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Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Friday, Dec 8 / By / A great selection of articles in this week's Real Estate Friday! Properties from a private lakefront to the center of bustling Great Barrington. And the first installment of a serialized guidebook to everything you need and want to know if you're interested in Berkshire real estate.

David Magadini: Mayor of Main Street

Sunday, May 18 - He argues that by exercising his rights as a citizen of the United States – in this case, to vote and be a free citizen even though he has chosen to remain homeless -- he serves as a model to strongly encourage others to exercise their freedom as well.

Main Street’s trees: A perspective, Part I

Thursday, May 15 - The bottom line is that Bradford pear trees can become a hazard and as many towns across the U.S. have discovered, these somewhat fad-like cultivars did not make for good street trees, especially if planted en masse.

Rites of spring

Thursday, May 8 - Twenty years ago, in 1994, there were only 1,755 farmers' markets in the U.S. By 2013 the number had jumped to 8,144, and this year promises even more.

Great Barrington candidates’ forum: A review

Sunday, May 4 - Simmering anger over the seeming indifference of local town and school officials, combined with resentment toward newcomers and the local friends of the newcomers, are at the heart of local elections this May.

Great Barrington: Solar capital of South County?

Wednesday, Apr 30 - If Kirt Mayland’s Housatonic Solar Project achieves its objectives, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, and the town of Great Barrington would all become the beneficiaries, with significant savings on the cost of electricity.

‘Holy shit, there’s dead bats everywhere’

Monday, Apr 28 - "If we assume, very conservatively, that there are two million species in the tropical rainforests, this means that something like five thousand species are being lost each year. This comes to roughly fourteen species a day, or one every hundred minutes.” -- Elizabeth Kolbert in "The Sixth Extinction"

‘Fully Committed’: One actor, 39 roles

Monday, Apr 28 - This is completely thrilling for an actor – and completely terrifying. You leap from one character to another – and you have to land full blown for each one. -- Daniel Osman, of his 39 roles in 'Fully Committed.'

Whatever happened to ‘Occupy Berkshires’?

Monday, Apr 28 - 'If we focus only on financial resources, the average American in the top 500 has 40,000 times the wealth power of the median citizen.' -- Northwestern University Professor Jeffrey Winters