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WIFELY SUPPORT FOR KRONICK IN WARD 2 … ‘SNAPSHOT OF TOMORROW’ — THE PLANET’s Election Day PREVIEW

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

THE PLANET received this letter late, past “going to press.” Nonetheless, we want to share it with the citizenry in the hopes it will turn out more to the polls citywide but especially in Ward 2.

FROM CHARLES IVAR KRONICK: 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.

THE PLANET thanks Ann K for sharing this support, testimony that we heartily endorse.

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY NOV. 1, 2021) — There’s an election tomorrow.

Not that you’d know it.

Things have been quiet. Too quiet, as they say in the Westerns.

With no president, governor, mayor, or D.A. on the chopping block, expect turnout to be low, between 20-30% with a turnout of 7,000+ — about 6,000+ of whom will have a connection to one of the Big 3 public employee unions. The Kapanski’s are defending the Alamo. FYI, in 2017, an election similar to tomorrow’s, a “whopping” 23.01% voted. Total electorate is 29,202.

Nonetheless, THE PLANET presents our snapshot of tomorrow, when shortly after 8 p.m., all will be known.

Here’s the official list of candidates from city clerk Michelle Benjamin.

Certified 2021 Municipal Election Candidate List

CITY CLERK 

Michele M. Benjamin michelecetti@gmail.com

94 Barker Road

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AT-LARGE

Craig Benoit  CRBENO3167@aol.com

150 Longview Terr.

Yuki Cohen yukiforpittsfield@gmail.com

71 South Church Street, N304

Karen M. Kalinowsky bkkalinowsky@yahoo.com

63 Shaker Lane

Peter M. Marchetti petermmarchetti@gmail.com                                       

63 Valentine Road

Earl George Persip, III persip4pittsfield@gmail.com                                                                   

190 Karen Drive

Peter T. White petewhite78@yahoo.com                                     

239 Jason Street

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WARD 1

Kenneth G. Warren, Jr  kgwarrenlaw@gmail.com

399 Cheshire Road

Andrea Christeen Wilson acw@gablemercier.com

90 Partridge Road

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WARD 2

Charles I. Kronick chak319@yahoo.com

93 Windsor Avenue

Matthew Ryan Kudlate mkudlate@yahoo.com

28 New Hampshire Avenue

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WARD 3

Kevin J. Sherman kevin.j.sherman@gmail.com  

22 Kathy Way

UNOPPOSED

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WARD 4

James B. Conant jbconant78@gmail.com

78 Lucia Drive

Andrew M. Wrinn andrewwrinn3@gmail.com

1087 William Street

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WARD 5

Patrick Kavey patrickkavey@gmail.com

66 Spadina Parkway

UNOPPOSED

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WARD 6

Edward James Carmel pskj077@gmail.com

65 Columbus Avenue, 406  

Dina G. Lampiasi dinaguiel@gmail.com 

8 Trova Terr.

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WARD 7

Anthony V. Maffuccio amaffuccio@aol.com

256 Robbins Avenue

UNOPPOSED

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Mark Brazeau mbrazeau0608@gmail.com 

33 Melrose Avenue

William J. Cameron williamcamerone@hotmail.com

1016 West Street

Daniel C. Elias delias@pittsfield.net

201 Mohegan Street

Sara L. Hathaway Hathawayforpittsfield@yahoo.com     

17 Walnut Street

WITHDRAWN FROM RACE Katie E. Lauzon edukate4pittsfield@gmail.com

197 Second Street, WITHDRAWN FROM RACE

Alison McGee aamcgee@gmail.com

979 North Street

Karen Reis Kaveney Murray karenkaveney@gmail.com

177 Burke Avenue Ext.

WITHDRAWN FROM RACE Nyanna L. Slaughter nyannaslaughter96@outlook.com

55 Backman Avenue WITHDRAWN FROM RACE

Vicky M. Smith Vicky.smith4550@gmail.com

1218 West Street

Bill Tyer billtyer@mail.com

17 Richardson Street


WHAT HAPPENS

Let’s be done with the easy stuff first: clerk Benjamin, Sherman (Ward 3), Kavey (5), and Maffuccio (7) will vote for themselves and win by a landslide. They are unopposed.

As for the other races:

At-Large — Six running for four spots. Benoit knows which way the buns are toasted. Yuki bar-top danced once too often. Combine that with zilch as a councilor, and it’s fatal. Kalinowsky, too much “Karen” and not enough “Owsky.” Still, she has the blessed status as challenger. Of the incumbents, Marchetti is still looking for a political spine. Persip rebuilds the family name. White is both “houseless” and clueless. THE PLANET endorses Benoit and Kalinowsky in a bullet vote. We predict Benoit outs Cohen, with the other three incumbents sentenced to another two years.

