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KUFFLINKS, TRASHCAN SET TO HOSE TAXPAYERS ON GARBAGE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY NOV. 15, 2017) — Garbage collection promises to get a lot more interesting when, not if, the new proposed “tote” system goes into effect. Please though. Before you read any further, don’t let anyone know that you know that this is another of […]

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LAWS, REGS, AND BACKGROUND CHECKS WON’T STOP GUN VIOLENCE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2017) — After the most recent in a spate of massacres, this one painted in a Texas church by an ex-Air Force nut job, the usual political responses could be heard echoing throughout the nation’s legislative halls and deliberative bodies. Such […]

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AMAZON IN PITTSFIELD? IMPOSSIBLE, BUT GE BACK IN TOWN? IT COULDA HAPPENED, BUT CITY ‘LEADERS’ CAVED INTO FEAR

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 10-12, 2017) — There’s been feverish talk about Pittsfield being on the list within Massachusetts as a location for Amazon‘s new satellite facility. The fever has to be above a Kramden-like 111oF to produce pitiable delusions of such magnitude. Amazon […]

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SO-CALLED ‘ELECTION’ A LANDSLIDE FOR NOTA … JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF MUSEUM

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY NOV. 8, 2017) — Pittsfield spent around $30,000 for what, exactly? To “elect” six apparatchiks to six school committee seats, one city clerk for one seat, and seven Ward races plus four at-large seats that came in EXACTLY as THE PLANET predicted? The dumbasses in […]

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EDUCATION PROVIDES THE WAY UP AND OUT, BUT TELL THAT TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY — AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION, TONIGHT, CHANNEL 16 @ 6:30 p-.m. It’s CAN’T MISS TV! — (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, NOV. 6, 2017) — Going back to our grammar school days, THE PLANET has long loved education and learning. This includes the self-taught and acquired kind, which […]

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THE PLANET’s UNABASHED LOOK AT ELECTION ’17

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 3-5, 2017) — Take a deep breath and hold your noses, friends, as THE PLANET presents this overview of the upcoming “freeze-dried election,” scheduled for Tuesday. Just add Housatonic water and stir. Funny how Tuesday not so long ago used to be […]

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