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 Hampshire County jury has found Emmanuel Bile of Pittsfield guilty on two counts of aggravated rape against a UMass student.
The Route Nine Diner in Hadley has closed its doors in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation.
Greenfield Town Council subcommittees will meet about giving individual councilors money for neighborhood initiatives.
The hot race is for School Committee where three candidates are vying for two empty seats.