PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011) — There are several new developments in Pittsfileld’s infamous triple murder case. Only THE PLANET has these exclusive developments, obtained from various sources connected with the investigation. This information was obtained off the record, and therefore cannot be considered  official. We share this disclaimer, but we do also note that this information is obtained from sources with an interest in the case.

* OFFICIALS LEARNED SOONER — According to sources, the remains of the three murder victims were discovered some time prior to the announcement by authorities. It appears that the remains were discovered at least two days before an law enforcement officials made a public announcement. Why they would wait is speculation, but the best THE PLANET heard is that the extra time between the discovery and the announcement bought police and investigators valuable time in “observing the suspects.” That latter term includes those who were charged with the murders and “others who are being looked at.” Again, this indicates, while not proving, that police are looking at others in addition to the three already charged.

* OUT OF THE CLUB — Sources close to the scene report that Adam “Leo” Hall has been stripped of his title of sergeant at arms of the local Hell’s Angels chapter. Moreover, a subsequent move, we are told, has stripped him of his club membership. As one source put it, “Hall is an ex-Angel. I wouldn’t want to be him when he goes to prison. There will be plenty of [Angels] looking to take care of him.” As has been previously reported, Hall tried to work a deal with the FBI to serve an an informant. The Feds weren’t interested.  As THE PLANET has reported before, the local Hell’s Angels as an organization are almost certainly not involved in the murders. That’s not how the club operates.

* QUIET AND LETHAL — It appears the three men were murdered prior to the remains being taken to the State Forest. The likely weapon: baseball bats, for bludgeoning. As one source put it, “Bats are quiet and lethal.” It also appears, though not entirely certain, that the bodies were chopped up and body parts dispersed. Authorities seem to be careful to refer to “remains” being removed from the State Forest, and not bodies.

This information has not been officially confirmed, and we cannot vouch for its accuracy. We can, however, say that this is what we are being told off the record and that this information is the best we can obtain, since, officially and on the record, authorities are still being tight lipped.

This is s developing story. THE PLANET will share more as we learn it.


The Demise of the Colonials: PLANET Has the Inside Scoop

When we wrote a few weeks earlier that the Colonials would be leaving Pittsfield after this season, we were correct.  Despite the coyness of Buddy Lewis in saying that a decision has not been made, take it to the house: The team will not be back.

There are, according to Can-Am League President Miles Wolff, some people interested in buying the assets of the team.  The potential buyer would pay the league an agreed upon figure, say $50,000 at fire sale prices, and take ownership of the players.  The corporate structure of the team would cease to exist.  A new corporation would be formed, and the team would play in the new city.

Rumors abound about possible landing sites.  Three Rivers, Quebec, is a possible destination.  Also, THE PLANET has learned that a group from Atlantic City is looking to refurbish the Sand Castle and build a sports and entertainment complex on the abandoned air strip next to the park.  Another scenario is is possible, and wouldn’t be surprising, that the Can Am League would consist of only six teams in 2012.  The Colonials and the New York Federals, a traveling team this year, would be shuttered.

League Meeting Oct. 3 Will Determine All; Seaman and Lewis Have Not Been Invited

The dilemma here is that everything is on hold until the league meeting that begin on October 3 in Newark, N.J.  Neither Bob Seaman, Colonials “owner,” nor Buddy Lewis, “co-owner,” have been invited to attend. Sources say the league is done with Lewis. They say that when Seaman had the opportunity to move the team to Sussex County, N.J., after the 2010 season and failed, the league lost interest in him.

According the league sources, the league would not object to a buyer who moves the players to another city, but in all likelyhood, the members of the Colonials will be subjected to a dispersal draft.  It is THE PLANET’s understanding that the league wants Colonials Manager Jamie Keefe, Can-Am League Manager of the Year, to pick up the options on the players in the event a buyer is found.

Is Bob Seaman Suing Buddy Lewis? Sources Say Yes.

As for Seaman, well-placed sources say he was not an owner, not an investor, but rather he loaned the money to Lewis to get the team going in Pittsfield.  One source said, “I’m not sure of the the history between these guys, or if they even have a history, but I can tell you that I would not lend money to anyone unless I knew them and their ability to repay me very, very well.”

