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DEMING DELUGE … or … WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE LU SEPT. 9, 2020) — Don’t fill your squirt guns, folks. Pittsfield has water problems.

THE PLANET has waited for  the right moment to share a message sent to us by Daniel Miraglia regarding the sprinkler system at Deming Park South Little League field being on recently for three straight days, 10 hours a day. As Miraglia wrote, “Must be nice to have unmetered free water? Who has to pay for water rates, permits for pools?”

Answer, Dan’l: Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski.

Miraglia said Jim McGrath, head of parks, denied the excess watering was happening, saying the sprinklers are on a “sophisticated timer system.” Yeah, just what the little brats need. Major League standards. THE PLANET shall leave aside the absurdity of having sprinkler systems to water Little League and Babe Ruth League diamonds. Instead, we share another message, sent in response to Miraglia, by Eddie Casella.

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Casella writes:

Hi Dan, I was directed toward your page from someone who had seen your post. I would like to clear a few things up here. I am the parks lead person who is currently filling in for the parks superintendent Chris Evangelisto.
We are in charge of the day to day operations of the parks. Deming park is currently controlled by a volunteer baseball organization. The parks has little to do with the maintenance of the actual baseball fields themselves. We have a very limited staff and rely very heavily on volunteers to help is accomplish our maintenance needs. It was brought to our attention that these systems may have been being overused. I have addressed this with these organizations and they understand that they need to have a more conservative approach as to how irrigation is to be used at the fields.
The watering of the Deming fields in the rain is due to the fact that they are on a timer that is not able to be controlled by a rain sensor, therefore it will activate regardless of the weather.
I have addressed that as well and asked them to please take care to heed the weather forecast and please shut the units down when weather may be an issue.
As far as Clapp park goes.

That is usually a field that the parks dept itself has control over. Recently we have had some new sod work done to the baseball infield and surrounding areas. There is also an irrigation unit based on timed cycles at this park. The unit also has a rain sensor.
Yesterday the company that has been doing the landscaping and construction at clapp park set the timers to the irrigation unit to water and maintain the new sod and to ensure that sod takes to growth. Unfortunately there may have been some oversight into how this timer was set, either A: it was not set correctly and was not set to run with the rain sensor. Or B: The rain sensor is faulty. Both of those will be looked into.
As far as the third you speak of, could you please tell me which field this is, so that we can remedy the problem? Please understand that we are not perfect. We make mistakes. We are short staffed and spread thin. We rely heavily on organizations to help us where we need help. They are also not perfect. We, from time to time encounter problems. We work hard to ensure that these problems are not continuous. Water has just been turned on to these parks for the first time this year, usually this happens in may, we work the kinks out and move on.
Due to the current world circumstances, some things have been off to a late start.
We are working the kinks out. Please be patient with us as we are only human and we strive to do our best even despite our handicaps. 36 parks and 14 school grounds are alot to handle for just 7 employees. I hope you will understand. Thanks. 
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THE PLANET shall let you draw your own conclusions.

Pittsfield has a water problem.

Water on the civic brain, perhaps?

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“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Briggie Lorenbardo
Briggie Lorenbardo
21 days ago

Anyway you look at Little leaguer timed water system explanation Has been put on…..Waivers.

This Just In
This Just In
21 days ago

Facebook reporting that a hanged person was discovered in Springside park.

RN
RN
Reply to  This Just In
21 days ago

The eagle will put that in their new thinner weekend edition

J2S
J2S
Reply to  RN
20 days ago

RN,
Maybe we’re better off with thinner?

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but
newspapers.”
― Thomas Jefferson

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  This Just In
20 days ago

Don’t worry folks, Harrington is on the case and in fact was already there with her laptop helping the people “experiencing homelessness” in our parks, thanks to Tyer letting them violate city law.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
20 days ago

This young man’s death is on the hands of our politicans who made promises and gave him hope. I’m disgusted.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  RNtoo
20 days ago

Downtown Pittsfield please take a bow.

Bunco Squad
Bunco Squad
21 days ago

I thought that Tyer just declared a drought. WTF?

Briggie Lorenbardo
Briggie Lorenbardo
Reply to  Bunco Squad
21 days ago

Right.And who does she fine?

