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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

Discussing economics on Old Stockbridge Road

"The arguments made in the affirmative were that the project could create jobs and save an architectural gem. However, jobs in the Berkshire...

Smooth sailing for Elm Court resort at Lenox ZBA hearing

"Gilded Age estates are the Berkshires. They are the distinguishing characteristic of our region, like the great country homes of England." -- Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director and CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum "Restoring Elm Court in this way is like embalming a corpse. It's a trade off, more than a fair trade." -- Gregory Whitehead, speaking for the Old Stockbridge Road Neighborhood Association

Gates opened for $50m Elm Court restoration; appeal may shut them

"The people from Front Yard aren’t here to ravage the lifestyle of the people of Stockbridge." -- Robert Berle, former Elm Court owner

Stockbridge selectman defer decision on Elm Court development — again

'We are not against Elm Court. We encourage smart growth, but this is the commercialization of a rural neighborhood.' --Old Stockbridge Road resident Barney Edmonds

Gilded Age loses its glitter in Stockbridge — for now

"Stockbridge is a model, small New England town, and we’ve maintained its character for 250 years. The intent of bylaws is to save these properties, but we don't want to be creating a Club Med North.” -- Stockbridge Planning Board member Eugene Talbot
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