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SYRIAN REFUGEE ‘HEARING’ TONIGHT, 6 P.M., PITTSFIELD LIBRARY … CHANCE TO GIVE LOCAL LIB LACKEYS AN EARFUL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 26, 2016) — Tonight at 6 p.m. the Berkshire Athenaeum will host — — what exactly? A paint-by-the numbers exercise, the kind Donna Todd Rivers conducts for bored women who like white wine? A formality? A firing line with hair-trigger ready to condemn [...]

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LISA ‘I’M NOT LINDA’ TULLY TRIES TO PUT HER M&Ms in ALPHABETICAL ORDER — YES, HER RESPONSE TO US WAS THAT DUMB … LADIES & GENTS, THE WEEKEND EDITION IS HERE!

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION Sept. 23-25, 2016) — Readers will recall our story earlier this week in which THE PLANET commented on the political motivations behind the Morningside “town meeting” regarding Walmart-PEDA. We based our coverage on reports from our spies in the room. The big news we [...]

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THE REFUGEE REFERENDUM, CONTINUED … or … KROL, WHITE, et al, WHAT GIVES AND WHY SO?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY SEPT. 22, 2016) — Continuing the discussion over the do-good proposal (or is it a “decision”) to bring Syrian and Iraqi refugees to Pittsfield, THE PLANET makes several additional points using yesterday’s post-and-comments as a springboard. First, neither John Krol nor anyone else [...]

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A TRIAD OF MATTERS: REFUGEES? NOT A GOOD IDEA … MURDER ON NORTH … & … CHARADES OF WALMART

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 21, 2016) — It is a profound mistake for Pittsfield to bring in Syrian and Iraqi refugees. If the Middle East cannot solve its religious and political differences, that is their problem — in case you forgot. … Forgot the millions of [...]

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NEW OWNERSHIP THUS FAR FAILING AT THE BORING BROADSHEET

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY SEPT. 20, 2016) —When The Boring Broadsheet (The BB) sold for a paltry $1 million to three local investors and a fourth from The Battle of The Little Big Horn (or out that way, in any case), the new ownership held a press [...]

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A PLANET TWO-FER: CACCAMO TAKES THE GARBAGE OUT BUT THE TRASH REMAINS … plus … THE RACE CARD: PANEL PLAYS IT (YET) AGAIN

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 19, 2016) — Ward 3 councilor Nick Caccamo thinks garbage is a choice he can impose on the city. He’s a millennial, after all. You know the type. They only get their coffee from Starbucks — or Dotties if they want to “be seen.” [...]

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