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FROM THE WILD WOOD: BABY, YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR or MORE MASS. MADNESS

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, OFF THE MAP SOMEWHERE, MONDAY SEPT. 9, 2019) — To James and all, THE PLANET is still out of civilization and enjoying every microsecond. We are not, however, out of touch, thanks to Al Gore’s invention of the internet.

It’s interesting that — in this foreign land, where you can whittle a twig from the smoke of a corncob pipe — the problem of illegal immigration in the States emerged while s’moring round an open fire under a spectacular band of Milky Way. Essentially, they all wonder if we in Massachusetts and elsewhere have lost our minds.

“Yes,” we replied. “How else does an ostensibly and allegedly ‘free’ electorate send boobs such as Tricia Farley Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (D-Country Buffet) to office?”

TFB, who has yet to have an original political thought, received “talking points” in support of drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens from State House leaders and from Sen. Warren’s office in D.C. “Talking points” are in reality “marching orders.” Nobodies like Bouvier Country Buffet and Adam Hiney have no choice but to obey without question. They are only too glad to comply.

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THE PLANET won’t waste photons telling you what you already know. Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski, when they renew their licenses, have to supply passport, birth certificate, fingerprints, pass a three-hour oral exam given in Spanish, walk over hot coals, and clean the DMV floor with Ipana and a toothbrush. Illegals? All they have to do is show up and ask. They are taken first, no questions asked.

Hear are a few of OUR talking points.

  • Handing out licenses to criminals encourages them to keep breaking the law.
  • States with experience in such folly know that many illegals use phony IDs and fake Social Security numbers, obtained online and often paid with the free EBT cards supplied by the Kapanskis.
  • Illegals will buy car insurance, pay for one month, then ignore other premiums. No follow-up by authorities. You try missing a payment. Next thing you know, you’re cancelled.
  • The push for illegals to be given drivers’ licenses comes from Democrats desperate for votes in next year’s elections. This is about the Hispanic and Latino vote, a subpopulation that refuses to do what all previous generations of immigrants did: enter legally and assimilate (language, mores, folkways).
  • Handing out licenses to illegals sends a clear message that it’s OK to break the law.
  • If an illegal is convicted of DUI, they can still apply for a TDL — a Temporary Drivers’ License.

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With that wind-up and stimulus, we turn the Comment Line over to You The People. Yes, you still have a home here on THE PLANET. Meanwhile, we have explorations in the wild wood. We shall return …

When we feel like it.

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Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

Tricia Farley Bouvier’s public record! She backed the Berkshire Museum shakedown where the most valuable pieces of art, including Norman Rockwell paintings, that were sold off for tens of millions of dollars. She wants to give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses. She is part of Jimmy Ruberto’s WHEN Good Old Boys (and Girls) club. In January of 2017, she voted for the controversial legislative pay raise bill without allowing a citizens’ referendum. She voted for casino gambling. She sends her children to Lenox schools, but represents Pittsfield on Beacon Hill’s State House. She always votes unanimously, along with all the other state Reps, in favor of Speak for Life Bob DeLeo’s legislation. in 2018, she allegedly and corruptly floated the possibility of a job for Judith Knight with Andrea Harrington as DA. She pushed for a new Taconic High School that the city government has… Read more »

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

Melle, you rarely make sense. This time you did. Congratulations.

Sally Says
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Sally Says

Sally Says very very very well said Johnathan.

Dan, enjoy your sabbatical.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

Well said. If a decent candidate ran against her I would send them a decent check. She is the worm at the bottom of a garbage can.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/detail.html?sub_id=584205&pollmsg=&cb=1567990547

Interesting poll on the Berkshire Eagle website.

Are you confident in Pittsfield’s response to recent gunplay and deadly violence in the city?
Posted Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:03 pm

Yes

No

Tallied Votes
Posted Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:03 pm
No 88% | 112 VOTES
Yes 13% | 16 VOTES

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

But they knew that.
Are you confidant that the Berkshire Eagle is not in cahoots with the mayor and her friends to downplay violence in Pittsfield? Or not reporting much of what is going on? Leaving out details? Getting approval from the corner office as to what can and cannot be printed?

I’m not.

