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Eric Hurwitz, editor and publisher at VisitingNewEngland.Welcome to New England!  My name is Eric Hurwitz, editor of VisitingNewEngland and author of Massachusetts Town Greens, and your local go-to guy for the best of New England travel, vacation and food destinations. Stories on VisitingNewEngland include lighthouses, country stores, coastal Maine, quaint small towns, ocean and lake beaches, fresh local seafood, and of course, delicious New England clam chowder! 

Let's get right into the heart and soul of the New England states -- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont ...

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Making the apple cider doughnuts at The Common Man in Hooksett, New Hampshire.The New England Small Business Chronicles I am a huge proponent of small businesses in New England, recognizing the traditional, vital role they play in our society. I only write about businesses I feel a connection to as they offer a great experience for customers while showing strong pride of ownership. Now trending: This mom and pop shop south of Boston makes the most delicious sweet and savory pies | Finding a highway service center unlike any other at The Common Man Roadside, Hooksett, N.H.  | The ultimate place to watch the sun go down on Cape Cod | Charming small towns and cities that look like something out of a movie | Discovering the only place in the United States where you can dine at the top of a lighthouse

Old Fashioned Country Stores 

A must- see New England travel attraction: Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vt.
the Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vt.

Everyone loves a good-old-fashioned country store. One step into these trip-back-in-time stores often leads to creaky wooden floors and hard-to-find items, aromas of locally-made soaps and candles, as well as maple syrup, cheeses, penny candy and homemade fudge. Vermont leads the pack when it comes to these local shopping treasures but Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have some gems, too. Please be sure to make country stores an essential part of your New England vacation trip planning list! Read more

The Ultimate Oceanside Beach Town

Short Sands Beach in York Beach, Maine
Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine.

New England offers so many wonderful beach towns but York Beach comes out on top of my list. The combination of beaches, rocky coast, lighthouse, great seafood, waterfront places to stay and a fun amusement park and zoo... I just want to be there right now! Read more

Overflowing, Delicious Lobster Rolls

Lobster roll from Warren's Lobster House in Kittery, Maine
Lobster roll from Warren's Lobster House.

So many eateries and markets offer this regional favorite that it's difficult to know before that first visit who serves the bland and who serves the best. We have found some of the best and share those food destinations with you including The Beach Plum with various locations in New Hampshire, Warren's Lobster House in Kittery, Maine and Lobstah on a Roll in Boston, Mass. and Salem, Mass. For a list of many outstanding local destinations for lobster rolls, click here.

Local Seafood

A great New England vacation dining out destination: DiMillo's On the Water, Portland, Maine
DiMillo's On the Water, Portland, Maine.

No New England vacation would be complete without experiencing local seafood. Some coastal restaurants even source the majority of its fish within a mile of their businesses -- talk about fresh!  A few shining examples of outstanding seafood restaurants include the Coast Guard House in Narragansett, R.I., DiMillo's On the Water in Portland, Maine and Woodman's in Essex, Mass.

Also, be sure to check out my suggestions for must-visit local seafood restaurants.

Lighthouses

Nubble Lighthouse at night in York, Maine

Let's cut right to the chase: Nubble Lighthouse is my favorite lighthouse in New England. Find out why right here. Also, did you know that lighthouses aren't just for tourists to gaze at and snap photos? This lighthouse in Newburyport, Mass. is the only one in the United States where you can dine at the top! Last but not least, check out this scene of a beautiful lighthouse and beach on old Cape Cod.

Quaint Small Towns and Cities

Downtown Newburyport, Mass.
Downtown Newburyport, Mass.

Who doesn't love quaint and charming when it comes to small towns? New England specializes in these special small towns that offer lots of fun things to do but, more importantly, a sense of community. For the record: Yes, I do love those Hallmark movies that portray small town life and thought it would be a good idea to write the story, Small New England Towns That Would Look Great in Hallmark Movies. Enjoy the story although you probably won't find pastry chefs, dog trainers, divorce attorneys, royalty, incompetent babysitters or supernatural elements there.