Pharcy Pajamuhz
Pharcy Pajamuhz
Reply to  Bunco Squad
21 days ago

It was a selective declaration. Fire McGrath.

Dejahview
Dejahview
Reply to  Bunco Squad
21 days ago

Lampiasi is wearing to many hats.

Dejahview
Dejahview
Reply to  Bunco Squad
21 days ago

Mayor? Councilor Bouvier says Pittsfield has failed concerning theVerizon Tower. She is basically throwing you under the bus. Aside. Lampiasi is the loser on any decision concerning her resigning,her being wavered or plain remaining on the board no infractions.
Yet Councilor Persip said she won her ward in a pretty big fashion.

So, her saying she would resign was before the election if winning the election, was a lie either way. Moon made the dumbest comments Again with her defending Service Net being badgered with questions concerning actions with the homeless and reason for questions that are needed to be asked,just going forward.

So an aside. Dr. S ahksaug seems to be the only Dentist anyway that applied and or received Covid?

RN
RN
21 days ago

I am so tired of every municipal person blaming Covid and the world situation for all their failures.

You have some of the easiest jobs in the world. The clerk doesn’t fcuk all, just covers for the bi curious mayor and his wife. City hall has been closed but they still get full pay, teachers were bragging about only working one hour or working from vacation homes, and greeting full pay last year. The parks department and DPW everything is contractor or volunteer or someone else’s fault and they always seem to be on vacation.
Eddie Munster cuff links Kerwood works from at home most of the time and doesn’t answer his phone.
The only person doing any work, the fcuking meter maids. They ticket like their life depends on it, when not taking breaks and day drinking in their cars.

Dejahview
Dejahview
21 days ago

Waiver goodbye.

Be The Change
Be The Change
20 days ago

Terribly sad – terrible…. damn

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

Mr. Casella writes a very nice letter and seems genuine. I think I like him. He did not get all snotty like the mayor or that Pete guy on the council.

But isn’t it amazing the luxuries this city seems to be able to afford while the streets go unpainted, garbage all over the place, storm drains clogged and out of control traffic violations? Not to mention roads in dire need of repaving even in well to do sections of the city.

This is one of the major reasons taxes keep skyrocketing in Pittsfield. Sophisticated toys for the special interests. Who in the hell sets the priorites in Pittsfield? Why do special interest projects seem to come before the basic needs of the taxpayers?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
20 days ago

I applaud Casella for his apparently forthright response. Parks were once city’s crown jewel and parks department has been neutered. Right or wrong, it’s the volunteers that keep up most fields and they do a tremendous job. You can bet Casella himself will be neutered by the GOBSIGS for telling it like it is, and that will be the last you hear from him Dan.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
20 days ago

I liked his response to! He seems to want to fix a problem. He will probably get fired.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
19 days ago

Parks in Pittsfield are much better than they use to be.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

They are and at great taxpayer cost. So if they can take such good care of parks, why do they seem to have so much trouble with almost everything else?
And does anyone know if there are bunches of “adminstrative” (kickback) costs associated with park upgrades?

the school committee
the school committee
20 days ago

Mayor Tyer wants Pittsfield healthy so sweep Elm Williams Pomeroy Newell as thousands of resident walk jog,ride bikes on them everyday and if the Mayor cant get basic sweeping done then something is wrong.Lawn mowers need to know you never cut grass into the roads or on a sidewalk.Mayor sweep the roads for safety.Mayor sweep the roads for health,Mayor sweep streets because its generally a good idea.Pretend that pizza boxes and nip bottles with mask are throw in front of your home.Sweep Pittsfield and promote health.Stop ignoring this easily solved basic maintenance. Barry please talk to her,its just sweeping……Ward 3 needs a councilor to work on fixing asphalt sidewalks.Ask your voters to tell you about ward 3 asphalt…please mayor and ward councilor get back to basics.Let taxpayers see that your out there checking sidewalks sweeping streets and weekwacking curbs.So many people not getting it done….Barry begging you to drive the mayor around to see the regular people.

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Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  the school committee
20 days ago

or better yet, invite the regular people out to the estate for wine and or’deurves. Just charge it to the taxpayers and have a friend do some catering. Then give the caterer a tax deferral. Then about dusk as the regular folk are walking away and piling into their cars give them a big middle finger behind their backs to show them how you really feel.

the school committee
the school committee
20 days ago

Teach a course in fascism so Trump behavior would be recognized for what he is doing.Putin bought Trumps house in Florida for a 50,000,000.00 profit.Thats OK because Don is a money laundering business criminal.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  the school committee
20 days ago

When will the Democrats stop with the lies about Trump and Putin and start telling the truth about the Bidens and their financial ties with China? China had deep ties with the brainwashed Marxists in this country too which is why they refuse to criticize China. The new world order the far left wants to bring on by destroying America will bring China to full power. China will be the new world leader and will end all freedom in the entire world just like they now do in their own country.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
20 days ago

Actually Pat what I think is happening is that the democrats have decided that the only way to deal with Trumps alternative world is to create one of their own. If he is going to lie through his teeth every single day of his presidency they have to combat it somehow. So perhaps they are giving him a dose of his own medicine by making shit up as well. And Trump is not used to people lying right back at him so he is freaking out. I feel just as bad for him as you do.

And you are right about China becoming a major power. Trump tried to hand that to Putin but made the huge mistake that China was some kind of chump. They are not and they will turn the whole thing back on America.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  danvalenti
20 days ago

Dan surely you remember Supermans Bizzaro world where everything was the opposite of on earth? Or did you not have time for comics?

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
20 days ago

kltpzykm! Delivering garbage and throwing gas on a fire.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
19 days ago

Yes, Dan, we all love you. 🙂

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

Sorry Johnny Absurdo, but the bizarro world is the one that the far left Marxists want to create.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
20 days ago

So do you think Trump will let them borrow his blueprint?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Donald Trump is a Fascist. They require a solid base of blind adulation to the cause. Fascist create the fear anf the vulnerable have been tapped.This very powerful fascist is going to save suburban white women from minorities.Trump is the greatest liar ever as the the words flow so easily from his tongue.The panic President did not want to panic America so he LIED again….Trumpers were told it is a very powerful airborn virus.Trumps little secret.

Zip a Dee Doo Dah
Zip a Dee Doo Dah
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

show me a politician, let alone a President that HASN’T lied in office.

I’ll go play a round or 5 of golf while I wait.

Trump lied, that’s not really big news anymore. They ALL do.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

Teachers Unions are now promoting the teaching of Marxism in our schools. Glenn Beck will expose it all tonight in part 2 of his investigation.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Glenn Beck got ghrown off Fox entertainment for being CRAZY

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

Just like Teachers Unions are now very Marxist friendly and watch Glenn Beck tonight on Utube at 9PM to see the Marxist agenda the schools have planned for young people. It’s truly frightening and should anger all Americans enough that they try to do something about it.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Ivanka has all her China patents in place

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Ivanka got all her patents in China

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  the school committee
20 days ago

Trump makes the best deals with the dictators. And Putin did not even expect anything in return for overpaying $50,000,000 for that property. So don’t even go there.

Chuck Vincelette
Chuck Vincelette
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago
Chuck Vincelette
Chuck Vincelette
Reply to  the school committee
20 days ago

This comment is beyond ridiculous.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Chuck Vincelette
20 days ago

I would submit, dear sir, that paying 50 million above the going price for a property is “ridiculous”. Maybe not in Putins world, or Trumps world, but in most everyones elses world.

Chuck Vincelette
Chuck Vincelette
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

What did Putin purchase? It would be nice to know who I am communicating with.

Pat
Pat
20 days ago

President Trump is nominated for Nobel Peace prize and he absolutely deserves to win.

Philemon inone
Philemon inone
Reply to  Pat
20 days ago

let’s hope so. He can put a hat on his impeachment mantle.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
20 days ago

Are you referring to the peace of crap prize?

