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RND UP: THE GAZETTE, SORELY MISSED … MORE PARKS POISON … BIDEN’S CHOICE … HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 20-22, 2021) — Time for THE PLANET to clean out the files.

What Campaign? — Wondering about silence and absence: Silence on the alleged “campaign trail” and absence of electoral talk. For those who don’t know, Pittsfield is electing 11 city councilors plus a school committee. Some same-old same-old and some new faces. Some new ones will be stooge candidates put up by the Administration, and others will be free agents. Of the free agents, some will be serious and others not. The serious ones will actually campaign and spend money. The dabblers won’t spend a cent and or do a thing.

The Gazette Impact — Here’s where Jonathan Levine and his beloved Pittsfield Gazette will be sorely missed. No one did a better job of keeping citizens informed of the people running for offices or and setting up debates. Who’s going to fill that gap? THE PLANET smells another “why bother?” election. Who wins? The Suits, of course.

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Parks Ur Carcass — Anyone catch Tuesday’s Parks Commission meeting? Deanna’s errand boy Jim McGrath presented commissioners with an “update” on the Springside Park pump-track proposal. Our spies in the room said McGrath “talked louder than normal and seemed defensive.” At least one commission member agreed, telling THE PLANET, “Yeah. [Jim] looked like he’s under a lot of pressure.”  For reasons as mysterious as the gases of Jupiter, Ruffer has been pushing this loud, invasive construction project for the center of the city’s cornerstone park. Not only will the concrete destroy the park but it will also enrich private interests. Now why would a “public servant” want to do that? What could be the motivation?

“Vacancy” — McGrath bears the official title of “Parks, Open Space, and Natural Resource Manager” for the city. The “open space” part of it must refer to his missing backbone. The way he schlepped for private developer Powder Horn definitely points to a lighted “Vacancy” sign inside the dude. With Deanna nagging him every day, it’s surprising he hasn’t turned into Don Knotts.

No Account — In her account of the Parks Commission meeting, iBerkshires‘ Brittany Polito faithfully reported the company line. She ignored the large group — Best Friends of Springside Park — in attendance. Polito said next to nothing about Mary Jo Maicheck’s questioning the commission about the absence of public input or Dan Miraglia asking why the commission ignored his request (and former Parks Commissioner Gene Nadeau’s request) for agenda items. She also said nothing when the comments of Legal Eagle, posted originally on THE PLANET, were read into the record. Can’t fault the young woman, though. She’s paid peanuts to produce propaganda under the guise of “news.”

Besties — The Best Friends of Springside Park are not to be confused with the Friends of Springside Park. The first is trying to preserve the park as a natural resource to be enjoyed by all. The second is trying to turn the park into a McDonald’s Playland. The Best Friends employ facts and reason. The Friends use shaming tactics and lies. So who you gonna believe?

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“Up Through the Ground Come a Bubbling Crude” — From the wires: “On the day Biden was elected, Brent crude oil was under $40 per barrel. Today, it is nearly $75 per barrel. Likewise, average gasoline prices are currently 48% higher than they were the day Biden squeaked out his narrow, no-coattails win over former President Donald Trump.”

No ExitTHE PLANET thinks of Jean Paul Sartre’s play about hell when looking at Afghanistan. It’s easy to take shots at Syracuse Joe for his decision, but we had two ways to exit: fast and painful or slow and even more painful. It’s ironic that in his most Presidential act, Biden might have sown the seeds for his party’s defeat in the mid-terms.

Christmas in August — With the chaotic U.S. pullout, the Taliban gets a treasure chest in U.S. ordnance. The list includes 2,000 armored vehicles, rockets, night-vision goggles, drones, 40 aircraft, ammunition, communications gear, and who knows what else. Is Biden to blame? As Truman’s Oval Office desk sign said: “The buck stops here.”

If Not Now, When? — “There is no good time to leave Afghanistan,” Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday. “Fifteen years ago would’ve been a problem, 15 years from now. The basic choice is, ‘am I gonna send your sons and your daughters to war in Afghanistan in perpetuity?'” Glad Joe decided “no” to that not-so-rhetorical query.

Crime Does Pay — From the San Francisco Examiner: Deposed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled by helicopter to the United Arab Emirates with his family, several vehicles, and $169 million in cash.

Reality Check — Let’s get real. It’s about 20 years too late to worry about the people left behind. To the Afghans who aided the U.S.: “Tough luck. You bet on the wrong horse. To the American citizens trying to get out: “This was a risk you freely took when you signed up for foreign in service in that spawned sinkhole.” To women who now face the Taliban’s strict interpretation of sharia law: “Sorry, but it’s your fellow countrymen who left you in the lurch, not America”

Watch Your Screens — All this said, THE PLANET dismisses warnings that a Taliban controlled Afghanistan will breed more terrorists and the attendant “ism.” Nope. The new battleground will be cyber-terrorism, the ability of hostile powers to bring down networks and possibly even the internet itself. You think it’s bad now? Wait until our networks go down.

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Paying Dues — Speaking of hell, in the afterlife there can only be heaven. We’re living our hell right here on earth. Birth assured that, or do you find this “veil of tears” heavenly? The good news: We’re paying dues for upcoming bliss. Whether it’s the conscious or non-conscious kind, we can’t say.

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Furnace Creek, east side of Death Valley, in 1849.

 

 

 

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Ah, so much to say that must be left unsaid.

And gee-zzz, if you comment, try to say something meaningful? Quit the Hatfield-McCoy snotty zingers that don’t advance the discussion. They’re wearing thin. Also, be warned. Sending batch messages  (eight, nine, 10 comments at a time) won’t cut it any longer. Our robots are now looking for that. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

You’re better than all that.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
30 days ago

The late Rush Limbaugh use to say the left would love to do away with elections all together. Instinctually I didn’t believe it when first heard, but that seems exactly what they want. Why cheat when you don’t have to.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
29 days ago

Not to mention some creeper creeping about the clerk’s office after hours on election night.

But I digress, I was hoping to comment on the corrupt Williamstown PD. Personally I don’t care if the cops are a bunch of Hitler idolizer racists. But I do care if cops lie. Specifically speaking I’m referring to a Williamstown Police Officer displaying a photo of Adolph Hitler in his police locker for 20 years, NOT BECAUSE HE’s A RACIST COP, but because, as he alleges, another WPD officer bore a resemblance, so much so, as to be nicknamed “Little Adolph” by his fellow officers. Which brings me to the question of the Williamstown PD dispatcher who posted images of a gorilla’s genitals in honor of BLM. So my rhetorical question is, which Williamstown Police Officer resembles the genitals of gorillas, or more to the point, which cop doesn’t resemble the genitals of a gorilla.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The City I Hate
28 days ago

I want to know how the NAACP was able to get a list of officers not trusted to take the stand. If such a list exists shouldn’t we all have this list? It seems illegal for this list to be public knowledge….Lucy…sum spraining needs to be done!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
28 days ago

TESTILYING – The act of fabricating evidence and testifying falsely in court, esp. when performed by an officer of the law.

