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PLANET VIDEO WITH TIM SHUGRUE NOW ON YOUTUBE … AS PREDICTED, MRS. HARRINGTON PROVES A COWARD … FUSS OVER FOSS … FAR OUT CONSULTANT SCORES … FUZZY LOGIC, SAYS ALF … LEFT SHOW ‘TRUE COLORS’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 19-21, 2022) — Lots of beepin’ and boppin’, which means THE PLANET presents another edition of Quick Hitz and Hot Lickx.

Impossible — Can it be 55 years plus a day that the Angels’ Jack Hamilton nearly killed Red Sox right fielder Tony Conigliaro? The answer is yes. Time has no message for us  other than, “I told you it would be so.” To this day, Yaz insists that Hamilton threw a spitter that got away from him. Tragedy with a Cap T.

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Captain Video — Turn to PLANET VALENTI VIDEO, our new YouTube channel, to see a riveting hour and fifteen minutes of the most fascinating campaign talk you’ll get this year. We did 78 minutes, and it could have gone all night, with a true professional, your next District Attorney, Tim Shugrue. Incumbent Andrea Harrington chose not to attend, something THE PLANET understands given her inability to handle tough questions on the fly or even on the ground. She chokes. If you care about the future of public safety in Berkshire County, watch how Tim Shugrue handles our assortment of curves, improv at its best. Watch it here by clicking on the blue (hot) link immediately below:

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Goonar — Andrea’s high-priced hired gun out of Boston, Adam Webster, has acted her goon during the campaign. THE PLANET doesn’t blame him at all. He’s just doing the job he’s being paid to do. Give Adam a break. He’s a ringer. He doesn’t live here and doesn’t understand The Berkshires. Webster? We’ll take Alex, NY Giants fullback, #29 in your scorecards, from 1955 to 1964. Now THAT guy could hit the line.

Cheer Up, Mrs. Harrington. The end is near.

Little Girl — With her little girl antics, law breaking and bending, lack of credibility, mendaciousness, and zero integrity, THE PLANET can honestly say we have never met a more incompetent or devious office holder than Mrs. Harrington. We’ve been around people and pols on all political levels, from POTUS to dog catcher. Andrea bottoms them all. Perhaps that explains why 40% of her original staff have either resigned or been fired. The remainders are sending our resumes like so many S.O.S’s. The ship is sinking. In 1956, it was the Andrea Doria. In 2022, it’s the Andrea OuttheDoria.

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Fuss Over Foss — Maybe Mrs. Harrington can bring Adam Foss (hmmmm, another “Adam,” like Mr. Webster) back to the Berkshires at $20 grand a pop to give a talk about on proper gender relations. That is, when he posts bail after being charged on Manhattan rape and sexual assault. Perhaps Mrs. Harrington can ask Foss to give her instruction on how to prosecute all them “rape cases” she campaigned on four years ago — you know, the ones that apparently don’t exist.  Choosing Foss and 40% attrition rate. Wow, what a judge of character!

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Far Out Consultant —

Fronab from Planet Durmantuc examines Wahconah Park.

To examine the grandstand beams at Wahconah Park, mayor Linda Tyer, public works screwup Ricky’s Rumpass, and Deanna Ruffer, aka the Fiend with No Face, called in an outside consultant, some dude named Fronab from the planet Durmantuc in Galaxy 500. He or It took one looked, agreed totally with the city’s findings (so strongly he wrote them up in advance of his visit), and charged 21,345,000,000,000 qualtoos. Translated into earth money, Fronab made off with 100Gs — excluding the usual 15% kickback. Your tax dollars at work. THE PLANET was on hand to snap this exclusive picture. Meanwhile, Rick Scapin phoned in from a tanning booth in Florida, wanting council president Big Pee Pee to send a letter to Larry Bossidy, asking him what he intended for those Bossidy Bux.

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Fuzzy Logic — Candidate for sheriff Alf Barbalunga has raked incumbent sheriff Tom Bowler for more fuzzy math and the Berkshire Eagle for failed reporting. In his latest press release, Alf took issue with the reporting on $70,000+ in grant money paid to the “special sheriff” Jack Quinn from February 2021 to June 2022. Barbalunga says the numbers the Eagle published “don’t … add up.” Bottom line, Barbalunga charges that Quinn pulled down $75 and hour, not the $36 figure that Bowler and the Eagle have stated. As of press time, the Bowler campaign has not responded.

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So Low It’s Insaaaaaane — Can you imagine the insanity that would erupt from the Wokesters if President Donald Trump called authorized an FBI raid on Barack Obama, his predecessor. The Pussyhats would be in tears. We’d need safe rooms for the safe rooms. When Syracuse Joe pulls that Gestapo like crime, however, the Loon Left celebrates. True colors always come through.

More videos, more news, more view to come. We’re just getting started. Until then, have a great weekend everybody.

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It’s a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to left himself by his own bootstraps” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Uh Oh
Uh Oh
1 month ago

There’s a website for lawyers that ranks DAs across the USA. It ranks them by cases, case load, win/loss, charges and pleaded, and a few other things.

Andrea Harrington came in dead last….DEAD LAST of the thousands of DAs in the USA the Berkshires has the distinction of having the worst DA.

She was beaten by a couple DAs that died in office, a dozen or so that were charged criminally, some that were forced to resign. There are prosecutors and DAs that have been disbarred that rank as more effective that Andrea Harrington.

She has a new Nickname, Dead Last Andrea!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

A decent accomplishment. She’ll live on in our hearts and memories.

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

and the website is???????????????

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
1 month ago

You need an account and to be a bar member to access it. It’s an NACDL website and forum.
If you are a member, just log in. If not you can’t.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

screenshot!

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

I agree that a statement of that severity needs a little more proof than just an anonymous post on a scandalous “right-wing blog”.

Hahhaaaaahaaaa wink wink

SBDC
SBDC
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

Is this the newest nacdl ranking? 2021? Or is the NDAA report?

Thank you

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

what are the top 10 jobs that Andrea will be qualified for after she loses?

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

I heard she’s opening up a lunch spot called “indicted sandwiches “

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Maybe she can work in the food court at Crossgate mall

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Maybe manage the Cumby’s on 1st street?

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

A watering hole on Nothing on North called Andrea OuttheDooria.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
1 month ago

Excellent interview with Tim Shugrue. He’ll make a fine DA. A great balance of experience, insight, and community-focused commitment. He will return the DA’s office to the best law firm in the county with well-trained and properly supervised ADAs. The choice could not be more clear between an excellent criminal justice practitioner and a corrupt, incompetent politician. Thank you, Dan!

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  MrsMiaWallace
1 month ago

I think he’ll be just as crap as every other DA running back 50 years. I think AH very well may be worse, but this guy has special interests written all over him. Nothing will improve but a different set of takers will get what they want. Western NE is a shitty law school too. Berkshire co is politics, so i Al services graft, mob money, pot money and union money. Mob and union money going hand in hand historically. There will be no justice. And the public will keep paying billions of dollars and have roads that look like Mozambique, shit schools, and daily shootings on the street. If you count the Great Barrington Water fiasco we are worse than Flint Michigan.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

“In 1956, it was the Andrea Doria. In 2022, it’s the Andrea OuttheDoria.”

That was a beaut Dan!

Is the poor plant OK?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

It was an absolute gem Dan, but I think your line to The Eagle about having a left wing and a right wing, and that’s why The Planet is flying high, was tremendous!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

The Left Winged Parrot crashed shortly after the Miller family left town.

The Parrot’s left wing flaps furiously in strange contortions, while the right wing hangs limply crippled.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

That line was frigging Einstein level on Dan’s part!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

On the insanity that is our current federal government…….

The Biden regime is waging war on the American people, and those like you and me who demand adherence to the U.S. Constitution in particular.

If it wasn’t clear enough already, the events of this week have made it crystal clear.

We see it with the ongoing politicized persecution of the January 6 defendants, while violent, organized left-wing political terrorism throughout 2020 and beyond has been ignored or excused.

We see it with the censorship and persecution of journalists exposing serious scandals like the contents of the Hunter Biden laptop and Ashley Biden diary, while nobody was (or will be) held accountable for the FISA warrants obtained under false pretenses to spy on the Trump campaign, based on a “Russia collusion” hoax concocted by Hillary Clinton’s operatives.

We saw it with the targeting of pro-freedom political organizations like Campaign for Liberty throughout the Obama administration.

And now, Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are providing funding to the IRS for 87,000 new armed agents in their “Build Back Broke” bill which passed the House last week. The IRS job posting says agents should be prepared to use “deadly force,” and I fully anticipate the full-on scaring and harassment of Americans by the IRS will resume shortly.

Even the mainstream media is talking about Biden and the big government statists waging war on the American people, after the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home.

(I’ve been warning about the FBI for decades and how they aggressively target Americans. Click here to see an interview with me from 1988, where I noted the FBI was used from the get-go to spy on Americans and target dissidents.) ”

– Ron Paul

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Biden should have been impeached by now.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Kiss of death! Jimmy Ruberto pulling for Alf! Letter to editor in the birdcage liner.

Vote Tom Bowler for Sheriff!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

That does it, alright. With Rubertos endorsement Barby is toast!

Johnnys Repair Shop
Johnnys Repair Shop
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

If there is any problems in the currents sheriffs office, Alf Barbalunga is the last person you would want to send to fix it. You don’t send a guy with a can of gas to put out a fire.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Shirl needs Harrington to stay so she can remain in the activi$t sphere.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letter-why-i-support-harrington-for-berkshire-da/article_0fec9b2a-1f0d-11ed-a5da-
5ff08b52963a.html

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

Please somebody sue that crazy woman for her racist views and hiring recommendations in the schools and city government!

