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IS GILARDI, CELL TOWER SPOKESWOMAN, RUNNING IN WARD 4 BUT DOES SHE VOTE IN LENOX?

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

ADD 1, 4/2/21 — After writing this and it being active since Thursday night around 10 p.m. EST, THE PLANET has once again proven prescient. Today, Courtney Gilardi took out papers to run in Ward 4, a mere hours after we posted the following column.

Once again we prove that when THE PLANET publishes it, you can believe it. Having reliable sources in the right places … that’s how one lone writer can outperform entire newsrooms.

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 2-4, 2021) — Courtney Gilardi emerged as the self-appointed spokeswoman for the opposition to the cell tower now up and running at 877 South St. off of upper Holmes Road, in the Shacktown section.

As we examined this week, the sudden burst of opposition seemed odd, given that no residents apparently objected when the Pittsfield ZBA gave Verizon a special permit to build a tower there. During the 90-day comment period, Shacktown homeowners were equally silent.

So why all of a sudden the late burst of interest?

Could it be politics? THE PLANET can’t say. All we can do is present a few of the tea leaves. As aromatics, they are suggestive.

According to sources, Gilardi has been telling people she’s planning to run for Chris Connell’s seat in Ward 4. Connell has said he will not be running for re-election. Getting your name in the news through is a time-honored way to build up name recognition.

THE PLANET gets that.

But where does she live? Does Gilardi live in Pittsfield or in Lenox? The question becomes if not relevant at least of interest to city resident, particularly those in Ward 4.

If you go by street address, Gilardi lives in Pittsfield, 17 Alma Ave.. If you go by voting record, she lives in Lenox. Here’s an image from Pittsfield’s GIS map.


Voting records from the Town of Lenox show that as of Sept. 23, 2017 (registered on July 10, 2017) and acknowledged Sept. 28, 2017, Gilardi listed her address as 14 Pine Knoll Road, a property that seems to be currently on sale. See Zillow listing.

Sources say Gilardi’s children attend Lenox schools. If you live Lenox or claim to live there, your children are automatically admitted to Lenox public schools. If you live in Pittsfield, your children can choice-out to Lenox only if that district is accepting new students.

THE PLANET doesn’t know if Lenox is currently allowing choice students from Pittsfield.

It does raise the question of propriety, especially if Gilardi plans to run for the open seat in Ward 4. As you know, to run for council or mayor, you have to legally reside Pittsfield. Is she living in Pittsfield but using the Lenox address for her children’s education?

It’s not sin to opt-out of the Pittsfield Public Schools. Ward 2 councilor Kevin Morandi and state rep. Traces Farley-Bouvier have children in the Lenox system through choice and have been up front about it. In fact, it might be a plus for Gilardi because it at least shows she realizes the sad state of the city’s public schools.

THE PLANET contacted Gilardi, asking her where she lives, where she votes, and if she’s planning to run for public office in Pittsfield. She did not respond.

We bring this up only as a matter of clarity, especially given the possibility she may be running for office in the city.

Incidentally, Lenox voting records show that Gilardi, a registered Democrat, voted in that town in four of her five votes. She voted in a state election on Nov. 3, 2020, the presidential primary on March 3, 2020, and state elections on Nov. 6, 2018 and Nov. 2, 2004. In the state election of Nov. 6, 2012, she voted in Pittsfield.

It does not appear the Gilardi has ever voted in a municipal or town election.

THE PLANET applauds Gilardi for her interest in civic affairs. That’s healthy. But, on behalf of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski, we would advise clarity on this tempest in a thimble.

Incidentally, we have been asked who owns the land upon which the cell tower is built. The answer is Farley White South LLC, 660 Suffolk Ave., Lowell, Mass. They purchased the land on Feb. 7, 2011, for $1,050,000.

That’s all we have for today. THE PLANET turns the talking stick over to you.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again” — Writer Kurt Vonnegut.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Farley White South LLC in Lowell – any relation to Trish Farley Bouvier or her family?

Freedumb Nevrreigned
Freedumb Nevrreigned
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

Isn’t that where the ancient Kate is from?

