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TYER TO KEEP SPENDING OF $41 MILLION IN ‘KOVID KASH’ SECRET, WANTS PANEL FREE FROM BEING ‘WATCHED OR QUESTIONED’ … plus … Lyme disease ALLIANCE MEETS SATURDAY AT LIBRARY

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION OCT. 22-4, 2021) — Do you recall how much Linda Tyer flogged “transparency” when she sashayed into the corner office?

“I’m looking through you. Where did you go? / I thought I knew you. What did I know?” — The Beatles.

Now we know her promise had about as much credibility as a harelip in an elocution contest.

Tyer has formed an advisory committee to help her spend the KOVID KASH from Uncle Sam — and didn’t think Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski should know about it. Pittsfield is due $41 million in public funds. Some $20 million has been received. She doesn’t want the public to witness the committee’s deliberations.

How to spend? That’s why she needs partners in crime the way Boss Tweed needed Tammany.

 

We use the word “crime” because The Lovely Linda has announced the committee will be meeting every other week through December — in Secret. There’s only one reason THE PLANET will accept for this arrogant,  tone-deaf move: They want to hide something. Why else would Tyer forbid public access to these deliberations and no broadcasting of the sessions.

Deanna Puffer, Kufflinks, and Ricardo Morales.

In other words, this black-ribbon panel will be a Star chamber in which Tyer and henchpeople — Matt “Kufflinks” Kerwood and Deanna Suffer … er … Puffer … uh… Ruffer — will be free to hands out the goods to those contractors, vendors, and special interests that have been good little boys and girls.

To be clear, however, there will be

  • absolutely no waste of money
  • great accountability
  • meticulous oversight
  • absolutely no graft,
  • no corruption,
  • no bribes
  • no kickbacks
  • no unmarked enveloped stuffed with Benjamins. That stuff doesn’t happen in “dynamic, vibrant” Pittsfield.

Members of the crime commission include A.J. Enchill, Rev. Joel Huntington, Sheila Irvin, Dr. Alan Kulberg, Council President Peter Marchetti, Ellen Spear, Kamaar Taliaferro, Dubois Thomas, and Brett Westbrook.

Yes, it’s a moral crime that $41 million in public money will be handed out “free” with the public not allowed to see.

TYER: “I think it’s essential that that experience of serving on the advisory council is honored in a way that allows them to be honest and forthright with us about what they’re seeing, without being worried that they’re being watched and questioned,” Tyer said. “It’s really important to me that space is honored in a way that builds trust … so I think — for now — I think we’re going to keep it a sacred space for us to work together.” [PLANET’s emphasis].

She is “honored” to preside over this slap in the face? She point blank says the committee shouldn’t be “watched and questioned?”

Being watched and questioned is PRECISELY what a commission like this needs to keep it above board.

Study her words again:

“I think it’s essential that that experience of serving on the advisory council is honored in a way that allows them to be honest and forthright with us about what they’re seeing, without being worried that they’re being watched and questioned,” Tyer said. “It’s really important to me that space is honored in a way that builds trust … so I think — for now — I think we’re going to keep it a sacred space for us to work together.”

THE PLANET immediately fired off the following request for comment to Tyer and Marchetti. Neither responded.

When the phone doesn’t ring, we’ll know it’s them not getting back to us.

We asked Tyer:

“Are you serious about this?
You don’t think the public has a right to witness and question the allocation of $$tens of millions?
I’d like to hear your justifications, leaving out “sacred space.” 
———- ooo ———-
While Pittsfield citizens have been ceaseless victims of all kinds of secret deals, THE PLANET hasn’t seen this level of sneakery since Gerry Doyle and finance director David Kiley “redirected” millions of dollars meant to pay the health insurance premiums for city workers.

If ever an issue caused a riot in from of city hall, this one is it.

Don’t hold your breath, however. The Suits have citizens just where they want them: abject, beaten, and willing to stay silent in the face of all-out rookery.

———- ooo ———–

Finally, THE PLANET shares news of this important public=health meeting:

Berkshire Lyme Alliance will be meeting Saturday, October 23rd, at the Berkshire Athenaeum/Pittsfield Library, Ground Floor Auditorium, 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts library From 1-4 pm. All are welcome. This is the updated program:

1:00 pm Lori Tran will be giving a talk about the challenges of what they faced with introducing their LymeplexPLUS serum supplement to the Lyme Community at large which the proper recommended doses; (referred as serving sizes on the retail bottles) length of protocols; the challenges of non-compliance with customers and taking the serum long enough to resolve the autoimmune issues that many Lyme Sufferers face after eradicating the Borrelia and its coinfections from their bodies. She will touch on how she created the 6 Step Protocol to deal with this full recovery challenge from the damage of Lyme disease and how the Firefly partnership evolved out of that 6 Step Protocol.

1:30 pm Dr. Gertler will come on at 1:30 and discuss how many patients that he has had in recovery with LymeplexPLUS alone since he last met with them.

2:00 P.M. Dr. Bales will “Zoom in” and at THIS is the point in the program and he will announce the amazing decrease in protocol length of the Lyme Treatment with the Firefly and how the Firefly assists with both the Lyme and Autoimmune damage.  During this time, we will have Dr. Bales speak about how the Firefly was developed (and touch on the history of Tesla and Rife’s bioenergy advancements.

2:40 pm Dr. Woo comes online to the Zoom conference to discuss her journey with the LymeplexPLUS and Firefly…and have her discuss several cases, including the 17 year old young man’s story of a miraculous recovery from Lyme disease with the Firefly. We will also have Dr. Bales and Dr. Woo talk about the FScan and its powerful ability to show the actual evidence of the Lyme bacteria being eradicated from the body with the Firefly (and also talk about the importance of continuing with the LymeplexPLUS to support the body and its immune system.

We will follow with a Question & Answer Period for Dr. Bales until 3:30 and then Dr. Gertler will wrap up the last 15 minutes with Lori Tran discussing how excited we are about this new collaborative approach with Bales Photonics.

3:30 pm Lori Tran will be giving Free 5 minute Firefly Sessions so attendees can feel how it works. The rest of us will share a little bit about our personal journeys, our needs, the questions we have, and what has worked for us.

