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TWO SERIOUS CRASHES, ONE FATAL … plus … MASSIMIANO DEAD BUT THE STORIES LINGER

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

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LATE IN:

FROM THE PITTSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT:

On July 2, 2020 at approximately 1502 hours, the Pittsfield Police Dept., Pittsfield Fire Dept. along with Action and County Ambulance responded to the area of 989 Williams St for a report of a three car motor vehicle crash with multiple injuries.

A 2015 Volkswagen Passat operated by Mr. Matthew Nadolny (31 years old) of Becket, MA was traveling west bound on Williams St in the 900 block when he collided with a 2018 Ford Escape operated by Mrs. Lina Simeone (80 years old) of Pittsfield.  Mrs. Simeone was also traveling west bound on Williams St. in front of the Volkswagen.  After striking the Ford Escape, the Volkswagen then entered into the east bound lane and collided head on with a 2001 Ford Taurus operated by Mr. Sean Mulholland (72 years old) of Becket MA and also occupied by his wife. 

All occupants involved in this collision were transported to BMC for life threatening injuries.  Mr. Nadolny succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at BMC.  

The roadway was closed to traffic during the investigation from 1500 hours until 1830 hours. 

This incident is being investigated by Ofc Brandon Gallagher of the Pittsfield Police Dept. Traffic Unit.  Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information regarding this crash is asked to contact Ofc Gallagher at 413-448-9700 ext 549.

AND THIS ONE

On July 2, 2020 at approximately 1926 hours, the Pittsfield Police Dept., Pittsfield Fire Dept. along with County Ambulance responded to the area of 1619 East St for a report of two motorcycles having crashed and both operators with serious injuries.

Two motorcycles were traveling west bound in the 1600 block of East St when both vehicles crossed the double yellow line, entering into the east bound lane.  Both vehicles then collided with the south side curb and guardrail ejecting the operators.  Both operators suffered serious injuries and were transported to BMC and later Bay State for treatment.  The names of the operators are not being released at this time until we are able to positively identify them.   The make and model of the vehicles involved are also in question at this time due to having been unregistered.

The roadway was closed to traffic during the investigation from 1930 hours until 2300 hours due to the investigation as well as the roadway clean up as a result of fluids spilled onto the roadway  

This incident is being investigated by Sgt Marc Maddalena of the Pittsfield Police Dept. Traffic Unit.  Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information regarding this crash is asked to contact Sgt. Maddalena at 413-448-9700 ext 575.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: When THE PLANET goofs, we do it big. Carmen Massimiano resigned from the planning board in 2019, not 2020. Such was the power of the man that we attributed to him a resurrection of sorts. Our story inadvertently puts the resignation as 2020. Sorry. Score it E-7.

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NOW FOR OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED COLUMN

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 3-5, 2020) —  Carmen “Butch” Massimiano died Thursday June 25 at Berkshire Medical Center. Incredibly, the following day, he resigned from the Pittsfield Planning Board.

Let that sink in the noggin and noodle.

He dies on a Thursday. He resigns the next day, Friday.

Dead men tell no tales, but when they lie, it’s a Whopper even Burger King wouldn’t attempt to flip.

BUTCH MASSIMIANO

Local media published the resignation story as if the man were still alive. THE PLANET wouldn’t touch it.

From iBerkshires, licking the egg the day after Butch kicked the can: “Carmen C. Massimiano Jr. has resigned from the Licensing Board effective June 26. Massimiano served as the board’s chair since 2006 and is resigning because of health reasons.” The fact that this barely functioning, broken man lingered as “chair” says everything you need to know about city politics.

———- ooo ———-

Is the dam about to burst?

As in 2009-10?

Here’s the timeline:

  • 1971 and 1976: According to Jim Monhan, Massimiano abuses the-then 7- and 12-year-old in a bathroom at the Pittsfield Boys’ Club. Monhan says he didn’t report it because he was embarrassed.
  • 2004 and 2008: Monahan goes to the Pittsfield Police Department to report the abuse. The PPD keeps a written report of the first meeting. The second is videotaped, preserved in case the investigation gets more serious. That tape has never been made public. The police tell Monahan the alleged abuse is past the statute of limitations.
  • Rumors abound of the abuse being part of a local child-molestation ring involving many leading officials and public figures. The local gay community seems to know details.
  • Election Day, 2009: Massimiano loses the Pittsfield School Committee election, seven running, vote-for-six. He’s odd man out. That, too was for health reasons. Voters got sick of him.
  • Jan. 10, 2010: Monahan admits himself to Jones II psychiatric hospital at BMC.
  • Jan. 11, 2010: Hospital records note that “a prominent Pittsfield official” phone calls Monahan. The caller isn’t identified. The caller wants to set a meeting between Massimiano and Monahan, who agrees — provided it is held with witnesses present. He is told “no witnesses.” The meeting never happens.
  • Jan. 14, 2010: Pittsfield Police Detective Tom Bowler announces his candidacy for county sheriff.
  • Jan. 14, 2010: Monahan conducts a press conference in front of police HQ on Allen Street. Only two Eagle reporters and photographer attend. No one from the police or sheriff’s departments attends.
  • Jan. 15, 2010: Massimiano announces he will not seek re-election as sheriff. Again he cites “health.”
  • Jan. 15, 2010: Monahan calls WBRK‘s Talk Berkshires radio show hosted by Sherman Baldwin accusing Massimiano of abusing him.
  • Feb. 10, 2010: Conor Berry and Tim Farkas of the Berkshire Eagle report on Monahan’s accusations.
  • Massimiano takes out a full-page ad in the Eagle threatening to sue the paper for libel and claiming Monahan is mentally ill. Privately, he threatens to sue WBRK.
  • Massimiano makes certain phone calls.
  • Soon after, the Eagle sends Berry and Farkas packing, WBRK fires Baldwin. Just another of those “Pittsfield coincidences.”

