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!PLANET EXCLUSIVE! WE REVEAL HARRINGTON’S CAMPAIGN SLOGAN … WHILE D.A. COWARDLY DUCKS DEBATES, SHUGRUE IS ALL IN, ‘CAMPAIGNING LIKE LIGHTNING’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

[ED. NOTE: On Monday afternoon, Aug. 8., at a secret location on a mountaintop high above the city, THE PLANET will be sitting in from of a couple video cameras and in between sheriff candidates Tom Bowler (incumbent) and Alf Barbalunga (challenger) filming a one-hour conversation-cum-confrontation. Shortly thereafter, at a time and date TBA, we will publish that debate on social media. It will be can’t-miss viewing. We can promise you that.]

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 3, 2022) — THE PLANET, first in, has cracked D.A. Andrea Harrington’s actual campaign slogan. You ready?

“Duck and Cover.”

Sound familiar?

It’s perfect for the dizzy D.A. She said she “is excited to participate in numerous forums between now and the primary.”

Right. That’s why she’s ducking ever honest forum where she would appear live, in person, facing real-time questions from someone other than Helen “Handgun” Moon or some other pathetic, suck-up hack.

She’s so delighted she’s ducked and covered (cowered or coward is more like it) from her two most important face-to-face showdowns with relentless challenger, attorney Tim Shugrue. She will probably hide from two others before her shambles of a re-election bid gets mercifully put out of its misery on Sept. 6 in the Democrat preliminary election. Shugrue’s victory will come despite what Wrong Way thinks will be the August Surprise that will miraculously turn the tides in her favor. Ain’t gonna happen.

THE PLANET refers to her soon-due report on the D.A.’s investigation of the death of Miguel Estrella at the hands of the Pittsfield Police Department. We thank WAMC‘s Josh Landes for scooping that the D.A.’s report is on deck.  The PPD’s internal probe concludes that its officers acted appropriately. The public hasn’t seen the D.A.’s report, but reasonable speculation tells us to expect a “hang ’em high” response that will be “completely at odds” with the PPD. Scuttlebutt says the report will contradict the police not based on the facts but based on the politics. Don’t tell anyone about the exclusive “leak” to THE PLANET, because that might cause Harrington to conduct another investigation to see who among “her people” is/are talking.

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THE PLANET DEBATE STILL ON; HARRINGTON WILL DUCK

On Aug. 17, THE PLANET will be sponsoring, hosting, and moderating a showdown between Harrington and Tim Shugrue. We sent out invitations last week. Shurgue, who’s campaigning wall-to-wall, immediately accepted. We heard nothing from the play-acting D.A. You know the drill. When the phone doesn’t ring, we know it’s Wrong Way not getting back to us.

Reason: She’s terrified to be sitting in THE PLANET‘s hot seat facing Shugrue and having to defend a shameful record that’s the direct result of her utter lack of experience and the way in which turned turned the D.A.’s office into a strictly political operation. Why, if she sits with us, she will actually have to face honest questions. High-and-tight chin music, not softballs. And those who know our style know we’re not afraid to zero in when politicians hem, haw, and attempt “non-answers.” Check your memory banks, for example, Kinnas v. Kerwood for State Senate.

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THE EAGLE DEBATE: CANCELED BECAUSE HARRINGTON DUCKED, TURNING A DEBATE INTO A DEBASE

In another exclusive, THE PLANET has the details of the dogged attempt by the Berkshire Eagle to host and sponsor an Aug. 10 debate between the two candidates. On Monday July 18, the Eagle send invitations to Shugrue and Harrington, giving them until Wednesday noon to respond. Shugrue accepted promptly. The Eagle did not hear from Harrington. The Eagle gave Wrong Way another day. No reply. Then they gave her yet another day. We’re talking Friday now with two extensions. Nonetheless, the alleged “professional” D.A. had neither the decency nor the stones to give the newspaper an answer.

“I didn’t hear again from the Eagle until Monday (7/25),” Shugrue told THE PLANET.  “They told me that [Harrington] ‘had concerns’ about the debate. What ‘concerns,’ they didn’t say. They asked me if I would do a zoom hearing with the Eagle and the Harrington campaign on Wednesday 7/27 at 1 p.m. to discuss any concerns either campaign had with the debate and I agreed.”

Well guess what, folks.? Shugrue showed up for the zoom meeting on time. Guess who was yet-again a no show? She ignored four requests/deadlines from the Eagle and didn’t think it was important enough. THAT, ladies and gentlemen, better than any other single incident in her embarrassing turn in office, tells you, the electorate, what the D.A. thinks of you. She thinks you’re rancid shit. Your chance to tell her what YOU think of HER comes Sept. 6, and this time, the voters will speak loud and clear.

Pack your bags, Sweetie!

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While Harrington hides, Shugrue is on the stump like a man possessed.
  • He accepted THE PLANET‘s invitation for a debate, which, despite the D.A.’s no-show, will go on as planned. We will sit down for an hour, Shugrue in one chair and, representing Harrington, a potted plant. In point of fact, we think the plant will do better than the D.A. herself. That debate will be taped and presented on social media (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and the like) shortly thereafter. It will be available 24/7 for viewing until Election Day.
  • He accepted the PCTV debate for 8/15.
  • He has a meet-and-greet in Lee on 8/16 in Lee.
  • On 8/18, Shugrue will appear at Mass MoCA,
  • On 8/24, Shugrue will be in North Adams for the Dems Forum.  [ED. NOTE: Shugrue told THE PLANET he does not know if Harrington Campaign accepted the PCTV debate or the NA Dems forum. If she sticks to the pattern, that will be two more in which this petrified princess will “Duck and Cover“].
  • This past weekend, Shugrue appeared at the Lanesborough Farmers’ Market Saturday morning, Bousquet Mountain Family Day Saturday afternoon, and the Kohnlenberger Fire Charity Event Sunday at Proprietors Lodge.
  • Today (Monday) he’s meeting with Adams First Responders.
  • Tuesday, he does a podcast up north then shows up at the countywide National Might Out.
  • Wednesday, the NAACP, League of Women Voters and ACLU forum on Wednesday via zoom (6 to 8 p.m.).
  • Thursday, 4 to 7:30 p.m., he’s in Adams for “Coffee on the Court,” then it’s on to the Barrington Car Show.

“We are campaigning like lightning,” Shugrue said. “There’s NO resting!”

Meanwhile, Harrington has a photo op with the descendants of O.B. Joyful’s cats in the basement of her Richmond home.

