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IT’S LABOR DAY, A DAY FOR NO LABOR BUT ALSO A DAY TO ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, LABOR DAY, 2019) — Can we all take a breath for a moment?

The recent spade of mayhem, murder, and violence has the city of Pittsfield on edge. Meanwhile, its top officials tell everyone that everything’s A-OK. Choose to believe what you will, but on this day, let’s all take a step back and inhale … then exhale. Inhale … then exhale. Repeat as necessary.

THE PLANET shall be brief today, a day that signals the de facto end of summer. Oh, we have a few weeks left, but after Labor Day, the Berkshires empty out, “normal” life resumes, and we look forward to the welcome change of seasons. Tomorrow we shall be back with continuing coverage of the Aftermath of a Murder. That’s what a pulp novelist might call the Columbus Avenue slaying of an “innocent bystander.” The killing has the city upside down. Any officials who ignore the severity of this disruption do so at their own peril. Simply put, there are killers on the loose.

So be sure to tune into THE PLANET, Tuesday’s Child. We’ve got more goods, the kind the tamed Mainstream Media won’t publish.

Meantime, try to enjoy the day.

We now turn the Comment Line open to anyone who wishes to Have Their Say.

God bless.

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“True love can conquer every fear”Mick Valenti, from his song, “A Special Day,” from the album Beatlesque.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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A special kind of stress
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A special kind of stress

Don’t worry folks things will be vibrant and dynamic before you know it. Linda as plans for you.

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

After Labor Day, this is when Pittsfield politics gets exciting! I cannot wait to read Dan Valenti’s coverage of Melissa versus Linda! They are ALL Lovely!!!!

Greg Harris
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Greg Harris

Happy holiday to all my Pittsfield friends. Thanks to the Planet for fantastic coverage we cant get anywhere else.

The school committee
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The school committee

Tyer wont show up at Herberg school.Will any school committee members walk the halls?Will Taylor spend one month at Herberg school .This is a huge year for this clueless committee. State of Massachusetts is very close to having to put the schools back on track.If Tyer cant get road lines painted for the safety of Pittsfield drivers we are at the end of the road with Tyers ability to run her department heads.
Police must expand and the schools must consolidate.

Theo
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Theo

Whats funny about that is the amount of drug activity and other bad stuff going on in those halls. Done right under the noses of staff literally in sonme cases. Have a friend who works at Mercer and I get the horror stories.

Excellent suggestion to have the mayor spend a month there. Where even the principal won’t walk the halls.

The school committee
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The school committee

I’m betting the farm that failed schools of Pittsfield Ma. Will lie and say things have changed.We are in emergency on the amount of cash spent on 12 year old abusive children in Mccandless ,Curtis schools. All are office door shut administrators.All can work from every problem building….there is room in every hall and corridor…..Go to the problem Mayor Tyer,Mccandless,Wynn is that to much to ask in a of poverty and drug addiction.

doomiedodger
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doomiedodger

Thank you Dan for the chance to voice opinions, exasperations and frustrations. There is no doubt that politicians and self serving special interests were draining the life blood out of Pittsfield before Tyer was positioned at the helm. But it seems like she felt obligated to play Santa Claus to everybody with their hand out and had no reservations about giving the taxpayers a fortified enema. And it seems that she has at least several high level department heads that lack either the ability or enthusiasm to do their jobs in a professional manner. I do not see any obvious leadership qualities coming out of the corner office. If she is reelected is there anything left of the city to give away? And if she is replaced will her successor be made of the same puppet cloth? And if by some miracle, not seen… Read more »

CC The Maze Sun
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CC The Maze Sun

“In my mind there’s no sorrow
Don’t you know that it’s so
There’ll be no sad tomorrow
Don’t you know that it’s so

There’s a place
Where I can go
When I feel low
When I feel blue
And it’s MY MIND”

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

Happy End of Summer to all!

I’m looking forward to more election activity as well!

Cheers!

Sally Says
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Sally Says

Harrington wants shooting gallery’s in Pittsfield???

What about the rest of the feminist progressive trio – Her pal Tyer who thinks like her, and faraway Farley, or shall I say Linda and Trisha? Sounds so cute just like Sally does eh?

