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Amherst issues Fort River swimming warning

Jul 29 2020
Amherst issues Fort River swimming warning “High levels of bacteria are prompting the town to warn people against swimming in the Fort River at the Stanley Street conservation area.” Read the full article here: www.gazettenet.com
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What Is Massachusetts Doing Right? And Can This Be Sustained?

Jul 23 2020
What Is Massachusetts Doing Right? And Can This Be Sustained? “In many respects, Dr. Andy Artenstein says, the COVID-19 virus acts like water in the home in that, if there are leaks, it can go where you don’t necessarily want it to go and cause major problems.” Read the full article here: Businesswest.com [continue reading]

Springfield to open cooling centers during anticipated heat wave

Jul 17 2020
Springfield to open cooling centers during anticipated heat wave “The city will open cooling centers from Saturday through Monday in anticipation of a heat wave that is expected to hit Western Massachusetts.
The locations of the cooling centers have changed from previous years because of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the number of people [continue reading]

Doctor addresses COVID-19 risks associated with holiday weekend travel

Jul 1 2020
Doctor addresses COVID-19 risks associated with holiday weekend travel ”
Independence Day is just days away. It’s a weekend where some families either hit the road or head to the beach.
However, considering the coronavirus pandemic, what risks do you face if you head to a different state or the beach?
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Massachusetts new coronavirus deaths continue downward trend as state reports 57 new deaths and 422 new cases

May 27 2020
Massachusetts new coronavirus deaths continue downward trend as state reports 57 new deaths and 422 new cases “Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday said that, as the state embarks on a cautious and data-driven phased reopening, the public health coronavirus data has been “trending in the right direction.”” Read the full article here: masslive.com [continue reading]

Everything about the Massachusetts reopening plan you need to know, from face-coverings to beaches and sit-down restaurant service

May 19 2020
Everything about the Massachusetts reopening plan you need to know, from face-coverings to beaches and sit-down restaurant service “The Baker administration’s  plan for reopening the Massachusetts economy came into focus Monday, with the announcement of what businesses would be allowed to reopen, including both when and how.” Read the full article here: [continue reading]

So you really want to see your friends? Here’s how to assess the risk

May 18 2020
Published by under Health and Wellness
So you really want to see your friends? Here’s how to assess the risk Seems like some useful information in assessing risk of getting together with other people as safely as possible while this quarantine is still in effect. Read the full article here: latimes.com/science [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Mass Food Delivery, Mycoterra Farm

Apr 14 2020
Our new routines of constant sanitization have been unfamiliar to many of us. But the team at Mycoterra Farm has been keeping it clean for years.
“We run a sterile lab, we’re very familiar with microbes,” explained Julia Coffey who owns Mycoterra Farm, which produces mushrooms at an indoor facility in South Deerfield. “The [continue reading]

FEATURED RESOURCE: Common Good Tools for a New Economy

Apr 13 2020
Offers & Needs Board for the Hilltowns and Beyond
We’re in this together. Use Common Good’s online Offers & Needs bulletin board to offer help and ask for help from your friends and neighbors in any community in the United States. No sign-up needed. Go to CommonGood.earth and [continue reading]

NHS senior uses 3D printer to aid hospital workers

Mar 29 2020
NHS senior uses 3D printer to aid hospital workers A senior from Northampton High School has been making face shields from his 3D printer to help local hospitals. Read the story here: www.gazettenet.com
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