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

Ask for a business card. If you flip it over and see an “Old Country Buffet” moniker on it, well….you have your answer.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
17 days ago

Jimmy Ruberto lived in Naples, Florida when he was Mayor of Pittsfield from 2004 – 2010. Ed Markey lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Sarcasm: Richie Neal lives on K Street, Washington, D.C. The Lovely Linda lives in a fancy gated community very close to the Hancock border. Sarcasm: Matt Kerwood lives on top of his estimated $14 million slush fund pile of Kapanski Ka$h. Sarcasm: Elizabeth Warren lives in an Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Sarcasm: Adam Hinds lives in a Chrome Dome. Sarcasm: Tricia Farley Bouvier lives in a Trippy Country Buffet. Sarcasm: Joe Biden and his infamous son Hunter both live in China. Sarcasm: Donald Trump lives in a Golden Palace with Stormy Daniels and Karen MacDougal, along with his 3rd wife Melania. Sarcasm: Bill Clinton lives in a cigar lounge that sells Viagra to dirty old men who like young women interns. Sarcasm: Andrew Cuomo lives in a strip poker nightclub. Dan Valenti lives in upper class Stockbridge where he blogs about Pittsfield politics.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
17 days ago

no he doesn’t

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

And you live in your mom’s basement.

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

Like the then President-Elect did prior to noon on January 20th, 2021?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
17 days ago

Just read the hate rag and they are still trying to rewrite history, I am surprised people buy it, glad I am able to read it for free, but even that makes me feel dirty. I think it’s time for either a total overhaul or a new paper that can be independent. As for where our leaders live I haven’t a clue because you never see them except on zoom and that could be anywhere in the world. You would think they would be outside interacting with their constituents, socially distancing of course, and maybe shopping at local shops to keep them in business. With the lack of work they exhibited in the past year out budget should be cut in half across the board

Pat
Pat
17 days ago

Huge police presence of 8 or 9 police cars in the Springside Avenue area last night. Searching yards with flashlights to find somebody. Also lots of vandalism happening from personal property being destroyed throughout the city which our district attorney may not prosecute since it’s a “quality of life issue”. Other far left district attorneys have that policy in other blue states. Not sure if we have it here. Gosh, I wonder if that is promoting the vandalism if these hoodlums think they can get away with it.

Evan S G
Evan S G
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

Roads very bad this morning multiple accidents. Where are d p w

Evan S G
Evan S G
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

Courtney will do just fine as a Pittsfield City Councilor. Let’s put it this way, wherever she’s from,she’s already outdone and performed more than the whole City Clownil collectively on this issue. And she’s defineltly fitting any criteria especially with her kids going to Lenox for schooling.

Rock Houston
Rock Houston
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

This Gilardi sounds like someone with good judgement to me.

Last edited 16 days ago by Rock Houston
Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Evan S G
16 days ago

We need the City Council clean sweeped and we need some fresh intelligent citizens to step up and run in these wards.

HadEnough
HadEnough
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

She doesn’t believe in jail for non violent crime. So you can vandalize all you want and steal millions, and get a slap on the wrist. Gun possession.and drug possession are non violent too. Live in the parks too, shit all over the place, and leave your mess behind, and that’s okay too.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

While filing a petition to release “non violent prisoners” from jail she wanted to know if we could release first time drunk drivers. Yes, she did.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Good question, but the point is there are no first time drunk drivers at the jail. It’s something anyone involved at the lowest level of law enforcement would know.

Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
Reply to  Aerin
16 days ago

Let’s just hope they don’t end up at BMC being watched by the Keystone cops otherwise known as the obese golf shirt crew

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Goodnight Moon
15 days ago

If you are referring to the security guards at BMC what the hell is going on over there?? This past summer , while waiting to get a wound stitched up, was literally frogmarched by one of them back to the exam room in the ER after I popped out of it to let my friend know it was going to be about 45 minutes longer.
When we left, three of them were taking an 8 year old boy down to the floor. Why? Don’t know because I didn’t see the beginning but a woman outside the ER who had been asked to leave the waiting room while they dealt with his kid felt that it was due to the child just being bored and a little bit fussy while waiting. In short, for being a normal kid who on a pleasant summer afternoon would rather have been doing summer things than spending hours sitting with a parent in a hospital waiting room, was her take.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Does Wrong-Way put the Commonwealth in liability, if one of those “non-violent” OUI offenders she released, drives drunk and crashes into somebody?

Freedumb Nevrreigned
Freedumb Nevrreigned
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Maybe you’ve heard of ‘Kreskin’.