Sally says sounds like an economic engine. Turn PEDA useless life science building into a shooting gallery, grow PCB laced weed all over the PEDA property, sell it outta same building, leave room for a cemetery on property where city can bury the OD “victims”, who after all were afflicted with a brain disease just like obese people aren’t obese per se, but rather they have obesity. It can be the Pittsfield Econmoic Drug Authority. Vibrant, dynamic, and collaborative.

Sojourner Truth
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Sojourner Truth

Chief Wynn’s politically active wife, a tax payer funded state employee was indeed a prominent player in Mayor Tyer’s last mayoral campaign, being listed as the campaign’s “Public Relations Manager or Publicist”.
Is the chief’s wife again a front line player in this campaign or a behind the scene activist ?

Juicy Lucy
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Juicy Lucy

Mikey and Tyer, the dynamic vibrant duo need to BEGONE. They are a menace to our city. How were they able to skirt the MA civil service for him to be chief of a police department with one of the most violent police officers, Dale Eason. the public knows of two violent offences by Dale how many more are there? Maybe we will never know as the police records have been purged. WHEN, the Ruberto Regime Cult needs to be overthrown by the everyday citizens of Pittsfield. Maybe an act of Civil Disobidience is what we need and is in order.

Brian C. Marquis
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Brian C. Marquis

Anyone else takes note that a former iBerkshires reporter is now a spokesperson for DA Harrington. While y’all were laser-focused on Trump/ Russia, Andy McKeever (former iBerkshires reporter) was influencing the 2018 DA’s contest with this slanted, onesided reporting that favored Andrea Harrington’s campaign. If you research McKeever’s articles, you’ll discover he referred to the Williams College sexual assault issue more often than the BB; or anyone else in the media (WAMC is a very close second). Obviously, when a candidate wins election to office, you reward your most loyal operatives. But McKeever was in a role unlike most of us out here campaigning. His power to influence was unprecedented – with (credible) tentacles that reached voters from a more diverse (county) readership than say a Dan Valenti, from his Planet Valenti blog. iBerkshires’ Internet site typically exceeds the readership of most, if not… Read more »

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

It was so bad and so obvious Andy would show up at strategy meetings at private homes and help coordinate Andreas’s press coverage with Helen Moon and the campaign consultant from Boston.
DA Andrea Harrington doesn’t have an ethical bone in her body.

Tyertanic
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Tyertanic

Police report….even when she’s with her husband.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

You are right, it’s no secret Andy has a special relationship with DA Andrea Harrington. It adds a special kind of stress.

A special kind of stress
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A special kind of stress

Did McKeever coin the phrase a special kind of stress?

Aerin
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Aerin

He definitely was unaware of the “special” role of the DA when he said on behalf of Harrington “We trust that law enforcement will find the person who committed this heinous crime.” Blind leading the blind.

RobEM
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RobEM

” When you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.” – George Harrison

Spagirl
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Spagirl

It is going to take a lot of prayers for Floridians and up the coast. This is devastating. It strikes the heart.

Mrs. Mia Wallace
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Mrs. Mia Wallace

Let’s start with the basics: Harrington’s campaign was based upon an ACLU video which demonized white male DAs as corrupt, sexist, and racist. The progressive DA is a creation of academia, self-described social justice advocates, and privileged white peoples’ racial guilt. What may have started as a genuine movement to address structural racism in the criminal justice system has been bastardized into a tidal wave of misinformation, over-simplification of highly complex social ills, and opportunities for self-promoting individuals looking to obtain and retain political power. This was obvious during the DA’s campaign. Harrington misled voters about everything from her experience, mass incarceration in Massachusetts, the use of jail to treat the addicted and mentally ill, and the role of the DA in crime prevention. She made promises that no DA could keep and manipulated information regarding national trends to create a false narrative about… Read more »

A Special Kind Of Stress
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A Special Kind Of Stress

How’s Marsellus these days?

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

A very comprehensive statement.

Pat
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Pat

Harrington is all about a political agenda. Tyer was so wrong to support Harrington when Tyer had promised to be tough on crime.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

Hear hear! Well said Mrs Mia, and fairly too..

Brian C. Marquis
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Brian C. Marquis

With Harrington’s hiring frenzy goin’ on – I wonder how much her office budget has swelled since assuming office?

I still wanna know when DA spokesperson Andy McKeever’s gonna release a press statement outlining a timeframe when Harrington’s office plans to seek indictments relating to all those Williams College sexual assaults she and her mouthpiece McKeever kept shoving down our throats as a iBerkshires reporter.

