(Amherst, MA) — A developer has filed preliminary plans for a controversial student housing development in Amherst. The project known as “The Retreat” would put 175 cottage-style units in a rural area of Cushman Village. Landmark Properties of Georgia submitted documents to the Planning Board this week. The project will have to undergo site plan review and get subdivision approval. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for December 4th.
Close to $4 million dollars in state money is being made available to clean up the former Belchertown State School property.
Damon Road will be closed to through traffic for much of the weekend because of a railroad crossing construction project.
A local synagogue is $10-thousand dollars richer today.
A dispute with the Board of Selectmen has triggered the resignation of Rowe's long-time fire chief.