Obviously PERJURY ISN’T A FELONY FOR COPS, no matter how MALICIOUS IT IS!!

As to Berkshire County, last fall Harrington allegedly released a list with 8 names on the Brady list. Clearly this is an incomplete list. The LIST of DISHONEST COPS should be made PUBLIC. If I had to take a guess as to why the LIST isn’t made public, and easily accessible, to the public, my guess would be that the LIST IS MUCH TOO LONG.

And in other NEWS!

http://www.usatoday.com – Dec. 16, 2019 – Many dishonest police officers on Brady lists still work, testify – Hundreds of police officers have been labeled liars. Some still help send people to prison. Across the USA, prosecutors aren’t tracking officers misconduct, skirting Supreme Court “Brady rules and sometime leading to wrongful convictions.

apnews.com
http://www.usnews.com
May 12, 2021 – Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states – Police misconduct records are not available to the public unless one can prove a compelling interest and they deal with an officer’s….

http://www.ojp.gov >
A Study of Law Enforcement Officers Arrested – Office of Justice Programs by PM Stinson Sr. 2016 Document Titled: Police Integrity Lost:

North Street Junkie
North Street Junkie
30 days ago

Oil is nearly 100% higher not 48% higher

$40 x 1.48 (48% higher) would equal $60 (59.8)
$40 x 1.875 (87.5% higher) is $75
If something nearly doubled in cost it goes up by nearly 100%

If it goes down by half, it’s 50% off.

Since it’s going up, and it’s near double it’s nearly 100% more expensive.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  North Street Junkie
28 days ago

Joe is in bed with Iran and Saudis too.

Texas/NM has more oil than them and we sould be exporting oil and Americans getting refinery jobs, and bargn oil/fuel.

Joe is the IM-POTUS

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
30 days ago

Could you punch up the script for the city council meeting? Biggest phony reality show going.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Ham Anex
30 days ago

The Script: The Lovely Linda tells the City Council that she lives in a millionaires-only gated community as far way from inner city Pittsfield as possible. Peter Marchetti tells the City Council to go along with the Mayor’s agenda or face retribution. The City Council is rolling in tens of millions of dollars in Biden Buck$ along with Matt Kerwood’s multimillion dollar $lush Fund$, and Pittsfield politics now want to hear from the proverbial Kapan$ki family that has been used by the ruling elites in Pittsfield as a proverbial doormat for generations. The School Committee always defends the status quo, despite its inner city public schools being ranked at Level 5 (the worst rating) by the state. In November 2021, voter turnout for the municipal and public school elections will be somewhere in the teens, while over 80 percent of registered voters may only watch blogger Dan Valenti’s unnamed reality show on TV. Also, Beacon Hill lawmakers are still sitting on over $5 billion in Biden Buck$, while they are all on their month-long August vacation. Has Chrome Dome Adam Hinds, Trippy Country Buffet, Shitty Pignatelli, Paul Marx, and/or “the Mayor” John Barrett III reached out to you about how to spend their unspent billions? Where does all of the money go? Certainly NOT to Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Western Massachusetts, and the like.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
29 days ago

The mayor and that Ruffer character have tens of millions of government gifted dollars to spend. And somehow they have deduced that the people of Pittsfield want them to spend a large chunk of it on “housing”. And, as if by the grace of God, these two just happened to have friends and acquaintances that are in the business of building houses and apartments. WOW!! What a super lucky coincidence is THAT? OMG!!

(Apparently the rules state that this money CAN be used for sewer and water, of which the taxpayers have high debt, but no mention from the mayor on that angle)

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  Pointstoponder
29 days ago

Where’s all the tax revenue from the boom pot industry that’s taking over ?

Brittle
Brittle
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
29 days ago

Good one.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
29 days ago

Oh, I sure hope you are not going to bring up that old forensic audit thing again Joe. Don’t go there. That’s blasphemous in Pittsfield.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
29 days ago

You can bet it will go up in smoke just like the weed itself wherever the hell it is.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Pointstoponder
29 days ago

Yes they supposedly ran a survey, however you could vote more than once. They also didn’t publicize it very well because every time I told someone about it they stated they didn’t know about it. And who created the six questions and why did you have to put them in order of 6 instead of being able to pick just one. Basically it was designed to give the answers the powers to be wanted. I would still like to see the results which mysteriously has not been publicized. BTW have the voting rolls been vetted now that are census has shrunk? Should we go back and see how it relates to how many people voted last election?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  danvalenti
29 days ago

Dan Valenti for mayor!

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

All in favor but only the chosen ones will see that, or they just don’t pay! Still can’t figure out why the money didn’t go to the water and sewer upgrades which would in effect be a tax savings for us little ones

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

Mayor Tyer has zero interest in lowering taxes or painting lines in streets so we can follow what lane we are in or regularly sweeping the main roads every 3 weeks as the buildup of road debris is clogging sewgrates causing backups.Im surprise you dont recognize Tyer leading the gentrification of the lower class drug neighborhoods.Rents are in the 1500 a month range.You must move with that being the market.Just look a the money being pumped into North and Tyler for no reason that we know of.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

The “reason” may be that some people plan on making a ton of money. And that may well be the driver behind the whole renaissance. North street provided tens of millions of dollars which went thisaway and thataway and Tyler st will open the same doors. By the way, after tens of millions of dollars spent on North street everyone seems unhappy. (except for the people who got rich on the endless, useless upgrades. Tell me again what is the benefit of a “bump out”?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

Here come the afghans, folks! Charlie Baker wants refugees. This Guv has got to go – hopefully Geoff Diehl can mount a successful run for guv!

Our country can’t survive uncontrolled open borders & unchecked refugee resettlements.
We need to learn from Europe’s mistakes!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/19/10-gop-governors-ask-joe-biden-to-resettle-afghans-states/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

I agree that we really shouldn’t be bringing the entire country of Afghanistan into our country, but the hosts of Good Morning Joe and other far left news outlets are looking very cheerful this morning and are obviously not seeing what is happening as a crisis just like they don’t see our open borders as a crisis. I think we should help the Afghans that helped us over there and Christians trapped in that country, but relocating more than that is crazy considering the culture shock that they will experience. It would have been just as easy for us to just relocate them somewhere in the Middle East other than Afghanistan. Just get them out of immediate danger. I believe that the far left is just fine with what is now happening in Afghanistan.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

I think the far left is just fine with what is currently happening in Afghanistan especially with the public and even our own governor of Mass. saying to bring them all here. We could take many of the Afghans out of immediate harm without having to relocate all of them to this country. The Middle East is a big place and they don’t even like our culture. That should have been done, however, BEFORE Biden removed the military from Afghanistan which was just plain stupid and shows that Biden is unfit to be president.

