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CATCHING YOU UP ON SOME THiNGS YOU MAy HAVE MISSED

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015) — While you were out, THE PLANET thought you would like to know: — Keeping the Fat on the Land: For a little while, somehow some way The Pittsfield Public Schools managed to survive a dreaded personnel crisis. After deputy [...]

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CHURCH & STATE MUST REMAIN SEPARATE … BIANCHI IS TO BE APPLAUDED FOR GOING AFTER TEMPLE’S BACK TAXES

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015) — The Founding Fathers wisely built into the framework of governance a separation of church and state. Having seen what centuries of corrupt Prelate Power did to Europe, they didn’t want religion to have institutional claim over the fledgling nation. [...]

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TAXPAYERS, YOU WERE DISRESPECTED … plus … THE SALVE OF POETRY AS THE PLANET OPENS THE COMMENT LINE … YOU VIEWS ON ANY TOPIC ARE WELCOME

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, APRIL 24-26, 2015) — Before we present the island solace of poetry, THE PLANET shares our two favorite quotes from the recent $120.8 million steamrolling of taxpayers by The Vested Interests. They come from two of Our Right Honorable Good Friends, councilors Jonathan [...]

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MORANDI: MUSCLED & HUSTLED? HE INSISTS ‘NO’ … PLANET’s SOURCES SAY OTHERWISE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015) — Yesterday, we published Ward 2 councilor Kevin Morandi‘s denial that (a) he had promised seniors he would be voting against the $120.8 million THS bonding and (b) he had been muscled into reversing his “nay” vote. The story doesn’t [...]

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MORANDI ‘SURFACES,’ RESPONDS TO ‘PROMISE’ and ‘MUSCLED’ STORIES

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015) — Ward 2 city councilor Kevin Morandi checked in with THE PLANET responding to our questions about a couple of stories that came to light following the city council 11-0 vote to approve $120.8 million in bonds for a new [...]

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COUNCIL SET UP: VOTE TO LIMIT MAYORAL CONTROL OF SCHOOL BUDGET WAS PLOT AGAINST TAXPAYERS, PSD SOURCE CLAIMS … KROL DENIES ACCUSATION

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015) — Last year, our right Honorable Good Friends on the city council engaged in some strategic thinking. They played “what if.” “What if,” they posited, “we should one day elect a mayor dedicated to the proposition of fiscal sanity? And what [...]

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