Armed environmental police shut down ice cream stand
By Anthony Martin
May 16, 2012
Armed environmental police officers shut down a popular long-running ice cream stand in Massachusetts over the weekend and stood guard to make sure potential customers were turned away.
The officers claimed that the operator had failed to secure construction permits to make improvements to the stand.
But operator Mark Duffy, who has leased the property from the state for 26 years, says that he has never been required to get permits to make improvements. Those improvements, he said, are ongoing and occur every day as part of his contract with the state: