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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Editing the view

A good editor knows what to excise, and what to enhance. With that in mind, I grabbed my chainsaw, and removed a magnolia.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Portrait of an Artist

Our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala shows us how masterful pruning of trees can turn into an art form, and right now in the dead of winter is the time to start honing your skill.

Residents balk at Housatonic marijuana manufacturing site

Fulcrum has signed a purchase-and-sales agreement to buy 5.78 undeveloped acres from the Nolan family at 22 Van Deusenville Road to construct and operate a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility.

Second-class citizens no longer: Berkshire second-home owners eye greater involvement, voting rights

Second-home owners have no voting rights in Massachusetts, so their influence in state and local affairs is necessarily limited. They certainly are permitted to attend town meetings and, in most towns, are allowed to speak at the discretion of the moderator.

Second Quarter Real Estate Market Report

All signs suggest the market is beginning to come back.

First Quarter Real Estate Market Report

The real estate market was down in the first quarter of 2018 but the future is promising, according to the CEO of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty.

New York crash claims life of Lee woman and her son

Lauren Pellegrino and her spouse, Kerry Hamill, both 40 and of Lee, were stopped in traffic on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, when their vehicle was rear-ended by a man driving a box truck. Also in the vehicle was their three-year-old son, Grayson.

Bits & Bytes: BCD to send aid to Puerto Rico; ‘The Constitution Today;’ CoA luncheon; test prep weekend; new horse at Blue Rider Stables

Berkshire Country Day School invites community members to meet in its Fitzpatrick Hall gymnasium Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. to help pack boxes of aid to be sent to Puerto Rico.

Latham ‘Ed’ Ovens, 77, of Lee

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for several years before settling in New York City where he worked in the charts department of Billboard Magazine.

Mary Malonis, 87, of Stockbridge

Mary worked as a substitute school nurse and in real estate until her retirement in 1999 when she and Ed moved to Popponesset on Cape Cod.

From bogeys to tweets: A rogues’ gallery of Trump’s team

Trump's team defended its use of the Jewish star, claiming that the star was... a "sheriff's badge." The alt-right got the message, and anti-Semites chuckled.

The Self-Taught Gardener: The most ruthless sport

Gardening is not for the faint of heart – it is a ruthless sport that involves everything from Darwinian survival-of-the-fittest standards for selecting plants to the willingness to take out something that isn’t working.
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