THE PLANET asks you: Who WANTS it more? Who DESERVES it more? Which of these candidates is campaigning fearlessly and in the open? Which one is hiding, cowering behind the insulation of an inexperienced, muddled office? Which candidate has decades of experience both as a defense counsel and as a prosecutor? Which one has almost no court experience and can’t find the Berkshire County court house with GPS and a bomb-sniffing dog?

Remember, folks, to “Duck and Cover” on Election Day, Sept. 6.

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Let me be surrounded by luxury. I can do without necessities” — Oscar Wilde.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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gotcha22
gotcha22
3 months ago

Whoever is advising Harrington has it right. Opening her mouth will only further showcase her infinite incompetence. Shugue is everywhere and people like him. Great post.

Full Nelson
Full Nelson
3 months ago

post turtle

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Full Nelson
3 months ago

At least the pole turtle is the unfortunate victim of a malicious prank. But good call!

We The People
We The People
3 months ago

A Massachusetts Resident Clergy can I get in with my Press Pass

https://theberkshireedge.com/press-but-not-public-invited-to-in-person-candidates-debate/

Gobsig
Gobsig
3 months ago

Daisy Duck for DA!

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
3 months ago

Wrong Way is so scared with having to explain her failing grades and how those grades came about as DA. She knows this would happen if she showed up to any in person debates and had to showcase her top prosecutor IQ. They would be completely exposed for many to see during in person debates. Grades that resemble a breathalyzer readout is what she
has.

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  Optimus Prime
3 months ago

Who cares about her “grades” Maura “Grinch” Healy has endorsed her. Maura wanted to give herself a pat on the back, but she’s so crooked she can no longer stand up straight

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
3 months ago

Who is Ruberto endorsing and backing? And why might this be relevant?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

I believe Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington is right to avoid blogger Dan Valenti, as well as the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle), because they have only provided unfavorable news/blog and editorial coverage of her during her a little over 3 years and 7 months tenure in elected office. Blogger Dan Valenti has written horrible things about D.A. Andrea Harrington, including him blaming her and like progressive prosecutors for the Uvalde, Texas school shooting incident, as well as saying that he will be the first in line to piss on her political grave. As for D.A. Andrea Harrington’s forthcoming report on the PPD shooting of Miguel Estrella, I believe that Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn was wrong to state retroactively in his police report that the mentally ill suspect was not a “person in distress” at the time of the use of deadly force. My hope is that D.A. Andrea Harrington will set the record straight in her forthcoming report. I am not happy to read about Pittsfield’s rise in violent crime, daily shootings, and over 1,000 gang members living in the inner-city, but D.A. Andrea Harrington’s progressive approach to prosecuting violent crimes is not the main cause of Pittsfield’s longstanding dangerous downtown and the “Ring of Poverty” neighborhoods that surround North Street’s “Social Service Alley”. How many Pittsfield politicians prior to Tim Shugrue have promised to fight violent crime without success? It has been decades of failed Pittsfield politicians losing the battle against the “Whack A Mole” violent criminals who rule the streets in Pittsfield!

Tymothy Walsh-Harrington
Tymothy Walsh-Harrington
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

First and foremost the Eagle endorsed her last election. Don’t forget that, that are smartly changing direction and calling her out for being what she is… horrible at her job

Please enlighten us all the way from NH what her positive attributes and accomplishments were. Has it ever occurred to you, Jonathan, that they are reporting accurately and she really hasn’t done much of anything worthwhile other than spend her time in office campaigning and trying to move up the political ladder?

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  Tymothy Walsh-Harrington
3 months ago

No the Eagle endorsed Caccaviello.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

And it isn’t equitable to anyone for criminals to have more privilege to life, Liberty, or happiness then
law abiding citizens. You far left progressives love the word equitable unless it doesn’t fit your narratives though.

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
3 months ago

Who wants it more? Who Deserves it more?

Andrea of course… she is after all a woman running against one of those oppressive YT, cisgendered, wealthy men.

After hundreds of years of Trump oppression her “progressive” stance and a vagina are entitled to it. Just ask her

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

Vote for The Bolt!

Hans Full
Hans Full
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

Only thing I took out of the moon interview iwas the three of them have receding hairlines.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

The Bolt vs the Dolt

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Gobsig
3 months ago

Nice!! This would have been the headline of the debates, if Andrea “Wrong Way” Harrington, wasn’t running scared.

First, we had “rumble in the jungle,” followed by “The Bolt vs the dolt.”

Way to show that “woman power” Andrea. You’re really setting a great example to the young girls you claim to inspire. When the going gets tough, Andrea tucks tail and begins running away.

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levitan
levitan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago
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ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
3 months ago

Let’s not forget that there were plenty of idiots who elected her last time and yea I know last time it was opposite and she was the one campaigning like lightening, etc but still, she’s a woke woman, and well, that assures her plenty of votes.

Devils Posture
Devils Posture
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
3 months ago

Don’t forget everyone thought George Forman was going to pulverize Muhamudd Ali sic,then Ali came up with the infamous rope a dope and defeated big bad George. Also,Harrington has been a regular on the Sturgeon Show regularly which has been a very informative media outlet for her. She’s not out of this race by any means.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Devils Posture
3 months ago

And Sturgeon has been all over the world with Nelson Mandela or Ricky Nelson and Willie Nelson.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Devils Posture
3 months ago

Everyone thought Sonny Liston was going to cream Clay (Ali) also. Clay’s phantom punch put Liston down. We shall see.

Letz Bereel
Letz Bereel
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
3 months ago

Herrington’s trashed n here morning noon and night Do you think she’s gonna give into Valenti?

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Letz Bereel
3 months ago

Attacked a judge. Let repeat offenders off. Blocked release of public records and lied about it. Andrea Harrington Amber Hearded her own bed.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Teedoff
3 months ago

Campaign slogan suggestion: Andrea Harrington: She Amber Hearded the Bed

Letz Bereel
Letz Bereel
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
3 months ago

Trashing Harrington won get you an interview or debate Dan. It looks like your unbiased comments about her today reflects your original stance on be unbiased to begin with.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Letz Bereel
3 months ago

What if Dan lets her write her own questions and then gets to edit everything at the end?

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Maybe Dan could give the questions first to Donna Brazille who could send to Andrea?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

Good one!

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
3 months ago

There was a letter to the editor a week or so ago where some Nate Giles fool called Shugrue a racist for wanting to prosecute crimes other than major, violent crimes. The whole “Broken Windows Theory”.

