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‘A LITTLE PLOT THICKENING’ ON METH’S BAR DANCING … plus … CELL PHONE TOWER CONTROVERSY SENDING STRONG SIGNAL

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY APRIL 28, 2021) — THE PLANET stumbled across what one interested observer called “a little plot thickening with the Yuki bar dancing.”

“It turns out that the person who reported the video to the health department was none other than Earl Persip,” our source tells us. “While it is not exactly clear what the motive was behind his infamous Andrea Harrington lawn sign dump a few years back [a.k.a. the famous Dumpster Behind Paul Rich] it’s pretty clear that he has a motive on this one. Having Yuki drop out of the at-large race would clearly solidify his position at least as the number-three vote getter.”

Source says Peter Marchetti, Peter White, and Persip “never really liked Yuki from the beginning. They would love nothing more but to shed her from the council.”

THE PLANET ran this theory by Persip.

“I received the videos from multiple residents and was asked to report the violation to the health department,” Earl told THE PLANET, “so I sent the videos along to [Health] Director Armstrong with the following note: ‘I have been asked by a resident to share these videos from this past week at the bar.’

“It’s my understanding the DPH had already seen at least one video and gave Councilor Cohen a warning,” Persip said. “The people who asked me to report on their behalf were afraid of retaliation, as it’s clear reports are not handled with discretion.”

Persip said the videos were “widely circulated, and sharing them with the DPH has nothing to do with the upcoming election. I take my job as a councilor seriously, and it’s my job to serve the residents. Ignoring these videos and requests was not an option. As I explained to Councilor Cohen, this was not personal. She was aware she was being photographed, and I was following through on a request from a resident. The disregard for COVID safety that puts our community at risk should be the focus here.”

The other bit of news was this item on last night’s council agenda:

Referred to the Licensing Board

A petition from Councilor Maffuccio requesting the Licensing Board to review the recent COVID-19violation and conduct at Methuselah’s Bar.

THE PLANET did not receive Yuki’s comments before “going to press.”

 

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CONNELL: CELL PHONE TOWER SITUATION ‘BAFFLES ME

Speaking of the council agenda, Ward 4 councilor Chris Connell sent the following note to Gina Armstrong concerning the cell phone tower off of upper Holmes Road:

Gina, I do not see on the council agenda a response from the board of health concerning the investigation of the health concerns being reported by residents living near the cell tower. I thought we were very clear that we wanted a response back at the next council meeting. Please advise. Thanks Chris Connell ward 4 councilor.

THE PLANET heard from Connell that Armstrong “finally got back to me and apologized for missing the posting for the council agenda. She offered to send to the council an e-mail with the board of health’s response. I told her that it has to be brought back to the council in an open forum for the sake of the residents. This whole situation baffles me. It really seems like they either don’t care or are just hoping that if they delay long enough the situation will go away.”

Armstrong told THE PLANET that “the Pittsfield BOH  addressed this topic at its meeting on 4/12. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the deadline for submitting an update on the BOH’s actions for the 4/27 City Council agenda. Instead, an update was sent via email to City councilors yesterday. Discussion will continue at the next BOH meeting.”

Here is the update Armstrong sent to the city council:

Hello City Councilors,

My apologies for missing the deadline to submit an update for the City Council agenda. I’d like to provide you with a summary of actions that have been taken to address the South St cell tower health concerns since Council Kavey and Connell’s petition was discussed at City Council on March 23rd.

The Board of Health convened on April 12th; the Board heard public comments from several Pittsfield residents on this issue and after discussion, decided on the following action steps:

  • To write a letter to our local legislators, MDPH and the Governor’s office to advocate support for Senate Bill No. 2418 – to form a special commission to research the impact of EMR and RFR on consumer protection, public health, and technology in the Commonwealth.
  • To invite representatives from MDPH, Bureau of Environmental Toxicology to attend the next BOH meeting (on or around May 5th) to present information on EMR.  The Board announced that residents can send specific questions and concerns that they would like addressed to the Pittsfield Health Department (brozon@cityofpittsfield.org) in advance of the meeting.
  • As per prior discussion with the Environmental Toxicology Program, the Board advised residents that believe they have health concerns associated with cell tower EMR to contact the MDPH Env. Toxicology program directly at 617-624-5757 for one-on-one discussion.
  • The Board chair encouraged people that called into the meeting to send information on this topic to the Pittsfield Health Department (brozon@cityofpittsfield.org).

Following the BOH meeting, we received several emails with reference materials and reports that were forwarded to all BOH members to review in advance of the next BOH meeting.

On April 16th  BOH Chair Dr. Kulberg, and Gina Armstrong held Zoom conferences  with representatives of the Environmental Toxicology program and on April 22nd with Alan Woolf, MD, Director, Pediatric Environmental Health Center, Boston Children’s Hospital. Received additional resource documents and guidance to inform planning for additional action steps.

The next meeting of the BOH on Wed. May 5th will have a continuation of the topic.

Thank you,

Gina

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CELL TOWER FOES PRESS THE CASE

Meanwhile, the cell tower opponents continue their full-court press. They sent out a press release on Tuesday. It reads, in part:

PITTSFIELD – The Alliance For Microwave Radiation Accountability has issued a statement calling for the City of Pittsfield to hire V-COMM, a telecom engineering firm based in New Jersey, to conduct an independent test of the Verizon Wireless Tower located off of South Street in Pittsfield.
“We believe that the Verizon Wireless Cell Tower on South Street is emitting microwave radiation in excess of the Federal Radiofrequency radiation limits for Maximum Permissible Exposure found in Title 47, subsection 1.1310 of the Code of Federal Regulations and that this cell site is an ongoing health threat as demonstrated by cases of Microwave Radiation Syndrome in the neighborhood nearest the cell tower.
Cell installations exceeding Federal Radiation Limits may be more commonplace than anyone cares to think about because the reality is as frightening as it is dangerous.  An engineering survey in New York City, the basis of a Federal Court Case against Sprint and T-mobile, found a Sprint cell tower, located on the roof of a townhouse, operating at 1312% of the FCC limits.  (Copy of Complaint – Ninety Sixty LLC vs Sprint Spectrum Realty, Company, L.P. and T-Mobile, USA, Inc. – Attached Below.  It describes the role that V-COMM played in testing, et cetera.)
The engineering company, V-COMM, contacted Sprint and determined that the company had not taken any measurements of radiation emissions from the tower in question.  The case went into Federal Court in a $2 million lawsuit.  Sprint was forced to reach a settlement.
The Alliance For Microwave Radiation Accountability, Inc., – A.M.R.A.
Michael Muadin, Co-Chair                         Courtney Gilardi, Co-Chair
(518) 794-0651                                          (413) 418-6925
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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

Pittsfield politics is about the two useless provincial Democratic Party factions snitching on each other to pick on Yuki (and the like) so that she won’t be on the City Council in 2022 like outgoing City Councilors Chris Connell and Kevin Morandi. Pittsfield politicians are acting like children in adult bodies.

The oldest trick in the book is “divide & conquer”. I studied it throughout human history. The powerful conquerors set unknowing groups of people against each other in order to get what they want from them. We are all so insecure and unaware that we worry about being the ones who will lose in life that we usually fall for it. When I studied the large continent of Africa throughout history, the European Colonialists of old used “divide & conquer” against the various African tribes to exploit Africa’s rich natural resources, which were and are still collectively the most valuable natural resources on Earth. Europe made a lot of its wealth by colonializing Africa and other foreign lands. The U.S.A. did the same in central and south America.

I have been reading about China’s influence in American politics. China has been spending billions of dollars to influence the U.S.A.’s mainstream news media and big tech that has favored the socialist-leaning Democrats, especially Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Donald Trump and his Hitler-like nightmarish MAGA political movement is a big target of China’s MSM & big tech influence. They silenced and criticized Trump, while being soft on Joe Biden, especially his son Hunter Biden’s bad boy behavior. Some critics believe that China’s big money influence is more effective than Russia’s disinformation propaganda operation. The Chinese and Russian government want to influence our politics and government to remake our country in their Socialist and Authoritarian image.

