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SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 8
10:12AM / Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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Great Barrington Farmers Market to Reopen With Restrictions
09:34AM / Tuesday, May 12, 2020

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington Farmers Market will open for its 30th season on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Church Street location in downtown Great Barrington. 

Berkshire United Way has awarded the market a grant allowing the continuation of the Market Match program. This program offers a dollar- for-dollar match on all SNAP, WIC Farmers Market Check, and Senior Farmers Market Check purchase up to $25 per customer per week. HIP benefits can be redeemed at five market vendors. 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the market managers have taken into consideration recommendations and policies from local, state, and federal governments, as well

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jobs
by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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What Can Investors Learn from Cyclists?
submitted by Edward Jones,
08:42AM / Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May is National Bike Month. Of course, millions of Americans enjoy biking, so there's reason to celebrate. But even if you're not much of a rider, you can apply some of the guidelines and lessons of bicycling to other areas of your life – such as investing.

Consider taking some of these ideas for a spin:

• Tune up your portfolio. When bicyclists tune up their bikes, they adjust their brakes, clean and lubricate the chain, tighten nuts and bolts, and check the tire pressure, among other tasks. Such a tune-up keeps their bikes running smoothly and reduces the chances for breakdowns. And by "tuning up" your investment portfolio, you can help it stay in line with

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Free Virtual Training on 'Navigating Bias' for Businesses Set
08:23AM / Tuesday, May 12, 2020

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield Inc. has announced "Navigating Bias to Create a Welcoming Berkshire Business" training in conjunction with BRIDGE, NAACP Berkshire County, Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.

This free training series will help businesses cultivate and steward inclusive retail, restaurant and workplace environments for customers and employees in order to create a culture of belonging in your business. Time will be included for special consideration towards the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and concurrently diverse patrons. Significant shifts will be the required and

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Lenox Natives Start PPE Manufacturing Collaborative
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:18AM / Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has lead to a shortage in protective gear such as masks, face masks and gowns. The face shields provide an extra measure of protection and can be cleaned and reused. LENOX, Mass. — With personal protective equipment in critical supply, Massachusetts Face Shields has brought together a network of volunteers to manufacture the plastic face guards.   The COVID-19 pandemic has created a demand for PPE of all kinds that the group's founders and sisters Jess Blazejewski and Katherine Carberry believed they could help fill.   "There are a lot of reasons to be worried or fearful right now — it feels so much better to take action,

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Clarksburg Holding Off on School Choice Decisions
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:25AM / Tuesday, May 12, 2020
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The School Committee is holding off on approving school choice slots for this coming fall because of the uncertainty of what the school year will look like.     "As much as our schools are benefit from school choice and the funds that are received from it, we really have to be careful this year about how much school choice we accept," said John Franzoni, superintendent of the Northern Berkshire School Union at last week's meeting.    He noted that the phase one merger study last year by Public Research Group found the average classroom in the state had 22.5 students and that Clarksburg was low enough to consider taking in more

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UPDATED: Preschool, Kindergarten Registrations Scheduled Around County
04:03PM / Monday, May 11, 2020

Berkshire County schools are scheduling and re-scheduling preschool and kindergarten registration dates and procedures for the 2020-21 school year. Schools can send their information to info@iberkshires.com to be included on this list.

All students, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational, vocational programs offered by public school districts.

 

Clarksburg

Clarksburg parents can now begin to register their youngsters for kindergarten. Children must be 5 years old as of Aug. 31. Call the school office

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American Legion Baseball Season Canceled
iBerkshires.com Sports,
03:47PM / Monday, May 11, 2020
QUINCY, Mass. -- Massachusetts' American Legion Baseball season Monday became the latest sports league to see its season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a news release from the Department of Massachusetts Athletic Committee, Chairman Richard D. Paster Monday announced that the department is canceling the 2020 season effective immediately.   "This is a sad day indeed for American Legion Baseball in Massachusetts and marks only the second time since 1926 that there will be no program," Paster wrote "Let's hope life returns to normal in time for the 2021 season."   In a three-page memo to teams, post commanders, coaches and families,

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Governor Envisions Four-Phase Reopening to 'New Normal'
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:21PM / Monday, May 11, 2020

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, head of the state's reopening advisory board, explains some of the restrictions that will be placed on businesses.  BOSTON — The commonwealth is looking at a four-phase reopening of the economy based on public health data and mandatory safety measures.   "The goal is to begin this process around May 18, but it will be gradual as the facts on the ground will obviously determine whether we actually hit that goal," Gov. Charlie Baker said at Monday's COVID-19 update. "But keep in mind, this is a disease, we're still learning about across the globe."   All non-essential businesses were closed as of March 23 and

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iBerkshiresTV: Berkshire Food Project's Kim McMann
By Jeff Snoonian, iBerkshires Correspondent
02:30AM / Monday, May 11, 2020

Host Jeff Snoonian speaks with Kim McMann, executive director of the Berkshire Food Project, on how the project is providing meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bedard Brothers Sanitizing Police Cruisers
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:04AM / Monday, May 11, 2020

Hinsdale also took Bedard up on the cleaning opportunity. The dealership says it has reached out to other local departments.  CHESHIRE, Mass. — Bedard Brothers Auto Sales has been helping keep local police departments safe by treating their cruisers with an anti-microbial disinfectant.    Service Manager Shaun Beverly the dealership and service department wants to do what it can to help first-responders and has offered to treat the vehicles with a product called Transform that gives an extra level of protection against COVID-19.    "We just wanted to reach out and do anything we can," Beverly said. "They deal enough with the public and

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Common Folk Virtually Supporting Local Artists
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:49AM / Sunday, May 10, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Common Folk artists collective is doing its part to support the creative community during the pandemic.   With COVID-19 shuttering the downtown the collective knew it was important to find ways to protect the creative community and keep them together.   "Without the members, the collective isn't a collective," Common Folk's communications director Makayla-Courtney McGeeney said. "Sticking together and having everyone on the same page helps the organization grow and continue to offer benefits, even if things shift a little."   She said a majority of members have benefited from selling their work in the Common Folk

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