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Salame sentenced to over seven years in prison

Ryan Salame, Sandisfield resident and ex-FTX co-CEO has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Back in September, in the United States Southern District Court of New York, Ryan Salame entered two guilty pleas for the charges of Conspiracy to Make Unlawful Political Contributions and Defraud the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Conspiracy to Operate an Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business. Salame, a Sandisfield resident, was co-chief executive officer of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange that was founded in 2019. In January 2022, the company had been valued at $32...

Opening the Weedgates II: Berkshire County’s towns vary in regulating marijuana sales, production

Moratoriums on retail and cultivation facilities can extend, with the state attorney general’s blessing, into 2019. Townspeople must eventually determine such things as the number of businesses they will allow, what the maximum size may be, and where in town they can be located.

West Stockbridge talks pot moratoriums, prompting robust debate

Almost 20 people, including Selectman Bernie Fallon, briefly spoke in favor of a moratorium, arguing that a delay in accepting applications for dispensaries would "give the town some breathing room" and time to prepare itself.
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