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Feeding your family during outbreak In this stressful time, we all need enough food at home to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. Hunger Free Vermont wants you to know that there are a number of food resources available to help …
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? …
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 …

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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. They will provide briefings on the …
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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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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 …
List of Cancellations due to COVID-19 Event Cancellations throughout Southern Vermont
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 …
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic pushed Australia’s economy into recession for the first time in 29 years in the first quarter of the year, and the situation is …
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire …
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for a third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus …
BERLIN (AP) — Europe's unemployment rate ticked up modestly last month, contained by use of labor programs that have kept millions of workers on payrolls and as some people stopped looking …
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A cyclone made landfall Wednesday south of India's financial capital of Mumbai, with storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities …
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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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2020 BBA grads take to the streets MANCHESTER — Like graduating high school seniors across Vermont, the Burr and Burton Academy Class of 2020 had a lot taken away from it thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring sports, music …
Manchester works to make restaurant reopening smoother MANCHESTER — The town of Manchester has released guidelines to aid restaurant owners as they open up after close to two months of being closed. Back in March, Gov. Phil Scott ordered all …
Vermont Summer Festival horse show canceled for 2020 EAST DORSET — The shoe that most everybody expected to drop for the past two months came crashing down along with any hopes left the Vermont Summer Festival would fill the area's economic void …
Orvis appoints third generation Perkins as new president SUNDERLAND — The Orvis Company, the 164-year-old, family-owned outdoor retailer headquartered in Sunderland with its flagship store and a retail outlet in Manchester, has announced the …
Pride car caravan to meet in Manchester on June 6 MANCHESTER — The Pride parade won't return to Bennington next month as originally envisioned because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a planned car caravan, which will have participants meeting …

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