Monterey resident joins CHP Board of Directors

Patricia Salomon of Monterey, a retired pediatrician and commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, has joined Community Health Program's Board of Directors.

As a commissioned officer, Salomon worked primarily with the federal Health Resources and Services Agency (HRSA) on issues of access to primary care.

As medical director for the Bureau of Primary Health Care, she led the National Health Service Corps in bringing medical, dental and nursing to underserved communities.

Local foreclosure petitions continue to increase

The number of foreclosure petitions in Berkshire County rose significantly in June as 37 petitions were filed compared to 17 in June 2015, an increase of 117.6 percent, according to the Warren Group of Boston, which tracks state real estate transactions.

Year-to-date, foreclosure petitions in the Berkshires are up 50 percent, as 117 were filed during the first six months of 2016 compared to 78 over the same time period last year. The filing of petitions represents the first step in the foreclosure process.

The number of foreclosure auctions in the Berkshires jumped from 12 in June 2015 to 32 last month, an increase of 167 percent. Year-to-date, foreclosure auctions are up 59 percent from 73 last year to 116.


Chester Theater Company welcomes restaurant partner

Aaron Allen, who grew up in Pittsfield, and Erin Patrick have opened Chester Common Table at 30 Main St., in time for the Chester Theater's Company's 27th season. Allen and Patrick originally met in Chester where Patrick worked at CTC and Allen was a bartender at a local inn.