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Pittsfield "Strongly Discouraging" Trick-or-Treat
The City of Pittsfield released the following statement surrounding Halloween related activities:
In alignment with ongoing health and safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 – which remains a highly infectious virus, with new cases popping up every day – the City of Pittsfield will not b…
Baker Declines Decision on Trick-or-Treat
During a press conference today ( in Salem of all places) Gov. Charlie Baker said he would not impose a statewide recommendation on Trick-or-Treat, but did speak on how residents could safely celebrate Halloween this year.
Baker said his administration will soon be releasing "tips and a…
MA Dept. of Ed: 63 Students, 34 Staff Test Positive for COVID-19
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released a spreadsheet on its website with details about positive COVID-19 cases.
The information will serve as a dashboard for positive cases in schools, set to be released weekly, was published on this morning by education officia…
Trick-or-Treat a Go in North Adams, Guidelines and Regulations
Halloween Trick or Treat City hours for the City of North Adams will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Over the past six months we have canceled, postponed, scaled back, or reimagined the majority of community events in North Adams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Baker: Lower Risk Areas Move to Step 2 Phase 3 and More
Governor Baker announced this afternoon that effective Monday, October 5th, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step 2 of Phase 3 of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan.
All other communities will remain in Step 1 of Phase 3...
Gov. Baker Relaxes Restaurant Coronavirus Restrictions
Gov. Charlie Baker announced today that the state will relax coronavirus restrictions on restaurants starting this Monday, Sept 28, increasing the number of people allowed per table from six to 10 and allowing establishments to use bar seating for food service...
Local Districts Pushed by State to Return to In-Person Learning
State Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley is putting pressure on some Massachusetts school districts to return to in-person learning.
The leader of the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pushing some public school districts to get students back into the classr…
Kindergarten Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Pine Cobble
Just days after a teacher at Pine Cobble School tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a second adult and now a student have tested positive as well.
Sue Wells, head of the the small private school in Williamstown, confirmed to iBerkshires that no only a second adult staff member, but now a …

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