Elizabeth Kulas

Berkshire Lyme Alliance Volunteer

 Some Additional Firefly Information:

Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13sgwdvvjxJ-3o7ZutFdZp5EnzjTcpWgQ/view?usp=sharing

 Audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wjVOQFCz7fR6OvP3rKJF_R78pmXDbECX/view?usp=sharing

———- ooo ———-

Have a great weekend, everybody.


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

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
1 month ago

Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush, Dr. Pepper and Dr. Wong couldn’t make it?

Rim Rheapoor
Rim Rheapoor
Reply to  North Street Nomad
1 month ago

Go along,get along, all along,and so long.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
1 month ago

I wonder how many on this cracked jack committee actually live in Pittsfield and for how long? In any case, rest assured that the money will be pissed away on things that will be soon forgotten. If any project is memorable its because it rivals the North Street debacle.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Meetings of Public Bodies What meetings are covered by the Open Meeting Law? With certain exceptions, all meetings of a public body must be open to the public. A meeting is generally defined as “a deliberation by a public body with respect to any matter within the body’s jurisdiction.” As explained more fully below, a deliberation is a communication between or among members of a public body. These four questions will help determine whether a communication constitutes a meeting subject to the law: 1) is the communication between or among members of a public body; 2) if so, does the communication constitute a deliberation; 3) does the communication involve a matter within the body’s jurisdiction; and 4) if so, does the communication fall within an exception listed in the law? What constitutes a public body? While there is no comprehensive list of public bodies, any multi-member board, commission, committee or subcommittee within the executive or legislative branches1 of state government, or within any county, district, city, region or town, if established to serve a public purpose, is subject to the law. 

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/09/25/2017%20Guide%20only.pdf

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Linda Tyer proved to be yet another phony baloney Pittsfield politician. Sarcasm: Big surprise there. She is obviously in Pittsfield politics for her own personal gain, and she hit the proverbial lottery jackpot by marrying her “three times is a charm” wealthy husband Barry Clairmont who is a CPA where they live together in their millionaires only gated community in far west Pittsfield within feet of the Hancock border. Linda Tyer’s financial management public record includes record high municipal budgets, fees, public debts and other liabilities, Matt Kerwood’s multimillion dollar Slush Funds, and sitting on tens of millions in Biden Bucks and then having the temerity to shut out the public from knowing the process of how the Biden Bucks will be spent. Mayor Linda Tyer’s mark on public education in Pittsfield is to work with her rubber stamp School Committee who defends its Level 5 inner city public schools. Mayor Linda Tyer’s mark on economic development in Pittsfield is to work with her rubber stamp City Council to give out-of-town millionaires huge tax breaks, calling North Street “A work in progress”, and taxing the proverbial Kapanski family out of their homes. I thought Jimmy Ruberto turned out to be a big failure for Pittsfield Massachusetts, but Mayor Linda Tyer is by far the biggest failure in Pittsfield politics corrupt and inequitable municipal government that consistently makes everyone turn their head in disgust.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Tyer and Trump are not in politics for the struggling taxpayer. They like the good life of cash.

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

Trump is trying to save the USA!!!

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Tyer is a dancing democrat. She danced better than Yuki at the park when Dementia Joe won.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

She obviously had you fooled, as you’ve been singing her praises for the last 7 years!
You have a complete lack of discernment!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

J. Melle- “the LOVELY LINDA TYER……” how many times John?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

True Dat

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Did you vote for Traitor Joe Joseph Stolen too?

Not that votes mattered Nov 2020…..

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

True Dat

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

I respect your honesty.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

It’s all an argument for voting down the Congressional spend, they have enough money and if they don’t now they never will have enough.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Wow Johnathan. This may be your most accurate, articulate, and well written piece yet. Glad you have seen the light. I knew your love for Linda would fade in time. They say love is blind. Glad you got your vision back my friend.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

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Annulgas
Annulgas
1 month ago

Did Tyer really say she wanted to keep a “sacred space??? Is there any federal government agency running a watchdog oversight on this money? If not we all need to write to Senator Elizabeth Warren. I know trumps troops like to trash her but this is the kind of thing she gets her teeth into. I am serious. If Tyer gets a call from Warren she will come apologizing to the people with her tail between her legs.

She did not just spit in our faces she lungered. How unprofessional can one person be? Are all the city councilors including Mr Persip, on board with her plan to keep discussions secret? Can we asked them each to make a public reply?
This is one more reason four year terms are a horrible idea for Pittsfield as way too much power builds up as a result.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Open meeting laws anybody? FOIA?

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I am 100% Opposed.

This notion of secrecy and the lack of a comprehensive survey of needs violates everything that I have advocated to date, and raises a tremendous amount of concern and doubt. Not particularly impressed by the panel either. Does this team reflect the required expertise (in infrastructure dev, social science research, statistician, legal expert on ARPA, social/health directors, clergy)? Maybe it does, but I would expect the Mayor to make her case for the team first.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  Charles Ivar Kronick
1 month ago

She sent out that stupid survey so you could vote on here crappy ideas. Anyone who knows anything about creating a survey knows it was bullshit

Chris Connell
Chris Connell
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan, I’m certainly not in favor.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Chris Connell
1 month ago

It is NOT Rocket Science to grant Biden Bucks to infrastructure, social services, public education, police and fire, small businesses, police and fire, and so on. There is NO need for secrecy by Level 5 Linda Gated Community Tyer and company.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Chris Connell
1 month ago

Chris, the citizens of Pittsfield will be missing your honesty and integrity.

I hope not having to associate with the vipers and snakes makes 2022 a better year for you.

Kevin Morandi
Kevin Morandi
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan I want to voice my objection as a city councilor to the way this is being handled by the Mayor.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Tyer needs to notify the public 30 days before money is approved with all details .If the money is spent secretly we can assume there is something illicit going on.Any mayor who wont tell her voters how money is spent is being devious.Also a mayor should come out of her retirement and take full responsibility so taxpayers can go to her……

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

You voted for her/it/thingy

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
1 month ago

Does the City Council still have fiduciary responsibility in the oversight of these funds?

Isn’t Peter Marchetti being on the advisory board AND being part of the approving council a huge conflict of interest?

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Auto Phil
1 month ago

Pete is “supposed” to be a check on the mayor. He is “supposed” to be working for the people who idiotically elected him. He is neither. He is a spineless tool of the connected class who has sold out the taxpayers of Pittsfield. He should be both ashamed and embarrassed but has probably moved beyond those emotions due to his political grooming.
And the rest of that lot are just as disgusting.

