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PLANET HOSTS D.A. FORUM WEDNESDAY … WEDNESDAY’S CHILD … SHERIFF’s SLUGFEST DRAWS A CROWD … AL CAPONE’S SAFE (& SO IS TRUMP) … UN-‘COMMON’ EXPERIENCE FOR SHAKESPEARE & CO. … ALF’s LATEST SALVO, PUDGE’s REPLY

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 12-4, 2022) — Before we get to more sheriffs’ sherbet and sorbet, THE PLANET‘s has a few bits ‘o honey to clear from the desk:

  • Wednesday’s Child — On Wednesday, this website will once again organize, sponsor, and produce a political debate, this one between incumbent D.A. Andrea Harrington and local attorney Tim Shugrue. We will tape the hour-long event from 3 to 4 p.m. and broadcast it on social media later that evening. Hard hats are on order.
  • 0-to-60: In 48 hours, THE PLANET‘s new YouTube — PLANET VALENTI VIDEO — channel went from 0 views to almost 2,000, a virtual 0-to-60 in one second. The debate between sheriff Tom Bowler and challenger Alf Barbalunga drew the crowd. For the present, our video venture will present any forums or debates we produce, as a kind of soft opening. We are exploring with a film company a much-more varied form of production. Stay tuned. More movies ahead.
  • Biden, Come Clean — The FBI’s unprecedented, legally illegal raid on former President Donald Trump’s home has widened America’s cultural and political chasm to now un-mendable proportions. Now even particle physics could construct a bridge that wide. President Biden denied advance knowledge of the storm-trooper tactics. THE PLANET believes him. Syracuse Joe, poor guy, doesn’t realize he’s been reduced to a front man for a cabal acting unilaterally behind his back.
  • Al Capon’s Safe — So is Donald Trump. As Geraldo Rivers found out in live TV, Scarface’s safe contained nothing but fish bones, 17 feet of rodeo rope, three used condoms, two empty lipsticks, and a Vote for Dewey button. FBI agents found less — NOTHING, EMPTY — when they illegally cracked Trump’s safe at Mar-A-Lago. The fishing expedition has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with (a) keeping Trump from becoming president-elect next year and (b) trying to prevent upcoming disaster for the Dems this coming November.
  • Much Ado About Nothing — Enjoy culture and get roughed up. Great look for “vibrant and dynamic” Pittsfield, when rehearsing Shakespeare & Co. actors were harassed and roughed up three times on three separate days at the Common this week. Culprits: knapsack-toting teens (boys and girls) buzzing in on bikes, Pittsfield’s remake of “The Wild Ones.”  Thrice, the terrified troupe sought refuge at the adjacent Zion Church. Pittsfield police thrice were called to the scene. Nothing was done. They’re Children. They need to be “understood” (code for “coddled”). They’re “good kids turning their lives around.” Officials are worried about the safety of actors, crew, and peaceful citizens when the actual performance is held. Performances are set to run to Aug. 18. How many knapsackers will be packing loaded heat? Is a mass shooting being planned? That’s not far-fetched. And how many police and security will be tied up keeping patrons safe while crime runs amok elsewhere in the lawless city? Care to explain, madame mayor?
  • Alf the Bowler Keeps Knocking Down Pins — The race for sheriff of Berkshire County has turned into one of the most interesting and volatile we’ve seen in many a handgun. Here’s the latest Barbalunga press release. We present it in full, unedited. The sheriff’s campaign sent THE PLANET his comments in red and ALL CAPITALS.

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HEADLINE: BARBALUNGA SAYS SHERIFF CREATED A CULTURE WHERE CAR AND GAS CAR PRIVILEGES REPORTEDLY RESULTED IN A TRIP TO FLORIDA (SORRY. NO TRIP TO FLORIDA.)

Berkshire County—Alf Barbalunga, a Democratic candidate for Berkshire County Sheriff, says that while rumors of take-home vehicles and gas cards in the Sheriff’s office are nothing new, the latest story, independently and voluntarily shared by multiple employees unsolicited, shocked even him. (DID SOMEONE PRANK ALF WITH THIS CRAZY STORY?)

“I was told that an internal audit was done of the Sheriff’s Office vehicles (AN INTERNAL AUDIT OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE VEHICLES NEVER TOOK PLACE) and one was discovered missing,” (NOT TRUE.) states Barbalunga. “I was told after some investigating, it was discovered that a family member of one of the employees had it in Florida, (NOPE) and someone had to go down and retrieve it. (RIDICULOUS) We have been informed that line staff was never told if the state paid for this trip, the flight or gas and tolls, or if the employee or their family member paid. It appears to be part of the lack of transparency that continues to be revealed as we proceed with our own investigation of the sheriff’s “black budget” and “car culture” dynasty. (NO LACK OF TRANSPARENCY. IT NEVER HAPPENED, YET SUCH A LACK OF RESPECT IN THESE SO-CALLED PRESS RELEASES.)

It is common knowledge that the sheriff’s employees, especially high ranked employees are allowed to use state vehicles to travel to and from work. How many and how much money is actually spent is what remains elusive. Alf has been told approximately 14-16 vehicles are commonly used for personal use, with the rationale that people are “on call.”

Gas card expenses for personal use appear to be a percentage of the annual fuel cost. According to Alf’s budget review, the code G05 is for Fuel for Vehicles, and in the 2021 budget, Fuel for Vehicles totaled $61,003.94. This is a lot compared to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at $31,484 and the Hampshire County’s Sheriff’s office at $24,493. (THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY JAIL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION HAS RECEIVED 100 % COMPLIANCE ON COMPREHENSIVE AUDITS ON BOTH THE STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE THIS LEVEL OF COMPLIANCE BY THE UNDER-HANDED MISMANAGEMENT THAT ALF OFTEN CLAIMS TAKES PLACE. )

We are also told that the fuel budget is augmented by a mandatory 10% wage garnishment from employees’ detail work, though we cannot trace whether this wage garnishment is used to cover personal use gas card monies. (NOT TRUE. OUTSIDE AGENCIES WHICH HIRE OFFICERS FROM THE UNIFORM DIVISION FOR DETAIL WORK ARE CHARGED $50 AN HOUR FOR THAT WORK. THE OFFICER IS PAID $45 AN HOUR. THE REMAINING $5 GOES TO DEFRAY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF MANAGING THE RETAINED REVENUE ACCOUNT. OFFICERS ARE PAID VERY QUICKLY FOR THEIR DETAIL WORK. THERE IS OFTEN A DELAY BETWEEN WHEN OFFICERS ARE PAID AND WHEN THE JAIL’S RETAINED REVENUE ACCOUNT IS REIMBURSED BY THE OUTSIDE AGENCY WHICH HIRED THE DETAIL. ) 

“At first glance it doesn’t make sense,” says Barbalunga. “There is prisoner transport around the state, but $61,000 is a lot of fuel and mileage, and when you consider there are 14-16 vehicles being driven as personal commuter cars, then it all starts to add up. Take the Assistant Superintendent I who made over $180,000 last year; he lives outside of Berkshire County, in South Hadley, MA. That’s a 100-mile round-trip, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year – that’s 25,000 miles if he’s driving to work that often. Let’s say he’s getting 25mpg for a state vehicle, that’s 1000 gallons. At $4 per gallon, that’s $4000 right there. I was also told he had kayak racks on his state vehicle for a while, which means he was apparently using it for personal use to go kayaking.”

In 2021, the Berkshire Eagle reported that Andrea Harrington drove a vehicle leased by the state, and it was apparently controversial. Barbalunga compares this criticism to the Sheriff’s Office: “This isn’t just the sheriff’s vehicle being driven, which I would understand, but he has a large number of staff with vehicles too, including a plow truck, we’ve been told, being driven in the summer using a state gas card, with the excuse that the driver was ‘on call’! I think that’s taking it too far.”

Barbalunga reports he will not allow this behavior if he is elected and will cut back on take home cars and gas card privileges. “People making over $100,000 can afford to drive their own car to work. I do.”

If elected, he is also considering selling the sheriff’s Hummer that the sheriff restored, (which appears to be maintained only for parade and car shows) and the motorcycle fleet, and use that money for additional renovations of the future women’s pod(s). (THE HUMMER IS GOVERNMENT SURPLUS. IF ELECTED, ALF WILL HAVE TO RETURN IT TO THE GOVERNMENT.)

