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NEW DETAILS ON MOON’S FIRING … plus … !!!EXCLUSIVE!!! THE PLANET SCOOPS A COPY OF SERVICENET CONTRACT WITH CITY

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020) — The yield of our followup on the firing of Helen Moon, late of D.A. Andrea Harrington’s office, can best be described as the holdings of a sprung bear trap entombed in Al Gore’s lock box and hidden in a bank vault. No one, and THE PLANET means no one, is dishing. As many of you know, we first broke the story Monday. Having done our due diligence, we can share the meager but tantalizing results.

  • The reticence of those connected to the inner workings at Harrington Central speaks loudly. Sources have gone D&D — deaf and dumb in street talk. The atmosphere is tense.
  • Moon was fired for “insubordination.” What exactly the mutiny entailed we can’t say. Many observers of Pittsfield and county politics have offered theories, but as of yet no definitive  narrative has emerged.
  • The Boring Broadsheet sic’d their green city reporter, Amada Burke, on the story. Though she and the paper learned of this as did everyone else on THE PLANET, she didn’t give credit. That’s professional courtesy The BB doesn’t practice, probably because we beat their newsroom so many times with our our “one-man mob scene.” Burke shared some white bread from DA spokesman Andy McKeever: “We are proud of the work [Moon] did during her time here. Our community should be tremendously grateful to her for that work. We are looking forward to seeing what Councilor Moon accomplishes as she continues to serve on the City Council,” he said. Right. Proud enough to fire her. As we predicted, Harrington is hiding behind “it’s a personnel matter.” The public pays for the sideshow, but when it goes bad, the Kapanski’s aren’t allowed to know why.

  • Sources in the DA’s office said they knew of Moon’s firing but that’s it. This suggests Moon was martyred to serve as an example lest anyone else in the office even think of going rogue. Moon managed Harrington’s  campaign for the office, so the morale-squashing message goes, “If I unceremoniously dump her, I can eliminate your sorry ass.”
  • Don’t expect the mayor to get near this story.
  • “A tight lockdown” as in gag order is about the only fact that the wise guys can agree on at this point.
  • How will the firing affect Moon’s responsibilities as Ward 1 councilor?
  • How will if affect her relationship with Ward 6 councilor Dina Lampiasi Guiel. Both Moon and Lampiasi did not respond to THE PLANET‘s questions. The relationship between the two women — both on the council, both owned by Harrington — will be interesting to watch. Lampiasi doesn’t like Moon. One inside observer said, “I don’t know why people think Dina and Helen are best pals.  Nothing could be further from the truth.” Could this relationship factor into the mystery of the firing?
  • The Pittsfield Police Department is spiking the football in the end zone over the news of Moon, who called for defunding the police during budget deliberations.

THE PLANET isn’t talking about some useless office but Berkshire County’s top cop. What does a DA do?

A district attorney

  • Sets the tone of law enforcement in a jurisdiction.
  • Has a tidal pull on policing, investigative work, and the courts. A strong and honest DA will produce vigilant and fair judicial outcomes. A weak DA will destroy prosecutorial morale, infuriate police, and frustrate the courts.
  • Determines whether the elective office will be prosecutorial or political.
  • Directs her own investigative and policing teams (in Harrington’s case, state troopers).
  • Presents cases to the courts.
  • Recommends sentencing.
  • Is the only attorney allowed to participate in grand jury proceedings.

The point is, the public needs to know what’s going on. As usual, however, the transparency that The Suits like to brag about is about as clear as a three-foot-thick wall of stone.

———- ooo ———-

In a followup to our continuing coverage of  ServiceNet’s scandalous closing of the homeless facility at the former St. Joseph’s High School on Maplewood Avenue, THE PLANET presents another exclusive. We have obtained a copy of ServiceNet’s contract with the city of Pittsfield, plus the addendum. We present them without annotation. THE PLANET hopes to give details, as salacious as they might turn out to be, in The Weekend Edition. Meantime, you armchair lawyers out there, what do you make of the deal, which we are at this point taking at face value. That assessment could change. Her are the links:

ServiceNet 2019-2020 and ndment 

Don’t tell anyone you saw these contracts here. You’re not supposed to know about them.

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“Martyrdom has always been the intensity, never of the correctness, of a belief”Homer.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

Harrington has already made a mockery of the DA’s office, and she just announced a policy to ensure compliance with 57 year old case law , and was dumb enought to declare that some prosecturors wouldn’t know excuplatory evidence if it bit them in the hand. In other words, she made a fool of herself. Moon probably got hush money, I mean severance pay, so she won’t talk.

