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FLAT TYER’s FY’23 BUDGET PROPOSAL A “TOME OF MENDACITY”

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY MAY 16, 2022) —  Stop the Presses! Press the Stoppers!

Mayor Linda “Flat” Tyer did the expected, presenting a corpulent, stout, overweight, fat, adipose, gross, hefty, porcine, paunchy, bloated, puffy, blowzy, distended, swollen, pursy, plump FY23 budget. It greases The Suits and Special Interests while robbing The Kapanskis so badly they will be singing “Three Blind Mice.”

If the budget were a person, it would be either Sophie or Matt Tucker. If it were a song, it would be “The Fat Lady Polka.” If it were a cartoon superhero, it would be Bouncing Boy from the Legion of Superheroes. If a chapelle, it would be a pink pussyhat.

Flat’s first budget passed at $137,582,647. For FY23, she has the … [pick one] ( ) nerve  ( ) gall  ( ) audacity  ( ) carelessness  (  ) cruelty … to  demand $188,589,144. That’s an increase of $51,006,497, a 26% hike exceeding the inflation rate from ’14 by 18% and topping 2022’s Bidenflation by more than 300%.

For all that extra money, Flat’s been cutting services, feeding the pigs in the public trough, and rewarding the Friends. Yes, the price of incompetency has gotten expensive. To put the $51 million increase in better perspective, the entire municipal FY1986 budget came in at $46,480,070.

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The official budget is presented in a “book” some 611 pages boring. Flat writes proudly in her transmittal letter that it’s her “pleasure” to present it. Must be a masochistic use of the word “pleasure,” because this steaming pile only suggests “pain.” This B.S. budget gets going in the first paragraph of Flat’s letter to city councilors. She writes: “Using ClearGov, a new Cloud-based budget and performance management software built for local governments, the budget process and document has been transformed to provide even greater analysis and transparency.”

Want a glimpse of the “greater transparency?” THE PLANET cut-and-pasted the above quote from the mayor’s letter. Instead of saving us the rote job of retyping, this is what cut-and-paste produces:

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How’s that for “transparent?

THE PLANET won’t bother too much with the budgetary details. If you wish to access this Tome of Mendacity, go to cityofppittsfield.org and click on “Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget” under “Hot Topics.” There you’ll see all the fancy, colorful charts and graphics, the 611 dumbed-up pages to share what two pages used to accomplish. The book looks  “pretty,” but it’s bad news for any tax-paying Kapanski trying to stay afloat while Flat and her goons tax them to death.

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When it comes to budgeting, government operates in direct opposite of The Kapanskis. Mary Jane and Joe look realistically at their projected income for the coming year. They do that first to have a good idea of what they can afford and what they’ll have to cut. The Kapanskis, residents of that unfamiliar world  known as The Dreaded Private Sector, then make the adjustments. If they have to, they make cuts. Then they’ll take a hard look at the costs of food, heating, medicine, shelter, and clothing, then decide if one or more has to be short-changed.

On the other hand, government first looks at how much Kapanski Kash it wants to spend. It provides the wish list then raises taxes to accommodate their fake “needs.”

Tyer must know deep in her heart that she had her chance to do good and blew it for 30 pieces of Judas silver. She also must know she can’t be re-elected, not even in crooked Pittsfield. THE PLANET grants, though, that Aspen, Colorado will make Pittsfield, Mass. look like a dim and distant mirage, the lives  either damaged or destroyed be damned.

Back in the ’60s, The Kapanskis had Flatt and Scruggs, who, on The Beverly Hillbillies, sang “The Ballad of Jed Clampett.” Today they have Flat and Screwed:

Come and listen to my story ’bout a mayor named Flat / A rich bureaucrat who asked The Kapanskis to scat. / And then one day she was goin’ through the books / took what she could and gave the people dirty looks. / Kapanski Kash. Fleeced, that is.

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“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its shame”Oscar Wilde.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Beacon Hill lawmakers are still sitting on billions upon billions of surplus state government cash plus a couple of billion dollars in “Biden Bucks”. Mayor Linda Tyer is sitting on many millions of dollars in “Kufflink’s” Creative Accounting Slush Funds plus tens of millions of dollars in “Biden Bucks”, both of which are cloaked in secrecy by her municipal administration that gives predictable Pittsfield politics its well-deserved bad reputation.

Roots Nuciforo
Roots Nuciforo
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Hey buddy, stop by my place and I’ll take care of you. We just got a fresh batch of OG Kush.

Let’s burn a pre-roll and hash out our differences? I promise you won’t hate me Jonboy, after you smoke a little “candy from Andy.” You might even like it?

You can even add our motto to your blog Johnny, “smoke our good medicine and grow some Roots.”

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Roots Nuciforo
3 months ago

I decline to shop at the Pittsfield Pot King’s dispensary, and it would be illegal to bring his marijuana back with me to New Hampshire. For almost 3 years now, I no longer have a criminal record anymore after NH annulled it all back in mid-2019. I don’t need to get arrested and charged with bringing Nuciforo’s pot to NH. I like to give Berkshire Roots the proverbial middle finger from 120 miles away from Nuciforo’s Dalton Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, marijuana empire. Lastly, I feel bad for the abutting residential neighborhoods who have to smell Nuciforo’s skunk-like pot growing odors everyday while Mayor Linda Tyer does little to nothing about it because she likes Nuciforo and his pot revenues over the peace of mind of the complaining property taxpayers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

But Johnny, how many times have you proclaimed your undying devotion, to quote You, “Lovely Linda”?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

The Lovely Linda would like this news article:

Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as road deaths soar (yahoo.com)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

I’m just wondering how Mrs Pete Buttigieg is going to feed his/its/her? baby with the formula shortage? I guess breastfeeding is out……….

Newly Fishunned
Newly Fishunned
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Black Market formula.

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

And you’re a homophobe to boot. What were the odds?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Dan,Do you think Tucker Carlson fears losing America’s Whiteness based on the public shows where he warns his moronic viewers of the coming dangers of whites being replaced by dark skin tones.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

FOX is all over the news Dan for 20 plus years ,surely you have looked into the matter of hate speech out of intellectual curiosity.Most raddicals republicans are referring to themselves as independent.You must have noticed by now that this board does not watch FOX….LOL

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H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Trapper’s bigoted and conspiratorial bile festoon your blog.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
2 months ago

Liberal’s panties get in a bunch when they hear things they disagree with, especially when it’s the truth.

Your frothing vile foul spoor is quite normal, for a progressive.

