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BAD ROADS SIGNIFY EVEN WORSE POLITICS

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JAN. 17, 2018) — Minefield. Surface of the moon. Grand canyons. Beirut after the Smart Bombs. Eater of wheel bearings. Destroyer of front ends.

Yes friends, it’s time for a roundup of Pittsfield roads. Calling all Road Scholars.

It’s an odd phenomenon, puzzling to a newcomer, but head out of Pittsfield north or south on 7 or 8, east or west on 9 or 20, and as soon as you cross from city limits to Lanesboro, say, or Lenox, the cratered crossroads give way to miracle miles. The horrid state of Pittsfield roads and streets testifies daily, 24/7, to the true cost of ignorant leadership.

Road maintenance speaks more about an locale’s view of itself than do schools. While the education of Little Johnny can hide behind record spending and shiny, new, $121 million mausoleums that look great on the outside but inside rest the bones of dead young scholars, roads are there for all to see … and to ATTEMPT to traverse. Roads witness to economic health or disease. A city such as Pittsfield, outside eyes would immediately see, doesn’t care about moving goods, services, and people in, out, around, and through with efficiency and safety. It would therefore follow there be a bad economy and even worse politics, especially when litter pollutes curbside and clogs storm drains.

Commentators to THE PLANET have mentioned some beauts: Pecks Road, Hubbard Avenue, Elizabeth Avenue, and others. Our favorite happens to be East Street, especially going east from Park Square until Merril Road or Dalton. This is Pittsfield’s main east-west artery. It serves as a vital passage for business, citizens, and public safety, yet its condition depresses the spirit and de-accelerates the vehicle. Potholes lace East Street, and wherever you see a sewer opening or any other service access, you can be sure the road has vanished. That’s because of shoddy materials, hasty workmanship, and materials bought on the cheap. This also explains East Street’s odd pavement “peeling,” where ponds of incision rest inches below the road surface.

Where should this responsibility fall? Hey Linda Tyer, gotta mirror?  True, the roads have been lousy for a while, and The Lovely Linda inherited flashes in the far darkness rather than transparency and light.

No excuse.

She’s been in two+ years, and the streets are worse. In almost every area of civic life, in fact, Tyer’s missy-hugged, photo-op brand of lightweight appeasement politics has made daily life for city dwellers worse not better. THE PLANET would challenge her supporters to name specific areas of improvement. When the wires don’t ring, we’ll know it’s the mayor’s inner circle not getting back to us. Why? Because they have nothing and would loathe to present much because they know how easily and factually THE PLANET could pick it apart.

We present yet another Administration, afraid of an honest discussion.

In two years or even four, no executive can solve the city’s multiple problems. But the first rule of wise government, as in medicine, is “First do no harm.” Tyer’s actions and inactions have harmed, not helped. A strong executive would, before all else, take care of the city’s economics:

1. Reduce spending

2. Cut taxes.

3. Inventory ALL not-for-profit enterprises.

4. Change city health insurance plan from 85-15 to 60-40.

We could go on and on, but why send dying flares out over a swamp? We invite you now to submit your candidate for WORST ROAD IN PITTSFIELD. THE PLANET will then get it to Cleopatra the way we personally fixed the deepest pothole in the city, northbound lane near Dunkin‘ on upper North Street.

We got friends in low places.

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What is robbing a bank compared to founding a bank?” — Bertolt Brecht, “Three Penny Opera.”

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

The Usual Disclaimer.

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John Duns Scotus
John Duns Scotus
3 years ago

Turocy is no C or even a D…..more like an F-. Could we fill potholes with Pete White’s good intentions? Or maybe with Krol’s filed Kronies.

LoneGunMan
LoneGunMan
Reply to  John Duns Scotus
3 years ago

Caccamo’s self assured, hipster know-it-all, attitude is so overflowing it could fill the pool at Camp Sumner

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  LoneGunMan
3 years ago

There is no pool at Camp Sumner.

Holly
Holly
3 years ago

I traveled today along East St. from PHS to Merrill Road. The road condition was awful….ruddy and full of “holes”….my return trip was via Hubbard Ave….big mistake…nothing like the loud “thump” of your tires hitting one of these “holes”..some are pretty deep-when you “hit” one, you cry out-“Oh my God”……not a good image for the City for future business prospects……

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

So many streets look like war zones and it’s only January. What will March be like? The light at Springside Avenue and North Street by BMC has 2 gigantic potholes right in the middle of the road that are nearly impossible to avoid. Pecks Road, forget about driving on it, as potholes are wide and you would have to risk life and limb by going into the other lane to avoid them. I also notice than many potholes throughout the city are extremely deep. You could literally get stuck in one of them.

