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New England Inventions

New England Inventions

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Here we present three New England inventions that changed parties everywhere! Silly Putty In the early 1940s James... Read More »

Noank’s House of Fables

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Excerpt from “’Noank’s House of Fables,” Yankee Magazine, August, 1967. The “House of Fables” stands on a hill... Read More »

Nor’Easter Wedding

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

In retrospect, an outdoor wedding reception during a nor’easter was a perfect introduction to New England. It was... Read More »

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

8 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (95% score)

An empty factory in Rhode Island. An angry widow. A radioactive wedding ring. These are pieces of a... Read More »

Old Leather Man | A Connecticut Legend

5 votes, 3.80 avg. rating (76% score)

A local legend like that of the Old Leather Man — Connecticut’s most famous tramp — can easily... Read More »

Ordeal on Bay Ledge Buoy

Ordeal on Bay Ledge Buoy

8 votes, 4.88 avg. rating (95% score)

Just before a sudden winter squall swamped his 15-foot open boat, the young clammer managed to leap to... Read More »

Photographer Peter Ralston on Betsy and Andy Wyeth

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Yankee classic from February 2000 Peter Ralston is telling me about a boy he once knew. In 1957,... Read More »

Pickle Day | Yankee Classic

21 votes, 4.52 avg. rating (89% score)

When I was a child, I would spend the month of August in Vermont at my grandparents’ tall,... Read More »

Portsmouth, RI: The Tin Can Man

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Yankee classic from January/February 2001 In a small, white house on a side street off a side street... Read More »

Potato Recess | Potato Harvest in Aroostook County

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Excerpt from “The Lessons of the Harvest,” Yankee Magazine, September 1990. In Maine’s Aroostook County, schools close for... Read More »

Puffins at East Egg Rock, Maine

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Yankee Classic from August 1983 by Ron Winslow Steve Kress worked diligently to establish a breeding colony of... Read More »

Rat Invasion | Yankee Classic

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The rat invasion started like house guests that overstayed their welcome. Before the author realized it, the little... Read More »

Rene Rancourt | Boston’s National Anthem Singer

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Excerpt from a 1990 interview with Rene Rancourt, “Oh, Rene, Can You Sing,” Yankee Magazine, January 1990. It’s... Read More »

Rented Summer Cottage Nightmare! | Humor

24 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (89% score)

A stay in a rented summer cottage always seems to start with a note from the owners that... Read More »

Roses | Advice from Suzy Verrier

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Yankee Classic from June 1992 “I hate to tell you,” Suzy Verrier said, pausing sympathetically, “but your roses... Read More »

Rufus Resurrected | Barn Cat Survival

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

He was a barn cat, half wild, half tame. When his life hung in the balance, which half... Read More »

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

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I will spare you the details of the misunderstanding. Suffice it to say that the project really began... Read More »

Salvage Transforms Old Houses

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There’s a huge granite millstone paving the way to the front door of Skinner Mill, the house in... Read More »

Sayings of the Oracle

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Excerpt from “Sayings of the Oracle,” Yankee Magazine January 1964. ♦Me.: Dear Oracle: A question you may be... Read More »

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

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Nobody loves shad more than the citizens of Windsor, Connecticut, who hold the Shad Derby to celebrate its... Read More »

Shark Teeth Pearly White | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “Shark Teeth Pearly White,” Yankee Magazine, June 2000. Captain Charlie Donilon is a whorl of energy in... Read More »

Skunk Cabbage | The First Flower of Spring

Skunk Cabbage | The First Flower of Spring

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She comes to breakfast at my mother-in-law’s house in Madison, Connecticut, almost every Sunday, and my children call... Read More »

Snow Emergency

Snow Emergency

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Excerpt from “Snow Emergency,” Yankee Magazine, January 1990. Snow has fallen, snow on snow: the words of the... Read More »

Spring Peepers | The Sound of Spring

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Excerpt from “The Sound of Spring,” Yankee Magazine, April 1984 In 1956, when I was nine years old, we... Read More »

Steamed Cheeseburgers

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

People who say New England cooking is unimaginative have never tried steamed cheeseburgers. I have a dream — a... Read More »

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year |  A Cold Day for a Swim

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year | A Cold Day for a Swim

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

They were stranded on a pile of rocks 200 yards from shore. The wind chill was 53 degrees... Read More »

Submarine Sandwiches | What’s in a Name?

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Everyone loves a title, everyone wants to be special, even entire communities. Take Groton and New London, Connecticut,... Read More »



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