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New Dorset CSA launching DORSET — A new community-supported agriculture program, one intended to help local farms reach customers amid the coronavirus outbreak, will launch Wednesday in the Northshire. Organized by …
State issues map of WiFi hotspots MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Public Service has released an interactive public Wi-Fi hotspot map to help Vermonters connect to publicly available internet service during the COVID-19 …
Bells ring in Manchester in solidarity as Vermont faces pandemic MANCHESTER — When the Town of Manchester took possession of the old Bennington County Courthouse on Main Street in Manchester Village, an important piece of equipment came with the real estate …
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 …
Here's an update for our readers Dear Readers: Thank you. Thank you for your continued support during this time. Last week, I wrote a column called "Coronavirus, the news, our newspaper and you," and since then, scores of new …

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Event Cancellations throughout Southern Vermont

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A list of online resources about the coronavirus, preparedness in Mass. These are local, state, federal and other online resources about the coronavirus and preparation for you, your family and your home.
Southern Vermont businesses, venues announce change of hours, closures These governmental bodies, businesses, restaurants, groups and events have adjusted hours or closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Updated: A list of Berkshire businesses with changes to hours operation, services These supermarkets, restaurants, libraries and other sites have changed hours of operation and/or services during the coronavirus outbreak.
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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Sen. Sanders issues statement on the coronavirus Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday issued the following statement on the coronavirus pandemic: First and foremost, as we face a national emergency, I want all Vermonters to know that my …
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 …
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 …
3 new presumptive cases of virus reported in Vermont WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermont is home to three new presumptive cases of the coronavirus, health authorities said Saturday. There are now four presumptive positive cases and one confirmed …
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, …
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LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Rukmani Sharma fears the virus that has turned the world upside down. But as a devout Hindu, she also fears for her soul. COVID-19 restrictions mean that the …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California nursing home has more than 50 residents infected with coronavirus — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the state may peak …
As hot spots flared around the United States in places like New Orleans, Detroit and Southern California, New York was the hardest hit of them all, with bodies loaded onto refrigerated morgue …
BOSTON (AP) — A resident of another veterans care center in Massachusetts has died of COVID-19, officials said Wednesday. The confirmation of the death at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home came a …
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Boston Marathon is offering refunds for the first time because of the new coronavirus …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wicked” fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced …
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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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Restaurants adapt to takeout model MANCHESTER — The region's restaurants are adjusting their operations amid the coronavirus outbreak and Gov. Phil Scott's order that they can offer food only through takeout or delivery. …
COVID-19 virus detected in person connected to MEMS MANCHESTER — The first case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, to be reported has been detected in the Northshire. Superintendent Jackie Wilson of the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union …
Town managers respond to outbreak DORSET — Town managers and administrators are continuing to work on behalf of their municipalities during the coronavirus outbreak. "We're taking all of our decisions day to day," …
Local schools dealing with new learning methods and food distribution Schools in the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union are offering distance learning and meal pickups and deliveries after the coronavirus prompted Gov. Phil Scott to shut down schools last …
Single mom looking for help with laptop Editor's note: If anybody would like to contact this writer, send an email to dmarcy@manchesterjournal.com and it will be forwarded. To the Editor: I'm a struggling single mom of three. Two …

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