trooper escort down route 3 to “The Rock” Hesky Park. The New Hampshire Army National Guard will be joining in support of the Northeast POW/MIA Network Freedom Ride. The National Guard Hummer will be the last vehicle in the ride following the parade of bikes to Meredith. * If you are riding with a group we ask that you arrive with the group and fall into the line up ~ we will not allow bumping in the line for safety reasons. *No vehicles other than the hummer will be allowed to be in with the motorcycles. Even if you are not a rider you can participate. You can arrive by vehicle by way of Route 106 N. As has been stated for

the many years. Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability are still important. Over the years people from the area, state and country have gathered in support of those POW’s who have returned, their family, as well as those who did not and those MIAs and the abundance of evidence that shows they were left behind. The theme this year is “When one American life is not worth the effort, we as Americans have lost” is still a fact and today with American soldiers serving in harm’s way, is even more important. We as American must stay vigilant on their behalf in support of their families. This issue belongs to Everyone!


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LACONIA motorcycle WEEK 2018 Wednesday June 13th Rally Headquarters Open: Weirs Beach Boardwalk, 8am–9pm. Gypsy Tours & Rides Covered Bridge Gypsy Tour. 170+ mile guided tour including up to 7 covered bridges throughout scenic NH & Vermont (you will need a helmet for the VT portion). Tour leaves Rally Headquarters at 10:30am. Speedway Children’s Charities Motorcycle Ride from NH Motor Speedway. For more information, checkout NHMS. Ladies Ride, led by Winnipesaukee HOG Chapter #2529 Ladies of Harley (LOH). Meet at Laconia Harley Davidson, registration will begin at 9 am and departs at 10 am. Demos Motorcycle Demos Headquarters: Visit the NH Motor Speedway for Demos (Monday-Saturday) from major motorcycle industry leaders such as, Yamaha, Indian, Ducati, Slingshot, Aprilia, & Moto Guzzi! Entertainment tent, music, and vendors open from the 11th to the 17th. Camping available! Harley Davidson Demos, Display & H.O.G. Check-In at entrance to Weirs Beach Drive In. All Week from 9am-5pm. Races & Stunts 2018 Gunstock Hillclimb: Presented by Laconia Harley-Davidson and Amoskeag

Beverages, this is the first one-day hillclimb to feature both amateur and pro hillclimb competitions. Hosted by Gunstock Mountain Resort & Ridge Runner Promotions at Gunstock’s historic 70-meter Torger Tokel Memorial Ski Jump. Gates open at 8AM. Amateur racing is 9AM-Noon and Pro racing is 1PM-5PM, with awards to follow. Tickets are $20 for the day and children 10 & under attend free. Vended beverage and food sales only, no coolers allowed. On-site camping is available and the Mountain Coaster, ZipTour, and Scenic Lift Rides will be open. Penguin Racing School at the NH Motor Speedway. June 13th – 14th. For more details, checkout: NHMS. com Contest, Bike Shows, & Build-Offs Ride-In Bike Show, all makes and models, Sponsored by Haymond Law Firm: Location Broken Spoke Saloon: 11-3pm, Contact Dick: 603-455-0458. Ride-In Bike Show, presented by Cycle Source Magazine. Noon to 5pm at the Laconia Roadhouse. Free to enter with 15 classes! Rider Appreciation Events Cornerstone Outreach Ministries: Safety food stop. Route 9, 24hr/8 days, 603352-2616. Winnipesaukee Harley Owners Group Chapter #2529 Hospitality Desk at Laconia Harley-Davidson from 9am5pm, daily. H.O.G. Check-In at the entrance to the Weirs Beach

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Saturday June 16th Rally Headquarters Open: Weirs Beach Boardwalk, 8am–9pm. Gypsy Tours & Rides 8th Annual “The Jesus Ride”: Lowe’s parking lot in Gilford, Bike blessing at 11am and kickstands up at Noon! All are Welcome! Pastor Russ 978-815-7486. Charity Bike Ride & Breakfast to benefit the Lakes Region Children’s Auction. Breakfast from 9am-10:15am. Location: Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty in Belmont. A “Tiny House” will be on site for tours! Demos Motorcycle Demos Headquarters: Visit the NH Motor Speedway for Demos (Monday-Saturday) from major motorcycle industry leaders such as, Yamaha, Indian, Ducati, Slingshot, Aprilia, & Moto Guzzi! Entertainment tent, music, and vendors open from the 11th to the 17th. Camping available! Harley Davidson Demos, Display & H.O.G. Check-In at entrance to Weirs Beach Drive In. All Week from 9am-5pm. Races & Stunts New Hampshire Motor Speedway: www.nhms.com 95th Annual Loudon Clas-


