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‘HOUSELESS’ COSTS TRIGGER STATE INTERVENTION, PERSIP RESPONDS TO FB ALLEGATION, and other ANOMOLIES

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY OCT. 20, 2021) — So much information. So many reports from THE PLANET‘s Z Agents in the Secret Squadron. Dealing with the next batch:

!PLANET! Banned in Boston !EXCLUSIVE!

Well-placed sources tell THE PLANET that the 40-bed “houseless” facility (nod to the council Veep) set to be built in the Methodist Church on Fenn Street say the cost of the project has jumped the rails, exceeding 30% of the value of the church itself. This triggered a state reg that now requires the entire building to be brought up to code. This will delay for who knows how long the announced April 2022 opening of the shelter. Sounds like politics as usual in “vibrant, dynamic” Pittsfield. We are getting more info on this breaking story and hope to have more in The Weekend Edition or early next week.

Persip Responds to Facebook Allegation

A post on Facebook has been circulating through the city, causing the usual whisper campaign. We heard about it when a reader sent us this:

I was told to go on a group on Facebook called the Pittsfield Sentinel and to look for a post by a guy saying his brother had OD’d on oxy he bought from a car dealership on the corner of Francis and Linden. He thought it was oxy 30 but it turned out to be pure fentanyl. The post said the brother took the pill, OD’d, and died. He said to not buy these things and leave your family to cry and make your burial arrangements. The post said his brother bought the pills from Earl Persip, the father of the city councilor with the same name and that it would be covered up because the son was on the city council.

I hope that isn’t true. If somebody commits a crime they should pay the price. I’ve heard some shady stories about this father and son. A plow was stolen from a local business last winter and allegedly was found on the front of the son’s truck when the police investigated. Police were told that Persip bought it from a guy. We never saw anything in the Eagle about it. Are these two and others being treated special? Why? 

THE PLANET contacted councilor Persip, and he responded quickly and directly:

EARL PERSIP: That post was also sent to me on Facebook. I agree with the sender of the email. If someone commits a crime, they should be held accountable. To suggest that I or any other Councilor would attempt, let alone be able, to influence who the police or DA prosecute is absurd. I had a brother struggle with addiction and die less than two years ago. I feel for this family and it’s loss. I also have another brother who is currently in prison, and that’s where he should be because of the crimes he committed. As for the plow, that is false. I have never had a plow on any of my trucks. I lease, and you can’t put plows on leased vehicles. You’re welcome to ask the police if I was part of any investigation, because I wasn’t. I’ve dedicated my life to making the Persip name mean something in this city again.  I am my own man and will stand by everything I have done, and breaking the law isn’t one of them.

THE PLANT lauds Persip’s head-on response.

Do As I Say, Not …

On Jan. 26, 2021, President Joe Biden said, “I have this strange notion we are a democracy … if you can’t get the votes … you can’t [legislate] by executive order unless you’re a dictator.”

Nonetheless, Biden has signed 63 executive orders, 37 presidential memoranda, 122 proclamations, and 23 notices since Inauguration Day. He has found other workarounds. For example, he recently instructed the Department of Labor to force employees around the country to get vaccinated, this while immigrants illegally crossing from Mexico to the U.S. had no vaccine requirement. Do as I say.

School Board Bored (and Boring) Debate

The School Committee debate last night was another Sominex pill for the electorate. Sample question to the women only: “What is your favorite movie?” Sample question to the men: “How long have you been a serial killer, woman hater, and racist?”

One of the questions concerned dropping “Braves” as the THS nickname. The correct answer: “Who gives a rat’s ass? C’mon, ask something more relevant than this non-issue.”

Closest and best answer came from Bill Tyer: “There are so many other issues that we can be talking about.” He mentioned living wages and supporting parents. “Why are we wasting time on this? They never should have [changed the name] in the first place.”

Tyer told THE PLANET,  “We can’t keep doing the same thing, electing the same folks,and think we will get a different result. I am not an educator. I am a problem solver.”

Former mayor Sara Hathaway showed strongly as well.

If You Come, They Will Build It

While Pittsfield sits with its finger up the hole, other Northeast cities show revitalization is more than a word. Case in point: Syracuse, NY, our second home. This from the Post-Standard:

Lockheed Martin’s amazing surge in Salina: Lockheed Martin Corp. is adding hundreds of jobs, investing millions of dollars, and expanding its campus in suburban Syracuse. The burst of activity has been fueled by a series of big contracts from the Army, Navy and Air Force after Lockheed’s plant at Electronics Park in Salina beat out competing defense contractors for long-term projects. It’s a significant turnaround from eight years ago, when Lockheed Martin developed plans to close its sprawling Salina campus.

Other recent developments in that great city include the town-gown initiative between SU and downtown, a $118 million top-to-bottom renovation of The Dome, making it one of the world’s great sports venues; and major investments by Aneuser-Busch in its facility there, and a two new Amazon warehouse and distribution centers set to open later this year. The two centers will total nearly 4 million square feet and add hundreds of jobs.

