Newburyport native Chip Hersey showed off his handmade catapult, sending dozens of pumpkins to their crushing conclusions at the third annual Pumpkin Chucking Fest fund-raiser Oct. 14 at Amesbury Sports Park. “It’s a huge challenge,” said the mechanical engineer who now lives in South Portland, Maine, noting a ceaseless process of problem-solving and trial and error.
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