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.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee
UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland