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A panel of regulators from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts voted Friday to put a three-year moratorium on the commercial fishery for Northern Shrimp, also known as Maine shrimp. Maine's representatives at the meeting in Portland wanted some type of season preserved, but they were outnumbered.

Update: The Cannabis Control Commission on Friday issued certificates to commence business to recreational marijuana retailers Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access in Northampton. The first sales are expected on Tuesday.

After months of waiting, the first legal sale of adult-use, or recreational, cannabis in Massachusetts is just days away.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is based in Northampton, Mass.
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Looking back at the news this week, employees of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate announced they're looking to unionize. The effort was sparked, in part, by perceived gender pay inequities that came to light last year. 

Andrea Harrington.
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Berkshire County's incoming District Attorney Andrea Harrington has started planning her transition.

New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Any day now, Northampton, Massachusetts, will be home to the first — or at least one of the first — recreational marijuana shops in the state. It'll be attached to an existing medical marijuana dispensary just off the highway.

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