(Deerfield, MA) — Selectmen in the town of Deerfield are cracking down on pig farmers. From now on, every piggery will get an annual inspection and a new set of rules to follow. The policy is the result of ongoing conflict between Stillwater Road pig farmer Stanley Romanowski and his neighbors at a condominium complex. Problems have centered around cleanup, fencing, storage of food, and loose pigs.
The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."
A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.
A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.
The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.