North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard, after consulting with public safety leadership and others in the city administration, said the city will no longer participate in "Wave Parades"

The practice has been on display in communities across the Berkshires amid the coronavirus crisis.  Parades in Lenox and Lanesborough were put on as recently as last weekend.

Bernard stressed that ignoring the social distancing and the stay-at-home recommendations is putting people at risk and putting the health care system at risk of being overwhelmed, and probably extending the amount of time the social distancing will have to go on.

Read the details at The Berkshire Eagle.com