Bashlukhadeesh
Bashlukhadeesh
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

The cnn reporter is asking what will happen to the refugees when they come to America and that it’s heartbreaking? Is that even her job. Don’t worry,we will make sure they will be taken care of,some better than the homeless in our streets. One other item how do we know if any of these people are Taliban? Send them to St. Mary’s, or Colorado (Rockies)

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Bashlukhadeesh
29 days ago

How will they adjust to being told they have over 100 genders and all the other insanity in this country? We should take in many of the Afghans obviously because taking in refugees whose lives are in danger is what we do here in America, but they are a tribal people and I think eventually, once they are out of danger, they would want to return to that type of life that they are comfortable and familiar with living. Americans should have a say in all of this and not just be dictated to by our corrupt and incompetent political leaders.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Bashlukhadeesh
29 days ago

They will be taken care of better than even our troops will be. That is the real big bowl of suck that is coming courtesy of this cf! Bad enough our troops have been dealing with being treated like shit forever when they come back from engagement every time our government sent the troops in harms way in any conflict.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

Trump negotiated a deal with the Taliban for the U.S. to leave by May 1, 2021. Trump drew down troop levels to under 2000 before Biden took office. The United States has already evacuated thousands of our citizens.

Please know the facts before you post.

Andrew Stevens
Andrew Stevens
Reply to  Bleak House
29 days ago

Trunk would have adjusted the deal based on new info. Everyone knows this but you

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Bleak House
29 days ago

And if you’re trying to tell us Trump would have left the Taliban all of those weapons and left people behind, you are beyond stupid.

This has Sotero’s fingerprints on it. Not only were his foreign policies atrocious, he showed the world how vulnerable and weak he was diplomatically and politically. He could talk a good game, but eventually you have to back up that talk. He backed up the Brink’s trucks and loaded pallets (billions of dollars) of cash to Iran….Iran, Bleak House. Comprende?

The only thing Barry was good at stirring up was the race war and hatred toward the police. It even hit home in Pittsfield, when City Ass-Clowncilor Helen Moon, lied about being arrested by white Boston/New Hampshire/Gotham City cops, and then wanted to “defund the police.” Even with violent crime at an all time high in Pittsfield and a weak on crime DA Wrong Way, Helen thinks crippling the police would have been beneficial. Gee, what could have possibly gone wrong?

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J2S
J2S
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

MA,
Going going gone! You Took Bleak deep and at the same time cleared the bases.

Andrew Stevens
Andrew Stevens
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

Well put.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

Goodness, not only are you wrong about the payment to Iran, and spectacularly so, you somehow link that to idiot politicians in Pittsfield?

Obama got Bin Laden killed.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Bleak House
29 days ago

Biden changed everything Trump did except this. That’s the fact jack…off

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  12 Gauge
27 days ago

Your comments are puerile.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Bleak House
29 days ago

There is no comparison. Leaving some troops till people are removed from danger is what makes sense not what Biden did. Seeing body parts attached to our planes is not doing a good job. Watching mothers throw their babies over a wall to save them is not doing a good job. Relying on a terrorist group to evacuate our citizens for us is not doing a good job. Biden is unfit for being Commander-In-Chief of our military.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

Trump invited that terrorist group to Camp David. Pompeo had his picture taken with the leader of the Taliban.

You need to wake up to Trump’s complete incompetence.

Brittle
Brittle
Reply to  Bleak House
29 days ago

Way off. Not even close. Did Republicans create invasion,yes,but there’s no excuse for what mess Biden has us in.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Brittle
28 days ago

Tell me, what exactly was the end of this war supposed to look like? Do you actually think it was going to be some sort of flawless, orderly process?

Fhygt
Fhygt
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

Covid. It’s baaaaaaaccck. Wear a mask!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fhygt
29 days ago

Wearing a mask is like putting up a chain link fence around your house to keep out mosquitos , Fauci is in CHI-Coms pocket

The downtown Umbrella guy
The downtown Umbrella guy
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

I’d rather have a refugee family next-door than one of you foaming at the mouth maga dorks.

Brittle
Brittle
Reply to  The downtown Umbrella guy
29 days ago

Excellent. I had some dude confront me on my own street minding my own business. If something had gone down I had a six five monster in the house waiting in the wings

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The downtown Umbrella guy
29 days ago

You’d want a tranny instructing your kids too.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Isn’t there a LICSW, with an expertise in the areas of sexuality and gender issues, already employed in the public school system?

Pittsfield School Approves First Read of New Transgender Policy – iBerkshires. com

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The City I Hate
28 days ago

It would hit your kid first chance IT got.

Never Herd
Never Herd
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Funny of the day! Tranny?

Village Knight
Village Knight
Reply to  The downtown Umbrella guy
29 days ago

You should ask Pete Marchette where to place your Umbrella.
Make America Great Again!

Cuware pack
Cuware pack
Reply to  Village Knight
28 days ago

Excellent!

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

No good RINO

Primary the SOB!!!

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

Who took your family in during aftermath of 2 world wars in Europe

Be The Change
Be The Change
29 days ago

Promises to keep in mind during these times of Change;

1. I am your strength.

2. I will never leave you.

3. I have plans for you to prosper.

4. I hear your prayers.

5. I will fight for you.

6. I will give you peace.

7. I always love you.

Cuware pack
Cuware pack
Reply to  Be The Change
28 days ago

And I will buy you a Lexus.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Cuware pack
27 days ago

Lord wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my friends all drive Porches I must make amends.

(Sorry BTC – your outlook is commendable.)

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Kermit Frog
26 days ago

Prayers for a Rolls-

J2S
J2S
29 days ago

Yelling and defensive in public meetings, but whispers and politeness in the behind the scenes meetings so Joe Public doesn’t hear a word of what they are up to.

AssIn
AssIn
29 days ago

Eagle add placement

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Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  AssIn
28 days ago

Who did they ask? I know this voter and all the voters in my family weren’t asked… And that’s a long list of registered voters from all parties

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Until the Criminals responsible for Nov3-4 2020 are hung for treason , we do not have a nation.

Pat
Pat
29 days ago

Glenn Beck’s conservative audience has now raised over 22 million dollars in 48 hours to get Christians out of Afghanistan. The Taliban will torture and kill all Christians so it’s imperative they are removed from this dangerous situation. No reporting on this on any media stations. Is this because it’s conservatives who are being so generous to help people in this crisis stricken area? Does the far left media not care about Christians?

Chesty Puller
Chesty Puller
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

You Rubes gave over 100 million to tRumps legal defense fund. Perhaps tRump could send some of that money to help the Christians get out Of Afghanistan. After all, tRump is such a Good Christian guy.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Chesty Puller
29 days ago

Biden’s response:
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Dick Flimsy
Dick Flimsy
Reply to  Dementia Joe
29 days ago

That could be any news conference that Biden gives.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Chesty Puller
29 days ago

Biden’s response is to leave Americans and our allies in Afghanistan to be tortured by the terrorists.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

That is what I heard. AND he wants to shave them all bald first just to be a big meany.

royal hartigan
royal hartigan
29 days ago

thanks, dan for your excellent insights into the mountain bike proposal(sss) and process(es) so far, stated and hidden. the questions all deserve answers and so far there have been none.

the choice is clear: adventure for the few (single, restricted-interest expensive adrenaline junkets) or reverence for all (nature, animals, plants, trees, springside, people, the public trust, democracy).

the issue is not about self-gratification and pleasure, it is about springside and its natural treasures – it rhymes………..