Heaven forbid our DA prosecute those who rob convenience stores, deal fentanyl and other low level crimes. Apparently he’s happy with Andrea’s progressive progress and won’t be voting to move backwards

What a moron with a complete lack of awareness of what’s happening in the city around him. This is why Andrea ONLY does PR when she has at least 1-2 POCs surrounding her. She’s a complete hack and I’d love the opportunity to say that to her face. The whole crooked smile and all

Hans Full
Hans Full
Reply to  Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
3 months ago

Pctv will be airing a d a forum tonight it’s on at 6 channel 1303

Weighwardsun
Weighwardsun
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
3 months ago

Persip no public speaking at commission for Wahconah parks sounds like this edge thing.keeping people out.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Weighwardsun
3 months ago

I thought you had to get special permission to tear down a historic edifice. Well, up till tyer and her handlers took over full authority over everything in the city.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Dan, when given the choice between a crap and a turd on the ballot, that is great for turnout.

The RINOs in this state seem to have given up, they won’t even pretend to be a conservative and run for office. There has not been a good conservative on the ballot since Silvio Conte.

I will vote in the D-primary to Select (elect went away Nov 2020) the less odiferous liberal, turds and piles of dung.

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Precisely Holmes! Henceforth, elections are about organization, networks, politics, organization, get out the vote efforts ,etc, versus competence. It is amazing how many incompetents there are in elected positions, at every level of government.

Full Nelson
Full Nelson
3 months ago

Did anyone here actually watch the last NAACP debate? Was it recorded anywhere? Do these private debates even matter if no one sees them?

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Full Nelson
3 months ago

What has Andrea Harrington done for the Black community other than use it to advance her political career?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Teedoff
3 months ago

Are you suggesting she may be using them as pawns? In a round a bout way to enrich her own life? Didn’t that happen once before and they did not like it? I wunner if they will speak up about it.

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

No because empty suit Powell and diversity grifter Edgerton have them fooled.

MauMausMatters
MauMausMatters
Reply to  Teedoff
3 months ago

She did get down in the ghetto, bumping, grinding and twerking with the natives. Nipples even worn ghetto wear to the boogie occasion.

Rileyed
Rileyed
3 months ago

Most victims of violent crime aren’t the wealthy white voters of the Democractic primary. They are young adults, racial minorities, black and brown citizens in the neighborhoods impacted by Harrington’s catch and release policy and most notably by her incompetent prosecution. They are the victims of bad guys who need to be taken off the street. Under Harrington, the main way that is being accomplished is through murder by other bad guys. Welcome to Berkshire County, the land of lawlessness and feeble prosecution.

Example: Under Andrea Harrington a repeat offender with a loaded glock that he admitted to owning should have been off the street but she personally tried and lost the case. Meet Jamel Nicholson, one of four arrested for the murder of Reymon Delacruz-Batista.
Andrea Harrington’s response: “I think it was a very positive experience for me,” she said, “and I’m happy that I got to represent the commonwealth in this case.”

Was this clusterf&*% a positive experience for you as a citizen of the Berkshires? Andrea Harrington lost the gun case because she was unprepared because she doesnt have the slightest idea how to put together a case for trial. Where is the outrage? What a ridiculous piece of grandstanding. Why would the DA prosecute a simple gun possession case in the first place? Is she going to prosecute the murder of Reymon Delacruz-Batista for a positive experience for Andrea too? God save us.

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MauMausMatters
MauMausMatters
Reply to  Rileyed
3 months ago

Nipples actually looks retarded. I’m sure that’s not by accident. She’s got the brain of a special ed jungle bunny. She’s gone black, and she’s not going back.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  MauMausMatters
3 months ago

AH does not associate with African Americans. That’s completely obvious given her support from Lenox, Wililamstown, and the Mayor.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

DA Andrea “Wrong Way” Harrington would rather take a selfie with Donald Trump, than attend an in-person debate against Tim Shugrue, with Dan moderating.

Dan, she knows you would steer her off her progressive talking points and she would freeze. Example:

D: I’d like to bring you back to the Simon’s Rock racial kidnapping, which wound up being a hoax. Do you remember this case?

WW: Once the radical right Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, I assembled my top staff to prevent any prosecutions of…

D: Excuse me, DA Harrington, this has nothing to do with the question I asked, nor any local issues. Do you remember the Simon’s Rock incident?

WW: Our progressive views are being attacked once again by the establishment. This time, outside right wing sources are trying to influence….

I’m sure Wrong Way would have “racially biased policing” and “not prosecuting low-level offenses,” as talking points. No statistics to back up the first and punishes those who she claims to strongly represent in the second. You know, victims. If a store owner is getting items stolen from him/her, day after day, which results in a loss of profit and potential to lose the business, isn’t that store owner a victim?

Andrea Harrington is just taking campaign cues from Joe Xiden. Hide in your basement and all will be good.

Tim’s people better keep an eye on the “misadventures of Barry Tyer in city hall.”

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Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Dan may have just won the election for Tim!

Direct Contact
Direct Contact
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

Tim doesn’t need Dans help. He won the election when he decided to run. I Couldn’t beat Herrington

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

No Harrington is taking her talking points from radical extremists who are far left of Biden. Don’t insult the normal Democrats among us.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Public Enemies
3 months ago

JFK would be far right of today’s Democrats.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Excellent!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Vote in person, Pittsfielders!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
3 months ago

Posted on PPD’s police log today that deceased Miggy’s girlfriend was arrested last evening for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. She was traveling with another fine “gentleman” who was charged with loaded guns, ammunition, drugs, liquor, marijuana, resisting arrest, hiding evidence plus a few more. Guess she has moved onto bigger and better, grieving for Miggy must be over. Wonder how DA Nipples will turn this around, probably will say the PPD is picking on them!?

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

The DA “minister of justice” does not prosecute most of these crimes. These are just the ripple effect of poverty and racism.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

She will begin the mitigation process immediately.

She will claim PPD caused her PTSD with Miggy’s shooting. This drove her to drugs, liquor, loaded guns, and into the loving arms of a gang-banger, unlike Miggy.

Miggy was a regular in bible study, volunteering in the community, and of course, was “turning his life around.”

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Direct Contact
Direct Contact
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Why don’t you stick with the facts in Miggy case. They had the dossier on them they knew he was in crisis at one point they went there and decided he was OK and left him with the person that called on them then they came back and shot them the civil suit will be enormous and I wouldn’t recommend getting a Pittsfield lawyer

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Direct Contact
3 months ago

This post by DC is a shining example of the current educational system and the quality of education in the Pittsfield Public School system.

I seem to remember my 2nd grade teacher teaching us basic punctuation. But then again, kids were still held accountable and usually had a father in the picture.

