(Springfield, MA) — The former director of the Hallmark School of Photography in Turners Falls has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Prosecutors say George Rosa the Third of Conway spent two-and-a-half million of the institute’s funds for his own purposes. In doing so he defrauded the Peoples United Bank and filed false tax returns with the federal government. Rosa will be sentenced on May 29th.
The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.
Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones.
The Northwestern DA wants to reinstate charges against a woman who unsuccessfully tried to develop a gay-friendly condo project in Easthampton.