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

Brilliant, ain’t it? That policy story is obviously a wag the dog to get the Eagle away from the Moon explosion. Did they ask Andy boy what it is that they are proud of that Moon did for $70k plus benefits? My guess is she did something really bad, that’s why nobody knows about it.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

Did the last administration have a formal Brady policy? ohh pick me NOPE!

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Maggie May
3 months ago

They did not need to because it was understood as basic to the job. Generally it is a good thing in public office to spend less time writing obvious policies and more time doing actual work.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  EWendt
3 months ago

@EWendt – Right on. Creating a so-called formal policy for what is already the law is a nothing burger. Of course the Eagle is ridiculous enough to put it on the front page – I would expect the Berkshire Edge to do that but not the Eagle. Turning over exculpatory evidence is the law and one would assume lawyers in the DA’s office would know this. Harrington is the most inept lawyer in that office.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Merguez
3 months ago

Bernard Baran. Let that sink in

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Anderson williams
3 months ago

Oh will you STFU about Baran. Why don’t you go find the nurse’s statement about his gonorrhea test or does that not fit your narrative? 

Last edited 3 months ago by RNtoo
Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Anderson williams
2 months ago

Harrington refuses to comply with FOIA request and fires the only adult in the room, General Counsel Jeanne Kempthorne because Kempthorne told her she had to comply. Let that sink in, Anderson!

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Maggie May
3 months ago

Yes
Delay & deny
How else can you frame victims?

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Maggie May
3 months ago

Yes
delay and deny

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
3 months ago

City put shitters in Springside park for the homeless and hand washing stations, and declared racisim a public health emergency in PIttsfield, with zero evidence, and Far Away Farley supports drivers’ licenses for illegals, and my taxes and water rates are through the roof. Time to move outta the Pitts. Tyer is a disgrace.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Great work Dan!!!

I’ve not had time to read your links on the contract

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Dan does swing the Hammer of Truth like no other around here. Makes Thor look like a chump.

the school committee
the school committee
3 months ago

You should do a story on Attorneys General of the United States of America if you want to see scandle at the highest level.William Barr has turned this office into the powerful intimidating arm of the craziest President America has ever seen.We have the highest law enforcement office leading a race war for President of the United States of America.President chaos has made Putin a very proud big brother.Barr has already indicated Trump wont accept the election results if he loses.The new Republican party of hate has shredded our constitution.These new regressives have a mess on their hands and are SILENT,SILENT,SILENT.Trump will not say one word about Putin putting bounties on the head of our military and at the same time Trump uses our military on American citizens. Even
regressives are in lock step silence on every issue with Trump even as his mentally ill mind goes back and forth about the Trump Republican Virus.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Trump Derangement Syndrome acting up TSC?

Barr can’t out do Sotero’s henchman AG, Holder. Remember Fast n Furious TSC?

Holder illegally gave criminals cartels and gangs weapons, in USA and Mexico resulting in many murders.

Brian Terry, a border patrol agent was one of those murdered, with a gun provided by Eric Holder and Barry Sotero. They BOTH should be rotting in jail, in Mexico, US prisons are too nice for them.

Last edited 3 months ago by Mad Trapper
Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Yeah, Trumps Wingman. Forgot you live on a one way street.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Vote DEMOCRAT!!! If you want this…..

More from the “peaceful protesters” of Antifa/BLM.

IEDs with shrapnel

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/democrat-sanctioned-terrorism-antifa-blm-protesters-packing-fireworks-bombs-nails/

“A federal law enforcement document reviewed by Breitbart Texas reports that “protesters” who attacked the Atlanta Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) embedded nails into commercial-grade fireworks. The devices were reportedly discovered after the protest ended Sunday morning.

Breitbart Texas reviewed an FBI “activity alert” regarding the use of modified fireworks during the demonstrations in Atlanta, which began on July 25. The alert states that approximately 100 to 200 people dressed in dark clothing, backpacks, goggles, and helmets approached the ICE office in Atlanta. The subjects reportedly carried shields, bats, and large sticks.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/breaking-antifa-terrorist-threw-bomb-federal-agents-portland-identified-grandmother/

“BREAKING: Antifa Terrorist Who Threw Bomb at Federal Agents in Portland is Identified — BY HIS GRANDMOTHER!

shocking twist. The guy who threw an IED at the portland courthouse was identified in a review by his grandma who bought his gear. This might be the most embarrassing defeat of antifa yet. Grandmas lil revolutionary. Retweet for luls. Archive https://t.co/tadAPQNg1l pic.twitter.com/kJbbTibQtf

— Anime gorilla (@animegorilla) July 28, 2020″

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

From the links above

“It’s been 7 years since BLM was established and they’ve raised over a billion dollars. They haven’t cleaned up one neighbourhood, sent one poor black child to college, donated to any food banks or provided house to a poor black family. Where is the money going.”

