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BERKSHIRE WORKS SOURCES: AFTER LESS THAN THREE MONTHS ON THE JOB, WILLIAM MONTEROSSO IS ON ‘PAID LEAVE.’ WHY, AND IS BIANCHI TRYING TO KEEP THIS HUSH-HUSH?

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY,  APRIL 15, 2014) — What’s going on at Berkshire Works? Sources there and elsewhere say the “new” executive director, on the job for less than three months, is already on leave — with pay, of course. The charges? Multiple allegations of sexual harassment. [...]

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SIMONELLI SHARES FACTS ON SCHOOL BUSES: IT’s MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO PRIVATIZE … TULLY EXPLAINS HER VOTE ON BEHALF OF TAXPAYERS … CACCAMO SAYS HE HASN’T DISENFRANCHISED ANYONE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary [ED NOTE: What's up at Berkshire Works? Has the "new" executive director, William Monterosso, been placed on paid leave after multiple accusations of sexual harassment were reported to Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and city personnel director John DeAngelo? That's what reliable sources are alleging. You will recall [...]

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CACCAMO MUST GO … SCHOOL BUS VOTE: RIGHT OUTCOME FOR WRONG REASON … BUS BORROWING MAKES NO ECONOMIC SENSE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentaries (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, APRIL 11-13, 2014) — First, let us share a bit of “You Can Take It To The Bank” news, the kind that only THE PLANET seems to be able to learn. A well-placed source tells us that a new director of The [...]

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CACCAMO’s TRIP TO THE ‘LADIES ROOM’ DOOMS BUS BORROWING … AS PLANET PREDICTED, COUNCILOR’S ‘DOUBLE DIPPING’ MAKES WARD 3 CONSTITUENTS ‘SECOND CLASS CITIZENS’ … PITTSFIELD SCHOOL COMMITTEE, CHAIRWOMAN YON, FAILS FIRST TEST … ONLY ELIAS, CUTLER PASS

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary ED. NOTE: Before we begin our regularly scheduled column, THE PLANET needs to weigh in on yet more odd doings by our Right Honorable Good Friends on the city council, who Tuesday night looked overwhelmed and overmatched in the confusion that followed the 7-3-1 vote on borrowing [...]

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FREE MOVIE, ‘THE HAUNTING,’ and YOU’RE INVITED … PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION: PLANET SHARES IMAGES SENT IN TO THE FORTRESS … or … EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

 By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014) — First, for all you movie buffs, tonight at 5:30 p.m., K-111, on the campus of Berkshire Community College, Prof. Valenti shall be screening The Haunting. The 1963 classic, directed by Robert Wise, is being shown as part of ENG 102, [...]

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FAILURE OF MAINSTREAM PRESS LEAVES THE UNDERBELLY OF NARH CLOSING UNTOLD … THE PLANET UNCOVERS MORE DOTS TO THE STORY OF HOSPITAL CLOSING … A PICTURE BEGiNS TO EMERGE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014) — Yesterday’s exclusive, wherein THE PLANET exposed the nature of troubled times ahead for The Boring Broadsheet, hinted at the newspaper’s only solution to remain viable. Get real and begin practicing journalism. It’s only hope is to wake up and [...]

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