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COUNCIL’S ‘MAGICAL’ MEETING FEATURES FIREWORKS ON HEALTH INSURANCE SWITCH, ’100GATE’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014) — One councilor dubbed Tuesday’s meeting as “magical.” Another talked of “fireworks.” THE PLANET shall not give a play-by-play or blow-by-blow. There was a lot of noise but, in the end, not much thunder. 100gate proceeds untouched by council hands, [...]

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!PLANET EXCLUSIVE! WE HAVE A COPY OF THE MAYOR’S ETHICS DISCLOSURE ON ’100GATE’ … plus … THE FIRST STEP ON A LONG JOURNEY: ADDRESSING THE CITY’S GANG PROBLEM

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014) — Here is a copy of the disclosure form that the mayor filed with city clerk Linda Tyer. He filled it out in response to questions made by THE PLANET first and later, city councilors, most notably councilor-at-large Barry Clairmont. [...]

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HEALTH INSURANCE SWITCH, ’100GATE’, AND THE MAYOR’s DICTATORIAL POWER GRAB: A COUNCIL AGENDA & ANTI-DEMOCRACY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014) — Tonight, our Right Honorable Good Friends on the Pittsfield city council gather. Hip boots, gas masks, and clothes pins have been ordered. Three of the mayor’s favorite pet projects are up for … what? Discussion, debate, and deliberation — words [...]

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THE WONDERMENT OF A LEAF

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NOT JUST NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FROM THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, STANZAS FOR OCT. 10-12, 2014) ——– 000 ——– THE WONDERMENT OF A LEAF   I A flow of evanescent tide, Blue by no purpose or design But by the way the wide expanse With vicissitude combines Detaches the [...]

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PLANET BUSSES THE RSVP TABLE … plus … GOSH, TAXPAYERS, LOOK AT ALL THE $$$ YOU’RE ‘SAVING’; HOW DO YOU KNOW? THE BB TOLD YOU SO!

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014) — From our series on the suicidal doings at RSVP, THE PLANET has a few crumbs and leftovers. We’re bussing tables. Don’t get in our way. We’re kicking two butts and charging for seven: * RSVP Should Help People Not [...]

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MORE INFORMATION OF BIANCHI’S SHADOWY FIRING OF SADOWY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014) — You know you have hit a nerve when The Suits attack. “They” never do so honestly and in the open. They don’t use their true names. They avoid facts. They make unsupported claims, counting on the gullibility and stupidity [...]

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