Foreclosure petitions continue to increase in state, county

The number of foreclosure petitions filed in Berkshire County rose 80 percent in September compared to the same month last year, and have increased 63.5 percent so far this year, according to The Warren Group of Boston, which tracks state real estate transactions.

The filing of petitions is the first step in the foreclosure process. Statewide, foreclosure petitions increased 60.6 percent last month from September 2014, the 19th consecutive monthly increase in petition filings.


Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Bank honoring veterans

"Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans", a new exhibition offering artist commentary on the military, patriotism and the struggles that many veterans face upon their re-entry to civilian life goes on display today at the Norman Rockwell Museum and runs through Jan. 5.

The museum has partnered with Berkshire Bank to provide free admission for U.S. veterans and active military through the run of the exhibition. Tickets are available at Berkshire Bank locations throughout the region.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Rockwell Museum will host an event honoring the contributions of U.S. veterans from 1 to 5 p.m. Artists and veterans associated with Soldier On will be involved in a panel discussion. The event is free for all U.S. veterans, active military with valid ID, and their families.


Information: 413-931-2221.

Berkshire Chamber holding member orientation session

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a member orientation session on Friday, Nov. 13 at the 1Berkshire Building, 66 Allen St.

The hours are 8 to 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. Information: