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Winter Storm Gage Cuts Power to 125K, Disrupts Holiday Travel

Winter Storm Gage Cuts Power to 125K, Disrupts Holiday Travel

Winter storm Gage is causing massive power outages, flight delays, and traffic snarls in the upper Midwest and New England.

Making Custom Skis with New England’s Parlor

Ultra-personalized equipment born of craftsmanship and attentive design Handmade skis—just like bespoke bike frames—came into favor over a decade ago. Respected brands all over began to make skis
Childhood Message in a Bottle Receives Reply After Nine Years

Childhood Message in a Bottle Receives Reply After Nine Years

Nineteen-year-old Max Vredenburgh of Massachusetts just received a reply to the message he put inside a bottle nearly a decade ago.
Global Warming Is Already Destroying New England’s Fisheries

Global Warming Is Already Destroying New England’s Fisheries

To wake up in the Northeastern United States—as California blazes and Japan digs itself out of typhoon damage—is to experience an uneasy gratitude for all that is not burning, battered or underwater.
These Roadside Markers Have a Futuristic Climate Twist

These Roadside Markers Have a Futuristic Climate Twist

A New England artist is communicating local impacts of climate change using science, location, and a little bit of hope. Thomas Starr has placed plaques throughout Essex, Massachusetts, and Durham,
Ponyhenge is a place where toy rocking horses go to die

Ponyhenge is a place where toy rocking horses go to die

Or live on, depending on who you talk to. Ponyhenge started when a toy rocking horse was discarded in a field. It had been part of a headless horseman decoration from a nearby, shuttered haunted
Imported US ice helped 19th century British officials beat Indian heat waves

Imported US ice helped 19th century British officials beat Indian heat waves

American ice proved a great success with the Anglo-Indians.

Behind the Whimsical Design of Winvian Farm

Founder Maggie Smith highlights the woodland hotel's 19 unique offerings As soon as the front gates of Winvian Farm open, outside worries and anxieties disappear. Season depending, a toasty fire,
For Clam Chowder That Actually Tastes Like Clams, Hold the Cream

For Clam Chowder That Actually Tastes Like Clams, Hold the Cream

Food Rhode Island clam chowder's clear, umami-rich broth lets the flavor of fresh clams shine through Learn how to make Rhode Island's clear clam chowder—the local delicacy will make you forget
Boston's Forgotten Coffee Jelly Lives On in Japanese Desserts

Boston's Forgotten Coffee Jelly Lives On in Japanese Desserts

“When I tell my friends about coffee Jell-O… they just raise their eyebrows.”
Another Big
Victory for Labor

Another Big Victory for Labor

On April 12, Senator Elizabeth Warren pulled into the parking lot of a Stop & Shop in Somerville, Massachusetts. She delivered coffee and a box of Dunkin’ Donuts to striking employees holding

Elizabeth McCracken Celebrates New England Eccentricity in Her New Novel, ‘Bowlaway’

Eighteen years since her last book, Elizabeth McCracken reemerges with a crackling, all-consuming family saga set around a beloved New England pastime.
New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII

New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII

New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl game in history. The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. The defense-driven game did not have a touchdown

It Took Tom Brady Exactly 5 Words to Teach a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Whether you make a crushing mistake or do something great, these five little words can make all the difference in the world.
Federal workers in New England are struggling as government shutdown stretches into fourth week

Federal workers in New England are struggling as government shutdown stretches into fourth week

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Robert Literman is dreading the arrival of the heating bill. Temperatures have plummeted in recent weeks in New England and, in tandem, gas, electric, and oil bills will
Whitey Bulger's Real Life Was Crazier Than the Movies

Whitey Bulger's Real Life Was Crazier Than the Movies

The infamous Boston gangster and snitch was whacked on Tuesday in prison. His wanton brutality cast a long shadow.
“Autumnwatch New England” on PBS is nuttier than a red squirrel’s dinner

“Autumnwatch New England” on PBS is nuttier than a red squirrel’s dinner

It’s shocking, really, that nobody has given the red squirrel a reality show. These fierce, food-hoarding rodents are all about high drama. They pick on…
Ticks Are Killing an Alarming Number of Moose Thanks to Climate Change

Ticks Are Killing an Alarming Number of Moose Thanks to Climate Change

The horrifying effects of climate change are evident seemingly everywhere you look. Now, a report from researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) suggests that climate change favorable to a
The Slight Profundity of Dunkin’ Dropping the “Donuts”

The Slight Profundity of Dunkin’ Dropping the “Donuts”

Ian Crouch writes about the cultural—and philosophical—implications of Dunkin’ Donuts changing its name to simply Dunkin’.
Tell Us Your Small-Town New England Hacks

Tell Us Your Small-Town New England Hacks

This week on Hack Your City, we’re hacking the country. As we head into leaf peeping season, let’s share our best tips for New England’s backroads and small towns. (We’re using a very generous