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THE RUMPUS REPORT: SNOW, GO, & BLOW … or … GONE WITH THE WIND

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JAN. 26, 2023) — Last night the Pittsfield city council heard a shaky Ricky Rumpus “um”ing and “uh”ing his way through a truncated Power Point presentation of his “snow job” on what went wrong during the Dec. 23 storm. Ricky’s a good engineer, but as DPW head, he’s buried in an avalanche. His boss is even worse.

What went wrong with the snow treatment?

The wind. Too gusty, you see!

THE PLANET kids you not.

WINNERS:

  • Kronick: His Pythonesque door sign petition scored, as we saw when Kavey and Lampiasi lost all cool.
  • Sherman: First to bring up the huge problem of speeding plow jockeys
  • Kalinowsky: Here petition to put the downtown bike lanes to a vote passed, 5-4.

LOSERS:

  • Morales: He was clearly nervous, having been hung out to dry by the mayor.
  • Tyer: Her failure to take responsibility was apparent. Would have done better by skipping the meeting.
  • Kavey/Lampiasi: When they began talking about global climate change, you knew they had given up.

———- ooo ———-

Flat Tyer bookended Morales’ report like a Mommy seeing her kid off to kindergarten for the first day of school. It wasn’t a good look. That began the night.

Sir Charles brilliantly showed-up his tax-raising colleagues for their tax-happy ways, asking that the city post The Scarlett Letter on commissioner Morales’ office door. The sign would read “No New Salt. No New Spending.” Dina “Walking Conflict of Interest” Lampiasi didn’t get the point of the serious joke — namely, stop raising citizens taxes, you flux-ups, and start doing your fiduciary job — and wailed like a banshee, interrupting Kronick while he was speaking. She was totally out of order, but council president Marchetti did not rebuke her.

“I’m sick of it,” Conflict shrieked at Sir Charles. “You don’t know a thing.”

In her finest moment yet as a councilor, Clueless Conflict put the “ass” in “embarrassment.”

That ended the night.

———- ooo ———-

In between, we got another snow job.

Before and after Rumpus spoke, Madame Mayor sandwiched Ricky with a scripted, ghostwritten preamble and a postscript, which was about as useful as an anvil to a drowning man. Flat kept tripping over the canned, ghostwritten words. If body language was a lie detector, the needle would be fluctuating worse than Don Knotts “nervous man.”

“Sorry,” the mayor trembled. “… we missed the mark.” She should have stopped there.

Instead she listed the excuses for failure — what she called her Administration’s “in-depth review.” The voluminous report was as “in-depth” as the first inch of the kiddie’s side of the pool. The mayor said the failure “was not caused by a lack of response” on the part of the city. Indeed, Rumpus said the same thing, that DPW put “all hands on deck.”

Think about that.

If the city DID put all it had into the storm and that’s the dismal result citizens got, The Kapanskis are cooked. For example, the DPW’s handling of Monday’s storm, a full five weeks after the 12/23 fiasco, saw huge damage from speeding plows, like the one who ran the stop sign in the video THE PLANET published in our previous column. The after-wash of speeding plows broke windows of at least two small businesses, the East Side Cafe and the Magic Touch spa. There were also countless reports of mailboxes run over, driveways clogged, untouched streets … stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand snow shovels. Cop car seen stranded, outside a house, Jan. 24 evening. Your tax dollars at work. Notice the hardpack and ice on the road due to the city’s ineptitude.

 

———- ooo ———-

Flat and Rumpus gave every excuse in the book why the city failed so miserably — not the right salt, the right salt but the wrong time, too windy (yeah, too windy!), lost it in the sun, subterranean waters, swamp gas, earthquakes, solar flares, and the mercury spill at PHS a dozen years ago.

None of the lessons of the 12/23 fiasco were applied two days ago. If anything, this Administrations handling of public services got worse.

Which makes the case for Sir Charles’ message about taxes being too high, services being too low, and spending needing to be reduced.

As Freud remarked, “There is no such thing as a joke.”

————————————————————————————

We all come and go unknown., each so superficial between the forceps and the stone” — Joni Mitchell.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Linduh Krolchetti
Linduh Krolchetti
8 days ago

High grades to Kronick, Kalinowsky and Warren. Middle grades to sherman, Kavey and conan. F to Drowsy Dina, white heir furor Marchetti. Kudos to the G man for calling for Ricky rackets and Linduh to pack it in.