Tired Foiled
Tired Foiled
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Emmm how sweet is is.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Aerin
17 days ago

Instead of promoting personal responsibility, the “modern” approach is to foolproof everything, and protect the fools from any consequences. Punish those who make tableware, because a spoon made somebody fat. All we have done is bred millions of incompetent
snowflakes. This won’t end well.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  J2S
16 days ago

They are being taught in school to only see race. A young man was being shown a picture of 2 people. What do you see said the zoom instructor. The young man said he saw 2 people. The instructor kept badgering him to see that one person was black and another was white. I choose not to see people as anything other than people said the young student. Racism happens when people focus on race. Smart answer by this young man so he was able to avoid some of their indoctrination.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

You know about voter surpression laws that are being passed.You know about new free speech protest laws being passed.Nothing racist about those laws if your in denial.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

Following legitimate laws is not racist. All people have the right to vote and make sure their vote is made like Avery other voter. Votes won’t be machined made and Northeastern voters won’t be enticed to come and vote in GA as they were in the run off. Personally I thought they should have changed the must get 50% of the vote rule, especially if there are more then one party in the election. I hope MA goes to voter ID

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

I’ll ask again, What does white sound like?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

” I doubt the teacher, who sounded white…” Can you explain what ‘white’ sound like?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  danvalenti
15 days ago

Then you agree that the teacher might have

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Thomas More
15 days ago

Then you agree that the teacher might have been black, red, yellow or caucasian or perhaps, like Tiger woods, a mixture of all.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
16 days ago

Trump is a racist and he got 73,000,000 votes.Stop voting for racist and stop making laws to surpress the vote……Biden is on fire.3 million shots a day.Trump is surpressing the vaccines…..1/6/2021

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

More fake and ignorant information

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

Fake is a Trump/ Fox news word propaganda…A Fox informed person is easily spotted…..Its all lies and misdirection.For example Fox demonizes AOC as a dumb commie.Fact is the billionaires Network is always demonizing what they are afraid of.Fox uses non billionaires to protect themselves from taxes. Fear of minorities,socialist,gun rights,patriotism,flag,public schools….Fox gives you Words and when you use them you can be identified as propagandized success….turn the channel for 90 days then turn it back to Fox…..it will be amazing

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

BlueQanon…Pelosi treason 1/8/21

Judy
Judy
Reply to  Aerin
16 days ago

Fake news!!!!

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Judy
16 days ago

She knows it is true .How does such a fraud sleep at night?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Pat
16 days ago

Did you find out what it was all about

Evan S G
Evan S G
17 days ago

So, robbery’s in the city Again,Cars and trucks flying off the road this morning? Wasn’t that Mayor Bianchi’s downfall when they ran out of road salt that one morning full of accidents?

Mayor should resign. She,nor her administration aren’t capable of running this nightmare.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Evan S G
16 days ago

Failed leadership. The City of Pittsfield’s City Clerk in charge of voting when she won to be the mayor. She won all seven wards and fourteen precincts. Coincidence, I don.t think so.

The school committee
The school committee
17 days ago

Biden is getting rid of school choice because it is racist.Pittsfield money subsidizing the all white suburb…..Trump biggest admirer is little Matt Gaetz…spoiled lying rich kid.Guess what hed did Trumpers…..Never forget 1-6-2021

HadEnough
HadEnough
Reply to  The school committee
17 days ago

Grow a brain sir!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

Rich politicians almost never send their children to inner city public schools. Rich politicians almost never send their young adult children into the U.S. Armed Forces.
YET, rich politicians spend a lot of taxpayer dollars on both. YET, rich politicians almost always vote for WAR.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
17 days ago

Yet, the voters keep buying the rich politicians bull shit time after time and vote them in. The politicians throw a little money towards the people and stay rich or become richer doing it.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

You’re right but they pay private schools exorbitant tuition bills which is their freedom to do. Their property tax will supposedly still go towards other students education

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Not even close Dan.It was about allowing white urban school students to opt out of their neighborhood school to go to a white suburban school.You statement is cover for the real reason.

