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CONNELL SHOW TRIAL REVEALS COLLEAGUES FOR WHO, WHAT THEY ARE

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 17, 2020) — THE PLANET‘s Right Honorable Good Friends on the current Ocean’s 11 offer an eclectic mix of competence, incompetence, and the Admiral Stockdale’s “Who am I? Why am I here?”

Competence? Two-and-a-half out of 11. That’s an average of .227. Unless you’re Mark Belanger and have his glove, it gets you sent down to Double A. In Pittsfield, however, where a deliberately injected apathy somnambulates the electorate, .227 might lead the league.

The two in the two-and-a-half are Kevin Morandi, Ward 2, and Chris Connell, Ward 4. The half is Patrick Kavey of Ward 5, who has shown an ability to grasp the importance of issues but needs to find his Big Stick and start swinging at council impotence. Morandi and Connell give evidence that they understand the job, which is to represent constituents, not to advance inside political agendas.

Morandi has submitted two petitions asking that the mayor and community development director provide to the council at its Sept. 8 meeting a list of the small businesses that received Business Hardship Grants and the amount each received under the CARES Act or from the Pittsfield Economic Development Funds Small Business Fund. Both funding sources totaled $550,000. They were item #24 & 25 on the Aug. 11 agenda. As THE PLANET has mentioned several times, mayor Linda Tyer and OCD director Deanna Ruffer have kept the list secreted away. Is it in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall’s porch? In Al Gore’s lockbox? The hiding of this list suggest funds were handed out on a political basis. If so, that’s corruption, spelled with a “k.”

Connell has consistently acted in the best interests not of himself but those he represents. Does he throw a perfect game? No. Who does? He’s not Don Larsen at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 8, 1956, but he’s Chris Connell, someone who knows who he is and why he is there. For his efforts, Connell has been targeted by this current tenure of the council. Tyer’s fingerprints are all over it.  Earl Persip called him a racist. The mayor’s hubby mocked his manner of speech. Now his colleagues rushed him into a show trial based on a petition filed by a FOT (Friend of Tyer). FOT’s petition questions Connell’s ability to serve based on residence. Suffice it to say that after an interminable and shameful performance by the eight-and-a-half other council members, during which they probed Connell’s personal life with non-sequitur followed by irrelevancy, they said “Never mind. Chris is good. Nothing to see there.” The vote was 10-0. What a colossal waste of time.

This is the same council that routinely ignores citizen petitions, the same council that devalues the open comment period, that spend no time approving a bloated and wasteful budget that once again raises taxes during a pandemic that has seriously impacted the ability of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski to offer up to Cleopatra her shake-down money.

THE PLANET asked Connell about the “show trial.” He answered this way:

“I’m just glad it’s over. I have been honest with everyone about my intentions and situation  since the beginning of last year (2019). I did exactly what I said I was going to do. I was going to live at 488 Pomeroy Ave. with my mother until such time that the tenant on the other side of the duplex moved out.  The only exception that changed my plans a bit as well as everyone’s in the world was COVID-19. Once everything hit in the middle of March, I had to try to social distance myself from my mom, whom I had moved in with (in a house I own) after selling my house on Dawes Avenue at the end of January 2020.  Fortunately, I was able to spend more time away utilizing a vacation condo in upstate New York that my girlfriend and I purchased over a year earlier.  When COVID-19 is less or no longer a threat, I will be spending the entire work week (Mon.-Fri.) or possibly longer [in the city] and the weekend at the condo. That’s been the plan all along.”

“Honest.”

Unfortunately, that’s a word the supermajority of his colleagues don’t understand. They, too, know who they are: Water carriers for corrupt politics. They also know why they are there: To hassle anyone who stands for the little guy.

As we’ve has said before we repeat now to Chris Connell: Don’t let the bastards get you down.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

I have followed Pittsfield politics for decades. I view Pittsfield politics as totally predictable. The same group of insider political hacks pull the same crap year after year after year in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. They rule by fear instead of reason. Chris Connell is the latest of many “good people” who have been targeted by Pittsfield politics’ ruling elites. For about a decade of my then young adult life, I was persecuted by Pittsfield politics during my 20’s from the Spring of 1996 – Summer of 2005 (and beyond). I know what it feels like, even though my dad, Bob, was the politician and I was his son. I am happy for Chris Connell that “the show trial” is over with. He was honest about it all throughout the petition to try to remove him from the City Council.
I am interested in Tuesday (August 18th, 2020)’s Pittsfield politics meeting that will decide if the +60 homeless people will get a roof over their heads instead of being at risk of freezing to death in the upcoming cold weather. It should be a non-issue or a no-brainer. I hope Pittsfield politics will put a roof over their homeless population’s heads before the nights turn cold. What is more important than protecting people’s lives? I always believed that people should always be treated both fairly and safely in life.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Antifa Goons Go to Sturgis Biker Rally — BIG MISTAKE — Need Police Protection for Their Escape
“At one point a tall Antifa goon with purple hair kicked bike and that’s when all hell broke loose.
The Sturgis bikers erupted and police took the purple haired goon.
The rest of Antifa had to get a police escort to get out of town.
So, what are the chances Antifa thanked the police for saving their lives.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/antifa-goons-go-sturgis-biker-rally-big-mistake-need-police-protection-escape-video/