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THE PLANET won’t play hypocrite. We didn’t like Butch when he was alive and won’t pretend otherwise now.

The Butch we knew personally from childhood was in our experience a bully, liar, braggart, phony, windbag, and someone who, went you interacted with him, made you want to take an immediate shower. We sensed a pervasive creep factor, slimy. He couldn’t look you in the eye. We thought he wore “twisted-ness” on his face, probably the result of the “normal” veneer he wore in public. He “cleaned up” well.

Massimiano died the way he lived, in darkness. The family kept the funeral and arrangements hidden under a cloak of silence. Fr. Peter Gregory — remember the name — said the memorial Mass. No public word was made — extremely odd for a local poo-bah and kingmaker, wouldn’t you say?

No word until THE PLANET broke the news on Thursday.

Our scoop forced everyone’s hands.

As for Butch’s demise?

Good riddance.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
1 month ago

$20.00 says he votes in November.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

twice! for democrats

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
1 month ago

The entire Boy’s Club crew just had a weird vibe in the 60’s and early 70’s.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Two Words – Camp Russell

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Two Words – Evan Dobelle

GMHeller
GMHeller
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Evan Dobelle, the pride of Pittsfield and the Democrat National Committee. Canned by UHawaii and Westfield State for incompetence and misappropriation, amid repeated accusations of fraud, waste, and abuse.
Truly a Democrat’s Democrat.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Two Words – Jimmy Ruberto

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

The local paper had an big article in last Sundays paper about how there was a billboard put up in Great Barrington last year asking if anyone was molested at the Sheffield Center school during the 1960s.
Interesting how authorities take some accusations more serious than others.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Dan open your eyes. The iberkshires article about his resignation was dated in 2019 not 2020. Not everything is a conspiracy. You’re starting to sound like Merry & Bright. Speaking of Merry I bet the mayor had something to do with it.

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
1 month ago

1968 – Massimiano is a teacher in Adams at Junior high. What is now, CT Plunkett Elementary. He has a handful of 13 and 14-year-old boys with whom he is very close friends. Always oddly together. Race forward to when these boys are now young men and college graduates. Carmen works hard and two of these men become probation officers. Both are now 65 or 66 and likely retired from the department. Yes, I knew them both and the relationship with Massimiano was out of place in 1968-1969, my freshman year when I and a bunch of others saw this firsthand.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Best line, he “died the way he lived, in darkness,”

”The Network” runs deep & wide.
”Priest’s” words disturbing.
Would love to know who attended the funeral. Perhaps that’s why all the secrecy.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Shall we assume the sheriff’s department had a nice honor guard?

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Trump is speaking to a unmasked crowd of 20,000 at Mount Rushmore.Trump is tested everyday.Anyone who has contact with him gets tested everyday.What is he afraid of?Trump is crazy.Fox and friends love this crazy failure and the rest of America is stunned.68 of 100 white males who voted in 2016 voted for Crazy America.White males think Don Trump is a cool spoiled brat.

Chuck Vincelette
Chuck Vincelette
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Blah blah blah.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

I really hope your post is actually sarcasm. If not, I hope you eat an M80 today but, please, light it first. Your blaming whitey for everything is getting old. It was ok when some of those white people voted for Obama and some twice. Have a happy fourth.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Some white people voted for Sotero twice,
both times in the same year, 2008 and then again 2012

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

MT,
True, dead or alive some voted twice both in 2008 and 2009.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Just pointing out the white Trumpers are afraid that minorities will run America and they will.You can divide in a race war,you can build your wall and you can stop working visas you can close and control voting places but critical thinkers know your wasting time and energy.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

TSC, You’re a big fan of Chicago SF and Baltimore I see, minority run shit holes. That is “your vision for America”

Why don’t you move to your utopia? Now.

Critically think about that

James
James
1 month ago

Another depressing day of humiliation for the Berkshires, Andrea Harrington has received the New England 2020 award spotlighting those who diminish free speech. https://www.wgbh.org/news/commentary/2020/07/01/the-2020-new-england-muzzle-awards-spotlighting-10-who-diminish-free-speech

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  James
1 month ago

Isn’t WGBH a left winged Propaganda Broadcasting System (PBS)?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  James
1 month ago

Harrington would be in the running for most incompetent New England DA, does PBS have an award for that?