Twitter has bleachboted (remember H-Beast emails?) the post that states BLM donations go to “ACTBlue” a DNC front. Follow the money……..

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

the question that needs to be answered is who is control of that billion dollars?
My guess is that George Soros,is funding and controls this army of gorilla Warfare volunteers. who are mostly useful idiots, who have no other life because they are Cellar dwellers.
Dan had scoop on da’s office a year ago,but thats how media controls narratives. Until the Machiavellian degenerates in control can no longer control the narrative because the truth is so evident even a moron gets it

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Magoo
3 months ago

The group or groups that are directing these violent anarchists want to destroy our history. They are infiltrating every aspect of our culture to fundamentally transform America. Michelle Obama said Barack knows that everything in America has to be transformed and, yes, that includes defunding police and erasing our history. No aspect of American life will be left untouched. These people are fanatics.

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

December 12 1773 the British said same thing,the Boston Tea Party was,an attempt to start a conversation to ” petition the government for redress of grievances”
If trump and republicans lose in November, the angry white folks will join the Fray.

Antifa gun control Fanatics will be left to defend themselves with their spatulas and dild*€. 🙂

Nobody kills Americans like Americans, why do you think they are attempting to erase civil war history?
Probably so the useful idiots don’t smarten up.

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  Magoo
3 months ago

A better analogy would be to compare the current insurrection to the Shays’ Rebellion.

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Stacey Rossi
3 months ago

Your skipping ahead,
America hasn’t vanquished it’s oppressive Machiavellian government.
Hopefully it doesn’t come to that, the 11,000 returning soldiers from Germany will most likely uphold the Constitution. Bolstering the ” regulators” as Germany has become another Venezuela.

Stacey
Payed attention in history class,shame they don’t teach that in school anymore.

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Stacey Rossi
3 months ago

You’re skipping ahead, the eleven thousand soldiers returning from Germany will more than likely uphold the Constitution,as Germany has become another Venezuela.
Nobody wants to live there,Merkel made her bed
She can lay in it aloNE.

Very important lesson learned by our soldiers,to be avoided at home.

Trump outflanks the Democrats again.:)
Getting predictable!

Hopefully cooler heads prevail

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Susan Rosenberg is vice-char of fundraising for BLM. She is a convicted terroist that was sentenced to 58 years in prison. The only reason she is out is because Bill Clinton pardoned her on his last day of office.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/inappropriate-for-convicted-terrorist-susan-rosenberg-to-oversee-blm-funds/ar-BB16IwQh

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Free Bird
3 months ago

Yes, Susan was a member of Weather Underground, a friend of Bomber Billy, Barry Sotero’s good friend

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  Free Bird
3 months ago

Correct. Also, other former members of the Weather Underground and similar groups now associate with (and presumably are training) BLM and antifa. I have a personal connection (my parents) to the radical movement of the early 1970s, so I take the current state of affairs extremely seriously.

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Stacey Rossi
3 months ago

The Weather Underground was a very militant and violent group.
Like any group of fanatics, they can never be completely neutralized, much like radicalized Muslim sleeper cells

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

More stuff MSM /Left Winged Parrot don’t want you know about…

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/live-video-day-2-white-coat-summit-frontline-doctors-discuss-media-misinformation-treating-coronavirus/

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Frontline doctors from across the US held a “White Coat Summit” on Monday in Washington DC to dispel the misinformation and myths surrounding the coronavirus.
Day two of their summit is going to kickoff today in front of the US Supreme Court.
The doctors are very concerned with the disinformation campaign being played out in the far left American media today.

From their website: “If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease.”
Here is a list of the doctors speaking at the event today.

On Monday following their very popular event Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Google censored the doctors after they promoted hydroxychloroquine as a life-saving medication in treating the coronavirus.
Again — these are practicing doctors on the frontline of the pandemic!

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Hey Trapper. Here is a video of one of the idiot doctors speaking who Trump quoted. She also believes demons have sex with women while they are sleeping and impregnate them. You really need to watch more than just Fox News
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/07/29/donald-trump-coronavirus-doctor-kth-sot-vpx-ac360.cnn

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
3 months ago

One of the women was your mother, ROFL!!!!!

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Sad!

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

While the world is starving to death,anybody see similarities the Venezuela first riots, then disband police then starvation

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Crazy but ok for Trump believers.You guys know Trump never lies.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

617-226-6000

contact the Red Sux about “taking a knee” , how Ted Williams is so ashamed after his service to America, and his former team backing communists/facists/nazis , and it seems now, the DNC he fought against.