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

That’s an awesome story Trap!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Surprised the ANTIFA goons didn’t show up on Mopedsin leathers and moped chicks on the back of them.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

“Water carriers for corrupt politics.” Absolutely. And they put their hand up and took an oath of office for that position. So that says a lot about them right there. Most of these ass hats did not decide to get into politics on their own. They were recruited with promises that the job would not be that hard because most of the decision making would be done for them ahead of time. And that good things might happen for them. Doors that are closed for many might open up for them.

I also believe that the larger business owners in the city have a lot of influence as to how things run in Pittsfield. If Pittsfield is a shithole they had a big part in allowing it to happen. They do help steer the ship.
There is a mass exodus from the city. And this exodus is mostly educated people who have been reading the tea leaves and recognize the oncoming tidal wave of gloom and doom descending on the city. The actual exodus cannot be measured in terms of population because it is being backfilled with people who have no idea what they are getting into or are just simply willing to accept a third tier life.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Lets say your a recent college graduate who got their first job at General Dynamics, a middle class family that doesn’t mind traveling to Springfield or Albany for work, or currently live in the area and just need something a little bigger:

You drive into the city and first notice every major intersection filled with beggars with a sob story asking for change for the next fix. You get through the few idiots that hold up traffic to stop for them and manage to make your way into downtown where despite no one wanting to park or battle with kiosks, is continuously circled by the meter maids. You manage to park in an empty lot and fight with the kiosk for a few minutes, but unbelievably it manages to work. After all that effort your feeling like you need some lunch so you head to North St only to find the streets lined with cigarettes, nips, and other uncollected garbage along with more bums and degenerates loitering on the streets in front of businesses. You decide you better not push your luck around the hoodlums so you head back to your car that now has a ticket on it for being 2 minutes over the allotted time. “Damn” you thought this was going to be dynamic and vibrant. At least there is a new school you can send your kids to! Nope, your on the hook for a new $125 million school that is online only.

I can’t figure out why anyone wouldn’t want to stay or come here.

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juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

Palookaville.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

Add to that you can’t hire anyone for anything that isn’t battling a drug addiction. We tried to hire a pet sitter and they wanted to know payment in terms of how much weed they could buy. No joke. Just dirt bags.
The schools are also cooking the books. My friend told me Richmond now has fiddled with the online school assessment growth stat (which used to be determined by improvement in test scores) but now is allowed to determined by the schools themselves. Lol! Richmond used to get a 2 or 3 in growth but now Great Schools give them a 9 – on a year when no tests so they get to make it up. Why because Richmond said they should get that. More dirt bags. And they are supposed to one of the few good primary schools. Puke and Puki is all we have left.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Lenox also.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Did they do that too? I am impressed with little Williams School. That is a great school. They should get more positive attention, and this coming from me who complains about the schools all the time.

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

Have you been to another city?

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Many, which one would you like to compare Pittsfield too as far as my complaints go?

Ben Effitz
Ben Effitz
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Things would happen for them. Seems true. And they all get good insurance sheaf,that’s a real Bennie these days.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Councilor Caccamo is the laziest ward councilor in history.He does not give a hoot about his job as ward Councilor…sleepy Dom….if somebody sees him could you ask if he could get the sweepers we bought out sweeping elm and williamss.Every storm drain is blocked from mowing into the street.Its illegal…..Tell Dom to check sidewalks in his ward……Dom,if you cant do ward politics your never going to be a player.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Trump loves President Putin for life.He puts bounties on the US military and you knuckleheads support Trump and Putin.What happened to America?Are you Trumpers done screwing our country up.Imagine what stupid could do with 4 more years.He is such a cool businessman.Ilove people in the coltsville intersection yelling Im for STUPID….everyone driving by thinks your fd up

J2S
J2S
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Did you see where a life boat with a Biden/Harris sign on it was out in Delaware Bay. It was the only craft on the water and the MSM called it a flotilla of supporters.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

“A pro-Trump Boat Parade in Clearwater, Florida on Saturday set the record for the biggest boat parade of all time, shattering the previous world record. Organizers of the Clearwater boat parade said that over 1,600 boats signed up for the event, and that didn’t include last minute arrivals and those who joined in along the route.”

