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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! AN INSIDER SPEAKS, SAYS HILLCREST COMMONS A PIT OF NEGLECT, LIES, ABUSE, DRUGS, RAPE, & DEATH

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

First of 2 Parts

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY DEC. 9, 2020) — “Getting well never felt better.”

So reads the slogan that proudly tops the Hillcrest Commons Nursing Homes’ website beneath the colorful slide show of happy, photogenic patients and staff. Yes, Hillcrest seems to be the place for short-term rehab and long-term care …

.. if, that is, you want to get the COVID-19 virus and have a decent chance of dying from it.

As of yesterday, 25 people have died there, 170 patients (out of 265) have contracted the virus, plus 70 staff.

THE PLANET‘s investigations reveal it may be worse than that. We’ve heard from employees about severe staff shortages, routine violation of protocols (distancing, hygiene, masking), and unreasonable management requests. Our coverage begins with this guest column from a staffer, Mr. AB. He worked there shortly before the COVID pandemic. Mr. AB is what we in the business call “a reliable source.” If what he claims is true, Hillcrest Commons needs to be immediately shut down, patients moved elsewhere.

As bad as it was when he worked there, how can it not be exponentially worse with COVID on the rampage?

This testimony is vital for the public record because if confirms what we’ve heard elsewhere about Hillcrest Commons.

Here is his story, one that alleges routine neglect, false reports, abuse, discrimination, drugs, rape, violence, lies, and death.

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MY EXPERIENCE AS A CNA AT HILLCREST COMMONS 

BY AB

Special to PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

I was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Hillcrest Commons for about a year. During that time, I was subjected to incredible discrimination, abuse, and neglect as an employee. Even after a collaborative amount of complaints filed against certain individuals, the desperation of staff needed in the facility left the abuse to continue. I truly believe there were coverups and false claims of proper public action. I have every reason to believe that the situation is as bad or worse with the strain brought on the facility by the COVID virus. 

I originally wanted a nursing career to safely provide care to people in need. After seeing the reality and gray areas in the field, I was too disgusted with the way these facilities were run to pursue it any longer. I am filled with guilt that I was forced to resign, leave the field I aspired to be in, and abandon the residents I grew to enjoy and take care of. The nurses and healthcare professionals that genuinely care and endure such a facility are heroes in my book.  

To become a CNA, you take a one-month educational course consisting of 75 classroom hours and 25 clinical hours. The best piece of advice I received was; “Take everything you learned and throw it away. You are only human.” 

Hillcrest Commons is a 265-bed facility with five units: Unit 1 long term, Unit 2 rehabilitation, Unit 3 behavioral, Unit 4 respiratory, and Unit 5 dementia. For scale, Berkshire Medical Center has 298 beds. Unit three, behavioral, was incredibly chaotic. Residents were covered in  urine and feces. Fights broke out and certain residents were misplaced in units they shouldn’t have been assigned to. Fear was a common emotion felt throughout by staff, and there are many laws in place to prevent the use of restraints. Occasionally, I was put in harm’s way to break up a fight or disarm residents with any kind of weapons they could fashion. I wasn’t the only one. Some nurses had to endure this daily, and some were injured. 

I remember taking care of a kind, older resident with obvious dementia. She didn’t require much, just occasionally the helping hand back to her room. She would wander, and she was a flight risk. Unit 5 dementia was a perfect fit for her. It was a locked unit to prevent residents from wandering too far. The supervisors were constantly moving her to different units because of how kind and docile she was. Her husband would visit her daily. He also had dementia but didn’t have the financial coverage to be with her. She was skinny and frail. We later discovered that she was sharing her meal with him, everyday. If there were any extra trays during a meal, we would always send her two. 

One day, her husband parked in front of the building, grabbed his wife and took off. This never would have happened if she was in the unit she should have been assigned to. I had to call a code green (missing resident), and we had to neglect everyone else to search for her. She was later found with her husband in their old house, packing up to leave for Canada. 

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Initially, we were put on the floor as a fresh batch of CNAs that had just been certified. This was an administration strategy to bring in underpaid employees to attempt care “by the book” and not use the illegal tricks and strategies that the veterans of the field use. We quickly found out that it was close to impossible to properly get everyone cared for by the end of the shift. One by one, these new CNAs quickly burnt out or moved on. This brought in more and more veterans and staff that could either handle the stress or were shameless enough to ignore it. 

We were trained with the illusion that we would have an abundant amount of staff to work with and few residents care for. Our instructor said the normal ratio should be 10 residents per CNA. I worked in a 60-bed unit, commonly packed, with one Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and two CNAs, including myself, on average. There were some days where I was the only CNA on the floor. LPNs occasionally had to choose between getting medications out or helping the overworked CNAs on the cacophony of call bells throughout the three hallways.

Of course, on paper, everything looks great. The employees that called out or were simply never scheduled were written on staffing schedules. In other words, the paperwork was falsified to reflect fake staffing levels. This was for state inspections, which happened once or twice a year. The worst part of it was that there were medical professionals who genuinely cared about the people and would subject themselves to extreme stress for the residents comfort. But such desperation allowed other staff to be lazy, neglectful, and just plain abusive. I remember finding CNAs sleeping in the shower rooms. They would falsify their charting. Some were incredibly rough with residents, causing them to scream in pain. I remember some of the residents begging me not to send in certain CNAs. After constant complaints from me and the multiple workers who were fed up with the abuse, absolutely nothing was done by the supervisors or administration. 

I remember one instance where an LPN had worked a 12-hour shift. Her relief was never scheduled, and she would lose her license if she abandoned the residents. They forced her into a 16-hour shift. This was a common occurrence. I remember her crying on the phone, desperately begging the babysitter she hired for her son to stay longer. 

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Every shift, a CNA is trained to take an initial report from another healthcare professional that worked the previous shift. They should cover how every resident was doing, what they needed for care, etc. We then do the same for the next shift. On top of that, we have to chart what we did for every resident, per shift. Many times, we received no reports, having to improvise care on the spot. Many residents were left on bedpans, causing pressure-ulcers to form. Many were not properly cleaned and infections were common. We were also yelled at for not charting, having to choose between that and the overwhelming calls for help. Most nights, we chose to do the care, and ignore the demands of the administration. They simply had no idea how much care was needed on the floor.

Drugs were also rampant. About half the residents were addicted to pain medications as a “bandaid fix” to their illnesses. When nurses were late for a med pass, residents would get angry. This led to a lot of abuse on the CNAs. I’ve heard racial slurs and disgusting comments from residents starting to withdraw. I’ve seen my coworkers sob with some of the things these addicts would say to them. Doctors and nurse practitioners were handing out these meds like candy. Furthermore, the residents slowly dying, on hospice, would occasionally be in agony, desperate to relieve their pain. Oddly enough, there was never enough medication for them. 

