(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY OCT. 15, 2018) — When THE PLANET broke the story about Andrea Harrington’s September, post-victory phone call to Melissa Mazzeo, in which Mazzeo says the would-be district attorney threatened her, people wondered why the local mainstream media didn’t pick up on it. They also asked why Mazzeo herself didn’t go to the other mainstream outlets. Many expressed surprise that other media didn’t pick up the story about the controversial call.

Mazzeo tells THE PLANET that she’s also baffled that the story died on the vine.

“Quite frankly, Dan, I too am surprised that another media outlet didn’t pick up the story,” Mazzeo told THE PLANET. “After you wrote it, I received dozens of calls from people who couldn’t believe she called me and some said they wanted to have more coverage on this. I stated that I wasn’t going to call them but would tell it to anyone who wanted to hear it.”

Mazzeo then talked about the Friday press conference, where Sen. Ed Markey appeared. She had another run-in with Harrington. Mazzeo says she’s “not sure why a D.A. candidate needed to attend a press conference on a cable issue, but she was there. I left the chambers and went back down to the City Council office to finish some work. Andrea walked by and I called out to her.”

Mazzeo picks it up from there: “She came back to the doorway, and I said to her ‘What’s the deal?’ She replied, ‘I don’t feel comfortable talking to you.’ I said, ‘You didn’t have a problem talking to me last week.’ She said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable talking to you without a 3rd party present. I laughed out loud and said back ‘I am the one who needs a 3rd party present. You called me a liar.’ She said, ‘I am not having this conversation with you’ and walked away. So that’s where this story stands.”

Team Harrington disputes Mazzeo’s claims. From AH insiders: “As for Melissa’s claims about a run in, I’m unaware of such an incident. But let’s be real. Melissa has a horse in this race and has a lot of reasons to stir the pot. I don’t put it past her to make [stuff] up. This is their group MO. Does Melissa have a corroborating witness? Andrea is innocent of this and the prior claim of a threat.”

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Mazzeo told THE PLANET she had no problem “defending myself and letting everyone know about both conversations. I have been reading the comments on your blog about the story, and I have seen people ask why I didn’t go to the Eagle. I guess I wanted to see if they would pick it [up]. Maybe they will now.” She said Harrington’s “threatening” phone call “only fired me up more.” She also said that as a consequence of the phone call, she has now begun attending Paul Caccaviello’s campaign meetings, adding that she will do “everything I can to see that he gets elected to continue as the D.A.”

Finally, she asked THE PLANET to make clear to everyone on this board, especially “to the blogger who keeps saying that a nephew of mine got special treatment from the D.A.,” that the claim is “ridiculous. I do not have a nephew only nieces, and the case they are referring to has nothing to do with me.”

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THE PLANET senses an almost tectonic amount of back-room politics centered on the D.A.’s race, the temblors shaking the 2019 municipal election, reaching to Boston, and likely rattling Berkshire County for years. We have pieces of intelligence from both sides, but not enough to form a coherent picture. It’s like being in a Sherlock Holmes mystery.

It’s difficult to think of the D.A.’s election as a necessary condition for other significant, secret, and possibly nefarious events yet to be revealed (but only well after the November election). If that’s the case, a voter armed with a ballot in November might unintentionally reek more havoc than the gorilla that starts wildly firing a machine gun in that Three Stooges episode. That’s the risk when a ballot becomes the means to hidden ends.

Where’s Basil Rathbone when you need him? Or even Moe Howard?


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  1. SisterGoldenHair
    October 16, 2018 at 4:25 am #

    Yea, family history from the Cherokee tribe and Deleware tribe and used alleged minority status to get jobs – a fraud and a phony and a fake Indian.

    Any Masshole who votes for her for senate need their head examined.

  2. Harrison
    October 16, 2018 at 4:42 am #

    Wow Sister, you have the name callling down, Granny Warren,
    Fakeahontis, Masshole… Have you thought of any of these creative names on your own? This is what a Cacc supporter looks like?

    • SisterGoldenHair
      October 16, 2018 at 5:58 am #

      No. Got fakeahontis from Tuck Carlson, Masshole from a bumber sticker, and granny from Howie Carr. Notice how I don’t normally call fellow Planeteers names directly? Why do you think I support Cacc? I may just write in somebody like Nucifero or Gursney. Based on their support of Harrington it sounds like one of them will be running the office while she is out running for the next big thing.

      • Art Seller
        October 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

        Carlson and Carr!!! No wonder you do not know the truth from a lie. I thought that you might have been someone who valued the truth but I guess I was wrong. I’ll bet you think the planet is made of swiss cheese. Are there any sane individuals who care about the truth?? Stand up and be accounted. 20. 19. 18_____Bye Bye Scump.

  3. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 5:04 am #

    Only Fox news watchers and Trump supporters are Patriots and real Americans

    • Mad Trapper
      October 16, 2018 at 6:10 am #

      Only far left liberal socialists think Warren is an Indian, and truthful.

      She did FOOL Harvard though!

  4. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 5:07 am #

    Bush doubled the deficit to 9 trillion,Obama doubled it to 18 trillion bailing out the financial collaspe of republicans and Trump is going to double ittagain

  5. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 5:52 am #

    Somebody is going to be hurt if Tyer does not get lines in roads painted,it is very dangerous driving on Hubbard ave.The Tyer,Marchetti administration are leaving it up to the driver as to where they should be…there is goung to be a lawsuit.They had 2 months to do this.

  6. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 5:57 am #

    Will the money from auction go to free cash.Will there be a accounting on Taconic soon,we need a update on our undersized Gym ,Cafeteria, and Auditorium…..Pittsfield High has 700 kids.Pittsfield needs jobs.

  7. Unwanted Carl
    October 16, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    Tyred is retired.

  8. mi
    October 16, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    So, channel 7 is doing a report from the area where the man was killed-butchered, you could see the blight in the background weeds, tall grass, boarded up windows, no doors, just a filthy area. I thought the Health Department went around tagging this kind of bligh? Wasn’t this supposed to be a Mayoral Platform during her campaign,?

    • Wilson
      October 16, 2018 at 10:53 am #

      like warning people about littering in a garbage dump, health department is just another way to shakedown taxpayers out a million bucks or so per year $$$$ jackpot!

  9. May Hemm
    October 16, 2018 at 9:29 am #

    The Mayor is in session. Anyone looking to relocate here look at this kind of safety In The streets, and the legend of pcb’s, that trumps any new school..Speaking of the new school, the social fabric is still the same and the problems associated with it.

  10. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    ….Mccandless gets 160 k and is not trying to save one nickle.Curtis is at125k and has already spent next years free cash.K Behnke gave the new custodial director on his 1st day 15k more than the guy who retired.The Crosby school coordinator runs a candy and snack bar at Crosby for. Profit…..the teachers deserve better administrators and Pittsfield taxpayers deserve a real Mayor and School committee

  11. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    South county schools want consolidation now and Lenox is the only south county town with stable taxes….Stockbridge Great Barrington all being over burdened because of 2nd home ownership is forcing locals to move out……wealth is not spread around

  12. u
    October 16, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    That will. Not happen…just sayin….

  13. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    The FED just sent the markets to 500 plus and Trump did not credit them.Trump and Kudlow still in shock over a rate hike that has been advertised for 2 years….guess what I know they are going higher….

  14. CosbiesLadies
    October 16, 2018 at 11:45 am #

    Trump and friends corp big wigs, and players like Koch’s,Goldman Sachs, control what goes up and down, joe middle man is left hanging on the fence,this is why Roosevelt was a great
    PResident. S S is the only way to go. Put your money in the bank.

    • Art Seller
      October 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

      Scump not paying up. Facts: Scump a liar and cheat. Facts: Warren is native american. Facts; scumpetts will call this fake news and scump will not pay up. Fact: scump is a slime ball and current count on lies is 5221. Fact: warren hates liars and is Not a liar. That fact alone is why I will support her if she runs for pres. Fact: scumps disciples will come out in force to swear that his lies are the truth. Now fire away scump rump buffoons!¡!!!

      • Mad Trapper
        October 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

        Severe case of TDS Arty.

        Hope you don’t blow a gasket come November.

      • Mad Trapper
        October 17, 2018 at 3:17 am #

        Lieawatha Warren couldn’t get Native American DNA in her if she was naked on a reservation.

  15. Acute Angina
    October 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Do the retard brothers, Art and TSC ever take a day off?

  16. Art Seller
    October 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

    Nope that’s why we can post coherent content and you cant. The intelligent think every day and it is evident that you don’t .your posts tell us all we need to know about you: Buffoon

    • Acute Angina
      October 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    • Acute Angina
      October 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

      Art, you’re the coolest.

      • Art Seller
        October 16, 2018 at 9:09 pm #

        Acute Thank you I know it but I like to hear it sometimes. Your pretty warm yourself. We have to have fun sometimes. Yes????

  17. h
    October 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    Art, I cannot believe what ScumP said about Putin…he probably has murdered , but not against the United States. Why is this a numb statement to our Senators and Congress, it’s a hideous comment worthy of treason.

  18. BillQ
    October 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    I would vote Biden-Warren, that should be the ticket and all democrat here

    • Art seller
      October 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

      The American society is up side down with 30% of the population not being able to tell right from wrong and truth from lies. At the head of this this mob is Scump the most deviant and vile person on the planet earth. Scump can call a blueberry a strawberry and his base will swear that he is telling the truth. What scares me most is what are we going to do about this mob after scump is gone? There is a good chance that we will see a short duration civil war between the sane and insane. The sane will prevail because they are superiorly educated and experienced in dealing with ignorance This is what is coming and it is the sane’s response to this monster. Soon America will be great again after scump is gone

      • Acute Angina
        October 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

        Art, you dusty and TSC can join Melle and fight with Antifa.

    • Mr. Fritz
      October 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

      Warren’s presidential aspirations are over – she’s now a liability to the Democratic ticket.

      • Art Seller
        October 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

        Coward always

  19. h
    October 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    Budget deficit up 17% way to o ScumP up 779 billion. Thank goodness ssi is safe and increased this month.

  20. U
    October 16, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    Mommies gone the baby grown and no ones calling.

  21. Charlie
    October 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    BREAKING: Atty Judith Knight has endorsed Paul Caccaviello for District Attorney stating that the DA must rise above party politics. Caccaviello has integrity while Harrington is divisive, vindictive, not forthcoming with the truth and inadequate for the job.

    • Charlie
      October 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

      Knight cited the defining moment as when Melissa Mazzeo reported the threat and Harrington denied it. She said Harrington coming after someone and not being truthful is “very dangerous.”

      • danvalenti
        October 16, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

        You mean the incident only THE PLANET reported that the other local media outlets didn’t think was “news?” Thought so.

        • Charlie
          October 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

          Reported here twice.

          • Liza
            October 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

            In twist I think you may find ironic, Dan, Rutberg reportedly told one of your posters here that there was no evidence. Which is pretty much how he was toward criminal law: no video, DNA and sworn statement by your mother you did it, no crime.

  22. Dave Wiechecki
    October 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    The good news is that Elizabeth Warren has cleared the way for me to contact HR and change my classification to “Native American”. Based on the data, I calculate that I am 4x greater percentage American Indian than she claims.

    I think my eighth generation grandmother twice removed was making out with Chief Iron Eagle.

    I wonder which casino I am now a shareholder/ owner. Can’t wait for my profit sharing checks to start. Checking my mail box daily.

    • danvalenti
      October 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      Thanks for sharing.

    • Dave Bubriski
      October 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

      She took some strong jabs at Harrington, characterizing her as deceptive.

      “She is a great politician. She ran a great campaign. But she told us that she was going to run the district attorney’s office like she ran her campaign. I found that very alarming because the district attorney is a public servant, not a politician,” Knight said.

      She later added, “Andrea can be divisive. She is not always forthcoming with the truth when asked directly. And her inexperience really renders her so inadequate for this job that she will have to rely only on her political skills. I think we will all be in trouble.”

  23. THE school committee
    October 16, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

    Native American Senator Warren is trying to keep banks from sucking every nickle you got.For some reason angry men want her to back off the banks

    • 12 Gauge
      October 16, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

      It’s the dems who want your every nickel, starting with your friends Bouvier and Tyer.