https://amgreatness.com/2020/08/16/national-media-ignores-massive-pro-trump-boat-parade-phenomenon-sweeping-the-nation/

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

Its Florida,of course these morons love love love the head moron.KKK loves Trump and so does that conspiracy underground cult of clones doing weird shit with pedophiles…oddest group ever but hey tbey love Trump.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Bravo Dan, well said. Connell does a good job representing the taxpayer. I hope he runs for Mayor some day.
When will City Hall be fully reopened and City Council meetings resume in-person sessions? No Chinese Virus patients in BMC & Fairview. Were any city employees laid off during the shutdown? Will any school personnel be laid off due to remote learning? Will anyone on the Council call for a forensic audit?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Two thumbs up for Mr. Morandi. This is what real life councilors do.
So sad that Marchetti has no clue to what HIS job is. He is SUPPOSED to be a check on the mayor. For some reason he thinks he works FOR the mayor and not the people who were stupid enough to elect him. Not exactly a good role model for REAL future councilors.

Super Jumpin Joe Curtis
Super Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Because he will need that machine when he runs for mayor next cycle

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Super Jumpin Joe Curtis
1 month ago

He is a has-been wimp hack. No track record of real accomplishments. No original thoughts. All he has is good old boy backing and look where that has taken the city lately.
The next mayor of Pittsfield has got to be happy with a one term run where he or she chops the waste, stops the pandering and does not worry about stepping on union toes.

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
1 month ago

This is pure backstabbing dirty politics. These Councilors have shown their true colors. None of them who have bullied up belong serving in a public forum.

Mark Tully
Mark Tully
1 month ago

Hi Dan,
Thank you for your opinion on last week’s council meeting. I agree with you 100%. It was a farce. I wrote a 4 page dissertation that I was going to send to you. After reading it several times, however, I realized it did not convey how strongly I felt about this “public scolding”. I therefore decided to do a video on It’s Pittsfield Tonight. – Permit me to post it here –
https://www.facebook.com/PittsfieldCommunity/videos/938313923310556/

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mark Tully
1 month ago

Mark, thank you for posting this. Found it very informative, yet after your explanation it caused me to be even more disgusted with most members of the CC than I was last week after watching this shi* show performed by them. I am especially disgusted with Pee Pee Petie! As far as I am concerned a petition should be filed to have him removed as President of the City Council. He has not performed this position correctly for years, plus after your explanation all I can say is what a slime bucket he is or was he kissing the Mayor’s butt thinking he will get ahead? Also wonder if there is a reason that the City Solicitor is out of North Adams. The firm he works for is generally rated pretty high. The senior partners of this firm better take a hard look at him if he is that uninformed or just too lazy to take the time to investigate issues before making a decision. I am sure us taxpayers are paying him a pretty good wage. Doesn’t make that firm look too good. As far as Persip, Dina, Caccamo & Maffucio, what if anything, have they done to help the taxpayers of Pittsfield? Nothing!

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

The city solicitor is of the unethical garbage that passes for attorneys around here. His firm is garbage too – they had a Senior Atty (North Adams solicitor if I remember correctly) removed for ethics violations. Attys are almost never sanctioned so he must have really abused his position. Garbage that hangs out together. Berkshire Bar association is an embarrassment too. The orgs low quality is half the reason so much untoward nonsense keeps going on and why we have an incompetent DA.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kermit Frog
Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Welcome to Pittsfield.
We display the following on our littered streets: lottery tickets, liquor store nip bottles, and marijuana dispensary discarded packaging, along with crumbling roads, toxic waste leaky landfills, level 5 public schools, a dangerous downtown that is called “Social Services Alley” by day and “The Shooting Gallery” at night, high municipal taxes along with Matt Kerwood’s +$10 million slush fund, and a one political party machine that persecutes anyone who stands up for Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski.
We have a 22-year-old PEDA so-called “business park” that is polluted and vacant. We are holding our breath in futility waiting for a “Fortune” 500 corporation to move to Pittsfield.
We have a Mayor named the lovely Linda Tyer who lives in a gated community with her millionaire husband named Barry Clairmont. She calls Pittsfield “vibrant and dynamic”, while raising municipal taxes, fees, and public debts to record levels on Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. Thousands of people and living wage jobs have been lost in Pittsfield, but it doesn’t matter to the ruling elite, vested interests (big 3 public unions), and special interests who are always well taken care of by City Hall.
We have a “renaissance” downtown that supposedly rivals Paris, London, Manhattan (NYC), and L.A. But, please note that you will have to fear for your personal safety if you walk Pittsfield’s dangerous inner-city streets.