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ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Markus, homework is now optional, grading is raciss, suspensions are raciss because of disparate impact on da blacks who be commitin so much trouble and it’s all,da white mans fault,

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Nothing like a boring teacher who made you parse sentences, get answers correct on first try, and read long books some of which were written before 2000.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Direct Contact
3 months ago

Aren’t you leaving out the most important fact? The police showed up to intervene but were told to go away by GF and ME and the GF said she was responsible for him. The shooting happened after a hostile encounter. Leads one to think perhaps that ME was not concerned for his well being and the GF simply did not like cops unless she calls them and she gets to order them around. This young generation hates everything that isn’t designed to work like a mouse.

That’s important even if it does not settle the facts which are not known to you since you likely were not there.

Dush Bhagdad
Dush Bhagdad
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Um Helen um you suck as an interviewer and Dennis thinks your the greatest? Shows you where the hell we are in this millennium blam it on Carm

Ali Basdoffrf
Ali Basdoffrf
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

This moon is nothing but a anti-police defunder,civil ivil rights chip on her shoulder Oppressed individual

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

Das righ man. She be da victim of systemic racism, which is root cause of the exwhoreibant crime rate by da POCs, specially da black ones. Opps hold on, git’s to capitalize Black, even do it ain’t a proper noun. You feel what I’m sayin mister?????

levitan
levitan
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
3 months ago

Why are you insulting blacks lots of whom don’t buy into this stuff? I’m guessing more whites are on it than minorities.

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We The People
We The People
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

So that means she is no longer a “reliable witness”.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

So, who gives a shit if Miggy’s 19-year-old girlfriend has moved on. I’d rather know if someone has a restraining order against Barbalunga. As for grieving, or the lack of it, how long was it before gasbag PEE PEE marchetti was out sniffing around strange assholes after the demise of his committed 17 years of unnatural buggery.

Truth Will Set You Free
Truth Will Set You Free
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

The answer to you question is with an employee with the superior court. Refer back to original post for details. Merry Christmas!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Humans are resilient animals. Ravens, elephants, and eagles can take years before they get over a lost spouse.

Never Happened
Never Happened
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

one more story you won’t see in the local media

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Off-topic;
Pelosi also has dementia. Listen to her talking about “President Benjamin Franklin” while in Taiwan. She’s next in line for the presidency behind babbling Kamala!
Why was she allowed to travel abroad at taxpayer expense? She works in the legislative branch, not in the State Dept!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/pelosi-short-circuits-starts-babbling-nonsense-taiwan-president-benjamin-franklin-biden-regime-taunts-china-world-war-iii-video/

Dush Bhagdad
Dush Bhagdad
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Legend in your own mind.

Dush Bhagdad
Dush Bhagdad
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

She’s got more balls than you do in Fritz

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Dush Bhagdad
3 months ago

Pelosi acts so tough, but Donald Trump scares the life out of her because he speaks his mind. Only Nancy thinks she alone has the right to do that. As long as her husband keeps hauling in millions of dollars, he’s a good husband. If the money supply stops, it wouldn’t be a happy marriage. Nancy likes lots of money, it’s a weakness not a strength since she also wants the majority of the country to live a much reduced lifestyle.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Dush Bhagdad
3 months ago

Takes giant balls to dabble in insider trading. You don’t want to be caught by the SEC or a AG dabbling with insider tips (such as yourself.) Martha Stewart merely thought about doing that and wound up in the slammer where she scratched her way out with paper towel doilies, macaroni window decs, and prettying concrete with contraband toothpaste.

Yes, NP has balls. The Horseman of Washington DC!

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Shoot mannn! Ivanka got to travel the world on the taxpayer dime and took her whole business team with her at times.

Ali Basdoffrf
Ali Basdoffrf
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Dan. If I we’re a white man telling you to only vote for white man would I be a racist? Well that’s what seems like these groups are doing they want you to vote for the non-white colored candidate the premier with everything is who is qualified to begin with whether it’s running for politics or going for a job

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

yea thats not true.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

Ivanka was all over China visiting the sweat shops where the little kids make her clothing line. She usually just waved to them and then told them to get their little asses back to work or she would cut their rice rations.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Did she visit the transgender solar panels factory?

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Again zero proof and fake news. Try harder not to lie.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Air force had to fly a tanker refueling plane escort full of vodka, to keep her plane from running out all the way to China

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
3 months ago

You won’t read about it in the paper but there was just another bike car accident on NORTH STREET

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Just drove by it on Vibrant & Dynamic North Street in front of the YMCA. Looked like a Birdy accident involving underage kids. Several police cars, fire truck and ambulance. With all the emergency vehicles on North Street, a car could barely get by. The greatest excitement though, was…….guess who rode his electric bike to the accident scene…….no other than our Vibrant and Dynamic Ricky Rumpus. Hope he is proud of himself, wonder how he would feel if it was one of his children?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

Yep and Ricky will be writing up a report saying that is was all staged so Emergency people could get some training in.
Cuz, you and I both know, IT NEVER HAPPENED. Just like the other ones NEVER HAPPENED. If you do not read about it, it never ever happened. Safest road in the country, prolly.

By the way, did anyone ever answer that question about how many current lawsuits there are a giant the city Of Pittsfield, Ma right now? NO??? How about that. Must be none.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

The local paper did get permission to print a story about someone who got stuck in an elevator. Also, a pedestrian car accident in GREAT BARRINGTON. Corner office said, go ahead and print it!

Penny lane
Penny lane
3 months ago

Dan,so much to unpack here. First Harrington was just endorsed by Elizabeth Warren I know another worthless piece of paper. Waiting for Diehl to endorse Timmy.(R) oops he is a D this time around?or is it independent anyway.

You have been bashing AH on here for four years calling Moon Fortune cookie and all the other spew you have called her and fellow women also you have allowed the pack to jump in without any edits as promised.

As for as the lighting bolt he was in Hilton.head for three weeks ,so please he is as old as you the only thing he is looking for at 5 is a cocktail resting his knee and catching a Sox game.

The ducking debate thing blah blah that is garbage and you know it. That is like 1975 politics strategy

Shugrues own words are going to come back to haunt him. He said the same BS about Capeless in 2004 do a little research same tired strategy.

Sounds like somebody has hurt feelings sorry about that “Sweetie”

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

Here in the world that matters (the actual Berkshires) the league of women voters does not like Andrea Harrington.

