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 man has been ordered held without bail on attempted murder charges.
UMass Amherst is mourning the death of it's men's soccer coach.
A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.
A manhunt is underway for masked robbers who stole $181,000 from Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey.