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TYER TO RUN FOR COUNCIL IN WARD 3: ‘I AM RUNNING TO CLEAR THE TYER NAME’ … CITY’S BALLOONING BUDGET BLASTS THE KAPANSKIS OUT OF THE WATER … OPEN BORDERS WILL SINK BIDEN

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 2023) — You sitting down?

Pittsfield isn’t done with Tyer.

Yes. Tyer will be running for a council seat in Ward 3.

Bill Tyer, by the way, not Linda (no relation). Tyer will face some chap named Matt Wrinn.

Tyer told THE PLANET that no matter who becomes mayor, “I will be there to keep the feet to the fire. Anyone who votes for me will get a guy that fights for the residents.” He says those who vote for [Wrinn] “will get a blind rubber stamp. … I want to bring honesty and open information” to citizens. “I guess, Dan, I am running to clear the TYER name. For several years we have lived under a ‘Linda’ administration, for good and bad. I am the original Tyer, the one who is direct from William Tyer Jr. … who was known for fairness, openness, and who worked with everyone for the common good. That’s the Tyer who is on the ballot in ward 3.”

How is Tyer different than Wrenn? “Old vs. young, fiscal conservative vs liberal spending,” Tyer says. “[There’s] so much [budget] waste [it] makes me sick. We suffer with pot holes, lack of managerial support for the DPW, and we increase the budget. Not on my watch. I will not vote to increase a single budget without line item accountability.”

In a rational, sane electoral environment, that’s a winning position.

Note the qualifier.

———- ooo ———-

“Money. It’s a hit. Don’t give me no goody-good bullshit” — Pink Floyd.

Here we go again.

THE PLANET hears Sonny and Cher singing “I Got You Babe.”

It’s budget time in the Merry Old of Land of Odd, aka Pittsfield. Time for grimy city spending light years beyond its means. Time for our Right Honorable Good Friends on the city council to give its perfunctory approval. Time for the annual screwing of Mary Jane and Joe Kanpanski.

The proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2024 is almost $17,000,000, 8.9 percent higher than last year ($187,438,911).

When Linda Tyer took over Dan Bianchi, spending was $140 million. Tuesday night, council buzzards swooped over the corpses of the Kapanski’s to pick the pockets clean. Before them, the mayor’s “request” for $205,634,497.

Allow THE PLANET to ask one simple question: Do you, the taxpayer, feel you’re getting $66 million worth of better services or quality of life?

And here’s what that rag iBerkshires reported about the school department: “Last week, the School Committee approved a $78,088,016 FY24 budget that was reduced by $220,000 after a conversation with the mayor. With school choice and Richmond tuition funds, the total is $78,558,016.” Yes, they actually used the word “reduced.” It’s an Exhibit A example of lazy, lapdog reporting.

Tammy “Tame” Daniels, you should be embarrassed. So should the Berkshire Eagle for not ripping this proposed budget a new one on its editorial page. Kevin “Morass” Moran, you too should be embarrassed. It’s your movie, man.

———- ooo ———-

Finally, THE PLANET shares vital news from 1440 Daily Digest:

Title 42 Ends
A pandemic-era border policy known as Title 42 is set to expire at midnight tonight, ending one of the federal government’s primary tools in addressing a surge of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border over the past two years. Its ending was triggered by the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Most migrants arrive at the border and claim asylum. Adjudicating the process may take years, during which migrants are typically allowed to remain in the US (see overview). Title 42, originally implemented as an effort to blunt the spread of the coronavirus, allowed the government to expel certain migrants—mostly single adults—without going through the asylum process. 

Migrant flows across the southwest border have reached record highs since 2021, nearing 2.4 million encounters in fiscal year 2022 (which covered October 2021-22, see data) and passing 250,000 in December alone (roughly one-quarter are reencounters with previously expelled individuals). About 45% of encounters in 2022 ended with Title 42 expulsion or about 1.1 million people. 

Anticipating an additional surge in migrants, the White House reinstated a Trump-era rule limiting asylum eligibility while ordering 1,500 active-duty troops to the border. 

This spells disaster. These undocumented illegals will swamp services and rob citizens in so many ways. It will also spell doom for Syracuse Joe in 2024. This, as President Donald Trump continues his resurgence. Call it a silver lining.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

“LOVE TO ALL.”

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The City I Hate
The City I Hate
9 months ago

While it’s not in my nature to say anything positive, I’ll like to say that I witness a single city employee hydrant flusher today. There was one truck and with one employee. There wasn’t a truck driver and six supervisors to supervise the single hydrant flusher. There was just a single truck driver who also was doing the hydrant flushing. But then, later today, I again witnessed city vehicles at the scene of the downtown water main break. There were several people on the scene, including at least one cop, but I’m sure there were more, at the scene. One male? worker was manipulating some type of apparatus into a hole while several spectators supervised. And the cop never took his eyes off his cell phone at the very busy intersection. This intersection was the scene of a collision involving a Pittsfield Police Cruiser in 2016. Not to be confused with the 2014 Pittsfield Police Officer involved collision at North and Depot Street where, to my recollection, a Pittsfield police officer ran a red light. And certainly not to be confused with the police cruiser collisions at Orchard and Second Street where a police cruiser allegedly hit several parked cars before impacting the wrought iron fence at the old jail.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  The City I Hate
9 months ago

don’ think they did my hydrant the last two years…maybe they are alternating

Troubled Sowells
Troubled Sowells
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Haven’t had street swept yet?

