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Hoosick police to assist with grocery delivery HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls Police Department is working with Tops Market to help out residents get groceries as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Working with volunteers …
SVHC implementing furloughs BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care is furloughing a portion of its workforce as it faces millions of dollars in lost revenue while preparing for an expected increase in coronavirus …
Frustration, hope, confidence as SVSU plans for long-term remote learning BENNINGTON — "The best way to open this is to say that we're all doing something that we've never experienced before. And I think very little prepares you for this." That's how Jim Culkeen, …
State partners with Vermont PBS to supplement remote learning MONTPELIER — The state has partnered with Vermont PBS to provide educational programming to students, with the goal of supplementing remote learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. The …
Wilmington mourns loss of 'local legend' WILMINGTON — Signs with messages such as "Boyd strong" and "local legend" were posted on cars driven by community members honoring Cleon Boyd, who died fighting COVID-19. "It was wonderful …
Grocery service offered to older Vermonters BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging has launched a new grocery and supply shopping service to support older Vermonters in Bennington and Rutland counties during the COVID-19 …
Veterans' day: A parade of support during trying times With the Vermont Veterans' Home closed to visitors since March 13 to protect residents and staff from exposure to the coronavirus, the home on Saturday hosted a vehicle parade, inviting friends and …

Bennington Superior Court only hearing emergency matters; court access restricted

BENNINGTON — The Bennington County Superior Court is holding only emergency hearings until at least April 15. All other hearings have been suspended in the state's effort to slow the spread of …

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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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Letter: Museum takes steps to weather storm To the Editor: Dear friends, when I began my tenure as executive director here at Bennington Museum just a few months ago, I could not have fathomed the unexpected tumultuous times ahead. But …
Boards switch to virtual meetings As the coronavirus spreads nationwide, Bennington County towns have changed their municipal meeting practices, with many switching to virtual options. These changes come as Gov. Phil Scott has …
Bob Stannard: COVID-19 Don't Worry. Be Happy "You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes you just might find You just might find You get what …
State now recommending face mask usage in public MONTPELIER — The state is now recommending that Vermonters wear face masks when out in public, in light of the fact that infected people can spread the new coronavirus before they show …
Arts, culture organizations make adjustments BENNINGTON — Bennington Museum will remain closed until July 1, reduce staff to a bare minimum and cut all reasonable expenses as it attempts to weather the coronavirus pandemic, the museum's …
Restrictions on bars, restaurants in place at least until April 15 MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday clarified that his order forbidding dine-in service at restaurants and bars will be in effect at least until April 15. That order, and another order …
Anore Horton: Feeding your family during the coronavirus 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 …
UCS ramps up services BENNINGTON — United Counseling Service has announced that it is increasing services to better help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic with the addition of a "Warm Line" for those who …
Dorset Theatre Festival cancels planned summer season DORSET — The Dorset Theatre Festival announced Thursday that its planned 2020 summer season has been canceled as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but organizers are holding out hope …
Vermont's COVID-19 growth rate slows While Vermont's COVID-19 growth rate has slowed considerably, suggesting social distancing is having a positive impact, officials caution that the peak in cases is yet to come, and are urging …
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NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.The …
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from …
NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated …
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause …
With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league.They're preparing for what a resumption of the …
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary broadside punctuated with profanity, the Navy’s top leader accused the fired commander of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt of being …
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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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Attorney, former Bennington Select Board chairman Thomas Jacobs dies BENNINGTON — Longtime local attorney and former Select Board Chairman Thomas Jacobs, who died Wednesday afternoon after being stricken while bike riding, is being remembered by friends and …
Grocers detail safety measures BENNINGTON — Large grocery stores in the area have implemented an array of safety-related measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Price Chopper/Market 32 supermarkets continue "to …
Vermont expands unemployment eligibility MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has signed legislation that expands unemployment eligibility provisions for workers and offers relief to employers affected by the novel coronavirus …
Meet Vermont's new cartoonist laureate WEST TOWNSHEND — Vermont's fourth cartoonist laureate has long ties to both the comic book industry and the state he calls home. Rick Veitch, 68, who grew up in Bellows Falls and now lives …
State orders big-box stores to only sell essentials MONTPELIER — In a further move to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the state has directed "big-box" retailers such as Walmart, Target and Costco to stop selling non-essential items, to …

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