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DA AH SERVES UP TWO MESSAGES

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 2, 2021) — THE PLANET presents two unedited releases from Andrea Harrington, Berkshire County district attorney.

She’s taking “a quick minute to check in.” Her “quick minute” Consists of 29 seconds of primping, 17 seconds of posing, and 14 seconds of photo-ops. This is all great, except that it leaves no time for the courtroom.

THE PLANET presents her messages as a public service.

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Dear Friend,
I wanted to reach out and take a quick minute to check-in.
It’s hard to believe I’m in my third year as District Attorney.
Serving Berkshire County in this role has been the honor of my career.
My team and I have been meeting recently to talk through what we want to accomplish in the second half of my term. And one of my big goals is to stay in better communication with you. I think accessibility and transparency are among the cornerstones of public service, so it’s really important to me that we keep you updated on the work we’re doing in Berkshire County and the plans we have for the road ahead.
I’m so proud of what we’ve gotten done together over the past two years.
We’ve:
I’ll be sending emails to this list from time to time with updates on our work, and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read them and to send me any thoughts, feedback, or advice.
I’m grateful for the support and friendship you’ve given me over the years. We’re at a really pivotal moment for justice reform in this Commonwealth, and across the entire country. I’m looking forward to being a part of that with you.
I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. I will be at the Grand Opening of the Riverway Park, hosted by the Westside Legands the the Memorial Day Ceremony in Pittsfield on Monday honoring those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I hope to see you there!

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“My team and I have been meeting recently to talk through what we want to accomplish in the second half of my term. And one of my big goals is to stay in better communication with you. I think accessibility and transparency are among the cornerstones of public service …”

Stay in “better” communication? How about staying in some communication?

Yes, and that’s why Harrington has run the most closed operation in the history of that office. What can’t be said by  propaganda is taken up by puff, pandering, politics, and PR. Her flack, Andy McKeever, has become the Ron Ziegler of local press relations. You’ll recall that long before McK joined the D.A.’s office, he was posing as a reporter for iBerkshires, providing fawning coverage that the shameless editors allowed.

And look at the professionalism of this piece of drivel. Take the penultimate sentence, please: ” … hosted by the Westside Legands [sic] the the [sic] Memorial Day Ceremony …” This is what happens when you have an office that doesn’t care about communication, accessibility, or transparency.

Then so as not to be outdone by the Memorial Day release, Harrington sends this one out:

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It’s Pride!
I am inspired every day by the LGBTQ+ community that has led in the struggle for justice and equity for all. 
Lifting up, protecting, and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community is central to my mission as the Berkshire District Attorney. My office fights for LGBTQ victims works to prevent the LGBTQ+ community from being victimized and to ensure that LGBTQ+ people are not unjustly targeted by law enforcement.
I am sensitive to the sad reality that many LGBTQ+ people are afraid of law enforcement and I have built a team that represents all the colors of the rainbow with the goal of building trust. 
Besides my office, Berkshire Pride is a great, local resource to our LGBTQ+ community in the Berkshires. Join Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer and Berkshire Pride for the annual Pride Flag Raising at Pittsfield City Hall tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2 at 12 PM. You can find more details about the event here.

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There it is. The LGBTQ+LMNOP community is “central” to the D.A.’s office. By definition, that means that all other constituencies and all other people, including straights, are peripheral.

It’s all about “inclusion,” remember?

Excuse THE PLANET now. We’re heading back to our “Perry Mason” reruns.

Raymond Burr and William Talman, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

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“What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?”Ursula K. LeGuin.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

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Nipples Harrington
Nipples Harrington
16 days ago

Used dangerousness hearings in place of bail to really screw over defendants and circumvent due process.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
16 days ago

Hello blogger Dan Valenti & your blog readers,
I was watching the national news yesterday (1-June-2021) afternoon, and the news reporters explained that while President Joe Biden has said lofty words about helping the black community, nothing has been done as of yet. That frustrated me because that is what career politicians always do. They always promise everything and say lofty words, but in the end, little to nothing ever gets done in government. I must say that it is not Biden’s fault that nothing has gotten done because the U.S. Congress in nearly evenly divided on partisan lines.
On Andrea Harrington, she ran for Massachusetts State Senate in 2016, but she lost to Chrome Dome (Adam Hinds) in the Democratic Party Primary. Two years later, she ran against Paul Caccaviello for Berkshire County District Attorney and won the 2018 election. She has had minor mistakes over the past three-plus-years in her first term, but she has held true to her progressive positions on criminal justice reform. From what I understand from far away from Berkshire County from my perch in Southern New Hampshire, the local police in Berkshire County often butt heads with her office. From my near 3 decades of living in Berkshire County, I saw that it is usually the same poverty-stricken neighborhoods and recidivist residents that make up a majority of criminal offenses in Berkshire County. Similar to poverty, crime is often multigenerational. Pittsfield’s social services downtown and Cheshire Road jail has attracted more troubled people and families to live in Berkshire County, while driving away the diminishing middle class families to more affordable and safer localities in other parts of the country.
Lastly, I received an email letter from my pen pal Patrick Fennell of Great Barrington to Chrome Dome (Adam Hinds), who sent him an email letter that he (Chrome Dome/Adam Hinds) voted for the Massachusetts State Senate’s fiscal year 2022 state budget. I agree with Patrick Fennell that Chrome Dome/State Senator Adam Hinds is yet another do nothing political hack on Beacon Hill who only does disservices to the people who live in his Western Massachusetts legislative district. Beacon Hill received billions of dollars in Biden Buck$, but it is unclear why so much of the stimulus money from Capitol Hill to Beacon Hill is still largely unspent. Where do all of the billions of dollars actually go to? Chrome Dome/Adam Hinds’ first vote on Beacon Hill was for his own huge 40% legislative pay raise, along with all of his other legislative colleagues. Like Trippy Country Buffet/Tricia Farley Bouvier, Chrome Dome/Adam Hinds openly supports raising state taxes, especially on the wealthy, but never offers to cut his own public pay and perks, too. Career politicians are only in it for their own public pay and perks that the taxpayers have to pay for!
Best wishes,
Jonathan Melle

