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West Stockbridge, officials named in lawsuit filed by owners of mobile-home park

The town states that it is prepared to defend the decision of the Rent Control Board.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Treading water

The stock market is always going to have corrections. For me to say that we’re going to get a correction isn’t me pretending to say I am Nostradamus. Corrections happen all the time.

PERSPECTIVES: Adjusting to a world post-pandemic: Berkshire gyms adapt in ever-changing environment

The demand for exercise hasn't wavered while people have been stuck indoors.

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.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Deaths of Despair’ shines spotlight on the growing divide between the wealthy and the working poor

The authors were finished in October 2019, months before the manifest COVID-19 failures of the Trump administration. Obviously, we didn’t get it right.

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.

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.

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.

Gov. Baker extends school and non-emergency child care closings to May 4

The Baker-Polito administration announced steps to keep vulnerable families in their homes, preserve the health and safety of low-income renters and homeowners, and prevent homelessness due to reduced or lost income.

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.

Wellness Initiative presents recommendations to Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee

Seven wellness categories at the high school level were identified in which the district could be doing better: Physical Education, Substance Use, Mental Health, Commitment to School, Bullying, Diversity and Inclusion, Absenteeism and Commitment and Planning.

Despite concerns, cannabis could be an economic driver for Berkshire County  

Surely the most important question now on the local level is how to manage the siting and operations of the shops and cultivation facilities.

Flu season around the corner: Get the vaccine to protect yourself and those around you

Skipping the flu vaccine means taking an unnecessary risk for yourself and others for whom you care or work with, or who may be more vulnerable to illness than you are.

REVIEW: Sexy, philosophical ‘Candide’ by the Knights at Tanglewood

If the overall story was a succession of loosely threaded skits, Leonard Bernstein’s music was a curio box that overflowed with pleasures.

News Briefs: Mass. Senate passes life sciences bond bill; Mass. has second lowest gun suicide rate

The bill extends the state’s life sciences tax incentive program for another 10 years, proposes millions of dollars in grants to community colleges and vocational schools to increase employment opportunities, and authorizes spending on initiatives to promote regional efforts to advance innovations in bio-manufacturing.
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