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KERWOOD JOINS LAMPIASI IN WiNNING THE PLANET’s NEW C.O.I.N. AWARD

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

ADD 1 10-5-22 — From Lt. John Soules, Pittsfield Police Dept.:

On Monday October 3, 2022 at approximately 3:31 pm, members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) responded to Springside Avenue near the intersection of Parker Street for a ShotSpotter activation.  Several residents also called to report a shooting.  Responding officers arrived on scene and confirmed that there were no reported injuries.  Several buildings on Springside Avenue had been struck by gunfire and shell casings were recovered nearby. 

The Pittsfield Police Department takes all reports of gunfire seriously.  Daytime shootings, however, in residential neighborhoods with children present cannot be tolerated.  These shots were fired at a time when many schoolchildren were getting off busses and walking to their homes.  These acts are unacceptable and we would urge anyone with information and/or video surveillance to contact police.  Anyone who wishes to provide information is asked to contact Lieutenant Soules at 413-448-9700 x599.  Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022) — Each year as readers of this board know, THE PLANET issues the COA — the Coveted Orbit Award. It is one of our most anticipated announcements.

With that in mind, and given how this era is awash with Every Kid Gets a Medal (EKGAM), we introduce a new award.

Welcome to the COIN: the Conflict of Interest Nebish (COIN).

Unlike THE PLANET, which we award for meritorious reasons, the COIN won’t look good on the resume. The “winner” won’t write home about it, nor will they display the COIN on the mantle over the fire, let alone the Mickey. Also unlike the COA, the COIN shall be given ad hoc, when we see it. Also unlike the COA, readers can nominate a public official, elected or appointed. Moreover, we can award multiple COINS.

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THE PLANET awards the first COIN to Dina Lampiasi.

Posthumously.

She’s not passed away, but Dealin’ Dina has been dead to Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski since being appointed to her seat as Ward Six councilor. She will also pass her mortal coil in the D.A.’s office sometime after Tim Shugrue takes the reins from Wrong Way Harrington.

Like the 1962 Mets, tis a great achievement to tap historic levels of incompetence.

Speaking of which …

… come on down, Matthew “Little Eddie Munster Kufflinks”

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Matthew, THE PLANET asks. How can you possible be

  1. Municipal finance director
  2. Director of tax collection
  3. Supervisor of the treasury

and accept

4. A position on the Board of Assessors.

There oughta be a law, as they say.

Wait a second. There is, and accepting this mayoral appointment will break it. You will be a criminal, earing you a COIN with oak leaf cluster.

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These four positions weave such a tangle of conflict as to make the Gordian Knot look like “one, two tie my shoe.” If Kerwood doesn’t come to his senses and doesn’t refuse the appointment, there’s likelihood he will be acting criminally with every directive he issues involving city finances, taxes, treasury, and assessments. Does the city want to risk that, with a new administration coming in after the November elections in 2023?

The mayor is still spreading the fiction that she’ll be running. THE PLANET reiterates what we said a few weeks ago. She won’t be.

Flat’s going to hold off her announcement until the last possible moment in hopes of keeping other candidates wondering and perhaps unwilling to declare without the mayor making her announcement — which is just what she wants.

Fruit Loops Harrington tried a similar tactic in the D.A. preliminary. Tim Shugrue, however, wasn’t playing defense. He announced early and sent a message, one that caused Wrong Way to pee her panties.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

This next bit is supposed to be secret, so don’t tell anyone you know. Flat’s plan is to wait until doomsday and then announce she’s not running. That will set into motion a fixed process where council president Peter Marchetti will be anointed as Heir to the Throne.

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Of course, only one member of the Pittsfield city council questioned the wisdom of the mayor’s “request” to approve Kufflinks to his FOURTH city position. That would be Charles Kronick, Ward 2 councilor and by far the star performer on this version of The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Once more, Sir Charles delivered on his oath.

Pittsfield hasn’t seen the like of Chaz since Peter Arlos stood for office. Kronick’s steadfast philosophy of government celebrates the ideals of the Founders. He not only believes but acts as if We The People own the government and not the other way around.

