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BARBALUNGA SAYS TEAM BOWLER STEALING LAWN SIGNS, BLASTS SHERIFF’s CORRUPT LEADERSHIP … BOWLER RESPONDS: “HE’S FULL OF SHIT” AND TELLS US WHY

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BY DAN VALENTI

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2022) — Alf Barbalunga, challenging two-time incumbent Tom Bowler for sheriff, pledged to run a clean campaign on the issues, not on personal attacks. Team Alf, as they refer to themselves, say that’s been the case thus far in what shapes up to be this year’s premier local race.

Sheriff Tom Bowler thinks differently.

“He’s full of shit,” Bowler said in a two-hour sit-down with THE PLANET Tuesday.

The sheriff says Barbalunga keeps making “dangerous, misleading, and irresponsible statements” that indicate he hasn’t a clue on jail operations.

During the campaign and on his website (www.barbalunga.com), the challenger has stated or implied:

  • Bowler “and/or members of his Executive Committee” would punish jail employees “who may have wished to donate to our campaign.” That’s why Alf says he won’t accept campaign donations from jail staffers.
  • Bowler’s people have stolen 15% of his lawn signs. “That is a leadership statement [about Bowler]. Nothing more to say.”
  • He has uncovered “current and past professional deficiencies exhibited by Bowler and his leadership team.” He hasn’t specified them.
  • He would halt inmate escapes and deaths. Have there been any under Bowler? Alf doesn’t say. The implication, nonetheless, is there.
  • While the inmate population at the jail has dropped to 162 [ED. NOTE: actually, it’s somewhere between 155 and 158, according to the sheriff], “staffing costs have soared.” Barbalunga say Bowler budget rose by 32% since FY13 and that “the sheriff has added at least $4.5 million in wages and salaries since he took office.” All this “as inmate count has plummeted.”

———- ooo ———-

Bowler refuted each of the charges in our wide ranging talk, held informally over an iced tea (he) and a steaming cuppa joe (we).

Bowler said Barbalunga “doesn’t have a clue about the sheriff’s responsibilities in the countywide jurisdiction.” Bowler says his opponent continually mischaracterizes the jail budget through lack of understanding or deliberate misstatements, is way off base in his criticism of the central facility in Chicopee for female prisoners, and “he doesn’t even realize the state owns the jail, not the city or the county.” Bowler said someone should tell Alf that county government was abolished years ago by the state legislature in 1998, formally taking effect as of July 1, 2000. Bowler said the jail can’t be returned to “local ownership,” since there is no local entity that could take title. The sheriff expressed stunned exasperation that any serious candidate for sheriff could be so uninformed.

Bowler said Barbalunga has only been to the jail one time since it opened, and that was part of a group tour. He said Alf doesn’t know the layout, the programs, the security needs, and has shown both ignorance and naivte in making promises he can’t keep.

“He’s listening to four or five disgruntled employees,” Bowler says, “And he’s making policy on that [skewed] perspective.” As an example, Bowler mentioned Barbalunga’s pledge “on Day One” to return to the Berkshires women now being held in Chicopee back to Lanesborough.

Bowler says that would be disastrous for the women, for the jail, and for public safety. The Chicopee center opened in 2014 at the request of the sheriffs of Berkshire, Hamden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties for the express purpose of providing centralized services far greater than any of the four individual jails would provide.

———- ooo ———-

Bowler says in making his promise to return women inmates, Barbalunga has not specified how he intends to do that. How would he set up parallel but separate educational programs and growth opportunities? How would he offer the gender-specific treatment women now receive in Chicopee? How would he staff the influx? How would he pay for it?

The Western Mass. Regional Women’s Correction Center (WCC) earlier this year received a perfect 100% audit from the state comptroller’s office, the top score in the nation for such facilities.

One final note from THE PLANET: Both men have agreed to a debate that we would host and sponsor. We don’t have a time, date, or place yet, but it will take place during the first week of August. We shall release the specifics as soon as we have them. It will, without question, be the definitive head-to-head encounter between these two Alpha Males, with room for only one Top Dog.

Those who have seen us in the many TV and radio debates we have hosted know that we will have two hot seats turned up on “High//Danger!”

————————————————————————————

“Every generation is invaded by barbarians. We call them children”Hannah Arendt.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
28 days ago

The gloves are off. Now if only Shugrue will tell it like it is to Harrington!

