Single-family home sales continue to soar

Sales of single-family homes in Berkshire County continued to soar in April as they climbed 34.04 percent compared to April 2015, according to the Warren Group of Boston, which tracks state real estate transactions.

Statewide, single-family home sales rose 34.7 percent last month, the biggest percentage gain for any month in four years.

In the Berkshires, 126 single-family homes were sold in April compared to 94 in April 2015. Year-to-date, 369 single-family homes have been sold in the Berkshires compared to 275 last year, an increase of 34.2 percent.

HospiceCare in Berkshires earns national recognition

HospiceCare in The Berkshires is one of five similar organizations in Massachusetts that have been recognized as a "Hospice Honors" recipient. The designation is based on survey results from April through September 2015.

The "Deyta Family Evaluation of Hospice Care: (FEHC) survey" evaluates a hospice's performance on 24 satisfaction indicator measurers. To earn the honors designation, HospiceCare in The Berkshires had to be above the national average in at least 20 of the evaluated questions.


Over five tons of documents shredded on Shred Day

Over five tons of paper were shredded on Saturday, May 21 at the Greylock Federal Credit Union's eighth annual Community Shred Day event.

The effort also raised $1,420 in donations for the Berkshire United Way. The Credit Union suggested a $1 donation per box from people looking to shred personal documents.

Proshred supplied two mobile shredding trucks.