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

With all of this recent breaking news, did we miss Sweet Pete White announcing his solution to the “houseless” problem? He’s been working on it for over a year now. It must be one heck of a plan.

So, Sweet Pete, your answer to the “houseless” problem is………..

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
28 days ago

PEEPEE must be working on the houseless problem, because it doesn’t look like he’s working on his property, which is looking like an unkempt houseless encampment. At least from the outside. Perhaps the inside of his dump is spilling onto the outside to make room for his unwashed houseless guests.

J2S
J2S
29 days ago

As the saying goes, many politicians first seek to get elected to leadership positions from local , state and federal government to do good for the people and instead end up staying because they can do well for themselves.

J2S
J2S
29 days ago
Mr. X
Mr. X
29 days ago

I was driving on Fenn St. this morning glanced over by the Highland and noticed a brand new Lexus in Mrs. Clarmont’s space. New car new mega house being built on the Cape, life is good in Tyertown. Then heading north on North St. by Carr Hardware a motorcycle blasted over to the right into the famous new bike lane and screamed by 5 or 6 cars then zipped back over to the left. Well I guess a motorcycle is considered a bike right?

Brittle
Brittle
Reply to  Mr. X
29 days ago

I want to know how this bike crap affects handicap parking? No one knows?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mr. X
29 days ago

Yesterday I got the green light to proceed onto North Street from Columbus Avenue. Two bicyclist rode right in front of my car and the woman’s car next to me. We both jammed our brakes on. Evidently bike riders do not have to abide by traffic lights. Is anyone enforcing the rules of the road? I would think bikers would also stop at red lights, but guess not. Also, noticed that many more plungers (or as my co-workers refer to them now as Deanna & Linda’s dildos) have been added. North Street get’s better by the day. NOT!

Felt terrible when I read of the arson fire at St. Joseph’s Church. Also, read that there was an additional fire set this week in the same spot, but police are denying it!? Why can we never get the truth from City Hall? Can’t help but wonder why it took over two weeks to bring this terrible crime out to the public. Was the Mayor and the Police trying to ignore the crime? Probably don’t want a blemish article on Dynamic & Vibrant North Street. Since St. Joe’s has bailed the City out for the homeless, it would be nice if Linda could take $5,000 out of one of her secret stashes or Covid monies and help the Church with the repair of the burnt door. After all, the Church property is a major hangout of all the addicted, homeless and drunks of Pittsfield. So sad!

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Backpack Backpack
28 days ago

Pretty sure those are annual grants every DAs office gets. Money will not solve Harrington’s problems. See Facebook post below for example. A complete absense of basic management ability. A prosecutor with almost no experience is assigned to a case that will obviously get much public attention. A total lack of supervision, obviously and an unwillingness to take responsibility. Here she is throwing her employees under the bus and lying to the poster simultaneously. “Thankfully my office will have the opportunity to rectify this situation.” Andrea Harrington caused this problem, not some rogue lawyer who got into court and posed as a prosector. “Thankfully” we have at least one judge to reject embezzlement and the DA’s incompetence.

Facebook
Karen Chase · 
Is there anyone out there who could possibly explain DA Andrea Harrington‘s thinking about the plea deal situation with the Susan B. Anthony Museum? I am perplexed.
Andrea Harrington
Hi, Karen. Thanks for reaching out. The prosecutor handling that matter exercised poor judgment in devising her recommendation and in failing to discuss with her supervisor. It is and always has been the position of my office that financial crimes by individuals in positions of trust are significant cases and should be treated as such. Thankfully my office will have the opportunity to rectify this situation. I hope this helps.

Victim & Witness Assistance Board
Victim & Witness Assistance Board
Reply to  LegalEagle
28 days ago

Ya but,

“Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office, is a recipient of VOCA funds to provide services to victims of crime. MOVA’s contract with the Berkshire County DA’s Office ended on July 1, 2021.”

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Moves Like Jagger
29 days ago

I read the news article about the Lovely Linda’s tour of North Street with the Eagle reporter. North Street businesses are NOT happy with Mayor Linda Tyer’s leadership. They complain that homeless people are pooping on the street, teens are vandalizing storefronts, drug addicts and substance abusers are raising hell, shoplifters are daily occurrences because their are no cops patrolling the North Street, parking is problem, and City Hall talks at them instead of with the small business owners. There is little foot traffic on North Street, and most of the people there are only there for social services and/or they live troubled and sad lives. Mayor Linda Tyer calls North Street “a work in progress”. The downtown arts scene experiment failed over one decade ago, yet the Lovely Linda still touts its short-lived seasonal success in the Summertime. Pittsfield is still losing population for decades on end. Even the state and local politicians do not really live in Pittsfield anymore, including Chrome Dome Adam Hinds with his $690,000 home in Amherst, Mass., Jimmy Ruberto with his condos in Naples, Florida and Lenox, Linda Tyer with her millionaire Accountant husband in the wealthy gated community, Trippy Country Buffet with her children sent to Lenox Public Schools, and so on. Pittsfield politicians don’t buy into their own propaganda about the city’s futile and redundant efforts at revitalization. Pittsfield politics is not even rational anymore. Instead, it is yet another government ran casino where the rich get to pay to play Pittsfield politics.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

Notice, she didn’t bother to walk a little further into the Wild Westside where the real action comes from that causes many of the problems in the entire area? The diversity coach could have led the tour, but she wanted no part of that tour. Votes from the area are fine though.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Barebare is doing his part with his early morning 3am hauntings of cumbies, where the $5 crackwhore junkie hookers roam freely. And anyway, linda and her behemoth of a diversity coach would scare the wild things, even in the untamed illegally prolific armed wild westside jungle. The savages would be calling animal control if those two showed up in the dark of night.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Moves Like Jagger
28 days ago

This is a long overdue damning expose of Mayor Tyers ineptitude as well as her total cluelessness about how badly she is failing the people of Pittsfield. It took not only the unhappiness of the North st business owners but also for the local newspaper to do a bit of their own job to bring these failures to the forefront. Apparently the newspaper had to throw in some lines of ass kissing but the overall story reveals that this mayor has been out to lunch. She is so preoccupied with expensive unnecessary fun things that she has neglected the basics of running a city. She has missed doing the job of mayor by a mile.
And this is just North street. And these are the people who funded her campaign and now seem to regret their doing so. It is not like the rest of the populace thinks she is doing a great job either. But watch for a new PR campaign to bolster this fallen failure. More lipstick. More phoniness.

Everyone should read this and do it soon before she has it edited or removed altogether. Good job Eagle. If you care about the city you will do more of this.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Either Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way. Looks like they decided to follow the Planet’s Lead and only when they decided they couldn’t keep the Pandora’s Box closed any longer after the Planet turned the key to the lock on it.

