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FLAT MAKES KERWOOD A ONE-MAN BAND … MAYOR IGORES DIRECT CONFLICT OF INTEREST … KUFFLINKS NOW HEADS FINANCE, TREASURY, TAXES, AND JOINS ASSESSORS … KRONICK SHINES (BUT NO ONE ELSE)

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022) — You might have missed it Tuesday night at the Pittsfield City Council meeting. THE PLANET‘s Right Honorable Good Friends took up a curious appointment by Mayor Linda Tyer.

She nominated Matthew “Kufflinks” Kerwood, finance director, to serve on the board of assessors.

Big deal, you say?

Yeah. THE PLANET agrees. It is a big deal, because it reeks of conflict of interest.

Kerwood isn’t merely the finance director. He also heads treasurer’s office and bosses tax collector Lisa Lewis and her staff. To that, now, the mayor petitioned the council to get Kufflinks with the assessors.

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THE PLANET doesn’t have to draw a map for our readers. They are like Yogi, “smarter than the average bear.” Tyer and Gang, however, think citizens aren’t just dimwits but dumb dimwits. As Moe Howard said to Curley, “For an imbecile, you’re a genius.”

Of course, this sitting (on their asses) council approved the order, 9-1 (Maffuccio absent). The only reasonable vote came from Ward 2 councilor Charles Kronick. Sir Charles argued the winning case, but against this collection of toadies lost the vote. Warren, Sherman, Conant, Kavey, Lampiasi, Marchetti, White, PErsip, and Kalinowsky voted as their Leader ordered.

The rule is simple. Linda like, council like. Linda no like, council no like.

Sir Charles pointed out the nature of Kerwood’s multiple conflicts:

  • As finance director, Kerwood assembles the city budget, justifies expenditures and receipts. He has conspire with Flat to keep growing the size and cost of the municipal budget, shrink services, reward special interests, and pummel taxpayers. Like Tyer, the Scohol Committee, and the eunuchs on the council, the practice is to spend first and back-fit payment. Their phrase for “miracle” is “higher taxes.”
  • As treasury supervisor, Kufflinks has varied responsibilities: keep the city solvent, prevent financial crisis, invest, fund capital projects, perform risk management, and direct cash flow.
  • As overseer of the tax collector, he monitors tax receipts, directs recovery of taxes, tracks tax dodgers, negotiates payment schedules, and the like.
  • As assessor, he will have power to influence the tax value of each and every property in the city.

Amazing that none of this bothered anyone but Kronick.

Oh, Warren had a few questions, but matters like this come down to the vote. Kenny caved, as in Kaveny. Only Kronick — a council bedrock midst eroding sandbaggers, sandmen, sandwomen, and sandwhatevers, this being the Era of Pronouns and all — held firm and stood for Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski.

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Kerwood’s roles present numerous financial conflicts. That’s why sane, on-the-level cities keep these functions totally separate with rigid accountability and oversight. Opportunity for corruption? Take this hypothetical. Please.

  1. The finance director needs more money to fund a new city program creating a couple goldbricking jobs. The treasurer says, “No. Can’t do that. We can’t afford it.” Finance directors goes to tax collector, who then goes to the assessors, telling them: “Higher valuations will solve the problem.” The assessor then targets certain properties for unjustified tax hikes. Now imagine that you have ONE PERSON managing all of this. In a city like Pittsfield. Where fraud goes by the name of ARPA.

As THE PLANET often says, “This is Pittsfield, however …”

That utterance covers lots of ground, including territories that, like a Burmese mangrove swamp, hide a lot of bad critters.

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Coming Soon:

  1. A petition from Councilor Kronick requesting to postpone all future funding requests and grant approvals by the Parks Department until the enforcement of prohibiting camps in Springside Park is addressed.

Wait til you get a load of that one.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come” — William Shakespeare.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

Predictable Pittsfield politics is at its most predictable when it comes to the Mayor and City Councilors always increasing the municipal and Level 5 public school district’s annual spending by 5 percent going back 40 years, which was the beginning of the flawed Proposition 2.5 law. Mayor Linda Tyer’s municipal budgets since fiscal year 2017 through fiscal year 2023 have been excessive, at times record setting, and a hardship on the fictional Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski, and next year, 2023, it is predicted that there will be a brutal economic recession that will rival 2008 and 2002. In comes Matt Kerwood, who Cooks the Books with his Creative Public Accounting schemes, to make sure that Mayor Linda Tyer will be able to continue to increase Pittsfield’s yearly spending by 5 percent during the 2023 mayoral election year. Pittsfield politics always plays financial shell games to hide its excessively high-cost annual budgets and huge public debts and other liabilities that will never be paid for in our lifetimes. Pittsfield is really insolvent! Proposition 2.5 is a joke! Matt Kerwood will make Proposition 2.5 his punchline, but the Kapanski family and small business owners won’t be laughing.

Pittsfielders use open mic to discuss homelessness policies, police oversight at city council meeting | WAMC

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

This is what we get when everything is run by one party confused bathroom users as leaders.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

What would it take to get a ballot initiative, for a forensic audit of City finances?

Seems like the only way to shed light into Flat’s, et al, dungeons of darkness and deceit.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Completely agree. Councilor Kronick was well prepared to argue against Kerwood being crowned King Poobah of all things money in Pittsfield. The mayor never addressed the issue of the appointment being in direct opposition to state regs. Councilor Kronick received no support from the other councilors.

I think Mr. Kronick should file a complaint with the State Ethics Board. I think a complaint should also be filed about the ARPA committee meeting in secret to determine recipients of ARPA funds. I think the recipients of such funds should also be investigated.

Thank you Councilor Kronick for having the kahunas to stand up against corruption!

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

The Feds need to come in and clean this city out.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

Or – you and your neighbors could draw papers and do the scrubbing.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
christopher connell
christopher connell
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Kerwood’s appointment definitely represents a conflict of interest. I can’t believe the council approved it.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  christopher connell
1 month ago

Me neither. He’ll serve at least until next April (departments will present their budgets beforehand). This was a vote where the Council should have said, ‘thanks but no thanks. Keep looking.”

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

What state regulations? If it’s conflict we could all write the ethics board.

Last edited 1 month ago by Truly Pickled
Kevin Sure Man
Kevin Sure Man
1 month ago

Kronick already has a target on his back. It doesn’t matter how much sense something makes, they will more than likely vote against it. Linda needs to go back to what she did best.

Open her mouth and scab her knees. The council is a complete joke. Dina is still bitter she might have to look for an actual job now that Andrea is gone, Persip is too busy providing a pushin cushion for his friends like Lenny Light, Sherman is just riding his family coattails and Kavey is worried his hair isn’t parted the right way.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Kevin Sure Man
1 month ago

You are correct regarding Lind’s assent to the top. Opening her mouth and scabbing her knees was the way up.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

It did help Flat bag Pittsfield’s finest vigilante, Dirty Barry.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Her THIRD husband. She uses her second husband’s surname, poor guy. She is an embarrassment to women. Barry, is she really your WIFEY?

Circus Act
Circus Act
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

What are the other names? What is her maiden name?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Circus Act
1 month ago

Porcine and Bovine

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

It’s called “doing the Kamala”!

Dissy Deen
Dissy Deen
Reply to  Kevin Sure Man
1 month ago

Sure-man is not the answer,he can’t even get a vote count correct.

Ewing J Trust
Ewing J Trust
Reply to  Kevin Sure Man
1 month ago

Kavey s been a disaster as councilor

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ewing J Trust
1 month ago

DC has the Swamp creatures, Pittsfield CC has the Silver Lake creatures.

Woke A Hole
Woke A Hole
1 month ago

Dan, how dare you write “mangrove swamp”. You had better wake up – it’s “persongrove now”

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The “pronoun crowd” also thinks having drag-queen shows is beneficial for children.

Whatever happened to having firefighters, doctors, nurses, and other respectable professions talk to kids? Does it offend? Is it racist?

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aurelius
levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

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Last edited 1 month ago by levitan
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

…..Co-starring Dina-Guiel-Thomkins-Smith-Robertson-Harris-Adams-Martinez-Hernandez-Lampaisi.

