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Kristin Palpini

Managing Editor CT/WMa kpalpini@dailyvoice.com

Kristin is a journalist with nearly 20 years experience reporting and editing in Massachusetts. She got her start in the field at The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, MA, where she rose to the rank of web editor. She’s been the editor in chief of the Valley Advocate, an alternative weekly newspaper also out of Northampton, and creator and editor of the award-winning Berkshire Eagle’s Business Insider (Pittsfield, MA.). Kristin is dedicated to rooting out the truth as well as the juicy details that come along with it. She also enjoys saying “y'all” far too often for someone who was born in the Bay State and kayaking. 

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  1. This Pizzeria Praised For 'Bold,' 'Fresh' Flavors And Good Prices

    This Pizzeria Praised For 'Bold,' 'Fresh' Flavors And Good Prices

    The brothers Pafumi bet it all on their dream of opening a pizzeria. Oldest brother Bo quit his trucking job and little brother Mark sold the family landscaping businesses so, that in 2017, they could open Pafumi’s To Go - Or Stay in Wilbraham.They were betting on their passion, the brothers said in the restaurant’s online bio. And it seems to have paid off. The pizzeria has only been ...

  2. Suspect Allegedly Commits 2nd Armed Robbery At Holyoke Mall Within 7 Days

    Suspect Allegedly Commits 2nd Armed Robbery At Holyoke Mall Within 7 Days

    The same suspect who robbed the Sun Glasses Hut at the Holyoke Mall last week is believed to have robbed the place again.On Tuesday, March 2, at around 11:30 a.m. Holyoke Police responded to a report of a female suspect who went into the store, brandished a needle, and demanded money, police said. The suspect then ran off. Investigators believe the woman who robbed the store on March 2 ...

  3. Sale Of 6 Dr. Suess Books - Including 'Mulberry Street' - To End Due To Racist Drawings

    Sale Of 6 Dr. Suess Books - Including 'Mulberry Street' - To End Due To Racist Drawings

    Two beloved - and four obscure - books that were written by Dr. Seuss will no longer be sold due to their inclusion of racist and insensitive imagery.The announcement was made by Dr. Seuss Enterprises on Tuesday, March 2, on the anniversary of the author’s birthday.The two popular books that will be discontinued are “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo.” ...

  4. Suspect In 'Magic Lantern' Strip Club Shooting Is Arrested

    Suspect In 'Magic Lantern' Strip Club Shooting Is Arrested

    An arrest has been made in connection with a February shooting at a rural strip club.On Sunday, Feb. 21, gunfire broke out in the parking lot of the Magic Lantern, a topless bar on Route 20 in Monson by the Palmer town line, at around 1 a.m. The incident wasn’t reported until at least 12 hours later. Now Ethan Fitzgerald, 25, of Ludlow, has been arrested in connection with the shooting, ...

  5. Retired State Trooper From MA Killed By Single Punch On Las Vegas Strip

    Retired State Trooper From MA Killed By Single Punch On Las Vegas Strip

    A Massachusetts man who was a retired Connecticut State Police Trooper was recently killed by a single-punch he absorbed while taking in the Las Vegas strip.On Monday, March 1, police said that sometime early on Sunday, Feb. 28, Thomas W. Driscoll, 57, of Chicopee died from head and neck injuries sustained in a homicide, according to U.S. News and World Report.It is not clear why ...

  6. COVID-19: 1 In 6 US Counties Not Ready For In-School Education - Lookup Your County On Map

    COVID-19: 1 In 6 US Counties Not Ready For In-School Education - Lookup Your County On Map

    Is your county ready to return to full in-school education for elementary school students?According to new research by The New York Times, only 1 out of 6 counties in the U.S. have tamped down on the spread of COVID-19 enough to justify full-in person education. These counties tend to be sparsely populated in the Plains, West, and MidWest regions. This is concerning as President Biden ...

  7. Auto Shop Owner Admits To Running Mountains Of Drugs From Texas To Mass.

    Auto Shop Owner Admits To Running Mountains Of Drugs From Texas To Mass.

    The owner of a local auto shop has pleaded guilty to allegations that he intended to distribute a mountain of heroin and cocaine in Massachusetts.On Friday, Feb. 26, Javier Gonzalez, 52, and owner of TWC Auto Body on Jackson Street in Holyoke, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1 kilogram of heroin and 5 kilograms of cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts, ...

  8. Popular Food Network Star Launches Take-Out Only Massachusetts Restaurants

    Popular Food Network Star Launches Take-Out Only Massachusetts Restaurants

    Food Network star Guy Fieri recently opened 20 new delivery/take-out-only restaurants in Massachusetts - including one in CentralMass.There are Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchens in Westborough as well as Brockton, Medford, Needham, North Attleboro, Reading, and Woburn. Flavortown is uniquely fit for service during a pandemic. It will be take-out only and chefs will operate out ...

  9. See How Massachusetts Ranks Among The 'Best' And 'Worst' States For Women

    See How Massachusetts Ranks Among The 'Best' And 'Worst' States For Women

    In 2021, the world is still working on gender equality, meaning that even in the U.S. some places are “better” for women than others.A new study eyed gender equity and ranked the nation’s 50 states and Washington, D.C., from being the best to worst for women. Gender equality is the idea that men and women should be treated the same regardless of their sexes. This ideal has not been ...

  10. 'Keep Springfield Out Of Your Mouth' - A Message To Fox's Tucker Carlson

    'Keep Springfield Out Of Your Mouth' - A Message To Fox's Tucker Carlson

    Springfield is now and always has been one of the toughest cities in the U.S. - but it’s doubtful Fox talkshow bro Tucker Carlson gets that.When he called the city "tough," he meant it as an insult. In late February, Carlson had the intent of using his nationally broadcast self-titled program to trash Springfield in a hair-brained effort to highlight accusations of racism at Smith ...

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