THE PLANET will now wait as the apologists tell us all the reasons Pittsfield isn’t Syracuse and why the “vibrant, dynamic” Benigno Numine continues to rot from the head down and bottom up, squeezing the Kapanskis in the middle.

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Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies” — Groucho Marx.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Benigno Numine
Benigno Numine
1 month ago

Just watched the at large forum and anyone who votes for any incumbent is crazy. People please. Do not waste votes on these useless incumbents.

Mr. X
Mr. X
Reply to  Benigno Numine
1 month ago

100% agree. Problem is at least 2 of these buffoons will still get in. Vote Benoit and Kalinowsky.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Mr. X
1 month ago

They will get in. Unions get a list of who to vote for and it is over that quickly. Some of them have probably already started their victory celebrations

Right Pete’s

Tony B
Tony B
Reply to  Mr. X
1 month ago

Really? Karen’s response to most questions was “I don’t know enough about it so I can’t answer.” Really? She shouldn’t even be in the race. She can’t barely get her words together to form a cohesive sentence. Same with Benoit.
He’s simply a Mazzeo plant. Not likeable at all and similarity to Karen doesn’t have a clue about government.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Tony B
1 month ago

Can she always say “Dynamic” and “Vibrant”? Does she live in a millionaires only gated community? Does she preside over Level 5 inner city public schools? Does she want a rubber stamp City Council and School Committee? Does she sit on tens of millions of Biden Bucks plus Matt Kerwood’s multimillion dollar Slush Funds? Does she block dissenting Pittsfield political emails, especially from Pittsfield Massachusetts native JON MELLE? Is she out-of-touch to local residents and small business owners? Does she allow a certain politically connected Dalton Avenue pot growing operation to stink up abutting working class neighborhoods with “Dead Skunk Odor” marijuana smells? Did she take no responsibility for the dozens of dead seniors at Pittsfield long term care facilities last winter? Did she give out-of-town millionaires huge tax breaks? Did she pass record breaking municipal budgets, fees, public debts and other liabilities? Does she understand that homeless people are pooping on North Street’s sidewalks? Does she call any candidate or other speaker who disagrees with her failed leadership “Melissa Mazzeo plants”? Did she rise through the ranks of Pittsfield politics through sucking up to Godfather Jimmy Ruberto of Naples Florida? Does she support the 23-year-old indebted, polluted and mostly vacant PEDA land that looks like the surface of the Moon? That is not candidate Karen Kalinowski, but rather, it is Mayor LINDA TYER!

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

The lady has my vote.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Tony B
1 month ago

Stop it Barry

Mr. X
Mr. X
Reply to  Tony B
1 month ago

You’re clearly a Mrs. Clairmont crony. If you’re happy with where the city is right now then vote for the rubber stampers. I know we can do better so I won’t be voting for them.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Tony B
1 month ago

With just a couple exceptions, most of those who have been currently serving still don’t have a clue. Might not want to use that standard of having a clue.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

I will keep my post short tonight. First, why are Beacon Hill lawmakers still sitting on $10 billion in cash for a couple of months now? Second, why is Mayor Linda Tyer still sitting on tens of millions in Biden Bucks plus Matt Kerwood’s multimillion dollar slush funds? Doesn’t all of this state and municipal cash really belong in the pockets of the proverbial Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski family?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Succinct and to the point…works for me

Outfox
Outfox
1 month ago

So who has it feels like we’re going into extra innings but it’s baseball so anything can happen but maybe I should make a cup of coffee so I don’t miss miss it in case we do go into extra innings on their baseball bingo card?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

Uh huh

Annulgas
Annulgas
1 month ago

The Berkshire Eagle is going to publish a SALUTE TO VETERANS on 11/11. They would like people to submit the names of family members or friends with your “mention”. Are they doing this because they really want to honor the veterans OR, because they are charging $44-$79 for EACH name and “mention”?
I find their lack of community disgusting but not surprising. And I do not see how paying to put as veterans name in a newspaper “honors” a veteran in the first place. Tell me how it does.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Did they not get a chunk of covid cash? And do they get tax breaks from the mayor?

12 degrees of separation
12 degrees of separation
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Newspapers & Slavery / Mills go hand in hand. It’s how the Foundation operates. More tunnels Williams/Mass Moca, Country Curtains, hammer mill fitzpatrick etc. only exists, prosper because of slavery. Hemp is in the new gins. Revolutionary. Senators owned the mills & now their descendants do. At April Hill someone should ask those Greenagers about free will.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  12 degrees of separation
1 month ago

Did you go to the TSC school of blog posting?

12 degrees of separation
12 degrees of separation
Reply to  Agent 86
1 month ago

Less is more; figure it out. Only an attorney would think more words are required to send the exact same message. This is a brief blog post, not a dissertation. Beginning and End. Should I say the and the ? Or you can try to pick it up all on your own expertly refined intelligence.

