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The Six Oldest Synagogues in New England

The oldest synagogues in New England were built well after the first Jewish settlers arrived. Touro Synagogue, the only surviving synagogue from the Colonial era, was consecrated in 1763, nearly a century after the first Sephardic Jews arrived in Newport, ...

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Six Places New England Films Were Shot

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New England films number in the hundreds since the turn of the last century, partly because the region provides such rich material for stories and characters set against New England's history and literary tradition provide rich material for stories and ...

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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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