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LACONIA motorcycle WEEK 2018 sic: 8am. Modified Motard Double Points Race, Moat Mountain Legends Road Course Series: 11am. Gifford’s Ice Cream Bandolero Series: 5pm. Granite State Legends Cars Oval Series: 5pm. Big Air Jumps & Stunts Show. Makris Lobster & Steak House, Concord. Street Bike Stunt Show and live music from 12-3pm. Contest, Bike Shows, & Build-Offs Wall of Death at NHMS. Antique Indian, Harleys and go-karts, the Wild Wheels Thrill Arena’s Wall of Death provides heart-pounding entertainment from the 14th to the 17th. Annual Miss Bentley’s Pin-Up Contest. Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel, Maine from 1-5pm with live entertainment all day! All girls welcome to pose. $1000 Cash Prize! 5th Annual Burnout Competition at Iron Tails Saloon in Acton, ME. Registrations begins at 11:30AM. Sponsored by Forever Two Wheels. Grease & Gears Garage at the Smokin’ Tire Saloon in the upper lot of the Laconia Roadhouse. Demonstrations by builders & artisans daily. Q&A from audience and filmed Facebook Live with Cycle Source Magazine. Saloon is 21 and above. Rider Appreciation Events Cornerstone Outreach Ministries: Safety food stop. Route 9, 24hr/8 days, 603352-2616. Winnipesaukee Harley Owners Group Chapter #2529 Hospitality Desk at Laconia Harley-Davidson from 9am-5pm, daily. H.O.G. Check-In at the entrance to the Weirs Beach Drive-In. All Week from 9am-5pm. If you can’t make it in person, call 800-CLUBHOG (800-528-2464) to request a pin to be mailed. Free Coffee House: White Church, Tower St., Weirs Beach. 9am–8pm. AA Meetings at Noon & 6pm. Weirs Shuttle Train: First Weekend 6/9 & 6/10 and Thursday 6/14-Sunday 6/17: Shuttle service between Meredith & Weirs only. For rates and schedule see ad in this Rally News and on hoborr.com. Heritage Harley-Davidson: 142 Manchester Street in Concord. Special Events all week long. Go to our events calendar for more details. www.heritageh-d.com NA Meetings. Methodist Church on Tower Street. 10–11:30am & 6–7:30pm,

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TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL I’m processing. What are we to make of combative presidents, protesting football players, and hostile media hordes? Having attended the May 21st White House celebration for NASCAR #78 racing champion Martin Truex, I’ve followed with interest the Philadelphia Eagle White House disinvitation brouhaha. President Trump rescinded his invite to the Super Bowl champions when it appeared very few of them would show up. Much of the ill will stems from Trump’s criticism of NFL players who utilized pregame national anthems as occasions for social protest. Indeed, on May 21 Trump praised NASCAR Nation for honoring the national anthem—an obvious dig at the NFL. Yes, this is kind of a dreary subject, but one that rates attention. Like so many other controversies, this largely stems from the president’s combative nature. A nontraditional politician and a brawler, Trump doesn’t mince words. His tweets and actions are often more visceral than thoughtful, but—perhaps by design— they get attention. (Witness this column!) Trump’s approach is divisive. It puts people in separate camps without much middle ground. But the reaction of his foes is equally troubling. Those adversaries automatically, routinely, and mindlessly condemn his every move. Their shrill responses ex-

Colin Kapernick pose their own biases. Psychology has its place in sports, in war, and in politics. Does New England Patriot coach Bill Belichik play mind games and get into opponents’ heads? Of course. So is there a method to Trump’s madness? Does he get into his opponents’ heads? Of course. Are these swirling controversies cleansing and helpful—or counterproductive and hurtful? I’m still processing. FREEDOM I do oppose the government mandating respect for flags, anthems, and symbols. I’d rather see 99% of a stadium crowd stand for the anthem voluntarily, than see 100% of a crowd forced to stand due to a state mandate or league requirement. Sports Quiz What pro sports team does NOT play the Star Spangled Banner before its home games? (Answer follows) Born Today ... That is to say, sports standouts born on June 14 include basketball great Sam Perkins (1961) and women’s tennis star Steffi Graf (1969). Sportsquote “I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my

right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine.” – Johnny Cash Sportsquiz Answer The NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers traditionally play “God Bless America” before each game. State Representative Michael Moffett was a Professor of Sports Management for Plymouth State University and NHTI-Concord and currently teaches on-line for New England College. He co-authored the critically-acclaimed and awardwinning “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back” (with the Marines)—which is available through Amazon.com. His e-mail address is mimoffett@comcast.net.

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Tuesday, June 12, 7 - 8 p.m. A Company of Heroes Documentary Film by Tim Gray. A film featuring interviews with soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, with rare photos of WWII action.

Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Screening of the 2016 Film Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro Note: Because the documentary is 77 minutes long, this program starts at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19, 7 - 8 p.m. Women War Correspondents of WWII - Lecture by Linda Shenton Matchett

Tuesday, July 31, 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. The Seoul Exception: The United Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Decision to Fight in Korea Lecture by Professor Kurk Dorsey

Tuesday, July 3, 7 - 8 p.m. The Black Suitcase Mystery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A WWII Remembrance - Lecture and book signing by author Gail Elliot (Thomas) Downs

Tuesday, August 7, 7 - 8 p.m. The Longest Winter - Lecture and book signing by author Alex Kershaw

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Tuesday, August 14, 7 - 8 p.m. Top Secret Rosies, The Female â&#x20AC;&#x153;Computersâ&#x20AC;? of WWII - A 2010 Tuesday, July 17, 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. Code Burgundy, The Long Escape documentary film presented by John Katsaros - A lecture and by Producer/Director LeAnn Erickson NOTE: This program will book signing by the author be held in the Wolfeboro Town Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission $8 per person; $3 for Wright Museum members. Reservations recommended, call 603-569-1212 for more info. Doors open 1 hour before the program begins. www.wrightmuseum.org.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Women War Correspondents Of WWIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; At The Wright Museum

