New England roundup #18

Sticker in Brattleboro train station advertising Amtrak's Vermonter service
Sticker in Brattleboro train station advertising Amtrak's Vermonter service

This week’s roundup comes to you from beautiful Newfane, Vermont.

  • The Courant examines the economic impact of same-sex marriage in Connecticut. One argument: the state is better positioned to draw out-of-state couples than others in New England, due to Connecticut’s centrality and the lack of a waiting period for marriage licenses.
  • When I started this feature, I didn’t really expect that the fishing industry would feature so prominently in it. At any rate, here’s an interesting write-up of a panel at a recent chef’s conference in Boston on the tensions between “local” and “sustainable” in New England’s fisheries.
  • The Maine Historical Society hosted a talk this week by Colby’s David M. Freidenreich on Maine’s Jewish history. The talk announcement points to Documenting Maine Jewry, described as “a collaborative genealogy and history of Maine’s Jewish communities,” which features dozens of photographs and oral histories.

About this feature: Each week, I compile recent articles and other items relating to New England’s history, its regional identity, and its future. If you come across something interesting or relevant, please submit it for inclusion in a future post. Click here for previous roundups.

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