“We aren’t SWAT and we aren’t CHIPS”, says Barbalunga, “The Sheriff’s Office doesn’t need these types of vehicles. They are just expensive toys. Any money we can save by getting rid of toys, we can put into programming and the men and women who work hard to rehabilitate the prisoners.” (THE “TOYS” ARE CRITICAL PIECES OF THE COMMUNITY’S SEARCH AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT THAT ENABLES TRAINED MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF’S STAFF TO GAIN ACCESS TO HIKING TRAILS, WOODS, AND OTHER HARD-TO-REACH PLACES TO LOCATE AND ASSIST LOST AND INJURED PEOPLE. IN ADDITION, THE COUNTY’S ENTIRE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INCLUDE A NETWORK OF TOWERS THAT ARE INACCESSIBLE TO REGULAR VEHICLES.)
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Other than that, not much is happening. Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable”Ezra Solomon.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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J Stoutman
J Stoutman
3 months ago

Hahaha, someone pranked Alf? Ashton Kutcher? Not sure the motorcycles I saw in the parade are off-road compliant. Pretty easy to pass an audit if it’s not detailed, I would like to see the audits released by the Sheriff. Notice a lot of it not denied, interesting. Gotta hand it to Alf for trying…

Oh snap
Oh snap
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Reminds me of recent when someone posted a politician got an oui…. I told everyone & needed to recant an inadvertent fib.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Mike Daley is trans. Now he’s Bill Surgeon with hair. He believes in free speech if he approves of what’s being said. Mike have you gone gobsig? I hope they find a cure.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Gobsig
3 months ago

Seems like Mike is throwing in the towel because they got to him. I didn’t think he would.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Optimus Prime
3 months ago

I think you’re right. Mike! Come to your senses.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
3 months ago

they do not want anyone in their way. Note how other media toes the line pretty religiously. (not really media at all)

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Optimus Prime
3 months ago

No one got to anyone OP. The coercion you describe cannot happen unless someone put a gun to his head or someone just magically possessed him, which I doubt. Maybe he is possessed by the Ward 2 Councilor.

Mike fell off his horse – that’s all. Anyone can fall off his horse. It’s up to the rider to get back on it. If you wait too long, the horse will run off to find another rider. The lesson here, “know what you are about.” You earn respect that way.

Twirl UrKane
Twirl UrKane
Reply to  Gobsig
3 months ago

Sturgeon is nothing but a bootlicker for free stuff in return.

Babble Twins
Babble Twins
Reply to  Twirl UrKane
3 months ago

Bill and the larger Pete seem like they could have had the same parents.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Tim Shugrue is getting a free pass on his controversial connections to Pittsfield’s Good Old Boy network’s legal establishment that persecuted Bernard Baran and other allegedly innocent men who were allegedly accused of child sex abuse crimes. I do not comprehend why the news media and blogs are not investigating and reporting on Tim Shugrue’s role in railroading allegedly innocent men so that he and his fellow Good Old Boy Berkshire County Attorneys could all advance their legal careers, such as his associates being elected as past District Attorneys and being appointed to past Judgeships. I posted a blog page about Tim Shugrue’s elephant in the room that no one out there is writing about, while most of the news media and blogs endlessly attack the sitting Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington for Pittsfield’s violent crime infested inner city.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Seriously nobody is writing about what you post because nobody cares.

Escarole Past It
Escarole Past It
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

Apparently Jonathan cares.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Escarole Past It
3 months ago

Good point there.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

Lighten up guys. Geee!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

Really?! Ok, not a good point then.

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JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

You got any facts Melle? Because Shugrue, to my knowledge,was not involved in Baran case, or any other cases of wrongful convictions. Stay outta The Pitts, you could get run over by a scooter, or robbed, or hit by a bike.

SBSC
SBSC
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

Hey Johnny, I knew your dad and mom, both good people, wtf happened to you? They had such hopes when you were a kid. I think your dad had hope until about when you got into third grade.
Straighten up and stop being a screwup.

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

I usually enjoy reading your posting but not this one. I think you are not connecting the dots at least not for me. You need to name names when you write something like this. It is nothing but innuendo. You are not the only poster that does this. At least you use your own name.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

The news media and blogs need to tell the people and voters that Tim Shugrue is part of a long line of Good Old Boys Berkshire County Attorneys who allegedly railroaded allegedly innocent men accused of child sex abuse crimes and destroyed the accused lives in order to advance their legal careers to be elected as past Berkshire County District Attorneys, along with the likes of Dan Ford, who is a retired Judge in Berkshire County. This is what is happening to you, D.A. Andrea Harrington, right now. Tim Shugrue, the news media and the blogs are all attacking you, which may advance Tim Shugrue’s legal career if he ousts you and is elected as the next Berkshire County District Attorney on September 6th, 2022. You, D.A. Andrea Harrington, are the people of Berkshire County’s best hope for good governance as the sitting Berkshire County District Attorney. You have my full support, and I hope you will win reelection next month.

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

Harrington’s best pal da she supports is in trouble again. Good old gal club.
https://wtop.com/baltimore/2022/08/judge-baltimore-prosecutor-mosby-violated-gag-order-with-online-post/

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

Jon, just go for it. We all know how much you want Harrington. I’m sure she’d find you irresistible.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

What “free pass” is Tim Shugrue being given by the legal community JM?

Bernie Baran was arrested in 1984. Tim began his practice in 1994. That’s a 10 year difference JM. Did Tim Shugrue offer his legal opinion on the Baran case in 8th grade?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
3 months ago

I respect women, including Andrea Harrington. I support her professionally and politically only. I don’t want her sexually. She is cute, but I support her for her progressive politics and equitable approach to law enforcement. As for Tim Shugrue, he has been practicing law in Berkshire County for 36 years, which takes us back to at least 1986, not in 1994. The Good Old Boys legal establishment Attorneys who support Tim Shugrue for Berkshire County D.A. in 2022 are the same people who persecuted allegedly innocent me.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

JM, I’m curious about one thing you wrote in your above post. Can you explain to me and The Planet what you mean by DA Wrong Way’s “equitable approach to law enforcement?”

Not sure if you are aware, but every law enforcement agency in the Berkshires, including the state police, wants her GONE.

Then again, when the chief law enforcement official in the county calls all the police officers she (allegedly) represents “racists” without any facts to back it up, can you blame them?

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levitan
levitan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
3 months ago

JM
Equitable should mean ‘fair.’ Fair as in law enforced against all to same degree. One man burns her sign on someone else’s lawn: 2 years jail. Many others, requesting not equitable treatment but restorative equity get off for armed crimes.

Would you describe those examples as ‘equitable’ or discretionary application of degrees of equitableness?

As for ‘cute,’ maybe it is you who is applying gender consideration to the question as to the DA’s merits. It is kind of like criticizing public women for their clothes and weight. Not appropriate.

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Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
3 months ago

I really cant believe that you think this stuff is needed at the expensive of us all. First in the state of Massachusetts the Sheriff and deputies are in charge of the jail and over seeing of the care and custody of those put there. They are not active law enforcement like in other state such as New York, Vermont, etc. The problem seems to be that all these department have expanded there powers and budgets. They are hired to work in the jail at good pay and benefits thats were they belong not on crime scene, not on task forces, not running around playing cop.
Vote Elf clean up the Dirt

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Total Truth 2
3 months ago

Apparently Black Budget Bowler, or is it Pudgy The Friendly Ghost, greatly expanded the role of the sheriffs department over the years, to assist the community, and considering the lack of inmates, it was probably in his best interest to do so, as well as his staff and the community at large. Barbalunga is like a dog in heat sniffing for something to pounce on. Bowler better get on offense instead of just playing defense. His response to the allegations could be way better.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

I agree Pudgy should go on offense. He is giving his enemy way too much ammo. He needs to be transparent and preempt all these press releases by releasing details of his operation. If there is nothing to hide, let’s be an open book.

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Tax&Spend
3 months ago

Yes, I think it would clear up all Alf’s investigating if he actually published what he spends money on. How many cars, what kind of cars, what mpg, who drives them, where to they drive them, etc., etc., etc., the same kind of scrutiny the Eagle put the DAs office under after they discovered Andrea, like the DA before her I believe, drove a leased car. At least if the sheriff executives couldn’t live without state vehicles you should get them a budget level Prius, but it’s executive fluff taxpayers don’t need to spend money on period. No one can argue with that. the sheriff is wasting money.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Alf’s investigating? Wow, God help us all if he is in charge of investigating anything of importance. It’s easy to constantly accuse Sheriff Bowler when he has nothing to lose. I never knew how low Alf could go until this campaign. If people are falling for this then we are in trouble. Has anyone learned anything after electing Tyer and Harrington?? Vote Tom Bowler for Sheriff!!!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Would be decent if the Mayor would print out the itineraries of her staff’s veicles too. And the DA.

Every reformer that waltzed into office such as Tyer quickly changed clothes on entering. Something tells me that Baba won’t be publishing much spending data and the like while he is busy reforming the Sheriff’s Office. I suppose once he finishes he’ll not need to publish the details behind his ‘Mission Accomplished!”

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Not a Hoover
Not a Hoover
Reply to  Total Truth 2
3 months ago

No one who knows Alf thinks he is going to “clean up” any dirt. And it is almost comical that you might suggest that he might. He is probably chuckling himself right now.

