State Jobless Rate Soars Past 15 Percent
From March to April, the unemployment rate increased 12.3 percentage points, to 15.1 percent, the highest level since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking seasonally adjusted unemployment rates at the state level in 1976.
Barbers, Salons Prep Before Reopening
In order for local salons and barbershops to open, they must follow social distancing guidelines, hygiene and cleaning protocols and new staffing procedures. A list of safety standards, along with a checklist, have been published at There also are a limited amount of services available. Ha…
The following is a listing of both local and State COVID-19 Resources. We will add to the list as more resources become available. If you know of a resource that is NOT listed here and would like to share it with us, please send an email to: tom...
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Holiday Hours: Memorial Day
Memorial Day is being celebrated Monday, May 25. It is a federal holiday observing the sacrifices of the nation's servicemen and -women. It started as a day to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers, particularly in the South, and many states adopted the day as Decoration Day to comme…
New Claims Send Unemployed Ranks To New Highs
A clearer picture of the state's dire economic straits will emerge Friday, when state labor officials release total job losses experienced in April as well as the monthly unemployment rate. Prior to the pandemic, the state was operating at roughly full employment, with a March unemployment rate…
Coronavirus Information Update: Grant for Theater pro's 05/22/20
This is a collection of information that I share each day on my Berkshire News Network Coronavirus Information Update reports, which are heard on all of our Townsquare Media Berkshire stations. If you hear it there... you'll find it here:
Friday May 22, 2020
Berkshire County Numbers:
The number of conf…
Adams Man Charged Hosting Drinking Party For Teens
Adams police officers learned of the party after they observed a 16-year-old staggering down the middle of School Street, right in front of the Adams Police Station, exhibiting signs of extreme alcohol intoxication and the consumption of marijuana and highly concentrated THC "dabs."

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