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EVEN WHEN SHE’S RIGHT, SHE’S POLITICAL

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY NOV. 30, 2020) — Even when Berkshire County district attorney Andrea Harrington advocates for a much-needed adjustment of courtroom policy, she manages to taint the corrective with self-serving politics. As she herself unwittingly reveals, she’s “acting.”

Case in point, Harrington’s Nov. 18 letter sent to Justice Paula Carey, chief justice of the Trial Court; Jonathan Williams, court administrator; and the Trial Court in Boston. In the letter, Harringon points to a serious backlog of jury trials due to the COVID-19 virus and a lack of secure locations for trials to be held. Here’s the full text:

THE PLANET applauds the intent of the letter and commends Harrington for taking action. As she states, the local D.A. does not have the power to unilaterally impose local conditions that meet the protocols of the Trial Court. Berkshire County needs help from Boston.

The problem with the letter can be found in the “cc”s. No less than 20 people are copied in. Some can be justified, such as judges Agostini, Vrabel, Smyth, and McMenemy, as well as the two state associations for trial lawyers. But the governor? Why on earth would he be copied in, except to serve as political promotion? This was a point made to THE PLANET by our sources among the local legal community. Also, since we need help in Boston, why wouldn’t she copy in the Berkshire County reps to the General Court?

One source put it this way: “It’s an admission of what I think we all know. Andrea’s basically saying these guys [Sen. Ben Downing and reps John Barrett, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Paul Mark, and Smitty Pignatelli] have no sway on the [Beacon] Hill. It’s funny. You’ve got people who have been there for years but they might as well be back-benchers.”

This is from one of our Perry Masons, whom we asked for help in understanding the letter:

The need to get in person jury sessions up and running is great and AH is right to demand some action. There are too many people held indefinitely as “dangerous” under 58A who want a speedy jury trial. As a defense lawyer, I would be demanding a non-virtual jury trial and if not provided within statutory “speedy trial” times, would be moving to dismiss. I have heard from my sources that the DA’s office is freaking out about Carnevale case that got started just prior to COVID shutdown with jury and all and then had to end in a mistrial due to mandated shutdown. Apparently, witnesses for the prosecution are “forgetting” facts, since the mistrial and the DA’s office may very well lose this case. Not good. So, yes, she is right to go on record with this, although cc’ing the Governor is ridiculous and possibly a political attention grab. On a side note, had to pull out air sickness bag upon reading the words “justice actors.” She is ridiculous.  

Good point.

“Justice actors.”

Words sometimes reveal more than the writer intends.

“Actors.”

Harrington [or her flack, Andy McKeever] could have used many other words — officials, officers, personnel, professionals, or even more direct appellations such as judges, lawyers, and the like. To refer to legal work as “acting” seems to reveal Harrington’s true feelings about the D.A. position. She’s acting.

Another lawyer sent us this note:

Thank you for Planet Valenti.  I think your work provides invaluable feedback to those in power.  And I do think the average Joe is forgotten.  You hit the nail on the head re: “justice actor.” Freudian slip.  Too bad a true professional did not succeed in getting that job.  All the white ladies who lunch think AH is darling.  As we know, there are some very dangerous folks out there … .  and the clown car cavalry is outmatched.
And another

The [constitutional] Right to a Speedy Trial is complicated because there are “excluded” times from calculation including closures due to COVID. See Commonwealth v. Lougee. General rule: delay helps defense, civilian prosecution witnesses forget or lose interest or change their minds about testifying.
AND, one other Harrington special: her claim of convictions on domestic abuse cases where victim did not testify. On at least one of those cases, it was a plea, not a trial (therefore the victim would not have to speak) and judge went with defense sentence recommendation and not prosecution. Hardly a “win.” But the Eagle does not fact check McKeever’s releases.

———- ooo ———-
“All the white ladies who lunch …” and “clown-car cavalry …” Kind of sums up the reputation that Andrea Harrington has within and among the Berkshire County legal community … or should be say, “acting community?”
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“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic” — Cartoonist Bill Watterson.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.

LOVE TO ALL.

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Rag Gettianne
Rag Gettianne
2 years ago

Of course she’s Political? Her first ambition was to be a State Senator.

DA Nips
DA Nips
Reply to  Rag Gettianne
2 years ago

If you really knew her, her first ambition was to marry rich. That’s all she talked about. The woman empowerment is just an act.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  DA Nips
2 years ago

A DA who is political is dangerous because she can hand out justice according to her political commitments. It’s not about her ambition. That is not even the point.

Professor Schnabel
Professor Schnabel
2 years ago

Not to nitpick but why did she use the word germs? Sounds unprofessional, highschoolish.

DA Nips
DA Nips
Reply to  Professor Schnabel
2 years ago

She was going to use the word cooties but couldn’t figure out if it was cooties or kooties

Professor Schnabel
Professor Schnabel
Reply to  DA Nips
2 years ago

Very good

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Professor Schnabel
2 years ago

I’m really shocked she didn’t use the word, cooties.

DA Nips
DA Nips
2 years ago

The Trial Courts have been exploring a number of different alternative methods and locations for jury trials. This has been going on for months. They send out routine information emails about this information, so it’s an outright lie that they have not updated anyone about plans.
In fact just prior to this letter, PR flack piece, the Trial Court had notified her office that they were close to a solution. Her release of this letter was timed to make it seem like her letter actual had an impact on action that had been taking place.
This is a preemptive action to place blame on the Trial Court for her offices failure to secure future convictions.
Actor is a term of art for the legal profession. It is not incorrect to use it but it shows a lack of contextual understanding of actor and the inferred “bad actor”.
Another thing not to overlook, her use of the word “investment”. When she goes over budget expect the those “expenses” to be the reason.
The cc’ing of Lawyers Weekly is much more telling, it’s a way to get her name “out there”.

Does she really sign her title Berkshire District Attorney and leaves out the county.

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
Reply to  DA Nips
2 years ago

You both sound like scorned teenage girls. Nitpicking at its finest! sideline QB whatever fits. White jealous Men so sad grow up!

