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HEALEY ISSUES “PIECE ‘O PAPER” ENDORSEMENT OF WRONG WAY; PLANET’S Z-AGENT SPILLS ON BACK-ROOM SLIME

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 29-31, 2022 — This week, your next governor, Maura Healey, came to town for some back-door dealing.

Now that Remo’s has been shuttered, its back room no longer accessible, the cement bags have been stacked in another location. That new room is no longer smoke filled and the booze doesn’t flow. These “me too” fascists (hey, we’re only trying to rescue this word to its proper meaning) on the Loon Left dare not show independence of thought. Remember that these are Massachusetts Demoncrats. They believe in free speech and free thought — as long as the words and the groupthink agrees with 100% of their views.

One of our Z-Agents managed a bit of “fly on the wall” intelligence during Healey’s visit.

She’s campaigning hard, Z-12 reports. How hard? She risked life and limb to shoot Third-Thursday baskets with state sen. Adam “Shinola-Coacoanut” Hinds, that fierce defender of hegemony.

Here’s one of Healey’s more meaningful quotes:

“Berkshire County is just a region where people really know how to collaborate and work together and it’s a beautiful part of our state, it’s a region rich with history of innovation, of arts and culture, of possibility,” she said. “But I also know people are hurting here and right now we need to invest in Berkshire County. We need to support investments in housing and transportation and these are things that I think a lot about and then I want to act on and deliver on as governor. I had a great day, touring a lot of Berkshire County today, and sitting with people, listening to people, and learning more about some of what is happening.”

The ipecac, Pepto-Dismal, and Tums are on the house, courtesy of THE PLANET.

After she got done with the meaningless gestures and words, Gov.-elect Healey took about seven seconds to pose for photo with D.A. Wrong Way Harrington, whose lack of campaigning is beginning to more resemble a Rope-a-Dope strategy as we count down to the Sept. 6 preliminary election.

Wrong Way faces one little problem. It goes by the name of attorney Tim Shugrue, who’s all in for the win. Healey, not wanting to risk standing in public with Wrong Way for too long, didn’t dare endorse the court-a-phobe Harrington in person. Nope. Healey’s a progressives progressive, but she’s not stupid. The D.A. has that market cornered.

According to Z-12, Healey refused to anything more than issue a sawdust endorsement statement to the press. A piece of paper. Like the one Chamberlain brought back from Munich in 1939.

Sorta.

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The big question surrounding this mysterious campaign: Will Shugrue’s V-A-S-T-L-Y superior track record in C-O-U-R-T, his sterling record both on defense and prosecution, and his openness be enough to counter whatever slime work has been going on in the back room? All we can say at this point, we say directly to Shugrue:

Tim, watch out for the August Surprise. Healey visits the Berks twice in one week? Endorses the D.A. but refuses to do it in person? After Healey allegedly turned down Harrington, who begged her for a job if — “if “– she loses to you? Be on guard.

Statements Say Nothing

Healy’s piece-o’-paper endorsement tout’s Wrong Way’s “commitment to equity, justice, and public safety that we need right now. She’s tackled violent crime, lifted up and protected victims and survivors, and worked to make our criminal justice system fairer for all. I’m proud to endorse her today and look forward to partnering with her in the years ahead.”

Z-12 says Healey refused to make the endorsement in person. You can’ draw your own conclusions from that.

Fittingly, Wrong Way expressed her thanks to Healey … with her own piece of paper.

Loo,, all THE PLANET can do is gather the tea leaves and scatter them in plain view. We leave it to our readers to “read” what they say.

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What does Shugrue say to all this?

We publish it in full:

I am perplexed and disappointed by our district attorney’s announcement of her re-election campaign.  I would have expected that she would address the mishandling of her grand jury presentation in the case of the unfortunate foster parents in Adams, causing a judge to dismiss the case, and her unconscionable decision to appeal the judge’s ruling while failing to inform the public of the grounds for her appeal.  But she did not.  I would have expected her to try to explain the sharp uptick in gun violence that has occurred on her watch, as evidenced by the fact that there have been thirteen shootings in Pittsfield since January.  Once again she did not.  I would have hoped that she would attempt to justify her unethical attempt to have a District Court judge barred from sitting on criminal cases in Berkshire County simply because the judge made certain rulings with which the district attorney disagreed.  She failed to do so, obviously because there can be no such justification.  These are only some of the issues that have caused the people of Berkshire County to entertain serious doubts about our district attorney’s competence and integrity, but she chose to provide absolutely no information about those issues.

 Instead, the district attorney brought in Congressman Jamie Raskin from Maryland to vouch for her legal abilities and policy preferences.  Congressman Raskin certainly deserves our respect as a result of the excellent work he has done in Washington in recent years.  However, how the congressman deems himself qualified to opine about our district attorney’s performance in office over the last 3 ½ years from hundreds of miles away is a mystery to me, and if he did even the most cursory research he would have concluded that her performance has been disgraceful, to say the least.  Bringing in national figures with no connection to Berkshire County demonstrates that our current district attorney cares more about politics and press coverage than she does about doing her job and prosecuting crime.  It is reminiscent of her decision to weigh in on the controversy involving the mayor of Baltimore after the Freddy Gray shooting, which had nothing to do with Berkshire County but which was designed to fire up those people who she considers to be her base.  This was pandering at its worst.  

 It also appears that she intends to hold fund raising events outside the county and to accept donations from outsiders who are unaffected by her disastrous stewardship of the district attorney’s office.  This is extremely troubling, as it suggests that she is using her position as a stepping stone to run for higher office.  The vast majority of my contributions have come from people who live and work here in the Berkshires, who do not represent special interests, and who are disgusted by what they have seen from the present administration.  They know that it is time for a change.

 In her statement, the district attorney referred to a number of social issues, such as safe housing, high quality health care, access to opportunity, and education.  These are noble aspirations, and I wholeheartedly support the pursuit  of them while also recognizing that the district attorney has no power or authority to implement any of them.  However, what the district attorney fails to understand is that the goals of social justice and effective criminal prosecution are not mutually exclusive.  In fact, they can and often times do complement each other.  For example, many crime victims reside in the areas that the district attorney correctly describes as beset with a history of systemic racism.  If gang bangers, drug traffickers, gun-toting violent criminals, and other purveyors of evil are taken off the street and prosecuted vigorously, the result will be safer housing, more economic opportunity, and a general improvement in the quality of life in those neighborhoods.  The district attorney may think that she owns these issues but she is dead wrong, because I take a back seat to no one in the quest for equality and social justice.

 The district attorney claims that she wants to partner with the police and assist them in gathering evidence necessary to secure convictions.  However, the overwhelming majority of active and retired police officers I have met on the campaign trail have told me that they support my candidacy, because they feel disrespected and unappreciated by the district attorney and because they have no faith in her ability to provide them with accurate advice and to prosecute their cases effectively.  If the district attorney believes that she has the support of the law enforcement community, she is deluding herself.

 I want to make it abundantly clear that I am not advocating turning back the clock and adopting a “lock ‘em up and throw away the key” approach to criminal justice.  I believe in compassion and second chances.  I know that people who suffer from substance abuse and who are accused of only possession of drugs  need treatment, not jail and I am a fervent supporter of existing statutory diversion programs.   I have been a criminal defense attorney for the last 28 years, and I understand the disastrous consequences an overly zealous prosecution can have on a defendant and his/her family.  I thought many of my clients deserved breaks they did not get, and when I become our next district attorney I will absolutely see to it that people who deserve breaks will get them.  

 I have been a prosecutor in the past, in both Hampden and Berkshire Counties, and I am now doing defense work.  I have seen both sides, which is helpful in making fair and informed decisions about matters which fall within the district attorney’s discretion.  Unlike our current district attorney, I have tried hundreds of serious felony cases to juries and will be able to hit the ground running on day one.  Also unlike our current district attorney, I want to partner with the police, not alienate them.  I am running to restore competence and integrity to the district attorney’s office.  I am confident that I can do so, and I respectfully ask for the support of voters in the Democratic primary on September 6.

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At this point, THE PLANET brings in one of our most prolific readers and commentators, Markus Aurelius, direct from Rome. Mark compiled this PARTIAL list of Wrong Way’s “minister of justice:”accomplishments:

  • Lonnie Durfee, white male, burns two bails of hay. No people/property were in jeopardy of being harmed. Sentence: 2 years in jail.
  • Reymon Delacruz-Batista, Hispanic male (POC), murdered in Pittsfield State Forest 12/5/21. No updates/No suspects in custody.
  • LaQuan Johnson, black male (POC), involved in multiple weapons violations/shootings in Pittsfield. Arrested after being involved in drive-by shooting on Glenwood Avenue on 4/30/2000. Johnson was pled out to 3 years probation.
  • Parth “Peter” Chaudhari, Asian decent (POC), involved in a scam, which included seven states and scammed people out of $300,000. Only 8 months pre-trial confinement. Allowed to voluntarily deport himself after paying back money.
  • Jesus Lugo, Hispanic male, (POC), drive-by shooting from the hood of his GF’s vehicle. Caught after he shot himself in the hand, after running from the police.
  • Edward Jennings, black male, (POC), arrested for murdering Lemond Grady, on North Street, on 4/20/21.
  • Myron Crapps, black male (POC), arrested for shooting a woman on Kent Avenue, 7/14/2020.
  • Tyler Sumner, black male (POC), arrested for shooting/killing Stephanie Olivieri, on 8/25/2019.