New residents were especially frustrating because of the administration’s disorganization. It was admin’s responsibility to report to the nurses concerning new admits, what they needed, and have their medications delivered before they arrive. Random people would show up out of the blue, expecting care. No one had any idea who they were or what they needed. Some would be in agony, and their meds had yet to be delivered. What infuriated me the most was that there were some that had infectious diseases that went beyond contact precautions. We had no idea. 

Near the end of my experience, one of the hallways in Unit 2 rehabilitation was converted to “suites.” This was basically a scheme to charge double the price for one resident. Instead of having a room with two beds and two separate rates, they took out a bed, added a microwave, a mini fridge, and called it a “suite.” Normally, this would be fine if the hallway was empty to begin with. However, the hall used to be a long-term section. Some residents there had been in the same room for more than a decade. Many of the long-term residents relied on their routines to promote their mental health. For some, being forced to move to a different section, with new people, new staff, new routines, would be a death sentence. Many of the long-term residents in that hallway died soon after they were moved. 

Now, about the discrimination against male staffers. As much as the men wanted to help, they were forced to leave by 11 p.m. because of a case in 2009, in which a male CNA was accused and found guilty of raping a resident at Hillcrest Commons. Though the story was publicly reported that the incident happened once and the employee responsible was fired, I heard a different story from  other workers that knew him. They said he was reported countless times for inappropriate behavior. The administration ignored all reports, until the family of the resident suspected abuse and got a lawyer involved.

Incredibly, he was rehired back at Hillcrest Commons as a janitor when the story blew over. This led to the discrimination of male workers after 11 p.m. We were treated like rapists. Even when care needed to be done past 11, we were faulted and yelled at by our supervisors for staying late. The third shift was drastically understaffed, and though I was willing to help, I was turned down every time simply because of my gender. I was not allowed to work with female residents unless there was a female worker present. It was already beyond difficult to receive help, and female residents were forced to be neglected. Many male CNAs ignored this rule and risked being fired to provide the help that residents needed. These were the gray areas. 

I remember a kind, older gentleman, working 80 hours a week as head of the laundry department. His doctor told him his heart couldn’t take so many hours working. When he asked to work forty hours a week, he was told no and forced to leave. After that, chaos ensued. A relative of one of the administrators got the job and was unqualified. Laundry was and should be a 24/7 service in a massive facility such as Hillcrest Commons. The hours were cut to two shifts instead of three. I remember piles and piles of dirty linens, sometimes touching the ceiling. The smell of vomit and feces were overwhelming, and supply closets were barely stocked. We became creative with how few linens to use. Even on the second floor, the laundry shoot would back up and overflow, also causing the bags of dirty linens to pile to the ceiling on both floors.

Eventually, after quite a few months, working for barely over minimum wage, with no complaints filed against me, I asked for a raise. I was approved for one but it was never given. I asked my nursing supervisor, the head of nursing, and some of the higher ups in administration about it. They gave me the run around, constantly telling me I’m getting a raise but never followed through. This was when I realized that this facility does not care about their staff or residents. They claimed to be “non-profit,” but you could tell all the funds were going into the pockets of the people who never saw the reality, never saw the abuse they themselves were causing. Nursing has become a sad and brutal field in the American Healthcare System. This country should really take a hard look at the people who care for us.

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 These are Mr. AB’s claims.

They leave THE PLANET with four questions:

  • (1) Does Hillcrest Commons wish to respond?
  • (2) Will parent company Berkshire Health System investigate and if justified fumigate, clean house, and either shut down or begin operating on the level?
  • (3) When will state regulators get involved?
  • (4) Where are our state reps? Tricia Farley-Bouvier posted a comment that acted as an incendiary but has yet to follow up with a plan of action. What about Adam Hinds? He’s the senator, the one with theoretical jurisdiction? Or has his relentless kissing-up reduced him to court jester for the Back Bench? And John Barrett, Paul Marks, and Smitty Pignatelli? Pittsfield’s not their district save for a postage-stamp size parcel that Marks has, but nonetheless: Why aren’t they on rooftops in the General Court demanding an investigation?

If Hillcrest Commons wishes to respond, THE PLANET remains open for business. We aren’t grinding axes. We aren’t pushing special interests. We are crusading against a system rotten to the marrow.

On the Weekend Edition, Part 2: “COVID Out of Control”

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“A neurosis is a secret you don’t know you’re keeping” — Critic Kenneth Tynan.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Common Covid
Common Covid
1 month ago

The nursing director of Hillcrest and of Fairview commons should both be in jail right now. They were and are Covid deniers. They didn’t follow minimum basic protocols for Covid care and isolation. The Fairview Commons nursing administrator would routinely move suspected Covid patients around.
It’s like she was trying to cause problems.

MuckConull
MuckConull
Reply to  Common Covid
1 month ago

Just an aside 91 million in property tax in 2020 here?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hillcrest Commons is yet another bureaucratic nightmarish tragedy in the long term care facilities debacle where over 40 percent of Covid-19 deaths take place. Berkshire Health Systems is clearly failing the people of Berkshire County. On a national level, I read that nursing homes have been bought and sold over and over again for profits, while state and federal politicians have allowed long term care facilities to be deregulated. State Senator Adam Hinds, and State Representatives Tricia Farley Bouvier, Smitty Pignatelli, John Barrett III, and Paul Mark have no real voice in Boston’s corrupt and secretive Statehouse. It took them over 5 months to vote for a very late – and yet to be signed into law – fiscal year 2021 state budget that makes no financial sense whatsoever. Currently, Governor Charlie Baker is reviewing the pending fiscal year 2021 state budget that raises state spending by over 5 percent, while there is an estimated $3.6 billion state budget deficit. Hinds and Farley Bouvier are openly calling for state tax increases in 2021, but they have not offered to cut any of their own public pay and other taxpayer-funded perks. We are in a Covid-19 pandemic and 2020 economic recession, but the political elites from Pittsfield politics to Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill only take care of themselves while “Rome is burning” all around them. Congressman/PAC-man Richie Neal only represents K Street’s corporate lobbyists, while the people of his western Massachusetts are struggling to stay healthy, safe and financially afloat. Trump is still protesting his election loss, and pardoning his criminal cronies, while our country is experiencing record numbers of Covid-19 infections and deaths. I hope Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be able to change things for the better, but I doubt it. In the end, our state and federal government does more disservices than good.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

The cost of leadership in the Presidency that hires family and donors is the problem everywhere.Biden is bringing in the best.It may be too late.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Damn right Biden is bringing in the best! Now his family and donors will be flying in AF1 instead of AF2 to panhandle in other countrie$. Biden and co. aren’t late, just a little behind on the collections.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Just read the table of contents of the latest Senate committee report on the Biden Crime Family:

IV. THE VICE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE AND STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS WERE AWARE OF BUT IGNORED CONCERNS RELATING TO HUNTER BIDEN’S ROLE ON BURISMA’S BOARD.

V. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY FALSELY CLAIMED HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HUNTER BIDEN’S ROLE ON BURISMA’S BOARD.

VI. STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS VIEWED MYKOLA
ZLOCHEVSKY AS A CORRUPT, “ODIOUS OLIGARCH,” BUT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WAS ADVISED NOT TO ACCUSE ZLOCHEVSKY OF CORRUPTION.

VII. WHILE HUNTER BIDEN SERVED ON BURISMA’S BOARD, BURISMA’S OWNER, ZLOCHEVSKY, ALLEGEDLY PAID A $7 MILLION BRIBE TO UKRAINE’S PROSECUTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE TO CLOSE THE CASE.

VIII. HUNTER BIDEN: A SECRET SERVICE PROTECTEE WHILE ON BURISMA’S BOARD.

IX. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AND A DEMOCRAT LOBBYING FIRM HAD CONSISTENT AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH FORMER UKRAINIAN OFFICIAL ANDRII TELIZHENKO.

X. THE MINORITY FALSELY ACCUSED THE CHAIRMEN OF ENGAGING IN A RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN AND USED OTHER TACTICS TO INTERFERE IN THE INVESTIGATION.

XI. HUNTER BIDEN’S AND HIS FAMILY’S FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH UKRAINIAN, RUSSIAN, KAZAKH AND CHINESE NATIONALS RAISE CRIMINAL CONCERNS AND EXTORTION THREATS.

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

Where is the crime?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

True just doing what every good liberal does, ha,ha thanks for the humor TSC

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

See no fraud, hear no fraud, speak no fraud……..

Where is the fraud?

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

Here You go TSC:
UPDATE: Hunter Biden Under Federal Investigation Over His Business Dealings with China and Tax Affairs
“Hunter Biden received a $1.5 billion loan from the Bank of China after traveling on Air Force Two with daddy VP Joe Biden back in 2013, but his dealings with China didn’t end there.
An e-mail to Hunter Biden’s partner, SinoHawk CEO Tony Bobulinski, from a top Chinese official on July 26, 2017 shows the Chinese energy company CEFC proposed a $5 million “interest-free” loan to the Biden family “based on their trust on [Biden] family[.]”
By “trust” they mean leverage and blackmail.
The Chinese official asked Tony Bobulinski, “How will the 5 million be used….This 5 million loan is interest free. But if the 5 million is used up, should CEFC keep lending more to the family?”
Less than two weeks later, on August 8, 2017, $5 million was wired from a CEFC-affiliated investment vehicle to the bank account for Hudson West III, which spent the next year transferring $4,790,375 million directly to Hunter Biden’s firm, Owasco, according to Senate documents.
Senate investigators described how the Chinese state owned energy company wired the $5 million “loan” to Hunter’s firm through an investment vehicle — to the bank account for Hudson West III –which then dispersed the money to Hunter’s firm (money laundering).
Hunter Biden and daddy Joe Biden, AKA “The Big Guy” took billions of dollars from Russia, China, Romania, Ukraine and other countries and we don’t know if Hunter paid his taxes.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/just-hunter-biden-reveals-investigation-feds-taxes/

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

The biggest one of all: TREASON.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Trump steals from poor people because he takes everyone to court and they are forced to give goods and services for free….you like that.You admire that.Trumps a well know pig..linsy Graham consider President Biden to be the nicest man he ever met

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

I admire your resilience on how you continue the fight to keep your TDS going and seem to be immune to BDS at the same time. Oh, the poor have been screwed over by some of the nicest people like Biden and others they’ve met for eons.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Biden bring in people that China commies like.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Hung Wang
1 month ago

And will be well compensated for bringing in those they like.

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

China Joe Xiden has his nose so far up the Chi-Coms rectum, he defecates fortune cookies.

Reading those fecal sinpets of wisdom, is where TSC and the MSM get their news.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

You are very crude Albert.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

You’ve got good people working for you Tommy”

In addition to serving as Special Counsel for the Thomas More Society, Ms. Ellis serves as the Senior Legal Adviser to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and as private counsel to President Donald Trump. She is a Senior Fellow at the Falkirk Center for Faith & Liberty at Liberty University, a member of the Trump 2020 Advisory Board, and faculty at Summit Ministries.

https://www.thomasmoresociety.org/jenna-ellis/

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Swalwell get free spring roll and can soda when he do bang, bang with gang fang. She no stay around 4 year because Swalwell good at bang bang. He give much inflammation to commie bang bang girl.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hung Wang
1 month ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/gop-leader-mccarthy-says-democrat-rep-eric-swalwell-removed-congress-china-spy-report/

GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Democrat Rep Eric Swalwell should be removed from the House Intel Committee and ultimately removed from Congress over his ties to Chinese Communist spy and honeypot Fang Fang.
As reported earlier, a Chinese spy raised money for Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA) and planted an “intern” in his congressional office.

A Chinese national named Fang Fang, AKA, Christine Fang targeted politicians in California between 2011 and 2015 at the direction of China’s internal spy agency and even had intimate relationships with two Midwestern mayors, according Axios.
According to Fang’s friends, she was in her late 20s or early 30s when she enrolled at a Bay Area university and began to target politicians and gather intelligence at the direction of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS).

Fang was a “bundler” for Eric Swalwell and other Democrat candidates but it is also believed the Chinese spy and honeypot had an intimate relationship with Swalwell.
When asked if Swalwell had an intimate relationship with honeypot and spy Christine Fang, Swalwell’s office replied they couldn’t comment because that information could be “classified.”

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

i can’t understand why anyone would vote this down. You are 100% on the money.

Healthcareisaright
Healthcareisaright
1 month ago

FWIW Hillcrest was the ONLY nursing home in the state that didn’t have A SINGLE CASE back in the “first wave”. They enacted strict policies and the staff did the best they could.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Healthcareisaright
1 month ago

Well,the question is what happened that changed it to a full blown mess now?

Expan Sive
Expan Sive
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Dancing clowns,monkey see money do.

Healthcareisaright
Healthcareisaright
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

For starters they didn’t ban visitors as soon this time around because families complained the last time (which I get but also if you want to see grandma again..maybe now is not the time to visit). Also the last time the state was on full lockdown. Now we have restaurants in Pittsfield crying because they can’t open for dine in service IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Healthcareisaright
1 month ago

Crying? They are pissed off because NOT ONE other community in MA had been closed for indoor dining and the city let them know about 24 hours in advance of it happening. Somehow the city thought a 5K grant application that was confusing and disqualified people off the bat was a great compromise. So please excuse restaurants for being upset when many had ordered thousands of dollars worth of inventory and had to sit on it. Anybody that remains in business during or after this pandemic in the city of Pittsfield deserves a medal for bravery. You have city councilors playing the restaurant police, a mayor who refused to communicate or meet with business owners until her hand was forced, and others blaming those owners for the outbreak.

Watching last nights council meeting it seems no one had a clue as to what restaurants did what, how it was or should be documented, and how evidence is collected. Don’t blame people eating inside, getting their nails done, or going to school or work for what happened, blame the idiotic city leadership.

Ronjonathon
Ronjonathon
1 month ago

Nothing like taking one disgruntled employee out of thousands who have worked there over the years, and amplifying his story. Also, he had 75 hours of training and we are supposed to think he knows how to properly prescribe medication to end of life patients… This article is a salacious anecdote. Dan doing Dan things. Looking forward to see all the nitwits theorizing in the comments today. #MAJA

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Ronjonathon
1 month ago

1 Disgruntled employee? Turnover is unbelievable at these places. And they don’t prescribe meds.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Ronjonathon
1 month ago

i don’t think so. Molari has had a running job advert for these kinds of roles as it’s a sucky underpaid job and people burn out. Dellea’s goombas and relatives are all working at these places as managers (or the well paid jobs) and maybe aren’t super competent. I doubt the person writing this article is doing LPN work though. They sound way too articulate.,
Hinds seems to be the matter of ceremonies for covid nursing home crisis.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

After reading this article, I think relatives of the sick elderly should be paid to take care of them in their own homes if possible. At the very least, it should be easier to move residents from one nursing home that you don’t like to a better nursing home. I attempted doing this over the years with a relative in a nursing home and it was a difficult process at least here in Berkshire County. They were very fussy about who they would take and difficult residents (too old and sick and/or with behavioral issues) were turned away. They would read case notes from the current nursing home and if they didn’t like what they read, you were forced to leave a relative in a nursing home in which you didn’t have a lot of faith. All you could do was call daily to keep on top of the situation and attempt to make sure your relative was being cared for properly. COVID-19 made everything worse since you couldn’t visit to check on a relative.

Killer Covid
Killer Covid
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

There are dumb posters, then there’s you probably the dumbest of them all.
The reason most are in managed care is because their medical needs exceed what can be done at home as it is, before the extra burden of Covid.
And now you want to make it EASIER in a pandemic to move patients? Who are you a long lost relative of Joseph Mengele? That would be a great way to get even more people killed.
The proper answer is to open up field hospitals specifically for nursing home patients, so they can be moved out of the confined space that is a breeding ground for Covid. Or they should have required Berkshire health systems to have a plan to shift one of their facilities to Covid quarantine. What’s happening now is as bad as the Soldiers Home infection, I hope they hold the nursing director and the assistant nursing director of Hillcrest and Fairview criminally and legally responsible.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Killer Covid
1 month ago

What? Nobody wants to move patients during a pandemic, although I have seen it done. If you were smart enough to actually read what I said, you would know that I said that over the years, I have attempted to move a relative from what I considered a bad nursing home and it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to do especially when they get very old and sick.

Do you work for Berkshire Health Systems because it sure sounds like it?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Killer Covid
1 month ago

You seem like a very rude person and not that smart. If you had read what I said, you would know that I said nothing about moving a patient during a pandemic.

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

Good thinking. There is that program already. Call Ad Lib.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Be The Change
1 month ago

Ad Lib is useless when it comes to this issue.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

This is an important issue because socialized medicine wants the state to take care of people which would mean more people housed in nursing homes in the future and with the baby boomers all heading into their golden years, this is going to be a massive problem. Hillcrest Commons should be investigated for allowing such a massive spread of infection. They have caused much suffering and death with their inability to stop this virus from spreading. People must now handle funeral arrangements for relatives instead of talking with them and buying gifts for them during this holiday season.

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

Wake up.This is about business and profit.We simply need proffessional ethical Administrator with highly paid people to keep stability.Clean environment and clean linens and laundry can not be seen as secondary.They need proffesional oversite on a regular rotating basid.For profit healthcare insurance does not work.This nursing home is not the fault of people its the fault of business.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

This is what private for profit insurance get a community. Profit does not work in healthcare.Cut all corners.Warehouse patients and try to keep an eye on them.

Killer Covid
Killer Covid
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Hey moron, BHS the group that runs all of these places is not for profit.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Killer Covid
1 month ago

Insurance companies are for profit.

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

So is BHS/BMC. The democrats let them call themselves “non-profits”, so their AdminisTRAITOR friends can haul in lots of taxpayer loot.

Ask Mario Cuomo, he sent his friends running nursing homes in NY State, busloads of Covid patients. His buddies got a big fat checks that taxpayers paid for.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

$177,000 + Salary for a 20 hr. work week plus perks for the nonprofit headed by Governor Stacey Abrams of GA.. That’s what she was getting until she passed the baton off. Most are scam profits, not all though.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Some are non profit

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

Tell Veterans at the VA hospitals that TSC.

It took POTUS Trump to clean out that swamp. He fired 5000 adminisTRAITORS.

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

Trump hired every donor,swamp lolTrump is the swamp .

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

AdminisTRAITORS. Gee you’re clever with words Albert.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

I’m a poet and You know it.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Fox News shoots self in foot, but still four of the top six, as Richard Madcow back in the lead:

From “Drudge”:

CABLE NEWS RACE
MON DEC 7 2020

MSNBC MADDOW 3,327,000
FOXNEWS TUCKER 3,286,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,967,000
FOXNEWS THE FIVE 2,586,000
MSNBC ODONNELL 2,490,000
FOXNEWS INGRAHAM 2,177,000
CNN CUOMO 2,049,000
CNN COOPER 1,978,000
MSNBC REID 1,945,000
MSNBC WILLIAMS 1,938,000
MSNBC HAYES 1,918,000
CNN LEMON 1,651,000
MSNBC MORNING JOE 1,535,000
FOXNEWS FOX/FRIENDS 1,352,000
NEWSMAX KELLY 949,000

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

Thing to note here is that Newsmax beat Fox’s McCallum in the 7 pm hour.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Newsmax ratings has topped Fox.

