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NOV. 22, 1963 AND THE DEATH OF AMERICA

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY NOV. 22, 1963) — No, a hyper dimensional time warp has not grabbed THE PLANET. We know it’s not 1963, the same as you know why we list that fateful year in today’s dateline. Cultural/social tipping points occur in every generation, those “you never […]

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FOR SAD SACK PETER MARCHETTI, ‘IT’S NOT UNUSUAL.”

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY NOV. 20, 2017) — As you might know from the fawning magnification of a feature story published in The Boring Broadsheet Saturday, the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Committee, otherwise known as the Committe to Re-Elect Peter Marchetti (CREEPM), conducted a fundraiser over the […]

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POWER HAS GONE TO OUR HEAD … PLANET GETS BENEATH WALMART INTRIGUE AS ONLY WE CAN … BM MOUTHPIECE LET’S GO A LAUGHER

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 17-19, 2017) — Not to knock your socks off, but THE PLANET finished third in the Ward 1 race behind Helen Moon and Mike Cirullo. Our total of two votes topped by infinity the number of tallies scored by the fourth-place […]

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KUFFLINKS, TRASHCAN SET TO HOSE TAXPAYERS ON GARBAGE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY NOV. 15, 2017) — Garbage collection promises to get a lot more interesting when, not if, the new proposed “tote” system goes into effect. Please though. Before you read any further, don’t let anyone know that you know that this is another of […]

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LAWS, REGS, AND BACKGROUND CHECKS WON’T STOP GUN VIOLENCE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2017) — After the most recent in a spate of massacres, this one painted in a Texas church by an ex-Air Force nut job, the usual political responses could be heard echoing throughout the nation’s legislative halls and deliberative bodies. Such […]

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AMAZON IN PITTSFIELD? IMPOSSIBLE, BUT GE BACK IN TOWN? IT COULDA HAPPENED, BUT CITY ‘LEADERS’ CAVED INTO FEAR

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 10-12, 2017) — There’s been feverish talk about Pittsfield being on the list within Massachusetts as a location for Amazon‘s new satellite facility. The fever has to be above a Kramden-like 111oF to produce pitiable delusions of such magnitude. Amazon […]

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