Horace Hasenfeffer
Horace Hasenfeffer
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

No, it is the Nobel Peace Prize and well deserved, for Trump demonstrating such great leadership. You are confusing it with The Goebbels Appease Prize that Obama received for his bowing down and appeasing efforts with every world leader he met, with the exception of Netanyahu, Israels Prime Minister.
TRiUMPh 2020

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Horace Hasenfeffer
20 days ago

But I think there is a discalimer that if you mismanage a pandemic and 200,000 of your citizens die that makes you inelgible. So, sorry, Trump will have to wait till next time.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

Thank you President Trump for savings the lives of millions of Americans from COVID-19. The death count would have been much higher as the creators of this virus intended without your efforts to stop the spread despite being called a Racist at every turn.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Horace Hasenfeffer
20 days ago

The far left worships at the altar of Obama and the far left Marxists. Obama started the whole transformation of America and thought that Hillary would complete it, but now they are relying on Joe to finish the job. They desperately need President Trump out of the way to finish changing everything in our country including the latest being getting rid of all prisons.

Horace Hasenfeffer
Horace Hasenfeffer
Reply to  Pat
20 days ago

Agreed. But never, ever count Shillary out of the mix. The democrat elitists , through their satanic sleight of hand manipulations, are always planning their froward deeds well ahead. I still think they have a place set and ready for Shillary who is biding her time behind the curtain. Time will soon tell what her next move will be.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Pat
20 days ago

He deserves it at least as much as Obama did.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

pat….your sad

Hendrix
Hendrix
20 days ago

Who is this Casella guy? Any chance he would be interested in a run for Mayor? I just received a clear and concise explanation for an issue that was brought up in the city of Pittsfield, how unbelievably refreshing. I think most taxpayers are reasonable people and understand issues come up, but they don’t want to be patronized with “vibrant and dynamic” bullshit when they see out of control homelessness, crime, bums on every street corner, and major drug issues. They want the issue acknowledged and the feeling that something is trying to be done to remedy it.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  danvalenti
20 days ago

How in the hell did he get hired though? Ususally in Pittfield if you can do the job you drop down the list of elegible candidates.

RN
RN
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
20 days ago

He’ll be gone in 60 seconds

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
20 days ago

This interactive web-page allows you to see where Pittsfield (Mass.) was located on Earth hundreds of millions years ago.

https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#300

I wonder where Pittsfield (Mass.) will be located on Earth hundreds of millions of years from now?

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
20 days ago

Nice. Thank you.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
20 days ago

Interesting take by Limbaugh last week:

“Donald Trump may be the most anti-war president alive, the most anti-war president we’ve had in our lifetimes. Now, he’s not an anti-war left-wing protester. What he hates is the needless loss of life by sending the U.S. military all over the world in operations that have nothing to do with American national security, American national interests, or American strategic interests. He’s not a believer in sending soldiers all over the world just to make sure people make money in the process.

“He is the only person in Washington who looks at war as a losing proposition for America. Unless we’re threatened, unless we are directly threatened, unless our national interests are at stake, he doesn’t believe in using the American military as a nationwide, worldwide police force. And he is in the process of trying to bring soldiers home from as many places around the world as he can. Not because he thinks they’re losers. Not because he thinks they’re incompetent. Not because he thinks they’re stupid and dumb to get killed in battle.

“He’s like every other president. The worst aspect of the job is having to call the parents and family members of service members who have fallen in battle. He is a commander-in-chief who shows his support of the military by not sending them around the world into quagmires to unwinnable wars. He does not favor keeping American troops in dangerous places simply so the American military-industrial complex can have a source of income that never ends.”

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/09/04/the-atlantic-drops-despicable-october-surprise-in-september/

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
20 days ago

General Eisenhower warned of the military complex and he was involved with it at the time. The war machine is a money machine and there is no off switch.

Staircase to Heaven
Staircase to Heaven
Reply to  J2S
20 days ago

Senator Hinds,fruit drinks and milk didn’t seem to help the guy at Springside.did it? Pittsfield and Service Net,the professionals let you down. R I P

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
20 days ago

Ahh yahh. But you should be aware that there are people who are set up to charge him with war crimes in the mid-east. (not American people) While he did not get rid of ISIS like he brags he did, he did give permission for American troops and bombs to be used in areas where there were thousands of civilians. It did drive ISIS main forces out of Iraq but killed thousands of the civilians that ISIS were using as human sheilds. And perhaps that was the only way. But, some people are not happy with that.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
20 days ago

Poor Rush has gotten to the point where he’s taping his performances.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Jerry Packard
19 days ago

Ignorant.