Is Sir Charles the spark that lights the explosion that finally drives the crooks out of office and encourages better candidates to run and win in 2023?

One final note: MATT KERWOOD MUST RESIGN, IMMEDIATELY.

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How to defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized. Don’t let fear rule your life. Even if you are scared” — Salmon Rushdie.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Great article but you know eddie isn’t going to resign he feels he was made for this very reason!! I have another award BigFintoKap and it should go to Ms. Edgerton. She gives the Kapanski the biggest finger while taking our money for her trip to Africa with her entourage while letting her ilk soil the Pitts with drugs and crimes, not doing anything to raise the standard of living for the people she claims she works so hard for, man gotta love the crooks in the Pitts!!

Sockalexis
Sockalexis
1 month ago

Kufflinks was so bad he didn’t have money in his budget in Blandford to keep the library open or fund his position.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

What difference does it make if Matt Kerwood (illegally) runs every financial board in Pittsfield? Pittsfield politics is the most predictable thing in the world if not the Universe when it comes to the city’s decades of excessive spending on top of its huge debts/liabilities that will never be paid off in our lifetimes. Matt Kerwood has continued to overtax the fictional Mary Jane & Joe Kapanski family and the small business they shop at in Pittsfield. Mayor Linda Tyer calls Pittsfield politics Vibrant and Dynamic, but we all know that the Kapanskis pay high taxes in return for Level 5 public schools and inner-city streets that are full of violent crime and home to the over 1,000 gang members who call Pittsfield home. Matt Kerwood is known for his multimillion-dollar Slush Fund$, his Kufflinks and Hair Plugs, and his CPA, which stands for Creative Public Accountant. In about 6 months from now, there will be a brutal economic recession. Matt Kerwood will Cook the Books (again) so that Pittsfield politics can continue to spend money like the winner of a large Powerball lottery jackpot. When Mayor Linda Tyer proposes her would-be final municipal budget next Spring of 2023, Matt Kerwood will say to Ward 2 City Councilor Charles Ivar Kronick, “What recession? This is Pittsfield and I am like the Easter Bunny with an unlimited amount of Easter eggs!”

Our Dieing Cheeks
Our Dieing Cheeks
1 month ago

Congrats on the Coin Dina. Isn’t that what your in it for? The coin. Cant be anything else cuz ya ain’t done nothing.

Experience it
Experience it
1 month ago

Take a look at the resume of the anointed AG Andrea Campbell. She has about as much relevant skills and experience to become AG as lampylousy had when she got handed her job in the DAs office by Harrington – also through a Healey handoff. What’s the difference between someone who gets a job they’re unqualified for by way of the “old boys network” and these diversity candidates who are also qualified to do anything? Simply hiring a minority to check a diversity box is not only wrong but probably illegal.

Mi Flyisdown
Mi Flyisdown
Reply to  Experience it
1 month ago

Ideas for future awards
Hair puff award
The Dumpster award
The Ice sculpture award
The Elmer Fudd award
The Barrel Belly award
The Ellie May Clampett award
The Donkeys Ass award
The Me against Them award
The Oxygen Award
The Who’s Kid is it Anyway award
The Argument For Arguments Sake award

Mi Flyisdown
Mi Flyisdown
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Yes I remember him well. You always ended with ‘ without oxygen there’d be no life

Mi Flyisdown
Mi Flyisdown
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I believe he died while calling your show. I recall you saying oxygen man are you still there.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mi Flyisdown
1 month ago

How about a “nothing to see award”? Could be for being caught in city hall during an election when you weren’t supposed to be there, or being caught having an affair in the schools, or moving money around secretly that is suppose to be for the Kapanski’s! Could have to many candidates for the award though so it just might turn into everyone gets an award!! Sorry for the suggestion.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

In MassLive they have an article about the tax refund the state is required to send back to the taxpayers because the state has too much money in their(our) coffers. The Woke/DIE crowd is complaining because the poor won’t be getting a cut. Even after it’s explained that the refund is going back to the people who paid income tax and the poor get their money then because they don’t pay a income tax they get money back. What a Give Me generation. What happened to the JFK Democrats who stated don’t ask what the government can do for you but what you can do for the country!!

