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BOWLER AGREES TO DEBATES, WHILE PING PONG WITH ALF CONTINUES IN RACE FOR SHERIFF

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

Second of Two Parts

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JUNE 24-6, 2022) — When he announced for sheriff, Alf Barbalunga said he would meet incumbent Tom “Pudge” Bowler in debate anytime, anywhere. Bowler’s campaign got back to us and accepted that challenge. That being settled and taking the candidates at their word — always risky business, politics being what it is with the incessant need to win at all costs — THE PLANET is exploring setting up some debates. We’ll keep you posted.

Both candidates seem busy for this time of the year, when campaigns, particularly incumbencies, often assume that in the Berkshire summer, few pay attention to politics. That’s an open question, but if we were managing a campaign, we would take nothing for granted and campaign relentlessly, as if it’s the last week before Election Day. Of course, we’re not managing a campaign, despite what rumors may claim. Bowler’s people think we’ve endorsed Alf, whose team thinks we’ve gone for Pudge. Neither is true. It just means we’re doing our job of prickling with “equity.” You’ve heard the word before.

———- ooo ———-

Barbalunga’s campaign manager, Brandon Mauer, told THE PLANET that the campaign has had “an overwhelming response to our platform” He said “the entire incarcerated female population of Berkshire County being shipped to Chicopee in 2014 seems to have struck a chord within the community from a humanitarian, legal, and fiscal standpoint.  It was rewarding to receive this robust community affirmation.  Additionally, when Tom Bowler and his leadership team surprisingly responded to our candidacy press conference, there was no mention of this topic.  We believe that makes a statement in itself.”

Mauer “current sheriff staff and members of the public” have expressed two areas of concern:

  • terminating current employees and
  • promising job positions to replace those employees.

“If the voter’s honor us with an election victory,” Maurer said, “we pledge not one individual on Bowler’s leadership team will be targeted with employment separation.  Not one.  That has never been Alf’s style; starting in January of 2023, we will provide a nine-month window to analyze all leadership positions, including need, current performance, and anticipated performance, and, only then, modify leadership dynamics if/when needed.” Mauer attributed the allegation to “frivolous rumors … we have unfortunately been experiencing. We again pledge and reiterate that we subscribe to the policy of not committing personal petty attacks on the campaign trail.”

Is this typical campaign talk. Note that it allows a gigantic loophole beginning nine months after taking office, should Alf win. Current leadership team, be on high alert.

———- ooo ———-

Sheriff Bowler addressed the question raised on THE PLANET by readers about the power of the sheriff’s office’s when it comes to actual police work:  “The sheriff’s office continues to be a resource to all of Berkshire County and its public safety needs. Sheriff deputies are assigned to the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force, the FBI Western Mass. Division, the Underwater Search and Rescue Team, the Berkshire Special Response Team and more. The sheriff office’s command center is available and responds to all major crimes in the county. We remain fully committed to supporting all law enforcement needs in the Berkshires.”

Pudge added, “Two officers from the jail are assigned full time to the Berkshire County Drug Task Force; one officer is assigned full time to the FBI Task Force. Our command center responds to every major crime in the county to assist and support law enforcement and public safety, including fire services and emergency management. I believe that law enforcement in Berkshire County will say that the sheriff’s office is an indispensable part of their operations for any serious incident.”

Regarding the AP poll cited by Barbalunga saying that hardly anyone knew who the Berkshire County sheriff was: “I believe the article stated that something like 978 people statewide were asked if they knew their sheriff. There are 6.8 million people living in Massachusetts. Doesn’t sound to me like a very good poll.”
Barbalunga also said Bowler simply “warehoused” inmates at the jail.  Bowler refuted that claim: “In light of all of the excellent and comprehensive programs and services provided, [the allegation] is just grossly wrong and such a disservice to the men and women working at the jail who are committed to making a difference. Alf needs to acquaint himself with what actually takes place at the jail and what we stand for.”

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything” — Mark Twain.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

The Sheriff sits in his no show plum sinecure made for a politically connected Democrat to cash in on his $200,000 public pay plus perks per year. Alf Barbalunga already makes 6-figures as a Chief Probation Officer. If Alf wins the 2022 Sheriff election, he will get a public pay plus perks raise, but if he loses to Sheriff Tom Bowler, Alf will go back to his 6-figure post in the court system. Either way, Alf wins. If Sheriff Tom Bowler wins a 3rd six-year term, he gets to go back to his no show plum sinecure, but if Bowler loses, he gets to cash in on his 6-figure public pension plus perks that rivals an adult winning the state lottery jackpot. Either way, Bowler wins. This year’s Sheriff primary election is really about two politically connected 6-figure public pay plus perks Pittsfield politicians wanting more money and power for themselves. The Pittsfield jail is a warehouse of hundreds of Pittsfield’s over 1,000 gang members plus the Berkshires’ troubled mentally ill substance abusers and the like. Give me a break about all of Alf and Tom’s respective campaign propaganda and criticisms of each other. If I still lived in my native hometown, I would vote for Alf, along with D.A. Andrea Harrington, who I call the A Team.

On another subject, Peter Marchetti is giving voters information on how they can recall and oust Ward 2 City Councilor Charles Ivar Kronick. Peter Marchetti, who is a homosexual man, is offended by Kronick’s public remarks about the homosexual and trans people. Kronick said he is focused on Mayor Linda Tyer’s always predictable 5% budget and spending increase without concern for the looming recession in 2023. Mayor Linda Tyer called Councilors Kronick and Tony Maffuccio’s objection to her budget “Reckless”. She did not address Kronick and Maffuccio’s concerns that people, families, small businesses, tax and fee payers, and so on, are unable to afford her $200 million fiscal year 2023 municipal budget. Why would she? After all, she is the first Mayor of Pittsfield who lives in a mansion in the city’s only Gated Community with her multimillionaire CPA third husband Barry Clairmont where the first couple park their Lexus luxury cars at night within a few feet of the Hancock border. In closing, Mayor Linda Tyer should be the Mayor of Beverly Hills, California instead of the distressed and economically unequal City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts!

Far Left
Far Left
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Kronick should know better. Half of the council is gay.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

I’m not fazed. I ran against him last November and won by a landslide, am prepared to do so again.

I find it curious however that Marchetti has more important things to do than figure out how to shave fat off the City Budget and help fixed income folk retain their homes they have lived in for 30+ years.

Interesting about the recall. Didn’t know it was so easy. I can think of 4 easy choices to add to the list.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Chuck keep doing what you are doing!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

Weird shit

Last edited 1 month ago by levitan
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Marchetti is coming across as a bitter pathetic tool of the mayor. He needs to let go of the apron strings and grow the hell up. No longer expecting anything from him to help his constituents as he checked out on that long ago. But he really needs to take a good long look in the mirror and decide if that is the person he wants to be. Not a good look.
Did I also read in the paper that he and the mayor are going to rework the city charter so that people have even less say in what goes on in their city?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Poor PeePee Petie said he had to clear his mind from a tense CC meeting. Give me a friggin break!! He has proven over and over that he can’t handle being the President of the CC. If an issue does not go his way his anger boils over and he throws a hissy fit. So he is promoting a recall on Kronick just because someone finally crossed PeePee Petie’s Flat Tyer whipped butt. Is he going to call for a recall on Maffuccio too? Maybe there should be a recall to oust him as President of the CC, then he won’t be so tense. If he can’t handle this then he most certainly should not run for Mayor!

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

The BOTTEM of THE BARREL is at the top. PALOOKIVILLE.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

That would be awesome. He is the Andrea Harrington of city councils. Not doing the job the people thought they were electing him to do. Of course, once he is sent packing the stacked council will appoint some other jackass who will also be the right hand of the mayor.
Dan, I wonder if Marchetti would sit down for an interview with you to discuss what he sees his elected role for Pittsfield and if believes he is honoring his oath of office.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Sir Charles, you sir are a hero to the taxpayers in Pittsfield. Thank you!!

The fact that the Eagle ran a puff piece, basically calling you a racist, homophobe, tells everyone what they need to know. You saved the taxpayers money and stiffed the special interests of the Barry Tyer cabal.

It’s the WHEN (women helping endanger neighborhoods) progressive playbook “go to.” If you disagree with them, just label the opposer a “racist, homophobe, etc,” without giving facts to back it up.

Here are a couple of questions you may also ask Linda “Flat” Tyer, on behalf of us:

*how did a city employee (school department) get over $1,000,000 in ARPA gifts? That city employee being Shirley Edgerton. It seems a tad excessive, unless of course 5-10% cones back as a “Christmas gift,” to the mayor?

*what does the office of division, inequity, and exclusion (DIE) do differently than the city’s personnel department?

*has the city being sued federally based on any racially discriminatory hiring policies to necessitate a duplication of these services? If so, please provide the federal case number. I’d like to verify it.

Thanks again-MA

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Also, what is the date you have set for the forensic audit by a TOTALLY independent firm with zero ties to anyone you may know in financial oversight? And if you have NOT set the date why is this?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

What does the office of division, inequity and exclusion do, it plots to eliminate, annihilate, recall, and impeach anyone and everyone who is not corruptible. tyer likes her asswipes malleable, she doesn’t like those made of sandpaper. tyer’s rules are skewed to benefit Pittsfield’s boorish Boeotian swine, sows and porkers as they wallow in the filth of their self-made pigsty politics. tyers touting the importance of the useless over budgeted bogus officer of DIE while plotting to exclude an elected city councilor who didn’t agree with her corrupt and costly politics.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Sheriff Bowler has run an operation that has been above reproach for over a decade. I’ve heard him call inmates “my guys.” They are extremely well taken care of while you sit around pussy lobbing tomatoes and collecting foodstamps from another state.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

Pussy Lobbing! Love it . I’m going to use that one!

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

The A Team eh Johnathan? One has to be an Ahole to vote for the A team.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

is offended by Kronick’s public remarks about the homosexual and trans people.”

To clarify for those who did not hear, such remarks are complete fantasy. I was cordial and respectful.

Accusations to the contrary are false and define those who utter them.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Stacey Bucci
Stacey Bucci
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Sue the slanderous speakers.

G213
G213
1 month ago

Something to consider is, women at BCHC were under maximum security because they were a mixed pod. Housing sentenced & pre-sentenced is a violation in & of. Chicopee has movement because it’s not a men’s institution. During a fire, for examp, women & men are prohibited from any contact including eye contact- it doesn’t work & bring em back, that’s just a way to keep the w horses under a thumb. Best security is when no one else knows what’s happening to the women, bc it ain’t good. Trafficking in humans is a complicated thing – we don’t even like lettuce but a good cuke, or heirloom would be good. There are no vegetables in jail, who told you that. It’s mind numbing boredom the best thing you can do there is die.

Mr. X
Mr. X
1 month ago

If a female ends up in jail and has to go to Chicopee, oh well, too bad. Like Baretta said “if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime”.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Mr. X
1 month ago

Yes that’s a non- issue in my book!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Does anybody think it’s strange that we’re only weeks away from an election and the District Attorney race is quiet as a mouse? Lots of activity for the Sheriff election, but nothing for the District Attorney election. It’s frighteningly like the last District Attorney race where campaigning was at a minimum from Harrington’s opposition and she easily won.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

If you are a District Attorney with a whole lot of negative baggage it is probably better not to draw attention to yourself any more than you have to. Every time she pops her head up she reminds people that she is one of the people adding to their problems. Like OZ she is better off hiding behind the curtain until the last minute. Plus, is her heart really in it anymore? Would she not rather slide sideways if someone would just open a door for her?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I hope for and can’t wait for the debate (s) if she doesn’t duck them. Tim will throw out some basic knowledge of the law and Harrington will be exposed about how little she knows about the law when she answers.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Unless you moderate they may as well be held at the softball complex.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

I agree, Pat. Tho I am seeing a lot of yard signs for Shogrue. No signs for Harrington. Does seem strange. Unless, of course, our voting machines have been “preprogrammed.”

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Harrington is good at waiting until the last minute. For example, now, after years of being out for nobody but herself, she’s started acting like a DA and holding people on bail. Next she will wait until the last minute and accuse her opponent of hiding something massive like non-existent rape cases at Williams College. She’ll use words like racial injustice and mass incarceration even though there is no evidence of arresting people based on race or overcrowding in the jail in Berkshire County. No evidence! Imagine a DA that ran and actually won based on no evidence! You really can’t make it up. Harrington is nothing but a pretender and a poser. Last time people ate it up like a cult but now the word on the street is people are so sick of Harrington they will vote for ABA.

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I think you are onto something, Dan. There is not one sign out even her family members. She is not running.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan, I posted this yesterday, I believe her “ace card” is criminally charging PPD Officer Nicholas Sondrini, with murder/manslaughter, for shooting Miggy.

Will it be wrong, not to mention a guaranteed not guilty verdict? Yes, it sure will. I don’t think DA Wrong Way will care either way.

It’ll stir up all the race baiting police haters and white guilt liberal loons, towards her candidacy.

If she wins the election against Shugrue, she kept her job. She won’t care if it ruined Sondrini’s life. Andrea is out for Andrea.

If she loses, it’ll be blamed on “evil white men,” who didn’t like change a “woman brought to the DA’s Office.” A tailor made excuse already built in.

Just my opinion. She has already proven nothing is off limits.

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aurelius
Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

In discussions with a few in the neighborhood about our current state of how law enforcement is going here in the Berkshires related to crime.Some have indicated that they voted for Harrington feeling some changes would be positive as a whole. But some feel because she seems to be staying the same course that isn’t working they will be voting differently. The Miggy episode came up and most feel bad about what transpired, but will still be voting different because of the overall picture of the amount of crimes and criminal’s that have exploded with little or no consequences. I myself feel the Miggy incident alone won’t have the desired effect that Harrington and the rest are hoping for. I bet many out there in the Berkshires feel the same about it.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Miggy will be a non factor

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

True, like MA posted it will be the few usual suspects who will try to stir stir up many. Those people won’t look past the bigger issue of out of control crime and it’s impact on everyone.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

No articles in the local papers about the race since May. No mention of any debates between the two. It’s like some people don’t want anyone to know there is actually an election coming up to keep voting numbers low which helps the incumbent.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Harrington had time to put out a long statement on Roe v Wade even though there is no impact in Massachusetts but she, the Berkshire DA, is pledging to not prosecute people. It got 4 likes from the Fair and Just propagandists. That is what Andrea Harrington is doing with her time. Then again, It’s probably best for victims and criminals alike.

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Al A. Bye
1 month ago

Yes Harrington is a politician campaigning for this.

Miriam Krinsky
@miriamkrinsky
DAs who are interested in joining this vitally important chorus are welcomed to contact @fjp_org at info@fairandjustprosecution.org

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Al A. Bye
1 month ago

that stance may actually get her a lot of votes. Her opponent needs to come out LOUD with the same promise not to prosecute.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Why? We already got a DA who ran on promising to veto state laws and not prosecute crimes.

WrongWayDA
WrongWayDA
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

I don’t see any way for the blue brigade to defend Harrington when she has broken every campaign promise. The overuse of holding people as dangerous and failure to prosecute Laquann Johnson resulting in a second murder was just the end for her having any leg to stand on.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Need tracking chips on the ballots with sentries watching for them floating down the Housy

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Harrington is keeping her mouth shut pretty much during this campaign because, she knows when she opens it her foot automatically goes in it.

The Squadron
The Squadron
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

She will refused to debate, watch.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

They are doing what is now known as “The Biden”! Hide in your cellar drinking tea and watching cartoons, oops I mean MSNBC/CNN. Then have your operatives work the system…presto you get the “votes” needed to claim the office!

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

I listened to Barbalunga’s interview with WAMC. Bowler has nothing to worry about. Barbalunga babbles on in incoherent sort of sentences. It was painful to listen.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Maybe he had cannibus edibles for breakfast…it can cause babbling…..ask Pete

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Well, sounds to me like the campaign manager was promised a job . He uses “we” like he will be on staff if his blowhard buddy wins. So much for 9 months.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Roe overturned! Hallelujah!

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Yup. Maybe the morals in this country will improve. Note to all the loose women, time to close the legs and take some personal responsibility.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

How about men keeping their second head in their pants…………

Far Left
Far Left
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Easy to say when you’re pushing 80.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

Ironically those southern Baptists who claim to be so pro choice get more abortions than any other section of the population. Not gonna let their high society community find out their little princess got knock up.
There will still just as many abortions. They will just be more discreet about it. But it is odd that the religious right wants all these unwanted babies to come into an already cruel world. Just look around at all the street urchins who do have parents. “Parents” who spend ten minutes a day with the kid and don’t care where they are the rest of the time. You see them EVERYWHERE.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

you of course have a non liberal documented study? ” Ironically those southern Baptists who claim to be so pro choice get more abortions than any other section of the population”

If not dont believe you.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

I twisted muh own words there did not mean to say pro choice….meant anti abortionists folk

Independent Fact Checker
Independent Fact Checker
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

False information

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

Damn straight. How many “accidental” pregnancies would there be if it were men, not women, who got pregnant? Zero.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
1 month ago

You buffoon— don’t you know that men can get pregnant. That’s what the dems tell us.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Agent 86
1 month ago

Can they “Chestfeed” their babies after giving birth?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

“dadaries” don’t work like mammaries…

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Left is already having conniption fits.

How long until the riots start?

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

My rifles are locked and loaded

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The Nike Airs and 50”-60” Flat screen “Steal one, take one free will start when it gets dark.

Same Oldpost
Same Oldpost
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Reader ship way down here. Same old hens day after day after year after year. Dan,you lost your prominence and luster. To much Trump. People aren’t responding to your group of five nitwits,

Good night everybody haha
Good night everybody haha
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Toss salad & scrambled eggs

The Squadron
The Squadron
Reply to  Same Oldpost
1 month ago

There are like 3 trumpers on here, nice try though.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Same Oldpost
1 month ago

Fizzy, THC and Melle are Trump obsessed. Direct your comments to them.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Thank god Pittsfield was smart and got rid of all their stores! This way the looters won’t be tempted!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Actually if Massachusettes still does abortions Pittsfield could become an even bigger gold mine than it already is for the power brokers. There is still enough room on the PEDA site for a 500 bed abortion clinic and you can bet your Fallopian tubes that they will be pouring in from Texas, Oklahoma and all the other faux Christian save the baby states. Other states are already doing this. Can you just imagine the traffic at the airport, Hotel on NOrth, and the local eateries? And, and, the mayor could impose an abortion tax. Now there is a carrot if I ever saw one. Reason for a new tax in Pittsfield!

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Then we could sell the dismembered baby body parts and make billions

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ham Anex
1 month ago

Well maybe. But you need a lot of cold storage for that side of the business and electricity is supposed to be going way up early next year. May not be fiscally prudent.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

So disgusting!!!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

It was Hams idea Pat. You need to bitch slap him as well I would think.
Jeekers, now I am a pariah for giving sound business advice. Just can’t win with this girl.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Not long

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

So now they are out in force decrying this decision as taking a woman’s right away, yet these same people won’t define what a woman is.

Bock Doore
Bock Doore
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

So the beagle has an interview with the clown that was sodomizing another man on the railroad tracks a few years ago. I’m not lying.

Cers Picnik
Cers Picnik
Reply to  Bock Doore
1 month ago

What’s the over for shots fired this weekend?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Cers Picnik
1 month ago

It may be lower this weekend as according to the paper the mayor is thinking of maybe, possibly addressing violence in Pittsfield. Not sure why it has not occurred to her previously but I do know that most of the gangs in Pittsfield don’t want to make her mad or anything. She is liable to raise the Cripps taxes and put them out of business. I hear the Latin Kings are sweating this also. So I would look for a nice sunny quiet weekend in the city.

And mayor…..thanks

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

You get an abortion, you get an abortion, everyone gets an abortion.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Very few other first world countries ban abortion. Check it out. We are looking more stupid and back ass every day. America is becoming the unwanted step child of the world. Those who are not laughing at us have pity for us.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Sadly, this is what young people are being taught, that life has no meaning. So what if other countries allow unlimited abortions, I’m sure they don’t allow murder after the baby is disconnected from the mother or late term abortions where the baby is fully formed, and if they do, I worry for their lack of humanity. They are the stupid and ignorant ones and not people that we should strive to become.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Pat, do you think the religious right fanatics would be so dead set against abortion if they were the ones who had to then take care of all the unwanted babies that would be born? Hell no!
Have you seen or read about all the homeless, uneducated wandering souls living on the streets, eating out of garbage cans, selling their bodies for drugs and stealing everything they can get their hands on just to stay alive? I would submit to you that many of these people were neglected, unwanted babies at one point and are now living in misery almost every day of their lives. And despite the billions of dollars spent every day to feed and house and otherwise help them, they still multiply beyond society’s ability to take care of them. Banning abortion is going to make this problem much worse.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

They are taking care of them, financially. Their taxes go to section 8 housing and “free stuff”: EBT, medical/dental, cell phones, education………….birdy scooters

Look at the wonderful vibrant and dynamic housing projects adorning the city.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Let’s manage them like the deer herd.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Wildlife populations manage themselves. And it is for the benenfit of the species that the stronger survive and the weak are culled out, either through starvation or disease. And the population numbers rise and fall depending on the availability of food or their ability to survive a disease. So the ones who are left are the healthy and strong and can contribute to the well being of all.
Some human society’s feel the need to keep every warm body alive as long as possible no matter how sick or miserable that person may be. We keep thousands of people alive in nursing homes, some who have been bed ridden for years and others who don’t even know who they are. And then there are the millions who roam the streets,, homeless, always scraping for their next meal and someone to give a shit about them.
I am a big Kervorkian fan. Right to die. If you are aging out and life has little to offer you and you have become a burden to your family you should be able to make the decision to pull your own plug and go the the great beyond. We are all going to die and I don’t know why our last years have to be in misery. As for unwanted babies, very few of whom will be adopted into good homes and live happy productive lives, they should not be forced to come into a world where their lives will involve mostly sadness and despair. If their were an credible agency that would take in all these non aborted unwanted babies and promise to nurture, educate and guide them to adulthood I would feel different. But there is not. Sadly, their lot in life will be quite the opposite.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Life has no meaning???? Have you been to a meat processing plant in Chicago lately??? You should talk to about 5000 steers a day that unwillingly donate their bodies to steaks and hamburgers about life having meaning. They have questions for you.

OH, and enjoy your cookout on the fourth.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Because I’m sure you’ll be munching on a veggie burger on the 4th. This is what schools have done to the young. They worship the earth, they worship animals, but people are a problem. People are expendable. People are in the way of this glorious utopia they envision for the world so they have been brainwashed to believe that abortion is actually humane because it’s saving people who may end up in misery and it will save the planet. This is so wrong because the far left is also using the argument that illegal immigrants are needed because our birth rate is so low. Do you see how they are lying to you?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Lightfoots Chicago has no meaning of human life. It’s a human meat processing plant, besides the abortions. They are on target to have more murders than the record 2021 year

https://heyjackass.com/

June to Date
Shot & Killed: 54
Shot & Wounded: 245
Total Shot: 299
Total Homicides: 57
Chicago Crime 2022 Shortlink
Summer of Joy (5/27 – 9/6)
Shot & Killed: 67
Shot & Wounded: 296
Total Shot: 363
Total Homicides: 71
Chicago Crime 2022

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Ok, Upton Sinclair

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Who banned abortion?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Agent 86
1 month ago

Exactly A86,
The Supreme Court didn’t vote to prevent abortions. It’s voted on whether abortion is addressed in the Constitution.
And what is not given to the feds then goes to the state, 10th amendment.
One wonders why Progressives ignore that important amendment?

Last edited 1 month ago by Optimus Prime
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Exactly. All this screaming and threatened violence over nothing.

Progressives along with the media are just using this issue to justify the push for “packing the court.” The decision on whether or not to ban/restrict abortions has been kicked back to the individual states where it belongs. Women who want abortions will be able to get chemical or surgical abortions somewhere in the U.S. Abortion IS allowed in our perverted state of MA.

”Today is a dark day in our history. For nearly 50 years, the constitutional right to abortion has saved lives.” – Maura Healey
Is this woman an idiot or what? She’s running for governor! Abortion is not and never has been a constitutional right. Abortion in the vast majority of cases doesn’t “save lives” – it kills babies because in most cases their mothers find it “inconvenient” to care for a child. Millions of babies have been slaughtered in the name of women’s “rights!”

Spotting morons is easy – look for the people actively protesting this Supreme Court decision!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

They intentionally ignore it. They want to destroy the country and this is one more issue they can use to become violent. The youth of this country are intentionally being dumbed down and some probably don’t even understand what is going on. Pelosi and Schumer have created a whole generation of violent activists.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Violent activists? You mean like the ones who attacked our nations capitol on Jan 6th? THAT kind of violent activist?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

The ones the “summer of love” 2020 (burn loot murder), threatening SCOTUS justices (Schumer, Mad Maxine, AOC……..),……….

