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STUDENT LOAN HYPOCRISY: SCREWING HONEST PEOPLE … “PROFESSIONAL COURTESY? “BIG BLUE WALL?” NOT IN CAMBRIDGE, BUT HERE? … PLANET VALENTI VIDEO’S NEXT PRODUCTION

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BY PLANET VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENT

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 31, 2022) — THE PLANET here to remind you: Just six more days til Christmas, folks.

On Sept. 6, you have the opportunity to vote. In theory, it’s the greatest, restorative, electoral mechanism placed in the hands of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski, that is, We The People. Again in theory, you have the chance to oust the skunks, freeloaders, pretenders, and the in-it-for-the-money-and-benefit types.

Or not.

Speaking of Bay State’s Ed Markey and President Joe Biden, as the Boston Herald‘s Peter Lucas writes this week, each has been “on a government payroll for 50 years. Once elected, they never left.” As Lucas points out, they’ve never held a REAL job in the Dreaded Private Sector. While we’re at it, throw in Elizabeth Warren. Lucas has this gem: “Warren, who snaked her way through the academy by falsely claiming to be Native American, was paid $429,981 by Harvard for the ’20-’21 academic year.”

That’s almost as much as BCC pays The Ol’ Perfessor, Dan Valenti!

What brought Lucas’ wrath is Biden’s hypocritical forgiveness of student loans. As he points out, it screws everyone who schlepped it to pay their legally binding debt or who otherwise footed their own bill themselves.

“This will teach you to play by the rules, sucker,” Lucas writes.

Be honest and get ripped off, or break the law and get freebies.

Welcome to Amerika, 2022.

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In other Bay State news, besides Boston’s city council civil war, a Cambridge cop was placed on administrative leave Monday after slamming into three motorcyclists who were waiting at a traffic stop. Cambridge police charged colleague Michael Daniliuk with operating while under the influence (OUI), what we used to more descriptively call “drunk driving.”

THE PLANET takes a wild guess on this one, but it looks like the Cambridge Police do not believe in “professional courtesy” aka “the Big Blue Wall.”

Good for them. They actually obey the law and don’t cover for one of their own.

How unlike other locales in Massachusetts. Don’t you feel like a sucker when you get stopped for “erratic driving,” are written up by the highway patrol, have the penalty imposed, and serve the penalty? And then watch it make the local news?

Wouldn’t you feel more like an all-day sucker if you found out that, hypothetically, police stopped a prominent political figure and this person pulled a “Do you know who I am?” and got a local cop to “make a phone call?” Then, for the icing on the shit sandwich, wouldn’t you gag to learn that through “proper channels,” local law enforcement made all evidence simply vanish?

Yeah, you probably would.

Fortunately, nothing of the kind happens here.

Not in “America’s Scenic Playground.”

We are blessed.

———- ooo ———-

Stay tuned for the next production on PLANET VALENTI VIDEO. On Friday, if schedules hold, we film a roundtable in which THE PLANET and company compare notes on our coverage of Campaign ’22.

The exact lineup is still in flux. Who actually will accept our invitation we won’t know until the clapboard goes down on Friday and we begin the show.

THE PLANET shall prepare for all eventualities.

And we weren’t even in the Boy Scouts.

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The curse of totalitarian governments is that they kill people for telling the truth; do that enough times, and you end up with a nation of liars” — David Von Drehle.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Perhaps Ask Andrea, and post her answer in weekend column. “Andrea, on behalf of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski, can you address the rumors that you were pulled over by a police officer in August. Were you pulled over, how many times, and when and where, and why? If you were not pulled over by the police in August, when was the last time you were pulled over, and when, where, and why?

Sincerely,

Yours truly,

Dan

Copy
Copy
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

What the hell is the point of debates and media interviews meet and greets and all that crap if no one asks these questions?WTF seriously what a joke the media is.

Caddi Converter
Caddi Converter
Reply to  Copy
1 month ago

Do you go to the year ago open in Flushing stay away from Chinatown the stench was so bad I almost threw up

Caddi Converter
Caddi Converter
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Vote Harrington. Be safe.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Caddi Converter
1 month ago

That’s what the criminals ,family members and activists are saying anyway. Be safe from possible prosecution, longer term sentences and being found not guilty because of incompetence.

Jaycee
Jaycee
Reply to  Caddi Converter
1 month ago

Safe??? How about all of the deaths from fentanyl overdoses that results from Harrington’s failure to aggressively prosecute out of county drug traffickers? Her refusal to do her job or admit her culpability is one of the reasons she should be voted out next Tuesday.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

Yes, September 6th, Skunks, Freeloaders, Pretenders, OUT, and on September 6th, Skunks, Freeloaders, Pretender, IN! I’ve always voted, but I’m not voting. Maybe something real will happen that day and there will be an insurrection.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Yes,

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Not voting is a copout

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Biden Buck$ have been used for a lot more controversial and questionable things than his bribe to young adults to vote for Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections for forgiving $10,000 to $20,000 of their student loan debts that will cost federal taxpayers between $600 billion to over $1 trillion over the next decade while doing nothing to contain the always rising cost of higher education that benefits greedy college administrators and overpaid Ivory Tower Professors who get paid to indoctrinate college students with their various academic ideologies.

Biden Buck$ went to a 4-Star hotel in Florida, renovations to a minor league park in New York State, relief funds that paid off debts for the Ted Kennedy Institute in Massachusetts, and relief funds to pay off overdue child support debts for deadbeat dads (& moms) in St. Louis, and so on. Biden Buck$ were supposed to go to saving jobs, helping those in distress, opening schools, and increasing vaccinations, but instead, they went to disastrous pork barrel spending boondoggles.

Mayor Linda Tyer’s secrecy behind her municipal administration’s spending of Pittsfield’s Biden Buck$ kept the fictional Mary Jane & Joe Kapanski family in the dark and without any tax and fee relief.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

JM posts like this from you are an absolute slap in the face to the rest of us, the Kapanski’s.

First off, you do not pay taxes. This does not affect you. I’m the one with less in my paycheck, so freeloaders can escape a legally binding debt. Not you.

Second, you voted for Xiden and Harris, because Trump’s “playboy ways” and “mean tweets” offended you. No supply chain issues, no wars, gas under $2 a gallon, low inflation, stock market and pensions soaring, remember JM? Did you get offended when your Army DI’s cussed and screamed at you in basic training cupcake?

Third, I give it until the middle of September when DA Wrong Way completely blocks you on all social media. She’ll be out of a job and you’ll have completed the set, of being struck out by the Berkshires Thundering Trio:

Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal immigrants)
Linda “Flat” Tyer
Former DA Andrea “Wrong Way” Harrington.

You’re not exactly a ladies man JM. Maybe you should consider doing a few Cumby’s patrol shifts with Barry “vigilante” Tyer? He single handedly cleaned up the Cumby’s parking lot of junkies, “houseless,” and stray dogs. He could show you a few of his vigilante ways to help with the ladies. Just trying to help.

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aurelius
Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Preach!

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

JM you just defined your Democrat political party so why are you complaining? This board has attempted to educate you on how skewed your indoctrination made your thoughts. Try to break free and remember the only good government is a very small government

Insurance Guy
Insurance Guy
1 month ago

Since the beginning of 2022, I have responded to over 1800 claims of catalytic converter theft.
I work for one company.
In the last month I’ve seen over 300 new claims come in. Over 150 new claims in Pittsfield in the last month.
The PPD will not respond anymore to most catalytic converter claims. The reports are handled by phone.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Insurance Guy
1 month ago

This is pathetic that the police have thrown in the towel. Why pay Chief Wynn if he’s not going to do his job?

Insurance Guy
Insurance Guy
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

When you see “assisted citizen placed on file” and “suspicious activity could not locate”
Most of these are what I am talking about.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Insurance Guy
1 month ago

If you are correct, that is total bullshit, and not only that, the police should be forming a task force to tackle the problem. My god man, Tyer has thrown them mega millions since she bought into the bullshit that money will solve their problems.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Why? So DA Wrong Way can drop the charges?

Remember, these are just POC “trying to feed their families,” according to her.

“Trying to feed their families,” is progressive speak for: legitimizing theft.

Very similar to the Berkshire Black Economic Council (BBEC) paying “consulting fees” to Shirley and Warren, is grifters speak for: legitimizing money laundering/theft

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Because it’s still a serious crime and police have a responsibility ability to solve this rash of thefts, despite The worst DA in the history of the world’s catch and release policy.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Again, if you are the police, why waste time?

