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March 28 COVID-19 Briefs: Public Parks Push Passive Use
Group Games Banned in Public Parks Communities including North Adams have been removing hoop rims to discourage youth congregating at public parks. Reminder that playgrounds and sports facilities are closed during the state of emergency. Walking paths, fields and benches are still open but group activities and sports such
Governor: Mass. Residents Can Check for Risk Factors on Web Site
BOSTON — Continuing and expanding on a campaign to promote telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday announced a new partnership between the commonwealth and Massachusetts-based web service to help residents determine the kind of medical attention they may need.   The online
The Independent Investor: An Economic Game Plan
Now that Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank have fired the first salvo of relief spending, investors are wondering how long the trillions of dollars in aid will take to actually do something to alleviate some of the losses to the economy.   Administration officials believe that the cash payments to Americans should start
Real Eyes Gallery to Sell Elements of 'TP' Art for Food Project
Klein's 'Uber Waves' exhibit opened at Real Eyes Gallery March 7. ADAMS, Mass. — Artist Henry Klein never considered the everyday material he used in one of his art pieces would be in such high demand almost immediately.    Or that the wall of swooping rolls of tissue in the front window of
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Governor Frustrated by PPE Shortage: 'Let Us Land the Order'
BOSTON — The governor's frustration on the state's inability to get medical equipment in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic spilled over at the end of a 40-minute long news conference on Thursday.   The state has found itself bidding against other states as well as the federal government in trying to find
MCLA Offers Health Sciences Degree With Concentration in Radiologic Tech
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' is now accepting students for its new health sciences bachelor’s degree with a concentration in radiologic technology for the fall 2020 semester.  The program has been approved through the MCLA governance process and the Joint Review Committee on Education in
Geriatrics Physician Joins SVMC Internal Medicine
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Internal Medicine practice at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has welcomed geriatrics physician Dr. Lisa J. Downing-Forget. With this appointment, Dr. Downing-Forget also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. She will see patients who are 65 years old and older. Downing-Forget completed a
Reusable Bags Temporarily Banned; Aid Set for Low-Income Renters
BOSTON — The administration invoked a number of measures on Wednesday to continue efforts to contain the novel coronavirus that has killed nearly a thousand Americans.    Gov. Charlie Baker announced that schools and non-essential day cares would remain closed through at least May 4, with plans being made for remote
Massachusetts Schools to Remain Closed Through May 4
BOSTON — Public and private schools will remain closed through May 4, extending the emergency closure for COVID-19 another month.    The emergency order was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday and announced at a press conference that afternoon. The order includes child-care centers not serving essential
1Berkshire Providing Resource Links, Updates for Business
The team at 1Berkshire is continuing to monitor developments and official guidance, and curate informational resources to share with the business community.   Workshop Information AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts) and the Berkshire Innovation Center have partnered to offer a 30-minute Video Chat covering important
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