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A Stop and Shop in the Elmwood section of West Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the retailer's 91 Connecticut stores where workers walked off the job Thursday.
Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Unionized workers at Stop & Shop stores across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island walked off the job Thursday after weeks of tense contract negotiations with the supermarket chain that have so far failed to yield a new contract.

Members of UFCW Local 1459 rallied outside a Stop and Shop store in Chicopee on March 20, 2019.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Stop & Shop returns to the negotiating table with its unions on Wednesday. The state treasurer of Massachusetts has criticized the company's proposals — and she has a unique perspective. 

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
cmh2315fl / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/21953562@N07

The Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council has passed an ordinance that requires housing developers to hire more city residents on building projects.

Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, opens for the season next weekend. Like at that other large amusement destination in Florida, a day at the park is not just about the thrill rides. 

Some of Vermont's working farmland is under a land protection deal called the Current Use program.
AMY KOLB NOYES / VPR

A new study of New England cities and towns, led by scientists at Harvard Forest, Amherst College and others, shows that when land is conserved, a modest growth in employment follows. 

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