As World War II raged on in the European and Pacific Theaters, Americans at home learned of momentous events through correspondents. These correspondents acted as the eyes and ears of those at home, and author Linda Shenton Matchett brings a unique story about them to the Wright Museum of World War IIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lecture Series. She will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women War Correspondents of WWII,â&#x20AC;? which tells the story of the more than 125 women who earned the designation of certified correspondents. The lecture will take place from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro. The presentation by Matchett aligns with the theme of the Wright Museum, which educates visitors on the impact of World War II both on the battlefield and home front. Without correspondents such as the women discussed by Matchett, much of information from the war front would not have been reported. â&#x20AC;&#x153;World War II women correspondents are seldom a topic of discussion when speaking about the period,â&#x20AC;? said Michael Culver, executive director of the Wright Museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matchett makes us aware that there were more than 100 women who served as certified war correspondents. These talented women suffered through the same terrible

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Linda Shenton Matchett with a Bob Hope impersonator. Matchett will be presenting the program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women War Correspondents of WWIIâ&#x20AC;? at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro on Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm. conditions as their male counterparts, risking their lives to be an eyewitness to history and share their experience with the world.â&#x20AC;? Matchett is an author, journalist, blogger and history buff who volunteers as a docent at the Wright Museum and serves as a trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library. The Wright Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lecture Series, sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney, takes place every Tuesday through

Oct. 31. Admission is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 603-569-1212. Wright Museum, located at 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro, is open daily through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.wrightmuseum.org.

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You might have noticed I like to review (generally) fuller strength beers exceeding the 5% norm. I like this for many reasons. Higher â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;octaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; beer usually has more flavor as a rule. More malt is used to gain that bigger percentage which also results in more flavor. Another reason is there are usually more ways to play with hop presence as well, often as flavor and aroma additives. So more of anything is good, right? Well, in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s example, we will unravel the story behind the beauty of a bigger beer and modest light flavor. This is why we share todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brew, Two Juicy. Connecticut is home to Two Roads Brewing Company. Located in Stratford, Connecticut, their story of business growth in this beer-crazed nation is remarkable. Four enterprising individuals who had met through unrelated circumstances grew tired of their business careers and took â&#x20AC;&#x153;the road less traveledâ&#x20AC;? leap into brewing and became Two Roads in 2012. Today, they make awesome beer, contract brew for smaller start-ups and teach others interested in the brew life how to succeed. You can find out a ton more at their website, https://tworoadsbrewing.com Typically, a New England-style IPA looks a lot like orange juice in a glass. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t supposed to be translucent like lagers and light ales. There

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are even yeast types that keep particles in suspension so the haze remains even after the beer has sat for a long while. Aroma is the trademark of dry hopping so with any NE DIPA, expect a fruity greeting as you approach the rim of the glass. Pineapple, orange, citrus, pine and other fruits are in the nose as well as the first sip. As with most every really well brewed DIPA, a medium mouthfeel and luscious notes of hops and malt greet your senses. But surprisingly, this one stays on the lighter side of both mouthfeel and malt. A delicate balance of light hop bitterness is barely present. A brilliant white frothy head stays around for quite a while in this great beer. The lasting tastes fade into a continuous lightly balanced

blend of citrus goodness. Two Juicy is sold to us in 16 oz four packs as regulations allow in NH. Because of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8.2% ABV and percentage volume per package unit, our laws help control our intake. This beer drinks more like a 5% ABV which can be deceivingly dangerous. BeerAdvocate.com has officially rated Two Juicy as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Exceptionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and awards it a 4.16 out of 5. Other followers are rating it as high as 4.75 out of 5.0. You can find Two Juicy at Case-n-Keg in Meredith as well as other fine beer providers. Two Juicy is just a great tasting New England-style Double IPA, which will have you saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cheers!â&#x20AC;? Jim MacMillan is the owner of WonByOne Design of Meredith, NH, and is an avid imbiber of craft brews and a home brewer as well. Send him your recommendations and brew news to wickedbrews@weirs.com

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June “Propaganda Posters of the First World War” – On Display The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. Mon. thru Sat. 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. The exhibit features 17 original WWI posters that are in remarkable condition, especially considering they are all at least 100 years old! The exhibit also features some unique artifacts from both the home front and the war front that help portray what life was like during the period. www. wrightmuseum.org or 569-1212 Through June 17th

“Memories of WWII: Photographs from the AP’s Archives” – On Display The Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. Mon. thru Sat. 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. See this moving tribute to an era in our nation’s history that continues to define the American character and experience. The exhibit consists of approx. 50 black and white photographs from the Associated Press Archives, including selections of the most iconic WWII images taken between 1939 and 1945. Some of the photos include: the German Army marching into Paris down ChampsElysees, Londoners in the underground train stations, Hitler after the invasion of Poland, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and much more. www. WrightMuseum.org or 569-1212 Through the Month