He’ll Toupee
He’ll Toupee
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

FYI many west side parents send their kids to williams and egermont if they can arrange transportation

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

TSC I really hope you are not involved in the educational system, because you obviously do not know what you speak of. Please try to research before you write you may win over some

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  The school committee
17 days ago

Get your wet teddy bears

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  The school committee
17 days ago

Biden and his flock are pedos

Freedumb Nevrreigned
Freedumb Nevrreigned
Reply to  Ham Anex
16 days ago

What are the contingency numbers at the SewAge Plant. From what I’ve heard they’re staggering. Way to save taxpayer money Mayor.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

The modern definition of racism is that which reflects badly on the far left progressive democrat party.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

Amazingly ignorant post

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

Don’t forget 1/8/21 House speaker commits treason

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

Fake is a FOX taught word.Woke is very in fashion propaganda now.Matt Gaetz is all of a sudden off Tucker and Fox

Jim Pansy
Jim Pansy
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

grab anthony’s weiner and kiss romeo cumo

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/washington-state-foster-care-family-evicted-agency-fill-home-unaccompanied-migrant-children-pay-video/

Migrants now have priority status over American citizens – according to the O’Biden regime.

Freedumb Nevrreigned
Freedumb Nevrreigned
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

I knew I should have gotten on the Wizards bandwagon. This City Council present and former has cost us tens of millions again. Where was Kufflinks the other night when Councilors had questions about the latest ripoff at the sewer plant??? And where are the taxpayers???

Freedumb Nevrreigned
Freedumb Nevrreigned
Reply to  Freedumb Nevrreigned
16 days ago

Where’s Donna the Con ?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
16 days ago

Was reading another blog this morning and it was suggested that Pittsfield taxpayers take a look at our current City Clowncil’s social media sites to see what they have been working on to help the state of the City before election season. Took his advice and all I can say is no wonder Pittsfield is a total disaster. Most of the Clowncils were just promoting themselves. Helen Moon’s comments as usual were full of pity pot drama. She is currently posting that she is so sick with a 103 temperature, aches and pains and was waiting for a Covid test result. Found this a bit strange as she was posting back on January 11th about how terrible sick she was from her second vaccine shot, once again with a 103 temperature and aches and pains?! So is the best nurse in the county stating that the vaccine does not work? Or is she just missing attention? Or is she caught in another lie?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Merry & Bright
16 days ago

Wondering if she will have something to say about this ::

Darren Derby and fellow Officer Ansy Jumeau sported bunny ears when they partnered with the organization to deliver 75 Easter baskets around the city. Derby is well known for his fun and charitable interactions with the
public.

https://www.iberkshires.com/story/64593/Pittsfield-Organizations-Distribute-Easter-Baskets-to-Kids.html

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  J2S
15 days ago

Well, Easter Bunny Tyer is going to make Darrens easter baskets look like a pittance when she starts passing out her Easter Covid baskets to her friends. I hear they are going to be vibrant and legendary in there generosity of back scrathing payback. Try picturing an 800 pound Santa who can barely walk due to the weight of the gifts she has in the pouch on her back.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  Annulgas
15 days ago

Maybe she can use some of that money to get the elderly and people of color ID’s, that I keep hearing they don’t have access to.

Wouldn’t this eliminate the foolish idea that requiring an ID is racist to vote?

I’m curious how these “elderly people,” made it through life without an ID?

They could never: have a bank account, drive a car legally, couldn’t go to college or apply for a job, apply for a loan, get food stamps/WIC/child support, pay taxes, get controlled substances, or something like Sudafed, can’t buy alcohol or legal marijuana.

Again, I ask, how could an elderly person have survived their entire life without an ID?

I’ll expect an answer about the same time we get Helen Moon’s case number?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Annulgas
15 days ago

Will they fix the bridge on Holmes road

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
14 days ago

They built a road to Alaska in 6 months in 1942.

What’s another 2 years to fix a bridge?

MassDot’s excuse is the powerlines won’t let them use heavy equipment needed. This is the same mASSDot that rebuilt the bridge ~ 40 years ago, and claim they are built “to last 100 years…”

Did they do shoddy work?

Pat
Pat
16 days ago

More stupid comments from Ilhan Omar about the man who attacked and killed police with his car today in Washington. She said it would have been worse if he had a gun instead of a knife. Hello Ms. Omar, he had a car which is as deadly as a gun since it can take out a lot of people at once. Should we ban all vehicles, although I’m sure you’d like to since this would be more control over us. The man was a follower of Islam and using a vehicle to kill is very common as we saw in France.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-capitol-attack-ar-15-knife

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

Omar should have been deported years ago for false claims concerning her entry to the USA. She wants to turn America into her native Somalia.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

Boycott Coke & Delta for their support of voter fraud!

And Marcus, I agree with you, we need voter i.d.!

