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Collected Item: “"Despite COVID and mask mandate, The Big E had its largest Sunday attendance for an opening weekend in a decade"”

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"Despite COVID and mask mandate, The Big E had its largest Sunday attendance for an opening weekend in a decade"

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news story URL

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This article reports on the crowds on the third day of the Eastern States Exposition. Commonly referred to as the Big E, the Eastern States Exposition is a New England fair held at the end of September in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and town residents have concerns about the Big E in 2021.

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#BigE, #WestSide, #WestSpringfield, #NewEngland, #fair, #covidconcerns, #deltavariant, #maskmandate, #MassLive

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https://www.masslive.com/the-big-e/2021/09/despite-covid-and-mask-mandate-the-big-e-had-its-largest-sunday-attendance-for-an-opening-weekend-in-a-decade.html

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Heather Morrison

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2021-09-20
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