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
28 days ago

Alf thinks Bowler has space aliens beam up his signs. Alf, you can find them on Uranus.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Seventh Planet
27 days ago

Perhaps if it’s not an inside job, and they really are missing, there’s a dumpster behind Paul Rich and Son……

Earl Parsnip
Earl Parsnip
Reply to  Tax&Spend
27 days ago

Check with Earl!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Seventh Planet
27 days ago

Bowler doesn’t need any lawns signs. Unlike Shugrue, he can go to the beach all next month and still beat his opponent, easily. On the other hand, Shugrue better pick up the pace, pronto.

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
27 days ago

Shugrue is everywhere meeting actual not virtual people and his signs are all around while Harrington is slithering around on social media after pols. You’d have to get out to see him, though. What do you want him to do?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  PolicerReportWhereareyou
26 days ago

I would suggest he issue press releases and public statements and adds taking her to task for her gross incompetence since being elected. She had given him plenty of ammo.

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
28 days ago

Every Sheriff in the state have expanded its own powers and what they are invovled in. They do not belong on tasks forces, on local crime scenes or in other areas other than there countys doing road or security work. Most do not even hold the right training or experence. How about hiring X PPD officers as Captains making over 100 grand a year and not even working in the jail Corrupt All Day

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
28 days ago

Bubbalunga becoming sheriff would be just like what Harrington has become to the da’s office, a disaster.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Optimus Prime
27 days ago

Alf Fife

Mr. X
Mr. X
Reply to  Optimus Prime
27 days ago

Big blow hard Alfie couldn’t even run the school committee if y’all recall. He’s clearly making statements he can’t prove and promises he’ll never be able to keep. That’s what desperate no clue losers do to try to win.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

I will tell it like it is when it comes to the plum “no show” position of Berkshire County Sheriff. It is a high paying post for a politically connected Democrat that is akin to a commoner inheriting a large sum of money or winning a large state lottery jackpot plus public perks including healthcare insurance and a huge taxpayer-funded state pension. Tom Bowler wishes to serve one more 6-year term and then retire in 2029. Alf Barbalunga wishes to serve two 6-year terms and retire in 2035. Both Bowler and Barbalunga want to win the proverbial state lottery jackpot in the high paying sinecure. It is politics at its very WORST!

The Squadron
The Squadron
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

That is completely false. I’ve had enough of this person trying to influence our elections from out of state. This is a community blog. Block him. Who’s in agreement?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Judging from some writing I’m wondering if some are from a different star system.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

Marxist Melle from Mars

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

(and a couple that seem to be from another galaxy) No names

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
27 days ago

Beat’cha to it

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

We both made basically the same point. You got four thumbs up and I got three thumbs down. This why I am not running for sheriff myself. Too many thumbs down.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Mine was better. Proof of the pudding is in the eating, not the chef who cooked it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

You, aren’t even Barney Fife!!! ROFL!!!!

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

Talking about PLUM no show jobs. These people have actually hit the lottery.

Most of the layabouts celebrate any money accumulation they gain through “Entitlement Programs” that is provided to them by the taxpayers. They would rather go without work or effort, the all most complete rejection of education, the disrespect of proper authority, producing offspring without responsibility, the constant sense of victimhood, the slurring of the English language, the objectification of women, and violence as conflict resolution. The destructive culture is self-imposed by playing victims and the politicians enable it .Very
sad.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
26 days ago

First I’ve heard that Bowler is a no-show leech. Very dubious claim, JM.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
27 days ago

Biden is coming to Massachusetts. Word has it that he’ll ride his bike down the North St. bike lane and fall down in front of Harrington’s office. He’ll then endorse her if he bumps his head hard enough.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dementia Joe
27 days ago

They remamed the seaside where IM-POTUS Joe took a spitter to……”Brandon Falls”

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Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Dementia Joe
27 days ago

The local print media will claim, although he took a fall ,Biden Perfectly Dismounted headfirst into the pavement.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Dementia Joe
27 days ago

Let’s bet on which State of the Union Biden will think he’s in.

I claim New Hampshire.

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levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

Love to hear him address Gov Baker as Senator Baker or something like that

levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

While waiting for Biden to introduce Gov Baker to us as his VP, instead he tells us that he got cancer from eating coal. He was speaking (reading) to a crowd at a 18’th century Somerset (cambridge) coal factory now used to torture APMRF hostages and also as an abortion plant. No one living in somerset (under age 80) has ever seen much less touched a lump of coal. I suppose, Fat Boston ate that fib too.

I lost my bet divine humor can’t be wagered against.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

How about his MENTAL state? Triator Joe don’t know what century it is!! ! !

God help us if Commieala gets to ……..You “voted” for it Dems the fraud, and they got …..SELECTED.

I can’t think of a worse than Harris.

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Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Joe will admit to being senile when he can use it as an excuse to say he “doesn’t remember” meetings or talking about Hunter’s business dealings.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Optimus Prime
26 days ago

It is all on Hunter”s laptop and iCloud, ties in brother Jim also. Bidens are worse than Clintons, but maybe not murdered as many. H-Beast is still at it.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

More important: your mental state.

Biden Approval Poll (rate scale 1-6. One is bad, 6 is better than 1).

  1. 1) The highest degree of bad that I know of in my times and back through the days of pharaoh. “Gonna eat hot coals so bad”
  2. 2) Intolerably bad. Can’t read the news. Not even the cartoons. Pet Alfie is afraid of me. Boss only sends me emails now.
  3. 3) Very bad. I’m ok, but don’t laugh or remember people’s birthdays. Getting therapy and taking chemicals but not helping
  4. 4) Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad-bad bad. Almost as bad as a new pickleball court
  5. 5) Bad – but I can wait two more years hopefully things will be better then.
  6. 6) Huh? Biden who? Don’t know – never heard of him
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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

“If they want to teach, LGBTQ history, start with Sodom and Gomorrah”

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

I am kind of a live and let live kinda guy. If someone is not bothering me I don’t bother them. I have enough challenges in my own life without adding to them by hating people I do not even know.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
27 days ago

Most people are like that. Perfectly normal – no need to charge you for today’s session.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
27 days ago

You, want drag queens dropping their drawers to 3-6th graders? That IS what is going on in liberal run public schools.

Remember, “fistgate” in mASSacusetts? >20 years ago, queers told youngsters how to insert an arm into a rectum….and it was a good thing…….

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/fistgate/index.html

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Can I stick, my forearm , up your ass?

THAT is what YOU advocate, fizze.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Haven’t you already had lunch Mr Trapper? Now you want desert?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Nice!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

I’m see, YOU BOTH, endose pedopiles

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levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Certainly not. Watch where you point those guns. Counting Fritz, you hit two innocent bystanders already.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

`You support them , you are them.

You support pedos? Well do ya???!!!!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

geez. Going to fetch the jug.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

I had mature gay queers try to get to my virgin asshole when I was a child. more than once FU

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
27 days ago

Shows desperation on Alfs part. Throwing shit against the wall hoping something will stick.

My feeling is that if it is not broken don’t fix it and nobody has been complaining about Bowlers job for the last few years. And we sure as hell do not need another highly connected politician added to the way too scary power structure in charge right now.

GkudemireDaze
GkudemireDaze
Reply to  fizzlehead
27 days ago

Hasn’t Tommy reviewed the last zoom fiasco? Alf himself stated he would rather not run for D
Sheriff but rather have a gubinitorial appointment of some kind.Tom!!!! Run with that one alone. On Thee a side Tim should stick with his slogan ‘The experiment is Over’. To tell the truth I’m leaving the Pitt end of July so don’t care either way. It’s been nice knowing you Pittsfield.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  GkudemireDaze
27 days ago

Congratualations on your getting out. You have the envy of scores of us who would like to leave this shitstorm but cannot.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
27 days ago

Fizz,
You could get some good money for your spread on Alfred Dr. and get out unless there is other issues holding you back.Hey, I see a couple Alf Bubbalunga signs just before you turn onto Flintstone off Ann Dr. that haven’t been stolen yet.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
26 days ago

I do not live on Alfred drive but I do have a friend over there. I am in a tiny shack across town. They are in the process of paving Alfred and I hope it is in part due to all my bitching. That road was atrocious for a long time. A testament to incompetency at city hall. Barker road, who has “important people” living on it, gets paved on a regular basis.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Kathy Amuso lives on that street now. She got action!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
26 days ago

and Massery?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Sorry, I thought I remembered you saying you lived on Allfred , my bad.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
26 days ago

Some of the garages over that way are as big as my house.

