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Was Rhode Island the Vampire Capital of America?

The villagers of Exeter, Rhode Island, knew that farmer George Brown had a problem. First, in 1883 his wife, Mary, succumbed to a mysterious illness. Six months later, his 20-year-old daughter, Mary Olive, also fell ill and died. Within the next several years, his 19-year-old daughter, Mercy, was also dead, and George’s teenage son Edwin, [...] Read More

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Featured Photographer: Jeffrey Newcomer

Featured Photographer: Jeffrey Newcomer

Jeff Newcomer has been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. During that...  Read more

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New England Food

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Skillet Apple Pandowdy

Each fall we head out into the orchard, pick pounds and pounds of apples, and then wonder what...  Read more

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    Nelly Butler | America’s First Ghost

    It was August 9, 1799, when Abner Blaisdel first heard the “knocking noises” in his house in Machiasport, Maine. And on January 2, 1800, both Abner and his daughter heard a woman’s voice coming from the cellar. “I’m the dead...

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  • The Year We Predicted Snow for July and August

    Welcome to the October 2014 edition of “Jud’s New England Journal,” the rather curious monthly musings of Judson Hale, the Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, published since 1935 in Dublin, NH. The Year We Predicted Snow for July and August And it turned out there was lots of it that summer!      Not everyone...Read more

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