– Jonathan Melle

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

What’s this “we” stuff? You don’t even live in the state of MA!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Fritz,
He still loves the city. As a former Berkshire County Commissioner he probably wonders what happened to the place he once lived.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Meant his dad! What was I thinking?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

JM still loves where it all began for himself also.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

I was born and grew up in Pittsfield. My dad was a Berkshire County Commissioner from January 1, 1997 – July 1, 2000, when Berkshire County government was abolished by Beacon Hill. Pittsfield politics always fascinated me. Everything went from bad to worse in Pittsfield over the course of my +45-year and counting life. Blogger Dan Valenti speaks out over the propaganda of “Renaissance”, and “Vibrant & Dynamic”. I agree with Planet Valenti about Pittsfield politics!

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Who was the mayor when you left Pittsfield JM? That will say everything on your knowledge of the current Pittsfield.

Blah Blah Blah

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

You must be his mom, J2S.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Not his mom, I know of others who have left the area and stay in touch with what is going on here in Pittsfield and the rest of Berkshire County to see and hear what is going on in the place they called home. Some have relatives or friends that are still here. I don’t always agree with JM on the issues, but try to understand things from his and others who have stories or comments they have that deal with the past and present.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

He has every right to post on here and seems much more intelligent than many. The people that have a problem with him are probably the same people who a problem with wearing masks.

Ova Landroot
Ova Landroot
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Hid Dad spent all his time calling radio trivia shows. He was great at that.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Ova Landroot
1 month ago

Was one of the radio shows called “The Dan Valenti Show”?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Limbaugh relating a Politico story on how Biden had to repeat the third grade, was a lousy college student, but got an A in phys. ed., and finished 76 out of 85 in his SU law class.

Elsewhere reported that Harris ancestors owned FIVE slave plantations.

Reminds me of how I wonder how much wealth on the Left in this country traces its origins back to slavery, right Yale and Harvard?

But if you’re feeling down about it, just call 1-800-YT-GUILT.

Beeche Faru t
Beeche Faru t
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Hancock Rd residents now have two pain in the asses.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Limbaugh. Now there is a reliable news source right there man. He is one of Putin’s most dedicated agents.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Do you think that all conservatives are in bed with Putin? Why is it that everything the left is doing, they turn around and accuse others of doing? The left is in bed with China and Marxists, but they want to hide that fact and focus everything on the lie of President Trump and Russia collusion. The far left progressives are so devious.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

so devious indeed. Some of them probably gots cooties too Pat. Just ask Hannity about it.

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

Trumps daughters ran to china when dad got elected to get her 7 patents

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

Biden’s coke head Son Hunter, got loot from the Ukraine and the Chi-Coms thanks to DEMentia Joe.

Hunter has a son from a stripper he knocked up, while still married to his brother’s widow. Although he got millions from the Chi-Coms claims he is unemployed/broke and won’t pay child support.

Joe can’t seem to remember, if he has 5, 6, or 7 grandchildren?

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago
Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

When the Russians put bounties on our soldiers heads the democrats wanted them to be sanctioned. Trump said no sanctions. Instead he has invited Putin to the White House to read some of the top secret documents that he did not have time to send him.
True story. Read it in the federalist which never makes shit up as you know

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Ask H-Beast about Bengazhi Johnny, and Sotero concerning Russia, Barry mentioned “he’d have a lot more leeway after the election…”

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

“Biden’s own academic career was unimpressive—he repeated the third grade, earned all Cs and Ds in his first three semesters at the University of Delaware except for As in P.E., a B in “Great English Writers” and an F in ROTC, and graduated 76th in his Syracuse Law School class of 85 students. He’s the first Democratic nominee since Walter Mondale in 1984 not to have an Ivy League degree. He was not a binder person, Clinton and Obama aides said.”

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/08/14/obama-biden-relationship-393570

Please let me know where I can find this “news” you speak of.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I will probably vote for Biden just so that we can start fighting this pandemic. Everything Trump has done has made it worse and I honestly believe he is doing it intentionally. Even he is not stupid enough to do the things he is doing so it has to be intentional. He believes that if he kills more democrats than republicans it increases his odds of winning.

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

Trump is a tool of Putin

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Your preaching to theTrump sick

RNtoo
RNtoo
1 month ago

Our District Attorney Andrea Harrington is on facebook pumping Babyface Kennedy during work hours and whining that Adam Hinds wasn’t called out: “Senator Adam Hinds also brought Congressman Kennedy to visit the encampment in Springside Park. Shame on you.” Don’t bother to refute or disprove your own argument, Andrea, just use teenage-level whataboutism and the woman card to deflect from your pathetic inabilities. Shame is right. What an idiot.

Beeche Faru t
Beeche Faru t
Reply to  RNtoo
1 month ago

Trump ,Ames heals act deal quicker he’ll win president

McSqueakyToy
McSqueakyToy
Reply to  RNtoo
1 month ago

Here’s why Andrea. Here’s why the focus is on you.