It will take a minute or so of intro time to get all of her surnames on the screen. It will look like the opening credits of a Star Wars movie.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I’ve visited some new business website employee listings, the places I don’t/won’t do business with are the ones with, a box “prefered pronoun” .

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
1 month ago

This old tune “Lies” by the Knickerbockers is so fitting . All we get from leadership.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=106px_9OgqI

Ewing J Trust
Ewing J Trust
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

The wiz is looking into a referendum question on the ballot in November asking the city residents to kill the water project until it has been determined what the residents are willing to pay to update to city two Krafts drinking water plants ….word has it right now that the sewer plant is a white elephant.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Ewing J Trust
1 month ago

“Looking into?”
You’re a little late pal. The election is 5 weeks away.

Ewing J Trust
Ewing J Trust
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

The sewer plant is a white elephant.

Land Xone
Land Xone
Reply to  Ewing J Trust
1 month ago

Planet.a couple days ago I sent you a post saying Dave’s driving school went viral on TikTok guess who’s got it in the paper today,yup beagle they stole your story

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

If you are a business or agency that brings money into those media coffers they will treat your unfortunate situation with kids gloves. If they can, and they often do, they will just ignore any reference to the story entirely.
That tragic vehicle/bicycle accident at the intersection of Hubbard and Dalton ave a short while back got one small box and no follow up whatsoever. That was pretty weird but not really in Pittsfield. If something untoward happens in another county town it will mostly likely get the front page. Same thing happens in Pittsfield not so much. Either that or the Pittsfield govt. is the cleanest operation this side of Las Vegas.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
1 month ago

What’s that quote from The Usual Suspects – “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”. This classic often comes to mind when thinking about the ARPA scandal.

The best part about it – there really was no accountability, no criteria, no metrics required to qualify for extraordinary amounts of free cash. The feds handed Mayor Tyer 40 million dollars, based on Pittsfield being a shit-hole, and there were no questions asked. No approvals from the city’s Fiduciary Overseers (City Clowncil) required, no measurable outcomes defined. Just free cash. Loads of it.

But really, the best part is – it was all done in front of your faces. It can’t be a conflict of interest if, right from the start, the conflict is laid out for all to see.

The city described the funding as “intended to distribute funding to community-based organizations, non-profits, cultural organizations and businesses for eligible programs, services and capital investments that can address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency as well as create new transformative opportunities for Pittsfield residents.”

It announced a 9-person Advisory Board, which held secret meetings to determine the distributions to ARPA Awardees:

A.J. Enchill
Rev. Joel Huntington
Sheila Irvin
Dr. Alan Kulberg
Peter Marchetti, City Council President
Ellen Spear
Kamaar Taliaferro
Dubois Thomas
Brett Westbrook

A.J. Enchill – Executive Director of The Berkshire Black Economic Council

  • The Berkshire Black Economic Council awarded $700,000

Rev. Joel Huntington – Retired minister at the South Congregational Church

  • South Community Food Pantry (at South Congregational Church) awarded $50,000

Dubois Thomas – Neighborhood Revitalization Director at Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

  • Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity awarded $800,000

Brett Westbrook – Executive Director at Berkshire County Head Start

  • Berkshire County Head Start awarded $700,000

Conflicts? Not if we told you ahead of time, right?

And let’s not forget the Mayor’s Three Black Friends – Dews Times Two and Shirls Edgerton.

Roberta Muccolloch-Dews, the Mayor’s “Assistant”, also known as Pittsfield’s Director of Administrative Services and Public Information Officer.

Ms. Dews has the fine distinction of being a mentor and some kind of public information officer for the Rites of Passage & Empowerment Programs (ROPES).

  • Rites of Passage & Empowerment Program awarded $550,000

ROPES is headed by Ms. Shirley Edgerton, who also happens to be the Vice President of the Berkshire Black Economic Council ($700,000 Awardee).

Yes, if you’re keeping track, Edgerton has roped in $1,250,000 of ARPA funds.

But we couldn’t end the conflict without mentioning Warren “I Once Sang a Song on Stage with Patti Labelle” Dews, husband of the mayor’s assistant Roberta.

Mr. Dews also has the fine distinction of being a Board Member of the Black Economic Council ($700,000 Awardee)

You see how this is going? All this money, so few friends to spread it amongst!