Joe Biden is going to give a national speech on Capitol Hill tonight (April 28th, 2021) to sell his tax hike proposal on the wealthy, while he continues to deficit spend trillions of dollars on programs that hardly ever helps the masses. The Federal Reserve is printing a record setting amount of money, and along with inflation and upcoming tax hikes, there will soon be no incentive for people to work without government controls and subsidies. To be clear, China is buying up a lot of American capital, the federal government will control and subsidize the working class, and any Republican politician who speaks out about the conspiratorial socialist and authoritarian politics will be silenced and criticized by the MSM and big tech. We are in a conspiratorial usurpation of our politics and government by China’s authoritarian and socialist agenda. I will never support Donald Trump’s White Nationalist neo Nazi nightmarish MAGA political movement, nor will I ever support China’s conspiratorial political agenda via the MSM and big tech. I believe it is a lose-lose dilemma. I hope there will be an alternative political movement that will protect us from fascism versus socialist authoritarianism, while preserving our free market based American democracy.

In closing, our country has never been more politically divided since the Civil War. China and Russia are using the MSM and big tech to divide us so that they can conquer us from within. I hope that history will not repeat itself and that we won’t be conspiratorially manipulated by foreign authoritarianism and socialism to be able to stop it now before it is too late and we lose our free markets based American democracy.

– Jonathan Melle

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

JM you getting closer, you are noticing that Biden is controlled by Xi and that the Democrats are using Lenin’s techniques to control society and grab power. Your next step needs to be vote for the opposition, make sure legislators need to discuss bills before they become laws. We also have to get rid of the rogue FBI who were just caught illegally viewing NSA information. Government has become too big and too corrupt, it needs to get much smaller

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

Hey Jon, when’s your next antifa meeting?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

A lesson for future socialists. There are two classes of people in socialist societies, the miserable and the ruling class.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  J2S
11 days ago

Sounds like capitalism right now.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
11 days ago

If you think it is bad under capitalism now, wait and see what it is like under socialism.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

We are very conservative America and socialism is a slogan.List socialism in America.Go

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
11 days ago

Could we please get all city officials, elected and department heads, to weigh in on the citys dire need for a forensic audit? Perhaps the Berkshire Eagle could interview each one of them and get them on record as to their feelings about having one in the very near future. Also, make this a ballot question in the next election and put it in the city charter to have a mandatory one every ten years.
There can only be one reason why this audit is being avoided at all costs.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

The Left Winged Parrots head is deeper in the mud, than the PCBs at the PEDA site.

Don’t look to Rutberg’s minions for news nor reporting…..

Dirty Pool
Dirty Pool
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

Looks like dumpster is trying to polish up his ethics resume. So are you trying to tell us all these people that saw this bar dancing went to the councilor,him,no one else? Come on man.

Dirty Pool
Dirty Pool
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

Hell no. You don’t dig up dirt on the powers that be.

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  Dirty Pool
11 days ago

If I was the mayor, and had free cash coming out of my ears, I would want to do a forensic audit just to prove everything was running smoothly. Shut people like me up once and for all. If I was anyone involved with this citys money I would be pushing for the audit just to remove any possible cloud of suspicion from me. And Tricia of all people should be all over this. Unless she has concerns that it might not turn out well.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

That sould happen

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

You would think in the normal course of their jobs they would be auditing and telling their constituents what is really happening in the city, aka transparency!

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
11 days ago

So councilor Persip hopefully you will hear this constituent of yours when I ask you to cut taxes and cut the schools budget!!! Let’s see you follow through with this request before I believe what you just told Dan.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
11 days ago

Meanwhile the CDC/”Dr” Falsey , says it’s now O.K. to go outside, alone, of your home without a mask….IF you’ve been turned into a GMO human

“Have you been vaccinated? Where are your papers?”

“No papers!!!! Get in the truck….”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 days ago

And TFB, is starting a new campaign: “Fat lives matter, open the buffets!!!”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 days ago

The foot shooter Kerry!!!

Kerry/Hienz klan, was in on corrupt Ukraine deals along with Pelousey, Clinton and other liberal family crime cartels. Emperor Sotero and Eric Holder protected them all.

And Barry sent Iran pallets of US currency to fund their jihad. Joe Dementia will pick up where Barry left off.

Holder and Sotero should be sent to Mexico for killing thousands with the illegal guns they ran. They killed Americans too, but US prisons are too nice for either.

Last edited 11 days ago by Mad Trapper
GVorkionz
GVorkionz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 days ago

Yuki wasn’t going to be re-elected anyway,the last straw if you will. Maffuccio should run at large,he’s the only one that primed this anyway.Why not be first one in to report the evidence? Don’t trust none of them.