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
3 months ago

Dan, maybe you can investigate and find out what the truth is, Alf seems to work off what he hears, and who knows if the Sheriff would admit to a car being in Florida (if it was). And who actually owns the Hummer? Are they saying it’s on loan? I just did an internet search and found another Sheriff’s department selling their federal government surplus Hummer. How much did the Sheriff say in the debate was the retained revenue? It was over $1,000,000, right, might have been closer to $2,000,000? If $5 out of every $45 goes to administrative costs (which is over 10%, seems like a lot), and you divide $1,000,000 x $45 and multiply by $5 you get over $111,000 in administrative costs per million, to do what? And what are administrative costs? Keeping track of who works detail and when? Isn’t payroll someone’s regular job? Or gas for cars to do detail work? Again, why not just explain it in a way the regular Joe can understand it? Maybe you can do Alf’s homework for him and get some real fact-checked answers with real budget numbers and even actual printout pieces of old-school paper? If Alf is right about someone using a car to go kayaking, it’s not unreasonable to think someone drove a car on vacation and the Sheriff didn’t even hear about it for fear of getting in trouble. As usual, Alf’s statements seem to contain some truth to them, interested to see if you can find out how much.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

J Stoutman = A Barbalunga

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Been there, Done that
3 months ago

hahaha, no, definitely not. but i like that he is stirring up the pot and disrupting the status quo. i don’t care who does that, it’s always needed, even if coming from an imperfect messenger. he’s made local politics interesting again for a moment.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Interesting or dirty?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Been there, Done that
3 months ago

His stenographer.

Truthseeker
Truthseeker
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Since you are just here to stir up anti bowler info maybe do your own im research because you don’t know anything it seems.
Every detail in MA has an administrative cost of 10% built into it for administering the payroll costs. It’s all part of the prevailing wage contract as part of the Executive Office Of Transportation and Public Works. The reason it’s this way, is to make sure there isn’t fraud in the detail payments and to provide over site. By law the the agency that oversees the employees can’t receive the money directly. That why the payroll office of the sheriff’s office can’t process it directly.

The Hummer, it’s a freebie it’s part of the 1033 program.
“ Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1997 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense equipment and property to state and local law enforcement agencies. This property is procured at no cost to the agency except for any shipping or transportation costs.”
Every city and town and sheriffs department participates in this program. A number of the hill towns and towns in Berkshire county have these vehicles. The program has been extended to fire departments and all first responding agencies.

Here are the links:

https://www.mass.gov/doc/executive-office-of-transportation-and-public-works-road-flagger-police-detail-regulations-and/download

There are separate costs paid to the agency if there is a car used for the detail. Maximum is $25 an hour.

Here’s what other towns do
https://www.rochestermapd.com/policedetail.htm#:~:text=The%20rate%20for%20Police%20Private,the%20four%2Dhour%20minimum%20expense.

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Truthseeker
3 months ago
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J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

So, I read it, I guess the question is whether the Hummer retains some military tactical advantage, if it does, it’s on loan, if it’s just civilian use now, then it becomes property of the law enforcement agency? I did a quick google search when I saw Dan’s post and found another Sheriff selling his military hummer.

Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

I’ve explained it already it’s SURPLUS, there’s no “tactical” advantage to it.
It’s not on loan, it’s given to departments. Lenox Fire Department has one, they got it for free, govt doesn’t want it back ever, they can sell it if they want, most departments keep them for S&R or for parades.

Are we sure Stoutman isn’t just Barry under a new handle? Seems like he’s just trying to talk bad about bowler.

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Truth Seeker
3 months ago

I thought the Sheriff said it had to be returned to the government, that Alf couldn’t sell it, you mean Alf was actually right about the hummer?!

Alfalfa
Alfalfa
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Alf knows a lot about hummers

TruthSeeker
TruthSeeker
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Did you read the information provided, clearly not.
He can’t sell it without
Keeping it for 10 years and getting approval.
Selling or trading it to another agency would have to be done with approval.
Then again in Alf’s world since he’s never met a rule or vow he wouldn’t break, he’d probably sell it for coke money.

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  TruthSeeker
3 months ago

Thought i read 1 year,

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Truth Seeker
3 months ago

Just look at the timing of his posts. Barry doesn’t post after 11PM.

He needs time to get his mind right for his 3AM Cumberland Farms parking lot patrol shift.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Send it back to the government so Biden can send it to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
3 months ago

Barbalungas’ investigation of Bowlers Black Budget is totally unnecessary if Bowler releases the facts – how many cars, how many take home, who drives them, why, how much does it cost in gas, and where does the money for the detail fee actually get spent? Basic facts. And how about make, model, year and cost?

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  JoeFriday
3 months ago

Yes, are they old Crown vics or brand new SUVs and pickups? base model or tricked out? does the state maintain a list of property that is public? Alf isn’t even looking at the vehicles themselves just gas, the cars cost more than the gas!!!

Truthseeker
Truthseeker
3 months ago

Alf needs to come clean.

My understanding is there’s may be a woman who worked with Alf who’s about to come forward. She’s worried it will ruin her marriage because she never him what happened but she’s trying to come to terms with it.
She’s lawyered up and it will bring a familiar female lawyer into this debate.

Expect something from Lee, MA maybe very soon.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Truthseeker
3 months ago

Maybe this and maybe that. There were plenty of other maybees who maybe were going to come forward about being sexually abused by Carm, and other members of the gay mafia, back when all that just happened to be leaked when Bowler wanted to be sherrif. Ultimately, they all stayed quiet I believe except for one person. Alf ain’t coming clean on his own, no more than any of them do.

Jmonahan
Jmonahan
3 months ago

Berkshire County has 962 square miles of land mass. It is the second biggest County in the State Trailing only Worcester. That could be the reason why. The sherrif’s Gasoline budget is higher

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Jmonahan
3 months ago

Again, though, why do Sheriff administrator executive level people reportedly get cars and gas cards to drive, no one is disputing that. Even if they pay their own gas, if the Sheriff buys new cars for them to drive that’s budget waste. I don’t know anyone who gets a company car, work mileage reimbursement yes, but not a company car.

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

Give it a rest, Alf.

Alfalfa
Alfalfa
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

Alf has pledged go to an all Electric fleet,

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Alfalfa
3 months ago

One very expensive pledge. One of those pups costs as much as a PPD officer.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
3 months ago

Dan, Merrick Garland, who says he signed off on the warrant, wants to lay bare the whole reason for the FBI warrant and raid, just as many high ranking republicans have been screaming for. Are you in agreement with this? Do you think Donald Trump will be in agreement with this and if not, why would he not want it to be laid out for the public and his republican friends and right wing news outlets that have been screaming for it so loudly?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

I think Garland should have come out when it was happening to let people know he was illegally raiding a citizens home and he was turning himself into the authorities for arrest. I would also like to know why he didn’t storm into Obama’s houses where millions of papers are that should be in the archives. I don’t believe for a second Garland nor the Post about the new nuclear weapons papers, as someone here pointed out our silo’s are all well marked out. Fizzie was that you in the park with your misunderstood child harassing the actors, I know you got lost on Ricky Rumpass Maze, you were just looking for the pump track

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

What we really need is the Affidavit. The warrant will not tell everything. Meanwhile, Chucky Schumer wants to pass his bill today to weaponize the IRS against people earning far less than $200,000 per year. Lots of Americans, especially those on the left, seem just fine with this weaponization.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Job posting: wanting IRS who are qualified to bear weapons and willing to use deadly force. To back up, the IRS is hoarding ammunition.

Let me think about the daily schedule:

9-10: meetings
10-12: audits
12-1: lunch
1-3: target practice
4-5: reporting

Busy schedule for the IRS bean counter.
Ford Fischer on Twitter: “The IRS is hiring new special agents! Requirements include working min “50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends” and “Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.” https://t.co/uvwbrAkIit https://t.co/z0aVX6uoMr” / Twitter

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levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Oh man, it’s here all right. The propaganda, the WAR to keep people on one side, the teaching to destroy definitions behind language, the control is all here.Our only hope is for volcanic catastrophe or a meteor to return humanity back to the people.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

The return of Christ

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

I am told by someone who knows that the spiritual creation exists in permanent overlay with the profane. No Return – the spiritual is permanent form. I refer you to Durer’s Melancholia. Anachronistic historians say its about creative block. That’s a lot of work making that woodblock to talk about anything but alienation of the spirit from the profane and vice versa.

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

Amen, brother!

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

President Trump came out last evening and said he endorses it being made public. Next.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

But what is mr flip flopper saying today??

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Crossfire hurricane

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Circular firing squad

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZAdhhS0-60

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Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Leer jet

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

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Donald J Trump
@realdonaldtrump
1h·
Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more. Same sleazy people involved. Why wouldn’t the FBI allow the inspection of areas at Mar-a-Lago with our lawyer’s, or others, present. Made them wait outside in the heat, wouldn’t let them get even close – said “ABSOLUTELY NOT.” Planting information anyone? Reminds me of a Christofer Steele Dossier!

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https://gab.com/realdonaldtrump

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

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Donald J Trump
@realdonaldtrump
10h·
Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years…

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Nice airbrushed pic of Trump. But the truth is that he looks more a combination of Jackie Gleason and Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies today.