Annulgas
Annulgas
16 days ago

Wow! Talk about low expectations. Remind me again who her core team backers are.

And can we talk about who may be running against her? And who that individuals core backers are?
And does the job have anything to do with crimminal justice anymore or is its main function to make sure no special interest folk get prosecuted for anything? Is it mostly a protective sheild

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Annulgas
16 days ago

Her backers are the same few people, Allen Harris and some neighbors in Richmond. Even the Sherwood Guernsey crew seems to have slunk off.

Teecha Teecha
Teecha Teecha
Reply to  gotcha22
15 days ago

Allen Harris makes me want to take an hour long bleach bath after being around him

Juice Boi
Juice Boi
Reply to  Teecha Teecha
15 days ago

That’s the guy that was caught banging some 20 something in the parking lot of his gym then took out a full page ad to tell his wife he loved her.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Juice Boi
15 days ago

Seriously? Who would give their money to someone with such poor judgement?

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Teecha Teecha
11 days ago

lol. so mad that he’s done and has so much more than you. Something tells me you always need a bleach bath.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Annulgas
15 days ago

If you are asking who supported Andrea Harrington for DA are:
Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Maura Healey, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Adam Hinds, Paul Mark, Smitty Pignatelli and John Barrett. Why not ask them how they feel today? Will they be supporting her in the next election?

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  laughingstock
11 days ago

and they all will again

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
Reply to  Annulgas
15 days ago

Maura Healey endorsed her

Hoax
Hoax
16 days ago

No visible Justice

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
16 days ago

Don’t let buyer remorse keep you from voting a competent person in next election cycle…….

Wait, that don’t work anymore! And your vote don’t count, well some count 4 or 5 times……

John McEnroe
John McEnroe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
16 days ago

* please adjust your tinfoil hat*

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

Trump said he will be your president Aug 1st so just relax …or he is mentally ill

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

Might happen if the states do a proper vote audit (AZ is getting close, PA is following their lead), and no crooked/compromised Judges get involved

Linda
Linda
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

There is absolutely no chance that Xiden got that many legitimate votes. No way. His brain has left his cranium.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  John McEnroe
16 days ago

Watch it Johnny

Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons
16 days ago

Tough having a women in that spot I know but watching this crowd squirm is priceless!!

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Richard Simmons
16 days ago

Tell us Dick what has Harrington accomplished?

Vote For Judy
Vote For Judy
Reply to  Richard Simmons
16 days ago

It’s always the incompetent that make it about gender, race, sexual orientation, or some made up version of inclusion.

I voted for Judy Knight. She was way way way more qualified. The other important thing, Judy had an ethical center that didn’t change with what was best for her.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Vote For Judy
16 days ago

Nice woman but a liberal loon.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Vote For Judy
10 days ago

I guess Dan will keep erasing my comment, but Judy Knight isn’t qualified to be in a courtroom. If you listen to a single debate (and they were recorded and just a simple Google search away) she couldn’t form a coherent sentence to save her life.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Richard Simmons
15 days ago

Her gender has nothing to do with her pitiful job performance.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Paul
15 days ago

Truth. It takes some real doing to be even worse than Tricia Farley Bovine.

Habitat For Stupidity
Habitat For Stupidity
16 days ago

““Invest in Pittsfield aims to launch a discussion about what Pittsfield would look like with “much less policing,””

It would look like a third world country.

I’m never donating to habitat for humanity again. Who knew habitat for humanity was so anti-police? You’d think that homeowners would want police.

“At the beginning of the hearing, eight people spoke during public comment and called on the council to reduce the police budget and lend critical eye to police spending requests. One of them was Meg Bossong, a founding member of Invest in Pittsfield, which she told The Eagle is a “loose collaborative” of community members who are involved in the NAACP, SEIU 509, Berkshire Democratic Socialists and Habitat for Humanity. Bossong said Invest in Pittsfield is advocating for cuts to five police spending areas totaling $705,000.”