CC The Maze Sun
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CC The Maze Sun

“Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a STAR
Baby you can drive my car
……….
Beep beep mm, beep beep yeah”

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

DA Andrea Harrington plans to make an announcement on how her office will handle future juvenile cases. Sources indicate the announcement will be in lock step with other “progressive” DA’s and include the following. DA Andrea Harrington wants to reduce recidivism among at-risk youth. They are examining juvenile detention alternative initiative which is a fancy term for diversion. Whenever possible she will want the juvenile offenders to remain in a stable home prior to trial. Adjudication will include alternatives to detention, it will include therapy, school intervention, supervised release programs such as home detention, electronic monitoring, day and evening reporting centers, and local treatment programs. Successful participation in these programs will result in expungement if charges from the juvenile offenders record. Juvenile offenders are now seen as victims of their upbringing, not as career criminals. Intervention and diversion will “break the cycle” of criminality.… Read more »

Blare
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Blare

Capeless etal.,
The facts are not on your side. But feel free to keep digging.
Blare

James
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James

Dude, Capeless is retired. Seek help.

truthsayer
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truthsayer

The specific role of the DA is to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Not ignore the laws, not make up the laws, not create their own interpretation of the laws, not decide what is criminal and what is not, not use the laws for a progressive agenda. ENFORCEMENT. When DAs ignore the laws, they are not doing their job, and skirting the laws can mean that they are even breaking the laws. While a DA can’t be removed from office, a complaint can be filed with the state Board of BAR Overseers. The complaint can be investigated and the license to practice law of a DA can be suspended temporarily or permanently. In Massachusetts, it is a requirement that at DA be an attorney. Without said license, a DA can’t be a DA and has to resign. Harrington, no matter how… Read more »

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

How can they remain in a stable home if they live in a home with parents who are unstable themselves? The whole idea seems set up to fail.

The answer is tough love as in more birth control and abortions need to be made easily available, free and encouraged for all unplanned pregnancies’. This idea may not be politically correct but it is time to stop kidding ourselves. Too many kids born to too many mothers who are clueless as to how to raise them

Pat
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Pat

Dear kindly Judge, your Honor
My parents treat me rough
With all their marijuana
They won’t give me a puff
They didn’t wanna have me
But somehow I was had
Leapin’ lizards! That’s why I’m so bad!

This sums up the beliefs of Harrington and others in the far left. From the Office Krumky song in West Side Story. The song, however, is making fun of young people blaming all of their problems on their upbringing and taking no responsibility for their actions.

PorkyPig
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PorkyPig

Anyone under a certain age (18 in most places, 26 in Obamerica) would more than likely, to a point, be a product of their environment.

I am all for not putting kids in jail. If you’re kid is robbing pedestrians and shooting kids at the park, you should be locked up, fined etc. That way you have a reason to step up your parenting game.

As a teacher, kids are easily molded and no, it’s not their fault they have shitty upbringing. But, somewhere the cycle must be broke

Pat
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Pat

You forget that anyone under 21 is considered by the far left to NOT be responsible for their actions because their brains are not fully developed yet. The upbringing part is just another piece of their plan to not hold young people responsible for bad behavior. Leaving them in the schools where they can disrupt the education of other children is also not a good strategy.

Aerin
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Aerin

Police Report, Just one edit: you forgot to mention that the first step in Harrington’s juvenile justice program was to get rid of the prevention programs in our county schools.
Some questions:
What are the stats for the number of juvenile cases over the last ten years?
The programs you outlined seem interestingly to require that all the work be done by other agencies. Wonder what they think? What about partners in law enforcement – how do police feel about this?
How will therapy and other programs be paid for?
What are Helen Moon and Dina Giuel doing besides campaigning?

Regarding Pucci, I have heard Harrington went to her buddies in the other DA’s offices and they both said it shouldn’t be prosecuted.

Anderson williams
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Anderson williams

Bitter, sorry not sorry Black Mustang XXL really…stop the tears man!

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

Might have sent this twice – NYS used to have a Person in Need of Supervision order that got a juvenile into the system and was often filed by parents who thought their kid was out of order and unable to be supervised at home. This could have gotten a child to be put into a non secure or secure facility based on the family court order. No one can run a successful non secure facility anymore so they rarely exist. Offenders could await court in a facility too. Secure facilities are easier to run but more expensive and prison like.
Does MA do PINS or is juvenile detention founded on an arrest?