HWCBN
HWCBN
Reply to  GVorkionz
10 days ago

Mafooch? You mean the guy who allegedly beat his girl and allegedly did a lot of drugs in the not so distant past. You mean that guy? LOL.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 days ago

I forgot the BIGGEST family in the Urkranie crime scandals, Hunter, Joe, and Joe’s brother

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 days ago

Trump blackmail attempt is a crime

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
10 days ago

Biden has new stationary at the white house, it’s now “The Steal of the President of the United States”

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 days ago

Have you ever been in a Swift boat in the Mekong Delta Fritz? Just curious.

Dirty Pool
Dirty Pool
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

Aside. Remember the infamous quote by LOW? My phone has been burning up with calls to run for City Council. Then he proceeded to get slaughtered in the election. LOW is also the one who wanted to raise City Council pay,remember that? LOW is now helping to direct your hard earned taxpayer dollars as a member of the C P A board and helping to direct where these monies should be spent.

It’s appropriate that the C P A monies are also known as the pick-pocket tax.

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  Dirty Pool
11 days ago

Does he oversee the “adminstrative costs”? Seems right up his alley.

Samsamesammy
Samsamesammy
Reply to  OhMyGod
10 days ago

He should worry about his job at D C.F another useless endeavor .

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Dirty Pool
11 days ago

His phone gives off more radiation than the cell tower

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

Maybe a medic that treated Kerry’s foot “wound” er ah er scrape……….self inflicted???!!!

Mz Hienz/Kerry 57 got a Purple Heart for that!

Last edited 11 days ago by Mad Trapper
OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 days ago

And where was he when that happened? How many deferrments did he get to avoid going to Vietnam? Do you have something against Vietnam veterans Fritz? Do you not value their servic e t country if they are not in your political party?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

Trump got 7 deferments

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  The school committee
11 days ago

Kerry went like thousands of others. But that is not good enough for mr fritz…..

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
11 days ago

Which branch of the armed forces was Biden in?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Acute Angina
11 days ago

And Hunter got thrown out quickly for drug use!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  OhMyGod
10 days ago

Kerry is anti-American. Should be in prison for treason.

No fan of RINO Bush, but good thing America flushed both Johns, Kerry and Edwards, 2004.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 days ago

FBI just raided Rudys apartment about Ukraine

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  The school committee
11 days ago

Found 25 sets of false teeth

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
10 days ago

The Marxist hacks at the DOJ cleared out Rudy’s computers and electronic equipment from his property but left the hard drive to Hunter Biden’s laptop — that actually shows numerous crimes and Biden family porn.

It is well known that Rudy Giuliani exposed the Biden crime family and their illegal and unethical dealings with numerous foreign governments and regimes including Ukraine.
And it is well known that the Biden Crime Family pushed the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor investigating Joe Biden’s crooked and drug-addled son Hunter Biden.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/wow-doj-hacks-left-hunter-bidens-computer-hard-drives-rudys-apartment-raid-took-everything-else/

Last edited 10 days ago by Mad Trapper
Sgt. Bazooka
Sgt. Bazooka
Reply to  OhMyGod
11 days ago

Everything about John Kerry is phony.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 days ago

Cue School Committee and their anti-Fox/Anti-Trump rant

Democrats aren’t capable of corruption!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 days ago

Trump 1st

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
11 days ago

Good for Ms. Gilardi and Chris Connell for seeking out answers on the cell tower issue.
Sounds like the Pitt needs some business-minded, conservative fresh blood on the CC. Persip, White, Cohen, Moon need to be voted out!

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
11 days ago

I am not a big fan of Earl, I personally can’t stand his constant race baiting when making an argument, but he was 100% right in what he did. Yuki needs to suck it up and accept responsibility for her indiscretions and violations of COVID protocols. Rumor is many local restaurant owners are furious at her constant special treatment. Methbar is a hipster shithole that just caters to the elite in this city. It needs to go. This was proven when you saw who donated to her kickstarter. Next on the list is Nip Nip Harrington. She is the Yuki Cohen of the court system.

It was well within Earl”s position to report her and he did so on behalf of the constituents. He earned my At-Large vote this time around. I usually only vote Marchetti.

