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You say ‘gal-la, I say ‘gay-la’

NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance…

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan enjoys an apple at Mack's Apples in Londonderry, where she presented a proclamation for New England Apple Day. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
Scenes from New England Apple Day

NEW HAMPSHIRE Gov. Maggie Hassan, Rhode Island Chief of Agriculture Ken Ayars, Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture John Lebeaux, Massachusetts State…

Admiring the Empire; apple dings and dents

APPLE GROWERS spend their year trying to grow perfect fruit, and they succeed a remarkable amount of the time. The…