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  James
1 month ago

Well, at least we have a DA who doesn’t let the Jeffery ( camp ) Epstein types walk sweep it all under the carpet. Railroad a totally innocent man (Baran) Try to pull some I’m retiring fiasco on a day a family was waiting on news. Jimmy that is why they were swept out goodbye sayonara well deserved eh?

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

http://freebaran.org/evidentiary-hearing-32105.php Just a little review in case some of you that forgot ..Victims advocate Stayed in that office for 22 years WTF?

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Maggie May
1 month ago

Yeah, Experience matters Blah Blah Blah Barf!

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Maggie May
1 month ago

Oh Happy 4th Dan!

IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Did you know Bernie Baran? I did, I knew his Mom and other relatives, along with his atty. that got him out. The DA at the time withheld information that would proved that he was innocent.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Maggie May
1 month ago

How? In her head? In LA LA land? The ESPN story about the pedo ring summer camp that ran last year didn’t spark a single comment from her nor anything in the Eagle, if I remember correctly. Where does she accomplish this magical advocacy?

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
1 month ago

DV: Massimiano’s arrests and conviction in Maine and subsequent transferred probation debacle are well known public record. I seem to recall a report of a Pittsfield group of like minded friends who all were owners of his Maine get away house. Can you find this record and who he shared the Maine property with ?

Reda Paloohe
Reda Paloohe
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

As I recall many years ago watching a School Shitmittee Meeting they were discussing a certain curriculum at that time and one of its members mentioned Emulating a curriculum from the ‘Maine Model’of curriculum. Guess Who?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

My mother taught Stracuzzi in grade school, she was astonished!

“oh my, little Angelo wouldn’t do that!!!”

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

That’s what my mom said about out Parish priest.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

In the BB it was said that Pittsfield Police Chief Wynn has been “puttering” around Onota Lake, meanwhile the traffic control of the Pittsfield streets has been non-existent. Knew the day was coming and yesterday was the day, hopefully not the start of many days. Terrible horrific accidents in Pittsfield. Williams Street, East Street and Dan Fox Drive. Many drivers were hurt critically and also heard from a reliable source that there was at least one fatality in the William Street accident. Life Flights coming and going all night from our local trauma center that can’t handle trauma. Meanwhile if you take a ride around Pittsfield during the day you will see cruisers hiding on New York Avenue, Mountain One parking lot, in the back parking lot of Wahconah Park, Elm Street car wash and many others. Ironically myself like many taxpayers of Pittsfield received their Preliminary tax bill yesterday. While looking at it I wondered what is happening to all this money. We need some questions answered as taxpayers. Why is there no traffic enforcement? Why are these cruisers just sitting in parking lots, why are they not patrolling and citing red light blowers and speeders? Where is our promised Traffic Division? Are the reasons for this neglect because they have been told by the Chief not to perform this duty? Is it because of lack of staff? If so, it is time for the City to ask for more assistance from the State Police. Heard from a few retired cops that the new generation cop does not want to waste their time writing citations, is this true? If so, why is this not being addressed by the Chief? Oh, because he is “puttering” around the lake. Is it bad morale at the Station and if so, that also needs to be addressed. The City is a mess and it is time for the elected officials and their department heads to start doing their jobs, stop hiding in their attics doing ZOOM meetings and start advocating for ALL taxpayers in Pittsfield not just a chosen few.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

You did it. I’m proud of you.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Mr Worldwide doesn’t like free speech. He must work for the DA.

Theo L
Theo L
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

How old is he? Wynn.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

I cannot remember the last time I came down Dalton ave from either direction that at least one asshole did not blow my doors off and then cut me off. Wish the State Police could patrol that for a couple of weeks and hand out about 90 tickets.

Helenus ad Lunem
Helenus ad Lunem
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Your right it’s like that lawless section of Seattle. The CHOP?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

State Police don’t stop any trucks speeding either. 18 wheelers are too fast and most roads have little to no shoulder to pull over. Put up speed cameras. Use the social worker money for speed cameras.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Williams street is 35 miles per hour.Most people go 50 mph.Pickup Trucks with lawn mowing trailors go 60.They need to drop work trucks to 20 mph.It is a residential neighborhood.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

That’s the only time you made any sense Mario.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Ham Anex
1 month ago

Thanks Karen

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

In regards to the motorcycle accident yesterday, the report is that both drivers had no i.d. and the motorcycles were unregistered? Illegal aliens? Will they be thrown in the slammer & deported, or released to cause more mayhem?

E Z Rhidoor
E Z Rhidoor
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

When you lax on traffic laws you’re only going to enhance more of the same driving mayhem.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  E Z Rhidoor
1 month ago

There has been a hue and cry for more traffic control in Pittsfield for at least two years. Mayor Tyer takes care of what she wants to take care of not what the people want or need. She has failed miserably even in this seemed simple area.

