(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MARCH 7, 2018) — What is it about Tyler Street that draws the worst out of mayor Linda Tyer? Last year saw an alley covered by umbrellas and the infamous $6,000 trash cans. This year it looks like it will be …

… stained glass?

Yeah, it’s vibrant. It’s dynamic. It’s hip. It’s millennial chic. It “caccamo”s.

The latest brainstorm to leap half-baked from the underwhelming mayor’s overtaxed noggin is to incorporate a theme of stained glass on the Blighted Mile. THE PLANET suggests a row of upside-down umbrellas with its folding sections made out of stained glass. They can be used for the tons of garbage that the denizens and critters use to line the Tyler sidewalks and streets.

Stained glass. How about strained glass, since its more than a bite or bit of stretch to link that particular craft form with the defrocked church and outhouses lining the street’s north side? Nice to see that “Stained Glass” Tyer obviously thinks that adding powdered sugar to the veneer of crumbling Tyler Street is a more important problem that finding consolidation for the upcoming FY’19 budget, a spending disaster that will see — prediction! — the corrupt and ineffective Pittsfield School Department walk away with more than $110 million counting operating costs, transportation (busses), health insurance and other benefits, plus maintenance. Of course, as you know from reading THE PLANET, JIV-Behneke & Co. will hide between $40 and $50 million of that in the city side portion of the budget.

Think of how lovely Hess Forst will look when stained glass replaces the plywood, graffiti, and bullet holes. The former Dairy Queen can offered stained-glass Dilly bars. Zenner’s can give stained-glass chips to every druggie and wino. Losing Lottery tickets can be collected and assembled into a collage resembling stained glass. Tyer can visit this spring for a photo op with a stained-glass IUD. Kufflinks can wear a bow tie with a stained-glass motif.

Oh, and the mayor wants to get the artists involved in all important decision making. For example, she’ll ask the resident feminist-butch-dyke man hater who’s Piss Christs are supported by city taxpayers for input on “How to Sellabrate Diversity” on Indigenous People’s Day … and other such vital organs.

Stained glass.

We kid you not.

Think of that come budget time.


“Comma comma comma comma ca-comma comma. Yeah, yeah, yeah” — James Taylor.



The Usual Disclaimer.


  1. Fugimoto Hockalugi
    March 6, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

    Watch these two dumbass Tyer followers

    • Dotdotdash
      March 8, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

      Whose back end do I have to lick to get an hour a week on that radi station?

    • Village Knight
      March 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

      Both women–Dina Guiel and Helen Moon came out of nowhere.
      Neither of them ever came to City Council Meetings before election. None of them ever filed any Petition asking anything.
      They both appeared on Political stage only after John Krol asked them to run for City Councilors to secure Linda Tyer’s majority.
      Both of them bring absolute Nothing into City’s progress since, none of them has business/corporate experience.
      They both simply Dem/Liberal/Progressive activist supporting Linda Tyer’s/John Krol/Pete Marchette camp.

  2. Jonathan Melle
    March 6, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

    The lovely Linda Tyer is to blame for all of Pittsfield problems! Prior to her becoming the Mayor of Pittsfield politics, the city had abundant living wage jobs, a growing tax base, a healthy population of taxpaying residents and small business owners, first-rate public schools, low per capita welfare caseloads, low crime rates, and a bustling revitalized downtown full of cultural venues.

    Then came the lovely Linda! Over the past 26-months, everything went wrong in Pittsfield! All of the living wage jobs left at once, the tax base shrunk, thousands of people moved out of town, the public school system failed, poverty and welfare caseloads grew, crime also grew, and downtown Pittsfield became a dangerous place most people avoid if the can.

    To be concise: Before Linda = Utopian Pittsfield; After Linda = Dystopian Pittsfield.

    It is all her fault!

    • Still Wondering
      March 7, 2018 at 6:29 am #

      Go away Jonathan

    • Hugh Janos
      March 7, 2018 at 6:45 am #

      Jonathan Don’t you know your only supposed to write negative things on this website? Dan very classy writing today.

      • Steven Dean
        March 7, 2018 at 8:14 am #

        Matt we all know this is you with your newest alt “Hugh”

        You are not witty.

        • Hugh Janos
          March 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

          Who the hell is Matt?

          • Steven Dean
            March 7, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

            You are. We all know it.