Mark goes on to write:

So, based on a quick 10 minute search of recent Berkshire County violent crimes, it brings up quite a few violent crimes.

Of my observation, one man was sent to jail for a nonviolent crime, Lonnie Durfee, and one man, Peter Chaudhari, was allowed to pay restitution with no jail time for another nonviolent crime.

One person of color, Delacruz-Batista, was murdered with no suspect information, no updates from Wrong Way’s Office. Should the public be scared? Alarmed? On the look out for a suspect/suspects? An update Wrong Way would be nice.

That leaves the other five, all people of color, charged with violent crimes/shootings.

So, from Wrong Way’s statement and my quick research, it would suggest that Wrong Way is truly is a “minister of justice.” That is if you’re a white male, you get punished to the fullest extent of the law. If you’re a person of color, you can commit violent crimes and Wrong Way will begin the defendants mitigation process immediately, to lessen any sentence that person of color might have to serve.

This is actually the role of a defense attorney, but hey, Berkshire County voted for this imbecile. She can’t even drive down a one way street legally with a valid driver’s license, but yet we expected her to know the job of DA?

If you enjoy the notoriety of Pittsfield becoming the Springfield of the North, with the shootings and violent crimes, then re-elect the “minister of justice.”

I’d rather have the late, great, “Minister of Defense,” Reggie White, as our DA, rather than Wrong Way.

THE PLANET also shares this, from Legal Eagle.

Yes the Minister of Justice of “minimizing harm.” Let’s go with that. Was harm minimized when Andrea Harrington:

  • Allowed the attempted murder of a baby to go unpunished due to Harrington’s failure to provide witnesses?
  • Violated rules of professional conduct by calling for the removal of our Chief Justice of District Court based on hearsay, without reviewing available evidence?
  • Repeatedly blocked the release of public records resulting in the whistleblower resignation of a public records officer (Attorney Jeanne Kempthorne)?
  • Failed to deliver an iota of justice after a racially motivated violent crime hoax at Simon’s Rock? It was the DA’s weeks of foot dragging, lack of leadership and ultimate failure to deliver justice that caused damage to our community’s efforts to combat racism.
  • Allowed multiple murders, rapists and assailants to be acquitted or have charges dropped due to her office’s incompetence?

We could go on, but the arrogance has made us sick.

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As we said, the ipecac, Pepto, and Tums are on the house.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“No one has ever doubted that politics and truth are on bad terms with each other” — Hannah Arendt.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
20 days ago

Why? Predictable ongoing attacks against Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington on this blog that have been more about maligning her than about the facts. Some of what was written on this blog about Andrea Harrington has led me to write my apologies to her for the horrible things said about her on this blog – i.e., “she kills babies”, her and other D.A.s like her and their progressive policies led to the Uvalde, Texas shooting incident, she takes orders from the likes of George Soros, and so on – because blogger Dan Valenti and his likeminded blog posters will never do so. You should all be very ashamed of yourselves for all of your horrible attacks against Andrea Harrington. I have written blogger Dan Valenti political emails whereby I made a number of counterpoints to his unfavorable writings about Andrea Harrington and the increase in violent crime in Berkshire County, especially that daily shootings in inner-city Pittsfield that are mostly caused by the over 1,000 gang members who live there. I did not receive a response, nor did he post my list of counterpoints on his blog. Rather, blogger Dan Valenti posts anonymous posters’ written lists of criticisms of Andrea Harrington brief tenure as D.A. on his blog. Lastly, once again, I request that Tim Shugrue please list both his successes and failures as an Attorney in Berkshire County instead of him only listing Andrea Harrington’s mistakes as District Attorney over the past 3 years and nearly 7 months.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
19 days ago

I just got off the phone with Tim Shugrue.

He told me he will list every success and failure he has had as an attorney, but he wants you to first:

(1) list every job you’ve had in the last 15 years?
(2) where and for what cause you volunteered your time and efforts in the last 15 years?

Sound good? Balls in your court. We all await….

Last edited 19 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

And his length of service in the army.

fizllehead
fizllehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
19 days ago

including any promotions or good conduct medals earned

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizllehead
19 days ago

Gomer Pyle finished ahead of Melle in every category and finished his commitment to serve.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
18 days ago

He worked as a volunteer on the Peyronie’s disease telethon.

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

Melle,
Who do you think you are apologizing for me?
No need to apologize for anything I might have said because I meant what I said, or I wouldn’t have said it.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
19 days ago

They are not attacks when they are the truth. This blog has done more to bring into focus the extraordinary damage caused by Andrea Harrington than any other form of media in the state.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
19 days ago

Meat and potatoes on the issues before us is definitely what you get here on the Planet! If you want the Tofu version you better look elsewhere.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
19 days ago

True dat.

Third Nipple
Third Nipple
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
19 days ago

3.7 may seem short for the person not awaiting justice.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Third Nipple
18 days ago

Blogger Dan Valenti & his likeminded blog posters are all unconscionable for their ongoing malicious attacks against D.A. Andrea Harrington.  She does not kill babies.  She and likeminded D.A.s’ progressive policies did not lead to the Uvalde, Texas shooting incident.  She does not take money from George Soros and the like.  All of you should be ashamed of yourselves and all of you should apologize to her for maligning her over and over again on this blog.  All of you sound like immature bullies who take great pleasure by being conflictual, abusive and mean-spirited against Andrea Harrington.  Please stick to the facts concerning her 3 year and nearly 7-month brief tenure as the sitting Berkshire County D.A.  Also, I have volunteered my time at the animal shelter and the VA Hospital.  I have always given my money to charitable causes.  I am a law-abiding citizen and disabled Veteran who served our country honorably.  I will happily list my personal failures after Tim Shugrue publicly lists his professional failures as an Attorney in the beautiful Berkshires.  Isn’t all too easy to criticize those you dislike, but it becomes very difficult to list your own failures.  Unless Tim Shugrue is perfect – yeah right! – then he should list his failures along with him listing Andrea Harrington’s mistakes.  Lastly, it is a lot easier to be against something – such as Hitler’s persecution of the Jewish People that led to the Holocaust – than to be for something – such as Human Rights for All people and Peoples in the world.

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

Melle,
Not that I’m a big fan of the subject of the letter, but when the shoe is on the other foot…..
I just finished and sent a letter to Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr. to offer my apologies to him for the horrible things said about him on your
own blog that have been more about made up bs than about the all the facts. The horrible things said about him on your blog led me to send it, because blogger Jonathan “Vindman” Melle and his likeminded 2 blog posters will never do so.You should be very ashamed of yourself for all of your horrible attacks against Andrea.

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

LIAR Melle!
See my rebuttal, below.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
16 days ago

1000 gang members of what age group?15 to 25

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Flogging Molly
19 days ago

Yeah, you are right that it’s more than a piece of paper.It’s more like a roll of TOILET PAPER.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Flogging Molly
19 days ago

Oooh there’s a video! Andrea Harrington is a real leader. You must be so proud!

Leaders who know they have no trial skills do not insist on trying a shooting case to satisfy their ego, then lose it!
Leaders don’t race blame cops without evidence!
Leaders don’t ignore fake race hate crimes.
Leaders don’t lock alcoholics up for burning a sign!
They don’t punish people because they don’t like their politics!
They’re don’t go after them because they’re fat or unlikeable.
Leaders don’t promise not to hold people in jail then lock them up as “dangerous.”
Leaders don’t blame their employees for their own f$ck&ps!
Leaders don’t make inflated claims about their experience or accomplishments!
Leaders don’t attack judges!
Leaders don’t attack federal prosecutors because they indicted their friend!
Leaders don’t fail in their public duty over and overand over and over and over and over again then beg for another chance!

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Public Enemies
18 days ago

I have no love for Andrea Harrington, I was just making a point.

Beach Bum
Beach Bum
Reply to  Flogging Molly
19 days ago

Dan,
Went to print without the full story typical though.

Go do a archive search on Shugrue when he ran against Capeless. Same old tired stuff hell Dan didn’t moderate a debate? He will bring up.the Childrens place the place where he manipulated and fudged numbers on pamphlets about the rise in crime against kids. Timmy will be called on a number of inaccuracies. His relationship with Judge Ford is just one in many. Is Tim back from Vacation?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Beach Bum
18 days ago

Better start updating the resume soon Andy.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
18 days ago

Andy of Walmart not Mayberry

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Beach Bum
18 days ago

That’s all you got? Shugrue tries to help kids? At least he never tried to take out a judge or blocked public access to information by a newspaper. Your boss doesn’t even have a high school level understanding of the law.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Al A. Bye
17 days ago

These people are for “everything is for the kids” narrative until its not a useful narrative.

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Reply to  Optimus Prime
17 days ago

Tearing up Springside Park for a bike course is a perfect example.

I believe even conflict of interest herself, PPS board member Alison McGee, even used that same phrase. She even took it a step further and said it was for “kids of color” to experience biking, or something similar.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Marcus Aurelius
16 days ago

That she did !

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Optimus Prime
16 days ago

What has Wrong Way done for the kids? Oh, wait she showed up for a photo op at a renovated park on the west side where kids have to dodge bullets deal with drug dealers, play around needles etc…

Whatever
Whatever
19 days ago

She doesn’t understand basic driving laws yet she is responsible this important investigation.

https://berkshireeagle-ma.newsmemory.com?selDate=20220728&goTo=A01&artid=2

The school committee
The school committee
19 days ago

Real fascist point to the powerless and blame them for societal ills.The radical right follows Trumps pied piper skill set to lead people who have been brainwashed by drive time fascist radio King Rush Limbaugh and the 3pm Sean Hannity.The drive to work and the drive home change who you were.I listened and was part of the indoctrination into supporting your movement that simply said white peoples struggle was not to be blamed on rich powerful people and corporations but you should blame the women’s rights movement and the minority rights movement and now you men blame the social justice movement…….Ignorance breeds hate and hate breeds Trump,Bannon who want to MAGA all the way back to the 1940s….This moronic view of the world also blames education….FOX repeats what you need to hear so that the ignorant FOX viewer stays as the foundation of a corporate fascist America always blaming knowledge for America’s ills…..it truly is amazing to watch the victims of the ignorance of evil.While hate speeches are written one amazing thing keeps happening….The rich get richer and the powerful get more power as long as we send society back to the 1940s where they will swallow us whole.Unregulated capitalism eats it self. FOX MEDIA is Thriving

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
19 days ago

CVS called and said your thorazine is ready.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
19 days ago

“Reymon Delacruz-Batista, Hispanic male (POC), murdered in Pittsfield State Forest 12/5/21. No updates/No suspects in custody.”

4 suspects in custody. Going or at the grand jury as we speak

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Flogging Molly
19 days ago

Don’t forget, LaQuan Johnson, allowed to go free by DA Harrington,shoots and murders Stephan Curley, 26. That’s two young POC’s, somebody’s sons but whose counting? Harrington’s failures have real impact on the Black community. Too bad all Dennis Powell and Shirley Edgeton care about is keeping their jobs.

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Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Teedoff
19 days ago

Dennis likes to espouse his racist views too. Remember during the Miguel Estrada shooting, Dennis ran to the Eagle to proclaim that the police probably got “nervous because he (Estrada) was a large POC.”

Dennis didn’t know a single fact of this case, but immediately projected race into it. It didn’t matter to Dennis that Miggy advanced towards the officers with a large knife, over 40 yards (120 feet), while ignoring multiple commands to drop the knife. It was all about race, right Denny?

Shirley, our esteemed “cultural proficiency coach,” has (1) gone on city paid “black teachers recruiting” trips to North Carolina, (2) received over $500,000 ARPA money for her ROPE program, (3) part of a group with Warren Dews, Flat Tyer’s admin assistants husband, that received $700,000 ARPA money, as part of the Berkshire Black Economic Council (BBEC), to create black owned businesses.

To date, they have had one event, in South County, in which keynote speakers told the sparse crowd, they needed everything black. Black businesses, black entertainment venues, etc. Nothing about how to create a business or the steps to run a successful business, just hat in hand, bent at the knees, looking for more taxpayer money from gullible white fools.

No statements about curbing the gun violence being perpetrated by young black males from Dennis or Shirley. Lord knows they have plenty of money and resources to try.

Last edited 19 days ago by Markus Aurelius
fizllehead
fizllehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

Oh boy is Dennis ever gonna have a rebuttal to that. tick tock….tick tock….

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Teedoff
19 days ago

The number of repeat violent criminals would significantly go down…instead of the revolving door of the just us system that Harrington has instituted , when they have 6′ of earth to crawl through it’s difficult to re
offend again.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Flogging Molly
19 days ago

I made that post on The Planet, prior to anyone being arrested.

Part of that post, was to show that the “transparency” that DA Andrea “Wrong Way” Harrington, touts in her pressers, is as much bullsh!t as her “racially biased policing stats in Berkshire County,” that we still await.

Well that, and of course the reason why the black female was never criminally charged in the Simon Rock College kidnapping/racial hoax, that caused panic and fear in every white male college student. You know, those “victims” Andrea always claims to represent.

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Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  Flogging Molly
19 days ago

No thanks to wrong Way DA

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Flogging Molly
18 days ago

Grand jury proceedings are confidential.
I hope AH addresses this violation with you.

JoePesci
JoePesci
19 days ago

I am so pleased to see Shugrue take it to Harrington. Harrington couldn’t run a McDonald’s, let alone a DAs office. She is a disgrace to our profession

Pat
Pat
19 days ago

Maura Healey has her own issues. She was one of the people who supported the violence during the Summer of Love. As the Attorney General of Mass., her support of that violence was shocking.

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

Trump supports hate and violence

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
19 days ago

Can you give any recent examples of Trump’s support for “hate and violence?”

I’m not aware of any cross burnings taking place across the country. Certainly none locally. Are you aware of any TSC? I haven’t heard of any lynchings either. Have you TSC that no of us are aware of? Where do you come up with nonsense?

You do realize Trump has been out of office over a year and a half, don’t you?

Cue up the canned 1/6 TSC response in…..3, 2, 1:

Last edited 19 days ago by Markus Aurelius
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
18 days ago

He killed 5 people during his violent attack at the Capital with 140 casualties in 180 mins.Said Vive President of the United States deserved to be hung.Anything else you need?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
18 days ago

Pelosi’s thug killed Ashli Babbitt, the only one killed that day.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

Cap police mauled at least one other. Think she died too or almost.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  The school committee
18 days ago

Take your meds

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

Violins are too squeaky just like you and Harrington.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Too many Dem Socialists in state government.
Vote Geoff Diehl for Guv!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
19 days ago

To add to Markus’s list, we all should have known when Nipples raised the wrong hand when getting sworn in that she is clueless. Also, somewhat fearing that she will be using her “Miggy Investigation” to get votes by stating police did not do their job correctly in her WOKE warped eyes. Latest comment is she is “editing” her report, what is she “editing”? Why has this investigation taken so long and timed to be released right before the election? Convenient coincidence?

Pass the Salt Please
Pass the Salt Please
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

She may well play the Miggy card but what voters would she be reaching out to? Not everyone votes or even knows what elections are OR cares. It is possible that those that use and need the police the most are not the ones that leave the house on election day. I am talking Pittsfield here. Unless someone actively gathers and transports the gang bangers crowd to the polls the effect may be minimal. Just a thought.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
19 days ago

betting on untoward. she has no fix on higher office. A loose cannon.

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  danvalenti
19 days ago

80 or more percent of Harringtons funding comes from rich people at the gaming commission, software companies, lawyers, politically connected. Where is the coverage of this by media? The Kapanskis know nothing about it. Why is it being kept from them?

fizzllehead
fizzllehead
Reply to  Yuseless
19 days ago

Might be an interesting story for a newspaper huh?

Or not.

What's the deal dude
What's the deal dude
Reply to  Pass the Salt Please
19 days ago

The property manager (ringmaster) has all the identifying information he needs to cast votes for the people who stay home.

I went to vote in Town and my name was already crossed out as if I had voted already, but I had not.

One household member has received the voter mailing but I did not receive mine. We are both registered at the same address.

fizzllehead
fizzllehead
Reply to  What's the deal dude
19 days ago

Maybe your name was crossed out because you are dead? Might want to check the obits for clarification. That is what I do every morning first thing.

What's the deal dude
What's the deal dude
Reply to  fizzllehead
19 days ago

That’s true.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  What's the deal dude
18 days ago

Why can’t the smart people who govern in MA pass a law for voter ID? What are they hiding? It seems to be the only common sense thing to do to squelch talk of voter booth stuffing so why won’t they do it?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
18 days ago

Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal immigrants) did just get a law pass for voting ID’s.

It’s called the “Work and Family Mobility Act.” It will give every citizen in MA, both legal and illegal, an ID and a chance to vote. Sometimes even, multiple chances to vote.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pass the Salt Please
19 days ago

they pay them to vote

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

I agree M/B. I stated weeks ago on here, this will be her “Hail Mary” attempt at stirring her base, to criminally charge Officer Sondrini with murder/manslaughter.

What is there to “edit?” And why was it not being edited along the way? This case is over 4 months old. The stall tactics are very concerning. If I were Officer Sondrini, I’d be speaking to an attorney ASAP. Get your ducks in a row my friend.

I have a bad feeling her presser next week will coincide with Sondrini’s arrest. Then, DA Wrong Way will have all the usual’s there: Dennis, Shirley, every POS POC in this city-her base.

Helen “Handgun” Moon would be there, if not for their falling out. But you can rest assured, Handgun will be applauding from afar. A white cop getting (wrongfully) arrested. That’s like winning the lottery to a low character person like Helen.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

The crime rate in the Berkshires is the direct result of Andrea Harrington’s failures. I hope the police association pickets this press conference. Regardless of the decision, Harrington has abandoned law enforcement. She has repeatedly failed to prosecute repeat offenders or let them off with plea bargains and reduced sentences. While Harrington takes junkets to Portugal, Alabama and California the community and its police are left to pick up the pieces. Picket her! Vote her out!

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
18 days ago

So that stunt will make people want to vote for her?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  12 Gauge
17 days ago

12, if you don’t think that would stir her base, Dennis/Shirley, lib left loons in N/S county, you are sadly mistaken my friend.

I’m not advocating for it, nor do I think it’s right. I just think DA Wrong Way’s 15 minutes of fame, is ticking at about 14:58 right now. She needs a prayer. This is it IMO. I hope I’m wrong, but we’ll see.

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Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
17 days ago

On the Estrella issue Harrington loses no matter what she does. If the public had any trust in her they would sympathize. She has earned nothing but contempt.

RNtoo
RNtoo
19 days ago

Harrington is not a district attorney she is a criminal justice abolitionist.

