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It’s not known, but researchers are starting to study the issue.
GHENT, N.Y. — Getting out of bed first thing last Sunday morning to feed a bunch of hungry goats might not sound like a blessing. In Angela Miller’s case, it is.
PITTSFIELD SEES 'WAVE' OF CASES: As restrictions are lifted on social gatherings around the region, Pittsfield’s top health official cautions that people continue to come down with COVID-19 infections.
I was able to snag an appointment, but my wife wasn’t. She went along anyway, just in case. Sure enough, the nurse checked our IDs, smiled broadly and gave both of us coronavirus vaccinations.
The first walk-in vaccine clinic in Berkshire County went at "a very nice pace" Wednesday, said Heather Barbieri, The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative's South County leader.
A day after Gov. Charlie Baker outlined changes to reach people who have not signed up for COVID-19 vaccines, President Joe Biden spelled out his next goal in the pandemic: administering at least one vaccine shot to 70 percent of the nation's adult population by July 4.
BY THE NUMBERS: The Department of Public Health said 18 new deaths were reported in Massachusetts, pushing the statewide total to 17,288. Confirmed cases rose 481 to 648,249. That is the smallest daily total in nearly seven months.
BOSTON — Nearly five months after the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday the state was moving into a new, more targeted phase of its immunization effort with the state on track to meet its initial goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 million p…
SIX MILLION SHOTS: More than 6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered in Massachusetts, and more than half the state’s roughly 7 million residents have received at least one shot.
As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to widen college completion gaps, advocates say the present moment calls for greater state investments in early college programs.
SANDISFIELD — David Hubbard once had to drive his backhoe down Dodd Road to bring his wife home because her truck got stuck in the mud.
PITTSFIELD — Neha Das wanted to work at a dental practice that accepted children, regardless of how much their insurance paid.
UPDATED MASK RULE: As of Friday, the state no longer requires people in Massachusetts to wear a face covering while outdoors unless they are within six feet of a member of another household.
NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES: 41,852 statewide
Mark Rasch hopped on his bike Tuesday in Bethesda, Md., pedaled off for an afternoon ride and realized he forgot his mask. As he turned back for it, news came on the radio over his earbuds: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said masks were no longer required outdoors for fully v…
ADAMS OUT OF 'RED' STATUS: The town of Adams came off the state’s highest-risk status in the latest 14-day report, dropping to yellow, where it joined Adams, Dalton and Pittsfield. Those three communities were already in the yellow category, indicating a concerning level of continuing infections.
Not yet, but there are ways to make it safer if you go.
PITTSFIELD — A new diversity, equity and inclusion officer. Sustainable funding for an early childhood education program. The expansion of prekindergarten for every elementary school.
JUST WONDERING DEPARTMENT: Readers, does this seem like an adequate punishment for a false business claim that put human health at risk?
AN AUGUST TO REMEMBER: In a big reveal Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker said that by Aug. 1, he expects to remove limits on how many people can gather. The Eagle has coverage of this elsewhere online and in print Wednesday. But in case you miss that, here are the basics:
The North Adams Public Library has reopened for browsing by appointment, though coronavirus pandemic services will continue.
The economic assistance that the federal government has promised to deliver to restaurant owners hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic finally is ready to be released.
A year ago, a wave of foreclosures seemed imminent. People were losing jobs in the Berkshires as the economy turned turtle. One local housing official warned that a foreclosure “tsunami” could flatten homeowners on the financial edge.
PITTSFIELD — After a coronavirus pandemic-battered year, city leaders will use some of Pittsfield’s federal stimulus dollars to replace lagging revenues during the protracted public health crisis.
WILL THERE BE A ROLLBACK? Still hundreds a day. But the 812 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Massachusetts is the smallest single-day total since early last November. With that as backdrop, Gov. Charlie Baker continued this week to raise expectations that he will roll back on restrictions.
A CALL TO HASTEN RETURN TO ‘NORMAL’ ACTIVITY: The right-leaning Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance criticized Gov. Charlie Baker late last week for not saying when Massachusetts will end COVID-19 restrictions. The group noted Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee's call for that state to remove business…
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has received $842,522 in federal CARES Act money to develop a program to provide technical assistance to area businesses and municipalities recovering from the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and better prepare t…