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Loss of shrimp season hits the pocketbook hardest

aluminum boatNOBLEBORO — Behind Tim Simmons’ house, down a hill past piles of coiled rope and brightly painted bundles of lobster buoys, sit 100 shrimp traps.The traps – some purple, some black, all relatively new – will remain unused this winter for the first time in the 14 years Simmons has been shrimping in the Gulf of Maine. “It’s hard to have them sitting there not making money,” Simmons said Thursday, three days after regulators announced there will be no 2014 season. [email protected] 12:07