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Kate Lascar of Berkshire Property Agents offers one of Great Barrington’s classic Victorian beauties in immaculate condition. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Nell Ezequelle, 82, of Great Barrington

Nell loved animals and was a veterinarian technician for many years. Later, she was a library assistant at the Berkshire Hills Regional School District.

David C. King, 86, of Hillsdale, N.Y.

David was an award-winning author of more than 80 history, biography and culture studies books for children and young adults.

Stanley Farnum, 98, of South Egremont

He enjoyed reading his poems to anyone and everyone who wanted to hear them.

Hazel E. Wool, 94, of Great Barrington

She worked as a telephone operator and then as a homemaker, taking care of her family.

COVID-19 ‘recovery center’ opens in former Kindred facility on Maple Avenue

The move toward recovery facilities is part of a broader plan by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker to convert skilled nursing facilities into treatment centers for COVID-19 patients. The goal is to take the pressure off of nearby hospitals.

Massimo Bachetti, 94, of Sheffield

After serving his country, they settled in Sheffield and Mossy began working at the former Jenifer House as a shipping manager until his retirement in 1980.

Agnes Walker, 96, of Great Barrington

She taught many women to sew through the adult education program at Monument Mountain Regional High School.

Katherine Jill Welch, 77, of Sheffield

Jill was devoted to her entire family and was considered a homemaker, but did enjoy the years that she worked in the cafeteria at Mount Everett Regional High School in Sheffield.

Sheldon Rothberg, 81, of Great Barrington, formerly of Sheffield

Sheldon was professor of English and humanities at Berkshire Community College from 1970 to 2002, and founded and led Project Outreach Seniors beginning in 1978.

Gloria Marchione, 91, of New Marlborough

Her most precious moments were spending every day with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who all live close by.

Henry F. “Sonny” Driscoll Jr., 89, of Sheffield

He worked at GE as a machinist in the transformer division, but his trade was meat cutting and he worked at Adams Supermarket, First National, A&P, Mohegan Market, Millerton Supermarket, Nejaime’s, Aldo’s and Carr Hardware.

I Publius: Lake Mansfield, the wonderful community resource

The town has a wonderful facility. It is there for all of us and it is my hope that everyone in the town uses it.

Joan Marks, 61, of Great Barrington

She attended Mount Everett Regional High School.

Lynda Jean Gunn, 63, of Stockbridge

Lynda posed for Norman Rockwell's picture "The Problem We All Live With" when she was 8 years old.

‘Mayor of Main Street’ David Magadini missing in action

On the evening of July 6, Magadini, who was known to walk the streets pushing a cart containing his belongings, was reportedly struck by a minivan on South Main Street (Route 7) in the area of Ward's Nursery.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Short Film Festival; Berkshire Children’s Chorus concert; ‘Hi, I’m Norman’; ‘Caring for the Caregiver’; area writers honored

Sarah Miller MSW, LCSW will address the topic of caregiver burnout and share tips on how to avoid it and promote positive relationships with those being cared for.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.