To the editor: In a July 29 Berkshire Eagle article on campaign updates, incumbent District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s campaign is quoted saying they are “seeking the Democratic nomination and will not participate in forums being run by right wingers.” (“Berkshire DA candidates spar over debate events while sheriff candidates revisit their records on substance abuse treatment,” Eagle, July 29.)
As one of the sponsors of a debate that DA Harrington’s campaign initially chose not to participate in, we feel compelled to clarify that the political leaning of the League of Women Voters of Central Berkshires should not have been a reason to avoid our invitation. The campaign of Timothy Shugrue, DA Harrington’s opponent, immediately accepted an invitation to a district attorney primary debate from the Central Berkshires League of Women Voters and The Berkshire Eagle. DA Harrington’s campaign responded several days later, after her campaign statement on debates was publicized.   
The Central Berkshires League of Women Voters and all other league chapters are strictly nonpartisan and are ideologically unaligned. It should be noted that the League of Women Voters of Central Berkshires is a co-sponsor of the Aug. 3 Berkshire County NAACP forum with the candidates. We encourage you to attend that forum and to vote in the primary. Please note that both registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters can vote in the Sept. 6 Democratic primary.
Lucy Kennedy, Lenox
Ramelle Pulitzer, Stockbridge
The writers are board members of the League of Women Voters of Central Berkshire County.

Billy Budd
Billy Budd
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

DA didn’t snub the Eagle?

Penny lane
Penny lane
Reply to  Billy Budd
3 months ago

I guess that would be a good question for the Sheriff candidate’s as well are they having a debate? I might have missed that.

Duuursee Sosa
Duuursee Sosa
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

When you’re as woke as me and Lizzy, you’re so open minded you’re only brain cell falls out and becomes an honorary POC

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

That endorsement will hurt Harrington. Warren is disliked in the Berkshires. Biden and even Sanders beat Warren in Massachusetts and she lost the female vote!
Warren had 24 percent of the female vote, compared to Sanders’ 26 percent and Biden’s 34 percent. Warren cares only about women candidates but women in the Berkshires have had it with Harrington. That’s a good campaign slogan – had it with Harrington!

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

Everyone hates Andrea. How’s that for a campaign slogan?

Ali Basdoffrf
Ali Basdoffrf
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

Here’s how I vote for someone I vote for someone to prosecute crimes that are leaders to any community they will have an effect on their well-being serious crimes have zero tolerance and should be prosecuted to the maximum this bailpreform is great but when you got somebody that’s done 10 crimes before you’re getting bailed out again for the 11th crime reform don’t work I will vote for Timmy Sugrue simply because he’s the better lawyer battered the defense of criminals over the years and has actually got them all for crimes where they should’ve done times. /

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Ali Basdoffrf
3 months ago

Taconic grad.
Can’t write, can’t spell.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

“I didn’t hear again from the Eagle until Monday (7/25),” Shugrue told THE PLANET.  “They told me that [Harrington] ‘had concerns’ about the debate.”

Her concerns are based on her past performance in which she revealed her ineptitude.

Wareen” endorsement has as much worth to anyone, including herself, as her claims to be Native American despite no Native Cotizenship and no birthright.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

*Wareen” endorsement has no worth to anyone, including herself, as doesn’t her claim to be Native American despite no Native Citizenship and no Native birthright. It’s probably worse than a slip of paper.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

A bit off subject here but it’s a timely story so I’ll continue. The Lanesboro mall has been sold for $8 million dollars. As the Eagle story said that is 8 times what the previous owner paid for the same property in 2019.Is this possible? Can you buy a property for a million dollars and in 2 years sell it for 8 million dollars? In Lanesboro it sure looks like you can. Now that leaves us with the question, why it was bought and sold for a mind boggling difference of 7 million dollars for a dilapidated dump in a cow town?

Ali Basdoffrf
Ali Basdoffrf
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

Because pot is a lucrative business Chuck. That’s why.

Ali Basdoffrf
Ali Basdoffrf
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

Why is Tanisha Sullivan doing an infomercial on her candidacy before the DAs for PC TV should shut down you can’t have a bias media that the public pays for?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

Because it will be the new home of a cannabis growing facility making big bucks – so the value just went up!

Ali Basdoffrf
Ali Basdoffrf
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Evidently you don’t know too much fritz

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Ali Basdoffrf
3 months ago
Durka Durga
Durka Durga
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

It’s a form of money laundering called loan back laundering. The first sign is massive overpayment for a property. Second is the previous owner holds a large portion of the note.
The new owner will wash cash by repaying the loan using another “legitimate” business or offshore holding company.
Another way it’s done, the person owns the land but sells the building and then holds a lease on the land.

Most of the money in India comes from credit card fraud, human trafficking, trafficking in body parts.

I suspect the companies that they plan to “lease space to” will also be holding companies for people involved in the scheme.

Many local hotels are engaged in the same behavior. The scheme is attractive to a certain type of owner because they have perfected the grift.

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The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
3 months ago

But they’re going to turn it into a pot farm. You know, the gateway DRUG, REEFER MADNESS, Mary Jane, Ganga, Herb, Chronic, Grass, DOPE, Bud, Weed, Kush, Haze, Joint, Doobie, Fatty, Spliff, Blunt, a Dime, a Nickle, 20, or 30 sack, an eighth, a quarter, a half ounce….. an elbow! They’ll make their $8 million back in no time, several times over and over and over….and over! DRUGS, An actually economic engine.

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

Will they be in direct competition with the pot farm on Dalton AVe? Will prisoners from the jail be able to get work release jobs there? Will they get tax reductions for their start ups like they do in Pittsfield? Are any Massachusetts politians involved with this “business”?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

If you ever wondered who’s really running the country – this appointment has Obama’s fingerprints all over it! Former imam of a mosque accused of being a conduit for terrorism is appointed to the Religious Freedom Commission! What an insult to Americans!

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/03/biden-appoints-problematic-islamist-with-muslim-brotherhood-ties-to-religious-freedom-commission/

Shoe Sprayed
Shoe Sprayed
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Don’t like the zoom format don’t like the question format,don’t like these private in-house discussions where no one is in attendance, it’s just simply stupid PC TV should be shut down to allow this kind of nonsense with infomercial for that candidate for Secretary of State and the other two people talking about something you can’t even listen to. Shugrue Is clearly more polished than his opponent it’s not even close. And when is the d a going to come out with the Miggy outcome?

Shoe Sprayed
Shoe Sprayed
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

You Can’t even understand we’re Herrington saying that zoom is gotta go then you got that pothead holding up cue cards

Shoe Sprayed
Shoe Sprayed
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

What a shit show production city Link is putting on the DA forum,Serre should be fired

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Shoe Sprayed
3 months ago

Gotta be ten times better than one of your old shows. I watched once – you hosted a call-in show but couldn’t operate your own cell phone! Never watched again!

