Barry Yeoman is a freelance journalist living in Durham, North Carolina. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone and Discover, among other publications, and won numerous awards.
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Friday, January 18, 2013
Rebel Towns, Local Democracy, and the Common Good
The 600 residents of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, have done a laudable job of keeping the vulgarities of modern life at bay. There are no fast-food restaurants, no neon signs. Instead, the former iron-mining town has rambling country inns and a main road lined with Victorian and Arts and Crafts houses.