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The elephant Minnie in October at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Over 1,200 people have signed an online petition to ban wild animal acts at the Big E.
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Gene Cassidy spends a lot of time talking about animals. As president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, his job is to promote the interests of New England farmers.

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Saskia Sassen is known for her analysis of globalization and human migration. Amongst her books are: A Sociology of Globalization, and Cities in a World Economy.

Springfield Cemetery
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A household name across the country, Josiah Gilbert Holland sold over a half-million copies of his books in his lifetime.

Daily Hampshire Gazette editor Dave Eisenstadter wears a pin advocating for a labor union.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Employees at the Daily Hampshire Gazette got a letter Tuesday from the president of the company that owns the paper, saying he opposes the union they're trying to form.

Brattleboro Community TV Content Manager Jeff Mastroianni sits in the studio while airing a Select Board meeting live on one of the station's two public access channels.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / Vermont Public Radio

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to adopt a new rule that could reduce local programs on cable television. 

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