Anyone Notice
Anyone Notice
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

It’s most like an ad for the upcoming brewery than a damning exposé.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Moves Like Jagger
28 days ago

Thanks for posting that article, Jagger.
It appears your SJW mayor & city councilors are not interested in improving North St.
Why?
Here are 3 suggestions for your city leaders;

  1. Remove the parking kiosks. Return to 1 hour free parking on North St. Have the meter maid enforce the 1 hour rule.
  2. Use that boatload of federal cash to fund multiple, regular walking patrols by the PPD. Increase car & bike patrols downtown. Increase parking lot security. Ignore Helen Moon & increase funding for the police!
  3. Use well-supervised teams of the incarcerated to weed/maintain downtown common areas.

It’s not rocket science! What is Linda doing with all her free time?

Hue Encry
Hue Encry
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

“Being in business on North Street is kind of like being really popular in high school, but having really embarrassing parents,” says Jessica Rufo, owner of Dottie’s Coffee Lounge at 444 North St. “We’re all doing so well, but Mom and Dad are, like, passed out in the living room and, like, their car is always dented up.”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Hue Encry
28 days ago

Some of the lyrics from the Who’s “The Children Are Alright”
came to mind.

Sometimes, I feel I gotta get awayI know I gotta get away
And I know if I don’t, I’ll go out of my mind
Better leave her behind with the kids, they’re alright

The kids are alright

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Hue Encry
27 days ago

Not sure I understand her analogy but she’s easy in the eyes and it sounds good!

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
27 days ago

Hey, maybe she should be a politician too.

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

I guess playing Barry’s flute

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

Excellent suggestions Fritz, the Mayor seemed to brush off the business owners concerns who are right in the middle of everything going on and know first hand with her usual bs. She really got testy when Valenti Clothing mentioned that one of the former mayor’s popped in on occasion and spoke with them about how things were going. It seems she is mostly concerned about how things are going for herself and a few select other$.

Hue Encry
Hue Encry
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

I think when you piss off nice people like the Riches, Valentis,Rasers and Mazzeos who have stood by Pittsfield for decades it really is time to make a public statement, Mayor Tyer. Here it is: “I tried, I failed, I surrender and I wish the next mayor luck.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Hue Encry
28 days ago

Tried to buy them off with Covid cash. That made some happy for a while but the overall mess she created was still there.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

I respectfully disagree with you on the issue of walking patrols. I don’t object to the concept. But some years ago that HEAD pile of schitt did his own perverted version of downtown walking patrols. So, what should have been lower paid grunt work, was actually lucrative pork, assigned to higher ranking/overpaid cops.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Possible big rains coming. Do not wait for the city to clean out that storm drain near your house. Do it yourself and do it now. Will be worth the aggravation later.
And, do your gutters still have last years leaves and small branches in them? If so, get off your lazy ass and take care of it. Do not be like some local officials who neglect the basics.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Did you remember to wipe yur azz?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Did you say you were a college professor MT? What school was that again?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Where woud not accept YOU!

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Where woud not waaa waa?

Pat
Pat
28 days ago

No evidence that January 6th riots had any preplanning or that President Trump was involved. We have suffered through months of listening to the far left news outlets call January 6th a coordinated event. It was a devious plot to take down our government. No, a group of unarmed citizens were not capable of doing a government takedown. This report confirms that all of the far left news media was wrong.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fbi-no-evidence-jan-6-riot-organized-trump-or-others?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210820SponsoredTrending-Floraspring&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Cuware pack
Cuware pack
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Now these bicyclists think they own the roads.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

I agree Pat. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters just happened to show up in Washington on the same day to tour the Capitol building. Many of them brought flowers and gifts for the congress. No idea how it got all blown out of proportion. Just weird huh?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
28 days ago

How much Democrat BS do you swallow each day?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
28 days ago

Circuses are struggling to hire new clowns, as they are are all going to politics.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

And to work for the Eagle.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ham Anex
28 days ago

Rutbeger’s Left Winged Parrot

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Pointstoponder
28 days ago

This is your own FBI coming out with this report. Riots start very easily and you should know that from the “Summer of Love” where Antifa and BLM gathered with supposedly good intentions that turned into mayhem like burning, looting, murdering, and rioting so the far left is no less capable of getting out of control, but with the far left, far more were murdered from their actions. Your own leaders like Lizzie Warren thought it was a catharsis and so needed to let these people get the violence out of their systems.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

When you repeat the right wing hogwash do they ask you to use exact wording or are you allowed to add in a few adjectives of your own? Seems like you pretty much repeat like you are supposed to so that you don’t get it wrong.

The school committee
The school committee
28 days ago

Dan,you did not report the reason gas was so low when Biden took over and why it has gone up.Its reported for over a year that 21 million people were put out of work because Trump mishandled the Covid virus.No demand for gas dropped gas prices. Supply and demand is the reason.Looks like we found the top as we have opened up and summer prices allway fall.I believe after 180 days there are 10 million now out of work.That is a 50% drop in the unemployed.Trump also would not participate in a peaceful transfer of power and he also in a very unprecedented bizzar plan for 1/6/2021 did not allow the Biden team access to transition team.We now know what trumps plan was so it makes sense he was planning a coup at the capital.He hopefully will spend the rest of his life in jail.As long as Trump is aggitated like the press should do your profession has a chance to survive.If Trump survives our country and the world will be lost forever. Journalist have a unique responsibility in a democracy that requires them to always self regulate what they have seen and speak truth for history.With that you could do an article about the proof that 20,000,000 extra democratic votes were added out of thin air as Trump says his extra 10,000,000 was not enough.You do understand Trump had a 44% approval rating making his extra 12 million almost illogical.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

We were energy independent when Trump left office. Thanks to Dementia Joe we are not. He has limited drilling in the U.S.. This has a huge effect on prices.

Pointsto ponder
Pointsto ponder
Reply to  Herb Pease
28 days ago

Energy independant? Name one month when we did not import a half million gallons of oil from OPEC. By the way, much of U.S. oil was shipped overseas. I don’t get the dynamics either.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Pointsto ponder
27 days ago

We import a lot of our oil from Canada. Shutting down and not allowing pipelines from Canada has hampered us too.
Oil imports and exports – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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

FU you are father left than Mao and Stalin!!