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  GkudemireDaze
27 days ago

I like these slogans for the DA’s race:
Victims before Drug Traffickers
Victims before Domestic Violence Offenders
Victims before Violent Repeat Offenders
Stand up for Justice
Recall Andrea Harrington


juicylucy
juicylucy
27 days ago

the judge strangled her years ago. she was in the hospital for one week. nothing happened to him. corruption PALOOKVILLE.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  juicylucy
27 days ago

Basis of knowledge? Or is this what is in the lawyerly field we call “a naked assertion”?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  JoePesci
27 days ago

It is totally TRUE!! Lucky this woman lived, this COWARD JUDGE beat her terribly and got away with it……typical Pittsfield politics.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

The AlienLifeForm would be ill-suited for the job as he clearly doesn’t have a clue.
He was a lousy member of the school committee back in the day.
May Bowler win big!

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
27 days ago

https://theberkshireedge.com/candidate-makes-accusations-against-sheriffs-office-over-inmate-death/

Open mouth – insert foot Alf. Eagle hasn’t reported on his statement, is Freedom Freddie protecting a fellow judge as much as he can? Or has Alf gotten to Freddie’s first wife who holds all the secrets?

As chief PO in south county, how many people has he hired? How many of those are minorities? He talks about statewide statistics but none of his own. He talks about patronage verbal interviews for promotions within the mail, under what system was he hired? He talks about him being targeted by a corrupt judge in North Adams but then uses the same system (judicial) to say the states Chief PO charged with patronage hiring was cleared by a court system. How did he get and who hired him for his first CO position, what was that relationship? He was also a strong supporter of Andrea Harrington, does he still support her and her job performance?

Speaking of Harrington, why isn’t there a debate between her and Shugrue. Why has everyone given up looking for internal reports regarding her wrong way trip or her state vehicle curb jump? Maybe her new campaign should be she’s gotten more murderers off than Shugrue, might confuse people enough.

How did hand gun moon get picked to moderate the sheriffs talk, she needs to hide her head until she produces the report!

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
27 days ago

The highest ranked law enfocement official in Berkshire County is much too busy following Texas politics and tweeting about political power from Richmond to worry about her responsibilities in your pisspoor neighborhoods. Hahaa, suckers!!

DA Andrea Harrington
@harringtonforda
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Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  gotcha22
27 days ago

What a bald face lie that Harrington cares about moms. We can’t even take our kids to the dairy cone without having to watch ppd investigate another shooting.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  gotcha22
27 days ago

Yah those mom’s in Texas did a great job protecting reproductive righs. Harrington is dummer than a box of rocks.

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  RNtoo
27 days ago

That’s an insult to a box of rocks.

Dishin the tea
Dishin the tea
Reply to  gotcha22
26 days ago

Shugrue asked Harrington directly to debate. She refused.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
26 days ago

So lying Moonbat, gets to moderate a debate?

WTF? and who is running this sham? I want to be there, to ask Moonbat about her “arrest” .

Say What?!?
Say What?!?
27 days ago

Wasn’t Alf part of the presumed pedophile Nilan/Alf/Straccuzi ring? Was Cliff supposed to oversee Stracuzi’s treatment and probation that turned into a no-show probation gig? Cliff is supporting Alf.

According to York County Superior Court records, Biddeford Police charged Mr. Stracuzzi with ‘Patronizing Prostitution of a Minor’ – Class D, ‘Assault & Battery’ – Class D, and ‘Criminal Mischief’ – Class D.

“ Coincidentally, one of the few officials in Berkshire County having direct and authorized access to Mr. Stracuzzi’s entire probation file (after it was transferred to Massachusetts from Maine’s Department of Corrections under the Interstate Compact), and whose official responsibility as part of his day job was to be aware of the probation files of offenders under his legal jurisdiction, was none other than longtime GFCU board member Clifford Nilan, the bank’s former chairman, who also, according to GFCU’s 2009 annual report, “is Chief Probation Officer of Berkshire Superior Court”.”