Joan Jett
Joan Jett
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
11 days ago

You should run:
but let me guess you …blah blah blah can’t for any number of reasons. like so many just bit#h and complain.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Joan Jett
11 days ago

Because she already works in the DA’s office and we have enough rampant double dipping there?

Tide Pod
Tide Pod
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
10 days ago

Yes The “F-ing Meth Lab!!” dude was obviously the elite in the city.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  Tide Pod
9 days ago

I think that was Bluto Blutarski

Samsamesammy
Samsamesammy
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
10 days ago

Why would you vote for a race baiter.dum dum.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  Samsamesammy
10 days ago

we need equity of course!

I don’t blow enough wind on my knees to be a counselor in this city.

Agent 86
Agent 86
11 days ago

Don’t vote for any incumbent councilor at large. We need a clean sweep

Sid Vishush
Sid Vishush
Reply to  Agent 86
11 days ago

Well,ask yourself as a normal intelligent voter. Have any of them done anything for the taxpayer? Not the voter,the taxpayer.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Sid Vishush
11 days ago

I would say they haven’t done either for the majority of either

Two Cents
Two Cents
11 days ago

I find it curious that members of the Berkshire Delegation with offices in downtown Pittsfield are no longer there without word of where they have moved their offices to. I was on North Street the other day and was asked by a passer-by if I knew where Senator Hinds office was. I pointed him in the direction of 100 North Street where I once visited the senator’s office (about a year ago). A few minutes later, I saw the guy again who said that the senator’s office was no longer there. I checked with him and he was right. I said that Tricia Farley Bouvier was in the same building and we went together and it appeared that her office had been cleared out as well. Now, this could be the result of the pandemic and they certainly have a right to move their offices. But it just struck me on how inaccessible our “representatives” can be. Does anyone know where these servants of the people are currently located? And why haven’t they told anyone?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  danvalenti
11 days ago

Elementary and middle school kids are back full time and unvaccinated, but the council, who are vaccinated can’t meet in person.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
10 days ago

Almost as bad as basement dweller Biden.

Flora Florencick
Flora Florencick
Reply to  Two Cents
11 days ago

Representative Farley Bouvier is to receive the Helping Hand and Caring Heart Award from the Berkshire United Way. Isn’t that part of her duty as State Rep to begin with. Anywa,there will not be a buffet at Burger King following the presentation. Another aside. Kufflinks has announced that the City has an increase of revenues? Say what?.. Doesn’t he mean increased the revenues? To Joe and Maryjane?

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  Flora Florencick
10 days ago

Did Kufflinks enumerate the business s getting tax breaks? Did he list them in order of which ones are getting the largest amounts and longest duration? Probably not. Which is why the taxpayers need a forensic audit to dig out the details of why and who they are subsidizing. My guess is it would blow your mind which is why it is such a deep dark buried secret. Don’t even ask the Berkshire Eagle to dig out and print this information. They would not even be allowed access even if they wanted to get at it.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  Two Cents
11 days ago

check the nearest buffet for Tricia. Maybe Amazing Pavillon

SleepyJoe
SleepyJoe
Reply to  Two Cents
11 days ago

As come on man! They don’t want to get shot.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
11 days ago

It seems that every single board or committee that has been appointed by the current Administration is a total disaster. The City Clowncil has spent almost two years acting like little school children bullying each other, and have done absolutely nothing to better Pittsfield. The Licensing Board is totally useless and is run not by laws but by who you are friends with in this City. The Homeless committee is spending more time arguing with each other instead of dealing with the increasingly terrible homeless issues in the City. The Mayor appointed Police Advisory Board is arguing over what words to use while NONE of them have any clue what a police officer goes through in one shift. Don’t get me started on the pathetic PEDA board. This is how our local administration works! Just noticed that there is a Legal Notice asking for bids for $120,000.00 for permanent bike lanes on North Street even though the majority of taxpayers are totally against the bike lanes and have voiced their objections to ALL the City Clownsils and the Mayor. The Mayor and the City Clownsils should be ashamed of the lack of service to the taxpayers of Pittsfield, especially the Mayor as she is basically unreachable and evidently feels no need to work with the taxpayers and abide by their wishes. They are text book examples of egotistical and narcissistic behaviors. It is really sad that taxpayers are fearing retribution if they speak the truth to one of these elected losers. VOTE them ALL out. Get some folks that really want to bring Pittsfield back.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Merry & Bright
11 days ago

Could we take that 120K and invest it in public restrooms on North St? I mean I am sure other taxpaying citizens of Pittsfield just love driving or walking by on North St watching drunks piss, spit, and throw the trash wherever they please.

