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D.A.’s WHITE-HOT RACE: CACC WINS KEY ENDORSEMENTS … KNIGHT, CONNELL BACK INCUMBENT; SENS. WARREN, MARKEY COME OUT FOR HARRINGTON

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY OCT. 22, 2018) — Who knows what difference endorsements make? THE PLANET says it depends on the particular circumstances. Who is endorsing whom? Why? When? Under what conditions? They therefore can help or hurt, marginally most likely either way. All things being equal, endorsements […]

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COOL THE JETS: THE FAB FOUR, STILL THE BEST … AN APPRECIATION

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION OCT. 19-21, 2018) — Okay, with the metal molten and forming rivers from the incendiary D.A.’s race … with the site traffic hitting all-time highs, … with the comments section riding rationality’s rails only to veer off both left and right […]

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CACCAVIELLO COMES OUT SWINGING, ‘TAKES EXCEPTION’ TO ‘FALSE INFORMATION’ IN HARRINGTON INVITES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY OCT. 17, 2018) — THE PLANET can tell there are more developments in the white-hot District Attorney’s race than the number of flies buzzing a horse-trader’s mule. Lawyer Judith Knight, who took 5,000 votes in the September primary won by a slim 700 votes […]

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HARRINGTON, MAZZEO CLASH AGAIN: ‘I AM NOT HAVING THIS CONVERSATION WITH YOU’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY OCT. 15, 2018) — When THE PLANET broke the story about Andrea Harrington’s September, post-victory phone call to Melissa Mazzeo, in which Mazzeo says the would-be district attorney threatened her, people wondered why the local mainstream media didn’t pick up on it. They also asked why […]

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ON THE RECORD: CACCAVIELLO SLAMS HARRINGTON’s LACK OF EXPERIENCE, LACK OF LEADERSHIP, AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION OCT. 12-14, 2018) — THE PLANET‘s coverage of the District Attorney’s race in Berkshire County continues today with an interview with acting D.A. Paul Caccaviello. As you most likely know, Caccaviello is mounting a sticker run against Democratic Party primary winner Andrew […]

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TRIFECTA TRIFACTA: NA(T)IVE AMERICAN, COMMUNITY PICKPOCKET ACT, & VOTE ‘NO’ ON Q1

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY OCT. 10, 2018) — Cleaning out the notebook, THE PLANET came across three items worthy of comment. (1) THE WARREN REPORT “Sit down and shut up.” That’s our message to Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who politicked in Washington last Thursday, encouraging law breaking […]

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