A few more small town suggestions that come to mind: Stonington Borough, Conn., Wolfeboro, N.H., Kennebunkport, Maine, Little Compton, R.I., Newport, R.I. (admittedly, a mix of big town and small city) and Newburyport, Mass. Also be sure to check out the 40 Best Towns, Cities, Villages and Regions in New England article, as well at these beautiful scenes in the six state region.

New England Clam Chowder

New England clam chowder from Steaming Tender in Palmer, Mass.
New England clam chowder from Steaming Tender in Palmer, Mass.

There's nothing like a thick, creamy, chock-full-of-clams cup of New England clam chowder. We've been to other parts of the country and, with all due respect, they just don't compare when it comes to this version of clam chowder. If I had to pick one place for yummy New England clam chowder, it would have to be CabbyShack in Plymouth, Mass. The clam chowder is so thick, you can stick a spoon straight up in the cup or bowl!

On the underrated side, Steaming Tender -- a beautifully restored H.H. Richardson train-station-turned restaurant in Palmer, Mass. -- makes an outstanding version.

Also if opting to make authentic New England clam chowder at home, check out this classic recipe from the former Durgin Park Restaurant in Boston, Mass. Durgin Park is, sadly, gone but the clam chowder recipe remains, forever.

Offbeat Fun

Lenny the Chocolate Moose at Len Libby Candies in Scarborough, Maine.
Lenny the Chocolate Moose.

For those that love their travel a little different, the six-state region features some offbeat but thoroughly accessible family attractions. How about enjoying a five course meal at Little Red Riding Hood's Grandmother's House in the middle of the New Hampshire woods? Then again, you could meet Lenny the 1,700 lb lifelike-size chocolate moose at a certain famous candy house in Maine. If you're in the mood for an ice cream cone and needing to improve your home at the same time, this Plainville, Mass. ice cream stand will more than suffice. Or, how about touring a spectacular castle in Connecticut, originally built for a famous playwright and actor?

Traditional Local Dining
Waterfall at the Old Mill Restaurant in Westminster, Mass.
The Old Mill in Westminster, Mass.

When on a New England vacation or day trip, why not dine New England-style? Many historic restaurants remain that offer traditional local ambiance and delicious Yankee fare. A few that come to mind that I highly recommend during your New England travel: The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Mass., the Bull Run in Shirley, Mass. and the Old Mill in Westminster, Mass.

Nice Destinations That Aren't Vacation Towns

Sunrise at Turner Pond, Walpole, Mass.
Sunrise at Turner Pond in Walpole, Mass.

New England vacation towns don't always tell the whole story. Often, the unassuming, un-hyped residential towns impress with their community spirit and hidden scenery. Two cases-in-point: Warren, R.I. and Walpole, Mass. (article and photos). You won't be experiencing the once-in-a-lifetime vacation that the marketing companies promote but will quite possibly enjoy a most satisfying stroll down a tree-lined street with old homes, an uncrowded spot for a sunrise or sunset and great places to eat that that might not be known beyond the town limits.

Old School New England - Then and Now

Peterborough Diner, Peterborough, N.H.
Peterborough Diner, Peterborough N.H.

For those who love returning to another simpler place and time, here is a recollection of restaurants no longer with us in New England. Living in the present, here are some of the best classic diners in New England (the birthplace of diners) that I think you will absolutely love for their ample portions of food, welcoming no-frills atmosphere and great value for the money. Also when in Boston, you've got to check out the Pleasant Cafe in the Roslindale neighborhood. It's a classic old school Boston restaurant and bar that has seen only one ownership change since 1937! Last but not least, local ice cream stands bring a sense of yesteryear to our senses but also serve as a delightful, timeless tradition. Check out some of the best ice cream stands right here.

Autumn in the Six-State Region

Fall foliage in Wolfeboro, N.H.
Fall foliage by Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Many consider fall the best time to spend a New England vacation in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Makes perfect sense with the colorful leaves, apple picking, freshly-made apple cider, pumpkin patches, local harvest festivals and generally more comfortable temperatures. Check out some of our favorite fall foliage destinations, scenic drives and attractions right here.

