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When you are on your own, we are there with you

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On Friday, March 20, newspapers across the United Kingdom printed the same front-page headline in solidarity, to reassure readers rattled by the COVID-19 pandemic: "When you're on your own, we are there with you."

Today, newspapers across the United States are following suit.

Here at The Eagle, we chose a slightly different path, to save room for front-page news. But our message is the same.

We're in uncharted territory — a pandemic that has sickened thousands, put millions out of work and brought treasured institutions to a standstill. Ballparks are silent, museums are empty, businesses are closed. The future is unknowable.

In a time like this, you want to know — you need to know — that someone is chasing down the truth about this virus and your government's response to it. Someone who has your back and cares about your community. Someone who verifies the facts and asks the tough questions.

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That's why we exist, and that's why we're proud to do the work we do.

We are striving to keep our communities connected in this time of enforced distance. We are telling inspiring stories of selfless heroism, from doctors and nurses to grocery workers and volunteers. We're delivering the news to you when it happens — online and in print. And all of our coronavirus news remains in front of our paywall on our website.

Across the world, as advertisers face unexpected financial calamity, newspapers are being forced to lay off staff, scale back publication, and in some cases, close their doors. We're working hard to avoid those outcomes. But to do that, and continue serving you, we need your support.

Subscribing, in print or online, is the best way to stay informed and support our efforts to help this community through this crisis. You can do that by calling 800-245-0254 or visiting berkshireeagle.com/subscribe. We've got your back, and we hope you've got ours.

We're all in this together — now more than ever.

— The Berkshire Eagle


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