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I think they mean the insurrectionist including the mob who tried to smash into the AZ Statehouse yesterday. THAT kind of insurrection.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

They are victims of government schools and democrat media propaganda.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Same ones that were pushing forced injections with no “choice”.

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

You have a choice.No brain but a choice

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

My brain chose no experimental injections.

Many had no choice as they were forced out of work or school.

There are no limits to Your hypocrisy.

How’s that induced brain clot doing, TSC?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Mayor Linda Tyer’s radio interview on the uptick in shootings in the dangerous inner-city Pittsfield […where over 1,000 gang members reside]:

Mayor Tyer: PPD Will Have Help Combating Uptick In Shootings (live959.com)

“We have an immediate crisis” …. “it’s a dangerous situation…for everyone in the neighborhoods where they [the shooters] are occupying space, it’s dangerous”.

– Mayor Linda Tyer

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Oh God. Anyone who thinks this woman is going to be any help with violence in her city has not been paying attention. It has actually increased 20 fold since she took office. This is the same woman who has let her roads fall apart, garbage to accumulate on her streets and totally failed to make her city user friendly to the common man.

By the way, I saw a city dump truck loaded with tree branch pruning s coming out of the Country Club of Pittsfield on south street the other day. Are taxpayers now paying for upkeep at a privately owned golf course whose members include many of the mayors friends? They did try to use taxpayer money to upgrade their chimneys a couple of years ago but apparently someone decided that was a bridge too far.

But keep the Kevlar on because outside of moving to the outskirts of the city like she did will guarantee your safety in Pittsfield.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

She is a nightmare that was allegedly sleeping with mikey. Corruption. While many of our police officers are doing a good job the top is corrupt. How did a officer of color manage to be on paid administrative leave and a nice lucrative pension when he abused so many of our citizens especially an 89 year old women when he went to the wrong address. mikey protected him because he recruited this officer of color to the police force.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

The tree branches covered up the bag of clubs in the back of the truck they used to get in a quick 9 on our dime.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Sounds like a Dear John speech to Harrington! She can no longer cover for the DA’s reckless disregard for law abiding citizens just trying to live a normal life as possible. The mayor’s use of “Uptick “ in crime to describe what a Cluster F it has become under the current DA was her being nice.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

I couldn’t agree more OP.

Did you catch her statement towards the bottom of the article? Flat Tyer stated, “let’s not plea out the gun charges….”

I’m sure this is in response to DA Wrong Way’s Office allowing a violent, multiple felon, like David Moody, to plead out to 3.5 years in jail for an illegal gun charge.

Moody was a 2-striker and faced a minimum-mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison. Instead, he got 20% of that.

Moody (black male) 3.5 years in prison for illegal firearms possession.

Lonnie Durfee (white male) 2 years in jail for burning haybales that supported Xiden/Harris.

I think we all know why the two injustices above occurred. Instead of “racially biased policing,” as DA Wrong Way has accused every man and woman who wear a badge in Berkshire County of doing, I do KNOW that this is “racially biased prosecuting.”

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Yes saw that part along with the words “ We need assistance from the da.” I think it possible Wynn might have whispered in the mayors ear that it’s time for you and others to kick this experiment of justice reform to the curb. Crime is, was bad enough to begin with and why let it get worse under the current da’s policies.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Oh my God! The highest court in the land
just ruled that each state gets to decide if women can kill their own babies in it. What a horrible ruling for the babies. Abortion should be declared murder by the Supreme Court and outlawed nation wide. Then the democrats will really meltdown.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Oh how I love to see these snowflakes melt down on TV.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Democrats have not been this pissed off since they took their slaves away.

Kassidy Tatro
Kassidy Tatro
1 month ago

Just wondering so there is 0 chance gang members killed Jillian Tatro per the families involvement in the Carnevale shooting saga. There’s 100% certain it was the husband?

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Kassidy Tatro
1 month ago

Berkshire DA’s office obtains guilty verdict in Brutal Assault and Battery Trial – On Friday, the jury found Kassidy Tatro, 21, guilty of Assault and Battery. In March of 2022 Kassidy Tatro of North Adams received a 2-year prison sentence for brutally attacking her victim in 2019. In another infamous violent crime, which left another victim maimed and brain damaged for life, Kassidy Tatro asserted her Fifth Amendment Rights to self-incrimination, and received immunity from the DA for her alleged infamous crimes. Maybe you murdered Jillian Tatro so you could have her 100% man/husband all to yourself. Just wondering if there’s a chance of that scenario.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

An attempted insurrection at the State House in Arizona. Pelosi coming out yesterday and whipping up the protesters by her attitude of “This is a sad day for America” and looking like she was about to tear up was so phony. All the far left encouraging these young people to NOT ACCEPT the decision of the Supreme Court was whipping up the protesters.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/arizona-senate-abortion-protest-hostage

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

You mean like Donald Trump and his cult did NOT ACCEPT the results of the presidential election even after 62 courts and his own attorney general (AND DAUGHTER) said it was legitimate? Is it kind of like that Pat?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Pretty hypocritical that Pelosi and far left friends will not accept the the Supreme Court abortion decision, but want to criminalize President Trump for questioning the results of his election after 4 years of an attempted coup by the far left. Pelosi could have said that we accept the decision of the Supreme Court and will work within the states to protect abortion laws which would have been a logical statement, but she went for just what she is accusing President Trump of doing even going so far as to say that Trump packed the court which is a complete lie since court packing is increasing the number of justices on the Court.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Hilary still has not accepted her defeat

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Stacey Abrams and Al Gore have not accepted defeat.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

I dont want anyone to address the Trump conspiracy.Pretend it is not happening and the Trump lie is the Truth.I will commend this board for your trust in Don who said he will never lie to you.LOL

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

cookoo

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Alf might get less than 200 votes.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Senate majority leader Chucky Schumer, while speaking on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building, March 4, 2020:

“I want to tell you [Justice] Gorsuch, I want to tell you [Justice] Kavanaugh, you have unleashed the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Kavanaugh’s attempted murder plot recently shows that Schumer’s word did incite people to violence. This was said regarding a Louisiana law restricting abortion, and Schumer was inciting people to violence. Where are the Washington Trials for Schumer’s behavior? If Trump had said these words, he would have been impeached immediately.