There were 37 ARPA Awardees, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $800,000.

8 of the lucky winners received $500,000 or more.

Of those 8 big winners, at least 4 of them were either on the Advisory Council that designated the awards or are directly linked to the Mayor.

Let me present that in another way – out of $8,901,920 awarded – $2,800,000 was awarded to ARPA Advisory Council members and/or the mayor’s friends.

…The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist…

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago
ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

The only Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable use of the money should have been the water/sewer plant the Government forced down the city’s throat. Anything else you knew was a pay off

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Biden announced today he’s getting another $13 billion from Congress for Ukraine!!
What the hell?!
No one knows where this money is going!
Congress stop the madness!
Invoke the 25th! Biden’s lost his mind!

Ewing J Trust
Ewing J Trust
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

I don’t trust Ukraine either, never did. That’s not saying the people arent good people. And if Kenny the Lawyer Warren is out there,we need an explanation on why Tyer is giving Millions to her friends that doesn’t benefit the total city one iota.

Land Xone
Land Xone
Reply to  Ewing J Trust
1 month ago

Exactly. Reason for borrowing and the water project and Alfred Anita Drive where the hell it is is it doesn’t benefit the whole city therefore no our performance

Land Xone
Land Xone
Reply to  Land Xone
1 month ago

Arpa funds not no our performance. Sorry. I mean who gives a shit about Troupe dancing?

Ain’t Woking
Ain’t Woking
Reply to  Land Xone
1 month ago

Millions being drained at the water sewer plant. It is now a White Elephant.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Are they using it for missions like shutting down the Nordstream pipeline by sabotage? Why are the Republicans allowing this?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

As long as Ukraine does not prosecute or leak the illegal business dealings of the Bidens, et al Illegitimate will keep the gravy going

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

It’s not just the Biden crime family doing business in Ukraine with cooks: Romneys, Pelouseys, Kerrys criminals are at the same pig trough.

Gobsig
Gobsig
1 month ago

Long live Matt the Scambino!

O,J Ranbows
O,J Ranbows
Reply to  Gobsig
1 month ago

Kalinowski and Gaetani Expose morales as DPW buffoon, can’t get any info from him,the guy just doesn’t have any he should step aside to be fired, DPW commissioner he is not, buffoon he is. I say get rid of them

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  O,J Ranbows
1 month ago

During the exchange between Kalinowski and Bike Lane the other night found it pathetic that Flat Tyer can yell from the audience and PeePee Petie says nothing. Yet if it was a taxpayer speaking up from the crowd, PeePee Petie would have summoned the PPD and have the person removed. Seen him do this in the past. Also, it is not the first time Flat Tyer has acted this way at a meeting. I want to congratulate Kalinowski for pointing out all the discrepancies in Bike Lane’s budget, I thought he was going to wet his pants at one point.

Speaking of his budget, wonder how much it cost taxpayers to fund 20 Public Works employees on double time last Sunday to direct traffic for the Miggy Parade? A parade that existed of 30 marchers, which our PPD could have easily handled. Evidently these marchers have more clout than us hardworking taxpayers. How many of these marchers even pay taxes? It is outrageous that Flat Tyer and her ex-boy toy Wynn buckled to their wishes of no police presence.
Welcome to VD (Vibrant & Dynamic) Pittsfield.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Maybe he is still her Boy Toy.

Frunv Vrune
Frunv Vrune
Reply to  Gobsig
1 month ago

Someone just got a gunshot wound to the chest

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

So who do you write to if you want your government investigated? Our city, state and federal government have all lost their way. The government was created BY the people FOR the people. Somehow the government has grown and become bloated and could care less about the citizens. They talk well saying this is for you but you know they lying threw their teeth!! Time for the citizens to get involved and start holding the government accountable.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

You nailed it, SK. Governance by the people. At the lowest rung – that is where you are most important.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Ivar Kronick
1 month ago

Maybe they need a BIG crowd with tar and feathers at next CC meeting.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

That’s going back to basics!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Biden is getting all tough with Putin after Putin’s speech today. Biden is leading us toward nuclear war and an armed conflict where racist young men will be called to sacrifice for their country.

