And there it sits: Long after closing, the gas pumps at 26 Commercial St. in Adams remained entombed in wooden boxes, advertising for all to see that commerce had come to a halt.

The Berkshire Eagle reports the derelict two-bay Mobile station, which land records say is owned by Charles "Rusty" Ransford, has bothered town officials for years. Now, a plan approved by town meeting members could do something about it.

Members of the session agreed last week to authorize the Select Board to acquire the roughly quarter-acre lot.

The price? Nothing out of pocket, though in a deal shaped by Town Administrator Jay R. Green, Adams agrees to forgive and remove liens on a different Ransford family property down the street.

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