Professor Schnabel
Professor Schnabel
Reply to  Yeah Right
2 years ago

Just constructive criticism. She needs help.

Janie
Janie
Reply to  Yeah Right
2 years ago

Why is it whenever certain people disagree with something that a certain group of society all of a sudden just uses the jealous white men argument. You don’t know who’s behind these keyboards

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Scapegoat that’s why. There’s money in grants for racism/equality.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

Yes your right about that. A diversity coach makes good coin. Imagine what the ones who own and run these programs are making. We have so many fields they work in now.
Climate change inequality, Housing inequality, Education inequality, Employment inequality, Financial inequality, Green inequality, Business inequality, Food inequality, Health inequality, Justice inequality and so many others .
It is the fastest growing field out there.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

Putting this Country outta business with the incessant solicitation for more forgiven funding – grant seeking and/or soliciting money from philanthropists is not a job ? It’s not work ? A soliciting permit is required btw & so how do they legally pan handle – illegal solicitation ? You can not solicit funds w/o going to Mass.Gov for permits –
And also,
“criminalizing poverty” –
vagrancy, btw is already criminal. Already been done 272/66

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

SIG lot of actors all in line with [modus operandi]

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  DA Nips
2 years ago

If Trump does not say it then no words are worthy .Yesterday the right wing want to be dictator demanded the Republican Governor of Arizona throw out votes for Senator ex Vice President Biden.His Coup attempt is failing at every turn.When your a journalist how can this historic event not be written about here everyday .The hold Donald Trump has on his supporters is also historic in that no supporter wants any evidence they criticized his attempts to overthrow the US GOVERMENT. This denial is a tatic to surpress the events unfolding before your eyes.You cant deny what is going on unless you have a cultish fear of the leader.

Last edited 2 years ago by The school committee
Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

Trump owns you. You can’t stop thinking about him.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Acute Angina
2 years ago

And what of his attempts to throw out votes of the American citizens?Maybe you believe he lost.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

Just the fraudulent ones that got counted for China Joe Xiden

DA Nips
DA Nips
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

Not everything needs to relate to Trump.
At this point none of your rants even carry meaning.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  DA Nips
2 years ago

Why is it ok to dance in Park Square or drink at Yukis but not to do her job?

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

cc: McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

That’s LA Law, it’s a joke

The school committee
The school committee
2 years ago

Trump suit thrown out in Pennsylvania by another republican as they are disgusted with these frivolous no evidence accusations.NEXT

Ortho Bube
Ortho Bube
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

Biden broke his foot.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Ortho Bube
2 years ago

Was he trying to pull it out of his mouth?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Dementia Joe
2 years ago

Just a man playing with his dog.Trump hates dogs.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Ortho Bube
2 years ago

Heard he was trying to walk and chew gum at the same time.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

Trump owns your mind. You’re obsessed.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

and many of them being thrown out by judges he and McConnell hand picked. What does that tell ya?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

That they are Swamp Creatures and RINOs.

The SCOTUS will make things fair and right for ELIGIBLE voters.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
2 years ago

Take your pick of 12 eyewitnesses to the fraud in one place, TCF Center in Detroit. There are hundreds of sworn affidavits, and that’s just in one country:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCekdKDk6d8opUrUEXtXD4XQ/videos

This has Obummer’s dirty hands all over it. Alinsky . . .

What you do is take a packet of 50 ballots and run them through the tabulator. Then take the same stack and run them through again. Do that 8 to 10 times for 100+ packets of 50 ballots.

Rudy at hearing in AZ today. Powell looking into fraud in Virginia now.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
2 years ago

How did Trump get 73,000,000 afraid people to vote.Fraud in his numbers.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
2 years ago

Rut Roh.

Berkshire Mom
Berkshire Mom
2 years ago

My experience with Covid and the way BMC failed us.

I got covid, I don’t know how, I don’t suspect I will ever know. I work a regular job, in an office I’ve got a husband and two children, they got it too.
One day I started coughing, it was a small but persistent cough. I didn’t think much of it until 5 days later when it hurt to even breathe. I immediately isolated and I called my primary care, they said get tested. I tried. It took four calls to the “hotline” and a note from my primary care to get tested.
Getting tested took two days of effort. I drove myself and got tested, one nurse told me I’d be notified if I tested positive, another told me I’d be notified either way and gave me instructions and a pamphlet on how to check electronically.
I got my results three days later, no one called, there was no follow-up, I got my results by myself online, I can provide those results for verification.
After testing positive I wanted my family to get tested, it was like pulling teeth. My family had spent a hundred or more hours in close contact with me, 5 days of coughing before I isolated and probably 3 days before that I was actually sick.
More calls to their pediatrician and my primary care got them tests. Same thing, no one called. We got our test results online. Thankfully everyone’s symptoms were mild or non-existent. No major issues for us, mild fever, cough, I had it the worst my chest just hurt constantly, and still does. It took 5 more calls and almost a month to get scheduled follow up tests to check if we were negative. No one ever called with results or tracing, no work history or anything, where I’d been, names of people I work with.
No one ever asked what school my kids went to, they ride a bus every day to school, the public health nurse didn’t call, the school nurse didn’t call. When I called the school to let them know, the school nurse seemed like she couldn’t be bothered. She said she gets her results directly and she would wait and see.
I’m writing this because I finally did get a call.
BMC called to confirm my insurance because they had a problem with submitting the bills, I think they had the wrong prefix or an older plan number for my children.
I live in a small town, I’ve looked at the numbers everyday on the states website. My town never went up. If you read the formula and based on the population in my town 1400 people, our 4 cases would have pushed us up out of grey.
My town still says 13 cases, it has before we got tested, and still says 13 cases. They know da toy where I live. I don’t live on Rt 41 or parts of town that have a Pittsfield mailing address.
I don’t have much faith in this process. I have zero faith in the public health and school nurse, zero faith in the tracing program, it was very difficult to get testing and we all tested positive.
We had to lie about how bad our symptoms were and then had to get doctors notes to get a test. They were more concerned with billing than our actual health. We were lucky.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Berkshire Mom
2 years ago

Thank you for your post. One wonders how many more there are out there like you. It seems like no one is in charge sometimes. Is there a particular office or person in Berkshire County who is the head authority on such things?
And now that people are dying locally it is hard to figure the numbers. They keep saying “new deaths”, or “new cases” without really giving a timeline. What the hell does “new” mean? New since yesterday? New since 1918? Stop with the word games because it makes it look like someone is afraid the truth might come out.
(talking to you Eagle)

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Berkshire Mom
2 years ago

That is BMS all over. The worst care and the greed. I’m glad you are all ok.

