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LENIHAN v. PITTSFIELD PART 4: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Last of Four Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015) — In accusing the mayor, police chief Mike Wynn, and Capt. David Granger of intimidation, conspiracy, and a other harmful actions in a federal lawsuit, Sgt. Mark Lenihan has given rise to PPD sources who have [...]

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LENIHAN v. CITY OF PITTSFIELD PART 3: FEAR AND LOATHING IN PPD ONLY HELPS THE CRIMINALS

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Third of Four Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2015) — When news splashed across front and home pages that Sgt. Mark Lenihan filed his lawsuit against the city demanding a jury trial against the mayor, police chief, and a police captain, it pried loose sources [...]

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LENIHAN v. CITY OF PITTSFIELD PART 2: CHARGES HAVE A RING OF CREDIBILITY; COURT WILL DECIDE ON TRUTH

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Second of Four Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE,  TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015) — The immediate meaning of Lenihan v. Pittsfield is the outcome of the case for the individuals involved. They have the most riding on the verdict. They are police Sgt. Mark Lenihan, plaintiff, suing Pittsfield mayor Dan [...]

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‘LENIHAN v. CITY OF PITTSFIELD’ PART 1 … SOURCES SPEAK OUT ON PPD TURMOIL … LAWSUIT CHARGES CITY, MAYOR, CHIEF, CAPTAIN WITH 5 COUNTS OF CORRUPTION

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY First of Four Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2015) — And so another layer of the rotten onion gets peeled away, and we get to see more of lurks just below the surface in the administration of Dan Bianchi. It was only a matter of [...]

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THE BBs TYLER STREET STORY LEAVES OUT LATEST BLOODSHED … plus … THE COMMENT LINE IS OPEN

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 21-23, 2015) —Call it business as usual in Pittsfield. As calls from citizens to department heads, notably DPW’s Bruce Collingwood, go unanswered, the mayor continues to ignore the rash of violence and mayhem gripping the city. In the past two days, [...]

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SPORTS RETREAT: HAVE SOX FOUND THEIR NEW 1Bman … plus … JUDGE HAMMERS NFL CASE AGAINST TOM BRADY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2015) — Today THE PLANET retreats from the vermin-infested swamps of Pittsfield politics to the fresher air of sports. We present two items of interest. ONE. Have the Sox Found Their First Baseman? SHAW NOT RAW: Travis Shaw went 4-for-4 last [...]

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