Off the Hook….a Fish Perspective – Gallery Display League of NH Craftsmen, 279 DW Highway, Meredith. Stop in to see a wonderful collection of fish by several juried craftspeople. Beautiful carved stone fish heads for your garden, tall ceramic fish tails, fish platters, prints and other works created exclusively for this exhibit can be seen through June 30th during regular gallery hours. 279-7920 or www.meredith.nh-

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This program will investigate the major ways that the Greeks tried to explain and interpret their own mythical past over the course of a thousand years. Smith, Professor of Classics at UNH, has been studying and writing about the myths of the Greeks and Romans for the past 15 years. Free and open to the public. 569-2428 or

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Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, Gilford. 8pm. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841 Friday 15th

The The Band Band The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. www.flyingmonkeynh. com or 536-2551

PBVRC Spaghetti Dinner

American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland. 7pm. This month’s speaker will be Dr. Levenson, Republican Congressional candidate from Hopkinton. $10/adult, $5/children 5-12 years old, 4 and under are free. 5363880

Dueling Pianos – Jim Tyrrell vs Matt Langley Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, Gilford. 9pm. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841

Fri. 15th – July 15th “Wild Horses, Wolves and Waves” – Gallery Showing for Brenda Goodearl

Lakes Region Art Gallery, Tanger Outlets, Laconia Road, Tilton. New Hampton artist Brenda Goodearl will be exhibiting her oil paintings and several terracotta sculptures. Goodearl’s paintings are unique in that she paints in oils on various surfaces such as marble, wood panels and aluminum. There will be an Artist Reception on Saturday, June 16 th from 1pm-6pm. In homage to one of her favorite subjects, the Chocolate Factory will be giving out “chocolate horses” to the first 50 adults who visit the exhibit reception and register in the guest book. Saturday 16th

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

Thursday 14TH Lasagna Supper

Hotchkiss Commons, 71 Main Street, Union. 5:30pm-7pm. Homemade lasagna, salad, bread, beverages and homemade pies! $9/adults, $5/ children. 473-2727

“How Did the Greeks Believe Their Myths?” – with SpeakerScholar R. Scott Smith Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro.

Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. 8pm. www. rochesteroperahouse.com or 3351992

Anders Osborne Solo The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. www.flyingmonkeynh. com or 536-2551

Geeks in Galaxies – Comedy Improv Troupe Rochester Performance & Arts Center, 32 North Main Street, Rochester. 8pm.

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Rust Never Sleeps – Neil Young Tribute Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin. 7:30pm. Rust Never Sleeps is a unique, live rock show that celebrates the musical career of Neil Young. Capturing the spirit, the sound, and the feel of this “dreams come true” concert experience. Featuring selections from Buffalo Springfield as well as Young’s early 70s rock gems. Savor the harmonies of CSN, and feel the high-voltage snap of Crazy Horse! $18/adults, $16/seniors and students.

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Townhouse Road, New Hampton. 9am-noon. You will find a great variety of local goods including organic veggies, berries, jams, maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, handmade jewelry, yarns, tie dye and much more.

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6th Annual Summer Sizzle Event

Gilmanton Year-Round Library, Gilmanton. 10am-2pm. Local artisans, crafters, and growers will be selling their goods that include; plants for the garden, baked goods, used book sale, raffles and more! The Dump Run Gang will provide live music throughout the day. Yard games can be enjoyed by the young and young at heart! There will also be an antique car show, and a BBQ lunch prepared by the library volunteers.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

First Church Congregational, 63 South Main Street, Rochester. 7:3010am. Blueberry or plain pancakes, ham or bacon, scrambled eggs, and beverage. $6pp, ages 5-10 are half price, kids under 5 are free. 3321121

Penny Sale

Ossipee Town Hall, Ossipee. Tickets on sale from 4pm to 6pm. Raffle starts at 6pm. 25 tickets for $2.50.

WWII in New HampshireDocumentary and Discussion

Northfield Town Hall, 21 Summer Street, Northfield. 7pm. This documentary tells the story of life in NH during WWII. Through interviews, historic news film, photos, and radio reports from the battlefields, this documentary and discussion facilitated by John Gfroerer chronicles how a nation, a state, and the citizens of NH mobilized for war. Free and open to the public. Funding provided by the NH Humanities Council. 455-5341 Sunday 17th

Cycling Adventure Across The United States On Monday, June 18th at 7pm at the Campton Old Town Hall, the always popular Charles Dona is doing a presentation about his 2017 cycling adventure across the United States with a fellow cyclist. The journey began by dipping the back wheel in the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Oregon and ended 35 days later by touching the front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean in Rye, New Hampshire. Highlights included amazing scenery and wildlife, abundant, kind and giving folks, some local “flavor” of the small towns along the way and much, much more. This 3600+ mile cycling adventure covered 9 states and Ontario with more than 98,000 feet of elevation gain. The presentation will include lots of photos, training for the big adventure, inspiring music, stories, equipment used, with a general emphasis of what’s involved in taking on a long-distance cycling challenge. These presentations will be at the Old Town Hall in Campton, which is handicap accessible, and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information about the Society, check their website at www.camptonhistorical.org . The Town Hall is located 1-mile North of Blair Rd.

