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HOUSELESS PT 2 … plus … PPD BUSTS TWO ‘VIBRANT, DYNAMIC’ MEN IN ‘GHOST GuN’ RAID

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION OCT. 29-31, 2021) — THE PLANET has heard from two formers mayors, reacting to our comments about the Tyer Administration’s reputed plans to use tens of millions in KOVID KASH (KK) to build a stand-alone “houseless” shelter.

Bot expressed the wish that the mayor should not sign on to such a project. Though they are from different in their views on most issues, the two agreed that building such a facility would be a magnet for adding to the already overwhelming “houseless” problem that’s eating up public resources. It would create the dreaded “slippery slope.” Moreover, using the KK for that would be a waste of money, since the problem won’t be solved or even addressed. On the contrary, building the Peter White Home for the “Houseless” would make the problem bigger.

It’s amazing that after badly botching their management of the “houseless” at the former SJHS on Maplewood Avenue Tyer would reward ServiceNet by keeping them as administrators, if and when the now-on-hold space  opens at the Methodist Church at Fenn Street and Renne Avenue.

It’s not that THE PLANET didn’t cover the Service Net disaster. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear for a refresher, into THE PLANET archives for columns we did on:

  • July 19, 2020: ABRUPT CLOSING OF ST. JOE HOMELESS FACILITY, QUESTION ABOUT ‘THE MONEY,’ DEMAND ANSWERS FROM OFFICIALS
  • July 20, 2020: IS A COVERUP IN THE WORKS ON SUDDEN CLOSING OF SJHS HOMELESS FACILITY?
  • July 22, 2020: SJHS HOMELESS EVICTION TAKES TURN FOR WORSE; SOURCES SAY PERSONAL BELONGINGS, MEDS FOUND IN CITY-OWNED DUMPSTER
  • July 26, 2020: HOMELESS UPDATE: CITY PLANNERS WHIFF, MAYOR WAIVES, TIERNEY WINKS, HOMELESS WANDER, KAPANSKIS WEEP
  • July 27, 2020: !! BULLETIN!! SOURCE SAYS HELEN MOON FIRED BY D.A. … SERVICE NET: SIX-FIGURE $$$ FOR THE BIG SHOTS, PEANUTS FOR THE GRUNTS, SHINOLA FOR THE HOMELESS
  • July 29, 2020: NEW DETAILS ON MOON’S FIRING … PLUS … !!!EXCLUSIVE!!! THE PLANET SCOOPS A COPY OF SERVICENET CONTRACT WITH CITY
  • July 31/Aug. 2, 2020: !!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! CITY CLERK HAMMERED FOR MISSING SERVICENET CONTRACT … HOMELESS SITUATION AT SPRINGSIDE DETERIORATES
  • Aug. 3, 2020: SERVICENET ACTED/ACTING ILLEGALLY WITH RESPECT TO HOMELESS … PLUS … FOUR ‘HOMELESS’ PETITIONS TARGET MAYOR, FINANCE DIRECTOR, COUNCILORS
  • Aug. 19, 2020: MISSING ‘HEALTH INSURANCE’ MILLIONS PROVIDES FITTING FUNEREAL SEND OFF
  • Sept. 1, 2020: ROSSI PROBE YIELDS MORE SERVICE NET FIANCIALS … CEO STUBBS, @$225K+/YR., ‘FEELS GUILTY’

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THE PLANET contacted mayor Tyer, who told us that she is “more than happy to provide facts surrounding this project [Methodist Church] and to clear up any confusion.  First, the homeless shelter received a special permit from the city’s Community Development Board.  That special permit contained several conditions to guide shelter operations. 

“Second,” Tyer continued, “the building permit process for construction is currently under way.  As part of that process, I recommended to the City Council, and the City Council approved 9 to 0 (2 members were absent), to waive the building permit FEES, not the building permit requirements [at the council’s Sept. 28 meeting].  

“Please note that I am emphasizing the distinction between fees and requirements.  I and the city council have a past practice of waiving building permit fees for housing projects that serve economically disadvantaged residents, including Habitat for Humanity.  If all goes well and there are no unanticipated obstacles, the homeless shelter is on track to open by May 2022.

———- ooo ———-

We asked Tyer directly about rumors of a stand-alone to be built with KK. She did not answer the question, replying with a vague statement about homelessness and the need to be more proactive in responding to the problem.

Councilors tell us Tyer and the administration have not shared their plans.

“There has been no communication from the administration on this at all,” said Ward 2 councilor Kevin Morandi. “Obviously with what Chris [Connell] found out, there is going to be a longer permitting process and more expense knowing that everything now in the building will have to be up to city code.”

Morandi was referring to ward 4 councilor Connell’s investigation, which revealed that the expected April-May 2022 opening of the church shelter “is no longer realistic.”

———- ooo ———-

Finally, we have this from the Pittsfield Police Department, more proof of the “vibrancy” and “dynamism” of the fair city:

KODJO

BARTLETT

On Thursday morning October 28, 2021, members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD), Berkshire County Special Response Team, and Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force executed simultaneous search warrants at 205 Lenox Avenue (apartment #3) and 122 Dewey Avenue (apartment #4) in Pittsfield.  

Lead investigators for the case are PPD Investigator Thomas Bowler and PPD Officer John Virgilio.  The investigation centers on the illegal possession of firearms and the illegal manufacturing of “ghost guns.”

