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Two positive tests at South County summer camps, including one camper

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to show that the Camp Mah-Kee-Nac positive test took place prior to the arrival of campers. Read more

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State offers roadmap to help guide school districts

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Outdoor dining, remote meetings may outlast emergency

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Behind the mask changes: They're coming off, but not in all settings

BOSTON — For the past 13 months, Massachusetts residents have grown accustomed to wearing a mask almost everywhere they go. Read more

Mass. restaurants seek extension of relief measures

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The Berkshires is seeing a COVID 'upswing.' But while the latest variants are more contagious, they seem less severe

Berkshire Health Systems testing, currently 500-plus people daily, shows 22 percent positive results for the disease. But intensive-care hospitalizations and deaths remain low. Read more


State Sen. Adam Hinds tests positive for COVID-19, reports mild symptoms

Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released Thurday by his office. Read more


Jump in COVID-19 cases in Pittsfield has schools considering whether to resume masking

School officials in Pittsfield knew to expect COVID-19 cases to rise after a recent vacation. But they’re dismayed to find that the increase hasn't stopped. If that continues, the district may return to required use of masks and social distancing. Read more

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