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Editors’ Note — Volume 51, Issue 4

Dear readers, The time? April 2015. The place? Payne Whitney Gymnasium. Dazed by the floodlights overhead and the pearly-white smiles of our high-achieving peers, we wandered the extracurricular bazaar at Bulldog Days. Ballroom dancers besieged us. We could have become stars of the polo team. Every single improv group wanted us, bad. Instead, we each… Keep Reading

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Bonfire of the Vanities

Devil?s Night earned its name in Fair Haven this year. Near midnight on October 30, an empty barn on Wolcott Street went up in flames. A few blocks away, an abandoned home on James Street met the same fate. Across the neighborhood at a house on Lombard Street, a car slammed into the garage door,… Keep Reading

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Holey Wars

We?re looking at a classic match-up here, folks, and the stakes couldn?t be higher. Think Liston-Clay but a whole lot sweeter?and glazier. On November 19, the Milford, Connecticut, donut world will change forever. A brand new Krispy Kreme on Boston Post Road is set to square off against perennial favorite?and Boston Post Road neighbor?Dunkin? Donuts.… Keep Reading

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Points of Departure

Framing Sacco and Vanzetti by Sara Hirschhorn One fall day in 1971, Neil Thomas Proto had an epiphany. It wasn?t about God, or Vietnam, or flower power, or love. For the George Washington University law student, studying the execution of two Italian-American shopkeepers for robbery and murder in a Boston prison on August 23, 1927,… Keep Reading

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Pedalling Politics

I have butterflies in my stomach,? Charlie Pillsbury tells us, smiling hopefully as he guides his bicycle into the street. In spite of his silver beard, khaki shorts, and bike helmet, he speaks to the cluster of reporters and carries himself in a way that reminds me of Gregory Peck playing Atticus Finch in To… Keep Reading

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