As a result of the investigation and ensuing search warrant executions, 23 year old Emmanuel Kodjo and 18 year old Taylor Bartlett were placed under arrest and charged with unlicensed possession of firearms.  Additional charges are expected.  The search of the two residences resulted in the seizure of firearms, firearm parts and accessories, ammunition, and manufacturing equipment.  Both Kodjo and Bartlett are Pittsfield residents.  (Photos Attached)

Illegally owned firearms and “ghost guns” are an ongoing problem in Pittsfield and beyond.  Ghost guns are privately manufactured firearms that do not possess a serial number.  The weapons are partially manufactured and can be assembled at home by a person with minimal knowledge and skill.  In recent months, members of PPD have made seizures of both illegally possessed firearms and ghost guns.  

A PPD school resource officer contributed information that was pertinent to this investigation.  Other agencies who assisted PPD with this investigation include the Berkshire County Special Response Team, Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force, Berkshire County Sherriff’s Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Postal Inspection Service.  Anyone who wishes to provide additional information can do so by contacting PPD at 413-448-9700.  Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

Here’s a look at some of the equipment of these model citizens:

 

 

Just remember, if your out and about anywhere near the downtown, wear white.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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If that’s what ‘vibrant’ and ‘dynamic’ mean, I’m outta here” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
29 days ago

Pittsfield has a huge underclass population, including homeless families and individuals. Anyone with the means to move out of Pittsfield chooses to live in a safe community, but the poor residents don’t have a choice and are stuck there. I grew up in Pittsfield, and it was one of my biggest fears that I would end up in or near North Street’s Social Service Alley and the Ring of Poverty that surrounds North Street. Thankfully, my wish to not be stuck in inner city Pittsfield has come true, and I now live in a nice community in Amherst, New Hampshire. I feel that Pittsfield makes money off of its Level 5 inner city public schools, social services, and oversized Berkshire County Jail, all of which I have long called Perverse Incentives. Pittsfield didn’t have to end up stuck in the proverbial ditch, but Pittsfield politics is totally disconnected from the majority of people who live in Pittsfield Massachusetts. It is all a show by political actors Godfather Jimmy Ruberto of Naples Florida, Gated Community Linda Tyer, Amherst (Massachusetts) resident Chrome Dome Adam Hinds, Trippy Country Buffet, who sent her children to Lenox Public Schools, and Paul “Marx”, who only serves his politically connected Socialist/Communist brothers and sisters.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

America is the most conservative country on earth with wealth and power in the hands of business and a few people.Fascism uses lies to take hold.You are staring into the abyss that Getmans also looked into.Fear chose Hitlers Germany and many want Trumps America

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

You are a buffoon who knows who has no knowledge of history or fascism.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

I asked that you do it but Dan did not allow the question twelve guage

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

The Eagle just endorsed Yuki…..What a Joke.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

They also endorsed a guy for North Adams city council (Joseph Smith) who doesn’t even live in town. He lives in Clarksburg and has North Adams property. I thought you had to be a resident

Basically I vote for whomever the beagle does not endorse

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

I read the Dirty Bird’s (Berkshire Eagle) endorsements of the City Council candidates, and they predictably endorsed all of Mayor Linda Tyer’s establishment rubber stamp candidates. The Dirty Bird wouldn’t want to have opposing views in Pittsfield politics. That would be like a Democracy instead of Pittsfield politics’ China-like one political party system of rubber stamp government or someone like “JON MELLE” faces retribution and is forever thrown into the proverbial Siberia. It is a good thing to know that my native hometown of Pittsfield Massachusetts has not changed in 2021. How could I have expected anything different but the sarcastic tagline “Business as usual”? Pittsfield is in the proverbial ditch and it has been at rock bottom for decades on end. Upscale museums and art galleries in London, England, NYC and L.A. have art exhibits with the title: “Pittsfield: A City in Decay”. Pittsfield may as well be on a different Planet or on one of the moons in our Solar System. The Berkshire Museum in 2018 sold tens of millions of dollars in donated historic artwork – including 2 donated Norman Rockwell paintings by the historic late artist himself – that was protested globally. Pittsfield has 2 toxic waste dumps that people protested throughout Massachusetts. GE wants to put a 3rd toxic waste dump inside of a watershed in Lee Massachusetts that a majority of the people don’t want, but like Pittsfield, the disconnected ruling elites in Pittsfield down to Sheffield don’t care about the people they supposedly represent. Pittsfield has seen decades of population and job loss – a shrinking tax base, while Mayor Linda Tyer and her majority rubber stamp City Council have passed record high municipal budgets, fees, public debts and other liabilities that won’t be paid off in our lifetimes – the WORSE in municipal economics and public finance. Pittsfield has Level 5 – or the WORST – inner city public schools in the state, while Mayor Linda Tyer and the School Committee defend their indefensible failing school district. Pittsfield is one of the most economically unequal metro areas in the state and nation, and Pittsfield has a growing underclass and homelessness crisis. Where are the dynamic and vibrant living wage jobs, Mayor Linda Tyer and her Dirty Bird endorsed City Councilors? Answer: Pittsfield’s revitalization is where Jimmy Ruberto’s Rolodex is: At the rock bottom of Silver Lake along with GE’s cancer causing industrial chemicals called PCBs that have caused thousands of local residents to suffer from and die over the decades. Downtown Pittsfield is called “Social Services Alley” and the area around North Street is called “The Ring of Poverty”. Mayor Linda Tyer lives in her millionaires only gated community going west past Berkshire Community College within a few feet of the Hancock border. There are two Pittsfields within Pittsfield. The elitist Pittsfield is the one the Dirty Bird endorses where Mayor Linda Tyer spews out her propaganda that the daily rag prints and endorses. The real Pittsfield is the one I am writing about in protest of the Dirty Bird’s endorsements of “Business as usual” where Pittsfield sits in the proverbial ditch.

