(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.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.
It's official--electric rates in Western Mass will be going up 29 percent as of January first