I genuinely feel awful for the poor business owners on North that have been there awhile or took a shot in the past few years trying to help revitalize. It is embarrassing what a dump the entire downtown area has become. Throw in homicide, violence, and the most confusing traffic/parking pattern I have ever seen and you got a recipe for business success! Really is to bad too.. I like Steve Valenti’s, Marketplace, and The Lantern, but really just don’t feel comfortable having my family anywhere on North St.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

Hello Pat[rick Fennell],

President Biden’s speech tonight [April 28, 2021] is that he is going to spend a lot more federal dollars and give a lot of people a lot of free stuff. To be clear, Joe Biden wants to grow the federal government, grow the federal budget deficit and U.S. national debt, and grow federal tax liabilities on the private sector and wealthy. Instead of President Biden, he should be called Santa Claus Biden.

I do not believe that growing the federal government is a good idea. It means that the private sector and wealthy will have to pay more federal taxes. The ratio would be a larger federal government than a smaller private sector and wealthy. Joe Biden is really saying the he can manage the national economy better than the private sector. I doubt it.

I read your forwarded email letter from Chevy Chase Maryland U.S. Senator Ed Markey about increasing the U.S. Supreme Court from 9 Judges to 13 Judges. With all of the national issues and problems our country is facing in 2021, I am sure Ed Markey’s push to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with Biden picked Judges is not high on the list. Ed Markey is probably going to die in political office like John McCain, Ted Kennedy, and others. He is being partisan instead of working to solve today’s national issues and problems.

Best wishes,

Jonathan [Melle]

Pleeze Streets
Pleeze Streets
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

The bottom line is Adam Hinds first vote as a State Senator was to give himself a raise.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Pleeze Streets
10 days ago

Chrome Dome wants to raise state taxes on the wealthy. So does Trippy Country Buffet.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

You voted for Biden and his radical leftist agenda which as most people know included Supreme Court packing.
I would have to assume that you also voted for Mr. Frosty (Markey) whose only other real job was driving an ice cream truck.
Frankly I find your comments and pen pal letters extremely repetitive and hypocritical.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 days ago

You, Mr. Fritz, voted for Donald Trump, who grew the U.S. national debt by over $8 trillion in 4 years. You voted for Donald Trump, whose major tax cut bill was really written by K Street corporate lobbyists from Wall Street’s big investment banks. You voted for Donald Trump, who led a Hitler-like MAGA political movement in support of White Nationalism. You voted for Donald Trump, who had neo Nazis work for his 2 political campaigns and administration. You voted for Donald Trump, who ripped brown immigrant babies from their immigrant mothers’ arms and failed to track the broken apart families, which I believe was crimes against humanity. You voted for Donald Trump, who never released his tax returns to the public. You voted for Donald Trump, who paid a porn actress and stripper, as well as a Playboy bunny, to stay silent about his adulterous love affairs with them. You voted for Donald Trump, who declared multiple business bankruptcies over the years. You voted for Donald Trump, who denied the science on global warming. You voted for Donald Trump, who was loyal to Putin while betraying our global allies. You voted for Donald Trump, who was impeached twice by the U.S. House of Representatives for abusing his elected office.

I would have to assume that you also voted for Mike Pence who served as Trump’s Vice President, despite Donald Trump saying that he likes to grab women by their vaginas.