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

Excellent question. Yes parents can seek to have their children detained BUT it will rarely happen unless on a psyche hold. The new laws are much more strict on juvenile justice and detention. There are about six or seven steps for detention, and it’s created a chilling effect on police actually doing anything at all when it comes to children under 12. It has also stopped police from doing much when it comes to juveniles at all. The July 2018 changes have made things very difficult. Under 12, no detention, no arrest. Age 12-18, no arrest without a warrant, no detention without a warrant. What makes it even more difficult are the time constraints, police can only hold children for 6 hours, have to have a certified facility, and must do so after contacting the placement hotline. This procedure is so convoluted it makes… Read more »

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

It seems like there’s a window for a PINs type procedure somewhere in the school disruption problem. I have zero confidence in the social workers to make effective change because if you remove politics from the problem described above you have a repeated social dynamic malfunction that has been well funded to be ignored.
I don’t know about case handling but anything the current DA had been out publicly about sounds like shallow politics speak. We should fire here at election time.

Ham Anex
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Ham Anex

Capeless, Rutberg and Harrington are responsible for the gun play.

Tom Betit
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Tom Betit

Ham
Gunplay hasn’t risen significantly.
Lack of citizen participation due to previous district attorneys failure to protect witnesses is cause
That the liberal parrot fails to report crime, is just more systematic failure of the fake news.

Ham Anex
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Ham Anex

Capeless was not much better on illegal gun possession. The hoodlums have nothing to fear if they are caught with a gun.

Blare
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Blare

Dan,
No comment on the Williams College rape conviction or the subsequent commentary on your board? Care to take a position?

Blare

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

TFB is a tool of a political machine. Not sure how one looks in the mirror or feels good about oneself in such a life choice. Self esteem must be non existent.

But as far as giving drivers license s in order to facilitate votes why would Massachusetts need more democratic votes? Republican governors have pretty much worked well enough and there is no contest in every other position.

Pat
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Pat

Illegal immigrants are voting in the presidential elections. They are not supposed to be, but they are doing so illegally. They always vote Democrat. Once they have driver licenses, the next step for the far left will be to arrange for them to be able to legally vote in the presidential election. The far left is playing the long game, but they are currently benefiting from all the illegal immigrants in the country.

PorkyPig
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PorkyPig

The electoral college makes that whole point moot in Massachusetts. The democratic candidate will and has gotten the full electoral vote by default

Pat
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Pat

That is just for Massachusetts. As I said their ultimate goal is for the illegal immigrants with drivers licenses to be able to vote in the presidential election across the country.

Shakes
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Shakes

Where exactly are non citizens voting in Federal elections?

The school committee
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The school committee

Farley Bouvier and the rest of our reps can not point to 1 job brought here to the Bershire. Pittsfield is a city who is chasing failure the old fashion way by raising taxes on the Senior citizens and the busting ass working poor.Many people voted for Tyer to cut taxes 4 years ago.I was one of those.Schools budget is not working for me,the highway budget being 3 million over in overtime in 12 months is not working for me,Tyer ran on crime as the number one problem and that issue is still the same.Sorry Mayor but you had 4 years.Mazzeo is the better choice.If I vote Tyer I know things wont change and my taxes will go up.Thank you for running Mrs Mazzeo.Thanks for asking questions.Thanks for learning about the issues,thanks for educating yourself ,thanks for serving as our next mayor.I think we… Read more »

Spil Lain
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Spil Lain

Three years call centers like a Wayfair will be obsolete.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

Andrea Harrington is to the Berkshire County justice system what Linda Ferguson is to MCC on OITNB.

No longer holding defendants pre-trial (no cash bail policy) and no longer incarcerating juveniles seems like a no-brainer cost reduction.

What are they going to do with all those orange jumpsuits?

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

A “head for the hideout for free” card and no fear of punishment for juveniles.

Great day to commit a crime in Berkshire County and get away with it.

Barbados
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Barbados

Another great column DV-from Timbuktu no less! TFB is the most embarrassing rep we have.
Drivers licenses for illegals will only add to the social disaster that is the ‘great’ commonwealth.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

annnnndd…like many of the other social programs, licenses for illegal immigrants will encourage many more of them to come to Massachusetts. What happens to a state when it has more illegal people than legal people? Would all the people speaking different languages make it easier for teachers to teach school? Would we rename the state the Commonwealth of Babble?

It is a slippery slope Tricia. I hope you are one step ahead of the influx.

shakes
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shakes

I guarantee you that no undocumented immigrant will relocate anywhere just to get a legal driver’s license. I guarantee you that there is no national language.