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

Notice how fizzle never addresses the actual issue.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

Truth sends Fizze scurrying, like a roach caught on a kitchen counter, when the lights get turned on.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Boy ya hadda dig deep fer that one huh? You must be from Arkansas where if ya gradjiate 4th grade you are considered mensa material.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Clinton did a fine job with education there

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

At least I wasn’t hatched under a filthy kitchen counter, and learned where the best meal was from the flies.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

I will address it now. Donald Trump is a Russian agent and has been working for Putin since day one. The Pee tape was real which is the hold Putin has always had on Trump AND OTHERS he surrounded himself with. This is the reality. Yes, I know you are not going to buy it and I do not care. But if the country goes to civil war we are all going to suffer immensely. Do not think Trumps supporters will be dancing around unscathed because the economy will become dust for everyone.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Fizzy have you and TSC ever double teamed his Trump love doll?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

The source of the picture was POTUS TRUMP, fizze

Those are his posted emails verbatim.

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Grabber
Grabber
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Whit wheew !

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

Seems even the liberal media are upset with DOJ/FBI/Biden cabal of crooks. They filed an amicus with Judicial Watch.

https://www.judicialwatch.org/judge-orders-doj-unseal-mar-a-lago-search-warrant/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=action+alert&utm_term=members

“On August 9, Judicial Watch filed its motion asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to unseal as soon as possible the search warrant materials used by the FBI to raid President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida (U.S. v. Sealed Search Warrant (Case No. 9:22-mj-08332)).
The Albany Times Union and the New York Times have joined Judicial Watch in filing for the unsealing of the warrant by filing an amicus letter and motion respectively.”

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

Now the Injustice Dept run by corrupt Garland says they were looking for nuclear info – what the hell! The story changes every hour. Have they planted spying devices or incriminating evidence in Trump’s private home? Garland and Wray should be prosecuted! Where’s the investigation into Hunter as he flies off on vacation with Daddy?

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

Both the Biden and Clinton Crime cartels need investigation/prosecution, but they balk at having themselves investigated.

And then there is Mr’s Sotero and Holder………..fast and furious. What was Lorreta Lynch doing on the plane parked on the tarmac , all alone with Slick Willie Clinton for hours?

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Another democrat HOAX

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
3 months ago

I thought it was a Russian collusion, MSM told me so……….

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

What is a ‘right wing news outlet’?

To verify if your point is valid, we need to break the answer down into defining terms of ‘news outlet’ and ‘right wing.’ For example: what constitutes a news outlet? Twitter, FOX, CNN, NTY, Facebook, Planet Valenti, Its Pittsfield Tonight (which now claims NOT to be news anymore.)? We have time to get somewhere on this.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

I think Merrick is wearing panties stolen from Melania by FBI jack booted thugs.

fzzlehead
fzzlehead
Reply to  Agent 86
3 months ago

you sound a bit envious

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fzzlehead
3 months ago

No , but Biden did sniff Garland when he got the new about the panty raid.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Agent 86
3 months ago

Joe is sniffing them.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Fizz, stop watching MSLSD.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
3 months ago

I agree with Alf on gas cards and vehicles. The people are being well compensated for working at the jail so they should not get these perks. I would say the same about all the other government employees, why do they get vehicles to take to and from work? Especially when you take into account their benefits and pensions they make more than the Kapanski’s. Another area Alf should address is get rid of the police sitting at construction sites. A regular worker can do this as is proven in all the other states. It is time to start chipping away at this bloated government that is found in Massachusetts.

Pat
Pat
3 months ago

The cabal running the show in Washington are the group of people who, regardless of which party is holding power, are there year after year. Career politicians who think they own the joint. They aren’t elected, but appointed and these career politicians are also the ones pushing this far left agenda. I find it hard to believe that Joe didn’t know about the Trump raid, but if he didn’t, it just shows how he is so weak that everybody in Washington is taking advantage of his cognitive decline.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Looks like Trump supporters are back on their heels right now Pat. They don’t know what is coming at them next. But don’t worry, I am sure Trump has a few more tricks up his sleeve.

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

Actually its quite the reverse. Try harder.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

GOIT

He’s (fizzlehead) right though. I give him a up vote.

Those who get accused of being a ‘trump supporter’ (nicely undefinable term) do not know what is coming at them next. It’s the French Revolution all over again. Royalists were everywhere. They murdered the lot and kept finding more. Someday, even someone who hates DT but disapproves of the raid will be called a Trump supporter. This cannot be avoided. The innocent victim is what Hegel calls the ‘innocent flower that must accept being stomped on in the forward march of History and Greatness.”* Watch your feet, FH, you may say the wrong thing and be misunderstood! You are the innocent flower, not GOIT

Fizzlehead: dark days arrive when defense, alibis, proof become the stuff of ‘tricks.’

The tricks you mention really are synthetic and artificial; the ‘tricks’ are commissioned from conmen and given a counterfeit Trump brandmark like any other Chinese knock off. It takes a collector’s eye to spot them easily. But don’t rely on the connoisseurs. The accusations don’t stand the test of examinations that reveal photo-shopped pictures in low resolution.

The tricks keep on coming. The goal is to deplete the resources of the enemy. This is a very different FBI from that which went after child kidnappers and broke up RICO schemes.
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*“A World-historical individual is not so unwise as to indulge a variety of wishes to divide his regards. He is devoted to the One Aim, regardless of all else. It is even possible that such men may treat other great, even sacred interests, inconsiderately; conduct which is indeed obnoxious to moral reprehension. [moral objections are trumped by historical necessity – advancement of the State in borders and power] But so mighty a form must trample down many an innocent flower—crush to pieces many an object in its path.” – Hegel, Philosophy of History

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Henry Torrico
Henry Torrico
3 months ago

His comparison to Hampshirite and Franklin county doesn’t really make sense; square mileage wise I’m willing to be the two counties combined are smaller than Berkshire. They’re small enough they share a DA’s office.

Henry Torrico
Henry Torrico
3 months ago

What about Alf’s use of Sheriffs details at his wedding when uncle Carl was in office?

Lenny
Lenny
3 months ago

Alf sounds desperate. Sounds like he’s just lobbing out volleys to see what sticks. Even the Beagle disputed Alf’s claims against the BCHC with actual figures. Alf is actually the 4th highest paid probation officer in the state. He made quite a bit in overtime. Some on this blog have said Alf is unemployed, is that true? Did he quit or get fired? Quite a bit of pressure to provide for his family if unemployed and counting on winning the sheriff job.

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Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Lenny
3 months ago

His salary is about the same as Bowlers, 160k. On balance, the sheriff’s salary seems fair but Barbalunga seems overpaid by about 60 grand. As to the other employees at the mail, their pay seems reasonable.

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Tax&Spend
3 months ago

hmm. just did a payroll search. cthrupayroll.gov it looks like Alf’s 2022 salary is $143k. bowler’s is $172k this year and has been for awhile, but sheriff is a bigger job than probation chief, fair, but Alf said the Sheriff is about to get a raise if he gets re-elected, but that’s statewide

Alf and Bowler both agreed Bowler doesn’t set his own salary. Alf’s 2021 salary is around $141k. 2020 it says he made $135k. 2018 $132k 2016 $124k and so forth. It’s not an excessively high salary, but he’s top of a department, not a regular admin. The sheriff has a bunch of people making salaries similar to Alf, I think that’s how the budget gets bloated. Too many people making six figures and getting raises ever year, it becomes unstoppable, it’s like compounding interest. I looked and I can’t find any other year Alf got overtime or other pay or buyout maybe he cashed in some benefit he had coming, it’s not like he pays himself.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

But which one actually shows up to his job?

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

Maybe Alf should start with his OWN department!

Alfalfa
Alfalfa
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

I’m sure he’s saved millions for the probation department over the years.

fzzlehead
fzzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

He is also scoring points in the “ego bloat” dept. He could wind up demoralizing the whole Sheriffs dept. much like Tyer has demoralized those who work for the city of Pittsfield.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  fzzlehead
3 months ago

He is just like Carmen

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

So, wouldn’t a probation officer be strongly attracted to a job boast executive bloat?

Calling attention to problem leaves one to wonder whether his intention is to fix it or exploit it.

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

Alf, or Alf’s granny – whoever the hell you are – the Eagle article says Alf took home $160,676 in 2021, bolstered by $8,687 in OVERTIME pay and $8,275 in time buyouts.
So cut the crap!

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  J Stoutman
3 months ago

The eagle said that Alf made about $7000 in overtime (for a salaried position?) and almost the same in buyout which is usually buying vacation or sick time back (maybe this year when he’s on a “leave of absence”?). Alf is in charge of a Probation Office of a court that meets 2 days a week and yet he is the 4th highest paid in the state. Cliffy Nilan’s letter today also states Alf got the perfect attendance award. Do we give those to adults supposedly in charge of an office? During covid?? Perfect attendance from home??

fzzlehead
fzzlehead
Reply to  Been there, Done that
3 months ago

and how much is his expense account?