Jonathan Alan Melle

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

Gun possession is a non violent crime. Harrington will give em a tap in the wrist.

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

That’s right, Tellit. DA Harrington wants juvenile court age raised to 21 and she and her lawless friends are really going for 24 year olds. That would include these two. https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/harrington-other-das-want-juvenile-court-age-limit-raised-to-21/article_643e18b5-2dc5-5225-9f92-ef7d1f423e3b.html

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Guns don’t kill people, Alec Baldwin does.

Let’s see Alec blame the gun now…………….

2017, “I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone?” – A. Baldwin

Last edited 29 days ago by Mad Trapper
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Trumpers mad Baldwin played the dim witted ex prez on SNL.It is well known Trump would get infuriated at Baldwin and NBC.Trump could dish it out in the most juvenile ways but could not take it.Radical republican males love his whisper for some odd reason.Hes their idol and these are men who think they could be like Don the playboy odd ball.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

But eh, you already graduated from kindergarten.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

I stand behind Alec Baldwin because you sure as hell can’t stand in front of that jackass.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago
du bist krank
Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
29 days ago

I was leaving work Wednesday when two different people begged for money. My response was get a job. Then they both took out cigarettes. Can’t we send these people to California. Put them on a train. They are no good to us

Korner Offiss
Korner Offiss
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
29 days ago

OR, they could run for city council. Marchetti would love them…just hand them a dollar every couple of hours and they will sit there and do nothing…just like Yuki and Lampasi

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Korner Offiss
29 days ago

Install a pole for Yuki to dance on. She has skills. Cops needs to crack down on the beggars. Get them to work digging ditches or weeding sidewalks. That’s their choice. Work or Leave

Rule 27
Rule 27
Reply to  Korner Offiss
28 days ago

But will they dance on the bar?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
29 days ago

San Fran has the worst homeless/degeneracy problem. If you go out there for work like I do and then leave your hotel for an early meeting its like mixing with the walking dead.

The crime in Pittsfield is serious violent crime for such a small population. We don’t have the businesses here to justify anyone tolerating it. Why stay?

I always wondered how we had so many guns for a state with such strict gun control.

The standard of living and quality of life is so poor for most residents of COP, I don’t know why anyone is staying.

Last edited 29 days ago by Kermit Frog
Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Kermit Frog
28 days ago

Most of the ones staying are people who are just unable to leave, have elderly family to take care of, too old to start over…but they would in a heartbeat if they could…Pittsfield population would drop by 10,000 over night

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

It’s sad. I’m not sure a homeless shelter is a bad idea, bit its all been made worse by luring more homeless here to pocket the federal covid dollars.
Tyer will pad the wallets of the same construction company friends who for whatever reason get regular kick backs. And all of this at the expensive of local regular people.

I think its funny that candidate Mark was a teamster, which seems too close to mafia for me. But then again North Adams is even more of a corrupt pit than Pittsfield.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Kermit Frog
27 days ago

The states with the strictest gun laws have the most crime involving guns. Liberals only want to punish lawful gun ownership. Criminals get a pass.

The school committee
The school committee
29 days ago

The homeless shelter should be built on the BCC campus and that will provide access to education.There is plenty of land and busses all day.It is a beautiful peaceful setting and ideal for a fresh start..West Pittsfield is ideal because of the state land at BCC

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Linda would support that idea

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

I think that is a compassionate outlook but I don’t think the lack of educational opportunities are why these folks are struggling so much with what life hands them. I think if you move the houseless to Texas or North Carolina where they can get a job and afford to live on their salary the ennui will be gone – and the problem gone too. There are no living wage jobs this in this county for people not milking the public teat.

Our government is creating an endemic of dependent people who should not be dependent.

Last edited 28 days ago by Kermit Frog
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Kermit Frog
28 days ago

Well said Frog Man.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

Switzerland has a visa set up for migrant workers as no Swiss want to do the dirty jobs, and they don’t have an unemployment problem. The migrants get temporary visas and work for less than Swiss citizens. The US wants to pretend at equality but Smitty and others want to force workers to work for low wages at dead-end hospitality jobs for the benefit of a few rich business owners while gabbing about how great equality is. Equality for who? Not the elderly tax payer or regular job holder.

With our go fund me/go f me culture begging is normalized no matter how vile.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Kermit Frog
28 days ago

BS. The problem has nothing to do with where they live but rather who they are, by c h o i c e!

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
27 days ago

Pray tell, Tell It, are you suggesting these bums are actually responsible for their own choices in life?

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Johnny99
27 days ago

Yes we are. And they are. Bet they wish they paid attention in school now don’t they

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
27 days ago

That’s right man. There’s jobs everywhere. The problem is they don’t want to work, plain and simple. The problem is not the government and the government is not the solution. These layabouts need less handouts not more. If they choose not to work they should starve not get government handouts.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  JoeKapanski
27 days ago

Exactly. Let them starve

EddieP
EddieP
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Never gonna happen. Too close to the Tyler mansion just down the road.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
29 days ago

Just sitting here with my morning coffee wondering why our socialist society here in the great Commonwealth has a houseless problem at all. Who in the government is failing at their jobs? My understanding is there are programs that give free food, housing, clothes and medical care, so why do the working citizens have to be accosted at every red light? Maybe this is the reason so many drivers go through the red lights, they are scared of the people knocking on their windows for cash. Seeing how the jail is basically empty why not put them there and work on rehabilitating them so they have jobs and housing when they leave. While they are on the Lanesborough border they will also get 3 hots and a cot. They aren’t criminals so they may even be able to help the guards

