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New England's Gay Marriage Holdout Preps Vote

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow gays and lesbians to marry i...

Jason Linkins

Bitter Republican Party Won't Even Acknowledge New England's Existence Anymore | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

UPDATE, 1/9/2012: Good news, America! The House Republican Conference has decided to pursue a 50-state strategy, and now the weird blank space on thei...

Climate Change Challenges New England Fishermen

Sea to Table | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

For years scientists have been blaming fishermen for depleted cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine, but now evidence points to another culprit -- climate c...

The Bottom Line: Don't Remove Protection When Cod Need It Most

Lee Crockett | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

New England is famous for cod fishing. But the industry is ailing -- and the cure being proposed might be worse than the disease.

A Feast of Seven (Sustainable) Fishes

Sea to Table | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Sea to Table

Among all the ways to celebrate the holidays, we can't help but be partial to the Mediterranean tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a seafood-...

A Choir in Our Midst

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

As autumn tenderly gives a reprieve from a week of icy overtures that have prophesized winter's entrance, a gentle community gathers in history's architecture. Autumn segues into her next residence. Christmas prepares.

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

Marijuana Legalization Push Ramping Up In Northeast

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

State lawmakers across New England are preparing legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use, building on recent victories for the movement...

Want Sustainable Seafood? Know Your Fisherman

Sea to Table | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home
Sea to Table

While Sandy may already be old news for much of the country, our fishermen in the Northeast join an overwhelming number of small businesses and food producers trudging forward on the long road to recovery.

Vermont Facts And Trivia For Winter Travelers

iLoveInns | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel

Vermont's versatile virtues and vigorous values are as vast and vital as the valleys. Visionaries, virtuosos, valors and viticulturists voluntarily abide here without vociferous vituperation.

Meet New Hampshire's First Transgender Legislator

Posted 11.08.2012 | Gay Voices

New Hampshire joins neighboring Maine in making history this Election Night, welcoming its very first transgender lawmaker. The Nashua Telegraph r...

Loving the Ocean to Death

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Eleuterio

The ocean levels are rising -- the Arctic ice is melting -- even photos of polar bears floating on tiny pieces of the remaining ice has not been enough to make climate change part of a serious national conversation. Before they rebuild, I hope the people of New Jersey and New York will consider the ocean.

Dems Senate Hopes Are High Here

AP | ANDREW MIGA and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are counting on their New England friends to help them pick up Republican-held Senate seats on Nov. 6 and construct a bar...

PHOTOS: Maine's Cozy B&Bs

Oyster | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel

From seven-room inns to luxurious spa stays, the bed and breakfast is alive and well in this northernmost New England spot.

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: Robert Frost's Vermont Home | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Two paths diverge in the woods behind Robert Frost's home in Shaftsbury, Vermont and though he didn't write about those trails while he lived here, it...

Welcoming (Some) New England Liberals Back Into the GOP

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

In the 44 non-New England states only two independents -- Charlie Crist in Florida and Jesse Ventura in Minnesota -- hold significant statewide office in the recent past. So what's in the water in New England?

Andrew Burmon

Dancing Bears And A Three Generation Roadside Tradition | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

From where they sit on the platform at the center of the small enclosure, the bears can watch the traffic on Rt. 3: pickups carrying young men in work...

PHOTOS: An Abandoned Ski Hill In New Hampshire

Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Mount Eustis rises from under Interstate 93 on the outskirts of Littleton, New Hampshire's almost comically picturesque downtown. Though the hill -- i...

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: Hunting For Covered Bridges In New England | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

When I tell a waitress in Troy, Vermont that I'm looking for covered bridges, she nods thoughtfully and suggests a few country roads. This is not the ...

PHOTOS: Vermont's Fall Foliage Feasts

JustLuxe | Posted 12.08.2012 | Travel

Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and "cottage" food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year, but fall brings particular bounty.

America's Best Harvest Festivals

Food & Wine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

Local agriculture + pie. It doesn't get much better.

All About Visiting The Woodstock Film Festival

iLoveInns | Posted 11.30.2012 | Travel

Now in its 13th year, Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) has become the foremost regional scene for independent films. Indiewire named WFF one of the top 50 festivals in the world. Here's how to see it.

Romantic Gay Getaways for Fall

Jim Werner | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Fall follows summer, meaning beach memories and tan lines remain fresh, but you're ready for vineyard tours, bonfires, and foliage drives with your special someone. Now's the perfect time to plan a long weekend or week -- you deserve it!

Fall On California's Coast

iLoveInns | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel

New England may be the epicenter of fall travel, but California can also get very colorful.

National Fishery Disaster Declared In New England

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home

BOSTON -- The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday declared a national fishery disaster in New England, opening the door for tens of millions of dolla...