Swipe a code, meet your fisherman
PORTLAND - After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat — and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood.
A group of scientists and fishermen said the technology isn’t about a gimmick so much as survival. They’re working on a new tool they say will allow consumers to learn the backstory of a piece of fish while standing in the supermarket aisle with their smartphone.
Famed floating bridge reopens in Vermont town
BROOKFIELD, Vt. — A tiny Vermont town’s famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and was reopened Saturday with fanfare, including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique cars crossing the new span Saturday. Just not all at once.
The Brookfield bridge on Route 65 — a state highway that is unpaved through the village — has been closed for seven years after its floatation system started to fail, causing it to be partially submerged.
Words, words, words – ‘The Millionaire and the Bard’
Book tells the story of history’s preeminent collector of Shakespeare
“What’s past is prologue.” - Act II, scene i; The Tempest
Museum show takes on art and early TV
NEW YORK — From Salvador Dali’s turn on “What’s My Line?” to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television.
In a new exhibit, “Revolution of the Eye,” the Jewish Museum and its curator, Maurice Berger, travel back to the birth of TV, delving into most every crevice for connections to the art world through more than 260 objects, artifacts and clips.
There’s innovator Rod Serling, who clashed often with network executives over “The Twilight Zone,” Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson — aka Batman and Robin — debating the elitism of the avant-garde on “Batman,” and the iconic eye logo of CBS, inspired by the hex symbol on Shaker barns.
Keeping the peace – ‘The Negotiator’
George Mitchell memoir educates and entertains
As someone born and raised in the state of Maine, I’ve always been fascinated by those fellow natives who go on to make significant impacts on the larger stage – particularly those who operate in the political realm.
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