      • Art Seller
        October 16, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

        12 As you know I am a strong democrat but these two halfwits take the cake. As you can see I am just like the Gman. I call it as I see it and the two you mentioned are super buffoons. They are democrats and a disgrace to all democrats making us look bad by association. See I tell the truth all the time. It will set you free. Is there any republicans you don’t like??

    • Acute Angina
      October 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

      Blumenthal 1/1240 a vietnam veteran

      • Mr. Fritz
        October 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

        Good one, Acute!

        • Art Seller
          October 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

          Coward always

    • Mad Trapper
      October 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

      I want the lying wench to: 1) back off trying to take my Constitutional rights (1st and 4th in particular), 2) stop treating criminal aliens better than USA citizens, 3) apologize to Americans about her claims of being a Native American,4) apologize to the colleges she fleeced with claims of minority status, 5) Apologize to Americans for wanting to spend our taxes on criminals from abroad, rather than represent the people of Massachusetts.

      P.S. what is Harvard’s position now on it’s faux Native American minority Professor? EmbarrASSed? Indifferent? Happy? Pleased?

      • Pat
        October 16, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

        Harvard should apologize too, but probably will not. Either Harvard didn’t do its homework to check that Liz Warren really had a large percentage of Native American in her ancestry or they were playing the same game that she was playing which was to fool everybody into thinking that she did. Either way, Harvard does owe the public an apology.

    • Village Knight
      October 20, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

      I hope Senator Warren runs for 2020!
      It would be nice to see second time Dem/Liberals failure:))

  24. Pat
    October 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

    Judith Knight is supporting Paul Caccaviello. Great news! She says this is not about politics. It’s about doing the right thing. She doesn’t trust Harrington to be a good District Attorney. She says Harrington would be too political and divisive as District Attorney. Knight is going against what people might expect her to do, but she feels strongly that Caccaviello is clearly the better choice for District Attorney.

  25. Ma
    October 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm #

    Deficit up17% from previous year. Tax cuts are the reason Mitchell.

  26. Art Seller
    October 16, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

    Numbers of early voting and mail in ballots in Georgia soard from 20000 in last midterm to 70000 today Bye bye scump and criminals. We shall overcome. Yes indeed 20. 19 18____ Bye Bye scump.

    • Moon River
      October 16, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

      Blah, blah, blah.

  27. Art Seller
    October 16, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

    Multiple polls show united women throughout the US ready to bury scump. Scump preparing for huge losses by republicans by saying if they lose it won’t be his fault. Of course it will be his fault. Everyone who is sane will be coming to the polls not caring who it is that is tuning but to insure that there is no one with an R after their name that gets their vote. Many republicans feel Scump is toxic to their campaigns but it is too late for them as it was them who allowed this miscreant to turn this country up side down. I say 36__39 new dems in House. Previously I stated the pubs would hold the senate but now I believe that the dems have s good shot at taking the senate also. Regardless the dems only need win the house and scump becomes a laim duck Nov.7th. Down with Scump. A return to normalcy is close at hand

    • Moscow Mules
      October 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

      I thought somebody said you took off and joined Antifa?

    • Art Seller
      October 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

      I believe Joe arapio I believe Roy Moore I believe kimy I believe Mohammad bin salman I believe Ron portman I believe KavaScumps I Don’t believe three quarters of American citizens. Fake news scumpsters????? I can’t wait to see the replies. Oh yes manafort to puke up scump Friday and Cohen will be the scumps second nail in the coffin and Mueller will put the finishing touches and last and final nail in scumps coffin. Dems pop the corn soon we will be runig the country again in a fair decent honest and truthful way The truth and love of it will set all we sane individuals free of this brainless buffoon. Good ridance

  28. Village Knight
    October 20, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    I support Paul Caccaviello since he has vast experience in fighting crime/drug users/drug dealers/family violence, e.t.c
    Candidate, Andrea Harrington has none whatsoever.
    Local Dem Liberals should be ashamed to support a person just because she said she belongs to them.
    On coming Election–please Vote No on question 3!
    No men in women/girls bathrooms!
    No pedophiles in girls bathrooms–No!!