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PAINTED ‘E’ BOXES: PICTURES OF PITTSFIELD’S FAILURE … plus … WANT TO JUDGE CITY’S TRUE ATTITUDE TOWARD ARTS? CHECK OUT THE 10 MURALS, ONCE WORLD CLASS, NOW DISINTEGRATING HULKS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY !PV COLUMN #1,500! (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 29-31, 2016) — The reading public delighted THE PLANET yesterday with its response to our column about the downtown’s painted electrical boxes. It’s our goal every time we write here, donating our talents to discriminating folks so [...]

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THE AMATEUR HOUR: DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD ALL BOXED IN

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016) — Over the weekend, one of our posters asked THE PLANET to write again about the painting of electrical boxes downtown. THE PLANET, ever responsive to its readers and viewers, checked out the boxes. If the efforts weren’t so embarrassing, they [...]

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!EXCLUSIVE! PLANET’S SOURCES BLOW THE LID OFF POLLUTION PROBLEMS IN GROUND AT THS BUILDING SITE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Second of Two Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016) — The “New” BB’s Monday story on the discovery of pollution and ledge problems at the construction site of the “new” Taconic High School by Jim Therrien said the money to cover the extra costs would come out of [...]

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WHILE ‘THE “NEW” BB gets BAMBOOZLED, THE PLANET GETS TO WORK ON HUGE PROBLEMS AT THS BUILDING SITE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY First of Two Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016) — On April 20, the same day THE PLANET scooped The “New” Boring Broadsheet on the sale of its own paper, we also beat the pathetic rag with confirmation of our earlier reports of ledge and pollution [...]

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SABIC KISSES OFF PITTSFIELD WITH DONATION TO UNITED WAY, THE ONCE AND FUTURE(?) SCAM CHARITY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JULY 25, 2016) — With SABIC having pulled the plug on 300 jobs — 500+ if you count positions dependent on the company’s presence in Pittsfield — it received a healthy tax write-off while easing its corporate conscience in the form of a $1 [...]

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QUIK HITZ & HOT LIX: WHAT TURNOUT? … JUST SAY NO … JET SKI SKELTER … HESS FOREST THROUGH THE TREES & … TRASH TALK

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 22-24, 2016) — Time to clean the carburetor as THE PLANET presents another fearless edition of Quik Hitz & Hot Lix. What Turnout? — In this era of prohibitively high taxes, what would it take for an electorate to approve [...]

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