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!ADD 1: ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SHOOTING! … A CARNIVAL OF WORDS: ‘AMATEURISH’ WHITE HOUSE FLAK CHECKS ALL THE BOXES … plus … TWO IN THE BUSH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD 1 5/23/22 EARLY AFTERNOON — Here are the details on Pittsfield’s latest gun play, from the Pittsfield Police Department: On 05/21/2022 at approximately 10:45 PM, Pittsfield Police Patrol Units responded to the a residence on Congress Street for a reported shooting victim. Arriving units located a […]

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COURTHOUSE SCuTTLEButT … TRUMPED … ILLEGALS … SEX, LIES, AND THE TWO PPs … HUGE PAY RAISES FOR CITY OFFICIALS … SEMPER DITZY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MAY 19-21, 2002) — Gathering a few loose apple blossoms that have carpeted the Lower-40 lawn: Good Citizens — Thursday morning, THE PLANET reported to Berkshire Superior Court for jury duty, good citizen doing his civic duty. We ran into several […]

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PPD BUST TEEN IN CONNECTION WITH BRIERWOOD LANE GUNPLAY … plus … E-SCOOTERs: WHY IS THE CITY STONEWALLING? WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MAY 18, 2022) — Hump day. Isn’t that what it’s called, that day named after the lass in the Adams Family? THE PLANET seems sure — as sure as we are that, here on the verge of “hot time, summer in the city” […]

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FLAT TYER’s FY’23 BUDGET PROPOSAL A “TOME OF MENDACITY”

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY MAY 16, 2022) —  Stop the Presses! Press the Stoppers! Mayor Linda “Flat” Tyer did the expected, presenting a corpulent, stout, overweight, fat, adipose, gross, hefty, porcine, paunchy, bloated, puffy, blowzy, distended, swollen, pursy, plump FY23 budget. It greases The Suits and Special […]

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D.A.’s RACE WILL DECIDE FUTURE OF LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY; SHUGRUE MEANS BUSINESS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MAY 13-5, 2022) — THE PLANET recently ran into an avid supporter of Berkshire County D.A. Andrea Harrington. Zealots, for all their inability to comprehend, reason, do possess a certain piquant innocence. After telling THE PLANET every little thing we’re doing […]

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PLANET OBTAINS PAPERWORK OF CITY’S INVOLVEMENT WITH e-SCOOTERS; LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2022) — Despite Pittsfield’s attempts to hide the paperwork associated with its disastrous rollout of the e-scooter program, THE PLANET‘s Z-Agents managed to get a key piece of the paper trail. We obtained the “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOA) between the city […]

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UNPRECEDENTED LEAK OF SUPREMES’ OPINION ON ABORTION, WOKE PROTESTERS AT JUDGE’S HOMES, BETRAY SUPREME IGNORANCE OF FOUNDATIONAL AMERICANISM

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY MAY 9, 2022) — With the Tucker Case, the Estrella shooting, abortion, scooters, and the war in Ukraine, there has no shortage of topics on THE PLANET. For whatever reason, people are amped and angry. From April 30 to May 7, THE PLANET […]

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!! POLICE NAB 16-YR-OLD WITH LOADED GUN!! … FLAT TYER & RICKY’S RUMPUS FLIPPING THE BIRD AT THE CITY … CHAOTIC SCOOTER ROLLOUT: WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD 1 May 6, Early Afternoon — This just in from the Pittsfield Police Department. On Thursday May 5th 2022 at approximately 7:03pm members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) observed a suspicious party on Francis Avenue.  The party was wearing a black ski-mask […]

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MEET THE PLANET IN PERSON FRIDAY AT PITTSFIELD’s 1st ARTSWALK; LISA VALENTI IS FEATURED ARTIST … plus ADDED BONUS: IN-PERSON READING FEATURES TWO OF THE NATION’S TOP POETS, JERRI CHAPLIN & PAUL KOCAK

