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THE PLANET ANNOUNCES ORBIT AWARD WINNER FOR 2019

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY DEC. 30, 2019) — THE PLANET closes the year by announcing the winner of our annual Orbit Award. There were many contenders and a few pretenders. After long and drafty deliberation, THE PLANET‘s Committee of the Whole and Hole has chosen POLICE REPORT.

Throughout the year, POLICE REPORT kept our readership supplied with the latest inside information on many relevant topics of concern to the body public.

These reports kept the discussion moving and the debate more open and honest than they would otherwise have been.
It was clear from the reports that PR enjoys an inside view, so “inside” that it became a side game with many readers to try and guess his identity. The point is, he (or she) used their perspective to help Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski obtain a mite clear view of what is going on in government, in their name. Please join us in congratulating POLICE REPORT.

With that and with another year’s close, we welcome any and all to comment on the topics of your choice. THE PLANET is proud to (a) bring you the information about your government that you can’t get anywhere else and (b) to provide a forum for open feedback. While other media worked to limit your say, we increased it. We amplified your voice, investing in the hardware and software required for that to happen. We do it as a public service, our small contribution to a better life for all. YOU are what’s made THE PLANET into region’s most read online site for news and commentary.

The Comment Line is now open.

Congratulations once again to POLICE REPORT.

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“Always force change. Otherwise, you calcify”Sir Tiberius Fruitjuice.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Paul
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Paul

Congrats Police Report on a job well done!

Sammuuel Cunninninngham
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Sammuuel Cunninninngham

Pat got robbed.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

You can’t just keep repeating was right wing zealots say and expect to win THIS award. Hannity may have already mailed one out though.

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

I hope Donald Trump is convicted of the 2 articles of impeachment and removed from the Oval Office in 2020!
Happy New Year of 2020!

SallySays
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SallySays

And I hope you get a Jon and quit yer bitchin. Happy New Year.

Reign Moorane
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Reign Moorane

Stooge is asking for money,now two more minutes and my music comes on. Please be to ice tommorow so Stooge guests don’t risk their cars from crashing on ice. Don’t go in,and no repeats this tommorow Stooge. Congrats to P R on the Orbit,well deserved.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

Looks like he will be getting a second term unless the democrats can get a better candidate to run on. The current candidates are trying to out left one another. A candidate with a more moderate outlook might just pull it off. Identity politics have worn off with the majority of voters and taxpayers don’t want to fund these big giveaways they are currently proposing. The Democratic Party has gone far left and I feel have lost what was most important voting bloc, the working middle class.

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

I’m hoping they find Trump stroked out on his toilet some morning, drooling more than normal, a Big Mac in one hand, his cellphone with an unfinished Tweet in the other.

Gigi
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Gigi
Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy is to get uneducated rural white nationalist (so-called) religious bigots to vote for him, and also have his billionaire friends put big dollars into his coffers so he can give them more federal tax breaks while we will continue to have years of trillion dollar federal budget deficits. The Democrat’s 2020 campaign strategy is to denounce Trump’s alt-right racism, and increase federal taxes on the rich to pay for “Medicare for All”, as well as fund other social programs that the Republicans want to cut if Trump is re-elected. I hope the Democrat’s message will win out because Trump is a demagogue similar to Hitler, but not as overt. Also, I believe we should have universal and affordable healthcare insurance for all American citizens because it is a human right. I am voting for Elizabeth Warren on February 11th,… Read more »

JohnnyTwoCents
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JohnnyTwoCents

And no doubt you are against Trump cutting food stamp exemptions for able bodied working adults. I think it’s great. Why should hard working people subsidize people too lazy to work by paying for their groceries? And Warren is the worse possible candidate running. And a Happy New Yesr to you too!

The school committee
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The school committee

Yes…Trump voters are trying to paint Vice President as a child molester.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Which is odd if you have ever seen the pic of sixteen year old Ivanka on her daddies lap.