BTW, some synonyms for festoon are:beautify, embellish, and enrich.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
3 months ago

No phobia, disgust.

These are the people who want to teach 6 year olds about sex acts and have “drag queen ” presentations.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

FOX viewing never leads to a discussion of taxes for corporation or national Healthcare or higher wages to the slaves of working poverty. FOX hates poor workers but loves the stupids

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

H.L. is into that sort of thing, he probably has videos on it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Sean Sullivan
2 months ago

Is “he” H.L.’s correct pronoun?

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

actually the pronouns are (felon, felon, felon’s)

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Takes me back Dan !!! I can hear the whole class saying them in unison.

Shitsfield
Shitsfield
3 months ago

This budget is enough to give us Kapanskis a case of the shits. I cannot wait to move. Fat Tyer has been shitting all over us for years. She ought to be ass shamed of herself!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Shitsfield
3 months ago

What is the total amount off tax breaks being given as TIFs? This is all money that has to be made up by the rest of us. Are we not entitled as taxpayers to see the whole list including benefactors, amounts of TIFs and number of years? My guess is that neither the mayor nor Kerwood would let you get near these numbers or if they did they would be skewed and no where near accurate. And so why is that? Are they too embarrassed? Are they even legal?

Get out while you can. Between the parasites and greed mongers and absolutely horrid financial oversight in Pittsfield, Ma. you have no chance. ZERO chance of getting ahead unless you work 3 jobs and win the lottery twice.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Fizz,
I wonder how many that get or have gotten the TIF’s have actually met the amount of positions they claim it will create for employment.?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  J2S
3 months ago

Would love to see the data on Spacely Sprockets.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  J2S
3 months ago

Well the fact the no media wants to touch that subject I would say probably very few but maybe NONE! I would love to see one of these ace Ealge reporters do a deep dive on all Pittsfield TIFs for the last 20 years. And not cherry pick the two or three positives but what good (if any) and ALL the downside. Business names, owners names, amounts per year and how many years. I know the Beacon theater was extended perhaps in perpetuity. Not holding my breath.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Shitsfield
3 months ago

That’s right Shits, She blew one big blow fart all over us Kapanskis’.

Dug Dopndor
Dug Dopndor
3 months ago

And don’t forget your water rates are going through the roof On the way out.

Dan was a fatty
Dan was a fatty
3 months ago

Dan has a fat fetish

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Dan was a fatty
3 months ago

The fact is most Americans are overweight and more women than men are O B E S E. And it taint da governments fault that Tyer is fat.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

It’s the spoons fault!!!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
3 months ago

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A company that combines solar panels with masonry blocks to make urban renewable energy is being welcomed to the city with subsidized taxes and economic development funding.
 
On Thursday, the Finance Committee supported a five-year tax increment financing agreement for SolaBlock Inc. The Community and Economic Development Committee also supported allocating $125,000 from the Pittsfield Economic Development (GE) Fund for the company.
 
It will go to the City Council for final approval at next week’s meeting.
 
“SolaBlock is an innovative clean energy company that I’ve been working with for the past two or three years now, trying to bring their operations to Pittsfield, I’m very excited that they’re planning to come here,” Pittsfield’s Business Development Manager Michael Coakley said.  
 
“SolaBlock combines a solar panel masonry block and then creates a solar wall which is very innovative, it’s the only one in the country, in the world for that matter, they plan to create a minimum of 17 full-time clean energy manufacturing jobs, with salaries ranging from $37,000 to $55,000, they plan to lease the recently vacated 10,000 square-foot building over at 15 Hubbard Avenue, which was the Modern Mold building.”

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Guess Warren Dews has a new venture. Wonder how many YTs will be working there

Soul Glow
Soul Glow
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Grenergy Solar Store, LLC

520 Sheffield Plain, Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-0049 https://g.co/kgs/F3MW8T

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
3 months ago

I love the Oscar Wilde quote, wonder if the Justice of Truth and illegitimate understand it. Maybe they will learn as the Catholic Church did when all us kids would read the books they said we couldn’t read. Speaking of misinformation the Pittsfield budget has no true information in it. Back in the day the city would circulate the budget telling the citizens where every cent was going. They then would bring it forward and defend why the budget was created in the way the did it. Now it’s just rubber stamped and the Kapanski’s get less service and have less money in their pockets. Most readers of this blog know the budget needs to be reshaped. Cut the school department (many ways have been suggested on this blog) and put the money into infrastructure and maintenance. Very simple. I would also suggest increase the police budget but I understand in this current environment the liberals won’t go to that extreme.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
3 months ago

Are you paying a lot more for food these days? How about gasoline? Clothing? Necessary appliances? Auto repairs? Well you better save a ton of money for your heating this coming winter as well because right now it is going for almost $6 a gallon and there is NO reason to believe it will go downward. In fact it may go higher. Much higher.

One more question. Do you think mayor Tyer, Mr Marchetti, or Matt Kerwood give a rats ass if you can keep up with the escalating inflation and that times are really tough for many people? Let me answer that for you. NO they do not. What they care about is that they get THEIR corpulent portion. Budget cuts are for pussies. Friendly business will get generous tax breaks. Friendly contractors will get nice fat contracts for make work projects And YOU will get their shaft so far up your ass that you will need a loan just to buy yourself food.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Who did you vote in for president, Fizzhead?
Who did you vote in for mayor?
If you voted for Biden & Tyer – then stop your complaining and work towards righting the two big mistakes you made. Write letters to the editor, fundraise for some worthy candidates, show up at city council meetings & voice your complaints, become active in your local/national political group etc etc!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
3 months ago

I am so sorry I offended you Lenny. I will try to do a good deed or two today to make up for my irresponsible post.
Once again, sorry.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

FJB!!!

You voted for the selected crook!!!

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

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

Last edited 3 months ago by Sean Sullivan
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Who did you vote for sir? Assuming you got your fat ass off the couch and out the door. Probably not registered and has no idea where to vote if he wanted to.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

MSM told you not to vote for Orange Man, he bad , vote for Mr Potato head and Sleeps Her way to sucksess.

Registered? I had the pleasure of voting against the man, who until recently, was considered one of the worst Presidents. I voted Reagan.

Since Jan 2021, Jimmy’s not the worst anymore…….

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

I think you made my point. thank you

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Happy to point out Your idiocy!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

They should build these, 20 feet tall, across the entire southern border, where solar/sun is most cost effective. They could also power their own live wires on top, and the perimeters.

