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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: 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Still 'Hip' After All These Years: Western Mass Restaurant Nearing 50 And Going Strong

    Still 'Hip' After All These Years: Western Mass Restaurant Nearing 50 And Going Strong

    Not many Northampton restaurants can say they were part of the funky city before it was cool. But as they come up on 50 years in the business, Fitzwilly’s Restaurant can claim a hand in its renaissance. Opened in 1974, Fitzwilly’s on Main Street near the Truck-Eating Bridge, serves updated-takes on classic American dishes for lunch and dinner.The restaurant was part of the vanguard in ...

  9. Popular Western Mass Market Hailed As Nice Alternative To Whole Foods

    Popular Western Mass Market Hailed As Nice Alternative To Whole Foods

    Forget what you thought you knew about grocery store co-ops.River Valley Co-op in Northampton isn’t your hippie grandma’s groovy grocer. The ethics of fair trade, fair wages, and shopping local are the same as they were when co-ops started to take off in the 60s and 70s. But the variety, presentation, and freshness available separate River Valley from its profit-sharing ancestors. Yelp ...

  10. Fresh Fish, Innovative Dishes Have Diners Hooked On This Combo Fish Market-Chowder House

    Fresh Fish, Innovative Dishes Have Diners Hooked On This Combo Fish Market-Chowder House

    The Angler Fish Market & Chowder Co.'s menu has plenty of items that could hook someone in. $1 freshly shucked oysters on Wednesdays, 50 cent shrimp cocktails, a weekly gluten-free menu, succulent scallops, creamy chowder all caught my attention.The menu at The Angler, located in Worcester County, in Westminster, is, for the most part, traditional New England chowder house: ...

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