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
28 days ago

Was just behind three young woman checking out at Stop & Shop. Their groceries came to $957.52. All three pulled out their EBT cards and then proceeded to argue with each other over who had the money to pay $7.39 which was not covered by EBT. Overheard them saying they were having a big party this weekend. It was sickening. I then proceeded to pay in cash for my very small order which were all necessities. Couldn’t help but wonder if any of the three have ever worked a day in their life. When I was their age I had four jobs to make ends meet. Once out in the parking lot noticed them getting into a brand new SUV, which cost probably three times what my car cost, as they drove by me it reminded me of Cheech and Chong with pot smoke flowing out of the windows. It is a disgrace what Sleepy Joe has done to our Country and unfortunately it is only going to get worse as taxpayers no longer have a voice.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

How many unvetted Afghans has Linda agreed to take into Pittsfield? We know RINO Guv Baker has requested that they be sent to MA.

Residents of Pittsfield should be outraged that a group led by the mayor is meeting in secret to parcel out Kovid Kash. These funds should be used to pay down the city’s debt load, lower the tax rate and recruit police officers – NOT to build brand new facilities for layabouts and refugees on welfare.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Kalinowsky put her position in writing on the Eagle.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Charles Ivar Kronick
27 days ago

Wow. That’ll do her a lotta good. Not.

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

Stein of Jewish Services and Trisha Fat-Butt are paving the way for unvetted refugees accessing welfare/ health assistance in the Berkshires. How long till the system collapses?

J2S
J2S
29 days ago

The disadvantaged and underserved populations? I’m sure some are truly in need that will get help and turn things around then there are some who make it a lifestyle. These are the populations that have sucked the life of of every economy since forever. Free, free, free yet free isn’t free.? Someone earned what these government dependents enjoy every day.

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

Wow,Christ always spoke about the poor as there but for the grace of God go you. Beggars are to be seen as Christ himself.Most people do not believe Christ’s teachings and follow Trump.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

TSChapman will take in homeless and shelter and provide for them. Maybe he’ll invite them to Williams st

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Did not realize you believed in Jesus with the way you speak on this board, no name calling and bullying from your tweets. I think you should go hug your confederate flag flying neighbors

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Your so don’t get it TSC. There are plenty of jobs. The more government handouts there are, the more people sucking on the taxpayers tit. A hand up is the role of government towards the downtrodden, not a freaking nother handout!!!

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
26 days ago

So aren’t unborn babies

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Traitor Joseph Stolen, wants to reward Criminal Alien families with $450,000 each, of your tax money, for jumping the border!!!!

If the democRATS in congress want to do this, let it come out of their salaries.

By the way, a group of baboons, by definition, is known as a congress.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Free monthly salary— NO.
Free monthly hand out— YES

Well the new Illegals will be getting a lot more than minimum wages a
free monthly salary

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

This is such a slap in the face to hardworking people throughout this country. This Biden is the most disastrous president this country has ever had. Will we start pulling people from the jails and paying them a half million? They did illegal things too. This is insanity.

Vets Say No
Vets Say No
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

If you die in combat, your family gets $400k

These people violate our laws and our security and are here illegally and they get more money for being criminals.

NojusticeBerkshires
NojusticeBerkshires
29 days ago

Shelby Emard
Facebook Oct. 20, 2021

**LONG POST**
It has been 2 years since my dad was killed on Route 8 in Cheshire, by two men that decided they were going to drag race at 7am on a Sunday – never taking other people’s lives into consideration when they rounded that corner going 70-80 mph, ultimately hitting my dad head-on in the oncoming lane, killing him instantly. There was no where he could go to save himself from these men as they came barreling around that corner right at him. And yes, both men were injured in this accident and taken by ambulance from the scene, but, I didn’t have sympathy then and I sure as hell do not have it for them now. They did this, no one else. My dad was on his way home from work, heading to his church for the Sunday service. He did not deserve this! But he does deserve justice for what they did!
Many of you have never heard what actually happened that morning besides what the papers wrote about it, because usually any posts that I make revolve around my family and I mourning the loss of my dad and not the accident itself. But I want to make people aware of what occurred that morning because I refuse to let him die in vain, he was killed because of two men’s negligence. And these two “men” have never been held responsible for what they did to him.
It has been 2 years, 730 days, and still nothing has been done to hold them accountable for their actions that morning. 730 days of freedom. These reckless drivers still have their licenses, they are still out and about, they have been living for zero repercussions for what they did TWO WHOLE YEARS AGO. It took the police over a year and a half to even complete and send me a police report and I am still fighting for these men to be brought to court.
The Berkshire County court system is a joke.
The DA is a joke.
And I am over it.
No justice has been served for what they did to not only my dad but also to all of his friends and family that are still absolutely lost in this world without him here.
There has been NO justice for a person that NEVER SHOULD HAVE DIED IN THE FIRST PLACE!
And I refuse to back down, I will continue to fight until something is done!

