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LEFT OVERS FROM MURACAVILLE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 7, 2017) — Here are a few left-over items from the Infamous case of “Dr.” Muraca and Mr. Hide. The case is far from over. In fact, its an infant. The best is yet to come. The film rights to this incredible […]

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FEDS: ‘MURACA LINE[D] HIS POCKETS [and] MUST NOW ANSWER FOR HIS FRAUD’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 4-6, 2017) — The Feds in Massachusetts aren’t the only ones to have a determined interest in Patrick Muraca of Nuclea etc. infamy. New York’s FBI also has come-a-callin’. THE PLANET hopes the cigars Uncle Sam says he billed to hoodwinked investors […]

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FEDS COME DOWN ON MURACA … or ‘SHELL GAMES FROM SUCKERLAND’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 3, 2017) — Vin Herbert Boulevard is named after one of Pittsfield’s great men, a man who epitomized public service in the same fashion as men like Chuck Garivaltis, Don Gleason, and a host of others. On Vin Herbert Boulevard a couple days […]

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YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW THIS, BUT …

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JULY 31, 2017) — You probably didn’t know this, but … * John Barrett III does walk on water. The water, actually, supports HIM. * Shakespeare in the Park, the feel-good amateur production now in its fourth year at the Common in Pittsfield, is […]

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DER WUNDERBARRETT: PUBLIC SERVICE’S LAST HURRAH?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE,  THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 28-30, 2017) — Welcome to Bizarre-B-World. In Bizarre-B-World, an article on O.J. prompts heavy-breathing comments on JBIII. The first is O.J. Simpson. The second is John Barrett III. They are both legends. They have both sets records running. They both […]

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NO WHITE BRONCO THIS TIME FOR O.J. or ‘THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF …’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 2017) — As the summer slips away, time reminds us again that it waits for no one — not even for O. J. Simpson. “O. J. Simpson.” A proper noun but also in the minds of many a verb roughly translated […]

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