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

PCTV is a Gosib media arm…one of several in the area.

Shoe Sprayed
Shoe Sprayed
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

If Herrington had any chance she just lost it with this stupid debate

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Nothing Biden does makes any sense. He and his far left agenda are a nightmare for this country. Radical Islamists want to chop off the heads of anyone who refuses to denounce Christianity. Will this country ever wake up?

Over Site
Over Site
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Mrs. Harrington better call Stoogeon as soon as possible so he can Bootlick her confidence. Why you ask? Cuz she just got unglued by Shugrue”

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
3 months ago

7 Corrections Officers injured in prison riot at Coxasackie Correctional Facility. I’m sure this is all Bowler’s fault.

Truth Will Set You Free
Truth Will Set You Free
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Alf just made a post tonight about the debates. Does anyone find it odd that Powell is hosting a debate for the NAACP for Bowler and Alf and went to Alf’s Campaign kickoff and donated to Alf’s campaign, but did not go to Bowlers? They did a great job of not posting a photo of him at the event, however, one of those individuals in attendance left a photo up on their page…. loaded debate in my mind…

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Truth Will Set You Free
3 months ago

Tim’s just honoring his commitments. He knows the NAACP debates, led by Dennis “race baiter” Powell and Helen “Handgun” Moon, will not support an evil YT male.

But unlike Andrea Harrington, Tim doesn’t run from debates. It shows his true character and that he’s not scared to fight when the cards are stacked against him.

Penny lane
Penny lane
3 months ago

I think we all can agree Zoom sucks!

However I need some props. I called it that Drunk frat boy Sullivan jumped on the Zoom just as I predicted right? Total embarrassment! Timmy you need to dump him now. Wow!

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Penny lane
3 months ago

I think we can all agree Andrea sucks.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
3 months ago

Bear with me, because this is one of my favorite topics.

AH isn’t losing by a landslide. Her silence isn’t a concession. The fact that you
see very few AH lawn signs is because she already has her supporters, she doesn’t need to advertise. And her people don’t care what you say about her, she’s their gal. I am willing to bet that there are very few AH supporters that have actually turned.

So here’s Tim’s challenge. Voter turnout is going to be extremely low. Probably the lowest it’s been in years. People are apathetic now. They are numb and desensitized and trying to navigate a post-pandemic world in which the only thing that matters is the issues that affect them.

Right now those issues are the economy, inflation, groceries that cost twice as much as last year, the cost of gas, travel, and all the discretionary things that used to make life fun are quickly becoming out of reach. Crime in Pittsfield truly doesn’t affect the majority of its citizens. Not directly.

Tim is going to have to sway a lot of people to give enough fucks to come out and vote for him on September 6th and honestly, I don’t see that happening. He’s not swaying AH’s core. She is their person for a reason.

Pittsfield is a cesspool because of a variety of social and economic deficiencies, it’s been like that for a long time and it’s not going to get better. “Social services alley” is really social services CITY. This city thrives financially on the despair and destitution of poor, not-smart, not-healthy, not-capable people.

AH isn’t making it worse. She’s adjusting to the natural progression Pittsfield has experienced. Her lack of hard prosecution on drug crimes actually makes the city safer – yes hard to believe – because it leaves the status quo alone. The lock em up and throw away the key approach of the 1990’s did nothing but facilitate constant displacement by out-of-towners, encouraging new waves and new waves of criminally minded individuals to find their niche left vacant by their predecessors doing mandatory sentences for petty drug crimes. The “kids” running around with guns now are the offspring of that generation.

And that is all there will be to look forward to if a new DA decides to “get tough on crime”. Pittsfield is sick, and the cure isn’t harsher prosecution. The disease is so much deeper than that.

God save us all.

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

Blogger Dan Valenti has said horrible things about Berkshire County D.A. Andrea Harrington. She is the smallest hill among mountains of corrupt career politicians from Pittsfield politics to BeaCON Hill to the Swamp and beyond. Pittsfield is at rock bottom due to the over 1,000 gang members, poverty, distressed and unequal economy, the disconnected Ruling Elite, and so on. Pittsfield has been at rock bottom long before Andrea Harrington first ran for elected office in 2016. Andrea Harrington was first elected Berkshire County D.A. in 2018, and she has served in that position for a little over 3 years and 7 months. It makes NO sense to blame her for Pittsfield’s violent crime because it has been a big problem there well before she started her progressive political career.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

You love her because she’s a Marxist like you. You support Soros and his globalist policies.

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

Guv DeSantis just suspended a Soros-backed state attorney for not enforcing the laws of FL. Hooo-rah! Great move!

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

If only Guv Baker would take a look at Harrington’s time in office and suspend her ass for not doing her job!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Or – Harrington could suspend Baker’s butt for not doing his first. And then he her’s second!

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Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

In an odd way, I think Jonathan thinks if he continues to write gushing support for Andrea, she will make him her next boy-toy.

He tried the same with Flat Tyer. So much so, she has blocked him on every social media platform.

He seems to hate every male politician, but fawns over every female pol. He even used to sing Tricia Farley-Country Buffet’s (D-illegal immigrants) praise. That ended when she almost ran him over, trying to beat the clock for the lunch special, at the now defunct Old Country Buffet. Not to mention, he has a very unhealthy hatred for Andrea Nuciforo.

Jonathan, I hate to be the bearer of bad news for you pal, you have ZERO chance with DA Wrong Way. Something tells me an unemployed guy, who sits and blogs and games all day, is just not something she’s looking for. She wants men who (1) are married, (2) and could potentially help her political career. You posses neither. MOVE ON!!

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Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

It makes no sense to blame Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr. for your issues since you had them long before he supposedly came along.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

small corruptions (like Harrington) grow into the big corruptions (like Warren, Healy, Coakley) which then sprout off small corruptions.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

Exactly, getting away with the so called small things leads moving onto bigger things because of little or no consequences for the small stuff. How many times have we heard or read there was “previous offenses”,or out on parole or “Previously known to authorities” again
in the media about the same people committing crimes around here? I’m sick of hearing just a person “trying to turn his life around” again and again with the same criminals.There you have it!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Jon – what you say has some grounds. Harrington is NOT the cause of the crime, poverty, corruption, and drugs (crime all around). Those things grew just fine without her. Agreed then she is not the cause. But her performance in the courts, her politicization of her office, her destructive behavior regarding judges, victims have resulted in bailed sanction murders and stolen justice. Also, her main opposition in election past was Judith Knight. So, it isn’t an anti-woman thing. Even Judith Knight said Harrington’s ignorance of how courts work and which ones hear which cases was astonishing and said she was unqualified for the job. Why should I ignore that?

