Massachusetts

MA Shuts Down Skating Rinks in Connection to COVID-19 Outbreaks
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is putting a temporary halt on all activity at indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities for the next two weeks due to a rise in coronavirus cases, steaming from indoor rink activity.
Officials from the Department of Public Health announced last night there have be…
Officials Report 744 New Coronavirus Cases, 14 Deaths Statewide
Health officials reported 744 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 additional deaths in Massachusetts on yesterday. The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.2%.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said that as of yesterday, there are 483 people currently hosp…
63 Massachusetts Communities Now Considered "High Risk"
There are now 63 Massachusetts municipalities considered “high risk” for Covid-19 transmission. Last week, the state reported 40 communities in that category.
Yesterday's data is based on COVID reporting from the period of Sept. 27 to Oct
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Local Apple Orchard Named One of the Best in the State
'Tis the season for apple picking, cider donuts, and all things fall.
While the Fall season doesn't officially start until September 22, the temperatures are starting to creep lower in and the leaves are beginning to change and Berkshire County is getting in th…
Dept. of Public Health Confirms Four New West Nile Cases
The State Department of Public Health has confirmed reports of another four human cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts. According to officials with the Department, the new cases bring the total in the state up to seven so far this mosquito season...
Farmers' Almanac Predicts Cold Snowy Winter for MA
The Farmers’ Almanac has released its yearly extended weather forecast, and it is looking like Massachusetts will see a cold, snowy winter this year.
According to the Maine-based publication’s 2020-2021 long-range forecast, the northern half of the Unite…
Flu Shot Required for All MA Students, Childcare
State public health officials yesterday announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities...
WATCH: Marijuana "Vending Machine" Kiosks Coming to MA (Video)
The cannabis business in Massachusetts is booming and a Boston-based company is bringing sales into the modern-day era of self-checkout.
Headquartered in Boston, anna, a computer software company that also has offices in Boulder, Colorado announced this week that it will launch its self-che…
MA COVID-19 Map Highlights Areas of High, Moderate and Lower Risk
Governor Baker released a new COVID-19 map on Tuesday which shows all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns and their designation; higher risk, moderate risk, or lower risk, based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents.
The majority of Western Massachusetts is lower risk, including all of Berk…

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