Plymouth, Massachusetts

Lannette C. Linthicum President of the Executive Committee of American Correctional Association 206 N. Washington Street
As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. But I also reflect on the holiday as a time of remembrance - present and historical.
What is surely the oldest habitable house in Alaska, a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame structure on Campbell Lake, built around 1680, is for sale. To be clear, it hasn't always been in Alaska. For its first 300 years it stood on farmland near Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Officers lined up to salute the brave K-9. Afterwards, he was buried at the Angel View Pet Cemetery in Middleboro, Mass., according