Vibrant Scooter
Vibrant Scooter
3 months ago

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A truly vibrant Pittsfield

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Vibrant Scooter
3 months ago

Wow what an amazing picture!
That picture says it all!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
3 months ago

How in the hell can this be real? There are no bike lanes, no bump outs, no cement dining cribs, no median strip, no scooters, nobody handing out parking tickets, no pan handlers, no TIFS, no orange traffic cones. Gotta be a fake picture. Right Tyer? Right Barry? Right Lenny?

Vibrant Scooter
Vibrant Scooter
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Twice the population BUT all of them had real jobs and not some Edgerton or Dews race baiting side hustle.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Vibrant Scooter
3 months ago

Sometimes streets or schools or parks are named after mayors whose contributions were considered exceptional. May I suggest the new water and sewer plant be named after Linda Tyer. How about TYERS SEWAGE AND NASTY EFFLUENT MEMORIAL in honor her her negative contributions to Pittsfield, Ma and its seemedly cursed population.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

I would support that!

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Yes, the streets were filled with traffic and hundreds of pedestrians spending money in all the shops, eateries and theatres, while watched over by foot patrol police. But you couldn’t ride a scooter down the middle of the road at 30mph. So, would we REALLY want to go back to those salad days?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

A Republican wes president for 8 years Fizze, Eisenhower.

Perhaps the last one who was all in for America.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

There was once a cat named Felix.

wtf

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Vibrant Scooter
3 months ago

Mayor Barry Clairmont posted a sarcastic comment on another site stating “This is what people long for?”. Yes Mayor Barry we do!!! It was a million times better than what you and your wife have done to Pittsfield! Can you honestly say that you and Flat Tyer are proud of what our City has become? Are you really proud of empty North Street? Do us a favor and why don’t you both ship off to Aspen ASAP, it is the only hope we have for saving Pittsfield.

ScooterLinda
ScooterLinda
Reply to  Vibrant Scooter
3 months ago

Once upon a time

Gotta Go
Gotta Go
3 months ago

If you really dig through the draft of the budget, they expect a 600% increase in sewer rates and an 800% increase in water rates.

Im not great at math but that’s saying 6x more and 8x more, right? Fcuk that

Saguaro Fayet
Saguaro Fayet
Reply to  Gotta Go
2 months ago

Thanks for reiterating something that was explained during the turocy era. By the builder of the plant. Add body cameras also.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Gotta Go
2 months ago

Any authentic oversight of these contracts? Over even the need for them?

AAHHHH, NO!!!

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
3 months ago

Can someone please connect me and I’m sure others with what the “aspen” references are? I see them on here constantly

Gotta Go
Gotta Go
Reply to  My name is Earl
3 months ago

Fat Tyer and Peg Boy Barry have a vacation home in Colorado.
Since she’s getting ready to “anoint” dews for the position of mayor, Linda is going to beat feet to Aspen.

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  Gotta Go
3 months ago

If Dews is running for mayor she will win based on the color of her vagina

I’ll save my vote for Marchetti, his vagina is cleaner

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  My name is Earl
3 months ago

Does she live in Pittsfield?

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  Gobsig
2 months ago

Pine Cone Lane in Hinsdale, it’s a condo complex where the condos run 1/2 a million dollars. They pay the money so Warren doesn’t have to do any actual upkeep on the house, like a true homeowner would.

Probably why his car burst into flames, hadnt put oil in it. He’s as useless as tits on a bull

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Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  My name is Earl
3 months ago

Flat already gifted Warren $700,000, so why not the inside track to the mayors office for Roberta?

I mean YT has held down and prevented LOC like the two of them, Shirley Edgerton, and Dennis Powell, the chance to obtain an education level above the 5th grade, to work and earn to support a family, or the ability to read or write.

It’s the least we YT’s can Dews.

Last edited 3 months ago by Markus Aurelius
Saguaro Fayet
Saguaro Fayet
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
2 months ago

Congrats to Warren on his award.

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  Saguaro Fayet
2 months ago

Did the Berkshire Eagle give him another award for being a racist shill that worked for them?

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  Gotta Go
3 months ago

I appreciate the idea for the name change. I give you full credit!!

the school committee
the school committee
3 months ago

Mayor Linda Tyer is destroying Pittsfield.ma and Banker Marchetti has been her partner. Marchetti is 100% responsible for allowing it to happen.Our city needs to consolidate the schools ,even the Catholic church has consolidated……Pittsfield.ma is a mess.Its run by bullies and every councilor should be ashamed.I do not respect the people because they can not feel for the desperate homeowner.I truly believe Tyer is trying to break us financially.She has a spending disease without a plan.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

you voted for her

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

What a sad fellow Marchetti is huh? (I did not vote for him Lenny) His legacy will be that he helped destroy a whole community and the men, woman and children trying to survive within it. Thanks Pete, hope it is worth it to you.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Pssssttt………those people are all……Democrats. The ones that hate “orange man”!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

And your doctor and dentist and auto mechanic and lawyer may be democrats as well. But that obvious fact goes right over your simple little head I imagine. But Tucker is a republican (is he?) so he can fix your hernia for you I am sure.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

You, are out of luck on all counts, you can’t fix stupid. ROLF!!!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

So true

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Hey MT. I am a registered Independant. But if I were your doctor and a democrat, I might accidently on purpose leave a pair of surgical scissors in your belly when I took your goiter out. Cuz doctors don’t like morons that much.

heh heh

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

I’m an independent too since the 1970s…….., I get to vote against Wrong Way in the primary!!!!

If I were a Brain Surgeon I’d give You a free lobotomy, but couldn’t do that, on Your empty cranium, and if I were a Proctologist I’d leave You be too, I wouldn’t mess with a perfect Azzhole.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Tyer is an incompetent mayor Trump is a fascist who failed in his attempt to overthrow my country .Trap you are still not getting what fatboy Trump did.You love fatboy

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Nothings built

Nothings back

Nothings better.

LGBFJB!!!

Brain dead
Individual
Destroying
Entire
Nation

Last edited 3 months ago by Mad Trapper
gotcha22
gotcha22
3 months ago

Harrington’s on twitter desperately trolling for a job at the US Attorney’s office mugging with POC’s at the Civil Rights Task Force. Anywhere but here. Anyone but Andrea. She could try Florida. She’s had 8 trials and lost them all. Her record, though…

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

If Harrington applied as an assistant at any DA’s office she would not be qualified.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Teedoff
3 months ago

I wouldn’t hire her as a kennel cleaner.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

If that is where her talents are why not?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Her talents qualify her to be an inmate at a kennel; someone who is belligerent, unreasonable, malicious, controlling, aggressive, or dominant. i.e. Bitch

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

So let her clean her own kennel.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

She has subordinates to clean up the messes she made of 7 North St.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

and you know that because you are one of them?

