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CORYDON: TELL US, HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK DO YOU ‘WORK’ FOR YOUR BIG BUX AT THE STILL-EMPTY PEDA?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016) — How desperate is PEDA? The 52-acre dead-zone in the center of the city wants to settle for a Super Walmart, a far cry from the big talk that heralded the signing of the Consent Decree with GE in 1998. [...]

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QUIK HITZ & HOT LIX: BEACONBEZZLEMENT … VERIZON … VIGIL-ANCE … SUPERSTORE … DPI DUI … PHOOLIN’ … 10 YEARS AFTER … WELL DONE, RICK BELTAIRE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JUNE 16-19, 2016) — When it rains absurdity, as it has been lately in Pittsfield, it pours reason and logic on THE PLANET. We even rule time, declaring The Weekend Edition to start on a Thursday. Time to bring out Quick Hitz and Hot [...]

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VIGIL, BUT FOR WHAT? SO THE POLITICIANS and ‘LEADERS’ CAN BASK … plus …LETTER TO THE EDITOR: PSD NUMBERS DON’T ADD UP FOR CONCERNED PARENT

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016) — Don’t know how the memorial for Orlando went last night in Park Square, and we don’t much care. Truly, ask yourself:  What purpose it could it serve other than allow the mayor, Pittsfield’s state rep, and “several community leaders” [...]

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TYER’s TIRED, FAKE ‘CONVERSION’ TO ‘BETTER STEWARDSHIP OF RESOURCES’ RINGS HOLLOW, SCRIPTED OR UNSCRIPTED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JUNE 14 FLAG DAY, 2016) — Unscripted, Linda Tyer is about as interesting to listen to as a hyena with its foot caught in a steel trap. Scripted, she is about as pleasant as a hyena with its foot not caught in a steel [...]

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CONSULTANT HIGHLIGHTS PITTSFIELD’S POLITICAL COWARDICE & ANTI-BUSINESS ATTITUDE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016) — This is Pittsfield. Instead of developing a site with a proven business that will pay taxes where none are not being paid, let’s oppose it. This is Pittsfield. Instead of allowing a company to build on a site to provide [...]

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2/3 of PSD EMPLOYEES HANG THEIR HATS IN PITTSFIELD, AND OTHER IRRELEVANCIES … MAYOR CONFIRMS ACCUSED FIRE CAPTAIN ‘STILL RECEIVING A PAYCHECK’ … plus … THE COMMENT LINE IS OPEN

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JUNE 10-12, 2016) — Two sundry (and sun dried) items have sauntered onto THE PLANET this fine weekend dawn. Consider them, if you will. Home is Where the Hurt Is — On May 13, Jason “Jake” JIV McCandless ($157,000 a year [...]

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