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Wondering how many of the DIE crowd who feel those who didn’t pay income taxes in and should get a cut back will be willing to give their cut away to those who don’t qualify? They always put OPM where their mouths are on things like this.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Oh,And..
No way these people themselves actually believe in the equity bs they are pushing.If they did everyone of them would be just as bad off as the ones they claim they are speaking up for Period.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Dan, I would like to nominate Shirley Edgerton for a COIN award. I think Shirley is more than deserving of a newly minted COIN. Let’s look at her accomplishments:

*Is a City of Pittsfield Public School employee
*Is a “cultural diversity coach,” whatever than means?
*Received a combined amount of $1,250,000 ARPA money (ROPES & BBEC)
*Sits on the executive board (BBEC) that she also “consults” for
*Took a family trip to Africa with part of the ARPA money to “explore her roots.”
*Consulted for a black dance troupe for the BBEC
*Hasn’t addressed the gun violence caused by young black males
*Hasn’t used the ARPA gift to benefit the Westside, that doesn’t benefit her financially.

These accomplishments would make Shirley a summa cue laude COIN recipient.

Make I also suggest a yearly Wrong Way award? Wrong Way Harrington too earned her place in The Plant’s pantheon. Maybe a future unemployed knave egomaniac rejected (FUKER) award?

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The Wrong Way award should go to Dave’s Driving Scohol this week!

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Where is Shirley Q from? Was she born in the city? Just curious asking for a friend.

Ctrem
Ctrem
1 month ago

A simple inquiry to the State Ethics Commission should reveal if the appointment is legal.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ctrem
1 month ago

Pittsfield seems to be getting a full pass on the ethics stuff. If the commission is not pushing for a full blown, top to bottom forensic audit for the last ten years they sure as hell are not going to worry about patronage appointments. (and the mayor knows this) hee hee

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Ctrem
1 month ago

I wunner if the city solicitor thought of that. Maybe did but was overruled and bitch slapped for even thinking about it.

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Dina is a photo-op counselor only. She talks about the income inequality in her ward and smiles for the camera. Almost as bad as the questionable “West Side Legends”. A Fantasy football group that somehow got it’s 501c3 and is a full blown non-profit. The kicker is they are flipping house under the guise of “buy back our neighborhood”. Money is being made here and sliding right into Tony Jackson’s pockets.

The Ghosts of Marx & Engels
The Ghosts of Marx & Engels
1 month ago

Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another. / Manifesto of the Communist Party

C Clownish
C Clownish
Reply to  The Ghosts of Marx & Engels
1 month ago

The first thing we must do to correct the damage that has been foisted upon our city by tyturd and the city clowncil dopes is to send the turd and the eight dropes of low intelligence packing and elect eight new councilors who have the well-being of every citizen here in our beloved Pittsfield. The eight clowncildopes claim to fame is that theyre breathing and not much more than that.

The mayor and the eight must be voted out of office.Good riddance to bad rubbish. Please try to get as many people to vote as you can, we can rid of sauce of this trash if we stick together

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
1 month ago
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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Where’s the mayor & police chief?

Armed Vijjies
Armed Vijjies
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

These criminals have the run of the city,state police should perform surveillance checks… the criminals aren’t afraid of the mayor or her administration, too many drinking coffee at Allen Street,ppd should be walking the beat in the West side and Morningside neighborhood areas.

Pittsfield is turning into the wild West and we the residents of the city want answers. We have lost all faith in the mayor and city council and there’s no game plan left for this activity. Protect yourself, this could be the new norm.Best scenario we could change the mayor and police chief ASAP and ask the state police to help control our neighborhoods Everyone can help by reporting any spacious activity to the state police.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Probably working out of her bunker at the bottom of West mountain. She knew when she took the job that the gang violence was escalating.
Any local real estate person can tell you that the number one reason they are selling so many homes in Pittsfield is parents wanting a safer place to raise their families. And they are selling a lot right now.
There really is nothing this mayor or police force can do to stop the violence. I believe the police are doing the best they can but it is like trying to stop a boulder coming down a hill.
Get out if you can.

