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Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

8 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (95% score)

Back at the plant, it wasn’t clear whether the nuclear reaction was still taking place. Someone would have... Read More »

Ordeal on Bay Ledge Buoy

Ordeal on Bay Ledge Buoy

8 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (95% score)

He kept burning his rubber strips. “I didn’t sleep at all. I never lost consciousness. It was cold.... Read More »

Paul Bunyan Statue | Landmark in Bangor, Maine

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The legend of massive lumber­-jack Paul Bunyan, the very tallest of tall tales, was first spoken in lumber... Read More »

Pez | History and Trivia

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Manufactured in Orange, Connecticut, since 1974, some 3 billion PEZ candies are gobbled up annually—and that’s just the... Read More »

Pickle Day | Yankee Classic

21 votes, 4.52 avg. rating (89% score)

When I was a child, I would spend the month of August in Vermont at my grandparents’ tall,... Read More »

Podunk | Lexicon

5 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Podunk can refer to any “small, unimportant, and isolated town.” But according to... Read More »

Potato Recess | Potato Harvest in Aroostook County

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Excerpt from “The Lessons of the Harvest,” Yankee Magazine, September 1990. In Maine’s Aroostook County, schools close for... Read More »

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

  At the Lincoln family’s Vermont estate, now a museum, an important piece of American history pulls into... Read More »

Red Snapper Hot Dogs

Red Snapper Hot Dogs

8 votes, 3.89 avg. rating (77% score)

  Whether it’s from the ball game snack bar, roadside stand, or the grill in your own backyard,... Read More »

Red Sox Win 2013 World Series!

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

There were generations of Boston Red Sox fans for whom October meant falling dreams and spirits along with... Read More »

Rented Summer Cottage Nightmare! | Humor

24 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (89% score)

A stay in a rented summer cottage always seems to start with a note from the owners that... Read More »

Rhode Island Jonnycakes

Rhode Island Jonnycakes

6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% score)

A Rhode Island classic, jonnycakes (or johnnycakes) are thick or thin cornmeal pancakes depending on what part of... Read More »

Rufus Resurrected | Barn Cat Survival

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

He was a barn cat, half wild, half tame. When his life hung in the balance, which half... Read More »

Schoolmarms | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Every pile of firewood contains a few of those knotty, forked, cross-grained chunks of wood that are impossible... Read More »

Scrod | Lexicon

Scrod | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

The American Heritage Dictionary calls scrod “a young cod or haddock, especially one split and boned for cooking.”... Read More »

Seaquankeyquash | Lexicon

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

The American Indian New Year is celebrated during the Planting Moon in May. “It is the time of... Read More »

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

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The millions of migrating shad eventually spawn either in waters near Holyoke, Massachusetts, or farther north in the... Read More »

Sinsibuckwat | Lexicon

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Sinsibuckwat was the name local Micmac Indians gave to the end of February. The term translated to “the... Read More »

Sky Bar

Sky Bar

7 votes, 4.35 avg. rating (85% score)

Since June is National Candy Month, it seemed like the right time to celebrate another classic New England... Read More »

South Shore Bar Pizza | Lynwood Cafe in Randolph, MA

South Shore Bar Pizza | Lynwood Cafe in Randolph, MA

7 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (87% score)

Like any good American, I love pizza, and have since the day I was old enough to chew.... Read More »

Stretching Exercises for Your Lobster Dinner

Stretching Exercises for Your Lobster Dinner

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Don’t be intimidated by the high cost of owning your own lobster. With the following recipes, one good-sized... Read More »

Submarine Sandwiches | What’s in a Name?

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Everyone loves a title, everyone wants to be special, even entire communities. Take Groton and New London, Connecticut,... Read More »

Summercater | Lexicon

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

Over a hundred years ago Mainers used the term “rusticator” to describe aristocrats, who seeking “rusticity,” came and... Read More »

Sure, It’s Only 47-1/2 Miles Long, But . . .

7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (94% score)

Welcome to the March 2015 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Swamp Yankee | Lexicon

Swamp Yankee | Lexicon

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

A “swamp Yankee,” according to American Speech, a language quarterly, is “a rural New England dweller who abides... Read More »

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

One of the fleeing townsfolk called to the aged Grandmother, “Tell Becky hot irons will never do for... Read More »

Thanksgiving Day Guest List | Real, Dead, and Fictitious

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We made a  Thanksgiving Day guest list of all the famous New Englanders — living and dead, real... Read More »



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