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Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  12 degrees of separation
1 month ago

Try Elements of Style

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

If you don’t have $44 for the newspaper your veteran is not worthy. So don;’t pretend he or she is.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Open letter to Rutberg:
Here quarter you call someone who care

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Well, BE is The Toilet Paper of Record.
I would love to see those who served along with families and friends of those who served ,cancel subscriptions or not purchase it in protest. Hit them where it hurts mo$t for attempting to use veterans in the manner proposed!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Bergdalh!!! (sp?)

The traitor Barry traded for six high ranking Taliban, some of whom are now in charge of the weapons Traitor Joseph Stolen gave them!

Think THE Parrot would publish that? Or would that be extra $$$?

Pothole
Pothole
1 month ago

POOR YUCKY, She was almost homeless? A friend called me after almost choking laughing after our disadvantaged yuki said when asked about homelessness that, she herself was “almost homeless”. Come on. Almost homeless? Maybe her kids horses had to get non organic hay for a week or maybe she couldn’t travel to NYC with her buddies for a weekend of drinking and shopping l, but homeless? How insensitive was this comment and out of touch. Please Yuki, you can’t play victim all the time, that role goes to Helen the white man hater moon.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pothole
1 month ago

is she talking about getting kicked out after divorce

Yuki Skank
Yuki Skank
Reply to  Pothole
1 month ago

I think she means after she allegedly got herpes while sleeping around and gave it to her husband, he kicked her out of the house. This was also about the time her daughters told her they wanted to live with their father. She was considered homeless because her name was not on a mortgage or lease. She was shacking up with some guy she was banging.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pothole
1 month ago

It’s to bad you’re not doing the debates Dan. I’d love for you to ask her, how much of that GoFundMe money did Yuki donate to charities or maybe even, people of color? Or does she just use that term “people of color,” when it’s convenient?

I guess what I’m saying Yuki, do you practice what you preach? Or did you blow all that coin on….I don’t know…hmmmm….yourself?

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

These illegals are also being spread across the country under the cover of darkness. I’m seeing many here in Berkshire Country. No vaccines, not even a mask requirement for them as I see them in stores without them. What is wrong with this Biden administration? It’s obvious that they could care less for the people of this country. People coming from foreign countries are being told they need to be vaccinated, but just not the illegal immigrants. Is Biden worried that the illegals will not pile into this country if they think they need to take a vaccine and he NEEDS them to come here in droves.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

No vaccines? You are very brave to be going around checking illegal immigrants for vaccines. And being able to tell if someone is illegal just by looking at them is quite a talent as well. So impressed.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Aww, go easy on Pat. She gets carried away some times.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Be nice short bus boy

Racist Amy
Racist Amy
1 month ago

Just a reminder:
Transgender comedian Julia Scotti will be performing Saturday, Oct. 23, at The Foundry, 2 Harris St. Anita Wise will open the show at 7 p.m. Seating and the bar open at 5:30 p.m.

I hate Asians but I love me some trans folks. Especially if they peg my life partner and I can watch.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Racist Amy
1 month ago

Peg it yourself

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Racist Amy
1 month ago

For seating, will “Julia” push your stool in too?

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  Racist Amy
1 month ago

Did she have an addadicktami?

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

The far left wants to cater to women and make men powerless because they think they can easily control women and so far that is proving to be true. Women are not thinking logically about what is happening in this country. All you have to do is mention free childcare and women will turn a blind eye to the true power mad intentions of the far left.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Amen Pat

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Woman like Marjorie Taylor Greene have your back though. You can still count on her.

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

She is brilliant

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

This democrat is brilliant

https://youtu.be/cesSRfXqS1Q

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

You’ve got Kommieala, with a knife for yours!

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Nobody puts Baby in a corner. Fuck free childcare.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  We The People
1 month ago

I agree. If you can’t take care of a kid don’t make one and that includes providing a lunch for it to take to school. All these big fat mommas claiming their kids do not have anything to eat. Stop eating their food!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Will the powers to be require those recipients of free childcare, be required to work or look for employment while children are in childcare? Or will they be allowed to just hangout at home or out and about while children are away from them?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

If you make drug testing a prerequisite you will have 50% less need for childcare.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

I think you’ve tested your share of drugs

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

There is a war on women Pat….too much Rush for 32 years

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Ted Kennedy had the first confirmed kill in the war on women

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Agent 86
1 month ago

I was just reading about Byrds.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  We The People
1 month ago

Byrd was the democrat senator who was also a KKK leader. Also senate president. Democrats are the same as they were since the civil war.

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Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Passing these massive bills is the major goal of the far left and the architects of these bills know they will not be around once reality sets in about just what is in these bills. Pelosi will be doing a runner once the bills are passed. She wanted to retire years ago, I think, during a Hillary administration, but Trump put a hold on those plans. She wanted to invest in all of the items in these massive bills to make herself very wealthy, but Trump was in the way of her ramming through these bills. Biden will not run again, despite what he says, so he doesn’t need to worry about any backlash for himself for destroying our country with these bills. Schumer too will probably leave the political scene soon since he too looks like he is ready to fall over any minute now, so there will be no accountability from any of these people.