Ward 1 — Not much is known about these two. Warren‘s retreads are coming loose. Wilson has the right plumbing. THE PLANET endorses Wilson. She’s new. That’s enough. We predict Wilson by a cup.

Ward 2 — The “Special K” race. Kronick has proven this campaign’s most capable candidate. Kudlate was put up by the Administration to get another stooge on the dais. THE PLANET endorses Kronick. We predict an upset, with Kronick taking it.

Ward 4Conant has many “friends” on the inside. Wrinn, the ex-fire fighter, runs out of hose. THE PLANET endorses Wrinn. We predict Conant.

Ward 6Lampiasi plays electoral dominatrix to the resolute Carmel. THE PLANET endorses Carmel. We predict Lampiasi in a landslide.

School Committee — Eight running and two must go. Brazeau doesn’t well wear incumbency. Neither do Elias or McGeeCameron gets hurt mainly by his association with this do-nothing bunch.  With the departure of Kathy Yon and the clueless Nyanna Slaughter, the new committee will be improved. Just how much remains to be seen. Challengers are Hathaway, Murray, Smith, and Tyer. Thumbnails? You got it.

SC CHALLENGERS

Hathaway: A policy person who as former mayor will bring a great perspective to the position. The only one to bring up the schools’ bullying problems.

Kaveny-Murray: Another Kaveny in city office? Why not? She’s multilingual and hasn’t been shy about criticizing the administration for not backing teachers.

Smith: Lots of experience, including a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. Slam dunk.

Tyer: Former Lee selectman and member of that town’s planning board. Experience.

SC INCUMBENTS

Brazeau: Seeks third term but hasn’t done much in the first two.

Cameron: Solid on policy, long on sound judgment.

Elias: Has served 24 years. Shelf-life has expired.

McGee: Proved her ethics being bought and sold by the Bike Mafia. McGee needs to be McGone.

THE PLANET endorses Hathaway, Kaveny-Murray, Smith, Tyer, and Cameron. That’s a bullet vote for five. We expect Hathaway, Kaveny-Murray, Smith, Cameron, Brazeau, and Elias.

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Remember, if you vote, do it more than once. Happy polling, all.

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It eats 75% of the city budget, but funny how it never gets enough” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Lenny
Lenny
26 days ago

I agree with your analysis, Dan. Best of luck to those endorsed by the Planet.

And people, if you see any funny stuff going on at the polls, speak up, report it to the police officer standing guard. Better yet, take pictures if possible.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Lenny
25 days ago

Undermine the election with Trump does not Trust democracy nonsense and only dumb Don can fix it.

Paul
Paul
26 days ago

In the end nothing in the arm pit of MA will change.

wallowinthemire
wallowinthemire
Reply to  Paul
26 days ago

Nah. Got Warren, Guiel,Kronick, Kalinowsky,Benoit,Marchetti,White,Conant,.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  wallowinthemire
26 days ago

The word on the street is that Squeaky Harrington put Wilson up to run. Barry been buying chapstick on his 3 am excursions for Linda’s gobsig buddies.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Paul
25 days ago

Arm pit for some.I would say the majority of people love and live good lives here in Pittsfield.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Paul
24 days ago

If we can vote out one buffoon at a time that’s good. Let’s hope Karen and Craig get in . In any case let’s concentrate on finding more good people.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
26 days ago

It all depends on who gets their vote out. There’s a lot of support out there for the two at large challengers.

I’ve got Ubabs
I’ve got Ubabs
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

At least go to two new bees. It’s two years not two decades.There should have been more challengers,

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  I’ve got Ubabs
26 days ago

More challengers would just split up the anti incumbent vote.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
26 days ago

Ward 4 always decides the citywide vote, along with middle class and upper class Ward 4, of course. There is no opposition in Wards 3, 5, & 7. Wards 1, 2, & 6 have opposition. Mayor Linda Tyer’s term doesn’t end until the end of 2023 so she is not up for reelection in 2021. The School Committee needs new members because of Pittsfield’s indefensible Level 5 inner city public schools. I hope that all of the challengers win their elections in Pittsfield politics, even Sara Hathaway. I dislike that the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) endorsed all of Mayor Linda Tyer’s rubber stamp incumbent and establishment candidates. Despite Pittsfield politics being so weird that it is like it is on another Planet or Moon in our Solar System, I believe that there still needs to be opposing viewpoints in Pittsfield politics. I listen to all sides within reason in politics. I dislike how divided our country has become lately. Politicians are supposed to find common ground around their agenda for government to work for the people. Mayor Linda Tyer and her rubber stamp municipal elected officials need to work with opposing viewpoints because we live in a Democracy. Pittsfield politics needs to do away with its provincial factions and use of retribution against the ruling elite’s opposition. The reason why voter turnout will probably be less than 20% of registered voters on November 2nd, 2021 in Pittsfield Massachusetts is because the fix is always in with Pittsfield politics where voters know all too well that it is always “Business as usual” in City Hall.