Sonny
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Sonny

Good choice Police Report brought it all year

Sammuuel Cunninninngham
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Sammuuel Cunninninngham

S c got jobbed

CC The Maze Sun
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CC The Maze Sun

ORB-IT Here’s some other Clues for you all: We are pure light energy orbs/spheres/Balls. Stars if you will. Also called Diamonds. We are not really here in this place but rather have sent our minds in here to play this Game. In that we are divided into a dual nature. As Stars we are sleeping, dreaming, and our minds are here playing this Game in an avatar. These bodies we walk around in are not who truly are. They are beast/monkey/primate avatars. Same as if you are playing a character in a video game. You are controlling your character but are not truly your character. Ok let’s consider: What is one of the first toys you give to a child? A Ball. We are very Game oriented. Most sports are played with a Ball. Baseball, Basketball, Football (the ball is shaped like an eye),… Read more »

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

Congratulations to Police Report! I couldn’t agree more that the contributions from this person have been invaluable to the conversations here on The Planet.

Nice job PR. Looking forward to more input and info in the year to come.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

As I promised Merry & Bright in the previous post, I’d like to share some more info on the newest Upstreet Scandal. This tale is pure Pittsfield, rife with political favoritism, legal anomalies, and questionable business practices. Let’s start with election 2019. Re-elected Mayor Tyer received staunch support from Warren Dews, husband of the mayor’s Director of Administrative Services, Roberta Dews. Warren’s support was strong and visible across many social media posts, even getting into several tiffs with supporters of the opposition. He was part of a group of Tyer supporters who offered rides to residents, and gave out his personal phone number, just to help Tyer supporters get to the polls. In November, with the election being just 11 days old Dews teased a Facebook Live video showing off the location of his new venture, The Country Club – Barbershop and Cigar Lounge.… Read more »

JohnnyTwoCents
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JohnnyTwoCents

Come on Phil! Sounds like an economic engine to me. I say give em a million dollars Kapanski cash.

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

Thanks for the detailed information. Can think of better ways to spend my money. Just wondering, does Lovely Linda smoke cigars?

Police Report
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Police Report

This is a perfect analysis of this business model.
It’s like saying “we aren’t selling beer, we are selling cups at a frat party”.
Can restaurants now sell food unfettered by the BOH if they are giving the food away but renting the plates to “daily members”?
To get a C of O for a business, don’t you need insurance? I’d be curious to see how his insurance works out.

Anderson williams
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Anderson williams

You sound like a jealous 10 year old girl.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Congrats Police Report. And thank you Dan for being The Voice of The Little Guy and giving us Kapanskis our say.

I looked forward to your New Years Nostradamus Damus predictions.

The school committee
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The school committee

President Trump has been impeached .

TellitLikeitIs
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TellitLikeitIs

Hopefully he will be the only president impeached in one calendar year, acquitted in the next, and sworn in to a second term the one after that. All other candidates are wing nuts or whackadoos or lefty commie pigs

Reign Moorane
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Reign Moorane

C N N and FOX reporting murder shooting at a Hannacuh Celebration in N Y . Meanwhile Stooge here is playing music because he has no guest on pct. if we haven’t already pulled the funding plug at the ridiculous show for politicians and more important workers on the public dole. Ask yourself? Why would you want to here politicians and arts everyday on the radio going or coming from work?

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

I fully agree with your choice of PR for the Orbit award as it applies to his reporting on Pittsfield matters. Pittsfield politics seems to have hit a moral low and that is quite an achievement. I believe that the voters and taxpayers of Pittsfield have no idea what goes on in the shadows of their government and the more of that that is revealed the better for everyone. Hope to hear much more from PR and others about the abuse of power at city hall

Tax&Spend
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Tax&Spend

Wel, the boarding broadsheet has an editorial predicting the future over the next decade, but they forgot to predict a few things – 1. Their own demise. 2. The pissing away of the rest of the Kapanski cash. 3. Tyer not finishing her next term.

Gigi
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Gigi

Congratulations Police Report! Well deserved! Thank you for your insider info!

Aerin
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Aerin

Great to hear Police Report takes home the trophy! I hope s/he will continue this public service in 2020!