Last edited 8 days ago by Linduh Krolchetti
Snark Shark
Snark Shark
Reply to  Linduh Krolchetti
8 days ago

This report comes across as something George Anthony Devolder Santos would come up with.

When the next election comes around remember that Marchetti apparently signed off on this. He thinks his constituency is too stoopid to recognize the charade aspect of it.

Paris
Paris
Reply to  Snark Shark
5 days ago

Marchetti or Kroll. NEVER

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Linduh Krolchetti
8 days ago

I didn’t like Kavey’s personal attack against Sir Charles at end of meeting.
Warren was disorganized during his interaction with Ricardo.
Where is Maffucio? He’s been absent from council mtgs. – I hope he’s okay.
So the mayor finally emerged from her basement bunker. Some leadership.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Lenny
8 days ago

And I might add that I am sick to death with Lampiasi’s political leanings. What has she done for the taxpayers? Zilch. Climate change as an excuse for the DPW performance? Leftist looney tune!

DEENA LAMPEE-I-See
DEENA LAMPEE-I-See
Reply to  Lenny
8 days ago

She does a good job making eye contact with her friends in the crowd and displaying looks of disgust when Kronick speaks

She knows politically speaking, she’s on borrowed time

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  DEENA LAMPEE-I-See
7 days ago

Her mannerism is very immature. She brings the same as Kavey. Nothing to the table. Oh, wait a minute…she does along with muffin top….Climate change,and commemorative signs.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

Brining. They bring brining.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

Was Ryan the pitcher who blew out his arm on fastballs?

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Lenny
7 days ago

Great. Your on the train. Question? Where the hell did she come from. Everything has been given to her. Please someone?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
8 days ago

Kavey is lower than a snakes belly. I’m surprised he even showed up.

Get Durte
Get Durte
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Nasty.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Lenny
7 days ago

He’s a nobody. I would even vote Lothrop if he ran against him.

Dr. Wong
Dr. Wong
Reply to  Linduh Krolchetti
8 days ago

A shout out to the G man for demanding Ricardo and linDUH RESIGN.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Dr. Wong
8 days ago

The egotistical G-man probably comes by self-inflated boasting honestly. When I was very young my father had business dealings with his barber uncle on West Street and would take me along with him. Even as a very young child I couldn’t stomach the guy. He was so full of himself.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  The City I Hate
7 days ago

Guess that’s why your full of hate.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  The City I Hate
7 days ago

Is that why the coppers knocked down your door and not the g mans?

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Dr. Wong
7 days ago

G man is the only one in the arena.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

You failed to mention that Sir Charles told Lampiasi to “Go suck an egg”. I’m sure you don’t think he was out of order. He also admitted he is a climate change denier.

Can you say “Trumper”?

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  danvalenti
7 days ago

How about it. And where the hell did that pent up nonsense come from.

Linduh Krolchetti
Linduh Krolchetti
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

He didn’t say there is no climate change. He said climate change wasn’t a justification for not pretreating the roads and he was right.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Worldwide – I have been tuned into the greenhouse model since 1980. For me to a be climate change denier would mean that I would have to dispense with the laws of thermodynamics and the properties of carbon dioxide. Climate change is irrelevant to december’s storm, and it is a theory that does not have any bearing on the hourly progress of a moderate – minor storm. That’s silly.

I did tell her to suck an egg. I was being kind and it was an constructive suggestion. DL herself complained to me that I use too many words. Point taken.

Also, as a political freshman, how was I to know she would be offended? It’s a generational conflict.

Last edited 8 days ago by Charles Kronick
Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Charles Kronick
8 days ago

How did you know she would be offended? Are you that oblivious? If you couldn’t tell you were insulting someone you have more serious problems than I thought. Do you tell your parents to suck eggs?

Where is the professional decorum?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
7 days ago

You’re beating a dead horse. Here’s the exchange verbatim.

Charles:
“First of all I want to say that if we’re going to start talking about climate change as the catastrophe of the season of the year, then we are as a human species doomed to go into extinction by the of the decade because we had a whole day to understand the weather pattern. The data was pretty up to date. We had the right idea going into the day, we just made a mistake….”