He’s been taping his shows, as I’m sure every radio host does, from the start. Video too. Plus full transcript of everything he says on air.

Now, the Left on the other hand . . . Tape it, transcribe it, but then suppress it if it doesn’t comport with their narrative.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
19 days ago

No, we all knew Rush has been recording, videotaping and transcripting his shows for years. What is new is that sometimes when he is on his show now he is not live — it is pre-recorded beforehand and played to the audience.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Jerry Packard
19 days ago

More ignorance.

He has done few special, short recorded messages a couple of times recently because he is out from time to time for chemo treatments, you idiot.

Wow. Clueless.

Why do people turn to driveling idiots when it come to Limbaugh? And people who should know better.

I know, because they don’t listen to him, just hear the lies told about him by the Lamestream media.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
19 days ago

limbaugh is paid 50 million to say nice things about wealthy aholes like Trump.Trumps the best…and I did not make 1 nickle

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
20 days ago

Just saw a copy of the Mayor’s “waiver memo” pertaining to Dina on another site. Amazing the the memo was written almost a year before Dina was elected and sworn in to the City Council. I am sure it is a typo but it just gives another verification that this Administration has their heads buried. Bad enough one of the Mayor’s highly paid right hand Administrative Assistants made the error, but then the Mayor goes ahead and signs it and the City Clerk accepts it and files it and now forwards it out to the media. Just proves that this Administration is clueless and not paying one bit of attention. Amazing, couldn’t make it up if you tried. Can someone on this site list one department in this City that is not screwed up? On a positive note I see that Pittsfield made big news on TMZ with the big brawl in Coltsville. Let’s all celebrate.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  danvalenti
20 days ago

Dan, I saw it on The Administrators of Berkshire County Facebook. She doesn’t share because you bring out the truth and thanks for always doing that.

Mi Teuthertz
Mi Teuthertz
20 days ago

Dan,did you get the list of Covid businesses getting the stimulus checks? Is there a criteria with income limit. If not Why wasnt it the same for businesss. Was the business that bad or was the criteria in place. Never heard of To many failing Dentists?

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  danvalenti
20 days ago

Breach of transparency – a lie is a lie.
I M P E A C H

B. Clairmont
B. Clairmont
Reply to  danvalenti
19 days ago

Come on Dan, the list is included on the city council agenda pages 15-18. Its on the city’s website. She can’t make the Eagle publish it.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

Why can’t we get it here? Now? Barry give us a link to it and stop being cute.

So what is the Eagles reason for not printing it? Is it because they do not want to expose business s that advertise with them?: Uh, yah

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
19 days ago

I’ve searched for it on the city website and can’t find it anywhere. Maybe I’m missing it, but it seems it would be posted under press releases making the disclosure much easier to find.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

Come on Barry, so the list is located in the City Council agenda. An agenda that consists of 427 pages. How is the average taxpayer to know this is in the agenda? You and the Mayor really do live in the Land of Make Believe. When many taxpayers are working two, three even four jobs to make ends meet, plus trying to home school their children do you really think they have time to wander through a 427 page document to find this information? Many taxpayers are just trying to pay for food and rent, many can’t afford to pay for WiFi. It is time that the Mayor realizes after 5 years in office that Pittsfield is NOT a wealthy community. Pittsfield taxpayers don’t live in a mansion in a gated community. I also find it hard to believe that the Berkshire Eagle would not publish this list, especially since they are hurting for funds. It would be a selling point. Did the Mayor even ask? Also, why did not one City Councilor share this information to the taxpayers that elected them? Were they advised not to?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

My guess is that those business s got together and told the Eagle they would not advertise with them anymore if they printed the names of business s getting taxpayer bailouts. Which would kinda suggest that they were a bit embarrassed to have done so. But all the game playing and such by the mayor and Barry is like an added FU to the people. Kinda like something I would expect from the white house people.

