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‘MAN UP’ McCANDLESS, PITTSFIELD SCHOOL SUPT. WHO MAKES $157,000 a YEAR+BENNIES, CRIES POOR … AND HE WANTS TAXPAYERS TO BAIL HIM OUT

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary HERE IS A POLICE CALL FROM THURSDAY, 3/26/15: 1051 Phone – A&B DANGEROUS WEAPON ARREST ADULT MALE MADE Location/Address: [PIT 2136] TACONIC HIGH SCHOOL – VALENTINE RD Refer To Arrest: 15-333-AR Juvenile Arrest Age: 17 Charges: A&B WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON DISORDERLY CONDUCT It makes a nice lead-in the [...]

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NOW THAT HUGHES IS GONE, CLUB BOARD NEEDS TO COME CLEAN … THE PLANET OUTLINES JUST HOW

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015) — Now that the Board of Directors of the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club took the inevitable step of canning Terry Hughes and his disastrous reign, it needs to do some critical self-examination of its role in leading the organization to [...]

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GAETANI, WANG TAKE MAZZEO, COUNCIL TO SCHOOL … plus …HAS THE EAGLE BEEN SOLD? REPORTED ‘DEAL’ WOULD NOT BODE WELL FOR LOCAL JOURNALISM (AS BAD AS IT IS)

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015) — Last night at the city council meeting, our Right Honorable Good Friends, and particularly the council president, got taken to school by the redoubtable Craig Gaetani. That’s better than being taken to the woodshed, although, judging from last night, [...]

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DON’T GET ON ‘THE SHIP OF FOOLS’ WHEN IT’S LAUNCHED TONIGHT AT COUNCIL MEETING … HOMOGENIZATION: DID IT DRIVE THE DISASTROUS MOVES MADE BY CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS SINCE CANNING OF PETER BELL?

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015) — Before we get going, take note of the “Dog & Pony” show set for the “Ship of Fools.” It’s on tonight beginning at 7 p.m., city hall, council chambers, in a meeting of our Right Honorable Good Friends. We [...]

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!!UPDATED!! BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STORY CONTINUES TO BOIL OVER

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015) —THE PLANET pops in early and quickly this morning at the start of this new week, still hot on the dizzy and dizzying developments at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club … or is it The Boys and Girls Club [...]

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!! BULLETIN!! BOARD TOSSES TERRY HUGHES AS EXEC. DIRECTOR!! … HUGHES TAKES PARTING SHOT AT BOARD, CLUB MEMBERS … BOYS & GIRLS CLUB II: THE PLANET CAN’T KEEP UP WITH THE INPUT AS THE COMMUNITY DISCUSSION RAGES ONWARD

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, MARCH 20-22, 2015) — As this website first reported via information relayed by Patrick Touhy, the Board of Directors of the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club has terminated “The Terminator.” Terry Hughes is out as director. Seems like a lot went on [...]

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