Not to mention, it could lead to a deadly force encounter with a POC. Only to have Denny, Shirley, Dumpster, making racial accusations against the police officers with zero facts, other than the perp was a POC.

Not to mention, Flat Tyer can’t put out a presser warning residents? She’s been mum too.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Wrong Way will then complain the police are over policing and blame them for mistrust of law enforcement if they do their jobs just like every other time.

Bye Bye Cheney
Bye Bye Cheney
Reply to  Insurance Guy
1 month ago

Dan, can we get a feature with this guy? ^^^^

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
1 month ago

The curse of totalitarian governments is that they kill people for telling the truth; do that enough times, and you end up with a nation of liars” — David Von Drehle.

What a powerful quote.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

In fact, Dan – the result is actually far worse. We end up a nation of cowards.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Make white people fear minorities and and the people never come together to challenge the power of the minority….I see it happening everyday….Fear fear fear…..

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

TSC:

It’s the fear to be a minority, real or imagined. The cowardice the ensues is a grave sin, a profound human failing, and it’s incurable.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Republicans say the distinction is imagined and the Democrats say it’s real.If it’s imagined then they made it political but if it’s real you can endeavor to change things.Radical right needs to make itself feel good when they want to return to 1he 1950s.If you grew up in the 60 you know it’s real.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

So if you were around in the 60;s you will remember it was the Democrats who were fighting against black rights. Al Gores dad, kkk byrd, lbj and the rest continued to fight against equality until they figured out they could pivot and get the political advantage for backing it when they were in control, thinking they would own the black vote for generations, which was accurate,. Unfortunately they never held up their stated view of helping the black community, they had to keep them downtrodden while blaming it on their opponents so they could count on their votes to stay in power, and so your jibberish shows it just continues even when the last President had the minorities working with higher wages and better jobs, Dems couldn’t support that

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

“Tollerance will reach such a level, that intellegent peope will be banned from thinking, so as not to offend the imbiciles.” -Dostolevski

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Biden is turning Americans into a lawless bunch of money grabbers just like himself and his far left globalist comrades. People took on far more education loan debt than they could afford and now we must bail them out? Meanwhile the elderly on fixed incomes are struggling to survive with all of this inflation.

Ali Pri
Ali Pri
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

As a single mom with two kids and a absentee at her I welcome President Bidens philanthropy.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Ali Pri
1 month ago

After one kid and an absentee father, you decided to have another? Good choice.

Of course you welcome Xiden’s taxpayer handouts. It teaches you zero responsibility and allows for people like MYSELF to pay for YOUR mistakes.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Welfare mothers make better lovers……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK2NVWt7L90

People, pick up
on what I’m puttin’ down now

Welfare mothers
make better lovers

Down at every
Laundromat in town now

Welfare mothers
make better lovers

While they’re washin’
you can hear this sound now

Welfare mothers
make better lovers

Divorcee! (EBT!!!)

Hard to believe
that love is free now

Welfare mothers
make better lovers

Out on the street
with the whole family now………….

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The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Unmarried/single teacher, mentor, therapist, gender equity and positive psychology activist Gwendolyn Hampton Van Sant gave to birth to at three illegitimate spawn fathered by a troubled student, drugged and liquored up, under her control. That’s in addition to her other illegitimate sideshow oddities, including (they/them/gay/bigender/non- binary/professional MERMAN JV Hampton-VanSant . And that doesn’t include the number of Gwendolyn’s menagerie of sideshow oddities that ended in abortion before she could parade they/them repulsive curiosities.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Another will be on the way soon, just when the welfare is about to be out. You can easily spot these…they are the ones behind the counter at BK, McDonalds or DD with the “I am being forced to work” face.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

Not to mention listing the father as “unknown.” This keeps one of Flat Tyler’s vibrant, dynamic, male citizens from having to pay child support. A large majority being POC of course. We have to be inclusive.

Can’t leave anyone out these days. Guys like JM get offended easily. So, all free loaders, junkies, “houseless,” are all welcome in Pittsfield.

An absolute joke.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago
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Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Ali Pri
1 month ago

Imagine if all the daddies contributed, you would have a decent increase in
philanthropy.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
1 month ago

Contrast that with these banks that were bailed out in 2007-2008. And this is a small fraction of them. Comments please Dan???

Date Financial Institution City State Amount 10/28/2008 Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco Calif. $25,000,000,000 10/28/2008 State Street Corp. Boston Mass. $2,000,000,000 10/28/2008 Bank of America Corp.1 Charlotte N.C. $15,000,000,000 10/28/2008 JPMorgan Chase & Co. New York N.Y. $25,000,000,000 10/28/2008 Citigroup Inc. New York N.Y. $25,000,000,000 10/28/2008 Morgan Stanley New York N.Y. $10,000,000,000 10/28/2008 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. New York N.Y. $10,000,000,000 10/28/2008 Bank of New York Mellon Corp. New York N.Y. $3,000,000,000 11/17/2008 Regions Financial Corp. Birmingham Ala. $3,500,000,000 11/17/2008 UCBH Holdings Inc. San Francisco Calif. $298,737,000 11/17/2008 Bank of Commerce Holdings Redding Calif. $17,000,000 11/17/2008 Broadway Financial Corp. Los Angeles Calif. $9,000,000 11/17/2008 SunTrust Banks Inc. Atlanta Ga. $3,500,000,000

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I agree with Dan. I was against the bank bailout too. All of this debt is killing our economy, but maybe that’s the point. This is what Biden and his globalists want to do to this country.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

CORPORATE welfare is killing America

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Welfare is killing America

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
1 month ago

https://money.cnn.com/news/specials/storysupplement/bankbailout/

Tells you all you need to know. Scroll downo the bottom if you can find it.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

The mentally ill Dipshit Trump demanded to be the Pesident of the United States Yesterday.He is calling for a revolution by the stupids to start a violent overthrow again against the United States of America for a 2nd time in 19 months.His theft of America’s Top Secrets is another attemp at blackmail……If Osama Bin Ladin had these secrets what would we do? Why are we not taking over this resort and why is he a free man?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Have you located those documents at the bottom of Silver Lake yet? If not, hurry TSC. Democracy depends on you.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

What top secrets?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

Take an interest

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

The ones Hilary had on her server that was hacked. I hope she is enjoying her time behind bars for espionage. Or maybe they were referring to the secrets Obama took with him to Chicago. That court case was awesome to watch on TV! TSC/TDS and Fuzzie talked about it for years on Dan’s site

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Much ado about nothing – secret documents that will provide knowledge of nature beyond the reach of all except the USA and our unalterable plans to the enemy? Not a chance. The worse that an enemy state could figure out is that we grossly overestimate their advantages, which is an advantage until tested.

To give you a little perspective on the nature of classified information, I would recommend reading Torment of Secrecy by E. Shils. Or, Moynihan’s Secrecy which is basically his extrapolation Shils’ book.

Main points:

  1. 1) is that most documents classified to confidentiality is not based on clear need. It’s routine. Even the Press Secretary’s preferred coffee brand is likely classified.
  2. 2) Classification is a byproduct of a bureacracy that can’t properly file documents
  3. 3) That which is sensitive is technology that any educated nation can study for themselves. (Pakistan ‘discovered’ that hydrogen bombs are possible, and discovered they could be made)
  4. 4) That the confidential state is very modern – post WWII, and nothing is really secret anyway.
  5. 5) Last, much of what is classified to be sensitive and secret are inaccurate briefs from ignorant CIA types who get the story wrong.
  6. 6) The overconcern over classification is obsessive and generates conspiracy theories and delusional thinking

Don’t lose sleep over it. All documents produced by the Federal Gov. will become classified if it reaches a certain desk by accident or by design.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Trying to respond back to TSC’s gibberish, is like being that teacher on the first day and as you scan the class, at the very back of the room you spot the unkept, finger in nose, hair messy and stinks like BO boy, looking down and viewing something on his phone.

After your first thought of FU£K!!! You gather yourself and realize you have a long year ahead with that kid.

You pray his family moves away, but your prayers go unanswered.

That’s TSC

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

You watch FOX for shutins so seriously what context do you have except repeat the FOX loop and those morons they have teaching you what to think……There tactics are amazing and successful….repeat repeat repeat over and over and over and over and over….then try and tell me you have an independent though….I know every single talking point.I also know not 1 FOX watcher will admit it’s their sourse….and all FOX watchers are self proclaimed independent….you guys will then fall on a sword for a conman

Last edited 1 month ago by The school committee
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

HUH

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

The cuckoo clock tolls again………..how many times today?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Trump brought Putin and his “body guards” right into the Oval office for all to watch on national TV.
I am sure they were later allowed to sight see (with their cameras) and tour the defense department and nuclear agency documents at their leisure. Putin (and probably China) probably have copies of every U.S. government document published since World War Two. And Trump probably has billions of bucks in the Cayman Islands for his help.

