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THE WEIRS TIMES, Thursday, July 1, 2010


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Laconia, NH 03246 Permit No. 188


Live Free Or Die:


Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils. — General John Stark


VOLUME 19, NO. 26 THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010 COMPLIMENTARY


Award- Winning


Brewmaster Returns to Granite State


by Roger Amsden News Correspondent


Laconia Muskrats pitcher Jarrett Miller delivers a pitch during a recent game against the North Adams Steeplecats at the Robbie Mills Sports Complex.


THE GREAT AMERICAN PASTIME: ENJOYING A NIGHT AT THE BALL PARK


by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor


The sky was still ominous with


the threat of some good rain as I drove into the Robbie Mills Sports Complex. I was there to attend my first


ever game played by the Laconia Muskrats, the newest addition to the New England Collegiate Base- ball League (NECBL). It was their inaugural year and had, so far, only lost one game at home. I hadn’t been to a baseball


game, on any level, in years. And with the look of the sky and re- ports of serious thunderstorms in the area, it looked as though it might be even a bit longer till I saw one. Players from both teams (the


opponent for the evening being the North Adams (Mass) Steeple- cats) as well as a few hopeful spectators were standing around looking towards the sky, hoping for an appearance from the sun gods when I arrived. “The field is pretty wet. We got


caught in a good downpour un- til we could get it covered,” said Noah Crane, Vice-President and General Manager of the Muskrats. “I’m not sure what’ll happen yet.” The Crane Family brought the team, then unnamed, to Laconia in October of 2009. The team name, Muskrats, was announced on Nov. 14th, 2009, chosen, said Crane, “because [a muskrat] is a water-based animal and there were no other ‘Muskrats-named’ teams in the area.” The Muskrats See MUSKRATS on 54


EFFINGHAM - A run-down and aban- doned farm off from Townhouse Road here is set to take on a new life as a sus- tainable and green working farm which will also be the site of a small region- al brewing operation. U n t i l l e d


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f o r a b o u t 1 0 y e a r s and over- grown with brush and b r amb l e s , the historic 250-year-old farmhous e lost both its carriage house and 2,400 square foot two and a half story white barn in a fire several years ago, shortly after Paul Da- vis, well-know award-winning See BREWMASTER on 17


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Paul Davis, former br ewmas t e r at Castle Springs, is returning to his New Hampshire roots.


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