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!!BULLETIN — SALE IMMINENT FOR THE BORING BROADSHEET!! … SEWERS, LEDGE, & PCBs: RUMORS FLY ABOUT EXPEN$$IVE PROBLEM AT NEW THS BUILDING SITE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY BULLETIN! 4-20-16, 4:30 p.m. — Let THE PLANET break it here first. Something’s up at The Berkshire Eagle. Employees have been told to clean up their work areas and to report tomorrow for an 8:30 a.m. meeting with HR dressed up (coats and ties). At 9:15 a.m., the [...]

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‘IMPOSSIBLE’: TYER HAS DONE WELL WITH THE QUIZZES, BUT IS SHE ABOUT TO FAIL HER FIRST MAJOR EXAM? … plus … GET THEM SNEAKERS OFF THEM WIRES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016) — Mayor Linda Tyer has done well in her first three months in office, passing with good grades nearly all of the “quizzes” thrown her way by the challenges of office. She has been proactive on issues, responsive to questions, and [...]

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MAYOR-PLANET EXCHANGE SHEDS LIGHT ON PPD DATA LOSS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, APRIL 15-17, 2016) — Happy Tax Day, people. THE PLANET hopes that you have filed on time. You have until midnight to get that valuable postmark on your returns. We have received several inquiries wondering if mayor Linda Tyer responded to our [...]

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SAKSHAUG RESPONDS TO PLANET’S AIRPORT REPORT … LINGERING QUESTIONS RE: PMA INCLUDE ONE WITH TROUBLING, PERHAPS FATAL or CATASTROPHIC, CONSEQUENCES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016) — Today, as a respite from the inevitable deadline pressures of a working writer’s life, THE PLANET gets to talk Kubrick for OLLI. Should be fun. Meanwhile, in our continuing effort to keep folks informed and up-to-date on various city [...]

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AIRPORT REDUX: CONNELL PRESSES MAYORAL STUDY GROUP ON STILL-’UNANSWERED QUESTIONS’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016) — You may recall from THE PLANET‘s previous coverage that the mayoral-appointed panel to look into the strange operations at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport (PMA) uncovered deeds that pushed the limits of credulity, even by the city’s low standards. Problems [...]

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COPS III: MORE POINTS TO CONSIDER ON SUSPICIOUS ‘LOST RECORDS’ FIASCO

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016) — As a commentator to THE PLANET noted yesterday, Pittsfield city officials would have us believe that most of the data on the PPD‘s  ”Lost Records” have been recovered — all except those pertaining to the botched arrest of 88-year-old [...]

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