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Yes the force behind Tyer and AH!! I believe Ruberto is also Alf’s cousin!!!

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Only a complete fool would want Ruberto’s endorsement, and the same goes for Tyers’, or Far Away Farley’s. They are all part and parcel of the GOBSIG network that sunk Shitsfield below sea level. As to Gursney and his ilk bailing on Harrington, well, the rats are fleeing the Titantic, I mean the Andrea OuttheDoria, before she sinks.

J Stoutman
J Stoutman
Reply to  Shittsfield
1 month ago

I didn’t think Ruberto was bad. Who was a good mayor?

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  J Stoutman
1 month ago

Butler.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  J Stoutman
1 month ago

Apparently you were not paying attention or came in late to the game

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Yea, that endorsement was worth more that a few thousand in radio adds for Bowler, maybe 10 grand worth.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Yup. Were I running, I would pay Rolodex Ruberto not to endorse me. Speaking of the rolodex, I hope Mr. Melle hasn’t left the reservation, so to speak. Haven’t heard from him today.

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

I truly hope so. Ruberto doesn’t even vote here and he was an avid supporter of Andrea Harrington first go-round.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Happy Weekend everyone!! I hope everyone is staying healthy and happy during this great summer! Just saw an article about this inflation reduction (ha,ha George Orwell is smiling) bill where people who buy electric vehicles will get a rebate up to $7500. Lo and behold right on cue the car companies all raised their prices…by how much do you say??? take a guess, the figure is in my paragraph. I just ordered some movie time microwave popcorn from amazon so I can watch CNN this week while the government raids Obama’s several mansions to find the millions of classified papers he took from office…this should be a doozie. I wonder if they will indict him on spearheading the Antifa/BLM summer riots that may have been a smoke screen for the illegitimate election of that year. This should be a great weekend for CNN:)

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Some Jerk with A Camera:

“Yes, this is a peaceful protest. And behind me a building is peacefully burning to the ground. There are no police here and no one is getting injured. Ignore the man over there get beaten with a brick. That is not happening…”

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

The loons are now investigating Trump on 3 fronts; his taxes, January 6th, and now these government documents. Each is an “insurance policy” in case one should turn up nothing. We heard “insurance policy” during the Trump/Russia hoax. Peter Strzok now touring talk shows slamming Trump when he should be doing prison time for going after Trump while he was an FBI agent. The raid could also be to take any documents regarding “Crossfire Hurricane” since the same FBI agents who raided his home were involved in that fiasco.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Poor Donald. My heart breaks for him and all his undeserved misfortunes. Together Pat, we can pray for this poor mistreated soul.

Let us pray now and into the night

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I thought all liberals were Atheists or Satanists? You chanting to Lucifer?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I am not an atheist as I do believe in a higher power. I am not sure who or what that higher power is but it is NOT Donald Trump. And you will one day find out, that your god, Donald Trump, is nothing more than a reconstituted pile of shit and he is not loving you back. He is using you and thinks, like I do, that you are an blooming idiot.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

#1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me”.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Sounds like you are quoting the news feeds you get from Trump

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

They entity You chant to, has a nice warm place for you to stay. Enjoy eternity there.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

When one speaks of ‘higher powers’ one thinks of idols.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

When I think of higher power I think of high tension lines and how I use to tight rope walk across them over the Yantze river in China. The first time I did it it was on a dare and when I got all the way across the peasants were waiting for me with fortune cookies. Some of them Idolized me but some of the more scholarly types said I was an idiot of the highest magnitude. But it does make me smile when I reflect back on my more carefree days as an international gadabout.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Nah, you said ‘I am not an atheist as I believe in higher powers.” That makes you an idolator. What’s wrong with idolatry? You can’t know what you are while your wooden ideas/idols fight it out, join ranks, add new members, etc… That would make you nothing but someone else’s meat.

What makes the Constitution and the USA generally the best government? The most successful model both historically and globally? Millions are headed here as I write to get away from third world failed nation states, narco-democracies, industrial-party syndicates of South America. One proof is over two hundred years of political stability, even during the Civil War. Not one president got beheaded, not one revolution, not one change of power structure or major Constitutional revision since the Constitutional Convention.

Do you support the American Experiment and particularly peaceful transfer of office? If so, don’t support third world power tactics where winners only win if the loser goes to jail or executed. Save treason and corruption for investigations of illegal acts like Watergate, spying, planting false evidence, theft of State Department documents by State Department heads, influence peddling, illegal wiretapping where there is concrete, clear and demonstrable criminal acts.

I’m surprised we have to talk about this in this country. This conversation is a direct result of the Loons taking power.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Chants to satanic idols? Not unlikely.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

We have a different set of laws for Democrats in this country and then there is everybody else especially Republicans who are now being called “dangerous” and not even human by so many in the media. The Good Morning Joe people were calling Trump all sorts of derogatory names implying he is corrupt and dishonest while their good buddy’s Hillary, Peter Stzok, James Comey, and all of those involved in the Trump/Russia collusion hoax are good people. Lying is working so well for the media and the far left that they are continuing to do it over and over to gullible Americans.

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

Syracuse Joe building $500,000 wall around his Delaware beach house at taxpayer expense, yet the border wall remains stalled!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Joe wants safety for his family while not caring a bit about the safety of Americans by pouring tons of people into the country, supporting George Soros backed District Attorneys who favor the criminals, and playing games with our police.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Makes perfect sense doesn’t it? What better reason to build a castle in Delaware?

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

I see his point. Too many death threats from MAGA loons promoted by far right radio psychopaths. Have you ever listened to them? What would you do?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

2020 left wing Antifa and BLM riots…..cities burned…..left wing lunatics.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

not sure they really have a political party but if that works for you go for it

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Bernie supporter tried to assassinate a dozen GOP on baseball practice. Dem die tried to assassinate Kavanaugh. GOP offices getting firebombed.

You have no evidence for your assertion FH.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Exactly what was my assertion again? Please tell me what I was thinking.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

“Too many death threats from MAGA loons promoted by far right radio psychopaths. Have you ever listened to them?”

You assert that threats are driven by Trump voters. You also make an assertion about radio psychopaths. I don’t know them don’t listen to them. Possibly Chartock?

I can’t tell you what you’re thinking. That would be an act of magic or higher powers to which I do not subscribe. I leave that task for your competent hands.

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

It was your usual TDS ranting.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Why didn’t the FBI go after the leftist loons threatening the SCOTUS justices? One was on the way to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh. Intimidation of judges is a federal felony.

Seems they were AWOL the whole summer of 2020 while the Burn Loot and Murder events, er peaceful protests, were going on. And when a whole section of the city of Portland OR, was held as an illegal fiefdom by the Antifa, complete with attacks on courthouses, police stations and federal buildings.

Was FBI too busy investigating angry Mom’s at school committee meetings , who don’t want their children groomed by transvestites? Or fabricating more “evidence” to implicate POTUS Trump?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Two tiered in-justice system

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Yes, Jan 2021 America’s bus hit the highway to Hell at full speed, with the pedal to the metal.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I’m a senior citizen now Mad Trap, and never in my lifetime has it been this bad.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Tax&Spend
1 month ago

Worse than the Civil War. That was a trying time, but this is profoundly worse. Then, ,there was a Choice that was decided with blood and misery. The North was united in preservation of the Great Experiment. The South went to war rallied by demagogues.

What of today?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Tax&Spend
1 month ago

Agreed on that. I can say the people in DC actually no longer care about America/Americans.

levitan
levitan
1 month ago

Left Wing Right Wing was originally a 19’th century French thing. Someone just noticed a predictable seating order in the room and called those guys on the left the left wing and those on the right the right wing.

Come political ‘science’ and ‘social science’ aka – anythinggoes ‘science’, right and left labels were invented to make a false distinction. For example, Hitler is ‘right wing.’ Stalin is ‘left wing.’ That works since they live in different countries. But what happens when they all share the same roof? They outcompete each other because they all want the same thing and have the same mindset and strategy.

What is interesting is that we now have a death spiral of anarchy,* lost heritage, murder, and persecution rising on these terms, just like the French had when they came up with the original idea.

*Anarchy: No law which means ‘Justice is the will of the strongest’. Liberty is what you can scratch out for yourself – it’s relative in the anarchic state.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

????

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

I get that. Obscure missive spinning off the closing paragraph on the ‘loony left.’ It’s my pet, however, and I do not permit you to abuse it.

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Take your meds you sound like TSC or maybe drink less

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

Sorry. Hear that? I said “I”M SORRY!”

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

Look, we learn something from this post. I got six hates. Lenny got exactly six loves. When has this happened before? It means something. This is what passes for information in Pittsfield.

Go ahead, shoot the messenger, just leave me out of it.

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Hitler was a national socialist

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Goslow
1 month ago

Correct. Socialism is a euphonism for gangster government.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

I just watched the riveting hour and fifteen minutes with Shugrue. Looked more like a love fest to me. If Dan were a woman I think he would have proposed on the spot. Not ONE hard ball question that Dan is known for, not ONE. It was such a disappointment.

Im no fan of Harrington, but I don’t think I can vote for this extremely rich (look at his suits, pocket squares and cuff links he wears to each debate) privileged white man. He seems like such doofus.

Kids Place back in the 90’s was used as a tool for the prosecution, not a place to help kids (it’s different now). That is why Berkshire County had the highest conviction rate for child molestation, many of which have been proven to have been false convictions. Tim Shugrue started the joint with Dective Collias, who when retired admitted that he was molested as a child, a fact he never revealed while brain washing children into giving false testimony.

I think I’ll pass on voting in this race.

Bowler all the way!

