Other than the early April snowstorm we had a few weeks ago, Massachusetts has been experiencing some normal temperatures lately. As the temperatures warm up many folks are getting in a summer state of mind whether it's planning vacations, working on their beach bods, or getting the bikes out for some warm weather rides.

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Massachusetts Could Fine You For Keeping Those Studded Snow Tires on Your Vehicle for Too Long

Another sign that summer is getting closer is the fact that Massachusetts motorists have to get their studded snow tires removed from their vehicles at the end of April. While it is legal to have studded snow tires on your car during winter months, April 30th is the last day you can have them on your car. If you keep your studded snow tires on beyond that date you could be hit with a $50 fine. Now who wants that when that money could go toward summer fun?

There are Additional Ways You'll Be Wasting Money by Keeping Your Studded Snow Tires on Your Car During the Warm Months

In addition to the legal aspect, it's costly in other ways to drive on studded snow tires in the summer as they will wear out much faster and your miles per gallon efficiency will be greatly reduced.

Just a Friendly Reminder to Massachusetts Motorists

No matter where you live in Massachusetts, Boston, Springfield, Worcester, or everywhere in between this serves as a friendly reminder to get those studded snow tires off your vehicle by April 30th and save yourself some money in more ways than one.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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