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‘THE RING OF FIRE’: KROL SETS STRAIGHT ‘BANKING ERROR’ TIMELINE; UNLIKE THE BB, PLANET PUBLISHES UNEDITED VERSION … PAPER TRAIL EXPLAINS GREYLOCK MISTAKE

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

ADD 1 SEPT 28 p.m. — As THE PLANET predicted down to the last dotted “t” and crossed “i” the Boring Broadsheet pretended it had uncovered news of the Clairmont-Mazzeo lawsuit settlement. We had it almost two days before the local daily. One of the paper’s newbies, Matt Martinez, was saddled with the thankless assignment.

As we also Nostradamus-ed, the BB did not give THE PLANET credit for breaking the story. That’s a professional courtesy they have never given for any of the countless times we’ve scooped the pathetic rag. Call it professional jealousy. Just more embarrassment for the paper, as it continues its death watch over dwindling circulation.

Our newsroom spies also said that John Krol was spotted at the paper today, “conferring” with Kevin Moran, Meg B-M, and Linday Hollenbaugh. Our source said Judge “Free ’em Freddy” Rutberg joined in via phone and hogged the “discussion.” Our source described it as a hostile encounter, with the paper doing the browbeating. Watch for another Eagle hit piece on Krol.

The paper is running interference for someone(s) for some rea$on. Will the truth ever emerge? All we can say for sure is that there’s lots of fear surrounding the whole sordid mess. Think about it. The lone local daily, whose job it is to act as the Fourth Estate, complicit in dirty politics designed to take the focus off of the real issues that face the city — taxes, city spending, failing public schools, lack of private investment, decaying infrastructure, rise in crime and drugs, influx of undesirables, lack of public safety, clogged roadways, and so much more.

It’s part of Team Marchetti’s strategy to keep the focus off of such problems, since their boy Pete, with a citywide post for 16 years including council president, has his name stamped all over the decay.

Marchetti has abetted the horrible lack of attention that has allowed Pickeflield to become the laughingstock of the Commonwealth. That alone makes him a poor choice for the corner office.

———- ooo ———-

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, LONG WEEKEND EDITION, SEPT. 28-OCT. 1, 2023) — It’s been a rough week for mayoral candidate Peter Marchetti. THE PLANET‘s Right Honorable Good Friend, council president, and The Suits’ favorite bagman reached this morning for the Preparation H to soothe his aching muscles from the rigorous stumping the night before, but mistakenly, he took the Ben Gay.

This explains the unusual report of Pete belting out a loud version of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.”

The good news: At least he knows Johnny Cash is not a pay toilet. That Picklefield’s smart council president, sharp as a bowling ball, to quote Foghorn Leghorn.

Pete’s committee — headed by Sgt. Shultz, which had “nothing, NOTHING” to do with the Eagle‘s hit job on mayoral opponent John Krol — might want to use the song as Marchetti’s official campaign theme.

Now on to less serious matters.

———- ooo ———-

To the Boring Broadsheet, the hit job keeps on giving. They ran another story Wednesday.

Meg Brittany-Mehlisch (BM) wrote: “Krol has not disputed the accuracy of  [t]he Eagle‘s [original] story.” Actually, Meg, Krol has “disputed the accuracy of the story” from here to eternity.

We might add that the Eagle has not disputed the accuracy of THE PLANET‘s stories laying out the truth of the case, namely, that Marchettian fingerprints, though not Pete’s, have been dusted by Hemlock Holmes and been shown to be all over the dirty tactics.

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BM’s summation story of Wednesday leaves out important details. Evidently, BB editors did not have enough news hole to present to full story. Fortunately, THE PLANET, which scooped the paper on the settlement of Barry Clairmont’s lawsuit against Melissa Mazzeo, has way more photons than the BB.

When BB executive editor Kevin Moran sent his invitation to both candidates Sept. 20 at 8:11 a.m., he wrote: “The sit-down would be an hour or so. It would be filmed for broadcast on berkshireeagle.com and it would be covered in paper.”

When the Eagle released the forum, however, it was chopped, doctored better than Kildare with title cards paraphrasing questions instead of the actual images and voices of Eagle personnel being shown and heard on the tape. Two questions come to mind:

  • Why hide the faces and voices?
  • Why edit the tape so severely?

To gain any credibility, the paper must issue the complete, raw tape.

