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THE PLANET DIGS: KROL’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, AND YOU CAN TAKE IT TWO WAYS … FALLOUT FROM EAGLE STORY WILL BITE MARCHETTI IN THE BUM

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

First of a Series

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 22-4, 2023) — So much for a clean campaign.

Both Peter Marchetti and John Krol promised citizens from the start. Krol has kept his promise. Technically, Marchetti didn’t break his promise, since it appears that it wasn’t, hasn’t been, and will not be his to give.

Nowhere will his fingerprints be found on the instrument of bludgeoning, in this case, the local daily, which might as well be listed as one of the Marchetti campaign’s biggest donors. Actually, the council president has no fingerprints. They’ve been long worn off by sticking his finger into the wind once too often to see which way it was blowin’.  That’s where he thinks the answers are. Musta have been inspired by the Dylan song.

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The story published Wednesday Sept. 20, the day following the preliminary election by the Berkshire Eagle, has awakened a sleeping giant. Anyone who pays attention to local politics and who isn’t a Marchetti supporter will gravitate to Krol if they are not already there. Unfortunately for Peter, that includes the majority of the pitiful few who voted on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Some 54% chose either Krol (39%) or Karen Kalinowsky (15%).

Curious, the timing of the piece, just one of many facets to this journalistic diamond THE PLANET shall be exploring in this series. Despite the Eagle having the story for at least a week, the rag (a) didn’t contact Krol until 6:13 p.m. for the 7 p.m. deadline and (b) ran it the day after the primary. That alone has any person with more than three brain cells questioning the proximity between the election results and the following day’s kick in the balls. If it smells like a pile of horse shit and looks like a pile of horse shit, you can be sure it’s not a bowl of Lucky Charms.

Having dinner with two friends Thursday night at Cim’s, THE PLANET talked to about dozen patrons. Seven hadn’t heard about it (tells you everything you need to know about the failing paper’s circulation), one didn’t care “because I wouldn’t trust anything [the Eagle] prints,” and four called it a some version of a hit piece ( “blow below the belt”).

Based on our delightfully unscientific poll, we’re talking a boomerang effect, with the missile on a trajectory heading for Marchetti’s plus-size physique. Maybe if he cuts down on his beer intake, he’ll make less of a target. It’s Pete, not John, who now cuts a pathetic figure for the way the story has unintentionally got people talking.

What they’re saying is that Marchetti’s campaign isn’t about boosting a hollow man that they don’t even respect. Rather, it’s all about taking down Krol for what looks like personal reasons related not to policy but to his bitter divorce from Alison Johnson, daughter of Brian Johnson, who has been a key figure behind mayoral elections going back to Sara Hathaway. Thanks to the Eagle‘s story, an entirely different narrative is developing. Finally, that cat may have sprung the bag.

The only thing the Eagle’s “expose” exposed was the skank that’s behind the effort to put a sad, pathetic man in the corner office, a man who doesn’t believe in himself and who had better be careful about the multitude of skeletons in his closet. Oh, the juice!

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Sept. 20, from page, Second Coming typeface: “Krol ‘stole’ funds”.

Hit piece? Investigative journalism? Both? Neither?

We can say this much. It wasn’t “investigative” since the Eagle dug up nothing.

Informed sources tell THE PLANET Stacy Carver, ex-wife of Berkshire Money Management’s (BMM) Alan Harris but still his “partner” in the business, delivered the narrative to the local daily not on a silver platter but on a platter that contained 30 pieces of silver.

The gift that keeps giving came armed, sources say, with BMM’s, uh, friendly “suggestion” to Eagle exec editor Kevin Moran, publisher Free ’em Freddy’s bag man, that if the local daily didn’t run the story, BMM’s advertising dollars, which are helping to keep the Boring Broadsheet on life support, might migrate elsewhere. Where that might be in the media-forsaken town of Picklefield wasn’t specified. We can state definitively it wouldn’t be on THE PLANET. We’re not for sale.

Saying Eagle scribe Meg Britton-Mehlische “wrote the story” is like saying William Whipple wrote the Declaration of Independence. Whipple, a mere signatory, later founded a toilet-paper conglomerate. Britton may have typed the story, but that’s about it. So who “wrote” wrote it? Enter THE PLANET‘s newsroom and business sources at the Boring Broadsheet.

Quoting another Carver, Dana The Church Lady, “Could it be” Moran (like “Satan,” contains five letters) his managing editor Lindsey Hollenbaugh, and contributions buy some poor, ink-stained wretch?

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And what about the next day’s spiked follow to the “hit job?”  The initial plan, apparently, was for the Eagle to “report” on the debate that took place at the paper between Marchetti and Krol, attended by Moran, Meg Britton, Hollenbaugh, and another Eagle editor. What? You didn’t hear about this “forum” held at 3 p.m. not in the Eagle’s conference room but in a small, makeshift studio at 75 Church St.?

Seems the Eagle was counting on Krol not showing up for shame or attending all distraught and distracted. Sources say that instead, they got a confident Krol who wiped the floor with a nervous and sweating Marchetti. It wasn’t what the Eagle counted on, and it looks like Moran spiked the story.

There now. THAT story is out. The one chance the public has of seeing this debate is our exposure of an event that the paper desperately wants buried, since their Wonder Boy soiled the sheets.

———- ooo ———-

Here’s a link to Krol’s Facebook Live response: https://fb.watch/nbvmtNqxJx/

THE PLANET contacted Marchetti’s right after the Eagle story broke, asking for comment.

“I have no comment on the issue.”

That told us a lot. If Pete WAS running a clean campaign, he would have said something like “Look, John and I have our differences, but I was disappointed that the paper would run a story of this sort” or words to some such effect. But no. All he said after that was “My committee was not involved in any part of it.” He keeps repeating that, and perhaps if it’s said an infinite number of times by an infinite number of monkeys, ordinary citizens and voters might believe it.

Where does this saga go from this point?

The way forward is for Krol to drop the gloves and come out swinging. Even with the most friendliest home-field advantage, Marchetti wilts in public appearances. The way forward for Marchetti is to denounce the mud-slinging and stance himself from the Eagle piece.

Coming up soon, Second in the Series.

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Thomas More
Thomas More
5 months ago

I’m afraid he’s dead in the water. All the name calling in the world and there will be plenty of it from the planet won’t bring him back to life.

Breaking News!
Breaking News!
5 months ago

Krol must come forward with the documents to clear his name.
If his bank accounts don’t clearly show he had ample money to cover all the improper payments to AMEX, on the “please pay by dates” they were made, he’s cooked.
People that know things are saying they HIGHLY doubt he had the money as he was begging and borrowing all over town to come up with the $750.
It will be a dry run for when 7 North Street starts its work. Shugrue’s office won’t handle the case because of a conflict of interest but it will be passed off to the The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division in the AG’s office.

Breaking News!
Breaking News!
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

To Merry and Bright who is often neither. The embarrassment they were trying to save Allison and the kids from (and remember this is before he walked away from his family) was both public and criminal.
Nothing says “Daddy is bad” as him being a convicted felon but that’s now an option.
I guess though with Squeaky in office the chance of a conviction of one of her campaign coordinators would have been less than zero.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/after-decade-on-city-council-john-krol-to-leave-pittsfield-politics/article_35eb9f52-511d-5c17-8018-8109dfbdf884.html

“We invested here,” he said during an interview with his wife, Allison Johnson Krol, in their Trova Terrace home. “We raised our family here and I think that now we’re ready for a new adventure.”

In January, he started a new sales position in Newton for a senior living company called Benchmark. After finishing his current term, he said, he’ll pack up the family and head east.

“It was just a great opportunity to take,” he said of the position as director of community relations.

And while it was that spark of energy that drew him into city politics, he said, the air has since grown tepid.

“Today, I think we’ve kind of lost that magic a little bit,” he said.

Focus on family

He launched the radio show “Good Morning, Pittsfield,” as a way to infuse positive Pittsfield messaging into the local conversation. And later, he said, he worked to do the same with “The John Krol Show” via Facebook Live.

The young couple also had three boys during that time. Their oldest, Arden is 6; while their youngest, Beckett, is 3.

Krol and his wife, who worked for former state Sen. Ben Downing, said they seriously considered a run for mayor in recent years.

But “it’s very hard on a family,” Allison said, noting how young the children are.

While a mayoral run can be a challenge for a young family, Krol said, he emphasized that it’s very doable to balance family life with a City Council seat. He said he’d like to see more young parents take the plunge, as it brings a valuable perspective to the council.

Side bar: Andrea is still the DA.

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Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

Before you jump the gun Mr. WW, I mean, “breaking news,” if Jon used his AMEX at anytime during his tenure for a business related expense, it’s a defense to prosecution under MGL 266/30.

If you really wanted to cook JK’s goose, you would have brought forth criminal charges, or at least a review by the DA’s Office to see if it was prosecutable or not.

Not some garbage hit piece like what you did.

If I was JK, you’ve now made criminal allegations or the appearance of such, I wouldn’t show you sh!t. It’s the states job to prove fraud, not the other way around shortstop.

Not to mention, don’t you have a pending civil case, basically stating the same thing happened to you?

You’re better fit for a Cumby’s parking lot shift and frivolous lawsuits, than you are a criminal prosecutor.

And I’ve certainly been no fan of Krol, but that was cheap.