“New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them” The Rochester Historical Society has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them by Jeremy D’Entremont on Thursday, June 14, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum at 58 Hanson Street in downtown Rochester. Everyone knows there’s “something about lighthouses” that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy D’Entremont tells the history of New England’s historic and picturesque lighthouses primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. For more information, contact the Rochester Historical Society at 603 330-3099 or rochesterhistorical@metrocast. net.

Lucknow Revealed At The Castle On Friday, June 15th, Castle In The Clouds in Moultonborough invites the public to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit that tells this story; a story of mystery and discovery, preservation and restoration, research and interpretation. Lucknow Revealed: Research, Restoration and Mystery at Castle in the Clouds invites guests to learn how the Castle’s restoration team is uncovering the past to reveal the secrets of its design and construction and how it is being preserved for generations to come. This interactive exhibit also welcomes visitors to see how they can help solve ongoing research mysteries. The Exhibit Opening Reception will take place in The Carriage House Gallery at 5:30pm; tickets are free for members and $10 for non-members, and may be purchased at the door. Guests can enjoy wine and light refreshments while viewing objects documenting architectural and interior design at the Castle, historic photographs of the Castle’s construction, and restoration project highlights. A gallery talk will be provided by Director of Collections & Interpretation, Michelle Landry.Castle in the Clouds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to preserve, restore, and share the historic Lucknow Estate. Each visit supports the mission and helps to ensure the enjoyment and enrichment of generations to come. For more information call 603-4765900 or visit castleintheclouds.org.

Free Admission for Dads Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. Noon-4pm. The Wright Museum is offering free admission to Dads on Father’s Day when accompanied by a paying

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“The Islands of Winnipesaukee” Featured At Lake Winnipesaukee Museum On Wednesday, June 27th at 7pm, the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation, “The Islands of Winnipesaukee”, Featuring Ron Guilmette Join author and photographer, Ron Guilmette with his wildly popular book, “The Islands of Winnipesaukee”. Listen to the paddling adventures of Jay and Ron as they paddled to all of the Islands of Winnipesaukee. The “Islands of Winnipesaukee” is a 11 x 9.5” coffee table book with color photos of all 260 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee. Ron and Jay may have been able to solve the long unanswered question of “How many islands are there on Lake Winnipesaukee?” The book also contains many interesting stories about the island and “Fun Facts” about the lake and islands. It makes a great gift and is a must for every coffee table

The new coffee table book “The Islands Of Winnipesaukee” will be the subject of a program at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Wednesday, June 27th at 7pm. Author and photographer Ron Guilmette will tell how he and Jay Leccese paddled to all the islands on the big lake to gather the photos and material for the book.

at the lake. The books will be available for purchase at this presentation! Ron is a retired state trooper and works as a criminology professor at a local university and at a private college. He also works as a private consultant in the law enforcement community and serves as a volunteer on a number of boards and committees. He enjoys white water rafting and golf and most of all beach days with his children and grandchildren. This event is free for Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members, for non members there is a $5 fee with all proceeds going to benefit the Historical Society’s ongoing renovations. We are located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, next to Funspot. Please RSVP to 366-5950. (Reservations will be held until 6:45 the night of the program.)

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Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Fighting stereotype and rules designed to prevent them from covering combat, more than 125 women earned the coveted designation as certified correspondent. The grit and gumption of these women enabled them to provide eyewitness accounts to the harrowing events of World War II. $8pp/nonmembers, $3pp/members. www.WrightMuseum.org or 569-1212

Architectural Tour of the Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern

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The American Independence Museum, 1 Governors Lane, Exeter. Tour takes place at 10:30am, and will include many of the areas of the buildings

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Andy Grammer The Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach. www.casionballroom.com or 929-4100

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Well While Agingâ&#x20AC;? Alton Senior Center, 7 Pearson Road, Alton. 10:30am11:15am. Susan Kelly from Central NH VNA & Hospice will discuss strategies and practical techniques to help you live well while aging. Some of the topics discussed will include; healthy foods and nutrition, fall prevention, home safety modifications and exercise. There will be time for questions and answers as well. www. centralvna.org or 524-8444

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Matt Langley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Acoustic Thursday Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Eatery, Gilford. 8pm. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841

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Intown Concord hosts the 44 Annual Market Days in downtown Concord from 10am-9pm daily. The festival transforms the historic downtown area into a half-mile-long award-winning street fair! There will be more than 50 vendors in addition to the stores and eateries that line the strip. There will also be 30 hours of live music in Bicentennial Square. The State House lawn will be filled with free family events such as yoga, pet demonstrations, fitness classes, crafts, bouncy house and more! Festival is free to attend. www.intownconcord.org or 226-2150 th

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Tuftonboro Town House, 247 Middle Road, Tuftonboro. 6pm. The Lake Winnipesaukee Association in partnership with GeoSyntec Consultants will hold a kick-off meeting to present an overview of a study to assess the threats to water quality in Moultonborough Bay and Winter Harbor. 581-6632 or email mail@winnipesaukee.

