Monday, May 20, 2024

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Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Latest weekly report of real estate sales in the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut; property of the week; what's on the market; market perspectives; transformations; home and garden.

Some great new features for you this week in The Edge Real Estate section:
Property of the Week – A private retreat with magnificent views yet close to the action. Offered by Stone House Properties. Beautifully built with the best materials. Mature and gorgeous gardens. Pool and gym.
What’s on the Market – Commercial properties in the Berkshires offered by Suzann Ward of Barnbrook Realty, and by Tony Blair and Rich Aldrich of Stone House Properties. Time to think about business!
• “Transformations” – The renovation of a 1989 split-level contractor spec house yields spectacular results, making the house both more livable and more personal.
Weekly real estate transactions for Berkshire County and northern Litchfield County –
Market Perspectives – The eights and final installment of an unpublished book by Great Barrington Attorney David M. Lazan — everything you need to know if you want to buy, sell, finance or just dabble in Berkshires real estate.
Home & Garden – Our Self-Taught Gardener, Lee Buttala, Our Self-Taught Gardener muses about how a persistent snow cover enables exotic plants to grow in unusual northern climes.


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‘Make a mark for yourself’: Bard College at Simon’s Rock celebrates graduates

“I used to think a Simon’s Rock education was about going fast, college early, big ideas,” commencement speaker Michael Lawrence told graduates. “Now I think it’s about slowing down a little, making time and space to doubt, to dialogue, to discover, and to see these as actions, not ideas, that are crucial even and perhaps, especially when the world pushes you to speed up, get in line, and have it all figured out."

One-on-one with consultant Mark Hermanson, on the Housatonic Rest of River remediation plan

Mark Hermanson is an expert in environmental chemistry who specializes in contaminated industrial sites.

MassDOT to meet with town officials about Brookside Road bridge closure, residents issue concerns

The bridge was unexpectedly closed by MassDOT on May 2 after a routine inspection.

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