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Pittsfield Schools Remain Open for Now
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:56PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Public Schools are monitoring COVID-19 and although the district has set travel restrictions, at the moment there are no plans to close the schools.   Superintendent Jason McCandless gave the School Committee an update Wednesday on how the novel coronavirus is being addressed within the schools and said he did not think closing the schools would benefit the city.    "For us to believe that we need to close the schools, we are going to need quite a bit of convincing," he said. "We are rational, we are thoughtful, and we read everything that people send us but we are not convinced at this point that long term school closure

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 13-19
12:59PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020
Please contact individual venues and organizations to be sure that their event is still taking place.                                                                                                      SAT Indoor Farmers Market at Zion Lutheran Church Shop for fresh, local and seasonal fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, coffee, art, and more at the

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How Much Will Market Volatility Really Affect You?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:14PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020

There's no way to sugarcoat it: If you're an investor, you haven't liked what you have seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market "correction" – a decline of 10 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more positive approaches to this situation.

For one thing, ask yourself this: When do you really need the money from your investment accounts, such as your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored plan? These are retirement accounts, so, depending on your age, you may not need to tap into them

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Pittsfield Issues Emergency Declaration; Implements COVID-19 Action Plan
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:05PM / Thursday, March 12, 2020

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer has issued a declaration of emergency to give her administration flexibility in address the effects of the novel coronavirus.   "The health and well-being of every Pittsfielder and our Berkshire neighbors is my greatest concern," the mayor said in announcing the declaration and the members of her preparedness planning team at a press conference in City Council Chambers on Thursday morning.    The city has implemented a 30-day action plan with certain procedures that the mayor is encouraging private organizations to duplicate. These include limiting municipal employees from traveling outside of Berkshire County and to keep

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Pignatelli, Barrett File Bill to Establish Coronavirus Fund
03:54PM / Wednesday, March 11, 2020
BOSTON — State Reps. William "Smitty" Pignatelli and John Barrett III have filed an emergency bill to establish a "COVID-19 Quarantine Assistance Fund."   The act would establish an account to be administered by the secretary of health and human services and to be funded through amounts transferred or authorized by the Legislature.    The money would be expended as grants to residents of the commonwealth of Massachusetts who are unable to work during an infection, quarantine or isolation period caused by the novel coronavirus.    "In this time of public health emergency, it is vital that we do all we can to assist those in

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Pittsfield City Council Moves Marijuana Amendment to Subcommittee
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:47AM / Wednesday, March 11, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City Council sent a list of items to departments and subcommittees including an outdoor marijuana cultivation amendment to Ordinance & Rules.   City Council moved through its business quickly Tuesday and, in just over a half-hour, moved on some lingering petitions and addressed some new ones.    One of the more notable petitions was the outdoor marijuana cultivation amendment that would limit growth in neighborhoods.    In February, the Community Development Board acted on a petition from Councilor at Large Earl Persip who wanted to restrict outdoor marijuana cultivation in residential areas.   The board looked at different zoning

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Berkshire County COVID-19 Cases at 7; Governor Declares State of Emergency
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:14PM / Tuesday, March 10, 2020

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on Tuesday afternoon as the state continued to grapple with rising numbers of presumptive positives for the novel coronavirus.   The governor, at a press conference broadcast from Boston, said the Executive Branch would begin instituting measures to address the spread of the disease, including prohibiting international travel on behalf of the state for its 42,000 employees, encouraging the use of telecommunicating and video conferencing where viable, canceling large events and asking workers who are sick or who exposed to the virus to remain home.    The total number of presumptive positives for

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CDC: Updates and Information
01:55PM / Tuesday, March 10, 2020
 

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Updates on COVID-19: Adams, North Adams, SWVMC
09:53PM / Sunday, March 08, 2020
Adams The Adams Visitors Center and all programs of the Council on Aging, include van transporting services, will be closed on Monday, March 9, through Wednesday, March 11.     The three-day closure will allow the town to have the building properly cleaned and sanitized out of an abundance of caution to protect the users of the building. Council on Aging staff will be on site and available via phone at 413-743-8333.     During this time, our staff will also be undergoing training to be sure they staff are prepared and able to identify symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to note that these steps are preventative in nature and not based on any known cases or

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Berkshire County's First Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Staff Reports,
03:05AM / Sunday, March 08, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has confirmed that a patient has tested as presumptive positive for COVID-19.   In a statement of facts to press, Director of Media Relations Michael Leary said the patient is an older man who lives in Berkshire County. He is listed in stable condition.   The patient could not be tested before Friday, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the state Department of Public Health rules were changed to allow him to be tested. The CDC had limited testing to those who had traveled to areas where the disease was prevalent or had contact with someone who had.    The man had been admitted to BMC several days earlier but at

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Pipe Failure Causes 'Significant Flooding' in Mount Greylock School
Staff reports,
09:13PM / Saturday, March 07, 2020

Crews work on cleaning up water in the hallway of Mount Greylock Regional School on Friday after a joint failure on a water main pipe failed on Friday.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A portion of the newly renovated Mount Greylock Regional School sustained significant water damage after a joint on a water main pipe failed on Friday, Superintendent Kimberley Grady said in an email to the school community on Saturday evening.


Offices in the Guidance Suite sustained water damage when the water main pipe joint failed on Friday, causing flooding.  

A "T-joint" failed in the wall between the Guidance Suite and first-floor bathrooms located near the gymnasium, causing

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@theMarket: The COVID Crash of 2020
By Bill Schmick,
03:15PM / Friday, March 06, 2020
The stock market has not only erased all the gains of this year but is now working on giving back last year's gains as well. Are we close to a bottom or is there more pain in store for investors?   Unless you are invested in gold, or U.S. Treasury bonds, there are few places that offer protection to investors right now. What may have spooked traders most this week is the freefall of interest rates as exemplified by the benchmark U.S. Ten-Year Treasury bond. It has done the unthinkable falling below one percent in yield. Some believe it is on its way to zero.   You might assume that all this selling is based on the fear that the United States will soon see thousands of new

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