PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011) — Odds and ends must be tied, and corsets of corruption loosened, which is one of the things this web site is all about.

UP ON TRIPLE CREEK — It wouldn’t be Pittsfield, though we write this FAr from that town, if we didn’t mention the triple murders. Checking in with investigators late last night, one had an interesting observation. We quote:

“Think about it,” Det. Tracy said. “Say you want to knock off three guys, a couple of which have been around a little bit. They can handle themselves a little bit. People don’t die easy. You ever try to kill someone? I haven’t, except when I was [in the military]. People fight, kick, claw, scream, do everything they can to stay alive. So if you want to bump off three guys, you make sure you have more than three yourself. And you have a plan.”

In other words, Det. Tracy is saying there’s a conspiracy and there are more than three people involved in the crime. There are likely accessories during and after the fact who are being investigated and who will be charged.

Also, it appears now that a backhoe was used to dig the trench in the Beckett lot where some of the remains were found. Seems that when the operator was digging the trench, he hit a metal object (a water pipe?), making noise that alerted neighbors. One called officials to ask why the town was doing work at an odd hour, and that led to the arrests.

Also, the back hoe: If one was used, you don’t just pull a backhoe out of the sky. You either have to own one, rent one, or borrow one from someone who has access. That limits the universe of how you obtained the device, and it provides possible clues that can be used to implicate others.

LAY OFF BELLA — We agree with those who have posted in defense of Bella Vendetta, the “ex” of the poster child for these murders, whose mug made world news. If, as it appears, she had nothing to do with this case or with Caius, she should be left alone. The fact that she lives an alternate lifestyle shouldn’t enter into the discussion.

Only she knows the full story, and speculations that would invent fictional scenarios simply because of her differences should be relegated to the fiction worst-seller list. We will say that she hasn’t been charged with anything except, in public opinion, a poor choice of companion.

For that matter, we remind everyone that in the eyes of the law, the three suspects named in this crime are innocent. It will be up to DA David Capeless and staff to prove otherwise. THE PLANET wonders, though, how they could ever get a fair trail in Western Massachusetts?

NEWS OF LAWSUIT NEWS TO LEWIS — THE PLANET recently quoted a team insider saying that Bob Seaman, chief investor in the Pittsfield Colonials, was suing Colonials managing partner Buddy Lewis for $900,000. There has been no official word on this, and probably won’t until after the league meetings early in October.

THE PLANET sought Lewis’ comments, and he replied with words to the effect of, “Someone knows something that I don’t.”

We do know that many vendors are still owed money by the team. Whether they will see a dime remains an open question. THE PLANET is out $,1398 and hasn’t seen a whiff of the money. Lewis has made repeated promises that the bills will be paid. If we ever see that dough, we intend to throw a bash with every last dime. We weigh easy in the debt column. Others are owned much more, including, apparently, Mr. Seaman.

EUPHEMISM TO FIGHT DOWNTOWN CRIME — In our discussion with downtown Pittsfield merchants, we talked to more than a half dozen in various lines of business. Our favorite story comes from one who told this tale of Downtown Pittsfield Inc. DTI has a million committees, some that work and others that don’t. Last year, Downtown Pittsfield, which is supported totally by tax dollars, made “an executive decision” to change the name of its “Crime Watch Committee” to the “QuLITY OF LIFE COMMITTEE.”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. It’s a standing joke with a built-in punch line. The reasoning for this monumental change: The DTI brain trust decided it would “look better for appearances” to take the word “Crime” out of the committee’s name. Typical: Rather than actually doing something about crime, they resort to a head-in-the-sand euphemism. That’s like a mall security cop not having a gun trying to stop a holdup by yelling: “Hey, you. Stop now, of I’ll press the ‘squelch’ button on my walkie-talkie.”

But that’s Pittsfield for you.






  1. Aclu
    September 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Thank God we are not judging people people with alternative lifestyles whether they are goth blood drinking porn stars or The Bravest of Men and Woman who are now able to serve openly in our armed service. But can we still make fun of sandwich eating politicians ?

