Each year, visitors travel to New England from around the world for an up-close view of our iconic fall foliage. When it comes to leaf peeping, there are plenty of places in Boston, as well as across Massachusetts and around New England, where folks can check out the brilliant colors of the season. Where do you like to view fall foliage in New England? Share your favorite place with us, and your response may be featured in an upcoming story on Boston.com. If you’d like to participate, please post your reply in the comments below, tell us on Facebook, or send me an e-mail at [email protected] Happy leaf peeping! Close Find out how to Boston when you sign up for Boston.com's culture and lifestyle newsletter. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Where’s your favorite place to see fall foliage in New England?
PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire have responded to a church in Pelham for reports of a shooting. Authorities responded to the New England Pentecostal Church just after 10 a.m. Saturday. WMUR-TV reports that Hillsborough County Attorney Michael Conlon said there were no fatalities and a suspect is in custody. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said in a statement that state officials are at the church assisting first responders in the shooting investigation. New Hampshire Attorney General’s office spokeswoman Kate Spiner says the office is aware of the situation and is working in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Attorney. Photos of the scene show ambulances, fire trucks and police cars at the church. Pelham is located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Concord, New Hampshire’s capital. It borders Massachusetts. Close Boston.com Today Sign up for Boston.com Today to get the headlines delivered to your inbox. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Police respond to a church shooting in Pelham, New Hampshire
We had just returned from Gozo having (only just!) survived a blistering 40-degree heatwave and we were asked to try a staycation in the New Forest in a pet-friendly lodge on the edge of the New Forest. I wasn’t going to say no – having travelled to France with my beloved rescue dog Rosa last year I’m now always looking to travel more and more with her if and when I can. The New Forest is one of England’s most popular holiday destinations and with good reason. It’s a wild and romantic place covering over 220 square miles of mainly open heathland, dotted with gorse and bracken and home to wildlife such as deer, otters, owls and more famously the semi-wild New Forest ponies. Dating back from 1079, the area was originally William the Conqueror’s game reserve and apparently he fiercely protected his beloved hunting land. Our home for the week was to be a luxury lodge set in landscaped parkland in the family, and pet, friendly Shorefield Country … [Read more...] about A dog-friendly holiday in the New Forest (with Shorefield)
The Bank of England says the U.K. financial system is prepared for a no-deal Brexit, though uncertainties about the country’s withdrawal from the European Union continue to weigh on economic activity.The bank’s Financial Policy Committee, which assesses financial risks, said Wednesday that legislation, temporary permissions and other preparations by British authorities have been made to “ensure that households and businesses will be able to use existing and new services from EU financial institutions.”However, it warned that without further action by EU authorities, “some disruption to cross-border financial services in the event of a no-deal Brexit is possible.”It also said that in a disorderly Brexit, demand for U.K. assets could be expected to “fall sharply, depreciating (the pound) and tightening financial conditions for U.K. households and businesses.” … [Read more...] about Bank of England: financial sector ready for no-deal Brexit
By Samantha Feuss | October 6, 2019 at 12:32 am I’ve been obsessed with Barbados since I was a kid, when I read the Newbery Medal-winning book “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George Speare. For anyone who somehow managed to escape their summer reading, the book is about a fictional 17th century young woman who, orphaned, must leave her home in Barbados and travel to New England. Now in Puritan Connecticut, she often reminisces about her home and her childhood growing up in beautiful Barbados. Yes, as an adult, I now realize the colonizer themes that ran rampant in the book. However, the images left in my mind’s eye of the lush and balmy Barbados had impressed on me the desire to make my way over to the tiny island as soon as I was able. No better time then the present, so we headed over to finally see the nation well known as the birthplace of rum. Located in the lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America, just 166 … [Read more...] about Lots to see and do in beautiful Barbados