Troubled Sowells
Troubled Sowells
Reply to  The City I Hate
9 months ago

I had a cop with his back turned against me waiving me to go while he’s looking in a trench. So I go and sure enough had to gun it to avoid the oncoming car cuz it wasn’t stopping.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
9 months ago
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  12 Gauge
9 months ago

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARINGS BEGIN next Wednesday, 5/17 6:00pm Council Chambers.
I made a page with the schedule of the public hearings with links to all the budget charts and docs.

City of Pittsfield Budget FY2024 – Charles Ivar Kronick, City Councilor, Ward 2

Please review them. Leave me your observations and concerns in the public comment section. I may be able to address them in the hearings.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

The taxpayers should stick up on KY jelly.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
9 months ago

F%*K NO! We’re not even getting anywhere close to $140 MILLION $$$$$$$$$ worth of better service. So how the F%*K could we be getting $66 MILLION $$$$$$$$ MORE OF BETTER SERVICE. And I’m not in favor of increasing the salary for the new Chief of Police. Corruption shouldn’t cost this much. Eliminate the position of Chief of Police. Because even $173,550 isn’t going to buy the taxpayers a better corrupt Chief of Police, just a more expensive corrupt Chief of Police.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

But I thought that the following idiots were supposed to have revitalized Pittsfield’s distressed economy: The Late-Barstool Mayor & The Level 5 Schoolmarm Mayor & The Rolodex Mayor & The Montello Mayor & The Gated Community Mayor. Next up are the following three idiots: The Banker & The Unemployed & The Fringe candidates for Mayor. Pittsfield politics proposed $205.6 fy2024 budget will continue the legacies of the aforementioned failed city leaders who have put the city deeper and deeper into the ditch. If I – Jon Melle – spent my own money like the past and current Pittsfield’s Mayors, then I would run as fast as I could and jump of a cliff without a parachute and then shit my pants prior to my demise. My last thoughts would be why am I from Pittsfield, Massachusetts?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Riolo Ruberto?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
9 months ago

66 million dollars on the taxpayers backs in just eight years. Absolutely mind boggling. And did I see something about the police chief position getting a raise? Will this effect anyone’s pension?

I hope every middle income homeowner in Pittsfield, especially those with children, tapes that information to their refrigerator and does some serious math going forward. Because this is a financial leg iron that is going to make your ability to get ahead especially difficult. It is going to hamstring your ability to purchase a decent automobile, refrigerator or needed home repairs. We are talking about thousands of dollars less you will be able to save for a child’s college education.

Please, for yourself and your families, do the math. Project ahead five or ten years and see if you will be stuck with piling bills you cannot pay. Will you need to live on high interest loans trying to keep up? Will you be telling your children no? That you cannot afford that bike or phone? Will you be telling them that vacations outside of the county will no longer be happening?

And consider the spiraling trajectory of the tax and fee costs to live in Pittsfield, Ma. It is not going to stop where it is. An eight million dollar increase this year may become a ten million dollar increase next year. And a twelve million dollar increase the year after. That is the trajectory. And none of the people in charge of running this city are going to allow a forensic audit to see where there may be areas of waste spending that may be cut.

If you are not actively looking for home options outside of Pittsfield you may be doing a huge disservice to yourself and family because there is not the slightest of signs that money management will get any better in Pittsfield, Ma.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Marchetti and the City Councilors are made of money. A 10 % tax hike just to make it until next year’s 10% tax hike which will take you to the 3rd 10% tax hike in 24 months….It’s Marchetti spending money he has but the elderly and working poor don’t have.We need a city manager not a mayor.Marchetti is financially irresponsible.Maybe this is why the bank wants him gone.The financial world will collapse in 3 weeks if the debt ceiling is not moved higher.Marchetti and CC should know this as Marchetti plays President also knowing the FED wants a 5 % unemployment rate to slow it all down.Higher interest rates are here for 2 more years so what is Marchetti doing?Marchetti is NOT a leader.Marchetti is not a responsible person with the elderly cash .

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

The Mayor makes the budget not the President of the City Council. Each member of the Council has one single vote to approve budget. It takes a majority for the budget to pass!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Elisabeth
9 months ago

Could the president of the city council object if he wanted to since that is what his job is? To counter bad things the mayor might do? Do you even know what his job is? I do not think so. Read it and come back to us with your comment revised please.

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Every Councilor has only one vote! But yes a Council can vote down a budget, but that would create a mess throughout the city. Causing services to be cut. The President’s job is to run Council meetings. After that he or she only has 1 vote like all other sitting members of the Council.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
9 months ago

 Biden orders border agents to let migrants in with no tracking or conditions and the next asylum court date : 2035 – so what could go wrong ?  

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
9 months ago

I am generally against people taking the law into their own hands. But this is an outlier situation. Something needs to be done to discourage these folk. It is too much pressure on existing resources. “What could possibly go wrong?” A lot. And it already is.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
9 months ago

FOX has advertised 24/7 for 2 years all day everyday to the world that the borders are wide open.I wonder if FOX got the results it promoted.FOX is anti American.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Now that that fired the American Patriot Tucker Carlson they are trending that way.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago
ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
9 months ago

Don’t you worry the Border Czar has been on top of this since day 1 of the administration. They state that everything is fine, no worries and nobody needs to go look, just accept what I say….ok all you MSNBC sheep!! Got to love the sanctuary city of NYC that can’t handle a couple thousand illegal immigrants as our south is handling 10’s of millions. This is what you get when you vote in Brandon!! That’s right remember his saying….”I did that”!!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
9 months ago

You must be a native American

Economic Injun
Economic Injun
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

I hear you’re part of the fugawie tribe.

