HUMAN BEHAVIOR

The Necco factory, which manufactured Sweethearts, closed its doors in 2018.
Brent Moore / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville

 


This Valentine's Day, I am heartless, a condition that also describes New England Confectionery Company, or Necco — the maker of Sweetheart candy, those small, chalky, heart-shaped confections that flood candy counters this time of year.

Connecticut drivers are the worst. At least when it comes to skipping out on highway tolls in neighboring Massachusetts.

A few years ago the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham was struggling financially.

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Maybe I’m just a rube.

Alexander George, by day a philosophy professor, by night a mentalist or mind reader. He hosts sessions at a cafe in Northampton, Mass.
Tom Wood

Alexander George has been demonstrating seemingly inexplicable feats at a hip Northampton, Massachusetts, café for a few months. 

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