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ANOTHER SHOOTING, ANDREA; ANOTHER JUVENILE WITH A GUN … MRS. HARRINGTON TO DUCK PLANET DEBATE … WE SPEND THE HOUR WITH TIM SHUGRUE … WATCH TONIGHT ON YOUTUBE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ———- ooo ———- TONIGHT! ON OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL, PLANET VALENTI VIDEO: “SHUGRUE v. HARRINGTON: Putting the DAN in D.A.“ A one-hour discussion with the county’s hottest defense lawyer and former ace prosecutor, your next D.A., Tim Shugrue. ———- ooo ———- PREFACE EXPLAIN THIS ONE, ANDREA, AND […]

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PLANET TO SPONSOR, HOST D.A. DEBATE ON WEDNESDAY; WILL or WON’T SHE SHOW? ONLY HER HAIRDRESSER KNOWS FOR SURE… SHERIFF’s RACE ENTERS 4TH QUARTER A ONE-SCORE GAME

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY [ED. NOTE: From 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, THE PLANET will sponsor and moderate our second debate in as many weeks, this time the campaign for district attorney. Incumbent Andrea Harrington will meet attorney and challenger Tim Shugrue. As we did for the sheriff’s race, we shall […]

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PLANET HOSTS D.A. FORUM WEDNESDAY … WEDNESDAY’S CHILD … SHERIFF’s SLUGFEST DRAWS A CROWD … AL CAPONE’S SAFE (& SO IS TRUMP) … UN-‘COMMON’ EXPERIENCE FOR SHAKESPEARE & CO. … ALF’s LATEST SALVO, PUDGE’s REPLY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 12-4, 2022) — Before we get to more sheriffs’ sherbet and sorbet, THE PLANET‘s has a few bits ‘o honey to clear from the desk: Wednesday’s Child — On Wednesday, this website will once again organize, sponsor, and produce a […]

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WHEW! BARBALUNGA V. BOWLER: ‘MOST VIEWED’ VIDEO ON YOUTUBE; SHERIFF HEAVYWEIGHTS SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL; PLANET WAKES UP A SLEEPY ELECTORATE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 10, 2022) — Whew. Raucous it was. As of 9:49 p.m. Tuesday night, THE PLANET-sponsored sheriffs’ debate had 1,152 views on YouTube (don’t have Facebook numbers yet). When it comes times for an Emmy, we shall consider sending a Native American woman […]

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RAUCUS BARBALUNGA-BOWLER DEBATE IS NOW UP AND RUNNING! … HEAT IS ON FOR BARBALUNGA AND BOWLER: HIGH STAKES IN PLANET-SPONSORED ‘CONVERSATION’ … FIREWORKS EXPECTED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY [ED. NOTE: The debate THE PLANET refereed today (8/8/22 from 2-3 p.m.) between sheriff Tom Bowler and challenger Alf Barbalunga is now available on YouTube at  https://youtu.be/1rOybip5AIo. If this link isn’t hot, simply type in A PLANET VALENTI DOT COM PRODUCTION: “Showdown for Sheriff: Barbalunga v. Bowler” […]

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SHERIFF’S SHOWDOWN MONDAY … ‘RIGHT WING?” Yeah, RIGHT … THE WRONG-WAY LIMBO … ALF KEEPS POURING IT ON … HOW DUMB IS PELOSI? … NEWSPEAK

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 5-7, 2022) — The skewers are out, the sewers are full, and we have the following items for The Weekend Edition smorgasbord: Showdown for Sheriff — On Monday (Aug. 8) THE PLANET will sponsor, moderate, and broadcast a debate between […]

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!PLANET EXCLUSIVE! WE REVEAL HARRINGTON’S CAMPAIGN SLOGAN … WHILE D.A. COWARDLY DUCKS DEBATES, SHUGRUE IS ALL IN, ‘CAMPAIGNING LIKE LIGHTNING’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY [ED. NOTE: On Monday afternoon, Aug. 8., at a secret location on a mountaintop high above the city, THE PLANET will be sitting in from of a couple video cameras and in between sheriff candidates Tom Bowler (incumbent) and Alf Barbalunga (challenger) filming a one-hour conversation-cum-confrontation. Shortly […]

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BARBALUNGA CALLS OUT BOWLER ON ‘SPECIAL SHERIFF’ SALARY, SAYS CEREMONIAL POST NETS JACK QUINN $78K … BOWLER RESPONDS: ‘BARBALUNGA ALL WRONG ONCE AGAIN’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY EDITOR’S NOTE: Before we get going, we mourn the death of all-time basketball great Bill Russell, 88, who died Sunday. He was the greatest winner all time in any sport: 2 high-school state championships, two national college championships, a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, 11 world […]

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HEALEY ISSUES “PIECE ‘O PAPER” ENDORSEMENT OF WRONG WAY; PLANET’S Z-AGENT SPILLS ON BACK-ROOM SLIME

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 29-31, 2022 — This week, your next governor, Maura Healey, came to town for some back-door dealing. Now that Remo’s has been shuttered, its back room no longer accessible, the cement bags have been stacked in another location. That new […]

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PARK COMMISIONERS CLOSE IN ON DUMB DEMING DESTRUCTION … AS USUAL ‘CONSULTANTS’ KNOW BEST … SECRECY RULES AS NEIGHBORHOOD ISN’T NOTIFIED!

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2022) — As a lad,  from the moment school let out in June, we and the gang practically lived at Deming Park in summer. “Sandlot” and the infinite varieties of baseball, all dependent on how many guys showed up, dominated, with […]

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INMATE DEATH, SUICIDE LEAD TO FINGER-POINTING IN SHERIFF’S RACE … ALF: DEATHS A ‘TRAGIC EXAMPLE’ OF LEADERSHIP FAILURE AT JAIL … PUDGE: ALF EXPLOITING FAMILY TRAGEDY AS ‘POLITICAL FODDER’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JULY 25, 2022) — Politics is weird. How weird? It’s so weird that anything you say about it will be true. Even if it’s false, it will be true. Politics never has, isn’t, and never will be pure, and when candidates pledge to […]

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CHUCK GARIVALTIS, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, INCLUDING BASEBALL, BUT ESPECIALLY POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 22-4, 2022) — As some Tanglewood the weekend away and other simply tangle, THE PLANET wishes to share a response we received from a correspondent wanting to know who “Chuck Garivaltis” is and is he a man “I should know.” […]

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BARBALUNGA SAYS TEAM BOWLER STEALING LAWN SIGNS, BLASTS SHERIFF’s CORRUPT LEADERSHIP … BOWLER RESPONDS: “HE’S FULL OF SHIT” AND TELLS US WHY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2022) — Alf Barbalunga, challenging two-time incumbent Tom Bowler for sheriff, pledged to run a clean campaign on the issues, not on personal attacks. Team Alf, as they refer to themselves, say that’s been the case thus far in what shapes […]

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HUGE STUNNERS IN THE WORKS: TYER, MARCHETTI WON’T BE RUNNING FOR MAYOR; WYNN TO RETIRE AS POLICE CHIEF; KROL WILL SEEK CORNER OFFICE — OUTSIDE OF THAT, NOTHING MUCH TO REPORT

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD TUESDAY 7/19 P.M. — We have this from the Pittsfield Police Department on last night’s shooting: On Tuesday July 19th 2022 at approximately 12:25 am, members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) responded to the area of Pleasant Street for a ShotSpotter activation indicating multiple rounds.  […]

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HOW DOES TYER ADMINISTRATION TREAT DECENT CITIZENS WHO WANT TO SERVE ON BOARDS? THE PLANET HAS THE DETAILS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 15-7, 2022) — It was the worst of times. It was the “worst-er” of times. What the Dickens does THE PLANET mean? How about the dark cloud the Tyer Administration has pulled over nearly every aspect of municipal governance, save […]

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STATE OF THE STATE, OF THE COUNTRY? FOLKS, IT’S BAAAAAAAAAAAD

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 2022) — Today we focus on regional and national issues, more specifically state and fed. That’s why Edison invented the “roundup column,” to address THE PLANET‘s challenge of too many stories, not enough space or time. STATE Ball(ot) Busters — Those […]

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