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‘SPACELY SPACE SPROCKETS’ PLAY FOR PUBLIC MONEY: JUST ANOTHER FLIM IN THE FLAM?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 30, 2019) — “Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Star Ship Pittsfield, whose four-year mission is to explore new scams, seek out new hustlers, and boldly go where most mayors have gone before: Into the Kapanskis pockets.” So […]

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TRANSCRIPT ON UKRAINE SUGGESTS WHISTLEBLOWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 27-9, 2019) — The new business courting Pittsfield, Spacely Space Sprockets, tempted THE PLANET for The Weekend Edition. Alas, space provides too big a topic with not enough information, though the early signs are troubling, especially Mr. Spacely’s threat to […]

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PLANET EXCLUSIVE! MAZZEO CLARIFIES ALLEGATION OF JOB PROMISE TO GRAVES … plus … CAMPAIGN ’19 HAS ONLY ONE ISSUE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2019) — There are only three issues to Campaign ’19 in Pittsfield. All other public problems and social concerns serve as offshoots. Before that, however, mayoral candidate and councilor-at-large contacted THE PLANET with a statement relating to claims that she promised […]

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SNOWFLAKES WEASLE ANOTHER DAY OF HOOKY, CALLING IT ‘CLIMATE PROTEST’ (YEAH, RIGHT)

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 23, 2019) — So the lil’ high school snowflakes got their free day off. Bully for them. They disguised it as a “protest,” as if they would know the first thing about actual remonstrance. Of course, intimidated public school administrators, having lost […]

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EVEN OUTSIDE UTOPIA, IN THE ‘REAL WORLD,’ THERE ARE LIFE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 20-22, 2019) — That was the week that was. This one will be, too. Last weekend, THE PLANET visited the campus of Syracuse University, where we addressed students in the journalism, business, and engineering schools. We told them nothing of […]

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PLANET CALLS IT, RIGHT DOWN THE LINE: MAZZEO, TYER MOVE ON TO THE FINALS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 18, 2019) — THE PLANET yawned along with 78% of the electorate yesterday for a sleep study known at the Pittsfield preliminary election. Every race turned out as we predicted. With 6,078 voters of an electorate total of 27,893 (22%), you can […]

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