E Z Rhidoor
E Z Rhidoor
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

The former one dead sheriff was tutored by Jim Mooney who knows why?Didn’t Carm grow up fatherless? Maybe Mooney took him under his wing who knows. But Carm had a pension as being a bully which he was and thought he was smarter than everyone else, which he wasn’t.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

More “good” news today.

“fairly moderate” my ass, Everhart.

Everhart = Eagle Op-Ed = Leftist = LIAR = disgusting

Some of the most disgusting political cartoons you’ll ever want to see to boot.

I gave up on the Op-Ed page in 2012 after what would have been called by everyone a racist cartoon about Herman Cain if he had been anything other than a Republican.

If they had tried that with Jesse Don’t Get Messy or Obama . . .

Condi Rice apparently fair game on the Left, too, I guess.

You see, you have to be the right kind of black person.

I’ve said in here a few times that the Eagle is most leftist daily newspaper I’ve ever seen in the United States, especially.

And once upon a time I read five or more newspapers a day, including the NYT, WSJ, and USA Today. Plus US News & World Report, Time, Newsweek, The Economist, National Review, The New Republic, The Nation even.

Everhart’s legacy is that I can’t stand to even look at those two pages.

No balance at all, except for a dissenting letter that gets through from time to time.

Heil Hillary!

Part of the New Stalinism.

Still Wondering
Still Wondering
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I’ll never forget how Bill went berserk during Clinton’s impeachment.

Speed Racer
Speed Racer
1 month ago

Yup, Ol’ Speedy here has been commenting on the idiot drivers around here for some time now.

And, hey, if you’re in the intersection when my light turns green–you ran a red light, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Einstein Muldowny.

Why there isn’t at least once accident per hour around here is a mystery.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
1 month ago

Boys Club pool was weird back in the day. “Free Swim?” (aka known as naked swimming). Get your pockets ransacked in the so called “locker room while you swam;” getting chased around by some buffed up red headed guy snapping a towel at your butt; having a hockey puck thrown at you. I think I only had that brown membership card for a year, just long enough to learn to swim. Bad memories………!

FerRed Flahelee
FerRed Flahelee
Reply to  Ghost Rider
1 month ago

I don’t think Jim Mooney was ever married.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Being a homosexual man and being a pedophile are not like statuses. All the gay priests could have had consenting relationships with other gay priests instead of molesting the boys. Most gay men have consenting relationships. Michael Jackson and other pedophiles groom children.

Why is there so much gossip of pedophiles in Berkshire Co? Did Carmen lead a network so perps felt they could get away with it? He had opportunity as sheriff to ignore complaints. There are at least two summer camps with serious and documented allegations and not one serious investigation.

Why did the current mayor allow an alleged pedo work for her office? Why did the old DA not investigate? It gives the impression that the catholic community and the politicians are coordinated to conceal some very evil activities. That is nauseating. The parishioners have spoken and want no part of the Catholic Church concealing abuse. Will the diocese investigate.

Dear Progressive DA will you put your money where your yoga mat is and investigate? The documentary broadcast last year wasn’t commented on at all. Where is the fucking awesome like a unicorn Maura Healey on this? Silent of course. …

I admire Jon for speaking up on this for all these years.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kermit Frog
Mal
Mal
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

You’re only ever going to be so disappointed because Baran did do it. There is available evidence that was never brought forward due to protected health information. I know it is not what you want to hear but it is true.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mal
1 month ago

Is he responsible for what happened at the summer camps too? That seems highly unlikely especially at the super expensive boys sports camp.

There is more than one issue.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mal
1 month ago

The comment I made is not here. There appears to be several instances of pedophiles in Berkshire Co – and Baran seems to have no association to the boys athletic summer camp.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mal
1 month ago

Hello Mal, Please present us all with the “available evidence that was never brought forward due to protected health information”. However, I believe you are protecting the corrupt Catholic leaders of Pittsfield politics instead of telling the truth about the tragedy of Bernard Baran!

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Mal
1 month ago

Bernie was as innocent as a summer’s day is long. Totally effed over.

IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
Reply to  Mal
1 month ago

Baran did not do it. The little boy that said something happed to him was brain washed by his mother and her boyfriend. The little boy was tested and had gonorrhea of the throat, Bernie was tested and did not have gonorrhea nor was he ever treated for gonorrhea. The mother’s boyfriend had gonorrhea, that is how it all started.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Of what allegations do your refer? Please enlighten us.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Capeless had complaints about Camp Lenox in 2013. You can google it. Camp Greylock had an ESPN expose last summer where a former abused kid tracked down his abuser who later went on to assault more boys and young men. I would not doubt there were parents who complained about Greylock in Berkshire Co. And we all know about the complaints from Camp Russell. Then there is all what happened in Lee. That is a lot of abuse for a small geographic area. More than any I have heard of in other places where I have lived. I didn’t live here back in the day but I pretty glad I never went to one of those camp.

