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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Did You Know The Cadillac Allanté Was A Pace Car? Neither Did We

The Cadillac Allanté is a peculiar footprint in the luxury brand’s history. Born in Detroit, partially built in Italy, the Allanté was to take on Europe’s finest luxury convertibles. As we all know, it failed to accomplish its mission.

But we have a very special Allanté here today. It’s a 1992 Cadillac Allanté pace car, which was present for the 1992 Indianapolis 500, for sale on Craigslist. The Allanté packed as much modern technology as it could into its convertible body with a 4.5-liter V8 engine under the hood. And all of that power found its way to the front wheels exclusively.

How much did this luxury set a buyer back in 1992? $58,470, or well over $120,000 in 2018 money. The Cadillac convertible proved a tough sell.

This example has 83,000 miles on the odometer and looks pretty darn clean from the photos provided. And for $7,000, you can ride in

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No consensus on Beacon Hill for taking guns

BOSTON — State leaders are wrestling with ideas to keep guns out of the hands of people who are deemed dangerous, but their efforts are running into legal and public safety concerns.

A task force looking at ideas such as a “good Samaritan” law — which would give legal protection to friends or family who take firearms from a distressed individual —  wrapped up working last week after failing to reach consensus.

“Unfortunately, the group could not find a compromise solution that sufficiently alleviated members’ concerns over possible civil liberty and constitutional rights violations, or that satisfactorily mitigated the proposal’s inherent public safety risks,” members of the panel wrote in a six-page report.

Massachusetts law allows police chiefs to revoke a person’s gun permit and seek a warrant to confiscate firearms amid concerns that the person poses a threat to themselves or others. The task force found that process is seldom used.

Family and friends are either

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Mother shares harrowing tale of addiction | Local News …

“I’m addicted and it’s disgusting.”

Lexi Lamoureux wrote those words in her journal before she died, losing a decade-long fight against her addiction to heroin at the age of 28.

“I hadn’t read that until after she was gone,” said her mother, Susan Lamoureux, who read through Lexi’s journals after her death, coming to understand the mental struggles her daughter had endured.

“It was the most heartbreaking thing because she knew what it was doing to her, but she couldn’t stop.” 

Lamoureux shared Lexi’s story in a Facebook post that went viral, inspiring responses from families across the globe, including Greece and Ireland, thanking her and sharing their own struggles with losing a loved one. It has resonated on the North Shore, where Lexi, who grew up in Maine, spent much of her time living, working and studying, in Salem, Danvers, Rockport, Gloucester and Essex.

“Because of that I felt a stronger need to reach more people,” Lamoureux said. In the months since Lexi’s

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Peabody councilors visit pot dispensary in Maine

Editor’s note: This article has been updated since its original publication to reflect a correction. The councilors visited two medical marijuana facilities — a dispensary and a cultivation facility. 

PORTLAND, Maine — Three Peabody city councilors traveled to Maine on Thursday to tour two medical marijuana facilities run by Wellness Connection, which is seeking state approval to open a shop in Peabody. 

Councilors Jon Turco, Joel Saslaw and Tom Rossignoll wanted to see how a dispensary in Peabody might be run. The City Council gave the local go-ahead for the facility in November.

The nonprofit company has run a dispensary in Portland for the past six years, discreetly located in a brick building near downtown. The entrance, in the back, requires someone from inside to buzz you in. Once inside, patients slide their license and medical ID card, a certification, through a slit in the bottom of a glass window to an employee who verifies the prescription.

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Substitute gym teacher found guilty of abusing 6 girls over one day

A retired Portland Public Schools teacher was found guilty Friday of sexually touching six Oregon City middle school students while he was substituting as their gym teacher over the course of one day in 2015. 

Clackamas County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Jones said he found the girls’ testimony to be compelling, detailed and credible.

They described during the two-week trial how Norman Scott, now 66, touched their breasts, thighs, bottoms and other parts of their bodies while they were in seventh grade at Gardiner Middle School. Most were 12 at the time.

Jones said he couldn’t conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that Scott was guilty of abusing two other students because both initially reported that Scott hadn’t assaulted them.

The judge said he thought it was unlikely that the girls had colluded to bring false accusations against Scott. It was the first and only time Scott had been at the school. 

“The possibility of accidental touchings

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Mother shares harrowing tale of addiction

“I’m addicted and it’s disgusting.”

Lexi Lamoureux wrote those words in her journal before she died, losing a decade-long fight against her addiction to heroin at the age of 28.

“I hadn’t read that until after she was gone,” said her mother, Susan Lamoureux, who read through Lexi’s journals after her death, coming to understand the mental struggles her daughter had endured.

“It was the most heartbreaking thing because she knew what it was doing to her, but she couldn’t stop.” 

Lamoureux shared Lexi’s story in a Facebook post that went viral, inspiring responses from families across the globe, including Greece and Ireland, thanking her and sharing their own struggles with losing a loved one. It has resonated on the North Shore, where Lexi, who grew up in Maine, spent much of her time living, working and studying, in Salem, Danvers, Rockport, Gloucester and Essex.

“Because of that I felt a stronger need to reach more people,” Lamoureux said. In the months since Lexi’s

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Whole Foods plaza plans move forward

BEVERLY — The fate of a building permit for the new Whole Foods plaza lies in the hands of the city.

CEA Group, the developer behind the Brimbal Avenue project, filed an application for the permit several weeks ago, according to the firm’s attorney, Tom Alexander.

It usually takes about a month for a permit to be issued, but because of the massive scale of the project — which includes a Whole Foods, a bank, a restaurant, and multiple other retail spaces — it could take longer, Alexander said.

Provided the permit gets the go ahead, Alexander said the developer hopes to start work again in the spring. The plaza is tentatively planned to be open in spring 2019.

“The developer’s plans are to start pouring the foundations in the spring as soon as the frost is out of the ground,” he said.

Construction is set to continue throughout the warmer months next year, Alexander said.

“The plan is that the

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Peabody’s Carter helps US team win gold, takes individual silver at fencing world championships

Jane Hall Carter has done it all in the world of fencing, highlighted by her capturing a national championship at the age of 15.

But the Peabody native had been away from international competition for several years, so Carter didn’t know how she’d fare after being asked to take part with the U.S. National Veterans team at the World Championships in Colorado Springs.

As it turned out, Carter pleasantly surprised even herself by helping her squad capture a gold medal. She also garnered an individual silver medal in foil.

“Friends told me I should try it out, but I had no idea what to expect,” said Carter, who in turning 50 in March became eligible for this event for the first time. “I went to a local competition and won, then took second at an event in Baltimore. They took the best two of three results, so with a first and a second

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