Last edited 3 months ago by Mad Trapper
Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

So, did Ted Williams come back to life or is he being ashamed from his grave? Just curious.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

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Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

At least they were there for the anthem. Look at what those idiots did in the WNBA, walking off as the anthem started. Yes, they seem incredibly oppressed taking home large paychecks for a league/organization that loses roughly ten million a year.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Trump takes a knee on Putin.He wont say it.Putin owns dopey

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Trump is a fascist with an agenda to remove the last 50 years of law.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Mail in ballots D-s want more….

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/yes-america-there-voter-fraud-these-recent-cases-prove-it?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newslink&utm_term=members&utm_content=20200728191431

Yes America, there is voter fraud. These recent cases prove it.From Frank Sinatra’s hometown in Hoboken, N.J., to LA’s Skid Row, dozens of mail-in, absentee and ballot box fraud cases have emerged.

C Chuczxk
C Chuczxk
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Gezus that Stooge is silly.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

The contract states the city applied for and received funds, but doesn’t say how much they received in total. The contract is for $22 G’s to ServiceNet. Was the $22 G’s the total amount of what the city got to dispense?

RN
RN
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

The city got $2 million. $789,382 CARES and the rest for housing and homeless services.
They take $200k for administration normally.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

Thanks RN,

Dee Animullstune
Dee Animullstune
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

Tyer said in her campaign the first time for people to come here,not to work? Well,she has her wish. Was she talking specifically to a certain group. The st Joe and Bartons crossing were nothing but sanctuary for the homeless which includes alcoholics,druggies get fixes,and mental problems and joblessness. Has nothing to do with being down on your luck’.

These facilities are nothing more than a modern day House of the rising Sun. Facilities that offer a nights sleep and some food,not all but many. There’s big administrative monies to be made on these types of people as many can never get off the junk. I’d like to see where a forensic audit would take us on everything municipal and non profit. Sprngside toilets and hand sanitizing is the end game?

RN
RN
3 months ago

That’s an old contract that’s expired, the amended contract ended June 30, 2020. So that amendment expired as well.

Get the FY 2021 contracts that started July 1, 2020. That’s where the real info is.

It was $9,000 for three weeks of meals for 45 homeless. ($3,000 a week)
So where did the $789,382 CARES money go?
Also what about the $1,341,750 housing and homelessness allotment?
They paid $9,000 out of $2 million.
Ask the city how much they paid to DPW folks to fix up St. Joes. Kerwood knows the exact figure

Dee Animullstune
Dee Animullstune
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

Aside. I can remember the sleezyBeacon Stanley forgiveness transfer meeting at city council meeting,b s. The attorney for Beacon related issues announced The owner had purchased the new seating free m his own children mpany? which Krol and Tyer photo opted in them. The City Councils eyes popped out of their heads when they found that out,but did nothing. These lawyers and accountants Ned to be brought to light,who and whom they do work for,non profits and individuals alike.

Johnny Absurds Accountant
Johnny Absurds Accountant
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

Is there anyone on the finance committee that might be concerned about where all that money went or is it kind of in a blind trust/black hole type place. Did any magician’s make it disappear or would the mayor like to squash rumors? She looks worse by the day as far as open and or honest.

Perhaps Mizz Moon who was concerned about the police budget will ask the right questions and get this info to the people. She needs to be our hero.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Accountant
3 months ago

Johnny, totally agree with your comment. Just wondering where all our elected City Councillors are hiding? Evidently Madam Tyer has a complete hold over the whole council and they have chosen to hide behind the pandemic. What are they all afraid of? Her? Do they not see the City falling apart before their eyes? Ever since the first of the year this City Council has done absolutely nothing to represent the taxpayers of Pittsfield. My opinion of all of them is that they need to all step down from their positions since they have no interest in trying to find answers to where monies have gone, why the city streets are such a mess, why every department in the City is screwed up, why the City post on their website that we have a Traffic Bureau, yet there is no traffic enforcement. Must be nice to receive basically free health insurance, building a City pension and you don’t have to do anything to earn it. Wish we could vote them all out this year, but then again you can’t trust the City of Pits voting system either.

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

There is no question this City is in trouble. There is not one person who will stand up and do the right thing!!

Be The Change
Be The Change
3 months ago

I noticed Moon isn’t a Kennedy supporter.

Be The Change
Be The Change
3 months ago

If this is about where the money at, that’s one thing, If this is about exculpatory evidence and prosecutors who do not comprehend — well than now I’m upset ! Where’s my got dayum armchair. He is so obsessed about Brady….. wrong Brady dudeee!

