Friday, June 21, 2024

News and Ideas Worth Sharing


Tag: COVID19

Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Kate Lascar of Berkshire Property Agents offers one of Great Barrington’s classic Victorian beauties in immaculate condition. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Belle Fox-Martin: 100,000 and counting

Does the weight of this sorrow seem too much to bear? Then wait, take a breath and realize that you are not holding this sorrow alone.

Early voting by mail can assure high voter turnout

A high mail-in response will show the state Legislature (and the rest of the country) that mail-in voting can increase voter turnout. Your vote is important.

Pandemic creates challenges for funding public education: Cut standardized testing

Our government officials should consider another cost-saving measure: reducing or eliminating standardized testing. 

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.

LAURA DIDYK: It Takes All Kinds

Allyson finds a way to ease the tension of a pandemic.

Letter from New York: The unequal impact of COVID-19

When the plague finally ends or hopefully before that point, we will be forced yet again to address the problem of economic and racial inequality in this country. 

Column misrepresents summer camps

I do not appreciate people who make broad statements regarding summer residents, camp communities included, without actually having the appropriate statistics.

LAURA DIDYK: It takes all kinds

Life in the time of coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus chronicles: From Taipei to Boston

All it took was a day back in America to see how hopeless avoiding an outbreak is here, given the money-making ethos of every business, the lax response by the government at every level (despite lots of talk) and the general idiocy of some of the people who live here.

Fashion forward: Donna Korona

What today's most socially distant are wearing.

Great Barrington to consider extending tax bill deadlines, delaying town meeting and elections

“We know these are stressful times for our residents, so the Selectboard will have an opportunity to ease the burden on our taxpayers." -- Selectboard Chairman Stephen Bannon

Dr. President’s virus update

Donald Trump did an about face from downplaying the number of possible COVID-19 deaths in America, now suggesting that 2.2 million people here could die.

It’s wrong to exclude second-home owners because of COVID19

In his letter Jean Rousseau writes: “It is objectionable on Christian, Jewish or Muslim ethical principles for anyone to turn away another in need.”

Great Barrington implores second-home owners, tourists to stay away during COVID-19 contagion

Under normal circumstances we would welcome everyone, but these are difficult times and our resources are limited.”

ORANGE ALERT: Who needs ventilators?

Trump questions New York’s plea for critical equipment. 

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