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Farm Candy

Flux is inevitable in the orchard business. John Lyman, the executive vice president of Lyman Orchards and an eighth-generation grower, can trace the history of his family’s land to 1741…

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Ice Age

As recently as the 1950s, according to Gary Donaldson, the ice trade in New Haven depended on saws, sledges and brute force. “They used to cut ice off of [Hamden’s] Lake Whitney and bring it here.” …

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Tuned In

Halfway through “What’s Happening Brother” off his 1971 album What’s Going On?, Marvin Gaye takes a break from his mellow crooning to ask in surprisingly conversational tones, “What’s happening, my man?” …

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Road Rage

As the pandemic underscores the value of a strong postal system, this 2016 story reminds us that what comes of and through the post can shape the course of history.

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Body of Water

This 2017 story highlights something far more valuable than hand sanitizer and toilet paper: clean water. 

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Filling Up, Pouring Out

John Crowley

“I really didn’t want to be a writer,” John Crowley says. The author, now 75 years old, is speaking from his kitchen table in rural, sun-soaked Conway, Massachusetts. On the drive up, I passed through wild green fields and beneath …

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Mouth-Watering

There’s something elemental about eating oysters by the sea, as if you plucked your dinner from the brine. …

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To Dye For

Sari Paints

Inside her bright, airy space on State Street, Sara Hinckley is harvesting peaches and roses, lavender and mint, but there’s no garden in sight, only bottles of bleach and dye, toner and shampoo. …

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Other People’s Shoes

When he was 14 and growing up in Ecuador, Fausto Guamantri’s father taught him the family business of cordwaining—making leather shoes by hand. …

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Women of Ends

When Selma Miriam and Noel Furie first saw the old machine shop in the mid ’70s, they knew they wanted a wall full of light. …

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