- Via Matt Yglesias and Jonathan Chait, evidence from a new Marist poll of another way people in the Northeast differ from the rest of the country: far fewer of them are big college football fans.
- Football weather, meanwhile, is definitely in the air, even here in Manhattan. Should New England leaf peeping be on your agenda this fall, check out Yankee magazine’s live foliage map.
- A couple of updates on stories regularly featured here: the federal Department of Transportation has released stimulus funds to Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut for rail improvements along the Connecticut River, and the fishing rule-making process is under review.
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