Black Friday Is Underway

Black Friday shoppers are making the  rounds in Western Massachusetts.  

Because of state laws, retail stores  can't open on Thanksgiving in the commonwealth.  

Some shoppers made  their way to Enfield, Connecticut yesterday, where some major retail  outlets, including Best Buy, opened as early as 5 p.m. 

All the malls are open and doing brisk business. 

Meantime, the holiday season is off to a fast start.  The Parade Of The Big Balloons kicking off at 11 this morning.  

The event goes down Main Street, starting at Lyman Street and ending at  Locust Street, with a scheduled start time of 11 a.m.  

Among the  inflatables this year are the Cat in the Hat, Santa Claus and Peppa  Pig. 

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