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Questions from Readers

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New. A New Year. A New Yankee. What is not new is that Yankee‘s readers care. Big time.... Read More »

Red Sox Batting Coach Walter Hriniak | Hit Man of Fenway Park

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From Yankee Magazine September 1986 His intensity and concentration are legendary. In the narrow world of baseball, Red... Read More »

Role Reversal

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When you read this, I’ll be, by the grace of God and the pilot’s skill, in Japan. I’ve... Read More »

Scarborough Marsh

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LOCATION: Scarborough Marsh Date: October 4 Time: 4:00 p.m. Equipment: 150mm lens “I love the golden yellow of... Read More »

Slide Show: Tough Mudder Race

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Last weekend former Yankee intern and “Diary of a Ski Patrolman” blogger, Josh Allen joined thousands of participants... Read More »

Small Towns, Big Stories

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Saturday night I gave a speech to the Hillsborough, New Hampshire, Chamber of Commerce. It was their annual... Read More »

Sneak Peek at the Spring Issue

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Yankee‘s spring issue (March/April) leaves our Dublin, N.H., offices soon, on its way to the printing plant where... Read More »

Stillness And Flight | Nature’s Winter Gifts in Photographs

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Outside her window, photographer Allison Trentelman observes a world as small as the beating of a wild bird’s... Read More »

Stinson Seafood Cannery Closes | Here in New England

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SLIDE SHOW: The Last Sardine Cannery Even the seagulls know that life in Prospect Harbor has changed. For... Read More »

Summer on Sebago Lake

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Photo Credit: Richard Schultz Head a half-hour or so northwest of Portland, Maine, a city defined by the... Read More »

Summer on the Maine Coast

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Photo Credit: Richard Schultz Richard Schultz left his Rhode Island home last August, carrying a map of Maine... Read More »

Surprises

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Not long ago I assigned a “Big Question” interview. The subject of the interview was to be Dr.... Read More »

Temple Town Band, Music Makers, Temple, New Hampshire

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We start arriving at dusk, setting out lawn chairs and blankets in front of the bandstand. We may... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: B is for BOG

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It’s not often that a farmer’s hard work brings tour buses filled with camera-toting visitors, or families with... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: M is for Mohawk Trail

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Photo Credit: Library of Congress The fast way to reach the Berkshires from the east is to hop... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: T is for Tunbridge World’s Fair

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At first glance, the little east-central Vermont town of Tunbridge, population 1,300 or so, seems a little big... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: U is for Up-Up

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Ten years have passed, and still I remember the sensation of floating above the Pioneer Valley, as if... Read More »

The Eye of Heather Marcus

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As far as I can tell there is nothing especially unusual about the eyes of Heather Marcus, Yankee‘s... Read More »

The Gift of the Glaciers

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During my childhood summers in Chester County, Pennsylvania I did many things: played baseball, rode my bike, caught... Read More »

The Gift: Lake Champlain’s Mysterious Photo

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Sandra (“Sandi”) Mansi lives in Bristol, Vermont, up a long drive away from the two-lane road, past mounds... Read More »

The Hardwood Blooms of Spring

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Every day I walk a few miles in the neighborhoods of my town. These days, more and more... Read More »

The Hunt for the Perfect Foliage Shot

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New England presents myriad photo opportunities in autumn for those people patient enough to seek them out. So... Read More »

The Old Volumes of Yankee Magazine

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In a small room on the second floor of Yankee are bookshelves lined with the old-timers—the bound volumes... Read More »

The Rise and Fall of Eddie Perez

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The Rise and Fall of Eddie Perez Hartford’s Mayor on the Hot Seat I don’t know Eddie Perez,... Read More »

The Smells of New England

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You’ve probably heard that a week or so ago, one of the big news items coming from New... Read More »

The Up Side to Recession

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Recently I brought some pants in to Jane’s in Stitches, a tiny nook of a place on a... Read More »

Tough Mudder New England

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As I trekked around the sprawling snow free, mud streaked landscape of Vermont’s Mount Snow last Sunday, I... Read More »



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