Sources say that it seems Lewis personally guaranteed the Seaman loan, and “now it is time to pay the man.”  A source has told THE PLANET that Seaman is suing Lewis for somewhere in the neighborhood of $900,000. We invite anyone with reason to dispute this information, including Bob Seaman and Buddy Lewis, to notify THE PLANET so we can correct the record. THE PLANET has contacted Lewis for comment.

A number of people close to the situation believe that Lewis “is sitting on a pile of money” that should have been used to finance the team.  “This makes sense to me,” says a key staffer. “No one can lead a lifestyle without an income, and this team was Buddy’s source.”

When the players were due paychecks on Aug. 15 and there was no money in the account, sources say, “Buddy somehow came up with it.  However, that was the last time he came up with the funds.”

Sources say the funds for Aug. 31 paychecks as well as the players’ dispersal money were both paid by the league.  The players are still owed money from the games player in September.  The league will more than likely pay this as well.

THE PLANET is learning more about this story, and we will be sharing more, likely as soon as tomorrow.

While the Boring Broadsheet gives you stories of Lady Gaga and Bill Clinton, THE PLANET gives you the real deal.






  1. suttinouttanuttin
    September 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    I am confused…..Reports today by officials…the remains were found in Becket not the State Forest

    • who knows
      September 20, 2011 at 11:06 am #

      October mt. state forest, which is partly in becket. Maybe ?

  2. Hurdygurdy Man
    September 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    I think what happened is the bodies were hacked up, dismembered and part buried there and part in state forest. Also heard that when they were digging in state forest, they hit a pipe. That made lot of noise, woke neighbors, who complained that the city was working after hours and noisy, and that led to their being caught.

  3. Real Deal 2
    September 19, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    Dan, you have done a great job on this triple murder. It’s horrible that the BB has (for the most part) ignored this story. If that shit-rag really wanted to sell a good Sunday paper, it should have had stories on Hall, Hall and the HA’s, and that other freak Flush The Tiolet (aka-Roy Guftinson Jr?). How about showing a few photos of the heavy police presence in Lee Saturday? Talk to prison officials in Maine and see how bizarre Jr is. Or even his wife/GF (Bella Vendetta) and her “suspension” fun.

    On a different note, I think your being a tad bit naive if you think HA’s aren’t involved in these types of crimes. Maybe not this time, but they are not the “angel’s” they try and portray themselves as.

    • Steve Wade
      September 19, 2011 at 7:45 am #

      Dan I guess the BB scooped The Planet. Bodys were found in Becket.

    • Steve Wade
      September 19, 2011 at 7:47 am #

      RD2 Do you really think Dan wants to piss off the Hells Angels? According to Dan They are a bunch of alter boys!

    • really?
      September 19, 2011 at 9:14 am #

      what does his EX WIFE and her involvement in the body modification community have to do with this case?

      maybe if people on these forums hadn’t said so many negative things about her she might be willing to clear the air, but it’s quit obvious it’s turned into a witch hunt, and you are trying to smear people who have absolutely nothing to do with the case.
      leave Bella and everyone in the suspension group alone, I’m sure she’s going through a hard enough time as it is.

      • Steve Wade
        September 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

        Hello She married this ass hole! She must have good choice in men.

        • NA
          September 20, 2011 at 11:55 am #

          Steve Wade: So, having bad choice is now a crime that MUST be punished by launching a smear campaign against her/conducting a witch hunt? As some others have pointed out at this site and others, she left him months ago. You do realise that for every criminal, there are people surrounding him/her that are trying to move on with their lives, their careers, their personal relations etc. You may have whatever opinion you want of Bella , of course, as I do as well. Except, I don’t care about her choices in men/body piercing/whatever her interests are. And I don’t think anyone should. She, like you, is a private citizen and is entitled to her privacy. She did not commit a crime. Try and remember that.

          I find it interesting that while newsppaers are eager to publish Veiovis’ long rap sheet (which is fine. it’s all good to know info.) where is the equally long article dediated to Chalue’s and Hall’s priors? I’m sure beating Glasser with a baseball bat and framing him aren’t Hall’s ONLY priors.

