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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. COVID-19: Here's Why Fast Food Restaurants Hiked Up Menu Prices During The Pandemic

    COVID-19: Here's Why Fast Food Restaurants Hiked Up Menu Prices During The Pandemic

    If it feels like fast food tacos, fried chicken sandwiches, and burgers are taking a bigger bite out of your wallet than just a few months ago - you are not alone.Across the nation, fast food prices have gone up significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, Restaurant Business reported.In fact, quickie restaurants haven't jacked up their prices like this since the Great Recession of 2008, ...

  2. 'Hidden Gem' Restaurant Stands Out For Authentic Cuisine, No-Frills Atmosphere

    'Hidden Gem' Restaurant Stands Out For Authentic Cuisine, No-Frills Atmosphere

    In Chicopee, off the beaten path, in between a driving school and an accounting firm is a “hidden gem” restaurant that has local foodies buzzing.Cana Korean Restaurant stands out, just not from the street. In online reviews, diners praise Cana for its authentic cuisine and knowledgeable staff who serve up a varied menu in a no-frills atmosphere. Menu standouts at Cana include Spicy ...

  3. Here's How Tech Will Make Sex, Intimacy Both Better And Worse, Report Says

    Here's How Tech Will Make Sex, Intimacy Both Better And Worse, Report Says

    The future of sex is technology and we’re likely going to see “sextech” creeping into bedrooms everywhere in the next 10-20 years. Justin Lehmiller, a social psychologist and research fellow at the Kinsey Institute for sexual behavior studies, recently sat down with the host of “The Future of Everything” podcast to talk about how advances like virtual reality and robots may become ...

  4. Family-Owned Western Mass Eatery Gets High Marks For Authentic Offerings

    Family-Owned Western Mass Eatery Gets High Marks For Authentic Offerings

    This far from the Mexican border, it’s easier to find Tex-Mex than authentic Mexican cuisine, but at Moctezuma’s Traditional Mexican Restaurant in Springfield, diners can have both.Located on Belmont Street, Moctezuma’s is a family-owned restaurant serving Mexican-ish dishes like nachos as well as old-school Mexican foods like Pollo con Mole.Moctezuma’s first opened in 2014 and has ...

  5. MIT Lists Top 10 'Breakthrough' Technologies Of 2021

    MIT Lists Top 10 'Breakthrough' Technologies Of 2021

    The MIT list of this year’s most important technologies says that 2021 will bring improvements in vaccination, online recommendation algorithms, batteries, and data protection.This is the 20th time the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a list of the “Top 10 Breakthrgouh Technologies of the Year.” MIT highlights technology that is already changing lives while ...

  6. COVID-19: Cats, Dogs, Caviar, Here Are Odd Shortages Caused By The Pandemic

    COVID-19: Cats, Dogs, Caviar, Here Are Odd Shortages Caused By The Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic turmoil are leading to supply shortages in places you might not have considered.Among purchasables in short-supply are cats and dogs up for adoption to baking yeast, jigsaw puzzles, and truffles among other things. When COVID-19 closed much of the economy in March 2020, items that include toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, coins, ...

  7. Here's Percentage Of Americans Who Want To See Country Broken Up Into Regional Unions

    Here's Percentage Of Americans Who Want To See Country Broken Up Into Regional Unions

    The United States is feeling a lot less united lately.A new study that asked Americans whether they support dividing the country into regions found almost one-third of adults think it would be a good idea.Conducted by the political science research project Bright Line Watch at Rochester University, the study found that 3 in 10 citizens (29 percent) said they’d support their state ...

  8. 'Classic' Burger Joint Praised For Creamy, Homemade Ice Cream, Custom Burgers

    'Classic' Burger Joint Praised For Creamy, Homemade Ice Cream, Custom Burgers

    In a bright blue building on Route 20 in Western Massachusetts is a big slice of 1950s nostalgia, food, and ice cream. You can even dine in booths made to look like classic cars or vintage Coca-Cola machines.Classic Burgers in West Springfield is coming up on its 10-year anniversary. The burger and homemade ice cream joint was started by retired Westfield firefighter Barry Parker ...

  9. Local Meal-Delivery Service Dad's Keto Kitchen Gets Rave Reviews For Flavorful, Healthy Food

    Local Meal-Delivery Service Dad's Keto Kitchen Gets Rave Reviews For Flavorful, Healthy Food

    A home-based “keto bakery” has moved into a professional kitchen and started a meal and baked goods delivery service specializing in healthy foods that fall within the scope of a high-protein, low-sugar diet — in fact, it is 100 percent sugar-free.Dad’s Keto Kitchen in Oxford is a delivery-only service for Southern Worcester County that is similar to other meal-box subscription plans. ...

  10. Robots May Be Coming After White Collar Jobs Like 'Phil In Accounting,' New Report Says

    Robots May Be Coming After White Collar Jobs Like 'Phil In Accounting,' New Report Says

    In the past, when people thought about “computers taking jobs away from real people” most pictured manufacturing processes and call centers becoming robotized. While we have seen that, it’s not the only way robots are replacing people at work.Less visible are the robotics and artificial intelligence taking over white-collar jobs in fields like accounting and human resources, The New ...

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