Hinds is a politician, part of his job is to glad hand and do photo-ops. That isn’t your job, but you can’t get that in your squeaky little head.
You are supposed to be running a DA’s office not a Kennedy campaign office.

“Regina White, a community advocate who visits the shelter many times a week, said she cleared Kennedy’s visit with those living in the park Sunday, after Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington asked about bringing Kennedy”

YOU asked about bringing Kennedy. You initiated the request from THE DA’s OFFICE, while getting paid to be a DA. YOU used the resources of the DA’s office to further his and your campaigns.

That is why the focus is on you Squeaky.

She was willing to take credit it for it when she thought everyone was going to think it was a good idea. Ohhhh poor squeaky toy.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
1 month ago

You lost you job at the DA’s office and are bitter we get it..Tell us about the office affairs between RK and ADA >DA far more juicy.

McSqueakyToy
McSqueakyToy
Reply to  Maggie May
1 month ago

Never worked for the DA’s office. You guys keep saying that about everyone who points out Squeaky’s incompetence.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
1 month ago

Ahh yeah ok right. Then the obsession is really creepy

McSqueakyToy
McSqueakyToy
Reply to  Maggie May
1 month ago

Just highlighting the never ending bad news coming out of her office. She does so much wrong it could be a daily thing.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
1 month ago

It must be awful to be so miserable all the time really sad and pathetic

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

It must be so embarrassing to work for a District Attorney that refuses to pay her taxes and will lose her house in just 12 days.This is highly relevant. The people of Berkshire County have elected a scofflaw.
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Town of Richmond OFFICE OF THE COLLECTOR OF TAXES The owners or occupants of the following described parcel(s) of land situated in the Town of Richmond in the County of Berkshire and Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the public are hereby notified that the taxes thereon severally assessed for the year(s) hereinafter specified, according to the list committed to me as Collector of Taxes for the Town of Richmond, by the Board of Assessors of said Richmond, remain unpaid, and that said parcels of land will be taken for the said Town of Richmond, on Monday, August 31, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., for the non-payment of said taxes and interest, if any, unless the same shall be previously discharged.
Timothy J. Walsh and Andrea C. Harrington Land in said Richmond, with the buildings thereon, at 268 Lenox Road, shown as Assessors’ Map 408.0 Block 0188 Lot 0000.0, and described in Berkshire Middle District Registry of Deeds Book 4897, Page 57. 2019 tax $3,168.16 Timothy J. Walsh and Andrea C. Harrington Land in said Richmond, at 0 Lenox Road, shown as Assessors’ Map 408.0 Block 0189 Lot 0000.0, and described in Berkshire Middle District Registry of Deeds Book 4897, Page 57 https://www.masspublicnotices.org/RecentNoticesByPublDetails.aspx?SID=r4mn41j3gdiqtpq4ml0ohxp4&ID=184752

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Wow! Thanks for posting this.
Is that her primary residence?

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Yes it is her primary residence. I’m told it is not the first time. Her non payment has been an issue in the past and came up during the campaign.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Maybe they paid the toll, but the Clerk embezzled the money.

McSqueakyToy
McSqueakyToy
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

You tell me you’re the Debbie downer here

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
1 month ago

Get some fresh air! your comments always sound like a jealous 12 year old mean girl or did DA’s office do you wrong somewhere.

McSqueakyToy
McSqueakyToy
Reply to  Maggie May
1 month ago

The DA’s office has done us all wrong, every person in this county.
Turned an a political office into a campaign office.
Spent thousands on trips and political events.
Hired completely unskilled incompetent staff.
Fired actual competent staff.
Is so ethically challenged that the top ethics lawyer in the state resigned in protest.
The funniest part, my complaints are what adults worry about. The only one here that sounds like a disgruntled 12 year old is you defending Squeaky toy.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
1 month ago

Seriously how do you not pay your taxes as a public official? Keep this bozo on the political circuit and away from anything important.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

80 days and more “peaceful” BLM and Antifa “protestors”, er rioters/thugs/looters/arsonists, at work.

What is the matter with the D- Mayors and Governors in these cities/states? They tolerate and even support this violence, while wanting to eliminate police.

Remember in November.

They came close to murdering this man, he’s still unconscious since Sunday.

Video footage:

https://twitter.com/FromKalen/status/1295236072272666626

“The rioters appeared to be attempting to murder the man after beating a white woman who may or may not have been with him.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/breaking-4chan-identifies-one-portland-rioters-attempted-kill-driver-keese-love/

“A man who was seen on video being punched and kicked in the head by Portland Antifa and Black Lives Matter thugs Sunday night is reported to be still unconscious in hospital on Monday, according to the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/report-man-still-unconscious-portland-hospital-brutal-attack-antifa-black-lives-matter-thugs/

Meanwhile in Chicago………

“Chicago BLM Mob Lead Off Weekend March with “Loot It All Back” Banner – An Open Declaration of More Lootings to Come”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/chicago-blm-mob-lead-off-weekend-march-loot-back-banner-open-declaration-lootings-come/

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Justin Kiind
Justin Kiind
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Dan and Planites. PCTV will broadcast the Mayor Doyle Funeral tomorrow at 11 a m.