Bulls I
Bulls I
Reply to  RNtoo
19 days ago

Don’t feel bad Charles for fighting the fight.the cops just arrested a city Council speaker @ three minutesfor something. I was telling my friend he had a target on his back when he went against City Hall and everybody else. Lamar is his first name.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Bulls I
19 days ago

Lamar is a fine gentleman and has a talented legal mind. I’d like to see him on City Council.

If you are referring to the event months ago – he was not arrested but he was escorted out.

Up Dalit
Up Dalit
Reply to  Charles Kronick
18 days ago

I believe he was arrested again Charles the other day.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Up Dalit
18 days ago

For what?

Experiment is over
Experiment is over
Reply to  Bulls I
19 days ago

Biden said that they’re investing here hundreds of millions trillions skipped right over billions I guess nobody’s invest in trillions. When the president said 300 billion will be reduced from the deficit wow we’re on our way?Just join the march

Pittsfieldwood
Pittsfieldwood
19 days ago

She’s a buffer to absorb what the previous administration did. It’s a movie show.

Hell hole
Hell hole
19 days ago

Defendant was held on dangerousness because they missed court when they were in the intensive care unit with life threatening injuries.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
19 days ago

It is clear that Judge Agostini is so fed up with Andrea Harrington’s office and their incompetence and poor judgement that whatever they request he is going to do the opposite. Good work. Congratulations, Andrea, on your complete destruction of the Berkshire County justice system. 

BERKSHIRE EAGLE: The sole remaining defendant arrested in connection with a Summer Street drug search warrant was ordered released from pretrial custody with conditions that he live with his mother.
Frank Rinaldi, 52, of Pittsfield, had been held in custody while his drug case was pending in Berkshire Superior Court, but was ordered released from custody over the objection of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. 
Judge John Agostini ruled Monday that conditions could be imposed on Rinaldi to protect public safety during his pretrial period, and allowed him to live with his mother and report to probation while he awaits either a trial or a plea. 

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
19 days ago

“Most of the suspects Harrington brings to court for prosecution had a history of violent criminal activity prior to their ALLEGED incidents.” Every story includes some variant of this phrase. These criminals are douche’s and are slow slow learner’s,they are not getting the message. Why not? Because society isn’t sending it. Lock these POS’s up, lock them up for a long, long time. They not rehabilitatable. They not going to cure cancer and win a Nobel prize. They might father a school full of future parasites and violent predators, cause death and mayhem, but that’s about it. How dumb are the people of Berkshires to tolerate this? Hey you vote for this, over
and over. Ya like that, huh?

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
19 days ago

Congressman Jamie Raskin from Maryland is sooooo evil… his own son killed himself to get away from him. Guy is the devil incarnate.

Experiment is over
Experiment is over
Reply to  DIGITAL WARRIOR
19 days ago

Why don’t or didn’t they use some of that arpa money to fund lifeguards at the lakes?…

fizzllehead
fizzllehead
Reply to  Experiment is over
19 days ago

Got hire a consultant first to see how many lifeguards we need

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzllehead
18 days ago

First they need a consultant to verify that water is wet.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Experiment is over
19 days ago

I’m sure if Warren or Shirley could swim, they would be begging for a piece of that ARPA money too.

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Experiment is over
Experiment is over
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

Yeah well the little girl didn’t make it. Sad day. You got a lake and no life guards in the middle of summer?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Experiment is over
19 days ago

In the Eagle today, it said the little girl was going to pull through. In fact, the lady who found her and saved her life was even hoping to meet the little girl one day.

But I do agree with you. Lifeguards would be ARPA money well spent. Instead, it goes to grifters and race baiters.

Woman who performed CPR on 8-year-old describes Sunday’s rescue effort at Onota Lake in Pittsfield | Central Berkshires | berkshireeagle.com

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
18 days ago

why should the ARPA money go there? This has been in the city budget before I was born, why aren’t these positions in the parks budget? The ARPA money should have all gone to the water sewer project so the city taxpayer wouldn’t be paying for it the next 100 years

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
18 days ago

I agree with you Shirley about the ARPA money going to the water/sewer project.

The point I was making, is spending ARPA money on lifeguards is money well spent when you consider the alternative. Giving hundreds of thousands of ARPA money to Shirley Edgerton (city employee) and Warren Dews (wife is mayor Flat Tyer’s admin assistant), in violation of state conflict of interest laws…..but nothing to see here, move along.

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Sudden Dopp
Sudden Dopp
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

Does the city have a harbor master?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Sudden Dopp
18 days ago

No, but we have a HarborFreight.

Mr. X
Mr. X
Reply to  Sudden Dopp
16 days ago

Yes I believe it is Jim McGrath the head of Parks Dept.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mr. X
16 days ago

Better to stick with HarborFreight if that’s the case

Hell hole
Hell hole
19 days ago

Baby Kristoff is gasping.

Endov Game
Endov Game
Reply to  Hell hole
19 days ago

Councilor Persip doesn’t want public speaking at the meetings? Where the the Chucks on that one?

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Endov Game
18 days ago

Seriously? Did the mayor tell him to say that? And does that include POC? Is he trying to shut down his own people too and if so how do they feel about it? How does the Berkshire Eagle feel about it? If Mr Kronick suggested that the Eagle would be all over him

Tom
Tom
19 days ago

A better, safer life,
… We did somethin’ we both know it
We don’t talk too much about it
Ain’t no real big secret all the same
Somehow we get around it
Listen it don’t really matter to me baby
You believe what you want to believe
You see you don’t have to live like a refugee (don’t have to live like a refugee)
… Somewhere, somehow somebody
Must have kicked you around some
Tell me why you want to lay there
Revel in your abandon
Honey, it don’t make no difference to me baby
Everybody’s had to fight to be free
You see you don’t have to live like a refugee (don’t have to live like a refugee)
Now baby you don’t have to live like a refugee (don’t have to live like a refugee) No
… Baby we ain’t the first
I’m sure a lot of other lover’s been burned
Right now this seems real to you
But it’s one of those things
You gotta feel to be true
… Somewhere, somehow somebody
Must have kicked you around some
Who knows, maybe you were kidnapped
Tied up, taken away and held for ransom, honey
It don’t really matter to me baby
Everybody’s had to fight to be free
You see you don’t have to live like a refugee (don’t have to live like a refugee)
No you don’t have to live like a refugee (don’t have to live like a refugee)
You don’t have to live like a refugee (don’t have to live like a refugee)
Oh, oh, oh

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Tom
19 days ago

I love Tom Petty (now deceased).

Mal
Mal
19 days ago

To summarise, Maura Healey endorsed Andrea Harrington who had no experience as a prosecutor, to prosecute criminals in one of the most crime-ridden cities in Massachusetts. Three and half years later, Andrea Harrington still has no experience as a prosecutor and has repeatedly exhibited that her incompetence knows no bounds. Crime is significantly worse, yet Maura Healey endorsed Andrea Harrington again. Something is wrong with Maura Healey.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Mal
18 days ago

If she does not retract that she may lose a ton of Berkshire votes for governor. Is it worth it?

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
18 days ago

Healy doesn’t give a damn about the Berkshires. She is the next Governor. End of story.

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  Namaste
17 days ago

Do not vote for Healey. She disrespected us twice.

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  Yuseless
15 days ago

I agree. I will NOT vote for Healey.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mal
18 days ago

If Healy wins Andrea will get a high paying job as a coffee girl similar to the job Hinds had at the UN.

Pat
Pat
19 days ago

This new so-called Reduce Inflation Bill (formerly Build Back Better) will destroy what is left of our economy by attacking fossil fuel, destroy working families, and give big incentives to people earning over $100,000 dollars to buy electric vehicles while poor and working class Americans are being told to get on public transportation and take your chances with getting COVID after being squeezed in with tons of others. Sorry for the inconvenience poor and working class folks, but the only people the leftists are looking after are the wealthy and the indoctrinated school personnel. Don’t buy into their reduced prescription prices either because that is just a ruse to get everyone doped up on these prescriptions to make the drug companies even richer.

fizzllehead
fizzllehead
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Most of it will be skimmed off the top by mayors and council presidents before any road is paved or bridge is rebuilt. It is called the MIDAS effect where greed feeds on greed which feeds on greed.

Sudden Dopp
Sudden Dopp
Reply to  fizzllehead
19 days ago

Level Wahconah Park and be done with it. Costs to much, way to much mayor.

Sudden Dopp
Sudden Dopp
Reply to  Sudden Dopp
19 days ago

Something new. Hell no.

Endov Game
Endov Game
Reply to  Sudden Dopp
19 days ago

You don’t build a new stadium on a flooded lake and there’s no way around that. Costs to much to renovate unless baseball is that important and lately no one goes to the games anyway.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Endov Game
18 days ago

No you build it on a special interest persons unwanted land. How about in West Pittsfield past PLT on the abandoned tax forgiven land of dilapidated building that the guy wants desperately to unload anyway? He can’t give it away but the city could pay him a couple of million for it.

Up Dalit
Up Dalit
Reply to  Sudden Dopp
18 days ago

Not many thumbs up maybe you would like a lakefront new or millions of cost stadium? Either way,YOU have NO say.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Sudden Dopp
18 days ago

Yea, welts build a new stadium on the PEDA site and make BE foot the bill. Then turn Wahaconah Park into a bum park and let the druggies and drunks die there. Hines and Harrington can bring hem milk and cookies and crack and fentanyl before they OD and die.

