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.


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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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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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Rock solid after 170 years – Eagle

DRACUT — Stepping into the entryway of Portland Stone Ware Company in Dracut is like walking back in time.

Inventory books and pottery hark back to the company’s beginnings in the 1800s. The owners even have glass-plate negatives from photographs taken decades upon decades ago. A drawing of the company’s original factories and kilns in Maine hangs above an antique desk on which the memorabilia sits.

There’s a rich history to the Portland Stone Ware Company, which has been owned by two families over the course of its 170 years in business. It’s a legacy that the current owners, the Schuler family, have taken great care to continue, including with an expansion into Methuen.

Jewett Construction Company recently broke ground on a new 15,000-square-foot warehouse for the company on a lot that will also include about 6 acres of additional outside storage for stone products. It sits on McGrath Road in Methuen’s west end,

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Wicked Audio Endo wireless headphones review: Comfortable everyday listening on the cheap

I’ve had the great pleasure of reviewing some top-notch headphones recently, but I’m not comfortable roughhousing with them as I would with a cheaper and smaller pair. That’s why I was glad to give Wicked Audio’s new Endo headphones a go.

At under $50, these are inexpensive enough to purchase on impulse and to relegate to a life on the road as my commuter cans. Wicked’s been making budget gear for a good while now, so I was keen to find out if they can deliver decent audio at a low price point. Here’s what I found in testing the Endo for a couple of weeks.

Design

The Endo is mostly just plastic and synthetic fabric, but it manages to look exceedingly sleek, thanks to a subtle matte black rubberized finish. They’re built to be ridiculously light – which is great for when you want to wear

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Restaurant row grows – Eagle

HAVERHILL — The commercial area of Plaistow Road in Haverhill continues to grow and not unlike the downtown, has evolved into a restaurant row of its own. 

New eateries have sprouted along this busy strip, including the 110 Grill, which opened several months ago at 1175 Plaistow Road, across from the McDonald’s restaurant.

A new Five Guys, part of a world restaurant chain based in Virginia, is planned for 89 Plaistow Road, on a site that is opposite Uno Pizzeria and Grill and adjacent to the Haffner’s gas and car wash.

The Portland, Maine, based Aroma Joe’s plans to open a coffee shop next year behind Five Guys, according to an official from that rapidly expanding coffee company. Aroma Joe’s has locations throughout Maine and New Hampshire, and recently opened a shop in Leominster, Mass.

Mr. Mike’s, a longtime favorite along this busy strip, recently underwent the biggest renovation project in its 42-year history in an

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Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird looking monkfish

 

Now serving sea monsters.

That’s the message from members of the fishing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep — monkfish.

Gloucester’s mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, will be doing her part on March 12, serving monkfish during a a invite-only fresh seafood demonstration and tasting during the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more fishing pressure. However, U.S. fishermen often fall short of their quota for the fish.

A lack of reliable markets for the fish and convoluted fishing regulations make it difficult to catch the full quota, fishermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters’ limits for monkfish for the next three years.

Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional species such

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Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird looking monkfish | Local News …

GLOUCESTER — Now serving sea monsters.

That’s the message from members of the fishing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep — monkfish.

Gloucester’s mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, will be doing her part on March 12, serving monkfish during an invite-only fresh seafood demonstration and tasting during the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more fishing pressure. However, U.S. fishermen often fall short of their quota for the fish.

A lack of reliable markets for the fish and convoluted fishing regulations make it difficult to catch the full quota, fishermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters’ limits for monkfish for the next three years.

Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional

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Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird looking monkfish

GLOUCESTER — Now serving sea monsters.

That’s the message from members of the fishing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep — monkfish.

Gloucester’s mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, will be doing her part on March 12, serving monkfish during an invite-only fresh seafood demonstration and tasting during the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more fishing pressure. However, U.S. fishermen often fall short of their quota for the fish.

A lack of reliable markets for the fish and convoluted fishing regulations make it difficult to catch the full quota, fishermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters’ limits for monkfish for the next three years.

Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional

... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/ugly-delicacy-industry-touts-weird-looking-monkfish/article_07d01cca-ad73-54bc-9415-b2af16d67f03.html

At Mecum, the heart of the collector car market beats strongly

Warning! Don’t try to suck the folks at Mecum Auctions into the woe-is-us, the-sky-is-falling-on-the-collector-car-hobby talk that’s fomenting within the industry these days.

Sure, Mecum president Dave Magers will agree that at the top end of the market, that portion that floats above the million-dollar sea level and thus is most visible to observers, things appear flat if not in a degree of decline. But, adds Frank Mecum, son of auction house founder Dana Mecum, “our niche is a little different.”

Dana Mecum holds a ‘sold’ sticker that he’ll apply to this vintage 1950s Thunderbird’s windshield as soon as he hears the sound of the auctioneer’s hammer signaling another sale

Mecum’s niche focuses on cars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, on muscle cars, on Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs and the like, Frank added during an early morning chat at the company’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction.

Such vehicles

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