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Only fools, or ignorant persons, or people that can’t afford to live elsewhere, would buy a home and raise a family here in Shittsfield.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Just a Question: Wasn’t Mayor linda TYER shacking up with her boyfriend, scary vigilante Barry in a condo across the street from Lach’s Lounge on the cold January 2016 night when a 30 year old man was shot to death in the Lach’s Fenn Street parking lot? Is that MURDER in SAFE ZONE DOWNTOWN Pittsfield is unsolved?

For more on the January 2016 MURDER in Beautiful Downtown Pittsfield, MA refer to PLANET VALENTI / THREE SHOOTINGS IN TWO YEARS, ONE A MURDER, BUT DRINKS STILL FLOWING AT LACH’S LOUNGE

and then there’s this; Murder Charges Dropped in Shooting at Lach’s Lounge in Pittsfield / February 27, 2019

and this, Methuselah Likely to Face Punishment from Liquor Licensing Board after Shooting / December 19, 2019

Just another vibrant and violent Pittsfield, MA tale, a tale coincidentally not mentioned in the TYER’s taxpayer PAID FOR ‘Influencers’ Visited Pittsfield, found city ‘THE STUFF OF MAGIC’. This neglected PITTSFIELD MAGICAL TALE is one about a 17-year-old male getting shot in the doorway of Puki Yuki’s after illegally being served alcohol at Habitual Offender Puki Yuki’s After-Hours METH BAR on famous North Street in the Heart of Downtown Pittsfield, MA. conveniently located across the street from a scene of a Double CHURCH Arson, committed by members of Pittsfield’s HOUSELESS Guests, also on famous North Street, in VIBRANT and DYNAMIC PITTSFIELD, MA. When you’re in DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD, MA be sure to visit the scene of Pittsfield’s FAMOUS SEX TRAFFICKING of Foster Kids at a Senior Housing complex just across the street from Pittsfield’s Senior Centre, and just a lunger away from PUKI YUKI’s METH BAR. SO MUCH TO SEE, Don’t MISS IT! IN BEAUTIFUL PITTSFIELD, MA.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

You mean Mayor Hideaway? She is ghosting us Kapanskis.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Probably home wallpapering her den with Covid cash. Papering right over the Kapinski cash.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Isn’t this the area the mayor is spending millions to pretty up and make safe for children? OH, NO, my bad. She did NOT say anything about it going to be safe for families.

Have all those new condos being built at the old Civil Defense building been spoken for yet? The nice things about brick buildings is that if someone sprays it in the middle of the day most of the bullets will probably not make it through. (not sure about the windows though)

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Talkin bout the shoot up off Tyler yesterday afternoon as kids were coming home from school. Springside/Parker street area.

Armed Vijjies
Armed Vijjies
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

What The hell is Stooge pctv talking about? 25% of the vote of the electorate votes for everyone? that’s how way the mayor got in bozo.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Armed Vijjies
1 month ago

Does anyone know how much Covid cash the stooge received from the mayor? Has he thanked her publically on the air or kinda more in the shadows where they usually converse?

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

Actually, LIAR TYER did say something about SAFETY from GANG and GUN VIOLENCE. Perhaps you missed Mayor Linda Tyer’s 2016 vibrant and dynamic now infamous ‘I am NOT going to stand down while you terrorize our neighborhoods’ speech to GANGBANGERS. Despite the fact that more than 200 concerned people, wall to wall, packed Morningside Community SCOHOL in 2014 in response to Youth and Gang Violence in the Morningside community, YOUTH/GANGS, GUNS, DRUGS, THUGS, MURDERS, MAYHEM VIOLENCE ONLY GOT WORSE. That community gather-in was inspired by the incident of youthful gun violence where a 15-year-old shot a 17-year-old in broad daylight.

