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Gloucester, MA - Claire R. (Caron) Valaskatgis, 85, of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday evening, June 15, 2019 at Care One at Essex Park, Beverly. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Valaskatgis. Born in Salem, Mass. on January 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Alice …

Salem - Marie (Carr) Daffe, 93, of Salem, passed away, June 14, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late J. Robert Daffe. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Beatrice (Kiley) Carr. Following her…


More Super Bowl coverage

Eagle-Tribune sports editor Bill Burt, Newburyport Daily News sports editor Mac Cerullo and Gloucester Daily Times photo chief Paul Bilodeau have traded the New England chill for slightly warmer Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. 

I don’t watch football and I don’t eat meat. But I'm a reporter and I always try to keep an open mind, so when an editor told me to write about "people trying to get wings on Super Bowl weekend," I cracked my knuckles and got to it the only way I know how — with a hefty dose of sarcasm and self-deprecating humor.

HAVERHILL — As the Patriots march deeper into uncharted territory — seeking to tie Pittsburgh's record for most Super Bowl wins by any team, and to set the record for most wins by a single quarterback — Rene' Gaudet is trying something new, too. 

The New England Patriots will be in the air early this afternoon, bound for Atlanta and Super Bowl LIII.

The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl! Coming off of Sunday's thrilling AFC Championship Game win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Mac Cerullo and Bill Burt discuss the game, where it ranks in the pantheon of all-time great Patriot wins, and what this latest Super Bowl means in the big picture.