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

The poser DA is too busy pretending to have a “criminal justice” ideology so she can keep her salary.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

This victim is being ignored yet Harrington is on iberkshires campaigning about all the great work her office does and how excited she is to hear residents thoughts. Truly, you can’t make this stuff up.
https://www.iberkshires.com/story/66279/DA-s-Office-Holding-Town-Hall-Meetings-Across-County.html

J2S
J2S
Reply to  laughingstock
27 days ago

Rather than putting more effort in for victims of crimes the DA is out there putting more effort in for those who committed crimes to remain free. No cash bail!
When the DA is talking about Criminals and no cash bail. What she’s saying is, “When the Criminals Baby Mamas have to come up with bail money for their criminal Baby Daddies , it wipes out their EBT cards so they don’t have anything left until the next refill causing hardship. When just about everything is free or costing very little for housing, food, medical etc.. What hardship is the DA talking about? And while this may actually not be happening in all of the cases, it’s
progressives that haven created this ghetto culture of violence, crime, entitlement, and racial victimhood in many of the neighborhoods that are run by
criminals.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  NojusticeBerkshires
28 days ago

How can we help?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Children who took responsibility…no laptops…no guns…no beanie babies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh8x5xEboSE

wallowinthemire
wallowinthemire
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

G man thrashings and they’re gone. Simonelli,Moon, Collingwood,Caccamo,KROL, Diva,Turocy. Dare we say more.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  wallowinthemire
28 days ago

Get over yourself

wallowinthemire
wallowinthemire
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Think about it? Fifty families coming to the Berkshires? I mean to hell with my own family members where I’ve lived and payed taxes for decades? What fing obligation do we have for Afghan families or any other families other than America born and bred LOCAL families……..? Have we Lost It totally?

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  wallowinthemire
28 days ago

First and foremost, they should all be vetted. The big guy forgot to do that. Second, no family’s should be placed in Pittsfield or North Adams. There is no room at the Inn. Let the progressive community’s of Great Barrington, Lenox , Richmond and of course Stockbridge take them in. Just a thought.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
28 days ago

For the same reason the wealthy Progressives made sure the rioting and burning of the summer of love was limited to poor neighborhoods, the Progressives want to keep their safety and calm quiet neighborhoods while their social experiments play out in lower income neighborhoods of America. I did think that we should help Afghans who helped us in Afghanistan and bring some over here, but not half of the country.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

That Pat is the story of Berkshire Co! You nailed it. Not in my back yard for Richmond, and Lenox and Great Barrington but a rain down on Pittsfield from the hellish decisions of the selfish elite MA democrats who are full of baloney.

And yet another bonehead running for ‘election’ when the fix is in.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

There are white supremacists in America; they’re called white progressives.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

Speaking of burning and looting.
Anyone else notice the DEM black rage machine is in neutral because riots, etc during a DEM administration look bad?

But gotta have that there “
equity” don’t chu know?

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  J2S
26 days ago

No it’s still happening just not reported

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
28 days ago

Unbeknownst to them those headed to Pittsfield are walking into a hornet nest of Covid. Highest in the state and climbing. Nobody suggesting we be careful anymore.
So I hope those who escaped the Taliban don’t find themselves worse off in Pittsfield, Mass. Will they get first dibs on all the new Tyler street apartments supposedly built for Pittsfield folk who will now go to the back of the line? Will short staffed social services be rerouted to help these people leaving the local needy wondering what happened?

Will the pot brownies still be in abundance out on Pheasant Way?

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Covid is not going anywhere. Get used to it. Wear a masks don’t wear a mask. Wear a hazmat suit don’t wear a hazmat suit.Get the jab ( doesn’t work ) don’t get the jab.(take that back jab works at making money) Liv your life. You only get one ,and no one gets out alive.

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

Good advice ?

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

The vaccine protects….can’t let the lie fly because it’s irresponsible to say that.

Hassan Chop
Hassan Chop
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Why have more died from Covid In the first 10 months of 2021
Than all of 2020?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago
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wallowinthemire
wallowinthemire
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
28 days ago

Send them to Gaza.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
28 days ago

“The Big Guy” didn’t “forget to do it”; he did it on purpose for photo ops from the aft end of a US transport plane showing the vast numbers of people he was helping to flee Afghanistan! Smoke & mirrors! Most of the flights out of Kabul were sparsely occupied. Try to get that on a domestic flight to Florida, eh?

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  wallowinthemire
28 days ago

The Tri town health board could help them get fitted for respirators and haz mat suits. Also teach them to follow all there rules. After all they are saving the world from Covid.

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

That was one of the reasons the far left wanted to get rid of Cuomo….to get radical Leticia James as Governor so she can completely destroy New York so the Marxists can “Build Back Better” which is code for totalitarian government.

Gadfly
Gadfly
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Pat. Ideologies are human fallacies. They do not exist, and there is only the pursuit of Power versus that of Liberty.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gadfly
27 days ago

We all need to choose Liberty.

Gadfly
Gadfly
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

Then you must stop referring to ideologies as actual things, and stop thinking that there are differences between them.

Question: “Were Hitler alive today, he’d take a different strategy to [do what]? And what atrocities would he commit?”

Assumption that may not be disputed is that atrocities will be committed. What are the needed questions to answer this one?

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JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Led Zeppelin was one of my favorites back in the day.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

Biden a “devout Catholic?” More like “Satan’s Spawn!”
He hasn’t fooled the Vatican!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/29/catholic-league-congratulates-vatican-for-stiffing-joe-biden/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

I’m shocked that he was even able to enter the Vatican without bolts of lightening stopping him.

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

The Catholic churches are almost empty paying off the sick abuse .

