(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE-ESSEX, THURSDAY AND THE WEEKEND, JULY 12-15, 2018) — The blueberries on the farm are the biggest and sweetest they’ve been in years. It’s the pollination from the hives. The plantain and mint have been superb, and the first tomato tasted — in the words of Peter and Paul Mounds — “indescribably delicious.”

We’ve had our fill of local amusement, too, with the wives of David Capeless and Paul Caccaviello chipping away for their “Sons of the Desert.” The ridiculous tale involved Otto’s on East and the Wendell Avenue Ext., Berkshire Money Management, and THE PLANET‘s Right Honorable Good Friend John Krol. We could not have contrived a more circuitous and serpentine rout, a tale that drips of caution, particularly with respect to the use of social media. Of course, in that arena, “use” is “misuse” — particularly for politicians, public figures, businesses, and their spouses.

Otto’s ought to stick to serving its greasy, overpriced eggs as wives to their kitchens. In the meanwhile, we will watch sunrises from mountaintops and collect dew for the morning joe. All the while, THE PLANET shall keep this public forum free, fearless, available, and in service of the First Amendment, a document that terrifies The Boring Broadsheet.

Life is good.


“The shadow of a wrinkled scent pursued by a string”  Sir Tiberius Fruitjuice, describing the Pittsfield “Renaissance.”



The Usual Disclaimer.


147 Responses to “THE HIVES … AND THE WIVES”

  1. dusty
    July 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm #

    These wives have sent a stern message. DO NOT cross the man with the power lest he use that power to tamp down on your livelihood. There needs to be no dissent unless you are willing to risk the wrath.

    And this could be Pittsfields motto as a supporting history suggests.

  2. The school committee
    July 12, 2018 at 1:57 am #

    The free press has aggitate our president and he shows his discomfort at every embarrassing public event.His outbursts at how much he and the lemmings that follow he are disturbed at this agitation.Trump has been using the free press for 45 years as he would drop a dime on himself to tell where he would be dinning this most eligible bachelor

  3. Rocky Creed
    July 12, 2018 at 2:19 am #

    Don’t mess with The Real Housewives of Berkshire County DA’s Office

    • Spagirl
      July 12, 2018 at 3:29 am #

      Just use the power of the voting booth

  4. Gigi
    July 12, 2018 at 4:02 am #

    Enjoy the bees, berries and other fruits of these glorious summer days in New England! It’s good for the soul! Have a restful week!

    • danvalenti
      July 12, 2018 at 7:08 am #

      Thanks, GIGI. Back at ye!

  5. Mike Ward
    July 12, 2018 at 4:13 am #

    I guess Wifegate is a perfect illustration of why people post anonymously on The Planet.

    • NIB
      July 12, 2018 at 5:16 am #

      Well said, Mike. That’s the exact reason why I don’t use my real name here.

    • U
      July 12, 2018 at 5:20 am #

      Is Otto his real name?

      • NIB
        July 12, 2018 at 8:25 am #

        My real name is Oughta, as in I oughta left Pittsfield a long time ago.

    • danvalenti
      July 12, 2018 at 7:10 am #

      Touche, my good friend! And Wifegate — perfect moniker for this latest “you ain’t gonna believe this” from The City That Never Wakes Up.

    • mi
      July 12, 2018 at 8:34 am #

      Or boyfriend gate?

  6. Mr. Fritz
    July 12, 2018 at 4:20 am #

    So the school committee refused to reinstate Columbus Day. I hope MANY new faces/parents, etc. will run for school committee seats and vote out these fools in charge of your childrens’ education.

    • Spagirl
      July 12, 2018 at 5:06 am #

      Mr. Fritz

    • NIB
      July 12, 2018 at 5:18 am #

      They are going to replace it with Hillary Clinton Day, where the students get to blame their failing grades on Russia.