Smittie Southernbaby
Smittie Southernbaby
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Yeah it is kind of illy. Gerry was quoted don’t mourn for me I didn’t miss a trick? Where’s the eight million deficit that sent us into receivership?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Not only do the D-s want to defund the police, they want to remove ANY means of the uninalienable right to self protection.

Go to Bidens website and look at “gun control”, it will effect law abiding Americans, but do little to hamper criminals. Gun confiscation is on the table, don’t matter what you use your legal firearm for: self protection, hunting, target shooting.

NO PROVISION for taking the criminals guns. But unconstitutional “red flag” laws encouraged to help a pissed of “accuser” to infringe on your rights, without due process. US Constitution be dammed!

How are the places with the “toughest” D-sponsored/enacted anti-gun laws doing, NOW? Let’s see….

“Five people died and 59 others were injured in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.
The number of people injured in shootings in Chicago was up from 40 people during the previous weekend, Aug. 7-9, according to an article published Monday by the Chicago Sun-Times. Five people were fatally shot during that time period, the outlet reported.”

https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/17/shootings-chicago-august-weekend-death-injuries/

“Over four dozen were shot and multiple people were killed over the weekend in New York City as violence continues to rise.
A total of 49 people were shot throughout the five boroughs from Thursday to Sunday and at least five people were killed, police told CBS New York. Twenty-three of the injuries came on Saturday alone in 20 separate gunfire incidents, the local outlet reported.”

https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/17/new-york-city-weekend-shooting-total/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

BLM is taking over Seattle. Police officers are telling them they have won and they are resigning. Who wants to go to work everyday and fight against terrorists. This means a life of misery and crime for the people of this city. This will soon spread across the country if not stopped.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-police-black-lives-matter-resign

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

I do think it is time for the protesters/rioters to pack up their shit and go home. If not someone should do it for them. On that much I agree with you Pat.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

It’s time to start using live ammo on the rioters.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

If that is the only language they understand so be it. I don’t even know what their cause is anymore. Not sure they do either.

Agent 86
Agent 86
1 month ago

TThe truck driver attacked in Portland has passed.

Peaceful protesters take another life.he truck driver attacked in Portland has passed.

Peaceful protesters take another life. The truck driver attacked in Portland has passed.

Peaceful protesters take another life.truck driver attacked in Portland has passed.

Peaceful protesters take another life.he truck driver attacked in Portland has passed.
The truck driver attacked in Portland has passed.

Peaceful protesters take another life.
Peaceful protesters take another life.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Agent 86
1 month ago

That attack was horrific, but he is not dead. Bad info propagates in every direction these days.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Agent 86
1 month ago

WANNA BACK THAT UP WITH A BONA FIDE NEWS SOURCE, PLS?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The reality of D-run cities of America:

Kimberly Klacik Campaign Video
“Democrats don’t want you to see this.

They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat run cities.

That’s why I’m running for Congress Because All Black Lives Matter, Baltimore Matters

And black people don’t have to vote Democrat”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9wDawEM6wc

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Funny ad. But what am I going to do about it? like for part 2 as the kids would say on tic toc. Except there is no part 2

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

It’s not funny, what the Democrats have done to most all American large cities.

The D-politicians think so, as they don’t give a damm while feeding at their taxpayer funded , PIG TROUGH!!!!

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

IF a mayor cant sweep streets on a regular basis she cant do anything.Litter,weeds,blocked storm drains and speeding lawn trucks are the biggest solvable problems in town.Be successful with all the small stuff and it has other benefits….Does mayor Tyer even drive around.That is all you need to do bring a note pad.Tell time warner that there are wires on the ground hangkng everywhere.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

At the Democratic convention Michelle Obama said that the job of the president requires so many qualities that Joe Biden just doesn’t have like clear headed judgement and a mastery of complex and competing issues. She said the presidency is a very powerful position, but her husband was spying on a presidential campaign so that really was too much power. She feels our pain, but we still must get rid of the police and people continue to call the police because of the color of somebody’s skin. Her own husband had children in cages at the border, but she puts down President Trump for doing the same thing. Important people like Michelle and her family need protection from criminals, but the rest of us must lose that right because we don’t use the police in the proper way?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

And Cuomo the killer, blaming the “European” Covid crisis on Trump.