Last edited 1 month ago by Pat
ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Did you hear Maxine Waters? How is she not in the DC gulag?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

“To H*ll with the Supreme Court” screams Waters and women will fight. “We will control our bodies” she screeches.” If only it was just their bodies that these women wanted to control. They want to control the unborn child, and in many cases, the life of a baby that has already been born. What happened to women wanting to protect all life? That gentle side of women is being destroyed by these far left activist warriors. Many of them probably don’t even identify as women.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Is Maxine even human?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

We have documented evidence to the contrary. But this is likely true for all congresscritters. NOT singling Waters out.

Every midnight when the moon is full, the ‘hair’ inflates along a long longitudinal axis, detaches from the bilegged apparatus, and the head of MW takes flight and floats over the Capitol looking for Trump aides and helium.

UFO sightings of all sorts of weird forms have been documented in the Capitol since Henry Adams fled it in 1873.

Last edited 1 month ago by levitan
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Schumer, Pelosi should be charged with insurrection.

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

Treason.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Lock em up. Better yet just get rid of em.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

From the dictionary:

Schumer- North German: nickname from Middle Low German, “good for nothing”, “vagabond”.

The Squadron
The Squadron
1 month ago

When she took office, DA Harrington brought in an Springfield prosecutor Brett Vottero to handle homicide cases including the 5 year old case currently being tried. This was after Harrington dismissed every one of the experienced homicide prosecutors who now work for local criminal defeanse. Harrington’s media spokesperson said this:
“Harrington believes that the use of special prosecutors can be a cost-effective tool to deal with the ebb and flow of complex cases in the office.”

Here is the American Bar Association standard:

Standard 3-2.1 Prosecution Authority to be Vested in Full-time, Public-Official Attorneys
Prosecutors whose professional obligations are devoted full-time and exclusively to the prosecution function are preferable to part-time prosecutors who have other potentially conflicting professional responsibilities.

At least 20% of Springfield lawyer Vottero’s business is criminal defense according to his own directory listing.
https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/01105-ma-brett-vottero-1353756.html

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  The Squadron
1 month ago

Why is she spending taxpayer money to hire an outside prosecutor when her first assistant Bell is a competent murder prosecutor? At $150,000 a year, Bell has not tried one case since being hired by Harrington. Bell and Dohoney gave themselves $10,000 raises within the last year. For what? Dohoney is supposed to be in charge of the district court ADAs yet he is rarely in court to supervise them. They are untrained. Most cases are dismissed or bargained down to nothing.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Far left rioters/insurrectionists damage Senate building trying to break in and tear down memorials. Lawmakers were inside the building and tear gas began to enter the building, children were screaming, and lawmakers were terrified. Lies are being spread by the far left media that nobody was in the building at the time, but that is a big lie. These are the same people who want to use January 6th to destroy President Trump.
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pro-abortion-rioters-in-arizona-damage-state-senate-building-as-lawmakers-vote/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Wat? Dats uh peazfa prost! Deyaz jus a cekin on the loks!

Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
1 month ago

Nipples letting criminals go for gun crimes and drug dealing and distribution

Valentine said Hill, who is on federal probation, played a minor role in the scheme and there was no evidence that he was involved in “trafficking large quantities of heroin.” Saying it was unclear whether he wanted drugs to sell them or for his own personal use, Valentine said Hill was “essentially along for the ride.” Keefe said his client was seeking narcotics for personal use.

Mulqueen said she was “a bit hesitant” to go along with the deal as proposed given Hill’s record, which she called “not pretty.” But she said Keefe had pleaded his client’s case well, and as such, instead of receiving a “significant” term of incarceration, he was able to walk out of the courtroom.

WrongWayDA
WrongWayDA
Reply to  Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
1 month ago

Anyone who puts a lawn sign out for Harrington may as well put up a sign saying We Support Drug Dealers.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  WrongWayDA
1 month ago

And the sign should be saying she is against taking illegal guns off the streets from these drug dealers and enforcement of mandatory sentences for illegal guns. That’s the real gun control needed.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
1 month ago

How is buying heroin for ‘personal use’ any different than for ‘distribution?’ The user and distributer are simply buyers from suppliers.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
1 month ago

More gifts from District Attorney “Gun safety for Drug Dealers” Andrea Harrington.

Several defendants arrested in connection with a police investigation into a drug trafficking operation in Pittsfield and Springfield have either struck, or are heading toward plea deals with prosecutors.

  • the Berkshire District Attorney’s office agreed to drop the firearms charges
  • instead of receiving a “significant” term of incarceration, he was able to walk out of the courtroom. “I do hope, sir, that you understand what a gift you’ve been given here today,” the judge said. Hill, a father of seven, faced up to 10 years in state prison. 
  • pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws, according to court documents. Sanders and Oram received time served, followed by one year probation for Sanders and three years probation for Oram. 

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/defendants-arrested-in-connection-with-drug-distribution-ring-strike-plea-deals-with-prosecutors/article_693d5932-f328-11ec-a648-43d77a77874b.html

Rooth Bambeno
Rooth Bambeno
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

Chuck. Sports Alert. Yankees get no hits today. Lose 3- 0

Roe Gottlayde
Roe Gottlayde
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

Roe Gottlayde

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

Good thing they didn’t burn some hay bales!!!!

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

This Oct. 2020 case ‘Police seize heroin, guns and CASH after a lengthy investigation (several months of OT for COPS) – in total, police seized approximately 13,500 bags of heroin, multiple illegal firearms and approximately $8,000 in untraceable CASH, but who knows how much untraceable CASH there really was before the cops got their hands on it, is all part of Nipples’ Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo Catch a Nigger by his toe, if he hollers, let him go, Eeny, meeny, miny, MO & Release Program for career felon gangbanger drug trafficking Negros.

The Armed Drug Traffickers were charged with a slew of felony offenses, including, but not limited too,

MULTIPLE COUNTS OF DRUG TRAFFICKING and CONSPIRACY to VIOLATE DRUG LAWS

MULTIPLE Counts of Possession of Firearms without a license
MULTIPLE Counts of Possession of Firearms in the Commission of Felonies
MULTIPLE Counts of Improper Storage of Firearms
MULTIPLE Counts of Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Devices
MULTIPLE Counts of Possession of Ammunition without a Firearms Identification Cards,
AND CAREER FELON!