Try One America News.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

You need to come up for some fresh air dude.

Janie
Janie
1 month ago

This article reminds me of a question; how many Williams College sexual assault cases has Andrea Harrington brought forward as promised? How many victims has she re-traumatized by opening up their cases again to find out they weren’t able to be prosecuted due to technicalities but continued to dig for her own political gain? And, the city council is referring the treatment of the homeless to her office; remember the manipulation of our homeless for a political photo, now that somethings in her lap, what’s she gonna do with it?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Janie
1 month ago

Now that it is her lap, watch for the lap dance around it.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

In

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Janie
1 month ago

Andrea won’t deal with the numerous criminal panhandlers blocking major intersections throughout Berkshire county. One of the usual suspects was there at Coltsville, after dark, yesterday.

When an accident is caused by this inaction I hope Squeaky, Tyer and PPD get themselves sued but good.

Janie
Janie
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

In all fairness to Andrea – I’m willing to bet she at least consults with her public relations people when decided which crimes to investigate and prosecute.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Janie
1 month ago

Has she herself, prosecuted ANYTHING, yet?

Janie
Janie
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

She should be prosecuting herself just for the experience

Hendrix
Hendrix
1 month ago

(4) Where are our state reps? Tricia Farley-Bouvier posted a comment that acted as an incendiary but has yet to follow up with a plan of action.

Take a quick peak at her Facebook page and you can find out exactly where she is. She actually had the audacity to say Governor Baker was following Linda Tyer’s lead… and no I am not making that up.

These are do nothing politicians that are using the pandemic as an excuse to stay locked indoors and provide 0 leadership. Unless of course you consider posting to social media and making phone calls to bully the local paper leadership by example. She would rather blame indoor dining for the debacle at Hillcrest then actually state the obvious.. that it is a corrupt organization and essentially run by the state.

TFB and Tyer are the same politicians that want to blame you, your families, your kids, and your desire to go to work or eat a meal inside for this mess. They like to lead by example to… dances in public parks, protests/rallies, and trips to Colorado.

I truly feel awful for the residents and families local and state leadership has failed at every level when it was needed the most.

Expan Sive
Expan Sive
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

Water hikes need to be peppered down.

Expan Sive
Expan Sive
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

Let’s hope someone keeps track of the Salt Account. Have they used it this year and how much. If any???? Ha…

Expan Sive
Expan Sive
Reply to  Expan Sive
1 month ago

Who keeps track of missing salt? You can’t weigh it if it’s in a pile? Remember Clapp Park and the mountain they had over there.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Expan Sive
1 month ago

Prolly laying it down as we speak although I was just told that the plows are scraping up the pavement now.

Sparks Fly
Sparks Fly
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

My Street was dry at midnight

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Expan Sive
1 month ago

The Mayor is busy rubbing the salt in the taxpayers sore spots and wounds

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

They should have been protecting the most vulnerable, our elderly, and looking out for them in Hillcrest Commons that has too many patients.

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

They did not do that pre-covid.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

Look for a retraction on the Gov. following Tyers lead on anything statement. I don’t think he wants that inuendo attached as negative baggage if he decides to run again. It might cripple his chances of relection from the get-go.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

While having a doughnut, TFB is busy blaming forks and spoons, for being obese.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

The CNA described Unit 3 as people left in their own urine and feces and I was actually rooting for the Dementia couple to escape from there to Canada. Why wouldn’t he want to take his wife from such a place?

Many rude posters on here obviously working for BHS.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

God bless the staff who are there and were there doing their best. Nobody ever said pandemics were easy.
When all is said and done a year from now(hopefully), there will be plenty of blame to go around.
But there will also be many heroes who gave their all and we should be kissing their asses for their efforts every day. I am in awe of them.

Tara Zanne
Tara Zanne
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

God Bless the Dancers to huh Johnny. Monkey see monkey do

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

We aren’t talking about workers on the front lines in the hospital. We are talking about the nursing home administration at Hillcrest and also the administrators at BMC since they are affiliated with Hillcrest Commons. They should have made better decisions to protect so many who are still dying and suffering. The say now that cases may start going down, well that is logical since nearly everyone in the nursing home has been infected with the virus. There is only one direction to go now, but the horrible damage has been done.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

You aren’t. I am.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

MSM ups the ante in censorship:

Breaking: YouTube Announces New Censorship Rules – Will Take Down Videos Alleging Fraud and Disputing 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Results
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-youtube-announces-new-censorship-rules-will-take-videos-alleging-fraud-disputing-2020-u-s-presidential-election-results/

Meanwhile CW II is brewing, seven States join Texas in SCOTUS suit against PA WI MI GA :

Texas Files Lawsuit with Supreme Court Challenging Election Procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/texas-files-lawsuit-supreme-court-challenging-election-procedures-georgia-michigan-pennsylvania-wisconsin/

It is expected that Sidney Powell’s Lawsuit/allegations against PA (SCOTUS declined to grant stay in PA), will be addressed at the same time

The four States named in the suit have until Thursday to respond to Texas

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

More States (17 in number) have joined Texas in it’s SCOTUS voter fraud suit/complaint against PA MI WI and GA.

MO, AL, AR, FL, NE, ND, OK, IN, KS, LA, MS, MT, SC, SD, TN, UT and WV.

copy of complaint within link below:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/update-18-states-join-texas-supreme-court-lawsuit-michigan-georgia-wisconsin-pennsylvania-fraudulent-election/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

What country is this? Not mine soon:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-youtube-announces-new-censorship-rules-will-take-videos-alleging-fraud-disputing-2020-u-s-presidential-election-results/

Swalwell = Russia hoax liar.

I’ve mentioned the smokescreen put up by the Russia hoax liars to hide their own activities with Russia, China, and who else?

Traidor Joe
Traidor Joe
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

It’s going to be a depressing Presidency without my man. All about hand outs and giveaways,just like here locally.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Ukraine. Besides Hunter, Kerry, Pelousey, Romney…..

D-mASS, Ed Markey was in on the loot too!!! His “Green new deal” hypocrisy is Malarkey!!!!

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/corrupt_senators_took_ukraine_cash.html

Remember Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s business partner? He had previously been a top fundraiser for John Kerry, who was Secretary of State at the time. And soon after Devon and Hunter joined the Burisma Board, the company channeled $90,000 to a lobbying firm called ML Strategies, which was headed by none other than David Leiter, John Kerry’s former chief of staff.

