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SUPERSHALANE: Marblehead native wins NYC marathon, first American woman in 40 years

Her tears of joy flowed freely as she approached the finish line, again when she was crowned the winner and once more as she spoke to the press following her historic win.

It had been a long time coming for Shalane Flanagan, and the mixture of emotion and fulfillment that poured out of her was a testament to her greatness as a champion.


Shalane Flanagan stands with her medal after winning the women’s division of the New York City Marathon, Sunday.

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Protecting older lobsters is Maine’s secret to big catch, as southern New England struggles – Eagle

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists who study the warming of the ocean say in a new study that conservation practices have allowed northern New England’s lobster industry to thrive in the face of environmental changes.

The lobster fishery is the backbone of Maine’s economy, and business has been booming in recent years. Southern New England fishermen’s lobster catch, meanwhile, has plummeted. Ocean temperatures have risen in both areas, to levels that scientists have said is favorable for lobsters off northern New England and Canada but inhospitable for them in southern New England.

Scientists led by researchers at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland say differences in conservation practices have contributed to record hauls off Maine and population collapse just a few hundred miles south. Their findings were published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

A key difference is that Maine lobstermen worked together decades ago to

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Fast food restaurants paying above NH minimum wage to keep employees from working in Mass. – Eagle

PLAISTOW — The Five Guys Burgers and Fires franchise in Haverhill is slinging its signature burgers and fries with lots of local residents working the grills and behind the counter.

Prior to the restaurant’s opening on Plaistow Road in Haverhill, management had been fielding a flood of applications from Massachusetts workers currently working in New Hampshire, just a few hundred feet north.

They were coming back for a big reason — to qualify for the Bay State’s higher minimum wage.

The current disparity in the state minimum wages of New Hampshire and Massachusetts has risen in recent years, with minimum wage earners in Massachusetts making $11 an hour, far above New Hampshire’s minimum wage of $7.25, which matches the federal minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

While Southern New Hampshire merchants benefit from the large influx of Massachusetts customers who cross the border to buy cheaper goods in the famously tax-free Granite State, they also employ many low-wage workers from Massachusetts

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Swan song: Marblehead’s Flanagan makes one last bid for Boston …

BOSTON — This is it. The final time.

Shalane Flanagan made that clear Friday morning at the Fairmont Copley Hotel, stating that Monday’s 122nd running of the Boston Marathon would be the last time she competes to win on her hometown course.

“I don’t know if this will be my last marathon, but I think this will probably be my last Boston as an elite runner,” said Flanagan, a four-time Olympian and Marblehead native. “I just feel like it’s the time, an instinctual, intuitive moment for me. I feel like putting that pressure on myself, that it’s my last, is kind of a good mentality for me.” 

Wanting to finally win what she refers to as “her” race — having grown up about 16½ miles from the finish line on Bolyston Street — the 36-year-old Flanagan said she’s well prepared, focused and ready to do whatever it takes.

“I want this race so badly that I almost have to pretend

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Review: 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Michigan saw a historic amount of snowfall in 2018. And it’s not done. It’s snowing as I write this and it snowed nearly every day since I took delivery of this burgundy 2018 Lincoln Navigator. Excuse the dirty car shown in the photos. That’s life in the Midwest: half the year it’s impossible to keep cars clean of salt and grime and, to me, that’s the best time to review a vehicle. I’m happy to report the new Navigator is a comfortable refuge from the snowy winter.

I spent a week in the 2018 Navigator running from Flint, Michigan to Ann Arbor to Detroit. I filled up the 23-gallon tank enough to know to take it easy on the lively 3.5L EcoBoost V6. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is luxurious and confident — but thirsty.

This is a luxury SUV. It’s not a sport truck and it’s

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Low-Mileage Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evo Sells For Nearly Six Figures [UPDATE]

Update: When the gavel dropped on October 4, this rare Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evo with just over 18,000 original miles on the clock went home for a whopping $95,000. 

The original Renault R5 Turbo was introduced in 1980 as a response to the mid-engined Lancia Stratos. Styled by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini, the R5 quickly garnered the attention of the World Rally Championship, and enthusiasts alike. In its six years of production, the original R5 Turbo spawned the more powerful Turbo 2, and at the top of the range, the even more powerful Turbo 2 Evolution.

Just 117 examples of the Turbo 2 Evo were built towards the end of production, nearly all of them limited to Belgium as sales of the R5 in France ended the year prior. But of the 200 built, at least one of them made its way to the U.S. – this

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Another Dealer Created A Throwback Chevy Silverado Super 10 Package

This is now the third dealership we know of that has jumped on the public’s love affair with retro-looking Chevrolet Silverados. Valley Chevrolet, located in Pennsylvania, has begun transforming 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models into modern-day Cheyenne Super 10 trucks.

Valley Chevrolet follows Blake Greenfield Chevrolet in Minnesota and John Elway Chevrolet in Colorado with its own throwback pickups.

The PA-based dealer says it will turn any Silverado on its lot into a Super 10 with a 3.5-inch lift, 18-inch wheels with BF Goodrich white lettered tires (of course), “Big 10” decals and a two-tone decal package. Thus far, the dealer has built three of the pickups, but two have already sold, leaving the orange one as the only pickup ready for sale. The dealer’s website has already teased its next Big 10 conversion.

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See the legendary Silver Arrows cars at the Louwman Museum

Seven unique 1950s Mercedes ‘Silver Arrows’ race cars are to be exhibited in a special display at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands, this summer from 7 July to 2 September.

The exhibition will represent one of the most heroic periods in the history of motor racing. The seven cars all have extensive racing histories, involving such famous racing drivers as Juan Manual Fangio, Stirling Moss, Karl Kling and Hans Herrmann.

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The cars, all of which are from the permanent collection of Mercedes-Benz Classic in Stuttgart, Germany, are as follows:

Mercedes-Benz W196 R

Reigning Formula One World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1955 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in this car, finishing just 0.3 seconds ahead of his teammate Stirling

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Police identify two men shot dead in Salem parking lots

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday identified two men who were fatally shot at and near a Salem bar Saturday.

Sheriff’s officials say Tyler Longacre, 21, and Tobias Helms-Reese, 24, died after being struck by bullets early Saturday morning. Both men were Salem residents.

According to court records, Helms-Reese was on probation for two convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm in 2017.

A third man was injured. Police haven’t released his identity.

Police were called to Bar Fly’s, 444 Lancaster Drive NE, at 2:28 a.m. Saturday.

Inside the bar, deputies discovered two men who’d been shot. They were rushed to the hospital. One of the men survived. The other died.

Deputies believe both men were shot in the bar’s parking lot.

A short while later — after discovering the first two shooting victims — deputies found a third man dead in the parking lot of a dialysis clinic at 421 Lancaster Drive NE, which is

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