There’s a delay in the start of the federal corruption trial of a former police chief from Berkshire County. That’s after Joseph Buffis’ lawyer said her client needed medical attention.
One question proposed by Joseph Buffis’ lawyer seems to leave little surprise for trial. It asks, “Does the fact that this case involves allegations that Mr. Buffis stole charitable donations intended for a fund to provide toys to needy kids at Christmastime affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror?”
The survey asked 293 registered voters in Holyoke about the state’s decision to bring in what the poll called an “independent education expert” to run the schools.
The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.
Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence says the paperwork was translated to Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian and Vietnamese.
The bid was least popular in the Boston area, according to the poll. Pollster Tim Vercellotti says the difference could be because western Mass. residents would be close enough to attend an Olympic event, but not so close that they’d have to deal every day with the crowds and traffic.
The town refused to pay any part of her health insurance in retirement because she’d only worked there for six years. So Galenski had to cover the entire bill: about $1,200 a month.
The letter is a first-hand account of the Shays’ Rebellion attack on the Springfield Armory.
Deval Patrick on Tuesday started a new job at Bain Capital, the Massachusetts-based investment firm founded by his predecessor in the governor’s office, Mitt Romney. Patrick has stood up for the company in the past.
The Holyoke council voted almost a month ago to send the letter, with Council President Kevin Jourdain telling the Republican newspaper he expected to draft and mail it the following week.
A Massachusetts education spokesperson says after an “extensive investigation” officials could not determine who changed the answers.
Prosecutors and the lawyer for former Lee police chief Joseph Buffis are back in court on Thursday, and they may discuss what evidence could be allowed at trial.
The race for Springfield mayor is slowly getting more crowded, as a new candidate kicks off his campaign on Thursday.
Groundbreakings tend to have executives and politicians in hard-hats using shiny new shovels scoop up a little dirt as the cameras flash. Expect something like that as MGM joins with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and state gaming commission chair Steve Crosby.
City officials say it’s been a success and driven down crime, while critics like the ACLU say it is an example of the “militarization” of police.