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Six Canals That Built New England

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In 1803, one of the first New England canals made Boston the undisputed commercial center of New England. Called ‘the Incredible Ditch,’ the Middlesex Canal allowed a barge to haul 30 tons of goods back and forth between Chelmsford (now ...

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The Oldest Business in Each New England State

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Family-owned businesses are becoming a thing of the past as Amazon and Walmart gobble up the consumer’s dollar. But there are exceptions in New England. They include family farms that survived real estate development, catastrophes and competition from agribusiness. A ...

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