Doesn’t Alf work for Nilan, who’s daughter almost killed a guy by hitting him with a car and leaving him for dead on the side of the road? Alf, Nilan (Cliff and Meredith) , Stracuzzi, all need to be as far away from public office as possible.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Say What?!?
27 days ago

Tell them, Agelo sent you!!!

Say What?
Say What?
Reply to  Say What?!?
26 days ago

Half the info is gone because Dan edited it.

Stracuzzi got a sweetheart deal after soliciting a male minor for SEX. There’s nothing alleged about it.
His buddies Cliff and Alf got him a no show probation gig.

It was well documented in the court records that Meredith knew/had a relationship with the guy she hit.

levitan
levitan
27 days ago

According to honorary APMRF bard, A Gutherie, the best solution is often the simplest and the least complex. Simplest answer: he got his signs on people’s yards that didn’t want them and now they are gone to where unwanted signs go. He knows where to look.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

But can I use the signs in my barbecue? I mean are they toxic waste?

They might make good targets for my rifle, but need a sharpie to touch them up with image of ALF. Anybody got a PDF?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Debate tonight between Republican nominees for Governor, Geoff Diehl and Chris Doughty, 6 pm Howie Carr Show. Link below;

https://howiecarrshow.com/listen/

or you can watch live via the HowieCam;

https://howiecarrshow.com/howiecam/

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
27 days ago

Sheriff Office is very powerful. Authorities granted by the US Constitution. Bowler’s top priority should be to enforce the law. Instead he ALLOWS THE DEMONCRATS TO STEAL ELECTIONS. He protects them. He is a ‘good boy’ — very obedient to the regime. When the whole country’s law enforcement fought and sacrificed their jobs to stop the illegal and unconstitutional vaccine and mask mandates BOWLER FORCED THEM ON ALL HIS EMPLOYEES. He is 100% supporting the deep state cabal. Doing their dirty work.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  DIGITAL WARRIOR
27 days ago

Maybe we need a write in.

It seems Alf and the Sheriff , are owned by bad people who hurt Americans.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Do not listen to this person. It is a plant – double agent attempting to infiltrate and discredit the Front.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

ROFL!!!!!!

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Who will step up ? Who do we write in?
I am confident the Nov 2022 election will not happen. By then SCOTUS will announce their (already made) decision on election fraud, and default to Trump as president. If so, the Constitution pathway is to have a Special Election 120 days later for the down ballot candidates.

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
Reply to  DIGITAL WARRIOR
27 days ago

Alf is just another DEMONCRAT deep state cabal player. Since he is the Demoncrat Brigade Captain, he likely did all the illegal ballot harvesting for the machine and now demands some ‘reward’ to keep his mouth shut. Same reason the North Adams politician got a high paying ‘Diversity Officer ‘ job from Da Mayor.

keepinitreal
keepinitreal
27 days ago

Even Alf’s mother doesn’t support him…. she donated to the Bowler campaign. That says it all.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  keepinitreal
27 days ago

WOW

Nastiest Bastaurd
Nastiest Bastaurd
Reply to  keepinitreal
27 days ago

Wow. If true. But the real problem is she supported Carm.

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  keepinitreal
27 days ago

It’s hard to get riled up about a single campaign contribution when Andrea Harrington alligns herself with district atttorney candidates that have accepted $40 million in support from “philanthropist” George Soros between 2014 and 2021. Where is the outrage because it is not here, even though we have such a DA right here in the Berkshires who asserts herself daily into this controversy. SMH.

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Nastiest Bastaurd
Nastiest Bastaurd
Reply to  Rileyed
27 days ago

Pittsfield voters are numb come election time. Year after year.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Nastiest Bastaurd
26 days ago

And that is because 90% of their candidate choices are embedded with the special interest cabal and have no intention of operating to benefit the common taxpayer. They campaign on change and openness and then after elected, reveal themselves to be a puppet working hand in hand with the mayor.
Go back a few years and check to see how many times the Whites and Martchettis and Lampiasis types voted AGAINST something the mayor wanted. NEVER, NOT ONCE.

I have to drag my old ass to the polls every election knowing full well my vote changes nothing in Pittsfield. Once in a while you get an ethical candidate in but one or two or even three cannot change a thing in Pittsfield. The power structure in Pittsfield is almost absolute and immovable. You may change the faces every now and again but you are not going to change that 9-2 or 8-3 council vote.

