Article

WITH HARRINGTON’S PRELIMINARY WIN, THE QUESTION FOR CACCAVIELLO IS: HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY WANT IT?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 7-9, 2018) — Andrea Harrington’s narrow win in the Democratic primary may be enough to see her through the November election to become the next Berkshire County district attorney. The only thing certain at this point is that she won’t […]

Read More
Article

KAVANAUGH HEARINGS DESCEND INTO POLITICAL HATRED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 5, 2018) — Now that the Dumpster Behind Paul Rich has run off with the Big Red Repaving Machine to bring to a merciful end the race for Berkshire County District Attorney, THE PLANET can turn our attention to another matter involving judicial ascendancy. […]

Read More
Article

LABOR DAY COMETH, AND SO GOETH SUMMER

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, LABOR DAY [9-3] 2018) — Happy Labor Day, everyone. The day marks the unofficial end of summer as we take up the life, again, of school, business, responsibility, and all of that. Here on THE PLANET, we mark the day in the most responsible manner […]

Read More
Article

WAREFARE IN THE FOREST IS NOT WANTON, UNLESS IT’S HUMANS DOING THE FIGHTING … or … WHY THERE CAN BE NO FORGIVENESS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 31 TO LABOR DAY, 2018) — One of The Ol’ Professor’s favorite essays to use in Comp I classes was “Warfare in the Forest is Not Wanton” by Brooks Atkinson. In it, the author describes the fury and ferocity of […]

Read More
Article

SIGNS OF THE TIMES, AND OTHER ‘NEWS’ ITEMS TOO BIG TO FAIL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 29, 2018) — News items too big to fail: Sign of the Times — A campaign sign belonging to District Attorney Paul Caccaviello was not stolen yesterday. That sign, plus one located in Caccaviello’s basement, are the only two of his signs […]

Read More
Article

D.A. DALLIANCE … or … DOLDRUM IN A DUMPSTER

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY NEWS FLASH! THIS JUST IN TO THE PLANET’s NEWS DESK: SOURCES TELL US THAT “HUGE LAYOFFS” COMING IN NOVEMBER AT CRANWELL RESORT. THIS WILL INCLUDE MANY  LONG-TERM EMPLOYEES. YOU READ IT HERE FIRST. NOW TO OUR REGULAR COVERAGE. ———- 000 ———- (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 27, […]

Read More