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'The Grapes of Wrath': Bleed the Bitter Truth
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to
Great Barrington Public Theater Will Stream New Full-Length Program
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington Public Theater will release an online video program on Monday, April 27, expressly created for theater lovers who are staying safe at home. "Bear Tales: Six Feet Together" spotlights fresh work and stories from new and established voices. While primarily spotlighting the deep pool
Health-Care Officials Urge People Not to Delay Medical Help
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — People delaying their medical care is emerging as a byproduct of the novel coronavirus pandemic.    It's become so apparent, that six Boston teaching hospitals have partnered on a series of public service announcements urging people not to put off contacting their doctors or avoid emergency rooms
North Adams Happenings April 22-28
April 22, 2020 CLICK HERE to view the April 21, 2020 Update from City Hall including: NEW! Massachusetts COVID-19 data as of April 21,
Officials, Data Put Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Numbers in Context
BOSTON -- The governor and secretary of health and human services Wednesday each attempted to put the number of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes in context.   At their daily press briefing, the state officials were asked two questions about nursing homes: why the commonwealth's fatality numbers at the facilities are on a
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Pandemic Forces Adams Aggie Fair to Cancel for First Time
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire County's only agricultural fair is a high point of summer as local farmers display their livestock and produce; crafts and canned and baked goods fill the exhibit hall; and the sounds of music and crashing cars fill Bowe Field.   But not this year.   The 46th annual Adams Agricultural
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County's Colleges Allotted Funds From Federal Stimulus
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The county's four colleges are in line to receive a combined $4.2 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, with at least half that money going directly to aid students financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   One provision of the $2 trillion CARES Act signed into
Federal Waiver Allows for Expansion of Family Food Benefits
BOSTON — Families struggling during the novel coronavirus lockdown may now be eligible for a state food program beginning in May.   Massachusetts was among the first states to take advantage of waivers to establish a "pandemic electronic benefit transfer program" under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response
Baker: Expect 'Forceful Guidance' on Business Reopenings
BOSTON — Officials, health experts and business leaders are trying to envision what a "reopened" Massachusetts might look like. But Gov. Charlie Baker says it's too soon to be thinking of putting any new rules into effect.   "We need to be on the other side of the curve before we do any of this stuff,"
Internet Seen as Helping Save Planet, but Many in Mass Still Miss Out
NASA images depict a dramatic reduction in nitrogen dioxide from the average level amounts from 2015-2019 during March to March 2020. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires last week hosted a virtual town hall with Berkshire County's legislative delegation, the area's elected officials
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