Frankly I find your comments and blog posts extremely repetitive and hypocritical.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

Why are you speaking the lies of the Democrat Party? Trump was about draining the swamp of Washington that you are always complaining about, K street lobbyists. Trump was trying to get America away from socialism and back to capitalism, there was nothing about race, that is the Democrats talking.Of course his personal life was not great but since Clinton that was supposed to be behind bedroom doors, having nothing to do with politics. The current regime is spewing the cruel acts you are placing on the past administration

Pat
Pat
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
10 days ago

The far left Democrats want total power. They are using the lies about climate change and our being a racist country to get that power. Tim Scott’s rebuttal speech to Biden’s nonsense was excellent in telling Americans that “We are NOT a racist country”. Tim Scott was a breath of fresh air and I would vote for him for president because he makes total sense. Joe Biden’s Green New Deal is all about government control masquerading as concern about childcare. That just means the far left will start indoctrinating your kids even younger.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Pat
10 days ago

I am unhappy with both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. I am unhappy with President Joe Biden, too. The federal government is big enough already. Joe Biden should hire Oprah Winfrey to say you get a freebie, you get a freebie, and everyone gets freebies.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
10 days ago

Biden is being controlled by the far left. They have so much on him that he knows they will impeach him if he doesn’t go far left enough. In his press conference on Tuesday, he said he would get in trouble if he didn’t stop answering reporters questions. Nance Pelosi, AOC, and Lizzie Warren are pulling the strings of President Biden. These far left fanatical women are controlling Biden.

The Vigg
The Vigg
Reply to  Pat
10 days ago

License Board meeting today at 3:30 channel 1303

J2S
J2S
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
10 days ago

SN,
All the lies told one by one will be replaced by a truth. A lie has no foundation but another lie. The truth is the foundation.

Samsamesammy
Samsamesammy
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
10 days ago

Repetitive? Now if that isn’t a hypocritical comment.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
10 days ago

City is looking for someone to step in on the School Committee hopefully someone with the Kapanski’s in mind will be placed. I can see why Joe doesn’t talk to the public anymore he had me asleep within his first sentence! Seeing how everyone is opening up do you think our government officials can start showing up at work full time?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
10 days ago

Another item I would like Counselor Persip to bring up is the elimination of the CPA tax. With all the Biden Bucks flowing in there doesn’t seem to be a need for this extra tax

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
10 days ago

I’ll second that!

The Vigg
The Vigg
10 days ago

At large council sucks and my warD councilor is worse.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
10 days ago

Anyone catch the school budget meeting?

$50k for another diversity, inclusion and equity coach ( apparently the $80k Shirley makes in this hack position isnt enough)

$79k allotted PER adjustment counselor and they are looking to add up to 20.

I can’t wait for receivership. The sooner the better.

speaking of equity… there are sped positions that have gone unfilled for years. IEP’s are definitely being violated due to lack of services. But, hey we need a coach to help us be racially sensitive.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
10 days ago

Nicholas Caccamo tapped to be the Williamsburg Town Administrator. The unanimous vote happened yesterday (Wednesday, 28-April-2021) morning. The select board met this morning to discuss Caccamo’s contract. Caccamo is not running for re-election, but he will finish out his term this year as Pittsfield’s Ward 3 City Councilor.
Williamsburg Select Board taps Pittsfield councilor for admin post (gazettenet.com)

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
10 days ago

Caccamo is hack and his only ambition was to ever be a politician. Good luck Williamburg, cant sit on your hands and passively do your job this time Nick

Trump Pangs
Trump Pangs
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
9 days ago

Ya gotta start somewhere.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
10 days ago

So what does it say about Williamsburg that they would hire someone for a job that he has no experience at?
Just because Pittsfield does it does not mean it is a great way to do business.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Annulgas
10 days ago

This is the 1st time in my life that I’ve felt sorry for people of Williamsburg. I’m sure the 1st order of business will be…Bike Lanes!!!!

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Two Cents
10 days ago

They must have some pretty dumb people in that burg!

Trump Pangs
Trump Pangs
Reply to  Lenny
9 days ago

They have a delicious bakery shop

Trump Pangs
Trump Pangs
Reply to  Two Cents
9 days ago

Lol

The school committee
The school committee
10 days ago

PoorFake Fox commentator and Trump lawyer in charge of finding something unlawful on Hunter Bidens job with Barisma energy in the Ukraine fo Ex prez Trump is now under investigation by the FBI for doing something unlawful….lol lol lol….Americas Mayor is at rock bottom.Stop drinking Rudy

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  The school committee
10 days ago

He is going to be with Karen (I mean Tucker) Carlson tonight to explain himself. Should be a riot.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
10 days ago

Maybe they will play the Hunter Biden family porn tapes.

Quid Pro Joe has a lot of dirty family laundry.