Wonder how the local news outlets feel about the backroom dealings. I guess if the dealings may benefit you you just keep your mouths shut like you are told to.

Jar Jar
Jar Jar
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Marchetti to come to the rescue. He’s about to skate through another election.

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

Tony Sorprano and friend will spend the 40 million…….we need to fix sidewalks.We need to put bright lights on 1st street from the common to Ried school.We need to close PHS .There are only 1400 combined students.We need to get rid of school choice.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Wish I had kept track of how many times Pee Pee Petie had to excuse himself from the CC vote just in the past year due to a “conflict”. Totally strange that this so called “conflict” no longer exist. The Tyer Administration is rotten to the core and we have two more years of her shear lying bullsh**!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

I wonder if some media outlets and others in position to question how the mayor is going about this ,will ignore something like this because they think, ‘Eh, her heart was in the right place!’

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I would love to see others report on this issue like the Planet has done on this issue and so many other issues you have covered. If they happen to cover this particular issue,I hope it is done with the same tone of concern you have brought to the issue.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

I think even they know better than that

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Don’t expect anything from The Left Winged Parrot or “public broadcasting”.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Can we ask our mayor what the criteria was that she used in selecting this “sacred committee “? Who are these people and what is their expertise in public finance and administration? What political affiliation are they? Is this an all inclusive group? It should not be hard to realize the best long term use for this money would be to upgrade and improve water and sewer. It will have to happen and the city was just given money to help with the project. Water and sewer is used by every person in the city. It is the most equitable use of this money and it is vibrant and diverse. Are they going to create another survey that would be more legitimate than the last one? This is just typical Pittsfield government and the reason it will never become a prosperous and envied place to live and work. Very very sad that are leaders are all corrupt….Let’s go Brandon!!

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

They’re boot lickers

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Well, I have heard that Yuki is looking to buy a fine horse for her offspring so I guess she is expecting her cut on top of the 500k her family already got from tax payers.

So much for the houseless crocodile tears from that witch.

Nipples Harrington
Nipples Harrington
1 month ago

Wrong Way Nipples is holding some campaign stops in Berkshire County at the cost of taxpayers.
She will hold special sessions after with Andy in the back of her free car. She will speak very closely to the mic in his pants.

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington will speak at three “town hall” style events over the next several weeks, a spokesman for the DA’s office said Thursday.

The first event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Visitor Center in Adams. The second event is slated for 6 p.m. Nov. 10, at the Great Barrington Town Hall and the final event is at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield.

Masks are requested and attendees are encouraged to RSVP at Contact.BerkshireDA@Mass.gov.

Harrington will give “a brief presentation on the state of the justice system” at the events and discuss “the office’s significant reform efforts,” according to office spokesman Andy McKeever. Question and answer periods will follow.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Nipples Harrington
1 month ago

Again she would be so much more liked with D cups. Come on Harrington give us something to look at that’s all you are good for

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
1 month ago

She’d look better with a 5 cent Price Chopper paper bag on her head.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  Hated Taxpayer
1 month ago

She won’t even buy K cups for the office coffee maker

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Nipples Harrington
1 month ago

She also sends her kid to a $60k private school. Couldn’t pay her taxes or credit cards, earned less than 20k as a “lawyer”. Who’s the dummy, voters?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

Until we find a cure…….

Neuter and spay your Liberals.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

They generally don’t have balls

Sick of it All
Sick of it All
Reply to  Nipples Harrington
1 month ago

I hope people show up and remind Harrington good and proper that a tiny percentage of people voted for her justice reform BS. People I talk to everywhere are sick and tired of her excuses for criminals and want accountability not coddling. The good people of Berkshire County support law enforcement, they want drugs and violence out of their communities and they want their rights put first.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Sick of it All
1 month ago

Well then they better get out and vote or they are not entitled to complain.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Station police outside High Schools and Middle schools in cars on Overtime as police security not DARE officers for the entire school day.

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

Why not just lock up the hooligans TSC?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Because you have to go through the DA and she don’t do dat no mo

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Nun’s with yardsticks

Gobermint Chese
Gobermint Chese
1 month ago

NETFLIX Series – Food Pantry Hoarders. A food shortage – I don’t think so.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Shouldn’t the city council members be outraged by the Mayors announcement? Why aren’t they demanding transparency?
Nothing to see here, just business as usual for Pittsfield.

Rim Rheapoor
Rim Rheapoor
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Suprised Anthony hasn’t expressed his concerns.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

open meeting law, FOIA

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Marchettis is probably hiding under his bed. nNbody has ever pressured him to actually do his job before.

ABSOLUT Truth
ABSOLUT Truth
1 month ago

My question is: who in that fine room is being ‘protected’ by the closed door? We close doors to silence the screams of those beaten by sticks.

We should insist that the Mayor really be transparent which is more than treasury report: too little information and too late. Disclose how they decide to spend the money and make it easily public. Secret meetings should be a no-go for contract approvals.

The use of ‘sacred’ here is really déclassé. Bad taste. She protests too much, methinks.

Joke: I knew a man who held th eTruth to be sacred. Never spoke it out loud.

Last edited 1 month ago by ABSOLUT Truth
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

What about contacting the state ethics board in regard to these secret meetings?
Since it is a city advisory committee, how do the open meeting laws pertain to this situation?
There should be a huge public outcry about this!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Democrats and ethics is an oxymoron.

Show up at meeting with hot tar and feathers, send the chickens home to roost.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Let’s go Brandon

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan you must have heard this right? At a NASCAR race a few weeks ago everyone was chanting F Joe Biden, and the NBC reporterette said to the race she was interviewing (whose first name was Brandon), oh they are chanting Lets Go Brandon for you. But it is clearly F Joe Biden. Anyone with half a brain can tell. Turned into a pg version of saying F Joe Biden

DumPhounded
DumPhounded
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Lol. Thought it was a Brandon serial writer in here. Thanks for asking him DaN.

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Milt Plum
1 month ago

Word is boobtube has censored all “Brandon” and “FJB” content

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan, it goes back to a NASCAR race that a young man named Brandon Brown won.

A female leftist tool was interviewing him live after the race, and the whole crowd started into the FJB! FJB! FJB! chant.

The liberal tool tried to spin it that the were chanting “Let’s go Brandon”. It has went “viral”.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/3849893/what-does-lets-go-brandon-meme-mean/

Same happened at Fenway after the 9-2 Sox win this week on post game show, except K-Rod and Big Papi didn’t try to cover for the IM-POTUS.