Pat
Pat
9 months ago

I agree Dan about the illegal immigrants overwhelming services in the country. It’s already starting here in Berkshire County from the last surge. Wait times for all medical appointments are months out and don’t even think about quickly getting a dental cleaning. MCLA did decide to NOT bring in 50 families into the campus because North Adams officials were saying that North Adams is a very poor community and could not sustain having that many families. Some signs of intelligent life, but not enough unfortunately because the entire country will be reeling from this huge influx. Joe is just trying to “get the job done” for his globalist buddies and this huge influx of illegals is part of the plan to destabilize our country.

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The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

43 Year of a border problem

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
9 months ago

Dan, is is too early to issue Lame Duck’s report card, or do we have to wait until she is off the books?She is basically mailing it in now. By the way, how much was city budget year Bianchi was bounced and how much is it now?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  JoeKapanski
9 months ago

It is in Dans column?

And I think she was mailing it in from day one. That is how puppets are designed and operate.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Thanks Fitz, had to rush to work this am early only read the headline.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  JoeKapanski
9 months ago

Will someone take the mayor to the train station already? No show, that’s been definitely the bare minimum from her during her tenure. Get rid of this
stage hand.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago
JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

She has been driving the crazy train for years mate.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Remarkable.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

I wonder if Marchetti the banker thinks it is remarkable. Probably not because he has not objected to one red cent she has spent. He has rubber stamp every project she has put forward without a question. Will he comment on this if it is put in question form during a debate? Not sure I would want that kind of banking expertise watching over my money.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

It’s hard to imagine how to spend 60 million dollars Harder still how to find ways to want more.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Also hard to believe when looking at this equation that a sitting city council president would not want a deep look into the entire spending process. That is his number one responsibility and he has been out to lunch on this for YEARS. WHY PETE?
I would not vote for Krol to be mayor of Pittsfield if you paid me. But this Pete fella has shown you in real time that he has zero interest in being a good steward of taxpayer money. Quite the opposite obviously. This suggests to me that it is not the electorate interests that he is working for. So draw your own conclusions as to just whose interests he IS working for.

Troubled Sowells
Troubled Sowells
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Are you suprised? They spent less money during Covid didn’t she?

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

I wonder who Bianchi supports for Mayor if anyone?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Dan, I am pretty sure Bianchi can’t stand Krol, and vice a versa. This goes back to when Bianchi was mayor and Krol councilor, I believe.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Ok, but what happens to good politicians who make strange bedfellows?

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Not so sure Dan,as Bianchi and Reburto dislike each other.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Thanks Dan.

Economic Injun
Economic Injun
Reply to  JoeKapanski
9 months ago

She’s more of a lame vulture than a lame duck

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  JoeKapanski
9 months ago

47.1428571 percent increase since Tyer selected, I mean elected, Mayor,using numbers Dan provided. I am sure Barry will correct me if I am wrong. What a shame. The city has become a complete shithole of a city these past 8 years, whereas before it was only a partial one.

ScooterLinda
ScooterLinda
Reply to  Tax&Spend
9 months ago

So, budget raised close to 50 percent, taxes and water and sewer rates sky high, city down the shitter, bums on every corner, North street a mess, parks are a mess, roads are a mess, bike lanes everywhere, scooters littering the city. Oh, and crime out of control even though Tyer campainged on crime, and said she wouldn’t tolerate it. Something is wrong with this picture.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  ScooterLinda
9 months ago

and Marchetti, who rode shotgun for the whole shit show wants you to vote for him to be mayor. Is that the most absurd thing you have ever heard in your life? The guy whose real life job is to manage money is part and parcel to the whole spending explosion. Whatever does he say about this Dan? Is he defending it?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Wake up people – we are being invaded and the O’Biden admin is orchestrating it in order to destroy the country. Is nuclear war next?
MAGA 2024!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/illegal-immigrants-get-free-smartphones-paid-for-by-us-taxpayers-some-do-not-have-court-dates-until-2035-video/

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Where’s Worldwide, Marxist Melle, TSC and Gaetani? Still in denial that we are being invaded and the taxpayers are footing the bill? But I bet you four won’t support Trump in 2024. Why aren’t you four calling for the impeachment of Dementia Joe and border czar Kamala as well as Mayorkas?

https://thefederalist.com/2023/05/11/biden-dhs-is-literally-inviting-mexican-officials-to-send-batches-of-illegal-aliens-across-the-border/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

You want the 78 year old crybaby as president lol

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

I agree it’s an invasion. Obama even said that a far lesser number than this was an invasion when he was president. How quickly he changed his tune when the globalists got hold of his brain. The people supporting this on the left go back to their quiet tree lined streets and laugh at the poor areas of the country being infiltrated so that there are fewer and fewer resources for everyone. They laugh as Texas is being invaded. It’s all a joke to them because THEIR lives are not feeling the crunch of fewer resources. They are taken care of financially as long as they vote for this insanity. Eventually they will be effected, but their far left politicians haven’t told them that yet.