HadEnough
HadEnough
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

And boycott MLB

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  HadEnough
16 days ago

You’re ahead of the curveball!
Trump just called for a boycott.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

These companies, and there are many more of them who support no voter i.d. and other craziness, have to be re-woke to what is happening in this country. They can’t play stupid any longer. They are supporting the far left who wants a system of voting fraud in this country so they win every election. We can’t let this happen. We need voter i.d, we need voting hours to be the same as they were before the presidential election and not going on for days and days, and NO mail-in ballots except for absentee ballots.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

You need an ID to board Delta Air but it’s not right that you need one to vote?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

And Apple is upset too, but it’s okay for Apple and Delta to do business with China, which is governed by a totalitarian regime, does not even allow voting, and enslaves and tortures minorities.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

And add American Airlines to the list of voter fraud supporters!
Any corporation that is going to enter the political fray and support voter fraud deserves to be “cancelled.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/american-airlines-condemns-texas-state-senate-passing-election-integrity-bill-limiting-mail-voting/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

No voter i.d. means people can vote as many times as they want. This is insanity and these companies think this is good?!?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

Take me out to the ballgame! Better have these few things first.:

New York Mets
@Mets
To enter @CitiField this season, ticketed guests will be responsible for obtaining:

Full vaccination ✅

Negative PCR COVID test (within 72 hours of game) ✅

Negative COVID Antigen test (within 6 hours of game) ✅

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Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

Do you need an ID to vote in China?

No, because the average Chinese person is not allowed to vote because there are no free and open elections.

Tony Blair
Tony Blair
16 days ago

Word has it that Gilardi just registered in Pittsfield as of 3/30. Unreal. I know it’s early so hopefully someone other than that decides to run in 4.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
16 days ago

Covid-19 cases are rising again as we enter Spring of 2021. Like neighboring Massachusetts, New Hampshire is also seeing a rise in coronavirus cases. At the state government level, over 50 percent of state taxpayer dollars go to public healthcare. Where do all of the taxpayer dollars go? Why is public healthcare so expensive? The cost of public healthcare rises higher than many other inflationary items. What will happen when state governments pay 60 percent, then 70 percent, then 80 percent, and so on, on public healthcare? Why isn’t Capitol Hill and President Joe Biden doing anything about the rising cost of public healthcare? On the federal level, public healthcare eats up a little over 1 in 3 federal taxpayer dollars. All of the trillions of taxpayer dollars per fiscal year that our country spends on healthcare, and we have rising Covid-19 cases and failed nursing home debacles that resemble Nazi-era death camps, with over 40 percent of coronavirus deaths occurring in long term healthcare facilities. Our country’s life expectancy is dropping lower in the 21st Century. I don’t believe that we can blame China for all of this. I also blame the out of touch career politicians who take months off of so-called work at a time, let K Street corporate lobbyists write our tax and healthcare laws, deregulate long term care facilities that are sold and resold for profit instead of providing humane living conditions for our nation’s elderly, letting serious illnesses be the number one cause of bankruptcy, and banking on millions of dollars in special interest dollars to fill their campaign coffers so they can stay in political office for life.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

Jonathan of course we could be applying that money to more effective healthcare and sustainable outcomes. We cannot have a consistently healthy economy unless we have a consistently healthy available workforce; that will never happen until American public healthcare brings true equity to prevention and maintenance of chronic health conditions, and THAT will never happen because it would disrupt the most enduring thing that America has ever invented: Eugenics.
You ever see those Facebook posts that say Tell me you’re a ( blank) without saying you’re a (blank)?
Tell me you’re practicing0 eugenics without saying you’re a eugenicist (Insert photo of an American prison here)

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
16 days ago

Lamestreamers are really pissed that Noah Green is not a racist, white supremacist supporter of the Big Bad Orange Man.

Nation of Islam–so you better shut up about that.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
15 days ago

But Matt (sex trafficking Matt) Gaetz is all of those things. So there is that.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  Annulgas
14 days ago

He could be? But, what ever happened to the Hunter OBiden’s case?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
16 days ago

Lenox voted against a wind turbine. NIMBY works if you are the right sort of people or the right sort of selectmen. People have short memories. Maybe the anti tower folks can read the testimony about the health dangers from this panel, which is amusing on many levels. (See below)

https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/01/05/lenox-wind-panel-halts-meetings/

Re the schools, Yuki also does choice in Lenox for her children. I wouldn’t expect anyone in Pittsfield to want their kids in the Pitts school district and I respect choice (good district vs arm pit) but like vaccines in Berkshire Co it’s a racket for who is allowed in. Look into who pulls strings for who, probably in FOIL type accessible information. Leave the specific kids out of it but I do wish all the kids had good opportunities.

