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Obituaries

Newburyport - Judith B. Woods, 83, a resident of Newburyport, Mass., died peacefully Friday evening November 29, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Biddeford, Maine, on December 27, 1935, to the late Maynard and Dorothy R. Bowley. She was raised and educated i…

Salisbury, MA - William H. "Smokey" Greenwood Jr., age 87, of Salisbury, died Friday evening, November 29, 2019, at Beth Israel Hospital, after a period of declining health. Born in Biddeford, Maine, February 10, 1932, he was the son of the late William H. and Marguerite E. (Wheelock) Greenw…

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.