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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. Shelter-In-Place Order Given For Parts Of Chicopee

    Shelter-In-Place Order Given For Parts Of Chicopee

    The Chicopee Police have ordered the evacuation of homes and issued a stay-in-place order for others as the department prepares to dispose of recently discovered “energetic materials.”The orders are to be observed Friday, Sept. 25, 7-10 p.m., police said.Police discovered the energetic materials on Thursday, Sept. 24 on Summer Street and will dispose of them in a controlled burn ...

  2. Police Searching Connecticut River For Body

    Police Searching Connecticut River For Body

    Police are searching for a body in the Connecticut River.Hartford Police said at 1:40 p.m. that the city’s Marine Division was on their way to the Hartford side of the river to investigate reports of a body in the river.This story will be updated as more information is released.

  3. Gun Shop Owner Admits To Selling/Owning Illegal Firearms - Including Homemade Machinegun

    Gun Shop Owner Admits To Selling/Owning Illegal Firearms - Including Homemade Machinegun

    The co-owner of a local gun shop has admitted to owning and/or selling illegal machineguns and other banned firearms.Max T. Gaj, 29, of Belchertown and co-owner of Dark Horse Gunsmithing in South Hadley, pleaded guilty on Friday, Sept. 25, to receipt and possession of unregistered firearms, receipt, and possession of National Firearm Act (NFA) firearms not identified by serial number, ...

  4. Rooftop Lounging Proposed For Downtown Worcester

    Rooftop Lounging Proposed For Downtown Worcester

    Worcester’s downtown could be getting a rooftop lounge right across from City Hall.The Midtown Mall developer has proposed updates to the building including a glass facade and a rooftop lounge.The developer is Felicio Lana, who purchased the Front Street building for $4 million in 2019. The plan is to have a first-floor market and a rooftop lounge, according to the Worcester Business ...

  5. AG Charges 2 Holyoke Soldiers' Home Supervisors Over Wave Of COVID-19 Deaths

    AG Charges 2 Holyoke Soldiers' Home Supervisors Over Wave Of COVID-19 Deaths

    Two Holyoke Soldiers’ Home supervisors are being charged in connection to a wave of COVID-19 related deaths that swept through the hospital in March.Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Friday, Sept. 25, the charges against hospital former Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director Dr. David Clinton.Walsh and Clinton are facing the same charges: 5 ...

  6. Teenager Arrested In Officer Hit-And-Run On I-84

    Teenager Arrested In Officer Hit-And-Run On I-84

    A teen has been arrested in connection with a July incident in which a State Trooper was hit by an allegedly fleeing vehicle.Brooklyn Mahogany Marcano, 18, of Southington, has been charged with interfering with an officer, according to the CT Post. Marcano turned herself in to police on Thursday or Friday, Sept. 24-25.The charge against Marcano stems from a July 19 incident on I-84. ...

  7. Worcester Sticking With Restaurant Limitations Despite State's OK On Expansion

    Worcester Sticking With Restaurant Limitations Despite State's OK On Expansion

    What’s good for Boston isn’t necessarily good for Worcester.On Monday, Sept. 28, Massachusetts restaurants will be allowed to increase the number of people who can sit at one table and use their bars for dining - but not in Worcester.The city has decided to maintain the current limit of six people per table and banning sitting at bars. Elsewhere, on Sept. 28 Massachusetts restaurants ...

  8. 1,000 MA National Guard Troops Activated Ahead Of Protests

    1,000 MA National Guard Troops Activated Ahead Of Protests

    Gov. Charlie Baker has activated up to 1,000 National Guards in preparation to address social unrest. On Thursday, Sept. 24, Baker signed an order activating the troops and the Kentucky justice system cleared the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing of all but one reckless endangerment charge.Baker activated the National Guard a month ago in response to protests in support of ...

  9. Seen Him? Missing 12-Year-Old Boy Sought By Police

    Seen Him? Missing 12-Year-Old Boy Sought By Police

    Police are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy and seeking the public’s health in recovering the child.Jakari Owens, 12, of Waterbury, was last seen on Wednesday, Sept. 23, around 9 p.m.Owens is 5’4”, black, weighs about 110 pounds, has short black hair, brown eyes, police said.He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. He has a gray Jordan backpack. He ...

  10. COVID-19: CT Moving To 'Phase 3' In Reopening Economy; Larger Crowds Allowed

    COVID-19: CT Moving To 'Phase 3' In Reopening Economy; Larger Crowds Allowed

    Connecticut will soon enter “Phase 3” of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan.This means bigger crowds at events and restaurants both inside and out. Face masks and social distancing requirements must still be observed. Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday, Sept. 24, that the state would go to Phase 3 on Oct. 8.“The changes will increase capacities for certain businesses, including ...

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