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Because the voters want to know where he stands on the tough issues and see how he handles pressure. You could argue he has been in practice for 36 years, but the average person has never seen him in court. I hear he has quite the temper in the courtroom. Shouldn’t we have been able to see how he handles the hot seat?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan, will you be there for her concession speech? Will she have one for the public? Will it be pre recorded? Is it already in the can? Will she pull a Trump and claim illegal Venezuelans mail in voter fraud or is that one pretty much beaten to death?

Do you think you and she will become good friends once this is over? Will you be publishing her book on Wokie wokes and their adverse effects on social civility?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

She can make her concession speech when she starts her new job a few doors down at the Beacon.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I can vouch for the fact that Shugrue can handle himself in the courtroom. Superior court is major leagues, and it is there that I have had Shugrue question me, as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He questioned me professionally both times, and he handled himself very well. As to his run against Capeless, Capeless was running scared that Shugrue would beat him. Shugrue ran a good, tough, and fair campaign. Hell, I would not be surprised to see Capeless and Caccaviello come out and endorse Shugrue. Harrington is that incompetent.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

You make a good argument. Thanks

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

You’re welcome Levitan

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

An attorney was working late one night in his office when, suddenly, Satan appeared before him. The Devil made him an offer. “I will make it so you win every case that you try for the rest of your life. Your clients will worship you, your colleagues will be in awe, and you will make enormous amounts of money. But, in return, you must give me your soul, your wife’s soul, the souls of your children, your parents, grandparents, and those of all your friends.” The lawyer thought about it for a moment, then asked, “But what’s the catch?”

One day the phone rang at a law office and when the receptionist answered a man asked to speak to Mr. Dewey. “I’m sorry, sir” the receptionist said. “Mr. Dewey passed away yesterday.” “Oh, is that right, said the caller.” But every day for the next two weeks the same man called back, and the same exchange occurred. Finally, the receptionist said, “Sir, I have told you repeatedly that Ms. Dewey died, why do you keep calling and asking for him?” “Oh,’ the man replied, “I just like to hear it.”

What’s black and brown and looks good on a lawyer? A Doberman pinscher.

What’s the difference between a lawyer and a gigolo? A gigolo only screws one person at a time.

But seriously,

Q: What do call 5000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A: A good start!

NO, I really mean seriously,

Q: What do you throw a drowning lawyer?
A: His partners.

Q: What’s the difference between a mosquito and a lawyer?
A: One is a blood sucking parasite, the other is an insect.

A fox may steal your hens, Sir,
A whore your health and pence, Sir,
Your daughter robs your chest, Sir,
Your wife may steal your rest, Sir,
A thief your goods and plate.
But this is all but picking, With rest, pence, chest and chicken.
It ever was decreed, Sir,
If lawyer’s hand is fee’d, Sir,
He steals your whole estate. – John Gay (1685-1732)

Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, an honest lawyer and an old drunk are walking down the street together when they simultaneously spot a hundred-dollar bill. Who gets it? The old drunk, of course, the other three are mythological creatures.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

I guess it’s a good thing the average person hasn’t seen him in the courtroom, it means they haven’t been there. Quite the temper really means he has some passion for his job. Most attorneys should. Don’t you want someone pleading your case with some passion vs. the idiots in AH’s office?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Been there, Done that
1 month ago

This is true.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

You are so wrong about the Kids Place. Get your facts straight.

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
1 month ago

If you left the plant outside 301 in the Beacon building (a small flowering plant with maybe a pink flower) at the door, with a note card Andrea Harrington. It’s in her office. Josh took it and gave it to her when they met in his office at 213.
The DA’s new boy toy gave it to her as a present.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Poor plant. I hate to think what became of it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Hope it didn’t get the monkeypox.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

If you stay away from it it will be just fine.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Hope your dog don’t get the monkeypox, like the poor pooch in France.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

And I hope your “monkey” does not get it. But if it does you should know ahead of time that Penicillin is not going to help you.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I’ll call PETA to rescue your dog.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yuck. Now I’m thinking a rescue mission to recover what remains is worthy of a 911 call direct to Wynn. He could send in a SWAT team.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

Wow! Probably doing a DNA analysis to ID the delivery boy. That’s exactly where it was delivered and my team photographed it outside the door and yes, it had a pink flower.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

What a way to go.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Does she know what DNA is?

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
1 month ago

Yea,

Doesn’t Know Anything (DNA)

levitan
levitan
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

!

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Ol’ Dad puncher Rinaldo rambled for 14 minutes on facebook about how he did not like 3rd Thursday last night. Thanks pal, we get it.

Record Hut
Record Hut
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Moving 3rd thursdays to the Common was the best thing the mayor ever did for North Street! Now can you please move the July 4th parade to Wahconah Park? Think of the money saved for struggling taxpayers.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Record Hut
1 month ago

Actually she is going to move Waconah Park to another part of town. Back room chatter is that is is going to be relocated off East street on gosib land.
And they should just do away with the Goddamn parade as it is just insulting to those who fought for democracy only to see it taken away from them in Pittsfield where the government is not at all for and of the people.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

And if a UFO landed on Park Square in broad daylight, Tyer would either have no comment, or deny it.

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

And the Park Square bums would stand by the door holding their signs for handouts.

Go Fund Linda
Go Fund Linda
Reply to  Shittsfield
1 month ago

They’d found a new npo & apply for grants.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Go Fund Linda
1 month ago

Yea, Tyer would give ‘em a few million of the slush fund cuz they are “people of color”.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Shittsfield
1 month ago

Maybe they would be abducted. One can hope!

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Maybe the politicians would get abducted.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Tax&Spend
1 month ago

And we all know Harrington wouldn’t prosecute.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Yea, but if she was forced to acknowledge it, she would claim it’s not unsafe to walk North street, and it’s all vibrant and dynamic. And she would have a squad of other lard ass politicians by her side, nodding right along with her. She would claim it to be the latest, greatest, economic engine.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Tax&Spend
1 month ago

Bobblehead Marchetti would say it was an awesome event and everyone went home with prizes and a newfound respect for all that is Pittsfield, the domain he has sworn to provide leadership over. He is a good boy and the mayor appreciates everything he does for her. (and does not do)

Mrs. Cleo
Mrs. Cleo
1 month ago

The fact that GOODWILL paid for Ad Lib’s billboard tells me disabled population is a underground railroad.

GOODWILL 501c3 BLUES

Me house were burnt down !

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mrs. Cleo
1 month ago

I was at the new version of the Goodwill today. My opinion is that it is just a larger version of the woeful mess it was before they moved. But at least the old one had the books somewhat categorized which seems to be to much to ask of this one. Will not be going back.

Injustice Professor
Injustice Professor
1 month ago

Andrea and Richard’s connection to the Egremont drug lab scandal….

“This is not what I signed on for,” Josephson said. “I don’t fix tickets. I don’t make cases disappear. I don’t compromise my ethics for anything.

Elizabeth Quigley (paid attorney) filed an appearance, fixed the ticket (increased charge).

Later: Elizabeth Quigley switched a docket number. (Pinned heroin possession on wrong person) (polidoro fired)

Then:
The Rape

Elizabeth Quigley made it disappear via
Egremont Police destroyed the recording of rape victim’s statement.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/egremont-police-chief-reena-bucknell-put-on-leave-pending-investigation/article_34c52de6-3010-5a52-affd-0c494edbc449.html

Police misconduct.

“I’m not comfortable with how they handled the ‘wire tapping,'” he added. “The political overreach was too much.”

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/departures-at-egremont-police-department-will-continue—with-chiefs-resignation/article_8d2d2b18-25b2-51c2-b48c-bda876c9ddb2.html

https://www.facebook.com/321539234907/posts/pfbid0V2vMJx1XXtm785EDjK8tg4b4eENQ4JWLVbWL6HzaAbcohky8pSCJXJSNCLhEYkn7l/?app=fbl

What’s VanSant got to do with Simon’s Rock ?

https://theberkshireedge.com/berkshire-county-district-attorney-david-capeless-abruptly-resigns/

Don’t matter who you vote for. David Capeless will always be in the cockpit.

The press is lying to you.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/bottle-digging-nick-fredsall-pittsfield-hobby/article_d5a47ee2-03b4-11ed-a6a6-2f318647edaa.html

They Rutberg, gave the rapist front page exposé.

mass.gov

Welcome to NETFLIX

Rape if you want to – Andrea will protect you, ask her PEOPLE –

https://raegansealy.medium.com/the-wolf-and-the-whisper-network-db4ce7a7d3f9

WE BELIEVE YOU & WE DONT GIVE A FUCK

THAT SHOULD BE HER SLOGAN FOR VICTIM WITNESS GRANT FUNDS – MOVA-OVA-BITCH

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Injustice Professor
1 month ago

Is Capeless’s wife the Court Clerk for Berkshire Co?

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

No, Ex sister in law

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Injustice Professor
1 month ago

You didn’t exactly put togehter a coherent paragraph, professor. Much like todays’ English comp students. But at least you have this blog to post a bunch of links. What’s your point?

Injustice professor
Injustice professor
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

It’s just the way it is for me. 0 points made. It’s cool.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Injustice professor
1 month ago

Okay, cool.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
1 month ago

How about justice for all?