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Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Why is Bernie Sanders even involved in the negotiations for these massive spending bills? People rejected the far left radical agenda of Bernie Sanders and voted for Biden who fooled everyone by turning far left radical. Maybe Biden was far left radical all along. Now Manchin has to negotiate with bug eyed radical Bernie Sanders on these bills. Schumer keeps saying that the people of this country are salivating to get these bills passed. More lies from Schumer. From what we know of what is in these bills, which isn’t much, they are not good and will take massive freedoms away from Americans in exchange for some freebies.

Last edited 1 month ago by Pat
Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

I hope that United Methodist closes its doors as a church and becomes a full-time Christian outreach homeless center. I don’t see how a church can offer kids’ Sunday School programs safely, and even adult programs safely, while unknown homeless people are also housed within the building.
But maybe that’s the plan?
And why isn’t the old Catholic HS building still being utilized for homeless?

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Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

the church will probably get more money from the government as a homeless shelter than from parishioners. Maybe they can inject their drugs there as well.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

The old Catholic high School, a/k/a the de facto and unofficial safe consumption site if Pittsfield, is still used as a homeless shelter.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Actually he is a stain, not a spot….on humanity

Tony B
Tony B
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Correct! Be careful though, these MAGA loons in the comments will come for you!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Would that make yourself an infection?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

He’s more of a hemorrhoid.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

I thought he was the perfect A-hole!

Identity Crisis
Identity Crisis
1 month ago

Branched out – took my child, went to a playground @ 3 pm after-school for most kids, about 10 kids there. Usually we go earlier, 0 other kids. So a cute, friendly long haired blonde child in a pink shirt named, well I can’t repeat the child’s name but for the record it’s not a name – ok Fox. Child’s named Fox. So this child was someone’s brother & I’m like I’m 40+ years old & I’m telling you right now you’re somebody’s sister. My senses never fail. I can’t even leave home because this world is so fucking confusing. Why are they doing this to children. Either you’re a girl or a boy it’s not optional. Act how you want but don’t challenge my senses. Also, child had no idea how old it was ? Like wtf is happening out there ? Ima stay the fuck home, you can have it all.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Identity Crisis
1 month ago

The far left Marxists want everyone to be androgynous. They want everyone to incorporate the traits of male and female because they no longer recognize the wonderful differences between the sexes. When girls, for example, go through a tom boy stage as is normal for many girls, modern mothers are being taught that this means that their daughters are really males trapped in a female body and encourage the girls to act even more like boys. Some even try to convince them that they are really boys. Some even go to the extreme of encouraging sex change surgery at a very young age. It’s disgusting. I went through a tom boy phase, but then went on to become a complete girly girl as an older teenager. Nature does what nature does, but the far left wants to interfere in that process and is stirring up all kinds of trouble.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Lot’s of girly man liberals post here.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Find it very hard to believe that Boston picked up on the issue with the Methodist Church “Houseless” facility. When has Boston ever cared about issues in Pittsfield. I am more inclined that this was “reported” to Boston by an insider to this Administration. Wonder who? This someone owns a business located next to this facility and voiced that he did not want this facility near his business. He also is known to frequent Cumberland Farms at 3 a.m.. Why is this issue just being reported now? Evidently once again there is no plan to help the homeless facing another season of Berkshire winter.

In reading Persip’s response, noticed there was no defense against the fact that the drugs were sold at his father’s establishment. Many people saying it has been going on for years. Find is ironical that the Pittsfield Health Department spends their days “COVID tracing” residents of Pittsfield on every sneeze, burp or fart and then post all over social media about those that don’t comply with their questions, such as the post office. Congrats, all they did was stir up more anxiety in residents. Yet drugs, many fentanyl laced are killing residents daily yet nothing is being done. PPD is well aware of these dealers but nothing is being done, most likely the excuse for allowing it to go on is because Nipples will let the dealers go, so the attitude is why bother! Prime example was last week’s drug bust. Bail reform at it’s best!

The debates this season were pathetic. Not one question was asked about the main issues in Pittsfield. What about crime, traffic enforcement, street filth, needle filled parks, lack of retail, closing of business, lack of filling potholes, panhandlers, why issues are not dealt with on the CC, just thrown to another committee and then forgotten. Prime example of this is the Dalton Avenue residents signed a petition about loud racing vehicles in the neighborhood back in August. That petition has been tossed around from the Police Chief to another Committee and it still has not been addressed. Some petitions have remained on the Agenda at Unfinished Business for years. Why is President PeePee Petie not making sure they are addressed? Most questions in debates pertained to COVID. This COVID issue is NOT the main problem in Pittsfield. It is time to STOP using it as an excuse for the Mayor and CC for not doing their job they were elected to do. Also very sick and tired of Yuki and Persip playing the race game. Neither one of them have done a thing to help the taxpayers, all they have done is whine. Bottom line we need to vote out all of the incumbents. Also have always wondered why Minutes of these meetings are not posted on-line. What are they hiding? They have proven they are just puppets to our non-existent Mayor. By getting rid of these do nothings it is the only hope taxpayers have to trying to save Pittsfield.

