State employer confidence falls for third straight month

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts' Business Confidence Index fell for the third straight month in August, dropping one point to 54.1, leaving it three full points lower than it was in August 2015.

The confidence reading remained about the 50 mark that denotes an overall positive economic outlook, but optimism dimmed sharply on current economic conditions and employers' outlook on their own companies.

The employer confidence readings are consistent with a recent weakening of consumer confidence in Massachusetts. The Mass Insight Consumer Confidence Index dropped 10 points during the third quarter.

Mattson to speak at Zonta Club meeting Sept. 12

Katrina Mattson of Tapestry Health will speak when the Zonta Club of Berkshire County meets on Monday, Sept. 12 at Mazzeo's Ristorante, 1015 South St.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. It includes a brief networking session, a business meeting, and the speaker followed by dinner.

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization working to advance the status of women. Guests are welcome at all meetings, but reservations are required for dinner.

Information:; or on Facebook at Zonta Club of Berkshire County.



Assisted living facility holding open house on Saturday

Linda Manor of Leeds, a member of Berkshire Healthcare, an affiliate of Berkshire Health Systems, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Linda Manor is located at 345 Haydenville Road (Route 9). Information/RSVP: 413 588-3316.