Remember Pete, your lifestyle is now subject to public scrutiny. Better clean those closets out.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
5 months ago

Lumpy won’t fit in the closet with his beer gut

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

Thanks for the compliment. Evidently, I hit a nerve?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

Pssssat…..they are ALL CROOKED.

Have not seen an honest this century.

Breaking News!
Breaking News!
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

There’s crooked and there’s embezzling from charity crooked.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

That is like a shit and a turd.

And how we have morally decayed.

A little wrong is not right.

2 Brown Street
2 Brown Street
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

So how does this work? What would a sufficient account balance look like in order to exonerate Krol? Sorry but I don’t see an upside for Krol in this gracious offer.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  2 Brown Street
5 months ago

You know what, you’re absolutely right. This proves a valuable point I hadn’t thought of. What proves his innocence simply beyond providing a bank statement that he didn’t steal this money? Rich people steal just as easily as poor people do, it’s not subjective to the poor. Is there a way out? I’m honestly not sure there is at this point.

Breaking News
Breaking News
Reply to  2 Brown Street
5 months ago

John made 5 different payments over a period between November 2018- March 2019.
The investigation began in March when Stacey looked at the last two quarters statements. Until that point John Krol was the one directing payments on the account and had full access.
Some of the bills were small and they progressed to being fairly large about $3,000 for one.
If John had the money in his checking account to cover each bill at the time of the bill, then it was a strange and unfortunate mistake. If he did have the money, then it shows that he used to money from animal dreams to cover debts her personally couldn’t afford.
That’s not a mistake, that’s misappropriation of funds.
The ball is in his court, he should get those documents together because soon enough he’s going to be compelled to.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

Breaking Wind….. you sound like an accountant trying to be a lawyer. Stick with counting on your fingers

ComeOnMan
ComeOnMan
5 months ago

All you say may be true Dan, but none of it means Krol didn’t get caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
5 months ago

Good work, Dan. Welcome back.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Would love to know why Krol’s ex is being dragged into this? Oh I know, because a classic Narcissist can’t take the heat for his own wrongdoing. Why throw blame at something he did on to her? Was her name on the account? Was her dads? Shameful. Come on PLANET, we can do better and read between his shady lines. If something was fishy there we would smell it.

Ok, timing of this: not great. Probably needed to come out a long time ago, that’s true. Why is Marchetti getting called into Calvary? Just because someone supports his campaign doesn’t mean he was the whistleblower. That’s nuts. Agreed he should make a formal statement, he did today in the Eagles opinion column. Maybe a little lackluster but I don’t think this was his angle. I could be wrong.

Meanwhile, you’ve got a candidate who can’t explain his actions and is forcibly touting other people for what HE did. Let’s not forget the fact that his hand has been in many cookie jars and now he’s finally getting the flack he deserves for it.

My take? Nix all candidates and start from scratch. Like to see a poll of a new write in that is not involved with any of this mischief.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

I agree. Start from scratch. Both these guys are an insult to the city and the taxpayers deserve much much better. For just one term it would be nice if the special interest, AND THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER, kept a very low profile.

Get rid of 3 at Large councilors and the whole current school committee as well

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

“My take? Nix all candidates and start from scratch. Like to see a poll of a new write in that is not involved with any of this mischief.”

That is the first good thought to come from this story. While the two gangs focus on destroying each other, the Kapanski’s could just say, “A pox on both your houses. We’ll do this election ourselves.”

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
5 months ago

How about a charter revision that says a mayoral candidate must get at least 5000 votes to be elected. That is less than one fifth of registered voters for gods sake. Make it a mandate and if not reached we go without a mayor for four years.

And while at it make a charter revision that no large expenditures over $250,000 can be made without voter approval. Almost all other county towns do that. Pittsfield is the only one where the mayor gets a Kardashian credit card to go shopping with. It is insane especially since that same person can put the kibash on any serious audit of city expenditures and budget. Crazy. No business would EVER EVER do that. Red flags would be all over that business.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
5 months ago

You should pray for no Charter Revisions in 2024. If you want reform, you will need a citizen’s Charter Reform: get 1500 signatures and you will have Your commission.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
5 months ago

Krol’s best shot is using his talents in the consulting field advising clients how to lose elections, unless he can answer the 5 w’s ( who, what, why, where, when and how)

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
5 months ago

His charisma would be better served at Walmart where he’s nowhere near the cash register.

Sonny
Sonny
5 months ago

Sad day at Planet Valenti. Dan V showed his cards and proved true what many people have posted. He is in the Krol camp. Krol is an embezzler who was lucky he wasn’t charged. He had to link the Animal account to a Krol account. So now everyone knows he is a Thief who from what I can tell abandoned his wife+kids. Very weak on Dan V’s part to bring in the ex-wife and her Father unless he has some kind of proof. I voted for Karen. Either of these 2 guys are a detriment to the taxpayers of Pittsfield. Krol knew of the skeletons in his closet along with probable hundreds of people who heard it thru the grapevine. He chose to take a chance and it bit him and the people behind him. There are no rules in Politics as the Lefty Loonies show us everyday in DC. I won’t be voting in the Mayoral Election because I know my taxes will be going up 10% minimum + however much they are going to gouge us on water +sewer. Dan V has sunk to a new low backing a Thief

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

There is one truth here: Real Estate taxes shall rise average $800/year per house. They promise water/sewer rates too. With Wahconah and police station, borrowing will soar locking us in a high tax environment.

Fiscal responsibility for City Hall: residents must learn to tighten their belts.

Last edited 5 months ago by Charles Kronick
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
5 months ago

If you find yourself unable to pay your exorbitant taxes rest assured there are investors hovering above it just waiting to snap up your home in a heartbeat.

If a city wanted to set up a system to aide and abet such investors they might do it just like Pittsfields. Drive out the home owners through high taxes and let their friends in the investment mob come crawling in.

Every elderly fixed income residents home is probably on a watch list.

Get out if you can.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Adjudicated by Lumpy on a pickle ball court

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

None of this column drivel rebuts the original charges of Krol transferring funds from a nonprofit to his personal American Express credit card while holding a position of trust within that nonprofit. For Krol to place the blame on Greylock and others is inexcusable. He should have addressed the charge head on and taken responsibility for his actions. Not fit to be mayor.

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Dan,

It’s not your job to provide the alternate take. If the shoe were on the other foot, you would be mercilessly putting the screws to Marchetti and you know it.

Who cares if the timing was political? You say If Pete WAS running a clean campaign, he would have said something like “Look, John and I have our differences, but I was disappointed that the paper would run a story of this sort” or words to some such effect”.

Why in the world should Marchetti say something like that? It would be a travesty if the Eagle got wind of this story and didn’t run it, which you would see if you weren’t so clearly biased.

If Marchetti had anything to do with it, I give him credit for it. If this was some made up crap released the evening before the election that would be one thing. But if this has even a chance of legitimacy the public has a right to know. And the fact of the matter is, John could prove himself innocent very easily by releasing his bank records as has been suggested. But we both know he won’t, because they’re not going to help him. And that’s something you seem to conveniently overlook.

And as for your comment Anyone who pays attention to local politics and who isn’t a Marchetti supporter will gravitate to Krol if they are not already there”.

That has to be the most deluded comment I’ve ever seen on this board. I would suggest you rethink your positions before you lose all of your credibility.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

This begs the question what is the American way? Eagle stays silent and doesn’t run this, you get a guy in office who potentially steals taxpayer money. Nice job! The truth from this point looks like he is in question. That’s all. America is democracy and freedom of speech. The paper had every right to run this and expose him. They can’t help that they received it this week. All he has to do to clear his name is the simple task of providing statements that prove it was a true and honest mistake. He’s been given the option.

If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. Don’t put yourself in a position of public office if you’re not capable of handling backlash. Makes him look pathetic. Be clean, honest and have some level of integrity. He’s got some major skeletons in his closet and it begs the question of how he is capable of handling the cities budget. Right now, no matter what he does it doesn’t look good for him.

Liar or imbecile, those are the options for the general public.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

PLANET, where is the documentation supporting Money Management would pull funds from the Eagle if they didn’t run the story? I’m sorry I must have missed that one…

Agreed. Hindsight perhaps they should have given more time to vet and bring documents to the table. I’m not disputing that. But let’s be honest, 47 minutes [if you’re honest and keep good records] should be enough time to make a conscientious statement about what happened, say I’ll bring documents tomorrow to prove my innocence and come clean if there was any wrong-doing accepting fault. If that was the case I’d have way more respect for the dude if he said, you know, I had some financial issues back in the day and was worried about providing for my family. [let’s not forget his brash statement at one of the debates that said we have to assume anyone who steals is abusing drugs? We heard that one and many others did as well. Should we make that same assumption and judgement call on you too Krol?] Dangerous rhetoric he’s spewing there as people steal for a whole host of reasons. Would love to know his reason…

So instead of taking the high road, what did he do? Pulled the coward move and placed an immediate blame on Greylock [unwittingly abusing their integrity as a financial institution] and the story truly doesn’t add up. If the bank had the wrong “router” as he says, those funds NEVER would have made it to AMEX to begin with. That is fact. Banking 101. Perhaps he can put it back into the school budget to teach this course as it’s evident that he and the people of Pittsfield lack this basic knowledge.