      • Pat
        July 12, 2018 at 6:35 am #

        So true NIB. I can’t believe they refused to reinstate Columbus Day. The inmates have definitely taken over the asylum. The schools in this area have been taken over by the same elite mob that is pushing other crazy ideas like we have at least 100 genders and we need to get rid of ICE because it’s a terrorist organization.

        Another great book that all should read is “Outrage, Inc” by Derek Hunter. It’s about how the liberal mob has ruined science, journalism, academia, and Hollywood. It makes a great beach read and you actually learn some interesting facts about how liberals how turned everything upside down.

          • Shakey Shakey
            July 12, 2018 at 9:40 am #

            Le Bon’s works were influential to such disparate figures as Theodore Roosevelt and Benito Mussolini, Sigmund Freud and José Ortega y Gasset, Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin.

          • 12 Gauge
            July 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

            He figured out the moonbat mind…..wrote about and the criminals you mentioned used the information.

          • Pat
            July 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

            Sounds like interesting reading and I love anything psychological so I will check it out. Thanks!!

        • kltpzyxm
          July 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

          Liberals are good people!

        • kltpzyxm
          July 15, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

          Liberals are good people.

  7. Pat
    July 12, 2018 at 6:24 am #

    Making your morning joe from dew… it Dan V.

  8. Spider
    July 12, 2018 at 6:29 am #

    Last night’s SC mtg. was disgusting. Speakers brought in from out of town, a sham of a video by some students (I would have walked out at this point) but worse of all was the rhetoric coming from the members.

    And finally, I hope the rumor is true that the mayor does not intend to run for a second term. She killed any chances of that happening. The Italian community is too vast in Pittsfield, AND THEY WILL NOT FORGET!

    • danvalenti
      July 12, 2018 at 7:07 am #

      You are right, they will NOT forget.

      • Bill DeWahl
        July 12, 2018 at 7:40 am #

        A clean sweep of the school committee is needed. People have to get out and vote.

    • NIB
      July 12, 2018 at 7:14 am #

      Would like to hear Jimmie Ruberto’s take on this.

      • Thomas More
        July 12, 2018 at 10:03 am #

        Didn’t he want to change the name of Columbus Ave.?

    • Thomas More
      July 12, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      I she runs she will win.

    • The school committee
      July 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

      Trump is using Russian tactics to weaken the journalist reporting of the Mueller investigation .What is hard to understand is why Trump is trying to pre teach his lemmings of an outcome on he could know is out there.Trump understands his voters

  9. The school committee
    July 12, 2018 at 6:56 am #

    This city has Tyer in charge of Spending,the schools have Behnke in charge of spending,The committee has Yon in charge of spending……the most inteligent thing we could teach our kids is that we must spend other people’s money in a very conservative way.These 3 administrators dont feel the pain a WW2 vet feels when he pays Pittsfield property taxes

    • danvalenti
      July 12, 2018 at 7:04 am #

      The most important thing we can teach our young people is to flee, flee, flee the Pitts. There is no economy, not opportunity, no future.

      • NIB
        July 12, 2018 at 7:16 am #

        The future’s so bleak I don’t have to wear shades.

        • 12 Gauge
          July 12, 2018 at 7:33 am #

          Pittsfield has a wonderful future behind her.

      • The school committee
        July 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

        Yes,and the should go to the Norman Rockwell economy of Stockbridge the just lost 200 jobs and has not added 1

        • Edward R. Murrow
          July 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

          It’d be great if you could write an actual English sentence so we can figure out what the hell you’re saying.


  10. Spider
    July 12, 2018 at 7:20 am #

    Is there any chance that this (Columbus Day) question could be put on the ballot for the next election?

    And if it passed (and I believe it would overwhelmingly), could the SC decision be overturned?

    • Wilson
      July 12, 2018 at 8:18 am #

      Better ballot question would be to abolish the school committee, they have lower IQs than the Council, and that is saying something. Wonder what redskins on the Rez make of these old white cows championing native history? Probably laughing even harder than the Latinos.