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

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

While we are waiting on the robot…..

https://uafreport.com/daniel/anti-joe-biden-song-rockets-to-number-one-on-itunes-chart-video/

Something that began as a misheard chant from a crowd of enthusiastic racing fans has grown into a national theme song. It all started during a post-race interview on NBC Sports.
NASCAR driver Brandon Brown had just claimed his first career NASCAR victory.
During his interview, fans began to chant a loud reoccurring chorus. The NBC news reporter doing the interview waxed so affectionately about how the crowd was shouting their approval for Brown. They were not.
Kelli Stavast was hearing something far different from what these people were actually yelling. They weren’t verbally displaying their adoration for Brandon Brown’s monumental victory. They were shouting their bitter disapproval of the horrific job being done by our current president.

The one line chorus wasn’t “Let’s Go, Brandon”. Fans were screaming, “F*** Joe Biden”. That’s quite a contrast in lyrical meaning. This vocal displeasure with the deplorable job performance by Joe Biden since he moved into the White House has gone viral.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Sounds like you really got off on that huh Mr trapper?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

YEAAAHHH!!!!!

FJB!!!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

Let’s give that fat old hag credit for being the transparent louse that she is. Everyone can see she’s devious. Its sacrilege for her to even spew the word sacred. And quite frankly its obscene to witness that bloated unethical gasbag pee pee publicly serve on this committee.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Good point. She is being transparent that she is going to hide things

Stop the Steal!!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

This outta touch liberal loon ought have her ample ass impeached!

Grant Ted
Grant Ted
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Like Kronick said. A flimsy survey and a cast of a unknowns,not vetted in their expertise. Basically you’ll have Ruffer and Kufflinks calling the shots. Wake up City Councilors,your still in an election year.

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Reply to  Grant Ted
1 month ago

A”cast of unknowns”. Mr. Valenti, please identify in reasonable detail the biographies and area of expertise of the chosen sacred trust, inclusive of their history and connection to the Pittsfield community.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

tar and feathers

Jar Jar
Jar Jar
1 month ago

How do we go back to a 2 year term for mayors?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jar Jar
1 month ago

Re-call vote would be better, why wait.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Check the city charter……you need lots of signatures ……plus Marchetti would be mayor

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Would/could that be worse than the witch there now?

Nobody’s going to make pee pee mayor.

Recall vote, even Mazz would be better

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DumPhounded
DumPhounded
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

And redact him to.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
1 month ago

In the Oct.7 Beagle Karen Kalinowsky and Craig Benoit, both running for the council, stated that they felt there needed to be more transparency and that we need to know where our money is going.

Perhaps the mayor feared they might get elected so she needed to lock the money down before there might be a council person who actually questioned what was going on. Spend it while she had lap dog councilors who have their collective heads up her ass and are terrified to actually serve the people that voted for her.

And Kerwood??/ Same doe eyed puppy dog trained to use the litter box and not make a mess for the mayor. Good boy Matty….Good boy!!!

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Agree! This may be THE issue for the next 2-4 years. ARPA could be the answer to the bedrock challenges that spread their impact across our demographics and businesses.

City Council ward councilors are the closest to the people, and they must be a check on the Mayor – if elected I will stand firm against this type of behavior.

Oh Nota
Oh Nota
Reply to  Charles Ivar Kronick
1 month ago

Yuki, Guiel,Caccamo,and the Mayor are far far away.

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

Every candidate needs to be asked if they believe the lie

DumPhounded
DumPhounded
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Just the last few years of crime would make me vote them out.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  DumPhounded
1 month ago

Crime? Crime? Did somebody say crime? Tyer campaigned on crime, was going to do better than Bianchi. Are you suggesting it’s worse under Tyer even though she wasted millions more on crime? Tell me it ain’t so.

Pothole
Pothole
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The incumbents don’t need to do anything if their challengers don’t mount a serious campaign. Sorry to say but pete pete and yuki are going to win, earl is on the edge and the hot dogger might just get in. Karen is toast.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Biden wants to pass his outrageously priced and freedom taking bills before the end of October so he can jet off to Europe to some climate change meetings and brag how he has fundamentally transformed America for his far left globalist Marxist pals.

Joe Biden has no sympathy for anyone who will not or cannot get a vaccine. FIRE THEM is his cruel and heartless words. We have never had such a mean and cold-hearted president. God help our country.

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

On Dodge Ave off Elm Street, you will see a confederate flag being flown on a city tree on city property by a Trump supporter. Do you Trumpers think it should be taken down, Pat? This is a no brainer people.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Yea Dan, kinda like the “democrat parking only” sign that was at Crosby school a few years back.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Your city council said political signs on city property is ok. Call Yuki , earl Pete and rePete

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

How do you know it’s a trump supporter? The confederacy was a democrat creation

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ham Anex
1 month ago

It was States rights starting CW.

The Democrats started the KKK later on.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Ham Anex
1 month ago

TSC isn’t smart enough to spell hypocrite.

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

Dementia Joe gave the eulogy for democrat Senator Robert KKK Byrd. Byrd was a KKK big shot. I’m guessing a democrat is flying the stars and bars.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Clinton Crime Cartel is big in KKK too.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Any comments on the very important subject Dan brought up today Pat?

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Funny thing, in NPR today there was a nice article on how coal production has skyrocketed since Biden took office…it hasn’t been 5his high since….you guessed it back when illegitimate was VP. Isn’t coal the worse fuel for the climate? Why is Brandon allowing this to be exported to….you guessed it China?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

But he’s okay with giving the layabouts 300 more a month in free cash for getting knocked up. FJB.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

And the more the layabouts get knocked up the more they benefit with additional taxpayers $.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Does this have any of the earmarks of the Berkshire Museum pillage? Any of the same names coming up? The board of directors there promised transparency BEFORE the sale but after they go their hands on the money they changed their minds. Nobody knows nuttin now.

What is it about Pittsfield and secrecy and large sums of money? You can’t seem to have one without the other two in Pittsfield. Why is that? Does Barry feel she needs to keep a veil over this and if so why? Why Barry?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Not sure of current status, but this is what I found. Feel free to add or correct.

Brett Westbrook of Pittsfield has been named executive director of Berkshire County Head Start, which operates six early childhood education centers from North Adams to Great Barrington.

