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Maine town, quaint setting with a sophisticated feel

The town lies in a fertile valley nestled among rolling, tree-clad hills and some of the highest mountains in Maine. Small lakes, ponds and meandering rivers, dot the landscape. The stretch of the Androscoggin that runs past Bethel offers good angling for brown and rainbow trout.

Historic towns a short distance from D.C.

In 1733, a Quaker named Amos Janney settled in an isolated corner of Virginia and built grist and saw mills beside a narrow creek. About a decade later, a group of German immigrants established a community in Maryland that became a resting place for pioneers driving wagon trains to the West.

80 years of Social Security

By Kristen Alberino Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Quincy, Mass. Social Security has provided critical financial help to people of all ages for the last 80 years,...

Isabelle Chang – role model listed in Who’s Who

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - Isabelle Chang, 94, and her late husband, Min-Chueh (MC) Chang, who co-developed the birth control pill and,...

China revisit offers glimpses into past, present

Billboards that recently touted the benefits of socialism now advertise designer clothes and the latest electronic gadgets.

Alaska worth the 20-year-wait to visit

We arrived in Juneau on the second day of the cruise. Standing on deck as we pulled into port, we spotted a large American eagle perched on the ship’s gangplank. We weren’t in the “lower 48” anymore. We had arrived in a part of the country where even the best superlatives are inadequate.

Budding sipper enjoys camaraderie of Women who Whiskey

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Region - Longbranch is the only whiskey that Debbie Higgins can drink straight up. She’s more of a mixer. Until...

Ruth Pointer calls Massachusetts home

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Hopedale - Ruth Pointer’s life has been split in two halves: before and after. In many ways, after has...

Tyrol is a fairytale setting come to life

If mention of Austria conjures up images of tiny villages of flower-bedecked chalets, cows and sheep grazing on hillsides so steep you wonder how they can stand, and people who cling proudly to their colorful traditions, you’re probably picturing the Tyrol.

MASS Senior Softball League registration now open

Region - Eastern Massachusetts Senior Softball (EMASS) is now launching its annual recruitment campaign for players age 50 and over. The 400-plus member league...