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CONNELL, MORANDI BLAST MAYOR OVER ‘LIES,’ NEGLECT AT ANIMAL SHELTER … CALL CONDITIONS ‘DEPLORABLE’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 24-6, 2018) — Two city councilors have blasted Mayor Linda Tyer for the city’s mismanagement of the dog shelter. Their criticisms come after communications sent to this address regarding concern for the unfortunate dogs who find themselves in the facility. […]

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POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME FOR PITTSFIELD

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 22, 2018) — Let’s start with the name. It would be a “Police Oversight Committee,” not a “Police Advisory Board.” You don’t need THE PLANET to tell you there’s a gulf’s difference between “oversight” and “advice.” A PAB would have gums. A POC, if […]

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DOES PITTSFIELD NEED A POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, OR IS THAT AN ‘IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 20, 2018) — Apropos to nothing but in some tangential way related to everything, THE PLANET 51 years ago today sat in Fenway Park, rf-line boxes and watched in disbelief as The Impossible Dream Red Sox swept the contending Angels in a doubleheader […]

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D.A. DANCE CRAZE, ‘THE PROGRESSIVE,’ WILL LEAVE VOTERS WITH FLAT FEET … plus … ‘THE PLANET’s’ CAMPAIGN TRANSLATION GUIDE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 17-19, 2018) — “Progressive.” Etymologically speaking, it’s the substitute for “liberal,” a term that the left has abandoned after being found guilty of flipping its original meaning (“personal freedom restrained only by personal responsibility”) to something out of a political […]

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PLANET PUTS ‘PICNICGATE’ and TFB MEDDLING TO REST … plus … BERKSHIRE MAUSOLEUM’s DEATH SPIRAL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 15, 2018) — We can finally put “Picnicgate” to rest. D.A. candidate Andrea Harrington did not, repeat DID NOT, “crash” the sheriff’s picnic. THE PLANET obtained word from Congressman Richie Neal’s office that Harrington attended the event on invitation from Neal. She had […]

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THIS D.A.’s RACE IS DIFFERENT: IT’S ACTUALLY SHOWING ON THE RADAR SCREEN

  BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2018) — It’s been clear since the race began that the contest for the Democratic nomination for Berkshire County District Attorney would not be about issues. For those just tuning in, this election will be decided in September, since there […]

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