Liar, liar, pants on fire, Andrea and Andy.

James
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James

Don’t forget to mention that called in to save the day is Capeless who is to try the appeal on the 2011 triple homicide case as a volunteer. Also pulled back in is ADA Pieropan who I believe was fired by Harrington or at least not reinstated after many decades of service.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

They sent that case to another prosecuting office. See below, quoted from this iBerkshires article: https://www.iberkshires.com/story/59676/100-Days-An-Interview-With-District-Attorney-Andrea-Harrington.html “One case Harrington or her office isn’t touching is the one that became a talking point in the election. An attorney, who supported Harrington, went on the attack against the former administration for not prosecuting a case allegedly at Williams College. Harrington said she opted to shift that case to another prosecuting office for review to avoid any issues of perceived impropriety. “Because that became such a feature of the campaign — not from my campaign but it is was an issue that was talked about in the press during the course of the campaign — we felt that it was really in the interest of justice that a prosecutor from outside this office takes a look at that case. I wouldn’t want to be in the position… Read more »

Norm Fernordner
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Norm Fernordner

February 31st.

Ewendt
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Ewendt

I would encourage you to sign your name to this very intelligent statement, Mrs. Wallace, and send to all local media, but of course, they would not run it.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

A very well written and composed post.

I agree.

In future, split your posts into smaller blocks of paragraphs. It will be easier to follow.

Shakes
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Shakes

Yes, you must use small words and very simple paragraphs or uncle grand whizzer gets disoriented.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

I’ll refrain Dan.

Spank “it” for me

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

I was a Professor. Retired.

I published in peer reviewed scientific journals.

That was before a PHD dissertation , that was ~350 pages.

I wrote many recommendations to medical/graduate schools: Harvard, Tufts, Yale, Dartmouth,….

What have You written/published , it anything ?

Besides slander?

Shakes
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Shakes

Nothing I’ve ever commented is slander.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Shakes,

You have wrongfully accused people of being sex offenders.

That is slander.

Want LAW SUIT?

I will get your IP addy from, Dan, and let DA Harringtion deal with you..

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

If it’s written it’s libel, not slander.
Always remember Spoken = Slander
Now getting his IP address would be a start but ultimately a private lawsuit is a civil tort.
Lastly as you use a pseudonym, you can prove no harm to your reputation.

Shakes
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Shakes

Exactly.

He reminds me of another person in town who claims to have been a professor and has a track record of filing frivolous lawsuits, breaking into cars, intimidating witnesses, and (allegedly) showed up drunk to a debate.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

So , I’m corrected.

Shakey is a libelous liar.

Not a Slanderer.

a fan
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a fan

MMW – very nice.

doomiedodger
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doomiedodger

A real eye opener. Great information for the unaware public.

Anderson williams
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Anderson williams

Wow! sounds like someone who lost a job very bitter. Sorry but that office lost in a landslide because of 30 years of failed policies. Change is hard but 8 months in hardly time for that kind of judgement..Just my 2 cents

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

SARCASM:

To summarize the negative sentiments on this blog:

All of society’s problems are the fault of the Progressive Women, especially Andrea Harrington, Linda Tyer, and Tricia Farley-Bouvier.

If it wasn’t for these 3 Progressive Women, then Pittsfield would not have violent crime.

Do I have it right?

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

Actually, it comes down to this: Harrington, Tyer, and Farley-Bouvier do not their collective asses from their elbows. They are indeed Female Three Stooges. And that even demeans the memory Moe, Larry, Shemp, Curley, and Joe.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

Being a woman has nothing to do with their incompetence. Tyer is the least incompetent of the three, IMO. I disagree with most of what Tyer does but I don’t believe she is dumb by any means.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Dumb like a fox maybe? But she also has handlers who can make her look smarter than she may be.

On a side note, puppets are also only as smart as the guy making the mouth move and providing the words. But that is another story for another day.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

Maybe cunning as a rat? When she is directly quoted her speech is far more articulate than AH or Mazzeo, to be honest, who both ramble.
Tricia Bovine needs to retire.
I wish an independent would unseat her and Hinds. We would loose money from the state but that would just starve out the public service grafters (social workers, excess school employees, bad cops) and make daylight for people who want to work for a living and contribute to society not on the public sector dole. And by that I mean all the state funded salaries. I have sympathy for actual poor folks.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

I am from a law enforcement family. I would not call MA state trooper if I could avoid it. They are routinely rude and lazy and several legal actions show them to be corrupt. NY State troopers are not so bad. I would not expect a Pittsfield police office to solve any problems either, didn’t they show up to the wrong house and beat up an old lady? They ain’t seeming to be stopping any crime but they are often in the paper for causing crime.