But Wait, That's Not All

Boston Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.

We certainly did not forget about some of the greatest New England destinations -- it's just that we can only feature a certain amount of story links on this page. By using the navigation bar at the top of this page or any other on this site, you'll be able to find stories on your favorite places like Boston, Cape Cod, the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Acadia National Park, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Newport, R.I., Mystic Conn., Stowe and Burlington, Vt., and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

Editor's note: Always research desired New England vacation and travel destinations ahead of time as the stay-at-home Coronavirus alert has affected current state travel, including attractions, dining and places to stay.

Online Storyteller: The Local Small Business Chronicles

Supporting the great mom and pop businesses of New England

Making the apple cider doughnuts at The Common Man in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
Judi Hermanson creates apple cider doughnuts at The Common Man Roadside in Hooksett, N.H.

Here's something you will never see on a New England travel blog: a dedicated section with stories on small businesses in New England! I love these small businesses and greatly believe in what they do. That is why I wrote about them.  Now is more important than ever to tell the story on small businesses in America, and, specifically here, on New England small businesses.

If you feel that your local, small business would be of interest to travelers in New England, please write to us. While we have a very selective process (only businesses I feel a connection to so I can write authentically and truthfully for our readers), I would love to hear your story and why your business is special!  It's a win-win: I get to write about great small businesses and share it amongst our significant social media audience, while you help support my small business.

Pickity Place in Mason NH features a five-course lunch, gift shop, gardens and a cozy red cottage that is the inspiration for the 1948 version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Pickity Place, Mason, New Hampshire


Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Mass.
Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, Massachusetts


Fresh juice puring at The Juice Bar Norwood in Norwood, Mass.
The Juice Bar, Norwood, Mass.


Lenny, at Len Libby Candies in Scarborough, Maine, is the world's only life-size chocolate moose.
Len Libby Candies, Scarborough, Maine


Sandy's Chill Spot Ice Cream and Seafood Restaurant in Bellingham, Mass.
Sandy's Chill Spot, Bellingham, Massachusetts

Jo's American Bistro in Newport, R.I.
Jo's American Bistro, Newport, Rhode Island


Jonathan's Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine is a local dining out landmark dating back to 1976 and specializing in locally-sourced food.
Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, Maine


Classic bar pizza from CRISP in Walpole, MA
CRISP, Walpole, Massachusetts (South Shore Bar Pizza)


DiMillo's restaurant, Portland, Maine
DiMillo's on The Water, Portland, Maine


Red Apple Farm is a fourth generation family farm in Phillipston, MA
Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, Massachusetts


Dining room at the Newburyport Lighthouse in Newburyport, Mass.
Dining Room at the Newburyport Lighthouse, Newburyport, Massachusetts


Huge breakfast sandwich from CRACK'D Kitchen and Coffee in Andover, MA
CRACK'D Kitchen & Coffee, Andover, Massachusetts


The Common Man Roadside at the New Hampshire Welcome Center in Hooksett, N.H/
The Common Man Roadside, Hooksett, New Hampshire


Millis Clicquot Coffee offers a touch of New York City ambiance in one of the smallest suburban Boston towns.
Clicquot Millis Coffee, Millis Massachusetts


Watson's Candies in Walpole, Mass., features homemade chocolates and fudge from old family recipes
Watson's Candies, Walpole, Massachusetts


Beyond Full restaurant is located in Hopedale Town Hall in Hopedale, Mass.
Beyond Full at Hopedale Town Hall, Hopedale, Massachusetts


Dining in a snug at Father's Kitchen and Taphouse in East Sandwich, Mass.
Father's Kitchen and Taphouse, East Sandwich, Massachusetts


The Coast Guard House in Narragansett, R.I., features locally harvested seafood and incredible water views.
Coast Guard House, Narragansett, Rhode Island


