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In Marblehead, marveling at the fury, majesty

MARBLEHEAD — It could be heard well before it was seen or felt in this normally placid seaside town.

Like countless others living along the New England coastline, Marblehead residents awoke to the roar of crashing surf outside their windows, a not unfamiliar sound with a nor’easter approaching. Still, the winds remained calm and the skies snowless as people moved about the downtown, taking care of last-minute errands.

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