Frunv Vrune
Frunv Vrune
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

He walks like he’s Tua after a sack.

Woke A Hole
Woke A Hole
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

And the woke A holes that run the Air Force academy now won’t let cadets call a mom a mom, a dad, a dad, or a girlfriend, a girlfriend. It’s all parent, caregiver and partner now. And they can’t call a terrorist s terrorist. God help us.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Woke A Hole
1 month ago

And the woke A hole Kamela just said hurricane relief should be based on equity and people of color given preference.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Yes and the people in Florida have had to reassure the survivors not to worry if they are white because they will still be helped. It’s not enough that they do this nonsense everyday, but during a disaster when people are suffering they have to bring up this dividing of people. She is such an idiot. There is no excuse for her insensitive words.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

One of the nice things about the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is that everyone has an equal opportunity to show the rest of us what a fool they are.

Last edited 1 month ago by Optimus Prime
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

So exactly what stance would you like Biden to take since you seem to know more about world affairs than anyone else? Don’t just give me a thumbs down, state your stance.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

If he stayed in his basement, the IM-POTUS Biden couldn’t do as much damage.

What is ONE good thing, Biden has done for America/Americans Fizzie? JUST ONE?

Americans can’t afford fuel for their cars, energy to heat their homes, or to put food on their tables. We are over run with foreign Criminal Aliens that get get treated better than US Citizens and US veterans. It will be LONG cold and hungry winter for Americans.

The US dollar is tanking and Americans retirement savings/401Ks are becoming wothless.

Despite this, the no good SOB, and Libertal/RINO uniparty, has looted the US treasury to fund their crook accomplices in Ukraine.

The US Federal government is now run by/hiring only: fruits loons nuts and deviants. That includes schools military and the 3-letter agencies.

LGB FJB!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Johnny99
Johnny99
1 month ago

And now the free groceries for the layabouts just went up 12 percent, plus they get 95 extra per month due to the scamdemic. That is almost 1,800 per month for some. Total bullspit.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2022/09/massachusetts-snap-benefits-will-increase-next-month.html

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

I saw a lady standing outside stop and shop yesterday with a woe is me sign, claiming she had 3 kids to feed. Stop and shop is hiring, has sign on entrance, but she is too busy begging. And if she really had three kids we Kapanskis are already giving her 1,000 per month in free grocery card. GET A JOB LADY.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

JK, saw her too. Wonder how she got the money for the big pail of red roses she was also selling? Seen the price of roses lately?

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

We have them on every street corner in Springfield, too.
The scam is……they collect their disability, unemployment etc etc and then…..anything they can get from the “homeless” cardboard sign routine is free free free untraceable extra cash income. Most are young 20-30 year olds. I watched one cross the street and get into his 2022 Nissan Murano. Nice wheels!

There are some foreign panhandlers playing classical soothing music in shopping areas with violins & amplifiers – I admit I’ve given them a few bucks as I enjoyed the entertainment. My son said he’s seen a similar scenario over in Berkshire Crossing.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
1 month ago

And we have another murder tonight in the Pittsfield downtown vibrant arts district.

Frunv Vrune
Frunv Vrune
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

I thought it was safe there?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Frunv Vrune
1 month ago

That is what I heard too. I thought they had new hats so people would behave better. Musta been faulty hats

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

Is the mayor shutting down info on that shooting as we speak?
Did someone get run over near Cumbies? Someone in a wheel chair?

Can we not talk about these sad things? Can we just talk about the new tax breaks Interprint is going to get while senior citizens pay full boat? And don’t go getting all smart ass right now and go asking what other business s are getting big tax breaks cuz you ain’t gonna find out. Kerwood is on the board of assessors and he be tellin ya to go be minded yer own business and let him take care of da tax breakers stuff OK?