The funds would’ve kicked back into their system notifying them there was an issue in less than 24 hours: to which case, they would have notified Mr. Krol. That didn’t happen now did it? The funds made it there and subsequently for the remainder of 5 months. 😉 Then we have the issue of the wrong account number statement. It happens, yes I suppose but is not the general rule of thumb. Again, he would HAVE to have had more than the amount in question in his personal account to cover expenses in order to clear his name. It will be interesting to see if his statements show he had enough funds to cover the AMEX charges at the time. My spidey sense tells me that’s not the case since he was hard pressed to come up with $750 and then couldn’t pay the rest. He needed the generous “gift” he says he accepted of Harris to bail him out. Let’s move backward to go forward from there, [prior to all this nonsense], his business One Eighty Media Inc., was court ordered to DISSOLVE on June 30, 2017. That’s public knowledge. A month later he takes additional funds from Harris, I believe an advance of 28 g’s if I’m not mistaken to be exact to start, The Just Kidding Podcast. Perhaps Harris should disclose if that particular loan has been paid back or even on time monthly. That would certainly be an interesting fact. There was a relationship there clearly between Carver, Harris and Krol for many years. Severed when this came to light. Also, if he was already removed as Board President, why wasn’t he also removed as fiduciary immediately? That I question and put on Carver, seems odd and would have been caught much sooner. Most organizations that have a changing of the guard do so immediately. That’s on her.

Political hit job? Eh, not “exactly” maybe political timing job but let’s see what he does from here.

Breaking News!
Breaking News!
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Dan the paper already knows he can’t provide a paper trail that would support his claim. Maybe you can give him a platform, toss a few softballs, but please get the account statements from his bank on the payment dates of the Amex payments. I know it will prove he’s lying but try anyway.
There are dozens of texts back and forth that haven’t been shown, some very very personal.
Allison was dragged into this because he used her and the kids as a way to convince Carver/Harris not to go public before, not to prosecute, and to bail him out.
If all the texts and emails came out you’d see the true measure of John Krol Jr. and it would be very very bad.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Dan,

Are you asking Allison if this is true, or are you making the assumption it is because John said so?

Breaking News
Breaking News
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

The Berkshire Eagle has them and it’s not my place to give them. I do know there’s some to a couple people where Krol is trying to borrow money to cover the debt. Ask John where he got the initial $750 from.
I do agree this is a trap for Krol by the Berkshire Eagle and he’s got his neck in it.
They short noticed him on the story on purpose. They got a quick reaction, which backed him into a corner. The Eagle set the second trap for him in the opinion piece because they know he couldn’t cover the Amex bills. They are hoping he fabricates evidence so they can nail the coffin shut.
His best chance is with you to clear this up, he could also fully admit it was his fault and his alone and humanize the issue. He won’t be mayor but it might soften the outcome.
Animal Dreams isn’t in a position to press charges because of the change in its operating structure.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

MR. FRITZ,

Correct! Let’s not also refute that it took 5 months for the discovery to come to fruition. Shame on Carver but she explains she didn’t keep watch. She was also under the impression Krol was an honest and decent upstanding individual with integrity. [whoops, I guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – especially at a Cat Rescue]

The average person who is accountable, knows what’s in their bank account and would certainly know if they had an extra $6000+ that they didn’t account for before. Simply put, I don’t buy any of his malarkey! It’s total bull

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

PLANET, Not quite; keep it factual if you don’t want to seem that you’re taking sides. She approached him in 2019. It’s in writing. She came FORWARD four years later. BIG difference. I’m not saying it’s right to wait that long but in saying this it does look like you’re taking his side.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Thats not true Dan. She asked for the money back in 2019. She just didn’t report it until now.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Totally untrue statement. It took a handful of months.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

You’re welcome sir and I appreciate your acknowledgement

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

She would have made a great lookout at Pearl Harbor

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

I don’t trust cat ladies.

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Cat lady Carver and horn dog Harris?

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

FRITZ:
‘That which isn’t mentioned is also news.a reporter searches the gaps.” – Annie Proulx (paraphrased)

Otherwise, what she also writes in Shipping News, ““Where are the reporters of yesteryear?’ he muttered, ‘the nail biting, acerbic, alcoholic nighthawk bastards who truly knew how to write?””

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Proulx is a romantic.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Back in the goddamn day you got 10 minutes to respond to a story. Just sayin.

Untouchable
Untouchable
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Policy schmolicy

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Pittsfield again has a choice between a shit and a turd.

Good luck with that……..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Which pile stinks worse and attracts more flies (er grifters GOBs)?

Krol or Marchetti?

Get the stench out!!!

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Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Marchetti has much more Tyer stink

Mad Tapper
Mad Tapper
Reply to  Herb Pease
5 months ago

neither don’t stank

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

We live in a new era of McCarthyism. Instead of giving a person the benefit of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law usually by a Jury of one’s peers, there are extremist people and news media outlets out there that go full force against a person in the harshest of terms.

In politics, things become conspiratorial instead of rational. In my own experiences in Pittsfield politics when I was a young man many years ago, I didn’t understand who I was fighting against until I witnessed unusual events unfold before my own eyes. As a 48-year-old man, I now know who I was fighting against all of those years ago.

Career politicians are all about corruption (money), retribution (rule by fear), and power (authority). When I witnessed politics over the years, I found out that everything was a done deal because the money went into the pockets of the politicians and their vested and special interest that finance their decades in elected office. I found out that when someone stands against corrupt career politicians, they receive retribution even in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I found out that authority applies to who you are, not necessarily your actions.

The Beltway in the Swamp is the wealthiest region of the U.S.A. Instead of the government serving the people, Capitol Hill is K Street’s “pay to play” paradise. Maryland and then the part of Virginia closest to Capitol Hill and K Street are also very wealthy suburban areas.

Meanwhile, the U.S.A. has a huge swath of the country called the postindustrial “rust belt” whereby there are endless rows of trailer parks, as well as many impoverished inner cities with their countless social services agencies, the jail and prison industrial complex whereby a youth that is able to graduate from high school is at risk of ending up of behind bars because the ruling elites refuse to invest in people and communities, and so on.

In closing, John Krol is and should be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. John Krol should not have received the harshest of treatment by the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle). Pittsfield has politicians other than John Krol that almost always receive a free pass from the Eagle. I will never support John Krol in Pittsfield politics because of his allegiance to Jimmy Ruberto, who is one of the biggest Good Old Boys in Pittsfield politics, and he was a failed Mayor of Pittsfield for 8 years (2004 – 2011) who never owned a home nor rented an apartment in Pittsfield in his entire life. I see John Krol as a dupe who needs to get his own personal life together instead of trying to make his mid-life political comeback in Pittsfield politics.

Jon Melle

Eric Swansin
Eric Swansin
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

I’m writing in on my ballot Jonathan A. Melle for mayor of Pittsfield.
Jonathan will continue the great policies of Mayor Tyer in helping Pittsfield be an inclusive place for all to live.

Jonathan Melle for Mayor ‘24

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Dan,

As many on this blog have been saying for MONTHS, it looks like are carrying Krol’s water. I didn’t want to believe it, but it sure does look that way.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

PLANET respect that you are showing both sides of the coin. Admirable. Tossing his ex and her dad in the mix, not so admirable; unless you have physical and tangible evidence to support it [which I doubt and would seriously question the validity of the source itself] let me tell you, I’d support Marchetti any day if my kid had been married to monster like that, wouldn’t you?

Krol made some pretty big allegations in his WAMC retort that she attempted to use this information to leverage her settlement agreement. Ballsy. Show us the proof of that dude. Also, even if she had,[which is doubtful], what would she actually gain? More money from him? Hysterical. The man clearly has none! Case in point Harris’ $6,100 “gift” – now that’s laughable.

Bottom line to all, Eagle had plenty of evidence that supports the claim against him. If he could prove it was wrong he could have immediately provided an explanation and statements showing the error. His “router” story falls completely flat in my book. He needed more time because he has to “prepare” how he’s going to get out of it. Classic narcissistic borderline personality behavior. The man is a walking billboard for it.

Melle is right though, innocent until proven guilty so let’s let him have his day in court and be tried by a jury of his peers. Then and only then will the truth come out. Show us the money Krol…

Let’s just all call it what it is at this point…A complete washout and start from scratch. ✅

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Team Red Sox over here but let’s put that aside.

So, correct me if I’m wrong here – this seems like a quote from Krol himself to try to derail factual evidence. Am I warm? Seems a bit fishy. While I commend that there are all sides to a story when one side provides fact, the other talks about a whisper and smear campaign? I’m calling bullshit. Seems very MAGA of him and I’m not talking about Republicans. Simply the fact that his supporters blindly and willingly follow despite factual evidence. I know he’s a registered dem. I’m talking about lying to the public and then pointing fingers at everyone else. You can’t dispute that’s narcissistic. Provide the facts, keep it real, honest and integral – then and only then will I think he’s not a complete and total liar. Dude, smear campaign and whispers – come on. I get they happen but if he was ever clean and not so dirty to begin with, none of this would even be happening. There needs to be some serious proof of what you’re saying is fact from the opposite side. Otherwise you drank his koolaide. Be prepared for a massive amount of diarrhea…

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

I’d commend that if it was backed by the same factual evidence provided against Krol and not through word-of-mouth. Shhhhhh! (Whispers, whispers, whispers).