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Chelsea Grammar
Chelsea Grammar
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

effected? Pat, your pals are affecting your grammer!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Chelsea Grammar
9 months ago

Whoops, but I do know my pronouns if that helps.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Chelsea Grammar
9 months ago

grammar.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Trump won’t be the president no matter what that sex predator does

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
9 months ago

Bill Tyer finished last in the school committee race last election. The person who dropped out even defeated him!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Elisabeth
9 months ago

Losing that race was a best outcome for Bill. Same crowd that Kinnas broke his teeth on.

Bill Tyer
Bill Tyer
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Dan if i may, Elisabeth, i just want to keep the record straight. I lost the School Committee race. I didn’t get the number of votes needed to gain a seat on that Committee. I lost them, i as a candidate did not get my voters out to the polls and have them pull, or color in my name. I own that, but your post was not accurate. I never lost to a person that dropped out. If you check the figures, i was some 600 plus votes behind a current sitting member. I came in 7th, 6 were voted in. I came in 7th in a field of 10 that were on the ballot. If you were to pull the listings, those that dropped out, why i don’t know, came in collectively behind my vote total. To give you some hope, truth, collectively they out numbered me. So it begs the question, if they weren’t there, if there names were absent from the ballot, would i have won. We may never know why, a person would take out papers, get signatures, wait till the last minute to give consent to a ballot, and back out. All i know for fact is that i am running, and am a certi. candidate for Ward #3 councilor, and will campaign as such…

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Bill Tyer
9 months ago

Hi Bill! Charles here – no need to explain why you didn’t get the job. It wasn’t supposed to happen and wouldn’t matter if had. The School Comm. is a board of pin heads. You didn’t want the job.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Sir, how dare you insult pin heads.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Hell Toupee
9 months ago

Join the School Committee at your own eternal risk.
https://youtu.be/Fj_inlzsDhQ

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  Bill Tyer
9 months ago

Let me help you Mr Tyer, you wouldn’t have won. You will never win. If you really wanted to be elected you would just take the free School Committee position opening this coming election. But you won’t as your ignorance is laughable. Good Luck sir keep debating people on Social Media and Blogs!

ChattyCathy
ChattyCathy
Reply to  Elisabeth
9 months ago

That’s because he’s a FISCAL CONSERVATIVE, hate words to anyone working in the Pittsfield School Department.

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  ChattyCathy
9 months ago

No it’s because people can see who People really are. People talk! He’s a bad candidate period. Runs his campaign through Facebook. Pittsfielders see him as the joke he truly is!

Bill Tyer
Bill Tyer
Reply to  Elisabeth
9 months ago

I guess that folks see ppl for who they are….Are you better under the current ppl. Are your property taxes less under these ppl. I am be seen as a joke, what is your assesment of the current admistration, i am really want to know..

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Bill Tyer
9 months ago

Run Bill run! The people who are slamming you are afraid that you might use some common sense when it comes to using the taxpayers $ on how it is spent and on what.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

In keeping with the Obama tradition of employing sock puppets – will they run Diane Feinstein for Prez in 2024?!

https://www.infowars.com/posts/report-feinstein-asks-where-am-i-going-as-shes-wheeled-back-to-into-u-s-capitol/

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Feinstein/Fetterman 2024!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Almost as useless as a Flat Tyer/Dirty Barry Clairmont ticket. The F/F ticket has a little more brain power than Flat/Dirty though.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

There is an unwritten rule in the WH from Joe’s handlers. Feinstein,Fetterman are not to appear with Joe in any appearance’s because they can speak better and show more cognitive ability than Joe.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
9 months ago

Matt Wrinn should not be pigeonholed like that. Absolute rubbish, I grew up with the man and his family. They are great people, intelligent people and I see him making decisions based on actual research and substance. Tyler sounds like a blowhard already. While I will give both the benefit of the doubt and wait for debates, I’m already leaning towards Matt.

Being a fiscal conservative sounds great, but you still need to be able to partake in diplomatic discourse and work with the rest of the clownsil. He’s already putting a target on his back that ward 3 does not need,

Bill Tyer
Bill Tyer
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Joe, i would love to talk to Matt, i don’t ever, call him names, i know things get out, i don’t give them credibily. I would love to meet with him, but lack of that gives others to speculate. Lets cut that off right at the get go, We can meet and talk about what and who is better for our ward..

Bill Tyer
Bill Tyer
Reply to  Bill Tyer
9 months ago

If Matt would like, we could meet in a very public way. I would ask Dan to be the intermediate, he could monitor the debate. If he would like, we could ask others, Mike Daley, i am sure he would give some great, hard questions to both of us. Lets get the info out there, lets be honest, open and let the voting folks know what and where we stand. I am open, my phone line is open, and folks of ward 3 can always find me, that includes the Matt…

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Bill Tyer
9 months ago

Wouldn’t it be great if all candidates felt this way.

(but puppets are puppets are puppets so, NO!)

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
9 months ago

Usually if I see a smear campaign coming about I know it is the embedded special interests showing fear of losing control of the purse strings. This is done to discourage ethical folk from asking questions about bloated budgets and bloated make work staffing.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
9 months ago

You sound like Marchetti’s puppet

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
9 months ago

Alisa Costa endorsed Wrinn. That tells us everything we need to know. Costa is Pete White with a thinner beard.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

She originally took papers out for ward 3…. Didn’t take long for her to figure out that wasn’t going anywhere so she pulled at large papers and endorsed Wrinn for 3. She a Dina DaDunce thinkalike.