Andrew murdered thousands in NY nursing homes, so his friends running them could get $$$ from the state of NY. Hospitals set up for the purpose, and the hospital ship sent to NYC went unused, while he sent Covid patients to nursing homes across the state. He’s in the process of trying to cover up his sins/crime, says “only” 6000 died in NY nursing homes, when the truth is > 11,000 dead. He he passed orders/laws to release his friends owning nursing homes from liability, even when unsafe practices were used.

“On Same Day as His DNC Speech AP Reports Governor Cuomo Killed 11,000 New Yorkers in Nursing Homes, Not 6,000 …And It’s Likely Much Higher”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/day-dnc-speech-ap-reports-cuomo-killed-11000-new-yorkers-nursing-homes-not-6000-likely-much-higher/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

They just can’t admit that the virus came from China. They protect China from any criticism.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

As the story goes the virus came from Wuhan, China. Correct? And not that long after it came to America. Correct? But now Wuhan has zero virus and the USA is crawling with it.
And the country Trump was NOT in charge of is doing very well. But the one he is the leader of, with the best medical people in the world, has the most cases and by far the most deaths with no sign of letting up.
China is not responsible for our bad testing practices. China is not telling us not to wear masks. China is not responsible for our shortages of PPE. China did not push us to open up our economies and push people together exacerbating the problem. China is not telling us to open up our schools. China is not shutting down our best medical people and our Center for Disease Control.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

This virus was manufactured in China and since nobody believes the numbers coming out of China nor do we approve of the tactics being used by this communist country to stop the virus such as locking people in their homes and then finding their dead bodies afterwards. Such severe measures may work, but most civilized countries find them disgusting. Young irresponsible people are driving the high numbers of positive cases in this country. President Trump is not responsible for their lack of common sense.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Trump is not even responsible for his own lack of common sense. Or decency. Or compassion.

But I am glad that you are enjoying the pandemic as much as Trump. Perhaps the next time Dorothy goes to the Emerald City with the Tin Man she can pick up a heart for you too.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

It came from China yes. Trump handled this horribly and will pay for ir in November in a landslide loss.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

President Trump made sure China travel was closed off early despite the cries of racism from Democrats. Biden was one of those calling it xenophobic. Thank God President Trump was in charge because a Biden presidency would have seen millions dead from this China manufactured virus.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

We had all better hope that is not true especially if you like driving your own private vehicle and living in your own private home because those basic rights will simply not be allowed once the Marxists take over. Police are needed only to protect private property according to the Marxists so their argument is that big government must take away private property so we don’t need the police. The Green New Deal will put everyone on public transportation even if a dangerous virus is raging like in New York City where public transportation contributed to such a high rate of infection and death from the virus. Private transportation has saved so many lives.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

I’m trying to figure why those who back the NGD like the Obama’s and others who, we are told are the smartest people around would lay down millions on ocean front property that isn’t going to exist in 10 years. And none of them who are for it explain why .

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Some comments on the DNC circus from twitter:

Gotta be honest this convention is real weird

I don’t think I can do this

This is weird.

Tonally and aesthetically this DNC convention feels eerily similar to an NPR pledge drive.

Not saying this was an easy task, but I don’t know how any persuadable voter would sit through this.

Watched for five minutes, sorry, did my best

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

So did you listen to Mrs. Obama herself or did you get the reinvented version from Hannity?
By the way can you explain to me why your president decided to pretty much shut down the postal system just before the election? I mean, it could not have waited till thanksgiving? And why is he allowing only some republican states to vote by mail as he and his family are doing themselves?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Can you tell me why early voting is being rushed before the debates even happen? Shouldn’t people wait to see what the candidates ideas are before they vote? Some states, like Florida, will do well with mail-in ballots because they have prepared for years. Others are totally unprepared and can’t possibly get up to speed in just a couple of months.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Actually, if you have watched Trump blow up America for the last three years and you care about your country you do not need to see any more.
If I find myself in a burning building my only right choice is to get the hell out. I don’t need a whole lot more information.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Speaking of blowing up America, Just pray those Antifa peaceful protesters don’t barricade you in while they light a fire and try to blow up the building .

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Last 3 1/2 years have seen the Democrats only goal being to remove Trump and obstruct the Government from doing anything positive for America.

Now with the 2020 DNC platform, America has seen enough. Enough of the Democrat party’s move to socialism, communism, and anarchy. They endorse riots, looting, arson, and mayhem.

Affluent Democrats have been fleeing D-controled states and cities in droves, as they have soiled their own nests. They are polluting the rest of America with their foul spoor/beliefs and agendas.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

DNC doesn’t want debates.They just need the mail in ballots. They will take care of the rest.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Sotero and DEMentia Joe, removed 14,000 USPS mailboxes Johnny. Why?

There has already been widespread fraud in 2020 due to mail-in ballots, primarily in D-controlled states.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

No matter what Nancy Pelousey shrieks……..