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  fzzlehead
3 months ago

Personal or professional? He took a “leave of absence” because he can afford to. People need to wake up. Maybe the sheriffs office isn’t perfect but if Alf gets elected we will all be sorry. Think about the character of the person we are electing. He has none. People regret electing Harrington, if Alf is elected it will be so much worse. Tom Bowler deserves to be Sheriff!

Alfalfa
Alfalfa
Reply to  Lenny
3 months ago

Overtime? Isn’t he a salaried employee who would accrue comp time if for some reason his valuable services were needed outside of normal hours?

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Alfalfa
3 months ago

yeah, or comp time if they had to work without pay like the sheriff employees do, they give up hours when the budget is tight, then get paid the next year. sometimes they cash in sick time or whatever they didn’t use, unless that’s only at retirement, but i’m pretty sure they can do that i remember the sheriff said he lost some vacation time when he was elected sheriff.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

And put what – $100,000 aside to survive for a few months? How nice that he’s able to do that.

Who are you
Who are you
3 months ago

Due process rights are basically the guarantee that a person has the right to the fair application of the law before they can be imprisoned, executed, or have their property seized. This concept is responsible for all the procedures that guarantee a fair trial no matter who you are.

Governmental actors violate due process when they frustrate the fairness of proceedings, such as when a prosecutor fails to disclose evidence to a criminal defendant that suggests they may be innocent of the crime, or when a judge is biased against a criminal defendant or a party in a civil action.

Truthseeker
Truthseeker
3 months ago

Is this the first time any of these people are going there? Where have they been, are any of them engineers? If so go over to the McKay street parking deck. Even after repairs it needs to be condemned.
Why is most of the stuff they are cosmetic. Persip couldn’t find his way out of a dumpster, but he can sure sniff out a committee that can grift. How much you want to bet there will be a minority clause in the build contract.
Persip only cares about the grift.

You can tell this is a wish list project,

Suns President and general manager Sander Stotland said the aged condition of the locker rooms is the “number one complaint” that is received from players.

“As far as functionality we get the job done here,” he said. “I really would like to see a little bit more for our players to entice them to come here.”

It’s a third rate league, functionality is what it is. Any great players are in a different league and would never play there. Know your limitations.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Dan – all would have been rebuilt at no cost to taxpayers too. But they got whupped around good and spat out.

Truthseeker: That A-Team is pretty much at the mercy of their consultants. Pray for a gentle and kind consultant to be merciful.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

Is it the same behind the scenes guy that got Bouton kicked to the curb that now sees a new park as a good thing?

Also, how does Ruberto feel about it? Does he have an opinion?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Not sure it matters.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

made for a great book though

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

From the Eagle photo the girders don’t look so bad

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  North Street Nomad
3 months ago

This park is built in the floodplain of the Housatonic…stop putting money in it.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The school committee
3 months ago

My bet is that they will first move the Housatonic, maybe through your backyard if they can figure out who you are.

Today’s leaders – officers of the State – are educated lot. They study various presentations of Marx though not Marx himself they minds behind it are in ever awe of Hegelian phenomenology (hard word to spell, not worth effort to get right, basically the study of how to take a bad idea and justify it – the coming into existence of a brain-fart. Bad-artists such as Annie Sprinkle can’t get a day done without using it).

TSC: you are the innocent flower to be crushed in the magnificent march of the State in all its forms.

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acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Truthseeker
3 months ago

The words I read that mean $$$ is “bring up to code”. The rest seems, from the pictures, cosmetic work. Some missing bolts. (I am sure Carr Hardware has them). Why do they need posh lockerooms? I lot of ballplayers have used what is there now and the even smaller ones before that. For some Wahconah Park was the last stop, others made it to the Hall of Fame. Its what they did on the field that mattered. And I don’t know much about where the asbestos is, If it is starting to deteriorate it has to go. If it still intact with no rips , leave it alone.

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

Didn’t we hear these same lies from Jimmy R. when he was in office?

Wahconah Park is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

“The current structure was built in 1919 and is one of the last remaining ballparks in the United States with a wooden grandstand.”

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
3 months ago

The 40 person survey of people’s opinions of North Street as reported by the Berkshire Eagle was interesting.

Likewise, on the local Facebook group, Pittsfield Sentinel, there is a similar survey.

The results are overwhelmingly contradictory to the B.E. article.

409 votes for I DON’T LIKE THE NEW NORTH ST
134 votes for I AVOID NORTH STREET
64 votes for I LIKE THE NEW NORTH STREET

61 – All changes are a waste of money
28 – It’s ridiculous and a waste of tax payers money do something for these kids so they have a place to go and be safe!!!
26 – It needs some additional changes
14 – Bike lane blows
8 – Undecided
5 – Riders are stuck between parked cars that could be pulling out, crossing over to the driving lane or someone opening a door to get in or out
4 – How is this safe for riders? Put the bike lane closest to the curb for safety reasons
4 – It’s fine. People just need to use the roadways properly
4 – What about Tyler St and the rotary?

So when we do the math:

681 – AGAINST North Street
68 – FOR North Street
8 – Undecided
4 – Totally off topic

Quite a striking difference I’d say. Obviously, this is a poll where people can add their own choices to vote for.

Which brings me to my next question. What the hell is going on on Tyler Street? Are we waiting for the snow to fall so we can avoid completing it for another five months?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

Furthermore, isn’t 40 people like 0.1 percent of city population, not counting the bums and illegals??????. Hardly a representative sample.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

The illegals are our one last hope for the Republic. Give them directions to the balloting, let them vote in person, and we will be saved. They are the first to recognize corruption and coups.

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

They aren’t allowed to vote! They aren’t citizens! NYC tried that and it got shot down by the courts!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

To be clear, the 68 FOR NORTH STREET are Tyer, Barry, most city hall employees and all the people in line for ARPA handouts. But either way, her and Morales snow job is not working this time.
Another parallel snow job concerns all the fine folk who just toured Waconah park. Mr Persip, who I am sure is not biased just because he is tied to the mayors purse strings, said he was both shocked and amazed how bad things were. Several other embedded sycophants echoed those concerns. Unless the historical people can slow things down, look for this mayor and her benefactors to ram a new stadium up our collective asses as quickly as she can. And look for local media to be beating the new stadium drum relentlessly. I seem to recall the Eagle being very upset when they did not get a new stadium before. They may be licking their chops with revenge to see this dream project coming down the pike.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

It’s going nowhere good. We kind of know where it starts. It’s how it gets to nowhere good that is of interest.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

I can’t wait. No one is going to stop the Tyer train from getting what she wants. The only satisfaction we can get is to slow her down for a day or two and expose some of the players involved. But as there is zero oversight to her insane spending I am sure in a couple of years there will be a new ballpark (probably half as sturdy as the old one) which will cost 20 million taxpayer dollars and it will sit almost empty 99% of the time. Ya just gotta laugh at this mayor so that you don’t cry.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Slow down the gravy train? Forget it! Folk on the Council, many of them would like to do so, but they do not try hard enough. I’m afraid the reason may be that they take themselves seriously in the wrong fashion and are afraid to make an ass of themselves. That is a fatal cowardice if you want to lead. If you have that fear, you cannot ever be a leader. You simply cannot extract cowardice from the body or mind. I hope my fear is unfounded.

I accomplished that much – slowing the budgetary spending. With my tabling motion, the additional Council request for spending should have come back to the council for future negotiation and proof of plan and expectation. But, they then they went ahead and violated MGL by passing a budget that was changed post State deadline. They didn’t even act decently about it and split the appropriation a distinct vote for each additional appropriation and a motion to accept the May draft budget for adoption. The legal theory presented by ATTY Pagnatto depends upon the theory, probably arguable to a judge though not to me, that end results being the same the question of legality is moot in the eyes of the court wherein no monetary damages are claimed by either side. Again, the reason for no push back: possibly a fear of rebuke by the two journalists writing missives on the process. Or something else…

No, Fizzlehead, nothing gets slowed in the slightest. A request for fee adjustments, for example, to be effected months hence or a borrowing that will be contracted 12 months hence with no idea of its cost play out in session as this conceit (a form of delusion) that the request is a crisis.

If you want change, you need to find someone with a fire in the belly and get her on the Council. We need Morningsiders, Westsiders, gay, or straight who are courageous and willing to keep at it and not care about defeat or embarassment.

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Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Charles Kronick
3 months ago

I am hoping Dan can speak directly to the Persips and Nilan types who visited and commented on the old stadium. Get them on video if possible. Get their exact words as to why they think the old stadium is in bad shape and why they feel qualified to judge it. Ask who they think is going to pay for a new stadium and who is going to use it to justify the expense. Ask exactly how much money the parks department has spent on all city parks since mayor Tyer took office. Include dog parks, lake parks, Clapp park and the Common as well as Dorothy Amos Park. ALL THE PARKS AND RELATED PARK STUFF. And include all already planned stuff like the Pontoosuc Lake rebirth. Get a physical paper rundown from Mr Kerwood on all park expenses for this time period. (if he even has a clue or any accurate records exist at all)

I might suggest that the only real value Waconah Park has is its hisstory and that if it is torn down do we really need to replace it at all? I say no. I say the baseball teams that have occupied it for the last ten years have cost the city more money than they have brought in.