———- 000 ———-

Here is the full text of what Krol sent to the newspaper with respect to the [pick one] “banking error” …  “embezzlement” [ED. NOTE: We have not published the attachments, because they list account numbers and other sensitive information]. It has not been published anywhere else:
KROL TO THE EAGLE, TUESDAY NIGHT 9-26
As I have said, this episode was the result of mistakes all around and not bad intentions.
It’s become clear as to what happened, and the evidence backs the truth that my intention was to have these payments come from One Eighty Media. In fact, the documents show undeniable proof that I most certainly believed the payments were coming from my checking account for One Eighty Media.
Now having time to do the work and gathering appropriate information, we have learned several things.
1. On November 12, 2018, I entered the member number for One Eighty Media into the online portal to pay American Express. The payment was made and it seemed to have cleared. This was done to properly have these business expenses paid for by my business, as I clearly intended. Previously, it was being paid through my personal checking account (0000000 in the [Greylock Federal Credit Union] GFCU series of payments attached file: GFCU series of payments)
See attached file AMEX1 showing the payment that was made and then returned. 
2. Later on November 12, 2018, I received a notification that this payment was not accepted because the number was not valid. American Express requested that I provide the proper banking information. This is also noted in the message from GFCU and in the GFCU series of payments. Attachments: GFCU series of payments, GFCU MESSAGE 9-26-2023
3. This is where the March 2015 email from the GFCU associate becomes 100 percent relevant. As I sought to rectify the invalid account number, I referenced the email which incorrectly provided the Animal Dreams account number instead of the One Eighty Media account number. (**this is the first time that I have been able to confirm that this email, in fact, provided the Animal Dreams account number after being able to compare the account number from the email and the account number used for the AMEX card shown in the GFCU series of payments), Attachment: GFCU associate email providing AD checking # instead of One Eighty Media.
I will forward the actual email to you, and you can request it formally from GFCU as it seems to have originally been sent from their secure service. Further, the conversation includes Stacey incorrectly stating that it’s the wrong number – not the Animal Dreams number. Stacey was incorrect. Based on the information I received today from GFCU, this is exactly the Animal Dreams account number.
Carver’s incorrect comment that it’s the wrong account shown in attachment: FORWARD ACCT # TO BCLAIRMONT 3-3-2016
In addition, I’ve requested any and all records of conversations between representatives of Greylock and myself during this time period between Nov. 12, 2018 and Nov. 15, 2018 to tie up any other possible loose ends, including any recorded conversations with associates that may be available.
**To be clear, I never had any working knowledge of the Animal Dreams account number, never had access to the checkbook, never had any online banking access to that account, and quite simply, never had any direct financial dealings with this non-profit. My name was simply on the account as a favor to Stacey Carver who requested it. Clearly, the associate made an error in providing an incorrect number associated with my name at GFCU.
**Further proof of the fact that I believed this was a valid number for my One Eighty Media business is that I forwarded that same email from the Greylock associate about a year later to my accountant at the time, Barry Clairmont (barryc@lckcpa.com). Mr. Clairmont was both my personal and business accountant at the time. This email was sent to him on March 3, 2016 to follow-up to his request for the account number information as it was needed for tax filing, the payment for the state’s annual $456 fee for small corporations (S-Corp) and to file an extension.
attachment: ACCOUNTANT BCLAIRMONT REQUEST FOR ACCOUNT NUMBER INFORMATION
attachment: FORWARD ACCT # TO BCLAIRMONT 3-3-2016
4. There most certainly was enough in the One Eighty Media checking account to cover the payments that were made at those times. During this time period, I was winding One Eighty Media down from a full-time business and clearing debts, as I had started a new corporate position with Benchmark Senior Living in January 2019.
5. For the first payment of $209 on Nov. 15, 2018, the balance in the OE checking account was $6492.42 – attachment: 2018 NOV – ONEEIGHTY MEDIA BALANCE
6. For the second payment of $500 on 12/24/2018, the balance in the OE checking account was $5847.15 – attachment: 2018 DEC- ONEEIGHTY MEDIA BALANCE
7. For the third payment of $2750 on 2/14/2019, the balance in the OE checking account was $3211.69 (again, please note that I was at this time working full-time for Benchmark Senior Living, and winding the full-time work for OneEighty down) – attachment: 2019 FEB- ONEEIGHTY MEDIA BALANCE
8. For the fourth payment of $3000 on 3/4/2019, the balance in the OE checking account was $5961.70 – attachment: 2019 MAR- ONEEIGHTY MEDIA BALANCE
9. For the fifth payment of $370.58 on 3/8/2019, the balance in the OE checking account was $5507.70 – attachment: 2019 MAR- ONEEIGHTY MEDIA BALANCE
10. For the sixth payment of $39.19 on 3/25/2019 the balance in the OE checking account was $3967.08- attachment: 2019 late MAR- ONEEIGHTY MEDIA BALANCE
11. GFCU did message me today confirming the information regarding the AMEX payment – and the wrong number associated with the One Eighty Media business account – attachment GFCU MESSAGE 9-26-2023
Any questions?
——————————————————–

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact” ― Arthur Conan Doyle.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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That Girl
That Girl
4 months ago

As usual, the planet comes through where the eagle fails. Great job, Dan!