Tyer AKA tyler Street is now a MULTI MILLION $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ WAR ZONE. All the USUAL OFFICIAL SUSPECTS were there, especially, Chief Michael Wynn, to spew their lies to a concerned public. And then, TYER-Tyler Street went from really really BAD, to really, really, REALLY worse than BAD. A MULTI MILLION $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ WAR ZONE with new sidewalks, and those new dangerous bump outs.

A WAR ZONE with tyer’s shiny new $6000 garbage cans.

A WAR ZONE with working family RENT friendly NEW ROWHOUSE CONDOS.

A WAR ZONE, home to LIAR TYER’s historically famous HESS FOREST, still in its original dilapidated state so as to ensure the integrity of LIAR TYER’s infamous campaign LIES, as promised.

A WAR ZONE with TYER-Ricky moralASS’ DEADLY WALL OF DEATH Round-a-bout.

A WAR ZONE with armed and dangerous YOUTHS SHOOTING GALLERY.

A WAR ZONE Civil Defense RENT FRIENDLY CONDOS, festooned with POC ethnicity, probably taxpayer funded.

A WAR ZONE to Charlatan Shirley Sharpton Edgerton’s non-profit street taxpayer funded $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ money laundering Lab.

A WAR ZONE, home to the DEATH of an innocent 11-year-old child whose corpse was further desecrated when her junkie father and his junkies shot up their drugs on top of her rolled up carpet sarcophagus.

And the best part of all of this is that this Tyer’s MULTI MILLION SAFE ZONE Enclave is nestled in DEAD CENTRE of a poverty infested CESS POOL neighborhood of illicit DRUGS and VIOLENT GUN CRIME.

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

West Housatonic Street is the next Tyler. Going to hell in a hand basket.

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Interestingly the article has been taken down.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
1 month ago

What article where please?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Left Winged Parrot “bleach botted ” it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

10/4/22, News Channel 13 LIVE AT 5:30 “LIVE Kumi Tucker in Pittsfield….”

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Sarcasm: I asked Mayor Linda Tyer and Matt Kerwood if they would pay a large sum of their money for Level 5 public schools and inner-city streets plagued by violent crime. They replied by saying that is their legacy in Pittsfield politics. I then asked them why they continue to support the 24-year-old PEDA debacle with its millions of dollars in always increasing debts and liabilities. They replied that it pales in comparison to Pittsfield’s hundreds of millions of dollars in municipal debts and other liabilities. Lastly, I asked them why they dislike differing viewpoints from Ward 2 City Councilor Charles Ivar Kronick and other taxpaying activists. They told me that Pittsfield politics should be run by the same provincial group of out-of-touch top-down insiders so that “Business as usual” will ensure that grassroots democracy will always be suppressed, and the fictional Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski family will always be conditioned to always bend over and take it while “Rome burns”. I thought I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone”, but then I remembered that I grew up in Pittsfield, and that Pittsfield politics will never change for the better, but I also feel sorry for the people who live in Naples, Florida and beyond right now – and not just because Pittsfield’s Godfather Jimmy Ruberto is a full-time resident of the Sunshine State.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Sir Charles wrote an excellent Letter to the Editor in the Eagle today. Here it is for those who can’t see it:

To the editor: In the Sept. 27 City Council meeting, the mayor nominated Finance Director Matthew Kerwood to the Board of Assessors.
The conflict of interests in this appointment is evident, but what this appointment indicates is that the mayor and the appointee Kerwood both are engaging in profoundly poor judgment. The appointee currently oversees the city’s finance, treasurer’s and tax departments. Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 24 prohibits assessors from serving as tax collectors. Beyond the law, there are best practices that state that financial, tax and treasurer are always separated. It is not that one person cannot perform all functions; it is generally that one ought not do so.