Paul
Paul
28 days ago

As far as a homeless shelter is concerned, build it and they will come.
That is what happened with the jail. They accepted criminals from Springfield and surrounding areas and then their welfare queens followed with their kids because Pittsfield loves section 8 housing. Then they stay when their low life sweetie gets out and presto, that is the new population of Pittsfield. Gang bangers, drug dealers, thiefs and other low lifes that will never contribute to society. The perfect bunch to support the growing social business sucking off the public nipple. Of course who doesn’t love a good meth clinic, another profitable business and throw in a few pot businesses and hey why wouldn’t a reputable business want to locate here. After all we have a large workforce of drug zombies because it’s common knowledge that 99.9% of the homeless have no interest in employment.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Paul
28 days ago

Agree, 100%. Refurbish the shelter on upper North. That’s it. Let other communities in the county build shelters. Also it’s a time for our local progressives to reverse course. Stop trying to copy the west coast with there failed laws. Time to copy other Countries who have had success. Tough love and enforcement of the laws are in order. Sentence violators to rehab and or mental health facilities.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
28 days ago

Yuki Cohen said: “I feel like the homeless issue is a big [issue].” “[T]he fact that the homeless situation is growing, is it possible that that could be happening because the people cannot afford housing anymore.

Cohen makes pitch for second Pittsfield city council term, addresses public health concerns at her bar | WAMC

Rule 27
Rule 27
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

How many low income places are already in Pittsfield?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Rule 27
28 days ago

Not where the Lovely Linda lives in her millionaires only gated community in far west Pittsfield

Hassan Chop
Hassan Chop
Reply to  Rule 27
28 days ago

Too many

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

Yuki is dumber than a stump.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

Has Yuki ever spoken with the pan handlers or Springside’s squatters? Time to stop wondering and start doing which will never happen with her. She’s only running for the insurance. Just sit there like a limo on a log and let us buy her health insurance.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Paul
28 days ago

All part of the leftist agenda. Create the problem, then claim the leftists will fix the problem. Which of course they never do, because they need that problem to continue their agenda.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Paul
27 days ago

And with the current DA the jail that was built and used as a dumping ground for criminals from surrounding areas prior won’t see much action. No cash bail for the criminals currently in the area committing crimes and any new ones that might be moving in from a new shelter being built. Red Carpet Equity?

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
28 days ago

Biden tours Rome ahead of ‘climate’ summit — with 85-vehicle motorcade” NY Post.Granted, there were probably Carabinieri and Polizia di Stato but the heavy equipment was Ford & Cadillac!
Imagine a world where the President of the United States goes to a climate summit; has an 85 vehicle motorcade, most of it flown into Italy by the U.S. Air Force, costing the US taxpayers probably millions in pay and fuel; dumping who knows how much pollutant over the US, the Atlantic Ocean and parts of the EU & then repeats it to go back to D.C!
Not to mention the decoy AF 1, the C-5’s, the armed escort fighters AND of course the press plane, and pledges to the world powers that the US is on board with cutting unnecessary emissions. I wonder if he’ll leave all that equipment in Italy like he did in Kabul! F’n AH!
FJB!!!!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Ghost Rider
27 days ago

What a scam, Kerry & Gore make me laugh with their climate change bs. Just a guise for authoritarianism!
And many people fall for it, despite the irony you’ve highlighted Ghost!

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Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
28 days ago

Here we are the weekend before an election and I don’t know how the people running think about the topics that are important to us…outside of Mr. Kronik who I can’t vote for. What do they think about:
our secret arpa society
crazy North St plunger lane
bike pump park in Springside
Houseless of Springside
LL house voter payoff system
merging a school or 2
crime
police force
taxes
water system
etc…
Funny how all I hear are crickets

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
28 days ago

Yuki found not responsible for covid spreader party. Three days before the election this comes out. True or not she was still a no show as a council member. Another mayoral lackey who does not deserve to be reelected. These people have no shame.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago
Legal Woes
Legal Woes
Reply to  laughingstock
27 days ago

So what they aren’t telling you is that Meth bar is allegedly a Meth Bar.

The establishment allegedly delivers food and also drugs, pot, cocaine, ecstasy, and a myriad of recreational opioids misdirected by certain doctors and nurses from BMC. It’s not even a secret.

Consider this, why was someone shot there? Why is there such an influx of gangbanger types (both criminals and nymphomaniacs).

What will happen is the delivery person will drop the charges, the charges will go away because Yuki doesn’t want people looking to hard at what goes on.

A number of the people she got busted with while dancing on the bar are alleged to be known dealers and traffickers of drugs.

Peaslee, remember that name.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Legal Woes
27 days ago

Would the drug trade flourish as it does in Pittsfield without blind eyes being turned? Could more be done if the people in power really wanted to?

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Fizzlehead
26 days ago

Andrea Harrington does not seek bail for drug traffickers. That is the root cause of the drug and gun violence.The war on drugs is not a war on users but a war on dealers.She is the worst thing to happen to law abiding citizens in the history of the county. Why don’t police speak up?

Gadfly
Gadfly
Reply to  laughingstock
27 days ago

Seems to me – police wrongly wanted to charge someone with a ridiculous charge. No description of the knife (kitchen, machete, pen knife, dagger, sword?) Plus – he be near blind. You mean he’d chase her around like a bat? That’s the story here.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Gadfly
26 days ago

Since I was not there I wouldn’t feel comfortable throwing ppd under the bus but that’s just me.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Dan,
I can’t believe they were trying this JV move on you to begin with. You’ve been around too long for such a political hack move like that. You could have been on a bender and still knew what they were up to.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Tim Kushi is a moron for being Yuki’s campaign manager. Maybe she gives him free drinks. She’ll be lucky to get the AA vote.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Will only be voting for Benoit & Kalinowsky on city council. Will be voting for Bill Tyer on school committee. Definitely not voting for “conflict of interest” Allison McGee for her involvement with the Springside Park pump track.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

She still broke the law with no masks and the dancing. What BS.

They based their decision on statements from Yuki and her ‘Covid’ plan – I guess dance maskless on the bar wan’t in that plan.. What a bunch of bs. What does Dept of Labor know about Covid? Total bs in the works Berkshire Crookedness.