Janie
Janie
2 years ago

The role of district attorney should never ever be political. But, Berkshire county elected THE most politically ambitious person in the area, who could honestly care less about what title she had as long as it was a title. She pointed over and over again (some might argue this tipped the scales for her) about a lack of criminal prosecutions at Williams college, she gets elected and then aligns herself with this cultural organization. I again ask, if this had been a male teacher, would she have been this forgiving? Had there since been any charges brought forward that weren’t brought by the previous administration? It’s really too bad the Berkshires doesn’t have any real reporters, who can truly dig into something, and then right a clear, concise article sticking to facts. Further, if there were, depending on who they are, freedom Freddie would shut em down anyway!

http://archive.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/09/14/teacher_in_abuse_suit_defends_actions/

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Where dat philanthropists trust fund at GoFundYourself !

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

That pesky falsified report is looming – pointing at the first person that comes to mind [insert 'the bird' emoji]

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Janie
Janie
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

This pesky report? Do you think Andrea wouldn’t have used it if it was a Capeless supporter? Do you think it’d be looked at differently if genders were reversed?

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Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

No, I meant – the other report that a woman claimed she was assaulted at Simon’s Rock which turned out to be false. Sure did provide anew job security for those in the field.

Janie
Janie
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

I apologize, I misunderstood your statement.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

Whatever happened with the case of the letter that someone supposedly left that caused a racial stir at Williams College recently? Haven’t heard much.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

Exact !

Janie
Janie
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

And, what’s the proof it was falsified. She admits to having two children with him, so what’s your proof?

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Janie – See my comment, We have two reports on the table now.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Could get an accurate date of the sex act by hiring an expert witness to extrapolate the data to conception.

People accused always say “I waited”…. Ya ok, that primal desire to perpetrate inappropriate contact – suddenly you’re overwhelmed with the strong desire to be Saintly, oh geez this person is still a child, lemme wait until age of consent- GTFOH

S I C K

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

Expert Witness = Date Calculator

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Define ‘having’

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

BREAKING NEWS: DA’s are elected officials and yes they are Dems or Rep try to keep up.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Maggie May
2 years ago

Probably all the more reason to have DA appointed as are judges. Reduces political BS.

Officer McGruff
Officer McGruff
Reply to  Maggie May
2 years ago

Breaking News: DA’s are normally competent.
Harrington can’t even figure out a speeding ticket

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Holy Smokes. That’s Gwendolyn Hampton Vansant and I never knew. Having sex with a student when you have been his/her teacher and 5 or mores years have not passed since that time is just plain wrong. Having two children with said former student, wrong also. You are so right to call out the hypocrisy of Harrington’s alignment with Vansant while condemning the lack of prosecutions at Williams College. Is this fact about Vansant well-known?

Janie
Janie
Reply to  Merguez
2 years ago

I don’t think so, I wonder how the dates of this coincides with the opening of her organization?

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

That is worth looking into. Jeesh. At the very best, she has exercised terrible judgment.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Was a settlement reached. Why was this story removed – is it public information about someone in our public spotlight, a fiscal intermediary whom people are supporting ? I’m so off ended – perpetrating a fraud many of these actors.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Merguez
2 years ago

I’m guessing no.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Merguez
2 years ago

What a shit way to uproot a person for their ENTIRE LIFE.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

? Are you referring to the student or the teacher

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Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Merguez
2 years ago

Are you serious. The student’s life is forever uprooted, meaning family tree etc. A man doesn’t just have babies and give them away – not even knowing ? That is Fuxed up to do to a young man, esp. your student for God sake – supposed to take care of him – that blows my mind. Seems we have no problem parenting everyone else’s kids though. This story is too much, seriously – I will double up on therapy. She knew it was short lived – babies……. I’m sure they are loved, that’s all the Peace I can conjure. I trusted her. I trusted everything. This place ain’t worth fighting for anymore – go fund this

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Janie
Janie
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

I wonder if there’s a way to research how much her new organization gets in state funding to fund the position she created shortly after this was put out there.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

Just wasn’t sure who you were referring to. I agree that it is ruinous for a student to be used in that way.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Merguez
2 years ago

All of Berkshire County is aligned w/”.

EddieP
EddieP
2 years ago

Restaurant owners in Pittsfield want answers from the mayor about re-opening for inside dining.
She is staying silent. Why?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  EddieP
2 years ago

because she can

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Thomas More
2 years ago

Not funny.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

not meant to be funny

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Thomas More
2 years ago

Nobody would listen to my …….
I busted my Dad out of Fairview Commons – took his ass right on out of that place. In a wheelchair. Cops, Firefighters, Ambulance on me for hours, surrounding my home – NOT MY DAD ! Take care of your disabled family – what a f* shame. My Dad! Was a rough road getting him to the appointments after that, I did it. My baby in his stroller, carrying his car seat around, with my Dad in a cabulance, wheelchair bound I pushed my Dad and my Baby through the Dr. Office – carrying also a baby bag – learning how to do his meds & testing with the nurse – Dad’s home today. This is real. Nothing to DO WITH CORONA. NOTHING TO DO WITH CORONA !

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

And all I wanted was a Pepsi and they just wouldn’t give it to me!

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 years ago

Coca-cola kegger !

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

My writing style is insane, I see it too. – I meant I had to escape my parent out of the nursing home & it was tough then trying to manage his needs on my own. But I saved his life. & this is not due to covid. The conditions there were unacceptable. Point being they operate in secrecy & its unsafe there.