Dina:
“I just want to be clear climate change is happening. My comments was not about the cause of climate change, which we could discuss at great length it’s well documented by actual [emphasis hers] scientists. There are actual parts of our ecosystem that are dying that are having tragic consequences due to the changes that we are witnessing. So, it colleagues fail to understand the very definition of climate change unfortunately that’s education they need to seek beyond this room I think ”

Let’s compare and contrast. I introduced a witty preface challenging the notion that climate change was preventing us from clearing a moderate storm. It was a quip. I then proceeded to clarify my prior remarks to align them more with Warren’s as he took issue with some of what I had argued. I was was just pointing out, with a bit of light sarcasm, that climate change is a straw man argument.

Lampiasi responded with two personal insults. One, “actual scientist’ accuses me of having pretensions of being a scientist. The Clerk added her poor behavior to the mix by smirking. We were talking chemistry and chemicals with engineers, so scientific information was pertinent and necessary to explain my argument. Next, she accuses me of being a climate change denier. That is a global calumny intended to further discredit me personally, not my argument. She further shoves her insult deeper with the suggestion that I should get some education of some sort. This was extremely disrespectful behavior. None of what Lampiasi said reflects well upon her. In short, she got nasty. She went off the deep end.

After Lampiasi finished her personal attack which completely lacked decorum and violated council rules prohibiting personal attacks, I made a point to put on record my official rebuke. Marchetti forbade the opportunity. So, that left me with no option except to call a spade a spade. I told her to suck an egg. Her response was pretty overboard too and not much different than her original attack.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
7 days ago

Hi Barry

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Charles Kronick
8 days ago

Here is a constructive suggestion, stop examining your colon from the inside.

If you can’t figure out what that means, and that is a 50-50 proposition, let me know and I’ll expound.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Well, I’m convinced, I have no doubt that you are an expert on all things colon considering that you have your head stuck up there at least 24 hours a day.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Charles Kronick
8 days ago

The climate has been changing since the day the Earth formed.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Rule 5
8 days ago

I don’t sense any sincerity in those talking most loudly about it. Lots of wasteful consumption coming from the climate change economy. 50 years, it will be considered another industrial revolution with its attendant wanton waste and destruction.

Peet
Peet
Reply to  Charles Kronick
7 days ago

Brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh.
I love eggs from my head down to my legs….
The cxn tried to cross the road, whomp whomp…

Last edited 7 days ago by Peet
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Climate change ranks right up there with the Lochness Monster. 100% pure bull-spit.

WW ask an old school earth science teacher if “climate change” is real. Wasn’t plastic the Earths undoing 30 years ago or so? We still pay a silly deposit for plastic and cans. Why?

You are aware while we pi$$ through money and resources on this hoax, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, are spending and doing absolutely nothing about climate change. Their money is going into their military.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Who can afford eggs?

snark Shark
snark Shark
Reply to  Rule 5
7 days ago

Steve White gets hem comped

snark Shark
snark Shark
Reply to  snark Shark
7 days ago

I see we have a Steve White fan here. (and his name is Steve)

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
8 days ago

“Lies, lies everywhere lies breaking the scenery blowing my mind” I do believe the supposed leaders think they are leading a citizenry of demented people so whatever they say goes!! Do they really think the citizens don’t se their lies? This is one of the main driving forces for people to leave the Pitts and find a better functioning government. At one time Pittsfield was in the top 5 for population, now the bottom 5….doesn’t take a braniac to figure it out!!

bonner
bonner
8 days ago

A beautiful piece, quite worthy of the Fortress of Solitude, up to and including the billion-year-old carbon lady. The Pitt sure has a lot of incompetence to overcome.

ChattyCathy
ChattyCathy
8 days ago

Verdict: STORM MISMANAGEMENT!
DPW waited too long to pretreat roads.
Not enough salt being used.
Standing O to Councilor Kronick for exposing rush to spend money (yes you, Persip) before knowing the facts of the fail. Thank you Councilor Kronick! Kudos also to Councilor Kalinowsky for in-depth questioning of Morales over weather reports and experience of snowplow drivers.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
8 days ago

More PC B.S. – PCBs – in Pittsfield politics!

ChattyCathy
ChattyCathy
8 days ago

Thanks to those on the council who supported Councilor Kalinowsky’s petition to put the North St. bike lanes on the ballot.
Apparently Councilor White has forgotten that he reports to the taxpayers, as he was not at all in favor of having Pittsfield residents vote on the subject of the North St. traffic-flow mess. Someone please run for his at-large seat on the council!