Maumausmatter
Maumausmatter
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Not only did the the BIG DUMP avoid the issue of whether, or not, his dad is dealing drugs, again, and allegedly killing junkies, the BIG DUMP, while regaling us with his family values, one brother dead from drugs, one brother in prison because of drugs, he failed to mention Harmony’s violent history. One would think with his family’s history of involvement with street violence and illicit drugs the BIG DUMP would have found a solution to those quality of life issues afflicting the city wide drug infested violent crime sectors of Pittsfield. Well, I suppose that’s not completely true, as he did move his new family into YT’s neighborhood. I’m sure the his new neighbors were thrilled. And the BIG DUMP’s new $420,000 southeast plantation, not in the ghetto, includes cook’s kitchen, 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths, room enough to house some of Pittsfield’s houseless. Maybe I watched that BS from last night again so I can listen to him lie about what he plans to do for the taxpayers during his next term. And Puki, what a joke she is with her concerns of about becoming houseless herself. Honestly I can’t imagine Puki and her two young girls living under the Mill Street bridge, even if Puki can imagine it. Seriously, Puki would have been more believable if she hopped up on the debate table and started twerking to Cardi B’s ‘WAP’

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Maumausmatter
1 month ago

Will the Berkshire People’s lawyer proscute a drug dealer for murder? No, not according to the progressive party line. There’s “empirical” evidence that it’s “draconian” and doesn’t deter others. What if one of her drug injection sites results in death? The dealiest drug in American history and no one is responsible.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Those who voted for the hug-a-thug DA and her policies are now reaping what they sowed. She was clear when campaigning that she was going to reimagine what justice should be , if elected.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Hug a thug??? that’s funny man…

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Harrington wishes her only problem is she is sheeplike follower of soft on crime fads. She was an incompetent lawyer and is an incompetent DA. We have more than enough evidence to prove this case.

Maumausmatter
Maumausmatter
Reply to  Maumausmatter
1 month ago

I know I’m commenting to my own comment, but it’s only because I never disagree with me. I’m going to vote for Kumchi Puki even if she doesn’t hop up on the debate table and twerk for our votes while entertaining us as she lip syncs Whores in the House.

There’s some whores in the house
There’s some whores in the house
There’s some whores in the house (hol’up)
I said certified freak, sever days a week
Wet ass pussy, make that pullout game weak, woo (ah)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, you fucking with some wet ass pussy
Bring a bucket and a mop for this wet ass pussy
Give me everything you got for this wet ass pussy

Beat it up, nigga, catch a charge
Extra large and extra hard

I’m voting for Kumchi Puki because (1) she’s been useless as a real city councilor, (2) she’ll provide entertainment by f***ing up again with some crazy shit/health code violations/another drug related shooting/serving alcohol to minors at her Pepe’s On North METH dive, and (3/4) she’s neither of the two limp wet noodle pee pees. I’ve decided that THE BIG DUMP and the gavel thumper lisping gasbag PEE PEE are the two to get knocked off. That would leave the taxpayers stuck with short bus simpleton gimpy pee pee, the former PPD retired cop/SRO (collecting her taxpayer funded pension) supplementing her pension with foster kids, mother of 3 grown sons dumb as a box of rocks Kalinowski, and the beer and a hot dog guy. I also hope the former houseless guy in ward 6 beats out the Trova Terrace dingy. If for no other reason, at least someone who has actually experienced houselessness needs the $8000.00 of taxpayer money more than the dingy, married to her alleged doctor wife, living on Trova Terrace.

Sonny
Sonny
Reply to  Maumausmatter
1 month ago

Kind of pathetic Dan V allows personal attacks like that on this blog. I have seen Mr Persip in person and I am sure he would squash you like the flea you seem to be. As everyone knows we choose our Friends not our Relatives in this life. For the record I can’t stand Earl Persip III because he is a hard core Leftist. He spews AOC talking points at meetings that have no basis in fact. Its too bad because he is obviously intelligent and I’m guessing hard working. His father has been in trouble since the 60’s. The Pittsfield Police should do their job. They know of his criminal activity. I think EP III should be commended for making respectable life for himself. If you happen to read this Councilor try going a little more to the middle in City Government. We desperately need it.

Maumausmatter
Maumausmatter
Reply to  Sonny
1 month ago

Well there you go, advocating for violence on the behalf of BIG DUMP, a BIG MALE NEGRO who could easily squash me. Thus perpetrating the myth that male negroes are born violent criminals. They will squash you, or rape you, or rob you, or murder you. Or more likely the will do all of those things to you. I don’t like, and I never agree with the smarmy BIG DUMP’s politics. He is a smarmy schitty clowncilor/character. I don’t believe him about the plow incident. Maybe the alleged plow was attached to a truck from his alleged drug dealer father’s lot, and the BIG DUMP was driving THAT truck. Who knows! I wish Dan had asked the BIG DUMP what truck he used when he allegedly ripped off and transported other people’s campaign signs he disposed of in the dumpster behind Paul Rich’s. Does the BIG DUMP’S leasing company allow their vehicles to be used for the theft and transport of the ripped off property of others? Did the cops question(as if they’d admit it) the BIG DUMP about alleged theft of campaign signs, or did they just let him get away with it so he can maintain his respectable facade.

