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HAIL, HAIL THE GANG’S ALL HERE … OR WILL BE SOON … PITTSFIELD, BRACE YOURSELF

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY DEC. 19, 2018) — Not to ruin the Christmas season for anyone, but Pittsfield and North Adams need to brace for even more gang activity, this spurred by the infamous MS-13 group. This revelation comes in the wake of a report in The Boston […]

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9 RED FLAGS: CLOSER LOOK AT WAYFAIR CONFETTI TURNS UP FAMILIAR PLAYERS & STRATEGY, MANY QUESTIONS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY DEC. 17, 2018) — Bring on the dancing girls. Sit John Kiley behind the Wurlitzer for his stirring rendition of “The Night They Invented Champagne.” Open bar, everyone, on us! Stop the presses! Call the roller of fat cigars! Crown the Emperor of […]

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BERKSHIRE BEATLESQUE’s CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR SAT. DEC. 15 @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST … plus … THE WEEKEND EDITION and OPEN LINES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 14-16, 2018) — The perfect Christmas and holiday activity for you, the family, festivity seekers, music lovers, and Beatlemaniacs will take place Saturday (tomorrow, if you’re reading this on Friday) Dec. 15, at the First United Methodist Church at 7 […]

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LISTEN TO THE ROCK: THE MARKET WILL ‘FLUCTUATE’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY DEC. 12, 2018) — There’s much going on about water these days in Pittsfield, as the readers of this board know. Whilst THE PLANET has been traveling, as it were, reports from our spies, gumshoes, Secret Squadron, and elite Z-Agents have been streaming in […]

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: THE WIZARD TONIGHT; TOMORROW THE COUNCIL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY DEC. 10, 2018) — Tonight before the Pittsfield city council’s public works subcommittee, water wizard Craig Gaetani of Krofta lineage presents his alternative solutions to address updates at the city’s water treatment facility off of Holmes Road. Tomorrow night, the council will take […]

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‘TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN’ SET TO PLAY ON TYLER STREET

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 7-9, 2018) — Pittsfield, it’s time to play the latest round of “Take The Money and Run.” No, we don’t refer to the Pittsfield City Council’s meeting of the whole dealing with the $80 million … no, $76 million … […]

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