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VynnArt, 30 Main Street, Meredith. Opening reception will be held on the 21st from 4pm7pm. Come see how a group of Lakes region artists have been inspired by the color â&#x20AC;&#x153;blueâ&#x20AC;?. From ultramarine and cobalt, to cerulean and Prussian, these artists turned to the sky, water, nature, favorite objects, and even a bit of feeling blue emotion, to find their shades when creating their works of art. Free and open to the public. 279-0557 Friday 22nd

Dueling Pianos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jim Tyrrell vs Gardner Berry Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Eatery, Gilford. 9pm. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841 Saturday 23rd

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Darci Lynne The Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach. www.casionballroom.com or 929-4100

Open Air Market Townhouse Road, New Hampton. 9am-noon. You will find a great variety of local goods including organic veggies, berries, jams, maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, handmade jewelry, yarns, tie dye and much more.

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Tribute to Bruce Springsteen: Joel Cage Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Eatery, Gilford. 9pm. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841

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Sandwich Home Industries, 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich. Noon-2pm. Sibel is the creator of the League of NH Craftsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2018 Annual Ornament, Peace, hand-made from porcelain white clay and stoneware. Free and open to the public. www.centersandwich.nhcrafts.org or 284-6831

8TH Annual Tee it Up â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fore the Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Golf Classic Den Brae Golf Course, 80 Prescott Road, Sanbornton. 1pm shotgun start. There will be 4 person teams and the $70pp fee includes greens fees, cart, t-shirt and buffet dinner. It is limited to 18 teams, so register early at www.ttc-

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Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road, Meredith. 10am-3pm. Strawberries will be front and center for the Summer Kickoff event, which will feature a sampling of foods made from strawberries, as well as foods that pair well with strawberries, a pickle tasting event, and several free workshops. www.moultonfarm.com or 279-3915 Sunday 24th

Happy Together Tour 2018 The Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach. www.casionballroom.com or 929-4100

Loon Preservation Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Summer Luncheon and Auction

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Bald Peak Drive, Melvin Village. 11am-2pm. Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch, silent auction, and the chance to visit with fellow loon lovers. The featured speaker, Steve Curwood, will do his presentation on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Earth at the Edge of Runaway Climate Changeâ&#x20AC;?. Steve is a Pulitzer Prize Winner and the Executive Producer and host of Public Radio Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living on Earthâ&#x20AC;?. To purchase seats call Lin or Holly at the Loon Center 476-5666 Sun. 24th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; August 12th

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Forgotten War: Korea 1950â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Photo Exhibit Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro. The exhibit, 35 remarkable photos by Max Desfor, originally opened in Seoul in 2014 and traveled throughout Korea where more than 250,000 people saw it. Desfor was an AP photographer who covered WWII and other events in troubled parts of the world. , who actually CHOSE to cover the Korean War, over an AP Florida Staff Photographer position. Exhibit can be viewed during regular Museum hours. www.WrightMuseum.org or 569-1212 Wednesday 27th

Paddle Board Yoga Center Harbor Bay. 9:30am11:30am. Class presented by Wild Meadow Paddlesports. Call 253-7536 or email info@

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Boeing Boeing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Sexy, Silly non-stop Comedy! The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 33 Footlight Circle, Meredith. Boeing Boeing is the hilarious, door-slamming farce written in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;swinging sixtiesâ&#x20AC;? that continues to deliver laughs today! Follow Bernard, who brags that he has the perfect arrangement to keep his three flight attendant fiancĂŠs from crossing paths with the precise scheduling of airline departures and arrivals. That is until Boeing introduces a new, much faster jet, and schedules tighten up! Tickets are $20-$34 and can be purchased at www.

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Mike Rossi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Acoustic Thursday Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Eatery, Gilford. 8pm. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841 Friday 29th

Dueling Pianos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jon Lorentz vs Matt Langley

Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub & Eatery, Gilford. 9pm. www.patrickspub.com or 293-0841 Saturday 30th

Badfish! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Tribute to Sublime The Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach. www.casionballroom.com or 929-4100

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Saturday 14th 2018 NickFest Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro. 11am-4pm. Bring your family and friends for a day of fun, games, and a variety of food and entertainment. There will be; bungee trampolines, climbing wall, obstacle course, jumbo slide, bounce house, boot camp challenge, photo booth, face painting, little kids play area, face painting and much more! Pre-purchase your tickets at Blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paper Store in Wolfeboro for $12pp, or purchase at the gate for $14pp. Free for kids under 2.

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the commission pilloried the man’s religious viewpoint rather than giving it a respectful hearing; it compared his viewpoint to pro-slavery and pro-Holocaust viewpoints. This was extreme and nasty. Thus, Justice Anthony Kennedy concluded: “The commission’s hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment’s guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion. ... The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts.” I must have missed the “be kind; rewind” section of the First Amendment. Of course, the Supreme Court likely ruled on narrow grounds in order to achieve a 7-2 majority including liberal Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer. But the ruling bodes ill for the future: It doesn’t protect religious Americans, nor does it protect freedom of speech. In reality, the founders would have been aghast at this issue ever rising to the level of the judiciary. Freedom of speech, and, by extension, freedom of association, were designed to allow private individuals to live their lives as they see fit, free of the burden of an overreaching government. Freedom of religion was to be guar-

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erty. That’s what’s happened in Edgewater. When politicians favor their friends, that’s not capitalism, that’s crony capitalism. Crapitalism. Corruption. Maxal’s lawsuit alleges “corrupt transactions” by Edgewater’s politicians. I think Maxal is right. John Stossel is author of “No They Can’t! Why Government Fails -- But Individuals Succeed.” For other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com.