Journalist principle says you’re absolutely right, but common sense [which, ‘ain’t so common these days’] says you’re wrong. Bring the docs to support the other side and I’ll consider a support of it.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Are you warm? Yeah like fresh bullshit

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Yeah it’s the sticky kind that gets stuck in the shoe. That’s the worst!

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Perhaps you can give us the alternate take on Us Senator Robert Menendez’s corruption charges as well. I’d love to hear that too.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Don’t forget the gold bars. Joe Biden has been hiding his gold bars. He doesn’t go flashing them around. Joe is a better and smarter criminal.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Schumer changed the dress code to accommodate the deflated value of the dollar.

You can stuff more stacks in those hoodies and sweat pants.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles Kronick
5 months ago

This could trickle down to Pittsfield. I hope lumpy doesn’t show up in a Speedo.

Outfox
Outfox
5 months ago

Word problem:
The two most dangerous people in a room are the person with everything to lose and the person with nothing to lose; for whom do you vote?
BUT
The Kapanski’s have both everything to lose AND nothing to lose.
Do you
A) vote for one of the two most dangerous people
B) vote nobody
C) Write in The Kapanskis, 50 Center St., Pittsfield, MA. 01201

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

The way this election is going they might be our only option.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

I don’t want the job. Too many headaches. Most people with their head screwed on straight have enough brains not to be mayor. Therein lies the problem.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Outfox
5 months ago

C

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Charles Kronick
5 months ago

How quickly can we get lawn signs made and on lawns?
Not necessarily joking; this seems to be the only option for avoiding future challenges and recall attempts to whichever man wins the mayoral election

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Outfox
5 months ago

Cheap. Fast. Good.

You may choose only two.

Eric Swansin
Eric Swansin
Reply to  Outfox
5 months ago

I would chose:

D. Jonathan Melle

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Outfox
5 months ago

I’d say Marchetti has a good 50 lbs to loose

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
5 months ago

Great column. Pretty much what I was thinking all around

Outfox
Outfox
5 months ago

What we are overlooking here, and it could be a real game changer for JK, is the Shirley Factor.
On a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being she does and says nothing ( those wait you used the money for what questions can be really uncomfortable even if you don’t dignify them with a response) and 10 being full-blown BLM/ DIE Park Square and press coverage about how equity in the criminal justice system means exposing how white collar is code for white men getting away with ” financial irregularities”, what is the Shirley Factor here?

Breaking News!
Breaking News!
Reply to  Outfox
5 months ago

I read this a few times and I get what you are saying. I think Shirley will keep her mouth shut because she’s profiting with the grants that she keeps getting. She doesn’t want to bite the hand that feeds her.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

Yes I too am leaning towards the honor among thieves approach from her, which saddens me because DEI
principles imply that she should be at Shirley Factor number 10,

snark shark
snark shark
5 months ago

However this shakes out Dan, I think you are going to quadruple your readership.

And just out of curiosity, does anyone know how many people are members of Pittsfield city unions and did each and everyone of them vote for Marchetti as instructed? Might be interesting to compare number of union folk with the number of votes Pete and Pete get.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Hasn’t Krol been saying he will be the most accessible Mayor in Pittsfield’s history? If that is the case, why is he limiting comments on his Mayor and personal page to his post explaining?

I thought if you were a candidate you were required by law to allow everyone to comment.

Not very accessible in my book. We now have his second campaign lie and he isn’t even in office yet.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

The Biden crime family is attempting to take away Trumps 1st A rights

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  Dementia Joe
5 months ago

Krol said he agreed to pay the mistake and was able to pay a little bit,then Harris tells him to come seee him and gives him a check to pay the balance. So what’s the problem?

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

SIR, you are joking right?

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

I thought you weren’t interested in voting for the poor me candidate Dan? Apaches?

Economic Injun
Economic Injun
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Heckowie

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Sir Reile
4 months ago

Thanks for pointing that out.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

“As for lies, that’s the best way to win office.”
So we can expect more lies from Krol?
Wow Dan. A new low in my book.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

So Dan if everyone does it, it must be okay?

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Has Marchetti ever vacationed in Bidford Maine?

No Klew Lew
No Klew Lew
Reply to  Herb Pease
5 months ago

Why? What’s the attraction?

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

MR. W

Now THAT is a great point!

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
5 months ago

Dan,

For all your protestations of you’re just giving the other side of the issue and your various what about-isms, you have yet to say anything negative about Krol’s potential embezzlement. So please tell us on the record, if Krol won’t fork up the records to prove his innocence, which should be easy enough to do, will you stop defending him and agree that he is not fit for office?

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Actually, a judgement can be made. If he fails to produce his bank records to prove his innocence, which most honest people would have done on day one and put this to rest, then one can safely make a judgement of their own. His lack of actions to prove his innocence speaks volumes.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Jon Doe
5 months ago

Hey Doe,

Even if he provides these statements what does that actually mean to his credibility and trustworthiness? I change my stance on that.

The debt to this day has never been paid or worked off by KROL. Let’s just put that out there. Also, check the books on his 28k loan to Harris for the podcast. What’s happening with that? What about the funds he owes to the IRS for the dissolution of One Eighty Media…[which he’s created a new Google page at Crawford Square] I think the big guns would be interested to know he’s still very much in the “biz”

And if we want to go there with whispers and smears, word on the street is that he owes way more money to other people not just Harris and Carver. Will be interested to see if those folks decide to come forward. Small town politics man, there isn’t a B rated movie out there better than this…

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

So if Marchetti or ApplKal, or Krol was on video stealing the donation jars for the cat food fund it’s okay as long as charges aren’t pressed???

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  JoeFriday
5 months ago

Yea but about 200 cans would have had to have been stolen to equal 6,000 bucks.

Just stealing one should make people not trust the person to run the city.

TheAlternativeCake
TheAlternativeCake
Reply to  JoeFriday
5 months ago

So, out of the three of them, who would you trust to collect the cans?

Even before this story broke, the answer was obvious to anyone with half a brain.

Tommy Boy
Tommy Boy
5 months ago

Well isn’t it a secret that Ms. Johnson began her affair with a good doctor, filed for a separation from John Krol in the teeth of COVID, and kept him from his children? Or am I mistaken? And wasn’t it only after John filed an emergency order from probate court that was he able to finally see his children?

So no, I do not believe he willingly left his “poor wife and kids.” It seems to me to be quite the opposite. My take is that when push came to shove and Allison was getting ready to introduce their children to the good doctor, the good doctor bailed, leaving her to pick up the pieces, with her parents. And I heard they knew about the affair and condoned it. Am I incorrect? What Allison didn’t bank on was that John would move on. Let’s call this what it is, a scorned woman, a plan foiled.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Tommy Boy
5 months ago

Tommy Boy, get a life. For real, this post is a complete joke. No one is going to believe that this was all the foiled plan of an ex. Krol dug this grave, time to lie in it.

No Klew Lew
No Klew Lew
Reply to  Tommy Boy
5 months ago

Was the doctor male or female?

Sandra D
Sandra D
5 months ago

Was Krol’s ex was cheating on him with a doctor? That’s what I heard from Krol family members.And did the ex’s family covering for her? And did the doc bolt back to his wife when Alison was pushing him to the next step? It appears that the doc didn’t mind having some fun, but disappeared when things got serious. The entire ex family has been on a four-year smear campaign against Krol, to cover their tracks. These are the people that Marchetti has running his campaign. From the very beginning, the idea that Marchetti was running a fair above-the-board campaign was completely laughable. Marchetti has no backbone, no values whatsoever – so therefore he’s a fat shell of hollow man primed for Brian Johnson to play out his angry vendetta against Krol, who had the audacity to move on from his daughter and a bad marriage. So these angry, toxic people, worked with the beagle and major advertiser BMM and the rest of the power brokers who are deathly afraid of Krol being mayor- to setup this long-planned smear. They gave Krol literally no time to comment on this massive hit piece, sanctioned by the hapless Moran and the shuffling corpse Rutberg.

Holden Caulfield
Holden Caulfield
Reply to  Sandra D
5 months ago

I thought the problem was embezzlement. The money was either taken illegally or it wasn’t. The spat with his ex and body shaming Marchetti has nothin to do with the alleged crime.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Sandra D
5 months ago

The issue here is whether Krol stole funds from the cat charity. The documents published in the Eagle seem to indicate he did.
Who he was cheating with and who his ex was cheating with are the side issues unrelated to the alleged theft.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Many voters will certainly leave Krol but only one or two would ever migrate to Marchetti. They just will not vote for a mayor. Krol has his demons but Marchetti has a proven, in your face, reviewable, record of failure. Failure to do the job of city council president. He all but abandoned his constituency, the people who put their trust in him and voted for him.
I will not be voting for Krol but I would feel like a complete asshole voting for a man I know from experience, does not have any credibility that he would even try to do the job of being a real mayor of the people. And Marchetti is that man. He is a puppet and nothing will be changing that. He is what he is.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Sandra D
5 months ago

Silly Sandy,

What does his ex have to do with embezzlement? Of course you heard this from the Krol family. Where else? To even put this out there in the ether is laughable. It has literally nothing to do with the subject at hand. We are focused on Krol and his embezzlement charge. Not why his marriage dissolved, I’m sure entirely the same way as his “business”.