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Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  EddieP
2 years ago

Are you saying they want to open in the middle of a double surge pandemic? Cuz I side with the mayor on this one. It is never going to go away or even abate if we keep the spread zones open. Also, sick people do not go out to eat and guess what, neither do dead ones. Do you want to go down in history as the resturant that helped spread the virus and then everyone hates you and will not go near your place of business? Like the one on North street?

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
2 years ago

Janie – GOBSIGS are allowed to have sexual relations with whom ever pleases them.

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Janie
Janie
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

What’s a GOBSIG?

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Janie
2 years ago

Good ol boy special interest group – that is my take – it’s not in the Oxford.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

Word, if you are in the clique

Death Trap
Death Trap
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
2 years ago

Why burden the people that had nothing to do with it?
There were four places that pushed that pandemic, portsmits, zucchini’s and roasted garlic, and methuselah.

No need to punish everyone for the few.
If we are gonna close things down close down the nursing homes. Close down BMC elective surgeries. They are both death traps.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Death Trap
2 years ago

Yah dude, I am afraid the words pandemic, virus and highly contagious go right over your head. So I can’t help ya. It just makes me so sad when I see the nurses and doctors on TV trying to handle the overflowing intensive care units. They are being put through hell because a lot of people just don’t want to be inconvienced. Nobody said life was fair. Nobody said life woud always be a bowl of cherries. Shit happens and people suffer but no one should be dragging others down with them.

Death Trap
Death Trap
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
2 years ago

So you are saying the restaurants that violated health protocols that worked for 9 months shouldn’t risk their patrons lives.
That the few who fucked up shouldn’t drag down the rest who did everything right.
That out of 351 cities and towns in the entire state, many with much more dire Covid outlooks we were the ONLY one that closed restaurants for dine in. I totally get it, you’re right. They shouldn’t. Where your wrong is none of what was done had any impact on public health, was not founded in the numbers.
Portsmits closed on its own and all they had to do was shut down yukis and the sold autos for a couple weeks.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
2 years ago

The argument from restaurant owners is that they followed all of the safety protocols and played by the rules yet now are being asked to shut down during the only time that will carry them through winter.

This isn’t a federal or state order, it is coming from the dictator in the corner office that doesn’t have a clue on how to run a business. Rather then single out her buddy on the counsel who was responsible for a large amount of this mess, she is shutting down everyone who spent their own money to be able to safely operate.

Now you have people spending money in other areas of the county and guess what? When Pittsfield is allowed indoor dining some day again, many of those customers still will not return because they found other options. This is why you see restaurants rarely take long extended breaks, because the second you close, your regulars go somewhere else and discover something different and go to your place less.

We have lost a large amount of our small local restaurants and this is going to be the nail in the coffin for a bunch of others. Something tells me Hotel on North, Dottie’s, and Methuselah will probably be OK though.

Great job Tyer, go have another dance party in the park.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
2 years ago

Why should restaurants have to pay a penalty for a city councilor running a speak easy after hour drunken bar party.Also the city councilor should come out and say that restaurants should not be penalized for her breaking the law.This was apparently a well known illegal alcohol bar…..She also needs to resign as a councilor.Im sure all her colleagues agree she is not a good decision maker.Why should the Highland pay for the city councilors illegal behavior.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  EddieP
2 years ago

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  North Street Nomad
2 years ago

Let’s hope the mayor gets that message too.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  EddieP
2 years ago

The owners should file a group lawsuit against Tyer. That will get action.

SaYuki
SaYuki
Reply to  EddieP
2 years ago

Everybody knows this is about two things.
Messing with Mazzeo’s because Barry’s wasting money on a case he’s already lost.

Covering for Yuki and the swingers club.
There’s a LOT more going on with that swingers thing than people understand.
Look at what local pols hangs out with Yuki all the time. How did Yuki get a parklet?

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  SaYuki
2 years ago

Well maybe, we haven’t considered – what if the board of health is shut down ? Something to that effect ? What bureau over-sees the BoH ? Sounds like an off track suggestion but just consider it.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  SaYuki
2 years ago

I’m trying to picture Pete White and Caccomo at a swingers party.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Agent 86
2 years ago

They probably like to get spanked. Tyer has been spanking both of them all along and they seem to like it. Along with big Pete.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  SaYuki
2 years ago

Tell us more SaYuki.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  SaYuki
2 years ago

CT PMG

Biden Time
Biden Time
2 years ago

Biden didn’t just break his foot, he had a mini stroke and fell down three stairs. Secret service found him unresponsive after the fall.

They said it was a sprain no break, then it was a break because they don’t boot you like that for a simple sprain. They aren’t telling the truth. They left out the mini stroke.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Biden Time
2 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Biden. God help us all if Harris become President

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
2 years ago

Did you seriously think that Biden would be president? Even if the election turns in his favor – he will not be in office long!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 years ago

I heard he was kneecapped by Guiliani.
Also heard that Guiliani has just gotten the lead role in a remake of the epic Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

Kommie-ala,tripped him at the top of the stairs.

China Joe Xiden won’t last 4 years as POTUS

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

Harris was honor back for her college football team.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Dementia Joe
2 years ago

Hunter used the crack back block . Was the hunchback # 19? Also the Rudy who went to Notre Dame played half back not hunchback.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Agent 86
2 years ago

Let’s compromise. Half-assed hunchback.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
2 years ago

She is 9 times smarter than Pence and he is 2 times smarter than Trump

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

And You make a rock look like Einstien

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Biden Time
2 years ago

Harris didn’t push him very hard, as this was just a test to see what happens after 1/20 accident.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Biden Time
2 years ago

Proof please or don’t post.

Biden Time
Biden Time
Reply to  jon doe
2 years ago

22 hours ago he was in the hospital and had a series of radiographs and a cranial CT scan.

19 hours ago they said he sprained his ankle and went out of their way to say he “did not break his foot” CNN and Washington Post.
Also said he did not fall and hit his head.

17 hours ago they changed it to injured his foot and may need a walking boot for a couple weeks

10 hours ago they said he had a hairline fracture in his foot and will required a walking boot for several weeks.

