Lee http://wamc.org en Law Enforcement Scandals Raise Questions of Public Confidence http://wamc.org/post/law-enforcement-scandals-raise-questions-public-confidence <p>The police chief in <a href="http://www.lee.ma.us/" target="_blank">Lee</a>, Massachusetts finds himself on the wrong side of the law. A federal grand jury has indicted <a href="http://www.lee.ma.us/police.htm" target="_blank">Lee Police</a> Chief Joseph Buffis for extortion and money laundering involving owners of a local inn. In February 2012, Buffis allegedly forced the couple who owns the Laurel Inn to make donations to a toy fund in an agreement that the chief would drop prostitution-related charges against them. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:11:51 +0000 Jim Levulis 71151 at http://wamc.org Law Enforcement Scandals Raise Questions of Public Confidence Reported Federal Investigation Involves Berkshire Town Donation Fund http://wamc.org/post/reported-federal-investigation-involves-berkshire-town-donation-fund <p></p><p>A federal investigation is reportedly underway involving a long-standing toy fund in the Berkshire town of Lee.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59281 at http://wamc.org Reported Federal Investigation Involves Berkshire Town Donation Fund NY Submits More Than 400 Home Buyout Applications to FEMA http://wamc.org/post/ny-submits-more-400-home-buyout-applications-fema <p>More than a year after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, New York State has forwarded more than 400 applications for property buy-outs to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.&nbsp; And state officials say there are more pending.<br> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47422 at http://wamc.org NY Submits More Than 400 Home Buyout Applications to FEMA