Also, your later posts sound like you are blaming the victims. I really doubt you meant that but if you (or officialdom) don’t want to see the problem you will never be able to solve it.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kermit Frog
Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Anyone know Carmen’s cause of death?

Nost Nay Sae
Nost Nay Sae
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Mele rants.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

I am not “celebrating the death of Carmen Massimiano”. I choose to be a caring person who shows mercy to all of my fellow human beings. I never want to go down to his level of hurting people he doesn’t like or stood in his way of Carmen Massimiano’s decades long dominating rule of Pittsfield politics. Carmen was part of an old school ring of Pittsfield Catholic political leaders and homosexual deviants who either sexually abused children or knew all about it. What the Good Old Catholic Boys like Carmen Massimiano, Gerry Downing, Daniel Ford, Angelo Stracuzzi, and Cliff Nilan did to the hurt and ruin the life of Bernard Baran was pure evil. Pittsfield’s Catholic so-called leaders were according to the stories that never went away the homosexual deviants who abused children or knew all about it, but they persecuted Bernard Baran by framing and railroading him to serving over two decades of Hell in Massachusetts State Prison. I, along with many others, believe they wanted Bernard Baran out of their way. That was exactly the terrible and horrible legacy of Carmen Massimiano in a nutshell. If Carmen Massimiano did not dominate Pittsfield politics, he would hurt anybody who stood in his way of ultimate power over Pittsfield, Massachusetts. What frustrated me the most about Carmen Massimiano’s domination over Pittsfield was that he ensured his family had high status and high paying jobs in Pittsfield, especially at the Pittsfield Courthouse or the Berkshire County Jail in Pittsfield. If you weren’t part of Carmen’s mafia like political family, you had to kiss his and Pittsfield’s Good Old Boys’ dirty behinds to not be subject to their abuses and retributions. Many people in Pittsfield and Berkshire County lived in fear and/or experienced painful traumas at the hands of Carmen Massimiano over the decades. If you stood up to Carmen’s mafia-like political family, you would be subject to many wrongs. I experienced this first hand when I was in my 20’s. I was hurt by Pittsfield politics’ interrelated families who obliterated anything that stood in their way of dominating a one political party China-like state and local governmental system. My dad was hurt by them, too, but not nearly as badly as they burned me. My revenge is to write about it all in letters, emails, and blogs. We live in the 21st Century now where provincial areas like Pittsfield, Berkshire County, and mostly rural Western Massachusetts is subject to the power of the Internet. In closing, I really hope that the legacy of Carmen Massimiano and all he stood for in Pittsfield politics will come to an immediate end. If there is another mafia-like Pittsfield politics boss like Carmen Massimiano, I hope people will use the power of the Internet to expose his or her political corruption wherever it may occur.

rd plue
rd plue
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

You didn’t celebrate? What was this supposed to be a eulogy for a Saint?

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

He was entitled to due process like everybody else. As far as has been reported, only one alleged victim ever came forward, and he was years too late. There was no coverup by Capeless or anyone else.
Unless some new victims are going to come forward, then there is nothing to see here folks.

Johnny99
Johnny99
1 month ago

Dan, Happy Fourth of July. I hope you can get away for a few days this summer for a well deserved break.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
1 month ago

Tyer always boasts about being a big supporter of Chief Wynn and police. I demand large BLUE LIVES MATTER lettering be painted on Allen Street, in front of city hall, before the racists demand the Marxist Black Lives Matter name be painted there. Wake up America, before your country is gone. Happy4th. Don’t get shot.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
1 month ago

Keep watching Trumps reaction to anything Putin.You believers dont care because Trump pumps you up with the white guy stuff.He has you looking like a laser at BLM as Putin is covertly aligned with Trump.No way you say.Not my Donald….Just observe.When he says culture and nationalism he owns you.Putin will now be President until 2036

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Better than Dementia Biden for a day.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Trump gets his daily briefings from Moscow. So does Hannity. Putin laughs so hard after getting off the phone with Trump that his belly hurts.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Biden can’t remember his last briefing. But he checked his briefs for stains, then wondered why? Oh’ my nurse does that!!!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Happy Birthday America!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Right. Hope Putin does not change the name.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Putin/Trump 2020

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
1 month ago

Tell em Angelo bent ya… i .ean sent ya

Why doesn’t someone ask the family of Turtle Sheeran who ate a shotgun due to Carmen’s bullying

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

If you missed last night’s event at Mt. Rushmore you missed a very inspiring event led by South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem and featuring President Trump.
Happy Independence Day everyone!

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/07/03/trump-far-left-fascism-overthrow-american-revolution/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

MSM won’t let you know that.

Nor will our local LEFT WINGED PARROT kitty box liner!!!!

God Bless America!!!! (local news rag ^ won’t!)

