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!!UPDATE: ‘BIG PRESS CONFERENCE’ SET FOR MONDAY!! … NOT YET PROVEN, BUT EVIDENCE MOUNTS: PREORDAINED DUMPING OF CITY VETS’ AGENT ANOTHER PRIME EXAMPLE OF TES’ DUPLICITY … CITY HALL SOURCE: ‘THE MAN ISN’T FIT TO BE MAYOR’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary ADD 1, SATURDAY, EARLY A.M. — A source close to the situation tells THE PLANET that Rosanne Frieri‘s legal team “is planning a big press conference for Monday.” More to come. Stay tuned. ——– 000 ——– (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 22-24, 2014) — The hearing [...]

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PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION — ACE EAGLE PHOTOG BEN GARVER CAPTURES ‘TES’ IN THE ACT OF NOT BEING HIMSELF; THE PLANET TRANSLATES

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014) — Today, THE PLANET would like to present this annotated photo feature. The pictures are the work of our good friend Ben Garver, ace photographer of The Berkshire Eagle. His subject: The Empty Suit, depicted in a variety of strained [...]

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LAUGHING SO AS TO KEEP FROM CRYING: THE BB IS UP FOR SALE … MOUNTAIN CLIMBER PLuNGES TO DEATH AFTER PROPOSING TO GIRLFRIEND … and OTHER HOWLERS

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014) — “Good” news lies within the inner perceptions, that built-in interpreter of the often harsh outside life that is our heir for the “sin” of being human. What you may find tragic, he may find funny. Your inability to control [...]

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AMERICA, THE POLICE STATE? LET US COUNT THE WAYS

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014) — The lively discussion stimulated by Craig Gaetani‘s petition to the city council giving Pittsfield citizens the right to request that any dealings with a city department be recorded brought THE PLANET into the deeper consideration. That would be the [...]

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WATER WIZARD’s PETITION ON RECORDING POLICE PROVES PRESCIENT … GAETANI’S IDEAS, INCLUDING ON WATER SAVINGS, DESERVE FAIR HEARING

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY-TUESDAY, AUG. 18-19, 2014) — At the Aug. 12 city council  meeting, Craig Gaetani, dubbed the Water Wizard for his role in c0-designing and building Pittsfield’s Cleveland water plant in Hinsdale, appeared twice — in person at the open mic and through a petition on the agenda. Gaetani’s [...]

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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! FRIERI FIRING SQUAD POSTPONED … LAWYERS AGREE TO WEEK’S DELAY IN HEARING ON VET’S AGENT … CASE JUST ONE OF HALF DOZEN CLAIMING MONSTROUS BEHAVIOR BY BIANCHI

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 15-17, 2014) — Today at 10:30 a.m., the city will fire Rosanne Frieri. It’s not a show-cause hearing, as the city would have you believe. It’s an execution. Mayor Dan Bianchi, who decided long ago that Frieri must go, has loaded [...]

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