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Habitat For Stupidity
15 days ago

Kerwood conceding to an alleged $190,000 over budgeted “mistake” in the police budget looks more like tyer, wynn and kerwood conspired to put this “alleged error” into the police budget so the schitty clowncilors could “find” it, and correct it. Thus reducing the police budget by $190,000, which was intentionally over budgeted by $190,000. Adding this $190,000 intentional error, and then correcting it, resulted in a zero reduction to the bloated police budget. So while directing the schitty clowncilors to this $190,000 red herring rock, wynn, tyer, and kerwood ensured that no other rocks would be turned over. Cops are NOT underpaid. I offer this example of a cop in the PPD who went from a $120,000? house in another town to a $312,000 Pittsfield house in 2 1/2 years time. If it was even whole 2 1/2 years in the PPD.

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  The City I Hate
15 days ago

Imagine what might turn up if there were FORENSIC AUDIT. Come on Matt. Give something back to the community. Give the taxpayers some peace of mind. If you know everything is clean then what is the hold up here?

Bald Farrakhan
Bald Farrakhan
16 days ago

The anti-semitism of the left is bizarre
Google Diversity Head Said Jews Have ‘Insatiable Appetite for War’
I guess this guy aka bald Lewis Farrakhan is the diversity chief at Google?

https://www.kamaubobb.com/hidden-blogs/2007/12/if-i-were-a-jew

If I were a Jew today, my sensibilities would be tormented. I would find it increasingly difficult to reconcile the long cycles of oppression that Jewish people have endured and the insatiable appetite for vengeful violence that Israel, my homeland, has now acquired. This reconciliation would be particularly difficult now, in November, 79 years after Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass. The anniversary of this dreadfully monumental day in my history would bring me pause. It would force me to reflect on the legacy of extraordinary human suffering. I might wonder how the vicious eruption of cruelty in the mid-twentieth century has influenced the shape of my identity as a Jewish person and our collective identity as Jewish people.

outfox
outfox
Reply to  Bald Farrakhan
15 days ago

The local regressi, er, I mean, progressive group Greylock Together, last month banned a Jewish member who was with them since the beginning, because that member shared a national campaign asking eBay to remove a photo of the bodies stacked up outside the Zyklon-B chamber at Dachau that was being sold in a tasteful frame to be hung above your fireplace as wall art. It was truly an horrific use of an horrific image.
They claimed some members were “triggered”.
The person who shared this campaign did include an appropriate trigger warning with the post.
Apparently these members were not triggered into outrage enough to join the campaign asking eBay to remove the person selling that item.
No, they were triggered into removing the Jewish member of the group who asked them to take action.
Meanwhile, even though they have been asked several times to remove them, they insist on keeping on their Facebook page the articles about the Williamstown Police Department that contain images of Adolf Hitler.
Yet they are promoting their “brand” as being anti-racist and all-inclusive.
You get it now?
They are not even trying to hide their anti-semitism anymore.
But wait!!! There’s more!!!
Greylock Together is also famous for silencing queer voices. In their group discussions about mayor Pete and Alex Morse instead of listening to the lived experiences of the queer alphabet soup they shamed, and straight sprained, and made it clear that those voices were not welcome in their discussions.
I don’t know what you recall about who the Nazis targeted for final solution, but this Progressive crap is starting to sound awfully familiar to me
Thankfully, their DIRE committee, which was trying to set policy for Williamstown, has imploded.
On the local level at least Progressive seems to be a diminishing brand, and none too soon.

The school committee
The school committee
16 days ago

Republicans will never be anything again.They use to sell conservative on budgets and huge on the military…..that is gone.Now its exposed as the party of freaks and conspiracy…..Fox Qanon news to scare shutind is just disgusting.

framl
framl
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

Its unfortunate you have a site moron like this who is to stupid to stay on topic.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  framl
16 days ago

You must have gotten that quip from FOXnews and Qanon.

Isn’t it ironic how School Committee seems to know more about these two things than most people who are actually registered republicans? I know many conservatives and they are clueless about Qanon… speak to any bleeding heart liberal and they have hours of commentary about how it’s going to ruin our democracy.

framl
framl
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
16 days ago

Your kidding – right?

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  framl
15 days ago

Not in the least, maybe the “conservatives” I associate with just aren’t privy to such nonsense and think for themselves.

Saying all conservatives are Qanon followers or watch FOXnews is like generalizing that all liberals are rainbow colored socialists who masturbate to Rachel Maddow.

both sides generalize way too much and are doing nothing but polarizing the country. Those of us in the radical middle are disgusted

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
15 days ago

53% of conservative believe like Trump in the fairytale Qanon conspiracy of Biden cheating.53% of you know about Qanon.The Supreme Court does not believe in Qanon and told Trump to give evidence.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

$100 says you got your statistics from media news, just like the one you rant against.

baa baa baby

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

Republicans are freaks… says the poster child for the party of transgenders and pink pussy hats.

When do you go back to Jones?

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
16 days ago

TSC is proudly celebrating pride month. He just ran their flag up his pole.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Agent 86
16 days ago

More like pole up his….

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
15 days ago

You believe in Qanon and that makes you freaky

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

The dems will give you two in the hat. Remember murder victim Ashli Babbit.