CJ's Great West Grill in Manchester, N.H., serves made-from-scratch food inspired by diverse American cuisines,
CJ's Great West Grill, Manchester, New Hampshire


Jake's in Northampton, Mass., and Jake's at the Mill in North Amherst, Mass. features locally sourced foods for breakfast and lunch.
Jake's in Northampton, Jake's at the Mill in North Amherst, Massachusetts


Thwaites Market, Methuen, Mass.
Thwaites Market, Methuen, Massachusetts


Cheesy Street Grill, located on the Massachusetts Turnpike at the Westborough and Natick Service Plazas, specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and hearty tomato bisque.
Cheesy Street Grill, Westborough, Natick Service Plazas -- Massachusetts Turnpike


Oliva's Market, Milford, Mass.
Oliva's Market, Deli, Catering & Gourmet Gifts, Milford, Massachusetts


Four Seas Ice Cream, Cape Cod, MA (Centerville)
Four Seas Ice Cream, Centerville, Massachusetts


Lobstah On A Roll, Salem and Boston, Mass.
Lobstah On A Roll, Boston and Salem, Massachusetts


Fudge display from Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates in Rowley, Mass.
Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates, Rowley, Massachusetts


Lobster tank at Jasper White's Summer Shack in Cambridge, Mass.
Jasper White's Summer Shack, Cambridge, Massachusetts


Trevor Stevens brings out fresh doughnuts from Country Kitchen Donuts in Millis, Mass.
Country Kitchen Donuts, Millis, Massachusetts
and Walpole, Massachusetts

Mike's Restaurant, Fairhaven, MA
Mike's Restaurant, Fairhaven, Massachusetts


Thornes Marketplace in Northampton MA.
Thornes Marketplace in Northampton, Massachusetts


Tessie's Bar & Kitchen, Walpole, Mass.
Tessie's Bar & Kitchen, Walpole, Massachusetts


Homemade whoopie pie from The Whoo(pie) Wagon in Topsfield, Mass.
The Whoo(pie) Wagon, Topsfield, Massachusetts


When Pigs Fly Bakery and Pizzeria, Kittery, Maine
When Pigs Fly Bakery and Pizzeria, Kittery, Maine


.Carmella's Pizzeria in Middletown, Rhode Island
Carmella's Pizzeria, Middletown, Rhode Island


Parker's Pub, Wrentham, Mass.
Parker's Pub, Wrentham, Massachusetts


PZA Gourmet Pizza, Salem, Mass.
PZA Gourmet Pizza, Salem, Massachusetts


Sample plate from PJ's Smoke "N" Grill in Medway, Massachusetts.
PJ's Smoke "N" Grill, Medway, Massachusetts



Flaky Crust Pies, Norton, Mass.
Flaky Crust Pies, Norton, Massachusetts



Rosetta's Italian Restaurant, Canton, MA.
Rosetta's Italian Restaurant, Canton, Massachusetts



Reasons To Be Cheerful ice cream shop in West Concord, Mass.
Reasons To Be Cheerful ice cream parlor, West Concord, Massachusetts


Central House restaurant, Westborough, Mass.
Central House, Westborough, Massachusetts



Copper Door Restaurant, Bedford, N.H.
Copper Door restaurant, Bedford, New Hampshire


Charred Oak Tavern, Middleborough, Massachusetts
The Charred Oak Tavern, Middleborough, Massachusetts

Summer Scoops ice cream stand at Osborne Materials in Plainville, MA.
Summer Scoops at Osborne Nursery, Plainville, Massachusetts


Coastal Roasters coffee shop in Tiverton, R.I.
Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, Rhode Island


Classic Rebuben sandwich from Ken's NY Style Deli and Restaurant in Bedford, Mass.
Ken's NY Style Deli & Brick Oven Pizzeria, Bedford, Massachusetts



Maddi's Cookery & TapHouse, Worcester, Mass.
Maddi's Cookery & Taphouse, Canal District, Worcester, Massachusetts