Been There Done That
Been There Done That
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
25 days ago

I live in Ward 4 and do not vote for the current incumbents. Please stop generalizing about our level of wealth and who we vote for. You don’t know and you are insulting many of us.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Been There Done That
25 days ago

Numbers don’t lie

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Been There Done That
25 days ago

He forgets to mention many of the people who live in the area are hardworking two income earners who earned what they have and work to keep what they have.They pay through the nose in taxes and other fees to have a decent place for themselves and children. There is a mixed bag of people who vote, work and live differently. The one most common thing they have is working hard to maintain.

Been There Done That
Been There Done That
Reply to  J2S
24 days ago

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Been There Done That
24 days ago

Ditto that, Jon. I agree with Been There. Definitely easy to see that you are a Socialist.

Rule 27
Rule 27
26 days ago

Cameron? Seriously? He’s the poster boy for GOBSIG hacks. The rest of the school committee candidates are all Kathy Yon clones without the cheap perfume with Elias and Tyer the only ones not tied to the big education establishment. Vickey Smith is a clown as well as a clone.

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The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Rule 27
25 days ago

Cameron should know better than to approve 100% of school budgets.Two high paid administrators are moving out of Pittsfield and taking that school choice money and sending it to another district.That takes guts to pull your kids from the very system that pays you 200k as a couple.Same administrator that had Halloween party during COVID last year.Its not the teachers or students its the leadership.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

And what does it say about the school system that these two are bailing? It says all you need to know when deciding whether to school choice your kid to a more hopeful environment. And they are just the tip of the iceberg.

Been There Done That
Been There Done That
Reply to  Fizzlehead
24 days ago

If they are working for the school system aren’t they part of the problem?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
26 days ago

Conant seems like an insiders insider. May have a RUBBER STAMPER tattoo on his lower back. Mayor has gifted him an aluminum bucket to make carrying her water easier.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
26 days ago

Shame that you can get a phd and still miss out on basic grammar and punctuation.

Kasha Asmussin
Kasha Asmussin
Reply to  Kermit Frog
26 days ago

Party should be at Yukckies tommorrow night . She should float it for free all the K Kashmir she received and now fine-less that’s to Dick.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Probably a lot of special interest laps to thank. Shake that booty..

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Fizzlehead
24 days ago

No, no Yuki. I said laptop not lap dance.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Kermit Frog
25 days ago

Her husband is a good candidate.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  Kermit Frog
25 days ago

Watch it buster. You don’t want to find yourself in the way of her Danish temper.

Last edited 25 days ago by Charles Ivar Kronick
Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Charles Ivar Kronick
25 days ago

Good luck sir. And may I remind you that once you win, criticisms of your punctuation may be the nicest criticism you get. Politics is a blood sport here and to the winner the spoils.

Thomas More
Thomas More
26 days ago

seems like only a year ago
 I smell a landslide win! Fritz 10/13 My prediction – landslide for Trump! 11/01/2020

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Thomas More
25 days ago
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

Joe is a great democratic union man and not a Supreme member of the party

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

Yeah , the union guys working on the pipeline that he nixed want to give Creepy Joe a big thanks….. I think you meant Soviet Union.

Dum Phoundead
Dum Phoundead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

Come on fritz lighten up.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

Trump will win by a landslide! MAGA! 8/15/20 Mr. Fritz

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Thomas More
25 days ago

And I stand by that statement. Tommy Boy, if you’d get your head out of the comics and pick up a book like “Rigged” by Mollie Hemingway, you wouldn’t be such a dunce in believing that Dementia Joe corralled enough votes to win legally. Where are all his adoring supporters? Oh wait, they’re in the stands at the World Series chanting “F#&k Joe Biden!”

Let’s go Tommy!

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

Your very good at name calling but not so when it comes to predicting elections.

Dum Phoundead
Dum Phoundead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

Did you know Rod Steiger fritz?

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

“Rigged,” and other garbage like it, was penned by Federalist Society stooge and aimed directly at the Trump bobbleheads. It is a meretricious and irresponsible heap of nonsense and yet additional proof that a fool and his money are soon parted.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
24 days ago

As usual you are not accurate. In all that you state. You need to try harder to not lie. I know it’s hard

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
24 days ago

This from the guy you needs Tucker Carlson to tell him what to think.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
24 days ago

I don’t need cnn like you thief. Why are you still here? To quote your ex wife you are not wanted here

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
24 days ago

Steve, you are such a Trump fan boy it’s hilarious. I don’t have an exwife.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
24 days ago

Yes you do Matt. She tossed you out after you were busted. Ha ha

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
23 days ago

Poor, hapless Steve. Lies are all he has.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
23 days ago

Matt everyone knows I am 100% right

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
23 days ago

Steve, you are obsessed with Matt. Why? What did he do to you?

