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Red Snapper Hot Dogs | Maine’s Favorite Home-Grilled Hot Dog

Red Snapper Hot Dogs | Maine’s Favorite Home-Grilled Hot Dog

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

Lined up and ready, a plate of Red Snapper hot dogs is a Maine summer supper at its... 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

23 votes, 4.48 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 | Thick South County Style

Rhode Island Jonnycakes | Thick South County Style

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

A special thank you to Bob and Diane Smith for the lovely visit and special lesson! South County... 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 »

Seaquankeyquash | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% 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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“Where are they?” people ask John at the trailer.”Where? Try under the old railroad bridge.” He points over... Read More »

Sinsibuckwat | Lexicon

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

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

Sky Bar | New England’s Classic Chocolate Candy Bar

Sky Bar | New England’s Classic Chocolate Candy Bar

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% 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)

Meat-eaters like John often go for toppings like linguica (a Portuguese smoke cured pork sausage) or salami, and for... 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

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

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

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

In the home of old palsied Captain Merriam, the Captain spent the night with a pitchfork quivering in... 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 »

The Boston Terrier | Up Close

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In the 1860s a cross between a White English Terrier (now extinct) and an English Bulldog resulted in... Read More »

The Forenoon | Lexicon

The Forenoon | Lexicon

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

At the end of October, Daylight Savings Time will add an hour of daylight to a portion of... Read More »

The Great Lobster Offer

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

Wondering who won the Great Lobster Giveaway? Henry R from Homestead, Florida, is the lucky winner of a... Read More »

The Lure of the Lobster Shack

The Lure of the Lobster Shack

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There may be no meal more memorable than lobster enjoyed on a wharf piled high with traps and... Read More »

The Perfect Summer Vacation in New England

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Wondering where to go for the perfect summer vacation in New England this year? Use this handy guide... Read More »

The Rhode Island Red Chicken | Up Close

The Rhode Island Red Chicken | Up Close

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The Rhode Island Red breed began in Adamsville (a village of Little Compton), Rhode Island, in 1854, when... Read More »

The Schooling of Olympians | Classic Article

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The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

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

All that money in the hands of a group of single women attracted adventurers. One of these was... Read More »

Town Greens | New England Icons

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

Town greens established in the 18th century, or village greens as they’re more commonly known today, were thought... Read More »

Twice as Cold as Zero | Lexicon

Twice as Cold as Zero | Lexicon

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

Before people used the term “windchill” to refer to the weather, there were numerous other descriptions of meteorological conditions.... Read More »

Yankee Humor | A Field Guide to New Englanders

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

Researchers in the field (hay mostly, but occasionally they wandered into the corn) have identified 10 distinct varieties... Read More »

Yankee Humor | Welcome to Your Small Town

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As a newcomer to New England, here are the crucial things you should know about your small town. Read More »



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