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Teedoff
3 months ago

The Baltimore prosecutor who Harrington backed has been cited for ethics violation for soliciting funds from “controlled donors” for her own legal defense fund. Harrington attacked a federal grand jury for indicting her friend. They are both members of “Fair and Just” prosecution. Let that sink in.
https://news.yahoo.com/baltimore-council-president-nick-mosby-222500421.html

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

If she gets a job at the Attorney General’s office I will personally run for office despite complete lack of experience just to grab some do nothing position that’s handed to me.

Who else found her post today hilarious citing road safety/bike safety in a city riddled with pot holes and kids darting in and out of traffic on scooters? The most dangerous thing on the road is probably people driving illegally without a license… no wait… crap

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  gotcha22
3 months ago

Hello Andrea,

I don’t believe all of the personal attacks that are said and written about you as the sitting Berkshire County District Attorney. I don’t believe that you would run for reelection in 2022 while trying to get a job with the US Attorney’s Office. I don’t believe that you lost every trial over the past 3 years, 4 months, and 15 days as the Berkshires’ top prosecutor. I am sorry that you have to endure so much negativity.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

I proudly support your good work as one of the best journalist and bloggers, Dan Valenti; thank you!

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

The best thing you could do for Dan and all of us is stop posting on his blog.

Roots Nuciforo
Roots Nuciforo
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Johnny there’s no need to get yourself all worked up over this.

Stop by Roots and we can light one up and talk about this and our past.

Time to let bygones be bygones. Take a toke off some of my personal Grape Dragon stash and feel your body grow Roots, as your problems melt away Jonboy.

Outfox
Outfox
3 months ago

iBerkshires is reporting that the Kapanski’s really really want the CDBG money to be used for more curb cuts and sidewalks, followed by social services, and then housing.
Curb cuts, y’all.
Say what now?
Social services should read “redundancy of services”. An example of that is ( lack of) ServiceNet and Christian Center and the missing in action homeless shelter at FUMC all separately trying to build new construction that will provide wrap around services for the homeless, including showers, but alas, no affordable housing.
Gotta go where the grants take you, I guess.
Anyway in that battle, my money is on Karen Ryan and Christian Center. If anyone can get it done, she can. And likely it will be total no frills and yes administrators will be paid, as they should be, and our neighbors in financial stress and distress will get the services they need. Not so much from the other two contenders, according to word on the street. Yet Pittsfield city leaders continue to double down with ( lack of) ServiceNet to continue to provide the ongoing lack of services.
In fact in order to provide some of the services at the shelter lack of ServiceNet has had to collaborate with the Christian Center and other religious non profits to make sure the residents of the shelter are fed at least.
These are nonprofits that are doing this anyway and were already in place. Hey a collaborative model is great when it’s effective but when it becomes a pissing contest of who deserves the credit, and financial credits, count me out is always my first response.
But then I realize that as a citizen who is affected by, and honestly more times than not affected negatively, by my homeless neighbors that I damn well better speak up. It’s too easy to point to the beggars as the definitive and deciding factor as to why there’s no economic growth here but that is a false flag, the lowest of the low hanging fruit.
But I would be remiss if I did not also acknowledge that this is a symptom, a really visible and ugly symptom, of how badly Pittsfield is being mismanaged.
As a visual indicator of the economic health of the city overall I wouldn’t bring a business here after seeing beggars on every corner of the downtown and along the corridors that lead to downtown.
Meanwhile, 1 Berkshire is offering grants for downtown businesses to improve their facades (and somebody must have taken them up on it as there is a new witchcraft store on North Street with a beeeyoootiful new awning.
Transparency would demand that we acknowledge the voodoo aspect of TIFs, etc., But hey this is Pittsfield where we operate under the don’t ask and above all, DON’T tell model so….
There’s facades and then there’s facades, you know what I mean?

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Outfox
3 months ago

Huge shortage of affordable housing in Pittsfield. Much worse than when Tyer said she would be addressing it. It is because she was focusing on scooters and bike lanes and free lunches? Perfect example of money going to a persons head and going cuckoo. Leaving a huge mess in her wake.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
3 months ago

They already have thirty subsidized places. How many more do you want?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Acute Angina
3 months ago

Depends how many more illegal aliens she brings in.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Also depends on how many more addicted druggies and welfare dependent layabouts types she welcome’s here.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
3 months ago

That burnt out flop house on Lincoln St. is owned by a former councilor referred to more than once as a slum lord. May 30, 2013, Pittsfield, MA 110 Lincoln St. $438,000 Buyer TJLR Onota LLC / Seller Christpher J Connell NT
Connell, Christopher J

May 30, 2013, 18 Cherry St. $438,000
Buyer TJLR Onota LLC
Seller Christopher J Connell
Connell, Christopher J

August 25-31, 2019
Pittsfield

10 Cherry St. Christopher J. Connell of Pittsfield to Berkshire Property Ptnrs, $75,000 on 08/29/2019

16 Dartmouth St. Christpher Connell of Pittsfield to Berkshire Property Ptners, $460,000 on 08/29/2019

20 Dartmouth St. Christopher Connell of Pittsfield to Berkshire Property Ptners, $460,000 on 08/29/2019

98 Union St. Christpher Connell of Pittsfield to Berkshire Property Ptners, $460,000 on 08/29/2019

39 Wellesley St. Carl K. Zartman and Deanna L. Ruffer – … DEANNA RUFFER PART 1: SHE ‘ANSWERS TO … PERHAPS A COUPLE OTHER NAMES’ from PLANET VALENTI AUG. 2, 2021 …. of Pittsfield sold to……, $345,000 on 09/03/2019

Pittsfield Picks Veteran Employees as Secret ARPA Fund Managers ….. Deanna Ruffer, Answering, or NOT, PERHAPS TO A COUPLE OTHER NAMES, will oversee $41 MILLION in ARPA money, in SECRET, answering to NO ONE!

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  The City I Hate
2 months ago

pretty sure that states he SOLD the Lincoln St fireball 8 years ago.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
2 months ago

I don’t believe it was an ownership change, just the name change.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Outfox
3 months ago

So many other things to spend on other than long neglected infrastructures……..

