It is the impossible threshhold, the number that just years ago no one in the giant pumpkin world would dare utter: ton. With records falling each year and the largest well into 1,800s, the question is not if, but when. At the Topsfield Fair, the super bowl of giant pumpkins, this could be the year. But in the charged world of pumpkin politics — which includes espionage, secrecy and sabotage — all eyes are on a guy in Rhode Island who won’t talk.
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