The Amherst Select Board will not set up a special meeting to consider a request by resident Larry Kelly to fly commemorative US flags on September 11th this year. Kelly spoke to the board during a public comment session this week, but a request for the flags to be flown has to be on the agenda for them to take action, and the board doesn’t meet again until September 16th. Amherst’s policy is to fly the flags on certain holidays and only every five years on September 11th to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags