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'It won't happen to us': It did, and against odds, Becket resident escapes virus' deadly grip

BECKET — Dwayne Long felt secure in his home in the Berkshire hills in the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic. "It won't happen to us," the 49-year-old software analyst recalls …

The Checkup: Five more confirmed cases in Berkshires With this daily feature, The Eagle runs down breaking local developments in the coronavirus crisis. THE NUMBERS: For the second day in a row, Sunday brought five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 …
Pittsfield schools brace for cut in state aid as as district's fiscal future uncertain PITTSFIELD — A 10 percent cut in state aid to Pittsfield Public Schools would mean closing two of the city's 12 school buildings.
The Outlook: Here comes the sun "There's so much spring in the air, there's so much lazy sweetness in your heart." F. Scott Fitzgerald ("This Side of Paradise," debut novel, 1920) By Clarence Fanto Nine weeks beyond …
Ruth Bass: A bit of Pollyanna shifts view in ominous times RICHMOND — The virus is a scourge, no doubt about that. Pollyanna, a fictional character everyone in my age group read, might have had her own view. She was a reading "stage," just before we …
In downtown Lenox, looking for a safe way forward LENOX — Starved for revenue as they confront a crippled season for tourism this summer, restaurateurs, retailers and innkeepers are brainstorming solutions to rescue their businesses while the …
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Greylock Audiology offers balance, fall prevention, hearing help to Berkshires

PITTSFIELD — No time is a good time to land in the hospital because of a broken hip. During a pandemic, it's probably the worst time to have ongoing problems with your balance, hearing and …

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Devanny-Condron thanks many volunteers for remembering the fallen
PITTSFIELD — When John Bresnahan thinks of Memorial Day, one person immediately comes to mind: Ted Handerek. By the time he retired … Read More
Superheroes work and live here
Here's to the few, the proud, the essential workers. Just about one-third (34 percent) of adults in the U.S. have been dubbed … Read More
Renaissance Investment Group: Close client relations, context and comforting advice during a time of crisis
LENOX — There's a pandemic on: Your family is safe; the cupboards are full; and you have enough fuel to keep your generator running … Read More
Agency lands grant to give free legal advice to those in need in May
GREAT BARRINGTON — You've just been served with a notice of eviction, but there's no money to pay the rent. There's no food for you … Read More
Eagle wins General Excellence award again
BOSTON — For the second year in a row, The Berkshire Eagle received the New England Newspaper & Press Association's top honor — … Read More
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PITTSFIELD — After admitting the state's first coronavirus patient March 7, Berkshire Medical Center staffers were among the first to care for a surge of people sickened by a new … more
PITTSFIELD — Within the next week, Berkshire Health Systems expects to make antibody testing available for the coronavirus, providing a new tool to measure the extent to which the pandemic has … more
With this daily feature, The Eagle runs down breaking local developments in the coronavirus crisis. LOOKING FOR HOPE: A Pittsfield man in his late 80s asked The Checkup to look into a question … more
LENOX — Unless called on for a last-minute mission, the 131st Fighter Squadron unit of the Massachusetts Air National Guard is set to fly over Main Street on Memorial Day. more
LENOX — After sure-footed stewardship of the state during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker has stumbled by failing to regionalize reopenings and to provide prompt, … more
LENOX — Confronting a bleak and pandemic-shortened tourism season with Tanglewood and most other area cultural attractions closed for the summer, the owner of Gateways Inn, a boutique … more
Have you ever put spicy mustard on a sandwich? If you inadvertently glob on too much of the good stuff, you'll swear you just snorted wasabi. When it comes to spices that are in your face (literally … more
Berkshire County colleges are moving forward with summer enrollment and fall reopening plans, albeit with different approaches. more
THE NUMBERS: The death toll for Berkshire County rose by one, to 38, as of Friday, the first change in more than two weeks. The county also had one new case of COVID-19 confirmed, for a total of 510. Across the state, 80 new deaths were reported by the Department of Public Health, for a total of 6,228. more
When Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday his four-phase plan to reopen the state's economy, Kim Oakes already was thinking ahead to the time she could reopen her hair salon. more

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Kripalu to lay off 450, shut down until 2021 STOCKBRIDGE — The Berkshire economy absorbed another shock Thursday when one of South County's largest employers announced that it will lay off 90 percent of its almost 500 employees next …

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