All of the flooding that happened last week also did a lot of damage to roads that were not good to begin with. The flooding water pulled up major pieces of concrete on many roads. Why didn’t the city open drainage in areas prone to flooding before the heavy rains and snow melt of last week? There was lots of warning of what was going to happen with the combination of heavy rain and snow melt.

This is what happens when a city puts all of its money toward one thing which is the school system and ignores everything else. The quality of life goes down for everyone in the city. The city truly looks disgraceful with all of these potholes. Cheap materials are used every year and the potholes come back the next year even bigger than before.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

Let me get it straight, please. In the perfect world, according to Planet Valenti:

* Donald Trump is the best thing since sliced bread

* Linda Tyer is the worst thing since Gerry Doyle

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

No, she is worse than Gerry Doyle. Most departments ran very efficiently under his leadership. (he was even hands on during every snowstorm) Not the current city of total dysfunction!!!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Two Cents
3 years ago

The Doyle debacle (1998 – 2001)

PEDA was founded in the Summer of 1998. It turns 20 years old this coming Summer. 0 private tenants. Still too polluted to build on.

Mayor Gerry Doyle signed the Consent Decree with GE’s then-CEO Jack Welch. A majority of toxic waste PCBs sites are capped. The problem is that caps do not last long. When the caps become ineffective, the cancer causing chemicals spread through the land, water, and air.

Millions of dollars went unaccounted for during Doyle’s term. Through present day, no one officially knows where all of the taxpayers’ dollars went!

Pittsfield went into state government receivership during the Doyle administration.

h
h
3 years ago

Her biggest accomplishment will be collecting on the last two years of her contract.

h
h
3 years ago

Oh, worst road, go with the Planet and Merrill, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle or a LENCO Super Duty would have a hard time holding a cup of coffee.

Bill Q
Bill Q
3 years ago

Not Pecks Rd, it has to be a Pot Hole, not something the size you could fit a coffin in. Imagine the conversation Poor Tony Roads and Turocy must have had about the latest usurping of pot holes. It probably went like this…Dave? Tony, hi, don’t tell me, not again, ok, we’ll be right down.

SisterGoldenHair
SisterGoldenHair
3 years ago

Center Street extension / Seymour St are shitholes.

Tyer is keeping city hall offices on North St -no shit, it’s been 2 years and she renewed the lease.

She doesn’t give a shit about us Kapanskis.

And somone wants to know what neighborhoods are shitholes. Basically, most of the ones within walking distance of the renaissance. Mr Melle can name streets for you.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  SisterGoldenHair
3 years ago

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT!
Stay off of:
North st.
Tyler st.
Lincoln st.
First st.
Second st.
Linden st.
Dewey ave
Cherry st.
Burbank st.
Kent ave
Madison ave
And Seymour st.
And you might survive.

SisterGoldenHair
SisterGoldenHair
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

Thank you Mr. Melle

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  SisterGoldenHair
3 years ago

It’s pretty amazing that Mr. Melle knows what Pittsfield streets are currently safe and which ones are not from the basement of his parents house in New Hampshire. Astro-projection perhaps?

magic
magic
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

Pecks Rd

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

Those are all minority occupied streets. You must be a racist.

May Hemm
May Hemm
3 years ago

I could swear whenever I’m driving someone is trying to run me off the road. What I do now is expect that to happen, and just smile.

Bill Q
Bill Q
3 years ago

Not only do you need red lights at Conte, but now you need them at Linden and Onota, and Onota and Columbus, ask safety personal on those two.

dusty
dusty
3 years ago

I remember wondering why so little road repair was happening from the beginning of the Ruberto administration. Year after year as he was mayor I kept wondering “where is the road repair money going”? And even after he left office after his long misguided affair with Pittsfield, subsequent politicians seemed to feel road money should be spent elsewhere.

We know that a ginormus amount went into North street to coddle the business owner/donor class. But shouldn’t there have been someone observing the situation? Someone in the highway dept? And if there was such a person was he over-rode if he brought up the subject at city hall?

Once again I say that if you hire friends and family and not the best qualified people for a job you screw yourself and in this case the taxpayers.