Dubois Thomas
Neighborhood Revitalization Director. Commonwealth and AmeriCorps 2021-2022 serving at Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

An Interview with Ellen Spear of Hancock Shaker Village

A.J. Enchill
District Aide, State Senator Adam Hinds
Born to immigrants from Ghana, A.J. is a native son of Pittsfield and the eldest of four brothers. Living in Pittsfield A.J. attended Sacred Heart, St. Marks School, Reid Middle School, and Taconic High School. In 2009, he transferred to The Governor’s Academy where he became a dorm proctor and lacrosse captain. A.J. is a Bridge to Liberal Arts Success at Tufts (BLAST) scholar and a 2016 graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in American Studies. In his senior year, he gained his first constituent services experience as an intern for U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark.
Since 2017 A.J. has performed constituent services and community outreach as the District Aide for State Senator Adam G. Hinds. He was formerly the board co-chair for Multicultural BRIDGE. He is a board member of Berkshire Community Action Council and Community Health Programs.
A.J. has returned home with the goal to impact his community in a way that inspires young folks to return to the Berkshires to strengthen the place that raised them. A.J. and his wife Grace look forward to raising their family in the Berkshires.

Dr. Alan Kulberg (Pediatrician)stepped down from his role as Chair of the city’s Board of Health during Wednesday’s meeting.
Rev. Joel Huntington
Welcome to South Congregational Church!

Resident Kamaar *Not sure , A community organizer?Taliaferro

asked Mayor Linda Tyer about the details of the advisory board that will be created to guide spending.
The board will be made up of seven to nine community citizens to help refine the focus of ARPA funds based on community feedback collected over the next two weeks.
Taliaferro asked Tyer if there are currently any criteria for selecting board members.
“I think at the beginning, and certainly as we move forward in this process, I might become more informed, but initially I think of people who have some expertise in some of the areas of eligibility, and to a member in general, someone from the community who represents the community as a whole, ”she replied.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

How many are property tax payers in this city?

Laundromat
Laundromat
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Red flag on MULTI-SCAM BRIDGE there’s your sign.

Wow,Mom
Wow,Mom
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Rutberg Klepetar Scarafoni

Grant Ted
Grant Ted
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Here’s one for you Dan. The mother flyers are now coming out with a study that Biden-Fauci vaccinations cause long term brain fog?…. Is this shit even fda approved?..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Grant Ted
1 month ago

If you have a whole nation of Bidens, who is going to be the nation of Jills to lead them around and make sure they are not lost?

Whoops, I forgot, CHINA!

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Isn’t that where it all started? Was there a 1.5 billion dollar payout from the same place?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Yup, China Joe been in their pocket > 50 years……

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

What was Alec Baldwin doing with a gun?

He’s been convicted of domestic violence, so legally, he can’t touch one movie set or not.

He is stupid enough to point a gun at a person, and then pull the trigger. Too bad he wasn’t doing The Deer Hunter’s Russian Roulette scene.

Edit: Update, it was a Covid-19 death – CNN

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Lol
Lol
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I lol’d about the Covid death

Oh Nota
Oh Nota
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Mow,Mow.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Pelosi wants to hire him for the capitol police.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Where are you getting Baldwin was convicted or arrested for domestic violence?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

He beat up Kim Bassinger

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Whoops, maybe not convicted, my bad.

But he’s a known wife beater X2.

“Baldwin’s ex-wife, Kim Basinger, accused the actor of terroristic threats, claiming that he threatened to kill her with a baseball bat.”

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

More big tech censorship.

The song had climbed all the way up to #2 on the Apple iTunes top charts in the US. The song had reached #7 on the worldwide list.”

Update: The music video was just banned. @YouTube this is crazy.

— CCG BRYSON (@RealBrysonGray) October 21, 2021

SHEEEEEEEESH!!! We now #2 hip hop song on iTunes!!!

Go buy now get us to #1 https://t.co/k1pOLSwJWV pic.twitter.com/Q5FvIP8LD8

— Tyson James (@Tyson_James_) October 22, 2021

“YouTube Bans Conservative Bryson Gray’s Hit Song “Let’s Go Brandon;” Takes Aim At Other Accounts That Use The F**k Joe Biden Euphemism”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/youtube-bans-conservative-bryson-grays-hit-song-go-brandon-takes-aim-accounts-use-fk-joe-biden-euphemism/

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Hello Alan Chartock,

I read your op-ed in The Berkshire Edge online newspaper about the list of candidates who may run for Governor of New York in 2022. I thought it was interesting that you included Hillary Clinton in the list after I had wrote to you that I received political emails predicting that she will run next year.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial by jury will begin on November 29th, 2021 and will go on for weeks and possibly months. Bill Clinton has 26 flight logs on the late Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet. Ghislaine Maxwell and her Attorneys said that they have documented evidence against Bill Clinton and other rich and powerful men who were allegedly associated with Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring of minor women under the age of 18 who were allegedly purchased by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell to be allegedly sexually exploited by older men such as allegedly Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, the UK Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, and others.

My feeling is that Hillary Clinton’s rumored interest in running for Governor of New York will depend on what happens with Bill Clinton during and after Ghislaine Maxwell’s upcoming trial by jury next month. As for Andrew Cuomo being on the list to run for Governor of New York in 2022, he still needs to explain his alleged sexual misconduct, including allegedly putting his hands up much younger women’s skirts. The one dozen women who came forward about him all had similar allegations, and unless they conspiratorially colluded to frame Andrew Cuomo, it sure looks like their allegations have merit.

I don’t know why disgraced politicians try to come back when new blood and new ideas are a much better alternative than everyone having to relive the past. I wish career politicians were term limited so we could have real change instead of business as usual in government. In closing, sometimes its good to retire from politics, especially after one has disgraced themselves in government.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Hilliary should run, head first into a wood chipper.

Annulgas
Annulgas
1 month ago

Covid cases are spiking sharply in Pittsfield. Be extra careful. 208 new cases in just this past week.
Don’t wait for the mayor to alert you as she is preoccupied with other things. Like dividing up millions of dollars while keeping the process in a dimly lit environment out of public view. She knows what is best for you so just shut the hell up and stay out of her way.

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

A sacred space for cash? How about a sacred space for homeless people, smh.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Wash your hands and don’t touch your face until you do.