B. clairmont
B. clairmont
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

https://www.cityofpittsfield.org/government/city_council/docs/9-1-20%20cc%20packet.pdf

Above is the link for those of you who don’t know how to find it. Pages 15 through 18 list of the businesses. For my friend Mary and bright, I would think you would have the time to find this information since you spent an enormous amount of time bitching on this website. Maybe if you actually worked on things instead of bitching on things you might have more information. I don’t know why they would have to “Lander“ through the 427 pages since I specifically said it was pages 15 through 18, are you not able to comprehend what that means? None of the counselors were advised to either share or not share the information, as far as I am aware. It’s published it’s out there it’s easy to find.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  B. clairmont
19 days ago

Such a gentleman. I apologize to you Barry because I like to keep track of local politics. Sorry to upset you. I am not “bitching” I am just wondering where my tax monies are going. Remember us taxpayers pay your wife’s salary. Need I remind you that I would not know this list was on the agenda if you had not told folks on this blog! Thank you for sharing. Not everyone in the City is on this blog and believe it or not (sorry Dan) there are other ways to communicate to the taxpayers!

B. Clairmont
B. Clairmont
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

Keep in mind, the Administration does not know what EVERY citizen wants to know. Some people want some things, others want other things. That is why there is a public record request process. If you want something, ask the City Clerk instead of complaining on a blog about it. They will give any document that isn’t protected. Such protected documents are things like personnel reviews.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

Thanks for the information. So it took the City Clerk’s office over 3 1/2 weeks to cash my check for a dog’s license after I put the application in the City Hall drop box. Any idea how long it would take to get information like this list?

B. Clairmont
B. Clairmont
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

The law gives them 10 days.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

Wow, your an accountant? You don’t know how many days are in 3 1/2 weeks? Wow!

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

Merry and Bright You are BRILLIANT.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

Forever. Incompetence under the administration of Barry’s unqualified wife. The tax collectors office lost my checks that were deposited into the silent teller in city hall and then Linda never returned my calls after I had gone to her office. Cover up. I had to pay a fine. I have never been late on my taxes or water rates. My family has owned property here for more than 100 years . Corruption and incompetence and now a suicide in Springside. No leadership in a city that is “going to hell in a hand basket”.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

Barry, Get yourself a job.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

People have been asking for that list for MONTHS and you know it. Stop playing us as fools.

The Mayor Lies
The Mayor Lies
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/AppealsWeb/AppealStatusDetail.aspx?AppealNo=zatT39aaQopEcakLtZ6DCQ%3d%3d

The real reason the mayor “decided” to publish it

There’s still more coming as the clerk has delayed yet again much of the other requested information.

Barries Banister
Barries Banister
Reply to  B. clairmont
19 days ago

Thanks bare your mayor still sux.

The Mayor Lies
The Mayor Lies
Reply to  B. Clairmont
19 days ago

So Barry knows that the clerk ignored the public information request, they were then forced by the state to provide the list they waited weeks and in turn knowing that it would have been news if she didn’t publish it, she had the clerk delay and make up an excuse about “elections” when the request was sent well before the election.

The original request was sent to the clerk on August 14. The state compelled the release of the information after an appeal due to inaction.
Better still there is another appeal as they have again delayed and failed to provide all the required info.

Maggie May
Maggie May
20 days ago

The petition to have Dina L removed last night from the licensing board was such a Horrid waste of time. It amazes me that some city councilors and some know it all Pittsfield residents still have no idea what city government does. What was that? serious because Mike Daly and Mark Tully told you this was a good idea??????? my goodness do a simple Google search Boys and while you are at it take the crow out of your mouth and apologize to Dina and the rest of the city PLEASE! let the women do the thinking.

Knudgemealong
Knudgemealong
Reply to  Maggie May
20 days ago

Dina needs to go to the corner of Columbus Ave Extention near Doctors Office where I was today and check out the sewer grate right neat Onota and C AveExtension. Deplorable. Not only grass clippings but garbage as well blocking that sewer.

Knudgemealong
Knudgemealong
Reply to  Maggie May
20 days ago

Dina needs to apologize for her filthy ward.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Maggie May
20 days ago

Did Barry say the mayors list of business s getting taxpyer money was going to be on review? Did anyone make a copy for the citizens or was that a dog and pony show thingy?