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, MO!

Western Mass Drug Raid Nets Multiple Illegal Firearms, CASH (for COPS) and 13,500 bags of Heroin, described as a GIGANTIC STASH OF HEROIN, at a hotel in vibrant and dynamic downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

Reads like a Johnny Cash. They’re hanging me for a murder I did not commit. Not for the three I did….

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Once republicans outlaw contraception at least there will be many more democrats.Everyone knows republican men only have sex on their anniversary and with prostitutes

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

Breaking news!!!

Roe vs Wade reinstated, as Democrats find 150,000 SCOTUS ballots at 2 AM the day following the vote!!!

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I don’t understand all of the hoopla, about Roe vs Wade being overturned. Moonbats will still be able to kill there babies. It will revert back to the States. Most will still allow baby killing. Of course some will not, making baby killing moms to commute out of state. Hopefully this will make the Moonbat lawmakers open up US oil production. It’s all about the children.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
1 month ago

And you have the liberals/democrats, rioting and burning democrat businesses, in democrat cities, in democrat states where abortion is still legal.

Makes plenty of sense…………..

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yes

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
1 month ago

Dont do the crime if you cant do the time

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

And you have sex at the showers at the jail

levitan
levitan
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Hunter. What happened there?

Teedoff
Teedoff
1 month ago

Look whose acting like a mayor now and pointing the finger at the DA she endorsed and praised up the wazoo!

“Yes, we have an immediate crisis and we are bringing the full weight of law enforcement to the situation and it’s also gonna require cooperation and assistance from the District Attorney and the courts so when arrests are made, let’s not plea out the gun charges, and let’s be real about the violent nature of these shootings and the absolutely essential need to hold people accountable for their violent actions in our community.” -Mayor Linda Tyer

 Mayor Tyer: PPD Will Have Help Combating Uptick In Shootings |

Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

Blind eye though, if they’re related by blood to the administration, which they are.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Animal Crackers
1 month ago

I think the media folk might have told her they can hide the reality for her any longer. People were telling the media they wanted to leave Pittsfield. Once the media was forced to say something the mayor kinda sorta had to come out from under her bed and say something. But talk is cheap as she has shown us. It will get worse not better. And she will not be moving to the center of the city as a show of support.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Agree! Yay!! Huzzah and a plate of schmaltz herring to celebrate!

PMRF (pimriff) removes its sanction on you.

Last edited 1 month ago by levitan
levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

APMRF – (apmurf). Was a long night recon and insurgent activities directed at a bad art installation in Stockbridge. A milk run for two new recruits but they are like herding cats the entire time. Due to improper acts from one of them, I got a detonator cap stuck on my boot and had to leave it behind and abandon operation

Boot abandoned in woods with numerous unexplained Shugrue nomination papers.

Last edited 1 month ago by levitan
The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

uptick

a small increase

a slight upward trend

It’s unfortunate that the taxpayers were raped by tyer and her corrupt asswipes instead of just subjected to an ‘uptick’ in the taxes imposed upon them. tyer is FULL OF IT! When was the last time there was a drive by fatality on Pheasant Way, when was the last time homes were riddled by bullets on Pheasant Way? When was the last time barry went trolling at 3 a.m. on Linden St., Lincoln St., Columbus Ave., Dewey Ave., Francis Ave., NON, Orchard St., First St., Congress Street, Brierwood Lane, Bradford St., Seymore St., Tyler Street, Spring Street, Glenwood Ave., Springside Ave.,Pitt Park, King Street, Von Nida Avenue, Onota St., John St., South John St., Circular Ave., Robbins Ave. Turner St., Madison Avenue, Wahconah Street, the Common on First St. Cherry St., Fourth St., Fenn St., Second Street, Third St., Elm Street, Edward Avenue, I don’t believe scary barry gets out enough.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

Sounds like she just served up a big fat bullshit sandwich!

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago
  1. I’m selling all my stocks, but there are few places one can run for cover. Really, no matter what you say, you will agree with me if you think about it. We have a president and vice-president of the United States who are in way over their heads. I’ve seen it before. I was president of the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon at Colgate University. My successors were great guys who subsequently drove the fraternity into the ground because things were changing and they didn’t see the intent of the changes. Done deal now.
  2. Not much different than what we now are experiencing in our city government. We have two councilors on certain issues who disagree with the majority of other councilors and our entire city government gets bent out of shape. Does anyone understand this is how our political system works. Politics and discussion of issues are what democracy is all about? Good for Mr. Kronick and Mr. Maffucio! If other councilors are unable to discuss issues and defend their point of view, what in hell are you doing there? This is what democracy is all about. If some don’t understand this what in hell are you doing there?
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

I wouldn’t support Pittsfield politics’ $200 million budget either, Chuck. Level 5 public schools, gangs shooting up the dangerous inner-city streets, one political party provincial hacks who live in Gated Communities, dozens of empty storefronts, no regard for the Senior Citizens who invested in their homes and the city for over 30 years. Pittsfield politics charges top dollar for rock bottom public services!

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

We are a level 5 system in the number 1 state for education in the country.School choice sent the richest and wealthy to neighbor towns where suburban white well to do elites go.Urban schools are still great but are judged on a elite standard.I can assure you that Lenox is producing honor rolls students that are just handed an A unlike our urban system that deals with a multitude of learning disabled.A student with a earned C plus in Pittsfield is more educated than many Lenox honor roll snowflakes

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

PPS students get a “B” , just for being there.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

This is one of the many reasons public education is failing our children.

Judges at a school spelling bee are stumped and infuriated when a child dares to ask them for a definition of the word “woman.”

From the BB

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

Thank you for another maladroit missive

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Looking forward to Budget/Redux 6/28.

Public comment is your last chance to clarify where folk stand on the question, what do get for each uptick in spending? Grab a bat and take the plate.

They want what you have
They want what you have
1 month ago

They use disabled persons for plea bargain. They let the criminals walk. Violent felonies, plural. House deed are the end goal.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

“All the animals come out at night – Whores, Skunk, Pussies, Buggers, Queers, Fairies, Dopers, Junkies, Sick, Venal. Someday a real Rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take em to Harlem. I don’t care. Don’t make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won’t even take Spooks. Don’t make no difference to me.” – Travis Bickle, played by Robert DeNiro in the film “Taxi Driver.”