Also, with all the other major problems in this city why are we even talking about this. Its priority should be way way down the list right now.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pitt Romney
3 months ago

I walked four blocks , from where I parked, to use a business on North St this week. FLT and her asinine kiosks to go get extorted to park your truck.

That is Flat Tyer’s and Ricky Rumpus’s North Street.

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

There is a business on North Street?

Hummin Dummin
Hummin Dummin
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

Ozinator? Is that clock business still on north st. Well we heard from structural engineers Cliff and Earl on crumbling Wahconah Park. Maybe they can feta commission on the water plants thousands here as well as bills skyrocketing

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

I had the misfortune again today to have to walk blocks from decent/free parking, to the chaos of North (Rumpis) Street , to do business.

On the the way back I stopped at an eatery I still frequent, and was sadly informed they are closing end of year, in no small part, because of loss of revenue/customers due to asinine traffic and parking situations.

Pittsifle Plummett
Pittsifle Plummett
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

and then along came Tyer and ran them all out of town so that the buildings could be used for condos

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Now we have lots of monkey business.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

Good one Oz

OnceUponATime
OnceUponATime
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

Sure, you can buy sex, drugs, and hardware. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, Pittsfield was actually vibrant and dynamic, as was North Street. Now Pittsfield is a disgrace on every level, and like the mayor and the other politicans, it’s budget is bloated, biggly. Anyone with half a brain, and the means to move, would do so if they have young kids.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

Waldo’s crack and hash shoppe

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Last time Kerwood dared to discuss it wasn’t the city was losing money on the kiosks?

And was someone recently bopped on a scooter?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

My guess is they have designs on the real estate once ALL the Rumpis Street buildings become vacant.

fzzlehead
fzzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

uh huh…oligarchs buying up condo suitable properties…there was an article in the Eagle about a year ago that said that very thing. Said it needed to be transformed to a people friendly place without vehicles at all. You see these places in Paris and other big European cities

Milk Toast
Milk Toast
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Mill Town Capital. They are buying up homes like crazy

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Milk Toast
3 months ago

and not just homes….and if you see a roadway which has been recently disturbed by a new sewer line check to see who owns it and who paid for it….might have been you

levitan
levitan
3 months ago

Five Interesting points:
1) Sheriff. All candidates for sheriff since Massi. names start with ‘B’ and are beefy. I find this interesting.
2) Berkhire Eagle is excited about the Bike Lanes. The picture shows the entire stretch and length, not one bike on it. Is also interesting. Penguin is connected to this.
3) U.S Federalism is dead because it is openly challenged by federal legislation and agencies. Divided power is a compromise and only exists when it is uncontested. I predict that FBI will enjoy reduced access in Free States, and this is just a symptom of our demise.
4) Mass governments are fomenting a rumor of danger to poll workers which I find implausible. The biggest risk to them I see is that they may park in the spot and get ticket. I find this interesting too.
5)Vote for Dewey button” in Scarface’s safe. Interesting because FBI was working hard to get Dewey elected. I claim dibs on spotting the reference.

Duck Dynasty
Duck Dynasty
3 months ago

It’s astonishing that Harrington decided to participate. Maybe she considered the the view numbers.

levitan
levitan
3 months ago

“”Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others,” Christopher Wray said in a statement.”

This statement says all you need to hear to know where we have landed.

Where the Constitution states who is responsible for the protection of the People and exactly defines what that phrase means, the FBI has adopted it for itself. Is the FBI the primary level of Government? Second after Congress? Or is it a policing agency with restricted powers?

Notice the use of language – ‘attacks’. Attack implies violence or unreasonable arguments. The respones to the raid from lawyers, representatives, and others amount to concerns about governance. But directed towards the FBI they filter as attacks. ‘Sacrifice to protect others’ is a deflection: the concern is that they wield power in tyrannical fashion, not that they also, in some cases, protect. And there are concerns about the secondary qualifiers, ‘unfounded’, ‘grave.’ Unfounded: Wray wants to establish a conclusion before even the warrant is published, accused gets to defend himself or respond. Grave: Wray emphasises a level of endangerment to provoke an emotional response and justify the use of ‘attack.’ Very typical for propaganda masters of the ’30’s-’40’s.

The phrase ‘protecting others’ is a deflection from the concern that the FBI may be abusing power. Few disputes the good the FBI does, the arg. is about the bad.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  levitan
3 months ago

Unfounded? Didn’t a jury in Michigan find that the FBI ran an entrapment scheme to change the 2020 election? Isn’t the Director from that illegal ploy now down in Washington, moved there before 1/6? So I don’t think you can claim unfounded citizen Wray

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

I would like to know what judge signed that warrant and what is her/his background.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

the judge donated thousands to Obama

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Get Over It
3 months ago

Also sued for conflict of interest. Was employed by Epstein team to defend against accusations while later getting his palms on it as state attorney. And a donor to Obama. And got frequent flyer miles in Twitter rebukes of president criticizing everything from his clothes to his language.

“U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart purportedly greenlighted the request allowing FBI agents to search Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach home of former President Donald Trump, a decision that reignited extreme partisan divides and raised serious questions about the potential for politically motivated prosecutions – yet this isn’t the first time that Reinhart’s determinations have caused controversy.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/epstein-related-judge-orders-fbi-release-warrant-search-will-likely-selectively-redacted/

The former Jeffrey Epstein attorney and current judge who signed off on the FBI warrant to raid President Trump’s personal residence is now ordering the FBI to release the warrant by August 15.  
TGP reported on Tuesday that the judge who signed off on the warrant allowing the FBI to raid President Trump’s home, Mar-a-Lago, previously worked for pedophile and Clinton associate Jeffrey Epstein.”

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

He was Epstein’s pool boy

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
3 months ago

Well thank God there was one that was not too intimidated by Trumps militia to sign it. But maybe Trump can get them together again and try to take over the White House. I assume you still think the election was stolen?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Maybe they could investigate Hunter Biden, the materials on his laptop from hell. his dealings with Ukraine and the Chi-Coms, and “10% for the big guy”.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Speaking of 10%…..are the surgeons going to be able to restore the rest of your brain function?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Fizze you amaze me, an “intelligent comment” from a micro-saprophytic with a single cell serving all bodily functions.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Actually MT, my DNA suggests that I descended from the great apes but at this point in the evolution of mankind, seeing what I am seeing today, I wish I could go back to being an ape.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Odd ancestry. You belong in medical museum.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
3 months ago

Before the Flat Tyer Administration invests in Wahconah Park, I suggest that they might want to check the stabilization of the second floor of City Hall. The weight of three of our do-nothing City Councillors, Marchetti, White and Persip, plus Flat Tyer may be jeopardizing the safety of those attending any meetings in the City Council Chambers. This would give them all a wonderful excuse to go back to ZOOM meetings. Also, since all of the members of the Wahconah Park committee don’t have any credentials in buildings and construction/renovations, I would suggest after viewing the picture on IBerkshires that the members at least make sure that Persip doesn’t accidentally sit on Cliff Nilan. What a bunch of useless members, they are just there because Flat Tyer mommy is opening her pocketbook strings and giving them a bunch of money to spend, with no questions asked, as usual.

Thus Stucksure
Thus Stucksure
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

Add cavey and Guiel,conant and Sherman and Maffuccio as well.I believe Cliff might have Been a structural engineer in his previous life. I don’t think so

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

social engineering

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

They hire consultants for that MT

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Rambling wrecks from Georgia Tec.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

If not, the mayor can scribble up an honorary one for them in a hurry…i.e. Pete Marchetti thinks he is representing the people who elected him and he has a piece of paper to say that he is actually doing it…..nobody else can see any such of a thing but he can

Pittsifle Plummett
Pittsifle Plummett
Reply to  Thus Stucksure
3 months ago

I don’t think he knew too much about accident reconstruction either

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  Thus Stucksure
3 months ago

They’re all economic engineers

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

persip looks like a BIG dumb wrecking ball. I’m surprised the structure didn’t collapse just from the weight.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Proof that the building is sound? The committee paid it a visit, they applied their collective forces, and the structure neither strained nor groaned.

Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Ever notice that whenever you see Persip, you see his butt buddy with the silver spoon in his mouth, Lenny Light right next to him? You know who’s wife is helping run BIC.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
3 months ago

Some POC stand up and represent. Not sure that is what he is doing.

Police Report
Police Report
3 months ago

I have had dealings with both men, one I would trust with the well-being of my kids, the other I wouldn’t trust to water the lawn when it was raining.
Tom is a man of integrity, honesty, decency, empathy, and above all competency.
Alf is none of those things.

Every misdeed that Alf accuses Tom of, is something Alf is actually guilty of. All that you are seeing is in his tantrums and mud slinging is Alf projecting his damaged character and underhandedness onto Tom.