Pat
Pat
3 months ago

It sounds like Helen Moon let the cat out of the bag by bringing up the defunding of police. In some parts of the country the far left is being open about it, but in the suburbs they want to keep very quiet about their plans for the police because they need the votes of suburban women. They have suburban woman all pumped up with hatred for President Trump and they need to make sure suburban women focus on that when they head to the polls. Suburban women would not support no police. The far left can get away with that in very far left places like Seattle, but most of America is not ready to be told that police will be a thing of the past and you need to call your social worker for protection. If you don’t have a social worker, guess you are on your own. How do social workers feel about their new job description?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Trump has put every familys health in jeopardy. Trump has destroyed America. That was Trump job.You guy back this anti Amefican

Horace Hassenfeffer
Horace Hassenfeffer
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

TSC your comments are stark reminders of the mental health pandemic which is spiking out of control in the democratic party. Fiction is your playbook, facts and reality are your enemies. The media has so propagandized You and your comrades mindset, that you accept/believe fabricated fiction in direct opposition to fact and reality. Please tell us what your Utopian world will look like under a Biden Presidency ? Tell us all the wonderful blessings and great benefits you will receive under Biden’s Presidency when the landscape of government and our country becomes a socialist/communist entity. Have you ever displayed any gratitude for the great things you have received during your life, living in the greatest country in the world
Getting schooled in truth and reality might cure you of your TDS.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Horace Hassenfeffer
3 months ago

Very well said. Just the fact that these far leftists call each other “comrade” is frightening enough and then you add on the rest of the insanity and we need to fear for our country if these people win in November.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

I forgot what I was gonna say.

Two Cents
Two Cents
3 months ago

Does this Human Rights Commission resolution that racism is the city’s number 1 public health problem make any sense? 1st off, while I haven’t spent time in every city in America, I’ve been to enough to know that systemic racism simply does not exist and is a figment of imagination for those who say it does. ( I know…That statement alone makes ME a racist) Saying that systemic racism still exists also throws all of the real civil rights leaders under the bus and implies that they never accomplished anything when the goal of equality has been reached and our laws prove that. 2nd, how is racism a public health problem? Drug addiction, COVID-19, PCB related high cancer rates. Nope, not important! 3rd, has not the city spent the past several years bending over backwards to increase its “diversity” to point where it became the buzz word in every political campaign, meeting and discussion. Did we fail in that effort? and if so, how? And if racism is such an issue in the city, does that not prove that the Human Right’s Commission has failed in its mission and should it not point the finger at itself 1st? Someone help…I’m totally confused!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Two Cents
3 months ago

It’s just using another “ism” to get power for the far left. They want and like the confusion, but their plan is very simple. Under the guise of caring about equality they do a major power grab. They can run a shadow government in a Joe Biden presidency and with Kamala Harris as most likely the VP. Both of them can be easily molded to accept and implement the far left total transformation of America.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Speaking of shadow governments Pat, Putin wants to thank Trump for not bringing up that whole Syria/contract killing stuff during their phone call the other day. He says tell Donald not to worry about the election as he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

maga

Dina Krol Jr
Dina Krol Jr
3 months ago

I know nobody will abide but, IF DAN DOES NOT MENTION NATIONAL POLITICS IN A POST, kindly shut the fuck up about MSM, Trump, Biden, all those damn senators.

This is a LOCAL news source, we come here for local dirt.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
3 months ago

Oh gee, we have a new planet valenti gestapo.

Dugt Bagg
Dugt Bagg
3 months ago

I’d like to see all of these tifs,grants and now Covid relief. What’s the problem,no one knows how to find out? It’s our tax money.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

So is Moons job up for grabs or do ya gotta have an inside contact on this one? Can anyone apply or have you got to be cute and sassy?

I am good on both by the way

D Gin
D Gin
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

Can you change a coffee filter. Your qualified. Dina sits in a corner does nothing. I’ve seen her…..sitting in a corner.