Picture 40 school buses banging over these roads twice a day for the next several months. Now picture the maintenance bill.

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

Maintaining streets in a city with so much traffic during the day from trucks is always ongoing and that will never change,I for one dont think its desperate.Some people on the planet are afraid of Pittsfield and dring on streets too.
As little as 3 years ago Lenox had the worst roads in the area and little traffic.Stockbridge average house price is 410 k and Pittsfield is160k

Spagirl
Spagirl
3 years ago

There really are no excuses for the demise in Pittsfield. The credit goes to the Closed circle of leadership for 3 centuries. They can take all the credit. 100 percent. The Citizens are docile.

Cos
Cos
3 years ago

veterans pay is now in the Trump budget to be cut, didn’t k ow that.

dusty
dusty
Reply to  Cos
3 years ago

The man is clinically insane. I don’t care what his paid off “doctor” said. It is obvious to a blind man that the Trump has cat litter for brains.

H
H
Reply to  dusty
3 years ago

Bannon said daughter Ivanka is dumb as a brick.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  dusty
3 years ago

Trump is a billionaire who managed to win an election that nobody thought he could win. What a dummy. We should all be so stupid and clinically insane.

The truly intelligent and sane politicians are the ones here in Pittsfield and Berkshire County for that matter. Just look at our quality of life here. Stores and businesses leaving, roads falling apart, out of control crime and lack of opportunity and our major concerns are garbage cans and pot. You just can’t fake that level of brilliance.

Hugh Janos
Hugh Janos
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

Pat. What will Trump have to do for you to say your sorry you voted for him?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hugh Janos
3 years ago

Trump is awesome. Were you ever sorry you voted for Obama?

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

Go Trump. Don’t listen to the mainstream liberal media that seeks to fool you everyday about President Trump. They just want the Progressives back in power to grow big corrupt government. Once the Progressives are back in charge there will be a total blackout of any talk about corrupt government because they and the liberal media will let their own people get away with whatever they want. They will say and do anything to reach their goal. Don’t be played for fools by this corrupt liberal media.

Liberals hated Bannon not too long ago. Now they hang on his every word because he is helping their cause of putting down Trump. What kind of people pick on a candidates children including his 12 year old son?

Harrison
Harrison
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

We don’t have to listen to the liberal media to realize that Trump is a whack job. He lays it all out for us in his tweets.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Harrison
3 years ago

I love his tweets. There is more intelligence coming from his tweets than the whole mainstream liberal media. An hour spent yesterday questioning his health when we have so many pressing issues in this country. It shows the absolute shallowness of the mainstream media and their lack of priorities.

dusty
dusty
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

Pat, you can get a large poster of Trump posing with his porn star mistress on E bay for $19.99. Would look great over your TV when you watch Hannity on Fox.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  dusty
3 years ago

Any of Bill Clinton with his mistresses? No, they were hidden by the media.

Secret Shopper
Secret Shopper
3 years ago

Yes, Hubbard Ave./Dalton Division bad. But, so is Crofut–which, I’m sure, will be repaired first.

But, er, isn’t too early for potholes?

Classic piece in the BB this morning about the power outage at Le Mall yesterday.

Yup, nobody knows nothing about nothing, and can’t do nothing about nothing–and these aren’t even city officials.

But just about choked on my oatmeal when it was stated that the BB actually SHOWED UP!, or so they say.

Master Cuts has been operating without heat.

Prediction: Le Mall will close at this time next year–they’ll hang out for one more Christmas season. Possibility that Target and the theater will remain open, but that’s it.

Spagirl
Spagirl
Reply to  Secret Shopper
3 years ago

I am wondering if it is retaliation against the stores that are giving their rent to Petricca?

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Secret Shopper
3 years ago

Target owns their building. They are separate from the Mall.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  acheshirecat
3 years ago

Why would Target want to remain all alone in an empty mall? Soon Pittsfield will be a bedroom community with no stores. Thank you Progressives.

Thomas More
Thomas More
3 years ago

Thanks Pat. Your clear thinking and logic brighten my day. I’ll not be fooled.

