The Weirs Times and Tourist's Gazette was
first published in 1883 by Matthew H. Calvert when it was
Calvert's Weirs Times and Tourist Gazette. He published
the paper until his death in 1902.
In 1992 The Weirs Times was resurrected by Publisher Bob
Lawton who wanted a weekly publication that would focus
on the grand history of not only the Lakes Region but the
entire state of New Hampshire.
Using the original masthead from Matthew Calvert's publication,
as well as the map of Lake Winnipesaukee which occupied
the center spread of the original paper, the first editon
of the new Weirs Times hit the stands with 5,000 copies
in June of 1992. Distribution was focused on the towns around
Over the years the Weirs Times has developed a bigger and
bigger following. Its feature-based stories about New Hampshire
personalities and businesses as well as in-depth and entertaining
pieces about the fascinating history of New Hampshire have
captured a wider audience. Its stable of diverse in-house
columnists covers a wide range of subjects including history,
politics, sports, home renovation and just plain living
here in the Granite State.
Today The Weirs Times is a free, weekly publication with
a circulation of 30,000 with readership from Littleton to
Manchester and Portsmouth to Londonderry. In 2006 the Weirs
Times has added to its distribution staff to cover the demand
from readers in other areas of the state.