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 Two signs outside the Cornwall Country Market alert customers that they must wear masks inside the store. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

Coronavirus masks symbolize cultural divide

A lone couple occupied a public bench along Kent’s Main Street on a recent Sunday morning as the town slowly came alive with people walking their dogs, dining outdoors or out for a drive. 

Unlike most others around them who were sporting facial masks, this couple was bare-faced, and they intend to stay that way.

Old-fashioned baseball, where you can still hear the players talking

For sports fans starved for high-quality baseball in this summer of the coronavirus, there is now a nearby option. 

Thursday, June 25, marked the debut of the Great Falls Gators in the Connecticut Twilight League. The team was formed by Willy Yahn, a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School and a Baltimore Orioles prospect. 

Towns are slowly beginning to host meetings in person, instead of online. The Sharon selectmen invited a limited number of people to attend their meeting last week. Photo by Leila Hawken

Safely behind a mask at a meeting

During the COVID-19 pandemic, area towns created a balance between closing their town halls to the public and serving that same public — but by appointment. Providing creative solutions to residents’ needs has made the whole system work.

Slight rise in county COVID-19 cases

For the most part, reported cases of COVID-19 have been steadily decreasing in recent weeks in the Tri-state area. However, in the past few days there have been slight increases in Dutchess and Litchfield counties. Berkshire County’s infection and death rates remain consistently low, as they have since the beginning of the pandemic. 


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