Mad Trapper, you know this is true. You know it.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I just don’t buy at face value the paper worth of ‘nuclear secrets, ‘ especially in a time in which there is no tactical surprise to protect. Surprise and protection of operatives is the key necessity for secrecy. The culture of secrecy for its own sake is pathological. Moynihan would argue that most secrets are overblown:

“In the era of security clearances, to be an Irish Catholic became prima facie evidence of loyalty. Harvard men were to be checked; Fordham men would do the checking..”

Note: he speaks of the ‘era of security clearance.” It’s a short era, and not a productive one in his estimation. In fact, he argues that most of those top secret classified docs that came into existence after WWII are absolutely useless and inaccurate. And exactly what nuclear secrets are laying about that are either undisclosed to enemies or technology that is beyond the reach of research and development? By treaties of mutual assured destruction, haven’t we disclosed much of our strategic worth?

I’m more concerned about their secrets, which you may agree are not secret at all. As for those that the Chinese stole – which is far more than could be found in any one president’s private abodes, the benefit to China is strictly time. They could eventually reverse engineer equipment or design their own, and the fact that they stole our schemes is proof that they were well on their last leg to doing so. They chose the easiest and cheapest route. Maybe we will steal their improvements back.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

You gonna be in big trouble if you find a Trojan Horse in your back yard Charles. They are not decorations and cost a fortune to have hauled away as well.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I think I would know better what to do if a Trojan Horse showed up than the Trojans. But, I have been pre-warned.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Trojan horse was installed at 1600 PA ave Fizze

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Actually, aren’t Trojan Horses gifts made by Greeks? I have one on my desk. Any Greeks that crawl out of it will face my cast iron stapler.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

that sounds like a threat Dan I think this blogger should be banned

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

The amount of dead agents in the field is alarming.Our government has to proceed as if Trump has exposed everyone.Get this man in custody

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

1 big agent or lots of little ones?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

How many clot shots did it take to kill them TSC?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Have you been drinking with TSC all day?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Oligarchs stealing from their own country

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Biden just sold out our strategic oil reserves to his handlers in China.

Is gasoline back to <$2/gal like it was in 2019?

Inside Her
Inside Her
1 month ago

Going into work. Andrea is in an all out panic! Her events aren’t well attended, she’s just squeaking to those that already support her. The DA’s office is in full campaign mode. She’s going to make some “high profile” moves in the next week.
She’s going to announce initiatives right before the election and hint at a major crime investigation. It’s all BS, it’s for the optics.
She’s spending all her time on calls with her consultant and Andy is writing most of her campaign stuff. He helped (wrote) her ten best cases stuff. She has everyone that willing doing campaign work in the office. It’s a travesty. Your tax dollars at work.

Inside Her
Inside Her
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

The trial into should hit the news this morning. They’ve scheduled it for Sept 6 as part of an optics move.
“Look it’s a big murder trial on Election Day”. Andrea plans to be there to make the opening statement and Bell is writing it for her, Andy is helping.

They don’t want to talk about the gang affiliations because it would admit that there are gangs warring in Berkshire County. Almost all the gun violence in Berkshire county is gang related.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

I challenge anyone to summarize the case. Which one is it? There are so many I’m betting no one can recall it even if given the names of perps and victims. One thing is for sure. It’s to to be a slam dunk case – as long as they keep Andrea away from it.(I wonder if she will show up after the first day?)

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

Drug deal gone bad (really a drug deal setup gone bad) gang members steering each other up and blasting it out.
Sources say Andrea plans on being in court and doing a big opening statement, show of presence.

Copy
Copy
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

Your confusion is understandable. There are two marijuana buy murders. One of them was Laquan Johnson who Harrington whiffed on, then when he was caught with a gun he got probation and murdered again. This one is a second pot homicide. So much for legalization stopping the black market. It has grown a crimewave of us own.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

Berkshire Eagle
Letter: Does Harrington believe in her staff or not?

To the editor: I watched the debate between the candidates for Berkshire district attorney on Aug. 15.
At one point, Andrea Harrington was bragging about the wonderful staff she assembled by recruiting individuals from around the state. It left me wondering why, if that is the case, she found it necessary to bring in a special prosecutor from Springfield, at taxpayer expense, to try a recent murder case in Berkshire Superior Court? (“Jury acquits J.C. Chadwell of murder in 2017 Pittsfield killing,” Eagle, June 29.)

Ms. Harrington was obviously incapable of trying the case herself because of her utter lack of trial experience, something she essentially admitted to during the debate. Was there no one else in the ranks of her wonderful staff, including her first assistant, with the experience and competence to try the case? From where I sit, Ms. Harrington’s claim about her “first-rate” staff is a bogus claim at best.

Gary Bianchi, Pittsfield

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

Harrington’s opening statement: ladies and gentlemen of the jury, your probably wondering who I am because I’m normally not in court and I am usually back in the office managing my re-election campaign, but I wanted to grace you with my presence because it’s election time and need you’re vote to keep this gig going for another four years. I thank you for you’re service today and remember on September
6 to vote for me !

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

Ask the state police why they are not being truthful.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

Did Andy write the line or did WW come up with it herself at the Mount debate, about how Tim was trying to bring back the death penalty in Mass.? She was laughed out of the tent on that one.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

The death of her campaign?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Hell Toupee
1 month ago

Death of her campaign by 1000 cuts self induced.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

“Screwing honest people” is right. But isn’t Biden’s scheme to forgive student debt unconstitutional? I thought only Congress had the power to make this move, not the president.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

It was a mean thing to do, this forgiving student debt stuff. Just because big Pharma is allowed to screw the elderly on all their medications and oil companies pay zero tax (actually get govt. subsidies) does not mean that people who tried to better themselves by going to college should catch a break. Make the bastards pay. The little guy should always pay his share as that is the American way. MAGA

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Why should the generations of responsible graduates who paid off their loans, and scores of hard working tradesmen who never incurred such debts, be forced to pay for irresponsible scofflaws who refuse to pay off their obligations?

Maybe they should have chosen a major that opened the door to a well paying career?

The other thing that stinks, is Traitor Joe’s plan forgives debt to those making up to $125,000/year. If you are making anything close to six figures you should be able to pay down your debts.

A more equitable solution would be to forgive the interest on student loans if the former student is unemployed or making less than median income.

Lastly does the Turnip even have athority to do this? It has been stated that this requires an act of Congress.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

I’m trying to figure out how the Harrington camp has attacked every untied shoe observied in her opponent. Someone she’s just “above” addressing the accusations of drunk driving that have circulated for weeks. It’s public official 101 to move quickely to correct mininformation. The longer it sweats in the summer sun, the more difficult it is to correct. Typically, you correct the facts and move on. Instead there is radio silence and that as they say speaks volumes.

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JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

Dan’s advice is sometimes to not chase criticism, but this is an allegation of being let off, of a public safety crime. Therefore, I think she should address it, but she has to be directly asked, in writing, so she can’t pretend she didn’t know. Only 3 media companies have the standing to ask, on behalf of “we the people” – The Planet, The Bird Cage, and LieBerkshires. Only Dan has the steel balls to do so.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

LieBerkshires, ROFL!!!!!, good one Joe!!!

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Steel balls is right! The man has to roll them along as he goes forward because they are big. He ain’t afraid to roll anyone over with them either and doesn’t back down when he writes.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

Has she gone to an AA meeting yet?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

Is she a real lawyer? Where did she go to school? Has anyone verified her attendance there and that her degree is authentic?

Donald Trump said his third wife Melania graduated from college but a quick check at the school showed he was lying. AGAIN!!!

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Trump lives rent free in your head

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

He is always living rent free somewhere isn’t he?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Same one Barry Sotero went to, where there are no/they don’t keep any records of, attendance.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
1 month ago

One of the women who Suffolk DA candidate Arroyo is alledged to have sexually assaulted has come forward. “It makes me feel sick, sick to my stomach,” she said in an interview Monday night, shortly after reaching out to the Globe. “I see so many people continuing to endorse him without finding out more.”

From Elizabeth Warren who also endorsed DA Harrington.

