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NEW D.A. TAKES OFFICE; NOW ITS TIME TO DELIVER … AND SHE BETTER AFTER ALL THE CAMPAIGN PROMISES

BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, The Weekend Edition Jan. 4-6, 2019) — On Tuesday, Andrea Harrington was sworn in as Berkshire County District Attorney.

Took the solemn oath. Pledged. Pinky promised. Triple-dog-dared.

You know, what politicians secretly call “lying.”

THE PLANET need not remind anyone.

———- ooo ———-

Harrington comes in as the first woman to hold the office. She nominated a woman prosecutor from Hamden County as top deputy, or was it Hampshire? Who cares? Split the difference. Women, in fact, are everywhere in the “new” D.A.’s office. The old rooms at 7 North Street have never seen as much glitter, fluff, puff, pom-poms, makeup, sensible heels, and pink swirls. Ellen DeGeneres and QVC have replaced CNN and The NFL Network.  Sources tell us that there are men in the office, though in these gender-bending times, we aren’t sure. We mention this only because the new D.A. has made gender so important.

It’s simple, really. White men are bad. Hard-working, middle-class folks are bad. Women and everyone else are good. Got it?

AH campaigned on protecting the rights of disadvantaged youth, women of color, “victims,” immigrants, transsexuals, LBTGQOLMNOPs, one-legged marathon runners, ballerinas, drug addicts, thieves, pocket poolers, pickleballers, trespassers, vandals, and other stalwarts. Harrington also made it clear she would not prosecute trespassing, theft, receiving stolen goods, malicious destruction of property, drug possession, intent to distribute, and a list of other crimes too ponderous to list. THE PLANET would remind the district attorney that NOT prosecuting these crimes won’t solve the issues that are now hers to fix.

If you’re white, male, middle class, pay taxes, and keep the law — any or all of these — surrender. In Harrington’s eyes, you have had all the advantages. You got where you are not by hard work but because it was “handed to you.” According to the new way, that makes you a racist, sexist, and whatever “ist” may be in fashion.

———- ooo ———-

Harrington won by promising miracles. The black-and-white campaign picture she sketched presented a caricature of the issues, a simplistic cartoon suggesting a Good Ship Lollipop view of crime. Her main stump theme was “ending the scourge of racial bias here in Berkshire County” and the alleged “school-to-prison pipeline.” That’s like the mayor identifying pickleball as the top municipal concern.

Harrington is more politician than prosecutor. That’s not a knock on her, because D.A. is an elected position. You have to campaign. Hustle. Shame yourself. Beg for votes. Kiss up to the Special Interests. Sell out. She did that, performing the thousand and one humiliations required. Paul Caccaviello either didn’t or couldn’t.

Once upon a time, wiseguy scribes like THE PLANET used to give newcomers to office a honeymoon in the first year, but that has gone the way of typewriters and steering-wheel knobs. The politicians bear the responsibility for the way they have abandoned Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski.

During the campaign, we heard stories illustrating the supposed grudge-bearing nature of the new district attorney. Remember her infamous phone call to Melissa Mazzeo? We got a tiny taste when she stopped communicating with us. She took her football and went home, ignoring two congratulatory (and heartfelt) messages from THE PLANET, wherein we went more than half way trying to mend the rifted press-public figure relationship she so desperately cultivated when she campaigned — when she NEEDED us. Insiders in Harrington’s inner circle told us she did this because she didn’t like our coverage of the D.A.’s race. Elephant’s memory and all that.

MESSAGE TO ANDREA HARRINGTON FROM THE PLANET:  During the campaign, you promised a miraculous transformation of crime-ridden Pittsfield and environs into The Wonderful Land of Oz. Now it’s time to deliver.

You go, girl.

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“Loss exists so we may appreciate the sweetness of gain” — Sir Tiberius Fruitjuice.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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198 Responses to “NEW D.A. TAKES OFFICE; NOW ITS TIME TO DELIVER … AND SHE BETTER AFTER ALL THE CAMPAIGN PROMISES”

  1. Pat
    January 5, 2019 at 10:29 am #

    Nancy Pelosi says building a wall is immoral. We should have no borders in America. Do you agree?

    • doomiedodger
      January 5, 2019 at 10:37 am #

      Trump has knowingly hired illegal immigrants to work on his properties. Do you agree?

      • Art Seller
        January 5, 2019 at 11:36 am #

        The Gman tried to save the ratepayer 28 million dollars but the secretary proudly stood up at the podium and said it is me who wants the 74 million dollar solution. She couldn’t articulate one reason for choosing the over priced solution. The Wiz caught her in an outright lie and called her a liar. The only person in this city and on this thread who holds public officials accountable is the Gman. Actually the Wiz wanted to bring another proposal to the city that would have saved the city over 100 million dollars. He was going to propose that the city turn the sewage plant into a combination sewer _water plant and close the. Its two drinking water plants that he built. He claims all the infrastructure is in place to consolidate the facilities. Further the sewage water after treatment could be treated by one more step turning it into drinking water. He felt this would be resisted by the public but he states that this is the scheme of the future. It is already employed by communities throughout the world especially in countries that have very arid climates. The Gman will vie for the water plant work and who better to be involved than he. One of the inventors designers and builders. The Gman is light years ahead of everyone not because he is my friend but because it is the truth. He is the tax and rate payers advocate. He always was , is and always will be.

        • Lenny
          January 5, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

          “A double- minded man is instable in all his ways.” James 1:8

        • Lenny
          January 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

          “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8

        • Joe Pinhead
          January 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

          Art,
          Please pass along to the Gutter guy

          https://www.indeed.com/q-Water-Treatment-Plant-Construction-Superintendent-jobs.html

          Just sayin

          • Joe Pinhead
            January 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm #

            Art,
            Looking into your claims there are currently over 140 positions available for construction supervisors on water treatment projects at this current time. Thus a reasonable person could draw the conclusion that there are an equal number of projects currently underway or at least awarded after the bidding process. Let’s call that ramping up.
            How many of those projects is the G–man involved in? How many are using the technology that he “proposed” here in our project?
            Second set of questions as you are aware these plants should be designed forward looking and adaptable to newer standards, procedures and to the extent possible regulations. The claim is the G-man saved us millions on the water plants in the 80’s let’s for a moment cede that point for now simply as a point of conversation. Did the monies saved come at the expense of “future” adaptability for both technologies and conformance to generally accepted standards? How do we know the savings was in fact a savings? And not as they say “penny wise but pound foolish”?
            Keeping in that realm some of big players in the water treatment game McCarthy, Layne and Garney to name a few are they using your services/methods? If so to what extent and why wouldn’t you have brought the technology they are currently building to your presentation? I mean really they have to give pitches routinely it’s fair to think that with this awesome technology they conferred with you regarding how to best sell this technology to governmental authorities’ right? Why not a representative from the water district or municipality that is currently constructing? I mean they must be both confident and proud of their decision to purchase this technology. As stated earlier and verifiable through Indeed.com there are currently 150 projects either underway or ramping up and no one was available to speak to these projects for you with all the connections that you have in the water world? Can you see why some might be a bit skeptical?
            I hope that the G-man could get a representative from any of those projects on his show. I will post the links in a separate post as it is not allowing me to in this post.
            Alas part of the public process is the bidding and the timeframes which were not met so it would all be for naught regardless.

            Just sayin

          • Joe Pinhead
            January 5, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

            Art,
            These are some links to some water projects that I spoke of in my last post. I am sincere and would like to know if you are involved in any of these projects and to what extent.