  11. Roberto Del Halitoso
    July 12, 2018 at 7:32 am #

    The two most whiny wives in Berkshire County are one Barry Clairmont and Andrea Harringbone’s wife, Timothy Walsh.

  12. Pat
    July 12, 2018 at 8:30 am #

    The Democrats are doing everything they can to disrupt the Peter Strzok hearings. It’s obvious they are afraid of what his testimony will reveal. It’s terrible what the Dems are doing.

    • dusty
      July 12, 2018 at 9:12 am #

      So terrible. It is even worse than separating little children from their parents and not keeping track of either of them. Terrible…and oh my!

      • Pat
        July 12, 2018 at 9:22 am #

        Stop playing the Lizzie Warren line over and over. Nobody truly believes it and doing DNA tests on the children is protecting the children. Parents can be held, but the children could not by law which is the reason for the separation which Obama did as well. When Obama did the same thing there were no cries of little children being separated from their mothers.

        • dusty
          July 12, 2018 at 9:44 am #

          I hope you do not have children or grandchildren. Or are allowed near other peoples children

          • NIB
            July 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

            If I had a choice between letting you or Pat near my kids it sure as heck wouldn’t be you. And I could spot you from a mile away – your pussyhat would give you away.

      • NIB
        July 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

        Where were you when Obama was separating kids from their parents? You had no problem with it then.

      • kltpzyxm
        July 15, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

        thank you.

    • The school committee
      July 12, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

      Republicans are showing blind ignorance.

      • Mr. Fritz
        July 12, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

        And you, TSC, just plain ignorance.

        • Shakes his Booty
          July 15, 2018 at 8:55 am #

          The Democrat machine is equally ignorant as the GOP

  13. U
    July 12, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    The thing I don’t get about the Columbus Hokiday defection,is how we can celebrate former Presidents-who did the same to people of color, that were put in chains,whipped,enslaved to work all day for nothing. Where’s the outcry on that? Am I missing something?

    • dusty
      July 12, 2018 at 9:17 am #

      Yes, you are missing what the current president is doing to immigrant children whose only mistake was being born. In case you were going to ask though, his own children and grand children are doing just fine. they are going to be OK…

      • h
        July 12, 2018 at 10:09 am #

        If you missed Mr. Gaetani’s appearance at Tuesdays C C… Wow.Now I know why he is a Decorated Viet Veteran. You must see the streamed meeting,he minced no words. This guy is fearless and thank God he’s on taxpayers side.

        He had plenty of words for the eight Councilors and Tyer. I would not want to be on his shit-list.

        He so savagely attacked flip-flop,you could almost see tears in her eyes.Tyer deserved it as we all know.

        Gaetani is as smart as a whip and he fully intends to flush the sewer and water project down the drain. I think he has been toying with the Council and Mayor, but Tuesday night it was plainly evident that he is stepping up his game

        He, Mazzeo -Morandi-Connell, drafted a letter to Alexandra Dunn to come to Pittsfield ASAP to answer many questions, not a word about this appeared in the Berkshire Eagle. I can’t wait to see how Gaetani handles that episode. I hope she’s wearing a diaper when she comes to Pittsfield.

        • shakey shakey
          July 13, 2018 at 6:17 am #

          in what world do you think when city councilors in a shitty, 45k person city in a state with millions of people can demand the head of a federal division show up ASAP? Ms. Dunn has more important matters I’m sure.

          • danvalenti
            July 13, 2018 at 8:04 am #

            Not only that, but the 45K is at least 5K+ too generous.

          • mi
            July 13, 2018 at 9:39 am #

            At least ten K off.

          • 12 Gauge
            July 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

            Dunn is nothing more than a flunky hack. If she was expects us to shell out 75 mil she can get her privileged lawyer ads here. She’s just regional not some origin queen.