  4. Dusty
    September 19, 2011 at 1:06 am #

    The Eagle has made gory stories like this their bread and butter and it always disgusted me. Dan can you tell me why you found it necessary to elaborate on the dismemberment details of this sad event? Do you somehow think this will ease the pain of their loved ones?

  5. Scott
    September 19, 2011 at 4:34 am #

    I’m def requesting the trial transcripts when this is all over.

  6. Ray Ovac
    September 19, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    DV, you say “That’s not how the club operates.” So just how does HAMC operate in Berkshire County?

  7. Joeblow
    September 19, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    Dan, you say the angels will ” take care of him in prison” then you say “That’s not how the club operates.” They are all scum……some more than others!

  8. Merrimack
    September 19, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Lost in the excitement of the happenings of the last week was the debate between the candidates fro Rep. for Pittsfield on the Dem. side. Tricia Farley Bouvier said she supports raising the gas tax but not the minimum wage. Read this on Topix just now and saw the debate last week so I know it’s true. Sounds like a true Democrat.

  9. Concern
    September 19, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Dusty do you live in a bubble!!! This information is all over, people have been talking about that fact for days. Plus have you watched any movies or tv shows lately that stuff is all over. Oh yea what do we see on the news!!

    • dusty
      September 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      it has been speculation…just thinking of some kid who’s dad might have been one of the victims reading it….I expect it in the Eagle….thought Dan was above needing this to keep followers

  10. rick
    September 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    its reality people ,its greusome and gory and most likely being made into a movie as we speak.

  11. rick
    September 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    on the liter side, when you pull the lever for state rep think about wether the two who were city councilors did any thing when in office that would make them qualified to represent you in boston….. did they do any thing that stands out as important in their wards or for the city? i think not….im going to give scago a shot at the office and see how long it takes special interest groups to corrupt him. the other two have already been used and abused.

    • dusty
      September 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

      I thought the special interests were financing his campaign. Where else would he get the money?

  12. suttinouttanuttin
    September 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    so another accomplice has been picked up, what are we hearing about that Dan????

    • Steve Wade
      September 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

      The Eagle scooped Dan Again! Guy from Canaan NY Arrested Saw it on the Eagle web site NOT on Planet Valenti. But Im sure Dan knew but let the Eagle take the story!

  13. Tony Truran
    September 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Hi Dan,

    I know you have more pressing issues.

    What is up with :

    1) Lenoxoiogy , $85.000 Sloooooogan???

    I don’t see any new jobs in Lenox, do you?

    Has there there been ANY return on this?

    Any??? Just a dollar or two??? None???

    2) To cover the Kennedy Park scandal:

    This will take a while ………..

    Whom voted to approve the structure??? IT IS THE SIZE OF A RANCH HOUSE!!!! 1200 sq fr. No permits at all. My neighbor, a contractor spent hundreds in JUST PERMITS TO REPAIR HIS PORCH. Thanks USELESS BUILDING INSPECTOR!!!


    Was a MEMBER OF THE BOARD Involved, then PROFITING, from HIS vote??? Yes, No . If yes, HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON???/

    I am PISSED OFF!!!!

    I think most of you should go do the right thing, and resign.


    Tony Truran

    88 Hiomes Rd

    • danvalenti
      September 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

      Thanks for the comments.
      LENOXOLOGY = A flop, to be sure, and no, jobs? Forget it.
      MONUMENT = An excess of poor taste. Don’t know who had final signoff.
      Channel your anger and work to get the bums thrown out.

  14. Concern
    September 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    predictions. White/TFB in and Scago out. Bianchi/Marchetti in and Nichols out

  15. rick
    September 20, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    after watching the mayorial debate at bcc, pete didnt look mayor like.walto and fillio answered the questions better.i can see why hes keeping a low profile…if thats all the gobs got…..were screwed.

  16. beezer
    September 20, 2011 at 4:08 am #

    I think if Joe Nichols had run for State Rep. he would have won.