The next DA and future police departments will have a hopeless time closing cases and stemming the high tide of crime thanks to her malevolent behavior.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

When even a liberal-has to do this you know things aren’t working and people have had enough of the revolving door, like own.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/san-francisco-da-revokes-dozens-of-plea-deals-made-by-woke-predecessor-cracks-down-on-drug-dealers

Melle Left Nut
Melle Left Nut
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Give it a rest! I’d rather here you spout off about Nuciforo (not really). You don’t live in Pittsfield anymore and things are not clear from NH. You continually post the same over explained drivel.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

I like the way you describe Pittsfield. And it is quite acurate and not going to improve for this generation at least.
And that is why I encourage all who can to move on out and give your kids a chance. Leave the dying body of Pittsfield to the parasites who are feasting on its demise. If you are middle income Johnny paycheck, this city will pull you down with it. Don’t let that happen. Abandon ship as soon as possible. Do not procrastinate any longer as the situation is much worse that what you can actually see. The powers that be are applying lipstick on this pig as fast as they can, but to no avail. If you had open and honest government and media you would be flabbergasted at the reality.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

Lock em up and throw away the key.

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

Nope. Her core sure isn’t speaking up for her. Go the barber shop or the hairdresser. What are they saying? Harrington is a joke, dump her. Fighting crime is like fighting cancer. You keep going despite the outcomes. Having police departments and a DA and judges that will do the basic job well is essential and people do care about safety. No one is getting put away for petty drug crimes, that’s a myth propogated by the far left boobs who Soros has cultivated to achieve his bizarro goals that no one understands. That’s a national backlash against it and everyone knows Harrington is one of those boobs. If you are like most people you want to keep entrenched and unmoveable criminal groups from taking over here like they have in Springfield and Holyoke. Voters can make sure that doesn’t happen.They have to want it, and I believe they do.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Rileyed
3 months ago

Yup, everywhere I go I meet people like Laura who have had it with Harrington.

To the editor: According to a July 30 article (“Berkshire DA candidates spar over debate events while sheriff candidates revisit their records on substance abuse treatment“), The Berkshire Eagle and the League of Women Voters of Central Berkshire County invited District Attorney Andrea Harrington to debate her challenger Tim Shugrue.
He accepted, but she refused because, in her words, she “will not participate in forums being run by right wingers.” After four years of being appalled by her performance in office, I had to laugh. Had she simply admitted she is afraid to debate Mr. Shugrue, I would have understood. I also would have understood if she said she is upset that The Eagle has repeatedly exposed her unethical and unprofessional behavior.
But declining because The Eagle is “run by right wingers?” That would be news to anyone who actually reads The Eagle.
I’m voting for Mr. Shugrue.
Laura Allen, Egremont

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

Dec. 21, 1983 – Pittsfield, Mass. – “More than two dozen public high school students were arraigned on marijuana charges Wednesday following an all-night police round up stemming from an undercover drug probe at their schools.

State and local police arrested 28 Pittsfield and Taconic high school students overnight, while warrants have been issued for four more, and another half dozen students may be charged, police said.

Authorities began arresting the students at their homes in Richmond and Pittsfield at about 8 p.m. Tuesday and continued the arrests all night…”.. UPI National News Briefs

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

1983? That was 40 years ago.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Yuseless
3 months ago

Holy Christ we gots a mathematician on our board. Maybe you could help Kerwood with one or both sets of his books some day when he is not pumping iron down in the city hall basement.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Or maybe he’s just down there helping Grandpa?

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

“She said she’s implemented training programs for the office’s attorneys to combat bias and racial inequity in the criminal justice system, hired Spanish speakers and people of color to the office’s victim services division, and opened the office up to an ongoing study on plea deals in an effort to make her office more transparent.”

If your DA’s are so well trained why do they have the worst conviction rate in the state?

What good are POCs as victim advocates if their cases never reach court because you can’t put a trial together or drop them?

Someone needs to call BS on this plea deal charade. This study of plea deals comes out of complaints in the federal criminal courts where there are so many mandatory sentences that it’s been claimed people plead guilty to avoid an onerous sentence. All those people are innocent of course they are. And if the are, why are we talking about a plea deal if they are innocent? None of this has anything to do with Berkshire County. It’s something in NC that Harrington was able to hop onto, to distract from the reality that she can’t do the job.

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  EWendt
3 months ago

I would have preferred to hear someone ask this:

Why would you think allowing a billionaire to install prosecutors who ignore our laws represents a progressive democratic movement designed to serve the public rather than private interests? Andrea? Andrea? Hello?

Over Site
Over Site
Reply to  Teedoff
3 months ago

Bottom line is this no one’s gonna like Timmy Timmy himself he’s electable and quite frankly he’ll make a better DA than the one we have now has nothing to do with women’s rights and social rights or bail reform Timmys a better litigator in an experienced prosecutor

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Over Site
3 months ago

And Harrington is a malignant cancer destroying public safety.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

Tim is going to have to sway a lot of people to give enough fucks to come out and vote for him on September 6th”

This is my reason for saying that Shugrue made a potentially fatal and needless blunder by running as a Democrat where Democrat Party won’t support him and he will not get the advantage of a November election and 2+ months to campaign.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

I am being mailed a mail in ballot so he will be getting a vote from me. Most people should have gotten the application in the mail.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

I never felt good about mailing in my ballots which I did due to periods living away from home (college.) You lose the satisfaction of know that the ballot you actually marked gets put in the machine that counts it. There is no substitution.

Sim
Sim
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

A for creativity, PITT! So Pittsfield should learn to embrace the “POS you know” because his replacement will be even worse? That shit is brilliant.

Zoids
Zoids
3 months ago

I don’t know if anyone watched the debate but Tim was on point and Harrington looked like a scared wet rat.
They say he “violated the rules” by talking about Harrington’s record and lies about no cash bail and just overusing dangerousness hearings.

You can see how they tried to stack the deck, Harrington said whatever BS lies she wanted to say, with no challenge.

