TOPSFIELD, Mass. (CNN/WBZ) - Growers in Massachusetts had "pumpkin envy" just looking at the gourd that broke a world record.
The giant pumpkin weighed in at 2,009 pounds.
Ron Wallace, the pumpkin's owner, says that during peak growth, the vegetables can grow 40 pounds per week.
Wallace won more than $15,000 for his large pumpkin, which crushed the previous record holder that weighed in at more than 1,843 pounds.
If the fee was enacted as planned in the New Starts application, the expected $555 million in revenue would almost double the amount of taxes and fees motorists currently pay to the state through gas taxes
Ronald Nored, guard for the Butler University basketball teams that went to back-to-back Final Fours in the NCAA Tournament, has already landed his first coaching gig. The former Bulldog will lead the Brownsburg High School Bulldogs.
The university announced Blue III, also known as Trip, on Thursday. He was born Dec. 23 in Indiana. The university's current live mascot, Blue II, remains with the school.