Herb Pease
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Herb Pease

KERMIT, don’t bet on low IQ Linda if she’s ever on Jeopardy, unless the other two contestants are Andrea and Tricia.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

This is for Kermit – there is no option to reply to his comment directly – Kermit – there’s plenty of poor people on public sector dole who are lazy, and made poor choices, and plenty of good social workers, cops,and school teachers, and they aren’t going to work for free. If you hate cops, don’t call one when you need one.

Sally Says
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Sally Says

You’re out in left field again Mr. Melle. No one blamed theml, but certainly Tyer is responsible for the crime problem now – after all, she’s been mayor almost 4 years, pissed away millions on it, and it’s worse than ever. So while we don’t blame her per se, it is her r e s p o n s e a b i l i t y to fix it.

she’s damn lucky I didn’t run for mayor i’d crush her like a grape on that issue alone, and coast to victory.

Plew
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Plew

You forgot the other stooge.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

The cost of ineffective policing. Chief Wynn and Mayor Linda Tyer’s continued failure to address crime and intervene has led to wasting hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars on projects like this. The city continues to provide unfettered access to criminals, drug dealers, and gang members all the while DA Andrea Harrington plans to create a safe and welcoming space for addicts to use illegal drugs. What is the point of policing and addiction counseling if you are going to give addicts barcaloungers, a clean well lit place, and a few cookies while they get high. https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/pittsfield-housing-authority-wins-250k-for-safety-upgrades,583704 PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Housing Authority plans to beef up its security with a $250,000 grant announced last week. The funds are part of a larger disbursement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which will release $5 million to 21 public housing… Read more »

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

And before you suspicious types start rambling you should know that the administrative costs of such things are minimal and there is never any graft type pullouts.

Pittsfield's Fun Facts
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Pittsfield's Fun Facts

Contrary to popular belief Charisma Drive was not named for Pete White.

Ham Anex
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Ham Anex

I see no reason that Pittsfield can’t provide a luxury pontoon boa to cruise around Silver Lake as junkies shoot up. It could be an economic engine for Pittsfield.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

The city should have a running Go Fund Me Page for junkies too poor to buy their own drugs. I get a tear in my eye every time I see a pan handler having to sit out in the hot sun all day just to get enough money for a shoot up.

If the city can afford to forgive a movie moguls debt then it should be able to supply drugs to the less fortunate. Especially if it can graft out a portion of the funding for itself.

Bevy Pillbox
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Bevy Pillbox

Why hasn’t the.Closer looked into the little girl that died on Plunkett St. now years ago? Maybe J Lo can shed some light on that one.

The school committee
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The school committee

Mayor Tyer follow John Barrett’s advice and work while driving around.You and Mccandless and Highway need to as Barret advised drive to your problem see what it is.If your department heads are not there for them.Principles are lazy and don’t walk their buildings. It is a must .Kids know that principles don’t leave their throne.In one elementary school the school coordinator was in charge of snacks and treats in the teachers room and for 75k he kept it stocked.He also threw out the v egg under so that he could handle this nice little cash operation.He should have been in the halls and not in his office hiding behind his desk.

amandaWell
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amandaWell

Louisville covers.

Ron Kitterman
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Ron Kitterman

Oh the old start of the political season, seems the more information we have to less we are able to process it. Presidential elections run for 2 1/2 years. Compared to 6 months when we can get the information in a nanosecond.

kltpzyxm
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kltpzyxm

Moe, Larry, Curley and Howard live on six-sided PLANET for shure. Progressive woman not just backward but sideways, mementos of things passed.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

Berkshire Eagle does it again. Leads with a fluff piece with a murder on the lose, that Chief Wynn can’t seem to catch. More shots fired or more fireworks depending on who is sitting behind the ShotSpotter. DA Andrea Harrington advocating for government funded shooting galleries and opium dens for junkies. A Mayor Linda Tyer not actually having any accomplishments for her 4 year term as mayor. https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/documentary-charts-tyler-fairbanks-path-from-deadly-illness-to-recovery,583731 HANCOCK — Tyler Fairbank is starring in a brand-new video. But it’s not a music video, and to be in it, he didn’t have to act. Indeed, it was one of the results of a life-changing, near-death experience. Fairbank, a prominent local businessman, community volunteer and guitarist in the local rock band T Bone Daddy, nearly died from a brain hemorrhage more than two years ago. Since undergoing major brain surgery in July 2017, he has… Read more »

Voytek Gobsigski
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Voytek Gobsigski

That’s nothing. Bouvier used to be a go-go dancer at Lach’s.