Schoolhouse Ice Cream, Burlington, Mass.
Schoolhouse Ice Cream, Burlington, Massachusetts


Red Heat Tavern, Bedford, Mass.
Red Heat Tavern, Bedford, Massachusetts


Arturo's Ristorante, Westborough, Mass.
Arturo's Ristorante, Westborough, Massachusetts


Simple Man Saloon, downtown Clinton MA
Simple Man Saloon, Clinton, Massachusetts



Garlic Knot New York Pizza from Granfanallys in Sale, N.H.
Granfanallys, Salem, New Hampshire



CabbyShack New England clam chowder
CabbyShack, Plymouth, Massachusetts


Providence GPub, Providence, R.I.
Providence GPub, Providence, Rhode Island



Homemade ice cream from Hayward's Ice Cream in Nashua, N.H.
Hayward's Ice Cream Stand, Nashua, New Hampshire


Pleasant Cafe, Roslindale, Mass. (Boston neighborhood)
Pleasant Cafe, Roslindale, Massachusetts


Shopping for antiques and shabby chic merchandise at Winsmith Mill Market in Norwood, mass.
Winsmith MILL Market (antiques, shabby chic shopping) in Norwood, Massachusetts



Sausage and hot dog from Fred's Franks in Wakefield, Mass.
Fred's Franks, Wakefield, Massachusetts

Cipcake Charlie's in Falmouth, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)
Cupcake Charlie's, Falmouth, Mashpee, Plymouth, Foxborough, Newport



Fried clam platter from Woodman's of Essex, Massachusetts
Woodman's, Essex, Massachusetts


Knead Doughnuts, Providence, R.I.
KNEAD Doughnuts, Providence, R.I.



B.T.'s Smokehouse BBQ restaurant in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
B.T.'s Smokehouse, Sturbridge, Massachusetts



Lobster roll on a buttered roll from Quahog Republic Captain's Den in Plymouth, mass.
Quahog Republic Captain's Den, Plymouth, Massachusetts



Centerville Pie Company, Centerville, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)
Centerville Pie Company, Centerville, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)

Normandy Farms Campground elevated safari tent in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Normandy Farms Campground, Foxborough, Massachusetts (near Boston)



Suzanne Foley, owner of Port City Pretzels in Portsmouth, N.H.
Port City Pretzels, Portsmouth, N.H.



Cushman Market and Cafe, North Amherst, Massachusetts
Cushman Market and Cafe, North Amherst, Massachusetts




Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach, in Revere, Massachusetts
Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach, Revere, Massachusetts


Hager's Farm Market in Shelburne, Massachusetts
Hager's Farm Market, Shelburne, Massachusetts


Homemade vanilla chocolate chip fudge from Mystic Sweets and Ice Cream Shoppe in Mystic Conn.
Mystic Sweets and Ice Cream Shoppe, Mystic, Connecticut


The Drawing Room at Anthi Associates in Marion, Massachusetts
The Drawing Room at Anthi Associates, Marion Massachusetts.



Depot Street Tavern in Milford, Massachusetts
Depot Street Tavern, Milford, Massachusetts


Kindles Wood Fired Pizzeria, Marlborough, Massachusetts
Kindles Wood Fired Pizzeria, Marlborough, Massachusetts


Lobster roll from the Beach Plum in North Hampton, N.H.
The Beach Plum in North Hampton, Portsmouth and Epping, N.H.


Beantown Pastrami Co. in the Boston Public Market in Boston, Mass.
Beantown Pastrami Co, Boston, Mass.