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

You believe BLM rushed the Capital to overthrow the goverment.Thats so stupid but Republicans believe that.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

I believe BLM is a farce and nothing less than a scam that preys on weak minds for the monetary sake of a few elite.

The founder, when caught buying millions worth of property and houses, literally claimed “we are not a charity”… so what exactly is all the money and funding going to if not the victims of racism and the organizations that are legitimately trying to improve the country?

The correct answer is into the pockets of degeneracy. We don’t need reparations, we have BLM donations covering that.

The fact that we fly the BLM flag at our embassies is disgraceful. Might as well throw up a 3% flag and an Antifa one too while we are at it

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

Eye Witness Account on January 6th: Police Fired on Crowd, Gassed Crowd, Baited Crowd but Protesters Remained Peaceful (VIDEO)
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/eye-witness-account-january-6th-police-fired-crowd-gassed-crowd-baited-crowd-protesters-remained-peaceful-video/

“Interesting, isn’t it, that the mainstream media has amplified every police reaction when dealing with Antifa and Black Lives Matter as businesses are destroyed, yet have failed to cover this component of January 6th?……”

“Instead of staying on the high ground, the police defied all tactical logic by going to ground level and directly engaging the peaceful crowd.

  • Then, without warning, police began firing flash/bang grenades, tear gas, and pepper spray into the crowd.
  • Prior to this attack the police made no attempt to communicate with the crowd; they did not declare “an unlawful assembly” or ask the crowd to leave—they simply attacked a peaceful crowd.
  • A tear gas canister struck me in the head, knocking my eyeglasses to the ground.

The police continued to abuse the crowd for 30-45 minutes, allowing the media to get the pictures and video showing the police “repelling” the supposed attack.”

Last edited 15 days ago by Mad Trapper
Paul
Paul
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

I guess you don’t remember when the Democrats filled the Capital and even cornered our representatives in elevators during the Kavanagh hearings.
I just love your double standards.

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

Says who?

Paul
Paul
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

TSC, the Democrats seem oblivious to the military build up of China and the non-stop cyber attacks by Russia.
Our enemies are laughing while watching the Democrats make us become a weaker and weaker country.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Paul
15 days ago

Bidens are not for sale, China already owns them

Linda
Linda
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

You have that right!

Johnny99
Johnny99
16 days ago

Accessibility??? Is that what hiding emails and failure to comply with the public records law is all about?

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Johnny99
16 days ago

Not to mention refusal to speak to the media about her hiding behind dangerousness hearings. What are the results of these tax forces, commitments, focus shifts, policies and initiatives over two years? Where is her “data driven transparency?” This board had it right from go: a phony DA.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Aerin
11 days ago

wow. she doesn’t want to be interviewed by a newspaper that never prints anything but negative bs about her. She gave them a statement. That’s enough.

Eastman
Eastman
Reply to  Johnny99
16 days ago

ouch

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
16 days ago

All this gay pride crap is making me sick. This explains why Greylock Bank is wrapped in all colors of the rainbow. I couldn’t care less if somebody is gay or lesbo but for crying out loud, why do they gotta ruin the rainbow now by co-opting that.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
16 days ago

I just assume they are all fans of Dark Side of the Moon.

Remember, if it’s coming from the left they can jam it down your throats until you puke. If you disagree, or don’t like it, Michael Joseph Taylor and the rest of the queer brigade will hunt you down and ruin your existence.

outfox
outfox
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
15 days ago

Oh for ffs, the only thing the queer brigades will do is rearrange your furniture so it is more fengshui and aesthetically pleasing.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  outfox
15 days ago

Not even remotely true. If he wasn’t our city’s HR director Michael Taylor would do everything in his power to ruin those who oppose PRIDE. Much more than spend his day trolling naysayers on facebook, which earns him his much deserved second raise in how many years?

If anyone in the dreaded private sector did what he does they’d be fired

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
16 days ago

Didn’t I just read on here a couple of posts ago that council couldn’t meet in person because of Covid and being uncertain about who was vaccinated? Now I see the mayor and members of council standing unmasked for pride photo ops. Unbelievable.

Teecha Teecha
Teecha Teecha
Reply to  Hendrix
15 days ago

homosexuals and children alike can’t catch COVID

do your research

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
15 days ago

I agree. What does sexual orientation have to do with banking?

Saw the rainbow flag outside the Elm St. branch – makes me sick, too. Pulled my money outta there last year. Plus they have no lobby hours on Saturday. Not exactly customer convenient for working people.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Lenny
15 days ago

Angelo might be able to answer your question Lenny,

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Annulgas
15 days ago

Good one! LOL
Is he still picking up boys in Old Orchard Beach?

Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Reply to  Lenny
15 days ago

Wow, you’re all. so fragile, it’s almost funny.

Hoax
Hoax
16 days ago

Outrageous

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
16 days ago

You hit the nail on the head regarding McKeever, Dan. He was “posing” as a journalist. I personally commented many times during the campaign how biased his reporting was in regards to Harrington, he clearly was schilling for her the entire time and handled her with kid gloves.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  LegalEagle
11 days ago

Helen Moon wasn’t doing her job at the D.A.’s office, wanted to defund the police. Who do you think oversees the police? The District Attorney. You can work in a D.A.’s office if you want to defund the police.