Ted
Ted
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

It’s been that way for a long time. I was in the ER waiting room a couple years ago and a guy who had been shot in the leg was dumped at the door by a car that barely came to a stop. Never appeared in any news.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Ted
1 month ago

Too bad APMRF wasn’t there too. We’d have treated him in the parking lot and amputated the limb there.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pitt Romney
1 month ago

And the deceased was familiar to law enforcement. Slew of gun charges 2020 Why was he on the streets again to begin with?

https://www.wwlp.com/news/crime/nearly-three-month-long-shooting-investigation-in-pittsfield-leads-to-an-arrest/

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Ted
Ted
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

No biggie, he was having a bad day, and the victim didn’t die from his gunshot wound. But that museum dude…we must protect the public from him!!!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Ted
1 month ago

Museum dudes are mostly needing protecton from the Anti Post-Modern Revolutionary Front (APMRF for short). Was one of them on Goodrich too? How did he survive the exchange? Did he present properly body armour?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Sarcasm: I recently asked Matt Kerwood for financial advice. He told me that I can get ahead of the game by overtaxing Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. I would use the loot to amass secretive multimillion-dollar slush funds. Matt Kerwood told me that the key to saving my limited financial resources is to increase spending by 5 percent per year. I asked Matt Kerwood what I should do if there is a forensic audit. He referred me to Mayor Linda Tyer’s wealthy third husband CPA Barry Clairmont. I stopped by his mansion in the Gated Community to ask Barry about auditing Matt Kerwood’s cooked books. He told me that the key is to shuffle my money around multiple accounts so that the auditor only sees balanced budgets. Then I stopped by the mayor’s office to ask Linda about Pittsfield politics’ secretive public finances. She said that the Kapanski family is her ATM and that she will never run out of money so long as Matt Kerwood is in charge. I am fortunate that I know these financial geniuses in Pittsfield!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

The Nord Stream pipeline sabotage shows just how much the globalists and the communists are making everything about energy. Globalist Biden and his friends want to sit on the energy supply we have in this country and create this manmade crisis. The communists like Russia want to exploit the situation. Either way, none of this had to happen. There was no energy crisis until the globalists created it intentionally to try and change the world order. Now many may die this winter in Europe and the blame goes to this manmade energy crisis.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Do you know who sabotaged the pipeline? Cuz if you do you are the only one who does know. You do know that FOX news is a subsidiary of TASS, the government run Russian news agency? Carlson, Beck and Hannity are all Russian agents and you know it deep in your heart.
But please show us your sources as to who messed with the pipe line please.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Biden stated months ago on live TV he was going to do this.

US Kearsarge and Gator naval groups, were reported in the area just prior to the explosions. How many spooks did they have on board?

Why would the Russians, blow up their own pipelines that were both shut off/non-functioning?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Lots of reasons. 1) They are Russians. Their military strategy is to torch everything that may be useful to the enemy, even if it hurts them as much. 2) A warning they can do same to the Baltic line 3) Claim a grievance 4) To disturb NATO and see what happens. 4) To make Europe need Soviet investment to restore line. END SANCTIONS 5) No reason needed. They are Soviets.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
1 month ago

It may be time Dan to rename your Tax and Spend lions to Linda and Eddie, for Tyer and Kerwood, cuz des be spendin my cash like drunkin sailers.

Tacks and Suspend
Tacks and Suspend
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Surely Linda and Eddie.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

She and Barry know there is zero oversight. ZERO, NONE.
No city council president to represent the people who trusted and elected him. What a truly sad fellow he is and I hope someday as old age starts to take its toll, that his conscientious speaks to him about what he has done to the men, woman and children he took an oath to watch over. But for now, he and some others that work with and for him, are free to trod on a helpless public.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Obama saying this week that anyone complaining about the invasion of our country by illegal immigrants is a racist. Venezuela is emptying its jails into our country, terrorists are coming over, but in Obama’s warped brain, Americans don’t like brown people.

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

zer0bama had every opportunity to welcome the illegals into his compound on the Vineyard but we all see how that played out.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

I was going to say the same thing, did Obama just call himself a racist?

Tacks and Suspend
Tacks and Suspend
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Marcus you have told us that Dina has had nine last names in her young life, she is a lesbian and how many of her past relationships were male and how many were female? I would hate to have to bring her to court because she could eat up all the course time by reading her nine surnames, today her last name is Guiel,what will her last name be tomorrow? do you see what I mean. when I say I would hate to have to take her to court?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Tacks and Suspend
1 month ago

Is she one of the Tyer loyalist who has taken a seat on the Pittsfield city council to further her own self interests or does she honestly represent the people who trusted and elected her? Has she even once been in opposition to a mayoral want? Ever?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Trump is making more death threats. This time it is to Mitch McConnell, a once loyal sycophant, who helped him get his supreme court nominees into power.
(and no one is surprised to see Donald stab one of his own in the back) (again) Who is next?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Mitch is a no good RINO/uniparty POS.

