NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Retailers like JCPenney and Macy’s have announced that they will begin their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. However, that won’t be the case in Massachusetts. The Blue Laws date back to the Puritans; they make it illegal for retailers to open before midnight.
A familiar scene repeats every November. Shoppers huddled for warmth, wait in line for a bargain. “I hate it. I disapprove and will not be taking part in any of it regardless of how awesome the deals are,” said LouAnn Bierwert of Leeds.
This year, big retailers like JCPenney and Macy’s have announced they’ll open for sales on Thanksgiving, to the disapproval of many. “I’m definitely annoyed with the sales starting so early I found it offensive to have Christmas product advertising before Halloween had even come and gone. The idea of stores being open on Thanksgiving is just not fair to the people who…
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