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
15 days ago

McKeaver is a propagandist
The dr of spin and pivot.
He will be back waiting tables soon enough

RNtoo
RNtoo
16 days ago

Was there any common sense applied to ordering those backpacks? Anyone seen carrying that bag is instantly outed as a human trafficking victim and/or someone communicating with the DA. What can they be thinking?!? It is a shame what has happened to our District Attorney’s office.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  RNtoo
11 days ago

No one is going to see and say that. It’s giving supplies and resources to victims. What are you doing for them? Nothing.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
16 days ago

Ms Harrington isn’t quite accurate when she says she established the first domestic violence task force in Berkshire County. DA Capeless had one several years ago.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
16 days ago

For the first time in 72 years Lego has announced the release of it’s official special needs LGBTQ Pride set. Well, it was a good 72 years until the something went wrong freaks went and ruined it.

But onto the budget for the corrupt cops, while I don’t agree with defunding the cops, one position that definitely needs to be defunded to the point of complete elimination is the position of acting chief wynn. With all the crime in Pittsfield, (murders, mayhem, gangs, guns, drugs, and thugs, including the thugs in the PPD) the primary duties of this overpaid “leader” is to dress up in his official blue furry acting chief of police pig costume, and lounge around on park benches for photo ops, and go on vacation.

Pig’s Blanket
Pig’s Blanket
Reply to  The City I Hate
16 days ago

Brilliant!

First Street Acci
First Street Acci
Reply to  The City I Hate
16 days ago

Isn’t Winston dead?

First Street Acci
First Street Acci
Reply to  The City I Hate
16 days ago

Moon wasn’t getting re-elected. Lampy-Lousy is Useless ,as is Cohen. White is obsolete,Persip and Kavey and all the rest A W O L during budget hearings. Tyer is the worst Mayor in Pittsfield History. And Marchetti should not run he has no luster and is a dull dull leader.

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
16 days ago

Matt Fontaine 2022

Philysis Blanket
Philysis Blanket
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
16 days ago

The voters have been electing these nimrods last few years. Time for the taxpayers to vote them out.?

Philysis Blanket
Philysis Blanket
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
16 days ago

Bob Baffart trainer of Kentucky juiced up winner Medina Spirit has been officially been banned from Churchill Downs for Two Years. Buffett lied and cheated pure and simple, and faces removal from Racing’s Hall of Fame as a result. Gaffers and his wife,a former New Orleans Call Girl had no comment at a press conference from Acadia California today.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
16 days ago

Re-elect Nobody 2022

OPRAH
OPRAH
16 days ago

Public defender trafficked 3 of his female clients; females who were all incarcerated together. Those victims called, they want a backpack. And a fair trial.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
16 days ago

What is news on O.K. corral on First St last night?

I won’t buy The Lefty Parrot, even if they covered it.

outfox
outfox
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

Kid was shot 7:times with a Tec-9.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  outfox
15 days ago

That’s impossible, we have. background checks and some of the strictest gun laws East of the Mississippi. a Tec-9 is illegal, impossible to get one. Facts are facts

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
15 days ago

Background checks of no background checks. Apparently there are no restrictions for the illegal possession of loaded weapons for the daughters of cops. Certainly not the 19-year-old daughter of a cop who took a loaded handgun along with her on her shoplifting spree for several bottles of Grey Goose and Baileys, and then successfully escaped justice when she fled from the cops at a high rate of speed [Weapons charges dismissed in Pittsfield shoplifting case/ Feb. 25, 2019]. Or the cop’s daughter who allegedly shot herself with her cop father’s unsecured service weapon after he tormented her. If you believe that that’s what really happened.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  outfox
15 days ago

Bad marksmanship?

Don’t you need a hard to get permit, take classes, and pay the state tribute to have a Tec-9? Then jump through a hoop to buy ammo? Unless you ask Obama and Holder, then they are free……..

Let’s punish citizens more for criminals crimes

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

Pretty soon in Texas everyone will be able to carry a gun and no permit or training will be required. If you are the vendor selling body bags in Texas your stock just went waaaaayyy up.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  OhMyGod
15 days ago

Vermont has been that way many years/for ever, and way less gun crime than mASSachsetts and New Dork.

Tony Blair
Tony Blair
16 days ago

I very much look forward to all the readers/commenters denouncing Chris Connell’s use of “chiefs vs Indians” during tonight’s budget meeting, since everyone here always seems to be quite concerned with racism.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  Tony Blair
15 days ago

Chief play football. Indian play baseball. They no can play each other.