When asked why, if he did not fall on his head or hit his head, why did he have a CT scan on his head, they did not answer. Later they mentioned he complained of dizziness, and that was scrubbed from CNN about 30 minutes after it was posted.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Biden Time
2 years ago

Link please

Dr, Wong
Dr, Wong
Reply to  Biden Time
2 years ago

Mini brain, mini stroke.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Biden Time
2 years ago

Hair line fracture as reportrd everywhete.You get a boot for 2 to 3 weeks.Your on Fox entertainment channel

Biden Time
Biden Time
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

Like I said the timeline is what it is.
They said it wasn’t a fracture, then it was. He got a CT scan for his head and foot.

They scrubbed the head part. It’s not a couple weeks, it several. As in 5 or more.
He went from one clinic to a neurologist and get the CT scans.

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

Lucky for everyone – I do not know how to post documents here.

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Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
2 years ago

Which is the lesser of two evils? Andrea Harrington that never stops talking and every word out of her mouth is a lie or Linda Tyer who goes silent 99% of the time to the taxpayers but when she does speak it is a lie. Channel 10 Albany news just stated that they have reached out to the Mayor’s office pertaining to why she is still not communicating to restaurant owners or even updating them on when they can open for in side dining and guess what, she has not responded to the news station!? Why no response once again, she has two assistants that we pay for, they can’t respond? CC Vice President Peter White lies on public TV and states the Mayor updates the taxpayers every Friday. Wake up and stop butt kissing Peter, you have been caught lying to the taxpayers big time. Mayor Sheehan of Albany and Mayor Sarno of Springfield update their taxpayers every day sometimes more than that on Covid 19. Goes to show that the Mayor of Tyerville is way out of her element. Also, where is Governor Baker? The last time he visited Tyerville was last March and he basically kicked the Mayor back in shape. Time for another visit Governor or maybe taxpayers should group together and campaign for a vote of no confidence against the Mayor and all but two of the City Council. Our City we all use to call Pittsfield is one step from death.

Moo Tyer Moo
Moo Tyer Moo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 years ago

She’s in Colorado. She doesn’t have time to run the city.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Moo Tyer Moo
2 years ago

Is the Mayor really in Colorado now? That is a MAJOR problem if so. You shut down restaurants in our area because of Covid concerns, yet you can travel back and forth across the country?

How tone deaf can you possibly be.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Hendrix
2 years ago

and does she have a private jet service paid for by the taxpayers? I mean, would it surprise anyone?

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  Hendrix
2 years ago

She’s there with Barry. He’s going to QB the Broncos.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Hendrix
2 years ago

Why was that detail omitted at city hall today via the aides.

Jackay Weellch
Jackay Weellch
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 years ago

Told you bozos G E stock 10 + today.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 years ago

This mayor is a lame duck and could give a shit about what the taxpayers think. She knows she can gouge them and there is not a gotdamn thing they can do about it. Anyone who has been following the bouncing red ball that is her term in office knows she is in this game for herself. And when her term is up and she gets on that plane going west she will probably give double fingers to the city of Pittsfield. (except for the treasurer who will be cutting her lucrative pension checks)

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

JA,
You don’t think she will run again ? Part of me thinks she will run again.

Moo Tyer Moo
Moo Tyer Moo
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

She’ll run again. She needs the years of service for her pension.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

Or maybe she will pull a Trump and just refuse to leave office. She seems the type.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

Maybe she’ll tell us a story about palmists or corn pop.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

It depends on where she falls on the pension chart.

Same Owld
Same Owld
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

Rn run run you have the votes.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 years ago

How about Snow white John krol is he back to save us all? barf

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Maggie May
2 years ago

SARCASM: Prior to the lovely Linda Tyer and Andrea Harrington, Pittsfield and Berkshire County did not have any problems. Blame Linda & Andrea for every political issue and criminal justice problem! All other career politicians than Linda and Andrea are selfless and they all work only for We the People instead of their own benefit. Linda and Andrea are only in it for their own political careers. Someday in the future, Linda and Andrea will retire with 6-figure public pensions, while the hard hit taxpayers will still have no choice but to pound sand. Even Covid19 was caused by the current Mayor of Pittsfield (Mass.) and Berkshire County District Attorney. They are to blame for everything that is wrong in the entire World!

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 years ago

Let’s just say they are not helping the situation. Ok?

People's Republic of Pittsfield
People's Republic of Pittsfield
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 years ago

The idea is to solve problems not create new ones.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 years ago

Oh, there was problems ,they just compounded them. Remember they are the ones who chose to run and represent. When you don’t take care of old problems as promised and make new ones your bound to have an even bigger mess. Oh, the voice of the voters doesn’t stop after being elected. Suck it up butter cup. Your easy! They show you a little leg and your done!

James
James
Reply to  Maggie May
2 years ago

Rumor is Krol can’t run or the lid will be blown off the real reason he quit city council and was banished to Boston.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  James
2 years ago

One of the pan handlers could beeat Tyer if he/she promises to do a forensic audit. I would vote for Barry if he promised to do one as long as he stayed out from behind the counter while it was going on.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 years ago

Tyer taught Hiden China Joe Xiden.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 years ago

Resturants are all open in China. But then again they had leadership. Oh well.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

Do you get free can soda for China takeout?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

You could also move to China and take all the Marxists in this country with you to the communist country that all of you worship. Those communist dictators are people to be admired with their brutal style of leadership.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
2 years ago

Are you including Donald Trumps bosom buddy Vladmir Putin? Or does he get a break cuz he be Trumps bro?

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 years ago

More like the lesser of two weasels.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  North Street Nomad
2 years ago

Well, this article that you linked confirms an earlier posting on this thread that AH’s superiors were already “on it” about finding alternate jury trial location and certainly gives weight to the argument that the only reason AH sent out her tiny fist-pounding demand is pure politics. God, will some decent attorney come out of the shadows and save the county from this hack? Please….