      • Village Knight
        March 11, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

        Reply to Hugh Janos. …only supposed to write negative things on this website?
        OK. Let me write positive things then:
        Linda Tyer is the best Mayor in raising city’s taxes,
        raising water and sewer rates,
        overspending tax-payers money,
        raising City’s budget to the sky limits,
        appointing her friends and supporters to all Committees,
        ignoring common sense, abandoning road repairs,
        not plowing snow on City’s bridges,ignoring residents opinion not to have new garbage toters, ignoring new lower Fed regulations on Water and Sewer projects. She is the best among arrogant Dem/Liberal lunies.

  3. Dave
    March 7, 2018 at 2:50 am #

    Last time I drove down Tyler Street I didn’t see the new trash cans. So I guess the $6000 cans only work part time. How Pittsfield is that.

  4. Spagirl
    March 7, 2018 at 4:59 am #

    Why cant they pick up the Garbage on the morning route today?

    • dusty
      March 7, 2018 at 5:03 am #

      I dunno but lots of it out on Dalton ave and Tyler…gonna be one big mess in a couple of days…city should send out more messaging to get these folk to bring it back in

      or the beautify Tyler campaign will get off to a bad start

      • Spagirl
        March 7, 2018 at 8:37 am #

        The work ethic is astounding.

  5. h
    March 7, 2018 at 5:13 am #

    More important things to do, she was signing the Cultural Compact yesterday withTrisha and the Duke…of Earl.

  6. Halo
    March 7, 2018 at 5:31 am #

    Nashville Tennesee Mayor Megan Barry has affair while married,nude pics confiscated,fleeced taxpayers out of 10 g with illegal trips, son dies of drug overdose in Colorado, lover was getting double the allotted overtime. Man, why did people elect this fool?

    • dusty
      March 7, 2018 at 7:23 am #

      She may wind up taking Hope Hicks job. She has the credentials and then some.

  7. Bill Q
    March 7, 2018 at 6:37 am #

    Tony roads sold his Soul voting a project with barely a nibble of concern, very dissappointed.

  8. H
    March 7, 2018 at 6:43 am #

    Be careful on South Street Speedwayand of course Hancock Dragway.

  9. Levitan
    March 7, 2018 at 8:16 am #

    First project should be focused on clearing the Hess Forest – the West anchor of Tyler and both sides of PEDA – the East. Get rid of the obscene graffiti and restore those sites to at least visually neutral.I generally find that redesigning works not with addition of mish-mash ungoverned by policy or focus but through organization and simplification. I would think that tax clerk and an accountant would lean towards a strategic approach.

    • dusty
      March 7, 2018 at 10:31 am #

      I think they should move the airport to Tyler street. Then all the kids could watch the planes come and go. And yes of course move the Hess complex to the PEDA site where it could prosper and grow and perhaps become both a tourist attraction and an economic engine. Now that that pesky Walmart project has gone by the wayside we can up our expectations skyward.

  10. The school committee
    March 7, 2018 at 9:36 am #

    Please,Im begging you to stop saying the Lovely Linda…not funny and not witty not anything but dopey.Mayor Tyer told this voter she could run the finances better than Bianchi.Mayor Tyer is overwhelmed by how to run a budget or department heads.Tell McCandless you need to cut 4%ffrom last years budget.He cant ,he does not have the ability all other department heads in Pittsfield have faced.Tell him he cant go on tv and radio and whine.Tyer would go on the media and explain why it needed to be done

  11. The school committee
    March 7, 2018 at 9:38 am #

    I believe in teachers getting raises but I dont believe in the amount of school personel who get them.Cut staffing by consolidation.

    • dusty
      March 7, 2018 at 10:37 am #

      They could cut the support personnel, the make work nepotismal staffing if you will, by 33% and save 3 million dollars off the top with no productivity lost at all. There is so much dead wood lying around that it is a fire hazard. It is called downsizing and it is done at all companies about to go bankrupt…just like Pittsfield is. It is also called survival for those who care to think in those terms.

  12. V P of Lurning
    March 7, 2018 at 10:30 am #

    What is the sports Budget and all extracurricular, it should be pay as you go,buy your own pads and instruments,batts bawls, you get the gist. No more free fancee gizmos for kids either,stipends for coaches should be free like little league and baby roots.

