(Springfield, MA) — A Belchertown man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for running a scam. 65-year-old John Sacco placed advertisements in national newspapers promising big profits to those who signed up to become brokers of business loans to people with poor credit. He persuaded 130 people to send him an average of six-thousand-dollars apiece to participate in the scheme, which never materialized. Sacco pleaded guilty in May to fraud and firearms charges.
An isolated home in Westhampton has been badly damaged by fire after being hit by lightning
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has launched his campaign for a third term
More than half of Massachusetts’ streams will gain federal protections under a new rule signed by the Obama administration
Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.