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

Bankrupt ,then money laundering….and hes following your advice and not paying attention….he will be gone soon

Still Wondering
Still Wondering
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

You have been telling yourself that for over a year now.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
3 years ago

Enjoying watching the mainstream media having a major meltdown over Trump passing his physical & cognitive exams with flying colors. Most of the questions asked of Trump’s doctor were just ridiculous. Morning Joe needs a mental evaluation!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 years ago

You seem surprised he passed the physical

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
3 years ago

More Dem names thrown into the ring as possible presidential nominees in 2020 include Gov. “moonbeam” Brown of CA & Gov. Cuomo of NY – both sanctuary states, both in dire financial straits. More losers!
MAGA!

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

California is the number 1 economy in the country and New York is 3rd

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

California has the highest poverty rate of any U.S. state, according to new statistics released last month by the United States Census Bureau.

In its report, the Census Bureau used cost of living to determine poverty level. The report utilized a standard called the “supplemental poverty measure,” or SPM, which incorporates various factors including expenditures on food, clothing, shelter and utilities, as well as geographic variations, in housing costs.

According to the Census Bureau, individuals are considered poor if the resources they share with others in the household are “not enough” to meet their basic needs.

The Census Bureau began reporting SPM in 2011, to enhance the previously used “official poverty measure,” which applies a universal poverty threshold based on income. In other words, with the official poverty measure, the Census Bureau considers anyone earning less than a certain income impoverished, whether they live in California or Mississippi. SPM, however, takes into account that the same income cannot go as far in California as it can in other states.

A little more than 20 percent of Californians — about 8 million people — live in poverty, according to the state’s SPM rate. By comparison, in Mississippi, the state with the highest poverty rate by the official poverty measure, only about 16 percent live in poverty, according to the state’s SPM.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  12 Gauge
3 years ago

Cool statistic 12. Thanx.

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Mr. G
3 years ago

Go away

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

All republican states are the bottom 25

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Don’t shake hands with TSC as he’s always pulling “facts” out of his butt.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  12 Gauge
3 years ago

Its called “gaslighting” 12 Gauge. Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the target and delegitimize the target’s belief.

Disappointed tax payer
Disappointed tax payer
3 years ago

East street is the face of our city as much as North St or more. Its a major through road to shopping and east to west north to south travel. People from all over shop on East street for automobiles.

Its the main entrance to the PEDA site. Yet it receives the attention of the redheaded step child. All the main roads into the city should be cared for better. Street sweeping, road repair, and cutting of the weeds on the islands.

The PEDA entrance needs to be revamped at East St as does the Tyler / Dalton ave intersection. Companies wan’t shovel ready sites not a site that need years of infrastructure repair. East at Fenn is long overdue for a traffic light. And the cross walk that connects the car dealers has not been painted in years.

In the summer months the walk loop is disgusting with dirt litter, I always see broken glass and cigarette buts (easily fixed with the street sweeper making a pass through).

The road to the GE petting zoo is overgrown, yet its amazing how many people near and far visit the deer. Why not capitalize on that and clean it up?? How much would it really cost to trim the trees and mow the lawn? Should it not be taken care of anyway?

This is what visitors and potential developers see when looking at this site or shopping for a automobile. A dirty neglected property and city.

Spagirl
Spagirl
Reply to  Disappointed tax payer
3 years ago

Agree

gocometti
gocometti
3 years ago

Merrill Road is a State Highway….Tyler Street is a City Road…which one has fewer potholes ? Smart drivers use
Crane Avenue….Highland… and Chapman Streets to avoid
potholes

Shakes His Head
Shakes His Head
3 years ago

6′ 3″ and 239 lbs? I’m 5’10 and 245, and I am not as fat a slob as Trump. He’s fake news.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

sounds like you need a blubber scrubber.

tom
tom
Reply to  12 Gauge
3 years ago

Mayor Tyer does nt even know if there is a homeless problem in the city. What planet is she on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dusty
dusty
Reply to  tom
3 years ago

Does not know and does not want to hear about it if there is one. It is all rainbows and ribbons where she steps.

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

you simply have no clue. You are on obese loser.

Shakes His Head
Shakes His Head
Reply to  Dustin
3 years ago

Muscle weighs more than fat.

I can surpass you at any physical activity, Dustin.

You’re an idiot.

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

you are a fat idiot

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Dustin
3 years ago

Shakes, save this stuff for when you log into your Grinder account.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

Trump does not look like he has muscle bot dods look obese

Shakes His Head
Shakes His Head
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

Dustin, you contribute nothing to this conversation. You hide behind your keyboard and monitor. I’m not who you thought I was yet you continue cowardly personal insults and attacks that you would never say to my face.

