iBerkshires.com  reports an established livery company is moving into the former Coury's automobile salvage business on Curran Highway and bringing 35 jobs with it.

Coury's closed last fall after nearly 50 years of selling used car parts and automobile services. JP Parent Co. LLC plans to use 858 and 874 Curran Highway as its headquarters for storage and servicing its fleet.

The livery, also doing business as E-Pod Transportation, was approved for a special permit with conditions including keeping any car parts, such as tires, under cover.

An application by Woodstock South, a clothing store, to operate in the Norad Mill at 60 Roberts Drive was allowed to withdraw without prejudice at the request of the applicants, in hopes of coming back before the board in the spring.

In other business, Chairman Michael Leary appointed Kyle Hanlon and Planner Lynette Bond to the nominating committee for officers for the coming year.

The Redevelopment Authority, meeting immediately prior to the Planning Board and consisting of Chairman Paul Hopkins and members Hanlon, Leary and David Bond, approved an application by Nina Kilroe to open a botanical shop in the Oasis Shopping Center located at 150 American Legion Drive.

Kilroe said she would be selling natural, plant-based herbs and supplements.

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