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A federal judge has approved a nearly $58 million settlement in a case involving the deaths of dozens of military veterans who contracted COVID-19 at a Massachusetts veterans home. The settlement was approved Monday by a judge in U.S. District Court in Springfield. The coronavirus outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke in the spring of 2020 took the lives of 84 residents. It was one of the deadliest outbreaks at a long-term care facility in the U.S. A lawyer for the plaintiffs says they are thankful the case has been brought to a conclusion.

We all feel sad from time to time. Some — or many — of us have even experienced depression. But how do you know when what’s going on is more than just feeling down or overwhelmed and when it’s time to seek out professional help? and if you do decide to look for help, where do you even begin?

Pennsylvania registered its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since the first week of July, even as the number of patients hospitalized due to complications of the coronavirus increased for the first time in a month.

Is it just me or have many of my fellow hunters lost their respect for the squirrel as a game animal? Oh, they still enjoy watching the squirrel’s antics as they climb and scamper throughout the forest, but now it is nothing more than a distraction as they wait in hopes of encountering the n…

The state Department of Health is aware of the ongoing issues of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNF) facing challenges in moving a hospital patient to a nursing facility and nursing facilities not accepting patients because they don’t have adequate staffing.

DANVILLE — Following recent guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Geisinger is offering single booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine for people age 12 and older.

HARRISBURG — The number of new COVID-19 cases registered across Pennsylvania dropped for the fourth consecutive week on Wednesday while the state Department of Health said more than 100 Pennsylvanians died due to complications from the coronavirus for the fifth week in a row.

DANVILLE — A new massage parlor opened last week on Mill Street in Danville with the owner committed to offering Valley residents a path to enhancing and improving overall well-being.