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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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CONNECTIONS: The discovery and fate of Typhoid Mary

Mary Mallon was something almost unheard of in the early 20th century: an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid.

Berkshire Health Systems community update: Testing, vaccination, and treatment during Omicron COVID-19 surge

If you are experiencing moderate symptoms, call your primary care provider (PCP). If you don’t have a PCP or if you have symptoms that need more immediate attention, our Urgent Care location in Pittsfield is seeing patients in-person and virtually.

All Berkshire District Attorney’s office staff members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office encourages all residents to protect themselves and the county’s public health infrastructure by getting vaccinated.

Wear a mask; prevent spreading deadly Covid-19

More than 300 people have died in the Berkshires from Covid-19. It’s very easy to put on a mask to protect others. It isn’t a guarantee, but it most assuredly helps.

Wear a mask; prevent spreading deadly COVID19

I believe that most people who object to wearing a mask would not hesitate to stop at a crosswalk for a pedestrian.

PERSPECTIVES: Yoga studios change with the pandemic

Sue Parsley of Lenox Yoga believes the pandemic is an opportunity to learn to trust and let go of our preconceived notions.

Trump’s ‘liberate’ battle cry fragmented, undercut the national pandemic response

Now, the United States has the greatest number of reported coronavirus cases in the world.  

Teachers’ union: Remote learning provides safest and most equitable option

The members of the Berkshire Hills Education Association stand in full support of our members, students, and families, in a phased-in remote learning plan.

Boarding school students are not a danger

I am sure the schools are taking all kinds of steps to protect their students and teachers and the communities they’re in.

Cowering under the covers

Is it really possible for a Democrat to win in 2020 with the Russians proceeding full speed ahead to intervene on Trump’s behalf? 

Please don’t listen to The New York Times when it comes to reopening schools

Why can’t we see education as something other than the physical confinement of children? Why don’t we see this crisis as an opportunity to make lemonade from lemons, instead of crap?

More ‘Pandemic Memoirs’

Yesterday became today in a flash of news and tomorrow cannot be seen. They warn COVID lurks everywhere and waits for a single mistake. We erased our plans of travel and adventure and now cling to the safety of our walls. We do battle with our fears. -- from "My Treasure," by Wayne Bizer

Take a deep breath; do something for the planet

Surely the planet is not going to wait for us to get our act together. Every day matters. There is something you can do right now amidst everything else.

Pandemic memoirs

The days were passing quickly, even pleasantly. I got together virtually with friends and family, attended services in a ZOOM room, took online classes, and signed up for webinars with best-selling authors and pundits. -- Barbara Viniar


If I’m honest, I felt more peaceful during the lockdown than I ever have before. No need to maintain the “mad pursuit.”

I love a parade  

I'll tell you: Be your own damn parade. Be a one-person parade.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that the president and his administration have all but given up fighting the pandemic.

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