That’s handy because then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself has visited Ukraine with promises of U.S. aid and assistance. Well, Leiter registered as a Burisma lobbyist in mid-2014. But in the year leading up to that, he gave close to $60,000 to Democrats, including a select group of U.S. senators who would later be instrumental in pushing cash towards Ukraine’s energy sector, directly in line with Burisma’s interests.

He donated to Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., four times and to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., three times. A month after the last of those donations, both Markey and Shaheen were among four senators who wrote a letter to President Obama that said, “We should leverage the full resources and expertise of the U.S. government to assist Ukraine in improving its energy efficiency, increasing its domestic production and reforming its energy markets.”

Iran. Foot shooter Kerry, Sotero, Biden, Clintons, love the Mullahs.

Remember the pallets of cash they gave them?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Joe’s got a past full of phoney baloney,
It’s as twisted as a fusilli macaroni.
Oughta see him talk with his hair piece on,
He’s not very lucid, just here and gone.
But Dems love him and he loves thee.
Oh how happy now he can be,
Hunter doin’ nothing for a great big fee.

Well he told Obama and Kerry too
Just exactly what he wanna do.
“I gonna get rich on a flight to Kiev
And watch that cash flow like a sieve.”
‘Cause he love cash and it be free.
Oh how happy now he can be
Hunter makin’ coin so easily.

It’s his one and only, it’s his heart’s desire,
Cash’s the real great lucre, he’s stuck in the mire.
Bidens win when the kid goes abroad,
He something to see, he’s really into fraud.
That’s why Xi loves him and Xi loves Dad
Oh how happy now, he ain’t sad,
That eight figs make him so very glad.
 
 
Joe’s got a past full of phoney baloney,
It’s as twisted as a fusilli macaroni.
Oughta see him talk from his basement den,
Not very lucid–he needs some Prevagen!
But Dems love him and he loves Xi.
Oh how happy now he can be,
Hunter doin’ nothing for a great big fee.

It’s his one and only, it’s his heart’s desire,
Cash’s the real great lucre, he’s stuck in the mire.
Bidens win when the kid goes abroad,
He something to see, he’s really into fraud.
That’s why the Times loves him, and he loves free.
Oh how happy now Family B can be,
Junior’s doing crack so frequently.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Very good!

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

I’ll have to work brother Jim into the song somehow too.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/joe-bidens-brother-james-also-federal-investigation-report/

Now the lamestreamers are talking about this stuff? Dereliction of duty.

When Bobulinski asked brother Jim if he was concerned that all this funny money stuff would hurt Joke’s political future, Jim said, “It is called plausible deniability.”

Great.

I thought they’d at least wait until the spring or summer to start taking Joke down.

Ira Eesotoape
Ira Eesotoape
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Looks like Hunteris in a little trouble with his finances.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ira Eesotoape
1 month ago

Has Hunter paid the child support for China Joe’s grandkid, that he sired with the stripper, while involved with his dead brothers wife?

The wife that don’t want Hunter around anymore since he’s a pedophile, and she’s afraid for her daughter.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Let’s be clear, y’all.

Hunter Biden = Joe Biden

Duh-diddy-duh-der-duh.

Sure, NOW Fox News starts talking about this stuff.

It begins . . .

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

The plan is for Commie-ala to be the lead puppet.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

We are in a strange time. Videos of illegal voting, exposed corruptions, and leaders being caught doing the very thing they pass laws against yet nobody seems to care. It is very difficult to find any mention of any of it. Morals have seemed to disappear. No one is out in society. Schools are closed but not school sports. You can’t go out and do things with groups but you can go door to door trick or treating or lobbying for votes. It’s no wonder this world is coocoo. Btw what voting machines do we use? Ha ha ha

Mother Biker
Mother Biker
1 month ago

North Street rework more trouble than it’s worth
To the editor:

One of the problems with living a long life is that you have institutional memory.

In the 1960s, the traffic gurus were spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars eliminating “dangerous” roundabouts and “extremely dangerous” and traffic-clogging diagonal parking. Now the “enlightened” present day gurus are spending hundreds of millions of these dollars building new roundabouts and, if North Street is any indication, reinstalling diagonal parking.

I was amazed in my latest drive down North Street to have the right-hand lane suddenly turn into a right-turn-only lane with the need to either merge into the busy traffic in the left lane or turn onto a side street that takes you to nowhere. Then, if you’ve successfully navigated the merge and signals, you are immediately confronted with the challenge of vehicles backing into the only lane left from a half-dozen newly installed diagonal parking spaces.

I am told this is to accommodate the “improved” bike lane. I really don’t think a few more cyclists or parking spaces are going to revitalize North Street. It looks to me like a lot of our hard-earned money has been spent on creating accidents waiting to happen.

Larry Gingras, Dalton

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The moron(s) who came up with the bike lane and diagonal parking on North Street shouldn’t be allowed to design the layout inside of a child’s sandbox.

Drinking Singer
Drinking Singer
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Nor should they be giving muckrakers any more water projects,just because. Wake up Mayor.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Just think about this. The city of Pittsfield has been tweaking its North street parking for about 30 years now. There are about 20,000 fewer residents and a fraction of viable business on the street.
But somehow, in the day of computer graphics and cameras and traffic studies PITTSFIELD IS STILL BEFUDDLED ON HOW TO PARK CARS ON NORTH STREET!
I assume these are the same geniuses that will be signing off on a traffic rotary for the intersection of Tyler and Woodlawn streets. Can you spell HOLY SHIT BATMAN?

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
1 month ago

Democrats do bang, bang with Fang Fang and she get many secret. Democrats so stupid.

AmandaWell
AmandaWell
Reply to  Hung Wang
1 month ago

Council Grades –
Connell A +
Morandi A
Persip A +
Moon C
Marchetti A
Maffucio A+
Cohen F
Kavey AF
Guiel Lampiasi D –
Caccamo A
White D

Debra
Debra
Reply to  AmandaWell
1 month ago

What did Caccamo do to deserve a A?