I must go now and enjoy this beautiful day. Because with people like you advocating violence, you never know when you may be snuffed out.

Let’s Go Brandon
Let’s Go Brandon
Reply to  Sonny
1 month ago

Maybe we could have wrestling matches instead of council meetings. Earl is the new Moose Cholock.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Maumausmatter
1 month ago

Who’s YT, and what does Earl the Pearl do for a living?

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

He’s Pete White’s butler.

No permit required
No permit required
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

They’re just homeless people they do not deserve equal health and safety codes compliance. The important kids are not at risk of lead poisoning. Where they are, permits were obtained. The mansion is in compliance.

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  No permit required
1 month ago

Many people grew up in houses with lead paint with no Ill effects because our parents didn’t let us eat paint chips. TSC and Fizz are exceptions.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Their parents gave them both rancid cheese dip to go with the chips, and DDT hair dips for the bugs.

No permit required
No permit required
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

It’s in the water

Mar VB
Mar VB
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Vote Karen. Bullet vote Karen. She’s as honest as the day is long. You’ll lover her.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Sean Sayers was more concerned with trying to be Carnack than asking good questions.

Did they get the white board from Gaetani?

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Anyone who drives past that Car dealership on Linden knows they sell a whole lot of something there and it sure as hell isn’t cars.

But its fun to watch Persip Sr.’s whole family jump on those posts to defend him and threaten to ‘sue for slander’, we know that family is familiar with lawyers but usually in a defense capacity.

Spider
Spider
1 month ago

I understand that members of the Senior Center were notified that they are CLOSED!

No reason given. If it is Covid, wouldn’t it be proper to inform all members?

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Spider
1 month ago

The city put a post on Facebook that the reason was a malfunctioning elevator. But, I agree, people who utilize the center should’ve been told.

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Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
1 month ago

Thought the city just spent a ton of money on that elevator?

Dee Liverants
Dee Liverants
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

Dan? What happened at Crosby the other day. All kinds of coppers and fire?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

That was just for the consultant to determine if it was one of those elevators that go up and down or sideways. In Pittsfield, many things go sideways so it is always best to check

Outfox
Outfox
1 month ago

In regards homelessness locally, keep your eye on the Mass and Cass situation in Boston. That tent City was holding steady at about 200 people and they are saying it has doubled in the last few days.
Boston Business Journal has a great article about a group of Boston business people who got together and with their own funds are willing to help transition people out of the encampment.
Governor Baker and Kim Janey finally then decided to show up for this problem, and both Boston government and Boston business people agree that the solution for Boston is going to be “a statewide solution”.
For those of us in the Berkshires, we know what that means: it means a one-way ticket for these people to Pittsfield and beautiful downtown North Adams.
Revere has already refused to accept anybody from the encampment.
Boston wanted to work with Revere to transform a vacant hotel there into transitional housing for 30 people; Revere very strongly opted out of that opportunity.
Most of the people in the encampment have mental illness and substance use and had previously received services on Long Island, but the bridge to Long Island is no longer.
Boston is willing to restore services on Long island but the mainland foot of the bridge will be in Quincy, and Quincy is flat out refusing to allow that in their City.
The reason we saw such a radical increase in homelessness here last summer, and the reason it dissipated so quickly around the beginning of September last year, is because most were the homeless covid refugees from the eastern part of the state who after they were released from the covid hotel here, had no where to go.
Somehow, somewhere, somebody was able to provide every single one of our homeless people with the Boston accent tickets back to their city of origin.
I suspect that Kapanskis actually purchased those tickets..
I for one won’t be surprised if in the next couple of weeks we start seeing a lot of new homeless folks in our not vibrant and dynamic downtown.
To give you an illustration of how vibrant, yesterday on North Street, young kid was zipping up the sidewalk on his eBike, it was pretty close to suppertime and watching him one got the sense that this was a kid who was racing home for dinner. In fact he was going at a steady enough clip along the vibrant and dynamic deserted sidewalk that when the owner of the business that was recently egged flew out the door of his store and started screaming after the kid to not to ride on the sidewalk, the kid was already through the lights at the Lantern, and his screaming voice was lost to the wind and heard only by the lone pedestrian on the street.
Same business that had the bench on their side of North Street removed last summer because for about 20 minutes every afternoon the people waiting for the shelter to open would congregate there. And yes the people would smoke cigarettes and be boisterous. For 20 minutes.The one bench in the neighborhood that was in shade for most of the day, and that was used by everybody in the neighborhood,especially the older residents of the fixed-income building on the corner of North and Bradford
You know the corner—the one where the prostitution isn’t happening and hasn’t happened for years, but a local anonymous business owner is claiming in the press that it is, because that’s what blockbusters do.
Wondering though, too, if this anonymous speaker wasn’t trying to falsely inflate property values as much as they were hurling racism towards Yuki, given how many people associate happy ending massage parlors with Asian women.
And the business owner wasn’t just yelling, he was enraged. Apoplectic.
This particular business is building itself quite a record of being unfriendly in the neighborhood. When I was a kid, businesses like that were almost guaranteed to get egged,although we did have the decency to wait until cabbage stalk night.
It’s guys like this that add to the trauma of being homeless and/ or low income, and since we know poverty and other trauma are the driving force behind homelessness, this particular business owner is not going to do well emotionally, or by the community when Pittsfield again accepts Boston’s overflow of undesirables.
The question for the rest of us now is how are we going to bring more me homeless into the area when our current homeless services are non-existent or stressed to the point where they are barely functioning?
Come on man. Do we have a plan for that?