  17. Concern
    September 20, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    Wait: State Rep race, can only one get in??? If so Predict Peter White. These are not my choices at this time however

  18. beezer
    September 20, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Bouvie has the school block vote, it ain’t Whites night. Plus i’ll be interested in a Bouvie, Pummelin Pam, knockout, dragout, balls to the wall, cat scratchin, debate, hopefully the Planet will be the one to emcee this one, it could get hairy.

  19. beezer
    September 20, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    ….or it could be scary.

  20. ambrose bearse
    September 20, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    I for one have grown weary of the Nesbit-Farley- Bouvier bashing – you ingrates have forgotten what she has done for you. ten years ago she and a few of her emancipated pals took off their aprons and organized WHEN (women helping to empower neighborhoods) – since that time every neighborhood has been powerhouse – just mention that you’ll call a neighbor and the GOB quakes – then, she and Linda Tyre selflessly sacrificed their family life and headed for the council – Linda just went after that Mark Brennan who was doing such a terrible job – she went in there and did such a bang up performance that our mayor decided to reward her – so, she reluctantly quit the council, pulled her snout out of the Lenox trough and headed for City Hall, to a job that was a ‘Good Fit’ – NBF on the other hand missed her family so much that she decided not to run again – neighborhoods, your on your own now – but, once again duty called, hizhonner da mayor needed a secretary – she balked, but the promise of 50,000 large persuaded her – she could afford a limo to take her kids to Lenox to school, cheating Pittsfield out of 10 grand or so – now be grateful and contemplate all this wonderful lady has done for you without ever thinking of herself – she wants to do more so please help her

  21. beezer
    September 20, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    funny stuff Ambrose, you win a cookie!

  22. Shakes His Head
    September 20, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    TNFB still spends plenty of time with her family, and has unlimited overtime as well as a stipend for her work on with the school district. Unfortunately, she’ll win.

    • Shakes His Head
      September 20, 2011 at 11:34 am #

      I’m watching the Dem debate rerun. I almost choked on my coffee when TNFB said she was part of the sandwich generation.

  23. Steve Wade
    September 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Hey wheres Valenti been? Infiltrating thr Hells Angels looking for the big scoop?

  24. Jim Gleason
    September 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Tricia looks like she was part of the sandwich generation alright, the Big Mac, Double Whopper with large fries and an apple pie sandwich generation (*with a small diet Coke)

    • Steve Wade
      September 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      Jimmy one should not make fun of other peoples body when one does not have legs.

      • Jim Gleason
        September 21, 2011 at 8:06 am #

        Steve, one should not try to write when one has no brain.

  25. beezer
    September 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Add balony in there Jimmy.

  26. Shakes His Head
    September 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    * extra large diet coke.

    Between her and Marchetti for the heavyweight title fight of former councilwomen. Also, nice of Marchetti to plug another candidate’s family values. Most familes dont value the husband sitting on a barstool all night without the husband (or wife for conventional ‘family values’) around.

    Pete White shouldn’t have worn a soul patch and dark clothes to the debate. Looks like Howie Mandel’s head floating around up there.

    Ruberto is a portly little imp himself. Nice to see all of the events to honor him until he can run off to Florida in 2012. Between the Chamber of Commerce tribute and the event Lenox Library regarding departing the mayor’s office, I bet people can learn one thing about governement- there are no minimum qualifications.

    September 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Ambrose: You must be a TFB writer to letter to Editor, and VP of WHEN. But I don’t see anything she has done except get a plush job because of Ruberto, Oh yea and help the Lenox School system.

    September 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Ambrose just kidding lol

  29. Steve Wade
    September 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    WHERE IS DAN ! Has the Hells Angels shut him up? Or is he hideing like a little girlie man?

  30. Steve Wade
    September 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Its just SATIRE right Dan ?

  31. beezer
    September 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Looks like Bouvie is on her way to the State Rep. seat. And who knows, maybe Congress someday.

  32. Jim Gleason
    September 21, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    A friend called me yesterday and said Tricia and Dan V. must go to the sane person to have their hair done, that being the wind. She looked terrible yesterday on GMP, or as I call it, the propaganda hour. She also sounded like a ruberto clone, which sne is. If you all want ruberto in Boston representing you, vote for Tricia.If you want a true representative of the people vote Pam Malumphy.