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COVID-19 reopening

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       The largest city in western Massachusetts is planning to personalize the grim statistics from the coronavirus pandemic. 

State lawmakers representing the Capital Region say it will be long way back for local businesses now that phase one of reopening has begun.


Plans for reopening businesses and public buildings in the largest city in western Massachusetts are taking shape. 

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As Massachusetts slowly begins to reopen, Berkshire County faith leaders are preparing for a new approach to congregational worship.

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As Massachusetts begins to follow Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, marijuana dispensaries in Berkshire County are returning to recreational sales for the first time in two months.

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     With Massachusetts now in the first phase of a four-phase reopening plan, Gov. Charlie Baker visited a plumbing products manufacturer today to highlight the new normal for workplace safety.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has given the Capital Region the go-ahead to begin reopening from coronavirus shutdowns Wednesday, a bit of news county leaders have been wishing for.

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How badly has the shutdown of the economy in Massachusetts hurt the state’s finances?

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has released a roadmap for the phased reopening of the Massachusetts economy starting today. Officials in the state’s third-largest city are getting ready to put regulations in place to implement the reopening plan. 

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Officials from Warren and Washington Counties say the region merits a closer look after New York’s Capital Region experienced a setback for reopening. 

A framework has been announced for reopening the Massachusetts economy.

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A 17-member panel of business, health care, and municipal leaders has started working on recommendations for reopening the economy in Massachusetts.

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            With the surge in coronavirus hospitalizations apparently reaching a plateau in Massachusetts, planning has started for what comes next –the gradual lifting of restrictions that shut down large parts of the state’s economy and social life.