She def has a rabbi somewhere, not sire why as she is a piece of garbage.

Love how the Beagle is garbage too.

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Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Kermit Frog
27 days ago

Rule should be if they are pole dancing they can be maskless

Trump Forever
Trump Forever
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
27 days ago

restaurants can deliver alcohol. Newer law.

Back Assward
Back Assward
28 days ago

30% rule, is an old rule. Was money exchanged between SN & Pitt ? Were contracts signed? Was there an architectural engineer involved at any point prior to making decisions? Stupid now it’s cols season & epic failure. Money was allotted & where did it really go?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
27 days ago
Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Except sleepy Joe is ignoring them. Where is the outrage media?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
27 days ago

THE anti vaccine police and fire are all over the news.85% of police are vaccinated in NY…far higher than the general public. Educators and police lead in vaccine health.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Explain vaccine health. Where did you come up with that? Maybe from a 5th of Jack?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

COVIDism Is what he means using the vaccine health wording. They love the play on words.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

At this point who could explain vaccine health to the man who wont accept it.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
26 days ago

You won’t explain it because you have no clue. You’re just repeating something you heard Jeffrey Tubin say during your zoom session.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

You know alot about booze.

Rooting teeth
Rooting teeth
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
27 days ago

Wonder if the mayor is giving out candy tonight.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Rooting teeth
27 days ago

Barry was at Cumby’s at 3am buying a few bags of tootsie rolls

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Hell Toupee
26 days ago

I must have got the wrong memo. I’m not saying barry wasn’t out prowling at 3am, but the memo I got indicates he was haunting the West side rounding up a diverse goody-bag of linda. Also noted in the memo is that for a real treat the macabre couple have invited linda’s brother-in-law over to their Halloween McMansion to scare the pants off the kiddies. Those ghouls really how to par-tay.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Rooting teeth
27 days ago

I think she is handing out K Kash to a few select trick or treaters.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
27 days ago

Thumbs up for Mayor Linda Tyer. She really proved tonight that she could care less about the taxpayers and residents of Pittsfield. She also proved what many folks have said for years, that she is nothing but a major WITCH with a B. Just one robo call to residents today stating due to the rain tonight Trick or Treat would be held tomorrow night, Halloween night. Taxpayers paid for this robo call system so why was it not used. Maybe next year at Halloween she can hire a consultant for thousands of tax dollars to decide if there should be a rain date. Felt so sorry for all the drenched parents and little kids, the same kids that are mandated to wear masks all day in school, but are then sent out in pouring rain for an event that should be fun. Wonder how many kids will be sick next week and out of school. Of course Witch Linda is sitting in her gated community all nice and dry. Happy Halloween folks, just another half ass event in Pittsfield.

Rooting teeth
Rooting teeth
Reply to  Merry & Bright
27 days ago

Bullet vote Yukie Kalinowsky and Benoit. Yukie is the lesser of three evils

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Rooting teeth
27 days ago

Bullet is offensive to the woke crowd. Wizard vote is the acceptable term.

Mitee Kwiyet
Mitee Kwiyet
Reply to  Rooting teeth
27 days ago

Seymour and Madison two roll overs.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Rooting teeth
27 days ago

Don’t waste a vote on any incumbent. It doesn’t matter who’s left . We’ll be left with two Tyer butt kissers.

Mitee Kwiyet
Mitee Kwiyet
Reply to  12 Gauge
27 days ago

Yup and that will be just enough unless Sherman, Warren go rogue.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

Let’s go INCUMBENTS!!!

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Rooting teeth
26 days ago

Well, as Warren Buffet says if you aren’t hiring for integrity then you want them dumb and lazy. You’ve got that in the pukster.

Mitee Kwiyet
Mitee Kwiyet
Reply to  Merry & Bright
27 days ago

Who is the true Puppet Master here anyway?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Merry & Bright
27 days ago

The Witches Broom broke and now she has to use her legs to get around this Halloween.

Chesty Puller
Chesty Puller
Reply to  Merry & Bright
26 days ago

I bet back in your day you walked to school during blizzards, both ways up hill. Thought you were whining about how soft todays generation is?? Can’t have it both ways Rube. Suck it up Buttercup.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
27 days ago

What a surprise, by allegedly being cleared by the health dept. habitual offender bar top twerkulator houseless super-spreader single mother of 2 Kumchi Puki yuki not only profited off her own bad METH BAR behavior, supplemented with her goF**KME begathon, while cheered on by her loud mouth lothario announcing her PepePUKI’s on NORTH AS A METH BAR, Puki, to her credit has identified tyer as a LIAR, when tyer accused Puki/Puki’s METH BAR as a super-spreader/outbreak site. I know you may not want to vote for Puki, but think of your vote for Kumchi Puki yuki as a vote against the 3 min. gavel thumper obnoxious gasbag pee pee marchette and his BIG DUMP twin persip. With those two incumbent scoundrels twins rigging the system, taxpayers couldn’t be any worse off than if convicted thieves FAT Patrick Muraca and his twin allegedly beating down on death’s door SICK-O Michael Dicenzo were on the ballot.

Mitee Kwiyet
Mitee Kwiyet
Reply to  The City I Hate
27 days ago

CIH. Who is this Dick that freed her, thehearing officer? Where did he come from?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
27 days ago

How much is her free taxpayer paid health coverage worth? How many city councilors run for office just for the free health insurance and then sit on their asses for two more years? Yuki has received way more from the city than she has even attempted to give back. She is now coming back for more. Just like the Petes.

