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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! TES IN END RUN ON COUNCIL? SOURCES SAY MAYOR LOOKING TO MOVE 40% of CITY HALL to 100 NORTH ST. AND SIGN LEASE IN BUILDING REPPED By BUDDY … BUILDING ALSO HOUSES TES’ GLOBAL OFFICES … QUESTIONS ABOUND … plus … PLANET REVIEWS ‘BENEFACTORS’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 25-27, 2014) — During our many years doing talk radio on WBRK, we got on intimate terms with 100 North St., the venerable and august First Aggie Bank building. It’s a fine structure, with its classical architecture and a size that [...]

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CITY PADLOCKS WATER PLANT TO KEEP GAETANI OUT … plus … THAT MAN AGAIN, THIS TIME IN DEFENSE OF DOREEN WADE AGAINST THE BLUNDERING HRC

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary TONIGHT: EPISODE 11, PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION. ON THE SLATE: l’affaire gaetani, Doreen in Wonderland, The Generalissimo, and a cryptographic challenge! Tune in, tune on, and drop in beginning at 7 p.m. on Time Warner’s Access Pittsfield, channel 16. PV-TV: You won’t believe your eyes and ears. (FORTRESS [...]

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THINGS HEAT UP ON THE PLANET … OUR DIGGING UNCOVERS MESS AFTER MESS … HRC TAKES UP WADE, and LOOMING CONFRONTATION TODAY, 10 A.M., AT PITTSFIELD WATER PLANT

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014) — Things are getting hot, and THE PLANET is on the case. No, we don’t refer to the 90-degree weather. THE PLANET refers to Doreen Wade‘s charges of racism and water maverick Craig Gaetani‘s indictment of Mayor Dan Bianchi. Bianchi’s [...]

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PITTSFIELD’s INDEBTEDNESS: A TIME BOMB THAT’S TICKING DOWN

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014) — THE PLANET had a couple commentators bring up the question of the total indebtedness in the city of Pittsfield. How much is the city in the hole? It’s a query with an answer startling enough to sober up Foster [...]

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THE EMPTY SUIT TAKING A POUNDING OVER GAG ORDER, JUST LATEST IN SERIES OF POLITICAL DISASTERS THAT MAKE RE-ELECTION DELUSIONAL

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014) — There was delicious irony displayed a couple weeks ago when Northeast Public Radio WAMC ran its story (on air and website) on the Pittsfield mayor’s gag order that is trick-or-treating as a “press protocol,” “media policy,” or whatever tired [...]

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DeANGELO RESPONSE RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN IT ANSWERS … LETTER PROVIDES GREAT EXAMPLE OF BIANCHI ADMINISTRATION’S LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 18-20, 2014) — Mid-July in The Berkshires, when the air is sweet, the brooks are babbling, and tourists of the more obnoxious sort think everyone else is deaf, dumb, and blind. You know the type. Just because they bought their daughter [...]

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