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Facing healthcare: perspectives from the front lines

Andrew Watts, paramedic for Southern Berkshire Ambulance Squad. (Emily Thurlow)Michael Piernock,SBAS Paramedic“You don’t bring heart attacks or strokes with you. They’re not on your...

Decision on Tanglewood summer season to come mid-May

LENOX — The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has made the Berkshires a premier destination for tourists year after year since 1937. But...

Should face masks be required for shoppers of essential businesses?

GREAT BARRINGTON — The local board of health will not be mandating shoppers to wear masks while in essential businesses, like grocery or hardware...

Navy combat veteran dies from injuries in motorcycle crash

GREAT BARRINGTON — A 62-year-old Navy veteran died in a single-motorcycle crash on Route 7 near Lovers Lane.The man, who has been identified as...

Great Barrington extends temporary suspension of plastic water bottle restrictions through May

GREAT BARRINGTON — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the town is extending the suspension of plastic water bottle restrictions through...

Pandemic impacts workload at Taft Farms

HOUSATONIC — For a few minutes every night for the past six weeks, Paul Tawczynski dozes off in the kitchen of the Taft Farms...

Remote learning proves to be beneficial for some students

LEE — The transition to remote learning hasn’t been without its challenges for educational institutions throughout the commonwealth.But for some, the forced technological shift...

Coronavirus spurs increase in pet adoptions in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD — The global pandemic has caused the closure of schools and businesses, people to swarm grocery stores for toilet paper and even adopt...

Exposure update: Now 31 coronavirus-related deaths in the Berkshires

The number of deaths reported by the Massachusetts Department of Health that are attributed to a coronavirus disease-related illness has nearly doubled in a...

COVID-19 Recovery Center opens in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINTON — A coronavirus disease recovery center opened in town on Wednesday.The recovery center was set up by the state Department of Health...

Southern Berkshire County has more than 80 confirmed cases of coronavirus

GREAT BARRINGTON — The state Department of Public Health has issued the numbers of confirmed cases of coronavirus in each municipality in the commonwealth...

Great Barrington issues information regarding tax bills

Under “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19,” Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, the Town...

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