      • 12 Gauge
        July 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

        dusty’s daily delusion.

    • Mr. Fritz
      July 12, 2018 at 9:27 am #

      What you are missing is your brain. Too much rewriting history – is what this is about. Don’t run for school committee because I won’t vote for you!

      • dusty
        July 12, 2018 at 9:47 am #

        Great comeback. Now tell him you won’t eat at his restaurant either.

  14. h
    July 12, 2018 at 10:11 am #

    I do agree with the President on one thing. if you come here do it legal

    • The school committee
      July 15, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

      Business was using illegals to break unions,if you put business owners in jail for 1 year if they hire illegals it would stop.

  15. Teecha Teecha
    July 12, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    I’m sure there was collusion (would you expect anything less in the democratic stronghold of Pittsfield, MA/Western MA/Massachusetts?

    However, It’s quite obvious Krol has a horse in this race. All his comments, doings and publicity stunts (and those of his posse) to sway voters is enough to declare a RICO case against him and his network.

  16. mi
    July 12, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    Stroke is making Republicans look foolish.Trump will be impeached

    • Mr. Fritz
      July 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

      Strzok & Page should be charged with sedition.

      • The school committee
        July 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

        Yes lemmings that hearing was embarrassing for Americans ….made for good Russian TV tonight,good Fox propaganda and Puttin is the republican party’s Daddy…..we are in trouble just read Pats russian talking points right here on the planet….right here Puttin is winning

        • kltpzyxm
          July 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

          here here

      • 12 Gauge
        July 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

        Slime ball Strozk and Horse face Page.

  17. 12 Gauge
    July 12, 2018 at 12:18 pm #


    • dusty
      July 12, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      I hope they are going to teach the Russian language at the new Taconic because with all the Russian operatives in Trumps cabinet we are going to be a colony of that country sooner rather than later.

      • 12 Gauge
        July 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

        WRONG….FDR was the pres with all the Russian agents.

      • kltpzyxm
        July 15, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

        yes our kids will benefit if they learn Russian

  18. Shelly Liver
    July 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

    Putinnese could be our third language. Anyone hear about multiple hirings by the Mayor?

  19. The school committee
    July 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

    Strzok gave Trump the election,never said a word about Russian influence in Trump vote.

  20. 12 Gauge
    July 12, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

    PMSNBC delusion.

  21. The school committee
    July 13, 2018 at 3:27 am #

    The Trumps still love cheap China labor.Ivanka will said Daddy my proffit s could be hurt with all this tariff talk.The Trumps refuse to make it in America and the Trumps dont pay American workers when they do.No one knew what Trump was rambling about with the pipeline,mumbles the president.

    • dusty
      July 13, 2018 at 6:49 am #

      The only domino left to fall is the justice dept. Once Trump dismantles that he owns the government and will be our dictator. Could happen very soon. So sad for the coming generation.

      • 12 Gauge
        July 14, 2018 at 5:41 am #

        Very fake information

      • kltpzyxm
        July 14, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

        A king with royal pronouncements (tweets).

      • kltpzyxm
        July 15, 2018 at 6:48 pm #

        I’m afraid I agree.

  22. Sara
    July 13, 2018 at 6:45 am #

    You might want to look into why “Otto” doesn’t like the DA’s office and was trashing them on social media in the first place. Just an opinion? I think not. And Mr. Krol is hardly honorable if he is name calling repeatedly on social media. It is the sure sign of a very weak communicator at best and a toxic city counselor at worst. How does that type of behavior help Pittsfield?

    • danvalenti
      July 13, 2018 at 8:03 am #

      SARA makes a most astute point. It’s not the norm by any stretch by a business owner to publicly trash the DA and his office. That what THE PLANET means when we say there’s more to this story than has thus far surfaced. As in the old journalistic saw “follow the money,” in such cases, one needs to “follow the motivations.”