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Culture change wink wink law and order wink wink against those people…..You are who you support

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

It was so beautiful. President Trump’s speech was powerful. We stayed up until after midnight watching it.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

he isss soo wunnerful I wuv him

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Who thinks General Lee is a American War hero who fought and defended human trafficing.In 2020 if you dont realize what that means to American citizens somethings wrong.A museum piece and nothing else.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

He was a traitor to his country who owned and beat slaves, and fought to defend slavery. Even if he cured cancer and rose people from the dead he would not qualify as a great man on any level.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Was wondering if it would be legal for the people of Pittsfield to form a citizens committee to try to figure out how to get all the garbage off the road sides. It is obviously way over the heads of city officials to figure out but maybe as citizens we can research what other communities do or what past Pittsfield mayors did. It is just embarrassing and if city officials really cared about their city as they pretend to do they would bew on it. Coltsville is disgusting. I had to kill some time the other day and walked North street and then down Eagle and over First to East. Trash on Eagle as well as heavy vegetation growing out of the sidewalks. Trash on First even in parking lot. Storm drains blocked with trash.
Seems like management has just given up on the basics and are focusing on major renovation projects that cost big bucks. Parks, Tyler st, that Lab thingy, and the black hole school system.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Go pick up the garbage, JA. That’s the solution.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

If I am going to take a job working for the city I think I will get one riding in a truck with air conditioning and health benefits. I am not working for free for this mayor.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Collect it, dump at Barry/Tyers house.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Tie to BIC and they’ll even buy it off of you.

DellShuhthanun
DellShuhthanun
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

She is a Mountain Goat?

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

You can’t say black with capitalizing your b, Johnny

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

They bought sweepers and dont sweep .Every storm drain in town is blocked.Nobody has weed wacking ability.Painting lines in the streets is but a dream.Always cutting maintenance. Who thinks schools can do surface touch cleaning on door handles light switches bathrooms classroom surfaces every night….not happening because Behnke and Curtus dont believe in cleaning and maintaining school buildings.Air quality…what is being done right now.

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

Marxism is the core of the Black Lives Matter movement. This is an antisemitic, anti-family, anti-police group which should not be supported!

https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/03/if-you-really-believe-black-lives-matter-stop-supporting-black-lives-matter/

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

America is not going markist.That is so 60s

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

You just don’t understand. Very sad.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

White right and media Giant Fox news and re election TV want you to believe that democrats a Marxist and you believe it.Fox is crazy good at messaging to those that are afraid of losing the majorty vote.

Bunco Squad
Bunco Squad
1 month ago

Why did Shirley Egerton and Dennis Powell lie today? They set up a ceremony today on Park Square. Why did they change Frederick Douglas’ words from “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? to “What to the Negro Is the Fourth of July”? Trying to change history is fake, dishonest and a lie.

Johhny2Shoes
Johhny2Shoes
Reply to  Bunco Squad
1 month ago
Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Re: The “C” in Carmen stood for Cover-ups

My (Jonathan Melle’s) response to “JoePesci”:

Things were different back in the late-1950’s through the mid-1970’s when Carmen Massimiano was a teenager and in his 20’s when the allegations of many of his alleged sexual abuses of young boys occurred when he was a camp counselor at the Boys’ Club Camp Russell and was a presence at Jim Mooney’s Boys’ Club in Pittsfield (Mass.) There was no due process for the many young boy victims of Carmen Massimiano’s alleged sexual abuse because it was a different era in criminal justice in Berkshire County and beyond. Just look at the Catholic Church during that era when Catholic Priests allegedly sexually abused so many children. It took decades for them to receive justice.

I wholly disagree with you about Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless or anyone else. I read all about the tragedy of Bernard Baran, who was framed for being a homosexual teenager in the 1980’s by Prosecutors Gerry Downing and Daniel Ford. I read that Gerry Downing knowingly hid audio tape recordings of children that proved Bernard Baran was innocent of sexually abusing young children. It was not until a couple of years after Berkshire County District Attorney Gerry Downing died in late-2003 that the next Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless released the long hidden audio tapes to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, which led to Bernard Baran being released from Massachusetts State Prison after over two decades of Hell, including Bernard Baran being subject to many rapes and beatings.

Carmen Massimiano was part of a ring of old school Catholic leaders in Pittsfield politics, which included the late Gerry Downing, Daniel Ford, Angelo Stracuzzi, and Cliff Nilan, who were all closeted homosexual deviants who either sexually abused children or knew all about it. They all used their power over Pittsfield and Berkshire County to cover-up their alleged crimes. Carmen Massimiano hurt anybody who stood in his way of his dominating rule over Pittsfield politics. It was impossible for victims of Carmen Massimiano to come forward when he was part of the ring of corrupt Catholic leaders in Pittsfield (Mass.) who all protected each other from due process.

In Truth!

Jonathan Melle

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Re your first paragraph – No one reported anything, except Monihan, and statue of limitations was up by like 24 years or so. So you cannot say people didn’t get due process. Now that doesn’t mean there were not victims that chose not to come forward.

Paragraph two – Baran was innocent I believe, and railroaded, but it had nothing to do with Capeless, and it was Capeless who resurrected the missing tapes, and Capeless who decided to let the case die.

Paragraph three – All the people you claim abused children or knew about it, may or may not have, but as far as I know, no one ever came forward as an alleged victim besides Monihan. And Monihan came forward when Carmen was in power.