Mr. X
Mr. X
8 days ago

This is what happens when you put a shirt and tie educated person in charge when it should be a field experienced hands on blue collar person. It’s not rocket science.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Mr. X
8 days ago

It’s rocket surgery

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

Let’s be honest…

Sir Charles’ petition last night was beyond stupid, and he even admitted it. All he did was grandstand.

Him and Lampiasi got into it at the end of the meeting. If they took it outside, Sir Charles would get his ass kicked by her, no matter what weapon Sir Charles chose.

Don’t mess with her Chaz, she will destroy your sorry ass.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

Dan, Monty Python fellows, esp. Cleese, were a brilliant Oxford lot. To even be tangentially associated with them is a compliment.

It was a fine petition, took a bit of discipline, and was truly absurd. The color orange was a hint. People hate orange signs.

It appears that our Anti-Common Sense friend can’t tell the difference between a joke and a bad idea. I’ll have to keep trying.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

The only thing that loony tune will destroy is our city. Ward 6 needs better

Snark Shark
Snark Shark
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

But if they got into an mayoral ass kissing contest Lampiasi would win all rounds and need to wash her face afterwards.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

I quake and quiver at her salty tongue, Mr. Cartoon Character.

Last edited 8 days ago by Charles Kronick
Get Durte
Get Durte
Reply to  Charles Kronick
8 days ago

Chicken lips mad hen look.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

“Let’s be honest…”

Yes, let’s. That would be a good place for you start.

Linduh
Linduh
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
8 days ago

If he used the wrong pronoun on her she’d have a nervous breakdown

Jilly's
Jilly's
8 days ago
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 days ago

So who was driving the city snowplow that ran the sign, and creamed the car?

Was he/she/it cited? Still driving/working for $hitsfield?

snark SHARK
snark SHARK
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Whoever it was the mayor seems to be going to great lentghs to cover it up. Ordinarily there would be leaks on something like this but apparently she has all her department heads on a short leash.

Get Durte
Get Durte
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Only the shadow knows

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Get Durte
8 days ago

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?….

John Dutton
John Dutton
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

lot’s of drivers stoned all day..but hey it’s legal and very available.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  John Dutton
8 days ago

Just like booze you’re not supposed to imbibe while driving.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

They’ll say it’s an accident under investigation or it’s a personnel matter.

Alan Dershowich
Alan Dershowich
Reply to  Acute Angina
7 days ago

Are they even acknowledging it happened? If it was not in the Eagle it did not happen. They would surely cover something as sensational as this. So apparently that video if FAKE.
You cannot say the snowplows were not out doing their job and then accuse one of plowing into and almost killing someone. They cannot both be true.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Alan Dershowich
7 days ago

The plow was up and driver creamed a car. It’s kind of like Plato’s top. It is moving and still at the same time.

Col. levitan

Alan Dershowich
Alan Dershowich
Reply to  levitan
7 days ago

I would submit to you sir that if no live witness s have come forward that vidoe becomes circumstantial evidence which does not hold up in a Pittsfield court. Can you produce the truck? The driver? A victim? Did not think so.
Neither myself or the mayor or Pete think this ever happened. (or local media)

Forgetaboutit..

Retired city worker
Retired city worker
8 days ago

How many of you know that the “NEW” sand the city is using is just crushed blacktop!!!!! The sand at the city’s “public” sand piles…… crushed blacktop!!! Saves the city thousands of dollars but doesn’t come close to working as well as sand does! Another lie to us tax payers!!!!

West Palm
West Palm
Reply to  Retired city worker
8 days ago

unverified

West Palm
West Palm
Reply to  Retired city worker
7 days ago

Go watch the public comments from the city council meeting jan 10. An older gentleman explains what it is crushed stone or something

snark Shark
snark Shark
Reply to  West Palm
7 days ago

Actually it is all the pothole residue the street sweeper swept up last spring. Pennies on the dollar forward thinking on the part of the Dept head. Kudos Mr. M.
(and then not using it saves even more) Genius!

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Retired city worker
7 days ago

They need the money for more jack wagon jobs

Sanrk Shark
Sanrk Shark
Reply to  Retired city worker
7 days ago

and it is even less effective is you don’t put it down.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
8 days ago

I’m sick of them all. Liar tyer-moralass’ snowgate diatribe was/is just another in a long line of insults to the injury taxpayers are continually subjected to.