John Kerry
John Kerry
Reply to  Maggie May
20 days ago

Dina actually said she would stay on the Licensing Board before she said she would step down.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Maggie May
20 days ago

Apparently city government doesnt know what the city government does – why compose a memo if they read 3-3 ? “For they did not know”

Last edited 20 days ago by Be The Change
juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Maggie May
19 days ago

The WHEN girls? Linda and Trisha and now Dina. They give Women a bad name. The OLD Girls under the thumb of the OLD Boys.

Be The Change
Be The Change
20 days ago

Re: Waiver – The memo is dated 2019 & the clerk stamped it in 2020.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Be The Change
20 days ago

Sorry for being redundant- someone else already said clerical error.

Lenny
Lenny
19 days ago

Why is City Hall not fully opened?
Why have the city council & school committees not resumed in-person meetings?
Hospitals are empty, pandemic is over – let’s get back to work people!

Terumps Upp
Terumps Upp
Reply to  Lenny
19 days ago

Yeah what’s the Panic?

Lenny
Lenny
19 days ago

https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/09/trump-supporter-knocked-out-blm-protest-massachusetts/

Was this attack by BLM on a Trump supporter reported on any local news site/station? This apparently happened last Friday. And no one arrested?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Lenny
19 days ago

Chief Wynn – why has no one been arrested? The BLM slugger’s face is all over the internet! Surely he can be identified?

John Kerry
John Kerry
Reply to  Lenny
19 days ago

Is that what you saw? I saw the fat white guy charge the black guy. Got what he asked for too. Chief should buy him a beer.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
19 days ago

Oh, yes, sweep up BLM POS Antifa in unmarked vans. Good idea.

Then slap them around for a while and dump them outside of town and leave them for the good folks in the countryside to treat as they will.

Brand a hammer and sickle on their foreheads.

WAPO: “Democracy Dies in Darkness” my ass.

These people are paid agitators, and they don’t care for deomcracy at all. The new Stalinists–it is all about power and the use of force to get it.

Brown Shirts, Nazi-like Sturmabteilung, Storm Trooppers. Private party army, just like the Nazis used until HItler took power and phased them out in favor of the Black Shirts: the Schutzstaffel, aka SS.

100 days is quite enough, thank you.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
19 days ago

The radical Democrats need to be sent packing that’s for sure. They are dangerous.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

You guys are in charge what is wrong with you?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
19 days ago

EVERY senate Democrat just voted AGAINST the latest covid relief bill. Disgusting!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
19 days ago

More proof, as if any was needed, that the radical Democrats care more about their agenda than actually helping people.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Trump screwing the bottom 90%

Pat
Pat
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

Stop listening to the Marxists. Nancy Pelosi is just terrible and needs to be booted out of politics.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
19 days ago

And the war on cops continues, and another police chief is gone, for telling it like it is:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/illinois-police-chief-facebook-post

Barries Banister
Barries Banister
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
19 days ago

Pittsfield Had failed us. Trish Farvey Boulez quote.

Bannister Poser
Bannister Poser
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
19 days ago

A November to Remember. Dump Trump. Go BYEDON! There was a sticker on a bumper that had an American Flag stream and said BYEDON. This is bullshit Dan. I am the originator of this catch phrase.

Pat
Pat
19 days ago

Pittsfield School Committee gets rid of the name “Taconic Braves” because it is so offensive to the Marxists in the school system. They listened to the arguments against it supposedly, but they voted in lockstep as usual because that is how these Marxists operate. Parents should demand to see what is being taught in our schools because 27 states are now teaching Marxism in the classrooms.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/taconic-alumni-fall-short-in-fight-to-save-braves-nickname,613235

Pat
Pat
19 days ago

The Marxists making up the Pittsfield School Committee have gotten rid of the name The Taconic Braves because it is so offensive to them. I’m very upset about this since I attended this school, but I would be upset anyway because this is just one more example of these far left school people overriding what most people want. The Teachers unions are involved in this forced cultural change also and good teachers that teach in our school system should know that they do NOT need to pay money to these unions. This just gives the schools more power over everyone, but right now is especially hurting the children who are being indoctrinated.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

DUH!

Skyawhacha Lusngalthuthyme
Skyawhacha Lusngalthuthyme
Reply to  Thomas More
19 days ago

Double that duh. Pat,what gives? I would like to apologize to the Springside Park tragedy victim m for Pittsfield letting you down.