ChattyCathy
ChattyCathy
9 months ago

Vote Tyer ward 3. Fiscal conservative.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  ChattyCathy
9 months ago

Absolutely!

Bill Tyer
Bill Tyer
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Thank you for your support…

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Bill Tyer
9 months ago

Thank you for running, Bill. I wish you success.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Message to McCarthy: “shut up & do something!” – James Woods, my new favorite celebrity.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/james-woods-responds-to-kevin-mccarthy-and-speaks-for-all-of-us/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Tyer and Barry, should be run, into a wood chipper.

Troubled Sowells
Troubled Sowells
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

They’re awful people to.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Do they make them in industrial size?

Pat
Pat
9 months ago

Think of all the babies that have been aborted in this country and then realize the lies being told by the Democrats that we need more people in this country. They have been encouraging people to have abortions because they are too poor to afford them and for a million other reasons, but then they bring millions of poor families into the country because we need more people here. No, the real answer is that they want certain people in this country. People who don’t know the constitution and will not want to follow it so that when their rights are taken away, they won’t know that at one time Americans had lots of rights and freedom.

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

Great point, Pat. I believe it’s called a controlled destruction of the United States to bring on one-world government. The regime in power which is allowing this uncontrolled and illegal immigration should be impeached immediately.

Locally, I hope BMC can afford to stay in business with all the freeloaders being allowed, without opposition, to bombard our social services and health care providers. God help us all because the country is a mess.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Lenny
9 months ago

Thanks Lenny. When countries want more people, they do things to encourage people to have more children. They DON’T encourage abortions on demand and they don’t let an invasion happen in their country.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

Are you saying Trumps people know about the constitution? Cuz nothin in there about storming the capital to change an election. My guess is that most of them cannot even spell constitution, have never read the first page or know what country it applies to. And you know I am right about that Pat. You know it.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

What about your crazies on your side who were shooting up and burning cities? Do they know the constitution? Lots of crazies stormed the capital on January 6th and I don’t condone it, but they do NOT represent the majority of Republicans and you know it although your side wants you to believe that anybody who isn’t a Democrat deserves to be silenced.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

Firstly, I am a registered Independent. I do not allow myself to get caught up in the tribalism that is at the heart of Americas self destruction.

Secondly, if store owners were to shoot people who were looting and burning their business s, I would be OK with that. Very OK with that.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

You’re pretty much of a leftist according to your posts

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

In Massachusetts you’d take it up the butt if you shot a looter

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Rule 5
9 months ago

I know. But if I was going to lose everything I worked for for my whole life I might not care.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Except if you are white man who burned haybales that supported Xiden/Harris and have a Soros supported DA in that jurisdiction.

White men are held to the fullest extent of the law in those places.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

White men can not handle change…1950 is gone…you may cry tears now

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Sure TSC. A white who burned D supporting hay bales got 2 years in jail.

A black male who was an armed career criminal, got popped by MSP w/dope….and guess what TSC? A firearm.

He was supposed to get a minimum-mandatory 15 years. DA Wrong Way pled him to 3 years.

I hope when that B/M gets out of prison, he and his crew move right next door to you. Get a little taste of your own BS.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

See the Declaration of Independence

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Guess agin Karl Marx

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

The good news is that most of them would grow up to be democrats.

The school committee
The school committee
9 months ago

Marchetti has OKd every dollar wanting the Mayor’s salary to retire on.Marchetti is spending money elderly residence don’t have.Marchetti has led a immature CC to just keep spending until the city itself goes back into State Control to avoid failure.Fifteen million on the Biotech building and no biotechnology company.How much does Milltown pay in rent.Five years in and there are 13 cars parked there…A complete failure with no transparency about the building and who is in it.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Is it true that he is going to hand out Pete the Puppet dolls with attached strings as part of his campaign strategy?

She/Her/Shit
She/Her/Shit
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

That’s a good one right there.

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

And that’s what democrats do bucko

Quick Take
Quick Take
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Krol did too. Not once did he balk at any of the spending. Stanley pocketed hundreds of thousands on the seat deal alone.

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The biggest difference between Marchetti and Krol, Marchetti can keep a job and a spouse.

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Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Quick Take
9 months ago

Tyer looks 100 lbs lighter here.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Quick Take
9 months ago

I agree totally QT.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

He knows how to sell his candidate, or thinks he does anyway.

Marchetti is in that picture too.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Please let me – Jon Melle – clearly state the following:

I will NEVER support Donald Trump for U.S. President because I believe that he is a Nazi due to the facts that he had Nazis work for his three presidential campaigns and in his presidential administration, that he is the leader of the racist White Nationalist movement in the U.S.A. that parallels Hitler’s Nazi Party movement in Germany 100 years ago, and that his life symbolizes “moral hypocrisy” due to the fact that he cheated on all 3 of his wives, paid off dozens of women whom he had sexual relations and/or inappropriate behaviors with, and he has a history of verbally abusive language towards women and minorities.