I gave up posting for lent. It’s almost Easter, right?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
16 days ago
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

The terrorists are taking advantage of the anti-police attitude from the far left Biden administration.

Pat
Pat
15 days ago

Obama congratulating the MLB for taking their game elsewhere. So typical of him saying some nonsense about them being heroes like a famous baseball player. No mention by Obama though about what this is really about naturally because he has no defense of the lies told by Biden and other far leftists that the Georgia voting law is flawed because it prevents people from voting. They can offer no specifics because there aren’t any. The Georgia law would keep voting honest and that’s what Obama, Biden, and the rest of far left can’t tolerate because they want corrupt voting since that’s the only way they will win in the future once their anti-freedom policies are implemented in this country.

Johnny99
Johnny99
15 days ago

I watch a tv ad stating warning signs about Alzheimer’s and dementia, such as stopping mid sentence, losing train of thought, forgetting names, slipping, etc. Bejing (No Borders) Biden exhibits every single one. Sadly, Harris will be worse.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Johnny99
15 days ago

NOT nice!

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

Compared to the things you said about Trump – I’d sayJohnny99 is being gracious in his description of Senile Joe & Commie Harris!
Wake up Melle!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

Democrat: America’s largest Protected Class in certain peoples eyes.

KayoPectate
KayoPectate
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

Got passed twice in one hour tonight. Churchill and Crane. Why the hurry?

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  KayoPectate
15 days ago

KayoPectate, Covid induced vehicular anarchy, that’s why

Ann ulgas
Ann ulgas
Reply to  KayoPectate
15 days ago

Pot products not only legal but encouraged No way of telling how many drivers coming at you are stoned and dreaming about places far away. The unseen enemy unleashed for the tax dollar

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  KayoPectate
15 days ago

Kayo, my guess is, like myself you take pride in your vehicle and watch for potholes and craters in the streets of Pits. Unfortunately, Pittsfield is now full of government subsidized non tax paying residents that could give a crap about the City. If you notice many of these Nascar drivers have dents all over their cars and I’m willing to bet that they do not have car insurance. It all comes down to how the City is being run. Our police force is stretched thin because the Mayor chooses to wear blinders and states “THEIR IS NO CRIME” in the City. Our City Clownsils also voted to defund our police. Noticed that many new recruits don’t last long in the PPD, what is the reason these recruits are leaving the PPD. Is there a morale issue? City pays to train them and then they leave, why is there not a rule that they have to serve for specific time before leaving for another police force. Has anyone investigated this, where is our newly created Police Advisory Board? Oh, they just judge the current hardworking police officers. Also, if a PPD officer does make arrest, DA Andrea lets them go. Look at the reputation Nassau, NY has. Every driver knows to “Slow Down” while driving through their town. Pittsfield has a reputation of there is no traffic enforcement, so it is a free for all. Also, feel that Morales is in over his head and has no management skills. The streets are a disgrace, he is not even making an attempt to fill craters properly or he just does not know how. Why, what is the excuse this year? Does the Mayor ever drive her new Lexus through the City? After our little snow burst the other day, take a look at the overkill of salt on the roads. Salt is just dumped in piles all over the City. Won’t be long before CuffLinks will be crying for more money for the salt budget. Pittsfield Administration is completely non-existent and the City Clownsil is useless and pathetic. Bottom line is there is no pride left in Pittsfield due to our current egotistical politicians.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Merry & Bright
15 days ago

MB,
Excellent questions on the recurring exodus of new officer recruits.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  J2S
14 days ago

Do you blame them? The teachers union has hamstrung all the other unions in Pittsfield. The police and fire get paid poorly, compared to other municipalities of similar size.

The teachers in Pittsfield are the opposite. They are very well paid compared to other cities of the same size.

Ask yourself the question, if you were a new cop hired in Pittsfield and you see how the city clowncil hates you, wouldn’t you see the writing on the wall?

The only time Helen Moon or Earl Persip come to life on their clowncil zoom meeting is when the subject of “defund the police,” comes up. It shows the stupidity of both. Look at Portland, Minneapolis, NYC, Los Angeles, Seattle, DC, all liberal sh!tholes who thought defunding the police was smart. Crime is out of control.