Always vet your sources Sandy – otherwise you’ll be “hopelessly devoted” to a white collar criminal.

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Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

When was anyone here charged with a crime F Lee Dingdong?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Sandra D
5 months ago

Wow, if you’re correct it’s disgusting to do this to the Krol children.

Gobsig
Gobsig
5 months ago

Does anyone believe that Lumpy Marchetti had no knowledge of or part in this hot job?

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

He probably did but so what? If I was running for office and I found out the opposing candidate was potentially an embezzler I’d be all over it too. You’d have to be a moron not too.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jon Doe
5 months ago

Lumpy leaves the high road. Film at 11.

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Film or scum?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Jon Doe
5 months ago

And if I were Marchetti I would pressure the mayor to run an independent forensic audit so that everyone could see that I, and the administration I help oversee, were squeaky clean, thereby insuring my election by a grateful and adoring populace. I would show all those doubters that I did indeed have their backs.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  snark shark
5 months ago

Best Joke I’ve heard in a while

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Lumpys looking to get the whole city hall ltbgq including himself.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Dan wrote that he denied doing it

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Yes, the lump denies involvement

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Goslow
5 months ago

But he was undoubtedly aware it was coming and obviously did nothing to shut it down. That makes him a party to it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Tuberculosis outbreak at Southern border.

Thank Joe Biden and the lawless DOJ/DHS, and leftists everywhere.

Are they being enrolled in Pittsfield schools yet?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

PHS Scoohls….

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Lumpy has TB. Two Bellies.

Mr. X
Mr. X
5 months ago

People you are all acting surprised at the Krol exposure and timing including DV. Lest we forget that politics are and will always be the ultimate dirty game. Especially small town variety. It’s another pick your poison mayoral choice. Krol has shown he can’t keep a job and is jumping at the chance for a guaranteed 4 year job pushing half a million plus life long bennies. Marchetti will be taking a cut in pay and already has the life long bennies, hence nothing to gain yet everything to gain for Krol.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. X
5 months ago

What Pissfielders should be upset with is a choice of bad and worse.

The toilet bowl that is the city just keeps electing crap, then citizens moan when they are PISSED ON more showers….

Expect 4 more years of golden showers from next mayor.

You voted for both….

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Mr. X
5 months ago

If lumpy gets elected he’ll get a substantial boost in public pension. He’ll continue to soak the taxpayer to feather up his lavish lifestyle

That Girl
That Girl
5 months ago

The Eagle should be ashamed of themselves. Do they really consider that REPORTING?

I remember watching Dan interview both candidates and Peter said he’d run a clean campaign. I don’t believe for a minute he has nothing to do with this. I noticed on his personal Facebook page and in many other photos that he’s posing with John Krol’s ex wife and her father. Does he actually think we are stupid? You can’t get nastier than that. And can you imagine how those poor boys (John Krol’s sons) must feel to have a mother be so vindictive and hateful against the man they call their hero? It’s gross and nasty all around. It leaves me with the feeling of ick. And if no one else notices or thinks that’s a problem then they are all part of the ick that Pittsfield politics has become.

I could say so much more but I’m too angry. I feel very sad for the town I grew up in and hopefully before my children build families of their own, they will build a life nowhere near Pittsfield.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  That Girl
5 months ago

Journalism left town with the Miller family.

It has gotten worse, if possible, under Rutberg et al.

My cat won’t use a box lined with THE LEFT WINGED PARROT.

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  That Girl
5 months ago

Marchetti has no kids,just cats,he wouldn’t know what you mean.

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Here pussy , pussy.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  That Girl
5 months ago

Totally agree with you. He claims that his “camp” never discussed or discusses Karen or John. What a lie, he evidently thinks we are all stupid. If the Eagle needs to bring up old dirty laundry, maybe the Eagle should ask Peter why we all witnessed the cops always at his house when he lived off of Tyler Street years ago. Actually, forgot about viewing this until this chaotic mess was brought up. Reminder that no one is perfect, and life sometimes is not easy.

If I was Peter I would not like moving into a job where over half the city does not want him for the job.

Maybe we all should write in CITY MANAGER; this could end all this pathetic crap.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

One twelfth of eligible voters voted for Marchetti. He is no Gandhi by any stretch of the imagination.

Pat
Pat
5 months ago

I find it so hypocritical that some Pittsfield Democrat voters are so shocked and outraged that Krol might have taken $6,000 dollars, but there is compelling evidence that Joe Biden was taking millions from foreign countries in exchange for political favors, but he’s still their one and only. No bad words are spoken about Joe Biden like “thief” or “lowlife”. No investigative reporting by the Berkshire Eagle to lay it all out for the public about Joe’s many offshore accounts, suspicious use of fake names, and meetings with Hunter’s business partners. The boring broadsheet is even giving Krol a chance if only he would show us his bank statements. The far left demanded the bank statements of Trump which they did eventually get, but Joe is untouchable for them and they are outraged that the Republicans want to look into any wrongdoing by Joe Biden. 

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Holden Caulfield
Holden Caulfield
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Krol and Marchetti are both democrats.

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  Holden Caulfield
5 months ago

The only difference is about 40 pounds.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Holden Caulfield
5 months ago

Biden is a Democrat.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Nobody here is voting Biden. He’s old news.

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Pat,

Do you really think the Berkshire Eagle has the resources to investigate Biden at the national level?? How about we focus on local topics. There are a million places you can discuss national politics but only a few where you can discuss local politics.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jon Doe
5 months ago

I disagree. The Berkshire Eagle doesn’t hesitate to offer opinions on national politics. It just avoids ever criticizing Democrats in national politics.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

If Joe Biden had not put jam on his toast yesterday morning maybe the Colorado Buffaloes would have had a fighting chance against the Oregon Ducks. But he had to go ahead and have his goddamn jam and to hell with the kids having a fair chance to win the game. Joe really needs to check himself on this one.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

There are thieves. And there are exceptional thieves.

You are comparing apples and oranges. Joe speaks well – Berkshire Eagle should focus on our unexceptional thieves. All of them.

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Pat
Pat
Reply to  Charles Kronick
5 months ago

What? Joe speaks well? When people think like this, it’s no wonder the country is going down the tubes. News flash: Joe can barely speak.

Last edited 5 months ago by Pat
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Mistake – I meant Jon Doe: Of course I didn’t mean Brandon.

“Do you really think the Berkshire Eagle has the resources to investigate Biden at the national level?? How about we focus on local topics. There are a million places you can discuss national politics but only a few where you can discuss local politics.”

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Charles Kronick
5 months ago

They don’t have the resources to investigate Rutberg’s hemorrhoids.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
5 months ago

6h·
JUST IN: The Pentagon has decided to EXEMPT Ukraine operations from a potential government shutdown if lawmakers fail to reach a deal by the end of the month.

This means tens of billions will continue flowing into Ukraine regardless.

Why is that even legal?

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Krol should run for State Rep if he can’t get Mayor job.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Haha perfect, an even bigger pool to pick pocket!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

He should clean streets with Marchetti, with an orange uniform….

TheAlternativeCake
TheAlternativeCake
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Sure, let’s see him and Alfie Boy duke it out. Maybe one can take the cake from FarAway Farley

In The Know
In The Know
5 months ago

To set the the record straight John cheated and once separated Allison began dating. His continued failure to pick up his children when it was his time to be with them led to Allison moving to curtail John’s visitation and access to the children. That along with one instance where he left the children alone to spend time with one of his dates.
John’s dalliances and infidelities were well known among those in his orbit.
Methuselah bar played heavy in his cover for date nights in public.
None of it matters because all of it’s a distraction from the topic at hand.
Did John Krol knowingly misdirect funds from a charity for his own gain? He claims it was done without his knowledge or by mistake but if he didn’t have money to cover those debts at the time of the bill, he did it on purpose. Which leads us to the $6,800 questions.
Did he have the money in his personal account at the time of the payments to American Express to cover those payments?
Does he have evidence to prove he had the money to cover those payments?
Did he borrow money to cover those debts and did he repay those debts?
Those questions are the ones that matter, the rest is just distraction and deflection.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Wait wait wait… Planet buddy, let’s bring that one back then to the other individuals who claim she cheated. This is becoming a he said she said and getting out of hand. Where did the wit and rapport go about the ACTUAL issue. Krol stole.

Dave Bubriski
Dave Bubriski
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Very well said sir.

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Yeah, Yuki is a mental giant. People come in to pick her brain.

In The Know
In The Know
5 months ago

It wasn’t Pete who helped or participated in the story, it was one of the many other people John screwed over that helped bring this story to light. John there’s a lot more coming sweetie and when it all gets out, no excuse will be able to make up for what you did.

In The Know
In The Know
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

The person that’s friends with Stacey is also a friend and an associate of Karen. She one of Karen’s main supporters. Pete wasn’t ever part of the discussion because it wasn’t about him
If Krol lost in the primary and endorsed Karen nothing would have been said. If it was Krol and Karen, it would have come out.
The real question is how long ago and how much did Karen know? If anything.
Who put the call into the campaign finance office? Not Pete. He didn’t even fill out his forms until days after getting his notice.

You have the players right, just the wrong way round.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

I wouldn’t trust the corpulent councilor as far as I could throw him

Gobsig
Gobsig
5 months ago

Is this Brian Johnson buffoon responsible for eight years of Tyer?