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
15 days ago

We want legitimate law enforcement

Agent 86
Agent 86
15 days ago

Cumby’s Barry, Barry safe establishment

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

Hello Erin at Act on Mass, and Patrick Fennell, respectively,

Beacon Hill is secretive and full of corrupt career political hacks in a one political party dominated Massachusetts State Legislature. The Berkshire delegation to Beacon Hill does NOT represent the people who live in their respective Western Massachusetts’ legislative districts. Even nearly 2-decade-long career politician Lenox State Representative Smitty Pignatelli published an op-ed in the Berkshire Eagle explaining that Berkshire County has lost huge numbers of population and living wage jobs over the decades, while state, local and public school districts costs have all increased (without Smitty looking at himself in the proverbial mirror). We live in an age of great economic inequality, and the mostly rural Western Massachusetts region is falling behind the Boston area. Also, let us not forget about PAC Man Richie Neal, who has been in U.S. Congress for over 3 decades now, who only represents K Street corporate lobbyist firms who donate millions of special interest dollars into his campaign coffers each and every year. PAC Man Richie Neal is one of the top corporate Democrats in the Swamp who drowns out the voices of the grassroots Democrats on Capitol Hill.

The Berkshire delegation – Chrome Dome: Adam Hinds, Trippy Country Buffet: Tricia Farley Bouvier, Paul Marx: Paul Mark, Smitty Pignatelli, and the Mayor: John Barrett III – are all useless backbenchers in Boston. The Eastern Massachusetts Country Club career politicians in Boston only show up on payday. I was watching the Boston news a while back, and a Beacon Hill State Representative lady said that there are the Starbucks versus the Dunkin coffee drinking state lawmakers. The Starbucks state lawmakers live in the Boston area elite and wealthy suburbs where the median income is between $200,000 to $300,000 per year. The Dunkin state lawmakers live in the rest of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where median incomes are below $100,000 per year.

It is all a game to the Boston area dominated career politicians instead of a state government democracy for most to all of the people who live in all of Massachusetts. Beacon Hill lawmakers vote themselves 40 percent pay raises, receive up to 3 legislative pay raises every 2 years, pad their taxpayer-funded retirement accounts with committee assignments, vote in near unanimous blocs to please the very powerful House Speaker or Senate President, and shut out the public from most of their state legislative business negotiations.

Lastly, while Beacon Hill lawmakers took months off at a time in 2020, 76 Veterans in the Holyoke Soldiers Home tragically died from Covid-19. Governor Charlie Baker has taken zero responsibility for the WORST debacle in the over 400 year history of Massachusetts government. Over one million Massachusetts workers lost their jobs and health insurance over the past year, while Beacon Hill lawmakers went missing in action. In closing, Beacon Hill only does disservices to the people they only screw over instead of supposedly represent in Massachusetts state government.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Melle

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

Your posts are too long.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
11 days ago

It’s a message board not an email service.

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
15 days ago

Don’t you just love Wrong Way continuing to stoke the flames on the anti-police crowd? This from WW, “LQGTRDXH&^ people are not unjustly targeted by law enforcement.”

Ok, Wrong Way, please show us the case in Berkshire County, that would warrant the chief law enforcement official in the county to say that? To score points or pander, like the true follower you are? A real leader would simply show support. Not adorn the office in rainbow this or rainbow that and bring disdain to the police. You’re lucky Sgt Herland treated you with respect. You certainly haven’t earned it. I wish he would have run your name over the radio for all to hear your DL was suspended….what a joke.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Marcus Aurelius
15 days ago

It is one thing to say she has heard of instances where people have been treated poorly. But it really is incredible and irresponsible to state they are being TARGETED here by law enforcement. What an absolute insult to every officer and their friends and families.

Annulgas
Annulgas
15 days ago

Apparently last weekend was the grand reopening of the taxpayer megabuck upgrade of the skate park near PHS. It was lovely and the peeps had a great time.
Sadly, the users showed their appreciation by leaving the place a total pigsty. So there you go. Now the taxpayers will be paying to have it cleaned up. Till the next day when it happens all over again.
I do think there should be a video camera shown on this place 24/7 with a direct feed to the PD.

The school committee
The school committee
15 days ago

Trump said he will be installed as prez by Aug 1st….is he mentally ill? How mant of you Republicans believe what he said?

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

How many believe Xiden and Ho got 80 million votes?

Tony Clifton
Tony Clifton
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

Of course they did not got 80 million votes. It is impossible. Trump predicted it way in advanse – if he lost the dems must have cheated, pure and simple.

The school committee
The school committee
15 days ago

The Qanon Republican party are waiting for Trumps return August 1st….and you dont think your nuts.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

“… as it were, crazies always recognize each other.” -Hunter S. Thompson

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

It would not surprise me if he showed up Aug 1st with the same crew that he sent there Jan 6th. He is a desparet hombre right about now. So are his little brats. He has been trying to find a country with a non extradition treaty to take his family to but is not having a lot of luck. Russia is a maybe so there is hope.

Tony Clifton
Tony Clifton
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

Right you are. Everyone know that the dems were behind Jan 6th.

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  Tony Clifton
15 days ago

Yah, Biden got elected and so did a lot of other democrats. So they decided to storm the capitol why again? Were they trying to install a duly elected president by force?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  OhMyGod
15 days ago

Biden and the Ho cheated. Every American lost faith in our elections.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

Swalwell make bang bang with Fang, Fang. Give China many secrets. Democrats very stupid.

