Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

Traveling through the northeastern United States--particularly along the rugged coastal waterways that wind through coves, inlets and bays flowing into the cold Atlantic--can offer insight into the state of our nation, both past and present.

What brings this to mind is a cemetery in St. Stephen, a picturesque town on the Canadian side of the St. Croix River just across from Calais on the American side. Besides the claim of being the birthplace of the wrapped chocolate candy bar with nuts, St. Stephen is home to "loyalists" so conservative they fled the United States at its founding and sought to help England during the War of 1812.

Other towns along the Canadian-U.S. border and eastward to the sea acknowledge such heritage as well as their British roots. Interestingly, not many in the dual English-French province of New Brunswick make much of the role of France (at least not that we could find on the historical street markers). …

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