Reality Check
Reality Check
5 months ago

Marchetti has a real shot at being Mayor
Krol had a shot but he pissed too many people off and now they are cashing in. He’s done.
Karen K, had no shot.

People would have bitched if the Eagle released the story before the primary. They’d whine about trying to knock Krol out and run Marchetti against KK. A sure win for Marchetti, if he was their man, they would have done that. KK is a loser.

The Eagle dint interfere in the primary.
It’s up to John to cough up some documents that will either prove him incompetent and marginally innocent or a lying POS.
Either way, Krol cooked his own goose years ago. Good luck now that the story is making national news.
Krol Kat Burglar
Krooked Krol Kidnaps Kitten Kash

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Reality Check
5 months ago

With that gut he has a good chance of type 2 diabetes.

Really
Really
5 months ago

Dan can u ask the accusers the ? 15 percent want asked. Can a reporter ask Stacey Carver why she didn’t disclose this when he announced his candidacy.
Thank you

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Really
5 months ago

Because cat ladies are worried about cats.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Really
5 months ago

Can they also ask her why her cat business closed?

Reality Check
Reality Check
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

It merged with the Berkshire humane because she realized that she didn’t have time to run it and she could trust people like John Krol.

The person she trusted to oversee the donations, John Krol, used them to pay off his credit card debt. None of those facts are in dispute.

https://berkshirehumane.org/animal-dreams-berkshire-humane-society-merge/

https://berkshirehumane.org/community-cat-program/

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Really
5 months ago

Because she hoped he’d get knocked out in the primary or at least get only a few votes. The story was written and published to ruin his campaign because it should. He would do so much more damage if he got elected by unkowing people. Kind of like Harrington. Voter ignorance is always bad.

Reality Check
Reality Check
Reply to  Al A. Bye
5 months ago

People are stupid, there will still be idiots that defend John and vote for him.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Al A. Bye
5 months ago

Wait until you get a load of the Lump

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Really
5 months ago

Look at the Matchetti supporters mentioned here. They pressured Harris and Carver to resurrect an issue that had been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. The low scum don’t care about the impact of the young children involved. I hope Marchetti is proud of himself.

Dirty John
Dirty John
5 months ago

It’s interesting to me and many others that Krol is going to falsify stories about his ex, Allison in an attempt to deflect and save face. Anything to distract from the crimes that he’s committed to make someone else take the heat. That is classic narcissistic sociopathic behavior 101. Anyone who knows Allison knows that is a total lie. Show us proof of any of that Johny Camp. You have NOTHING. The sad story is that Allison did not leave the house for years. While John Krol was galavanting around town, seen at bars, Dottie’s Coffee Lounge and dinners with woman “business meetings” all the time, Allison was home raising their three boys. Not one person is going to believe Krol’s attempts to dirty his innocent ex wife who has been tormented by this villain. 

The truth of the matter is that John is a classic narcissistic sociopath and those who are familiar with that type of behavior know that they spin everything around that they do onto others. So it’s laughable that he’s going to say that about her when he is living in a glass house (in which his name is not even on the Deed, that is going to shatter!). 

His infidelities have been rumored around town for years. Lets see, shall we start off with his addiction for expensive life coaches? Funny how he has one for free now since he married one. She should be a good “Divorce/Life” Coach since she’s been married four times! It’s laughable at what a weak man he is to need a constant cheerleader. Several life coaches later he had to move on to another addiction and that was District Attorney Andrea Harrington. We ALL saw him chasing her around for a year. He was a political bully, forcing his views on others but what was most disturbing to everyone was that he was absolutely obsessed with Harrington and it was far more than a political obsession. He was so drunk the night of her primary election that he had to get a ride home. Everyone saw his car left behind on McKay street. What an embarrassment he was, chasing her around all election season like a lost puppy. It was said that he had to leave her camp right after the primary because Allison had enough. It seems to be pretty clear that the guy ghosted everyone and just disappeared from the campaign over night. It left everyone scratching their heads and it was very clear that something was up and then a year later he announces he’s moving. How convenient to just run away from you problems Krol. 

My guess is that Allison had enough and filed for divorce. There was no foul play on her part just a broken heart in a man that turned into a total failure. Once she filed for divorce it was like Krol was everywhere looking for a new mate to fill his void so that he can tout the phrase, “Husband, Father, Family Man” that he pretends to be. Only a classic narcissist would make videos of himself and send them around town looking for a date. Here you have it my friends, a class act video by John Krol himself looking for a date in Covid! The timeline is interesting here, as he sends this video which appears to be around June of 2020 to an innocent young lady in Pittsfield looking for a date. Boy, his pick up lines are quite deplorable. Clearly the car dealerships had been shutdown in Covid and were reopening that weekend and he’s looking for his next victim. He sent multiple videos like this to woman around town and it’s disgusting! Believe me they circulated! Sadly Cara Peckham a few weeks later fell for it. She has provided a great home in prestigious Ward 4 for John and his kids instead of living in Shanty town on Vinal Avenue with Mommy Dearest. How embarrassing would that be to run for Mayor and be living with Mommy? But he still is not a home owner…just pays rent in the form of soon to be broken promises. Nothing against his new wife, but do not dare place the blame on your first wife, this town will not stand for that. You have nothing but false accusations Mr. Krol. Your new wife should run away from you as fast as she can! Watch this video and tell me who the cheat is: https://streamable.com/fjbozb

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Dirty John
5 months ago

Het everyone isn’t today Psychic Sunday on John’s pod cast?

Why didn’t she warn him that this was going to happen?

Do we want a mayor why believes in Psychic’s and will make decisions on their advice? He is actually on air right now with her.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Good one Worldwide. “Why didn’t she warn him that this was going to happen?” LMAO, line of the day.
My thoughts exactly.
What a tool.

Goobsig
Goobsig
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Marchetti believed in a psycho mayor for 8 years and they collaborated in screwing up Pittsfield

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Krol’s psychic should have given him the winning powerball numbers so that he could pay off his Amexcard.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Dirty John
5 months ago

Marchetti and company are great at smearing in an effort to hide the fact that he spent 16 years on the city council and nothing to offer the taxpayer but chapped lips from kissing Tyer’s ass.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Dirty John
5 months ago

Andrea Harrington is repugnant. I doubt he’d touch her.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Dirty John
5 months ago

Do you Marchetti jerks realize what you are doing to the young Krol boys. You’ll tell any lies and are happy to hurt innocent children. Peter Marchetti, have you no sense of decency? You don’t give a shit about these kids being bullied. You are a low little man.

Walt K
Walt K
Reply to  Agent 86
5 months ago

Agent 86,
I agree, the 3 young Krol boys are innocent in this and I feel sorry for them. With this said, I fail to understand why the Marchetti campaign is responsible? It looks like John’s ex wife was crudely brought into this spit spat with not only false accusations of infidelity, but better an obvious effort to deflect what the real issue is: EMBEZZLEMENT. 
The Krol boys have to endure a father who puts politics above family values. If affairs are what a few people here want to talk about (which has NOTHING to do with this election), then I suggest John Krol takes a long hard look in the mirror. Whoever wants to turn the table and deflect by blatantly masterminding a story of the ex wife’s infidelity is not only wrong, it does damage to a woman that has already endured so much deceit and to her children. Please stop. Focus on what is at stake. Ps- we are still waiting for your bank statements.
Also want to know why you pocketed the extra $700 in cash from Harris.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Walt K
5 months ago

Spot on, Walt. This is on Krol himself.

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  Dirty John
5 months ago

Allison is often mistaken for June Cleaver. Check out her instagram page.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Dirty John
5 months ago

Got a nice tax break on the property huh? Must know somebody.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
5 months ago

J6 ers….

https://resistthemainstream.com/former-capitol-police-chief-makes-bombshell-claim-about-why-national-guard-request-was-rejected-before-jan-6/?utm_source=gab

“New testimony from Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund alleges that, just three days before Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving rejected the now-former police chief’s request for National Guard help, saying that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would “never go for it.”

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

This is nothing new actually. I read his book months ago, and he lays out precisely how it was all at the feet of Queen Nancy.

Mad Tapper
Mad Tapper
Reply to  JoePesci
5 months ago

Tell TSC. Trump had nothing to do with it. It was all a plot.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Tapper
5 months ago

Trump was a freaking war hero at the battle of Guadacanal taking out an ammo dump saving many lives and shortening the war. He has a big box of medals that he never brags about but people never talk about that. MAGA

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Exactly. And when the other grunts were trying to get some shut eye when the shelling let up, Trump had his pencil and pad in hand and was designing the Bradley fighting vehicle. He is very proud of that.

Mad Tapper
Mad Tapper
Reply to  snark shark
5 months ago

Pelousey took out the US Constitution with Chu Ki Hsummer

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Mad Tapper
5 months ago

TSC thinks it’s Trump’s fault that grubs destroyed his lawn

TheAlternativeCake
TheAlternativeCake
Reply to  Mad Tapper
5 months ago

That’s right man. The chief’s book lays it all out there. It was a set up from the start. The FBI, etc held key intell back, on purposed. Freaking Bunch of Idiots (FBI)

Pothole
Pothole
5 months ago

Seeing the old statements and where the money to pay the bill is significant because there had to be a month where he stopped
Paying by one means and started paying with the Animal dreams money. Why did he make
The change? He must have had a correct account number the months prior to when this alleged theft started. Why the change ?