When business executives fly in to look over Pittsfield as a potential location for setting up shop, they will never get to downtown nor the PEDA site…………..they will disappear along with their limo in one of the bottomless craters on Tamarack Rd never to be seen again.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Outfox
3 months ago

No one should be getting TIF’s while at the same time negress tyer is plotting with her corrupt city scoundrels to steal another $10M from taxpayers. Enough is enough of this schlock from these grifters, scoundrels, charlatans and swindlers and the benefactors of them.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
2 months ago

Thought these TIFs were to get business started. But several that claim to be flourishing are still getting TIFs. The Beacon is on about its tenth year with no end in sight. How and why is this? I will tell you why. NO OVERSIGHT. NO CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT doing his job.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Week of 5/8/2022.

Aid given out by Biden Administration.

Ukraine- 54 BILLION U$D

Mexican/Central American criminal aliens, er “migrants” as MSM/liberals call them- baby formula

American citizens- smoke kits with crack pipes

Dug Dopndor
Dug Dopndor
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Dan. Planites. Many roads including mine is shit.My Water Rates quarterly have doubled and gas prices are now double 475 today for regular. Not to mention everything else that is rising.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Dug Dopndor
3 months ago

Don’t forget about: U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org)

Don’t forget about: State of Massachusetts Debt Clock (usdebtclock.org)

Don’t forget about Pittsfield politics’ always growing huge municipal public debts and OPEB liabilities that will never be paid off in our lifetimes, especially with Matt Kerwood (“Kufflinks”)’s Creative Accounting Slush Fund schemes.

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  Dug Dopndor
3 months ago

Does that include our economy? according to Dementia Joe it does!

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

They have something on dementia Joe.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Acute Angina
3 months ago

Everyone already knows about illegitimate and his illegal money grabs from Russia,Ukraine and China. Question still remains who voted for him and what did they see? It was already out there with prid quo pro Joe and his $1 billion pay off to stop the investigation of Hunter in Ukraine. Unfortunately for the US the same people who vote D have kids!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
3 months ago

You can’t expect the criminals to investigate/prosecute themselves.

FBI was a leftist player in the whole collusion illusion started in summer 2016.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

We know that 17 republican Senators have meet with Putin as directed by Trump.We know that the Ukraine invasion was part of those meeting.

ShirletKnutz
ShirletKnutz
Reply to  the school committee
2 months ago

Were you there? Where do you get your so called information? Your stories just seem to get stranger and more delusional every time you post

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
2 months ago

Pelousey just made an unannounced trip to the Urkraine. She wants to be sure she gets her cut of the 54 BILLION fleeced American tax dollars, just like “the big guy gets 10%”…………..the Kerrys and Romneys feed at the same swine trough.

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Most of the House Republicans voted for that aid, genius.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
3 months ago

Most of them are RINOs/”Transpublicans” who supported the election fraud Nov 2020, moron.

Rand Paul blocked Senate approval when he demanded accountabiltiy of where the money is going? Turns out, the devious plan is 9 BILLION of the 40 BILLION in new aid is to go to guarantee the salaries of corrupt Ukraine Administrators.

9 BILLION American tax dollars, to foreign administrators has nothing to with a war, and everything to do with the corrupt Biden regime. The Democrats were aghast at the thought that this fleecing of America would need to be accounted for.

Last edited 3 months ago by Mad Trapper
Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Seems like the thief McDonough has a new handle. From bleak house to H.L. Mencken. How original McDonough you steal the name of actual journalist. Once a thief ……

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
3 months ago

Who is willing to go with me in a truck, pick up all the scooters littered around town and dropping them off outside Linda’s gate past BCC? We can throw them in the woods even!!

Newly Fishunned
Newly Fishunned
Reply to  Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
3 months ago

Probably cameras up there. Anyway, TamarWRECK Road looks like a nuclear testing site.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Newly Fishunned
3 months ago

If there is traffic coming on Tamarack, one driver or the other needs to stop, so they can swerve back and forth between both lanes and just traverse the smaller craters and avoid the bomb holes.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Heard that all the milltown ten wheelers heading to Cloverdale are tearing it up and that they are waiting till that whole operation is done before they fix Tamarack. Could be a rumor or could be true.

But the word “Tamarack” may become synonymous with Tyers adminstration. As in, Russia pulled a Tamarack in Maripol leaving much of the city in ruins.

No way
No way
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
2 months ago

That’s BS. That’s just another excuse. I drive that area about 8 times a day. The ten wheels are going out Dan Fox. There was also the excuse it was because of tree cutting.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  No way
2 months ago

Out Dan Fox to get to Cloverdale?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
3 months ago

If I win the big lottery jackpot, I can move into a mansion next door to the sitting Mayor & her CPA honey, but I would have to buy myself a matching Lexus luxury car, too. I could also buy an upscale condo unit next door to the Godfather in Naples Florida, too. I could then say good morning to the Lovely Linda, the wealthy Barry, and the Rolodex man, myth & legend.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Why wait to hit the lottery to do as you say? Get a job and you can do the same.

Roots Nuciforo
Roots Nuciforo
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Don’t forget to stop by Roots after your big lottery win Jon.

Don’t act like you never enjoyed a little bud either. I remember you were the “pot king” in high school. You didn’t earn the nickname “smoke stack” at Taconic, by going to bible study either Jon.

Lottery win or not, stop by Roots and say hello.

Newly Fishunned
Newly Fishunned
Reply to  Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
3 months ago

Late late question. What is the reason the o p e b isn’t a concern for Kufflinks and company. First one in wins a cookie.

Newly Fishunned
Newly Fishunned
Reply to  Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
3 months ago

That would go viral everyone bring the scooters in front of her gate. Wild.

Herbie
Herbie
3 months ago

The Bird scooter launch was brilliant. Like a ribeye thrown to a guard dog so the burglar can do his job. Barry and Linda are no fools.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Herbie
2 months ago

I wonder if it’s a smoke screen while they rape Springside virgin soil

Herbie
Herbie
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
2 months ago

Now solar panels are next?

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

I loved the picture submitted by Downtown Scotter. I was there. Taking in movies at the Strand and shopping at Newberry’s or having a coffee at Rosa’s or a coke at the Sugarbowl. North Street, our historical shopping district, did not have to become a graveyard. In the 1980s Mayor Paul Brindle had the foresight to see a Pittsfield disaster if the proposed shopping mall was not placed in downtown Pittsfield. As you know the mall went to Lanesboro and now we have a dead downtown. Hold onto your property values if General Dynamics decides to leave Pittsfield. A summer tourist attraction and a medical facility will not be enough to keep us afloat. In the 1980s city councilors were paid $2000. a year. School Committee members received nothing. Now take a look at what you are paying for. Are you getting your money’s worth?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

I am sorry that today’s Senior Citizen Pittsfield natives lived to see downtown Pittsfield go from a business, restaurant and entertainment district to a disgrace that is a metaphor for the ongoing generations of failures in leadership in Pittsfield politics.