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

Congrats PR, on receiving this coveted and prestigious award. Your contribution to the Planet and readers was amazing this past year. Knowledge is power and the politicians only want us to know bits and pieces of what is happening . Thanks to you, we were better informed.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

I would add Chartock has earned back his cajones this year. The Edge is actually doing some reporting! Dan with you leading the way maybe the BB will bite the dust sooner than later. And the cardboard cascade of Downtown Pittsfield Inc can sink into demise of a RICO indictment too. Ahh 2020, the joy.

EWendt
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EWendt

In what way does Chartock deserve even a mention next to Police Report? All he seems to write about are those small town gripes that impact only himself and his next door neighbors – a bridge, a pond, a restaurant that he frequents. He’s obsessed with Cuomo and adds nothing to advance any topic on the state or national stage. Sorry but he gets a zero for effort and a F for fail in my book.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

Maybe you are correct. I thought the reporting on the horse racing scam set up was pretty good and the town bs in GB too. I want more of an eye on the crooks.

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Chartock! Get a life Froggy boy! Chartock, a left wing loser lib – his columns are chickenpoop.

Kermit Frog
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Kermit Frog

I hit a nerve. Still, even if I agree with what you say – the reporting was very good. And left wing people calling out the local crap is more notable than us doing it. So, sorry Fritz even if I get your point.
I forgot to say congrats to Police Report. Well earned.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

Coming soon to an area near you. I love the name description of the bill passed. How in the heck is this safe for any neighborhood?

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/09/25/grab-and-dash-thefts-rise-police-blame-law/

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

Congrats to Police Report! So, Dan. Where should he/she swing by to pick up his “major award?”

TellitLikeitIs
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TellitLikeitIs

Is it a leg lamp like in Christmas Story?

Duraink Endance
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Duraink Endance

Hang around the-voters office.

Spagirl
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Spagirl

Congratulations to Police Report! Always a detailed truth inside the the dirty little thing called Pittsfield Government. Thankyou, and Happy New Year!!

Chuck Garivaltis
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Chuck Garivaltis

Police Report – great choice! Happy New Year to all.

Acute Angina
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Acute Angina

Melle and school committee tie for the lost in space award,

Donte Sebastiobjuancalolosonoabich
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Donte Sebastiobjuancalolosonoabich

Femmele and Stooge are up for the Donut Award. For continually bringing a zero every time they open their mouths.

JohnnyTwoCents
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JohnnyTwoCents

I nominate Joe Biden and Granny Warren on the national level

The school committee
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The school committee

If that is for being a Democrat I thank you.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Dan,
What if anything is happening with Mazzeos election funny business efforts?

Is she taking her ball and bat and going home or is she taking her case to the courts?

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Another varied hoax, another college feeding into the white privledge nonsense and diversity bs, another perp getting away with it.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/simons-rock-probe-finds-reported-attack-racist-graffiti-likely-staged-to-spark-race-dialogue,593568

Police Report
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Police Report

She had already filed a police report and a report with the campus. An investigation ensued, resources and money were commuted to an investigation. There is no reason NOT TO CHARGE HER. She should be charged, and made, at a minimum, to pay restitution and publish an apology letter in various local and national papers. In failing to do this, DA Andrea Harrington ends the year as a DA who is soft on crime and who supports racism. Consider the impact of the racial slurs on students not in the “know”, they felt the fear not knowing a small group of students perpetrated this hoax. Yes that’s right, the detail they left out was although one “woman of color” claimed to be attacked, at least two more students who help in this. Much of this information is based on work not done by the… Read more »

Wilson
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Wilson

And with multiple attacks on Jews perpetrated by blacks there really isn’t any excuse for the swastika vandalism, just like a white person isn’t allowed “the n-word” in any context. The criminal–whose identity is still being protected–is not reported to have any good intentions towards Jews

Shakes
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Shakes

There are black Jews FYI.

Congrats PR for the right wing nut job snowflake of the year, The Orbit! I hear the trophy is an aluminum lined white pillowcase with eyeholes!