Frozen Teddy
Frozen Teddy
Reply to  D Gin
3 months ago

Is trespassing against the law? Many multiple offenders and police here say, ‘They’ve been advised’ ? Ten Eight.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Frozen Teddy
3 months ago

Civil, not criminal in most situations.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Frozen Teddy
3 months ago

It’s an arrestable crime after the person is notifed

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Frozen Teddy
2 months ago

The Gen’l Laws of MA (and many throughout the US) require that an Officer must observe the misdemeanor violation, and then MAY summons or arrest (eg: Dist the Peace). ALL crimes require a Victim to be named in an arraignment; that is why many crimes go down the tubes) because there is nobody that wants to be identified and go to Court and identify and person! Some crimes are SHALL arrest upon Probable Cause supported by Reasonable Suspicion that a crime has been committed (eg Domestic Violence).
If a nar do well is “trespassed” by the person in charge of a property at the time of the offense, is told not to come onto the property again, in the presence of a P/O, he/she has “been advised.” Coppers go back next day and the Sub is there, he/she is subject to arrest. If he has fled, a warrant “should” issue IF the Officer takes the time to apply for said warrant. In many cases, it is not worth the time. Sheriff doesn’t need another inmate; Perp will walk with a fine that will never be paid, he/she will be on Probation, violate it and the circle continues!

Tug Mackagrewawe
Tug Mackagrewawe
Reply to  D Gin
3 months ago

Arts plays and production on t v,are you kidding. Hell No. P C T V sux..

Nonpolshareeef
Nonpolshareeef
Reply to  D Gin
3 months ago

My neighbor works for B H S and makes less a week than another neighbor unemployed and not even close to our pay if it were non Covid. Good for you Mitch Mc Connell. I hope they never increase the unemployment benefit unless they take care of essential workers first.

The twenty six year old in an accident yesterday was due to a medical emergency. That’s what must have happened to the driver days ago when he hit ran, and drove off with Airbag Deployed?

James
James
Reply to  D Gin
3 months ago

To keep the place running they had to bring out of retirement 40 year vet of the past 5 DAs Shelley Crippa. Dina and Andrea effed up everything from the light bill to rent agreement and payroll. They spent some huge amount of money – that’s your taxpayer money, on a software system it’s not legal to use.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  James
3 months ago

When Harrington took over they couldn’t get rid of the old files fast enough the most corrupt office ever! I think many of the offices had to be sterilized at least RK’s and DA’s heard they were pretty close? tell us Jimmy about the cat house

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Anderson williams
2 months ago

You could not be more wrong.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  James
3 months ago

Sounds like a FOIA request is needed. The cocktail swells were warned, but they voted for her anyway.

Berrock Calea
Berrock Calea
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

You could do Moons job J D.

RN
RN
Reply to  Berrock Calea
3 months ago

A lamp could do moon’s job. Or a fern in the corner

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

And you still washing the bed pans?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

Must be a dike, a minority, or transgender, or a liberal loon, or a feminist with a bachelors degree, and of course white males need not apply.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny99
3 months ago

Huh

Frozen Teddy
Frozen Teddy
3 months ago

Why has the Onota boat accident and the Sheriffs,nephew hit and RUN been so silent?

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Come on Dan, now that’s a story, it could go right along with his lack of informing the public he had covid until he was on the mend oh and his second in command as well. Happy to hear they are on the mend but come on we deserve to know that information as taxpayers

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Frozen Teddy
3 months ago

Maybe Moon knows something. Let’s ask her

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Frozen Teddy
3 months ago

Meredith Nilan Fiasco 2020 version.

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  Frozen Teddy
3 months ago

Meredith Nelan fiasco 2020 edition!
I’m sure local 5 0 is intimidating the victim as I type this,was he driving a maroon sedan?
Ran me off elm street at Flynn’s
Drunken road rage.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Frozen Teddy
3 months ago

10000 dollars from phs

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

OPEN THE DAMN SCHOOLS!
Science supports the kids returning to the classrooms.
The CDC favors reopening schools.
But the school unions DON’T!

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Open every damn thing, pronto!

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
3 months ago

Yes, let’s become Texas or Florida with our healthcare systems over run. Why should they have all the fun? So jealous of them right now.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
3 months ago

Red states took your advice

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Kids need to be in school. Remote learning ineffective; 30% + students disengage.
Science has proven that kids are not at risk for covid.

If the Pittsfield school dept. is planning to transitioning to remote learning, the paras, librarians, guidance counselors, adjustment counselors, janitors, curriculum coordinators, deans of students and other nonessential administrators should be laid off. School buildings should be mothballed. The state’s revenue is way off due to covid, so funding will be severely reduced. Guess what? That means our taxes are going to skyrocket!!

https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/30/gov-kristi-noem-science-shows-not-going-to-school-hurts-kids-much-worse-than-covid/

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Lenny
3 months ago

So they tested kids in Florida (one of those states with a moron for a Gov.) and they found 31,000 kids tested positive. And that is just a sampling. So those 31 thousand are probably asymptomatic but spreading the virus everywhere they go.
So what happens when a large number of teachers and school staff get infected and are either out or dead and there are not enough people to effectively run the system?
Well you are back to square one only now you have really ficked things up going forward because you will be shut down for much longer. AND Putin is laughing himself silly watching the America self destruct.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
3 months ago

Kids are not transmitting it to teachers. No cases reported of kids getting teachers sick with COVID-19. Older teachers shouldn’t report back to the classroom as a precaution mainly because they could get the virus from other teachers NOT the kids. That’s common sense.