Berkshire Eagle:
To the editor: My name is Shirley Edgerton, a community activist, a keeper of dreams for our youth and a carrier of a flame of hope particularly for people of color.
I support Andrea Harrington for reelection as the Berkshire County District Attorney. We need DA Harrington to continue to create a more equitable and just system in the prosecutor’s office and Berkshire County.
Black people represent 12 percent of the U.S. adult population but 33 percent of the prison population, while white individuals make up 64 percent of the adult population and 30 percent of prisoners. Mass incarceration is real and represents America’s history of enslavement and racial bias — Black Lives Matter.We need DA Harrington’s vision of diversion programs to keep our youth and those involved with low-level crimes out of the clutches of the correction system. We need DA Harrington to reduce pretrial jail time where individuals’ lives spiral downward, losing jobs and housing, setting up a scenario of desperation. Research shows that detaining fewer people before trial leads defendants to commit fewer crimes and reduces future offending.
We need DA Harrington to continue to educate our community, train our youth and create safe spaces for their voices and concerns to be heard. We need DA Harrington to keep women safe and prosecute those who commit horrific sexual and violent crimes against women. We need DA Harrington to ensure the prosecutor’s office is part of the solution to eliminate inequities and injustices in the legal system in the Berkshires. We need Andrea Harrington to continue as the district attorney of Berkshire County.Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” I invite you today to stand for right and fight injustices with someone committed to the work. Please help me reelect Andrea Harrington on Sept. 6, she will continue the fight and make “good trouble, necessary trouble,” as stated by late Congressman John Lewis.

Thank you for your support.
Shirley Edgerton, Pittsfield

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Good old race baiting grifter. How many of your family members helped destroy Pittsfield with drugs and gang violence. How many times has she aided the drug dealing enterprise in Pittsfield by hiding family members wanted by police? How many times since Andrea has been in the office has shirl pumped people for info so she could relay it to her drug dealing family and friends? Shirley is a criminal enterprise of her own making.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Uh Oh
1 month ago

Where did this race baiting grifter come from, and why is she here, in Pittsfield? What did she leave behind in her wake? Why is she being propped up with taxpayer money by Tyer and Harrington? On criminal family members, don’t look too closely, because you’ll find that cops have criminals in their own families. We don’t need Harrington educating the community, and training youths. What’s Harrington going to train them to do, drive without a valid driver’s license, drive down one-way streets the wrong way, fail to pay fines, maybe she’ll train them to be liars. Where there’s smoke there must be fire, so maybe once Harrington is ousted the law will catch up with her and make trouble for her.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Seriously Shirley????? If I had
More time of fact check you into the next century. Most of the people murdered are black and it’s other blacks that are killing them. Blacks commit almost half the homicides in America and it’s the blacks and people of color responsible for the vast majority of shootings in the US and Berkshire County. Violent crime is on the rise, precisely due to BLM, and their anti police lies, and people like Harrington who are a work joke! Thousands more blacks have been murdered because of people and policies that you and Harrington support. Vote Shugrue. Twice if you can

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
1 month ago

She uses all the current talking points about inequalities, but leaves out the data that breaks down the types of crimes being committed and what communities they are being committed in. Most importantly the data also shows it’s the same ones over and over committing the most serious crimes. I’m glad some make good on their diversion program diplomas and move on. You shouldn’t need any DA to keep anyone out of the “clutches of the justice system “as she states ,when in fact it should start at the family level in the home about consequences for any criminal activity.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Da’s right man. Black Lies Matter

Allen Sharptun
Allen Sharptun
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

In some cities pharmacies and other big box stores are closing and giving up. Can’t make a profit with all the shop lifting and security costs. Some POC are offended by this while at the same time not wanting the shop lifters prosecuted.

Can’t have it both ways but why not try?

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

High crime low law enforcement areas have retail with nothing but soda and oreos and high rates of diabetes and heart disease. Keep up the good work, Shirley.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

It’s no just Harrington’s refusal to prosecute though. The foolish libs in the state house raised the threshold for felony larceny way too high, but shoplifting is still arrestable. The cops ought to lock em all up, even if Harrington plays catch and release. Tyer have the cops millions, multiple millions more cash.

Facts anyone??
Facts anyone??
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The legislature decided that “Shoplifting” would NOT be a jailable offense for the first 3 times it has been charged. So Harrington can’t lock them up even if she wanted to. Shugrue should know this especially with ALL his knowledge of the law and ALL of his experience! Facts are important, maybe not in Dan’s world but voters shouldn’t believe everything they hear!!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Facts anyone??
1 month ago

The mASS legislature has been left of Chairman Mao for 50 years now.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Allen Sharptun
1 month ago

A no win situation! Racism if you don’t let these so called quality of life crimes go on and Racism if you try and hold anyone accountable for them. Would like to see these same activists people giving these criminals a free pass to open and leave open their homes, businesses etc.. with signs saying come on in and lift what you’d like from us.
Won’t happen though.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

If you want to know what Berkshire County will certainly look like under Andrea Harrington’s second term it’s right here. Enjoy this up close and personal look at “keeping our youth and those involved with low-level crimes out of the clutches of the correction system.”

https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1560445073854275591/pu/vid/1280×720/Qr7v3aFS2qaKsIPS.mp4?tag=12

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

I can’t imagine what Christmas shopping will look like for them! By the looks of things these people and families will have the best Christmas ever with all the stuff under the tree. Actually they will have to get a couple trees to put all the stuff under. Going to be an expensive Christmas for those who actually go through the check out lines and pay though.

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

Again, I repeat what I said above -please someone sue this deranged woman for her racist hiring philosophy which has infected city schools and government.

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

It’s a money train for some and no law suits are going to stop them from robbing the $ train. Especially when those running the train are getting returns.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Does Edgerton really think she will help with this? Does she believe this herself? Oh my.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

You are either stupid, ignorant, blind, or uneducated. The reason blacks represent 33 percent of the prison poplulation is because they are committing an astronomical amount of the crime. Google it you damn fool. And thanks to people like you, thousands more blacks have been killed by other blacks, these past few years. Get your head out of your buttocks lady.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Optimus, this is meant a as a reply to Shirley’s letter you posted for us, not to you personally.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Better reread! I know that. My “how about justice for all”means put the blind fold back on lady justice and stop bitching about the % of poc being incarcerated as a f/n excuse.

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Are negroes really only 33% of the prison population? I would think it would be much higher considering the negro’s natural born predilection for all things criminal. Of just the last 10 shootings in Pittsfield, whether they resulted in murder or not, how many involved negroes/POC, both as the perpetrator and the alleged victim? The reason negroes are allegedly only 33% of the prison population is because negroes are the perpetrators of their own self manufactured genocide against their own tribes. It’s really funny how Shirley Sharpton Edgerton neglected to educate the community in her Black LIES manifesto on how these fine young 13,14,15,16-year-old cannibals so easily get their youthful hands of illegal firearms, and why it’s so easy for them to put the trigger. The Andrea Harrington and Shirley Sharpton Edgerton types are not the solution to the natural born criminal problem. Just the opposite is true. I propose that every juvenile caught with illegal firearms in his possession be sentenced to his age at the time of his offense/arrest. It probably won’t make him civilized, but it’ll keep the community, including their own, a little bit safer for each one they lock up. That prison recommendation is for only those fine young cannibals in possession of illegal firearms, if they’ve used the firearm in a crime, the sentence should be doubled or tripled. For habitual offenders, just lock them up and throw away the key. If a 13-year-old pistol packing criminal didn’t learn his lesson after being locked up until he turned 26, he’s never going learn his lesson.

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Did Shirley write herself a hefty check from her taxpayer funded million plus ARPA account before or after she penned this Black LIES BS? Did she write a check out to her son for proofreading her Black LIES BS.

justicefications
justicefications
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Justice Oliver W. Holmes best known for his establishment of standard for Free Speech (do not yell ‘fire’) on the ‘pursuit of justice.’
Judge Learned Hand describes lunch with Just. Holmes. After their meeting, Holmes is riding away in a carraige. Judge Hand calls out to Holmes, ‘Justice, sir. Do Justice!” Holmes commands his driver to stop his carraige, gets out and admonishes Jus. Hand:

“That is not my job. It is my job to apply the law.”

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Please join me in wishing Andrea Harrington-Adam Foss, Shirley Sharpton-Edgerton, Warren and Roberta Sharpton-Dews, Dennis Sharpton-Powell, Linda Barry Sharpton-Tyer-Wynn, Deanna Ruffer, Helen HandGUN Moon, Dina Squeal, Dumpster Earl and his road rage knife wielding sister, Puki Yuki, the Beacon, et al barge loads of well-deserved Bad Juju.

Thank You for your support.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

I can drink this toast.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
1 month ago

Harrington inserted herself into a missing person press conference where she added zero value. Now she’s catching flak for the Berkshires but she can’t add any value because she is not running the investigation. She might have had a role but she has no useful cabilities. This is how a public official creates negative value,otherwise known as a waste.

@4beautifulworld
Not one update about #MeghanMarohn since early April from @harringtonforda who is up for re-election. @FBIAlbany @FBI you better get involved.
https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1560440369850064896/Q87RTYx0?format=jpg&name=orig
Friends say missing teacher was being stalked before she disappeareddailymail.co.uk

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

The Daily Mail has a monthly reach of over 36.2 million. Niceplace, the American Berkshires.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

Harrington couldn’t run a McDonald’s, and by the way, neither could Biden. And the fact that both got elected, should worry Bowler and Shugrue.

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Well, Biden didn’t really get elected. And neither did Tyer. And Harrington NEVER should have.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Not sure if anyone has seen or heard of this but I’ve seen it for the first time. Someone said things seemed to be improving as far as race relations were going until everything explode over that last few years with groups along with some politicians pouring gas on the fire mostly for political gain and money. They took a bowl added water along with salt, pepper and the mixture was together mingled. Then they dropped a tad of olive oil in the bowl. It separated apart just as what is happening today because of the certain people wanting it to continue.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Yes. Most POC people had no idea that their lives were so bad until someone told them. They were told that responsible POC needed to be upset even if they did not know why. So they did get upset and it created a huge problem where a much smaller one was before. If POC think all the rioting, YES RIOTING, made their world better, I sure hope they can quantify it. Lots of feel good stuff out there though.

