BankBoston Corp. said Wednesday it will sell its operations in western Massachusetts to BankNorth Group Inc. for $52 million.

The sale includes $285 million in deposits, 10 full-service branches, nine remote electronic banking sites, commercial and consumer loan portfolios, and Private Bank services in Berkshire County.

The transaction is expected to close in the fall, pending regulatory approval. Banknorth, based in Burlington, Vt., said it would hire all 110 BankBoston employees in the region.

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