RN
RN
3 months ago

The Eagle is running more PR for the DA. Another article about how good a job she is doing. A real nothing burger but you know they don’t really care.

No reports on the spike of Covid in Berkshire county

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

and when you know something is happening, and you know they know something is happening and they still stay quiet it is even more scary.
the biggest reason the virus went so crazy down south is because politicians downplayed the seriousness of it. Will that, is that, happening here?

Mansunn Chu
Mansunn Chu
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
3 months ago

I think Helen Moon owes us an explanation why she’s done at a taxpayer funded position. We need to hold elected and taxpayer funded positions accountable. She after all endorsed Harrington?

James
James
Reply to  Mansunn Chu
3 months ago

Yes, as a city councilor who has held that position in the DA’s office she does owe an explanation. She has made herself a public figure. Why did you do what you did? If you expect to have any trust, Helen, tell the truth.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  James
3 months ago

Nobody from the office will talk because Harrington has fired more staff in 18 months than prior administrations had in 40 years. She monitors the social media accounts of office employees for even a whiff of disloyalty. Particularly in this environment, staff is terrified of being fired so they keep quiet.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
3 months ago

Betsey pour yourself another Martini and relax ..Lets hear about the past Office affairs isn’t that more interesting.

Last edited 3 months ago by Maggie May
Blare
Blare
Reply to  Maggie May
3 months ago

Ha, you’re cruel. Pretty sure she doesn’t want to go there.

James
James
Reply to  Maggie May
3 months ago

Oh do tell us your dirt Maggie, which little child pretending to be a working woman will libel a non public figure?

James
James
Reply to  Maggie May
2 months ago

Name one. And did you really ditch old files.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  James
3 months ago

Jimmy tears of a clown buddy..

Mansunn Chu
Mansunn Chu
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
3 months ago

A couple weeks ago a top law enforcement officers nephew was involved in a hit and run.The driver took off with his air bag deployed. This has been clearly stuffed under the rug. The message here is drive vet off as fast as you can if your in an accident and hope you know someone if you get caught. Dan was sent this info on here,this is the third time. The Eagle…ZIP.

liveinwishin
liveinwishin
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Games? M C just spelled it out. Read it Dan. We can’t get an accident report? He-she said it was heard on the scanner? Mickey Mouse,wow?

One other thing is when police go to some calls they chat the call so you can’t tell where,when or what’s up. That’s to protect certain individuals privacy,period. As in, you might be connected. So You don’t know. Where’s the Olive Advisory Board?

Magoo
Magoo
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

The propaganda paper

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  RN
3 months ago

That’s odd, because Rutberg thinks otherwise.

the school committee
the school committee
3 months ago

The Budwiesier truck drove by the speed indicator on Williams street at about 60 mpr..Just put a camera and snap the plate.Just put Williams back at 50.

Jay TGC
Jay TGC
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

No Schools,No Camps,No High School Sports,Camps. Until we get a vaccine.

Johhny2Shoes
Johhny2Shoes
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Speeding is a problem in that area and many more areas, but if someone is going to speed and not be held accountable ,it might as well be the Bud truck. I like cold beer.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Johhny2Shoes
3 months ago

Maybe the people who own the Bud truck should talk to their driver before he rolls the son of a bitch over and breaks a bunch of bottles. If I were the owner I would want my truck to be driven safely so that I did not get sued.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

I agree. I was making light of it being a Bud truck speeding and shouldn’t have. I’m in that area and a family member lives right on Williams street.

J j Budwizoor
J j Budwizoor
Reply to  Johhny2Shoes
2 months ago

Cold beer doesn’t taste good from crushed cans.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Mario, the beer trucks love your Morse sign.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
3 months ago

As the money is from HUD someone could FOIl HUD for all details of money appropriated to the CITY and all communication on the applications and maybe even the actual applications done by the city. I think there are several Federal statutes referenced in the contact as well. This contract says 22k was apportioned for St Joes which is a small budget for 40 people. I don’t know what was spent for ‘renovations’ of St Joes.

