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For local farms, the coronavirus outbreak has led to a surge in customers and demand

Local farmers have seen explosive growth, as people rush to farm stands and invest in community-supported agriculture, or CSA, programs.

A socially-distant Memorial Day on tap in Mass. as state reports 68 new coronavirus deaths

Many local Memorial Day traditions will be put aside as measures to combat the coronavirus force communities to rethink how they pay tribute to those who served their country.

The Great Divide

One in five Boston public school children may be virtual dropouts

At least 10,000 Boston public school students have not logged in to class since schools shut down in March due to the coronavirus epidemic, making them virtual dropouts whose formal education stopped two months ago.

In N.H., a drive-in live concert is what the new normal may look (and sound) like during the coronavirus pandemic

Most of the people spread far apart in the parking lot of the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, N.H., were wearing masks. So were the orange-vested attendants directing concert-goers to their “seats," which in this case consisted of two parking spots each — one for the car, and one for whatever lawn chair patrons pulled out of their trunks.

TOM FARRAGHER

Sunshine, sugar cones — and fear — as a strange summer dawns on old Cape Cod

“We’re just in survival mode now,’’ owner Doug Warren told me the other day as we sat out back of his shop at a shaded picnic table.

‘There are a lot of tensions and people are acting out.’ Four murdered in Boston in six days

Four people have been murdered in the past six days in Boston, a spike in violence that comes as the city lifts some cornoravirus restrictions and as the Memorial Day weekend beckons with the nicest weather in months.

Lechmere station closes for good on Saturday

Trolley service will end at North Station for about a year as officials begin construction on a new station in Cambridge, officials said.

Mass. is putting a lot of focus on its coronavirus testing strategy. Will it work?

Charlie Baker's goal to more than triple the current number of daily tests by the end of July and increase it at least fivefold by December may come too late to make a significant difference in containing the virus’s spread, some epidemiologists say.

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For local farms, the coronavirus outbreak has led to a surge in customers and demand

Local farmers have seen explosive growth, as people rush to farm stands and invest in community-supported agriculture, or CSA, programs.

A socially-distant Memorial Day on tap in Mass. as state reports 68 new coronavirus deaths

Many local Memorial Day traditions will be put aside as measures to combat the coronavirus force communities to rethink how they pay tribute to those who served their country.

The Great Divide

One in five Boston public school children may be virtual dropouts

At least 10,000 Boston public school students have not logged in to class since schools shut down in March due to the coronavirus epidemic, making them virtual dropouts whose formal education stopped two months ago.

In N.H., a drive-in live concert is what the new normal may look (and sound) like during the coronavirus pandemic

Most of the people spread far apart in the parking lot of the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, N.H., were wearing masks. So were the orange-vested attendants directing concert-goers to their “seats," which in this case consisted of two parking spots each — one for the car, and one for whatever lawn chair patrons pulled out of their trunks.

TOM FARRAGHER

Sunshine, sugar cones — and fear — as a strange summer dawns on old Cape Cod

“We’re just in survival mode now,’’ owner Doug Warren told me the other day as we sat out back of his shop at a shaded picnic table.

‘There are a lot of tensions and people are acting out.’ Four murdered in Boston in six days

Four people have been murdered in the past six days in Boston, a spike in violence that comes as the city lifts some cornoravirus restrictions and as the Memorial Day weekend beckons with the nicest weather in months.

Lechmere station closes for good on Saturday

Trolley service will end at North Station for about a year as officials begin construction on a new station in Cambridge, officials said.

Mass. is putting a lot of focus on its coronavirus testing strategy. Will it work?

Charlie Baker's goal to more than triple the current number of daily tests by the end of July and increase it at least fivefold by December may come too late to make a significant difference in containing the virus’s spread, some epidemiologists say.

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