Ferber Berber
Ferber Berber
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Wayfair plummeting 800 layoffs looming. Stock chart looks like an airplane coming for a landing.

Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

What is all this POC stuff? Didn’t you hear Andrea? The proper nomenclature is “Black and Brown People”

Say it 20 times in a row like she did.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
1 month ago

Sorry. Can’t keep up with the changes. So this white person is telling how to refer to people who are not white? If I asked a black person they might want me to refer them as “a person who looks like me.” Trying to get a handle on the bouncing ball.

Commander Keen
Commander Keen
Reply to  Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
1 month ago

That because Andrea is a racist. If all she is worried about are black and brown she specifically excluding Asians. Why? Because many of “her black” constituents, like Shirley exclude Asians in their talks because they too are racist.
Black and Brown is dog whistle code speak for people who are racist against Asians.
She got coached on this and I doubt she even knows wtf she’s saying.

Grandpa Simpson
Grandpa Simpson
1 month ago

Del Gallo III run out of old people to beat up?

SBDC
SBDC
1 month ago

Any word on Alf releasing his employee discipline report yet? I know he wanted to release his attendance awards for a period after working in NBDC.
Any comment from his office?

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Obviously you are a fan of Alf Dan. If this was AH you would be all over it!

Deputy Fife
Deputy Fife
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

That’s pretty worthless. I’m pretty sure I know someone who can get the entire report via legal challenge with the affidavits from at least two women who filed complaints. If I get it can I post it?

Cerulean Sweater
Cerulean Sweater
Reply to  Deputy Fife
1 month ago

Yes!!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Can you tell us why he did not want the public to see it? Usually if something is good, politicians want to share it. If not, they would like it kept under wraps. Guess we can draw our own conclusions.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  SBDC
1 month ago

Only in a government job would you get an award for showing up to work when you are supposed to.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Noticed that there is no posting of the PPD Log today. Wonder if yesterday’s Planet Valenti blogger Police Report’s very informative explanation about Tyer and Wynn’s new “cheat sheet” in how to reword the constant crime to make Pittsfield look Vibrant and Dynamic hit a NERVE. Many other bloggers including myself added to this post. Bottom line Tyer and Wynn were caught in just another huge lie to the taxpayers of Pittsfield, the same taxpayers that pay their hefty salaries. Wonder if they have a dinner date this weekend so they can discuss what is their next maneuvering lie to hide the crime. Probably close down the blog, noticed also that the PPD Traffic Division Twitter has not had a post since way back in 2020. Evidently there have been no traffic accidents since then in Pittsfield. How Vibrant and Dynamic can it get? Wow!

Saw a picture of the Birdy accident the other night in front of the Mission Bar, which we will never hear about as Ricky Rumpus says it didn’t happen. Ironically it shows the Birdy broken on the bike lane right near crumbled pot holed pavement, and the Lenox Ambulance EMT’s were working on the victim. Way to go Pittsfield!

Thank you Dan for this blog, the only way we get the truth.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Yes it’s been equally interesting how the police logs don’t include things like “stopped the DA and had her picked up by her husband.”

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

People are still trying to dig this up. Apparently it was MSP.

Yuseless
Yuseless
Reply to  Been there, Done that
1 month ago

Who is in charge?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Yuseless
1 month ago

I don’t know is on second

Henry Torrico
Henry Torrico
Reply to  Been there, Done that
1 month ago

Now this is starting to get traction. Why are people beating around the bush, say what you know rather than saying a politician in GB.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Unfortunately, the public is always going to get the redacted version.

Deputy Fife
Deputy Fife
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

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Deputy Fife
Deputy Fife
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Scene of three car MVA, roll over, Seymour at Madison. Injuries non-life threatening but the scooterist had a significant injury.

MV accident involving scooter, North Street in front of Mission Restaurant. Scooter operator being transported with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Deputy Fife
1 month ago

Isn’t that a bicycle?

Komfart Zhone
Komfart Zhone
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Two separate accidents. The bike isn’t at Madison!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Deputy Fife
1 month ago

Must be a fake picture because there are sophisticated bike lanes which prevent such accidents. Picture probably taken in Italy or Saigon. Uh, would you believe it was a training exercise? A scene being filmed for a movie?

No?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

So much shit going on that Pittsfield’s emergency crews are having a hard time keeping up. Shortage of ambulances which is why Lenox is shown here.

The local media reporters must wonder why they took the job when they are apparently being told to stay away from that accident involving a bike or scooter. Do not report on the huge surge in suicides or drug overdoses and deaths. Keep your mouths shut when it comes to high school kids shooting people. Just write about cup cakes and custom made beers please. If the mayor lifts the ban we will allow you to do the job we hired you for. Thank you for your cooperation and please don’t quit so you can work for another media outlet that will not destroy your self worth and dignity.

Oh Damn
Oh Damn
1 month ago

Since someone has UhOh as a name I’m posting as oh damn.

Across the USA wayfair will cut 800-1000 jobs.

Wayfair plans to cut at least 45 (more like 70) jobs in Pittsfield at their call center. They also plan to consolidate their space and ask to be let out of part of their lease. This is true in a number of places. They want to move most operations South for cheaper rent and utilities.

There was talk about shutting the whole thing down but they have tax incentives they have to realize so they want to do the 10 week severance buy down to the newest employees.

Vibrant and dynamic bye bye. So much for 300 jobs. Pittsfield will be luck to even remember Wayfair in two years.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Berkshire Eagle
In DA’s race, Harrington picks up endorsements; Shugrue flags rise in gun incidents involving minors
Berkshire District Attorney
ENDORSEMENTS AND CAMPAIGN DATES: Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington reported picking up endorsements from: Former state Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Bob Cordy, District Attorney Marian Ryan, retired police chief Frank Wiley, and former U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

• Timothy J. Shugrue, who is challenging Harrington in the Sept. 6 Democratic primary for Berkshire District Attorney, will attend a Saturday event at the Dalton Fire Department and a chicken dinner fundraiser at the Dalton United Methodist Church.
 Both candidates are expected to attend a forum Wednesday sponsored by the North Adams Democratic City Committee and Massachusetts Democrats.

‘BROKEN WINDOWS’ DEBATE: The Harrington campaign restated its belief late this week that Shugrue misrepresented his position on an issue related to racial justice during a debate Monday at the Berkshire Athenaeum. Shugrue had disavowed supporting the concept of “broken windows” policing.
In a social media post following the debate, Shugrue conceded that he had expressed support for that approach in a media interview.
The Harrington campaign also said Shugrue should have answered a debate question about the state’s 2020 Police Reform Act. He had declined to answer at the time. 
“District Attorney Harrington is calling on Mr. Shugrue to end his shocking pattern of dishonesty regarding racial justice,” the campaign said. In that statement, Harrington added: “Racial justice is the most pressing issue facing the criminal justice system. Mr. Shugrue owes us candor and honesty when it comes to his positions on racial justice.”

A PLEDGE TO ACT ON GUN VIOLENCE: In a campaign statement this week, Shugrue questioned whether Harrington has done enough to curtail gun violence involving minors in Berkshire County. He said he has tallied 16 incidents this year.

“Four years ago, the district attorney eliminated school-based youth educational programs in Berkshire County schools and dismissed every one of the loyal and talented employees in that department. These programs were effective at educating students around making good choices, providing important mentoring opportunities, and identifying resources to help teenagers and their parents,” he said in a statement.
“One of my first acts as District Attorney will be to launch data driven social and emotional learning programs back into the schools,” he said. “It is critical that we support our schools by giving students the knowledge and understanding around critical topics like substance abuse, bullying, healthy relationships, cultural awareness and diversity.”

Oh Damn
Oh Damn
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

The eagle failed to mention the endorsement for Shugrue that came in like the Judge, Berkshire Brigades, etc.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

As an educator these programs were vital to us. And then they were taken away!! These women should not have been let go, Harrington was intimidated by their experience and knowledge. She is not a leader, a true leader surrounds themselves with knowledge and experience. She runs from it because doesn’t have it. She needs to be in the limelight and take all the credit. Tim Shugrue will not do this – he is a leader, a teacher, a mentor. And what a perk, he knows how to try a case! Vote Shugrue!!!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Racial Justice is absolutely not the most pressing issue facing the criminal justice system. Harrington is so wrong. The most pressing issue nationally is justice for victims, which the liberals don’t give a shit about. The most pressing issue in Berkshire County is that we have a totally inept DA.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Tell,
Tim should not answer any of her questions until she answers the Laquan murder charge after she put him back on the streets. A question that was posed to her in a debate that she ducked not once but twice.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Harrington: “Racial injustice is the most pressing issue “. Yeah ok, never mind the crimes such as shootings, drugs and drug dealers etc.. being a pressing issue for the whole community. Sounds like that is all she has to run on rather than running on all the crime issues everyone is experiencing from out of control criminal activity going on. She doesn’t specifically detail the injustices that are happening in the system she has been in charge of for the almost 4 years.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Obviously she can’t use Miggy as an injustice issue now because she cleared the cops. For once she got something right on that issue, but I’m sure she weighed the political aspect of counting votes first before making that decision.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

The fake Police Advisory Committee is questioning why they even exist. They’re expressing their frustration with Michael Wynn and his refusal to allow them to review Wynn’s official cover-up of the murder of Miquel Estrella. Chair Ellen Maxon said she was highly disappointed and SHOCKED by the revelation that Wynn has denied the POLICE ADVISORY BOARD access to Wynn’s investigation. The fake Police Advisory Board was reconstituted after the PPD gunned down a despondent Daniel Gillis. The fake Police Advisory Board was wrongly under the impression that the board’s existence would somehow prevent another senseless death at the hands of the trigger-happy killer cops of the PPD. Well, now they know, NO ONE, and NOTHING is going to prevent that from happening again.