Alf’s dad was a different cut, and I often wonder how the apple known as Alf fell so far from the tree. I can blame him for trying to protect his son and make sure he has a job, it’s both his greatest achievement and worst failure at the same time.
Alf is damaged to the core and not fit for public service. I feel very bad for the probationers under his “care”.
I will be voting for Thomas Bowler.

It should go without saying but I will also be voting for Timothy Shugrue. It’s time to get Berkshire county back on track.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Police Report
3 months ago

I too know both men, and the fact is, you are right on the money, PR. The more people that Barbalunga meets and greets, the more votes he will lose, because it is readily apparent to all that he is a fraud, and full of baloney. That is why Bowler should have as many public forums with him as possible. Barbalunga cannot contain his arrogance, ignorance, and, pompousness. So the choice is clear, to all who have ever met the men, but the sherrif’s budget, just like the city budget, is bloated like all the politicians.

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  JoePesci
3 months ago

Thank you for acknowledging the bloat and favoritism culture of many tax payer funded agencies. I was very disappointed to read in the online Eagle today (8/14) about Jack Quinn making more $ in retirement working 20 hours per week combined with his pension than in his full-time employment at the BCHOC. Jack is a decent man but this is just not right. Alf, however, is totally disingenuous is asserting he will stop that nonsense. He is ALL ABOUT that nonsense. Again, I point to the fact that he was the 4th highest paid probation officer in the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2021 in a court that meets 2x per week, had the lowest case load. How did he make this $? With 8k of “overtime” and approx. 8k of “buy backs.” The probation department in the Commonwealth is fertile ground for BS compensation and has a history of political corruption. While there are several children of judges in Berkshire County that are employed by the Probation Department, all but Alf are good, hard-working, competent and honest.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Police Report
3 months ago

So true!! Well said!!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Police Report
3 months ago

I would trust no man with the well being of my children.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
3 months ago

Excellent !! Can you ask Wrong Way if she is left or right handed ? and why she took the oath of office raising her left hand. That has been bothering me to the past 4 years for some odd reason.

Thus Stucksure
Thus Stucksure
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
3 months ago

It’s not that important Ron

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Thus Stucksure
3 months ago

Actually, it is, because A. People raise their right hand and take the oath to tell the truth before testifying, and so it shows her gross incompetence, and lack of court room time. Now, if she was just a Nervous Nelly and screwed it up, then say so.

Thus Stucksure
Thus Stucksure
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
3 months ago

Speaking of structural engineering the new consult and they got it we’re gonna park at Stanton Lou’s a few graders

Nit Answering
Nit Answering
Reply to  Thus Stucksure
3 months ago

Armstrong was asked a direct allocation question about arpa and Had to defer to the mayor and when the hippo came up she didn’t make any sense either

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Something about evil, Satan, and touching a bible…..

SBSC
SBSC
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

When you sell your soul to the Devil, you can’t touch a Bible or a cross with your right hand.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  SBSC
3 months ago

Does the mayor know that?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Or she really doesn’t know her left from her right.

Larry Fine
Larry Fine
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
3 months ago
Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
3 months ago

How many scooter accidents on South street today? Don’t say none mayor, we know better

Nit Answering
Nit Answering
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
3 months ago

Who cares? Discuss something of importance. Like the water rates doubling from four years ago?

ScooterLinda
ScooterLinda
Reply to  Nit Answering
3 months ago

I care because I am got damn sick and tired of the little bastards cutting me off and the scooters being left everywhere. It’s a another in along line of failed woke experiments and I want them to disappear

Nit Answering
Nit Answering
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
3 months ago

I believe it would be a conflict of interest if an employee’s relative received a r p a funds and that is against all ARPA guidelines

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Nit Answering
3 months ago

Your comment is in direct opposition to mayor Tyers position on the matter. She believes that taxpayer money entrusted to an individual is to be doled out to friends family and benefacotrs of her choice. And if there is zero oversight from, let’s say, a city council president, then it is not only OK but expected.

A coat of gray
A coat of gray
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Nit is absolutely correct.Very surprised Kenny Warren hadn’t seen that

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Nit Answering
3 months ago

Very true NA. It’s been commented on here before about the ARPA money doled out to Flat Tyer’s friends and co-workers. The three that really stand out are: Black Business Economic Council ($700,000), Second Chances on Second Street ($700,000) and Shirley Edgterton’s ROPES program ($500,000). *Shirley received over $1,000,000 in ARPA gifts.

The BBEC is led by Warren Dews, Shirley Edgerton, and Alfred Enchill. Warren’s wife, Roberta Dews, is Flat Tyer’s administrative assistant (conflict of interest), and Shirley is a city of Pittsfield school department employee (conflict of interest).

In the latest business summit held this past week for Berkshire County businesses starting out and/or in the beginning stages of their development, notably ABSENT from this summit was the BBEC. Why were they absent?

*In fairness to the BBEC, I did look up their calendar for upcoming events they are hosting for new black businesses. The BBEC will be hosting from August 18-21st, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.

Riddle me this, how does a dance ensemble help promote and establish new businesses? Wasn’t that the point of the ARPA grift….I mean gift?

Another question, did Warren and Shirley receive a “consulting fee” from the ARPA gift to help bring in the Cleo Parker Robinson dance troupe?

And finally, do the POC youth harass Cleo’s dance group, or is that just for YT’s rehearsing in the park?

Last edited 3 months ago by Markus Aurelius
Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
3 months ago

Flat Tyer and Boy Toy Morales only care about accidents on North Street. Of course they lie about those numbers also. Their other concern is wasting money testing hard working taxpayer’s poop.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

Keep complaining about Tyer, Barry-Tyer, Morales, Marchetto, etc. Alf is one of them!!! Add him to your list if you elect him!

SBSC
SBSC
3 months ago

Until recently not a day goes by that I haven’t cursed Alf for being transferred to Southern Berkshire. Well that is until he took his “unpaid leave of absence” to run for sheriff.
I can say the office is much better without him, less complaints, less BS, the entire court system is really rooting for Alf to be sheriff. Not that Bowler is doing a bad job, not in the least, he’s excellent but so Alf will get the flock out of here.
Ever see Green Mile? There’s a character in there called Percy, a sadistic, dim witted, mean, arrogant prick who doesn’t think any of the rules apply to him. That’s Alf. Or maybe Alf is the Hunter Biden of Berkshire County, both fit.
All the stuff you hear about Alf, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Dan here’s a tip, find Donna Sinopoli and talk to her. She has all the inside scoop. She worked with Alf in North County and can tell you the tale of what went down with Alf’s firing, I mean transfer.

Nit Answering
Nit Answering
Reply to  SBSC
3 months ago

Alfs beneath the sheriffs job. He wants a Gubinatorial.position

James
James
Reply to  Nit Answering
3 months ago

Well the governor-to-be is lame enough to fall for Harrington’s BS so don’t count her out for Alf.

Nipples
Nipples
Reply to  James
3 months ago

No she actually isn’t. Harrington has BEGGED her for a position either in the AG’s office or in the administration if she wins.
The best she got was a paper endorsement.

SBSC
SBSC
Reply to  SBSC
3 months ago

My comments were edited by somebody.
I said Alf lied about his unpaid leave.
Before you edit my comments ask Alf to show you the paperwork. He’s still accruing time towards retirement,

Ask Alf which he used,
Family and Medical Leave Options (FMLA and PFML)
Sick Leave and Extended Illness Leave Bank (EILB)
Massachusetts Emergency Paid Sick Leave (MEPSL)
Pregnant Workers Fairness Policy
Holiday, Personal, and Vacation Leave
Military Leave
Leave for Jury Duty, Voting, and Court Appearances
Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
Other Leave: Bereavement, Inclement Weather, and Small Necessities

Ask him to show you the paperwork. He’s still getting all his benefits, accruing time towards retirement, so how’s that unpaid leave?

SBSC
SBSC
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Ask for the copies of the actual paperwork. Also ask him for the copies of the investigation and his discipline record from Northern Berkshire Superior Court.

Thanks Dan, you’re a good man.

SBSC
SBSC
3 months ago

Alf working the jail

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Fundu Mhentull
Fundu Mhentull
Reply to  SBSC
3 months ago

Not this movie.Go to photos warden Shawshank redemption it’ll show the warden black rim glasses Bowler and the guard that looks like Jack Q. Aside a woman was involved in a Scooter accident and taken to bmc this weekend

The school committee
The school committee
3 months ago

Trump has taken a dump on the dining room table of America.The attempted Coup to overthrow democracy and now espionage.He is using good Americans to keep him relevant and this traitor lives on because you all fell in love as you all thought he would make America white again.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
3 months ago

Democrat HOAX

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
3 months ago

Indeed he did. And his family added to it. And his friends added to it. And his lawyers added to it. And Putin added to it. And America may never come back from it.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Your own party is prosecuting people Russian style and you truly believe that Donald Trump is the problem for this country?!? Your own party is weaponizing every department of our government, but you cling to the belief that Donald Trump is the root of all evil in this country? Your party wants the people dependent on big government and enslaved to big government while President Trump says “We bow to nobody but GOD”. Your party is creating a monstrous big government with rules and regulations that are hurting people. Your far left party is the problem.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

But they are not working to turn over the country to Putin and I find that a mitigating circumstance.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

There is 76,000 armed IRS agents coming to your house Fizze.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

It is the 76,000 Oath Keepers I am worried about. Brainless fools with guns mesmerized by a slick talking guru are a scary lot.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

I’m not worried unless they become FBI agents.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

So You don’t believe in rule by law and the US Constitution, not surprising at all.