Savi Baterdtoriss
Savi Baterdtoriss
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
16 days ago

It already is a bum park now turning into a big dig and political campaign posers

gotcha22
gotcha22
19 days ago

Harrington’s endorsement from Healey is getting more attention here than anywhere. She got 15 likes on social media, half of them family and employees. The comments say it all: “Neither one has done anything good for Berkshire county or the state” and “Bunch of crooked politicians supporting each other.”

The winner: Bobby Sullivan: Andrea Harrington is refusing to debate DA Candidate Tim Shugrue. She’s running scared and hoping to disguise her ineptitude by talking about national issues that have no relevancy to her position. Also, an endorsement from Healey means Healey has zero touch on what matters to my fellow Berkshire County residents. Keep that in mind folks. Politics can be brutal and the victim is always the local community.

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MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
19 days ago

One of your best, professor

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
19 days ago

Was an off duty Pittsfield police officer involved in the collision with the former Johnny’s Beach House ?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

Well, if so, you won’t hear about if from the mayor. Or chief. Or Eagle.

Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

someone in a raised pickup truck allegedly did burn outs and smashed into the building destroying it. Apparently there was a young child in the car too who was screaming/possibly injured

if this was a local swine we will hear nothing of it

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

Too funny. IBerkshires has the story and mentioned that in the year 2015 a man was shot in the foot at that location. They were able to dig up that morsel but not the name of the driver.
Do not tell me local media does not scrub the news when they want to.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
18 days ago

I remember when PPD officer Darren Cowell ran a red light at the corner of North and Depot Street and caused an accident, sending the driver of the vehicle Cowell struck to hospital with injuries. I think it was a young woman who had the right of way when officer Cowell slammed into her. I also remember when PPD officer Najimy collided with several parked vehicles on Orchard Street just before he slammed his taxpayer funded cruiser into the iron fence at the old jail on Second Street. Excuses were manufactured for both of cops. But I digress, if I’m not mistaken, doesn’t a violent knife wielding road rage criminal own the dilapidated neglected ramshackle dump formerly known as Johnny’s Beach Club at 87 Wahconah Street, where 24-year-old David Moody was caught on video putting a handgun into his pants after a 20-year-old “non-active” member of the Crips gang was shot and seen limping out of the bar? Correct me if I’m wring.

Harmony’s dump has the distinction of also being the former site of Pepe’s nightclub for criminals.

Barcelona Tapas & Bar to Begin Renovations of Pittsfield Building /iberkshires – February 25, 2020

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

“Campoli was not sure if the kitchenette qualified as a kitchen and Edwards added that the prior owners did not serve any food.”

“The owners indicated that they do still plan that if they cannot sell after the renovations, they would open up the restaurant in some capacity to keep the alcohol license paired with the establishment while making the business attractive to potential a buyer.”

To date, renovations to the best of my knowledge have never been started under the new owners. Curiouser still, is that I also read that the owners received a $250,000 loan from family……

Johnny’s Beach Club Hours Clipped in Wake of Shooting /iberkshires – October
27, 2015

And while I’m on the subject of criminals, there’s this;

Scars from scandals never disappear / Archives/ berkshireeagle – July 1, 2011

Pittsfield Police raided the former Beer Garden on Wahconah Street owned by the family of City Council President Angelo C. Stracuzzi.

and this; tales which include corrupt cops and corrupt and/or pervert pederast City Council President/banker

A history of Organized Crime in the Berkshires /iBerkshires – March 08, 2015

“It did result in the arrest of Pittsfield Police officer William Zoitos and his wife, who authorities alleged had allowed their home and phones to be used for registering bets.”

“These profits fueled the booming narcotics trade, which by them was firmly established as the mafia’s most lucrative enterprise and left ample funds for exerting influence over law enforcement and political figures.”

“In early 1986, one such bar in particular was the site of a police sting that sent major ripples through the community. On Jan. 11, the three-member SIU conducted a raid on the Beer Garden on Wahconah Street, during which then City Council President Angelo C. Straccuzzi was arrested along with several other members of his family on charges of allowing gambling on the premises.”

To be continued….. including allegations of racism, falsified pay records, and on duty drunkenness by its chief leveled at the Pittsfield Police Department.

Pepper Piggs
Pepper Piggs
Reply to  The City I Hate
18 days ago

Carm let that joint do a five year renovation and apparently never was renovated. But we like Johnny. Gawd does this city attorney make You wanna fall asleep or what?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

Is that why the name of the driver was left out of today’s Eagle? Very few details given about the accident.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

Don’t get me started on the trio of Pittsfield’s Finest and the Night Caper at Pittsfield Supply. It’s an oldie, but a goody. And if memory serves, one of them was accused of having an unnatural affection for kids.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

Sure was!

Pat
Pat
19 days ago

Big government wants to be in control of everything which includes energy, food, and medical. Europe is predicting starvation because the green energy policies are saying that agriculture is bad and destroys the climate. Yes, people will die, but these power mad Fascists want total control over our lives. They want us dependent on them for our every need. Europe is 5 years ahead of us with this Fascist plan because President Trump slowed down our march toward this Fascist control so the media and the far left had to destroy him. Canada is now banning fertilizer. Mass starvation will be the end result of this power mad plan of these far left globalists. Glenn Beck explains their devious plan to have complete power over us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csYqZ4ovom8

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

Glen Beck gets a nice fat paycheck from Mr Putin every week for helping to divide and weaken America. For this reason I have suspicions about Glen Becks motives.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Yes,Russia has funneled money to republicans through the NRA for years and they in turn go down the road to fascism and turn their back on democracy.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
17 days ago

Does the NRA have to give 10% to the “Big Guy”?

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Sounds like you got a bad ice cube from TSC.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Acute Angina
18 days ago

Putin has found quite a few weak minded Americans willing to sell out their own country for the right price. Hannity comes to mind. By the looks of things Putin may have passed through Pittsfield.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

The only ones selling out their country is Biden and his far left globalist buddies. Americans can’t even think straight and that’s just the way they want it. These boom and bust cycles (do most Americans even know what that is?) that Biden is creating is making the wealthy even wealthier and the end goal is to have 2 classes, the wealthy and the poor who will be dependent on government for their every need.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Yeah, Hunter and the Big Guy

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Acute Angina
18 days ago

ha!

Just returned from night recon – this funny!

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Up Dalit
Up Dalit
Reply to  Acute Angina
18 days ago

Nah. Tainted kool aid

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

Trump was the leader of the fasist move in America and his 1st attack failed because he surrounded himself with idiots thank God.They were so close.America got lucky on 1/6/2021……FOX fans are now watching on air heads disclose a white racist move the republicans now say publicly

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
18 days ago

And you’re a Nutzi

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
17 days ago

TSC, for the first time you are correct. Trump was the fastest moving president, in terms of getting things done. Manufacturing jobs back on US soil, the US energy independent, soaring economy, no wars in the world.

And to think while Trump was accomplishing all that, Obama, Xiden, Hillary, and the DNC, were illegally spying on US citizens, to include a sitting president.

Yusless
Yusless
18 days ago

It’s nice to see this fine citizen journalist has taken the time to report this disturbing information.

To the editor: I am supporting attorney Timothy J. Shugrue for district attorney because I consider the administration of Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington to be a complete failure.
Tim clearly outshines the present DA in every meaningful category, including experience, competence and integrity. This left me wondering how Ms. Harrington could even be competitive in a race against such an obviously superior candidate as Tim Shugrue.
In an attempt to answer that question, I examined the public records of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. What I found was truly revealing.
From Oct. 3, 2021, through July 10 of this year, Ms. Harrington has raised $44,635 in reported contributions. Of that, only $17,665 came from people residing in Berkshire County. This means that more than 60 percent of her contributions have come from politically connected individuals who live outside Berkshire County and, in many cases, who live out of state.
Ms. Harrington has accepted money from persons such as Joseph Curatone, the former mayor of Sommerville; Stephen Crosby, the former chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in Boston; and Angela Davis, a law professor at American University in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, she has received contributions from people who reside in Boston, Cambridge, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Denver and San Francisco.
By contrast, according to those same records, the vast majority of Tim Shugrue’s contributions, amounting to approximately $72,000, have come from people who live and work in Berkshire County.
So why would the incumbent district attorney be having so much difficulty attracting financial support from Berkshire County residents? I think the answer is that local people have witnessed Ms. Harrington’s performance over the last four years and are unimpressed and disappointed, to say the least.
It is time for a change, and I urge everyone who cares about criminal justice to join me in voting for Tim Shugrue for DA in the Democratic primary on Sept. 6.
Julie Lewit, Lenox

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” – Lord Acton

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
18 days ago

Power grows when people stay in office too long. Applies to state bureaucrats too.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  levitan
17 days ago

True dat. Power also grows when the people who stayed in power too long change city charters to further bolster power of those that have stayed in power too long.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
17 days ago

Too complex to sum up in one sentence.

Example are the Cuomos. The father amassed great power and loses to Pataki. Then sons become powerful and corrupt from what – Andrew bickering with Greene (?) How is that? Clearly not strictly term limits. The quote from Acton’s quote is best – power corrupts. How does not matter.

Yet leaders in council, state, fed just keep talking about fresh powers: my judges, no filibuster, kill charter objection, more inspectors, drivers licenses – let’s give them to this group too (don’t ask voters.) They drive power.