Peter Marchetti is running for Mayor of Pittsfield politics so that he will be next in line to serve the Good Old Boys network and then he will retire with a 6-figure city pension after 8 years of raising municipal taxes, fees, public debts and other liabilities that has diminished the city’s shrinking middle-class population over the past 50 years. Peter Marchetti is only in it for himself – just like all of the other corrupt career politicians who only do DISSERVICES to the common people who misguidedly vote to elect and reelect them.

As Pittsfield (Mass.) is my native hometown, it upsets me to read about Mayor Linda Tyer’s fy2024 $205.6 million budget proposal that will take effect in less than 2 months on July 1st, 2023. When one samples municipalities similar in size and makeup, Pittsfield politics clearly spends an excessive amount of tax dollars in return for rock bottom results.

The current and past Mayors of Pittsfield politics are and have been totally disconnected to the common residents of the city. At this time next year of 2024, Linda Tyer will be collecting her 6-figure public city pension plus perks and will retire alongside her multimillionaire CPA husband Barry Clairmont in their mansion in Pittsfield’s elitist Gated Community within a few feet from the Hancock border. Meanwhile, Pittsfield will still be in the ditch.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

You give buffoons a bad name

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

As TM stated, your father collects a $50,000 pension from the state.
You don’t work.
You voted for Hillary and Syracuse Joe.
Nazis and white supremacists are the labels you apply to anyone who is not a Marxist.
How are you improving your local community in New Hampshire? What are you doing to improve the lives of your neighbors and those you love? Any accomplishments at all?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Fritz, this is the guy who joined the US Army, went through basic training back in the day, and now claims that comments made by Trump ‘offended him.’

The fact that JM calls Trump a Nazi, shows he’s of low IQ like TSC, Dirty Barry Clairmont, and ‘guys’ of that ilk. If they even still identify as guys? I can’t bring myself to call them men.

Here you go JM, I did a little research for you about Nazi’s. This article is from 2018. It’s about Ukraine and their problem with Nazi’s. Guess who was president then? Trump.

The real ‘Nazi problem’ you write about is not about Trump, but rather it’s in that sh!thole country we send billions of dollars to: Ukraine.

Guess whose family is in illegal-financial trouble from dealings with Ukraine? Not Trump. Your hero, the guy who sold our country out to China, Joe Xiden.

Commentary: Ukraine’s neo-Nazi problem | Reuters (2018) JM

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

I find it ironic that the most educated supposedly like Melle are the most ignorant.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Biden and the far leftist has convinced his followers like Melle that the rich do not pay taxes when it’s just opposite. Most of his followers don’t pay taxes.I want every American to pay their fair share including those that make minimum wage and the layabouts that don’t pay taxes. A system where some citizens pay no or very little taxes along with the Non Profits, but receive equal representation is not sustainable. That’s
what we have.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Mayor Linda Tyer calls the budget process “interesting”. Please read her radio interview:

Tyer outlines final budget proposal; $205.6 million for Pittsfield’s coming fiscal year | WAMC

“I find the budget deliberations to be very interesting. I think that there are really good inquiries that happen, and then I also feel that there are times when I don’t appreciate things that are said in the council meetings when the budget is deliberated. However, I do feel that it’s sort of been an interesting dynamic over the last few years, because the budget that I have presented to the city council is often voted upon at a higher number. So, it’s an interesting interplay, because we often hear members of the city council talking about wanting to cut the budget, it’s too high, we need to do better. And then in the end, they have asked me to put more money in. And so, it’s been an interesting, sort of confusing, I guess, deliberation, but I still consider the process important.”

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

This is the woman you’ve been so supportive of for the last 7 years!
Do you stand for anything at all?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

JM did take a firm stance in his support of Bud Light and Dylan Mulvaney. Does that count?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
9 months ago

This is the train coming at you and there is nothing you can do about it. Unless when you leave Pittsfield you also leave Massachusetts. This is a must read people.

https://www.wwlp.com/news/i-team/i-team-state-paying-for-hundreds-of-families-to-live-in-hotels-in-western-massachusetts/?utm_source=wwlp_app&utm_medium=social&utm_content=share-link

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Yeah this is well known in Springfield. There was a state takeover of a hotel (and probably others in the vicinity) across the street from the Big Y in Chicopee, near the Walmart for the sole purpose of housing migrants. Shoplifting in the nearby stores is rampant. Carts from the grocery stores & Walmart are used by the migrants to transport their goods to the hotels, and then the carts are dumped all along the front of the hotels. The area is trashed as are the hotels. Glad to hear that MCLA came to their senses and refused the state takeover.

Biden, Kamala and Mayorkas should be tried for treason for ignoring existing immigration laws and allowing our country to be invaded!

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Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

This will be happening across the country with this invasion so there’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. The elderly who have lived and worked here all their lives may lose their social security payments in the near future if Biden doesn’t do something about it, but there’s plenty of money for the illegals.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

This swarm shows no signs of abating. It may go on for months or years. Immigration is wonderful in moderation but you cannot empty out whole countries and pour them into another.

How is it that many of these folk seem to be buying very nice houses? They are not all the downtrodden.

Schools are filling over, hospitals cannot keep up, emergency services are out straight. Not very well thought out if you ask me.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Oh, it’s perfectly thought out for what they want to do which is replace Americans with people they can control which gives the Dems lots of power which they can use to turn us over to the globalist world order.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

These are illegal economic immigrants. How about a law that says you cannot send money out of the US for 10 years after entering the US. Or tax at 50% all money transfers to Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela and Haiti and have that money augment boarder security.