I’d rather the DA put resources to reducing violent crimes but hey, that’s just the liberal in me. Hundreds of white male sex offenders in the Berkshires are a bigger public safety concern than one attention seeking high school student.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Damn straight and well said. Tell us PR, what would happen if the crime was perpetrated by a white male?

Spider
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Spider

Join the discussion…

You’re DAMN right!

EWendt
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EWendt

It’s worse than Do-Nothing DA Does Nothing.” It’s also more insidious than having lied her way into office and her lack of experience. The only value Harrington appears to have is empathy for the accused. It appears clear from this case that she has no real sense of right or wrong,no indication of balanced judgement or ethical guidance that would lead her to pursue or dismiss such a charge. There is a hate crime problem in this country, both very real and made up. She has taken this opportunity to do the wrong thing for our community and is now hiding behind her spokesperson. There should be outrage.

Aerin
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Aerin

Listen, she’s really busy thinking about safe places for citizens to shoot up to worry about personal responsibility and accountability.

EWendt
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EWendt

The crime needs to be reported TO THE PUBLIC. The Eagle needs to stop letting the DA and school try to put this story to bed and demand answers as to why no one was charged. Do some investigation and actual journalism. The only reason this story is happening today is because an alumnus sent a copy of the letter. Let’s start with a few basic questions: Can the DA confirm or deny existence of video evidence of the acts and identities of the perpetrators of graffiti? Why weren’t they made public? If it is a hoax and she is not a victim, why is she not being identified? Can the school confirm any discipline against the students – what did you do? Are they still there or are they just being foisted off on some other school? Shouldn’t these students names be publicly… Read more »

Anderson williams
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Anderson williams

Still bitter in 2019? The tin foil hat award as well. It’s good you have a small flock of sheep. “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.”-. François de la Rochefoucauld.

Anderson williams
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Anderson williams

PR, Please show us the Data on the “soft on crime” dribble you keep spewing and not the pulpit sermon BS you normally cough up.

EWendt
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EWendt

You must work in the DA’s office, you’re clearly not too swift. He’s showing you the “data.” Why weren’t these people charged?

Police Report
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Police Report

https://www.weeklycad.com/how-to-survive-simonrsquos-rock/self-defense-tips The stupidity of Simon’s Rock students summed up nicely Two excerpts 9/28/2019 0 Comments Someone on our campus is seeking to spread fear and violence against students of color, and we have to stand up to them in any way we can. The survivor of Friday’s attack is safe and defiant, and we stand in solidarity with her as we go forward in trying to promote greater safety for students of color. We urge everyone to be aware of any indication of who could have done this, and come forward with any information you think you have. White students in particular, you must use your privilege to be a force against white supremacy and racism, and be an active ally for students of color. Seek out opportunities to listen, learn, and use your privilege to be a force for good. … A note:… Read more »

Charlie
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Charlie

Their statement and why they didn’t charge due to lack of cooperation from the victim really means: “We didn’t get a confession from the perpetrator, therefore we don’t have an ironclad case that even we could win.” There’s something that ought to keep us all up at night.

Police Report
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Police Report

I would like to thank all of those here, I do not consider the orbit an individual award but an award for the planet community as a whole.
It is the free access to debate, information, and discussion that allows this place and its participants to get to the heart of matters most pressing to Berkshire county. This award is really our award, not my award.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Pittsfield discouraged Wal-Mart from moving onto the contaminated PEDA site so that they could build their very own Space Center. My sources tell me that the city has hired consultants who will be negotiating with Trumps brand new SPACE FORCE to make space weapons to fight off invading Martians or Neptuntonians, which have been spotted in the night sky for the last year now.
I expect to be in deep shit for leaking this but I wanted to scoop the local paper.

Hoyt Clagwell
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Hoyt Clagwell

Sounds like this information came from Uranus.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

It did and your ability to recognize it shows you have familiarity with the location.
BOOOM!!!

Lenny
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Lenny

Anyone know why the Allendale Underground is still not open? They had a water main break awhile ago which flooded out all their tenants, but it doesn’t look like repairs are being made.

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