People have a presumption of innocence in this country. Thank God. The time to crucify Carmen was when he was living and if I recall, he got it good back when Monihan just happened to go public around the time Bowler ran for sherriff. At this point, unless some new victims come forward, we should let the man RIP, and let God take it from here.

I always thought it was fishy that Carmen was just about ready to quit and run to Hawaii with his pal Dobelle, and then suddenly didn’t. Was the damn about to burst then?????

If there’s a squad of child rape victims out there somewhere, they would be in their 50’s and up now, and I can understand why they won’t go public after all these years, but absent that, who are we to judge?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

There were times in my life when I was a victim of crimes, including by a lying Manchester, NH city Police Officer named John Cunningham. Most of the time after I was victimized, I went to people with administrative or legal authority, only to be told that it wasn’t in my interest to pursue legal recourse or due process of law against the respective suspect who wronged me. When I was arrested in downtown Manchester, NH on June 7th, 2007, Police Officer John Cunningham used illegal uses of force against me and lied about it all during my several years of so-called due process. I was up against the legal system, and he knew he could get away with illegally assaulting me. All these years later, John Cunningham never came clean. That is how it is when you deal with bullies who hold the upper hand. Carmen Massimiano was similar to many bullies because he was untouchable in Pittsfield, Massachusetts – similar to John Cunningham being untouchable in Manchester, New Hampshire. In closing, Carmen Massimiano was part of a ring of corrupt Catholic leaders in Pittsfield who controlled the court system. To illustrate, many of Carmen Massimiano’s relatives and cronies held high status and high paying positions in the Pittsfield (Mass.) Courthouse.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

sounds to me like nobody ever stood up, publicly at least, until Monihan, and then suddenly Carmen was too sick to run for re-election.

DellShuhthanun
DellShuhthanun
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

He wasn’t a man just a bigbully

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  DellShuhthanun
1 month ago

Thats what he was.Bullied everyone who did not worship him.Also great profits for handing out the Sheriff s badges.There is a lot of money to be made.There is a great parallel between Trump Massimiano…people feared telling the truth.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Right. So it begs the question, if people stood up or came out publicly years ago, could Carmen have been dethroned years earlier? One many comes forward dozens of years later, makes a single allegation that wasn’t a rape allegation, and that’s all it took for Carmen not to stand for office again. Or was he afraid if he ran something else, or someone else was coming out?????? Think about it.

Lifelonglocal Nobody
Lifelonglocal Nobody
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

G.O.B.Network Exposures will continue as years go by. I myself went to “the camp” as a young boy . Fortunately wasn’t ever groomed for love, I was a bigger kid and mean, not their first choice for romance. I heard rumors back then about “ special privileges and beer just stop by the Directors cottage, all these institutions were the pedophiles clubhouse. Does anyone remember Bowler was a city detective and maybe some how revived the Monihan case to disgrace his opponent ?
Pittsfield is “the Pitts

IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Bob Smith (Smitty) controlled the court system, BMC, the cops, Mayor Doyle. I could write a book about that man.

IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

That was not the reason that Carmen did not take off. He was sick and very few people knew. I knew because we saw each other at the doctors office several times a year if not monthly.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

As usual it’s a war zone in Pittsfield neighborhoods. Police do nothing. Nothing pretty to see. Just a bunch of thuds and booms. People obviously love to sit on top of their fireworks. They never learned that fireworks are best enjoyed from a distance. So stupid. They allow the poorer neighborhoods to get out of control. You can bet that the gated communities and wealthier areas in the city are nice and quiet.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Blowing off around me for last hour non-stop. Cops must be deaf.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Just like in other Democratic cities and states, there is no law and order. Pittsfield used to be a very family friendly area. Now the city is taken over by people who have no concern for their neighbors and just want to create chaos.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Exactly. Which is why I am going to spend the next fourth of July in a republican state like Georgia or Florida where they do not use fireworks. MAGA Damn liberals and their firecrackers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Johnny, are were sure those weren’t gunfire last night?

Shot spotter must have been busy!

Didn’t some people get shot a few years back on the 4th?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yes, the 4th of July Pittsfield parking lot massacre about 4 years ago.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Pittsfield fireworks out of control. People using them who have no idea what they are doing. Lots of thuds and loud booms. Nothing pretty to see. The poorer neighborhoods are out of control and it is allowed. Thick smoke in the air.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

MIxes well with the gunsmoke

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

“And the rockets red glare
Those bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night That our Flag was still there…”

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Public fireworks displays from a distance are what Americans love and were very happy with for many years. The beautiful colors and patterns formed by the fireworks. The fireworks very high up in the sky. Not neighborhood amateurs blasting them off right next door. Very little, if any, pretty lights or colors from amateur neighborhood fireworks and lots of explosion sounds that sound like somebody is setting off dynamite. Who gets excited or inspired by that? Many people in the city who I have spoken with now have headaches, shell shock, and breathing issues from all the smoke and chemicals because the fireworks are being exploded so close to the ground in residential densely populated neighborhoods. It’s disgusting and takes away the enjoyment of the holiday for many people.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