“Ricardo is an experienced and compassionate public servant and attorney with an unwavering commitment to justice. As a public defender and Boston City Councilor, Ricardo has worked tirelessly to address systemic racial and class inequities.”

The Downtown umbrella guy
The Downtown umbrella guy
1 month ago

You boomers got either college for peanuts, or a job out of high school that could support a family of 4. Calm down.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

On the other hand wealthy people pay for all their kids tuition, board, clothing, food and entertainment. The point is that rich kids do not need to borrow.
Considering all the Covid handout money that wound up in wealthy peoples pockets I do not care if somebody who made the effort to go to college gets $10,000 of their debt wiped out. Small potatoes when you consider most government waste.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dave Ramsey would be very proud of you, Dan

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

My comment was not directed at you Dan

Sarah Fienda
Sarah Fienda
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Mommy bought heroin for many years. We din get no edumacation.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Your logic is crazy, the government wastes money so why not waste more? Let’s make government smaller and more accountable. The US was built that the poor could rise up with hard work and smarts. This new “big daddy government” thought of yours will not keep the US the best country in the world and yes the Capitalist system in the US is admired the world over for being the best in the world

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Umass was 1700 in 73…BCC was like 200

School committee
School committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

200 dollars Dan not students,the place was packed…talking about the price being 200

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  School committee
1 month ago

Tuition is free now at BCC because the taxpayers are paying it. And what are we getting for our money? A drug infested violent city!

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan, don’t have to argue. Ever since the federal government started subsidizing loans for college the Liberal Colleges all started to build bigger buildings and increase their prices. So the best course of action would be to stop subsidizing loans!!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  The Downtown umbrella guy
1 month ago

Up yours buddy. You can take your umbrella and shove it where the sun don’t shine. I earned every single nickel of all three of my college degrees. If these people wanted the government to help pay their college they could have joined military or become a cop.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

^^^ What he said.

Me too. I incurred very little debt, had to go continuing Ed for a couple years to avoid taking loans, graduate school I paid for with teaching and research assistantships.

After getting a terminal degree, I paid off what small debt I had with my first job.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Righteeo! There should also be a law against banks loaning money for cars and homes. Lazy bassards should not buy a house if they can’t pay cash up front for it.

These lower and middle income people should get jobs at Mayfair instead of pretending they are college material. Who in the hell do they think they are?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

What happens if you don’t pay off your mortgage or car loans Fizze?

Think about that a while.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

I just voted. God it felt good to vote for Bowler and Shugrue, and AGAINST Barby, and AGAINST Harrington. All my other votes were write ins. And Dan, I honored you by voting for you, for Democratic Governor of Taxashusetts. If elected, you shall be the governor of all of us MASSholes!

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

da, comrades, get out on September 6th and execute your right to PICK YOUR POISON!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I’ll write you in for that too if you come to your senses and bow out of that race.

Henry Torrico
Henry Torrico
1 month ago

I find her timing of announcing a newfound interest in the North Adam’s disappearance concerning. Like the timing is either to show she is working big cases right before the primary or to revert attention from something else. Remember, she released the Brady list shortly after her wrong way incident. Where’s the motivation, you’ve had almost four years to relaunch this case.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Henry Torrico
1 month ago

Is Harrington’s office investigating the more recent drowning death of an 8-year-old child? Or is she waiting for that one to become just another cold case. Is Harrington investigating how DCF failed an 11-year-old social butterfly whose corpse was eventually found rolled up in a carpet in a Plunket Street apartment more than 5 weeks after she just disappeared from everyone’s life. Apparently, Hannah’s disappearance didn’t even pique the interest of “Youth Alive” director Shirley Edgerton.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

City, from your last sentence, I’m sure you know why it didn’t peak Shirley’s interest. Well that, and there was no money to be made for Shirley on Hannah’s death. Her death wouldn’t have helped her “explore her roots” in Africa, on our dime.

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ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

the terrible drowning of the 8 year old has definitely been very quiet, eerily so. In CA a couple got charged for not keeping track of their child at a house party. So in Pittsfield a child can die and there is no follow up by the media.

Abandon Ship
Abandon Ship
1 month ago

Imagine you are gifted the job of DA, no experience, no practical office skills, no managerial skills, no ability to even find the right courthouse or trial part, what would a smart person do?They’d keep their head down, hire the smartest or most experienced people they could find, and sit back and learn the job. They’d not make waves and slowly work on things they promised. She could created a task force to look to the rape cases, headed by her, and blown two years spinning that into a pretend worthwhile endeavor.

Andrea isn’t a smart person. She made big public moves with no competency to back them up. She fired people with real experience and who knew what they were doing and replaced them with incompetent sycophants. The experts she did hire were belittled, marginalized, and eventually quit because they saw her for what she was, a narcissistic whiny brat.

All she had to do was keep her head down and not believe her own fantasy stories and press releases. Give it a term or two before her delusions of grandeur made her think she was destined for greater things.

There’s a reason Hinds checked out during this election and didn’t give Harrington fair warning, no one in the party wants Harrington near anything important. That says lots for what they think of crime in Berkshire county and Berkshire county as a whole. They were willing to give her a crack at DA, figured she’d either rise to the occasion or sink the ship… all aboard the Harrington Titanic.

Do the right thing
Do the right thing
Reply to  Abandon Ship
1 month ago

And where are the endorsements they should be giving to the right candidate to make up for the damage they caused? Trisha? How do you sleep?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Do the right thing
1 month ago

Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal immigrants) lose sleep, or a meal, over endorsing DA Wrong Way?

Please. She’s been in office over a decade and the only thing her name is on, is providing DL’s to illegal immigrants.

TFCB only cares about herself and where her next hearty meal will be comped.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Markus, it’s Criminal Aliens.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

We are living in the dark days of an ameriKan kakistocracy nightmare. Apparently, we can’t vote our way out of it. Time after time, with the exception of Donald Trump, scoundrels infect every facet of ameriKa’s corrupt governments. From Pittsfield’s mayor to Pittsfield’s police chief/police department, to Pittsfield’s city councilors, to Pittsfield’s school committees, to the Pittsfield/Berkshire County District Attorney, to Pittsfield’s sheriff, voters are only ever given have a choice between two evils. I don’t consider a choice to pick my poison as a viable choice. Politics makes scoundrels out of snakes.

Jaycee
Jaycee
1 month ago

Andrea Harrington has announced an endorsement from a PAC that elects Democratic women called Vote Mama. “Running for Office as a mom is not easy” according to her Facebook. Speaking of mothers…Have you heard of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving? Did you know that since 1988 the DA’s office has held an annual vigil with Mothers Against Drunk Driving along with the Massachusetts State Police? The purpose of the event is to call attention to the deadly consequences of drinking or using drugs and getting behind the wheel.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Jaycee
1 month ago

Excellent point. There are certainly mothers against drunk driving who hope no one makes a mockery of their campaign.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
1 month ago

We HAVE to stop the hypocrisy.

And Tim Shugrue MUST think about hiring a public relations manager. Who let him step out to The Proprietor’s Lodge campaign dinner looking like a rich, overweight, tanned white guy who was better suited for martinis at the marina than a man running for “The Highest Law Enforcement Position in the County” ?

His untucked, open collar, wrinkled shirt with the gold chain and chest hairs was gross. And no disrespect, but who is the woman in the Hampton Beach boardwalk dress he was posed with in so many pictures? Please help her too, if she’s important.

And please folks, let’s curb the WW/LPD/OUI hypocrisy. A hundred pictures of Shugrue’s campaign dinner at the Proprietor’s, and every single picture showed someone with an alcoholic beverage.

Are we gonna pretend that no one left that event and got in their car to drive home after drinking all night?

There aren’t enough Ubers in Massachusetts to cover the number of people and drinks featured in the pictures from that event.

So let’s stop, okay.

And again, someone help with the PR. A fundraiser with over 200 people where Alcohol was the featured guest, is not the best look for a guy who hopes to be “The Highest Law Enforcement Official” in the county.

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

How do you know it was alcohol? 200 people must be upsetting to you. Have a drink and relax it’s almost over now.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
Reply to  Yusless
1 month ago

Don’t be dense. There is beer, there is wine, there are cocktails, cocktail straws, cocktail garnishes, a guy standing at the bar holding a beer as if he’s doing an advertisement for Coors Light.

It was a party featuring full-on drinking and I guarantee you every single one of those people left in their own cars.