The school committee
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The school committee

Unless Tyer can all of a sudden relate to poor taxpayers,consolidate schools,light up the hood,cut tree limbs,get 3 million back from underfunded snowremoval,bring in 1000 new jobs,not pay 75 million for water and sewar,run gangs out of our city and all of this must be done. Recognize the the jail has alot to do with our crime…….Its Mazzeo in a landslide mostly because Tyer cant do a budget.The CC cant do budgets.The Behnke,Mccandless,Yon department spentall the SS money on raises and new positions.Most people in Pittsfield gave up getting her attention.

Sally Says
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Sally Says

Sally Says it’s Tyer in a landslide. Landside Linda. Mazzeo has only an outside chance and only if she wakes up and gets at it. God forbid there’s another murder she better jump on it like a fly on stink, or she’s done.

The school committee
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The school committee

Why would people vote Tyer? For 1 month would you rather have Tyer in charge of your last 1,000 dollars or Mazzeo?

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

You made a good point.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Both are proven failures.

Why vote for either?

Pittsfield is stuck with a crap sandwich.

The outsiders in the race could be the best solution to getting rid of the current stench.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

The city needs a mayor, mayor Linda Tyer has proven to be an absolute failure. The only other rational choice, is the unknown lesser of two evils.
Will Mazzeo be better? Maybe. Will she be worse? Maybe. The one thing for sure, she won’t be Mayor Linda Tyer and that’s really the point. ANYONE BUT TYER.

Juicy Lucy
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Juicy Lucy

KAREN KALINOWSKI a mother and a police officer needs to be OUR mayor. I am sure that she knows the underpinnings of the police department . When you have a corrupt police department OUR city has serious trouble.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

There’s a reason she was a DARE officer. She has no command experience and was basically a glorified crossing guard and hall monitor for most of her career.

Sally Says
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Sally Says

THey are both incompetent

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

//planetvalenti.com/2019/08/more-info-trickles-out-on-the-columbus-avenue-murder/comment-page-2/#comment-180036 By JimH Clairmont donates money and offers jobs and who know what else in order to rubber stamp Lovely Linda Tyer’s (aka Liar Tyer) wishes for the council Perfect examples are: Moon has a job in the DA’s office as well as Diehl-Lampiasi, Donna Todd Rivers has a position at the job placement center, Andy McKeever, former iberkshire reporter, who was extremely bias in his coverage now also has a job in the DA’s office as a reporter. Peter White, Earl Persip, Cacamo, and Marchetti are Tyer’s puppets. One can only imagine how they are benefitting from their rubber stamping of Tyer’s wishes. Dirty politics is what has turned this city into the mess its in. People better get out and vote for a real honest city council and mayor. This is for you Barry….Why does your wife still use her ex husbands… Read more »

12 Gauge
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12 Gauge

Donna Todd Rivers resigned from that job.

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

Let’s sum it up with regards to Harrington, Tyer, and Wynn:

What they’re doing isn’t working.

Do voters stay the course and allow this to continue, or do we take matters into our own hands and change things hoping for a better outcome. To continue doing the same thing expecting different results is insanity.

If Tyer isn’t getting the job done, vote her out. With regard to Harrington, can a citizen petition be undertaken to trigger a recall vote if that’s the answer?

It’s obvious thought that this can’t go on much longer.

Amanduh Brane
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Amanduh Brane

D.A.s in Massachusetts can not be recalled but a no confidence petition can be circulated and presented to her in an effort to wake her up.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

They can be disbarred.

Brian C. Marquis
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Brian C. Marquis

Public officials, including district attorneys, can be removed from office by our Supreme Judicial Court under G. L. c. 211, sec 4.

Just sayin’!

Pittsfield's Fun Facts
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Pittsfield's Fun Facts

Marchetti can’t cook a three minute egg unless he tells the egg- ” I need you to wrap it up.”