      • Olga 1975
        July 13, 2018 at 11:00 am #

        Could the possible motivation be the Communication Director’s position in the DA’s office if Ms Harrington were successful.
        The job pays around a hundred grand not counting benefits and he could still keep his city council job.His years of service on the council would count towards a great pension when he turns 55. And the beat goes on!!

        • Two Cents
          July 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

          Olga- I really think you’re onto something. In fact, I would bet that is exactly the case. But, there’s no reason to expect Kroll would last that long on the job. His work history shows that he has never kept a job over 6 months, except as Ruberto’s aid. And even Jim himself told me that he had to keep on Jon Jon just to get him into the office. Why work, when you can use your part time position to exploit money out of the wealthy for favors under the guise of a media company?

          • Mr. Fritz
            July 14, 2018 at 5:11 am #

            Interesting comments about Krol from Olga & Two Cents – I agree 100%. Especially interesting is the possible Comm Director’s job under Harrington. But I think he is backing the wrong horse, as Caccaviello Should win easily.

  23. mi
    July 13, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    Otto is on Krol’s friend list on Facebook if that’ll help ya

    • Two Cents
      July 13, 2018 at 8:50 am #

      As Dan says, follow the money…..Otto’s is a client of Kroll’s so called media company….Kroll did their website. A WordPress site, that a 2nd grader could build.

      • dusty
        July 13, 2018 at 8:57 am #

        the other guy is squeaky clean….trust me

      • Stringer Bell
        July 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

        Two Cents is correct! Baby’s first website was bad but for some reason, as of June 1st. The Ottos have dumped the site and everything redirects to their facebook.

        Something is afoot!

  24. u
    July 13, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    Anyone see fox at 12:30 discussion. Here was a tort from the brunette. Quote….and the stupid democratic leaders…..nice leggy woman though.

  25. Unwanted Carl
    July 13, 2018 at 9:47 am #

    Repubs Struck out at the hearing yesterday, admit it trump ‘Will’ be Impeached soon.

    • 12 Gauge
      July 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

      You didn’t watch them and if you did you are delusional.

  26. dusty
    July 13, 2018 at 11:15 am #


    uh oh fun time at Crane and North ntersection

  27. Edward R. Murrow
    July 13, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    1. Boris(ovich) and Natasha indicted again–Rocky and Bullwinkle named as co-indictees.

    Again with non-US citizens being indicted.

    Which means what? It don’t mean d**k.

    2. That Harrington lass is one in search of a constituency–Daddy can only buy you so much, honey. Don’t you have a day job?

    3. Got some serious attitude at Otto’s one morning. You know, the typical County customer service–not! And so nice and attentive.

    4. Medical care still sucks in this town. Pretty soon each office will have only one MD and the rest will be PA’s or NP’s, who know . . . wait for it . . . d**k.

    5. Speed Racer tells me that some serious props are way overdue for PPD and the Crosby art students for the speed limit signs on Barker Rd. Great, great job.

    Now, can we just extend that to the whole city.

  28. Sara
    July 13, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

    Olga has come up with a savvy idea on the motivation for Krol. Now what about “Otto?” My money is on Dan to unearth it. Also, Mr. Harris has had some serious issues including shady decisions that cost him millions. Why would he invest 25k in a facebook radio show?

    • Mr. Fritz
      July 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

      Harris appears to have money to burn – considering the full-page love letters to his wife which have appeared at least 3 times in the birdcage liner. Wouldn’t want him handling my hard-earned dough!

  29. h
    July 13, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

    Trump is going down. Mueller is almost there.

  30. Dilly Dally
    July 13, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    Great Britain had three hundred thousand people in the streets today protesting Baby Trump.

    • 12 Gauge
      July 14, 2018 at 5:37 am #

      And the other 66 million who live in England didn’t.

  31. CosbiesLadies
    July 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    Putin is not our friend, Trump is his friend. This means Trump and Pukin are not the US friends.