Better than a mask or a jab.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Actually I got two shots and a booster, still wear a mask and stay away from asshats like you. I guarantee you all your high level trump people have done the same. And yet they still can tell you not to take precautions and you follow like newborn clueless ducklings…its kinda funny actually

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Wearing a mask for for a virus, is like the chain link fence You have around Your house, to keep out the mosquitos. How’s that working?

More people dying now of the jab than the Kung Flu. (99.9% unvaccinated fully recover with better immunity than the jabs)

And highly vaccinated countries, have higher Covid infection rates now, than in 2020, before the jab.

Now don’t tell me I need the jab to protect You. That’s like telling my wife to get birth control pills, so Yours won’t get pregnant.

Assuming Your wife, is female.

P.S. which parent is a sheep? 1 or both?

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Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

crude

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

Stupid still Tommy boi

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

You having Joe Biden remorse, yet?

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

And wearing a seat belt in your car is like wearing a jock strap. If you get run over by a tank it does not help one bit. I see your logic here Mr Mad.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

You don’t see a thing at all.

The “vaccines” don’t work, you still get the virus, with low immunity.

But with natural contracted immunity you have better immunity. And 99.9% who get natural imuinty, recover from any Covid, and/or are asymptomatic. So thousand to ONE odds.

Vaccinated, who contract the virus, have thousands of times the viral load, verses those who just get the Kung Flu. That is “super spreaders”. And they sure do contract the virus, and spread it.

That is why the ineffective , vaccines, need numerous “boosters”.

Bend over for Your next…..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Replied, wait for the robot……..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

One more farty.

These emergency approved “vaccines” (long term unknown), which are are not vaccines, as they do not confer immunity nor prevent spread of virus, don’t really work. Many long term irreversible effects documented.

Among those vaccinated then become infected, they become “super spreaders ” (kind of like Kamala) who have many times the viral load of of the infected and unvaccinated.

The inventor of mRNA vaccines, Dr. Malone, has come out strongly against what Fauci/FDA/CDC is doing.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

A quote from selected IM-POTUS Traitor Joseph Stolen

“He then mocked those who are against COVID-19 vaccines on the basis of personal choice.
“‘Freedom! ‘I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID,'” Biden joked, and was met with applause, laughs, and cheers. “No, I mean, come on, freedom.”

“Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) appeared on Fox News Friday morning, where she slammed the president for his remarks on police and first responders as well as for mocking the American public, much of which prides itself on freedom of choice.
“My reaction is this is absolutely absurd and sadly it’s very typical of Joe Biden and the Biden administration to attack Americans’ everyday freedoms,” she said. “First of all, they’re turning their backs on law enforcement officers and first responders who put their lives and their health on the line every single day, particularly during the COVID pandemic. … These mandates are unconstitutional and it’s an attack on our very freedoms in this country and to have the President of the United States mock freedom, frankly, that’s un-American.”

https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-cops-first-responders-fired-vaccine?utm_source=theblaze-dailyPM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__PM%202021-10-22&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20PM

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Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Biden and his fellow Marxists do not value freedom or private ownership. Those are big American values and if these fanatics are allowed to get more and more power, Americans will no longer own cars and houses, because “You will own nothing and be happy” is the far left Marxist slogan that is sweeping Europe and these are the same people that Joe, Pelosi, and Chuck are promising to bring down American to this European model of Marxist totalitarianism.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Australia is rejecting the “Great Reset” which is another Marxist slogan for takeover of the monetary systems of all countries. Why do you think Pelosi is so adamant about knowing what is in everyone’s bank account? Just as you will no longer own private property, neither will your money be your own. These are some of the wealthiest people in the world telling us, “You will own nothing and be happy”. It just will not apply to the millionaires and billionaires of the world. Only the serfs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcAO4-o_4Ug

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Off subject, but then again maybe not! My comment is going to show how the taxpayers of Pittsfield voices are not heard!

Spent another disrupted sleepless night listening to racing motorcycles on Dalton Avenue. Even with all house windows closed residents can still hear them. Residents signed a petition back in August to have PPD address this issue. Petition was first tossed to the absent Police Chief. Would like to hear a response from our Ward Councilor if he ever even received a response from Wynn. At least Wynn could have lied and said he passed the information to the Head of the Traffic Division. It then gets sent to Public Safety and Health, it take Moonbean at least two months to call a meeting. Why did it take so long? Now Moonbeam is sending it to Bike Lane Inventor Morales to install measures to slow traffic. Never have been so angry and disgusted! Evidently we are being lied to that this Administration has a Traffic Division. Is there a reason police officers no longer monitor traffic. Most likely it is because NO ONE wants to be a police officer in Pittsfield. Why? Maybe our do nothings Mayor, Chief of Police and totally useless CC should find out what the problem is! Isn’t it ironical that the biggest advocate for defunding the police, Moonbeam is the head of the Public Safety and Health Committee. Another vibrant and dynamic decision by Tyer and Pee Pee Petie. Bottom line I will never ever sign another Pittsfield Useless Petition, it was a complete waste of time. Why even have this system as it is just a meaningless waste of paper.

This Ward now endures many pot shops, a methadone clinic that serves over 600 patients a day, and an up and growing stench filled pot cultivating business. This former family oriented quiet Ward has been completely ignored. Our current councilor has tried but unfortunately because he tried he was not part of the Tyer Puppet Panel. In reading about Tyer’s current plan for all her secret stash why is no money being spent in this Ward. She has certainly used our Ward to plant her political friends businesses. Wonder if any of the pot tax money will be used in this Ward?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

So sad. Tyer and her fellow politicians live in quiet neighborhoods and enjoy peaceful quiet nights and the scent of pine from nearby forests. This will only get worse as these people are given more and more power. Pittsfield is ground zero for this far left Marxist movement and they are well established here. The gaps between the haves and have nots will only continue to grow. Between those who own property and those who are not allowed to (the have nots). Usually the elites push this type of thing on poor neighborhoods, but soon all neighborhoods except for the upscale areas, will be expected to endure noise, pot odors, and crime because we will have so few rights.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

It must be nice for Linda Tyer to live in her millionaires only gated community, while the working class and underclass neighborhoods get the shaft.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Pine scent? Barry picked up a few air fresheners at 3:00 a.m. at Cumberland Farms last night.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Have you tried a white noise machine? Motorcycles are pretty loud though, but try the white noise machine. I have several in my house because I live in a noisy neighborhood with dogs and boom boxes. Not sure if it can drown out motorcycles, but it’s worth a try until somebody does something about the problem.