The Oath Keepers are former US Military and LEO who swore an oath to uphold the document that formed our nation.

You must be a member of Antifa and/or BLM?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

You are very complimentary of the Oath Keepers which kinda suggests you think there invasion of the Capitol building was a good thing.
You do understand I hope, that if Trump or any other person who wants to be king of America ever gets to be king of America, they will no longr have any use for you or any other member of Trumps base right? They are using you to get the power but will no longer need you once that happens. You will be in the same boat as all the liberals you hate and treated exactly the same. Dwell on this a bit for me will you?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Are You OK with the F……….Bunch of Idiots?

Some of the same members who tried to frame people with the “Russian Collusion” hoax, hatched by the DNC and H-Beast, were at Mar a Lago.

They are currently under investigation by Durham for those crimes.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

HOAX

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
3 months ago

The far left is like the boy who cried wolf. They have lied so often to the American public that nobody believes them anymore. Their lies are no longer going to work for them.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

I am hoping the wolf eats your boy

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

I hope Dementia Joe sniffs your wife.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gobsig
3 months ago

More then likely the young people of today don’t even know the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, but it tells an important message to “Tell the Truth at All Times” or there will be consequences.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Tell us the story about the man/boy that was going to build a wall that the Mexicans were going to pay for and how they had to pay for it themselves.
The moral of that story is that if someone lies biggly to you once they may lie biggly to you for the rest of their lives.

and so it was and so it shall continue to be

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fizzlehead
3 months ago

Like every DC democrat

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
3 months ago

Babylon Bee

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Doctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles and Eye-bags Like Crazy! (Try Tonight!)

Trending Stories
The FBI raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and found incriminating evidence that he was once President of the United States of America! While they were there they spent over four hours cracking open a solid gold safe.

Here’s what they found:

Thousands of McDonald’s receipts: Immaculate record keeping!
Three pallets of Norvell Premium Sunless Tanning Solution, Dark 1: Only the best for our President!
World’s best president mug: The mug has been detained for questioning.
Barron’s Xbox controller because he’s grounded from Xbox: This is a relief. We thought he was ghosting us on Xbox Live.
The kickstand for Biden’s bike: Sneaky!
Obama’s actual birth certificate: Everyone was wrong. He was born in Zap, ND. Weird.
A note that reads “You FBI guys are low IQ. Sad! Not good!”: This was found in a safe within a safe.
Free verse, reflective poems: So sensitive!
Several dozen copies of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: Probably the inspiration for all the booby traps federal agents had to evade.
The actual nuclear codes and not the fake ones he slipped to Biden: Wait a minute, wouldn’t the real president have the nuclear codes?
Little tiny shampoos which were stolen from the White House bathroom: Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!
Over a million unsent tweets: Carefully recorded and cataloged on papyrus scrolls.
A signed agreement between Trump and Pence that he would not “mean tweet” Pence: Appears to be scrawled in crayon on a KFC napkin.
The Mirror of Erised: When he looks into it he sees world peace.

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
3 months ago

Harrington 17 contributors from Pittsfield.
Shugrue 410 contributors from Pittsfield.

That’s saying something

Oh and there’s this

The State Police Association of Massachusetts endorsed Berkshire District Attorney candidate Timothy Shugrue on Thursday ahead of the Sept. 6 Democratic primary vote.

“Every District Attorney serves a vital role in ensuring their county remains safe by protecting their citizens and local businesses,” said Patrick McNamara, president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, in a statement. “In our opinion, Attorney Shugrue has the knowledge, experience and willingness to ensure the citizens of Berkshire County have a strong advocate seeking justice on their behalf.”

Namaste
Namaste
3 months ago

Barbalunga, meantime, was the fourth highest-paid of 103 Massachusetts chief probation officers last year. For his work as chief probation officer of the Southern Berkshire District Court in Great Barrington, Barbalunga took home $160,676. His base salary was equal to his counterparts in other courts, but his total pay was bolstered by $8,687 in overtime and $8,275 in time buyouts.

READERS, I copied and pasted the above from the Berkshire EAGLE which is doing a fine job chasing down facts. This fact alone should be a major concern for voters. How is it that “no-show” ALF was the 4th highest paid probation officer in the Commonwealth of Mass in slow as molasses South County? What did he do to earn over 8k of overtime in fiscal year 2021? FACTS MATTER

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Namaste
3 months ago

Wow. I thought this guy was all about fiscal accountability. Not so much apparently.

TBI
TBI
Reply to  Namaste
3 months ago

People get paid extra to hide the truth. There are civil rights violations that no one wants leaked.

Light Bulb Moments by Jack Handy
Light Bulb Moments by Jack Handy
3 months ago

Dr. Quinn would have be redundant as a title, not to mention all telling.

TBI
TBI
Reply to  Light Bulb Moments by Jack Handy
3 months ago

Why was Jack Quinn in my Neurologist office!

Jsoak Indough
Jsoak Indough
Reply to  TBI
3 months ago

Probably has Carm disorder

Alfie Boy
Alfie Boy
3 months ago

Nothing Alf says matters until he releases his discipline and employment from his time in in Northern Berkshire District Court!

That lady Donna UNLOADED on Alf on Facebook.
Alf RELEASE THE RECORDS along with your attendance certificates – eyeroll.

MauMausMatters
MauMausMatters
3 months ago

Tuesdays August 2, 2022

1914 – Motor Vehicle Stop

Depot Street 22-607-AR

Toro, Maximus Alesandro

22 Adams St. Apt.# A1 Pittsfield

18

Firearm, Carry without License

Firearm, carry without License Loaded

Ammunition without FID Card, Possess

Liquor, Person under 21, Possess

Possession of Marihuana One Ounce or less < 18 years old

Withhold Evidence from Criminal Proceeding

and then again on

Wednesday August 10, 2022

2314 – Disturbance All

Adams St. 22-640 AR

Toro, Maximus Alesandro

22 Adams St. Apt. # A1

18

A & B Domestic

Witness/Juror/Police/Court Official Intimidate

Probation Warrant (Violation of Probation)

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

This is Miggy’s girlfriends new beau, maybe he is getting second chances??!! DA probably feels sorry for him. Miggy’s girlfriend was arrested along with Toro on Depot Street.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Merry & Bright
3 months ago

And yet another promising career as a Nuclear Physicist has gone down the drain.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  MauMausMatters
3 months ago

In an ideal world, any person getting arrested and charged with another crime while out on PR/bail, should have it (bail) revoked and sent to jail until the case is complete.

Maximus better be a big guy. With the charges he’s racking up, when he gets to state prison, the booty-bandits will turn Maximus into Maxine.

Last edited 3 months ago by Markus Aurelius
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  MauMausMatters
3 months ago

any of this make any local newspapers?

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

Surely you must know that 99.9% of the stuff that goes on in the city of Pittsfield is never reported in the local newspaper. I took the information I posted off the allegedly official police press log. But even the official Pittsfield police press log doesn’t report all the shit that goes on in Pittsfield and it never publishes information when there are calls for domestic violence or drunk driving and/or impaired driving under the influence of drugs, with or without hit & run collisions, or disturbing the peace, or disorderly conduct, or theft, vandalism, child abuse/child neglect when it involves law enforcement/city/state officials/municipal employees and their families.

Last edited 3 months ago by The City I Hate
Zero Faith
Zero Faith
3 months ago

Karen Bell is the Brady Records Officer. She worked for Capeless. Wrongful convictions happen just like that.

Al A Bye
Al A Bye
Reply to  Zero Faith
3 months ago

No Harrington hired Bell.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Zero Faith
3 months ago

She did NOT work for Capeless, she is Harrington’s 1st Asst DA! Harrington brought her in.

Zero Faith
Zero Faith
Reply to  Been there, Done that
3 months ago

She is connected somehow.

Last edited 3 months ago by Zero Faith
TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Zero Faith
3 months ago

Not true.

Inside Her
Inside Her
Reply to  Zero Faith
3 months ago

Karen Bell worked in Hamden County as an ADA. She was roundly disliked in the office there, she was known to pleaded as much out as she could because she was 50/50 at trial.
She’s purely a Harrington hire. She’s the DA as Harrington doesn’t know WTF she’s doing. She writes all the reports and does all of the DA work.

She told a friend in Hamden, “the office is way better off when Andrea aka BB (for bottle blonde) is out of the office on her little photo ops.”

Public Enemies
Public Enemies