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Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  Merguez
2 years ago

Betsey, go have another Martini

This Just In
This Just In
2 years ago

It’s Pittsfield Tonight
Local restaurant owners Craig Benoit (The Hot Dog Ranch), Tony Mazzeo (Mazzeo’s Ristorante), Pasquale Arace (The Highland Restaurant), Mickey Saldato (The Roasted Garlic & Zucchinis), Paul Capitanio (East Side Cafe) and a few others went to City Hall today to ask for the mayor to come out from her office and speak with them for just a few minutes. They were hoping to present her with a petition signed by over 20 local restaurant owners asking for her to lift the ban on indoor dining. Mayor Tyer declined to speak with them today, but agreed to a Zoom conference meeting tomorrow at 11:30am to discuss the issue further. Please call your city councilors and support your local restaurant owners.

Slumdato
Slumdato
Reply to  This Just In
2 years ago

Soldalto has a lot of nerve his two restaurants, his wife and two daughters made part of this an issue. They stayed open for an extra week and the daughters serve people while knowingly having Covid.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  This Just In
2 years ago

Good for the restaurant owners.
I hope they slap Tyer with a lawsuit.
Parents, demand the schools reopen!

Same Owld
Same Owld
Reply to  This Just In
2 years ago

Yeah right. Tyers doing the right thing. But she herself needs to stay home.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  This Just In
2 years ago

This is what is so infuriating! Rules only apply to those who don’t make them. Going on all over the country.

https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2020/12/01/l-a-board-of-supervisors-sheila-kuehl-dines-out-at-il-forno-trattoria-after-voting-to-ban-outdoor-dining-n287390

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
2 years ago

Just wondering if Tyer’s basement is anything like Biden’s basement? If you have a dog Linda don’t hurt your ankle playing with it.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
2 years ago

Josh Landes reports · 
JUST IN: Hillcrest Commons has 127 residents & 46 employees with COVID as of Sunday.

Same Owld
Same Owld
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
2 years ago

Great leadership job all involved.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
2 years ago

The staff, most of whom had few if any symptoms, spread it to some very ill and elderly patients. All the large gatherings in the community prior to the outbreak, spread this virus to the staff. These elderly were not protected from the virus.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
2 years ago

Consider that these staff, possibly asymptomatic, would be eating out at resturants if they were open. I know it seems draconian to close indoor dining but it seems prudent for the time being. These cases exploded quickly and are expected to get worse.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
2 years ago

This means that everyone will make sure they get their vaccine when it becomes available to all.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
2 years ago

I am not getting the one Trump and his family are invested in. No way in hell with this guys track record. Could be Russian hooker urine for all I know.

Pat
Pat
2 years ago

Liz Warren and others want us to redefine Freedom. Freedom isn’t living under the thumb of big corporations according to Liz, but rather living under the thumb of big government. Considering that big corporations and government now seem to be working together, the ideas of Ms. Warren fall even more flat than usual. Just like Obama writing a book called “The Promised Land” in which he wants us to envision heaven being given to us by big government. These people are being driven so mad by their misguided idealism that they really can’t think clearly and envision the logical conclusion to their ideas of big government which is totalitarian government.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-liberals-redefining-freedom

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
2 years ago

Does Obama realize there is no affirmative action in heaven?

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

What if Covid-19 is code for the British are coming. Mmmm my Corona.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

I think Unitas 19 is somehow involved

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Agent 86
2 years ago

Unitas 19 you say….. hmm. I do live in a proverbial bubble – had not heard of this yet. Thank you. I do recall Venezuela & Brazil being in the news as this Covid 19 stuff began.

& Let’s blame the innovative, dynamic Women in office for the threat of Communism. If they’d do their job with fairness, proper professionalism, follow the law & code & ethis laws which have already been established we could handle this glorious Freedom – but no.

They are the ones giving us the proverbial shaft – women in business, you SUCK AT WHAT YOU DO. YOU RUINED IT FOR EVERYONE !

IT’S ALL FUN & GAMES UNTL SOMEONE GETS A [ ] IN THE EYE !

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Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago
Professor Schnabel
Professor Schnabel
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

That was a post worthy of defenestration .

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Professor Schnabel
2 years ago

Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung. I didn’t mean to start a 30 year war.

Moo Tyer Moo
Moo Tyer Moo
2 years ago

And you wonder why the restaurant people are pissed. This guy knows exactly what he did, played dumb, got away with it.
Mayor jumped in on his behalf contacted Amuso directly. Reminded Amuso about the pass her son got.
Kathy Amuso should, in no way, be allowed on that board anymore.

PITTSFIELD — The owner of a local brewery got a pass from the city Monday on an apparent violation of COVID-19 regulations.

After a brief show cause hearing Monday, the city Licensing Board unanimously agreed to take no action against Wandering Star Craft Brewery for inviting customers who buy their beer to enjoy it in a space outside the brewery Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.

A complaint was filed with the Pittsfield Police Department after the brewery posted a promotion on social media about the outdoor consumption of Wandering Star brews that weekend.

Under the current state regulations during the coronavirus pandemic, prepared food from a commercial kitchen must be served with alcoholic beverages. Outdoor beer sales must come from a tap, not bottles. The food must come from a legitimate menu; just peanuts, pretzels or cheese and crackers won’t suffice.

Wandering Star’s liquor license doesn’t allow for indoor, on-site consumption. With a separate license, the brewery could serve beer from a tap. But, owner Christopher Post thought his promotion wasn’t a problem, since the property behind the brewery belongs to another business from which he leases the buildings.

“I’ve always been told the place is off premise,” Post told the board.

Board member Kathy Amuso reminded Post that he should have been aware of the state restrictions on selling/serving alcohol during the pandemic.

“Going forward, I want you to know what you can and cannot do on premise and behind your premise,” she said.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Moo Tyer Moo
2 years ago

Well that sets precedence for the next guy who screws up. Kathy just gave a pass to every other establishment that plays stupid when called on the carpet. Did Yuky get this warning as well?

Bikepath Barry
Bikepath Barry
2 years ago

Hey Covid cuties, I just flew in from Colorado and boy are my arms tired! That’s a little elitist humor from the corner office.
Hope you had a great T-Day, I know I did. Raffie made the trip with me and he’s one cute little tamale.