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

https://www.dailywire.com/news/ratings-crash-cnn-falls-out-of-cables-top-5-networks-in-prime-time?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro&fbclid=IwAR3FJ8u6UOer0a-nSvHvgouEPKwrOLu6NAU6vt0TPUB_VbsbKE8Aa3hmw3k

“The ratings are in, and they’re bad news for CNN: The legacy media network lost nearly one out of every four of its total viewers since last month.
Total daytime viewership fell by 22% in May compared to April, and even more (28%) among viewers aged 25-54, the most coveted viewing demographic.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

TSC, been watching Fox too much?

Kim
Kim
15 days ago

It’s a bad idea for any victim to come forward in berkshire county.

By the way
By the way
15 days ago

We have no way of knowing if George Floyd really had a criminal record. Mix-ups like this actually happen.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  By the way
15 days ago

Yup, he just robbed and beat pregnant women for fun. No story there, Floyd was a model criminal…..

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  By the way
15 days ago

You must be an idiot with a comment like that.

Paul
Paul
15 days ago

What a bunch of dribble. She is so disgusting, she is to law enforcement what a hot dog is to fine dining.

Tony Clifton
Tony Clifton
Reply to  Paul
15 days ago

Paul oblivously never ate a Chicago hot dog!

Last edited 15 days ago by Tony Clifton
Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Paul
15 days ago

You would think you were fine dining if you saw the price of a hot dog at Fenway park.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
15 days ago

Red Sux can kneel down for a wiener.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

Not gonna pay for fenway woke jokes , even if they had Yaz, Wiliiams , and The Babe

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Annulgas
15 days ago

$5.25

Poark Izcheep
Poark Izcheep
Reply to  Thomas More
15 days ago

Too much $1.20 worth of ingredients,if that.

Tony Clifton
Tony Clifton
Reply to  Poark Izcheep
14 days ago

try 50 cent

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
15 days ago

Way to go City Clownsil! Once again most of you chose not to listen to the taxpayers. Only City/Town all around us, including New York state that has increased their budget rather than cutting. Wondering why they even bothered to hold one of their screwed up ZOOM meetings for budget hearings? No matter what the taxpayers voice, these losers just ignore what is said! Look at how they responded to taxpayers regarding the bike lanes on North Street. Does Sneaky Linda secretly pay some sort of incentive for them to go HER way? Once again Chris and Kevin, thanks for trying to fight for the taxpayers, gonna miss you guys. Dan, wish you could pole these other elected officials as to why they do not listen to the taxpayers. Especially would like to know why Food Critic Petie did not stop Moonbeam’s outrageous totally uncalled for behavior towards Chief Wynn? Chief Wynn deserves a pat on the back for holding his cool toward this witch with a B. Thank you Councilor Maffuccio for trying to stop her behavior, evidently VP Petie does not have the balls to stand up to her. Also, would like to know if Tuesday nights ZOOM meeting was even legit since power outages were affecting the meeting? Isn’t it amazing that the Mayor and Councilors had to stay home and ZOOM these budget hearings yet they had NO PROBLEM going outside to raise the PRIDE flag over City Hall. Thought the American flag was a symbol for ALL Americans. If they want to raise the PRIDE flag, spend some of Sneaky Linda’s private stash and put up a separate flag pole, let the American flag fly alone. Amazing also that our elected officials have no problem flying a PRIDE flag but removed a Police flag from Park Square. Mean while crime is increasing by the day in Vibrant, Dynamic and Innovative Pittsfield. Need to vote most of them OUT, especially the At Large seats. They are useless.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Merry & Bright
15 days ago

iberkshires had a new list of candidates running for council. Too bad they do not identify the ones being bankrolled and chaperoned by the special interests in order to stack the deck against the taxpayers. As with people like Yuki and Lamiasi and White we find out too late that they never intended to honor the oath of office in the first place. So sad for the people who continue to get jerked around by the selfish parasitic special interest folk who pull the strings from the shadows.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
15 days ago

I agree with councilor Maffucio that anyone who voted to defund the police is disgusting. I hope next time Helen has a crime committed against her she calls a social worker. Someone trying to stab you? Call Brien

This city is turning into a crime riddled nightmare and all the idiot hipsters like that Wise jerk on facebook and the Berkshire Socialists who pushed for the reductions should be taken out behind the woodshed.

These are the kind of people who let their wives be the top while someone else watches.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
15 days ago

Starting to look more like northwest side of Springfield Ma

OhMyGod
OhMyGod
Reply to  danvalenti
15 days ago

May have meant Corregidor. The Tyler Street Corregidor. Give it another six months.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
15 days ago

Ya won’t get McAurther to save PITTSfield

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
15 days ago

I found Kavey’s remarks outrageous. He’s in favor of defunding police & giving the money to support the homeless. There are plenty of social services to do that. We need cops with guns.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Lenny
14 days ago

Kavey, Moon, Cohen, White, Marchetti, tyer and barry can all take the houseless home to live with them, and support them.

Teecha Teecha
Teecha Teecha
15 days ago

I’m glad the Mayor, DA, certain city councilors and every other rainbow person took time out of their busy schedules to honor a picture of a human pig smoking a cigarette.

if that is the face of pride, I doubt I’ll support it.