And the H-Beat, CHu-chi Summer, Mario the grand parent killrer, and rest of D-crooks

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Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

TDS still glad you see things through your proverbial CNN/MSNBC/PBS view. Gas was lower for most of Trump’s term because his policy wanted US to be energy independent. BTW this was through all forms of energy creation but pushing for higher oil exploration and drilling was part of it as was the Keystone pipeline. Videos and audits have confirmed “discrepancies “ in the election so I would not be so smug with your assessment. I don’t understand your fixation and hatred for Trump, it almost seems personal. Let’s try to stay focused on who is trying to lead this country now but currently is failing. I will go to church today and pray for them anyway which I hope helps

TDS owns you
TDS owns you
28 days ago

The TDS is strong with CNN.
Lead stories are about Covid (and Trump)
Covid (and Republicans who support Trump)
What Spike Lee thinks of Trump
What Iowans think of MTG (and Trump)
Afghanistan and Trump
And finally a little article about Afghanistan right now but no mention of Biden.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TDS owns you
28 days ago

Joe has sold out the Ameicans left in Afghanistan, traitor Joe. The machines selected him 2020/ 04

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Joey lives in what’s left of your brain dude. He owns you. Owns you. Owns you. You cannot get away from the man.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

You still have TDS , fizze.

Traitor Joe needs a tall tree and a short rope.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

See? He never leaves your mind. Cuz he owns you.

Pat
Pat
28 days ago

Our military is falling victim to the WOKE culture and the put down of white men right now. It didn’t take long for this WOKE training to kick in. I think what we need right now is some angry white men and some angry men of any color and even some angry military women to storm that Afghan airport with force and rescue those people who are about to be tortured and murdered for defying the Taliban. That we can stand by and know that people will be horribly burned alive, dismembered, have eyes gouged out as one woman just did, and we do nothing that even looks aggressive except race against the clock that we stupidly created with our bad decisions is beyond belief and pathetic.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Some of those WOKE stock market people are trying to pretend the stock market is doing well. But Pat and I know that the far lefters have ruined it forever. It’s awful.

Giuseppe Sayings
Giuseppe Sayings
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

G e is currently over 100 from 14 in january

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

D-Rats voted for this POS and their machnies elceted him

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/biden-heading-delaware-basement-tomorrow-thousands-americans-trapped-behind-enemy-lines-afghanistan/

“Biden Heading to His Delaware Basement Tomorrow as Thousands of Americans Trapped Behind Enemy Lines in Afghanistan”

God help America if Kommieala takes charge, or worse yet Pelosesy.

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Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

I have been trying to think of the one word that would describe most of your posts MT. I had my 6 year old grandson read a couple and give me his opinion and he immediately said INFANTILE. Infantile mixed in with a smattering of senile.
Out of the mouths of babes huh MT?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

You are more full of crap than an overfed pig

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

You’ve raised him wrong. And dumb children too.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

And stuipd can be educated, dumb is dumb

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/taliban-2-0-special-forces-unit-patrolling-streets-kabul-wear-us-military-uniforms-left-behind-body-armor/

Can it get worse? Joe is hiding in his basement. Just like last spring, summer,and fall

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/taliban-2-0-special-forces-unit-patrolling-streets-kabul-wear-us-military-uniforms-left-behind-body-armor/

“Taliban fighters have come a long way from looking like armed goat farmers thanks to Joe Biden.

Dan, still proud of SU JOE?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

I am ashemed of the SELCTION Nov 3-4 2020, Joe, Mario, and the witch who took Mario’s place

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Dan, proud of a stolen election? An incompetent IM-POTUS? Corrupt NY Gov YOU boast of ?

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

SU is better at producing pro football players than politicians

Hue Encry
Hue Encry
28 days ago

It’s too bad our lemming leaders don’t look into the detailed problems of heroin consumption sites elsewhere before they blindly announce their support. It’s too bad Pittsfield doesn’t have a mayor like this one who says we should be demanding facts and evidence of outcomes. There is little evidence of success with addicts in Canada and a lot of evidence of crime and disintegration of neighborhoods. You have to wonder why the Mayor didn’t ask businesses about this on her tour.

OPINION
Safe consumption site not the answer to Cambridge’s drug problemDC
By Doug CraigSpecial to Waterloo Region Record
Fri., July 30, 2021timer3 min. read
Every Cambridge resident has a right to feel safe in their own neighbourhood and everyone challenged with addiction has the right to medical care and full treatment facilities in our community.
Unfortunately, safe consumption sites answer neither of these fundamental aspirations for residents living in our city.
This compelling conclusion emerges from two main sources. One is the province of Alberta’s recent review on consumption sites in various cities within that province and the other are independent reviews from the Insite Injection Facility in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.
These analyses clearly noted three facts. First, most neighbourhoods in proximity to one of these consumption sites will see a significant increase in trash, needles and public disorder. Second, there is overwhelming evidence that shows a lack of success in the treatment of addicts referred from these sites that leads to their full recovery. Finally, there is an increasing debate as to whether these sites are as successful as they claim in saving lives.
At this point, Cambridge city council, in its quest to provide a location for a new site, is now looking outside the hot zones where the highest incidence of drug-related overdoses are recorded. This manoeuvre has come as a result of political escapism rather than harm reduction because of the steely and organized opposition in the Galt business core that forced city council to look elsewhere.
As a consequence of their initial decision, councillors are now considering their second choice on the periphery of the downtown. The hope was to find less community disapproval and, after a lengthy review of potential sites by city staff, both Easton Street and Oxford Street were targeted.
This whole process has torn the fabric of the community spirit apart and derailed a proper discussion on an appropriate drug strategy.
Few addicts are brought back to full recovery because of program interventions that originate from these sites. Let’s be clear as the truth is not very often attractive, addicts don’t go to a safe consumption site for an education or to listen to advice, but to take their drugs and suppress the overwhelming anxiety of drug withdrawal.

As a community, we need to start questioning all aspects of the present drug strategy, giving particular attention to the ethical and moral framework of those policies. What is being promoted — and we need to acknowledge this — is that we are legalizing drug abuse by setting up these sites and we are supporting drug dependence with individuals who are semi-autonomous, in the grips of addiction and unable to make proper decisions about their personal health.
As we emerge from the pileup of various opinions, it should be noted that there are good people on both sides of the debate and that debate should now focus not only on safeguarding the rights of homeowners, but revisiting the present drug policies. Unfortunately, right now, Cambridge residents are being misled by a process that is built on a lack of facts and clear outcomes.
Drug abuse is rampant everywhere. Drug-related deaths are increasing yearly. Homeless encampments whose residents are susceptible to addiction are commonplace and social disorder is evident on our streets. The conclusion: it’s clear Canada’s drug strategy is a failure.
Eighteen months ago all levels of government in Canada did something quite extraordinary. They came together and supported each other in various ways to curtail the ravaging aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we are emerging from that health emergency and it was the co-operation, financial support of $300 billon and public engagement at all levels that was successful in subduing the ravaging aspects of that health crisis.
Today, we are facing another national health crisis, which is drug addiction. It is visible everywhere in our community and we need to reengage our elected officials at all levels to come up with a new meaningful strategy that is going to achieve the same results with the same dedication and financing that was employed for the pandemic.
Putting a safe consumption site on either Easton Street or Oxford Street in Cambridge is not the answer. It’s a surrender to the continuation of the same old failed policies.
Doug Craig was the mayor of Cambridge from 2000 until 2018.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Hue Encry
28 days ago

As long as there is federal dollars to be had and the injection site (s) aren’t in her neighborhood the mayor, activists and others in leadership positions want it no matter the consequences to the remaining residents of Pittsfield. $he got hers and all she has left to do is decide what area out of 3 she is going to call home when she retires.