One of Pittsfield’s taxpayers expressed his righteous displeasure with city officials, including his nasty ward councilor, last night over damage caused to his vehicle/tire. Another citizen also voiced her displeasure over PPD police officers failing to identify themselves. This is nothing new with the PPD. I also wasn’t surprised that the taxpayer paid insurer the city contracts with denied liability for the man with the damaged vehicle. Because this is nothing new either.

Several years ago, a police car, being operated by a police officer, caused damage to a vehicle I insured. After causing damage the police officer neglected to identify himself. When I filed a claim with the city insurance, I was informed that I would have to provide the cop’s name. So, I went to the police station and requested the cop’s name. I was directed to the traffic division. I provided them with the date, time, and the number on the city owned police cruiser. I paid a fee for the incident report, including the name of the cop who was the operator of the police cruiser. I was informed that I would receive the information I requested and paid for in 10 business days. When I didn’t receive the information, I requested and paid for, I went to the police station again. At that time, I was given the usual evasive run-a-round, which included that the police officer had not filed his report, yet. I played this game with the cops for over 8 weeks. I continued to have contact with the city’s insurer, even going so far as to suggest that they deal with the PPD and get the name of the cop responsible for the damage he caused to a vehicle I insured. Several months passed, and I continued to request the Pittsfield cop’s name and his incident report. After a year of this, I received a letter from the city’s insurer informing me that my claim was denied for insufficient information. And this isn’t an isolated case.

John Dutton
John Dutton
8 days ago

Pittsfield is a epic Mess!! seriously the only hope is Marchetti or that complete unethical dope boy Krol? The Mess of a Senator /Tricia for a state rep? Real trouble here and again tell me what new business has or will want to come to this dump? Run while you still can

Get Durte
Get Durte
Reply to  John Dutton
8 days ago

Get rid of WHEN then pray for if.

Rule 5
Rule 5
8 days ago

Mein Fuhrer Marchetti allows verbal attacks on councilors he dislikes

Get Durte
Get Durte
Reply to  Rule 5
8 days ago

Many accidents out there? Where’s my alert Mayor?????????..

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Rule 5
8 days ago

Send the back to broadway

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Rule 5
8 days ago

Didn’t gavel-happy marchetti allow persip to get away with attacking, condemning and falsely accusing fellow city councilor Chris Connell of spreading “Dangerous RACIST Propaganda” when Connell shared information on The Forgotten White Irish Slaves? Some years ago, I found a book/ledger at a church sale with a couple dozen old photos in it of very young children working in the mills. There is not one single coloured child, among the hundreds of exploited malnourished overworked underpaid barefoot white children in any of the photos that I have.

christopher connell
christopher connell
Reply to  The City I Hate
7 days ago

Yes, he most certainly did.

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  christopher connell
7 days ago

Why didn’t you take the dumpster to the woodshed?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The City I Hate
7 days ago

Facts always get in the way of the racial hustle.

Dumpster Persip loves to flaunt his “race card” when someone disagrees with his stance. He also loves to pontificate to “people who look like me,” but never does anything to really help them. He’s helped himself certainly. That’s obvious.

Even though the Eagle will do story after story of the white panhandlers, the real issue is with the gangs, drugs, and gun play, by young POC.

C’mon Dumpster you got on Sir Chaz when he rightfully questioned the fraud, waste, and abuse, of taxpayer money with the DIE Office. Why isn’t OB dealing with the young, violent POC? City employees don’t need more LGBFUCKME training. Time to pull up the big boy pants and deal with the real issues. DA Wrong Way found out too. There are only so many Lonnie Durfee’s out there Dumpster. That ship sailed.

Over a $1,000,000 to a PPS city employee in ARPA money hasn’t done squat. She did take a vacation at our expense to explore her roots in Africa. Not sure how that helps either?

Dumpster? OB? Dr. Shirl PhD-race hustlin’? Any plan to do with the young POC you claim to advocate for? We are all ears.

Last edited 7 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Different Strokes
Different Strokes
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
7 days ago

Interesting case going on now. Tyre Nichols. Involves a black man and five black police officers who done him wrong. Let us see if there is the same outrage as if the cops were white.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
8 days ago

And somewhere far East of the Border, in Pittsfield, MA Public Schools

Temas en la Agenda:

. colaboracion con varios centros an la comminidad como

Kid’s Place, Family Resource Center, Adult Learning Center, Elizabeth Freeman Center,

Hola padres,

Los invito a un evento informative con las diversas agencias de nuestra comunidad.