The separation of financial oversight, which is virtually mandated in private business, logically extends to governance of property owners and taxpayers generally. That director Kerwood is currently directing finance and treasury is an artifact that dates back to the prior administration and does not originate from him or the mayor. However, the mayor’s decision to now further conflate oversight of the tax department with the Board of Assessors is a terrible abuse of common sense, legal sense and financial sense. The problem now unfortunately extends to the appointee, Kerwood.

Charles Kronick, Pittsfield
The writer represents Ward 2 on the Pittsfield City Council.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Charles Kronick is an asset to our city council. Thank you Councilor Kronick for your support of the citizens of Pittsfield.

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

I certainly hope sir charles forwarded a copy of this letter to the State Ethics Commission along with his formal complaint of this terrible abuse of taxpayers. Kerwood is just another one of LIAR TYER’s filthy unethical Hyenas. Every SHITTY unethical city councilor goon who approved this unethical appointment of a LIAR TYER HYENA needs to be forcibly removed from the city council. Their taxpayer funded $10,000 PLUS stipends should be STOPPED immediately. None of them should receive any further monies from the taxpayers, and ALL MONIES they’ve received thus far should be clawed back from these filthy HYENAS. Kerwood’s salary should be freezed and he should be removed from every city position he unethically holds. Every time Kerwood is publicly asked about city financial matters he NEVER has an answer, he always allegedly has to get back to the whom ever asked the question, and it’s NEVER answered in public, if it’s even answered, ever. Pittsfield’s city solicitor is another one, whatever he’s asked for clarification he’s never prepared to clarify. Pittsfield DEMANDS FRESH HONEST EYES digging deep into ALL THINGS FINANCIAL in Pittsfield’s UNETHICAL government.

On a side note, the former head of a Massachusetts homeless shelter was convicted of stealing from the publicly funded organization he was entrusted to run. So far, the TRUSTED convicted thief has agreed to pay back at least $6 million dollars. What’s unclear is how MUCH more he gets to keep from his organized crimes of stealing from a publicly funded organization.

Part of this trusted Executive Director, who also held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, President and Board member of Casa Nueva Vida, scheme involved using shell companies he established and owned to purchase properties he then leased to CNV at above-market rates, thus easily funneling state funds to himself for his inflated rental payments and for improvements to properties he owned and controlled. And for all of this, he was sentenced to a year, but probably much less, if any time at all, in the county jail.

Last edited 1 month ago by The City I Hate
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Appointing a reglar Joe to the assessors board runs the risk of a Whistle Blower incident. Sticking with an embedded good old boy insures that none of this ridiculous oversight stuff will occur.

Armed Vijjies
Armed Vijjies
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Come on Planites,this is a smoke and mirrors show with Kufflinkds in there. I know it’s not gonna fly,so when they put somebody in there and your property taxes go up again it’ll make this appointee look great.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Armed Vijjies
1 month ago

Yes, because Kerwood has been fighting diligently against the mayor to keep our taxes more reasonable? Do you have this on video?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Now we know the Berkshire Eagle is aware of it cuz they printed the letter. So they will probably do what all good newspapers do and check into it and let us know if it is ethical or not. Isn’t one of them a judge? I am sure he would not let the mayor do bad stuff on his watch. Thank God we have them guys watching our backs for us huh?

Armed Vijjies
Armed Vijjies
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Wasn’t it the Eagle that endorsed Tyer? Wow. Will somebody tell me how Yuki Guiel KV we’re elected. J Lo has to be sick to bed.

Armed Vijjies
Armed Vijjies
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I would announce that was some kind of trouble last night in the Pitt. But the scanner went down silently for some reason after the incident

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Armed Vijjies
1 month ago

Eagle has a couple of words. Says it was “disturbing” which is pretty strong language for them.
Perhaps someone can post the article from a better source.