The United States Congress is currently enjoying a +2 week long recess or vacation through Monday, July 20th, 2020.
The Massachusetts State Legislature will soon enjoy a 5 month long recess from August 1st, 2020 – December 31st, 2020.
It must be nice to be a state or federal Legislator. They all get the best perks and most days, weeks, or months off of work. Most of them are in office for the rest of their lives, too.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Article in newspaper June 29th. All four Berkshire state reps have signed on to a bill that would close cooperate tax loopholes in Mass. And the reason they are doing this now is because the state needs the money due to revenue losses resulting from the pandemic.
Apparently they were fine with the cooperate rip offs prior to the pandemic.

Also the Eagle is wondering if this might not be a good time not raise taxes AGAIN. Nothing from them about cutting or curbing waste. Just maybe we shou8ld raise taxes again. Who are these people and do they really care about you?

Johhny2Shoes
Johhny2Shoes
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

JM,
Even when they show up for their elected taxpayer funded duties,not much gets done anyway and what little they do get done is lackluster as far as policy for our citizens go. Sometimes I think the less they are in, the better off we are.

IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
IfYouCanNotSayNiceThingsShutUp
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

If they Can not work 11 months of the year then they should not get paid for them or benefits.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Chicago violence continues to kill young people in these Democrat controlled areas. It’s out of control and has been for years. If Biden/China wins in November you can be sure that guns will be taken from Americans. This out of control lawlessness is allowed so they can use the excuse that guns and not lawlessness is the problem in these Democrat cities. At the same time they take your guns, they will also defund police so you will have continued lawlessness and no protection.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-erupts-in-july-4-gunfire-with-girl-7-and-boy-14-among-those-killed

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Good luck finding those guns, Pat. Once banned, no one will own them.

Karmun Slurp
Karmun Slurp
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Is the Stooge going to do a Casket Eulogy his Show for former Sheriff? And will someone tell Stooge the beard is not a good look.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Karmun Slurp
1 month ago

I THINK the Stooge was one of his “bought & paid for” Deputies at one time. Little man, big star, y’know, Barney Fife.

Carmonsgone
Carmonsgone
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Well be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun start nags the song

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again.

BlackLivesMatter?
BlackLivesMatter?
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Sickening. Each week blacks killing each other left and right, and Black Lives Matter doesn’t say squat. Happened in Atlanta this weekend too, 8 year old black girl. Black Lives Matter doesn’t care when the killers are black.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The Russian bounty on US soldiers MSM hoax…..another Soros funded bucket of manure

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/russian-bounties-us-dead-soldiers-another-nyt-soros-piss-tape-fake/

“The New York Times story, which did not cite any actual examples of a “Russian bounty” being paid for the deaths of U.S. soldiers and offered little in the way of evidence besides unnamed “officials” and “sources”, was principally written by Eric Schmitt, who has been an employee of George-Soros sponsored Democrat Think Tank „Center for a New American Security“ (CNAS) since 2015. The New York Times did not reveal this affiliation in Schmitt‘s articles. It was not clear how working for a partisan Think Tank complies with NYT journalistic ethics.
CNAS was run by Obama-era Ukraine ambassador Victoria Nuland until 2019, a frequent guest at the Soros-funded Ukraine Media Crisis Center, ground zero for the Russiagate conspiracy. Nuland was closely involved with the Biden crime family’s Ukraine Burisma racket, George Soros’ manipulations in Ukraine and the plunged $5 billion taxpayer dollars into Ukraine as part of the “color revolution” 2014.”

“CNAS was also one of the prime sources for the hit job on Gen. Mike Flynn 2017. Eric Schmitt had already begun writing about Mike Flynn’s threat to the deep state in Dec. 3, 2016, warning of Flynn’s “desire to usurp what he viewed as Washington’s incompetent and corrupt elite.” Closely coordinating with Rep. Adam Schiff, Schmitt became one of the first reporters to begin the takedown of Gen. Mike Flynn on Feb. 12 with an article headed “Turmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down” and Feb. 14 with an article claiming “Trump Was Informed 17 Days Ago That Flynn Had Not Been Truthful on Russia”. Amazingly, Schmitt is still on staff at the “New York Times”.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago
IfYouCanNotSayNiceShutUp
IfYouCanNotSayNiceShutUp
1 month ago

Carmen was sick for a long time, we were at the cancer center at the same time a lot.
I found him to be a nice fair man, I could tell you many nice things about the man. How many of you could say that you took your mom out for breakfast every Sat.?

Last edited 1 month ago by IfYouCanNotSayNiceShutUp
Blare
Blare
Reply to  IfYouCanNotSayNiceShutUp
1 month ago

Most people see things differently as they prepare to meet their maker. And even the worst human beings in history did “good” things for some people in their lives. Devotion to mom is great, but it doesn’t give you a pass to abuse others.

Last edited 1 month ago by Blare