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

I also don’t know why our local hospital isn’t doing more to treat the COVID in these elderly patients. BMC is only using steroids and Remdesimir on the elderly in the hospital and it isn’t working for so many of them. They had quite a long time between the initial outbreak in March and this current one to find out what works and what doesn’t. A local doctor told me that a patient has to go to the hospital to get Remdesimir. Is that even true? Maybe starting patients on this drug the minute they test positive would work better than waiting until 5 or 6 days into the illness which is what is being done and by that time the virus really has a hold on these patients although they may seem fine it’s because the virus is just getting started in their system.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
1 month ago

In China we no say Democrat . We say Chǒujiǎo.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Hung Wang
1 month ago

I’m afraid not. And you got your tones wrong.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hunter Biden’s taxes are being investigated by the Feds for his business dealings with China and other foreign countries. I have long asked how the Biden alleged Crime Family are all worth tens of millions of dollars each without any rational explanation? Joe Biden has spent nearly 50 years in the Swamp, which means the “Biden Crime Family” should not be so wealthy. I believe Joe Biden showed very poor leadership on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020, when he said he is proud of his son Hunter Biden. Really? Hunter Biden is a crack cocaine and alcohol addict. Hunter Biden has at least 5 children by at least 3 different women. Hunter Biden, who is now 50-years-old, recently impregnated a young woman who attended college and worked as a stripper, then he lied to a Judge that he wasn’t the father of her baby. After a court-ordered paternity test, Hunter Biden was the father of the young woman’s baby. Hunter Biden’s first wife wrote in her divorce filings that Hunter Biden did not leave her with sufficient funds to provide for their children because he was spending his money on drugs and alcohol, as well as strippers and sex workers. The U.S. Senate report stated that Hunter Biden had sex with Russian prostitutes who may have been sex trafficked. Hunter Biden used his father, Joe Biden’s, name and crime family connections to make millions of dollars from foreign governments who had business interests with the United States government. Hunter Biden slept with his late-brother’s widow, or his sister-in-law. Joe Biden should NOT be proud of his son Hunter Biden. Moreover, I watched Rachel Maddow’s show on Wednesday evening (9-December-2020), and Rachel Maddow said that Hunter Biden was the target of a smear campaign by Trump campaign operatives and Republican Members of U.S. Congress to try to discredit Joe Biden’s successful campaign for the presidency. Really, Rachel Maddow? I believe that Hunter Biden deserved all of the scrutiny and criticisms he received from the Republican Party. I often wonder if Hunter Biden will bring down his father’s administration? Does Joe Biden have a conflict of interest with China and other foreign countries that his son Hunter Biden conducted business with? Did Joe Biden’s alleged Crime Family make tens of millions of dollars by selling out the U.S. government to China? Will U.S. President Joe Biden pardon or commute Hunter Biden’s federal sentence if Hunter Biden is ultimately found guilty and takes the fall for his father’s alleged crime family? What if Hunter Biden was Donald Trump’s son instead of Joe Biden’s son? Would Rachel Maddow be so favorable to Hunter Biden if his name was Hunter Trump? I am upset that Joe Biden and his crime family are protected by the mainstream news media when Hunter Biden is downright horrible!

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Yet you supported and voted for him thus enabling his behavior

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

You voted for Biden, Melle!
Oh the hypocrisy!

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

Another member of the Biden Crime Family – Sleazy Joe’s brother James – is also under investigation.

Why no investigation into Joe?

Just like the Clintons – he gets a pass!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/joe-bidens-brother-james-also-federal-investigation-report/

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

More corrupt Dems – why is Eric Swalwell still on the Intel Committee after being outed for his long relationship with a Chinese spy? Why is Chairman Shifty Schiff refusing to answer questions about when he knew about Swalwell & Fang Fang? Schiff & Swalwell who after a four year investigation of Trump came up with zero evidence of Russian collusion – appear to have their own collusion with China!

https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/09/schiff-refuses-to-disclose-why-he-withheld-details-of-swalwells-relationship-with-a-chinese-spy-from-intel-committee/

Grand Funk
Grand Funk
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Rational explanation for the wealth is being a politician for 50 years. That’s the rationale for most of the politicians and families becoming wealthy from both parties after entering Washington.

So You Know
So You Know
1 month ago

When you here a school administrator has left a position middle year, it was from being sexually harassed by the person (s)he reports to and the school committee rewarding sexually aggressive behavior.

Be The Change
Be The Change
1 month ago

It is inhumane to summons into court a person who is in the intensive care unit. Is it even legal ? What was Reena Bucknell doing in the Intensive care unit serving a warrant to an unconscious person. Something’s amiss. Who installed the lights at Otis Ridge ?

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

Pretty sure she didn’t knock. Either of the two occasions – ICU BMC – why was anyone allowed in ICU, head trauma patients room ? That happened, then there’s the health care in jail, so incompetent, there the med cart nurse pass incorrect meds. Send ya for a loop. Or a seizure for some.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

Where is the BLM movement? Or the NAACP? Pittsfield’s own Stephanie Wilson is scheduled to go to the moon!! After years of hard work she will be making her 3rd trip into outer space. White privilege is awesome!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

I will chip in for a ticket for Tyer to tag along.

With the stipulation that they leave all dead weight on the moon when they come back.

TideBoi
TideBoi
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

If you put Tyer into orbit shed fuck up the tides

D Ceedoo
D Ceedoo
Reply to  TideBoi
1 month ago

Send her to weight watchers first.

Space Angel
Space Angel
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

God speed Stephanie ! May your mission be the best one yet.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Space Angel
1 month ago

Absolutely! Why do we not hear more about this gal? Why is there not a statue of her in Park Square? Has Pittsfield done justice to her accomplishments? Do children growing up in Pittsfield have any idea who she is and that she graduated from Taconic High school?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

A good rundown of the “journalistic” dereliction of duty:

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/12/09/pollak-mainstream-media-big-tech-coverup-collapses-with-hunter-biden-investigation-laptop/

There is no “news.” There are no “journalists.” There is no “media.” There is no “social media”; “socialist media” more like it.

They’re all just Dimorat Party hacks, activists, agitators, censors, holier-than-thou, Neo-Stalinists, CCP agents–bought and paid for.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

China is spying on our country every opportunity they get. Nancy Pelosi knew about Fang-Fang trying to get information out of our government officials and she went to ChinaTown during a pandemic to celebrate the Democrat/China collusion.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

And the U.S. is spying on China 24/7. All super powers do that. Did you just find out about it? All this chatter about China is just one more distraction from Trumps ongoing coup of what was once a democracy. It seems too late now to stop it. Trumps diciples think it will be a good thing for them. They are in for an incredible surprise when they find out how they have been duped and used.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Will BMC magically discover they have other treatments for COVID if politicians in the community get it? Will they find they do have antibody treatments and Hydroxycloroquine and other treatments they can try for important people in this area? Hillcrest Commons residents continue to die everyday while those who do survive may not live long afterwards due to complications from the virus.

Be The Change
Be The Change
1 month ago

Who protects people who are being abused by the government? Failure to train Berkshire County Officials. We need help – our human rights are being violated. Our Constitutional Rights are being violated. I need a journalist.

