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An early map of the New England highway system, published in Sargent's Handbook of New England in 1916, shows the first layout of Route 12.

Summer Journey: New England’s Lost Highway

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nothing buzzes like a summer road trip; windows down, ideally a sunroof open and a scenic two-lane road along the shore or through the woods. …

‘Rock Warehouse’

Monday, July 6, 2015

Menlo Park, Calif. — Hidden behind drab doors in a valley that celebrates all that is new, bright and beautiful is a scientific treasure: proof …

Outside Story: Gray Foxes Are Returning to Northern New England

Monday, July 6, 2015

When you think of foxes (if you ever do), you likely picture the ginger-coated red fox, like Mr. Tod from Beatrix Potter’s fantastical children’s tales, …

The Ins and Outs Of Driveway Alarms

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Just like a security light attached to a motion sensor, a driveway alarm uses a wired or wireless sensor to inform you when someone has walked or driven onto your driveway. A few Angie’s List experts weigh in …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: Meeting His Waterloo

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hint and Explanation: First, Pin Down the King Monarchs and military leaders — Peter the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and Robert E. Lee among them — have shown an affinity for the board game called chess. It is no wonder. The pieces are more than symbolic replicas of military …

Bound for Quebec? Don’t Worry About the Language Barrier

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec — During weeks of travel in parts of Quebec where few speak much English, I encountered only one problem arising from the language barrier. It happened when I broke into a guy’s house. Following a sign …

Flight 93 Center Opens Sept. 10

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Shanksville, Pa. — A $26 million visitors center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated and open to the public Sept. 10, a day before the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks. The new center …

Around the Remote: Chuck Barney’s TV Picks for July 5-11

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Don’t Miss Shark Week — It’s time once again to sink our teeth into television’s longest-running summer event. Now in its 28th year, this fin-tastic celebration of the mysterious creatures of the deep will feature 19 hours of original programming — the most ever. It all kicks off …

White Buffalo Sings Songs for the Downtrodden

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Los Angeles — The voice inside him whirls, lapping and rising, hitting the air like a fist. He stops. “I’m screaming too much.” He starts again. Stops. Curses. He takes a breath and closes his eyes. The microphone …

On Fashion: Donna Karan, Fashion’s Greatest Champion of Women, Steps Down

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Donna Karan is leaving women on their own — to fend for themselves in a fashion industry that all too often does not have their best interest at heart. Seventh Avenue’s greatest advocate for professional women announced Tuesday …

Miss Manners: Dress Code Quandary: Are Flip-Flops Shoes?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dear Miss Manners: In a restaurant where there is a sign that states “No shirt, no shoes, no service,” why are people allowed in to eat wearing sandals or flip-flops? You know, the flip-flops that we used to wear when we went to the swimming pool. I see …

To Your Good Health: How Does One Get Cellulitis?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: What is cellulitis, and how does one get it? I live in a retirement facility, and two ladies at my dining table have it. It seems to be very painful and difficult to heal. Should I take any precautions? — R.G. Answer: Cellulitis is an …

Essay: Why We Should Keep Reading ‘Gone With The Wind’

Sunday, July 5, 2015

As the few places that still fly the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia begin, at long last, to strike those colors, it’s understandable that other symbols of Confederate sympathies seem increasingly marginal. “If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as …