            Kindest regards
            https://www.constructconnect.com/blog/economy/20-major-upcoming-water-treatment-plant-manufacturing-warehousing-construction-projects-u-s-october-2018/
            https://www.garney.com/258-million-wastewater-treatment-plant-begins-operation/
            https://www.layne.com/en/solutions/construction/water-treatment-plant-construction.aspx

            just sayin

        • Joe Pinhead
          January 5, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

          Art,
          Looking into your claims there are currently over 140 positions available for construction supervisors on water treatment projects at this current time. Thus a reasonable person could draw the conclusion that there are an equal number of projects currently underway or at least rewarded after the bidding process. Lets call that ramping up.
          How many of those projects is the G–man involved in? How many are using the technology that he “proposed” here in our project?
          Second set of questions as you are aware these plants should be designed forward looking and adaptable to newer standards, procedures and to the extent possible regulations. The claim is the G-man saved us millions on the water plants in the 80’s lets for a moment cede that point for now simply as a point of conversation. Did the monies saved come at the expense of “future” adaptability for both technologies and conformance to generally accepted standards? How do we know the savings was in fact a savings? And not as they say “ penny wise but pound foolish”?
          Keeping in that vain some of big players in the water treatment game McCarthy, Layne and Garney to name a few are they using your services/methods? If so to what extent and why wouldn’t you have brought the technology they are currently building to your presentation? Why not a representative from the water district or municipality that is currently constructing? As stated earlier and verifiable through Indeed.com there are currently 150 projects either underway or ramping up and no one was available to speak to these projects for you with all the connections that you have in the water world? Can you see why some might be a bit skeptical?
          https://www.constructconnect.com/blog/economy/20-major-upcoming-water-treatment-plant-manufacturing-warehousing-construction-projects-u-s-october-2018/
          https://www.garney.com/258-million-wastewater-treatment-plant-begins-operation/
          https://www.layne.com/en/solutions/construction/water-treatment-plant-construction.aspx

          I hope that the Gman could get a representative from any of those projects above on his show.
          Alas part of the public process is the bidding and the timeframes which were not met so it would all be for naught regardless.

          Art these questions are asked sincerely can you try and answer them that way?

          Just sayin

      • Pat
        January 5, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

        Show the proof.

    • Harrison
      January 5, 2019 at 11:52 am #

      Nancy did say the wall is immoral, but she believes in strong borders as do all democrats. Stop making things up.

      • Pat
        January 6, 2019 at 7:01 am #

        There is no border protection without some type of barrier. ICE can’t monitor every area of our border at all times if people can just walk into the country. You have no idea what protecting the border means.

    • Art Seller
      January 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

      Pat stop your nonsense. We all agree that we need borders. What we dont need is a fifth century wall that scump is proposing. Immigrant numbers have been dropping and the immigration problem is not anywhere near what scump is making it out to be. His claim that he can build the wall for 5 billion is just another of his over 6700 lies. I asked you sometime ago how it is that you support an individual who has told o er 6700 big ones. We who love the truth sorely need to know what it is about people like you who put their trust in an individual who is known as the lieingest person on the planet. Please do tell!!!!!

      • Gigi
        January 5, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

        Your opinion is a minority opinion, Art. Trump was elected into office to fix the immigration problem.
        Build the wall!

        https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/05/gofundme-campaign-border-wall-shatter-records/

        • Harrison
          January 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

          Trump was elected into office because he lied, one of those being that Mexico was going to pay for his glorious wall. Go ask Trump to please ask Mexico for the money. I would rather have the money go for much more need projects. Thanks.

          • Mr. Fritz
            January 5, 2019 at 5:27 pm #

            For more needed projects? Like the extra 12 billion the Dems want to give out in foreign aid, above & beyond what was asked for? The safety of American citizens is of no importance to Pelosi & Co., as the illegals are seen as extra Dem voters.

        • Art Seller
          January 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

          Gigi I think it is great the go fund me has raised 19 million. However the type of wall trump is mentioning will cost north of 25B. The immigrant problem is being way over blown. In fact the number of immigrants coming to this country is lower than it has ever been. Most people can’t comprehend how much 25B is. We could fund quite a few infrastructure in the US. Drones and satalite imagery are what is needed not 5th century wall technology. What do you think?????

          • Joe Pinhead
            January 5, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

            Art,
            Lets say the wall costs 25 billion no lets say double that 50 billion. How much is spent each year on healthcare to “unauthorized immigrants”? any idea? roughly 18 billion a year so now lets say the wall cuts off 60% of the illegal immigration that would be a net savings in healthcare alone of over 11 billion. so the wall would more than pay for itself over time think of it as an investment. And that’s just one area Healthcare there is education law enforcement etc. Try to help me reconcile your comments about being an advocate for the taxpayers and rate payers. Where is it you think this money is coming from? pennies from heaven? it is us the taxpayers who are picking up the tab. do the math 18.5 billion divided out by a population of roughly 330 million. tell us what is that number? then tell me why the water rate payers are going to the poor house but those same people are rolling in enough cash to pay for the healthcare of illegals?

            just sayin

          • Gobsig
            January 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

            Art the pea brain, should we stop using the wheel because it was invented in 3500 BC?

    • Johnny99
      January 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

      Nancy’s Nuts. We need a machine gunner guarded wall and an electric fence on our side of the border, incase any pole vaulters get over the wall. This entire discussion is a joke. Any American against a wall should be shotup with a dose of common sense. Furthermore, evey illegal that overstayed their visa should be arrested and deported. The moment you overstay your visa, should be the moment an arrest order is issued for you, and it shoud be served by any cop, local, fed or state, that comes acroos your illegal butt.

      • Art Seller
        January 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

        The people you are worried about is a small fraction of those who want to come to the country and contribute. Remember the person you are taking your cues from has 6700 confirmed lies. Is it possible number 6701 is also a lie???

        • Mr. Fritz
          January 5, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

          Art, you are the biggest liar on this blog.

          • Art Seller
            January 5, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

            Fritz you are right. I just heard two more whoppers by scump. That’s 6702 and 6703. Thanks for correcting me. Your savant will be heading to the meat grinder soon. Who are you going to worship when he becomes ground round????

  2. giacometti
    January 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

    I find it interesting to see Andrea Harrington’s photo being sworn in as Berkshire County’s District Attorney reveals her total lack of knowledge of basic courtroom procedure. Surely had she ever been in any courtroom before she would have known she was suppose to take her oath of office raising her right hand and not her left hand as was the case at last Tuesday’s swearing in ceremony.
    This her first major blunder doesn’t say much for her experience.

    • Spider
      January 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

      A blunder for sure. And an embarrassing one! Is this an omen?

    • Johnny99
      January 5, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

      If this really happened, and there is no physical reason for it happening, it is way more than a simple “break from tradition”. This shows a person who hasn’t even been in a courtroom enough to know witnesses are directed to raise their right hand when being sworn, and affirms that she is totally unprepared for the position. I wish her luck. She is going to need it.

      • Cicero
        January 5, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

        Very funny. You are 100% wrong. What she did WAS a simple break from tradition and nothing more. There is no legal basis for raising one’s right (or left) hand when taking an oath. Or putting a hand on a bible. It’s simply tradition. Only the spoken words matter.

        I think she’ll need less luck than you imagine.

        • X-Lachs Lounge
          January 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

          What’s the story with her pink hair. Was it political statement of just another example of her stupidity?

          • Cicero
            January 6, 2019 at 7:55 am #

            The pink hair story is an example of stupidity, but definitely not hers.

            https://www.wamc.org/post/berkshire-da-harrington-promises-reform-swearing

            Click on the photo at the top, zoom in and tell me if you notice anything (hint: look up). It’s called stage lighting.

          • X-Lachs Lounge
            January 6, 2019 at 8:50 am #

            Why did the stage lighting affect only her hair?

          • Cicero
            January 6, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

            Click on the picture I linked, zoom in close and wait for it to come into focus. Multiple light brown or red haired women have the same pinkish effect going. Light…angles…these things matter. And there are other photos and even an interview of AH online. Her hair was not pink.

          • Brian C. Marquis
            January 7, 2019 at 6:11 am #

            Two wrongs, in their world. does make a right. Yeah!!

            While others are AH’s staff raised their right hands, she can’t help but be the oddball. That’s not a good way to start a new job; especially a district attorney.

            Gotta love spin control. And why were special lighting in place? If in fact Cicero’s correct.

            I’m still stuck on Band Aids, and the fact that AH’s hubby told his audience that she “passed the Florida, New York State, and Massachusetts bar in three consecutive days.” I’m just curious why this was omitted from her campaign literature.

            So, AH was admitted to the Florida bar in 2004, and the Mass. bar in 2007. Yet there is not record of she sitting for the NYS bar, at any time. Interesting!

            Cicero, help me reconcile the crapping lighting (right), the left hand raising, and claims of multiple bar passing within three days.

            Gotta love spin control.

        • Herb Pease
          January 5, 2019 at 8:02 pm #

          I feel sorry for Andrea. Her head is too big for her body. Just be some kind of condition.

          • Barbados
            January 5, 2019 at 9:59 pm #

            I voted for Andrea but I am now regretting it. She has that deer in the headlights look. Only she knows for sure but you have to think she was only in this for the money. I am so worried about public safety now more so than ever. And I have stopped going downtown Pittsfield with all ym family since a relative was a victim of crime ot far from Hotel on North.

  3. Spider
    January 5, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

    If Moon really is moving over to the DA’s office, will this require a costly special election for Ward 1?

  4. Trump Fellas
    January 5, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

    Does it matter what hand was raised, its right hand to the Bible, for those who believe in it.

  5. h
    January 5, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

    Let’s hope so.

  6. H
    January 5, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    Check out the sky in the west, it’s like a blueishgreen,never seen that In my life.

  7. Johnny99
    January 5, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    Dan,

    All the crimes you mentioned in your post, she will be going easy on, because they are all “non-violent” crimes, so whether she drops the charges, or just give a slap on the wrist, there really ain’t much difference. The specific crimes don’t really matter, as long as they are non-violent, people can expect a get a get out of jail free card. These are Harrington’s own works, straight off her web site, and she didn’t say she would go an a case by case basis, she wrote that would end incarceration for non-violent offenses, period:

    “End incarceration for non-violent offenses. End the school-to-prison pipeline. Implement bail reform by ending cash bail for low-level and low-risk offenders, ending practices that disproportionately penalize low-income individuals.”

    She also claims she is going to end the war on drugs, and that the high crime rate and opioid problem in the Berkshires proves the former DA’s methods were failures. I guess that means that when she is up for re-election, if we still have a serious opioid problem and a serious crime problem, then she is a failure too, right?

    • Bill Q
      January 5, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

      She said she will make the streets safe,how? Bring in Curtis Sliwa?

      • Art Seller
        January 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm #

        Many news wires saying trump completely wrong about soviet invasion of Afghanistan utterly false claims. What must our allies be thinking of us. We are in peril every minute trump is in office. I do believe Nancy has her calendar set. I know the sub committees of the house are ready to get to the truth. The truth is going to set us free.

        • Acute Angina
          January 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

          You are a tard. Seek help.

          • Art Seller
            January 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm #

            Scumps greatest fear is that if he is impeached in 2019 it means that Letitia James can go after him for criminal activity 5 years back. She has made it clear that she will go after anyone in scumps orbit including scumps spawn. Cohen says scump is his unindicted co conspirator. He is going away for 3 years and it is very possible scump will get double the sentence as he was the major perpetrator. If is said that the southern district has a minimum of 7 criminal charges that we are not even aware of but we will know when Mueller releases his report. It is said that scump is becoming unhinged and very worried about his family going to prison. The scumps have broken the law without impunity and have never been brought to accountability but all of that is going to be brought to the test. It is also said that he owes blue collar workers billions that he screwed them out of their livelihoods with at least four bankruptcy. Many people in new York are licking their chops as they see the wheels of justice coming closer and closer to scump and spawn and they can’t wait until scump is hauled off to prison. I think that may come sooner than even they think

        • Art Seller
          January 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

          Just think what american generals and admirals would say about trump. They must be waiting with baited breath for congress to begin impeachment proceedings. These top military personnel look at trump as a total joke. What happens if trump tries to put american military members in harms way. Might these command military decide not to follow executive orders???. We need to impeach this goon so that he doesnt ever get a chance to put any of the military in peril.

          • Madame Du Barry
            January 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

            Great posts Art.This Congress is poised to send this asshole down the road.

          • Mr. Fritz
            January 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

            Art, you are an American traitor.

      • Art Seller
        January 5, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

        Bill the streets are not safe and never will be as long as the secretary and Wynn are in charge. The Gman found a company that would give the city free body cameras but these two goons never acted on the company’s offer. He also tried to get the city to initiate boots on the ground in the morning side and westside neighborhoods to no avail also. If the Gman had been elected mayor the city would be in a upswing instead of the downward spiral we presently are experiencing. What can anyone expect with a secretary pretending to be a chief executive. The irony is that the Gman is a retired successful corporate executive. He also hopes that the secretary runs again.

  8. Jonathan Melle
    January 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

    2 more days until the lovely Linda Tyer’s 3rd state of the city speech on Monday, January 7th, at 5 pm, at the new Taconic High School!

  9. H
    January 5, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    Whatever turns your goat Jon.

  10. Halo
    January 5, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    ssi checks still get mailed out for the duration of the government shutdown.

  11. Harlan RinkleNutts
    January 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

    Trump has kept his word about welfare and ssi, it has improved. UnfortunatelyLetish fromN Y is going after him when or after he’s Impeached. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xBgKTvfQx8

    • Art Seller
      January 5, 2019 at 6:45 pm #

      For all you scumpsters. Scump has 8 count them8 illegals working for hiM at bedminister golf club. It is a federal offense to hire illegals. That’s 8 counts in the federal courts. Only the facts are important and these are facts. He is a hypocrite talking about illegals and his mythical wall. He will be impeached. He is a vulgar liar and cheat. The house will be dismantling him soon. I’m going to be loving every minute of it.

  12. Jonathan Melle
    January 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

    If you are poor and live in Berkshire County, there is a forum just for you on Friday morning at 8 am on 1/11 at Williams College hosted by the new District Attorney Andrea Harrington, state Senator Adam Hinds, and state Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Paul Mark and John Barrett III. The forum is free and open to the public with breakfast included.

    Your highly paid elected state government officials want to help all of the poor people who reside in the beautiful Berkshires. ….and pigs have wings and fly among unicorns and fairies!

    • Agent 86
      January 5, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

      Why is it in Williamstown? Poor people often have transportation issues.

      • Kermit Frog
        January 6, 2019 at 10:37 am #

        Is it at Williams College for all the poor folks there? They probably don’t want to hear from any actual poor people or they would have held it in Pittsfield. I have heard that Hinds blocks unfavorable comments. He needs a flattery mirror or he is a no show.

  13. Unwanted Carl
    January 5, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

    Hinds first vote was a pay raise for himself. Bovine will be there for the food.

    • Jonathan Melle
      January 5, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

      Nuciforo can bake them all some marijuana breakfast munchies.

  14. Trumped Up
    January 5, 2019 at 8:15 pm #

    I love Andrea. Nuciforo, he has been a pillar of the community for 30 years. A great state Senator and comes from a beautiful family. Andrea has helped many with his unselfishness and tried to do the best for the voters, he’ll probably be running for Congress one day and has my vote.

    • Jonathan Melle
      January 5, 2019 at 8:50 pm #

      Nuciforo is a legend….in his own warped mind! By the way, Nuciforo lost his pathetic campaign for U.S. Congress in 2012 by 40 points to Richie Neal. Nuciforo went from third-rate politics to pot. His company, Berkshire Roots, is the largest grower of cannabis in Western Massachusetts.

      I never receive a Christmas card from Luciforo! I’m not on his list.

      Being Pittsfield politics’ inbred Prince didn’t get him far, after all.

      • LoneGunMan
        January 7, 2019 at 8:32 am #

        Considering how lucrative Pot is over politics, he made a good change

  15. Trumped Up
    January 5, 2019 at 9:37 pm #

    I don’t know? When Andrea was S S he helped us big with the weed control at Cheshire Lake. I even smoke my pot on the boat and it’s great up there now. Thanks Andy.

    • Jonathan Melle
      January 5, 2019 at 9:55 pm #

      I heard that Nuciforo takes daily morning swims in Silver Lake, even in January!
      Then, he smokes his own pot laced with PCBs.
      Then, he goes to Teo’s to eat a half-dozen mini hot dogs.
      Then, he takes a big poop that doesn’t stink.
      Then, he plots a 2nd run for U.S. Congress.
      I wonder what else Nuciforo does everyday?
      Luciforo is so great, and everyone should praise him!

  16. Unwanted Carl
    January 5, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    I was sleeping in a dumpster years ago and Andrea bought me lunch after he seen me crawling out of it.

  17. Unwanted Carl
    January 5, 2019 at 10:37 pm #

    Pittsfields greatest Politician! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_F._Nuciforo_Jr.

    • Lenny
      January 6, 2019 at 9:24 am #

      You posted useless info.

    • Kermit Frog
      January 6, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      Bill Weld is a genius. I would concur with Bill Weld too.

  18. doomiedodger
    January 6, 2019 at 1:39 am #

    Article in iBerkshires dated Jan 5. Mayor Tyer says it is great news for Pittsfield sewer rate payers to be paying 51 million dollars for her project upgrade.

    I know I am just thrilled that she has done this for us.

  19. H
    January 6, 2019 at 7:55 am #

    Goody, a new sewage plant,and only 51 million, merry x mas consultants,all three of them,

    • Lenny
      January 6, 2019 at 9:28 am #

      You only have yourself to blame. You missed the bid deadline, you buffoon.

  20. Agent 86
    January 6, 2019 at 9:03 am #

    Here is some data from one state on illegal aliens.

    Over 250,000 criminal aliens were booked in Texas local jails between June 2011 and April 2018. These individuals were charged with more than 663,000 offenses, including:

    1,351 homicide charges
    79,049 assault charges
    18,685 burglary charges
    79,900 drug charges
    815 kidnapping charges
    44,882 theft charges
    50,777 obstructing police charges
    4,292 robbery charges
    7,156 sexual assault charges
    9,938 weapons charges.

    • Acute Angina
      January 6, 2019 at 10:11 am #

      And not so smart Art wants to welcome these people with open arms.

      • Joe Pinhead
        January 6, 2019 at 10:22 am #

        Art,

        Please tell us the financial burden placed upon the taxpayers to incarcerate these Illegal’s? You tell anyone who will listen that you are the only person who cares about the taxpayer when it comes to the water rates but yet are for these expenditures. Kind of makes one think that your water project wasn’t about the rate payers but about directing those funds to yourself and other “WOBSIGS”
        I could be wrong I am still awaiting answers to my other questions while answering those please reconcile your other statements regarding watching out for the taxpayers

        Just sayin

        • h
          January 6, 2019 at 11:27 am #

          Mike, go play with your circuit breakers.

          • Joe Pinhead
            January 6, 2019 at 11:57 am #

            Art,
            I guess that means that you can’t answer any of the questions posed to you?
            They seemed fairly reasonable as part of an adult conversation.
            Just sayin

  21. Agent 86
    January 6, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    Illegal aliens comprise 26% of the U.S. Prison population.

  22. Gigi
    January 6, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    The hypocrisy of the left. Trump quotes Obama & Hillary on need for a wall;

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/06/trump-quotes-obama-clinton-build-a-barrier-to-fight-illegal-immigration/

    • Art Seller
      January 6, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

      The Gman has always been on the cutting edge of new technologies in the field of water and wastewater. He always sells to municipalities. The reason he wasn’t able to land this sewer project is the fact that the public has given up holding public officials accountable. They have been lied to so many times by this mayor and council in particular that they no longer participate in the democratic process. Additionally there are crackpots like many who post on this board who live just to criticise individuals like the Gman who always has the interests of the taxpayers at heart. I spoke to the Wiz this morning and he says the city has made a grave mistake in proceeding with the ballasted flocculation because it is very limited and is target specific for phosphorous. He sees down the road more EPA required standards that this technology can’t mitigate. His ozonator technology with just modest changes to the ozonator can meet just about any parameter the EPA may require in the future. That coupled with the fact that the ozonator brings the total project cost down by 28 million dollars should have been a no brainer but there is something more going on here that only a few are aware of. The Gman will have a petition at the CC meeting on Tuesday to try one more time to bring sanity to this project and as always trying to save the taxpayers hard earned dollars. Some of the loud mouths on this board should show their bravado at a city council meeting and show their scorn to the councilors the real criminals of the taxpayers. I predict we will not see what he of them there but the Gman will be there as usual

      • Joe Pinhead
        January 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

        Art,
        Could you please just answer the questions posed? You did a fine job of dancing and dodging can you please simply answer the questions? With all dew (misspelled as to tie in water) respect you are requesting people support you after you insult, verbally abuse etc. Those same people. Here’s an idea try answering the questions posed above

        Just sayin

        • Art Seller
          January 6, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

          In November of this year there will be municipal elections for mayor and council. One thing we can be sure of is that the special interest groups and friends and families will be out in force to vote for those who will take care of them. Give them credit for looking out for themselves but they only represent approx. 7200 city residents. There are some 21000 registered voters who seem to never show up to vote in municipal elections and I assume they dont because they gave up on city politics long ago for a miriad of reasons. These 21000 residents hold the key to ending the long established policy of electing gobsig supported miscreants who do not have the taxpayers interest at heart. We all know who the councilors are that dont represent the taxpayer and we know that the present mayor bends to the whims of the special interests. We must find a way to get these ,21000 voters back into the game and we need to start thinking of ways to do it. Does anyone have any ideas??

  23. h
    January 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

    Petricca Councilor advocate what a loser. Go find a bike path to navigate and stop pestering the G Man, you are not In his league.

    • Joe Pinhead
      January 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

      Art,
      No need to call people names and assume things in an attempt to dodge answering simple questions about your proposals.
      You should be a professional if you want support at the council meeting. You haven’t answered the most basic of questions. You haven’t even accepted those questions you simply dodged called people names hurled insults and then you question why you have no public support? Art simply answer the questions or you will forever be known as a fraud

      Just sayin

      • Art Seller
        January 6, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

        NYT. Says continuing scump presidency is worse than impeachment. I never thought of it that way but it makes a stark but true statement. I wonder in which month the impeachment process will commence????

        • Mr. Fritz
          January 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

          Art has proven, yet again, that he is a liar and a fraud.

          • Art Seller
            January 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

            The liar and fraud lives in the white house. He said mexico will pay for the wall. Now he wants to soak us. He has 6707 confirmed lies. He is your liar and fraud and there are 61% of the population who agree with me. He is followed by idiots. We all know who they are they are everywhere but they are in for a rude awakening soon

  24. Shakes
    January 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

    Art has eclipsed the 7k Trump lies already.

  25. Magoo
    January 7, 2019 at 4:37 am #

    Andrea doesn’t seem to want to actually keep her campaign promises, as to cases of spousal abuse which former office willingly failed to prosecute. Called and messaged her the other day, received a call from blocked phone message “ Lt Edward Culver from MSP at 7 north st ,you are ordered not to have anymore contact with district attorney Harrington”

    Lt culver is a carryover from capeless/Caccaviello Regime, possibly trying to keep prior criminal behavior from being exposed.
    Ms Harrington is naive if she believes any of prior Administrations people will be loyal to her. Why would an officer Conducting official business use a blocked phone number?

    • Embalmer
      January 7, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

      So the state police who are assigned to the DA’s office DO NOT work for the DA. they are state troopers who are just assigned to that office.

  26. Embalmer
    January 7, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

    DA Harrington doesn’t need any of the Capeless / Caccavielko staff. She’s hired her Camapign Manager, Colin Caffery as an ADA, Dina Guiel (ran against Morandi in ward 2) as the spokesperson and ward 1 councilor Helen Moon as the sexual Assault / domestic violence lead person. Glad to see that she didn’t find it necessary to keep prosecutors who had more than 100 years experience on staff to help keep us safe! This is a shit show already!