Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reported a good but not spectacular start to 2017 Norfolk County real estate scene. While sales volume exhibited a modest increase, lending activity showed solid gains in both the number of mortgages recorded and the overall amount of money lent to home and business owners.
During the month of January 2017, the total volume of residential and commercial real estate sales increased by 3% to $532 million from the previous January. The average sale price, again including both residential and commercial, did not show any statistical change from January 2016. The average sale price for the month was $678,916. Register O’Donnell noted, “While the number did not pop, Norfolk County did hold its own.” Continue reading Register O’Donnell Reports Good Start to 2017 Real Estate Season→
In honor of American Heart Month, which is February, Sturdy Memorial Hospital is working to increase awareness of heart disease and stroke in our community. Sturdy, a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) designated primary stroke service provider, urges the public to learn the signs and symptoms of stroke and to call 9-1-1 immediately if they think someone is having a stroke. Alerting 9-1-1 operators, first responders, and emergency department personnel that stroke symptoms are present is vital as it could make the difference between life and death.
So act F.A.S.T. if you think someone may be having a stroke:
Face. Ask the person to smile. A stroke can cause one side of the face to droop. Abrupt dimming of vision or a sudden, severe headache without a known cause are also warning signs.
Arms. Ask the person to raise both arms. If one arm drifts downward, that could signal a stroke, which can trigger weakness, numbness, or paralysis of an arm or leg, particularly on one side of the body.
Speech. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Stroke victims may slur their words, have trouble speaking or understanding speech, or not be able to talk at all.
Time. If you observe any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately. Stroke is a life-or-death emergency in which every minute counts. Brain cells are dying.
To learn more about the risk factors and the signs and symptoms of stroke, visit the National Stroke Association website at www.stroke.org. You can also speak with your primary care physician.
The Foxboro Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pm in the FHS Media Center. The meeting will air live on the FCA Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38), and online at http://www.fcatv.org/live
Board of Selectmen meetings replay on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) at the following times:
Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at noon
Sundays 8am & 4pm
Previous meetings are archived online and available here