Koomer Pawt
Koomer Pawt
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Did You actually watch that? One of the members kept ranting on and had no sense of what he was talking about.

Questions
Questions
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Speaking of cops what happened to the PPD cop that sexually assaulted that 14 year old girl? Where’s Andrea Harrington when you need her?

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Do you think this dimwit who lives in Pittsfield knows Harrington lost the only gun case she tried and let Laquan Johnson off on probation go only to have him commit a homicide – after she failed to put together a case against him for prior homicide??? This is Pittsfield’s example of an “involved citizen?” Is it the water?

Brian Whitman @bwhitmanMA
13m
Spent a few minutes with MA Berkshire County DA Harrington @harringtonforda this morning. Andrea is the ONLY candidate in the Berkshires to have been recognized as a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America!! @MomsDemand

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

My Mom had pretty good gun sense. She could shoot as well as my Uncles who were hunters and in the services in WWII.

levitan
levitan
1 month ago

APMRF corrects levitan. “Shut up, STFU and stop talking politics under your nomme de guerre. You are supposed to be blowing up bad sculptures in South County first, laying claymores around the (temporarily occupied) Berkshire Museum, and bludgeoning zombies second. Get to work!!!”

I’ll vote for Shugrue. Fine. Kicking and screaming like a fish pulled from water, I’ll vote for him. Last time I’m voting for a critter.

I have my orders….

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

What are you smoking?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Fritz – call it Infinite Jest.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

I actually agree with Jimmy Ruberto’s endorsement letter in favor of Alf Barbalunga for Sheriff. The people of Berkshire County, including the women inmates sent to Chicopee, should all be treated with care and respect. Alf gave a lot of his time to the community over the years.
I am rooting for the A-Team: Alf & Andrea in the September 6th, 2022, primary election. Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington is the common peoples best hope for change in the beautiful Berkshires.
I tried to post a parody letter of Mayors Linda Tyer and Jennifer Macksey’s misguided endorsement letter in favor Paul Mark (Marxism), but it must have been too long to be posted on this blog. I believe that the Berkshire state legislative delegation to Boston have failed the people they represent in Western Massachusetts. Beacon Hill lawmakers are sitting on billions upon billions of surplus state dollars, but they didn’t pass any economic stimulus and development legislation with tax relief for low to moderate income residents, including Senior Citizens and Veterans, and they won’t meet again in formal session until after the New Year in 2023.
Please don’t get me started about K Street’s PAC Man Richie Neal (D-Insurance Companies), Maryland Markey (D-More Hot Air), Elizabeth Warren (D-NOT of Main Street), and Joe Biden (D-Record Deficit Spender), who is deficit spending tens of trillions of federal dollars in return for 40-year high U.S. inflation that is sinking millions of commoners into deeper debt with higher interest rates to boot.
We get the government we do NOT deserve!

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

Rueberto=Carm=Cliff=ALF

Koomer Pawt
Koomer Pawt
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Planets good friend?

Questions
Questions
Reply to  Koomer Pawt
1 month ago

Alf keeps getting a pass from Dan.

laughingstock
laughingstock
1 month ago

Coffin, meet nail.

Jeanne Kempthorne: I worked with Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington. Here are the 7 biggest reasons I’m not voting for her
In 2018, I supported Andrea Harrington for Berkshire district attorney. In January 2019, she hired me as her chief of appeals. One year later, I quit in protest. I’m supporting Tim Shugrue for district attorney, and I want Berkshire County voters to know why.
I’m a progressive Democrat. I have worked with Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Alliance and the Justice for MA Coalition. I have worked as a prosecutor and a defense lawyer in state and federal court. I accepted Andrea Harrington’s invitation to work for her because I believed she would pursue the progressive values she espoused and that I share. I was wrong.
Before Harrington took office, many experienced prosecutors, deemed insufficiently loyal, were told to leave. Others quit. Among leadership, only the first assistant district attorney and I had experience in government service as prosecutors. Harrington herself had minimal trial experience, no prosecutorial experience and no experience managing a government office.
Instead of hiring experienced, competent people to fill those gaps, Harrington appointed unqualified, inexperienced campaign supporters and friends to fill key positions and relied on “special” assistants from other counties to carry the workload.
On inauguration day in January 2019, Harrington’s immediate tasks were clear: Triage the emergencies and glue herself to the chair to learn the job; right the foundering ship; provide leadership and improve morale; hire and train assistant prosecutors; build a team committed to a new vision of criminal justice; implement the no-cash-bail policy; begin work on juvenile and adult diversion policies and programs.
That is not what happened. Rather than immerse herself in the nitty-gritty of her new job, she went on vacation and then on a boondoggle to tour Portugal’s drug-treatment program. Leadership meetings focused as much on enemies and the press as on the difficult challenges the office faced in accomplishing its mission. Huge amounts of energy were spent figuring out how to keep her patronage hires out of trouble.

LOCAL NEWS
Berkshire district attorney tried to unseat a judge she called a public safety ‘threat.’ Her bid failed.
Several of Harrington’s more appalling acts of unprofessionalism and lack of judgment have been reported, such as her indictment of two foster parents for manslaughter and her preposterous attempt to have Judge Jennifer Tyne removed from hearing criminal cases in Berkshire County. Less well known are her failures to implement the kinds of criminal justice reforms she touts and her mistreatment of staff:
• In July 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union urged her to support a moratorium on the use of facial recognition software while more research was done to determine its impact on racial profiling. (By 2018, reported data had shown that the software misidentifies Black female faces 35 percent of the time.) After consulting with the State Police, Harrington refused.
• When Harrington unveiled to great fanfare a juvenile diversion program on the steps of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires in 2019, the program was far from ready. For months, Harrington had delegated the program design to her former campaign manager who had no skills, training or experience in juvenile justice. (A draft provision calling for restitution from juveniles was laughable.) Months were spent reworking it. Harrington herself provided little guidance. From the outset, the program was seriously understaffed: one part-time employee, still in school and with minimal professional experience. Urgent complaints from community program providers and the juvenile court probation office were frequent. Within months, overwhelmed, the staffer left.
• Harrington delegated the development and leadership of the domestic violence fatality task force to her former campaign manager, who had no legal qualifications for such a post.
• After Judge Tyne struck the testimony of a “drug recognition expert” in an operating-under-the-influence case, Harrington did not issue a clear policy against the use of DRE evidence, despite its lack of scientific foundation.
• While Harrington did indeed adopt and implement a no-cash-bail policy, the use of dangerousness hearings to hold defendants pretrial has gone up dramatically.
• Harrington has not only favored political associates and personal friends over experienced professionals, she has treated many employees, particularly women over the age of 50, very badly, firing or demoting people without warning or performance improvement plans.
• In 2020, WGBH in Boston awarded Harrington one of its sarcastic “Muzzle Awards” for her ignoble actions undermining free speech by instructing the office’s records officer — me — not to produce required public records to The Berkshire Eagle. In protest, I resigned. Within days, I was approached by the Suffolk DA’s Office, headed by the progressive Rachael Rollins, and eventually served in that office’s new integrity review bureau, reviewing past murder convictions for miscarriages of justice.
Unlike larger counties, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is too small to support a neophyte DA who cannot competently try a felony criminal case and is unwilling to roll up her sleeves to implement major policy changes effectively. The citizens of Berkshire County cannot afford to indulge the extravagant delusions of a careerist. Harrington simply does not have the necessary skills and experience for the job and she has demonstrated little, if any, interest in acquiring them.
Experience, competence and integrity matter. Tim Shugrue understands how the criminal justice system works — and how it fails. He is someone the staff can turn to for advice and leadership without fear of retribution. He has the confidence of his colleagues in the legal community and the courts. He has the best interests of the people of Berkshire County at heart — not his own. He deserves your vote.

Last edited 1 month ago by laughingstock
Mal
Mal
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The hits keep coming.

Faceook
Attorney Marc C. Vincelette
What do you do when you run to be re-elected as DA but don’t want to talk about –
* the massive amount of cases where the defendant is unfairly held pending trial that ultimately get dismissed;
* the horde of employees who left the office;
* the absurdity of trying to baselessly remove an esteemed District Court Judge;
* how prosecutorial discretion is based on the office’s “campaign culture” & not justice;
* why not one current law enforcement in the county supports you;
* how to lead a group of prosecutors when you have never successfully prosecuted a case; or
* the Superior Court Judge who writes opinion after opinion questioning the office’s prosecutorial integrity?
You dress yourself up in wrapping paper with endorsements from names with boujee titles.
Scott Harshbarger, Judge Cordy, Marian Ryan, Frank Riley and Carman Ortiz couldn’t find their way to Berkshire County with the help of their GPS. If anyone thinks these people know or care about what happens to your fellow citizens of Berkshire County, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Did you notice Jeanne Kempthorne immediately got a job with Road Rage Rollins after leaving Wrong Way’s office?

Funny, Road Rage never offered WW a job. And the probably never will.

Road Rage Rollins knows Wrong Way is not only political poison, but she’s useless as well.

Perhaps if John “Lover Boy” Krol becomes mayor he can give WW a job. Only this time the roles will be reversed. Wrong Way will be first under the desk to “complete the training program.”

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

It amazes me that so many liberals ever supported Harrington. Many others saw theough her. Welcome to the clue bus Jeanne!

WrongWay Nipples
WrongWay Nipples
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

She had to get this approved by Rollins because Rollins went on that trip as well.
If Jeanne sent this, that means Rollins endorses it.
This is the progressives realizing Harrington is bad for the brand and is making them look bad.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

Yet she came aboard the Harrington Team even though she knew it’s head was incompetent.. What sort of professional takes a job in such an organization especially when the professional tide was an outflow?