    Trump will indeed be indicted of obstruction of justice,collusionand treason.

    The Strozk hearing yesterday was a joke. All the Republicans did was put on a side show to try to discredit the Mueller probe, it failed miserably.

    Today, we found out that the Russians aided Trump to win the Presidency.

    Trump has stated, time and time again that they didn’t. Our own intelligence say they did. Trump, you liar, you are finished, we need to have a President when he says something, we can believe it, you’re a Traitor, you asshole.

    • dusty
      July 13, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

      Sunday at a private meeting, Trump will assure Putin that America is his for the taking. The republican congress, though seeing this coming will do nothing to stop it but rather, will help Trump make America a colony of Russia. We are almost there. MAGA

      • 12 Gauge
        July 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

        A dusty delusion.

      • Pat
        July 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

        Dusty, when will you wake up to the fact that Progressives are the ones trying to turn us into a country like Russia. They have control of the media just like Putin has control of the media in Russia. They want government control over us just like in Russia by getting everybody dependent on government handouts rather than worrying about job creation which would make people independent of government.

        • The school committee
          July 14, 2018 at 4:08 am #

          Pat,do you believe Russia went after Clintons 32k emails and exposed them after a request by Trump to have Russia steal Secratary of States communications and Mueller should not investigate and indict the Russians who broke the law.Pure coincidence You believe .As the planet says..follow the evidence.Democrats and independence want to know what went on and republican are trying to save Trumps ass

          • Pat
            July 14, 2018 at 7:56 am #

            There was Russian collusion School Committee. Nobody denies that. It’s trying to tie it in with President Trump that we have a big problem with. Also trying to say that it had an effect on the election results is just not true. There is not any evidence of voter tampering by Russia so that Trump was elected instead of Hillary. The FBI said so yesterday. I want all those Russians indicted. Everybody does.

            This isn’t about saving Trump. It’s about saving our country from this paranoia and intentional witch hunt and fishing expedition by Democrats.

        • Shakes His Booty
          July 15, 2018 at 8:59 am #

          Pat knows the media controls everything because the media told her.

  32. Unwanted Carl
    July 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

    And what will they have him on?CLD?

  33. CosbiesLadies
    July 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    Treason you fool.

  34. Shelly Liver
    July 13, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    I’f our Brittish friends hate trump, do you think they’re wrong?

    • Pat
      July 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

      The marchers in Britain are the same crazies we have over here. They are not the poor and downtrodden. They attend upscale colleges with high tuition. They have been brainwashed to have liberal values so they have no idea that President Trump is a great president. Just as an example they had a real Turkish dictator visiting in England just recently and he only had a few hundred protesters while Trump had supposedly thousands. This shows that these marchers are really not very intelligent if they think that President Trump is comparable to Turkish president Erdogan.

      • 12 Gauge
        July 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

        Very well said

      • The school committee
        July 14, 2018 at 4:16 am #

        Crazy is to follow your false God Trump.I do believe there are more of you than us.I do believe the US with Pat and Trump create a alliance for control of the middle east.I am not hopeful for this country……we have never seen anything like this crazy man in America……Lie after lie,after lie…..Trump has lied in the press in New York for 40 years

        • kltpzyxm
          July 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm #


  35. dusty
    July 14, 2018 at 12:35 am #

    Everybody is wrong. Mexico is wrong as well as Canada, Germany, England and France. Also China and most Muslim countries. Also Cuba and Venezuela and Iran and oopsie almost forgot North Korea.

    Immigrants are bad as well as Amazon and captured veterans. NATO is bad. NAFTA is bad. Environmental protection is bad. Banking oversight is bad. Health care is bad.

    All the republicans that Trump hired for his cabinet and then fired are bad. The FBI is very, very bad. Almost all media except for FOX news is bad. Woman who lie about being assaulted by Trump are bad.