Utopian Pittsfield
Utopian Pittsfield
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

FROM LIVE 95.9

We have an official update on the story from Lieutenant John Soules of the Pittsfield Police Department. According to Lt. Soules, at approximately 3:30 Monday afternoon, Pittsfield Police Officers responded to Springside Avenue at the intersection of Parker Street for a ShotSpotter activation.
Numerous residents in the area also called the police to report a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene they confirmed there were no injuries however several residences on Springside Avenue had been struck by gunfire. Shell casings were recovered in the area.
Police officers did apprehend some suspects at one point but they were released after officers found no weapons on their persons and no weapons in their vehicle. Lt. Soules had this to say in the media statement:

The Pittsfield Police Department takes all reports of gunfire seriously. Daytime shootings, however, in residential neighborhoods with children present cannot be tolerated. These shots were fired at a time when many schoolchildren were getting off buses and walking to their homes.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Utopian Pittsfield
1 month ago

Thank you Lt. Soules. You are highly regarded and an asset to our police force. Our city needs officers like you with integrity and moral discipline. Morningside needs to be returned to the neighborhood that I grew up in.

Utopian Pittsfield
Utopian Pittsfield
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

Well it is! In fact, the mayor is going to run her Halloween parade right through the firefight zone. Gonna need a quarter million dollars of taxpayer overtime funding to make the area safe.
The good news is that Kerwoods coffers are bloated and can handle such an occasion. But will it be too noisy for the shot spotter to pick up the ricochets?
And my great grandson wants to know if it is OK to carry a ghost gun at Halloween parade. How about a goblin gun? Can you wear a gunny sack as part of your costume?? He is conflicted as you can see.

Armed Vijjies
Armed Vijjies
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

Kenny Warren. City Councilor. You as a Lawyer should already know that it’s illegal to use give a rep a cash to relatives or employees that have a relative,or friends. It is also illegal to appoint the finance Director to the Board of assessors assessors.

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  Utopian Pittsfield
1 month ago

But Tyer is tolerating them!

ZaSu Pittsfield
ZaSu Pittsfield
Reply to  Utopian Pittsfield
1 month ago

Chances are the clowns that did the shooting were given a wrist slap from Harrington for illegal possession of firearms. Hopefully Shugu will do much better.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

In light of the VICE IM-POTUS declaring hurricane aid in Florida will be race based:

“Kamala Harris Ignores Reporter Asking About her Claims Hurricane Ian Relief will Prioritize ‘Communities of Color”
That’s “heels up” Harris for real!

Now,time for some satire…….

“FT MYERS, FL — In a desperate attempt to get help for its citizens and deal with the growing humanitarian crisis in the area, a Florida town devastated by Hurricane Ian has taken the unusual step of raising the Ukrainian flag, hoping to convince Congress to send aid.
“The Ukrainian government flies this flag, and they’re just swimming in billions and billions of dollars in support from the United States. We’re just swimming in sewage,” said Ray Valdivia, the Response Coordinator working to assess the damage in the town. “We tried going through the normal channels to get help from the government, but Biden just sent us a letter of “best wishes” that looks like it may have been written in crayon.”

“Though the situation across the Sunshine State has been critical since the hurricane blew through last week, Congress has maintained a keen focus on funneling astronomical amounts of taxpayer money overseas to pay the salaries of Ukrainian government officials and support American defense contractors’ war efforts against Russia.
“These requests coming in from Florida are small potatoes,” Nancy Pelosi slurred at her meeting with the press when asked about providing hurricane relief. “Sending money to Florida would not save the world from Russia or effectively launder the taxpayer money in any way.”

https://babylonbee.com/news/hurricane-ravaged-florida-town-raises-ukraine-flag-so-congress-will-send-aid/

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
1 month ago

Great article Dan. What kind of gets me is you see help wanted signs in nearly every store and restaurant, obviously they are entry level jobs but even if it wasn’t a conflict of interest does Mr. Kerwood need 3 jobs? You would think there would be some other person that lovely Linda knows that could fill the job that has half a brain.

Shhhhh
Shhhhh
1 month ago

He has no clue what he is doing in the city positions he already has. Depends on others too much. I hear the city hall staff now works from home some 3+ days a week. Kerwood is a joke. City hall administration is a disgrace. Things need to change.