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Businesses, volunteers create community resources: Millerton remains strong as it unites to deal with pandemic

MILLERTON — Though their doors may be temporarily closed for business and their lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic, village merchants recently came together to raise spirits and remind the community of its strength through the creation of a community video.

Best known as the popular proprietor of the former Millerton vintage store B.W. Eagle Eye, Barbara Walker passed away from the coronavirus at the age of 83 on Saturday, April 11. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

COVID-19 strikes close to home: B.W. Eagle Eye ‘icon’ succumbs to virus

MILLERTON — The village business community mourned the loss of a favorite shopkeeper when Barbara Walker, owner of the former long-time vintage store B.W. Eagle Eye, passed away on Saturday, April 11, from the coronavirus. She was 83 years old.

Nurses at Kingston Hospital were all smiles after receiving a donation of face shields from Revolutionary Cooling Systems, Inc., the company owned and operated by Millbrook engineer and inventor Greg Loibl and his wife, Laura. Photo submitted

Millbrook engineer creates and donates PPE

MILLBROOK — Inventor and engineer Greg Loibl usually spends his days running Revolutionary Cooling Systems, Inc., (RCS) the company he co-founded in 1996 to produce the Cooper Cooler, the wine cooling system Loibl created with his college co-advisors in 1992, when graduating from Cooper Union in New York City.

Matthew Lopes took temperatures of prospective shoppers at LaBonne’s market on Friday, April 10. The store will soon require all shoppers to wear a mask while in the store. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

At LaBonne’s market: Temperatures, masks and an abundance of caution

SALISBURY — LaBonne’s market in Salisbury almost certainly has the strictest protocols for social distancing during the COVID-19 quarantine. A week ago, the store began to require all customers take a temperature test before entering the store.

Becton Dickinson’s BD MAX System, shown in this photo, can run 24 COVID-19 test samples simultaneously. Results are available in fewer than three hours. Photo courtesy of BD  

COVID-19 testing BD granted approval for new rapid test

NORTH CANAAN — Hospitals across the United States now have increased capacity to perform rapid, on-site testing to screen patients for COVID-19, thanks to North Canaan’s own Becton Dickinson and Company (BD).


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