Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jon Gorey March 15, 2017 I LOVE BEER, and I’ve got the belly to prove it. But my best friend, Adam, is a bona fide beer snob. About 10 years ago, he began buying expensive, fancy bottles of beer that almost resembled wine bottles — in size, price, and alcohol by volume (ABV), not to mention pretentious descriptors like “nose’’ and “mouth feel.” I thought he was nuts, but he had simply arrived early to what would become a raging keg party: the craft beer craze.Sales of craft beer have risen by double-digit percentages for eight of the past 10 years. Meanwhile, the number of breweries in the United States more than tripled between 2009 and 2016, to an all-time high of 5,005 (and rising). New England is home to some of the movement’s most successful pioneers — Boston’s Samuel Adams and Harpoon, among them — … [Read more...] about One excellent tour of New England’s brewery coast
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BOSTON – For the fourth time in the last decade, and the second year in a row, Providence Business News was awarded first place for general excellence by the New England Newspaper and Press Association at its 2019 New England Newspaper Convention, which was held Feb. 15-16 in Boston. PBN also was honored with three first-place awards, two second-place awards and one third-place award in five separate writing categories at the annual event. General Excellence in the Better Newspaper Competition produced by NENPA rewards publications for the overall quality of their products, from content to presentation. In addition to being recognized as the best for specialty publications in the region four times in the last decade, it marks the eighth time in the last 11 years that PBN has been recognized as one of the top three specialty publications in New England. In the fall, PBN was named Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications in NENPA’s New England Newspapers of the Year … [Read more...] about PBN named best specialty newspaper in New England second consecutive year
By Jim Alexander | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: January 7, 2019 at 10:48 am | UPDATED: January 7, 2019 at 10:48 am It must be nice. To live, or to be from, the cluster of Northeastern states that revolve around the Boston orbit is to partake of a certain smugness when it comes to professional sports. Who’s to say that there aren’t New Englanders who have “duck boat parade” already entered in their personal calendars, regardless of the sport. Boston and vicinity have had 11 championship celebrations in the 21st century, five by the Patriots, four by the Red Sox – the Dodgers and their fans were on the business end of the last one – and one each by the Celtics (which the Lakers reversed two years later) and the Bruins. And now SoCal is faced with that menace again this week. The Chargers, who will never remind you of championships until they actually win one, face the Patriots Sunday at Foxborough in an AFC semifinal, and … [Read more...] about Alexander: Aren’t we tired of New England yet?
NATICK -- The Republican and Sunday Republican were honored this week as the best Sunday newspaper in New England and a distinguished weekday newspaper by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The Republican also received a Publick Occurences Award for its coverage of the arrest of Gary Schara last September for the 1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam. The honors were awarded at the fall conference of the regional news association at the Crowne Plaza in Natick. Also recognized at the event was Wayne E. Phaneuf, executive editor of The Republican and Sunday Republican, who was presented with the Yankee Quill Award, the highest individual honor bestowed on journalists in New England. Phaneuf, whose career spans 49 years with The Republican and its predecessor publications, was among five honorees who were recognized. Established in the 1960s and presented by the New England Academy of Journalists, the Yankee Quill "recognizes the lifetime achievement of those who have had a … [Read more...] about The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England
The Portland Press Herald and the University of New England are co-sponsoring a gubernatorial debate on Oct. 10 in Portland. All four candidates have agreed to participate in the debate, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in UNE’s Innovation Hall at 772 Stevens Avenue, formerly the National Guard Armory.“This debate will help voters learn how these candidates would approach the critical issues facing our state,” said Cliff Schechtman, executive editor of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Press Herald Business Editor Carol Coultas will moderate the debate, with columnist Bill Nemitz and Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich as panelists. Website Editor Katherine Lee will field questions from the online audience. After a welcome from UNE President James Herbert, the candidates will provide opening and closing statements, and field questions from the panelists for approximately 75 minutes. The event at the 900-person venue is invitation only, with … [Read more...] about Press Herald, University of New England to host gubernatorial debate