In The Know
In The Know
Reply to  Pothole
5 months ago

This is a great question! How long did he have the credit card account and how was he paying it before.

It could be he got a new credit card and set it up using the AD account “by mistake” but if he had that card way before and had been making payments, why the switch.

The only plausible excuses, new card and new payment info. Old card but he got a new bank account in in November of 2018.

I wait with great anticipation to hear was bullshit he’s going to come up with.

The proof that he was using the money from AD knowingly is that he took weeks to beg, borrow, and steal the $750 he initially paid back and he couldn’t pay back the rest without borrowing more.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

That’s all BS. Crimes don’t get “tried” in probate court”. And it hasn’t been vetted in public until now. More speaking out of both sides of his mouth again.

I want to see the bank statements to see if he had the money in his account to cover the expenditures. If he didn’t, guilty as charged.

All the other talk here is meant as a distraction. Don’t look over here, look over there, it’s shinny and pretty.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
5 months ago

Reality check people.

The timing of the story has ahit to do with the fact of what happened. As far as this Melle innocent until proven guilty horseshit, Carver and Harris would not have pit themselves in suck a libelous position of the can’t back it up. They have too much to lose to.play games. And believe I have no love for Harris and believe he’s a snake oil salesman that will be found out someday.
Facts as we know them:
2013 Krol joins board of Animal Dreams

March 2015 Krol claims he asks Greylock Federal Credit Union for checking account routing and account number to set up Amex payments directly from hic checking account. He claims GFCU sent him router number for Animals Dreams instead of his account. That makes little sense since the router number is for the financial institution and not the checking account. Irregardless he doesn’t set these payments up until Nov 2018? Why ask for the info and then wait 3 years to set up the payments?

2016 Krol become co-signatory for AD account. Why was he asking for the above before he was even the treasurer?

Payments get made from AD account for Nov and Dec 2018 and Feb and March 2019. Total of $ 6829

April 2018 Krol leaves board.

June 2019 Carver goes over books and discovers non AD payments to.America. Express which turn out to be Krol.

June 27, 2019 Carver texts Krol about what she he found. He acts surprised.

July 20, 2019 Krol pays $ 750 of $ 6829 owed. Why almost a month only to pay a measly $ 750.

August 13, 2019 Krol pays off balance of $ 6100, almost 2 months after being told of discovery.

If you thought the payme were coming from your account then you’d have $ 6,800 extra and should have no problem fixing the mistake immediately. Either you are a thief or you are so financially incompetent you had no clue of your balance. Either way you shouldn’t be responsible for taxpayer money.

Dan can say this is good for Krol but its not. People understand the deceit that occurred here and if you drove Pittsfield you’d see how many Krol signs have been taken down. Other than the ones campaign workers for Krol are paying people gift cards to put up.

Congratulations Mayor Elect Peter Marchetti.

12 Hauge
12 Hauge
Reply to  Flogging Molly
5 months ago

Mayor erect ready to do the taxpayers

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Flogging Molly
5 months ago

Marchetti is giving out KY jelly gift cards so he won’t hurt taxpayers when he screws them

Last edited 5 months ago by 12 Gauge
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  12 Gauge
5 months ago

Where can I get mine?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Flogging Molly
5 months ago

Irregardless ? Another public school graduate.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Flogging Molly
5 months ago

September 24, 2023

Hello blogger Dan Valenti,

“Flogging Molly” wrote and posted on your blog: “As far as this Melle innocent until proven guilty horseshit….”

The exact definition of tyranny that the Founders – who mostly owned Slaves – fought the British Crown over was that the Colonialists in the North American 13 States had no legal right to due process of law and they could lose everything they owned, including the Right to Life, Liberty, and Property (the Pursuit of Happiness) at the whim of the British Crown’s decree.

John Krol, whom I would never support and/or vote for in politics, is still a U.S. Citizen with state and federal constitutional entitlements including the absolute right to be innocent until guilty just like the rest of us. I liked his older sister when I was in classes with her over 30 years ago now when we attended Pittsfield High School together. She is a nice person. Unlike his older sister, I don’t know John Krol on a personal basis. I am repulsed by his politics because his political boss is Jimmy Ruberto, who was a failed Mayor of Pittsfield who never owned a home, nor did he ever rent an apartment, in Pittsfield in his life, but told local taxpayers to “sacrifice” to move the distressed city forward, which as we all know all too well failed to happen.

This is not about John Krol anymore, but rather, this is about the fact that the Massachusetts and the U.S.A. alike are a nation of laws, not of men. We put our good faith in the law, not in men. John Krol’s character and reputation was viciously attacked in Pittsfield politics, but it should mean nothing until he is given his right to due process under law with Equal Justice Under Law. The Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) needs to state these words instead of being a self-righteous yellow journalistic rag!

Similar to John Krol, I have been viciously attacked in my native hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts in Pittsfield politics beginning when I was 20 years old during the Spring of 1996 when my dad, Bob, successfully campaigned for the elected position of Berkshire County Commissioner (1997 – mid-2000) . After I first me Nuciforo back then, I have experienced as well as witnessed unusual events and heard horrible words said about me over the past 27.5 years of my adult life, as I am now 48 years old.

No one in Pittsfield politics ever gave “Jon Melle” his day in court when it comes to the aforementioned persecution of me. I have been hurt over and over again by Pittsfield politics, but people, including you blogger Dan Valenti, have told me that you have defended me over the years. Thank you!

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago
Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

One needs to click on view filings to see what you want them to see.

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

You sir are no longer a victim, if you ever were one, as someone here pointed out a few days back. Give it a rest. You deserve Volunteer of The Year Award – for facilitating your own demise. Get a life man!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

Good writing.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Charles Kronick
5 months ago

Agree. Jon really did a good job identifying an essential piece that we the people are willing to overlook

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  Flogging Molly
5 months ago

Krol never denied that he did it. He says it was a mistake and his friend paid the debt? Where’s the issue?

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

The issue is no one believes him and it certainly looks like theft and he has made no effort to prove otherwise. He is evasive and blames everyone else but won’t pony up the proof. Just because Carver and Harris didn’t call the cops on him at the time doesn’t mean it wasn’t a crime.

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  Jon Doe
5 months ago

It might mean that they had something to hide from authorities and they didn’t want them snooping around

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Sir, if I steal from you and you catch me and I pay you back because I got caught, it is still a crime.

2 Brown Street
2 Brown Street
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
5 months ago

Except when it’s not a crime. Sometimes you’re just removing a damaged lawn sign as a courtesy to the candidate.

ComeOnMan
ComeOnMan
Reply to  2 Brown Street
5 months ago

Ok Earl!

TheAlternativeCake
TheAlternativeCake
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
5 months ago

Exept when Harrington was the DA. She only prosecuted violent crime, remember???

Fugimoto Hockalugi
Fugimoto Hockalugi
5 months ago

It sure looks like Mr. Matchetti’s minions are flooding THE PLANET. I doubt that Dan will stop it as he’s a free speech advocate. JK and his team need to balance it out.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Fugimoto Hockalugi
5 months ago

They just gave 7 quick thumbs down proving your point

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Biden et al is giving each CRIMINAL INVADER $2200/month.

Retired USA CITIZENS get $1800/month

Think about that liberals/leftists

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
5 months ago

Think about that liberals/leftists

When you go to pay bills overdue.

FJB and the liberals who voted for him, besides Dominion machines , thank China for that!!

81 MILLION VOTES MY ASS !!!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
5 months ago

Whew, now I know where I need to go to wallow in the trash.

Mad Tapper
Mad Tapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
5 months ago

You wallow in an unkempt liberal pen.

The stank reaches most towns, cities, even states….got a room for a dozen criminal aliens ready?

Here liberal piggy…….

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Tapper
5 months ago

Hey, Trapper. I see you haven’t changed your stripes. I remain hopeful, however.

Goslow
Goslow
5 months ago

Do the Marchetti supporters who are making all these allegations and saying Krol did this and Krol did that realize they are personally responsible for what they post. It’s pretty easy for a lawyer to subpoena your email address and IP address. Is Matchetti going to help you out when you get your add sued? Have fun keyboard warriors.

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JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Goslow
5 months ago

You obvisoulsy don’t know diddly. Only the DA has the subpoena power you reference, and that would be if the poster was the suspect in a crime, and to my knowledge, Krol hasn’t posted on this. It’s called free speech buddy. That the money was transferred from the animal account to his Amex account is a fact. That he said nothing about it until confronted is also a fact. Were his actions criminal in nature? Does a bum shit in the park? Even a Detective Junior Grade could make this case, on the Eagle article alone. It happened, Krol admitted it. He just blamed Carver, and the Eagle.

Untouchable
Untouchable
Reply to  JoePesci
5 months ago

Carver, and the Eagle.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Goslow
5 months ago

I nominate Dan as Chief Wampum Keyboard Warrior of the Massachusetts Tribe!