The school committee
The school committee
9 months ago

The Trump violent sexual assault of another woman will sink his hopes of being King.He again used his cult to destroy this woman’s name on CNN town hall Trump rally.She is now in the process of suing him again for defamation. The disheveled Trump was not in any way thinking clearly as he and his audience laughed as he mocked her.Putins invasion of the Democratic Ukraine depends entirely on Trump being elected president of the United States of America. Trump tried to dismantle NATO for Putin.Trump is Putins candidate for us.Russia has funneled money through the NRA for years to get Republicans elected to weaken or destroy the United States as they keep you guys fighting trans sexuals and beer endorsements….Marchetti or Kroll will keep spending until the State of Massachusetts steps in to save us from ourselves.Any can lead if you spend other people’s cash.Can somebody lead us to an effective money spending freeze….Pittsfield is failing for the last time.This spending is to cover up the depression of a failed mayor and council president.Do not vote for Pete Marchetti just because he leads a parade committee.The Peter Principle means he is in a job he can not do.Begging people not to elevate Marchetti to an even higher position he can not do…..Marchetti for Mayor means he will keep this spending tornado effect going for years to come…He is the Donald Trump of Mayors….He has no psychology to stop spending and get control.He is Mayor Tyer for 4 more years….Spend Spend Spend….He is killing the retired people because he has no compassion for their poverty.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Marchetti or Kroll will keep spending until the State of Massachusetts steps in to save us from ourselves”

I wouldn’t count on Beacon Hill to suddenly wake up and realize the Pittsfield miracle and gold star budgets were all a fake. There are no reasons to expect receivership for this bunch.

Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Very fake news from cuckoo man

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Fake News
9 months ago

Go watch Judge Piro

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

No Democrats have compassion for the poor especially if they are poor Americans.

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The school committee
The school committee
9 months ago

Pete Marchetti has allowed 300 kids each year in office to be educated on a toxic swamp at Allendale school.Pete Marchetti has allowed people to live next to a cell tower that has made them ill.Pete Marchetti sweeps streets only once per year.Pete Marchetti has voted for every dollar spent in Pittsfield Ma.PHS is the signature building in Pittsfield Ma and its a 100 year old dump.Marchetti can’t lead Pittsfield .

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Pete Marchetti is not the mayor.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Lenny
9 months ago

He OKs every penny

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

The alternative is to not approve School Budget. I’m sure the children would love that no school. The Mayor makes the school budget. The council has 2 choices to approve or not. They do not have line item control!

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Elisabeth
9 months ago

Why did I think the school committee made the school budget? Just what is their job anyway? I guess if our level 5 schools have not dropped down to level 4 they are doing a good job.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
9 months ago
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

It’s a new low for sure. The media keeps calling this a broken immigration system, but that’s a lie. It’s really an intentionally dysfunctional immigration system. Biden wants all of these illegals here.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

I posted this elsewhere also!

Dear Vets,
On behalf of the Unites States government, thanks but no thanks for your service. We put you in some tough situations with no follow through and support. Your sacrifice means nothing so get the hèĺł outta here.
Love, the Biden Admin

P.S. we still want your taxes

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

I wonder what JM thinks of this? JM, the US Vets you so advocate for, are being made ‘houseless’ by Joe Xiden. In favor of illegal aliens. What do you think? Great cause by the way JM.

Certainly not under Trump. He cut a lot of the red tape Barry saddled the VA with to help Vets.

What Prez helped you get your VA pension? Bush-R, correct? Not under Clinton-D, right?

But keep voting D nimrod.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

I believe that no human being and/or animal should be homeless. I believe that Veterans should help each other, and I believe that no Veteran should ever be homeless. I volunteered at an animal shelter. My dog is an official Emotional Support Animal (ESA). I always help Veterans!

Pat
Pat
9 months ago

The problems from the surge are spreading across the country. Look at what the Democrats are doing to Chicago. Crime being everywhere isn’t enough. Now the people living in Chicago are demanding that the illegals stop coming into their city. In the first wave they were being housed in police stations. Now they are putting them in a former school. Residents are worried about safety and seeing all the resources being poured into the illegals while they receive nothing for their neighborhood. Chicago residents are asking why they haven’t been getting all of these resources while they live in poverty. The money is going to be spread very thinly and people in poverty will sink even deeper while the illegals are taking so many resources.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-residents-migrants-lawsuit-protest?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20230512Trending-ChicagoUpsetMigrants&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

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Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

And it’s just getting started. Homeless and poor Americans are going to have to take a back seat. We have a new preferred demographic for the democrats. If they can get enough in they can flip this country permanently. Sorry black people, they won’t need you much longer your being replaced.