Juicy Lucy
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Juicy Lucy

Trisha Far Off Bouvier is a WHEN clone and Linda Tyer is as well. TFB’s kids go to school in Lenox. She lives in Pittsfield close to the Lenox line. She could never beat Smitty Pignatellii in the State Reps race so she remains here. Her husband is a teacher in south county, so he drops the kids off in Lenox on his way to work. So while paying her state salary we the citizens of Pittsfield are paying to send her kids to school in Lenox. These two girls are a part of the Ruberto Regime. Ruberto’s Renaissance is empty storefronts on North St. and his giveaway of G.E.economic development monies to failed entities, Workshop Live, Richard Stanley Beacon Cinema and major tax breaks to Spice is a lack of effective leadership and the lining of pockets.Both Tricia and Linda while on the… Read more »

The school committee
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The school committee

Tricia has never written a bill that she was not told to write.She was going to ride the Clinton train.Now she is stick.

Sam Slnger
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Sam Slnger

Dan, you better come back quick, the Patriots are in dire straits, hopefully Antonio Brown can help.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

No one should vote for Linda Tyer if she continues to refuse to release the names of the business s she is giving tax breaks to. This should be public information and if it is such a worthy economic engine plan she should be proud of it and share the names. Unless of course it has become a special interest payback fund in which case I can see why she is freaking out about people finding out who they are.

The silence is deafening.

Heylo
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Heylo

Nothing from the Mayor or D A with the recent murder?

truthsayer
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truthsayer

DA Clouseau isn’t in the office, so she must be out with Mayor Kato and Chief Dreyfus solving the crime.

We all have to go Clouseau’s yoga class to get any scoop.

Little Caram
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Little Caram

Cliffs sucking a Loli pop at the Parks commission meeting,now I’ve seen it all. Is he retired yet?

Goodbye Krol World
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Goodbye Krol World

Ummmm, no comment.

The school committee
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The school committee

The Hancock Shaker Village got 450k of GE money as th err y marched every high paid state pol to go before the council.Some UMass professor told how student went there…..TFB was behind it and the Museum was begging for 1/2 a million and got it for air conditioning.They should pay it back.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Who else is getting the Pittsfield piñata money? That is one of the mayors deepest darkest secrets. Senior citizens are having their property taxes increased to make up for what she is giving away to friendly business owners. This is shameful and certainly a subject a mayoral opponent should be talking about. And truthfully, the business owners should be ashamed as well and are also asking that their identities not be revealed. Sad.

The school committee
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The school committee

Museum and Shaker village need to give Pittsfield 1 million dollars.Hancock Shaker Village got the money then redirected it after it was handed over.They need to appear before our council and explain what they did with 1/2 a million….dont the people who spoke on their behalf want to know how Pittsfield got scammed so we wont repeat it.Hows that 20 river cleanup going .GE stalled at Pomeroy boat launch….why

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Redirected indeed. How much of these handouts make their way back to Santa? Did any movie moguls give in-kind benefits to any mayors for all the largess they may have received? Has anyone gotten a good deal on a car? Free meals at a restaurant?
And I ask because seniors on fixed incomes should not have to be funding gravy train because that is just sad if someone were to be working such a plan. No one would want that done to their own mother so you would hope they would not do it to someone else s mother.

Pat
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Pat

All Pittsfield mayoral candidates interviewed on 1420 radio at 11:30 AM this week. Tyer was interviewed yesterday. I think Mazzeo is today. Tom Conklin is the host of the show. He liked Tyers toter idea for the garbage and her home repair idea. Tyer said that if re-elected, she will continue to pursue both of those ideas. I didn’t like either of those ideas and neither did many in the city.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Tom was NOT encouraged to back the mayors toter plan even though it may have come across that way. He is, uh, impartial.

Sojourner Truth
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Sojourner Truth

YEAH, right !!!…???

Ana Rol
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Ana Rol

Hey,congrats to Kathy Lloyd (biology major) on her new found job in North Adams, the I t director,(nice pay to) I guess ol Kath, former Pittsfield City Council candidate decided Kansas was a drag.

James
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James

BREAKING: The DA has reduced hours to 8:30 to 4:30 pm. I guess if she’s not doing any work, no need to hang around.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

Reduced her hours? The offices hours?

What were the old hours?

