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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.

Masks work

Masks are necessary and do work on flattening the curve. So why is there such resistance?

A cook bakes

There are chefs who excel in both baking and cooking just as there are musicians, such as Yo-Yo Ma and Peter Serkin, who excel at interpreting classical music scores and improvising over a jazz chart.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Getting buff

The Federal Reserve’s and the government’s massive and quick actions should stabilize what has been an economy in freefall, but we won’t escape a recession.

Great Barrington Selectboard members clarify guidelines for visitors during COVID-19 contagion

We are concerned for the welfare of year-round residents AND second-home owners. More people arriving here, especially from an area where the likelihood of illness is high, is not good for the people arriving or the people already here.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Listen up, kids

So children, stay home and wash your hands. Stop going to parties. Stop flying around the country. JUST STOP.

Pittsfield prepares for coronavirus contagion

The city also will not issue any special event permits for the next 30 days to limit large gatherings and Tyer asked those with already approved events in that timetable to delay them voluntarily.

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.

CONNECTIONS: A chronicle of plagues

Then, as quickly as it had come, the epidemic was gone. On Nov. 11, 1918, Germany surrendered and so, it seemed, did the Spanish flu.
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