“That dastardly Donald Trump is at it again. He is either the evilest man ever to hold the office of president or the dumbest. He is either a Machiavellian genius manipulating the media and his hypnotized followers or a bumbling know-nothing idiot.

Trump is being accused of sabotaging the November elections because he won’t give the postal unions and incompetent managers in the postal service $25 billion to play with. The money will stave off catastrophe for about a year at the rate the USPS is burning through cash. Without that money, we’re informed by those in the know, thousands — no, tens of thousands — no, millions of voters who wait until the last minute to mail in an absentee ballot might not have their votes counted because, well, Trump…………..”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/08/16/the-manufactured-hysteria-over-mail-delivery-n797737?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newslink&utm_term=members&utm_content=20200818195746

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Biden 2020!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

BREAKING: This just overheard out side DementiaJoe’s basement
Cognitive Expert: “Alright Mr Biden, let’s get through this one question before moving on to the hard ones…now repeat what you just saw in the 5 pictures I showed you.”
DementiaJoe:
“duh Corn Pop”
“Let me touch your hair”
“D’Oh?”
“Xi”

“C’mon Man!”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

PEE-pads and Knee-pads

Biden/Harris 2020

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Good one!

Free Bird
Free Bird
1 month ago
Pat
Pat
1 month ago

The Marxist left will try to vote President Trump out of office even knowing all of the racist comments that have been said by Joe Biden. Their Marxist Progressive agenda is more important. The young people aged 18-24 who have been targeted by the left have been so brainwashed by the Marxist agenda that they can’t think straight. This age group was targeted specifically because as Kamala Harris was caught saying on camera, “They are so stupid”.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/voters-condemn-trump-for-racism-then-justify-voting-for-biden-after-being-confronted-with-racism-from-biden?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200819Trending-BidenRacist&utm_term=TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Who’s the racist?
Which one is it? The guy that helped pass three strike acts and incarceration of low grade black offenses acts or the guy that passed prison reform and a first step act. Which one is the racist, morons?
The guy who sat in Congress for fifty years and told us way back then that there were good people in the KKK and belonged to a party that established it or the guy belonging to the party that freed the slaves and passed the civil rights act and started enterprise opportunity zones in black areas and historically raised the funding for black colleges?
Yeah, we know who the racist
is….Biden.

Mike Pillowtalk
Mike Pillowtalk
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

I got the cure.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Was anybody able to read the paper article about Proprietors Lodge being investigated? Will it be a real investigation or a Pittsfield investigation?

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

Just finished reading the article. First thing that came to mind was the HUGE crowd that I just viewed on public television of Gerry Doyle’s funeral. No social distancing, guess local politicians are exempt. Evidently large crowds in Pittsfield depends on who you are. Had a relative pass away recently and our family was told only 20 people in the church. No fairness left in this new way of living. Pittsfield has been trying to get rid of the Proprietors Lodge for years. The owner of Proprietors should move his business to Lanesboro, I am sure they would welcome him with open arms. Proprieters can’t let a fart without someone complaining. The only businesses that are going to be left in vibrant and dynamic Pissfield are pot shops and the Brien Center.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Speaking of complaining non stop Geez^

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Writeinthestreet
Writeinthestreet
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Proprietors neighbors write everything down. They’re fed up. Now you have the cops gong to the playboy mansion down the street. And just a matter of time before someone gets run down on Hancock.

Be The Change
Be The Change
1 month ago

Does anyone want to discuss a conflict of interest – Richard Stanley sits in the office (together with Eve Shatz) at Berkshire Center for Justice ? Attends confidential consultations ? What !
Remember, there’s no such thing as free legal clinic !

Last edited 1 month ago by Be The Change
Maggie May
Maggie May
1 month ago

Dan, your comments on the Neal/Morse debate?

James
James
1 month ago

Dan will you be covering the DA’s refusal to pay owed property taxes in the town of Richmond? This is a repeat offense.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

PETITION UPDATE
Decision Being Made Tonight!comment image?1596124195
Nan Bookless
Pittsfield, MA, United States

AUG 18, 2020 — The Pittsfield Planning Board Committee meets tonight Tuesday August 18 at 6pm. You can watch on PCTV channel 1303 / Spectrum or live stream on the PCTV Facebook page.

This petition and all of your signatures have been sent to the Board prior to the meeting. We will send stragglers now.

Thank you all for taking the time to sign and express yourselves!

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

This board wont touch the Russian Putin 2016 election and I dont blame you because you people know what it means.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Your hot on the stupid trail again !

Darrel Lechte
Darrel Lechte
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

And you can’t fix that.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

He never left it.

EWendt
EWendt
1 month ago

So Harrington gave the big middle finger to education, library, parks and rec and emergency services in the town of Richmond. Might be time to move.