    Russia, even though they interfered with an American election is GOOD. Russia wants good things for America. Russia is our friend. Rinse and repeat….Russia good….NATO bad

    • 12 Gauge
      July 14, 2018 at 5:31 am #

      Thank you for your fake information delusion. You should get a job at Idol’s fake company.

  36. The school committee
    July 14, 2018 at 4:27 am #

    Trump God is pulling it of .There are more lemmings than readers.It has been very important to tear down public education for the right wing to destroy this country,mission accomplished …who hates Unions,Who hates healthcare,Who hates education,Who hates the court system,Who hates lawyers ,who hates minorities,…..Corp. power and wealthy greed are in charge and with pats help are never again giving up the power……it almost slipped away with the Kennedy’s and MLK forming a great alliance….what happened there?

    • 12 Gauge
      July 14, 2018 at 5:28 am #

      The ones destroying public education are the democrats. Their only concern is the financial well being of teachers.

  37. Gigi
    July 14, 2018 at 4:48 am #

    The devil from Mass. is starting his campaign for President in 2020. One of many Democratic losers!

    • Pat
      July 14, 2018 at 7:59 am #

      I will NEVER vote for Deval. He did a bad job as governor of Massachusetts. Run Herman Cain for president. Mr. Cain is an extremely intelligent man.

      • The school committee
        July 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

        Ma..economy today is the Obama Patrick economy….Trump owns economy after March obg2018

  38. Pat
    July 14, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    The marchers in Britain had the nerve to call President Trump his royal highness when Britain still has kings and queens. They should worry about their own country and what it looks like to other countries to have kings and queens in this day and age even if they are simply figureheads. A LOT of money goes into the upkeep of the royalty in England. More hypocrisy.

  39. outfox
    July 14, 2018 at 9:17 am #

    Let’s call Wifegate what it really is—I mean, we all know drunk dialing when we see it: late night calls made after coming into your liquid courage, having someone else sweep up your mess the morning after. Courthouse drunks, especially the ones with legacy last names, are the best kept secret in this town. No surprise that the county has a substance abuse problem when the men in power can’t even deal with it in their own families.
    As for Cacca’s response to his wife’s phone call, notice how he flipped the script and made it about social media rather than what his wife did? Classic enabler behavior. That he says he says he is a social media Luddite in an era when we live and breathe it, when business empires rise and fall based on a tweet, well. This voter does not want a DA that is that out of touch.
    Knight is in the race to throw it. She’s just phoning it in, campaign wise. If she really wanted the office, it’s there for the taking, and has been every time she ran. I think “has been” (or “doesn’t want to be”) is the operative word there.
    Harrington is out here busting her ass and mobilizing people. She went door to door in the middle of a beastly heatwave to engage voters while the other two are sitting on their thigh bones. Her drive in her campaign, coupled with the fact that as the newbie DA she’ll have to prove herself— if she runs the DA’s office with even half of the drive and dedication she’s bringing to her campaign, we’ll be in good hands.
    The last few days races, I’ve written in Bernie Baran’s as my choice. It’s refreshing to finally have a race where our votes will mean something.

    • 12 Gauge
      July 14, 2018 at 10:01 am #

      Nice to try Barry. Try the truth sometime.

    • Mr. Fritz
      July 14, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      I agree with 12 gauge. When Krol endorses a candidate – that’s the kiss of death.
      Neither woman in the DAs race has the brains or experience to match Caccaviello. And for you to insinuate drunkenness was involved in the calls – prove it. Hats off to the wives for supporting their mates.

      • Johnc
        July 14, 2018 at 11:47 am #

        Good God, she’s good at lawn signs and going door knocking so she should be DA? This woman is claiming police and DAs are going after people based on race. Good luck working with PPD after that. And why does her sign say democrat? Will she not be the independent or republican people’s lawyer too? Im betting Caccaviello takes it 60% or more.

    • Richard Baculum
      July 14, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      The other two have to make a living Harrington’s wife, Tim has a successful store to support the family while Harrington tilts at windmills.