“Audio Released of JOE BIDEN Pressuring Ukrainian President Poroshenko to FIRE VIKTOR SHOKIN Who Was Investigating His Son! An audio tape was released by Creative Destruction Media where Joe Biden is pressuring former Ukrainian President Poroshenko to fire former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. The men discuss the firing of then Prosecutor Shokin for corrupt reasons,….”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/wow-doj-hacks-left-hunter-bidens-computer-hard-drives-rudys-apartment-raid-took-everything-else/

Last edited 10 days ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
10 days ago

DOJ/FBI were trying to hide/confiscate all the evidence Gulliani has on the Biden crime family.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Fake

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
10 days ago

Has Hunter started paying child support YET, to the stripper he knocked up, while boffing his brother’s wife?

What is creepy demented Joe doing about Hunter’s spawn and his grandkid?

Baby Roothe
Baby Roothe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 days ago

Yuki. Three strikes and your’re Out. Come on ward six get a candidate ingear.

Baby Roothe
Baby Roothe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 days ago

Not only revoke the license. Resign from city council. And hefty fine.

Nepotism Tizm
Nepotism Tizm
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 days ago

Is Lampylousi serious? Powell? It’s no joke,you have to revoke. Doht forget the state licensing commission will weigh on this decision.

Nepotism Tizm
Nepotism Tizm
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 days ago

Slap on the wrist for Meth.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Nepotism Tizm
10 days ago

The covid money she gets from mayor freind will cover any lost revenue.

Ducks Eat
Ducks Eat
Reply to  Annulgas
9 days ago

And pay for her lawyer.

jon doe
jon doe
10 days ago
Spider
Spider
10 days ago

They should have revoked Yuki’s license (Kathy Amuso was correct).

Now will she have another “go fund me”? Last time she made close to $5,000 to pay off a $1,000 fine. And the same stupid people who gave the last time will do so again.

Trump Pangs
Trump Pangs
Reply to  Spider
10 days ago

Yukon for Mayor. What’s you got to lose? One of the members said it doesn’t deserve a revocation Then what the hell is the board for, and why are you even on it.

Ducks Eat
Ducks Eat
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

Who’s her campaign manager? Want to ask what are they thinking?

Ducks Eat
Ducks Eat
Reply to  Trump Pangs
9 days ago

Powell was right,fix was in.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
10 days ago

Pittsfield: School Committee vacancy announcedBy Jeannie Maschino, The Berkshire Eagle, April 28, 2021

Due to the resignation of a member of the Pittsfield School Committee, an individual is sought to serve the rest of the term, which expires at the end of December 2021.

Applicants must be a Pittsfield resident and a registered voter. Interested individuals must send a brief description of his/her background and an explanation as to why he/she would be a good candidate to Rosemarie Blake, Administrative Assistant, Superintendent’s Office, 269 First St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 or rblake@pittsfield.net by Monday, May 3, 2021.

In accordance with the City Charter, the School Committee and the City Council will meet at a special joint session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, to make the selection.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
10 days ago

About a dozen posts back Thomas More posted a beauty referring to schoolchildren and our city councilors. I will add elected officials are now annually paid 10 to 12 thousand dollars a year, including medical. WOW! I’ve been there. In the 80’s we were paid $2000. annually and were thought overpaid with this amount.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
10 days ago

Hello Chuck, Pittsfield’s taxpayers are paying City Councilors to hike their municipal taxes, fees, public debts and other hidden liabilities year in and year out. Pittsfield taxpayers are paying School Committee members for Level 5 (or failing) inner city public schools. Pittsfield taxpayers are paying the Lovely Linda Tyer to say everything is dynamic and vibrant when thousands of local residents rely on social service and public assistance welfare programs to survive. Best wishes, Jonathan

Wonderful Work
Wonderful Work
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

Yuk-is a poser. Does absolutely nothing as a city councilor and is an irresponsible bar owner. Im suprised these other restaurants don’t sue the city….For Conforming! After her minimal suspension she asked if she can play music when the bar opens back up.

Ducks Eat
Ducks Eat
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
9 days ago

Well a former well beaten City Clowncilor stated the more the pay the better quality of candidate.

Wonderful Work
Wonderful Work
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
9 days ago

Council should be a public non payed service. Or don’t run.Do you really want any of these knuckleheads spending your money. And that includes the administration.