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TAXPAYERS, YOU WERE DISRESPECTED … plus … THE SALVE OF POETRY AS THE PLANET OPENS THE COMMENT LINE … YOU VIEWS ON ANY TOPIC ARE WELCOME

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, APRIL 24-26, 2015) — Before we present the island solace of poetry, THE PLANET shares our two favorite quotes from the recent $120.8 million steamrolling of taxpayers by The Vested Interests. They come from two of Our Right Honorable Good Friends, councilors Jonathan [...]

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MORANDI: MUSCLED & HUSTLED? HE INSISTS ‘NO’ … PLANET’s SOURCES SAY OTHERWISE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015) — Yesterday, we published Ward 2 councilor Kevin Morandi‘s denial that (a) he had promised seniors he would be voting against the $120.8 million THS bonding and (b) he had been muscled into reversing his “nay” vote. The story doesn’t [...]

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MORANDI ‘SURFACES,’ RESPONDS TO ‘PROMISE’ and ‘MUSCLED’ STORIES

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015) — Ward 2 city councilor Kevin Morandi checked in with THE PLANET responding to our questions about a couple of stories that came to light following the city council 11-0 vote to approve $120.8 million in bonds for a new [...]

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COUNCIL SET UP: VOTE TO LIMIT MAYORAL CONTROL OF SCHOOL BUDGET WAS PLOT AGAINST TAXPAYERS, PSD SOURCE CLAIMS … KROL DENIES ACCUSATION

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015) — Last year, our right Honorable Good Friends on the city council engaged in some strategic thinking. They played “what if.” “What if,” they posited, “we should one day elect a mayor dedicated to the proposition of fiscal sanity? And what [...]

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PITTSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCAM: MORE MONEY FOR SINKING PERFORMANCE … plus … A SOLUTION

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015) — It’s Patriots Day, a day only the Commonwealth observes. It honors the World Champion New England Patriots. Viva Kraft, Belichick, and Brady. … and Butler.  Today we have education on our mind. Led by the Pittsfield School Committee, encouraged and [...]

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VERSE OF THE BAMBINO AND ONE MORE … plus … THE COMMENT LINE IS OPEN ON ANY ISSUE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS & COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDTION, APRIL 17-19, 2015) — There’s nothing for THE PLANET to clear the air, focus the mind, and calm to soul to more of reason’s logic than poetry. For this weekend, we invite you to enjoy the following piece from our pen. Also, [...]

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