Community Connection receives grant funding

Pittsfield Community Connection is among 13 state charities that have received 2016 spring Housing and Homeless Assistance Grants from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation.

The recipients were nominated by local Realtor Associations and then selected to receive a share of $16,500 in grants based on their initiatives to provide affordable housing, shelter and other emergency care services within Massachusetts.


Berkshire Bank presented with PINE Pinnacle Award

Berkshire Bank has received a Pinnacle Award from the Printing Industries of New England (PINE) for the Berkshire Hills Bancorp 2014 Summary Annual Report.

PINE holds an annual awards of excellence event to recognize the quality within the realm of New England printing.

Berkshire received the highest honor in the Division II Category, 2014 Annual Report. Qualprint of Pittsfield worked with Berkshire Bank on this project.

Stop & Shop, Hannaford cleared to merge by AG's office

Following a review of a proposed merger between Stop & Shop and Hannaford supermarkets, Attorney General Maura Healey has announced terms of a settlement that will allow the transaction to move forward.

The settlement was also reviewed by attorneys generals in several other states.


The proposed merge combines Ahold, which owns Stop & Shop, and Hannaford owner Delhaize, the parent companies of multiple supermarket chains in the United States and Europe. The two companies are required to divest 81 of their stores nationwide to competitors.in order to complete the merger. None of those markets are in the Berkshires.