Sorry not sorry about closing all the restaurants, what’s loosing hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for dozens of businesses when you can punish the meany Mazzeo’s and cover for your special friend? Small price to pay. But worry not, we are going to change the parking on North Street again, it will just be one lane, but not one way, you’ll have to figure it out on your own. The the other lane will be used for pedestrians. The bikers have decided the sidewalks are safer so now the pedestrians will walk in the street. More street walkers in Pittsfield, it’s what we need.

You Kroll fans are gonna be disappointed. He’s not going to run for office and he’s going to keep his mouth shut. Allison has finally had enough and the divorce papers are quite damming.

Well that’s my story. Me and the little lady are going to a late dinner in Lenox.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
2 years ago

Mr. Fritz, Karl Marx was not a good man. But be fair, the Founding Fathers of the United States of America mostly owned SLAVES and stole land from the Native American Indigenous Peoples. Lastly, Karl Marx is NOT my hero. Nor am I a Marxist! Best wishes, Jonathan Melle Post Script: History is full of hypocritical men.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 years ago

Let’s not forget slavery was NOT an American invention

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
2 years ago

Well there ya go then. Why are we even talking about it? If ya dint invent it ya gets a pass.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
2 years ago

There is NO PASS – Abolished

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 years ago

Melle,
Your history of posts on this site clearly shows that you are a supporter of Marxism and
Antifa.
Now you’re not?
What brought about the change? Viewer blowback? Divine intervention?
My voice of reason?!

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 years ago

At least he’s accountable for what he posts. You don’t have the jewels to use you name.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Thomas More
2 years ago

TM,
Some can assign their names without fear of retaliation and some cannot. The days of discussion and having different opinions without fear of being canceled out of employment and many other things are over. No more getting together to have a dinner and beers after a discussion that led to disagreement.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

Confidentiality is not a real thing.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  J2S
2 years ago

no guts. no glory

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Thomas More
2 years ago

TM,
There is no glory in being canceled out. Everything that people say or disagree on is so polarized in today’s world, it isn’t worth it. So bad that even family separation, friends etc.. have come about.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 years ago

When one speaks aloud – it leads to reason. Expressing thoughts that are different than yesterday just means we are alive. If we’re all thinking alike, someones not thinking. & The Truth is alive, therefore it changes. – Loved seeing those Restaurateurs out in the rain – we are sitting on our proverbial beds complaining – pretty sure we are letting em bamboozle us [send]

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

Sorry PLANET I’m a little selfish. Trying to comment until my heart’s content – these couple of topics really burn my toast, feeling some kind of way. I’m just a person. Feeling the affect

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Pat
Pat
2 years ago

Obama puts down Americans for clinging to cheap gas and big vehicles. It’s beginning. Between Liz Warren’s comments yesterday about let’s reimagine freedom to be dependence on big government, this is going to get really bad quickly in this country. They need to wean us off of freedom which includes private vehicles.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/obama-criticizes-americans-for-liking-cheap-gas-and-big-cars-more-than-the-environment

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
2 years ago

So what did you think about Trumps lawyer saying that Trumps cyber security guy should be shot at dawn, drawn and quartered? Are you pretty much OK with that? Cuz you do seem kind of selective about the things that bother ya.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
2 years ago

Pittsfield’s COVID overall positivity test rate has upped to 4.5% as of November 28th, according to data sent home to PPS families. On October 15, the rate was 0.1%.

Yet 173 of 421 active cases are attributed to long term care. At Hillcrest Commons, 137 out of 299 residents tested positive. That’s a positivity rate of 45%.

You absolutely cannot lump outbreaks at a nursing home and the jail with the positivity rates of the general public.

On November 22 and 23, Pittsfield did pop-up testing for 760 students, parents and staff of the PPS community. They yielded 4 positive tests, a rate of 0.5%.

Let’s be rationale here, which numbers more accurately reflect the threat to the general
public?

The schools should be open. They did not contribute to an outbreak at a nursing home.

Keeping the schools closed sends one (false) message – you will never be safe, anywhere. All of these precautions are for shit because nothing you do helps. As soon as people leave their homes, we’re doomed. (All false narrative, but propagated at every turn).

Open the schools. Stop the fear mongering.

And fire the Mayor. She has no idea what she is doing. There will be no climbing back from this black hole. Pittsfield is doomed under her administration.

Same Owld
Same Owld
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 years ago

Agree,the Sisters should be ousted. Three useless individuals.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 years ago

The residents of Hillcrest probably got it from employees. Think they have kids in school? Everything connects to something else.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  jon doe
2 years ago

There are too many patients in Hillcrest Commons. So easy for the virus to spread to many patients. Berkshire Health Systems should have sent patients to other smaller local nursing homes so there were not so many in one place. Patients should have had their own room and not had to share with another patient. Sharing a bathroom with a room mate will quickly spread the virus.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
2 years ago

OR, if you have an infected nursing assistant going around passing our medications or helping people get dressed then one infected person could infect alot more and it would not matter how many patients were in each room?

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Pat
2 years ago

Unfortunately there aren’t enough beds to do one patient to a room.Most likely patients are getting infected by staff.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
2 years ago

Montage of witnesses to the fraud at the TCF Center in Detroit:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/must-see-michigan-montage-tcf-center-elections-observers-testify-massive-democrat-vote-fraud-video/

7-plus hours of testimony at a hearing AZ yesterday, including our own Dr. Shiva.

Some guy shows up at Pima Co., AZ, counting center, poll observer for Dims from Los Angeles:

“We’re here to turn Arizona/this precinct blue: This is one of our problem ones. I came from another problem precinct in Maricopa Co. I have lawyers on call if you don’t let people vote. Count every vote.”

Ret. Army Col. Phil Waldron, information war guy:

Krebs—“most secure election in history, no internet, no votes leave country.” None of this true.

“Why did Krebs say these things?”

“He’s either incompetent or not committed to learning the truth.”
 

This is MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD.

Why would the Republican poll watchers/challengers be harassed, intimidated, blocked, insulted, pushed, not allowed in–in at least six states in key counting locations–when the Democrats were not?

The same damn pattern of fraud everywhere–AM ballot drops, all marked for Biden, run the same ballot through the machine several times, etc., etc., etc.

