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Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low 21F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. About one inch of snow expected.. Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low 21F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. About one inch of snow expected. This lovely Victorian oozes w/ charm & classic details: inviting front porch; lovely hrdwd floors & trim; ornate wood banister on open staircase in the foyer; 9 ft ceilings & original butler’s pantry. Bright & inviting w/ lot of windows & kitchen opens to family rm via pass-thru window & breakfast bar. The flow of light & energy makes this home a great place for family, friends & entertaining. Large bdrms w/ walk-in closets & one w/ office/library. Cute back yard w/ stone patio & tons of storage in basement. Updates: Roof (per assessor) in ’16; furnace & softener in ’18; dishwasher in ’13, storm door in ’19, updated wiring & some plumbing. Affordable, open floor plan is move-in ready! This condo is in a well managed assc., with access to a fitness center, big common green spaces, and full in-ground swimming pool! Close to shopping and dinin...

Simply heating a room isn’t enough for some people. You’ll find space heaters disguised as miniature

Simply heating a room isn’t enough for some people. You’ll find space heaters disguised as miniature fireplaces and radiators, and many with promises to trim your utility bill in the bargain. But speedy heating, safety, and even quietness are what matter most to shoppers, according to comments on Consumer Reports’ Facebook page and on Twitter. Models that topped Consumer Reports’ space heater tests meet those needs for as little as $40. High style, including ‘flames.’ We tested models from Crane and Heat Surge that combine quick room heating with a digital flame display. A slim Dyson blends a contemporary oval shape with a fan you can set to oscillate for quick, even heating. But it was the noisiest heater we tested, about as loud as a window air conditioner adjusted to its low setting. And Heat Surge says that the wooden cabinets for its Roll-n-Glow and a smaller model are Amish-made, but the workmanship looks more like something we remember from shop class. Quick comfort—and some slowpokes. Suppose you value instant warmth for yourself more than you do for an entire room—or you use a space heater at your desk in a chilly office. Consumer Reports tests spot-heating speed ...