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

Every city,stateand fed employee has the equivalent of national health insurance tax payer subsidized health insurance.They are Trump believers but also practice Marxism/Socialism LOL

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

You are very well misinformed.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Ham Anex
26 days ago

And continually demonstrates it on a daily basis, kind of humorous and sad all at the same time

Legal Woes
Legal Woes
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

So the BOH was told to drop it, a number of them quit. The hearing officer received only the initial complaint, no further narrative from the city, Yuki made up her narrative and said they got Covid from a patron. What she didn’t mention is she got Covid days before while sleeping with that patron, she then knew there was a very high likelyhood that they all had Covid and allowed them to have the party (that exceeded the number of people allowed, they didn’t wear masks, and they commingled with other tables).

But when the mayor and Dina want you to roll over for Yuki, you roll over for Yuki.
Yuki is a super spreader alright.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  Legal Woes
26 days ago

Is it true that she’s a single mom?

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Legal Woes
26 days ago

Do you think she sleeps with her campaign manager?

Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
26 days ago

Here is my answer to the Berkshire Eagle editorial.

Eagle: Kudlate Can’t Commit to North St Bike Lanes makes him best choice!
The editors got it right. Kudlate wants to let the Mayor finish the project and report how the ‘experiment’ is successful. This is my first “Getting your cake and eating it too” moment! A paper with mixed reception endorses my opponent and explains why he is as likeable as a fresh stick of plutonium.

I am telling you now that I will accept no excuse for these North St. bike lanes. Bad money – lost business, future lawsuits from bike car accidents, replacement of plungers (how much each one costs), and future paint projects – gets not even 1 DIME going forward. Commissioner, cut your losses and retreat! It’s good business practice.

Here’s the defense: Caccamo actually said that automobiles are soon to be obsolete. Hear that Prius? Hear that Tesla & Volt! You are obsolete before you even got your charging stations! I’m burying my Subaru in my backyard. So sad.

Mr. Kudlate: the answer today is the same when you claim that you did not support the Bike Plan. The only difference today is that it is more time and money has been wasted. Your choice will be more expensive tomorrow. This decision is the easy one you would face on City Council, yet you have none?

Last edited 26 days ago by Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
Ham Anex
Ham Anex

The problem is Caccomoron has been riding around on his menstrual cycle.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle

The Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) Editors only want Mayor Linda Tyer to have a rubber stamp City Council and School Committee without conscience and Democracy so that Pittsfield politics will continue to operate as “Business as usual”. It has been that way in my native hometown of Pittsfield Massachusetts all of my life of over 46 years. Pittsfield politics is totally DISCONNECTED from the people who live in Pittsfield. The City Government and School District in Pittsfield may as well be in China, Russia or on another Planet or Moon in our Solar System because it certainly ain’t in the USA where the Government is supposed to serve the People for Democracy!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz

I hope you win the election for ward 2, Charles.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

I agree with my friend Mr Fritz today

J2S
J2S
26 days ago

What a poor excuse for not endorsing Kronick from the Eagle. The man was asked where he stood on the bike lanes and answered truthfully and took a stance without trying to play both sides of the fence on the issue like most do. I think it is refreshing to see honesty on an issue. If being honest and standing up for what you believe is a temperament issue, I want more temperament.

“There appears to be a considerable difference in judgment and temperament, though, that should be taken into consideration regarding who represents the ward on the council. Take, for example, the contentious issue of the new bike lanes on North Street. Mr. Kronick takes a hard stance, simply advocating to rashly remove the bike lanes before the project is completed and trial period is over. Mr. Kudlate also says he wouldn’t have initially supported the project initially, but takes a far more reasonable tack, saying that an ultimate decision should not be made until that trial period is through. Further, Mr. Kudlate’s varied experience as an Army veteran, Pittsfield firefighter and small business owner makes his perspective a valuable one for
the council.”

Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
26 days ago

My wife, Ann, wants me to post her letter to the Berkshire Eagle. It was written yesterday, and it may be too late to be printed.

To The Editor:

Charles Kronick has been working very hard to get to know you in Ward 2. I ought to know. I am his wife. He comes home every night from campaigning door to door animated by the people who have shared concerns and ideas with him. Some have asked for his help with problems: a woman whose husband is house bound was worried she could not get him a booster COVID shot, a man was worried that he would be evicted if he complained about smoking going outside his Housing Authority apartment (he has serious lung problems), a worried father asked if he knew anyone that could give him a job. My husband helped them all following up several times, in fact. “My work begins now, honey!” My husband declared to me. Yet his opponent has made public statements questioning my husband’s character because he has had the nerve to campaign during Covid.

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 3 years old and take a number of medications that compromise my immune system. My husband is also immune compromised. My husband knocks on your doors because it is his duty to do so and I fully support him in that effort. I know my husband is a deeply caring man. He is dedicated, has broad business and life experience and is very, very intelligent. Yes Charles has knocked on your doors and will continue to knock long after November 2nd . I made a great choice 10 years ago when I said yes to Charles’ marriage proposal and you will make a great choice by voting for him for Ward 2 City Councilor on November 2nd.

Sincerely,
Ann Kronick, Ph.D.

Last edited 26 days ago by Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
wallowinthemire
wallowinthemire

Good luck Charles. It reminds me back in the day when Pete Arles was city councilor. His wife was always the smarter one, Believe she was a lawyer. and he was smart also.

Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
Charles Ivar Kronick - Candidate W2
Reply to  wallowinthemire
26 days ago

Yes – my wife is the smarter one. I gave up years ago….

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle

Good letter, Ann Kronick, Ph.D. I am rooting for your husband on Nov. 2nd.