Why do you bring his name into every blog post Dan makes?

It’s pathological.

You can’t defend a buffoon like Trump so you drag some lawyer no one cares about into every discussion. Pathetic.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
23 days ago

You are Matt you massive tool. You were busted. Everyone knows this. So funny and yet sad

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
24 days ago

LET’S GO BRANDON!!!!

I do not like your mental haze.

I do not like your leftist ways.

I do not like your son on blow.

I do not like you Sleepy Joe!!!!

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

But, but…he got to be president of the United States and you…hee hee, you…are some lonely smuck drinking wine from a box and typing insults from a dark dank basement.
(and a lot of your shit is incredibly immature) but it is America and you are thus entitled so go for it

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
26 days ago

Its a shame for ward 6, Ed would not be a rubber stamp but he’s to unpolished to get in.
Dina will win because she’s easy on the eyes and her wife’s eyes are in a contest to reach her nose.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
26 days ago

Ivar’s wife sounds just as nuts as he is.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
25 days ago

I like her. But I think Marchetti has already made up the new name plates. He knows how strong the machine is. He is an integral part of it. Probably not the legacy I would want to cart around for the rest of my life though.

Which end Up
Which end Up
Reply to  Fizzlehead
25 days ago

True,but they didn’t a lot of stupid and lazy same old. I can’t believe Mazzeo supporters won’t vote for Craig?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
25 days ago

It is nuts that homeless people poop on North Street. It is nuts that over 80 Pittsfield residents have died of Covid-19. It is nuts that Pittsfield’s inner city public schools are rated Level 5 by the state in Boston. It is nuts that state and local Pittsfield politicians, such as Mayor Linda Tyer living in her elitist gated community, are totally DISCONNECTED from the people who live in Pittsfield. It is nuts that Pittsfield’s municipal budget spending always increases by 5% every fiscal year and that Mayor Linda Tyer has passed several record high city budgets, fees, public debts and other liabilities that will never be paid off in our lifetimes, along with Matt Kerwood’s multimillion dollar Slush Funds that belong in the pockets of Pittsfield taxpayers. It is nuts that PEDA is a 23-year-old mostly vacant and polluted failure with millions of dollars in liabilities that nobody in City Hall has yet to explain how PEDA’s huge debts/liabilities will be paid off. It is nuts that Pittsfield Massachusetts always ranks in the top 10 communities in the state for violent crime, according to the FBI. It is nuts that Mayor Linda Tyer’s Vibrant and Dynamic Propaganda is always printed by the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) newspaper. I could go on, but Ann Kronick, who is the wife of Ward 2 candidate Charles Ivar Kronick, is far from nuts for expressing her opposing views in Pittsfield politics, which is supposed to be a Democracy that serves the people instead of only Linda Tyer and her rubber stamp cronies.

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

You are definitely an expert on “nuts.”

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

No Stigma

Dum Phoundead
Dum Phoundead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
25 days ago

I have a thought. When they give homes a higher assessment it’s to raise the tax threshold,,everyone knows that. But stop saying well it’ll improve your sale price if you sell.?…. That’s the f Ing point,I don’t want to sell and am sick of these assessment hikes and the rhetoric reasoning.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Dum Phoundead
25 days ago

The Eagle did a grammar school type interview with the candidates. (and they got grammar school like answers) Pete White says he thinks taxes are fair and there is no where he would cut. Now there is a councilman who just knows he is not going anywhere. And there is a councilman who has no idea why he was elected. (or just does not care) Probably both

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Fizzlehead
24 days ago

Pete can’t relate to retired people having less income.Pete knows what Pete can afford to pay.He really only gets edgy if people say we need a tax cut.Pete must have a great paycheck.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

and maybe a silver spoon

Major Cutlet
Major Cutlet
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
25 days ago

Give Kronick a chance because he’s already doing the job for free!!!!’

Major Cutlet
Major Cutlet
25 days ago

I seen lawn signs for the at large women candidates are disappearing just sayin anyone look behind Paul Rich?

Tony B
Tony B
25 days ago

Benoit’s ad states he wants an “audit of city finances.” This is how disconnected he is, since the city does audit every year. Isn’t his campaign manager Melissa Mazzeo, who would know this being a councilor for ten year right? She’s not managing well.
Haven’t seen him at any city council meetings either.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Is Barry C. wearing a Tony B. costume?
A forensic audit would open the books and no one, NO ONE, at city hall wants to see that happen because if they did it would be happening. Has mayor Tire ever addressed this subject directly?

