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BIANCHI BUDGET A COLOSSAL FAILURE … TAKES CARE OF THE SUITS, SPITS ON ‘THE LITTLE GUY’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015) — THE PLANET has been warning you for years, yet each year, the electorate of Pittsfield — defeated by disgust, angered by apathy — allow it to happen. We could cut-and-paste most any of our columns on the Pittsfield municipal [...]

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AIRPORT MILLIONS MAY HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY LOW-BALLED … IS A RESIGNATION IN THE WORKS?

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015) — What’s up at the airport? Leave it to THE PLANET‘s readers to be on the ball and for members of The Secret Squadron to come in for the save. Last week, we got word that airport manager Mark Germanowski [...]

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IN ‘IF,’ THE KIP EXPLAINS THAT LITTLE WORD … plus … THE COMMENT LINE IS OPEN, ANY TOPIC

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EDITION, MAY 22-24, 2015) — On Tuesday, we voted. It is still an empowering feeling. Of course, we had something for which to vote. Some 39% of the electorate (619 out of 1612) turned out in Stockbridge to elect new members [...]

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!!UPDATED!! FILTHY ‘BIG TIME’ LOBBYING HITS LOCAL LEVEL; HOW WILL y-o-u-r COUNCILORS RESPOND? PLANET FOUND OUT HOW FOUR OF THEM (AND COUNTING) DID

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015) —  THE PLANET is not surprised that our politicians at the national level are owned — bought and paid for — by the unseen hidden Special Interests. These nefarious subverters of democracy use their incalculable wealth to hire $200-an-hour lobbyists — [...]

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FOLLOW DEADBEAT SHARPTON’S DAUGHTER, FOLKS … or … STEP ON A CRACK, BREAK YOUR CITY TREASURY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015) — Given the rough shape of so many Pittsfield roads and walkways, THE PLANET offers a suggestion on how we can turn the “lunar surface” into an “economic engine.” Every pothole in a road, every crack in a sidewalk is [...]

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TRUTH IN CAPITANIO ‘TIP-OFF’ SPELLS VINDICATION FOR PPD OFFICER

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015) — How did Paul Capitanio learn of a pending drug raid so that he could tip off a dealer? There have been many comments about this pointing to Cappy’s son-in-law, a Pittsfield police officer, accusing him of being the leaker. [...]

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