MassDevelopment wants to begin environmental cleanup at the former Belchertown State School. But the Patrick administration is holding onto $10 million allocated for the job in 2008. Senator Gail Candaras says since the state created the contamination at the site, it’s the state’s responsibility to clean it up. She and other lawmakers are lobbying for the release of $2 million this year so the work can get underway.
A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.
The suit by residents of Deerfield and Northfield asks the feds to stop all activity related to approval of the project
Officials say there's been an increase in reports of underage drinking and dogs off leash at the site
A southwestern NH organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant for communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant
54-year-old Sean Malone died Wednesday night at a hospital