I’m not upset at all. To each their own. But the Puritanical witchhunt of Andrea OUI Harrington on this board is ridiculous. Like someone mentioned yesterday, don’t you already have enough fuel for your fire? Chasing a nonexistent story just disingenuous to your plight.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Trying too hard.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Ok Darcie

Riley
Riley
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Are you MADADD? That’s Mother’s Against District Attorneys Drunk Driving. Harrington would have had to show signs of drinking such as smelling of alcohol and probably refused the breathalyzer to have the trooper call her husband. It’s not even about the drinking either. It’s her use of her position to get out of it while the rest of us can suck it that has the whole county outraged. You must be either very young or clueless or both not to get that.

Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

WW got CAUGHT. That’s the difference. She was noticeably swerving and driving erratically.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
1 month ago

The difference is arrogance and an apparent belief she’s only wrong if she gets caught and doesn’t manage to avoid the consequences.

Vera Dad
Vera Dad
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

How do you know it’s a non existent story?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Pitt Romney, do I sense some major jealousy in your post? Could it be you are actually upset because your candidate Andrea can’t draw a crowd? My thought when viewing the pictures of Tim’s event is it looked like a crowd of hard working voters that were having some fun, lately fun is not part of most voters vocabulary. Your candidate’s record adds to this lack of fun as many people feel totally unsafe going most anywhere in Berkshire County, due to her lack of prosecuting individuals that have committed a crime, and when she does try to prosecute she blows it due to her lack of experience.

Since you are condemning what Tim was wearing and others at this event, maybe you can explain the famous Andrea’s Nipples photo, why did she wear that dress, 99% of woman would realize they had an issue and cover themselves up, is she really that numb? How about explaining to us all why she did not renew her license, or pay her taxes, why she was driving the wrong way on a one way street, why she got her state owned vehicle hung up on the curbing of a local shopping center? The picture of her at the Lenox party showed a huge glass of wine in front of her, tell us why that is fine for her but folks at Tim’s party should not be drinking.

Before you throw stones at Tim you might want to take Andrea’s past inventory of issues and lack of focus on her job, maybe tell us one thing she had accomplished in her term.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

What I saw was the Mazzeo campaign at the event. Didn’t she lose Craig Benoit’s campaign for Councilor at large, her own race for Mayor and the last DA race as well?

I’m starting to smell a loser.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

I think you might be smelling yourself!

What a joke
What a joke
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Oh my the Harrington rubes are desperate.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  What a joke
1 month ago

Probably all but Dina Guiel-Lampiasi-Thompkins-Smith-Robertson-Hopkins-Wilson, will soon be unemployed.

Dina will be given a job as OB’s assistant in the DIE Office. She meets the only qualification needed: hate straight YT men.

The rest will be slinging hash with Wrong Way at the deli.

State Bored
State Bored
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Why do you call her that? Is she divorced?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  State Bored
1 month ago

I have no idea about her marital status, nor do I care.

I only posted that because I’ve always had the same belief that the late, great, comedian, George Carlin, expressed about people with two last names. “Quit being pretentious and pick a fu*king name!”

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RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

A lot of voters like Hampton Beach. Many people in Berkshire County go there for their one summer holiday. It’s most unfortunate you feel you and Andrea Harrington are above it.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
Reply to  RNtoo
1 month ago

Hampton Beach is full of crackheads and hooligans. A quick google search will show you what Hampton Beach is like nowadays.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

So, it’s just like North Street, during the daytime, before most of the gangs/guns/muggers come out to play.

Simon Says Huh
Simon Says Huh
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

We realize you live your life on social media but that doesn’t mean everyone does. Here are the live webcams of Hampton Beach and street right now. Nice job trashing someone else’s community. These are hardworking people. They have movie on Monday and beach yoga today. You really should take a look at yourself. https://hamptonbeach.org/beach-cam/

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Simon Says Huh
1 month ago

It looks great. Count me in!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Simon Says Huh
1 month ago

Good striper fishing in the area too!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  RNtoo
1 month ago

“Black and brown” people go to Hampton Beach. DA Wrong Way doesn’t like that. She’d rather attend a wine party in Lenox with other “upscale” white people only.

Andy or Darcie, nobody answered so I’ll ask again, were any of the males of the upstanding Edgerton family invited to the wine party? If so, why were none there? If not, why not?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Very true. If there were teenage males running around behind the scenes at the wine party, than I can understand them not inviting Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant.

Could you imagine if Gwendolyn got her meat hooks into one of those young YT males?

Those YT males would quickly gain “street cred,” hooking up with Gwen. Wine parties with the YT’s will be a thing of the past.

With Gwendolyn it’ll be like an episode of “To Catch a Predator.” Drinking liquor, smoking a few blunts, and having sex with an adult. It’s every pedophiles dream scenario.

Most end up in prison. Gwendolyn ended up financially well peddling race-baiting and grifting.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Speaking of “street cred,” and “Not invited to a backyard wine party”

A story from many years past about a prominent attorney in a mid-sized city who happened to be black. A very competent defense lawyer by any standard, lived in a very good part of town that was 99.9% white folk, including his wife, but had a perception problem “getting down with the struggle” as the black population was relatively small, and in that group all the criminality was isolated to just a few well known families, that had little to no support within their community. So up jumped a high profile case with a non-affiliated black defendant, that the aforementioned attorney took pro bono for some street creds. During jury selection he asked a juror how he felt about black people? The prospective juror, without missing a beat, replied that he had the exact feelings as the attorney. He would not marry one and did not want to live amongst them. After the laughter subsided the juror was dismissed and that question was never asked
again. …..

NETFLIX Original
NETFLIX Original
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Question:

Is the hoax:

1. the falsified story where an alleged victim was allegedly dragged into the woods at Simon’s Rock, but not really,
Or

Is it the hoax:

2. the alleged story about Gwendolyn and the alleged sex scandal with an alleged student at John Dewey Academy?

Is the hoax:

3. the alleged sex scandal with the alleged custodian of John Dewey Academy?

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

You are trying too hard. It’s over for nipples.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Either way that is 200 votes Alf will not be getting.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

You are a fool, plain and simple. And everyone knows Tim is better suited to be DA than her, regardless of your insults.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

It was a 90 minute event, not a dinner. People had maybe water, soda or 1 drink. I’d rather see Tim dressed like that at a casual event than our DA in pleather and cowboy boots at the office. Just saying.

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

I don’t know, but neither does Pitt know what was in people’s glasses. I do know firsthand that her office attire was inappropriate and atrocious. I’m not saying his outfit was great but there is always worse!

Copy the press release
Copy the press release
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

We’re talking about clothes and legal consumption when the DA up for re-election most probably got a pass on an OUI? Really though? Let’s do a post on how often an impaired official or fellow officer gets pulled over and given a professional courtesy. I’m betting that scenario almost never presents itself for a whole bunch of reasons. Until now. Why now? I have some theories bu I’d love to know what others think.

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It happens
It happens
Reply to  Copy the press release
1 month ago

It happens a lot more than you know. It also happens for a lot of domestic violence stuff.
Just look at the corrupt Pittsfield police.
Cop beat his cop wife senseless, got away with it for years.
Former PPD chief would get stopped in West Stockbridge and Lenox all the time drunk driving.
Local MSP trooper who’s dad was a trooper got caught dealing roids, nothing happened to him. He was a skinny wimpy little kid, now he’s roided out.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Because he’s been there done that.

Lance B. Johnson
Lance B. Johnson
1 month ago

How is Biden able to make this loan forgiveness move unilaterally?

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The answer Dan is the damn fools in the congress gave the president emergency powers as part of the Covid Scam, which allowed h the executive branch to pose money away in the name of Covid caused hardship. seriously, that’s the rationale and the alleged legal basis.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Lance B. Johnson
1 month ago

This is just a political stunt for the midterms and beyond. They know damn well when challenged in the courts and overturned they will blame the bad Republicans and Supreme Court ,if it makes it that far. This is what they want all along so they can use it for riling up their base for votes in the elections. Congress controls the money and they have said so themselves prior.

Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Capt M. Taylor ABC ARMY
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

blaming Republicans in Massachusetts is asinine. All 4 of them agree

C. Trzcinka
C. Trzcinka
1 month ago

On a completely unrelated topic, today’s Eagle has a story on Roman Sadlowski who was the first Pittsfield native who died in WW2. He drowned on the Oklahoma in the attack on Pearl Harbor. He grew up next to my father on Danforth Ave and was his best friend for many years. Roman tried to talk Dad into joining the Navy in 1939 but fortunately for us, was unsuccessful. After Roman died, Dad joined the Army Air Corp and served in India. Dad told the story of Roman’s mother having a nightmare the night of December 6, 1941 that her son was drowning. She is in the picture in the story.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  C. Trzcinka
1 month ago

Thank you for sharing your family’s story with us today.