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

The only way to breakup this monstrous machine is to arrest them all and ship them to GITMO for treason and Crimes Against Humanity.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  DIGITAL WARRIOR
26 days ago

You sure you want them all together in the same room?

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

punishment for treason is death.

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
Reply to  Nastiest Bastaurd
26 days ago

Numb = “Learned Helplessness” = Futility

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
27 days ago

What was that famous movie line “stupid is is what stupid does” or something like that. This is how I describe Pittsfield and Massachusetts voters to my friends around the country. Even though the intelligent voters know who the better option to run the government is when they go into the polling booth, the intelligent voter knows they will not win. It’s all fixed and greased, this is why I can’t figure out why smart people can’t see that the 2020 election was greased. Maybe I think too highly of the voters because year in and year out stupid is is what stupid does. This is why I project Harrington and Alf to be the winners. The only reason I choose them is anyone with brains looking at all the qualifications needed for the positions would pick Shugrue and Bowler. Everyone on this board knows of Harrington and Alfies shenanigans which should disqualify them to the voters but it won’t. Another projection I will make is the mayoral election will be a dogfight and I think Dan is incorrect in his opinion. I think all 3 candidates will run, Krol, ,Marchetti and the current one. Hope everyone is staying cool in this heat…enjoy it while you can!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

Marchetti will not run against his mother. I mean Tyer.

Fail GHamsandi
Fail GHamsandi
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Let’s pray for our safety personnel in this hot weather.r

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Fail GHamsandi
26 days ago

Absolutely, and in all weather. These guys are awesome.

Stoo Gion
Stoo Gion
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

I’m doing a 180. Tyer is starting to impress.I will vote for her.. I would suggest if you want new blood in any of these offices you gotta remove the word numb from your vocabulary.

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

Yes, this is a movie called FORREST GUMP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Komi7wnAw

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  DIGITAL WARRIOR
26 days ago

and Forest Gump is played by none other than red headed Barry

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

What about his halfwit companion shakesausage?

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
26 days ago

What is up with this Mike Daly guy? He so wants to be Dan Valenti. There is only one Dan.

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
26 days ago

Mike Daly serves a role, and Dan Valenti another. Kinda like good cop/bad cop. It’s a dialectic happening.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  DIGITAL WARRIOR
26 days ago

It’s a dialectic happening.”

No, it’s not.

APMRF ballistics commanded by Colonel “Michelangelo”, has drawn your coordinates. You will get one 1 minute warning before we trebuchet your home with a large ultra-high precision platonic-solid shaped new england potato.*

Planeters, pay attention! It will be seen sailing high overhead south-south west. Move fast and leave personal belongings, flash drives, and laptops behind.

Dialectics of the Hegelian variety are bedrock for the Post Modern sophists.
> Trial and capital punishment for them all!
Dialectic of the Platonic sort are good as they bring two good minds together to find a greater truth.

See Mad T. – the truth has leaked out for all to see.

*Platonic Solid – those solids whose truth is evident perfectly within your minds. All points and positions on their surface are a fixed relation to the center. They have, in addition to their intrinsic intellectual erotic pleasures and logic exceptional ballistic coefficients and stability.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  levitan
25 days ago

This sounds like the conversation the mayor had with Morales just before they redid the bike lanes on North street.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
25 days ago

Interesting. You mean the 1 minute warning? Or are Tyer & morales fellow neo-platonists?

Biden Brain Fog
Biden Brain Fog
Reply to  DIGITAL WARRIOR
26 days ago

The more ideas in the arena the better.

Yusless
Yusless
26 days ago

Sheriff Bowler’s campaign slogan should be Integrity, Experience, Not a Total POS like the other guy.

This was a disgraceful attempt to capitalize politically on a woman’s death. I feel sorry for the poor father.

Pratt’s father told The Eagle his daughter’s death was the fault of no one, and said he did not like that it became a political issue.
Jaime Lynn Pratt’s death last week came to light after a challenger for Berkshire County sheriff, Alfred E. “Alf” Barbalunga, announced Monday that a woman died while in custody at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Yusless
26 days ago

I’m certain Tommy Pratt doesn’t want his daughter’s death, and certainly not her life, exploited and dragged through the mud for Alf’s political gain. If Alf is looking for dead bodies to exploit and blame on Sheriff Bowler, he doesn’t have to look outside of Pittsfield. A 34-year-old man/inmate committed suicide at Berkshire County House of Correction in Nov. 2021, And on February 25, 2020, 36-year-old Correctional Officer Richard Jaquez died unexpectedly. Maybe Alf should go after the sheriff’s job at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Centre in Chicopee so as to keep all female prisoners safe, and alive.