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do the markers by region,” said Bruno. “First I went to Monodanock since it was the one part of the state I knew the least about. I spent three days there.” Bruno spent the rest of the summers and falls of 2015 and 2016 traveling the state and chronicling the historical markers.. “My goal was to visit every sign and take a picture of both sides, but before I took the picture I had to read it,” said Bruno. “It was really about the learning for me. For someone who loved the state as much as I do I had a lot of ‘Wow’ moments.” One of the many examples that Bruno cited was that in New Durham they had a marker for Henry Wilson who was Vice-President under Ulysses S. Grant and was from Farmington. “Everyone has heard of Franklin Pierce, but how many people know about Henry Wilson?” said Bruno. “It was discoveries like this as well as hearing stories from the local folks that really made this a fun and educational project. I thought I was pretty well-versed in New Hampshire history but I learned a lot of things I was never aware of.” Bruno tells of a volunSee BRUNO on 31


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son,â&#x20AC;? said Bruno. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That touched me deeply since it was my own love of the markers when I was a young boy that instilled this in me in the first place.â&#x20AC;? Right now â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cruising New Hampshire: a Guide To New Hampshireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadside Markersâ&#x20AC;? is available at Amazon and Bruno is doing a book signing at the Bethlehem Library on June 14th with other book signings being scheduled. To contact Michael Bruno you can write to him at mbk265@gmail.com Mason #0035 Installed 1966 & 2006. Monadonock Region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncle Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House.â&#x20AC;? BRUNO from 32

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Trail; moving rocks, constructing water bars and hardening the path. I watched the experienced trail builders move big rocks into place and grade the path. I did what I was asked. I collected rocks and filled and carried sacks of gravel. I learned a lot and I gained a greater appreciation of what it takes to make a good trail. My friends are trail

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will run down the trail and washout the trail. When we got back to the camp I was tired and dirty. I went straight to the showers. On the wall of the bathroom hanging in a frame was a copy of instructions for “Three Steps to Beautiful Water Bars.” After I was all cleaned

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joyed a social hour and sharing tales about our adventures. Dinner was yummy and prepared by my friend Zachary the Cold River Camp Cook. Oh I especially loved the brownie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream we had for dessert! It was really easy to fall See patenaude on 36

Andrew and yours truly cleared the Eagle Cascade Trail just off the Baldface Circle Trail while volunteering for the Chatham Trails Association. One of the best parts of doing trail maintenance is getting outside to enjoy nature’s waterfalls and mountains. patenaude from 34

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asleep. And Sunday we did it all over again; Andrew and I worked Eagle Cascade Trail. The next work weekend will be in September. I hope to make it. On National Trails Day, the Wonalancet Out Door Club hosted a trail work day on the Cabin Trail. My friend Ellen and I decided to make the trip to give a hand. Ellenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother is the person that mails out the orders for the WODC shirts. We met at the Ferncroft parking lot. The original

plan was to clean up the Dicey Mills Trail but the trail had been cleared earlier in the week. A dozen volunteers showed up and we jumped in our cars and drove down the road to the Cabin Trailhead. Tools were passed out -rakes, hoes and loppers. There are a lot of water bars and ditches on the Cabin Trail. Thankfully the beech leaves were dry and raked out easily. Many hands made light work. After we cleaned one out we headed up the trail to find another leap-frogging our way up

to the next that needed cleaning. While I was raking I found an old chain used by a logging crew long ago. It was rusty and stiff. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still hiding someplace along the trail. Shortly after noon we reached the Wilderness boundary and that was it for the water bars. Half of our group finished here for the day. Ellen left too since she needed to rest up to run a half marathon the next day and her mother was waiting for her too. The rest of us See patenaude on 37


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continued up the trail removing a few blow downs and brushing the trail in the places where it was needed. Trail work is satisfying and getting together to work and meet new people that also enjoy hiking and caring for the trails is fun. We took a good break at the Whitin Brook Trail intersection. Many stories were exchanged and the folks that have been working these trails for decades passed on the history of the area. Steve, Angel and myself decided we’d work our way to the end of the Cabin Trail where it intersects with the Lawrence Trail. It was just another 4/10th of a mile further up. We were told that there was some much needed brushing to do there. I learned that Steve had recently become the trail adopter for the Rollins Trail. He and Angel live about an hour and half away in Maine. I asked him why he adopted a trail here and he told me he loves the area and

37 enjoys the maintaining trails. Near the top of the Cabin Trail we enjoyed the views of Mount Paugus’ bare ledges. Cutting back the branches of the spruce trees took a little more time than we thought it might but we got the job done. It would have been fun to continue hiking but it was getting late into the afternoon and I was feeling tuckered out. Yes, it was fun to admire all our work as we descended the Cabin Trail. The efforts of a dozen volunteers made the Cabin Trail clear and will help preserve if for another season. New Hampshire Trails Day is July 21st and there are numerous opportunities to volunteer on this day! Sign-up and Have fun.

Jack Waldrow, President and Trails Chair of the Wonalancet Out Door Club and volunteer Fred Head spend many hours working the trails. New Hampshire Trails Day is July 21st and many organizations, including the WODC, are hosting volunteer trail work to celebrate NH’s trails.


