Monday, July 22, 2024

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Tag: pandemic

Lee celebrates new mural highlighting town features

The festivities mark the town's selection as the sole Massachusetts site in the national project.

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.

Words with healing power: Great Barrington Pandemic Poetry Project

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. The latter is needed now more than ever.” –-Town Manager Mark Pruhenski.

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.

World War II and COVID-19 pandemic parallels

The war perhaps made her a stronger person because she knows today that the uncertainties of life are just around the corner and that we cannot nurture complacency as she says many do.

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.

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.

Field Notes: Deep Sh*t

Now more than ever, people need to learn wilderness skills. Planning on hiking and walking more than usual? Learn how to sh*t in the woods.

Tanglewood grounds are open (well, not so much)

Virtually all other venues in the Berkshires are inviting, encouraging the public to get outside and enjoy their properties. It seems that if the BSO/Tanglewood really cared they would find a way to engage with the community during this difficult time.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.