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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. High School Senior Was Victim Of Fatal Single-Car Crash On Holyoke-Southampton Line

    High School Senior Was Victim Of Fatal Single-Car Crash On Holyoke-Southampton Line

    A high school student who died in a car crash in late-February is being remembered by the community as a passionate student with a strong work ethic and a great friend.Markiyan “Mark” Yuzych, 18, of West Springfield, died on Feb. 28 when, around 10:30 p.m., the vehicle he was driving crashed into a utility pole on County Road near the Holyoke-Southampton border. When emergency ...

  2. COVID-19: Most-Populated Berkshire Communities At Low-Risk For Infection, Town Rates, Trends

    COVID-19: Most-Populated Berkshire Communities At Low-Risk For Infection, Town Rates, Trends

    Keeping with the trend of declining COVID-19 infections, four of the Berkshires most populated communities are in the state’s “gray” or “green” zones - meaning they are at the lowest risk for virus infection.The Berkshires have no “red” communities, which pose the highest risk of infection, according to the most recent state data. On Thursday, March 4, Massachusetts unveiled its latest ...

  3. COVID-19: Two 'Red' Central Mass Cities At High Risk, Town-By-Town Trends, Rates

    COVID-19: Two 'Red' Central Mass Cities At High Risk, Town-By-Town Trends, Rates

    Keeping with the trend of declining COVID-19 infections, Central Massachusetts has only 2 “red” communities - cities and towns with the highest risk of virus transmission.On Thursday, March 4, Massachusetts unveiled its latest weekly update on COVID-19 incidents by the municipality. Red communities in Central Massachusetts for the week of March 4 are:Blackstone, 26.1 new incidents per ...

  4. COVID-19: Four 'Red' Western Mass Cities At High Risk, Town-By-Town Trends, Rates

    COVID-19: Four 'Red' Western Mass Cities At High Risk, Town-By-Town Trends, Rates

    Keeping with the trend of declining COVID-19 infections, the Pioneer Valley has only 4 “red” communities - cities and towns with the highest risk of virus transmission.On Thursday, March 4, Massachusetts unveiled its latest weekly update on COVID-19 incidents by the municipality. Red communities in Western Massachusetts for the week of March 4 are:Chicopee with a rate of 33.4, ...

  5. Vehicle So Caked In Road Salt, Dirt It Attracted Police Attention, Led To Drug Bust

    Vehicle So Caked In Road Salt, Dirt It Attracted Police Attention, Led To Drug Bust

    A vehicle driving down I-91 had a license plate so obscured by road salt and dirt that it attracted police attention leading to the alleged discovery of about 900 packs of heroin and more than 45 grams of crack.On Tuesday, March 2, a little before 1:30 p.m., a Massachusetts State Police Trooper patrolling Interstate 91 in Northampton allegedly observed a gray Nissan sedan drive by with ...

  6. COVID-19: Massachusetts Among Top 10 Hotspots For Virus Variants

    COVID-19: Massachusetts Among Top 10 Hotspots For Virus Variants

    Massachusetts has become a hotspot for a new virus variant of COVID-19.SARS-CoV-2 has one or more mutations that differentiate it from the predominant coronavirus already circulating, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.The CDC has been tracking these mutated COVID-19 viruses around the country. On Friday, March 5, Massachusetts was the state with the 10th most ...

  7. Arrest Made In Double Armed Robbery At Holyoke Mall

    Arrest Made In Double Armed Robbery At Holyoke Mall

    A woman who allegedly committed two armed robberies at the Holyoke Mall Sunglass Hut has been arrested.On Wednesday, March 3, Christen Lesnewski, 24, of Chicopee was arrested in Springfield by the Massachusetts State Police and U.S. Marshal’s Office on warrants issued by the Holyoke Police Department, WWLP reported.Lesnewski is facing two charges of armed robbery while wearing a mask in ...

  8. COVID-19: Map Predicts Pandemic's Economic Impact On Every Street In US - Find Yours Here

    COVID-19: Map Predicts Pandemic's Economic Impact On Every Street In US - Find Yours Here

    A new interactive map is forecasting the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic not just on individual states, and towns, but neighborhoods, as well.Created by BestNeighborhood.org, a property data clearinghouse, the map draws on industry data and economic projections to predict where the economy will be hardest hit by the pandemic over the next 6-12 months. With just a bit of ...

  9. Man Accused Of Converting Profits From Knock-Off 'Gucci' Into Bitcoin Is Indicted

    Man Accused Of Converting Profits From Knock-Off 'Gucci' Into Bitcoin Is Indicted

    A Central Mass man has been accused of using Bitcoin to launder profits from the sale of illegal items such as knock-off Gucci bags.On Thursday, March 4, Alan Joseph 32, of Fitchburg, was indicted by a grand jury on the charges of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, and 4 counts of money laundering, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts, said. From August 2020 to ...

  10. New Long Island Indian Eatery Quickly Grows Following

    New Long Island Indian Eatery Quickly Grows Following

    A new Long Island Indian restaurant is representing the whole subcontinent on one menu.The owner of the Royale Restaurant and Bar in Carle Place said that he’s not normally a fan of the term “Indian cuisine” because it is too vague. It “would be like saying to a sommelier 'North American wine,' " said Amrinder S in a statement. "Like Napa, Sonoma, Columbia, and Anderson Valley, for ...

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