Top Five Stories Last Week
Taking a look back at the top stories from last week.
Did you miss some news this week? Want to know what the top stories were? Here is a list of the top five stories from this past week:
1. Local Officials Working To Head Off Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. On Election Day this year, Massachusetts voters will consider a ballot proposal that would allow medical marijuana sales in the state. While it remains to be seen if the measure will actually pass, some implications are already being weighed at the local level. Reading officials are currently working on their zoning bylaw initiatives that aim to effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
3. Heat Rises at Hearing on Proposed Revisions to Reading’s Demo Delay Bylaw. Some residents have challenged the bylaw, under which the town’s Historical Commission can impose a delay of up to a six-months on demolishing a structure that’s listed on a town inventory of significant buildings. The current bylaw has no appeal process for property owners to challenge being listed on the inventory or having a demolition delay imposed on their property. No other communities with demolition delay bylaws offer an appeal, according to several speakers.
4. Middlesex County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Guilty on Cocaine Charges. Michael Dell'Isola, 52, of Somerville, a sergeant with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, was found guilty Wednesday on charges that he received money and cocaine from an undercover state trooper, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office.