Is this part of her cost reduction plan?

James
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James

9-5 for the whole office, so if you need them at 4:45 forget it, and no there is no cost reduction.

truthsayer
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truthsayer

When you’re never there, changing the hours means nothing to DA Clouseau. Must’ve been a change in the hours at the yoga studio.

Tom Betit
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Tom Betit

James
It keeps those pesky citizens who jobs away, not like anyone in the office returns a phone call or email.

Festow M
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Festow M

Dan, a bit of misinformation above on wbec 1420 the 11:30 morning interviews are Graves today,Mazzeo tommorow,Kalinowski Thursday,and Kavey,whom I like a lot for Ward five on Friday. The one on Friday might be recorded.

City Of Buffoons
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City Of Buffoons

From today’s Eagle.

Dawn Schober flitted around to each of the dozens of candidates, stressing the importance of giving young people something to stay in Pittsfield for. Schober, who is gay, said she would also like to see the city grow more racially and sexually diverse.

The city’s population needs to evolve with the times, she said.

“You can have a city full of old people,” she said, telling this reporter she is “old enough to be your mother.” “It’s not going to help us.”

KanstndLo
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KanstndLo

Danny,(at the Lake)…I am very intrigued by the Ward Five candidacy of Patrick Kavey. He will bring a new perspective as well as his energy.
He’s probably tops in energy amongst all candidates, save Al Blumin.
The young man is very smart and I love his attitude. He’s also a local company no back,which seems sincere.I thought Lothrop said money would lure better candidates? Then why is he running? Give Patrick a chance! I don’t think Ward Five will be disappointed.

This Just In
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PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

As previously stated, and the progressive buzz word bingo words were highlighted and hit almost to a one. It’s almost like they plagiarized Reforming Juvenile Justice A Developmental Approach. Curious where were Mayor Tyer and Chief Wynn were they not there with DA Andrea Harrington? Did Chief Wynn have another out of town speaking engagement? These are just buzz words from the study Reforming Juvenile Justice A Developmental Approach. All this really does is supplant the uncaring and absentee parents with paid for by the state social workers who will complain of too large of a case load. Does DCF do a good job? Who exactly will head up this unit? What staff resources will be dedicated to this unit. DA Andrea Harrington removed early education and intervention programs at the school due to budget concerns, but now they have money for this because… Read more »

This Just In
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This Just In

If you go through the photos Tyer is there but not Wynn.

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

PR, you pretty much got her speech word for word in a post the other day. Great work.

Vin Bee
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Vin Bee

Go Andrea Go. Restore Justice. Save our young thugs.

Aerin
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Aerin

Great photo essay of the Berkshire County Criminal Liberties Union featuring Tyer, Hinds and Bouvier. They’re responsible for fooling the public into believing Harrington is the solution and the main problem is not violence and those traumatized by it but offender’s rights.

Whuttajoke
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Whuttajoke

Sweet aaaddddoooooline at the C C tonight. We are in dire straits and this buffoon has a proclamation for a song and dance act.

Waxx
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Waxx

What is the difference between Councilor DTR and Chief Sammon getting a job. Sammon earned it. Congrats to the Assistant Chief Clement on his new designation,good guy!

O Com
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O Com

You would think the information officer over at ppd was the second coming. NO. Just another useless occupation taxpayers have to fund and bennies. Anything’this guy has talked about is old news,what the hell does he do? What is his grade?

Ray Diant
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Ray Diant

Hinds belongs in horror pictures.

The school committee
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The school committee

Ex Mayor Tyer lost for 2 reasons.The first reason is she ran on crime and had 4 years to handle it.She ran on budget efficiency and that was a terrible failure.A for year failure.Mayor Mazzeo will be great at handling department heads and getting safe streets.

Hell Toupee
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Hell Toupee

Gaylamar Artis told Mayor Linda Tyer about how she fears for her grandchildren living on Francis Avenue.

“It’s terrible over there,” she said, citing recent violence in the city’s West Side.

Tyer said she understands that there are a lot of good people in the neighborhood who, because of the actions of a few, are living in fear.

Artis said she doesn’t want to see her family in the news before something gets done about it.

“Can’t say, `never me,'” she said. “You never know.”

To another woman who asked about the city’s West Side, Tyer said “there are some things I want to finish up.”

“I want to keep working with the West Side,” she said. “We’re not in denial about it.”

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