RN states there is a huge budget the City gets (through HUD?) and this is just a tiny bit of that money? This contract states if a subcontractor recipient gets over 750k – that apparently requires an audit? Did I read that correctly? I wonder if they dish out in smaller parcels to avoid an audit. I think a federal freedom of info request be appropriate and would garner more than a state one.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Kermit Frog
3 months ago

Actually – what am I thinking! Lol. If this is 2019-20 this money can’t relate to St Joes as that would mean they can a crystal ball to predict Covid. What the hell was this money for?
This must be a contract intentionally leaked to prevent seeing the actual HUD Covid stuff.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Great reporting.

Jay TGC
Jay TGC
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Mr. Valenti…..2308 time….7 19-7-20 ppd police log. Services rendered.Ha?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
3 months ago

IBerkshires has an article stating our famous Jake McCanass is a finalist for super of Mt. Greylock School System. Thought he stated he was happy and proud to be the head of the Pittsfield School system, especially with all the money he receives? Since this is the second time he has attempted to leave, maybe he should just resign. Explains his difficulties in making decision on how to get our children safely back in school. His focus is elsewhere. Lets just hope he gets this new position and Pittsfield finds a new super that can turn our failing schools back on the right track.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

NOBODY wants out of the Pittsfield school system more than that guy. He would probably be willing to work for free in Tibet just to be shed of the mudhole system he is in now. The situation is pretty much unfixable as over a billion dollars has been poured into it in the last ten years and it has actually gotten worse. Kids bailing out, teachers bailing out, staffing bailing out. And the super is paddling with both arms trying to get out.
This all paints a picture if you can see it.

Jay TGC
Jay TGC
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

He wants to say adios to Stooge most likely also.

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

McCandless steered this right into a ditch! He needs to be called out for what he is!!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

If the does not get the job the school committee should publicly put him on notice, right now, that his contract won’t be renewed. It’s like telling your wife you are leaving her as soon as you find a better catch, and her being dumb enough to let you stick around and do her. It’s time some so called leaders in this city grow a brain and show some actual leadership.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

There has been a throuple going on all along between these people who run the schools.

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

I agree 100%. His true colors have been shown over and over. Coward!

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

The captain doesn’t want to go down with the ship after steering it directly into the iceberg.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

with the engines cranked to high speed and the whole crew singing and dancing wildly

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

Lol! And you know the life boats are being taken by Jake, SC, and the others. It is the children who are going to sink. After all they sang the praises and jacked his pay up for such a good job he supposedly did.

Clever Lea Dun
Clever Lea Dun
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

Jake never delivered here no matter what his adoring fans say. You didn’t get it done. Mutineer.

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

Exactly right Johnny2shoes. He is a fuck up, and then he runs in the middle of a crisis. He should be called out for exactly what he is!!

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

Goodbye!! Good riddance!!

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

This older gentleman showed this punk you mess with the bull you get the horn. Maybe this punk would been better off showing some respect for the elder, like they use too?

https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/30/old-man-knock-out-video-twitter-old-row/

Clever Lea Dun
Clever Lea Dun
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

Maybe this is another ploy.Gives him credibility he he stays here even though he isn’t doing the job here. Or maybe he forgot to rescind his application. Didn’t former Superintendent Travis also go to Williamstown? The real question if he does leave is the mess he’ll be left. Of course no matter who they hire they’ll be idolized for inheriting all the shit and get a glorious report card from the School Committee and Mayor.

Johanna Dillahangher
Johanna Dillahangher
3 months ago

What exactly did Helen do and what was her pay?

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
3 months ago

Dog whistle memo from BHS to employees….? covid coming?????

Hoss Butnocarite
Hoss Butnocarite
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
3 months ago

You can’t make it up horses at clapp on the baseball field.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Hoss Butnocarite
3 months ago

I think they are there for the pickle ball/polo game being played to raise money for the homeless. When it is over they are going to hand the park over to the vagabonds as remuneration for the abuse they suffered at St Joe. The splash pad is going to be used for both a shower AND a toilet area.

Tikbourne Delttz
Tikbourne Delttz
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

That’s all the hobos need are horseflies surrounding their camps. It’s bad enough Tyer isn’t giving them mosquito repellent. And believe me a mosqito bite on your ass is no fun. Aside.

J j Budwizoor
J j Budwizoor
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

Lol. Is the splash pad Covid proof. Carl might use it for cleaning fish.

Verona Stagdigmo
Verona Stagdigmo
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
3 months ago

Open mikes are cool,whats wrong with an officer talking about getting butter on his roll. It’s a long day out there.

J j Budwizoor
J j Budwizoor
Reply to  Verona Stagdigmo
2 months ago

Have they found the Egg throwers yet. Where were the cops? Anyone hear yooki today. When asked about her rough summer she stated yeah,the budget was tough it’s hard to please everyone and with Black Lives Matter? Yooki,you’re a Ward Councilor first.,not an activist.