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‘Best Cook’ Began in Maine

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The first story I published in Yankee was about a potato farmer’s wife from Aroostook County, Maine. Her... Read More »

1948 Broadcast That Launched Jimmy Fund

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On a May evening in 1948, Ralph Edwards’ “Truth or Consequences” show brought its radio listeners into a... Read More »

2013 My Hometown Photo Contest Winners

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Sometimes it seems that we grow immune to the places and people that we see every day. After... Read More »

8 Things for Readers to Do

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An editor needs readers, of course, because without readers there’s no magazine. But beyond the obvious, Yankee‘s editors... Read More »

9/11 Started Here | Yankee Classic

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After all those years working the dawn flights at Logan, and then for 16 more at Portland, Mike... Read More »

A Complex, Contradictory, Lovely Place

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I once read in a guidebook: “Of all the natural regions of the United States, New England is... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

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This special travel guide issue is a conversation between Yankee and you, our readers. We are talking about... Read More »

A Letter To Our Readers

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If a single sound and a single scent can hold the essence of a New England summer, surely... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

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This is my 28th autumn at Yankee. for each of those years, the editors have talked for hours... Read More »

A Letter to our Readers

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Of all the gifts that the holiday season bestows on us, the most enduring are memories. When our... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

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Winter isn’t easy, is it? fresh snow takes our breath away with its stark beauty, but we also... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

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The gifts that travel brings us aren’t bounded by any season, but when the air softens, the promise... Read More »

A Wedding Story | Here in New England

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This wedding story is for anyone getting married in this season of weddings. It begins 25 years ago.... Read More »

After the Ice

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It took a force of nature unlike what most of us had seen before to change the subject.... Read More »

Anatomy of a Story

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Every good story I have ever read, or written, always starts the same way: with curiosity. Without an... Read More »

Andrea Phillips: Waiting in Vermont

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In an exclusive interview with Yankee, Andrea Phillips, wife of Captain Richard Phillips, talks about what her life... Read More »

Award-Winning Photo Essay | The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island

Award-Winning Photo Essay | The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island

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On the evening of May 20 in Atlanta, Georgia, the City and Regional Magazine Association, which comprises 74... Read More »

Bear Pond

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LOCATION: Bear Pond, Waterford Date: October 11 Time: 6:15 a.m. Equipment: 40mm lens “I’d gone by Bear Pond... Read More »

Bear Pond Waterford

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LOCATION: Bear Pond, Waterford Date: October 10 Time: 3:45 p.m. Equipment: 60mm lens ” I feel as though... Read More »

Biddeford Pool

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LOCATION: Biddeford Pool Date: October 18 Time: 6:35 p.m. Equipment: 60mm lens “I was just losing the sun,... Read More »

Biddeford Pool 40mm

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LOCATION: Biddeford Pool Date: October 19 Time: 8:30 a.m. Equipment: 40mm lens “I’d come here the day before... Read More »

Boston’s Jack Williams and “Wednesday’s Child”

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On a day in early October 1981, Jack Williams, a popular Boston news anchor, met a little boy... Read More »

Captain Richard Phillips and the Pirates

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AUDIO: Captain Richard Phillips Andrea Phillips Interview The first December snow has come to Underhill, Vermont, and that... Read More »

Christa McAuliffe’s Messenger

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The last time most people saw Grace Corrigan, she was looking skyward, her husband Ed beside her, in... Read More »

Classic: Worst 30 Minutes of My Entire Life

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Yankee classic from January 1982 They told me later that conditions for racing had seldom been worse. It... Read More »

Cochran Ski Area Champions

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A Tiny Hill Can Grow Champions A hillside farm sits alongside the Winooski River in Richmond, Vermont. The... Read More »

Cornish

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LOCATION: Cornish Date: October 13 Time: 1:00 p.m. Equipment: 60mm lens “This was a quick shot. I wanted... Read More »



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