Byline: By GARY SANDERSON

Although the meaning of the word “sentience” is abstract and esoteric and can be difficult to precisely define, it is generally accepted as a noun...

Twists and turns. Always twists and turns to the Great Beaver origin tale of an iconic local mountain range. The question is, what are the sources...

Can roosters swim? Well, my brother-in-law would have answered that question with a firm no had he not witnessed it with his own eyes.Let me set...

Another day, another lead, another potential conduit to information about our Pioneer Valley.This latest source came to me the same way most arrive...

Witch doctor. Medicine man. Devil’s disciple. Shaman. They’re all pejorative descriptors glowing with hidden meaning that suggest black magic...

A fanciful yet captivating tale was circulating around the upper Pioneer Valley and beyond earlier this month. I thought now was as good a time as...

Native Insight: Unearthing old collections

5/20/18

A fresh, insightful look at old collections, even those that the same researcher had a hand in gathering decades ago, can extricate exciting new...

The subject I want to discuss this week is a rare find that could have been addressed almost two years ago, when I first caught wind of it. I have,...

I’m beginning to feel like a maid, given all the tidying up I’ve been doing here lately. Little corrections here and there, never welcome, though I...

Native Insight: Learning from lecturing

5/3/18

Call it a teaching moment. Learning on the fly.Honestly, I should have known better, but there I was, wheels spinning to a shrill cranial scream...

If interested in King Philip’s War, then it would be wise to carve out a couple of hours for next Saturday’s “Conflict, Resistance and Legacies...

That Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone wearing fancy carvings of a face or mask, moons, arrows, teepees, an ear of corn, a deer leg and other finely...

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