Roots Nuciforo
Roots Nuciforo
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

I wouldn’t call Roots a failure. We are thriving.

Stop by sometime, you’ll see Jon.

Newly Fishunned
Newly Fishunned
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

Chuck,remember the broaster chicken I think as a kid I was there and before b c it was it was called the China clipper.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Newly Fishunned
2 months ago

I sure do remember it. Near the Capitol and down a bit was the Sugar Bowl. I’ll age myself here. Between the Capitol Theatre and the Sugar Bowl was a huge billboard advertising the movie at the Capital. Now there are a couple of stores.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
2 months ago

A graveyard. Had not really thought of it that way but you are right Chuck. Except that mayor Tyers graveyard looks like it is inhabited by the living dead. And apparently, some of the coffins are open and the maggots have crawled to the surface and are a constant threat to visitors who come to pay their respects to what once was. North street, once a bustling, vibrant community, is now Tyers Tomb. She continues to add expensive decor but no amount of makeup, no method of embalming, is going to make this corpse look any better.
It’s done, it’s over, it is a charade. Mayor Tyers charade.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
2 months ago

Thanks Pittsfield Plummett. Liked your response.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
3 months ago

I know the LIAR TYER PANTS ON FIRE sCoOtEr sCaM topic is over with, but there is a letter to the editor in iBerkshires on head injuries, E Scooters and ambulance chasers. The letter writer also mentions something about the need of a license for KiDs to rent these vEHiKiLs oF dEaTh.

Newly Fishunned
Newly Fishunned
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

It It sounds like a set up to use the scooters down the road for something else like a scooter tracker or something bottom line is you know who will end up paying for it

Saguaro Fayet
Saguaro Fayet
Reply to  Newly Fishunned
3 months ago

Sort of like the ice cream truck?

Anti Badderies
Anti Badderies
Reply to  Saguaro Fayet
2 months ago

Better have the free bees ready cuz this might be the most dangerous summer in history. A lot of discontent after Covid and state of the city. Crime will rise. Let’s see what goes down starting with third Thursday resurrection at the common for starters. No wonder Megan’s leaving town.

Saguaro Fayet
Saguaro Fayet
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Free apps free computers
, free lunch,free scooters, free babysitting

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Saguaro Fayet
2 months ago

Free WI-FI

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  The City I Hate
2 months ago

I have seen no one on scooters lately. 3 times I drove down North street lately and only see a couple of lone unused scooters. Did the mayor get some real legal advice and pull these from the streets? Something certainly has changed but no mention in the media of what that is. (probably too embarrassing for the mayor) Anyone have the inside story?

E Zeriduh
E Zeriduh
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Probably gave them free rides to start. They are dull fun,kids want speed anyway.if they go 15 miles an hour you get there faster in a car

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
2 months ago

Interesting, also noticed that many Birdy’s are sitting in the same place in residential neighborhoods for a couple of days and not being picked up by Mr. Lanfair. Did he get tired of the job already?

Chettey Skankwagon
Chettey Skankwagon
Reply to  Merry & Bright
2 months ago

Would you want to go in to the hood,at night?

DPW part time
DPW part time
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
2 months ago

Morales got his ass chewed out about something going on. Someone sent a freedom of information request for all the emails info on the Bird program. The message was it’s for a lawsuit so they are trying to cover their ass.
A bunch of the scooters are not being put out maybe half of them and they’ve moved them to other locations in the city. They put some up at BMC moved some out to by the UPS store, by Deming park, as my boss put it, “less urban” areas. They want to slow complaints about them downtown. I think because so many people have complained. Also they are not bringing in the revenue they thought they would. Too many freeloaders so move them out of the “urban areas” to boost paying rides.
Splash pads are showing high e.coliform
I sure as hell wouldn’t let my kid bear them. The one on Clapp is messed up! Tamarack wasn’t redone because they missed a deadline for asphalt. An engineer said the whole thing needs to be rebedded, new drainage put in, there needs to be a NOI and a bunch of other things. The work at Bousquet has made things worse. The drainage is good for Bousquet but not the road.

Anti Badderies
Anti Badderies
Reply to  The City I Hate
2 months ago

It’s TIME for the Geralissimo.

the school committee
the school committee
2 months ago

Pittsfield.ma can not afford our incompetent Mayor Pittsfield.ma has the laziest politicians in the country.Mazzeo asking question at CC meetings seems so superior a councilor to the folks rubber stamping our demise.Our Mayor needs an intervention to stop her addiction to power through my wallet…….Only lazy Pete Marchetti and his lazy ass crew can save us from her cocktail party ideas.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
2 months ago

Democrats You vote for TSC…..

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Cue the Trump is a bad man and the “insurrection on 1/6,” from TSC in 3, 2, 1….

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
2 months ago

Trump is a horrible person (if he really is a person) and totally responsible for trying to overthrow democracy in America on Jan 6 . But you knew that Markus.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Hillary, Obama, Xiden, and the DNC, were spying on American citizens.

This included a sitting president. And this was long before 1/6/21.

This should really concern and scare you, but instead you’re worried about people trespassing at the Capitol.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

You vote for republican radical do nothings so that the wealthy don’t pay taxes or support anything but violent racism. You guys love machine guns and drunk rednecks.The 5 is on.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
2 months ago

You voted for Traitor Joseph Stolen, Lieawatha Warren, and Flat Tyer! ROFL!!!!!

Now violent racism would be “the Democrat summer of love 2020”.

BIC Lighter
BIC Lighter
2 months ago

BIC news. BIC hired an operations manager.
So the guy is going to move here and buy a house. What they haven’t told him is that his job is funded for two years via a workforce grant. There’s no guarantee that they will get funding for his position moving forward. It is unlikely they will get the grant moving forward because the program will end after the two years.
These are the kind of jobs the BIC creates, jobs dependent on grants and taxpayer subsidies.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  BIC Lighter
2 months ago

Can anyone name ONE of their “innovations”?

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
2 months ago

Interesting to read that some folks think Warren Dews has been tapped to run for the next mayor.

We’ve already seen what Tyer did to the budget. Can you imagine what Warren “Pay Now, Ask Questions Later” Dews would do to it?

