The state Registry of Motor Vehicles would like to close three branches in Western Mass. Under a consolidation plan, offices in Easthampton, Chicopee and North Adams would be shut down. Branches would be maintained in Greenfield, Pittsfield and Springfield. The plan is drawing fire from the business community, and local mayors including Mike Tautznik of Easthampton, who calls it a lousy idea.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags