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THINGS HEAT UP ON THE PLANET … OUR DIGGING UNCOVERS MESS AFTER MESS … HRC TAKES UP WADE, and LOOMING CONFRONTATION TODAY, 10 A.M., AT PITTSFIELD WATER PLANT

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014) — Things are getting hot, and THE PLANET is on the case. No, we don’t refer to the 90-degree weather. THE PLANET refers to Doreen Wade‘s charges of racism and water maverick Craig Gaetani‘s indictment of Mayor Dan Bianchi. Bianchi’s [...]

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PITTSFIELD’s INDEBTEDNESS: A TIME BOMB THAT’S TICKING DOWN

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014) — THE PLANET had a couple commentators bring up the question of the total indebtedness in the city of Pittsfield. How much is the city in the hole? It’s a query with an answer startling enough to sober up Foster [...]

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THE EMPTY SUIT TAKING A POUNDING OVER GAG ORDER, JUST LATEST IN SERIES OF POLITICAL DISASTERS THAT MAKE RE-ELECTION DELUSIONAL

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014) — There was delicious irony displayed a couple weeks ago when Northeast Public Radio WAMC ran its story (on air and website) on the Pittsfield mayor’s gag order that is trick-or-treating as a “press protocol,” “media policy,” or whatever tired [...]

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DeANGELO RESPONSE RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN IT ANSWERS … LETTER PROVIDES GREAT EXAMPLE OF BIANCHI ADMINISTRATION’S LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 18-20, 2014) — Mid-July in The Berkshires, when the air is sweet, the brooks are babbling, and tourists of the more obnoxious sort think everyone else is deaf, dumb, and blind. You know the type. Just because they bought their daughter [...]

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PV-TV TONIGHT … LETTER FROM PERSONNEL … HRC COMMISSION MEETS NEXT WEEK … plus … PLANET REVIEWS ‘A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014) — Tonight, be sure to catch PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION as we present our 10th Anniversary Show. PV-TV: You won’t believe your eyes and ears. And catch all of our past episodes on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjP38gC2WQcYx71Cz0tjwoQ/feed ——– 000 ——– Tomorrow, THE [...]

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APPROVED FY15 BUDGET SPELLS DISASTER … COST OF POLITICIANS’ RAPE OF CITY FROM 1986 to FY15 = $213M THE PLANET, THOUGH, HAS A PLAN

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014) — While our Right Honorable Good Friends last night plucked hangnails from the body politic and inserted bamboo shoots under the enamel, you can dismiss outright their significance. Opposition is enfeebled, reducing what little independence we see to tokenism, and [...]

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