    • h
      July 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

      Can’t have a female as mayor or d a .they represent weakness to criminals, it’s?been that way for many decades, criminals laugh at them. I will be writing in Tim Shugrue, who would have won this easily if entered.

  40. u
    July 14, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    He hasn’t been the same since Behnke fed hi. His lunch.

  41. kltpzyxm
    July 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

    The least that the King could do is to hold regular, open press conferences. This has been the standard in our country for many, many years. The fact that the King won’t do this (or release his tax returns) is a sign of cowardice.

    • danvalenti
      July 15, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

      Careful about pronouncing your name rightward.

  42. The school committee
    July 15, 2018 at 3:51 am #

    Fox news propaganda wants Mueller to stop investigation because Trump is clear of colluding with Him.Why do Trump supporter not want to find out about the Russia influence on this election……Trump is clear

    • dusty
      July 15, 2018 at 4:11 am #

      If you read between the lines you might see why Mitch McConnell does not want this investigation to proceed right now. The Russians have promised him that they will guarantee a huge republican victory in the November elections. They already have their propaganda in the can to slander key democratic candidates. All kind of bots and malware will be shot out on youtube, facebook and many other internet venues to confuse and influence voters.

      Please be aware that this will happen just before the election and is pure propaganda. Do not fall for it.

      And ask yourself why Trump and the republicans have not appropriated one dime to combat for voter security even though there is undeniable proof of Russian interference. WHY WHY WHY ? There can only be one answer.

      • Lenny
        July 15, 2018 at 4:43 am #

        Dusty – you are a fool.

        • dusty
          July 15, 2018 at 5:44 am #

          Lenny…answer my last question. Why isn’t Trump or the republicans doing anything to protect us in the next election? Please do not pivot again… makes you look, well, like Hannity.

          • 12 Gauge
            July 15, 2018 at 6:37 am #

            Another dusty delusion.

          • 12 Gauge
            July 15, 2018 at 9:05 am #


          • Lenny
            July 15, 2018 at 10:19 am #

            Dusty – perpetual purveyor of false info – did you not hear Rosenstein’s press conference on Friday?? It was announced that Russian hackers were charged with breaking into the DNC system. Which, by the way the Anwam brothers had done back in 2016 – the FBI investigated – but Debbie Wasserman Schultz (head of DNC) refused to turn over her computer so the investigation could continue. The Russians hacked into the DNC before Trump took office – so why didn’t Obama do something? He was President and it was his party’s computer system! What is wrong with you??

  43. The school committee
    July 15, 2018 at 8:06 am #

    When Trump speaks you can tell that Stormy Daniels info on how small Trump is come through as he speaks of big,big ,things great big things wearing his high heels and tall big great hair Stormy said it is a problem for him and she did not want to make fun of Donald Trumps small tiny problem

    • 12 Gauge
      July 15, 2018 at 9:05 am #

      You’re a nitwit

    • Lenny
      July 15, 2018 at 10:20 am #

      You are disgusting!

  44. h
    July 15, 2018 at 11:30 am #

    Three things we can digest, trump is small, trump is a liar and trump is a racist. And trump has children from three different wives running around the white house.

    • 12 Gauge
      July 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

      You have a problem if you’re worried about another guy’s junk

  45. CosbiesLadies
    July 15, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    Just streamed the G-Mans Show, good Info for everyone and a nice plug for Mr. Valenti. Dan, if you can streamline the G-Mans Show,he talks about many things that need to be done in Pittsfield.

    • danvalenti
      July 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

      We thank our good friend, the G-Man.

  46. May Hemm
    July 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    Putin was asked if he wanted Trump President and he said yes- Trump reply was supposed to be why would he.They mess up during a private convo before the event and got it ass backwards.

    • i
      July 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

      They have something on Don Jr. and JarrodKushner, just feel it. They’ve been awful quiet.