"It's truly amazing what people will do for their neighbors when they're in need," Colleen Taylor said. "We've witnessed this over and over again in our area. It is a smaller community, and we know our neighbors. I think people are going to come through again."
The Trump administration told governors Monday to expect the first shipments of Pfizer vaccine to begin arriving by mid-December, assuming that it receives the necessary emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, Baker said.
Other countries aren't far behind: Regulators in the United States and the European Union also are vetting the Pfizer shot along with a similar vaccine made by competitor Moderna Inc. British regulators also are considering another shot made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
The chair of the Planning Board in Sheffield will join two attorneys from KP Law and the CEO of EOS Farm, a large cannabis cultivator in Pittsfield, to talk about some of the considerations that Williamstown faces in developing a new pot bylaw.
Community donations also have decreased in volume this year with the pandemic, he said. The pantry typically gets 20 percent of its food from local donations and 80 percent from The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, according to Rondeau.