When did personal responsibility get replaced with “systemic racism?”

Now, they have an advisory board of people who have ZERO police training and are going to tell the police how to do their job?

When will Barry Tyer start the physician’s advisory board? Maybe she can staff it with high school dropouts or Helen Moon? They can tell the surgeons how to operate.

So, I ask, if a another city or sheriff’s department, who support the police, offers you more money and better leadership support, wouldn’t you bolt too?

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  danvalenti
14 days ago

And in San Diego they are doing ‘in-person” teaching with illegal immigrants, but they can’t teach US students in-person?

Hey TSC, OXiden said he’d have all students in class in his first hundred days in office. What happened?

You can’t keep blaming Trump. That ship has sailed…

Comicall Admin
Comicall Admin
Reply to  Johnny99
15 days ago

Not cool J. But if you should complain it should be the dissertation from the public works commissioner who is (another dud), concerning the contingency fees for the sewer plant.. Quite sickening to tell the truth.

This guy isn’t that bright and I don’t know why the city continues to hemmorage money on many things including the water sewer plant that he is overseeing lately? It’s actually quite fraudulent.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Johnny99
15 days ago

Johnny99 wait, why are we talking about Reagan again?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

Hello Mr. Fritz, Johnny99 calling Vice President Kamala Harris the C-bomb on Dan Valenti’s blog was WRONG! I am happy and relieved that it was edited off from the aforementioned blog posting. Kamala Harris is the 1st woman to hold the V.P. position in U.S. history. I hope she will do a great job working with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office for the sake of our country. You are the one who needs to wake up, Mr. Fritz! Lastly, I am proud to always say that I will NEVER support Donald Trump in politics! In Truth! Jonathan Melle

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

Blah , blah, blah.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

From what I hear the VP does her best work in the office

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

I never used the letter C at all, Mr. Melle, but I will say my changing of her first name reflects poorly on me as a man, even though the meaning of the word reflected on her perfectly. Dan is the blog master and owner and I accept fully his removing it, and I appreciate not having my posting rights suspended.

Sometimes the truth hurts.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  danvalenti
14 days ago

Thank you Dan. Hope you are enjoying a peaceful Easter Day.

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

Harris is a communist, it’s not surprising that you support her. The O’Biden administration is doing everything they can to destroy my country.
Why are you so anti-America?

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

I am a 100% service connected US Army disabled Veteran who honorably served our great country, and I LOVE America!

Thank you
Thank you
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

Appreciate ya !

Sgt. Bazooka
Sgt. Bazooka
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

Best damn potato peeler in the history of the army. KP 1st class.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

CommieALLA.

Numb Nuts
Numb Nuts
15 days ago

Pittsfield where the dynamic and vibrant criminals live.

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Not these guys, I’m talking about Tyer, Kufflinks aka little Eddie Munster, and Barry aka Tgirl

Pat
Pat
15 days ago

Such hypocrisy from the MLB. They require you to show i.d. to pick up your game tickets, but no i.d’s for something as important as voting!?! So ignorant.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/mlb-photo-id-tickets-georgia-voter-law

The school committee
The school committee
15 days ago

1/6/2021

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

1/8/21 and of course November-January

Pat
Pat
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
15 days ago

Sadly the day of the inauguration of Joe Biden is a dark day for this country.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
14 days ago

God bless you all!

Jesus in da house
Jesus in da house
14 days ago

He is risen

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
14 days ago

Paraphrased from a letter to the editor, at a newspaper that still does news, circa Dec 2020:
 
Sept 29, 1959 
 
“Your children’s children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No you won’t accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small does of socialism until you finally wake and find you already have Communism. We will not have to fight you; we will weaken your economy, until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who would not”
 
–      N. Khrushchev’s prediction, while banging his shoe at the podium.
 
How do you create this state?
 
1) Control healthcare
2) Poverty-poor people are easy to control
3)Debt- increase debt, taxes, to produce more taxes
4) Gun control- remove the ability to defend yourself, to enable the creation of the police state
5) Welfare- make people dependent on the government
6) Education and Press-Take control of what people read and listen to, and what children learn.
7) Religion- Remove the belief in God from government and schools. The people need only believe the government knows best.
8)Class warfare- Divide the people into rich and poor; eliminate the middle class. Easier to tax those with property with support of the poor.

America is more than halfway there………

Cant Runleft
Cant Runleft
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

Worst administration and City Council in history of the Pitt.