A controversial gravel pit in Leverett has been given the OK to expand by five acres. The ten year special permit granted to Richard Roberts contains numerous conditions. Neighbors of the Long Plain Road operation have complained the pit creates a nuisance and a hazard. The Zoning Board issued the permit in part to forestall a lawsuit filed by Roberts against the town.
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