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

Food for thought…Thanks for the great post!

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Two Cents
1 month ago

Thank you.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

They are coming here anyway for the open air drug market.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

I highly (sorry about the bad pun) doubt that.
It would not be crackonomical for dealers to come here from Boston when they have such a big market of drugs hostages where they are.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

And high to you, Outfox. I think the drug market is expanding and thriving in counties where the DA is not applying the laws based on her personal ideology. That includes us and a couple more counties..

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

October 20, 2021

Re: PAC Man Richie Neal’s newest Insurance Company GIVEAWAY online Video

PAC Man Richie Neal ONLY represents K Street corporate lobbyist companies. His top K Street contributor are Insurance Companies. Please watch this online video that explains PAC Man Richie Neal’s newest Insurance Company GIVEAWAY!

This 3-Minute Video Explains How Richie Neal Turned Paid Family Leave Into Insurance Giveaway (commondreams.org)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/10/19/3-minute-video-explains-how-richie-neal-turned-paid-family-leave-insurance-giveaway

Why does PAC Man Richie Neal represent mostly rural Western Massachusetts in the Swamp? He is totally DISCONNECTED from the people and taxpayers who live in his large geographical Congressional District. Down with PAC Man Richie Neal!

Jonathan A. Melle

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Received a mailing from the Monday Morning Quarterback Club requesting a vote for Chad Shade for inclusion into the area Hall of Fame for great Pittsfield athletes. I voted for Chad because he is a former great Pittsfield athlete.

Chad played football and baseball. He was superb at both. Once I saw Chad in an unusual football play against Adams High School. He was a quarterback for PHS yet was the deep back on kickoff returns. He received the kickoff and went 90 yards for a touchdown. This type of play is very unusual because quarterbacks just don’t receive kickoffs but Chad was so good he not only passed for touchdowns he returned kickoffs for 6 pointers too. His baseball skills were just as good as his football ability.

Chad Sade is deserving of inclusion in Pittsfield’s Hall of Fame. This young man was that good, He has my vote.

Chuck Garivaltis

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Have to agree with you Chuck. He’s one of the best and he got my votes too. Same letter I guess. However, Adams High closed in 1970, Chad wasn’t born ’til 1997.

Knumbknut Itis
Knumbknut Itis
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

Paul Dubois or Doug Shepard at Adams High. Lol

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

Thanks, Thomas, did I blow this one. I still think of Hoosac Valley High School as Adams High. The old Adams high was something special. I played against Chet Bury and Huck Leja, two great athletes from the old Adams school and when I think of those days Hoosac Valley just doesn’t fit in my thoughts.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan,
No relation. Both were great athletes. Frank has died. Huck lives in Adams and I see him from time to time.He always reminds me of the time I went 0 for 3 against him as he struck me out twice in a PHS – Adams game. Huck was a terrific pitcher. Became a professional pitcher for a few years.

Mi Famalia
Mi Famalia
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Check out a kid named Jaden Keefner,local kid going to be a great college quarterback,already is now.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Radical right will never speak of 1/6/2021 as they supported the overthrow of America s democracy

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

Democracy left America 11/3/2021

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Actually the true investigation is finding it was the FBI who planned the 1/6 intrusion

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

The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest, staged by the far left deep state, to cover the steal!

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Your Insurrection
Your Insurrection
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

TSC hasn’t had an insurrection in years.

Your Insurrection
Your Insurrection
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Only Pelosi’s thugs had guns but the trespassers were going to overthrow the government. Smoke another joint TSC and have another beer. Let’s go Brandon.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

I listened to a Republican politician lay out a 30 minute explanation of why the Democrats expensive plans will destroy our economy and, in fact, are already destroying our economy. He made excellent points, but the highlights were pointing out how the far left puts down the wealthy every chance they get, except for the far left wealthy who are saints, and how they are going to tax the wealthy to the moon, but then you read in the bills all of these tax credits they want to give these same wealthy people, as long as they buy what the Democrats want them to buy, and you see that their plan is a total scam. They give the money back to the wealthy with these tax credits. What the far left wants them to buy to earn the tax credits are undoubtedly what Nancy and her wealthy friends have invested heavily in so they reap the benefits. Total scam.

