(Northampton, MA) — A man who built a number of nursing homes in the Pioneer Valley has been found shot dead in his home. 87-year-old John Chakalos of Windsor, Connecticut was found shot in the head December 20th, and police are treating his death as a homicide. Chakalos developed Linda Manor in Leeds, Elaine Manor in Hadley, and Charlene Manor in Greenfield. He co-developed Bear Hill Estates on Bridge Road with Pat Goggins. An assisted living community under construction in Leeds is another Chakalos project.
The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.
A Hampshire Superior Court jury deliberated for 12 hours before yesterday afternoon finding Adam Liccadi guilty on three of four counts of aggravated rape.
Jose Rubet of Springfield was arrested August 22 after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase into Agawam. He was arrested and taken to lockup, where he later produced a knife which he waved at officers before escaping through an emergency exit.
The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.
Around 50 Hotel Northampton workers marched through downtown Tuesday night to announce their intention to bargain collectively. The group attempted to present their union petition to hotel owner Mansour Ghalibaf, who refused to come out of his office to accept it.