B. Clairmont
B. Clairmont
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Dan,

If you only had an idea what you are talking about. Sorry, buddy.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  B. Clairmont
25 days ago

That is the issue the city is not transparent to its citizens. It shone open and transparent. City Hall should be open and the council with all its boards should meet in person and open. That is why an audit should be done and not one like Enron and MCI

Mr. X
Mr. X
Reply to  B. Clairmont
25 days ago

And Mr. Tyer peaks his head out of the gated community. Try and stay out of the clerk’s office this election. Your wife doesn’t need anymore bad press.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  B. Clairmont
24 days ago

Barry could you explain what could be done to expose the honesty of our budgets.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

Yah. Without actually letting anyone actually see what is in them. Should we just take you and your wife’s word for it? Is that what you are saying Barry? Because you guys are so open, honest and reputable?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Congrats Dan! You brought Mr. Mayor out of hiding, you evidently hit a nerve. But then again it is Barry’s favorite time of year. Wonder how his lawsuit is going? Also noticed that all the Tyer trolls are back posting on your site. Wonder if there is a pay-off from the Mayor for these posters to also come out of hiding? Off to vote for NO INCUMBENTS.

Mr. X
Mr. X
Reply to  Tony B
25 days ago

Scanlon has been in bed with the Clairmont’s for awhile. The thought of Benoit winning clearly has the Tyer-Clairmont cronies camp on high alert.

Susan C.J. Pietrowsky
Susan C.J. Pietrowsky
25 days ago

Was Kenny Warren spotted a month ago standing in the middle of a North Street crosswalk at 1:00 a.m, sloppy and shitfaced drunk after leaving the safe consumption space owned by a current at large councilor?
As a matter of fact, YES.
Did sloppy shitfaced Kenny then start to approach a random non inebriated woman walking home from an evening out?
Yes he did.
Is a vote for Kenny Warren a vote for active addiction?
Word on the street is…
Did the machine spend years grooming
Mr. Warren to be their patsy, or is he is own man?
Word on the street is….
Hey Kenny if you don’t win the seat I’ll let you wear my letterman jacket for a WHOLE day, dude, pinky swear!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Susan C.J. Pietrowsky
25 days ago

She is not supposed to serve a customer over .08

Dum Phoundead
Dum Phoundead
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

Whooped counting.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

What kind of breathalyzer should she use?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

except that the guys over.08 are the biggest tippers. Right Yuki?

Dum Phoundead
Dum Phoundead
Reply to  Susan C.J. Pietrowsky
25 days ago

I have dogs pooping on my lawn any suggestions?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Dum Phoundead
25 days ago

It might be TSC

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Susan C.J. Pietrowsky
25 days ago

The reality of tomorrows farcical alleged election is that even if NO ONE, not a single soul, showed up to any of the poll sites, or better yet, the ballot boxes remained mothballed for the day, the obnoxious gasbag pee pee marchette would still claim a shitload of alleged votes, or more precisely, a load of SHIT VOTES. I’m convinced elections/election days are just more of an unnecessary waste of taxpayers money in schittsfield.

And on creepy Kenny, the alleged sloppy shitfaced drunk, allegedly accosting women on the street, I’m surprised habitual offender super spreader Kumchi Puki yuki wasn’t giving out super spreader twerkalators to every sloppy shitfaced drunk as they left her METH BAR. You can bet that all the scoundrels claiming victory in tomorrows election farce will be the same ones possessing an abundance of moral turpitude. The possessing of moral turpitude applies either way.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Susan C.J. Pietrowsky
25 days ago

Speaking of Tire trolls

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Susan C.J. Pietrowsky
24 days ago

Consuming alcohol to the point of intoxication is not illegal.

Ironically, your post points out that the actual crime committed here was an alleged over serving at the bar owned by a sitting city councilor. Great point dude.

Meanwhile, another sitting councilor finds himself in the middle of another drug-induced inquiry as the first born son of a known drug dealer and brother of a bonafide gangbanger.

Mr. Warren’s alleged weekend plans are probably far less harmful to the public than the other two.

laughingstock
laughingstock
25 days ago

Ladies and gentlemen we give you the Incompetent DA Andrea Harrington. Harrington’s office can’t even properly prosecute a drunk driver with a BAC twice the legal limit and 2 dozen empties because of lack of evidence!?!!?