Unless you want to start posting with your full and real name, stop your cowardly actions of insulting me behind your fake identity.

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

as soon as you start posting yours coward

Shakes His Head
Shakes His Head
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

Not an original thought comes out of your head. You started this offensive on me. Just a keyboard bully that’s throws childish, cowardly tantrums because he doesn’t get his way.

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Shakes His Head
3 years ago

go away boy you bother us

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

The 10 biggest welfare fed money takers are Republican and the highest income givers of fed money to the 10 poorest republican states are The Liberal Democratic states that promote higher wages and education ….please simply look it up.Trump play you guys,the rich got richer,corporations got richer and they thank trump for the 2trillion raid on the future

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Time to wash your hands again.

mi
mi
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Don’t look now but Bannon is about to reveal a lot of nasty stuff on El Comendante. Finally,he will get his.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  mi
3 years ago

Trump is creating jobs right and left with his tax plan. Apple today is on a hiring spree with LOTS of jobs. Progressives are in denial.

Bill Q
Bill Q
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

Pat, that’s all well and good. Stif the Corporations do not reinvest in their Companies,what good will come out of it? If the deficit reduced due to Trumps pledge Companies and billionaires will free up money,blah lah lah, and this reduces the deficit, without cutting any more vital programs, then I’ll be a believer.

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

You have been schooled again gauge.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Once again. Please wash your hands. I know where you pull your information from.

Gigi
Gigi
3 years ago

And the winning continues! Dow closes over 26,000! Apple expanding! Go Trump!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/17/apple-announces-350-billion-investment-20k-jobs-over-5-years.html

h
h
3 years ago

Corporations will keep it afloat until Trump says sell.

H
H
3 years ago

Bannon is Trumps Brother.

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

Horrible editorial in the Berkshire Eagle about making use of the Berkshire Mall after it no longer exists which Progressives have been wanting for a long time. Guess what their genius idea is for the mall? How about indoor agriculture for the growing of the BB’s favorite new substance, pot. The BB is hell bent on turning this area into one big drug sh**hole. It’s not enough that drug use is out of control in this area, but Progressives keep pushing pot on everybody. It’s not enough that mothers are fighting an uphill battle to keep pot out of their communities so it’s not one more thing that kids can abuse. In addition we have a Progressive newspaper pushing pot like its candy.

John Duns Scotus
John Duns Scotus
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

The king of the Eagle editorial page is Bill Everhart. A true Moonbat Fool.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

News Article –

“Dalton Avenue dispensary heads to Pittsfield zoning board in bid to add recreational sales”
By Amanda Drane , The Berkshire Eagle, January 16, 2018

PITTSFIELD — A medical marijuana dispensary coming soon to Dalton Avenue is asking the city to approve additions that would equip the facility to sell for recreational purposes.

Berkshire Roots, scheduled to open at 501 Dalton Ave. in March, will appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday. The company seeks to expand the shop’s parking lot, upgrade utility lines and the stormwater management system, and revise the property’s use to include sale of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Some 15,000 of the building’s nearly 26,000 square feet will be dedicated to growing marijuana. Berkshire Roots began prepping the space — once home to a Salvation Army store, Casey’s Billiards and an auto shop — about a year ago.

Berkshire Roots plans to bring the total number of parking spaces to 67, add a vinyl fence in front of the facility and bring a sidewalk in the entryway into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“We have effectively turned what used to be Casey’s Billiards and the Salvation Army into a unique facility,” Andy Nuciforo, one of the company’s investors, said during a Community Development Board meeting on Tuesday.

Board members unanimously voted to send the special permit amendments forward with a positive recommendation.

Nuciforo explained that legislators overhauled the state’s marijuana law in July, and among the “dizzying number of changes” came a provision allowing already-certified dispensaries to sell both medical and recreational marijuana in the same facility so long as the operations are separate.

“There will be a black magic marker separation between these two functions,” he said.

Nuciforo said the dispensary will begin selling medical marijuana in March, and will likely begin selling recreational marijuana this summer.

Reach Amanda Drane at adrane@berkshireeagle.com, @amandadrane on Twitter or at 413-496-6296.

Harry Merkin
Harry Merkin
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

Amanda is the one who was chewing gum at the city council meeting like an ungulate chewing her cud. Amanda baby. If you want to chew gum like a low class lady don’t sit where the camera picks up each and every chew.

dusty
dusty
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

I believe this particular pot palace has deep roots in has-been politicians who had inside connections in Boston and got their permits and licenses over other contenders because of that.