Judith Knight called this question after her primary debate well before 2019.

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

STFU. Do you have a hard on for her? Harrington is an incompetent buffoon, the sooner she’s back making sandwiches at her husbands deli the better.
People make mistakes, Jeanne made one and self corrected and dropped the dime on Harrington, exposing Anrdrea’s inner scum bag.
What are you proposing, letting her stay in office and re-electing her? Because that’s what it seems like you want.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Bye Andrea
1 month ago

Stopped reading after the foul language. You lack self-discipline.

Bye Andrea
Bye Andrea
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

You lack the common sense god gave a grape. You are either a heave day drinker or not taking your meds. You’re all over the place, get help or take your meds.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Bye Andrea
1 month ago

No pattern here either.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  laughingstock
1 month ago

Short response (always the better one): Taking a job that is a poor fit, as in you are not up to the responsibility or the office is not up to yours, is unprofessional, extraordinarily so for someone practicing law..

Furthermore, her accusations (eg “[X] was a campaign manager not qualified”) do not make logical argument. Proof? Why not qualified? Any fact beyond the subjective and emotional pertaining here? This letter does not do her any professional benefit. I’m not certain I’d hire her as my lawyer.

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

I’m sure she knows what competent and effective leadership looks like.

Sometimes you take the job because it has promise, Nipples talked a good game because no one challenged her, she got a pass and the Democrats were all with her.

I don’t fault Jeanne for taking the job, she saw how bad it was and left. That takes courage and integrity.

The campaign manager was Hellen Moon, I completely agree she was unqualified for every position she was given, just as Andrea is unqualified the position she was gifted by the Democrats.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Bye Andrea
1 month ago

No. You absolutely do not take a job if you see lack of professionalism in the leadership and administration. There is zero potential for ‘promise’ in those situations. You don’t even do that if you are breaking into a field completely green. If you do, you will end up fired, in ethical trouble, or at the very least having learnt the worst practices which a future employer will have to resolve.

I find the letter to be objectively unbecoming and inappropriate for an ex employee to write of her past employer. I would have written a completely different letter were I somehow in her shoes. If I had specific complaints that were substantiated beyond the confines of my head, I may have said, “The DA has ethical complaints. For example there is a case [XYZ] pending against her in State Court” Not: the DA hired a person wholly unfit fo the job.” That is manipulative language.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I agree with everything said about AH. I also believe that Alf’s campaign should make clear that he will be the same kind of leader. They are teaming up, they are a pair, a duo, cut from the same cloth. Just look at the multicultural Bridge forum this coming Monday – they made sure the dates were clear for these 2 candidates and also made sure Shugrue and Bowler couldn’t make it. Now Alf is jumping on the bandwagon. One would think that teaming up with AH would kill him. Oh that’s right, he’s not committing! I guess a few thousand dollars in donations to her campaign is non-commital. Alf is part of her same regime, led by cousins Ruberto & Massimiano and good friend Cliffy Nilan. Mark my words you will regret voting for him sooner than you did for AH!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I agree with the message and content. We don’t dispute this. My dispute is that I think there is something very wrong about how this letter is written. I think it is unprofessional and unethical. In this case, for me it’s shoot the messenger and the sender both (two political animals who parted ways in conflict).

Bye Andrea
Bye Andrea
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Whatever drugs you’ve been taking lately you either need more or to stop.
Half the things you’ve posted lately contradict themselves, you’re rambling and all over the place.
You’ll say one thing, then keep modifying your position.
Jeanne is uniquely qualified to know who is qualified for these jobs, she’s worked in government, overseen dozens of employees, and is adult enough to recognize incompetence when she sees it. How you would write something doesn’t matter because you aren’t a lawyer, never been the head of the ma ethics board, and haven’t worked as an ADA or DA.
She has, as to the ethics of her letter, her judgement supersedes yours any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Bye Andrea
1 month ago

Doubt I would have taken a job in a corrupt office run by a fraud, regardless my skills. Different standards on my part. Sorry I offended you. I respectfully take my leave of you.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

My essential point is that when Harrington goes – all of her should go too. That includes those whom she brought on board.

Bye Andrea
Bye Andrea
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

You keep charging what you are saying.
If that’s what you said in the beginning (which you didn’t even mention that) I’d agree but you ramble on about nothing.

Maybe take a Melle break and only post once a day until you get your meds figured out.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

All of them!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Bye Andrea
1 month ago

Of course, we agree on the substance. DA Harrington is a catastrophe and thoroughly rotten DA. I knew that without having to work with her and promote her malevolence for a year. Why did she resign? Did she hear a Voice one night like Howard Beal? “Why now? Because you are working for the wrong DA, dummy!” Did she get a warning from a prospective employer? What is not said is also important. I say people working for employers under the pretense that ‘the fault of the director is not the fault of mine’ were and are part of the problem.

I knew Harrington was a horrible prospect well before Guernsey, Moon, and the rest of the progressives determined that it is now safe to ditch her. Harrington is not the point. The author reveals a lot about herself that deserves a closer.

Andrea is unqualified the position she was gifted by the Democrats.”
You mean three drunk men at a bar downtown. That’s who got her in. Never mix work and alcohol.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

For those that did not see this, I cut and pasted the article. It’s written by DA Andrea “Wrong Way” Harrington’s former Chief of Appeals, Jeanne Kempthorne.

After reading this article you will not only find out how useless WW is, but you’ll also find out how useless Helen “Handgun” Moon, was too. Handgun was WW campaign manager.

From today’s Eagle, Enjoy:

In 2018, I supported Andrea Harrington for Berkshire district attorney. In January 2019, she hired me as her chief of appeals. One year later, I quit in protest. I’m supporting Tim Shugrue for district attorney, and I want Berkshire County voters to know why.
I’m a progressive Democrat. I have worked with Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Alliance and the Justice for MA Coalition. I have worked as a prosecutor and a defense lawyer in state and federal court. I accepted Andrea Harrington’s invitation to work for her because I believed she would pursue the progressive values she espoused and that I share. I was wrong.

Before Harrington took office, many experienced prosecutors, deemed insufficiently loyal, were told to leave. Others quit. Among leadership, only the first assistant district attorney and I had experience in government service as prosecutors. Harrington herself had minimal trial experience, no prosecutorial experience and no experience managing a government office.
Instead of hiring experienced, competent people to fill those gaps, Harrington appointed unqualified, inexperienced campaign supporters and friends to fill key positions and relied on “special” assistants from other counties to carry the workload.
On inauguration day in January 2019, Harrington’s immediate tasks were clear: Triage the emergencies and glue herself to the chair to learn the job; right the foundering ship; provide leadership and improve morale; hire and train assistant prosecutors; build a team committed to a new vision of criminal justice; implement the no-cash-bail policy; begin work on juvenile and adult diversion policies and programs.
That is not what happened. Rather than immerse herself in the nitty-gritty of her new job, she went on vacation and then on a boondoggle to tour Portugal’s drug-treatment program. Leadership meetings focused as much on enemies and the press as on the difficult challenges the office faced in accomplishing its mission. Huge amounts of energy were spent figuring out how to keep her patronage hires out of trouble.

LOCAL NEWS
Berkshire district attorney tried to unseat a judge she called a public safety ‘threat.’ Her bid failed.Several of Harrington’s more appalling acts of unprofessionalism and lack of judgment have been reported, such as her indictment of two foster parents for manslaughter and her preposterous attempt to have Judge Jennifer Tyne removed from hearing criminal cases in Berkshire County. Less well known are her failures to implement the kinds of criminal justice reforms she touts and her mistreatment of staff:

• In July 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union urged her to support a moratorium on the use of facial recognition software while more research was done to determine its impact on racial profiling. (By 2018, reported data had shown that the software misidentifies Black female faces 35 percent of the time.) After consulting with the State Police, Harrington refused.
• When Harrington unveiled to great fanfare a juvenile diversion program on the steps of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires in 2019, the program was far from ready. For months, Harrington had delegated the program design to her former campaign manager who had no skills, training or experience in juvenile justice. (A draft provision calling for restitution from juveniles was laughable.) Months were spent reworking it. Harrington herself provided little guidance. From the outset, the program was seriously understaffed: one part-time employee, still in school and with minimal professional experience. Urgent complaints from community program providers and the juvenile court probation office were frequent. Within months, overwhelmed, the staffer left.
• Harrington delegated the development and leadership of the domestic violence fatality task force to her former campaign manager, who had no legal qualifications for such a post.
• After Judge Tyne struck the testimony of a “drug recognition expert” in an operating-under-the-influence case, Harrington did not issue a clear policy against the use of DRE evidence, despite its lack of scientific foundation.
• While Harrington did indeed adopt and implement a no-cash-bail policy, the use of dangerousness hearings to hold defendants pretrial has gone up dramatically.

