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Meredith, New Hampshire: In Mary’s Barn with Wil Robertson

Sept. 22, Meredith, N.H. –  I drove north from Laconia on New Hampshire 106, wondering what the hell had become of U.S. Route 3.  An older couple did laps on the rubberized track at the local high school, inclining together … Continue reading

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The Oracle of the Allagash: Darrell McBreiarty

Sept. 17, Allagash, Maine – As darkness fell across the Allagash on Wednesday, I was perched at the threshold of Maine’s North Woods. I had reached the end of the road, the public road, and had backtracked to the Little … Continue reading

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That Old Road Magic: South Burlington, Vermont

Sept. 10, South Burlington, Vt. – Out in the back streets and cul de sacs of America, the wayward traveler occasionally is overcome by a mysterious shaping of events and characters which I like to call road magic. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Aboard the 8th Sea, Part II: Russ VanDervoort of Waterford, N.Y.

Sept. 6, Waterford, N.Y. – Having successfully sloughed me off onto an unsuspecting Russ VanDervoort, Captain Bill Curry could now return his attention to his guests and the general revelry aboard the 8th Sea. I’d seen VanDervoort here and there … Continue reading

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Tugboat Roundup: Aboard the 8th Sea, Waterford, N.Y.

Waterford, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 6 – I had been stalking Bill Curry for two days. Peter Kuebel put the bug in my ear during the tail-end of our Erie Canal tour. Capt. Dick Powell, our guide, engaged in a spontaneous … Continue reading

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Road snapshot: Laconia, N.H.

Note: It’s Thursday, Sept. 25, and I’m hanging in the cozy confines of the Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library in New Hartford, Ct. I met a nice woman named Donna yesterday, and she suggested I come here and look … Continue reading

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island: You Can’t Scare Me I’m Sticking to the Union

Sept. 27, Woonsocket, R.I. – Yesterday, all I knew of Woonsocket was that baseball Hall of Famer Napoleon Lajoie was born here. That was a while ago (1874). Ninety-seven years after Larry Lajoie made his debut on this mortal coil, … Continue reading

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