    • Dotdotdash
      March 8, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

      What’s the administration budget. Big as JiVs waistline

  13. Cos
    March 7, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    No wonder the Wizard wanted the consultant fired along with the former Commisioner, and now Turocy. But the biggest problem was the Seven that wanted to go forward with the financing of the project.l

    Gaetani and Planet have stated, here and the News Hour, no real questions and NO knowledge of the effect on the tax rate for the water-sewer? What is that? These seven are now going to approve anything Tyer puts forward.

    Evidently, there will be no questioning or transparency. They are now in line with the School Committee philosophy, an example, approve the nine million to the consultant for using the existing City Drawings was preposterous. The City should get their money refunded.

  14. mi
    March 7, 2018 at 11:57 am #

    Imagine if Turocy spoke to the Wizard like he did to City Councilor Connell,concerning questioning about the potholes, he’d be out on his ass. It is you’re fault Commisioner period, potholes not being filled,are you’re fault! And Gaetani would have fired you.

    • Spagirl
      March 7, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

      Absolutely his fault. The same with the Superintndant of Schools. Piss poor management.

  15. amandaWell
    March 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    Council grades:

    Rivers A
    Mazzeo A
    Morandi A
    Connell A
    Simonell F –
    Moon F –
    Marchetti –
    White F
    Krol A
    Caccamo A
    Persip A

    • Dotdotdash
      March 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

      How does Caccamo get an A?

  16. amandaWell
    March 7, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    Stormy Daniels:A
    Mueller A
    Trump A
    Sanders F-
    Trump Payment Lawyer A
    Pence F-
    Stormy’s Girlfriend D
    Ronnie Jeremy C-
    Jerry Brown D
    Ballast Flocculation B
    Turocy F
    Collingwood F
    Trump not knowing about
    payments, or doesn’t want to know F-

  17. mi
    March 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    The Lovely Linda is on a cooking show and she’s cutting up some asparagas very nicely I might add, maybe she can get the recipe or an idea to cut the City Budget?

    • dusty
      March 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      May come in handy if some books need cooking.

  18. h
    March 7, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    Please do not tell Gaetani about this Show, I beg you. I agree,The Mayor does look like she knows what she’s doing, maybe the next Martha Stewart.

    • Trisha Trasha
      March 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

      I have an idea…Cooking with the Mayor. Move over Emeril LaGasse. Gaetani can boil her water.

    • Diet Red
      March 7, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      Maybe he could teach her about cooking.

  19. Richard Baculum
    March 7, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    Raises for anyone employed by a city should be based on the financial well being of the city and the general wealth of the taxpayers. If Pittsfield’s teachers feel that they are underpaid they should seek employment elsewhere. Lenox had an ad in the Eagle today looking for teachers.

  20. CosbiesLadies
    March 7, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

    They should have the Hess Forest turned into a Hess Museum were little kids could buy the little Hess Toys and could be a welcome center or rest area,on you’re way out of town.

  21. Gigi
    March 7, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    Marco pushing to repeal PROMISE program – to restore discipline to the schools.

    • Pat
      March 7, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

      Oh brother! What a stupid law. It’s even worse than giving illegal immigrants the heads up that law enforcement is coming for them which that stupid woman in California has been doing.

  22. Bill Q
    March 7, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

    Speaking of Shows,The Gaetani Show is on at six o’clock he really takes the seven know it alls to task,good show,channel 1301

  23. Mad Trapper
    March 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

    PC alert at Pittsfield library!!!

    Woman mid 40s asks man to move as his attire offends her.

    Yes!!! A normal human dressed for the weather, has a PC wench, ask not to sit next door as he has a sweater and wool cap on.

    He did not move and replied her FDS was not effective ……..

    • Levitan
      March 7, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

      She may have been hitting on him.

  24. Mr. Fritz
    March 7, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    What’s up at the Beagle? That liberal rag actually produced an editorial encouraging Liz Warren, the fake Indian, to take a DNA test! The Beagle even got a shout-out from Howie Carr for taking such a bold stance! Maybe they’re throwing their support behind Deval “the devil” Patrick, who is considering a presidential run. Good grief – you Dems have a pathetic group of wannabees.

    • Mad Trapper
      March 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

      I was ashamed of the whole first section of The Left Winged Parrot being devoted to violation of constitutional rights a few weeks back.

      I have not purchased that drivel for years now and won’t deal with their online manipulation of viewers either.

      The kitty box liner had been LEFT on a table.

    • 12 Gauge
      March 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

      My guess is that she took the test and didn’t like the results.