Lenox man acquitted of second offense drunken drivingBy Amanda Burke, The Berkshire Eagle 4 min ago 

A jury acquitted Daniel Tighe, 27, of Lenox, of second offense drunken driving after a one-day trial in Central Berkshire District Court. Though police said they recovered well over two-dozen open or empty nips and other bottles of alcohol from the car Tighe was driving the night of the offense in 2018, the state agreed to decriminalize a charge of possessing open containers of alcohol in his motor vehicle.  

PITTSFIELD — A Lenox man has been acquitted of second offense drunken driving after a one-day trial in Central Berkshire District Court. 
Daniel Tighe, 27, was found not guilty by a jury of six on a charge of OUI second offense. Prompted by an oral motion from defense lawyer Timothy Shugrue, Judge Jennifer Tyne ruled that prosecutors failed to present enough evidence to convict Tighe on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and entered a required finding of not guilty. 
The office of District Attorney Andrea Harrington agreed to decriminalize charges of possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and disturbing the peace that Dalton Police initially pressed against Tighe, court files show, resulting in not-responsible findings. 
Officers spotted Tighe driving a Ford Explorer conspicuously slowly east on Main Street just after 2 a.m. June 18, 2018, according to a Dalton Police report. Tighe pulled into a Maple Street driveway, then reversed and entered another driveway nearby.
After Tighe walked into a four-unit apartment building off Main Street, an officer reported seeing several open beer cans in his vehicle.
After knocks failed to summon anyone to the door, the officer entered the communal entryway to the apartment and saw Tighe at the top of the steps. A resident told an officer that he had been awakened by Tighe, a stranger, knocking on his door, and that he jammed a chair under his front doorknob in fear.
Tighe told police he had been looking for his friend, but got the wrong apartment building.
Police and the resident reported smelling alcohol in the hallway of the apartment building. Tighe was placed under arrest and initially was held at the station on $7,500 cash bail set by a magistrate. Police found 26 open or empty bottles of alcohol, including 21 nips of Fireball, in a search of Tighe’s vehicle.
A breath test administered at the police station registered a blood alcohol concentration of 0.16, according to police. Shugrue succeeded in getting at least one other field sobriety test excluded from trial, court documents show.
Tighe was arraigned on an OUI charge in July 2017, which remained open at the time of his 2018 arrest in the Dalton case. 
The trial was heard Thursday. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Stuart Weissman. 
Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  laughingstock
25 days ago

Not shocked. The DA is making a travesty of a mockery of a sham of our justice system.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  laughingstock
24 days ago

A superior court attempted murder case was dismissed by the judge because the ADA did not summons witnesses for the trial date. Just didn’t do it. The worst part? The victim is a child.

Harrington MUST resign.

Her legal staff is poorly trained and supervised. It is no longer a law office, it is a social services agency. Community engagement and education are important aspects of the office’s prevention efforts, but it is a prosecutor’s office. ADAs must be trained, mentored, and supervised by senior ADAs. There are but a few good trial lawyers on staff; all the clinicians and social workers in the world are not going to support the statutory obligation of the office to represent the citizens of Berkshire County in all criminal cases.

No matter what she says, she is NOT pro-victim.
No matter what she says, she is NOT a prosecutor.
No matter what she says, she does NOT support public safety.

Harrington proves, again and again, she does not know what she does not know.
Shame on the gullible fools who bought her “reformer” routine.
She’s just another politician (making $191,000 a year) looking for her next big score.
Disgraceful.

Pat
Pat
25 days ago

I thought Sara Hathaway might be a good candidate for school committee, but you read her plans if elected and she uses all the far left buzz words of “equity” and “inclusion”. Vicky Smith seems like good candidate because she mentions parents having a voice in what their children are being taught so she probably won’t win in far leftist Pittsfield, but I’ll vote for her.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

She’s a Bernie loon Pat only Bill Tyer and Elias aren’t left wing loons.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  12 Gauge
25 days ago

Thanks. I could find so little information on these school committee candidates and that’s probably intentional. I’ll vote for Tyer and Elias.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

You could find so little but then took advice from an unknown blogger. But, why not?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Fizzlehead
24 days ago

Knock it off Barry. We don’t need your good ole boy friends running and ruining the city.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  12 Gauge
25 days ago

Know your candidates they are all left wing liberals.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

Hathaway was a horrible hideaway mayor who said the shootings on north street were an aberration. I won’t comment on her teaching career because I’m a nice guy. Nuff said.

