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Check out this immaculate upscale home in a quiet neighborhood in a perfect location, offered by Maureen White Kirkby of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Barnbrook Realty. An analysis of potential changes in Berkshire real estate practices. Geoff Wilcox reports on the ‘transformation” of a run-down gambrel-roofed home in a small town in Massachusetts. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Here’s what we have for you this week in The Edge Real Estate section:

  • Property of the Week – Maureen White Kirkby of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Barnbrook Realty offers an upscale house that combines privacy, luxury and convenience in one perfect location.
  • Transformations – Geoff Wilcox of The Country Shepherd in Chatham, N.Y. takes us through the restoring and rebuilding of a hybrid gambrel-roof home in a small town in Massachusetts. The project took three years to complete.
  • Weekly real estate transactions for Berkshire County, Northern Litchfield County and Columbia County.
  • Market Perspective – A settlement by the National Board of Realtors may bring changes to practices in the Berkshires. Here’s an analysis of what to expect.
  • The Self-Taught Gardener – As we think about lawns, we should question their purpose. And most importantly, how much energy do we want to spend on maintaining them?
  • The Lazy Berkshire Gardener – Our Lazy Berkshire Gardener already has brussels sprouts growing indoors and is about to start tomatoes and hot peppers.
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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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