Addict-Mill Town
Addict-Mill Town
Reply to  Hue Encry
27 days ago

If people stay dry so do the money

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
28 days ago

There is a place on Facebook. PITTSFIELD SENTINEL. Something about a survey for the mayor to spend money. She is gettin one unholy trashing for her horrible leadership. Not one favorable commnet. If she had doubts about how people felt about her she will no longer have them. Usually anytime anyone says bad things about her on there she has them deleted and so that will probably happen to this as well. But woweee man

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

She and hubby are D-RATS like YOU fizze

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
28 days ago

Looks like another North Street business is trying to get out – saw the Berkshire General Store up for sale on Zillow.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Auto Phil
28 days ago

Here is what the owner said about that business you mentioned.

“There’s not a week that goes by here where I don’t follow someone out the door after I watch them steal from me, and I have to scream at them to give me my stuff
back,” Tuller told The Eagle. “There isn’t a week that goes by that the hallway isn’t trashed. We need more of a police presence
here. We really do.”

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  J2S
27 days ago

But yet, DA Wrong Way feels punishing shoplifters is racist? Except if a white makes commits the crime.

Either she isn’t smart enough to realize if there are no actions for a person’s wrong decisions, NOTHING will change, or she doesn’t care?

Stealing is wrong. Even thieves in prison are thought of as untrustworthy, low-life’s.

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J2S
J2S
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
27 days ago

She is all in on the quality of life crimes as they have labeled it being excused as a reason not to prosecute, just like the rest of the far left DA’s in the same positions as her. What about the victims quality of life?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
27 days ago

And,
The playbook is clear: Harrington is only interested in prosecuting cases that she can highlight in her election
campaigns.

The school committee
The school committee
28 days ago

The mayor does not need to spend money now.She is not doing her job.North street merchants have no clue whats shes doing besides being an out of touch carpetbagger.She always seems sincere and positive like a tourist.

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

How is your buddy Dementia Joe doing?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Biden’s weak sister in DOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjqco86KlJk&t=18s

Can it get worse Lieden? Yup, Kommilea talks over

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/worse-thought-taliban-seized-75000-vehicles-600000-weapons-200-aircraft-afghanistan-leftover-biden-admin/

SU Joe Planet

It’s Worse than We Thought: Taliban Seized 75,000 Vehicles, 600,000 Weapons and 200 Aircraft in Afghanistan Leftover by Biden Adminhicles, 600,000 Weapons and 200 Aircraft in Afghanistan Leftover by Biden Admin

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

Impeach Biden!

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

Biden and his handlers need a tree.

“A Taliban fighting unit called the Badri 313 Battalion was spotted patrolling Afghanistan with U.S.-made gear, and posting one photo appearing to mock the iconic World War II photo, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. 
Propaganda videos posted this week on channels affiliated with the Taliban show soldiers in the little-known Badri 313 Battalion carrying U.S. and U.S. ally-made weapons and gear that appear to be stolen from allied militaries while patrolling parts of Kabul.
In one propaganda photo, members of the Badri 313 Battalion are seen hoisting a Taliban flag in a similar fashion to the six U.S. Marines who raised the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. ”

https://www.foxnews.com/world/taliban-unit-wearing-us-gear-mock-iconic-american-wwii-photo

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

You’ll be worse off with the VP, but were already scraping the bottom of the barrel.

I wonder if the Democrats are happy with their selected idiots?

Too bad the states are dragging their feet with (s)election audits

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Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

These “audits” are no such thing and will amount to nothing. Trump will not be reinstated. The 2020 election will not be deemed a fraud.

All the time you’ve spend reading dreck from Breitbart, The Gateway Punidt, and Zerohehdge has been a complete waste. You’ll never get that time back.

Dennis O’Keefe
Dennis O’Keefe
Reply to  Bleak House
27 days ago

Yes he will

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Dennis O’Keefe
25 days ago

Yet another alias. Grow up.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Dementia Joe’s version of gun control.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Can you imagine if this was President Trump, which it wouldn’t be because he is much smarter than that, but the pictures from Afghanistan would be on television 24/7 and the calls for impeachment would have begun the same day.

Covid
Covid
28 days ago

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Remember wear a mask and social distance
No large groups, no parties, no groups of unknown people

Covid
Covid
Reply to  Covid
28 days ago

Remember masks are an essential part of Covid safety, as is social distancing.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

While it is true that Democratic Party state and local corrupt politicians over the past decades ran Pittsfield (Massachusetts) into the proverbial ditch while mostly blaming GE for leaving the area around 1990, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party both suck….Mayor Linda Tyer is not solely to blame for all of Pittsfield’s socioeconomic problems. It has been many past decades of failed leadership in Pittsfield politics that has led to Pittsfield being called “A City in Decay” in Gregory Crewdson’s art exhibits spanning from London, England, to New York City, to L.A. Do I believe that the Lovely Linda is out-of-touch living in her millionaires-only gated community? The answer is YES she is disconnected from the common people who are mostly protesting her failed leadership on North Street and elsewhere throughout the community, such as Pittsfield’s inner city Level 5 (or failing) public schools….I don’t believe government is rational anymore. Politicians from Beacon Hill to the Swamp are all on their month-long-plus August 2021 vacation, huge sums of stimulus and rental relief money are sitting unspent in every level of government, inflation is at decades high levels, the federal debt is increasing by trillions of dollars every fiscal year….The rich and powerful elites don’t give a damn because they are all well taken care of, while the rest of us are fearing for our survival during the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

The powers to be are sitting on the money meant for helping those to remain in their places until it all blows over and then divert the money elsewhere to their liking. They will claim the money was leftover and was unused.Wait and see.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
28 days ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/glenn-beck-raises-20-million-three-days-rescue-christians-afghanistan/

D-ementia Joe ain’t doing a thing besides hiding in his basement….

“Glenn Beck Raises Over $20 Million In Three Days To Rescue Christians From Afghanistan”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Joe and his administration at first wanted the people stranded and looking to catch a flight out would have to pay $2000. They quickly backtracked that idea because of the outcry of the people.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

https://www.theblaze.com/news/isis-allegedly-threatening-to-attack-americans-in-afghanistan-biden-admin-refuses-to-answer-questions-on-threat

“The startling new development comes after the U.S. Embassy in Kabul told Americans wishing to leave the country that traveling to the airport in Kabul, where all evacuation operations are taking place, was no longer safe.”