Lunch Lady
Lunch Lady
Reply to  JoeKapanski
24 days ago

Well she was living in Richmond with her girlfriend at the time, they didn’t have any shootings there

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Lunch Lady
24 days ago

A mayor living outta town? Say it isn’t so

Pat
Pat
25 days ago

Thank God for Joe Manchin. He is the only adult in a room full of childish Democrats. He will not pass the Biden big social infrastructure bill until he can see what’s in the bill first of all unlike Pelosi. She of let’s pass it first and see what’s in it later. He wants to know what effect it could potentially have on the economy. We already have runaway inflation. His thinking is logical. He wants to save America. He cares about America. It goes against everything the far left wants from this bill. Using some social programs as a shield to hide what this bill is really about…..control and bringing down our country to “build back better” meaning authoritarian government. Just like they are selling to Joe over in Scotland now and they want him to hurry up and get this done, just as Obama says, it’s so urgent, not because of climate change, but for the “Great Reset”.

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

Yes,Marge Green and Matt Gaetz are your average republican thinker.How many flags did you guys use to attack the peoples house

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

Ask the FBI they supplied them, or haven’t you watched the FBI Director not answering questions

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

You do know that breitbart is a KGB controlled alternative news feed right? Don’t let them make a fool of you.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
24 days ago

Having remoRse you voted for a bumbling idiot Yet?
Biden Apologizes for Repeating Himself, Loses His Train of Thought, Then Repeats Himself Again (VIDEO)
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/biden-apologizes-repeating-loses-train-thought-repeats-video/

Lost and Exhausted Joe Biden Checks His Watch as Boris Johnson Concludes Remarks at Global Warming Conference
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/lost-exhausted-joe-biden-checks-watch-boris-johnson-concludes-remarks-global-warming-conference/

Scary: Biden Repeats Himself and Doesn’t Even Realize It
https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/11/02/scary-biden-repeats-himself-and-doesnt-even-realize-it-n468279

Biden’s Response to Paying $450,000 to Illegal Aliens Is Classic Biden
https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/11/01/bidens-response-to-paying-450000-to-illegal-aliens-is-classic-biden-n468027

Video: Joe Biden Fell Asleep at the Climate Summit. An Aide Woke Him Up.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/11/01/joe-biden-fell-asleep-at-the-climate-summit-a-panicked-aide-tried-to-rescue-him-n2598368

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

But what he did NOT do was lead an insurrection of the Capitol building endangering Americas democracy. Do you see where I am going with this or has the fog of your trump idolization scrambled your ability to tell what is real and what is not?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
24 days ago

Trump didn’t lead any insurrection. There was no insurrection. The FBI had plants in the crowd who tried to incite them. Many were on to what was going on. A small part of the crowd took the bait and fell into the trap.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
23 days ago

Flies are like Biden supporters.

Even if the bee explained to the fly why pollen is better than manure, the fly wouldn’t understand………

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
24 days ago

Breitbart gets at the truth. MSNBC and CNN are Russian assets.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
23 days ago

I thought the Chi-Coms owned them?

Chesty Puller
Chesty Puller
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

When I was an 18 year old recruit, I fell asleep during an academic class at Parris Island. It happens.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
25 days ago

Sorry I haven’t posted. Been down in VA filling out absentee ballots for McAuliffe

Gobsig
Gobsig
25 days ago

Kalinowsky, Benoit and Kronick signs disappearing. I wonder who the culprit could be?

Plod Er
Plod Er
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

Check the dumpsters.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Plod Er
25 days ago

Check the dumpsters on Pheasant Way.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

Which signs of mine are gone?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles Ivar Kronick
25 days ago

I saw a Mike Daly post saying yours were among the missing.

Plod Er
Plod Er
Reply to  Gobsig
25 days ago

It wasn’t the trick or treaters.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
25 days ago

How tone deaf is our city? In Albany voting polls are open, here not until 8am. Does the city know some of their citizens work…some more than one job? Talk about disenfranchising the tax paying citizens

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
24 days ago

Agree Shirley, while voting at Somerset there was an employee from the City Clerk’s office feeding absentee ballots into machine while actual walk-in voters had to wait. Nothing makes sense in this City!

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Merry & Bright
24 days ago

Are you sure they are “absentee”? Was anybody behind the counter at the time? What did this employee look like? Curly hair?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Annulgas
24 days ago

Was a woman with brown hair. She had a handful of at least 10 small manila sealed envelopes, she would check in with the worker, then tear open the envelope and feed it into the machine. Got me what she was doing.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Merry & Bright
24 days ago

In ward 4 I witnessed the voting clerks opening brown manila folders and crossing off names on the voting list. Was a little surprised that this was taking place at 12 noon, as it seems to me that the city clerk should have taken care of these absentee ballots the day before. What if someone who submitted an absentee ballot had come in before noon and also tried to vote in person?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Lenny
24 days ago

Lenny, you are right, never thought of that. Found it a bit strange. How do we not know if these clerks didn’t toss a few of them?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Lenny
24 days ago

What difference does it make? Anybody can vote several times per election. They don’t card anybody.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Lenny
24 days ago

By law has to be done day of. The voting machines have to be at the polling places and ready to go by 8 am so they need to be there well ahead of time.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
24 days ago

Most of Tires union people voted early so she has probably oppped the cork by now. Nine rubber stampers is plenty to keep full control of the piggy bank.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
25 days ago

I’m intrigued by Yuki’s home address on basically the Eagle newspaper grounds. Fascinating that she ‘lives’ here.