Spider
Spider
1 month ago

The scandalous story of Eric Swalwell and his “friend” Fang Fang is just the beginning. As serious as this is turning out to be, only Fox News is reporting on it. CNN gave it 3 mins. and nothing from the other networks. WHY?

And have you noticed that our very own Berkshire Eagle has NO mention of it. Again, WHY?

Moronic faliure
Moronic faliure
Reply to  Spider
1 month ago

What’s the Berkshire Eagle?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Spider
1 month ago

The Parrots head came out of the sand, now it’s up China’s bowel.

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

Spider,
Lamestream media protects those it serves, namely corrupt Dems.
Same goes for the Biden corruption – now that Nov. 3rd has passed, it is okay for them to carry Biden corruption news.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/10/hemingway-big-tech-big-media-conspired-to-hide-biden-corruption-from-voters/

Veva Terump
Veva Terump
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Rep Bouvier is a little late complaining about the Cell tower. Someone must have twisted her arm, so what she lives in a nimby, she should be neutral anyway.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Who do your right wing media sources serve, namely corrupt REEPs. You’re a phony fritz. You only see what you want to see. You named all the democrats you could find that were gathering without mask but never saw Guiliani sitting there without one. For months you railed on Joe Biden. Hiden Biden, cellar dweller, basement Joe and every other rotten name you could think of. However, never a word when Trump all but disappeared for three weeks after November 3. PHONY!

Full Up
Full Up
1 month ago

On behalf of Governor Charles D. Baker, thank you for your recent correspondence. We will pass along your comments to the appropriate personnel. The Baker-Polito Administration values your input and we are grateful to have your voice as part of the discussion.

Again, thank you for contacting Governor Baker’s office and please feel free to contact our office in the future with any questions or concerns you may have regarding other matters.

Sincerely,

Constituent Services Aide
Office of Governor Charlie Baker
State House, Room 280
(617) 725-4005

MuckConull
MuckConull
Reply to  Full Up
1 month ago

You have a way to save Fifty plus million on the next water flush. Call the Mayors Office @499~9321 and tell them you are not in favor of another mortgage via increasing this project.

Drinking Singer
Drinking Singer
Reply to  MuckConull
1 month ago

Better yet have an expert look at it. No mo giveaways.

Bull Durham
Bull Durham
1 month ago

Over 285,000 people in this country have died from COVID-19, and yet many of you seem to believe you have the answer to stopping this insidious disease. Nursing homes across the nation are being hit hard again by COVID not because their staff or leadership is incompetent, but because people, some in our own community, felt it was just fine and dandy to go to Halloween parties and restaurant gatherings with dozens of unmasked people and sharing food and drink with them. The nursing homes did not CAUSE this, they are impacted by it because of selfish people who deny this crisis or diminish its severity with moronic comments like, “It only kills the very old. You can’t be forced to wear a mask! The government is lying!” Thousands of younger people have died from COVID-19. Many who have had the virus and survived continue months later to have side effects that will potentially linger for the rest of their lives. So go on, act like you’re the experts. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. And the so-called facts presented by one anonymous alleged former Hillcrest employee is yellow journalism at its worst.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bull Durham
1 month ago

Until we find a cure, spay and neuter your Liberals.

Telle Tully
Telle Tully
Reply to  Bull Durham
1 month ago

Another Tully tirade.
What garbage. The nursing home issue had zero to do with parties and restaurant gatherings. It had to do with two things.
1. Nursing staff that had contracted Covid with working at BMC putting in per deim work at Hillcrest and Fairview.
2. The nursing / care supervisor and an assistant nursing supervisor at Fairview commons shifting patients without testing them first. If they had tested the patients they sent from Fairview to Hillcrest this would have been avoided.
When you move Covid patients with dementia between facilities, you infect both locations.
Time for a criminal investigation.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Bull Durham
1 month ago

The main people going to these parties in this city were local politicians and other far left liberals, the same people scolding us for not wearing masks. The majority of Berkshire County residents wear masks every time they go out. Only the elites seem to think they are above all that. They are the ones responsible for spreading the virus to the elderly in our local nursing homes.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Bull Durham
1 month ago

It’s our local politicians and other far left liberals who are the super spreaders by attending these parties. Most people in Berkshire County wear a mask anytime they go out.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Limbaugh: Why are the lamestreamers now covering the Hunter Biden stuff?

They want Kommiela in there tomorrow.

It is what they want–the “they” is Barack Obama. He’s been running things. He ran the Russia hoax, the impeachment phone call, everything.

[ERM says that Obummer ran the voter fraud too.]

Obama saw to it that the results of the 2016 election would be overturned.

They really want Kommiela. Why? She’s a nobody? Right–she’s so far left, a weak candidate, couldn’t not be honest.

Therefore she will owe Obama et al. big time–has done zero on her own. A mere puppet.

Joke said Trump and Rudy using Russian plants to attacked me.

Lamestreamer montage from October: Trump’s Hunter Biden charge “false,” “smear campaign,” “unverified,” “heinous charges,” “nonsense.”

List of Hunter deniers/obstructors before election:

Fakebook, Twitter, WaPo, Wikipedia, NYT, Politico, Axios, CNN, NPR, FOX, ABC, NBC, etc.

NOW all of them running the Hunter story.

They covered it up. Buried it.

9% of voters admit that if they had known of the Hunter story, it would have changed their vote.

The set up of Joke Biden has begun.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/12/09/pollak-mainstream-media-big-tech-coverup-collapses-with-hunter-biden-investigation-laptop/

Be The Change
Be The Change
1 month ago

Like, yah, I totally lost like a really, really lot of like confidence in like you know, like law enforcement and in the justice system & stuff.

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Be The Change
Be The Change
1 month ago

What color is a disabled person ?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

Just looked at the worldwide numbers associated with the Wuhan Flu. If these numbers were associated with a war the Chinese would be responsible for over 1 million deaths worldwide. Biological warfare is very scary stuff

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

It is also scary when your leader does everything he can to allow the virus to spread widely. His investments in PPE and theraputics is making his family even wealtheir. This virus is the best thing to ever happen to the Trump family and he probably does a toe standing ballet dance every morning when he see the new infection rates in America.

Ching ching he sings,,,,ching ching as he shaves in the mirror totally oblivious to the pain of others..ching ching for meeeeeeee

Blare
Blare
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Covid cost Trump the presidency. But you know who has gained? Bezos. To the tune of $70 billion. Promoting fear and panic via the WaPo while raking it in via Amazon. While the oblivious sheep obey their overlords and point fingers at one another.