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Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

This type of fundraising is known as “double bundling.” A lobbyist, PAC or fundraiser collects on behalf of a committee – say, Maura Healey – and simultaneously collects on behalf of an associate – say, Andrea Harrington. It is a way that a candidate can benefit from or be influenced by special interests even if that candidate is of no interest to the contributors. It is legal in Massachusetts, but subject to restrictions. Andrea Harrington’s bundling of contributions by Maura Healey’s finance director to collect funds from outside Berkshire County should have been investigated long ago. But I’m sure she is banking on the fact that no one will.

Rigged system
Rigged system
Reply to  Yusless
17 days ago

A Crosby also works at MCAD

Teedoff
Teedoff
18 days ago

Get a year in jail for torching a hay bail. Get probation for serious arson trying to score a $750,000 insurance payout. Minister of Justice Harrington strikes again!

PITTSFIELD — An 86-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to setting ablaze the site of his former “Wonderful Things” yarn store in south county last summer. He was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $5,000.
Harry Sano Jr. admitted in Berkshire Superior Court to charges he set fire to 232 Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington on July 7, 2021.
Sano set the blaze, Assistant District Attorney Joseph Yorlano said, while a sale was pending to a buyer who planned to tear down the structure.
A $750,000 insurance claim was filed for the fire, Yorlano said, signed by Sano’s wife. But the prosecutor said there’s no evidence that Sano’s wife of 62 years knew what her husband had done — believing he had gone to the library the day of the fire.

craig barnum
craig barnum
Reply to  Teedoff
18 days ago

Insurance fraud by Tyers [nephew?]

They put that shit on everything

Fraudulent Conveyance
Fraudulent Conveyance
Reply to  Teedoff
18 days ago

Who bought the real estate? Tyers family member, Barnum. RICO.

FYI
FYI
Reply to  Teedoff
17 days ago

Her dad and he are “good friends” just so you know. The wife knew exactly what was going on because he switched the payee to her.
When you are family friends with the DA you don’t do hard time and you get to keep the money.

Fraudulent Conveyance
Fraudulent Conveyance
Reply to  FYI
17 days ago

Who’s he the gaming commission.

Pat
Pat
18 days ago

Good old Nance Pelosi is flying over to Taiwan ignoring threats from China that there will be hell to pay if she does this. We can argue whether she should or shouldn’t go, but that’s not the point. This should have been kept quiet if she was going, but it was leaked. If Trump had pushed on with this trip after this direct threat from China, the leftists would be planning another impeachment. The leftists are even preparing us for nuclear war now with all of these announcements about what to do if a nuclear threat is imminent. These people are shameless.

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

Wasn’t it earlier this week that the Eagle ran a story on an out-of-date emergency evacuation plan in case of a nuclear attack?
I would like to know where the bomb shelters are located in Berkshire County, as the Dems lead us into World War III.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Lenny
18 days ago

Worry about errant russian missiles. More likely to hit themselves than us. Their missiles are equipped with 1980’s Maytag chips. Engine thrusters upon examination are revealed to be constructed from Tsar Nicholas samovars that were mothballed after the revolution.

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  levitan
18 days ago

I’m talking about Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. Chinese state media has threatened to shoot her out of the sky if her plane attempts to land. Will she be arrogant enough to go?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Lenny
18 days ago

Chinese State media (like US state media) says all sorts of ridiculous things. Pelosi is their friend not mine afterall.

It’s not the threat that they may shoot that is impressive, it’s that they demonstrate that they can say they will that is impressive. It is said to show what the USA cannot or will not do in response. Such as – organanize a global embargo in response to murdering a state representative premediated.

Nope. Didn’t hear that response….

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
18 days ago

Most of the computer chips that run almost everything in America are made in Taiwan. Take one guess as to how quick America goes back to the stone ages if we abandon Taiwan. America loses no matter what it does in this situation.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Why do we lose if she does/doesn’t go? China’s point is that it can make idle threats and we can’t answer them.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  levitan
18 days ago

China is threatening to shoot down Pelosi’s plane.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

And what is the State Department or Defense Department’s response? Counter threat? Warning? That’s a score for China as it ought to be intolerable for an adversary to utter such a violent threat.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  levitan
17 days ago

It should be intolerable, but we hear silence from our government about this threat. Oh, don’t worry about it they say. Pelosi will be flying with lots of protection, but we know that shooting down her plane would set us up for war with China.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

The point, Pat, is that they are flaunting their capacity to provoke. Kim Y OO did same until Trump sent the Seventh Fleet (that which the Admirals didn’t smash up and let burn and the others allowed to rust into the sea) to his borders. Obviously Trump was bluffing because we don’t have a navy anymore really, but Kim wasn’t taking a chance.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  levitan
16 days ago

Trump has the element of unpredictability and that made all of these dangerous countries question what he would do next so that was a good thing. Biden is so predictable that they know he will not even respond to their threats which is unbelievable for an American President to stay silent when China says they will shoot down an American politician’s plane if she goes to Taiwan.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
16 days ago

Trump was very predictable. He would give a bad deal to those who do not bargain.
While war was not an option for North Korea (or China), a ridiculously expensive arms race would kill them first, us not so much.

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Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Actually, you’re wrong. 28% is South Korea, 22% is Taiwan, I forget who #3 is, and China comes in at #4 at 12%.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
17 days ago

But today, 75 percent of production takes place in East Asia. Ninety percent of the most advanced chips are made in Taiwan. China is doing everything it can to take over the global market so they can try to out compete the rest of us and have a lot of applications — including military applications.” N>Y>Times Jan 2022

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Democrats love the green new storage deal

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Acute Angina
18 days ago

Stone Age not storage

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Lenny
17 days ago

I do not know about bomb shelters but did I read that City Hall has a gym in the basment paid for by taxpayers that are not allowed to go near it or even use the bathroom in city halll in an emergency? Can one of the Petes please clarify?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
17 days ago

Years ago, there was a bomb shelter under 100 North Street. But it wouldn’t surprise me if one or more of Pittsfield’s corrupt mayors used FREE taxpayer cash to turn it into a Den of Depravity, an East coast Bohemian Grove hidden underground for Pittsfield’s illustrious deviants and visiting dignitaries where they devise plots to steal off more and more money from the taxpayers. After all, Bianchi got away with funneling millions of tax $$$$$$$$$$$$$ into the privately owned 100 North Street property under the specious argument that the air in city hall was unhealthy for city employees, to work in, but not unhealthy for the same city employees to work-out in during their free time while on the taxpayer’s clock. And you must be kidding if you’re expecting clarity from either of those dirty peters, one is a grossly obese gasbag moron, and the other is foody simpleton, a lifelong passenger on the short bus.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  The City I Hate
15 days ago

Just an FYI- That bomb shelter still exists but obviously used for other purposes now, primarily storage. I heard there is a box of ballots there.

Dun Werry
Dun Werry
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
16 days ago

Smartketti apparently ain’t using it.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
16 days ago

Point one by the looks of it neither Pete has been in either gym.

Point two. The bomb shelter under Cumbies is safe….especially at 3am .

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

Disagree total. Elected officials do not get to conceal oversea trips.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  levitan
18 days ago

Not conceal. Tell us about them a day after they go there. I would think this would also be for security reasons.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

Visiting Taiwan – a peaceful nation is a security issue? Why? Would visiting Iceland require same security precaution and secrecy? I’d keep secret things like Epstein’s Gardens.

Pah-thetic
Pah-thetic
Reply to  Pat
16 days ago

See todays headline: “Will She or Won’t She? Nervous Taiwan Waits . . ” That’s what secrecy looks like. PATHETIC

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

Are you saying you think Pelosi could have snuck into Taiwan without the Chinese knowing about it? I assure you Pat that the Chinese get to see the passenger list and cargo manifest of every plane, train and ship that heads in the direction of Taiwan long before it leaves. They would know Pelosi was going to Taiwan before she did.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

You may be right. I don’t know much about Taiwan/China security policies. I just know that United States presidents have been sneaking into countries, especially countries at war, for some time, and they tend to not announce that they are on their way until they are already there or even after. We see video of them, but they may have already left the country hours before the video is shown of their visit.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

You’re beginning to sound like me. How are you with explosive loads and blunt instruments?

Sum Ting Wong
Sum Ting Wong
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Ask fang, fang!

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
18 days ago

THIS!!!

MrsMiaWallace

Reply to 
Flogging Molly
 1 hour ago
Grand jury proceedings are confidential.
I hope AH addresses this violation with you.

the 5th Dentist
the 5th Dentist
Reply to  Al A. Bye
18 days ago

Yea sure Al, double down and set the expectations that AH knows ( or is even aware of or even cares about) both the law and the procedural requirements therein.

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  the 5th Dentist
18 days ago

I can’t find anyone who supports Harrington who isn’t paid or related. Bizarre. I asked someone who had a sign up and he said it wasn’t his but a neighbors who never comes here. He said he doesn’t know any supporters either.

The school committee
The school committee
18 days ago

You FOX fairytale channel viewers who are shutins don’t know that the AGs office is being overwhelmed with information from people coming forward to tell what they know about your fascist leader…..You guys are a year and a half behind. Trump playing golf with the Saudi Arabians today

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
18 days ago

Biden wanted to be there but he couldn’t find his balls.