If the public get rid of her it will be a good first step. She is so arrogant, lazy and entitled. There are too many tone deaf articles in the Eagle where she has no grace and is spouting how maligned she is.

She has caused far too many avoidable problems with her business, too many underage drinkers getting shot at her bar, so much drug traffic at her bar, too much public money going to her family (500k last year) for no good reason. She emotes too much slack jawed stupidity to be taken seriously as anyone who has a dime of reason helpful as a public servant, not a self servant.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Kermit Frog
25 days ago

Well put…she is not unlike a few other councilors who think their stools do not get putrid and covered with flies on a hot sunny day

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Democrats’ future is dim. Biden’s agenda is to destroy our country.

https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/02/it-doesnt-matter-who-wins-in-virginia-democrats-have-already-lost/

Soph Galladeoh
Soph Galladeoh
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

I still believe Mazzeo Mayor election was rigged. You just couldn’t vote Tyer last election. We’ll see what happens tonight with the at large,I see a ton of Kalinowsky and Benoit signs. Can Yukie actually get in off of the way she carries on?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Soph Galladeoh
24 days ago

Many of the Pittsfield voters view the at large race as if it were a high school popularly contest. Biggest buffoons get elected and Pittsfield wonders why Pittsfield is a mess.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

China Joe continues the destruction of America’s energy independence under Donald Trump.

https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/02/joe-bidens-speech-in-glasgow-was-an-advertisement-for-chinese-coal-and-russian-gas/

M V B
M V B
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Rest In Peace REM Dawg.

Soph Galladeoh
Soph Galladeoh
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

As a lifelong Sox fan beginning with watching Yaz stats in the paper and molding my own exploits as a little leaguer as Yaz as my long distant mentor (Lol) I actually was quite good as a little leaguer Jerry was my favorite player later on, loved him immensely as a player then broadcaster (one of the best). Have a story about Yaz Dan, Watched the Sox play a series with Baltimore and saw Brooks Robinson make two errors in one inning. Anyway, we stayed at the Somerset Hotel near Commonwealth and not far from the combat zone. Being a mischievous kid we went down to the bar well after midnight to see if we could heist some booze ( beer mainly) so we get there and the place is dark, closed. We hear someone entering the bar area.

We stood there and who enters! Carl Yaztremski and his wife. We were in awe. He had left his car keys at a table. We asked him for his autograph,he obliged. We were in Heaven Dan. He left and we left with a memory of a lifetime.

Soph Galladeoh
Soph Galladeoh
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

Oh Dan, did you where who coined the nickname for big papi? Yup REMdawg.Wow Dan,small world. I’ve seen many Giants games and a couple where Mike played in. I am a Red Sox fan an a S F fan.lived in Pleasanton and Modesto Ca. for two years.but my heart lies in S F.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Soph Galladeoh
24 days ago

High on a hill?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
24 days ago

Re: Russia & China no USA yes in 2030 – 2Nov2021

Russia and China won’t sign onto global agreements to reduce greenhouse gases, while US President Joe Biden says yes in the year 2030; we are now in the year 2021. What a joke! The USA, Russia and China combine for well over 50% of the world’s global warming emissions. The rest of the world must be scared of these three countries when it comes to global warming and sea level rise in the 22nd Century. Joe Biden is a multimillionaire and John Kerry is a billionaire, both of whom are near 80 years old. In 9 years from now in the year 2030, Biden and Kerry will most likely be bad memories the world will be happy to forget about. In closing, all Joe Biden and John Kerry do is emit more hot air.

Jonathan A. Melle

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
24 days ago

All another cri$i$ they have created and claim they will solve after spending billions of taxpayers money to enrich themselves and cronies.These politicians and climate change global warming people don’t seem really worried as many have had and also recently bought beachfront properties and it is the most expensive property to purchase around. I can’t fathom them making such a bad investment if things are so bad.
Personally I’m Enjoying the beautiful climate change global warming of the fall colors — All Normal — Been going on for Millions of years.

Plans inPlace
Plans inPlace
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Wonder what. The private convo withDina and a cop was at Conte? Shouldn’t he be in the school? On his o t

Don Pleeze
Don Pleeze
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Biden ratings way down.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
24 days ago

Poll still open. You go vote. This important big erection.