ANIMALS

A few years ago the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham was struggling financially.

The Trump administration has approved a first step toward offshore oil and gas drilling on the Atlantic coast.

The National Marine Fisheries Service issued permits Friday for five private companies to conduct offshore seismic tests from New Jersey to Florida.

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. 

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.