Bruno Hockalugi
Bruno Hockalugi
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

As in Pete White?

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Not a bad suggestion but absolutely ridiculous that we Kapanski’s should be spending what little money we have left on white noise machines when our tax dollars should be enough for the appropriate City department to address this.

Chesty Puller
Chesty Puller
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Oh poor Karen, I mean Kevin. Perhaps you should visit one of the pot shops, buy yourself a nice pre rolled joint, slowly smoke it, and chill out a little Rube. Jesus Loves you. You have so much anger. Is your My Pillow not soft enough?

Milt Prune
Milt Prune
Reply to  Chesty Puller
1 month ago

Rube this moron

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Let’s go Linda!

Violins
Violins
1 month ago

Violence in schools is way up.
A teacher at Richmond Regional School got hit by a student and had to go to the hospital.
There were seven fights on Friday alone at Taconic.
A girl was raped in an athletic room at Monument mountain.
The school system is out of control.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Violins
1 month ago

The school system is too worried about being woke. That’s the problem. Real education and any kind of discipline are very rare.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Now disciplining the parents wanting a say in what curriculum is going to be taught is not so rare.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Violins
1 month ago

How did you get this information

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Joe Biden called Russia President Putin a murderer. Now, Joe Biden is making dangerous remarks about Taiwan to China. I must ask once again, is Joe Biden trying to start World War 3?

Biden remarks on Taiwan leave administration scrambling | TheHill

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Putin called Biden evil for supporting sex changes for children, I agree.

The Chi-Coms can’t buy the Bidens souls, they already own them.

Johnny absurdo
Johnny absurdo
1 month ago

Hyper inflation plus food shortages plus gun proliferation equals hyper chaos coming to a theater near you. A veritable tsunami of human failure coming to a head. Merry fucking Christmas!

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
1 month ago

Speaking of Berkshire County Head Start.

A Facebook post this week notified parents that the center would be closed from Oct 20-22, because of a possible covid exposure.

Now an updated post says it will not reopen until November 3rd.

We could ask Brett Westbrook, but since asking questions intrudes upon her sacred space, we may not get any answers.

What gives? Significant cluster there?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Auto Phil
1 month ago

Brett might be busy with head.

Korner Offiss
Korner Offiss
Reply to  Auto Phil
1 month ago

Discussing accelerating covid cases in Pittsfield, especially schools, suggests failure at city hall level. Therefore, we ask all media and department heads NOT to discuss this subject except within “sacred” venues.

thank you for your cooperation

Freedom Suit
Freedom Suit
1 month ago

I was led to believe Elizabeth Freeman Center is a safe-house but I was confused as to who they protect. Read the definition of safe house and you’ll see of course the word has two meanings. EFC protects that commerce. I surmise that there’s a big slave trade here. Being that MCAD is across the street from the strip club – you see there’s a loophole in the 13th. And also If you don’t assault your chattel, than you’re all good. You can be moved from your master if you’re assaulted, then you go work for a master who treat ya nice. Mum Bett wasn’t freed, she was transferred to a different owner. One who didn’t burn her with a hot kitchen shovel. Berkshire County Justice system is perpetrating slavery on women especially mothers. The children are forced into the system. There’s no place to call. The government is exploiting Elizabeth Freeman’s Legacy. Same with all the freedom trails, you can see it for $12 adults $8 child. Us Negro we been fighting for Freedom all along. It’s a trap. Court won’t accept our filings cuz we dumb negro, regardless of format or procedure. They don’t call it RICHMOND in error. If you ain’t clan, you ain’t shit. Look up clan too. It just means aristocrat.

Milt Prune
Milt Prune
Reply to  Freedom Suit
1 month ago

Would you mind repeating that?

Antwon boom-boom Gino
Antwon boom-boom Gino
1 month ago

Linda big-head Tyer.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Hello Clarence Fanto,

I read your weekend op-ed about the divided U.S. Senate stopping President Biden’s Social spending agenda, including Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema who oppose expanding Social spending and raising taxes on the wealthy. I agree with your point of view that the left is living in Fantasyland, while the corporate Democrats live off of K Street lobbyist firms. I believe that Social Insurance programs – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – should have been the first priority because they are all financially unsustainable and near insolvency. The proposal to add vision, dental and hearing aid provisions to Medicare starting in the year 2028 never made sense to me because Medicare will be insolvent by then. The child tax credit program basically only pays for a family’s grocery order. What about all of the other family bills, such as the monthly mortgage or rent payment? The biggest thing that makes no sense to me is that the divided Democrats who run the White House and Capitol Hill by slim majorities are spending many trillions of federal dollars without raising even a small fraction of the revenue to pay for it all. It looks like the Republican Party will most likely retake the majority on Capital Hill in the 2022 midterms, which will mean even more gridlock for Joe Biden’s Social spending agenda.

On Beacon Hill, it looks like the lousy performing Berkshire legislative delegation – Paul Mark, Smitty Pignatelli, John Barrett III, and Tricia Farley Bouvier will all have another decade of job security as career backbenchers to Boston’s corrupt and secretive leadership that only does DISSERVICES to Western Massachusetts. The Massachusetts gubernatorial election in 2022 will be very interesting to watch. I would love it if Pittsfield native Ben Downing and Western Massachusetts native Adam Hinds were elected to the state’s executive office in 2022. If Downing and Hinds would be Governor and Lieutenant Governor from 2023 – 2026, then Western Massachusetts would matter to Boston for the first time in over one century. In the here and now, I don’t understand why Beacon Hill lawmakers are sitting on $10 billion in cash for months on end. I believe they should spend the money on economic development and aid. When they get around to spending the $10 billion, I would like to know where the money will go.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

JM reread your post, you should never send good money after bad. The government programs have proven to be unreliable and horribly run. America is about personal responsibility in their life. The freedoms people have allow them to learn and work to make their life better. It is not the government’s responsibility to pay people to take care of their kids. If someone decides to have children it is their responsibility to care and raise their child just like your parents did. Another thing CF has no clue about life and government which can be seen in his opening salvo calling BS a wonderful person….a little secret Bernie is all about himself and no one else

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Agreed. Change could come from within, not from the gubmint.Faith in the gubmint = life on the plantation!