  2. Ray Ovac
    September 21, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    DV, recommend you file for that $1398 in small claims court seeing as how there’ll likely be others ultimately doing the same and being first in line is better than last. Also, name the corporation as well as the individual principals as you can then obtain liens on real estate or personal property owned by these whiz-bangs. Next time get paid COD.

  3. NA
    September 21, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    Thanks mr valenti for the post regarding ms vendetta.

    • suttinouttanuttin
      September 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

      agreed..Thank you.

    • Silence Dogood
      September 25, 2011 at 4:23 am #

      Bella needs to speak up…..she committed no crime she might not like the fact that she was involved with horn head blood and Gutsfinski but she was and her career choice make her a public figure as there are public videos and photographs showing her at work. I feel she is free to choose any career she wants but why on earth would she hook up with a certified lunatic like horn head blood and Gutsfinski?

  4. Ray Ovac
    September 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    Also, don’t forget to add a claim for interest of at least 6% per annum compounded from the date you were first owed the money. If you never get paid, and as long as you pursued the claim in court, you have strong grounds for claiming the whole thing as a loss on your fed and state income taxes.

    • scott
      September 21, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

      No you do not that is false information.

      • Ray Ovac
        September 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

        Scott, are you saying that Valenti can’t claim a loss on money owed for which he’s pursued the debtor in court?

        • Ray Ovac
          September 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

          • scott
            September 22, 2011 at 4:01 am #

            What it’s saying is if you don’t get paid you don’t have to claim it what idiot would claim money not received anyways?

        • scott
          September 22, 2011 at 3:57 am #

          I guess both my accountants lied to me I tried claiming loses for bums who didn’t pay me and they said I couldn’t.

          • RayOvac
            September 22, 2011 at 11:35 am #

            Hey, I’m no accountant, but always thought that as long as one made a good faith effort to collect the debt in court, that the loss would then be deductible.
            Regardless, DV should pursue a legal claim since if he wins he can place a lien against any assets held by the defendants. Ask your accountant about that.

  5. Delicious
    September 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Agree with the comments regaring Miss Vendetta. She’s been through enough and shes entitled to some peace. Good work, planet. As for the bucks Lewis owes you, sue sue sue.

  6. Allen
    September 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Great example of Newspeak by DINC.

    It’s not all taxpayer dollars funding DINC. Members pay for that privilege. How many of the merchants you spoke with ponied up the $150 membership fee for DINC?

    And why did the merchants use Jeffrey Ferrin to advocate for them? Isn’t that DINC’s job? I bet Ferrin didn’t charge a dime.

  7. Silence Dogood
    September 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Bella V probably has had more hits on her web site than ever. This incident will probably energize her career. This whole bizarre convoluted mess will make a very interesting book someday. Helter Skelter for the 21st century and many involved directly or on the periphery will likely prove to have personality disorders. And when enough of these folks flock together strange things happen. Sometimes the strange things are benign and this time not.

  8. Hearse Driver
    September 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    the only thing Jeff Ferin is good for is getting fired from every job he has ever held. i want to hear his reasons for getting fried from every employer he has worked for and how long it will take him to work for every business in Berkshire county. hes only running for office because he thinks he cant get fired.

  9. beezer
    September 22, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    Capatanio is a shoe in.

  10. beezer
    September 22, 2011 at 4:31 am #

    more predictions… in honor of Tommy Lasorda…At-Large Clairmont,Sherman,Mazzeo,Cotton…Wards…Yon- inc…The Barber,Cappy,Ozzie,Breault,Simonelli,Troll… State Rep.Sandwich Lady.

    • ambrose
      September 22, 2011 at 9:11 am #

      Right on the nose – Double Whopper in a landslide – Court Jester, Mlumfy, Millr & whoever will cancel each other out just as Scago did white – The GOB owe Scag big time

      • danvalenti
        September 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

        Correct. Scago did their bidding. He had no chance other than to water down the White vote. This effort to engineer TFB into the job goes back more than a year ago, when they cooked up the plan for Larded to become the next clerk mag. They think voters are stupid. No, they’re not. They are just fed up and so disgusted, they don’t bother to vote anymore. That let’s them pulls games like this.

