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Going to the dogs pays off for Watertown teen

Edges teacher in wiener-eating contest on island

Robert Lavallee, 18, of Watertown, ate 7 1/2 hot dogs to win the contest. Robert Lavallee, 18, of Watertown, ate 7 1/2 hot dogs to win the contest. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)
By Jeannie Nuss
Globe Correspondent / October 11, 2009

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It wasn’t quite Coney Island. But for ketchup-stained Robert Lavallee of Watertown and seven other contestants with a hankering for hot dogs, the last weekend of the season on Boston’s Spectacle Island had a touch of the amusement park flair that animates New York’s annual wiener gorging. (Full article: 560 words)

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