They may not be listed as owners but have heavy investments. Some of the same people who wanted to lock kids up for selling pot now want to get rich off of selling it to them.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

The Salvation Army was a store that really helped low income people. A pot store is just a tacky addition to a city that doesn’t need any more substances to abuse. Nuciforo has no reason to brag about a pot store especially since he will benefit from it.

LoneGunMan
LoneGunMan
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 years ago

Glad to see Amanda is picking up the tough stories for her liberal comrades like “Andy” Nuciforo

What a hack she is. was and always will be. The Berkshire Eagle Bovine chewing that corn through the fence.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

“Progressive” my arse–far, far LEFT.

BB op-ed page is THE most leftist I’ve ever seen in a daily newspaper in the U.S.

Farther left than NYT, WaPo, LATimes, Chicago Whatever, etc.

The monthly “The Nation” might be farther left.

They’re “liberal,” but they like “progressive” because their focus groups and Lackoff tell them “liberal” is a dirty word now.

LoneGunMan
LoneGunMan
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
3 years ago

I think Robert Dunn personally writes those Op-Eds. Pulling his skid marked, tighty-whities around his ankles and going to pound town he’s so proud of himself

Gigi
Gigi
3 years ago

In case you missed it……….here are President Trump’s Fake News Awards!

https://www.infowars.com/breaking-trump-tweets-2017-fake-news-awards-winners/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
3 years ago

I forgot about the stupid story that said President Trump removed. the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the White House. President Trump just turned Martin Luther King’s birthplace into a national historic park. That story was naturally very under reported by the liberal media.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

Senator Nuciforo is now selling pot in the hood,can we let those in jail for this out now.

Cos
Cos
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Where are our state rep and local officials on this? Pittsdield is now in the drug business

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Sure, they can work at Andy’s emporium.

h
h
3 years ago

Recreational Pot? It wasn’t to long ago when the D A and Local DARE was calling Marijuana the Gateway Drug? This is Big Business.

Harry Merkin
Harry Merkin
Reply to  h
3 years ago

Now they want to change Columbus Day to Cheech and Ching Day.

Cos
Cos
3 years ago

Mayor, Pots coming to our vibrant city, roll out, the Red Carpet. Can’t wait to take my grand kids to see the new facility…….on summer street! Shitsville.

Bill Q
Bill Q
3 years ago

Hess Forest could be used as a satellite dispensary,get high and go next door for a Lewey Lent Tattoo.

H
H
Reply to  Bill Q
3 years ago

Maybe Trump can broker another blackmail deal.

Spagirl
Spagirl
3 years ago

They just want to get their hands on the dough!! $$$$$$

Ted Cruiser
Ted Cruiser
3 years ago

Watch today for how the media presents the possible government “shutdown.”

They all know it is a partial shutdown. The one in 2013 was between 15 and 18%. But they won’t always say “partial” and they’ll never give you the percentage. And only “nonessential” functions will shut down.

Last time we learned that only 6% of the EPA is “essential.”

Halo
Halo
3 years ago

Isn’t pot a drug, isn’t Allendale shcool less than a mile away? Wasn’t D A R E supposed to teach kids not to be exposed to weed, so we say yes, and kids say no in the hood?Isn’t pot a gateway drug?

dusty
dusty
Reply to  Halo
3 years ago

Regulation 138 part B of the Morse code book states that It is “OK to sell pot if you can prove you are a special interest type AND you do not come from a ShitHole country”.

LoneGunMan
LoneGunMan
Reply to  dusty
3 years ago

And you are GOB affiliated so you can schmooze the proper connections.

John Duns Scotus
John Duns Scotus
Reply to  Halo
3 years ago

Isn’t Pittsfield a Gateway City?

Spagirl
Spagirl
Reply to  John Duns Scotus
3 years ago

Pittsfield cannot even keep a Hallmark Store.

Bowlee and Lebo
Bowlee and Lebo
3 years ago

It’s about the money money money … must be sunny in a rich mans world…i am sad to see what this great little city has come to…thanks you ms tTyer…for nothing.

dusty
dusty
Reply to  Bowlee and Lebo
3 years ago

Actually she is not the one who ruined it. She just made the conscious choice to make it even worse.