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J2S
J2S
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Bernie and the rest of the far left progressives are against capitalism. Just not their capitalism.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Downing & Hinds for Guv & Lt Guv?
Anyone taking your advice on who to vote for has to be out of their frickin’ minds. You voted for China Joe & cheered on Tyer – you have no discernment!
Downing’s only claim to fame was his push for special transgender rights! Hinds has accomplished nothing, tho he shows up at all photo ops with the other Democrat losers.
Give me a break!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Downing’s policies result in crap like this happening……..in the schools to our kids!

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/loudoun-county-school-district-breaks-silence-on-transgender-sexual-assault-case/

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J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

This blue city of Pittsfield and surrounding towns are in mental and emotional meltdown and its residents have only themselves to blame. They continue electing
the lunatics responsible for it.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

So many put party before what is really needed from these politicians and that, I believe is accountability for what they said before, during and after elections.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

We matter so much they moved to make things better for us? No they moved for self interest and future political gain$. They could have raised their voices while serving before and now for us much more. Other than a few ribbon cutting ceremonies, what has any of the current and the former senator from the Berkshire delegation authored for legislation to help us?
They hit all the talking points and haven’t offered any substance though. Same old from a different zip code now.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Clarice is a big fat buffoon who The Parrot has owned for years.

Hook a line to his mouth to Berk gas; stop global warming!

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The parrot owns everything from here – transatlantic & back.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

I saw that sacred space bullshit too. What the heck, aren’t they subject to open meeting laws?

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

I thought church and state were supposed to be separate

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

They’re giving out Bibles at the police station.

https://youtu.be/9mqwY11cKWU
https://youtu.be/9mqwY11cKWU
1 month ago

https://americanindiancoc.org/native-american-tribes-the-indian-history-in-berkshire-massachusetts/

Anybody a Great Grandchild of Blackfoot Indians?

In today’s time,
I know a retired judge who interferes with land surveys.

To quote Linda – “This is insanity”.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Obama was making fun of parents for thinking their children are being brainwashed by Critical Race Theory in the schools. He was campaigning in Virginia for the Democrat candidate for the upcoming election. “Their biggest issue is they think their children are being brainwashed in the schools”. Since we know the kids are being brainwashed to believe that America is bad and white Americans are racist, this makes Obama a big liar. He is working to undermine this country at every turn for his revolutionary Marxist takeover.

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

Why is it brainwashing to learn all of America had a history.We can no longer accept that blacks are the stepchildren of our country and only allow whites to tell their story.It is not dangerous or scary to understand this. Enlightenment is a positive tool to keep a strong country……Do not let FOX tell you what is important for a great country.The real goal of America is to learn about others and compassion is strength.We are brought up as Americans to believe ignorance is strength.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

It’s Sunday. Are you putti9ng on your Sunday Best to Signal your Virtue, hoping everybody will
see you?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

We should teach history…true history of everyone and not demonize white people living today by saying they are all racist. That just the fact of being white makes you a racist. That our country is currently evil and children should be taught to hate our country. That is not teaching history.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

TSC learned history from Sherman and Peabody.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Why don’t you learn the real history, especially of one of our own. Read about the Dawes act and what it did to the true victims of colonialism in America. Please turn off your TV and go to the Atheneum where you can read. Maybe then your TDS will fade away and you won’t be brainwashed by CNN/MSNBC misinformation

Milt Prune
Milt Prune
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Mr. cuckoo

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Hello Clarence Fanto,

I received a lot of negative responses on Planet Valenti blog comment section for posting my open letter to you regarding your weekend op-ed about Joe Biden’s Social spending agenda that is being held up in U.S. Congress. I wish to let you know that I respect you as a man and a journalist who cares about the people, especially in the beautiful Berkshires. My criticisms of your work is that you always write in support of the political establishment in Berkshire County when the ruling elites there only do DISSERVICES to the people who live in the beautiful Berkshires. I also dislike your decades of support for GE making Pittsfield, and now trying to make Lee and Lenoxdale, into their dump.

Joe Biden’s Social spending agenda makes no sense to me for the following reasons. First, the federal government’s Social Insurance programs – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – are all financially unsustainable and are going to be insolvent in the next one to two decades. Why doesn’t Joe Biden take on the real issue, which would be to make the aforementioned Social Insurance programs financially sustainable and solvent beyond the 2020s and 2030s? Second, Bernie Sanders’ and the Squad’s plan to have Vision, Dental and Hearing Aids provisions in Medicare in 2028 begs the issue that Medicare will be insolvent around 2 years prior to 2028. That is ass backwards because Medicare will have to make cuts in 2028, while the Fantasyland left want to add costs to Medicare in 2028. What gives?

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Hello Clarence Fanto and blogger Dan Valenti,

Blogger Dan Valenti posted: “I doubt Clarence reads THE PLANET, which might be why he never breaks news and sticks to the softballs.”

I believe that Clarence Fanto’s heart is in the right place. Unlike Planet Valenti blog, Clarence Fanto doesn’t challenge and criticize the ruling elites in Berkshire County. Clarence Fanto writes from a progressive political point of view that is the hallmark of the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) newspaper. Blogger Dan Valenti writes from a neutral point of view where he challenges and criticizes both the progressive and conservative politicians, including the lousy Berkshire legislative delegation to Boston who only does DISSERVICES to the people of Western Massachusetts.

I myself read and listen to both sides of politics within reason, of course. Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden are very questionable people who are in charge of the federal government. Donald Trump and Stephen Bannon are Nazis who are leading a racist White Nationalist political movement, which could end American Democracy as we know it. John Kerry is a billionaire who, like George W. Bush and his late father, are members of Yale’s Skull and Bones group of global secret societies that go back centuries. I believe the ruling elites are fighting against each other for political power, and that the rest of us don’t really count to them.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

According to today’s far left progressives standards you would qualify as being labeled a Nazi and a White Nationalist member.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

When Clarence breaks wind, we feel it north and south county, Dan.

When that lard ass POS opens up it shakes the houses and trees quiver.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

Now that linda the devious louse has sworn an oath of secrecy in the spending of $41 MILLION, PLUS, one has to wonder how many of her super secret scoundrels will be invited to join the louse and her creeper on an extended holiday junket to Bohemian Grove. A favorite haunt of disgraced “trustee” Evan Dobelle. So as you can see, SCARED SHROUDED SECRECY IS A MUST, because, you know you can’t be to careful when choosing your trusted “trustees”.