Just in case you missed something, here's a look back at our top five stories of the week.
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Salem Businesses Host Annual Paczki Pig Out [VIDEO]: The Second Annual Paczki Eating Contest went off without a hitch at Cafe Polonia in Salem Tuesday night as area residents celebrated Fat Tuesday by stuffing their faces.
Three Plow Fires in Four Days in Salem: While city road crews continue to work to clear the more than two feet of snow that was dumped on Salem during the Blizzard of 2013, Salem firefighters have been regularly responding to reported plow truck fires.
Police on Snow Removal Duty Make Drug Bust: Prior to approaching 26 Gardner St., Salem police officers had used their sirens and a PA system to announce to neighborhood residents that all vehicles parked along the roadway needed to be moved for snow removal.
Salem Reacts to Pope's Resignation:It didn't take long for the news of Pope Benedict's decision to resign at the end of February to reach Salem this morning. Father John Sheridan, the pastor of St. James, said he was just as shocked as everyone else to hear of the resignation but supports Benedict's decision to step down.
A Virtual Mack Park Toboggan Ride [VIDEO]: For this Salem Patch editor, a plan to capture video of local sledders turned into a barehanded one-legged toboggan ride down the hill at Mack Park Sunday morning.
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