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

I agree. Ditch Mitch!

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

Fizz learn how to read with comprehension. You’re taking Trump’s quote out of context. McConnell is a swamp creature beholden to China and no friend to conservatives.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/president-trump-says-mitch-mcconnell-death-wish-backing-insane-dem-spending-bills/

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

Liberals need “Republicans” like Cocaine Mitch on board to promote their agendas, couldn’t get along at all without friends like him,who will stab an old “friend” in the back then smile..

Didn’t POTUS Trump, make the mistake, of endorsing Mitch for re-election? At least with a liberal you know where the knife comes from…….

Kerwood’s Hair Plugs
Kerwood’s Hair Plugs
1 month ago

Kerwood did this in Beckett. He would go into the software and manipulate the numbers for valuation. He would use other departments logins and would make wide sweeping changes to valuations, new growth, estimated receipts. He got caught and almost got fired. The assessors filed a complaint but it went nowhere. He then found a job where they didn’t care.

A treasurer/collector (since the collector is under his direction) can not be an assessor.
It controls too many parts of the finances in a city or town. They are trying to do an end run by saying he’s not a collector but he is the boss of the collector. It’s a conflict of interest and he knows this.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I wonder if the Eagle will have anything to say about it in their OPINION column which can be very judgemental regarding borderline ethical concerns.
(if it happens outside of Pittsfield)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Call Maura Healey, she’ll investigate……..oh wait, I heard she’s running for Governor, as a DEMOCRAT.

Diehl is another rhinocerous, like Baker the Faker. But right of Mitt the twitt who is playing the “I’m a conservative”/Mormon cards in Utah now.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I am curious as to what Little Eddy Munster did in the Tony town of Richmond as the Town manager.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Kerwood’s Hair Plugs
1 month ago

Did his Beckett experience bolster his application for work in Pittsfield? Did this show he has all the qualifications needed for a Pittsfield position as per this mayor? Were their any other people considered for the position at the time or was he sought out due to his record of loyalty to Pittsfield politics?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Democrat, crook, bootlicker…….you’re in. Deviants get special consideration.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

All you mentioned is considered the background check required for employment!

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Transvestite , twerking, and pedophile “accomplishments” are high on the public school board’s, recruiting list of skills now.

Circus Act
Circus Act
1 month ago

…said the foreman of the six-person jury, Charles Kronick.

Sockalexis
Sockalexis
Reply to  Circus Act
1 month ago

Crime has reached its apex in this area.Maybe we could start clamping.

Unforseen Resignation
Unforseen Resignation
Reply to  Sockalexis
1 month ago

It is so corrupt … how corrupt is it ?…

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Sarcasm: I conference called Matt Kerwood, CPA Barry Clairmont and Mayor Linda Tyer this weekend to ask them for their financial advice during this year of 2022’s 41-year high U.S. inflation and next year of 2023’s predicted economic recession. They told me that if I sell my condo unit and then buy a tent to live in at Springside Park, I would be able to save a few Biden Buck$. I asked them how Matt Kerwood is able to build his multimillion-dollar Slush Fund$, how Barry and Linda are able afford to live in a mansion in a Gated Community, and how they will Cook the Books for Pittsfield politics in 2023 to pay the bills during the predicted recession. They told me that if I make a wish to run Pittsfield like a millionaire financial genius, then I could go from my tent in Springside Park to a mansion next door to the mayor. But when I made my wish to be like Matt, Linda and Barry, I ended up paying for a useless lesson in Vibrant and Dynamic Creative Public Accounting. It didn’t work out for me like it did for Kufflinks, Barry and Linda.

