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Clarksburg Finance Committee Recommends $4.6M Budget
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Finance Committee on Monday voted to recommend a $4.6 million spending plan for fiscal 2021.   The total amount of $4,569,877 includes the town's operating budget, the Clarksburg School budget and the assessment to McCann Technical School.   The Select Board is expected to review the
Analysis: Data Drives Plan, Pace for Reopening Massachusetts
  BOSTON — The officials responsible for the Reopening Massachusetts plan were united in one message on Monday: Massachusetts residents are responsible for the actual reopening.   "Everyone must do their part," Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said. "Following through on the measures we are developing in the
Reopening Plan Sets Out Start Dates for Industry, Service Sectors
BOSTON — The "Reopening Massachusetts" plan released on Monday lays out a four-phase road map to restart of the state's economy as it begins to recover from the global pandemic.    Limited activities are being allowed this week with the next steps of Phase 1 on May 25 and June 1.   Each of
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Berkshire Community College Holding Virtual Commencement
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College will hold its 60th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29, via broadcast on Pittsfield Community Television at 4:30 p.m.    During the ceremony, the college will award associate degrees and certificates to more than 200 students.   The COVID-19 pandemic has
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SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 18
  May 16, 2020   SVMC Earns Highest Rating for COVID-Specific Safety     After having announced the resumption of elective services last week, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has earned the status of deficiency-free, the highest given, on a survey meant to determine ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections to those visiting its hospital and clinics.  Learn More   A Touching Farewell     On Thursday afternoon, a COVID-19 patient who had spent many weeks recovering at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, was able to return home. He gave a heartfelt speech of thanks to the large group of staff who had gathered to see him off. Watch Now     COVID and Kids Pediatrician Meghan Gunn, MD, raises awareness of a rare condition affecting kids who are positive for COVID-19. Read More.     COVID and Mental Health COVID-19 stress, plus isolation, can leave many people feeling at risk of dangerous behavior. Learn about help available right here. Read More.   The Power of Three Infection Preventionist Donna Barron, RN, boils down all of the complex COVID advice into three easy-to-remember points. Read More.     More COVID-19 Resources   Important numbers, frequently asked questions, articles, information about how to send a meal to your favorite department, and more are available on our website. Visit Now       Southwestern Vermont Health Care |  ‌  ‌   Southwestern Vermont Medical Center | 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington, VT 05201  
McCann Tech Working to Keep Students Connected
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School students are making do with remote learning but the school still hasn't determined how it will deal with graduation.   "It is going well, and I have to give a ton of credit to our faculty and staff," Principal Justin Kratz said in an interview Friday. "They have
Local Officials: Economic Recovery, Public Health Both Priorities
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reviving the Berkshires' economy will require a balancing act, a panel of experts agreed on Friday morning.   "From the manufacturing sector, some, in fact many of the companies I work with, the tech companies, have been deemed essential, and some have been operating," said Ben Sosne, the
Tanglewood Summer 2020 Season Canceled
LENOX, Mass. — Tanglewood live performance and education programs that had been scheduled to take place from June 19 through Aug. 27 have been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Season offerings will now take place through the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival, a digital series of audio and video streams, including newly
Berkshires Beat: Beckett-Chimney Corners YMCA Receives $500 Community Spirit Grant
Camp grant Beckett-Chimney Corners YMCA in Becket has been awarded $500 from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. An employee of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care nominated the organization for the award. Funds will be used to provide scholarships to campers in need.  To commemorate
@theMarket: Something Off in Bond Versus Stock Market Outlooks
Given the recent gains in the stock market over the last month or so, it is clear that stock market participants believe that the country will be back on its feet in no time. Over in the fixed income space, it is another story entirely. The question is which market will be right?   The betting in the bond market is that U.S.
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