Village Knight
Village Knight
7 days ago

Bitingly sharp article! Right to the Point! Bravo!

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Village Knight
7 days ago

Welcome back Village Knight – you’ve been missed.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Lenny
7 days ago

You missed Alexander Blumin?

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  danvalenti
7 days ago

I like Alex. Glad you stated that about him.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

Foreign born Alex Blumin is more knowledgeable about civics than the entire lot of allegedly elected city officials, past and current. Alex is on my short list of righteous citizens the city of Pittsfield would actually benefit from serving on the city council and in the mayor’s office. I’ve had several conversations with Alex. Alex possesses integrity and sensibility. Not once in any of my conversations with Alex has he been on the wrong side of right when it comes to Pittsfield politics or human issues. I also like the fact that Alex says what’s on his mind and in his heart, instead of the usual BS lies we get from the greedy smarmy charlatans who claim they LOVE PITTSFIELD and they just want to serve Pittsfield and its taxpayers/citizens for the good of Pittsfield and its citizens.

In 2011 the city of Pittsfield had a good honest choice for mayor when Steve Fillio, another man of integrity, ran for mayor. Steve Fillio is also on my short list of human beings who actually possess integrity and Pittsfield would have been lucky to have in the corner office. My short of ethical human candidates also includes Joe Breault, Gene Maselli, Joe Nichols and Rick Scapin. I believe Ed Carmel’s heart is in the right place too when it comes to doing the right thing for the right reason for Pittsfield and its taxpayers/citizens.

May I suggest that instead of listening to the usual barge of garbage reptiles Krol and Marchetti are plotting to spew all over the taxpayers of Pittsfield and have been spewing since the day they got their hoofs in the door, citizens should just look up their past infamous records which are full of the usual SHITTY LIES told by smarmy unscrupulous scheming greedy reptiles who are only in it for the enrichment of themselves.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
7 days ago

How were the slopes in CO? Did you and the Mrs. explore your roots in Colorado at the taxpayers’ expense? Did the PPP loan you needed some badly help upgrade you and the Mrs. accommodations? Do you know how to exit city hall now like the rest of us do, without finding your way into the vote counting area when an election is taking place?

And what most of us are dying to know, when will you resume your vigilante shifts at Cumby’s again? It’s getting rough out there without you Dirty Barry.

All these questions Dirty Barry.

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
7 days ago

Absolutely. I wish he would run for a city govt. position.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
7 days ago

City delivers report on failed response to Christmas weekend storm to Pittsfield city council | WAMC

Mayor Linda Tyer stated: Government’s greatest responsibility is to ensure the safety of our citizens and to ensure that our community is safe and we take that seriously.

Is that why over 1,000 gang members live in inner-city Pittsfield? Is that why Pittsfield has long been in the top 10 cities in Massachusetts for violent crime, according to the FBI’s annual crime report? I that why Linda Tyer lives in an elitist Gated Community neighborhood far away from the rest of the people who live in Pittsfield?

Pittsfield storm debacle last month is yet another example of failed leadership in Pittsfield politics.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
7 days ago

You all just angry cause Trump got beat

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Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Flogging Molly
7 days ago

Why do you lunatics obsess Omer Trump?

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Acute Angina
6 days ago

Hooked on phonics?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Free Bird
7 days ago

Coming to Pittsfield at the next dusting of snow, it’s “Ricky Rumpus and his band of Reckless Rumpiteers.”

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  Free Bird
7 days ago

G man released on his show Guile and Mckeever fired at d a office.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Muree the plunger
7 days ago

Old News…McKeever has been replaced by former Dan Bianchi Admin Assistant Julia Sabourin. She’s been issuing press releases almost daily for weeks now. That alone is refreshing. Even releases on cases they lost.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Two Cents
7 days ago

How old? It was on the show right after the election? Saw it on pctv archive.

John Dutton
John Dutton
Reply to  Muree the plunger
7 days ago

That was clown shoes Shagrues wife. Trying to give her a job he had to fire her.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  John Dutton
7 days ago

I’m just happy he fired mckeeve and chicken lips.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Free Bird
7 days ago

Will the city pay for the damage, or weasle out of it – similar to what happened with a city resident and his tire damage?