Redundant Redundant Redundant
Redundant Redundant Redundant
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

I didn’t sign up for sarcasm

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Had an interesting morning read which I think everyone should read. It’s Missouri vs Biden and is centered on the First Amendment and the Great Barrington Doctrine. If this doesn’t scare you about the powers of big government and where this administration is going I don’t think anything will.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Written and signed right here in our own Great Barrington, MA so there is some intelligent life in this area, not enough to have saved our elderly dying though from COVID when we had the cure all along when we saw politicians being brought back from the brink of death with monoclonal antibodies in October 2020. No that cure was held back until after the elections. Great Barrington declaration said to isolate the elderly only and let the virus go through the population and herd immunity would have been achieved in 3 months.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

CDC and FDA demonized and slandered Dr Vladimir Zolenko starting in spring 2020 when he had an INEXPENSIVE , effective , and readily available treatment.

Cheap inexpensive and SAFE drugs, used for MANY years without dangerous side effects, that the patents had ran out on (eg no LOOT for Big Pharma/CDC/Faucci).

Along with vitamins (C and D) and mineral (zinc) supplements.

He treated thousands, of high risk patients with 99% success.

Dr Zelenko recently passed away, after a long battle with cancer.

The CDC and FDA still fail to acknowledge that natural immunity is superior and safer than……“THE JAB(S)!!!” As they do with the the side effects and consequences of these still experimental injections.

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The CDC and FDA have lost my trust forever. The “clot shot” is living up to its name, it’s sad so much of the medical community is still unaware and unawake.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

All are good and far superior to the terrible steroids and Remdesivir they put our elderly on in the hospitals in 2020.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The people who were strong willed and smart enough to refuse the vaccines deserve a round of applause. They will forever be superior to their jabbed peers. Darwinism at its finest.

Sockalexis
Sockalexis
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Kufflinks is always looking for the debts best interest rate.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Far left ladies including Joy Behar were trying to defend Joe Biden talking to dead people by saying we just don’t respect the elderly in this country like they do in Europe. The far left picks and chooses which values they want to push when it suits them while ignoring how they let the elderly die from COVID by denying them access to monoclonal antibodies until after the elections. Where was the respect for the elderly then ladies?

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Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

We love our elderly with dementia. We just don’t want them leading us.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The Atlanta Braves need a new team “Mascot” as “Braves” is no longer PC.

They want something to get the stadium fans, up and cheering again; The Atlanta Brandons!!!!

Sockalexis
Sockalexis
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The Atlanta Bros

H Lee Zappey
H Lee Zappey
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Jimmy Smits has a new t v series. I thought that dude was dead. He’s only sixty seven.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  H Lee Zappey
1 month ago

Maybe we could move here and be our next Mayor

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I think they will want to include a term that fits the urban DIE crowd.

Let’s see, the Atlanta Dads? Ahhhh, no explanation needed.

Atlanta Homeboyz? Close.

Atlanta Muthafukas? Bingo!! It has that urban, level 5 performing school, feel to it.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

This ridiculous and brainless business of complaining about sport team names like Braves and Indians is, in my opinion, headed by jackasses.
So now we have changed the names of baseball teams Atlanta and Cleveland. I know some think this has improved society. How can anyone think this makes a difference in anything? Now about this? Michigan State University is nicknamed The Spartans. I’m not upset, and neither are other Greeks. Now how about Southern California? Well, they are nicknamed The Trojans. What I mean here is antiquity’s name of a country in Asia Minor bordering on the Europe continent. Not, well you know what I mean. Yet many were bent out of shape and have successly demanded a name change for baseballs Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. The way things are going I would not be surprised to hear southern states demanding the NY Yankees eliminate the name Yankees.

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Montreal Canadians, Vikings and Celtics.

Sockalexis
Sockalexis
Reply to  Milt Plum
1 month ago

Yes the g man is unblievable and the worlds most biggest benefactor haven’t gone all over the world yet came back home to save hundreds of millions in water rates and continues his staunch approach to save us taxpayers from ourselves in the delinquent duties of the Pittsfield city council who by all accounts haven’t been there for us.The G-man has a plan is in the process of going to Boston soon he wants answers from Morales he wants to know why the sewer plant is a white elephant and what they’re gonna do going forward at the water plant unbelievable is the GMAT unbelievable the best thing that happened to the city of Pittsfield

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
1 month ago

I hope some one with some connections either at the state or federal level reports this crap and get some asses put in jail.