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EMPTY SUIT’s PROPOSED DEAL FOR 100 N St. RENTAL LOADED WITH CONFLICT OF INTEREST, WOULD COST TAXPAYERS $126K/YR FOR WHAT IS NOW RENT-FREE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, JULY 29-30, 2014) — THE PLANET smoked them out again! As The Empty Suit again finds out the hard way, there is no escape from a relentless  reporter with truth on his side. The deal now in the works for 100 North Street hits [...]

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THE PLANET OFFERS ‘RECALL 101,’ A CRASH COURSE IN REMOVING A MAYOR FROM OFFICE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY-TUESDAY, JULY 28-29, 2014) — THE PLANET has been asked about the recall process for an elected public official in Pittsfield, a city “led” by a part-time, no-show mayor up to his ass in the scandalous muck of Pittsfield’s swamp politics. The buzz about [...]

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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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