Today, in the middle of the day, one of those above as described by Travis was sashaying down First Street. It was dressed in short, short, short shorts, and a teeny tiny black bra/nipple cover swinging its boney hips from side to side, strutting First Street like it was a fashion runway, in broad daylight.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

TSC is on the way

Eeny Meeny Miney Moe
Eeny Meeny Miney Moe
1 month ago

Who taught the tigers to read, that f*d everything up.

Namaste
Namaste
1 month ago

One of the officials named in the Globe’s report on patronage in the Probation Department was Alfred E. “Alf” Barbalunga, South Berkshire District Court’s chief probation officer.

The Globe said Barbalunga’s father, the retired judge Alfred A. Barbalunga, is friendly with O’Brien, and that the younger Barbalunga went unscathed after a 1999 investigation for poor job performance as a probation officer in North Adams, which included complaints he wasn’t always showing up for work. A judge recommended Barbalunga be fired and another pushed for a reprimand, but in the end he received no discipline. – Berkshire Eagle

MYComment:
Alf Barbalunga thinks he merits the sheriff’s position. What a joke and shame on those in law enforcement that support this entitled child.

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MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Namaste
1 month ago

If his name wasn’t Barbalunga he’d be tending bar, not running for sheriff. Those is the court system are still bewildered by how he went from nearly being fired as a probation officer in North Adams to being made the chief probation officer in Great Barrington.
The prince of Pittsfield actually thinks he earned all he’s accomplished but he’s a big stupid kid, always has been. His father Judge Barbalunga got him all of the jobs he’s ever had. Period.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
1 month ago

Yes, he’d definitely be behind bars!

gotcha22
gotcha22
1 month ago

District Attorney Harrington will do anything to not have to try a case, especially those involving guns and drugs, because she and her staff are not capable of winning. Losses look bad for the campaign. Therefore, push them out or plead them out. Instead she is putting out press releases on obtaining indictments (ham sandwich, anyone?) and PSAs on fentanyl in the drug supply that she invited here with her policies. Andrea Harrington has destroyed the single most important defense Berkshire County residents had against violent criminals. Even Mayor Linda Tyer can see it now.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/defendants-arrested-in-connection-with-drug-distribution-ring-strike-plea-deals-with-prosecutors/article_693d5932-f328-11ec-a648-43d77a77874b.html

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The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

tyer is just doing her Look over there, not over here burlesque act. Police CHIEF wynn just publicly advocated for driver’s licenses for criminal aliens, undocumented criminals who have entered the United States of ameriKa, ILLEGALLY. wynn also recently pocketed close to a half a million $$$$$$$$$$$$$ to cure youth gang/gun violence in Pittsfield. That was in addition to all the other $$$$$$$$ wynn/PPD received under the guise of curing youthful gang/gun violence. And all that was in addition to his unanimously approved bloated inflated over budgeted budget for his underworked over paid cops. Anyway, take the NON but BUMS corridor, to the Tyler Street War Zone, continue on to Ricky’s Wall of Death Round-a-bout to tyer’s World Infamous Abortion WORLD situated on picturesque, contaminated wasteland. If you don’t make it there alive, tyer’s Abortion WORLD has contracted with Gangland Road Warriors on taxpayer subsidized scooters to drag your remains to tyer’s promised one stop vibrant dynamic economic engine Abortion WORLD Experimental Laboratory to harvest your organs for the black market.

Sandrika
Sandrika
1 month ago

Cole Barnum says he is operating a Rehabilitation B & B here in the county, he was recently released from incarnation. What ambition. He was seen with a large cash roll in his pocket. Let’s hear it for Cole!

Dee Tached
Dee Tached
Reply to  Sandrika
1 month ago

A couple disturbing sights this weekend. A women bare chested on east street in the nude and o n her bike? Then a women naked laying on her belly on another street with cops in attendance with a blanket. Mental illness is either real or the sixties ate now the 2020 ties.

Captain Whyt
Captain Whyt
Reply to  Sandrika
1 month ago

He could be your next mayor,or a police or fire chief,or congressman.The skys the limit. Did they ever hire those responsible
Three applicants for police?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

I think the one thing Flat Tyer should do to combat DA Wrong Way’s soft on crime approach towards people of color, is to get the Eagle to start printing the booking photos of each of these drug dealers and Illegal weapons possessors. This way, we as the public, can look out for these vibrant and dynamic people and be safe.

I know it goes against the progressive political playbook telling everyone that white supremacy is the cause of all this gun violence.

Unfortunately, facts bear another story. One that $1,000,000 in ARPA money could be addressing the POC on POC violence in Pittsfield. Isn’t Shirley a “cultural competency coach” after all? Whatever the he!! that is?

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Well, that’s fine, except for the fact that they all look alike. And I’m not just referring to the illegal weapons with the illegal large capacity feeding device sticking out of the front of their pants and their black asses hanging out the back of their pants.

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

“This way, we as the public, can look out for these vibrant and dynamic people, and be safe” REALLY! Are you faster than a speeding bullet, are you able to leap tall buildings……here’s a clue, they all look like scary Grifter Shirley Sharpton Edgerton. You’ll probably smell her before you see her.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Just read about some Pittsfield sleazy politics happening with the budget. How are they able to change the rules? Then they want to go and try a recall. Let’s start a recall on the mayor and all the at large do nothing for the Kapanski’s but for themselves councilors. Let’s have a signature drive on the city hall steps on Tuesday!

Free Bird
Free Bird
1 month ago

Now imagine if the Supreme Court issues a ruling on Mike Lindell’s case. I think it’s still pending.

Almost fired / North Adams Probation
Almost fired / North Adams Probation
1 month ago

9 month leadership loophole? That’s half the time your retired state police detective had on the job, prior to medical retirement. Btw your running mate also left the sheriffs office. Alf criticized Bowler for leaving in 2003 because he couldn’t stand The pedi file in charge. And then he came back to change things! That’s what leaders do they make change! Alf’s problem is he’s taking advice from fired disgruntled former employees of the sheriffs office! Good luck watch band, secret restraining order hearings and the B&E at the north adams court after your out of town clerks hearing in North Berkshire! It’s all gonna come out Alf!!!