Opponents of the 170 units of student housing in the North Amherst village of Cushman have been dealt another blow. The Amherst Planning Board has recommended against purchasing the land for conservation, saying the $6.5 million price tag is too high. The town has the right of first refusal to buy the 150 acres from WD Cowls. The select board will decide whether to exercise that option at its next meeting July 29th.
AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.
Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.
Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.