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

Dear planet posters. I had some words with wamc radio
They have yet to announce that I am a mayoral candidate here in Pittsfield. They have saturated their news stories about Kroll and Marchetti with no mention of me at all
There is not much I can do about it except to keep on complaining. If I become mayor I am going to put together a bi monthly TV show for all the residents of the city of Pittsfield. The show will be the people’s show and all called in questions will be answered then and there and questions I can not answer will be researched and answered on the second show of the month. I can do this easily as a mayor but not so easily as a ward 6 councilor. This is why I am running for mayor as of now.i will run the city differently than past failed mayor’s as tyer Hathaway Doyle Sr. And others who were to some extent as bad as the three mentioned. There will be a new day for Pittsfield and I would like my legacy as your mayor to be that as the peoples mayor I am going to make things as good as possible for all the city’s people.the poor family on Dewey Ave will have the same access to me as the money people of this city. We need to clean up all the gobsig cliques once and for all. They are NOT going to push their weight around with me in the mayor’s office. I can’t guarantee anyone anything except that I will do my best to clean up this nightmare created under the worst mayor ever Linda Tyer. Let’s all agree to vote this year and throw all the dead wood on the fire and start anew. Pittsfield will be strong again. With all of us working together Pittsfield will return to its glory days when people were happy and worked with their mayor’s. This is one of my visions for our beloved pittsfield

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Planet posters. Google the following: bring up the video of Karolina Portsenko and Daniele Vitale playing music from Titanic. This girl is 14
Remember her name she will be an international star very soon. Listen and enjoy

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Dan being a good music critic tell me what you think of Karolinna portsenko on the violin. Remember she is only 14 years old and from Ukraine

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago
Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

I don’t like violins

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Fake News
9 months ago

You do kinda come across a a tuba guy.

Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

And you a Honer Melodica

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Looks like ego won vs. Dan’s sound advice to run for Ward 6.

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
9 months ago

Mr. Fritz I have been trying to answer this question in my mind a million times. I have some specific ideas which fit both scenarios. I truly haven’t come to any conclusion yet. How do I represent all the people of the city if I am a ward 6 councilor? How can I win against all the gobsigs which are behind these two gobsig backed light weights. I have to give this some more thought. I hope you can appreciate the delema I face as I try to represent all the people of Pittsfield and not just one ward. Thanks for the post I do appreciate Dan’s advise but the decision has to be mine. Keep posting fritz and every body else. Maybe you all can convince me one way or the other.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

If you look at what Charles has been trying to do almost all by himself you can see what Craig would be up against as a councilor. A lone voice crying out in the darkness because the deck is heavily stacked.
You would need six councilors who actually cared about the city and the people who live in it to overcome the special interest people steamrolling the city. Pittsfield needs a minimum of 6 wholesale change oriented people, not just to run, but to be elected to overcome the dark forces.

So, I personally, see Craig running for a councilor position as a complete waste of time, money and effort. Nothing he could say or do would change one thing the cabal wanted to do because the total council vote would make all his efforts meaningless. If he somehow could be elected mayor that would be a sea change for the city.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Get your ward signatures and keep the two campaigns separate.

Go to other wards 13457 and get mayor signatures and see how you feel. Gauge the interest and the scale of the campaign.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Aim high, Craig, whether it’s Council or Mayor.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
9 months ago

I know this is out of left field, but why rebuild Wahconah Park if it doesn’t meet MLB standards. Why not go all in for a modern MLB facility one. that can host an affiliated MLB team. Just a thought.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  joetaxpayer
9 months ago

Because if you were an MLB owner, would you put any money into a team in Pittsfield?

That shipped sailed a couple of decades ago.

Some future MLB stars came through Pittsfield back in the day too.

MLB HOF Greg Maddux comes to mind.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Once again, the Editor(s) of the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) criticized a government entity for NOT being transparent with the people and news media. Last time, it was Beacon Hill’s corrupt secrecy in all three branches of state government. This time, it is the MCLA President’s decision to opt out of using empty dorm rooms to provide shelter for 50 to 75 homeless families. But when it comes to the corrupt EPA and the heavily indebted GE’s non-financed settlement to supposedly cleanup the polluted Housatonic River from Pittsfield to Sheffield, Massachusetts, the secret negotiations without community involvement were applauded by the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) Editor(s).

When I follow the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle)’s editorials, the following quote from Animal Farm comes to mind: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.

Jonathan A. Melle

snark shark
snark shark
9 months ago

Pittsfield Swan Song…it was nice knowing ya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmx–WjeN7o

Pat
Pat
9 months ago

Entire hotels in New York are being taken over by illegal immigrants. This hotel cancelled out all the guests including 30 guests for an upcoming wedding. Big government was paying them more to take in the illegals. Now the wedding is in limbo while all of the guests need to find new hotels during a busy season.

The surge is being called unavoidable and temporary by the global media in this country, but these are more lies. Closing the border would solve all of the problems, but Biden wants the illegals to flood the country so he can “finish the job” for his globalist friends. If you are bothered by the surge then, of course, you are a racist.
https://nypost.com/2023/05/13/wedding-guests-scramble-after-hotel-taking-nyc-migrants-cancels-rooms/

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

Biden et al should be up for treason

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

El Paso Department of Public Health Warns of Community Outbreaks of Chickenpox, TB, Infestations, and STD Due to Influx of Illegal Aliens
“There have been cases of scabies, measles, covid, and bed bugs. Take care of your health,” officers added.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/el-paso-department-of-public-health-warns-of-community-outbreaks-of-chickenpox-tb-infestations-and-std-due-to-influx-of-illegal-aliens/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

Migrant Processing Center in El Paso PACKED with Illegal Aliens – Nearly ALL are Military Age Males (VIDEO)
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/migrant-processing-center-in-el-paso-packed-with-thousands-of-illegal-aliens-nearly-all-are-military-age-males-video/

Think the crime wave summer of 2020 was bad. Wait until Biden distributes these criminals nationwide.