Although my post regarding his new collaboration with Harmony Edwards (apparently she dropped the Persip moniker somewhere down the line) got buried in the previous post, any run for mayor will surely drag up the unsavory details of his questionable “strategies”.

https://mainvest.com/b/new-eatonville-berkshire-spa-resort-sheffield

His bio on the New Eatonville Mainvest page touts 30 years of business experience yet lists no current or recent occupation or employer. His accolades include his work with Jam Master Jay (of Run DMC) who was murdered in Queens 20 years ago in a drug situation gone bad.

(Time for an updated bio, Warren)

As it turns out, Warren has infused his odd business strategies into another local venture – a restaurant in Adams in the former Firehouse Cafe, partnering with Xavier Jones (of Big Daddy’s Cheesesteak fame).

Although their new restaurant has no actual opening date set, they are holding a “soft opening” fundraiser to raise money to “support the future of the Firehouse Cafe”. Remember, this is the “Pay Now, We’ll See What Happens Later” strategy.

https://firehousecafe.ticketmambo.com/

Tickets are $1500, $1000 and $750. Looks they are seriously hurting for cash.

And completely delusional.

PS – What are the accounting requirements for that Black Entrepreneurs $700,000 donation?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

The accounting requirements for Warren, Shirley, and company, to get the $700,000 ARPA gift, was that they were black (LOC). Nothing more, nothing less.

Do you think a bank would loan Warren $700,000, based on his previous track record of failed business adventures, simply because he was black?

And Harmony, she tried to run over (literally) an ex-boyfriend in the past. Harmony must be the “muscle” of the operation. When the business never materializes and the investors want their money back, a call is placed to Harmony to “rectify the situation.”

End of story. Nothing to see here Phil, move along.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
2 months ago

I can’t say I know anything about the hit and run attempt, but I am aware that the father of her child is an ex-con gangbanger from Florida named “Jungle”.

Also interesting to note- the business plan for the New Eatonville Resort and Spa refers to start-up funds provided by Harmony by the way of a “$250,000 interest-free loan from family and friends”.

What’s the accounting requirement on that $700K again?

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

A $250,000 interest-free loan from disadvantaged POC family and friends in the ghetto. Well, there were those rumors of an alleged drug dealer, a felony convicted family member with a history of dealing drugs. So, who knows, maybe unreported untaxed inheritance that was hidden away just waiting for laundering. But who knows!

Barcelona Tapas & Bar to Begin Renovation of Pittsfield Building /iBerkshires – February 25, 2020

“After some months of discussion, the Licensing Board approved an alteration of premises on Monday, allowing the owners to begin interior renovations on the former Johnny’s Beach Club at 87 Wahconah St.”

“Owners Harmony Edwards Persip and Tanya Edwards said they will serve food with a kitchenette but also plan to partner with an incoming business that makes pre-made food.”

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  MauMausMatter
2 months ago

There were those rumors back in the day of an alleged drug dealer convicted felon family member with an alleged history of dealing drugs out of a Downtown North Street business for years. Rumor also had it that the businessman was repeatedly tipped off by the cops of the rumors that the businessman was a drug dealer.

Pittsfield Wine & Beer Lounge a Step Closer to Reopening

Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge

The city Licensing Board on Monday approved a wine and malt restaurant license for the venue after being assured by the new owners that Uncorked qualifies as a “downtown restaurant,” a designation necessary to receive that type of license. The premises closed in mid-January.

Owners Harmony Edwards Persip and Tanya Edwards told the board they plan to reopen the “speakeasy style” business at 137 North Street in March.

No bail for Pittsfield woman who allegedly struck a man with her car intentionally / Berkshire Eagle – Nov 17, 2014

The victim said that Edwards-Persip was grinning as she allegedly intentionally ran the man down in a crosswalk.

Pittsfield woman who rammed rival’s car avoids jail – Dec 18, 2014

Harmony Edwards Persip, 20, of John Street, drove her vehicle into the back of a Hyundai Accent driven by a 19-year-old female rival.

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

I would like to know the checks and balances on it. Seeing how it seems EVERY BUSINESS HE HAS HIS PAWS ON FAILS OR IS NON EXISTENT

what is the guarantee that $700k doesn’t go to pay his condo payments?

Black Lies Mattress
Black Lies Mattress
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

Not scam artist Warren, his WIFE! The other con artist.

They are like a mini Black Lives Matter just with a Berkshire flavor.

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation dished out nearly $4 million in consulting payments to its board secretary, co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ brother, and the father of Cullors’ child.

pothole
pothole
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

He had a go fund me for another hair brained venture recently as well. maybe if this guy actually worked he wouldn’t have to be begging for money all the time. My gut tells me he is a fraud.

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  pothole
2 months ago

common sense and logic tells you he is a fraud, but he is an LOC so you can’t say that or you are racist

I almost guarantee Linda and Barry are involved with Firehouse. Barry knows ALL the loopholes. Linda has all the white guilt. Roberta has the dread and Warren is a fake preacher

Mo' Mo' More... ... ... ...
Mo' Mo' More... ... ... ...
2 months ago

Let’s reevaluate the money spent & decide if officials are competent to even make financial decisions that affect the Public wallets. How much money? What outcome?

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/berkshire-trials-backlog-lease/article_71b7efee-f092-11eb-9cab-03bde2f23de7.html

Two Cents
Two Cents
2 months ago

I Guess Roberta is moonlighting…While not a city email account this was sent out to the same media contact list. TC

Roberta McCulloch Dews
 <rmdews@gmail.com>
To:
undisclosed-recipients:;

Tue, May 17 at 8:02 AM

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

 
 
CONTACT:
Warren C. Dews, Jr.
Firehouse Café
413-212-0130

Firehouse Café and Bistro soft opening – Friday, May 20

ADAMS, Mass. (May 17, 2022) – The Firehouse Café and Bistro will host a soft opening on Friday, May 20. The ticketed event will be held at 6 p.m. at the restaurant located at 47 Park St. in Adams.
“We look forward to officially opening our doors and welcoming guests to see, taste, and enjoy all that the Firehouse Café has to offer,” said Xavier Jones, co-owner and head chef. “They’re in for a real treat.”
Friday’s celebration will include a sampling of foods and wines. A cash bar will also be available.
Local art from Berkshire artists will also be on display throughout the restaurant. 
“We’ve put a lot of work, energy and effort into making sure our patrons have an unforgettable experience at our restaurant,” said co-owner Warren C. Dews, Jr. “This is a night that you don’t want to miss.”
Tickets are available here: https://firehousecafe.ticketmambo.com/
For more information, please contact Dews at 413-212-0130.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Two Cents
2 months ago

I have to sort my sock drawer that night

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Two Cents
2 months ago

Now this is interesting… before today the options were only the outrageously expensive tickets and the $100 supporter purchase.