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

The economy will be on fire when this bill passes.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Your pants will be on fire.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

What will Pelosi and the Marxists want people to invest in? Windmills, electric cars, and anything green energy related. They don’t want the country “on fire” because if that’s what they wanted they would have been happy with the roaring Trump economy. No, what they want is “lowered expectations” for our country. People will be making money like mad, but it won’t be the average person limited to a monthly government check, no, it will be Nancy and her wealthy pals getting even wealthier. President Trump made sure that even people at the lowest rungs of the ladder, were making unprecedented amounts of money. They just had to work, and for many far left Marxists, that is something they do not want to do.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Hope so there is going to be a big bill to pay for ages to come.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

New ad/hoc stickers intended for gas pumps, for sale at Amazon.

Funny image of FJB, pointing towards the spiraling price/gal. “I did that!”

https://www.amazon.com/Stickers-Sticker-Diamond-Reflective-Waterproof/dp/B09DD41B2K?th=1

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Who’d of thought that we’d look back at the Carter years as “The Good Old Days.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

After 50 years, Trump had got the USA energy independence.

In just 4 months, Traitor Joseph Stolen is importing oil from Iran and energy prices have doubled.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
1 month ago

It’s interesting to see Persip acknowledge the other side of his family. In one exposé a year or two ago, he only laid claim to his brother on his mother’s side. Meanwhile he has a plethora of siblings on his dad’s side, one of who is a bonafide gangbanger, Ryan Aulisio (Persip).

Persnip’s Deal Drugs
Persnip’s Deal Drugs
Reply to  Auto Phil
1 month ago

What he fails to mention is that his dad slings. There’s drug dealing going on now and the PPD turn a blind eye to it.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Auto Phil
1 month ago

I heard two scanner calls just this morning to Linden street for possible drug overdoses and I have been gone most of the morning.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

TSC overdosed from watching his girlfriend , Joy Behar.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Americans need to lower our expectations according to the far left Marxists. We no longer need to see jackets selling in 15 different colors and lots of products available for us to buy. That’s not what happens in a communist country. We have been spoiled for far too long and AOC says we do not accept change well. In order to make China the top power in the world, we need to lower expectations into being a third world country. AOC will still own her designer clothing and drive expensive vehicles while living in property that she actually owns, isn’t that amazing, but the rest of us, as the serfs in this communist utopia must learn to except change.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

TSC and Fizz are generating heat this winter with the propellers on their beanies. Ain’t Dementia Joe something?

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Americans must lower expectations of just what our country can offer to them. AOC says that Republicans do not accept change well. The far left Marxists are trying to destroy our country during a pandemic and that’s just the way it is since they are now in power. Under President Trump, the poor and middle class were earning like never before, but the poor want handouts not work according to the Marxists. The baby boomers are retiring in droves, but the money may not be there for retirement for them with all of the illegal immigrants, some 2.5 million planned to come into the country during each year of the Biden administration. Will China need to “accidentally” release another virus from their labs to solve the problem of too many aging boomers taking resources from an America that is in decline?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

The real reason AOC cried is because she looked in the mirror and realized she was AOC the biggest dummy besides Pelosi in Congress.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Merritt Garland being grilled today about his many conflicts of interest including his son-in-law getting rich from pushing Critical Race Theory while Garland is supposed to treat parents who are against CRT as Domestic Terrorists. Unbelievable that he never disclosed this and now thinks he can hunt down parents who oppose CRT.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

His wife is also neck deep in government. Voting machines ES&S

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Garland is a deep state fasciocommie.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Anybody catch the post game after the Sox 9-2 win?

FJB!!! FJB!!! FJB!!!………….

https://www.mediaite.com/sports/fck-joe-biden-chant-drowns-fox-alcs-postgame-show-one-day-after-they-muted-fck-you-a-rod/

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Let’s Go Brandon!

Earl Parsnip
Earl Parsnip
1 month ago

Earl Persip is a terrible city councilor. He ask dumb questions that he thinks will advance and or defend the Tyer agenda. We don’t need this rubber stamp buffoon on the council. For that matter the other three incumbent councilors at large are Tyer’s boot lickers as well. Unfortunately we’ll be stuck with at least two of them for two more years.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago
It’s math
It’s math
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Just because there’s a correlation, doesn’t mean it’s causal.
More than likely the achievement gap will continue to widen due to lack of parent support, lack of qualified teachers, lack of most people giving a crap, and discipline problems. Nothing is going to fix inner city schools except discipline and parental involvement.

YT
YT
1 month ago

The alien invasion is a distraction from the alien invasion.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Guv DeSantis makes a great point – since the covid manufacturers are not liable for adverse reactions, hold any employer forcing a vaccine mandate to be liable!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/21/ron-desantis-businesses-forcing-coronavirus-vaccines-should-be-held-liable-adverse-reactions/

Wrong Way
Wrong Way
1 month ago

The Federal Bureau of Investigation visited the office of Great Barrington dermatologist Scott Goffin on Thursday.

The agency confirmed to The Eagle that FBI and law enforcement partners were “conducting court-authorized activity in connection with an ongoing federal investigation.”

Allegedly illegal purchases and distribution of drugs from Mexico and Canada.

They didn’t notify the local DA because her office is under investigation.

Ways & Means
Ways & Means
1 month ago