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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. Stealing Season: Holidays Increase Package Thefts; Police Seek Suspect

    Stealing Season: Holidays Increase Package Thefts; Police Seek Suspect

    City police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing unguarded packages from front porches.Due to holiday gift-giving, police noted that reports of stolen packages from front porches, doorways, or other obvious places rise this time of year. With so many people doing their shopping online due to COVID-19, 2020 promises to provide plenty of opportunities ...

  2. Missing Woman Found

    Missing Woman Found

    A woman who had been missing since October was recently located.On Monday, Nov. 23, around 10:20 a.m., Chicopee Police said that Michelle Abbott had been found.Before being located, Abbott had been missing since Oct. 25.No other information was available.

  3. Life Boat Spotted: Fishing Ship Sunk Off Massachusetts Coast

    Life Boat Spotted: Fishing Ship Sunk Off Massachusetts Coast

    The Coast Guard is searching for the crew of a small fishing ship that appears to have sunk.On Monday, Nov. 23, the U.S. Coast Guard said it is continuing to search for four fishermen who went missing about 20 miles off the northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, according to WTNH.A distress call came from the 82-foot Emmy Rose sometimes around 1 a.m. At the time, the owner said there ...

  4. Guitar Center Files For Bankruptcy

    Guitar Center Files For Bankruptcy

    Guitar Center, a mecca for new and used, affordable musical instruments, has filed for bankruptcy.On Saturday, Nov. 21, the retail chain - and the largest seller of musical equipment in the U.S., said it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to MarketWatch.Guitar Center plans to keep its U.S. 300 stores open during the bankruptcy process.The filing is expected to help Guitar ...

  5. COVID-19: US Congressman In Connecticut Tests Positive For Virus

    COVID-19: US Congressman In Connecticut Tests Positive For Virus

    A Connecticut Congressman recently announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.On Sunday, Nov. 22, U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) said that he was inadvertently exposed sometime last week by someone who was unknowingly carrying the virus.U.S. Rep. Courtney's Second District includes much of the eastern part of the state and includes most if not all of Tolland, Windham, and ...

  6. Teen-On-Teen Crime: 18-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murdering 17-Year-Old

    Teen-On-Teen Crime: 18-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murdering 17-Year-Old

    Police are charging an 18-year-old boy with murder for the killing of a 17-year-old boy earlier this year.On Friday, Nov. 21, police arrested Messiah Amankwah, 18, of Worcester and charged with murder in the shooting death of a boy in October, police said.The shooting happened on Oct. 24 around 8:30 p.m. Police were called to the Wendy’s on Park Avenue and found a boy who had been shot. ...

  7. Murder Charges Filed Against City Man For Deadly, Double-Shooting

    Murder Charges Filed Against City Man For Deadly, Double-Shooting

    After months of investigation, a suspect has been arrested in the killing of two people who were shot as they sat in a car at a Connecticut parking lot.Gregory Chrichlow, 21, of Springfield, has been arrested and faces two murder charges in connection with the August killing of Jennifer Hicks, 20, of Springfield, and Gregory Scott, 24, according to the Associated Press.Motivated by a ...

  8. University-Student Football-Player Killed At House Party

    University-Student Football-Player Killed At House Party

    A freshman member of the Fitchburg State University football team was killed at a house party while he was home visiting friends.Desmond Clayton, 19, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was fatally shot multiple times and died at a hospital on Friday, Nov. 20, according to the Tulsa Police Department.Fitchburg State University described Clayton as an “outgoing member of the team whose big ...

  9. Massachusetts Among Safest States To Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Massachusetts Among Safest States To Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Whether you plan to attend a gathering or not, a new study says Massachusetts is one of the safest states in the country in which to celebrate Thanksgiving.Massachusetts was among the top 10 safest states to spend Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic - ranked No. 7 overall. The safest place in the U.S. to enjoy Thanksgiving is Vermont.The study was done by WalletHub, an online ...

  10. Bomb Threat Closes Mall, Target

    Bomb Threat Closes Mall, Target

    A bomb threat closed the mall, including the city’s Target on Friday, Nov. 20.On Friday, around 11:20 a.m., police received a report of a vague bomb threat directed at the Enfield Square Mall. The threat had been called into a store in the Square, police said.Enfield Police were told that "there was a bomb somewhere in the Enfield Square” - a large area to search.As a measure of ...

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