Planning officials in Amherst are drafting a medical marijuana dispensary zoning bylaw. The goal is to control where dispensaries can be located in town. The bylaw is on the zoning subcommittee’s list for its Wednesday meeting. Amherst Planning Director Jonathan Tucker says his office has received general inquiries but no proposals. The state is now accepting applications for dispensaries. Up to 35 will be allowed across the state.
They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.
The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.
Mountain Road (Route 141) will be closed during the day for most of next week so city and state crews can clean up the remaining debris from last October's microburst.
Bay State Repeal has filed a draft ballot initiative petition with the Attorney General’s office.