January 21, 2012
Raymond Berry can't fathom the odds. Who'd have thought that, the same year he was asked to present the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the two locales most dear to his heart would be playing on Sunday for a Super Bowl berth? That's Baltimore, the town Berry helped win two world championships as a Colts receiver, and New England, the club he later coached to the Super Bowl. Either the Ravens or Patriots will advance Sunday to the big game, giving Berry a rooting bias in Indianapolis two weeks hence.
July 28, 1991
For those who prefer the back roads, T. J. Harvey of Southbury, Conn., arranges self-driving tours through the New England countryside, with overnight stops at country inns. He calls it shunpiking, a word that has its origins in the Colonial era, when travelers sometimes took lengthy detours to avoid paying tolls to property owners.According to the client's needs, Mr. Harvey devises an itinerary and writes a guidebook specifically for the trip, tailored to such interests as antiquing, outlet shopping or visiting historic sites.
March 21, 1991
Sorry Victor, but it wasn't even a close shave.Asked if they would rather lure the Patriots of Remington owner Victor Kiam or seek an NFL expansion franchise, respondents sided with an expansion team by more than a 2-to-1 margin.Sixty-eight percent (353 of 520) of Evening Sun readers and other respondents to "It's Your Call" said they would prefer that Baltimore pursue a brand new team. Kiam, unhappy in New England and supposedly to meet with a Baltimore businessman to discuss moving the Patriots here, only gained 32 percent (167)
April 26, 1992
Planning a vacation and want to go antiquing? What part of the country is brimming with first-rate shops, shows and auctions? How can I find out about dealers and their specialties? Isn't there a book with all the answers? Yes, there is: "Sloan's Green Guide: Antiquing in New England 1992-1993," edited by Susan P. Sloan (Antique Press, $15.95).The six states of New England -- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont -- are America's premier hunting ground for antiques, thanks to the area's high concentration of knowledgeable and experienced dealers, ranging from nationally known specialists to small country shops with broadly based stocks.
April 23, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The government selected Fleet/Norstar Financial Group Inc., a Rhode Island banking company, along with Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., the well-known corporate buyout concern, yesterday as the buyer of the failed Bank of New England and two affiliated banks that collapsed in January.L. William Seidman, the nation's senior banking regulator, said Fleet's bid had been selected because it represented "the lowest cost" to the program that insures bank deposits.Officials acknowledged that as part of the deal, Fleet, which has a comparatively healthy capital base for a Northeast bank, would have to raise money to satisfy federal rules on its financial health.
April 29, 1995
WASHINGTON -- A little-noticed movement toward a New England regional presidential primary next March 5 -- also the date for the Maryland primary -- could have a significant effect on the contest for the Republican nomination.The change in the schedule could magnify the importance of the first primary in the sixth New England state, New Hampshire, Feb. 20. And it could result in a Republican rush to judgment on a nominee even earlier than has been forecast up to now.It is far from clear which candidate may gain or lose from such a change, although it obviously could help a front runner such as Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and pose a problem for Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas if New England voters resist his Southwestern charm.