Friday, June 14, 2024

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Adi Rischner Jr., 75, of Sheffield

A celebration of Adi’s life will be held at a later time. Birches-Roy Funeral Home Is entrusted with arrangements.

Masks work

Masks are necessary and do work on flattening the curve. So why is there such resistance?

CAPITAL IDEAS: Less bad, but still bad

The improvement from bad to less bad and the better-than-expected economic data does not mean that we’re out of the woods yet. Things still suck.

The no-Tanglewood salad

I am here to remind you if you can’t listen to the Boston Symphony Orchestra live while picnicking on the lawn at Tanglewood, you can still picnic on a lawn somewhere and perhaps even listen to a BSO concert.

CORONAVIRUS, Part II: What is to be done?

We live in evolutionary competition with microbes—bacteria and viruses. There is no guarantee that we will be the survivors.

Coronavirus Live Local Updates

This page will be updated regularly, including on nights and weekends, to keep Edge readers apprised of the latest information locally on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Light at the end of the quarantine tunnel?

The Massachusetts state government has asked camps to hang tight and wait for all the guidance to be finalized before making decisions about opening or closing, and Gov. Baker has said his administration’s guidelines will be out by Monday, May 18.

COVID-19 ‘recovery center’ opens in former Kindred facility on Maple Avenue

The move toward recovery facilities is part of a broader plan by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker to convert skilled nursing facilities into treatment centers for COVID-19 patients. The goal is to take the pressure off of nearby hospitals.

Truth and COVID consequences

When it comes to COVID-19, there is a compelling need to see what might have gone wrong and how we can make the necessary changes in the present and the days to come - learning on the fly, then expeditiously and with expertise, making the most appropriate course corrections.

BSO cancels Boston Pops spring season; fate of BSO summer season at Tanglewood uncertain

“It is our obligation to our audiences, musicians, and staff to do everything we can to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being during the unprecedented time of this pandemic.” Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart

In the market for food: An entrepreneur prospers through the pandemic

Widener had already started a delivery business, the Berkshire Valet, and last year launched its MealGopher unit, which delivered meals from area restaurants to boarding school students in Berkshire County and Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Bits & Bytes: WBCR update; ‘Spring into Reading’; students advocate climate legislation; Mountainside telehealth screenings

“Spring into Reading” is the Great Barrington Libraries’ community-wide initiative to help residents whose experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has been coupled with economic and food insecurity.

Gov. Baker to travelers: Stay away, or self-quarantine after you arrive

Beginning Friday, March 27, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

COVID-19 Update: Great Barrington suspends non-essential meetings, senior activities; lifts plastic water bottle ban

Earlier this week, the town announced the formation of a COVID-19 response group that is meeting regularly to evaluate public health information and determine any initial steps needed to protect residents from the COVID-19 virus to the best extent possible.

BMC employees under self-quarantine as local officials grapple with response to coronavirus

In Great Barrington, town officials put out a statement yesterday, and at Monday's selectboard meeting, town health agent Rebecca Jurczyk briefed officials on measures the town is taking to prepare for the virus.

Local health officials on the coronavirus: Caution and common sense

"The likelihood of getting the flu virus — and dying from it — is far more likely than getting novel coronavirus at this time,” says Dr. Everett Lamm of Community Health Programs.

Housatonic School: Fact and fiction

The truth is that a mixed-use of affordable housing and commercial was and remains a viable option for Housatonic School.

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