Ri Steree
Ri Steree
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

You better keep your part time job at b c c Dan. You’d get slaughtered running for mayor. Plus you don’t live here anyway? Rooster Cogburn….

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ri Steree
1 month ago

Isn’t Flat Tyer from Colorado?

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  C. Trzcinka
1 month ago

Thanks for adding that interesting story to this. May he and his mom be at rest now.

Do the right thing
Do the right thing
1 month ago

Letter claiming Shugrue lacks experience is ill-informed
The first eight years of Shugrue’s career were spent in prosecutors’ offices, where he tried many serious and complex felonies.

BY LETTER TO THE EDITOR
POSTED ON AUGUST 31, 2022
To the editor:

Michael Mah’s recent letter to the editor demonstrates that he is seriously ill-informed about the background and experience of district attorney candidate Timothy J. Shugrue. Mah claims that most of Shugrue’s career has been spent in divorce court, not criminal court.

That is laughable. Shugrue does indeed have a significant practice in the Probate and Family Court because clients recognize his abilities and his services are very much in demand. However, the first eight years of his career were spent in prosecutors’ offices, where he tried many serious and complex felonies. For example, in 1993 he prosecuted a bus driver from Lanesborough and convicted him of raping 6-year-old children on a school bus, which resulted in two consecutive life sentences. He prosecuted many sex crimes while he was a member of the Hampden District Attorneys’s sex crimes unit. At a recent debate, Mah’s preferred candidate, Andrea Harrington, was unable to name even three important cases which she personally tried. Two months ago, she brought in a special prosecutor from Springfield to try a murder case, because she was too inept and inexperienced to try it herself. Mah’s suggestion that Shugrue lacks experience in criminal trials is ludicrous.

Mah’s argument that Shugrue was never promoted during his career as a prosecutor is equally absurd. In 1991, District Attorney Gerard Downing recruited Shugrue away from the Hampden District Attorney’s Office because he needed a talented and experienced prosecutor to handle the backlog of sexual assault cases in his office. Shugrue did an excellent job, and was on track to rise even further in the ranks before he decided to leave and open his own law practice. 
Mah rather snidely suggests that his practice consists of “pleading out drunk drivers.” That claim ignores the fact that in the last 30 days, Shugrue tried and won three drunk driving cases against Harrington’s supposedly crack prosecutors. Shugrue has in recent years also tried and won far more serious cases in the Superior Court, such as an armed robbery in 2019 culminating in a not guilty verdict. That is a claim that Harrington cannot hope to make.

The contrast between these two individuals is stark, and it should be plain to any fair minded person that Shugrue is the superior candidate. Mah’s attempt to re-write history by denigrating Shugrue’s wealth of trial experience is completely off the mark.

Julie Lewit
Lenox

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Do the right thing
1 month ago

Yah think Shugrue was this guy’s ex-wife’s divorce lawyer?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus
1 month ago

Former DA office employee & current BRIDGE’s Stephanie Wright is Mother to Corey & Aunt to Eyzaiya Moody.

Check my facts please.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2018/03/3_men_from_pittsfield_charged.html

If this is true, lemme know.

Inside Her
Inside Her
Reply to  Ignoramus
1 month ago

Just do you know both Edgerton and Wright help facilitate criminal enterprises by using their position as “community leaders”. They know the grift and they know that being close to Andrea gets them inside info on when family members are going to get busted.
Sharpton, I mean Edgerton tries to pump office staff for info about investigations of her friends and family. David Green is a perfect example, gang member, thug, and snitch.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

David er Derek?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

I’ve asked that question too. With all of the money (state grants and ARPA funds) that Shirley has received over the years, what has she done to better the black community and not just her ROPES program?

And what exactly is a “cultural proficiency coach?” And why is this needed in the schools? With a failing school system, think it’s about time to start cutting unneeded positions like this one.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Imagine if there was proficiency being taught in the basics instead of coaching up kids about why they are racist?

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

The notorious Moody family……trouble since day one.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Off topic, but what ingenious asshat decided a CURB BUMPOUT at the corner of Pomeroy and East Street was a good idea?

Not only does this impede right hand turns onto East St. from Pomeroy, but it is going to further jam up what it already an incredibly jammed block of traffic during the school year. It turned what was essentially three lanes into two.

Of all the stupid traffics ideas in Pittsfield, this is probably the most dangerous considering the amount of pedestrians and cars trying to navigate that intersection at the same time. This stupid idea just made it 100x harder for cars parked in front of PHS to merge onto East Street. Get ready for the onslaught of fender benders and pedestrian/car collisions.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Can you spell….R O A D R A G E???

What is it about Pittsfield that makes it so user unfriendly???

Almost everything…but why?

and so when you do have that fender bender can you imagine the backed up snarl of aggravated and agitated peeps wanting to turn around and go the other way all at once created more fender benders, needing more police…place is hilarious…just freakin hilarious

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

The worst bumpout is on Elm St near East, as you navigate the curve in the road. Anyone heading north on Elm faces a narrowing of the street due to the bumpout and congestion as those trying to exit left off Elm onto side streets snarl up traffic.
Didn’t anyone study the traffic flow on these streets?
The Tyer administration has destroyed not only North St but Tyler & Elm. And those Mill Town Capital apartments on Tyler are butt ugly! That style of architecture (or lack of) would fit best next door to the equally butt ugly BIC building.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Study the traffic flow? Why Lenny? Do you not share that same excitement Flat Tyer did when she announced the hiring of Ricky Rumpus in the Eagle puff-piece a few years ago?

No talk about his training, DPW experience, or the number of years he has managed a city’s roadway systems and numerous DPW employees. Nope, just the mayor glowing about Ricky being Pittsfield’s first person of color to lead the DPW.

Besides, if that grant money isn’t used up, the Tyer’s won’t get an extra birthday card that year. Or the Christmas cards they receive won’t need extra postage, because they’ll be lighter than normal.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

I don’t blame Ricky. He would not be allowed to implement a good idea if he had one. He is there for one reason and one reason only. He does as he is told and smiles, even if it is forced sometimes.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

I suspect Ricky Rumpus, the same “injuneer” who facilitated the bike lanes and roundabout………and thinks potholes are a good way to reduce speeding.

Scrubbed Again
Scrubbed Again
1 month ago

Road rage incident involving gunfire in Pittsfield yesterday afternoon…(Coltsville)

If it happened in any other town in the county it would have been on the front page of a newspaper.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Scrubbed Again
1 month ago

There is also no PPD Police log from yesterday. There was three other days in August with no PPD police log report. Wonder what Flat Tyer and Mikey Wynn are hiding on those days? It is already well-known that the police officers have been instructed to edit the log as to what the real crime is, these officers have been supplied with a cheat sheet to log calls to hide crime. Tyer and Wynn really do feel we are all ignorant and totally unaware of the constant out of control crime in “VD Pittsfield”. Everything is rosy in their elite lives. Wouldn’t it be great if just one elected useless City Councilor would confront Tyer and Wynn on these lies! Oh, wait a minute they all live in that same rosy elite life.

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

I am beginning to think Tyer is suffering from severe paranoia. Her reputation as a city leader is in the dumpster (right near the bottom right hand corner) and she does not realize it makes it even worse when she tries to hide bad stuff and it leaks out anyway.

Monter.com
Monter.com
1 month ago

Child Abuse Unit Prosecutor
STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS ATTORNEY MOTIONS LAW ENFORCEMENT PROSECUTION HEARINGS PERSONNEL DEFENSE CHILD ABUSE WITNESS COURTS JUDICIAL

Berkshire District Attorney’s Office seeks experienced Superior Court prosecutor for the Child Abuse Unit. The CAU is a team of prosecutors, victim witness advocates and forensic interviewers that are charged with the investigation and prosecution of cases involving physical and sexual assault of children, criminal neglect, internet crimes against children and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

*MISSION OF THE BERKSHIRE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE*

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is charged with the mission of prosecuting criminal offenses in Berkshire County in a fair and efficient manner. The Office is required to provide staffing, equipment, and services to the citizens of Berkshire County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to meet that objective.