        • ambrose
          September 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

          now whitey’s gona run a sticker campaign – ya couldn’t make it up – Palookaville Lives

        • Silence Dogood
          September 24, 2011 at 4:26 am #

          Scago got the vote of too many of the 60’s generation. They voted for an unqualified boy because he was the son of Frank Scago. How dumb is that? The GOBs might have loved the voter stupidity. But it was the voters who filled the Scago circle.

  11. scott
    September 22, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Dan how long did you spend on Bella Vendetta’s site looking at photos and videos and are you a subscriber now?

    • danvalenti
      September 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

      * Not long, less than five minutes.
      * No.

      • scott
        September 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

        I was just messing around ha, ha same here…

    • really?
      September 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

      um, Bella’s website has been down for many months, there are no pictures on it….or videos
      and you can’t subscribe it takes any idiot two minutes to see that….
      and I’m sure this is probably not the kind of fame or recognition she was looking for.
      she had previously aluded to veiovis having a new girlfriend, maybe people should start bugging t

      • really?
        September 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

        maybe people should start bugging the female who was actually spending time with this slimeball.

        I’ll always be a fan of Bella’s work and make no apologies for it, asking people to lay off was certainly the right thing to do.

  12. Richard
    September 22, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    change the name of its “Crime Watch Committee” to the “QuLITY OF LIFE COMMITTEE.”
    Just because you don’t use the word crime it won’t fool the people coming to this city they will still know that we have crime

    • danvalenti
      September 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Agree completely. That’s why we mentioned the idiotic move. Thanks for writing.

  13. beezer
    September 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Dan, add me from the list of protecting the beautiful Bella Venzetta and her privacy, good job.

    • danvalenti
      September 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

      Will do. It’s the right thing to do.

  14. beezer
    September 23, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Maybe wild Bill might have her as a guest next month.

  15. Tony Dinsmore
    September 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    I don’t think anyone is implicating bella vendetta in the triple homicide. I suspect people just recognize her for what she is; a creep creating sick porn for the sexually deviant. She is contributing to the corruption of souls and the degradation of society. The morons that would defend those actions are the same people that would say “well he has horns and 666 tattooed on his face, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover. He really is a swell guy”

    • Silence Dogood
      September 25, 2011 at 4:13 am #

      is she the one who brought Hornhead Blood and Gutsfinski to Pittsfield? Or did they meet after he found his way here? Kinda wish she would give us some insight into Hornhead.

  16. NA
    September 26, 2011 at 3:42 am #

    Silence Dogood yeah I’m sure she’s tripping all over herself to give you all “insight” into him after all this name-calling. You know you’re all entitled to your opinions. I’m no fan of hers but name-calling?! Seriously, what are we here? 12?

    • Silence Dogood
      September 26, 2011 at 6:28 am #

      name calling or not it describes him to a t……I did not call her a name……just wondering why someone would get involved with an obvious mental case……the publicity will help advance her career.

  17. Silence Dogood
    September 26, 2011 at 6:33 am #


  18. Walter L. Bradley Jr.
    September 28, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    It wouldn’t be Pittsfield if lies, rumors and disinformation of every sort didn’t run rampant. I am proud to say that Bella Vendettas is, and has been my BEST FRIEND for nearly 20 years. I KNOW the real deal about her, and suggest to all others who do not to SHUT THE F*CK UP!!!

    • danvalenti
      September 28, 2011 at 7:30 am #

      I agree. I have tried to defend her on these pages.

    • Silence Dogood
      September 30, 2011 at 10:45 am #

      I hope your understanding of Bella exceedes your understanding of fascism….Wally since you know her so well why was the “me anoying my boy friend” video posted for public viewing until last week….so she wanted to be associated with him until she didn’t want to be associated with him…..when your in a hole stop digging,