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R.I.P., BRIAN SULLIVAN … BASEBALL TALK TOO ‘COMPLEX’ FOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA … LETTERS TO THE EDITOR … plus … THE COMMENT LINE IS OPEN

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 24-26, 2015) — THE PLANET was saddened to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Brian Sullivan of The Berkshire Eagle. We first met Brian in 1971. We had wheels, a ’70 powder-blue VW Bug. He didn’t. That’s how [...]

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‘KENTUCKY FRIED PITTSFIELD’ MOVIE PREMIERS TONIGHT, 7 P.M., CH. 16 … D.A., POLICE CHIEF ISSUE STATEMENTS ON 7-4M; MAYOR REMAINS SILENT

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ——– 000 ——– PROGRAM NOTE: Tune in Tonight, 7 p.m., Channel 16, Access Pittsfield, as PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION presents to world premiere of the film, Kentucky Fried Pittsfield … or … Where Have You Gone, Col. Sanders. The hour-long film shows Pittsfield as you’ve never seen it before. ——– 000 ——– [...]

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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! MAYOR “STICKS” IT TO FIRE DEPARTMENT; ENGINE FAILS INSPECTION, & BIANCHI REFUSES TO FIX TRUCK … plus … MAYOR WANTS MORE SECRECY IN GOVT.

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ——– 000 ——– PROGRAM NOTE: Tune in tomorrow, 7 p.m., Channel 16, Access Pittsfield, as PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION presents to world premiere of the film, Kentucky Fried Pittsfield … or … Where Have You Gone, Col. Sanders. The hour-long film shows Pittsfield as you’ve never seen it before. [...]

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RAINS BRING IN SERVICEMASTER TO CITY HALL, YET AGAIN … plus … 7-4 MASSACRE: A TRAIL OF TEARS AND OF SOCIAL MEDIA

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015) — Before we get to the main entree, let THE PLANET bring you this appetizer/update on the flooding of city hall that, according to the mayor, never happened. It rained Sunday night. Hard. So who was parked behind city hall [...]

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IS ANOTHER MURDER/MASSACRE ON THE WAY FOR PITTSFIELD? THAT’S WHAT THE STREET IS SAYING, BUT OFFICIALS AREN’T SAYING SPIT

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015) — The street’s talking: The killer(s) got the wrong guy.  More mayhem is on the way. Is that the dirty secret authorities in Pittsfield don’t want citizens to know? Perhaps they think you’re too immature, too weak to handle the [...]

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COMMENTS PLEASE: THE WEEKEND EDITION … COMMENT LINE IS OPEN … plus … NEWS BLACKOUT ON CITY SHOOTINGS, PLANET FILMMAKER FORCES MAYOR INTO ACTION, & GAETANI SCORES WIN FOR CITIZENS

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 17-19, 2015) — On THE PLANET‘s Weekend Edition, we open The Comment Line. That’s our readers’ chance to weigh in on any issue. The only “rule” is that they offer insight, intelligence, wit, wisdom, and perspicacity while avoiding lame insults, stupidity, [...]

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