The Office is a Commonwealth agency, established in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 12, Sections 12 and 13. The Office is responsible for all criminal prosecutions in Berkshire County, covering everything from misdemeanors to major felonies. The Office handles cases in the County’s District Courts (including Jury sessions), Juvenile Courts, and Superior Court, and is responsible for all appeals to the State Appeals Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In addition, the Office provides critical services and programs to victims and their families and to the community at large.

*Responsibilities*

• Represent the Commonwealth at all stages of criminal prosecution in the Berkshire Superior Court. This includes, but is not limited to:

Conducting complex grand jury investigations;

Handling arraignments and corresponding motions such as bail requests, conditions of release, dangerousness hearings, and bail revocation hearings as appropriate;

Conducting pre-trial hearings and conferences, and litigating evidentiary and non-evidentiary motions such as motionsns for discovery and motions to suppress;

Handling trials, pleas, sentencing, and post-conviction matters.

• Work closely with colleagues, victim witness advocates, law enforcement, court personnel, the defense bar, criminal justice and child protective agencies, community partners, and the public to ensure successful, holistic approach to prosecution that balances the safety and well-being of the victims, defendants, and communities we serve.

• Attend meetings with our community and law enforcement partners.

• Review charging decisions made by law enforcement agencies and make appropriate recommendations and changes as needed.

• Review evidentiary reports, identify and interview victims and witnesses, prepare discovery, and provide discovery to defense counsel.

• Review case files, applicable statutes and case law, victim information and input, and determine an appropriate recommendation for case resolution. Conference the same with defense counsel.

• Keep abreast of court decisions and legislation affecting Massachusetts law and prepare written memoranda where appropriate.

• Understand applicable rules, laws, and guidelines, including the Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence, and the mandates of the Victims’ Bill of Rights.

• Interact with victims, defendants, families, and witnesses with kindness and professionalism.

• Ability to manage crises and excel in high-stress, dynamic, and fast-paced environment while exhibiting a calm, professional demeanor.

*Required*

Individual must have litigation experience, preferably criminal and has handled cases in the superior court;

Attend trainings relevant to BDAO functions;

Become familiar with, and follow, BDAO personnel policies, particularly with regard to confidentiality, sexual harassment, drug-free workplace, and usage of information technology resources;

Become familiar with, and adhere to, the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct;

Communicate effectively with a diverse population and interact in a respectful and professional manner with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel and office staff;

Complete work assignments in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner;

Demonstrate a genuine commitment to justice and the betterment of the community;

Other related duties as assigned;

All full time positions offer a State benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement plans, and paid vacation, personal and sick leave and paid parental leave. Payroll is paid bi-weekly and based on a 37.5 hour work week (normally 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check. All positions serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney.Preference is given to bilingual candidates.

/Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is an EEO Employer with a firm commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices/.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Dina Guiel Lampiasi at Dina.GuielLampiasi@mass.gov

Job: *Legal Services

Organization: *Berkshire DA Office

Title: Child Abuse Unit Prosecutor

Location: Massachusetts-Pittsfield-7 North Street

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Monter.com
1 month ago

Please send cover letter to Tim Shugrue,

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Monter.com
1 month ago

They are all jumping ship

Monster.com
Monster.com
1 month ago

A survivor’s quagmire | Two decades after a woman reported abuse, she’s back to square one, again. Was her file lost or destroyed?

….But, that cannot happen until the local DA’s office completes its review, per the terms of a 2020 memorandum of understanding between three Western Massachusetts district attorneys. Biasin expects to meet next week with Karen J. Bell, the first assistant Berkshire district attorney.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Monster.com
1 month ago

Karen Bell will be trying her first case in superior court beginning next week- election week- wow what a coincidence! I’m not sure she can do 2 things at once. If we had a DA who knew how to speak to a true victim she could help but she’ll be out campaigning. What’s more important?

Ring It
Ring It
1 month ago

This way here, the victim will vomit every time she drives through GB.

https://www.nepm.org/regional-news/2019-01-25/unusual-billboard-prompts-new-allegations-of-decades-old-child-sexual-abuse

Flashbacks & Triggers like this is some kind of sick prank !!!

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Ring It you lying bitches
Ring It you lying bitches
1 month ago

Berkshire DA Andrea Harrington said none of these allegations have been reported to her office since she was sworn in this year. She said that even if the statute of limitations ran out, it’s valuable to establish a factual record, and to make sure victims receive help.

gotcha22
gotcha22
1 month ago

“Think about hiring a public relations manager”
It’s funny how the DA’s office never required PR in 50 years until Andrea Harrington came along. Fred Lantz used to handle the media by putting out coherent non-spin press releases and getting back to everyone equally without shutting out the Berkshire Eagle or refusing to speak to anyone. The Shugrue campaign seems to have a lot of letters of support from people with a clear reason to be writing to the newspaper. Meanwhile the Harrington support letters are signed by random people and reek of “messages.” Now Shugue apparently needs a PR firm to tell him how to dress and create “optics.” A more democratic and honest use of public time and money would come from electing someone to do the job of the prosecuter competently and without photo ops and public outrage over cases dropped, lost or ethicallly tainted. Then we can stop paying PR firms to cover up the mess.

Yusless
Yusless
1 month ago

Letter: Out-of-county endorsements don’t mean much in Berkshire DA raceTo the editor: It’s obvious that Elizabeth Warren and Maura Healey have no clue …

To the editor: I am a Berkshire progressive.
I admire Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Attorney General Maura Healey and U.S Rep. Jamie Raskin — and I respectfully but adamantly disagree with their endorsement of Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington.
I ask these three: Before you endorsed her, did you inquire:
Why she brought an indictment of two foster parents that was so badly flawed that Judge Agostini dismissed it by saying this was “not the standard of conduct the court expects from the Commonwealth in grand jury proceedings”?
Why she sought, unsuccessfully, to bar highly regarded Judge Jennifer Tyne from hearing criminal cases in Berkshire County simply because she disagreed with some of Judge Tyne’s decisions?
Why she pays lawyers from outside Berkshire County to try cases that the District Attorney’s Office should be trying?
Why Jeanne Kempthorne, a progressive, resigned her employment rather than comply with an illegal instruction on public records from Harrington?
Why Berkshire County progressives like Sherwood Guernsey and Judy Knight support Tim Shugrue?
Why former federal prosecutor John Pucci, who supported Harrington in 2018, has publicly announced he no longer supports her, writing that she has “undermined the public’s trust in our criminal justice system to no good end”?
How Berkshire store owners feel about the district attorney’s refusal to bring charges against those who shoplift from their stores?
Why Harrington publicly supported the Baltimore city prosecutor who has been indicted?
Why Harrington removed the community engagement program from our schools?
Why Harrington has dramatically increased the use of dangerousness hearings to detain people pretrial?
Of course you didn’t. Those of us who admire you expect better of you. I have seen our community suffer from this district attorney’s poor performance. She is giving progressives a bad name.
I support Tim Shugrue because I know from his record as a prosecutor and defense lawyer and his contributions to our community like The Kids’ Place that he can deliver both effective law enforcement and criminal justice reform. Had you given him the courtesy of even a brief conversation, you would have known that, too.
Alyson Slutzky, Egremont

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Yusless
1 month ago

RE: Healey

This independent voter will go to the polls 9/6/2022 to vote in the Democrat primary, for the Selection Bad vs Worse.

When the fetid stench of those Worse listed on the ballot, overcomes my ability to pinch my nose, I’ll write in an alternate choice. D-Governor race will be one of those races.

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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Geoff Diehl for Guv!

WTAF
WTAF
1 month ago

Just when you think the powers that be can’t be any more out of touch!
What’s next Harrington getting top litigator in MA?

Helen Moon, a 2013 graduate of Berkshire Community College, has been named the first recipient of the Daniel Dillon ’62 Heart of Service Alumni Award.

The award was created in remembrance of Dillon, a 1962 BCC graduate who was a pillar of community service. He died in January 2021 after a battle with COVID-19.

BCC and the BCC Alumni Association board, together with Dillon’s family, created the annual award to honor a BCC alum who shows dedication to and makes an impact on the community through service to others. The recipient must demonstrate volunteer and professional engagement as a means of making Berkshire County a more equitable and inclusive place for all.

Moon, 39, recently served as a Pittsfield city councilor — the first immigrant and Asian American councilor elected in the city. She is critical care nurse at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington and the development and communications coordinator at the Elizabeth Freeman Center. She earned her associate degree in nursing from BCC and a bachelor’s degree from Elms College.

Moon spends 40-50 hours per month volunteering and serving on several boards of nonprofit organizations including Berkshire Immigrant Center, Progressive Massachusetts, the local chapter of the NAACP, Berkshire Brigades, and the Democratic State Committee.