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

You mean putting the fox in the hens house?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

God help Americans, when he keels over and the idiot Cal nazi Hyena Bitch gets in….

Dems, they were SELECTED, but YOU voted for them, not me.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Waaat? I didn’t vote tor Senile Joe!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

I never implied so,

James
James
26 days ago

If justice is supposed to be blind why does Andrea Harrington keep talking about gender and race? Anyone else wondering?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  James
26 days ago

Justice is only blind in certain circumstances for her and especially when she is campaigning no blind fold needed.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  James
26 days ago

Lately, Justice has been stumbling about getting lost behind City Hall counters, forgetting to bring witnesses to court, and driving wrong ways and smashing into curbs.

Legally blind it’s certain.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  James
26 days ago

Andrea Harrington is a liar. Let’s count the ways.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
26 days ago

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Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

Why doesn’t any of the green ragers ever mention that more electricity means the burning of more fossil fuels.

Fail GHamsandi
Fail GHamsandi
Reply to  Two Cents
26 days ago

President Harris is speaking. Shhush

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Fail GHamsandi
26 days ago

Was she giving the speech, about the speech, so people can truly understand what speech is given and what a speech means to the speaker.

Harris Poal
Harris Poal
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
26 days ago

She was the president today Trump wasn’t

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Fail GHamsandi
26 days ago

Better get used to it – now Biden had a new reason to quit – Covid brain fog – mark my words he will not finish his term.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
26 days ago

Not so sure Obama will let him punch out early – I hear he has his wife waiting in wings to take over after 4 years of ole Joe.

Earl Parsnip
Earl Parsnip
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
26 days ago

Brain frog

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Two Cents
26 days ago

windmills and solar? You need to read more

Harris Poal
Harris Poal
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Tyer is coming on strong lately.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Blah!

Edited – shortened for clarity

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DPW Dude
DPW Dude
26 days ago

Ricky Rumpas is still making excuses for the screwed up round about.

The DOT specifically told them in the planning phase that they chose the wrong sized round about for that are. Ricky and the planner and the city attorney didn’t want to hear it because increasing the size would have increased the cost and added delays because the city would have needed to secure easements and take some property.

Ricky ya done fucked up. We all know it. The circle is too small, the curbs will be too sharp and high even after all the paving is done.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  DPW Dude
26 days ago

Plus, increasing the cost, would have come out of Rumpuses cut. You know the “big girl” got her 10% “Christmas gift.”

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
26 days ago

Well, that sounds like a great slogan for Bowler to use in his ads against opponent – “he’s full of shit”.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
26 days ago

Truth in a political campaign ad for once around here, who would have thought. Good for Bowler.

Harris Poal
Harris Poal
Reply to  Optimus Prime
26 days ago

One thing that hasn’t been said about that roundabout on Tyler Street it’s not dangerous because of the construction that’s just stupid but it’s coming down the hill from Dalton Avenue imagine if somebody plowed through that drunk or whatever man we got some dangerous traffic patterns in Pittsville not just gonna grab the Hancock Road is a disaster waiting to happen and who will happen……Aside.And if I’m wrong,apologize,but did Biden say he was in Israel to honor the holocaust ?

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
25 days ago

Do you actually believe the crap your shoveling. Tell me why the Sheriffs Department needs motorcycles, They Do not, Tell me why they need a expensive command vehicle, They Do not, Tell me why they need a hummer, They Do Not. With the new police reform bill that was past in order for the sheriffs to keep working details and making all that cash we the tax payers foot the bill for the extra training when small town real Police Officers had to foot the bill themselves or no more work. All the sheriffs department budges are out of control and they have all expand there own power. They do not belong on fbi, drug or gang tasks forces. They belong working in the jail as they where hired for. Once again hiring X PPD officers and making them captains and over 100 grand a year for what not working in the jail. Dirty Corrupt Crocked