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Quarantine Cooking: Chicken pot pie provides family comfort Have you suddenly become super efficient at meal planning? Are you, now, suddenly, planning meals so far in advance that you're thinking about how many meals you can make from a single whole chicken? …
SVMC triples number of isolation rooms in response to coronavirus BENNINGTON — Four more Southwestern Vermont Medical Center patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday just as the hospital tripled isolation rooms to deal with the virus …
COVID-19 virus detected in person connected to MEMS MANCHESTER — The first reported case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has been detected in the Northshire. Superintendent Jackie Wilson of the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union said, …
In time of social distancing, local chef, baker spread goodwill BRATTLEBORO — Nicole Reisman, a Brattleboro resident and chef by trade, calls cooking for others her "love language." "It's just a natural thing for me to do," she said. "It's the way I show …
Gov. Scott orders restaurants, bars to close MONTPELIER — In an effort to limit spread of the new coronavirus in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott on Monday afternoon ordered the closing of all bars and restaurants, beginning 2 p.m. on Tuesday, and effective …
Local resorts close in response to coronavirus WEST DOVER — Two local ski resorts have closed out of concern for the COVID-19 pandemic. Mount Snow will be closed until at least March 22, according to a news release from its parent …
Vermont schools to close MONTPELIER — Vermont schools are ordered to shut down as state officials respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Phil Scott announced a "continuity of education plan" for the orderly …

Mount Snow closes in response to coronavirus

WEST DOVER — Mount Snow will be closed from Sunday until at least March 22, according to a news release from its parent company Vail Resorts Inc. "This has no doubt been an incredibly …

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Watch: Gov. Baker delivers daily COVID-19 briefing Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his daily coronavirus update, along with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders.
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A list of resources about the coronavirus, community-based supports These are community, local, state, federal and other online resources about the coronavirus and preparation for you, your family and your home, as well as aid services for individuals and families in need.
Updated: Here's what's closed in the Berkshire community because of the potential COVID-19 outbreak These groups have cancelled events because of the potential spread of COVID-19.
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Gov. Scott declares state of emergency MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott declared a state of emergency Friday to help the state cope with the growing outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The Friday …
Hospitals, human services respond to virus emergency BRATTLEBORO — Health care agencies around the world have been implementing their emergency preparedness plans in response to the new coronavirus pandemic. That includes right here in Windham …
SVSU cancels sporting events, afterschool programs for 2 weeks BENNINGTON — The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union announced Friday that it will cancel all athletic events, practices, field trips and afterschool programs for two weeks, beginning Monday, …
Vermont Corrections Dept. suspends inmate visits WATERBURY — The Vermont Department of Corrections suspended today inmate visits at all state correctional facilities in an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Officials …
In Berkshires, getting answers about coronavirus 'very frustrating for everybody' PITTSFIELD — To the frustration of local leaders, answers were hard to come by Wednesday amid a wave of coronavirus-related cancellations and closures.
Our Opinion: Keep calm and be smart about the virus To paraphrase one-time Brattleboro resident Rudyard Kipling, these are times when we are called upon to "keep your head when all about you are losing theirs." Vermont and the world are now in the …
'Cabaret' opening postponed indefinitely BELLOWS FALLS — Main Street Arts' production of "Cabaret," set to open Friday at the Bellows Falls Opera House, has been postponed due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.  A …
Vermont agencies push on with COVID-19 mitigation efforts Vermonters are continuing to prepare for the potential spread of the coronavirus-caused disease COVID-19, cancelling events and instituting social distancing policies aimed at mitigating the spread …
WHO declares that virus crisis is now a pandemic ROME — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but …
Williams College to shift to remote learning after extended spring break Amid mounting fears of a potential novel coronavirus outbreak, Berkshire County college administrators are facing dramatic decisions about when to keep campuses open and when to shut them down as a precaution.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor's health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once …
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England left its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.1% on Thursday as it expressed caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom's economy will recover from …
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s profit plunged 74% in the last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sank vehicle sales to about half of what the top Japanese automaker sold the previous year. …
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, …
Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a U.S. economy struggling with shutdowns as new coronavirus outbreaks flare. …
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Martin Langeveld | Corona Diary: We're looking at a recession on a par with the Depression Back on Jan. 15, I visited my financial adviser to see how our nest egg is doing, as I do every year. As usual, the conversation included speculation about whether a recession might happen …
Podcast | Don Morrison commentary: Going viral Here's a little podcast on our government's current epidemic of denial. Don Morrison, who produces his eponymous Don Morrison Commentary, is an author, lecturer, member of The Berkshire Eagle's …
Letter: Serious crisis must be treated seriously To the editor: First the disclaimer: I hope every single word of this letter is wrong. In Berkshire County right now, we are facing an unprecedented medical, humanitarian and economic crisis …
Letter: Facts, not fear, are fueling response To the editor: I respectfully disagree with Ronald Hersh's assessment of the coronavirus response ("Fear is fueling coronavirus reaction," letter March 14.) Does media fear-mongering exist? Of …
Letter: Helping out during pandemic To the editor: As the vibrant life in the beautiful Berkshires shuts down with the coronavirus precautions, there are things we can do to protect the institutions and businesses that mean so much …
Elliott Greenblott: Fraud Watch | Beware of coronavirus-related scams With the spread of COVID-19, a number of scams and phishing attempts have appeared recently. Scammers impersonate officials with federal health services, state health departments, Homeland …
US study testing possible treatment for coronavirus OMAHA, Neb. — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and eventually is expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the …
Benjamin Abelow, M.D.: Could inexpensive generic drugs stop a dangerous pandemic? GREAT BARRINGTON — Whether or not the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 strikes the U.S. hard, events in China and elsewhere are a frightening reminder that modern societies are highly …
Donald Morrison: A plague on all our houses BECKET — I lived in Beijing for two years and Hong Kong for seven, and never came down with anything more lethal than a head cold. But now, a decade after quitting the Middle Kingdom, I am …
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Barbara Riley, 'a force of nature with a huge heart,' dies One of the area's most beloved former residents has died. Barbara Riley died Wednesday in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, her daughter Anna Nicholson confirmed …
Londonderry community mourns death LONDONDERRY — A prominent and beloved member of the Londonderry community died July 25 in a two-car crash in Salisbury on July 25. Joan E. Dayton, 72, of Londonderry died when the car she …
Two more businesses expected to close MANCHESTER — Two major national retailers are expected to close in Manchester after their parent company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A month after BASS announced the closure of its stores …
Manchester Country Club under new ownership MANCHESTER — The Manchester Country Club has announced big changes in the ownership structure of the club. A consortium of club members formed a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and …
Manchester wraps up VSBL season MANCHESTER — The Manchester VSBL squad's season has come to an end after a 3-1 loss to No. 1 S.D. Ireland on July 31 in a quarterfinal contest. No. 9 Manchester pulled off a 6-5 upset win …

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