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Salem's Top 5 Stories of the Week

Here's a look back at this week's most-read Salem Patch stories.

Here's a look at our top five stories of the week. Click on the headlines the read the full story.

PHOTOS: Blizzard of 2013 in Salem: Salem residents woke up to more than a foot of snow Saturday morning and we asked you, our readers, to submit your photos of the snow outside your windows! The result was a great collection of awesome local storm photographs.

Salem Firefighters Rescue Snow-Trapped Horse: In addition to extinguishing two snowplow fires in white-out conditions overnight, Salem firefighters can add saving a trapped horse to their growing list of duties performed during The Blizzard of 2013.

Salem Habor Power Station CEO Touts Design of New Facility: The natural gas plant slated to replace the coal-fired facility at Salem Harbor Power Station will be smaller, cleaner — and much better looking. That's a reasonable summary of part of a wide-ranging presentation given by the CEO of the company that says it will transform the site into a mixed-use area that will not only power the region, but also provide berths for big cruise ships.

Coming Soon to Salem: Longboards Cafe & Bar: The Wharf Street commercial space that was formerly home to The Hungry Whale will reopen in the coming months as Longboards Cafe & Bar.

Ex-Chemist Faces Sixth Arraignment - This Time in Salem: The ex-chemist whose work will have tainted thousands of drug lab cases across the state faced her sixth arraignment, this time in Salem, on Monday morning.

For more of this week's stories, check out our news section.

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