(Northampton, MA) - The head of the automotive program at Smith Vocational School has pleaded not guilty to larceny. Jonathan Yourga allegedly diverted two cars that had been donated to the school. The car theft allegations arose during an investigation into Yourga’s behavior with women. Yourga has stepped down from his job. He’ll be back in court in August. His attorney says Yourga will be exonerated.
It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.
The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.
The state is planning to purchase nearly 50 miles of railroad track between Northfield and Springfield.
The Massachusetts Land Court has reinstated a building permit for a proposed East Springfield biomass plant.