The Zoning Board of Appeals in Adams once again continued the Cumberland Farms public hearing so the company can hold a community meeting.

iBerkshires.com reports that for the second time this summer, the convenience store chain has requested a continuation of its public hearing on its proposal to build a new gas station on Commercial Street.

The board's main concern was about traffic increases and its impacts on the narrow Prospect Street. Members also questioned tractor trailer maneuverability and a 24-hour operation in a residential district.
Residents had many of the same issues and felt the gas station would decrease their property values and cause unwanted noise and attention in the neighborhood.

The hearing has been rescheduled to September 11th. Cumberland Farms wants to demolish Al's Service Center at 95 Commercial Street as well as two other structures and build a gas station/convenience store just south of its older location that will be closed.