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Cassilis Farm in New Marlborough, being renovated by Construct into affordable housing, will be the site of a designer showcase fundraiser in June.

Construct to Host Designer Showcase

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NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Construct Inc., a nonprofit provider of affordable housing and supportive services to residents in 15 towns across the Southern Berkshires, will hold its first Designer Showcase event/exhibition.
 
Slated for the entire month of June 2024, the Designer Showcase will highlight the work of more than a dozen local and regional designers, as well as landscape architects and visual artists. Each exhibitor has been assigned a space at Cassilis Farm, a 27-acre, Gilded Age estate that Construct, along with the New Marlborough Housing Development Committee, purchased at auction with the intention of renovating and converting it into 11 much-needed affordable housing apartments.
 
"We have the opportunity to take advantage of Construct having acquired this magnificent estate," said board Secretary Hinda Bodinger, who is also co-chair for the Designer Showcase Committee. "Utilizing such a beautiful space allows us to highlight the talent of the designers, and to share our mission in a unique way with the greater community."
 
"As we've reached out to interior designers, landscape designers and others with our appeal to help us with the Showcase, the overwhelming response has been 'YES!,'" said co-Chair and board member Laura Jordahl. "Because they, like many businesses, have been directly affected by the shortage of affordable housing. All of us know that working to make Cassilis into a place that 11 families will call home will help to strengthen our community ties."
 
The Designer Showcase, themed "Nature in the Berkshires," will be a timed, ticketed walkthrough and will be open to visitors through five weekends in June. Additional events surrounding the fundraiser include a New Marlborough community day as well as a special opening night tour and reception at Cassilis Farm.
 
Berkshire Magazine is the official media sponsor of the Construct Designer Showcase.
 
Information about the Designer Showcase will be updated here, as well as via Construct's social media handles. Tickets may be purchased online

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MassDOT: South County Construction Operations

LEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing crews will be conducting daytime and overnight hour guardrail repair, drainage work, pavement marking, and bridge repair operations at various locations and times on I-90 eastbound and westbound during the week of Tuesday, May 28. 

Lane closures will be in place during the construction operations and traffic will be able to travel through the work zones.  The schedule for the work and lane closures will be as follows:  

Otis/Blandford  

  • Guardrail and drainage work will be conducted on I-90 eastbound and westbound between mile marker 21.0 to 26.2 from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. The work is expected to conclude by 5:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31. 

Otis 

  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted nightly on I-90 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 22.5, from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. The work is expected to conclude by 5:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31.  

Stockbridge/West Stockbridge 

  • Guardrail and bridge repair work will be conducted nightly on I-90 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 4.5 to 7.0, from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. The work is expected to conclude by 5:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31. 

Stockbridge 

  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted daily on I-90 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 7.5, from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. 

West Stockbridge 

  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted daily on I-90 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 0.6, from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. 
  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted nightly on I-90 eastbound from mile marker 2.0 to 3.0, on Tuesday, May 28, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. 
  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 westbound from mile marker 2.0 to 3.0, on Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning.  

Lee 

  • Pavement marking operations will be conducted nightly on I-90 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 7.5 to 15.0, on Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning. The work is expected to conclude by 5:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31. 
  • Bridge repair operations will be conducted on I-90 westbound from mile marker 10.0 to 11.0, on Wednesday, May 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next morning.  

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.  

Drivers traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.   

All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.  

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