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Debbie Despres

Biography:

Debbie Despres is an associate editor for the magazine. Deb is the primary fact checker for Yankee Magazine and also contributes content to each issue. A member of YPI’s corporate staff since 2000, Deb joined Yankee’s editorial team in 2011. A native of New Hampshire, with a work history that includes several years in the travel industry, she enjoys discovering new destinations, and the myriad of road trip opportunities unique to New England.

Exploring Warren, Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, the town of Warren could easily be overlooked, nestled as it is next to the... Read More »

The Northern Quahog | Up Close

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The deep waters of the open ocean are too salty for the northern quahog’s comfort, so these hard-shelled... 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 »

Cornish, New Hampshire | Home of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The little town of Cornish, New Hampshire, is a quiet place—no bustling shopping malls, no varied dining options.... Read More »

Ticonderoga | Lake Champlain’s Steamboat

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Launched in 1906, the Ticonderoga (or the Ti, for those who knew it well) was a state-of-the-art side-wheel... Read More »

Tower Hill Botanic Garden | A Colorful Showplace in Central Massachusetts

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in the inviting town of Boylston, Massachusetts, earned a spot on Yankee’s “Best Public... Read More »

The Village of Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire

The Village of Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire

Just the other day, when the sky was a piercingly clear blue and much of the region was... 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 »

Marshmallow Fluff | Infographic

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You know it’s white, sticky and delicious, but did you also know that Marshmallow Fluff has less sugar... Read More »

Old Sturbridge Village | A Christmas by Candlelight Celebration

Last December I finally made the trek to Old Sturbridge during their Christmas by Candlelight celebration.  It’s about... Read More »

Historic Hancock, New Hampshire | A Gem in the Monadnock Region

The village of Hancock, New Hampshire, is certainly resplendent in autumn, and spring and summer show off the... Read More »

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

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One pair of puffins nesting in the U.S. in 1901 (on Matinicus Rock, Maine) 1,000 pairs (approx.) of... Read More »

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum | A Rare Find in Newport, Rhode Island

What you can experience here in the Ocean State, you can’t experience anywhere else in New England—nor in... Read More »

Nubble Lighthouse | Facts and Trivia

Nubble Lighthouse | Facts and Trivia

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DON’T MISS: Photos of New England’s Most Famous Lighthouses.   The Cape Neddick Light Station, a.k.a. Nubble Light,... Read More »

Chain of Lights, Christmas in Historic Sutton

A grand celebration of the Christmas season. Each year the community of Sutton comes together to celebrate small... Read More »

Star Island, New Hampshire | Island Day Trip

Star Island, New Hampshire | Island Day Trip

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A porch-rocking, photo-snapping kind of day on Star Island, New Hampshire … MORNING & AFTERNOON: The Isles of... Read More »

Castle in the Clouds | On Top of the World in New Hampshire

A trip to Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, reveals there’s even more here than the... Read More »

Travel | Little Red Riding Hood’s “Pickity Place” in Mason, NH

Travel | Little Red Riding Hood’s “Pickity Place” in Mason, NH

Journey alongside the Souhegan River and down winding country lanes in the tiny town of Mason in southwestern... Read More »

NewEnglandville’s Favorite Winter Events

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JAN. 19-27: STOWE, VERMONT (pop. 4,339) Stowe Winter Carnival. Winter fun, just when you need it most. Now... Read More »

Exploring Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham, Massachusetts, may be a bustling city today, but in the late 1700s and into the next century,... Read More »

Bristol, Rhode Island | Fall Day Trip

It’s a late fall day and most of the blooms are past peak.  But as I unfold from... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Mrs. Nelson’s Chocolates

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Just after Thanksgiving, as far back into my childhood as I can remember, my mother’s Aunt Kay and... Read More »

Exploring Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Throughout the 300+ mile drive from our New Hampshire home to the Bar Harbor area of Maine, my... Read More »

Royal Lipizzan Stallions Come to Connecticut’s Quiet Corner

Yankee’s Top Summer Events from the May/June 2012 issue featured a late August performance by Herrmanns’ Royal Lipizzan... Read More »

Exploring Historic Wethersfield, Connecticut

Where’s the oldest and largest historic district in the state of Connecticut? In Wethersfield, of course. Founded in... Read More »

Exploring Peterborough, New Hampshire

When my uncles visited from Texas last summer, they informed me they’d spent one entire lazy day just... Read More »

RESOURCE LIST: New England Fixers

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Our handy list of “fixers” will lead you to the craftsmen in your area who can fix your... Read More »



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