Biden has the backbone of a jellyfish. He’s bringing Afghanis here and leaving Americans without hope.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

You know it’s bad when even CNN calls Biden “an utter failure”

“What did Ward say?While waiting inside the Kabul airport compound for her flight to Qatar, Ward — who had become the face of on-the-ground reporting from Kabul since the Taliban overtook the city — succinctly described Biden’s withdrawal as an utter “failure.” “

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

They are just preparing the groundwork for their ultimate achievement, having giggling Kamala as the first female president. She has no qualifications whatsoever to be president, but that doesn’t matter. She is female and that’s all that counts. They could have tagged any woman off the street for the job and have had a better candidate than Kamala.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

My belief all along is that Pelosi, third in line, wants the presidency.
Hopefully that will not happen.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

No question that she wants the presidency, but just like Biden, she also has serious cognitive issues in my opinion. Some bizarre behavior from her in the last few years and I fear her problems will only get worse and this is so dangerous for this country.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
27 days ago

The mayor and her stooges are manipulating the survey. They also shut down and removed the facebook discussion about how badly she was doing her job. Hope someone has a screen shot of the whole thing and re-posts it because it was illuminating to say the least.
Also curious, does she have an entourage of people who do not comment but vote thumbs up or down on this blog? En masse, depending on the mayors wishes?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Excellent thread by a contractor who was in Kabul. He has gotten out O.K.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/Contractor-on-the-ground-at-Kabul-AMA-UPDATE-AAR-ON-PAGE-26/5-2478681/?page=1

The Afghans Biden imported were mostly military age men and were not vetted nor screened.

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Winded Stormy
Winded Stormy
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Man from Mensa quote. The voters vote here and not the taxpayer.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Also, the Jan 6th insurrectionists were mostly military aged men and not vetted nor screened. But Biden did not import these guys. Trump did.

Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Very fake news

Pat
Pat
27 days ago

John Kirby, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and Press Secretary for the Dept. of Defense, was in a news conference yesterday about the situation in Afghanistan and seemed more concerned about his expensive 3-piece suit that he kept straightening out than about the people trapped in the airport. This Biden appointee was also in the Obama administration and is heavily political. He said we are “fighting time and space” to get these people out of the airport. No reporter asked the logical question of why they didn’t remove people from the country first before the military left and had to be brought back in under perilous conditions. That would have been too sane of a question and sanity and intelligence is in short supply in the far left media of this country.

Pat
Pat
27 days ago

Glenn Beck has a 22 million dollar funded mission to remove Christians from Afghanistan and he reported what is going on there:

“It is just after midnight central time and I just received my final briefing on the rescue operation for those on what I call “The Nazarene’s list”. It is not good. Thousands are inside the airport grounds but no planes are flying. Thousands more are outside the gates. Many have been beaten, whipped and some have been shot by Taliban thugs. Mother’s and fathers have passed their children over the fences, some of them throwing them over in hopes that they will be caught, cared for and live their life in America. Isis killers are now joining the ranks of the taliban, I suppose ignoring their differences until the infidels are caught, tortured and killed.
They have the names. The names we have. Those who converted to Christianity.
I have personally heard from some in hiding. They are not afraid to die, but they want their children to live and live free. Our brave teams are in grave danger. Our pilots are in grave danger the minute the air space opens. It is chaos on the ground and no sign it is going to get better anytime soon, in fact, as we get closer to the 31st deadline the worse it will get. Tens of thousands need to get out. The resources are there, courage of all is on a dramatic rise, the will is strong, but chaos and evil has been waiting for this moment.”

Pat
Pat
27 days ago

Twitter allows the Taliban to post on their site, but banned President Trump. That tells you all you need to know about the political motivations of Twitter which is now under the control of the far left.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

Twitterban !Nuff said!

Pat
Pat
27 days ago

Nance Pelosi is trying to sneak in a vote tomorrow on her massive spending package a/k/a Green New Deal while the crisis rages in Afghanistan. The far left wants and needs the total control over the American people to give themselves all the money and power they want that can never be removed.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

Pat you should tell all the republicans about it. Not fair that they don’t know about it.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
27 days ago

If politicians are making hard decisions like leaving Afghanistan maybe we should start making hard decisions in Pittsfield, like to stop funding YUki Cohens (and other North Street Skids) lifestyle. You know the ones – those who can’t run a business with out perpetual huge sums of public money. The state has given her 250000 for covid interruption and her ex spouse 250000. Both are Bar owners — which are huge cash businesses. Are Bars integral to societies well being? Is that sum determined by how much she earned in other years or expenses from other years. Will she return the go fund me money? Her lack of care at Meth caused a covid outbreak and death and she still gets money?

The majority of North St businesses (except Rich, Carrs and some others) are just hobby businesses for political connected. Lets cut the cord and move on. None of the Berkshire tourists want to hang in Pittsfield and neither do the locals.

Sunnis Lollarado
Sunnis Lollarado
Reply to  Kermit Frog
27 days ago

Breaks the rules more than once and gets big stipends more than once. Only in Tyertown.

Addict-Mill Town
Addict-Mill Town
Reply to  Kermit Frog
27 days ago

Scarafoni

Addict-Mill Town
Addict-Mill Town
27 days ago

The time the nurse ripped the hard collar off a “drink driving” patient & caused a cerebral tear. Good times. My fucking skin hurts

Sunnis Lollarado
Sunnis Lollarado
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

How does a private out of tow camp like Wnadu get stimulus money? Help our precovid defunct busineeess

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

Woke means educated and aware.Open to all truth around us.The republican party is driven by money and will use any means nessasary to get the unwoke to vote against the woke and will slowly get the unwoke to turn to violence to keep control even if the unwoke vote against their own interest appealing to their racism and fears justifying it to their unwoke self.Trump is the master thinker of unwoke people who are following the fear Trump triggers them with…..Trump Derangement Syndrome is the cult think ingrained here on this blog.

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LegalEagle
LegalEagle
27 days ago

Here is your DA using the Susan B Anthony celebration to voice her support for the right to vote for the incarcerated.
The idea that she would show her face anywhere close to that event is mind boggling. That aside, it is one thing to argue convicts should regain the right to vote once they are released. She is talking about the incarcerated. Sure, let’s give everyone committed to Bridgewater as sexually dangerous persons the majority voting rights in that town. They are deprived of their freedom but should have the right to decide what happens in Concord and other towns?? Why not also give them the right to posses a handgun?? What a dipshit. You can’t make it up.

DA Andrea Harrington

@harringtonforda
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Aug 21

Piece of history. Adams, MA birthplace of Susan B Anthony. Thanks to the volunteers who celebrate her legacy. The fight for equality and the right to vote for all men & women of every color & creed & the incarcerated continues. I am here for it!! ⁦@SBABirthplace

The school committee
The school committee
27 days ago

The burning question is”Does the Planet believe the Trump election lie”….I say Yes…..What do the rest of you believe?

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

Being that you have opinion on local Pittsfield and larger National issues having opinion on the number 1 issue for 73,000,000 million Trump voters is of interest.If you feel that Trump had the election ripped from his voters as a journalist this is the number 1 story of all time with an epic conspiracy…..I have no recall of you commenting on this belief by Trump.It is this factless lie that was followed up with an attempted overthrow of our election system on 1/6/2021….huh ,no opinion.

North Street Junkie
North Street Junkie
27 days ago

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