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Somebody got ran over at a third Thursday this summer. anyone know if they filed a lawsuit against the city? Asking for a friend.

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

So Summer and Labor Day is behind us now and could not help but notice while driving around over the weekend that potholes still exist, lines are not painted, including cross walks, traffic signage is laying on the ground, or being held up by a bucket and sandbags, or missing all together. Pittsfield is still decorated with orange barrels and cones. Wonder what the latest excuse for this neglect will be from Lovely Mayor Lin/Barr or Turocy (is he here, or was he ever)? Also while listening to the scanner, once again I noticed our ragged PPD was working more for the Brien Center than the tax payers. Does anyone know if the Brien Center reimburses the City for these “well being checks”? Why can’t the Brien have one of their hundreds of counselors check on them?

Juicy Lucy
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Juicy Lucy

The Brain Dead Center . Wasn’t Turocy fired from the other end of the state, I believe it may have been Newton, for drinking on the job?

jim H
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jim H

someone wanted to know why barry clairmont gave peter white 200.00 dollers for his campaign to win votes for tyer. just like they did for moon dina lampiasi at the DA office very good jobs

don.t forget donna todd rivers

UAlbany
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UAlbany

@ PoliceReport – you are correct. Tyer has been a failure as a Mayor. She campaigned on public safety and blight. BOTH are WORSE now. Pittsfield running fast to the murder capital of America…great place for criminals, bad place for us reg folks. ALL blame is on Tyer, Wynn and now Harrington. Sweep ’em out, vote Graves !!!

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

In a bit of irony the city pays how much for all these flowers and big cement planters on the medium strips while along side the roads trash is everywhere you look. Could we take some of the money for the pretty flowers and use it to pick up the garbage instead?

and what lucky provider has the contract for all these saplings, planters and flowers? Or should I even ask? Is it someone getting tax breaks from the mayor?

Blare
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Blare

I’m confused by the gazillion comments about the supposed crime wave we’re going through thanks to our DA, Andrea Harrington. Reads an awful lot like partisan hacks trading anecdotes to gin each other up, which tells us very little about the overall objective crime picture. Worsening crime hasn’t been my observation/experience at all since Harrington took Office so I dug around for some stats to see if I was missing something. I wasn’t. Here’s a LexisNexis source for crime stats per the PPD: http://communitycrimemap.com DA Harrington has been in Office 8 months. Looking at the same 8 month period – Jan. thru Aug. – for the last 4 years, here are summary crime incident report stats as per the PPD. They are down across the board for all classes of crime. Still a long way to go before this city is tolerable, but the… Read more »

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Yah but, with this particular administration can you trust the figures? Information has been kinda tight the last few years I think you will agree.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

It would be interesting to compare the numbers for years 2012-2015 to the stats for 2016-2019.

You posted crime under Tyer’s administration. How does this compare to the prior four years?

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport
PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

The number of crimes are actually down for quality of life crimes, this year, because the PPD and all departments have started not arresting subjects. Further the change at the state level on crime reporting as well as how juvenile crimes are handled have changed. Fewer crimes are being reported and processed because the police, via instruction from the DA, have just stopped recording crimes. Theft, burglary, robbery, vandalism, weapons violations, all down because they just stopped investigating. Drugs, PPD as well as all departments have been informed that low weight drug cases will not be prosecuted, at all. Whereas in the past, the police would come out for a mv break-in, and file a report. Now you call them, they won’t come out, you have to go to the station to file a report for insurance. They actually now even discourage that by… Read more »

Galdee
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Galdee

I will vote for the Engineer, Al Blumin. A New Perspective.

Dinc
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Dinc

Politically correct phonies running for office:

White
Guile
Shetty
Parsnip
Connell
Warren
Kooky

Spagirl
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Spagirl

The Children in Elementary schools started today. The lunch menu is not on the Pittsfield School Department menu website. Incompetence is REAL in Pittsfield. They should be SO proud!! The first day!!

kunsway Lo
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kunsway Lo

Sad, spa,sad. What’s next, create an area to vape.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