    • Pat
      March 7, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

      If Liz takes the DNA test we all know she will fail. No way someone that pale has any Indian blood in them.

      • dusty
        March 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

        You guys keep focusing on the petty stuff. Let the adults worry about the important things.

        • Mr. Fritz
          March 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

          Lying, integrity are not important Dusty? Warren lied her way into schools & jobs. I think that’s important.

        • Pat
          March 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

          If someone lies about their heritage and especially if they use that lie to get special benefits which is what Liz did, then it should concern the adults in the room Dusty.

          • The school committee
            March 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

            Trump is not his name Pat,look it up and honestly spell the Trump name.He changed his heritage didnt he.

          • dusty
            March 8, 2018 at 1:24 am #

            What if someone lies about colluding with Russians Pat? Or consistently cheating on their wife while she is pregnant? Or giving a shit about their country?

        • Mr. Fritz
          March 7, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

          Hey you’re the guy who made the comment about moving the airport to Tyler St. Talk about petty.

          • dusty
            March 8, 2018 at 1:26 am #

            Mr Fritz, I have talked to a consultant who thinks it is a great idea.

  25. Unwanted Carl
    March 7, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    After watching the questioning at the
    Ast C C meeting there isn’t anymore ignorant questions than what Percept asked the other night, almost as bad as the former sauce toatler Cockeyed Doyle, where does that buffoon do his drinking nowadays?

    • Dotdotdash
      March 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm #

      Care to fill us that can’t affors cable and work during the meetings in on the details?

  26. U
    March 7, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

    JIV wants a million for therapeutics. The Mayor is at the meeting, she should tell them no way, right there. What do you think Gaetani would do, or anyone who sees the money just isn’t there. Fix the roads,roads Trump Schools over budgeted at Election time.

  27. h
    March 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

    When JIV is answering questions from this Mayor and when he is complimenting the Finance Directors presentation, it’s right there that the Poet’ has earned his Title …. Master Bullshitter of the Pittsfield Public Schools.

  28. AlsakanBushClowns
    March 7, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

    The next President of the United States is currently speaking on MSNBC Elizabeth Sakaggeweha Warren.

  29. The school committee
    March 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    Why is it Trump supporters dont like consumer protection but love Trump the private business man who has stolen his whole life.Warren is absolutely a great Senator

  30. Dilly Dally
    March 7, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

    Breast miIk and feeding mechanism is on the agenda at the human rights commission, city council president Marchetti is in attendance. Please don’t tell the Wizard, we need to keep him Focused on the current water issues. You heard it correctly, Human Rights is talking about formula feeding and the cost also.

  31. Shelly Liver
    March 7, 2018 at 10:35 pm #

    Plows are going to fast,the Commisioners job is to monitor speed.

  32. dusty
    March 8, 2018 at 4:11 am #


    • Cos ies
      March 8, 2018 at 4:26 am #

      Little Dough………..

  33. The school committee
    March 8, 2018 at 4:55 am #

    The city councilors have no problem grilling Public works with question and letting him know they think he’s doing a lousy job.The Department head McCandless shoes up and lies to them and they tell him hes doing great with what he has to work with .WTF is that….tell this pompous department head to cut spending and get rid of Crosby and PHS as they are costing millions every year to just to emergency repairs.Consolidation takes years….9k students to 5 k

  34. The school committee
    March 8, 2018 at 4:59 am #

    My taxes have gone up 40% in 6 years…..In 6 more years another 40% On top of this bill is unimaginable

    • dusty
      March 8, 2018 at 5:25 am #

      Ruberto started the “taxing for pork projects syndrome” and it was so popular among special interest folk that all mayors since then have glommed onto the idea thereby garnering themselves big favors in return.

      If there is no one on the council to stand up up for the taxpayers prepare to lose everything you have worked for. Or, give yourself a chance and move away from the ship that is about to hit an iceberg.

  35. The school committee
    March 8, 2018 at 5:01 am #

    Here is good advice,don’t buy Pittsfield realestate until it is rock bottom so that you can pay your taxes.

  36. Pat
    March 8, 2018 at 5:31 am #

    The Berkshire Eagle is running a poll and 80% of the people want Liz Warren to take a DNA test. Over 500 people participated in the poll.

    • Mr. Fritz
      March 8, 2018 at 6:18 am #

      The majority know she’s a fraud.

