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TYER PROPOSES ANOTHER TRAGIC ‘SCREEN EPIC’ … ALL ‘WE THE PEOPLE’s’ HOPE RESTS WITH CITY COUNCIL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY First of Two Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016) — The deeper we get into Mayor Linda Tyer’s reign, the more information we have upon which we can draw reasonable conclusions. Of course, less than five months in with more than three and a half years [...]

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QUIK HITZ & HOT LIX: NO ENTRANCE ON ‘STREETSCAPED’ (‘STREETRAPED’) NORTH STREET … THS BREAKS WIND TODAY … SUPERCITIZEN KINNAS STRIKES AGAIN … DID JIV JIVE WITH DOUBLE LIES?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, MAY 13-15, 2016) — Lots to cover, so let us do it in QH&HL style. For those not in the know, THE PLANET means Quick Hitz and Hot Lix. No Exit … or Entrance — Yesterday you may have read the comment [...]

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TO QUOTE THE BEATLES: “I’M LOOKING THROUGH YOU. WHERE DID YOU GO?”

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016) — Unlike municipal government and government generally, THE PLANET loves transparency. Our track record in this regard speaks for itself and stands second to none. City personnel director Michael Taylor dutifully responded to our request for the city or town of [...]

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TRANSPARENCY? THE PLANET CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH IT

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016) — Overall, Linda Tyer has been a refreshing change from her predecessor. She has communicated well, showed general openness to policy, and has seemed to care about opening procedure to public input. THE PLANET applauds that and hopes the pattern continues, [...]

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THE BATTLE FOR PITTSFIELD WAS LOST ON ITS EMPTY PLAYING FIELDS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY,MAY 10, 2016) — THE PLANET enjoyed an urbane breakfast yesterday at the Red Lion Inn with one of Pittsfield’s greatest native sons, Chuck Garivaltis. After solving the world’s (and the city’s) problems, Chuck and THE PLANET discussed the comment made by Pittsfield police chief (acting) [...]

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PITTSFIELD HAS LOST TOUCH WITH ITS GREATEST ASSET, ITS PEOPLE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016) — As a Letter to the Editor writer wrote last week to THE PLANET, Pittsfield has wasted too much time, energy, and resources on what the letter writer called infrastructure — building a new high school, a new parking deck, [...]

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