• Harrington has not only favored political associates and personal friends over experienced professionals, she has treated many employees, particularly women over the age of 50, very badly, firing or demoting people without warning or performance improvement plans.
• In 2020, WGBH in Boston awarded Harrington one of its sarcastic “Muzzle Awards” for her ignoble actions undermining free speech by instructing the office’s records officer — me — not to produce required public records to The Berkshire Eagle. In protest, I resigned. Within days, I was approached by the Suffolk DA’s Office, headed by the progressive Rachael Rollins, and eventually served in that office’s new integrity review bureau, reviewing past murder convictions for miscarriages of justice.
Unlike larger counties, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is too small to support a neophyte DA who cannot competently try a felony criminal case and is unwilling to roll up her sleeves to implement major policy changes effectively. The citizens of Berkshire County cannot afford to indulge the extravagant delusions of a careerist. Harrington simply does not have the necessary skills and experience for the job and she has demonstrated little, if any, interest in acquiring them.
Experience, competence and integrity matter. Tim Shugrue understands how the criminal justice system works — and how it fails. He is someone the staff can turn to for advice and leadership without fear of retribution. He has the confidence of his colleagues in the legal community and the courts. He has the best interests of the people of Berkshire County at heart — not his own. He deserves your vote.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Sounds like Moon the “special projects” person was really a over paid assistant office mgr. to Harrington the office mgr.. The local activist$ must have seen Harrington’s lack of seriousness in the programs that were near and dear to their hearts, but didn’t really care because they needed to keep the activist$ charade going.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Also included in this office full of political favors was Conflict Dina Guiel Lampiasi. She was hired as an administrative assistant who realized how much work she had to do. AH then created a new HR job for her. What it really became was a spy who walked around the office looking for those who didn’t like AH. She and Moon reported any troublemakers back to their inept leader, who was in her office polishing her pleather skirt and cowboy boots.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago
gotcha22
gotcha22
1 month ago

I hear today’s “grand opening” of Harrington’s campaign hq featuring Maura Healey who was supposed to do canvassing was a no-show. Anyone have the scoop on why?

Henry Torrico
Henry Torrico
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

Cause Healey could care less about the Berkshires, if she did care, she would’ve never endorsed this hack.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Henry Torrico
1 month ago

Then don’t give Healey your vote!
Vote Geoff Diehl for Guv!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

Maybe DA Wrong Way will contact Dan and ask to borrow the potted plant?

WW can tote the plant around in an old red radio-flyer wagon and pretend it’s Maura Healey.

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aurelius
Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

Healey heard about it bigtime after her stupid endorsement. After listening to outraged citizens, she said she would not be coming out to lend further support to Harrington. If she had any morals she would issue a retraction..

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

Morals parted ways with politicians on the day God created swamps.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

If Healy does come this way again soon she should bring her forensic audit team with her. Because two years from now this town could be living in a financial vacuum as the special interests suck all the money from the coffers and the taxpayers are left bleeding on the tarmac.

WrongWay Nipples
WrongWay Nipples
1 month ago

Andrea Harrington the progressive gestapo.

The Berkshire district attorney’s public records refusal prompts a resignation.

Public records violations are so common that they often don’t get the attention they deserve. Yet the principle that government should be transparent is an important one. If we don’t know what our representatives are up to, then the idea that we live in a self-governing democracy is meaningless. Unfortunately, the Massachusetts public records law is so weak that officials violate it with impunity — even though the law was strengthened slightly several years ago.

Some incidents, though, are so egregious that they warrant special mention — which is how Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington earned herself a Muzzle.

Last December, The Berkshire Eagle filed a public records request about a student at Bard College at Simon’s Rock who said she’d been racially attacked. Following an investigation, her claim was found to have been a hoax. Harrington’s office declined to provide the records.

What happened next was truly startling. Harrington’s public records officer, Jeanne Kempthorne, resigned and blew the whistle on the DA, telling the Eagle, “It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. My concern is that what she [Harrington] did was not in the public’s interest; it was in her interest. This isn’t a private company, and it’s not her campaign. There are bigger considerations — are we actually going to fulfill our public duties?” For good measure, Kempthrone gave the Eagle redacted copies of the records it had sought.

Harrington’s office denied that anything untoward had taken place. But the law requires law enforcement agencies to release records once an investigation has concluded, as was the case with the Bard incident.

“When officials abuse the investigatory exemption of the public records law, they prevent us from learning if justice is being served in our communities,” said Justin Silverman, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, in an interview with the Eagle.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  WrongWay Nipples
1 month ago

Reminiscent of the DOJ and FBI concerning the 21st century.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

So Ellen Maxon of the Police Advisory Committee is irate about not being able to view the report on Miggy. What was her useless committee going to do if they disagreed with the outcome? Meanwhile, I would suggest the Police Advisory Committee make themselves useful for once and investigate why the Mayor and the Chief of Police are altering and covering up the facts of crime in Pittsfield. This maneuver by Tyer and Wynn is almost as bad as DA Nipples not prosecuting crime. It is like the 3 Stooges working to make Pittsfield as unsafe as possible.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

In the real world, a city council president (who was not terrified to do the job he ran for office for) would be addressing this and citizens would not be wondering why things are being hidden from them. Wish Karen would toss a comment about it. Or Pete White who usually likes to chat about stuff going on in the city.
But if the mayor feels like she has to hide rather mundane things like traffic accidents, then what else might she be afraid might become public if someone starts poking around? She sure seems nervous about what gets in the news doesn’t she?

And then one has to ask why media would go along with it. That is weird. Unless, uh,….

Laid Off
Laid Off
1 month ago

Got my notice today. I can either move to Boston and take a lesser position with no relocation pay or take 10 weeks severance.
A number of people got them, maybe 10 that I know.

Weirdo Faire
Weirdo Faire
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Channel 13 reported shots fired Robbins at Columbus nothing here though?

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Weirdo Faire
1 month ago

City not calling them shots fired anymore. Now calling them bubble gum pops. Prolly some high school kid harmlessly popping his bubble gum, but go Code Two anyway in case someone gets hit with the bubble gum and needs medical attention.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Laid Off
1 month ago

Laid Off, very sorry to hear this, does not seem fair at all especially with all the promises that were made by both the City Administration and Wayfair. Since we will never hear the truth from the Mayor, wonder if you would mind telling us all exactly how many folks were/are employed at Wayfair in Pittsfield. Wish you the best of luck, you deserve better!

Also, wondering if anyone knows how many employees now work at Spacey Space Rockets at the BIC Building? Wonder if they are keeping their promises to the City for their free cash?

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
1 month ago

Just got back from Tanglewood John Williams 90th. James Taylor made a fool of his self making a joke of the illegal fbi raid of marlogo. What a asshole, embrace the man’s career, stop talking about Trump. Sweet Babble Jack Ass.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
1 month ago

I agree with you Joe.
JT has always been a dyed-in-the-wool libtard.
He obviously has TDS – yet feels he has to spew his political views during a night devoted to honoring John Williams.
JT, what a turd!

Alfie
Alfie
1 month ago

http://archive.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/specials/spotlight/probation/petrolati_donations/

I think Allie buys all his attendance certificates. You can bet dark money was going out the door.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Crime is so out of control in “justice warrior” California that stores are now banning customers from wearing masks. Too many thieves are making off with merchandise and nobody can identify them with their “COVID” masks on which conveniently double as masks that allow them to commit their crimes.

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

At the 711 next to NYU workers say they get robbed at least 4 times a day even assaulted at times. They had to lock their refrigerators due to the theft. They used to call police but thanks to progressive prosecutors cops are unable to help so they stopped calling.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Yusless
1 month ago

You can be sure that the neighborhoods where the wealthy far left live are extremely safe and none of this insanity is happening.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

So many drugs are pouring into the country that there is now enough Fentanyl to kill triple the current population of our country. Add to that all of the diseases that are now springing up like Polio recently discovered in the water in New York. This is a disease that we had under control. Strange diseases that are hitting young children that we have never seen before. Then the dangerous people flooding in, some of who we catch, and many that we don’t, it’s no wonder than Biden is building a wall around his property at taxpayer expense.

WrongWayDA
WrongWayDA
1 month ago

Andrea Harrington is touting herself as the “gunsense” candidate, whatever that means. Thanks to her release of criminals who should be behind bars I now have to carry a firearm to work. Andrea, you are the cause of more firearms!

Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Reply to  WrongWayDA
1 month ago

Andrea is nothing more than a (horrible) politician with minimal skills that feeds off the negative political environment. She calls everyone who has an opinion against her as a racist, misogynist, etc. because she knows the “black and brown people” as she puts it will latch right on. It’s all she has

Now she wants Tim to answer for going on Dan’s debate. Let’s have an ELA lesson Andrea.. you whine about EQUALITY AND EQUITY right?

EQUITY

noun

  1. the quality of being fair and impartial.

EQUAL

adjective

  1. being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value.
  2. (of people) having the same status, rights, or opportunities.
  3. uniform in application or effect; without discrimination on any grounds.
  4. evenly or fairly balanced.

There is NOTHING EQUAL OR EQUITABLE about you, your office or your campaign. You know this. If Tim was such a horrible racist, republican he wouldn’t accepted the PCTV or NAACP debate

Go sling sandwiches until Timmy W. loses his market which openly mocks/hates police officers

And while I am at it, HI DARCIE!!! We see you

Weirdo Faire
Weirdo Faire
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Pittsfield is
1 in 44 based on FBI crime data.Pittsfield is not one of the safest communities in America,relative to Massachusetts Pittsfield has a crime rate that is higher than 97% of the states cities and towns of all sizes.

Weirdo Faire
Weirdo Faire
Reply to  Weirdo Faire
1 month ago

One of members on the police advisory and review board stated in his book shooting a person with a mental health issue is murder so he basically said Sondrini is a murderer. Aren’t these boards supposed to be objective at best?

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Weirdo Faire
1 month ago

No wonder the mayor is shutting down the news outlets. Holy shit man. Those statistics kinda refute Barrys claim that he feels safe walking around bare ass in the early hours of the morning.

You would think the business community would get on the mayors butt about this instead of encouraging her to hide it because that will not make it go away. Perhaps if you are an outside inverter you don’t give a shit but…. Is she trying to bury it as best she can till she finishes her term and hightails it to the bottom of a different mountain in a different place? Maybe one that is a mile high?

But in the meantime we may need to get the news out ourselves with both stories and pictures. Everyone is encouraged to become an emergency reporter for an areas that seems unable to do it themselves. Let us help them out.

Let’s drive Dans numbers up even more. Let’s get the whole community telling us what they see and know.