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Letter: Change in Tobacco Sales June 1, 2020

I want to remind people that starting June 1, 2020, flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes like Kools and Newports will no longer be sold in Massachusetts. click for more

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North Adams Board of Health Authorizes Police as...

The city's police officers were deputized Thursday as health agents on to assist the health inspector during the pandemic. click for more

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BMC Cancer Center to Host Survivor Thriver Event...

"Celebrate & Thrive: Health and the Rhythm of Life" will be presented by Dr. Mark Pettus, medical director of Population Health for BMC, on Thursday, June 4, from 4 to 5 pm. click for more

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Adams Board of Health Ready to Finalize Tobacco...

Members answered some lingering questions Wednesday in regard to the proposed tobacco sales permit and hope to vote on a final draft next month. click for more

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Mayor Tyer Asks Residents to Maintain Cautions...

Memorial Day and the Fourth of July will be observed a great deal differently this year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, especially the absence of parades. click for more

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Regulators Give Centers for Living and...

CLR has cared for COVID patients and non-COVID patients throughout the pandemic. Leaders are proud to report that not a single known transmission of the virus has occurred at the facility. click for more

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New Physician Assistant Joins SVMC Orthopedics...

O'Shea holds a bachelor's in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He earned a master's in physician assistant studies from MCPHS University in Massachusetts. click for more

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Independence Day Road Race Canceled for 2020

This would have been the 35th anniversary of the Independence Day Run, which raises funds to benefit Berkshire Medical Center. click for more

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Baker: Socialization Sacrificed for COVID-19...

It's an example of how the state will have to navigate this new normal giving up the physical and social elements of teamwork but keeping remote contact. click for more

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Analysis: Data Drives Plan, Pace for Reopening...

The officials responsible for the Reopening Massachusetts plan were united in one message on Monday: Massachusetts residents are responsible for the actual reopening.

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Reopening Plan Sets Out Start Dates for Industry,...

The "Reopening Massachusetts" plan lays out a four-phase road map to restart of the state's economy as it begins to recover from the global pandemic.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 18

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has earned the status of deficiency-free on a survey meant to determine ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections to those visiting its hospital and clinics.

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Local Officials: Economic Recovery, Public Health...

Reviving the Berkshires' economy will require a balancing act, a panel of experts agreed on Friday morning.

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Mayor Tyer Says City Ready to Assess Reopening...

Tyer said each stage of the governor's four-stage reopening plan pertains to different organizations and business. She said with each stage there will be new operations and safety standards, and protocols.

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North Adams Health Board Refuses Vote on Crane...

Board members Kevin Lamb, acting as chairman, and October Cellana spent 90 minutes debating the board's authority over what they saw as determining essential versus nonessential work before Lamb motioned for a vote and Cellana declined to second.

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Berkshire Health Systems Further Reduces Call Line...

Effective Sunday, May 17, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

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Baker Sets Goal of 75,000 COVID-19 Tests Daily by...

Massachusetts has set the ambitious goal of processing testing for COVID-19 to 75,000 tests a day by the end of the year, at least seven times the number currently being done.

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SVMC ExpressCare Welcomes New Physician Assistant

With this appointment, Ciancola also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group.

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Council on Aging Key to Williamstown's Response to...

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for most Americans. At the Williamstown Council on Aging, they had a little recent experience to draw on.

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Williamstown Officials Urge Vigilance in Use of...

Hoch said people should get into the habit of bringing their face coverings with them wherever they go, whether or not they think they'll need them.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Joins CHP North Adams...

She most recently practiced at the University of New Mexico Family Health Clinic in Albuquerque, providing comprehensive urgent, ongoing and preventive care to patients of all ages.

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Berkshire, Statewide COVID-19 Trends Appearing to...

There are signs the Bay State may be turning the corner on the novel coronavirus that has so far caused more than 5,000 deaths in Massachusetts.

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Baker Files Spending Bill Aimed at Accessing...

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday filed a supplemental budget bill to authorize about $1 billion to cover costs related to COVID

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 8

SVMC's President and CEO Tom Dee and Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson answered COVID-19 questions from the community at Wednesday's Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce/CAT-TV Lunch & Learn.

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Lenox Natives Start PPE Manufacturing...

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.

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Governor Envisions Four-Phase Reopening to 'New...

The four phases of "start, cautious, vigilant and new normal" are expected to begin on May 18 as the governor's reopening advisory board releases its recommendations and guidelines for safety standards for employees and patrons.

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Bedard Brothers Sanitizing Police Cruisers

Bedard Brothers Auto Sales has been helping keep local police departments safe by treating their cruisers with an anti-microbial disinfectant.

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Adams' COVID-19 Numbers Remain Low

Hoyt said the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) set up by the state as a containment strategy has not had to enter Adams because the cases are manageable.

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Resumes Elective...

In early March, the governor directed health systems to put on hold non-urgent appointments and procedures as Vermont prepared for, and responded to, COVID-19.

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