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    PLAINVILLE (CBS) – Plainville, Massachusetts was founded in 1905 and got its name after Wrentham residents referred to the area as “the plains.”  It’s also where you’ll find a bookstore with a storied history of its own. “It’s called An Unlikely Story, but we wanted everything about it to tell a story.” Jeff Kinney, the...
    COHASSET (CBS) – Just off beautiful Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, you can find the picturesque Holly Hill Farm. And a young man virtually obsessed with bread. “I think a lot about bread,” 26-year-old Alec White told WBZ-TV. He’s been trying to perfect his sourdough and baguette processes, and he’s gotten pretty close. “They tell me...
    DUXBURY (CBS) — Duxbury was once the largest and most famous ship-building center of the world. Duxbury Beach used to be Salters Beach, where colonists harvested the mineral for survival. These days, Duxbury Saltworks carries on the tradition. “Time, temperature, it’s a blend of science and art,” said CEO Lilly Leedom. She got the idea...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod, was settled in 1637 and is now home to hockey greats, Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson, good friends and former teammates who actually live in the same neighborhood. The Cape Cod Canal was constructed through the town starting in 1909, making travel here possible in...
    MARSHFIELD (CBS) – On Summer Street in Marshfield is a farm that many swear is magical. The Magical Moon Farm. “We nurture and empower children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions,” owner Donna Green, told WBZ-TV about the farm’s mission. Green founded it 26 years ago as a refuge and education center for kids battling...
    SCITUIATE (CBS) – This South Shore town is home to five beaches and two lighthouses. Minot Ledge, also known as “Lovers Ledge,” has a 1-4-3 flashing light signal, locally referred to as “I love you.” For Scituate resident Jenna Sammartino, there’s a lot to love about this coastal community. “I love the harbor, it’s a...
    NEEDHAM (CBS) – Settled in 1680 Needham, Massachusetts was originally part of Dedham until broke away in 1711. Both superstar gymnast Aly Raisman and Governor Charlie Baker grew up there and the longest running public high school Thanksgiving football rivalry game in the country is played every year between Needham High and Wellesley. Far from...
    HOLLISTON (CBS) – A small manufacturer of brass instruments that has global reach can be found in Holliston, Massachusetts. S.E. Shires Company has been the premier trombone manufacturer for decades and makes custom instruments for some of the world’s most recognized orchestras. “To see the trombone section of the New York Philharmonic for example, performing...
    PEMBROKE (CBS) – Pembroke is now home to a unity campaign. Shawn Flores co-owns the Acme Print Company and they took a giant hit when the pandemic struck. “Initially, we went to almost zero revenue,” Flores told WBZ-TV. “Our schedule was empty.” That’s when he heard about the idea of the unity campaign – printing...
    GROTON (CBS) – Settled in 1655, Groton, Massachusetts was destroyed 20 years later in King Philip’s War, one of the bloodiest conflicts in U.S. history. It was later rebuilt and is now the home of two private schools, Lawrence Academy and The Groton School. The views in Groton are hard to beat and easy to...
    WEST ROXBURY (CBS) – Inside an innocent-looking warehouse in West Roxbury you will find what might be one of the spookiest places in Boston! They’re collecting fragments in a graveyard for gravestones. But why? “Because they were broken and lying on the ground,” said Kelly Thomas of Boston’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative. The city owns...
    QUINCY (CBS) – You might have heard Quincy referred to as the “Granite City.” The nickname is well earned. The city was once the center of the granite-mining industry in the country. “In 1909, 146 granite sheds were working here in the city,” Al Bina toldWBZ-TV. He has studied the history of Quincy’s granite business...
    LUNENBURG (CBS) – It Happens Here: in Lunenburg. This tiny town originally included Fitchburg, and was once known as Turkey Hill. But it’s best known for the spot where generations of families had a “Whale of a Time.” Whalom Park opened in 1893 and entertained New Englanders for more than 100 years. It’s since been...
    CONCORD (CBS) – Concord, Massachusetts is a place where writers go to be inspired. The town is filled with a long history of literary greats and now there is a way to connect with the past in a very unique and personal way. Concord was the first inland settlement in Massachusetts back on September 12,...
    CARVER (CBS) – It Happens Here, in Carver. This small town is big on cranberries, making up 9 percent of all acres in the U.S. Visitors can tour a former cranberry plantation on the Edaville Railroad, or travel back in time to King Richard’s Faire, the largest Renaissance party in New England – with the...
    LAWRENCE (CBS) – It Happens Here: in Lawrence. Known for its mills and deep union roots, the walls of the city are coming alive with art. Breanna Pitts goes to Lawrence to meet an art teacher who is helping beautify the city by giving young mural artists a voice – and a job.
    LINCOLN (CBS) – It Happens Here: Lincoln. It’s the birthplace of They Might Be Giants, a Congressional Medal winning World War II spy, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. It’s also home to a mysterious collection you need to see to believe. Welcome to Ponyhenge.
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