Well, not worse for everyone hee hee

Cosbies
Cosbies
3 years ago

Pittsdield residents should take advantage and Light Up! Are we able to go to work,high, how about driving, while high? What happens when the old lady beats the shock out of me, while high, will she get off on a technicality? Last one was a joke, hahaha. Light up Pittsfield,and keep you’re windows open! Have one on Andy!

LoneGunMan
LoneGunMan
Reply to  Cosbies
3 years ago

CBD and 1:1 THC blends relieve pain and anxiety, yet don’t give a psychoactive high.

Educate yourself. The more anti-marijuana sentiments I see, the more I realize how out of touch and full of themselves locals are.

We don’t like it, so you can’t use it. Yet liquor stores and methadone clinics everywhere. I challenge anyone to find the Northampton dispensary without google maps. It’s so unassuming its comical.

Yet, we had alcoholic neighbors afraid putting a dispensary at the old KFC would “ruin” the neighborhood

Fools… all of you

Bill Q
Bill Q
3 years ago

Will there be a buy 4 get one free, come on,where are the Charter Rules? See Trump antagonists, jobs are coming, forget about the billions spent on anti-drug abuse over the years, it ain’t the Big Dig, at least.

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

Nuciforo is full of it saying things are so complicated that they now will sell pot to everyone but not until July….Senator Nuciforo is selling pot,Trump is president,Tyer got elected Mayor to Raise Taxes even higher every yeay

h
h
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Do you think he knew where to go and how to negotiate with/for the green machine? Last I knew,lawyers get 33 percent. Nancy Reagan is ‘rolling’ over, in her grave.

LoneGunMan
LoneGunMan
3 years ago

By the time the idiot progressives in the Berkshires get their shit together we will be lawfully selling medical cocaine and heroin.

That’s how long it’s going to take since theres always some group of snowflakes that hypocritically take their xanax, down some wine then complain it’s going to ruin the county.

As if their policies haven’t already done that. Can anyone find the dispensary in N. Hampton without google maps? Doubt it. Go to downtown Denver. There are dispensaries at every corner and you can’t even tell unless you are explicitly searching

Morons. All of you. Keep listening to Johnny Krol and his comrades then wonder why the city is going to hell in a handbasket

Linda, you suck. Plain and simple.

May Hemm
May Hemm
Reply to  LoneGunMan
3 years ago

I think we have medical heroin, it’s called methadone.

Sonny
Sonny
3 years ago

My home is now within walking distance of the methadone clinic
+ the future connected ex politicians pot factory building. I am
now wondering if my property value has increased or is it the likely
hood my house will be broken into has increased? I hate to judge down on their luck state sponsored drug addicts, never mind that no I don’t. Why is is that brokest states are Blue States?

dusty
dusty
3 years ago

Much a do about nuttin folks. Trumps attorney General is going to put the kibosh on the whole pot industry country wide. He is going to pull the rug out from under a billion dollar industry? Why you ask? Just for fun..because they can. Trump loves chaos and this will piss a lot of people off. He lives for that. So my advice is not to invest too heavily into this pot stuff just yet. It has the Trump curse on it.

Harrison
Harrison
Reply to  dusty
3 years ago

Funny thing is, half of the people that that I know supported legalization of recreational pot voted for Trump. States rights bull.

May Hemm
May Hemm
3 years ago

Do you think crystal meth would be availablele sometime in the near future? We do have a lot of empty Motels to do it in.

Halo
Halo
3 years ago

The Mayor needs to know or care that the PPD is continually, continually going to the same people day after day. The dispatchers treat these individuals like a soap opera, almost as though it’s a joke. These people need help, if you get calls on individuals five times a week or more in some cases, something should be done to end the problem. Wonder what Ron thinks of this?

The school committee
The school committee
3 years ago

Pat,Trump said 2 million jobs last year were added and not 1 in Pittsfield or North Adams or Stockbridge or the coal mine of Pennsylvania

dusty
dusty
Reply to  The school committee
3 years ago

Coal mining?? Could we look for coal on the PEDA site? Holy shit the economic engine we have been looking for was right in front of our eyes. Can we get a TIF so search for coal under the toxic waste? If it was not there before it might be now.

There may be oil there may be diamonds. When can we start digging mayor?

Benigno Numine
Benigno Numine
Reply to  dusty
3 years ago

When Jed Clampet moves there.

Akbar Fukwad
Akbar Fukwad
3 years ago

Is there any way to open a snack shop by Andy’s pot shop? I’ll make more of the potheads than Andy.