What a bunch of do nothing jackasses. Especially you Linda. Find a dentist. I guess we should be happy that Andrea had a bra on for the photo op, I bet Pete White did too

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Teecha Teecha
15 days ago

The DA’s office facebook page is filled with Andrea’s attendance at events like talking about maternity leave, the food bank, pride, and of course, the backpacks. Is this what she thinks people want to hear in a community where opioid deaths are up 40% and violent crime and drugs are rampant? WTF is she doing?!? We should recall her based on failure to do the job.

Jhoblisd Aid
Jhoblisd Aid
Reply to  Aerin
15 days ago

The lady man that was murdered will have something named after her here in Pittsfield. They should also honor the transgender male from the seventies he was one of the first transgender that I remember. His her name last name was something wood? I’m think Willie something Wood? Real nice man.

Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Reply to  Teecha Teecha
15 days ago

Pitiful, inflammatory and disgusting comment.

Denver Buknoor
Denver Buknoor
Reply to  Tony Blair
15 days ago

Look if you have the city dental plan then use the mo fo. Common man? Ive had awful teeth with no insurance very painful and socially not acceptable.

Stanley Steamer
Stanley Steamer
15 days ago

Someone please explain who owns the theaters & Hotel on Main – they are supporters of the dv task force.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
15 days ago

https://www.westernjournal.com/dubious-journalism-major-outlet-admits-anti-trump-bias-impacted-reports-covid-origins/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=empowerconservatives&fbclid=IwAR113HtrKi7HpItII1a4al_KaLnMHbDecmsUi2fkYJWBaT36B5RiFugvuGk

At a Jan. 30, 2020, hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican, told colleagues: “This coronavirus is a catastrophe on the scale of Chernobyl for China. But actually, it’s probably worse than Chernobyl, which was localized in its effect. The coronavirus could result in a global pandemic.
“I would note that Wuhan has China’s only biosafety level-four super laboratory that works with the world’s most deadly pathogens to include, yes, coronavirus.”
Cotton was widely mocked by the liberal media over these remarks and similar ones to follow.

Anyone who wondered if the virus may have escaped from the lab in Wuhan was labeled a conspiracy theorist. Actually saying the virus may have leaked got you a “Pants on Fire” fact-check from PolitiFact.
In recent weeks, however, journalists who once scoffed at the lab leak theory have abruptly opened to the possibility.

What’s more, The Washington Post’s “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler openly admits that the establishment media’s anti-Trump bias may have been behind their knee-jerk rejection of the theory, which the former president famously promoted.

Shutter Ohnthuluse
Shutter Ohnthuluse
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

Any idea about the victim last week at first st? Ah,maybe next week?

Tri Harder
Tri Harder
15 days ago

TriTown Board of Health ruining it for everyone.
There isn’t a reason left except stupidity to limit a venue like Tanglewood. It’s mostly OUTSIDE! Thank goodness they are a not for profit.

James
James
15 days ago

The first lie time she lied you should have believed her. “I started 15 years ago as a post-conviction death penalty attorney in Florida.”
Andrea Harrington never represented any death row inmate. What a swindler this woman is.
http://dadifference.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/DaDifference_Questionairre_AndreaHarrington.pdf
She worked on a couple of briefs as an entry level attorney.
https://www.wamc.org/post/former-employer-berkshire-da-candidate-harrington-details-her-role-death-row-cases

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
15 days ago

So Moon is the one who wants close oversight of police spending and cuts. Yet, she asked the DA for a 150,000 payout with public funds for leaving her unqualified position?

James
James
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
15 days ago

That is not what happened. The DA offered her a paltry payoff to shut up and she countered with a ridiculous offer to show how ridiculous it was. I don’t think much of Moon for hitching her star to Harrington in the first place but I’m with her on this.

Deez Nuts
Deez Nuts
Reply to  James
14 days ago

Not what happened. Her lawyer told her to ask high because of a Covid job market and that she’d be unemployed.
She forgot she was a nurse.

James
James
Reply to  Deez Nuts
14 days ago

I confess I read about it in the Eagle.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  James
11 days ago

no. you heard it on a very biased WAMC interview with Josh Landes.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  James
11 days ago

no. Helen did come into a room of lawyers without a lawyer and asked for the $150k. There’s email proof of it. DA offered her a severance, which is pretty kind seeing she could have just kicked her out the door for trying to defund the police. Why take a job at the DA’s office if you hate the police. The DA oversees the police. It doesn’t make sense. You don’t know anything James.

Pittsfield Pride
Pittsfield Pride
Reply to  James
11 days ago

nope. there are emails to prove that Moon demanded a payout of $150k become the DA ever offered a severance. Moon literally walked into a room of lawyers, without a lawyer and demanded a primary care doctor’s wage because she was mad she was FINALLY being fired.

Truc Amy
Truc Amy
15 days ago

Amy Brentano at it again.
You are illegally closing the road. It’s been open for decades, it’s been a town maintained road. Adverse possession is going to bite you in the ass.

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