Another shooting, this time the activity and chase lead out onto the sacred North Street. No mention of who he was shooting at or why. Only thing that actually stopped this was witness statements to police and police being nearby. https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/man-arrested-for-oui-after-shots-fired,583758 PITTSFIELD — A man was arrested early Tuesday after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed a Jeep through a fence at St. Joseph Church and hit a tree. Domingo Sobers, 28, will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Central Berkshire District Court. Officers responded to the intersection of Daniels Avenue and Union Street around 3:30 a.m. for a ShotSpotter activation, according to a statement from the Pittsfield Police Department. Police later found evidence of a shooting in that area and were informed that a Jeep Cherokee might have been involved. Domingo might be out of a job with BRTA… Read more »

Juicy Lucy
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Juicy Lucy

OMG. Where’s our chief? On another literary tour on leadership or on the banks of the shores in Maryland dining on crabs and drinking scrumptious wine like our unmayor on Ventura ave. before she moved into The Gated Community.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

While there was no mention of how many shots were fired or what the perp was shooting at there is NO INDICATION THE PUBLIC IS IN DANGER.

It is possible the gentleman was rehearsing for a role as a cowboy in an upcoming play at Barrington Stage. Kudos for his effort to stay in character between scenes. Cultural Pittsfield on very safe North street.

Just in on the wire…individual is indeed a member of the actors guild and was rehearsing for a remake of John Wayne’s ROOSTER COGBURN.

such a relief

jim H
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jim H

if people don’t have any confidence in the DA picket the DA’s office until she resigns

Sally Says
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Sally Says

Waste of time. People had their chance. She won the election. Now we have to live with the consequences. As a minimum, Tyer should have supported the law and order candidate, and Mazzeo should make a big issue out of it. Mazzeo is such a gosh darn dissapointment. She won’t win sittin on the sidelines. She’s gotta come out with guns blazin’, like now!!!

But, if Mazzeo wins, don’t expect much to change. Her and Tyer are two peas in a pod and both clueless on crime

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

I agree. Time to pack it in and cut your losses people. You can’t even put lipstick on this Pittsfield pig now. It’s too late for makeup when the corpse starts to rot.

Acute Angina
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Acute Angina

Good idea

Anna Canoe
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Anna Canoe

Mazzeo will make a great Mayor,she is more independent than you think. The problem with our city is we rely way to much n the state and we need to reign in spending. Many of Tyers projects are for the taxpayer,but very badly managed,Hell, anyone can appropriate money to fix anything,it’s not prudent to release our had earned tax dollars and continue to have a not so good product. Karen Kalinowski said it all,she ( the Mayor) hasn’t held the administrators accountable (sorry Barry)…. and there are only two reasons for that,she’s busy doing something else and doesn’t know enough about how to get things done, herself,or she’s has to be beholden to special interests to get re-elected. Personally, the fact that she didn’t involve the whole City Council to that meeting with the E P A did it for me. Another was the… Read more »

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

Serious question:

Can anyone list ANY major accomplishments of Mayor Linda Tyer’s administration?

Can anyone list ANY of the cases DA Andrea Harrington has won as a DA, ADA, or as a defense attorney?

Can anyone list ANY of the law enforcement initiatives that Chief Wynn has implemented that has reduced violent crime in Pittsfield?

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Uh, she didn’t have dubious dealing with Red Sox tickets?

Hung Wang
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Hung Wang

Wynn was the first cop on the scene when they stole the keeshka.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCqZQUhBBHw

Tyer has the Tyler St. trash cans going for her.

Hooti boots
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Hooti boots

I believe the G Man has that list.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

Remember when the mayor held a giant press conference in city hall chambers and announced “We will not stand down” to violence blah blah blah.

What a debacle that was, surrounded by questionably competent public officials and token black people. Eddie Taylor saw the writing on the wall and high tailed it to North Carolina. Ty Allan Jackson is still on the groupie wagon, but is so far removed from the black community it’s laughable.

That was May 2016. Her pledge to make Pittsfield “very uncomfortable for gangbangers and criminals was a total pipe dream.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2016/05/pittsfield_mayor_linda_tyer_to.html

The school committee
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The school committee

Everyone I have asked is strongly voting for Mazzeo.She will ask Mccandless what the hell did you do with the money.Did Mccandless and Tyer work from Herberg today?Dodge City does not sleep with gangsters running around all night with guns and drugs on Tyers watch.A couple thousand pittsfield kids don’t sleep at night wondering if the bullets will end up going through the wall of their house.Mazzeo will be the greatest mayor in Pittsfield history.Tyer raised taxes and departments did whatever they want.

Planet Valenti