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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

Town of Great Barrington staying on top of COVID-19 situation

In a letter to the editor, Ed Abrahams writes, "It isn’t an easy or obvious task to weigh the risk of spreading the virus vs. real needs of the public (food, medical treatment, etc.)."

Informal bunches of do-gooders: Good news in Berkshire County as of March 23, 2020

Berkshire County has been gearing up to support her more vulnerable citizens who have lost work, can’t leave their homes or are otherwise struggling with the vast new restrictions on everyday life.

Coronavirus impact: Some South County businesses close, some struggle, others do well

If you're a restaurant owner who wants to stay open in the midst of a public health crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, you essentially have one choice: trying to eke out a living by offering take-out, and perhaps delivery.

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.

Ofilia Bleau, 85, of Housatonic

She worked for many years at the former Great Barrington Healthcare as a supervisor in the dietary department.

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.

Alan Chartock: I Publius — Giving spirit of the People’s Pantry

People of all descriptions shop at the Pantry and some don’t speak English. The Pantry has translators who can help. When a new client shows up, a volunteer will escort them around and talk about the availability of different items.

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.

Margaret Driscoll, 89, of Sheffield

Her passion was music; she played piano and organ since she was 5 years old.

Birth announcement

A girl born at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.

Great Barrington budget to rise nearly 5 percent; private EMS service seeks $132,000 donation

The operating total does not include the town's contribution toward the annual budget of the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, the school committee of which has yet to adopt its own budget, though its deliberations started Thursday night.

Business Briefs: New WAM Theatre board members; Parker to head Fisher Center; Petell joins Berkshire United Way; digital marketing seminar; new BCC hires

WAM Theatre appoints of two new board members Lenox -- WAM Theatre has announced the appointment of new board members Erica Barreto and Toni Buckley. Barreto...

‘Warm Up the Winter’ to raise money for South County heating assistance

The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘The Organ Masters’; Heart Night; Claiming Williams Day; PAWS Read-A-Thon

Launched by Fairview Hospital’s critical care nurses in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, Heart Night is designed to give participants their own working plans for heart health and better health in the coming year.

Edith ‘Edie’ Lis, 91, of Sheffield

She was a great cook, enjoyed music and dancing, and loved spending time with her family.

Birth announcements

Two girls born at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.
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