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UNINDICTED STAN THE MAN VISITS, FEELS YOUR PAIN … plus … OTHER QUICK HITZ AND HOT LIX

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015) — In the breach, briefly: Rosenberg and Guildenstern are Dead — Senate President Stan Rosenberg graced the Berkshires with his eminence yesterday, all aglow from the radiated rump kissing he received from assorted “players,” wanna-bes, and sycophants. Stan’s a Top Dawg [...]

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BANNING THE CONFEDERATE BANNER: REVISIONIST HISTORY MEETS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015) — When revisionist history meets political correctness, you can be sure a hasty and usually mistaken overreaction will result. Hence the hysteria over the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, a banner mistakenly called the flag of the Confederate [...]

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PLANET FORCES BIANCHI TO FIX ROADS … WE DEMAND, MAYOR CAPITULATES

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2015) — Politics as a study in human behavior will always fascinate us, but we ourselves remain immune to the toxic effects of power. We employ our influence solely for the surrogate use of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski, the forgotten Little [...]

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CHESHIRE SCHOOL VOTE AFTER MATH ILLUSTRATES GREED OF SPECIAL INTERESTS … plus … THE COMMENT LINE IS OPEN

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, JUNE 19-21, 2015) — On Thursday, THE PLANET informed you of how the courageous voters of Cheshire told its avaricious public school system: “Enough, already!” Voters rejected the school budget put forth by the school committee and Supt. Kristen Gordon that called [...]

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CHESHIRE VOTERS REJECT FAT SCHOOL BUDGET; SUPT. GORDON CALLS A $1 MILLION HIKE ‘A CUT’ … PITTSFIELD VOTERS CAN ONLY LOOK ON WITH ENVY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015) — In towns and communities throughout Berkshire County this year, voters have slapped back greedy initiatives advanced by local school departments, teachers’ unions, and their bobo politicians. Their message: “Enough is enough!” Two examples will suffice. Last year, South County [...]

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MORE HOT WATER FOR INHELDER? EXECUTIVE SESSION IN HADLEY TONIGHT TO AIR ‘CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST PUBLIC EMPLOYEE, DPW, WATER DIVISION’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015) — THE PLANET recently (and exclusively) told you about the hot water former Pittsfield Water Department manager Matt Inhelder has evidently gotten himself into in the Town of Hadley. You will recall that Inhelder “resigned” his position in Pittsfield six [...]

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