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Why an Asian-American in Scotland Is Mourning Nelson Mandela

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Helen I. Hwang

I grew up as one of the few Asians in a predominantly white, small Catholic New England town. Every day on the school bus and in the school hallways, I was getting punched, spat at and getting my hair pulled for simply not being white.

Putting the Brakes on Natural Gas

John B. Kassel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
John B. Kassel

It's time once again for a regional commitment to keep New England on the forefront of clean energy and climate progress.

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Give a Book at Thanksgiving

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Christian Zabriskie

It is a reward for a child's work, a distraction to keep them out from under foot, a spot to find quiet amidst holiday chaos, and an alternative to TV as a way to sleep off the feast. It works to this day. I invite you to join in my family's tradition. Give your loved ones a book at Thanksgiving.

Selling Your Soul in Salem

Greig Lamont | Posted 12.31.2013 | Travel
Greig Lamont

Despite this glorious genealogy, this historical pedigree, its cultural lineage, its tradition, and its heritage, today Salem has been reduced to prostituting itself to oddballs in costumes who gawk at gravestones and hanker for "museums" filled with broomsticks and bric-a-brac.

Stop! Ylvis' New Massachusettes Song. Now.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.23.2013 | Comedy

Hey, remember Ylvis? You know, those crazy Norwegian dudes who brought us "What Does The Fox Say?" Of course you remember them, because that music...

SNHU President Grants Aspiring Film Student $160K and More: Luck and Talent Connect Laura Martinelli and Paul LeBlanc at NFTE Finals

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"She said, 'you'll cover everything?' And I said, 'yes, we'd cover everything.' She got teary, her mother got teary, and next thing you knew, it was a cry fest."

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

Three Days in Ogunquit, Maine

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

Arrive in Maine mid-day. If you're coming from the south, which most of you are, take "The Yorks/Ogunquit" exit off of I-95. Rather than turning left toward Ogunquit at Rt. 1, go straight into Stonewall Kitchen's parking lot.

The Small New England College: Endangered or Sustainable?

Jay Halfond | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Jay Halfond

New England's rich mosaic of over 150 colleges and universities is potentially at risk. This region of the United States has been the world's academic mecca for much of the past century. But there are early warning signs and concerns of possible upheaval.

Where to See New England's Best Fall Foliage

Viator | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Viator

Every fall, New England rolls out a foliage carpet dressed in blazing oranges and reds, yellows and purples. It's the perfect time to visit the region. If you're planning a trip to the region, here are the most stunning places to see fall foliage state-by-state.

This Connecticut Town Is Full Of Wonders

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The demoiselle crane moved delicately across the field, arched her long, silver-grey neck and offered an elaborate bow. The...

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

How a Groundbreaking Art Show About Contemporary Islam Came to Rural New England

Aziz Sohail | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Aziz Sohail

We were initially concerned that Islam Contemporary might not be well received in this small New England city, but we were quite wrong.

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

Phoenix

Jill Robinson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Books
Jill Robinson

Just when we get the idea we've got a handle on nature's profound power; nature sends out a stern reminder that we've got no ultimate control.

Pain That Cannot Forget

Anthony Amore | Posted 09.07.2013 | Crime
Anthony Amore

We've suffered other heartaches since her death, and we'll suffer many more still. And the natural tendency -- indeed, even the professional advice -- is to move on. But I say we should never move on.

Kennebunkport Festival Highlights The Best Of Coastal Maine

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Curtis M. Wong

Kennebunkport, Maine belongs to an elite circle of New England havens that require no introduction among seasoned travelers. Still, there's one week when the seaside hamlet's treasures get a chance to shine even brighter than normal.

Religious and Patriotic Pre-Revolutionary Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

In tribute to the popularity of chocolate as a substitute for tea in the Colonies following the Boston Tea Party, I suggest that we raise some chocolate to toast American Independence.

Creative Entertaining: Clam Bake in Style! (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Served up family-styIe, guests can crack open a clam or dip a grilled lobster claw into some warm butter and wash it down with an old-fashioned gimlet that's served with a distinctly modern twist.

Creative Cooking: A New England Style Clam Bake (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | Taste
Rana Florida

Dig into the best ingredients that summer supplies -- little neck clams, cherry stone clams, shrimp, lobsters, mussels, corn on the cob, Andouille sausage -- without having to dig a fire pit or do any heavy lifting.

Remaining The World's Most Competitive City

Carol Kellermann | Posted 08.19.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Highly educated talent is mobile and New York City, the center of the metro area, needs to advance policies that attract, retain and cultivate that talent.

The Bottom Line: For New England's Fishing Fleet It's Déjà vu All Over Again

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

The tools to rein in overfishing and rebuild healthy populations have been there all along -- in the form of science-based catch limits required by the nation's top fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Getting Outdoors In The East

Oyster | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Oyster

From the tip of Maine to the Florida Keys, America's Eastern region is a diverse area filled with just about every type of terrain an active traveler could want: mountains, marshes, lakes, cliffs, forests and so much more.

Damaging Storms Move Through East Coast

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine — Damaging winds flattened trees and utility wires and knocked out power in parts of northern New England on Sunday, flights wer...