Looks like they added the option to donate $25, 50, or 75 and receive nothing in return. (No invite to attend the soft opening to enjoy food samples and a cash bar. Eye roll)

Speaking of invites, although it says by “Invite Only” it has been advertised across Facebook and is open to any sucker who is willing to pay.

It looks like they are desperate for a cash infusion to be able to open.

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

Is YT invited?

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Auto Phil
2 months ago

Xavier is of the same ilk as the Lanfair scooter guy- open a business, take as much cash as you can, then leave a trail of creditors hanging in the wind as you vanish in the night. I’m sure many on here know someone burnt by his previous ventures.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Two Cents
2 months ago

Here is Chef Xavier’s web page.
https://chefxavierjones.com/

This is what he said he has been doing for the last three years.
“Over the last 3 years I have been the Teacher of Deportment at Reid Middle School where I teach DBT Dialectic Behavior Therapy focusing on EQ Emotional Quotient and AQ Adversity Quotient”

Here is what Dialectic Behavior Therapy is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_behavior_therapy

Is he a licensed therapist? A chef? What is teacher of deportment?

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Just Curious
Just Curious
Reply to  Two Cents
2 months ago

Link says it is EXCLUSIVE…Invite Only pre register. Can you choose who can come when you use public funding for your business?

Lawless
Lawless
Reply to  Just Curious
2 months ago

In Pittsfield, yes.

Black Lies Mattress
Black Lies Mattress
Reply to  Two Cents
2 months ago

How is it “invite only” if anyone can buy a ticket?!?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Black Lies Mattress
2 months ago

Kinda looking like the scooter rollout

Resolution
Resolution
2 months ago

Houseless people are not freezing in the cold outdoors at least. House less people long for a home. Not just anyone could live in the park and call it housing. Only Michelle & Joe.

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laughingstock
laughingstock
2 months ago

Someone needs a reality b*tchslap.

DA Andrea Harrington  @harringtonforda
2d
Replying to @jbradleyrushing
The best candidate doesn’t always win. Please keep going- the world needs you. I lost my first race for MA State Senate and now I am in a much better role for me as DA.

Great for YOU a-hole
Great for YOU a-hole
Reply to  laughingstock
2 months ago

*not better for public safety nor justice/ just “her”….

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  laughingstock
2 months ago

She lost to Chrome Dome Adam Hinds, who left Pittsfield after he married a wealthy woman who lives in Amherst (MA) where she is a college professor at the prestigious Amherst College, which is a sister school to the prestigious Williams College.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

Hinds represents the the districts of Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden so he has to reside in one of them. His wife’s worth is irrelevant. Amherst was an all male school and certainly was and is not Williams’ or anyone’s sister. But you go, girl.

Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Peg Boy Barry of Cuck
Reply to  laughingstock
2 months ago

proof she is nothing more than a political hack who would take any office she could get

Herbie
Herbie
2 months ago
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Herbie
2 months ago

Letter: “Get ready for e-scooter injuries, the new epidemic in orthopedics”
The Berkshire Eagle, May 17, 2022

To the editor: With the advent of the Bird e-scooters in Pittsfield, available to anyone with a license, a few cents and a cellphone, I hope that Berkshire Medical Center’s emergency room is ready for the traumatic brain injuries coming down the road.

The rentals don’t include helmets, and I’ve seen plenty of people having a blast, laughing and zipping along next to traffic, some riding double and no one wearing a helmet. But they aren’t toys: E-scooters are one of the most dangerous vehicles on the road; with double the head injuries of cyclists, the injury rate is comparable to motorcycle riders. This includes the pedestrians who are struck by scooters.

The title of a 2021 medical article says it all: “Electric Scooter-Related Injuries: A New Epidemic in Orthopedics.” Richmond, Va., has a longer history of Bird scooters, and thriving legal practices dedicated to defending scooter accident victims. How is this a good thing for Pittsfield?

Sarah Gardner, Williamstown

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Herbie
2 months ago

Many shootings are drive by. Let’s ban cars.

Clapton
Clapton
2 months ago

BerkshireSuperiorCourt / Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pittsfield-

Lynette M. Edwards, 51, of McLaughlin Place was arraigned on two counts of distribution of cocaine and two counts of a drug violation within a drug free school zone.

Edwards pleaded not guilty to the charges. She was released on $500 cash bail set by Agostini. Charges are the result of an investigation into alleged cocaine sales in Pittsfield on July 5 and July 20.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
2 months ago

The Hubbard Ave. bridge is now reopen for thru traffic.

ShirletKnutz
ShirletKnutz
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

They should work with the railroad and fix that underpass. Another example of Pittsfield incompetence

laughingstock
laughingstock
2 months ago

Moon sighting.

Kelan O’Brien @hey_kelan
6h
Still thinking about how I’m blocked by @harringtonforda
Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus @MWPC

Register today & join us for the next conversation in our Emerging Leaders Speaker Series, May 18th, 5-6pm! We’re looking forward to talking with @harringtonforda.

We’re thrilled to present this series in partnership with
@BenchmarkBoston

Register: tinyurl.com/MWPCLeaders

Helen Moon
@HelenHMoon
Replying to @hey_kelan @harringtonforda
Same.

the school committee
the school committee
2 months ago

Justice Department wants the notes from the insurectionist committee.The fascist criminal Trump is now napping after 6 holes in a golf cart.His wife is in desperate need of a man.

Black Lies Mattress
Black Lies Mattress
2 months ago

Black Lives Matter paid the co-founder’s baby daddy almost five times the amount the group doled out to the Trayvon Martin Foundation — a charity honoring the black youth whose 2012 death spearheaded the movement.

Patrisse Cullors, the former executive director and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, paid a company owned by Damon Turner $969,459 for “live production, design and media,” according to the group’s latest filings to the IRS. Turner’s for-profit company, which sells $145 sweatshirts on its web site and solicits donations for “the movement,” received the second highest payout the group made in fiscal year 2020, which covers July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

BLM

jon doe
jon doe
2 months ago

Dan,

Your write up says 26% but my math says a 37% increase. Am I reading it wrong?

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

$137,582,647 x 137% = $188,488,226

Last edited 2 months ago by jon doe