Nashoba Restaurant, Ayer, Massachusetts
Nashoba Club Pizza Restaurant, Ayer, Massachusetts



Main Streets Market and Cafe, Concord, Mass.
Main Streets Market & Cafe, downtown Concord, Massachusetts



The Raven's Nest, Walpole, Mass.
The Raven's Nest, Walpole, Massachusetts


The quaint UxLocale restaurant in Uxbridge, Mass.
The UXLocale Restaurant, Uxbridge, Massachusetts


Pizza restaurant stories from New England...
Pizza restaurant stories from New England


Warrens's Lobster House on the waterfront in Kittery, Maine, serves Maine lobster, as well as featuring one of the biggest restaurant salad bars in New England.
Warren's Lobster House, Kittery, Maine


The Crafty Yankee Gift Shop, Leington, Mass.
Crafty Yankee, Lexington, Massachusetts


A mouthwatering burger from The Abbey in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Abbey, Providence, Rhode Island


Carlins, Ayer, Massachusetts
Carlins, Ayer, Massachusetts


Barretts Alehouse in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Barrett's Alehouse, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Snowdon Chalet, Londonderry, Vermont 
Snowdon Chalet, Londonderry, Vermont 

Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, Massachusetts


Wicked Whoopies, Freeport, Maine
Wicked Whoopies, Freeport, Maine


Clyde's, Walpole, Massachusetts
Clyde's, Walpole, Massachusetts

Steaming Tender Restaurant, Palmer MA
Steaming Tender Restaurant, Palmer, Massachusetts

Nesting Gift Shop in downtown Concord, Mass.
Nesting Gift Shop, downtown Concord, Massachusetts


Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth NH
Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth, New Hampshire


Kihei Dynasty pu pu platter, Walpole MA
Kihei Dynasty, Walpole, Massachusetts

Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret CT
Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret, Connecticut


Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar, Sharon MA
Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar, Sharon, Massachusetts

Star Drive In, Taunton, Massachusetts
Star Drive-In, Taunton, Massachusetts


Jimmy's Pizzeria, East Walpole MA
Jimmy's Pizzeria, East Walpole, Massachusetts


Rico's BJ Wrap  from Rico's Pizzeria in Walpole MA
Rico's Pizzeria, Walpole, Massachusetts


Commonwealth BBQ drive-in restaurant, Wrentham MA
Commonwealth BBQ, Wrentham, Massachusetts

Bliss Restaurant, Attleboro, Massachusetts
Bliss Restaurant, Attleboro, Massachusetts


Putnam, Connecticut
Putnam, Connecticut


Club sandwich from Kravings in Millis MA
Kravings Grille and Ice Cream in Millis, Massachusetts


Good Food Store, Walpole MA
Good Food Store & Deli, Walpole, Massachusetts


Route 109 Travel Guide for Westwood, Medfield, Millis, and Medway
Park Street Books, Medfield, Massachusetts

Patriot Tavern, Walpole MA
Patriot Tavern, Walpole, Massachusetts


Juice Mill, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Juice Mill, Bridgewater, Massachusetts


Cherry pie from Ever So Humble Pie Company, Walpole MA
Ever So Humble Pie Company, Walpole, Massachusetts


Planet Chrysler Jepp Dodge Ram in Franklin MA
Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Franklin, Massachusetts


Norwood Farmers Market, Norwood MA
Norwood Farmers Market, Norwood, Massachusetts (SEASONAL)



Eagle Brook Saloon, Norfolk, Mass.
Eagle Brook Saloon, Norfolk, Massachusetts


Al Mac's Diner, Fall River, Massachusetts
Al Mac's Diner Fall River, Massachusetts


Bluberry Muffin from the Muffin House Cafe in MEdway MA
Muffin House Cafe, Medway, Massachusetts



The Kayak Centre in Wickford Village, Rhode Island
The Kayak Centre, Wickford Village Rhode Island


Walpole Farmers Market, Walpole, Massachusetts
Walpole Farmers Market, Walpole, Massachusetts


Napper Tandy's in Millis, Massachusetts
Napper Tandy's, Millis, Massachusetts


Ye Olde Tavern, West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Ye Olde Tavern, West Brookfield, Massachusetts


Abbott's Frozen Custard in Needham, Mass.
Abbott's Frozen Custard in Needham, Massachusetts


C&L Frosty in Sherborn, Massachusetts
C&L Frosty in Sherborn, Massachusetts



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