Pat
Pat
18 days ago

Why is Washington Mayor (Bow Wow) Bowser so upset because illegals are being bussed to her region of the country? She wants the National Guard called in. It’s a humanitarian crisis, but it wasn’t a humanitarian crisis when Texas kept telling the Biden administration that they needed help, that Texas had a humanitarian crisis. Now the protesters are coming out against Bowser for saying there is no sanctuary in Bowser’s city for the illegals. Washington doesn’t need the illegals. That’s the real reason they don’t want them there. Washington is already heavily Democratic so the illegals are just a nuisance to the wealthy Democrats in that upscale area. The far left wants to bus the illegals into places like swing states to influence the vote and Texas of course since they have been trying to flip that state blue for years.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

So you are referring to another woman as “bow wow”? Like a dog?
So Trumpian of you.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

I’m a woman so I can get away with it. Just as we have referred to Kamala Harris as the Laughing Hyena on this board. These people think they are so high and mighty when their policies actually stink so they deserve the criticism.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

APMRF has reserved hyena for south county sculptors. Best not to confuse and mix message.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

True, but now my dog feels insulted.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Pat
16 days ago

No, you can’t. You show symptoms of internalized misogyny.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
16 days ago
TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

So am I. I couldn’t drink enough to do her! Or Tyer!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

This I like. Classic references. “Behold the Cerebus, the Atlantic Plow!”

Pat – watch to receive secret message need new talent for APMRF.

Last edited 18 days ago by levitan
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

Tyer likes Alpo meatloaf

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
16 days ago
Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
18 days ago

Harrington had a fundraiser in North Adams. If you subtract sponsors and family/friends and staff there were about 10 attendees.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Al A. Bye
17 days ago

and nine of them were mannequins.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
17 days ago

In all fairness you might have mistook Pete White for a mannequin.

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
18 days ago

It’s easy to agree Harrington has been a flop since raising her left hand. But the bigger question no one has asked is about Barbalunga’s NDA about getting transferred out of north Adams. What kind of government job signs an NDA about discipline or tranfers

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
17 days ago

Trumps Whitehouse

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
17 days ago

Did Hand Gun Helen have a NDA with Wrong Way?

Zip it pig
Zip it pig
Reply to  Optimus Prime
16 days ago

Undisclosed?!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
17 days ago

I hope Tim Shugrue has a person or two keeping an eye out on Pittsfield City Hall on election night.

Tim doesn’t want or need Pittsfield’s toughest vigilante, Barry Tyer, winding up at city hall and opening the wrong door again. Only to end up in the same room where the ballots are being counted. Just like he did during the last mayoral election.

Barry said it was just an honest mistake. He was only a multi term city councilor and hubby to the multiple term mayor, Flat Tyer. Not to mention, dared to patrol the parking lot alone at 3AM, at the Cumby’s on First Street. How can we not trust the guy?

I believe Barry as much as I do Ricky Rumpus, when he claims the unneeded rotary on Tyler Street was designed and built properly.

Last edited 17 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
17 days ago

Does anyone know how many active law suits there are against the city of Pittsfield or people who work for the city of Pittsfield right now? And if so, is there room to list them all on this blog in one session?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
17 days ago

I would trust the gas station sushi before I would trust the people in power or those connected to those in power here first.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Optimus Prime
17 days ago

Exactly. Why does Tyer feel she has to be the one to build a brand new stadium? Right now with inflation so high the costs of materials will be astronomical. Only a freakin idiot would think this was a good time to build a stadium. That stadium is critical to NOTHING in Pittsfield that cannot wait a couple of years. Shut it down and wait it out. That woman has NO (ZERO) qualifications to run a city of any size anywhere in the world and I am including third world hamlets with huts and dancing natives. Barry needs to sit her ass down and explain today’s economics to her.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
17 days ago

Just like anything else done around here with taxpayers $$ ,the cost of a new stadium is no concern to her. If built it will be done to take care of a select few while the taxpayers suffer even more than they are already.

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
16 days ago

The only reason Flat Tyer would want to build a stadium in this economy, is for the financial gain….I mean, for the children, of course.

From all indications, she is done after this term. What better way to guarantee yourself a huge financial windfall, in the terms of “Christmas gifts,” “farewell gifts,” “parties,” the list of possibilities for Flat to be well taken care of are endless.

I guess the next question is, what city park will Flat Tyer deicide to destroy next? She could always build it on the former GE property. After a few weeks playing there, the players might start losing hair and develop numerous medical conditions, but hey, “It’s for the children.”

And what are the odds the Berkshire Black Economic Council will have a financial hand in the new stadium deal? And by financial, I mean not using any of their ARPA money, but will be “paid consultants.”

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Durka Durga
Durka Durga
17 days ago

The mall “sale” is money laundering.
I bet the current owner will finance at least half of the deal. A sure sign of laundering money.

On Friday, a sale of the mall property for $8 million was recorded. The seller was Durga Property Holdings Inc., which has owned the mall since 2019. The buyer is Mehran Namiri-Kalantari of Santa Monica, Calif., according to records filed with the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds.

Teedoff
Teedoff
17 days ago

The guy who was found gulty of theft for stealing clients from his employer and fined millions of dollars and doesn’t think there is anything wrong with it writes a column advising business enterpreneurs for the Berkshire Eagle.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Marxist Melle I’m calling you out for your habitual lying on this blog. You claim in your post, above, that Harrington is not sponsored by Soros. FLATOUT LIE! Her PICTURE is even posted in the following report for going on a Soros-sponsored junket to Portugal.
The issue of Harrington receiving Soros support has been discussed and confirmed several times already on this blog.

https://www.scribd.com/document/577258820/Justice-for-Sale-LELDF-Report

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Excellent find Fritz! I love it when these far leftist get smacked with the Louisville Slugger truth bat.

James
James
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Harrington is good at making deceptive statements that include some element of truth.

Example: Her signs say “Democrat” to imply that the other guy is not.

Cops and prosecutors lie on TV and that is Harrington’s core experience with the law.

Scared? You should be. This is what Harrington did to the grand jury:

“The judge chastised the DA’s office for introducing evidence to grand jurors he said had little, or nothing, do with the Tuckers’ alleged culpability in the infant’s death, but was instead “intended simply to portray them as angry and inept foster parents.”
“This is not the standard of conduct the court expects from the Commonwealth in grand jury proceedings,” Agostini wrote.”

This is “work” that Andrea Harrington did herself with the help of her hire, Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Ilberg-Lamm. If you are comfortable with a DA’s office that is comfortable using improper character attacks then you get what you deserve. I’m voting ABA.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  James
17 days ago

James, how babies have died, starved to death, suffocated to death, suffered to their very last painful tortuous breath, while in your care? And how many checks from the state did you continue to cash after you killed off your foster babies? Did you go online and blog about how much you hated the foster kids/babies you were getting paid to neglect to death? The gluttonous 600 plus pounds of Tuckers are not the victims! DCF and the Tuckers should be tried, convicted and sentenced.

Dun Werry
Dun Werry
Reply to  The City I Hate
17 days ago

Don’t worry about little cliff being on two boards Bruce up as already stated no public speaking at any of the meetings go on forms if you wanna talk wow

James
James
Reply to  The City I Hate
17 days ago

You have the wrong guy but I’m sure that won’t matter to you.

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
17 days ago

This post is for Charles Kronick.

Any chance we could rename Pittsfield’s motto, from “Benigno Numine,” Italian translation: Benign Power, to a more apt name? A name more fitting of the Linda “Flat” Tyer Administration.

I was thinking of a simple one worded motto, like Praeiudicium, Italian translation: Conflict of Interest.

Alison McGee, Shirley Edgerton, Warren/Roberta Dews, Harmony/Earl Persip, are just a few examples of Praeiudcium.

The new motto fits like a glove.

Last edited 17 days ago by Marcus Aurelius
Squeals Dadda
Squeals Dadda
Reply to  Marcus Aurelius
17 days ago

Gawd is that city solicitor and councilors Guiel, Conan and Kavey,boring as all hell. Gueils main interest is commemorative street signs? And pagnutta is obliging her.

Aside. How can little Cliff be on the parks commission and the board overseeing possible Wahconah Park stadium improvements? Isn’t that a wee bit conflict of interest?

Squeals Dadda
Squeals Dadda
Reply to  Marcus Aurelius
17 days ago

Guiel wants to increase the signage for street sign to500 dollars for future rates in costs inflation. Right now they’re about 100 150 . And THIS hasn’t even been passed. Guiel please go away.

Dun Werry
Dun Werry
Reply to  Squeals Dadda
17 days ago

Welll I see L Chas been on p c for over forty years. How the heck does that qualify he or any other member on anything structural engineering? Everybody in Pittsfield knows the damn place has been falling down for 40 years where the hell is he been for the last 40 years besides on the park commission. Level of the thing put a new field in and some bleachers and hope it don’t rain

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Dun Werry
17 days ago

Why are there no pictures of the badly deteriorating steel? Another home town hoax?

Pittsfields Plummett
Pittsfields Plummett
Reply to  Hell Toupee
16 days ago

Why, when the economy is in the toilet, and interest rates are climbing, is the city of Pittsfield wanting to borrow millions more dollars for a feel good project that serves a very small amount of people and is nowhere near critical? Does Petes bank get these loans? Does Pete know enough about financing and city budgets to have an opinion on this and if so would his mother the mayor let him comment publicly about it?

Dun Werry
Dun Werry
Reply to  Hell Toupee
16 days ago

No,it’s probably real.But level it either way and make an Alamo out of it

DA Judge
DA Judge
17 days ago

Kim Fox and Andrea Harrington are mostly the same except Kim Fox has spent time in a courtroom and has actually won cases.

“ A top Cook County prosecutor resigned this week, saying he “can’t continue to work for an administration I don’t respect.”

Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jim Murphy stepped down Friday after 25 years of service, explaining that he could no longer work under Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who he said is “more concerned with political narratives and agendas than with victims and prosecuting violent crime,” adding, “that is why I can’t stay any longer.””

Gobsig
Gobsig
17 days ago

“District Attorney Harrington is excited to participate in numerous forums and debates between now and the Primary, including the NAACP forum this coming week. She is seeking the Democratic nomination and will not participate in forums being run by right wingers.”

The campaign did not publicly clarify who the “right wingers” were

Kantu Exploux
Kantu Exploux
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

And from what I hear,it’s a nano second.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Many Berkshire republicans are changing to un-enrolled temporarily for this election. MAGA to RINO they all want Harrington voted out.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Gobsig
17 days ago

I guess a right winger is anyone who might ask a real question.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Hell Toupee
16 days ago

Tells me exactly who she is depending on to vote for her. Hey Wrong Way! the idea when trying to win an election is to get every vote you can.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Gobsig
16 days ago

I laughed my head off when I read that article in the paper!
She would obviously prefer a zoom debate where she can have notes, electronic devices and other people in the room feeding her responses to questions.
A live, in-person debate? Hell no! Right wingers? She’s running against a fellow Democrat! Questions from a so-called “right winger” would also have to be answered by a fellow Democrat opponent! This is the sort of bizarre logic one would expect from Harrington and more reason to vote her the hell out of office!

Stone Bolt
Stone Bolt
Reply to  Lenny
16 days ago

Yep. Zoom is out makes for terrible presentation,to many quirks. But zoom is the lazy mans way of communication nowadays.Yeah,and seen that comment by Persip stating no public speaking at these commission meetings. I found it incredible when introducing the members on the commission,( appointed by the mayor) that the member on the commission being introduced stated it’s time for a new stadium? Does he know something we don’t.And the member next to him nodded in approval?

Totally agree the member of the parks commission, who also happens to be the chairman should not be on the commission. And I doubt any of the members has any knowledge concerning anything con structural or environmental. Ricardo certainly doesn’t,look at the water plants?

Stone Bolt
Stone Bolt
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Another one. Nilan states he’s been a member of the parks commission over forty years? And forty years the ball yard and it’s parking lot nightmare has been in despair ie flooding. So,your going to make millions in repair or millions in a new stadium on a ongoing decades of flooding? And if it is possible,which it isn’t, your talking millions in dredging to begin with and certainly the Army Core of Engineers would have to brought in.You can’t divert the flooding to someone else’s property,and that’s what you be doing if that attempt was made to divert.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Stone Bolt
16 days ago

The park needs a dike

Billy Budd
Billy Budd
Reply to  Lenny
16 days ago

Yes. Very disappointing.

Kantu Exploux
Kantu Exploux
Reply to  Lenny
16 days ago

Lenny they all it zoom.I want a stinking debate like Dan does with no holds barred.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
17 days ago

Hello blogger Dan Valenti,

I support Andrea Harrington for reelection in 2022 for Berkshire County District Attorney. You have the right to free speech, as well as the right to recurringly publicly denounce Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington, who is a progressive politician. I support your writings when you use facts to support your arguments against her 2022 reelection campaign. However, I do not support it when you write that you will be the first one to piss on her grave after she would be defeated by challenger Tim Shugrue, who is also a Democrat, but on a moderate level.

While you and many other blog posters write unfavorable criticisms against D.A. Andrea Harrington, I often wonder as to why you don’t ask Tim Shugrue to write a list of both his successes and failures as a career Attorney in Berkshire County. To illustrate, think of it as a baseball player’s statistics that include both his hits and strikeouts.

Someone on your blog pointed out that I have written and blogged about my over 26 yearlong negative history with Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. to criticize me for defending D.A. Andrea Harrington on your blog. Nuciforo has been a mean-spirited bully to me and my family without him ever owning up to his hurtful actions that spans from the Spring of 1996 when I was 20 years old to the Summer of 2022 when I am currently 47 years old. I feel I have to write and blog about Nuciforo to defend myself. It also helps me to have the peace of mind he has taken from me for so long to let people out there know my side of the story. My hope is that my writings and blog postings about Nuciforo ensure that he will never be elected to political office again. Thank you for taking the time to read my recurring political emails about Nuciforo, who is also sarcastically called “Luciforo”.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

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

I have no problem with you promoting the re-election of Harrington the candidate of your choice, but I have a problem with your far left progressive hypocrisy of whining about “according to you anyway” horrible non factual things being said about her when you in fact have and still do the same thing about others, Then you have the audacity to tell some what and how they should write or think when responding to what’s on this media site.That’s the only reason I brought up your blog was to show the hypocrisy you fling at others.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
16 days ago

I think you have experienced what you perceive to be humiation which you are making much worse with your rumination. You are an example of the damage real or perceived injustice can do. To repair your psychological well being you need to stop creating more aggression toward yourself on this blog. You really need to stop posting and get a good therapist.

Distinction
Distinction
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
15 days ago

“Political grave” pay attention.
I assure you there are people who are victimized by Andrea Harrington.

Last edited 15 days ago by Distinction
The school committee
The school committee
16 days ago

What was Don Trumps experience in leading a democracy?What was Trump experience in overthrowing a democracy?…Trump is the most failed traitor in the United States

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
16 days ago

Please take your meds

James
James
16 days ago

Why are we not surprised to see Andrea Harrington flinging around terms like “right wingers” in the district attorneys campaign?

When San Francisco voters, the most liberal Democrat voters in the nation, voted to remove the Harrington-endorsed Chesa Boudin, the “Fair and Just” prosecutors movement blamed conservative funding and a right-wing narrative on crime. They claimed “This is a Republican- and police union-led playbook to undermine and attack progressive prosecutors.” This was a lie In the last election for DA the Harrington campaign directly contacted voters by email to tell them that Harrington’s opponent was a “registered Republican.” This was a lie.

The rise of the Prosecutor Politician’ in Berkshire County under Andrea Harrington is a terrible development. How can justice ever be served when one group insists they are right and everyone else is crazy? One need only look at Lonnie Durfee, the Dalton man who got a year in jail for torching a Biden sign. Remember when Andrea Harrington threatened Melissa Mazzeo with political blowback if she didn’t support her in the upcoming district attorney’s election? Remember how she got elected based on false claims that people of color were being targeted by police? Remember her policies that were designed to appeal to voters by copying national trends like “ending mass incarceration” that have no relevance here?

Harrington is and always will be a purely political animal because she is out solely for one thing – Harrington. The district attorney is supposed to serve justice with fairness for all. Politics was long ago described as “art of compromise.” This was supposed to mean that elected officials would meet and develop policies that all constituents can accept. Harrington destroyed the “all” in justice for all. Now we have one of the most important elected officials in the county motived by far left politics, careerism and most alarmingly, vengeance. If a political and vindictive District Attorney does not terrify you I don’t know what would. Harrington has shown she can and will charge people simply because of political motivations. She has shown she can spare dangerous defendants because of her political ties to an outside group. I’m at a loss as to how much more evidence the public needs to use our collective votes to be rid of Andrea Harrington.

Last edited 16 days ago by James
RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  James
16 days ago

Harrington’s supporters are extreme left wing rather than regular old blue Democrats. Three years of her brand of justice was enough to turn the stomach of every Dem I know.

Wilt Chambermade
Wilt Chambermade
Reply to  RNtoo
16 days ago

Basketball Legend Bill Russell dead age 88.

Savi Baterdtoriss
Savi Baterdtoriss
Reply to  RNtoo
16 days ago

Rumor Has it the commission will entertain a suggestion making one of the hotdog stand vestibules and name it Charlie G so that he can spin some of his sports stories there while all games are being played,Nader water.

Savi Baterdtoriss
Savi Baterdtoriss
Reply to  RNtoo
16 days ago

Is it me our are the bats corked in major leagues? Am I the only one hearing this? Listen to when contact is made. It doesn’t sound natural.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
16 days ago

I’m watching area TV this afternoon and was pleased to hear a newly appointed committee has been formed to study renovating Wahconah Park. I was not pleased to hear recommendations by Pittsfield officials have been made before the committee has officially met. What the new committee is really asked to do is approve what city hall officials have already decided on. They are asked to approve, with suggestions, if necessary. to make it look good, The 10 million for improvements to the parking lot and plumbing is not connected to the grandstand. The 10 million does not include necessary work on redirecting the river so flooding is not a future problem. So here’s the point: 10 million is the minimum that will be spent on this job that no longer hosts local games, has nothing to with Pittsfield youngsters playing there, and will not attract a pro team because those days are long gone and no leagues are interested in relocating here. There are no pro leagues in this area. Our glory days are long gone. We have let the park rot, we have let North Street rot, We destroyed West Street and its 5 restaurants, we have bicycle lanes where cars used to motor looking for parking spaces to shop. Now we are talking about spending 10 Million dollars – at a minimum – to renovate a park we don’t even play high school football games anymore.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
16 days ago

The fix is in……if the river is redirected what will that do to downstream abuters?

I thought removing the mill st dam was supposed to solve the flooding.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
16 days ago

I thought the flooding was going to stop when they tore down the dam? According to the weatherman, oops sorry, weatherpeople, we are in a drought so there should be even less water at the park, I was in the park last year and no soft s[pots in the grandstand. I think pictures would have made their argument but without them first and all of a sudden everyone is talking new park it seems a bit rigged….but that’s the Pitts isn’t it?