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Vermont Added To MA COVID Travel Restrictions
State officials have removed another state from its COVID-19 lower-risk locations and added it to the restricted travel list.
The Mass. Department of Public Health announced over the weekend, that Vermont has now been removed from the state's lower-risk travel list...
Eversource Promises No Power Shut Offs this Winter
As many residents still continue to struggle with the financial strain the pandemic has placed on them, one utility company has made an announcement that should give relief to some, especially as the cold winter weather approaches.
According to Western Mass News, Eversource Energy announced they will…
Two More Berkshire Districts SwitchAmid rising to Remote Learning
Amid rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County, two more school districts have chosen to move to remote learning.
Central Berkshire Regional School district will return to remote learning starting this Monday. School Committee Barbara Craft-Reiss, Dalton Board of Health Chair Dr.…
Rapid Testing to Start in Some Berkshire Schools Next Month
Next month, 134 schools or districts in Massachusetts will be able to provide rapid COVID-19 tests to students or staff who feel the onset of virus symptoms during the school day, Gov. Baker and other state officials said yesterday.
Four local Berkshire County Schools will op…
City of Pittsfield Suspends Indoor Dining
With the number of new positive COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Pittsfield, and with growing levels of concern for the potential of further community spread, on Thursday, the city’s COVID-19 Task Force identified several immediate actions to slow the spread of the virus in the c…
Taconic and PHS to Move to All Remote Thurs & Friday
On Wednesday, November 11, the Pittsfield Public Schools was informed that a backlog of cases released today showed 104 new Covid-19 cases in the City of Pittsfield.  This backlog was due to a recording delay caused by a technical issue at one of the testing centers located in Pittsfield...
N. Adams Public Confirms COVID-19 Case at Drury High School
North Adams Public Schools has reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Drury High School. The announcement comes shortly after Pittsfield Public Schools confirmed teachers at Conte Middle School, Reed Middle School and a student at Pittsfield High had tested positive as well...
COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Climb Statewide & Locally
According to a release for the Statehouse News Department, as of today, the state was tracking 22,023 active cases of COVID-19 after public health officials reported 4,009 new cases of the coronavirus over the weekend and 43 new confirmed deaths from the disease...
Local Restaurants Close Temporarily Over COVID-19 Concerns
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts and Berkshire County rise, local restaurants are feeling the crunch even more. Between regulations limiting business and the colder temperatures hindering outdoor seating, the odds are stacked against them...

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