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Rocky Marciano | Up Close

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Nicknamed the “Brockton Blockbuster,” Rocky Marciano remains the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire undefeated (49–0). Rocco Francis... Read More »

Roger Tory Peterson | New England’s Gifts

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Photo/Art by Roger Tory Peterson Tanagers Few people in their lifetimes achieve worldwide influence. Fewer still have an... Read More »

Rosaly Bass, Organic Farmer, Peterborough, New Hampshire

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Rosaly Bass’s strong hands have seen 35 years of working these 16 acres of rocky soil — the... Read More »

Roxanne Quimby | Controversy in Maine’s North Woods

Roxanne Quimby | Controversy in Maine’s North Woods

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Roxanne Quimby’s goal is to preserve the landscape of Maine’s North Woods forever, but controversy has been sparked... Read More »

Run of the River | Hydro Power Plant Restoration

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Bob King stands at the headworks of an old, 18-foot-high hemlock-and-stone crib dam spanning the Westfield River between... Read More »

Running Tips from Four-Time Boston Marathon Winner Bill Rodgers

Running Tips from Four-Time Boston Marathon Winner Bill Rodgers

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Bill Rodgers knows marathons. In the 1970s and early 1980s, no other runner dominated the sport as he... Read More »

Sail Away

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Maine natives Hannah Kubiak and Beth Shissler have created an innovative recycling program — turning retired sails into... Read More »

Saint Patrick’s Day in New England

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Everyone’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, though the exact day of celebrations varies in New England. One thing... Read More »

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site | Local Treasure

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William Tecumseh Sherman looks as though he hasn’t slept in 36 hours. His brow is sagging and creased,... Read More »

Samantha Smith | New England’s Gifts

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In the summer of 1983 the most famous child in the world was Samantha Smith, the 10-year-old girl... Read More »

Samuel E. Perry Grist Mill | Local Treasure

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Celebrating the historic Samuel E. Perry Grist Mill in Rhode Island, the joy of jonnycakes, and the couple... Read More »

Sanctuary for Desperate People in Boats | New England’s Gifts

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Gruesome images today of refugees, fleeing poverty and war in North Africa and the Middle East, only to... Read More »

Sand Castles | Beach Memories

Sand Castles | Beach Memories

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The drive to build such fleeting structures as sand castles must satisfy some ancient urge. Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny,... Read More »

Santa’s Home | Mary’s Farm

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Downstairs in the farmhouse here, I have a small furnished apartment that I sometimes rent out. Last year... Read More »

Sawdust In His Veins | Sawmill Traditionalist

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For more than two centuries, lumber from the Wilkins sawmill has built barns and homes, redone kitchens, and... 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 »

Scenic Filming Locations | New England’s Gifts

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In New England, Hollywood producers have found mountains, lakes, lighthouses, small towns and fishing villages, beaches, rockbound cliffs... Read More »

Scott Farm

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Landmark Trust USA manages these 626 pristine acres in southern Vermont, where a team of orchardists tends some... Read More »

Seaside Chic

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Sea-glass jewelry is a New England summer fashion must. But which piece to choose? Look at Sonja Grondstra-Purcell’s... Read More »

Seasons of Triumph, Season of Disaster | Book Review

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This past decade was a triumphant era for New England sports fans. Their professional baseball, football, and basketball... Read More »

Seeing Ghosts | Mary’s Farm

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People sometimes ask if I’ve ever seen a ghost in this house, a reasonable question since the house... Read More »

Serve It Up

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We’ve never seen a ceramic bowl this big (20 inches in diameter) and couldn’t imagine a more perfect... Read More »

Sheep Shearing on Big Nash Island | Jenny’s Day

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Sheep shearing and counting the lambs on an isolated Maine island honors both legendary matriarch Jenny Cirone and... Read More »

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley | Candlepin Bowling

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, has seen more than 100 years of candlepin bowling. Halfway down Bridge Street, the main... Read More »

Shelburne Farms

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Hugging Lake Champlain, this operation is a working grower, as well as a dairy, inn, restaurant, and education... Read More »

Ship Shape

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For the shipwrights at Mystic Seaport, a way of life sails on. When the work was finally done,... Read More »

Shipbuilder to Dream Builder

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Former shipbuilder Brad Story is inspired by the birds of the salt marshes near his studio and home... Read More »



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