Moon was nominated by Kelan O’Brien, alumni fund development officer for communications and student engagement at Williams College and former chairman of Berkshire Pride.

Gripeos
Gripeos
Reply to  WTAF
1 month ago

Helen Moon is the contact person for The High Risk Team @ Berkshire District Attorney’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force.

Berkshire County rewards this fraud.

That’s why DV is CYCLIC. It never fucking ends.

I HOPE YOU GET WHAT YOU REALLY DESERVE FROM THIS LIFE.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  WTAF
1 month ago

It makes me wonder if the Dillion family knew that Helen “Handgun” Moon, is a dishonest person and lacks integrity? Helen Moon posted a lie about being arrested by two white Boston cops at gunpoint and jailed, simply for being an Asian female just driving along. She posted this lie on her Facebook page.

This lie occurred during the George Floyd “peaceful protests,” when cities were burned to the ground. Moon decided to get in on the action and posted that lie. Moon was a huge advocate for defunding the Pittsfield Police. Could you image if that had gone through….

Moon failed to realize that being arrested and jailed creates a police incident number and/or arrest report number. She was immediately called out on this. Many requested Moon provide the case number. Moon deleted the post and blamed The Planet as a “right wing blog” spreading lies. Where have we heard that lately?

Not to mention the award is from BCC, where she got her RN degree. She left that job (RN) to become an unqualified officer manager for DA Wrong Way’s Office, according to Jeanne Kempthorne. She failed at that job, quit, and was paid off to keep quiet. That just screams integrity.

She has posted racial and derogatory terms on social media, such as “YT.” I take the same offense to that, as she does if I called her an “eggroll.” It works both ways.

Good choice Dillion family. Your families award isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on with Helen “Handgun” Moon, as your first award winner.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  WTAF
1 month ago

It’s the “circle jerk “ crowd who all run in the same crowd who nominates people from the group. Participation nomination.

Bye Bye Cheney
Bye Bye Cheney
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

No one cares anyway

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

“Don’t you know who I am!???”

Harrington mentor Rachael Rollins is under fire again for “rules for thee but not for me” behavior. Again. Rollins attended a Biden fundraiser at a high dollar political fundraiser in Andover even though the law against political bias makes it very clear that US Attorneys are not to attend any fund-raisers.

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Fashion Police
Fashion Police
1 month ago

The prosecutor(s) have spent years covering up for a .gov official.
There is no restitution possible, too much time has passed.

Andrea, why ?

The lace hand prins are juvenile please grow up, like four years ago

https://www.mass.gov/news/berkshire-das-office-holds-two-day-law-enforcement-training-on-domestic-and-sexual-assault

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Fashion Police
1 month ago

She’s in desperate need of a stylist, or a mummy who says “Andrea you’re not leaving the house dressed like that!”

Joan Rivers would have had a field day with both her and Linda!

RNtoo
RNtoo
1 month ago

The Progressive Boston City Councillor that Sen. Warren endorsed for Suffolk DA just got stripped of his city councilor role. How is it “progressive” that the only endorsement he lost was Joe Kennedy’s? Michelle Wu, Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley, Ed Markey, and all the others stood by him. How is their continued endorsement of this alleged sexual deviant not going backward to a time when women were the playgrounds of politicians?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  RNtoo
1 month ago

Women are still the playgrounds of politicians. Just are just keeping it more hidden than before.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

18th amendment should never have been approved……before that demorats where harmless, and would be considered republicans today. Founders knew what they were doing.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Donal Trump agrees with you 100%. Why? Because they let him grab em by the Hoo Hah. And that makes him feel special.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Biden digitally penetrated Tara Reade against her will

Lil Debbie
Lil Debbie
Reply to  redheaded stepchild
1 month ago

Without the public teat, what would Alf’s job opportunities actually be in the private sector?
(Remembering of course that ol’ Alf got the nickname “No-Show” when he ‘worked’ in public service in North Adams.)

Two Cents
Two Cents
1 month ago

I see Berkshire Community College has hired a director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Such a long title. Wouldn’t be easier to just call the position Director of Racism.

Capt Krol
Capt Krol
1 month ago

Saw Krol at the Shugrue rally at Proprietors.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Capt Krol
1 month ago

The playground of AH.

Capt Krol
Capt Krol
Reply to  Capt Krol
1 month ago

Stop with the edits.
I think he’s dating someone’s grandmother who wears too much makeup. He’s testing the waters on a run at the corner office. God help us if that idiot ends up as mayor.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Capt Krol
1 month ago

I do not think he would do the hiding in the bunker stuff that Tyer does though. I think he would come center front stage and just say what he thinks of taxpayers. “Tuff shit people. Suck it up”

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

And follow that up with “where’s all the unsatisfied moms at?”

totaltruth2
totaltruth2
1 month ago

Every city and town should pass a town bylaw or ordinance for pan handing. 1st need to get a permit which would include a yearly fee, finger printing, back ground checks, a picture Id that must be worn at all times while your out pan handling. If you are found with out any of these you are arrested and put through the system which many of these already I am sure as been. They are given the chance with education, training, any substance abuse or mental health counseling and assisted with securing a job and housing if need be.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  totaltruth2
1 month ago

Girl over near Stop and Shop look like she is 13-14 years old. Sad. Who is putting her out there?

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  totaltruth2
1 month ago

The city could stop this lickety split like if they wanted to. Pay a cop to hang out with the bums until they leave. When the pop up elsewhere, lather, rinse, repeat. This, and a mayor with the balls enough to tell everyone not to give them a nickel, publicly, and on city website, would do it. The biggest problem with Pittsfield the past 30 years, had not been money, it has been the will to do the right thing. Now, the city has become a full fledged shithole.

Attorney General
Attorney General
Reply to  Shittsfield
1 month ago

Ask to see their papers;

corpse can not solicit money ; only corporations can.

….To receive or renew your Certificate of Solicitation, you must complete Schedule A-1 and Schedule A-2 of the Form PC and submit it to the AGO, along with the rest of Form PC, other required attachments, and the appropriate filing fee.

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The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Hey guys,what’s your favorite show on FOX…..

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

The TDS does crack show.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

What’s your favorite show on the Cartoon Network?

The Squadron
The Squadron
1 month ago

Poor little Andrea Harrington. She’s asking FB friends for a little extra tlc cause she’s a mom who dropped her kid off at $70,000 Salisbury School. There’s nothing wrong with private school but bragging about it the week before the election is special stupid. I guess the woman who couldn’t pay her taxes two years ago because it’s been such a struggle lives in a special elite world now.

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
1 month ago

Massive standouts for Bowler and Shugrue at Corner of East and Elm as well at Park Square. Maybe 60 or 70 at each location. Enthusiasm seemed high.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
1 month ago

Maybe a newspaper will cover it! Nah.

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
1 month ago

Sounds like no one is keeping the faith, Andrea.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
1 month ago

Harrington is pulling a Rollins and claiming crime is down. Of course it is because why arrest anyone if the DA drops the charges? Her poodle that disgrace to journalism Josh Landes is lapping it up.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

Is he the one that stole the plant?

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Yea. No doubt she had it seized as evidence and sent to lab for DNA or fingerprints analysis, so my firm can be added to her enemies list.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Has anyone seen the Eagle article on the gunshot road rage incident from yesterday?

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Most of PITTSFIELD POLICE ADVISORY AND REVIEW COMMITTEE have quit.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Good. They will not be missed.

Flawpot Smoker
Flawpot Smoker
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Watch the last meeting. Disturbing conversation. You can’t have a member calling the Miggy up incident a murder. That means you’ve formed an opinion.No operation would ever give a group like this inside no to digest. The Police did the correct thing.

On the Wahconah Park Commission. If you think starting costs are going to be 10 million just to repair,I’d take a swim in the parking lot before going there.

Flawpot Smoker
Flawpot Smoker
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Thanks for stoppin

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

They wasted a hell of a lot of the chief’stime.

Fishstory
Fishstory
1 month ago

Just say no to Harrington’s shill “Kelsey Chesney” a fake account for a fake DA.

Congratulations to hometown heroes Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney for snagging the #1 spot on the #cmtHot20 countdown with their hit “half of my hometown”!

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
1 month ago

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Andrea Harrington canvassing in Williamstown.
Let’s count the people of color. Zero
A gaggle rich white Karen’s

Andrea why not canvas in Pittsfield, Adams, or North Adams?