DeputyChiefWampumKeyboardWarrior
DeputyChiefWampumKeyboardWarrior
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
5 months ago

Dan, can I be your deputy?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

That goes way back Dan. Remember little Opie fishing on the pond as a seven year old? He is now a 69 year old writer, producer and director multimillionaire. Can’t help to smile a little bit when I think of that.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

To the Editor of the NH Union Leader,

In response to the letter that cost analyzes a plan to solve the homelessness crisis in Manchester, NH, I ask what are the alternative plan(s) costs to the city? A while back I read the breakdown of the 3 main levels of government – federal, state and local – cost analyzing of funding homelessness programs in Manchester, NH. The state and federal government pay only 15 to 20 percent of the cost, which leaves the city with 80 to 85 percent of the cost of funding homelessness programs, as I recall.

In less than one week on October 1st, 2023, the federal government may shutdown because U.S. Congress are a bunch of immature rich brats who do nothing but raise money from K Street corporate lobbyist firms to get reelected for life. I love my country, but as for the government, they only serve themselves and their wealthy campaign donors, while the rest of us are one to two paychecks away from living on the sidewalk – my sidewalk is on the corner of First and Fenn Street in my native hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, which also has a homelessness crisis, while Beacon Hill lawmakers have been sitting on a record high surplus of over $7 billion for a long time now, but this coming week, the corrupt career politicians in Boston will vote to giveaway hundreds of millions of dollars in state tax breaks to the wealthiest households and big businesses in Massachusetts. But hey, I could always go back to Pittsfield and pound sand on my homelessness sidewalk!

Jonathan A. Melle
Amherst, New Hampshire

Mad Tapper
Mad Tapper
5 months ago

Biden must feel sorry for Son Hunter…

Just relesaed free crack pipe kits: a lighter. a glass stem, a rubber tube so not to burn lips, screens, a wood push stick for when it clogs up, … every thing except the crack.

This is liberal/leftist America. Warm and furry…..

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Tapper
5 months ago

You seem quite familiar with the paraphernalia.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
5 months ago

John Krol, a mayoral candidate, has been accused of a felony crime. This is a serious accusation, one that he will now have to proceed with under the advice of legal counsel. He shouldn’t be releasing any information to the public without counsel.

It’s sickening how this accusation has completely distracted the community from the actual mayoral campaign. People are going to spend the next month speculating and arguing about cheating spouses, secret handshakes, and failing businesses.

I believe the original Eagle article didn’t have the outrage factor it expected which is why the editorial soon followed. It was a second attack, knowing full and well that Krol can’t just release all of his financial info while potentially under investigation. His failure to do so will be used against him, he will be accused of hiding and dodging transparency, all the while they know full well that he cannot.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Pitt Romney
5 months ago

Poppycock.

You are just trying to provide an excuse for “why John can’t release the bank statements”. He hasn’t been charged with anything.

If he has the statements showing he had the money, he will be cleared the court of Public Opinion, and probable the real courts as well.

Any other answer is trying to divert your attention away from the real issue, which is whether or not he stole money.

This is Howie DeWitt
This is Howie DeWitt
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Misappropriation of funds.

The ‘ol scrivener’s error 1,2

How fucking stupid are we. Get real.

Who else got the incorrect digits. Like, legit- who else is paying their bills this way?

This does not happen by mistake.

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Agreed. This could be cleared up very easily…assuming he didn’t do anything wrong.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pitt Romney
5 months ago

I would not be too concerned about distracting from the “actual” mayoral race. It was a clown show before the shit show happened and is now a clown infested, shit show.
And I apologize to any real clowns.

Thomas More
Thomas More
5 months ago

Happy Birthday Chuck. tempus sure does fugit. 70 years ago you were enjoying the day prepping for the next afternoon with Cornell. Hope all is going well. Our ranks are thinning.
How about what’s going on in our city. You’ve been embroiled in council and mayoral battles but the kids were never dragged into them. When its over in a few weeks there will scars that will last a lifetime.

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Thomas More
5 months ago

Personally, I think this whole thing about Krol and his divorce being displayed on this blog is unfortunate but he brought it all on himself. And I am no fan of Marchetti whom I consider a putz. As to Krol, he has smarmy written all over him. That is why I voted for Karen but she is no prize either.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
5 months ago

All these feces being thrown about and Tyer is sitting back untouched? Does not seem quite right.

Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Reply to  Thomas More
5 months ago

Thomas, Thank you for your wishes and for remembering. As you say our ranks are thinning and I have to say I am surprised and very much appreciate your good wishes.
I am in total agreement with you that this year’s political situation will leave lasting scars. A shame it has come to this mess. This years race had 3 qualified and experienced people running for mayor. I wish all arguments had stayed political.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Chuck is a hero in Pittsfield, while the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) is a DISGRACE!

Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

Thanks, Jonathon. My best to your dad

Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Dan, I very much appreciate your understanding and open invitation for breakfast. This has not been a great year for me. I am hoping things change. Have a doc’s appointment.in Boston this week and I’m hoping for the best. I’m getting along but could not tackle Jim Brown even if he was just jogging. Thank you for your message. I miss our get togethers.

chancre
chancre
Reply to  Thomas More
5 months ago

outside Willard Straight Hall

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  chancre
5 months ago

Anyone see the latest sewer back-up on North Strret?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Did the mayors car break down in the bike lane?

snark shark
snark shark
5 months ago

White Terrace apartments getting huge monies to be fixed up into “affordable apartments?” Three questions not answered

What is “affordable” ? I heard $1850 per month for our locale. Is the mayor offering a figure of her own or just using buzz word affordable?

Who is the landlord benefiting from all these taxpayer funded upgrades?

Is this primarily being done for hospital personnel? The ones who make the bigger bucks? How much money per hour do you need to make to afford $1850 per month?

Will this benefit lower income people one freakin iota? Or is it pretending to be something it is not?

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

At one time White Terrace was a luxury apartment facility.

Mad Tapper
Mad Tapper
Reply to  snark shark
5 months ago

Once I’ll agree with You.

A scam is a scam….while elders loose their homes……

Think about 2K/month to RENT?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  snark shark
5 months ago

Shortage of housing for migrants. Here come the Venezuelans! Taking the jobs Americans should have!

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

September 25, 2023

Hello blogger Dan Valenti,

As you are a resident of Stockbridge, you are a constituent of Lenox State Representative Smitty Pignatelli’s large and mostly rural state legislative district, and I request that you please ask the over 20-year corrupt career politician in Boston if he lives in reality, please.

The news article: 

https://www.iberkshires.com/story/73135/Collaboration-Key-to-Housing-Hunger-Solutions-Say-Local-Leaders.html

Smitty Pignatelli led a Town Hall forum on housing and food insecurity in Berkshire County.

“Pignatelli said housing and food insecurity are hot topics in the State House and recognized the individual needs of Berkshire County.”

Reality: The Boston Statehouse has done little to nothing so far in 2023. It is the least productive state legislative session in over one decade. They have not met in formal session since the end of July 2023, and it is almost October 1st, 2023. This week, Beacon Hill lawmakers will vote to giveaway hundreds of millions of dollars in state tax breaks to the wealthiest households and big businesses in Massachusetts, which as no benefit to mostly rural Western Massachusetts.

Pignatelli said that the new administration – Governor Maura Healey – is committed to solving these problems, but she doesn’t have a plan.

Why didn’t Smittiy Pignatelli invite Governor Maura Healey to his Town Hall forum? Would she have taken issue with his claim that she doesn’t have a plan for housing and hunger? It seems like Smitty Pignatelli is trying to be a hero, while making the Governor, Maura Healey, a zero.

“Insufficient housing and wages were identified as the problems that seem most foundational to housing and food security challenges and the same were identified as the two hardest aspects to overcome.”

Reality: Smitty Pignatelli has been a corrupt career politician in Boston for over 20 years now. Insufficient housing and low wages reflect directly on his do nothing, failed leadership in the corrupt and secretive top-down State House that he always affirms in his rubber stamp voting record.

“Pignatelli cautioned attendees that a bond bill is “Monopoly money” until the administration says it is real.”

Once again, Smitty Pignatelli puts the burden of housing and food insecurity on the Governor, Maura Healey, while State Lawmakers do little to nothing so far in 2023.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

Blogger Dan Bianchi lives in Dalton, Jonathan.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Thomas More
5 months ago

Make that Dan V.

Mad Tapper
Mad Tapper
5 months ago

Are CRIMINAL ALIENS children enrolled in Pitt scoohl system yet?

They are exempt from the Kung Flu jab and ALL vaccines. None are even screened….

TB detected among those CRIMINALS crossing the border. No cure for that, some is drug resistant.

Measles munps rubella pox whooping cough malaria cholera ….

Liberals bringing in “good” things…..to children

Newman
Newman
5 months ago

Jesus, he stole from catsss!

Lenny
Lenny
5 months ago

Again, Krol has ethics issues since wife #2 works for PPSD. Has he vowed his wife will resign or will Krol have to recuse himself from all school committee votes?

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Lenny
5 months ago

It will be a moot point, Lenny! He couldn’t get elected dog catcher now.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
5 months ago

Can she work at Lenox schools where tyer and marchetti have forced parents to send their kids because tyer and marchetti have ruined pittsfield schools?

ComeOnMan
ComeOnMan
Reply to  Herb Pease
5 months ago

Herb, you got a problem with the city allowing the homeless bums to live on school property and shit all,over? Come on man, where’s your humanity? Same goes for Springside and Clapp. The city couldn’t care less.

I feel sorry for any child in Pissfield public schools.

2 Brown Street
2 Brown Street