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Lenny
7 days ago

It’s time to relieve The Council six in November. If Krol or another opponent will go after Marchetti hard I will vote for them also,.will see.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Lenny
7 days ago

East side windows will be covered, no questions asked.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  snark shark
7 days ago

I would think so.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Totally Lokull
7 days ago

East Side has best pizza in town.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Totally Lokull
6 days ago

I disagree.

bonner
bonner
Reply to  Totally Lokull
6 days ago

Their pizza has been the best for 50+ years.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  bonner
6 days ago

Their pizza sucks! You people don’t get out much, do you?

Ricardo Molasses
Ricardo Molasses
Reply to  snark shark
6 days ago

Everyone at the bar was plowed

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Lenny
7 days ago

The Roster…..
A cream sales clerk
A jock strap and dumpster
A councilor that runs depending on family situation
A retread
A retreads shadow
A man of few words
A banker who licks the mayors boots

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Totally Lokull
6 days ago

I don’t think Lampylousy will be sipping nine dollar coffee or $18 mixed drinks anymore, but she will start listening to the Kopanski but most of all she’ll have to start sleeping in her bed and not at the city Council meetings. G-man had to chastise Both Lampy and Krol for falling asleep during city Council meetings. Its a long fall from Grace but a much harder climb to the top, these two are washed up,next person come forward please

keepinitreal
keepinitreal
7 days ago

From iBerkshires:

On Saturday, Jan. 14, at approximately 10:59 a.m., the city plow was westbound on Linden where it “rolled” through the stop sign colliding with a 2007 Mazda, according to the police report. 
 
Some of the information was redacted, but the driver of the Mazda appeared to report minor injuries and was taken for medical care by an unknown individual. The car was towed from the scene and the operator of the plow truck was found at fault.
 
Although Morales did not make it to the scene in time he did pull the information on the truck’s GPS that confirmed what was shown in the video, that the plow truck seemed to be at fault. The data also showed that the employee was traveling at approximately 20 miles per hour, Morales said. 

So did the plow truck “roll” through the stop sign at 20 MPH? What a city, run by a bunch of fools.

Truck Frumhell
Truck Frumhell
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

Rolling? How about Barrelling?

Snark sharK
Snark sharK
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

If you are a dept. head in Pittsfield and the mayor tells you to redact information you do it and do not ask questions. Unless of course she or her city solicitor did it when it came before them. But the main thing is, if you cannot totally cover something up (say someone comes out with an indisputable video) then you cover up as much as possible. Corner office 101.

By the way has this video gone viral on YouTube yet? If not it needs to with a nice big title.
Would love to know why the Eagle did not think a city plow plowing into a car was newsworthy when they did do a huge story on someone getting a fruit fly in their ice cube. Guess I will never be a news editor.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Snark sharK
6 days ago

It’s all about politics, baby!

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

You didn’t bring this to the public’s attention, the video was all over Facebook well before you talked about it.

In case you haven’t paid attention, PPD sent a staff member to training on FOIA rules who misinterpreted or has no clue of what they were told and have been inappropriately redacting names on releases for a few years now. Not any big conspiracy, just a clueless administrative person.

Most likely this accident will/has subjected the driver to disciplinary action so it’s appropriate not to be sharing their name. “Recklessness”? You think that driver intentionally ran the stop sign? Come on, it could have been any number of distractions that caused that collision; cell phone use, 2 way radio use, fatigue, dropped something in the cab of the truck, etc. It does not automatically equal reckless behavior. People have crashes every day and aren’t branded reckless.

The Planet does not tell the truth. Rather you listen to all your anti city conspiracy theorists that feed you poop, you throw all that poop against the wall of this website. On rare occasion there is a speck of fact to it like a little nugget of corn and like the blind squirrel you have tripped over the proverbial nut.

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Peet
Peet
Reply to  Flogging Molly
6 days ago

; cell phone use, reckless 2 way radio use, reckless, fatigue, reckless, dropped something in the cab of the truck, reckless, etc., rekclses

Flatter Burger
Flatter Burger
Reply to  danvalenti
6 days ago

Because the driver is the kid of someone connected. duh. If any of us flew through a stop sign in a monster truck and creamed a car it would be newsworthy. Social media spats – newsworthy! Municipal truck creams car – shhh!

Ricardo Molasses
Ricardo Molasses
Reply to  keepinitreal
6 days ago

With the weight of the loaded truck that’s a lot of ft lbs of energy. But I’m no rocket surgeon.

Flatter Burger
Flatter Burger
Reply to  keepinitreal
6 days ago

Gotta love the team of mayor lackeys who take the time to thumb down any unflattering news posts like this.

Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Chuck Garivaltis"/"
7 days ago

I never met Councilor Charles Kronick, but I admire what I read about him. I may not always agree with him but, I have to say, Kronick has guts and brains. Many times, he is critized, as brainy and courageously as gutsy people usually are in our area, but I have to say I am glad we have a counselor who has guts and brains enough to articulate issues and make sense of them. One may not always agree with what his statements, but pay attention. What he says almost always makes sense and is good for Pittsfield.

Linduh Krolchetti
Linduh Krolchetti
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis"/"
6 days ago

Well put sir

Pat
Pat
6 days ago

Biden said months ago that if we send tanks and planes to Ukraine that would be called WWIII and he will not do that. Here we are months later and 60 billion dollars has been sent to Ukraine and now we are sending tanks and planes there and everybody thinks it’s great. The far left globalist Dems don’t want to have any conversation about it. They must have their fallout shelters all set up. They will protect themselves in the case of a WWIII.

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Pat
Pat
6 days ago

The New York Times is saying today that Biden is reluctantly sending tanks to Ukraine, but he gives no speech about it to the American people to show us that this is an agonizing decision for him. He just goes ahead and escalates our role in this proxy war and doesn’t care what we the people think about it. Biden knows the public in this country doesn’t want a WWIII, but he is pushing ahead anyway because he is a globalist and his globalist friends are telling him this war has to escalate.

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bonner
bonner
Reply to  Pat
6 days ago

He’s just trying to beat Germany to the punch.

Totally Lokull
Totally Lokull
Reply to  Pat
6 days ago

Up to the last words you lost me?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Totally Lokull
6 days ago

Most Americans are not aware of it, but we are fighting a war between the globalists and the nationalists. The nationalists include Russia and Germany and the globalists are America, thanks to Joe getting us involved with the globalists, France, England, Germany, Canada, and other countries. It’s literally about control of the world. Americans are being kept in the dark about what is really going on by keeping everybody fighting about so many other issues. The globalists want one world government. The nationalists are also looking for power in an equally oppressive way. Neither the globalists or the nationalists want freedom for the people of the world.

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ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
6 days ago

I’ve been waiting for someone to comment on your picture of the Police car parked illegally and plowed in. Amazingly no one has said a word. Why can a police car park illegally during a snow emergency? You know it has been there awhile because it is covered in snow, plowed around(no broken windows by the way) and the end of the driveway was shoveled out. So why wasn’t the police car cleaned off? What if there was an emergency the car had to get to? And is it protocol for police cars to be driven home? I have many other questions about the picture but those can get things started.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
6 days ago

Who’s to say the cop was home? PPD officer Miles Barber was in the habit of parking a taxpayer funded police cruiser outside the home of his girlfriend during the time he was on duty, getting paid to protect and serve. The police cruiser is clearly in violation of Pittsfield’s parking ban during a snowstorm. But not to worry, obviously no one, including the cop’s supervisor was missing the taxpayer funded cop or the taxpayer funded police cruiser for the duration of a storm that lasted long enough to bury the police cruiser under a pile of snow. And it obviously didn’t bother the plow driver who didn’t report this parking ban violation and didn’t have it towed.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
6 days ago

Salutations Planeteers! Where can I watch this municipal madness? Was it recorded?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
6 days ago

Partial from eagle article on SnowPlowgate.

Alameda said a witness who saw the accident came over to check on him. The witness drove Alameda to the hospital where doctors told him they didn’t see signs of broken bones.
More than a week later, Alameda said he’s still in a lot of pain and very bruised from the accident. His Mazda is totaled and he said he’s waiting on his insurance to get back to him with next steps. Alameda said no one from the city has reached out to him.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  fizzlehead
6 days ago

The city certainly would not reach out to him in any way, shape or form. Any acknowledgement or apology would be a hint at acceptance of liability. This man has a MAJOR lawsuit on his hands and I hope he contacted a personal injury lawyer immediately.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Auto Phil
6 days ago

Someone must have called the cops after the city plow failed to stop at a STOP sign and plowed into a vehicle that had the right of way. The PPD have an obligation to provide the injured party with the identifying information of the driver of the city plow truck and his insurance information. But Pittsfield cops are funny. The injured driver should absolutely contact a lawyer. Fuck the city of Pittsfield. The guy that was plowed into by a city employee, driving a BIG city plow truck, because said city employee ignored a STOP sign, is lucky to be alive.