Vera Dad
Vera Dad
Reply to  Zoids
3 months ago

That’s in keeping with her not enforcing laws she doesn’t like. Harrington should be prosecuted for violation of her oath.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
3 months ago

I know this is the Shugrue and nipples show, but I’m not done with the Bowler and Alf show. On the issue of the jail budget, Bowler should trade in his lettuce farm for a hydroponic cannabis farm. Not only would it provide inmates with truly useful skills, but it would also eliminate the need for taxpayer support of the jail. BCHC Jail House Gold Brand. It worked for Acapulco in the 60s. PPSs can take kids on field trips to the jail grow. Actually, I believe all Pittsfield Public Schools should start growing their brand of cannabis, THS Ingun Brand, Crosby Special Ed Brand, PHS Black & White/Zebra Brand, Morningside/O Conte Free Lunch Brand, Allendale Toxic Brand, the schools can have competitions for growing the biggest buds, the stickiest buds, the most colourful buds, the most aromatic buds, the heaviest densest trichomes coated buds…….. any school that can’t successfully grow and market their own brand should be shuttered.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Yes. Is good.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Now that is thinking outside of the box. Only problem is the political debris within the city wants their hands in the pie before anyone else even thinks of it. Contract must read that the kids do the work and the mayor and city council get to keep all the money. It is called a GOSIB contract and is used every day though most people are unaware of it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

There is lawlessness, and fraud, going on NOW IN USA PRIMARIRIES ACROSS THE NATION !!!

The 2020 Nov “fix” is an on going and semingly permanat thing, America IS a BABANNA REPUBLIC.

Thanks JOE

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

Thank Gawd you caught it MT. It needs to be understood right now and forever that if a republican loses and election EVER!!!, it is due to fraud and Venezuelans and mail in voting and leprechauns. Therefore, republicans will not be excepting election results unless their own candidate wins. This is the only fair democratic way to have elections.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

hmmmm….what did Mrs Clinton’s voters say in 2016? Care to remind us fizzlebrain

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

What I remember most is that they DID NOT storm the capitol building in an effort to overturn a democratic election. Did you notice that part as well?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

She waited for 2020. She’s running on it today.

Mean Micheene
Mean Micheene
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Tim slam dunked The current D A last night. Not to mention pctvf fumbling the production in his favor. Half of what she said was an audible some kind of technical issue

Fair Warning
Fair Warning
3 months ago

I work for a national insurance company as an adjuster, I used to work in sales for the same company and have worked for them for 27 years.
I have never seen them change rates so quickly based on crime, the company I work for (and others) are adjusting rates up another 4% for Pittsfield in January.
The increase of reports of crime (both car and homes) along with vandalism (mostly due to theft) are pushing rate adjustments across the board.
These may not be crimes that are ever prosecuted, just reported to police for insurance claims. I’ve done 16 catalytic converter thefts in one week in Pittsfield. After deductible most people are out $500-1000 out of pocket for the repair. Two reported thefts or damage to a car (non-driving) and it’s a 12% rate bump.
When they say crime is down, it’s that the police aren’t doing anything about it.
One client was told directly by a PPD officer, “we lack the manpower to waste time on crimes that won’t lead to prosecutions. The DA is catch and release and the Chief told them just to take a report and move on.

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  Fair Warning
3 months ago

Stop the bleeding! Vote Shugrue!!

Mean Micheene
Mean Micheene
Reply to  Yuseless
3 months ago

The Experiment is OVER.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Fair Warning
3 months ago

This deserves further discussion. I hope Dan has the time next week to dig deeper into it. This situation is probably a lot worse than you describe. Plus all the auto accidents have to be driving up insurance rates as the city is a bumper car zone 24/7. Most mornings there are three accidents before 7 am.

Fair Warning
Fair Warning
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Accidents are up but accidents are up everywhere, it’s the post Covid bump.
People forgot how to drive.
What is unprecedented is the amount of vehicle damage due to theft and vandalism (damage due to break-in with no loss of property).
Lots of car windows broken, depending on your insurance side windows and rear windows might not be covered 100%.
With todays car’s, with all the sensors and electronics in cars a simple windshield replacement turns into a couple day ordeal. Recalibration of sensors is a big one. Park your car’s in your garage if you have one, if you don’t and have to leave it out some people are leaving their car’s unlocked -I’m not saying to do that but sometimes it saves a window.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/bay-area-residents-trunks-open

The Squadron
The Squadron
Reply to  Fair Warning
3 months ago

Incredible. Please contact the Berkshire Eagle at news@bershireeagle.com and ask them to run this at a “name witheld” letter to the editor. They should. It makes important points that should be heard.

gotcha22
gotcha22
3 months ago

I hope that when Tim Shugrue is DA he reverses the damage Harrington has done, just like this new DA in San Francisco. For those who think it is what matters, the new DA is Black, Latina and female.

BY ALEXANDRA E. PETRI LA TIMES STAFF WRITER 
AUG. 4, 2022 12:13 PM PT
Brooke Jenkins, the district attorney of San Francisco, is withdrawing plea deals offered by her predecessor in more than 30 fentanyl-dealing cases in one of the first major shifts in the office’s approach under the new D.A.
The move is part of a raft of policy changes aimed at drug dealers, particularly in fentanyl cases, that could lead to increased incarceration rates and enhanced sentencing.
“We have to make changes now to save lives,” Jenkins said at a news conference Wednesday where she announced the changes.
Under the new policies, those arrested with more than 5 grams of drugs will no longer be diverted to San Francisco’s community courts; dealers selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school could face enhanced sentences; and “extreme” cases of fentanyl dealing could result in pretrial detention.

Two Cents
Two Cents
3 months ago

Tomorrow (Friday) is the day that Wrong Way drop back and hurl her hail mary. She has called a news conference for 2pm tomorrow-by invitation only-to release her findings in the estrada investigation. It’s a PR rule of thumb that if you want a news story to have legs, release it on a Friday so follow-ups run the next week. What do you think the findings will be?

Mean Micheene
Mean Micheene
Reply to  Two Cents
3 months ago

Who cares?

Mean Micheene
Mean Micheene
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

If sHe’s anti-police it’ll show. She can’t have it both ways, she’s too deep into it.

The Squadron
The Squadron
Reply to  Mean Micheene
3 months ago

She’s already anti police. Just ask them.One cop told me he would run her over if he could get away with it.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The Squadron
3 months ago

APMRF has safe houses and excellent forgers for fresh papers.Tell him.

Last edited 3 months ago by levitan
Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

No-brainer. Politics, baby, always politics with AH

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Gee, my gut tells me politics.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Two Cents
3 months ago

Wrong, bury it on Friday.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Two Cents
3 months ago

Politicians release bad news on Friday afternoons because most reporters punch out early and take weekend off. The whole thing is on video and the cop is totally in the right. Harrington has to tell it like it is.

The cop deserves a life saving medal.