    • Levitan
      March 8, 2018 at 11:05 am #

      Berkshire Eagle polls are useless. The questions are frequently leading and the responders are unverified. Why do they publish that drivel?

    • dusty
      March 8, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      Fox news did a poll Pat. 80% of republicans think Donnie Trump cheats on his wife every chance he gets. But…they still think he is a great guy and would let him baby sit their teenage daughters.

      • Levitan
        March 8, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

        Dusty, your rejoinders are dull. What’s your point?

  37. Pat
    March 8, 2018 at 5:41 am #

    Did anyone see the video of Meryl Streep at an awards show several years ago gushing over Harvey Weinstein. First, she calls him God and then laughing so hard she can barely speak she calls him the “punisher” which, now that we know his history with women, is very chilling.

    Hollywood has now supposedly seen the light and is all grown up now and sorry for their previous bad behavior toward women. Look how Hollywood and the liberal media treated Sara Palin. It was truly disgusting. They can look down their noses at Donald Trump because they consider themselves so superior now.

    Same with the gun issue, Hollywood (all Progressives) is armed to the teeth to protect themselves. Did anyone see all the security at the Oscars? Not to mention having their own private security guards to protect themselves and their property, but they have no problem with supporting a push by many on the left to eat away at the 2nd Amendment. Only “special” people should be able to protect themselves?

    • Mr. Fritz
      March 8, 2018 at 6:17 am #

      Hollywood is hypocrite city!!

    • Thomas More
      March 8, 2018 at 6:39 am #

      Very good Pat. Do you have any problem with the way one our local journalists treats Mayor Tyre?

      • Pat
        March 8, 2018 at 7:13 am #

        Obviously I do. They treat all local politicians way too nicely!! Just like the rest of the liberal media in the country does to all politicians who are Democrat.

        • dusty
          March 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

          Hannity on the other hand is just and fair to everyone. No bias with that guy. Is it true that he is the second son of Christ?

        • The school committee
          March 8, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

          Beck,limbaugh,hannity ,Tucker are media

  38. Harrison
    March 8, 2018 at 6:10 am #

    Thanks Pat for the Fox News Cliff Notes.

  39. Tricksie
    March 8, 2018 at 6:50 am #

    another great piece by DV – where are all the Tyler supporters on this blog ? Guyer, Krol, Lee, Ward, Durwin, Clairmont please tell us this idea makes some sense….please defend your candidate…help

    • Bowlee and Lebo
      March 8, 2018 at 8:38 am #

      excactly. This board allows free and open dialog this includes the mayor and her supporters…so I’d like to know who among the mayor’s supporters supports stained glass or think she’s done a good job.

      • CosbiesLadies
        March 8, 2018 at 9:05 am #

        The Mayor was on a more important venture, a Cooking Show. I think she missed her calling, she was slicing and dicing, she look fabulous, the woman she was with was a true professional, I’ve seen her Show before and like her very much, her show is about cooking and she’s good at it.

        The Lovely Linda has nothing to worry about,Kufflinks has everything under control, if her cooking career doesn’t pan out, Kufflinks can lighten the load by continuing to do th heavy work.

        On the next episode of money grabbing,Jiv, (who by the way always comes back for more and it still won’t be enough) the Chef will pander to his every whim, having flashbacks of being a former pool secretary and give in again. Therapeutics in schools is the new investment, probably will be another form of some sort of subsidy by the taxpayers, where do they come up with these programs,it’s all babysitting to me.

        So, although we have a Champion here in Mr. Valenti, try to relate one’s passion by commenting, whether it be stained glass umbrellas,,garbage cans, boilers for private held companies,tifs for millionaires, and even pay increases for city employees and easy health insurance for everyone, incompetent department heads overseeing 70 million dollar projects at a time, or advocating for the people’smega art to be sold for for millions because of more bad management.

        This current giveaway for a new Water Plant isn’t going to fly either,this Gaetani has this overblown project’s sight right in his eyes.

  40. dusty
    March 8, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Two private plows tearing up and down Cloverdale st. Road has been bare for some time now. The pot holes are lovin it.

    • Uwanted Carl
      March 8, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

      Winteris almost over dusty and the powers to be are trying to make damn sure my future summers will not be in this City. Taxpayers are .ucky to have a voice here.c

    • u
      March 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

      I understand Gaetani boils oil and likes his food crisp,similar to the way he fried the Council and Mayor’s project at the last City Meeting. Maybe the mayor can do a cooking show with the Master Gaetani, while he’s boiling her in oil he’ll be cutting up cucumbers.