Lamestreamers continue to lie that these is no evidence.

Spider
Spider
2 years ago

I understand that the “dump” on Hubbard Ave. is closed for “residential” use only. Did I miss the announcement of this?

Does the mayor have any suggestions where we should dump our leaves?

Raiser Action
Raiser Action
Reply to  Spider
2 years ago

Call Mayor § City Hall At 499-9321

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Spider
2 years ago

She and Barry live out towards Hancock

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

The boy had no CHOICE but to go to school.

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

“These are the times we live in,” said Du Bois Middle Principal Ben Doren.

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

Someone made a comment about my hairstyle – go fund me

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

Berk-gofundme-shire County

Clive Drisdail
Clive Drisdail
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

I not happy with my water bill today. I don’t know if I can sustain-living here with that bill? It’s like another effing mortgage,I’m serious.

SuckDyck
SuckDyck
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

Eff Off K Wood and City Clownsilly. Annmmnnd your water rates.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
2 years ago

Project Veritas is doing a expose on Zucker/CNN starting tonight at 7 PM. Supposed to be a week long series of drops.

“O’Keefe Dials in to CNN Conference Call with Senior Leadership, Tells Jeff Zucker He Will Release Tapes of Editorial Calls Tonight – Zucker Panics and Hangs Up!”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/james-okeefe-dials-cnn-conference-call-senior-leadership-tells-jeff-zucker-will-release-tapes-editorial-calls-tonight-zucker-panics-hangs-video/

“James O’Keefe on Tuesday morning dialed in to CNN’s conference call with senior leadership and told president Jeff Zucker that he has been recording insider calls for two months.
O’Keefe livestreamed the call to periscope.

“Do you still feel you’re the most trusted name in news?” O’Keefe asked Zucker.
A very nervous Zucker skirted around the question and said, “thank you for uh — thank you for your comments. So, everybody, I think in light of that, we’ll set up a new system, and we’ll be back with you, we’ll do the rest of the call a little bit later, okay?” Zucker said as he hung up the call.”

https://twitter.com/Project_Veritas

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1mnxeaBlrlNxX?t=31

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Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
2 years ago

“There was not one single ballot marked for Donald Trump that I saw in 27 hours there. Not a single ballot.”

–Melissa Carone, contracted by PDS to do IT work for Dominion at TCF Center

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/dominion-trained-contractor-blows-michigan-hearing-re-scanning-counting-ballots-8-10-times-video/

I reported earlier what she said about putting packets of 50 ballots through the machine 8 to 10 times.

To wit: Ballot jams. Error. Must discard the vote count for the whole batch. Then rescan. But they just counted the ballots again, adding to the previous count, scanning them through, without discarding the count. So you get 450 to 500 votes for every 50-ballot packet.

Top guy from Dominion there, part owner.

She called the FBI. Spoke with a woman for 40 minutes. Disconnected. Called back and left a message. No call back from FBI.

I really hope this chick has hired body guards.

Correction on AZ hearing: It was 10+ hours of witness-of-fraud testimony.

Last edited 2 years ago by Edward R. Murrow
from Missouri
from Missouri
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
2 years ago

ERM: SHOW US something….anything…!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  from Missouri
2 years ago

That’s all I’ve been doing. Blind can’t see anything in any event.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
2 years ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-exclusive-got-col-waldron-confirms-us-copy-election-night-data-traffic-packets-sent-overseas-frankfurt-video/

Yesterday, General Flynn highlighted one point during Colonel Waldron’s testimony.
Col Waldron claimed that not only did the military’s ‘white hat hackers’ see the data flowing overseas to Germany on election night, they also have a copy of the traffic and and packets of data that were sent:

“Unapologetic and Unafraid”

I watched today’s hearing. Powerful! AZ needs to stop and take major corrective action as do many other states. Thank you @NatyLiy for bringing this to our attention. #DigitalSoldiers https://t.co/KSiJDFWmR4

— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) November 30, 2020

https://twitter.com/GenFlynn/status/1333512147188338688

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT SOCIAL JUSTICE IS – NOT BEING FRAMED AND AWAITING TRIAL FOR 3.5 YEARS.

TTTWWWIIICCCEEEEEEEEEEEEE

BLACK AS IT GETS.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

This is what retaliation looks like for reporting sex crime to the DA. SIGs do, because they can. This equality shit is a lie – I filed a motion for a new trial. People resign but they change the actors ! ACTORS. DAN. THEY CHANGE THE NAMES IN THE PRESS RELEASES – Is disclosure required, why do they bother printing things with false names ? Why not just skip the story- are disclosures required ? Like resignations ? Investigations ? Ethics violations ?

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

Corruption for $500 please Alex.

What is Pittsfield really hiding ?

DAILY DOUBLE

THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW !

Teezer Tweezer
Teezer Tweezer
Reply to  Be The Change
2 years ago

Expound. Just a little more? Please.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Teezer Tweezer
2 years ago

Any former DA employees work at DOJ ? Like promoted on or about 2013.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
2 years ago

Dan, take a look at It’s Pittsfield Tonight. Mr. Mayor Bare Bare just posted a “zinger” against you stating that you only report one side of the story?! Wish I had a dollar for every time you have reported on your blog that you reached out to Mrs. Mayor and she never responded to you. Guess she also lies to her husband. Also watched the ZOOM meeting with the restaurant owners. Nothing but a bunch of hot air coming from this Administration as usual. Watched it twice and can’t see where anything was accomplished.

The school committee
The school committee
2 years ago

Trump was offered cash for pardons….Amazing…what does this Fox/Trump board think.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
2 years ago

We think you have TDS and that Trump owns your mind.

Benigno Numine
Benigno Numine
2 years ago
Dave Bubriski
Dave Bubriski
Reply to  Benigno Numine
2 years ago

Thanks for the link. That Craig guy and Melissa Mazzeo presented their case very, very well.

Roberto Del Halitoso
Roberto Del Halitoso
Reply to  Benigno Numine
2 years ago

Worth the watch. Melissa tells it like it is. I miss her on the council.

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 years ago

Who the f is the POTUS I’m calling him. He hehh