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Here is a sketch of the original design approved for the Washington Monument which was changed because of the cost. engraved on it. Granite that was taken from a quarry in Concord was sent to Washington in 1849 and was installed at the 60 foot level landing. A total of over 190 memorial stones from different States, countries, organizations, and individuals make up part of the structure. The town of Durham, N.H. contributed a stone which is at the 90-foot landing,

and the Ladies of Manchester, N.H. donated a rock “From the Home of Stark” which is at the 270-foot landing. On July 5, 1876 the United States Congress voted to have the government take over the responsibility of raising the funds and completing the construction of the monument. The Army Corps of Engineers was handed the job with Lt. Col. Thomas Lincoln Casey being the officer in charge of the work. Plans were changed, but the monument was finally completed in the year 1884 with a structure that measured 555 feet, 5 and 1/8 inches, shorter than the original design, but still the highest building in the world at that time. The formal dedication took place on February 21, 1885, a day before George Washington’s birthday because that day was on a Sunday. But what about that granite boulder from the top of Mount Washington? Did it become the top stone on the monument? See SMITH on 40


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when making business decisions that affect other people’s lives. The “Vision & Priorities” section of his campaign website (negron4congress. com) provides a list of issues that could easily have come from any of us: Border Security; Veterans’ Care; Public Safety; Debt. He also includes “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” and “Restoring American Confidence,” both touchstone issues for those of us who believe we’ve strayed too far from our nation’s founding principles. Candidate Negron is also Rep. Negron. In representing Nashua Ward 5, he has shown himself to be a thoughtful conservative with a strong moral foundation. He is also very approachable, both in-person as he travels the length of CD-2, and in online forums. If you haven’t yet, I urge you to attend one of his campaign events, and then to vote to send Mr. Negron to Washington.

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had forked over $400,000 to Rodham in legal fees to win their clemencies. Hillary’s other brother, Tony, raked in more than $240,000 from a couple convicted of bank fraud, who he just happened to mention to his brother-inlaw in the White House, who granted the pardon -- after which brother Tony denied being paid for any work having to do with a pardon. Meanwhile, Madame HRC’s Senate campaign treasurer, William J. Cunningham III, pocketed $4,000 to prepare clemency for two Arkansas-based convicted tax cheats, Robert Fain and James Manning. President Clinton granted both; Hillary played dumb and feigned shock, shock that political favor-trading was going on in Clinton land. And don’t even get me started on the putrid Marc and Denise Rich pardon scandal, overseen by Clinton/Obama alum Eric Holder. If systemic pay-for-play pardons aren’t a “twisted brand of mercy,” what else are? Critics assail President

Trump for “bypassing the traditional review process,” which 1) is his prerogative; 2) was standard operating procedure during the Clinton years; and 3) has been questioned by watchdogs on all sides of the ideological aisle because of the inherent conflict in the federal pardon lawyer’s office being overseen by federal government prosecutors reluctant to undo any convictions. No one did more damage to the integrity of the federal pardon attorney’s office than Eric Holder, who pressured its staff to abandon its full-scale opposition to Clinton’s clemency for 16 members of the deadly FALN Puerto Rican terrorist group and Los Macheteros. The office tossed its original report rejecting clemency at Holder’s behest and replaced it with a new and improved “neutral” memo giving Clinton cover to grant the pardons without contradicting the “traditional review process,” to borrow a phrase. These Clinton/Holder beneficiaries were linked by the FBI to more than

41 130 bombings and six murders. Nearly two decades later, Holder was at the DOJ helm as attorney general when President Obama commuted the sentence of another seditious FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera, who proudly declared to a federal judge, “I am an enemy of the United States government.” “Unsavory” is in the eye of the beholder. So is the “arbitrary” use of the presidential pardon. Will the resistance ever acknowledge a legitimate use of this power by President Trump? Quoth the raving ravers: Never. Never. And never more. Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. Her email address is writemalkin@gmail.com. To find out more about Michelle Malkin and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators. com.


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while for them to examine the important reasons why our Founding Fathers wisely established it in our Constitution. We should judge the Electoral College based on its merits, not based on whether our candidate won. Isaac Hadam is a 17 year old who studies and writes about issues that involve the Constitution. He is the President of the Constitutional Awareness Pact, which strives to help people read and understand the U.S. Constitution. For more info please visit constitutionalawarenesspact.webs.com. He lives in Madison, NH and will be contributing editorials on the constitution from time to time.

lenge is compounded. What will the tariffs be? Will Washington switch pol-icy in six months? Shall American agricultural produce exports be blocked from China? The sanctions have faced stiff criticism from many U.S. exporters and Republican lawmakers. Facing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;trade warâ&#x20AC;? the United States made a tough stand at the G-7 Summit in Canada. Here amidst the splendid St. Lawrence River in the Quebecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charlevoix region, the leaders of Canada, Japan and the European power economies France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom came together with the U. S. at a particularly awkward time. We are not just talking about trade and markets here, but political relationships and shared part-nerships, and enduring friendships with each of the Summit participants. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not endanger that with wars of words. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He is the author of Divided Dynamism The Diplomacy of Separated Nations: Germany, Korea, China.


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