      • Unwanted Carl
        March 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

        As pence looks foolishly on trump exposes how layoffs occurred when importing steel was the game and yet while they were wring off steel workers the same trump bought that steel way below American steel costs. The mans a hippocrat.

        • AlaskanBushClowns
          March 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

          Trump made a fool out of himself today,again. JIV ain’t got nuthin on Him.

  41. dusty
    March 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    So… the garbage going to be picked up today or….what is the story and where do I go to get it? Yesterday i got a phone msg saying it will not be picked up…today…nuttin…

    • V
      March 8, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

      Flip a coin,take two aspirin and wait for a post from the Great Shakes in the morning.

      • Steven Dean
        March 9, 2018 at 8:42 am #

        “Shakes” has finally run away in shame

    • Spagirl
      March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      Tomorrow dusty. Lets give them some more bailout money. If they worked yesterday morning into early afternoon, they would have had most of the route done.

  42. h
    March 8, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    Imagine, the Mayor goes on a cooking show but wouldn’t go on the Planet’s Hour back in the day. So now,the other Show…… G N H,has changed the formula, the G-Man is coming to you Mayor and The Seven Dwarfs,and it won’t be in a Theatre near you,but at the Public Forum where Liberty and free Speech are accepted, and where the Oath of office ‘Are’challenged and participation by the taxpayer, and not just back door verbage and that will discontinue. More to come, clean the pans, wash the sink set the plates. Gaetani is Coming!

  43. Two Cents
    March 8, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

    Here’s what’s sticking in my craw today…So this big press conference is being held Friday at City Hall with Governor Baker (election year) Congressman Neal (still trying to appease criticism of ignoring the Berkshires) and Mayor ( stranger to city hall employees) Tyer all getting together to pat themselves on the back and tout how wonderful they all are that construction will begin on the Berkshire Innovation Center. This project has been a total farce so far, taking 5 years for a shovel to hit the ground after 9 million dollars was already in hand. The whole project is an historic example of how if you want something done, keep the government out of it. And yet Friday we will hear how this a great example of how the government can work for the people and provide economic development for the future, when all it has really shown is epic incompetence. When the Government liars are saying “What a great day for Pittsfield!” It’s beleaguered taxpayers are saying “Too little, too late!”

    • H
      March 8, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      To little, to late, or not at all.

    • Gigi
      March 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

      Total farce indeed. You’ve hit the nail on the head Two Cents. I totally agree with everything you’ve said. I was outraged to hear that they are actually going to begin this project – what a total waste of taxpayer money. I would love to show up and be a heckler – but I have to work tomorrow to keep making more money and pay more taxes to support all the layabouts and corrupt politicians.

      • Thomas More
        March 8, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

        There is always an excuse for not showing up.

  44. mi
    March 8, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    ……..Let’s not think that the Planet evolved overnIght. The man is the best kept secret in New England, except to those who truly know his History. All of the past thirty years plus,probably more years, here, his Philosphy has always been transparency.

    ……… Through the years, and many years, the Planet has survived one confrontation after the other, and always winning because he very seldom, or never at all, did not speak the truth. The Planet has seen them come and go. He still stands. And I stand with him, and his delightfully popular, free blog!

    • danvalenti
      March 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

      Thank you for this heartfelt feedback. The truth not only sets one free, but in confrontations with opposing forces, it cannot be defeated. Keep reading and spread the word.

  45. The school committee
    March 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

    They will not talk about sand and salt account for budget

  46. Halo
    March 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    You could drop ten times the salt on a road and who would notice how much was dropped? You could order a million dollars worth of salt, have a half million delivered, who would know?

    • Deacon Blue
      March 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

      Planet is great.

  47. h
    March 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    Amused-so getting Irish Person of the year is like the Pied Piper being followed by a bunch of rats.

  48. Bill Q
    March 8, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

    Well, she certainly didn’t get my vote for City Councilor of the year.Gaetani gets my Vote for Man of the Year.

  49. Dotdotdash
    March 9, 2018 at 6:05 am #

    Caccamo announced monthly Ward meetings every third Monday at Egremont school. I found out from Earls Ward councilor page. thank You, Earl. Half the ward won’t make it and still be in the dark.

    He “put this on the back burner” he said…for three election cycles. Guess some hipsters DO read the planet