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2022) — Today, THE PLANET breaks from the madness and mysteries of the streets. On Friday, Pittsfield registers its inaugural First Friday ArtsWalk. Tops among the several venues, according to our biased review, is the gathering at the Universal Unitarian building […]

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!!SULLivAN ENDS CAMPAIGN, ENDORSES SHUGRUE!! … DA RACE: SHUGRUE OPENS BID TO OUST HARRINGTON, CALLS HER TERM ‘AN AWFUL EXPERIMENT’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD 1, MAY 3, early evening: Bob Sullivan has ended his bid for Berkshire County district attorney and has endorsed Democrat Tim Shugrue, who will face D.A. Andrea Harrington in September. Here is the full test of Sullivan’s statement: ROBERT D. SULLIVAN, JR. CANDIDATE FOR BERKSHIRE DISTRICT […]

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ALL ARE WELCOME! or THE FATE OF THE KAPANSKIS: FROM WELCOME MAT to DOOR MATS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 29-MAY 1, 2022) — Now that we have put the topic of moral, morbid obesity behind us, THE PLANET turns to another topic. The topic is on of welcome. We found our inspiration on Elm Street. In front of the […]

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!! OFFICER NICHOLAS SONDRINI NAMED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF MIGUEL ESTRELLA … ALSO, DETAILS ON LATEST SHOOTING AT 3 BRIARWOOD LANE … PLANET TAKES GLADLY THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF BOTH ‘RAGEOUS’ AND ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ FORTUNE IN TUCKER CASE; THERE CAN BE NO FINAL ANALYSIS UNTIL CASE IS REINTRODUCED, BOUND OVER TO TRIAL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD 1, 4/27/22 AFTERNOON — THE PLANET has two items of interest involving public safety. The first is from the Pittsfield Police Department. It is their official, preliminary internal investigation of the fatal shooting of Miguel Estrella on March 25. The officer who fired the fatal round […]

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PLANET’S UNRIVALED COVERAGE OF TUCKER CASE DRAWS HEAVY TRAFFIC; THE PUBLIC KNOWS JUSTICE HAS NOT YET BEEN DONE … THE COMMONWEALTH MUST REINTRODUCE THE CASE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY APRIL 25, 2022) — THE PLANET knew going in that the story of 10-month-old Kristoff Zanopoulas while in the foster control (we won’t say “care”) of Cassanda Barlow-Tucker and Matt Tucker would hit an ethical nerve, a judicial cranial, and a political funny […]

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CORRECTING THE NIGHTMARE OF A WRONG: DEATH OF AN INNOCENT INFANT DEMANDS not a ‘NEW’ TRIAL but a ‘FIRST’ TRIAL NOT A ‘RE-TRIAL’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 22-4, 2022) — THE PLANET‘s foil, John Q. Public, based his criticism of our coverage of the Tucker Infanticide Case on the major premise that since we didn’t read the 17 pages, we therefore had it wrong. JQP challenged me […]

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QUIK TAKES: DEBT … DA BLOWS ANOTHER ONE … GIMME SOMDEM JO-JA RIBS … LEADERSHIP … IS PCTV DISTANCING MATT? … GHOSTLY HAPPENINGS … TOO MUCH MAKE-UP

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY APRIL 20, 2022) — Quick takes, today, gang — otherwise known as cleaning out the files. DEBT TONATION — Syracuse Joe, spurred in the ribs by AOC and the Gang, want to cancel student debt. Wipe it out with the magic wave of […]

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AN INNOCENT DIES ALONE, A JUDGE EXCORIATES AN INCOMPETENT HARRINGTON, AND THE TUCKERS WADDLE AWAY FROM A TRIAL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY APRIL 18, 2022) — Happy Patriots Day, when all public workers get a French $$ kiss from Mary Jane and Kapanski. The bedraggled Kapanskis, meanwhile, have to toil at their jobs to support the scam. Only in Massachusetts, literally. THE PLANET is trying […]

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