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  That Girl
4 months ago

Basically the Planet has listed a bunch of attachments. At least the Eagle published documents with the account numbers redacted.
This article tells me nothing.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

Who are you to make demands?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Herb Pease
4 months ago

He is a tax paying Kapanski who has been over a barrell for years in this city. And Dan is The Voice of The Little Guy, which means he is looking out for us, in theory anyway, and let’s face it, if the shoe were on the other foot, and this was App Kal, or Ben Gay Pete, Dan would not have exonerated either based on this flimsy explanation.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  That Girl
4 months ago

Dan,
You’re being played.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
4 months ago

What do you expect from , THE LEFT WINGED PARROT, Rutberg et al……

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Trump has a hundred felonies and big financial troubles.He accuse Biden of starting WW2 and he needed to beat Obama…lol Trumps a mental mess

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

WWII was 1939 , TSC. Same Nazis Zelensky is using now. That’s a fact Jack!

Traitor Joe is poking the Bear working on #3, want that? If Putin nuked DC with Congress in session it might save America

Crawl up under Freddies dress TSC, a “safe place” for you.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
4 months ago

For Snarky

In America

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

“snark shark
Reply to 
Mad Trapper
7 hours ago
Actually antelopes are NOT out west. They are not even in America ya big buffoon.
But I once had a cat that did want to eat the deer that kept coming to the apple trees in our back yard. And what he did was to make friends with the deer and they talked about their problems, in particular their medical issues and such, but I digress. So the deer became complacent and one day my cat just wallop the deer over the head with a shovel and ate it right there next to the back steps. So maybe you don’t know as much about cats as you think you do bozo.”

Last edited 4 months ago by Mad Trapper
Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

You missed your calling trapper. What a beautiful photo.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

That’s actually his girlfriend

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

IF it was, better looking than your mama!

Ewe stay out of the barn Snarky!

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Maybe he was thinking cantaloupe?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

That is hard to grow here unless you start it inside early..

It has less than a cantalope cranium, micro…sub micron at best.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mad Trapper
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

‘Where the cantelopes roam’

Reminds me of the city-slicker vs farmer joke regarding the hornless cow with a saddle.

Last edited 4 months ago by Charles Kronick
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

A Congressional candidate dropped in on a farm and introduced himself.

“wait let me get my wife, we’ve never seen a Republican before”….he came back with his wife, and asked him to give a speech.

He looked around for a podium. The only thing he could find was a pile of stuff the late Mrs Truman said it took 35 years for her to get Harry to call it “fertilizer”. He stepped up on that pile and made his speech.

And apparently he won them over, they told him first time they’d heard a Republican. He replied “first time I gave a speech on a Democrat platform”

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Ha! Better than mine.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Stole it from Ron Reagan, former Democrat

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Give me a home where the pan handlers roam/ where Marchetti and Tyer play/where often a turd will be your way and you’ll see needles all day/home, home of the deranged

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Maybe a few more years of fake global warming and they’ll thrive here.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

We can call them Marchetti melons

Vibrant and Dynamic
Vibrant and Dynamic
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Trapper, if you teach me how to post pictures I can post photos of the bums at the intersections, and the human shit in the parks, the bums charging cellphones in city parks, the needles and Nips. Vibrant and Dynamic I tell ya.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Vibrant and Dynamic
4 months ago

Not sure Dan would be happy with too many pictures? I try not too.

Those might shame the CC and absentee Mayor to do something.

I think moving the poop to Allen St stairs might have an effect, on Tuesdays.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mad Trapper
Vibrant and Dynamic
Vibrant and Dynamic
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

You mean like Third Thursdays but we call it Terd Tuesday’s? I like it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Vibrant and Dynamic
4 months ago

Turd Tuesdays, in honor of Flat Tyer.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Is pronghorn a deer or antelope?
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQwzVaUVgZs0OulzFFuuvYlxYCFWzlSNQAmJV8IIIDCyfzjb0gPbB-q5Z9Cow&s
The pronghorn is a unique North American mammal. Its Latin name, Antilocapra americana, means “American goat-antelope,” but it is not a member of the goat or the antelope family and it is not related to the antelopes found in Africa.

Hope you are not teaching any wildlife biology courses.

Ya big bozo.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

Splitting hares.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

It’s still trying to figure out difference between male and female and thinks there are 32 genders………….

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

You claimed there were no antelopes in America, fool. Then insulted me, twice.
Very liberal/leftist of You.

Concerning wildlife biology, I’ve hunted fished trapped and farmed, since before the best part of you ran down….. mama’s leg.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

And my understanding is that you have a particular fondness for sheep. Is that correct?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

And you children. Chester

Last edited 4 months ago by Mad Trapper
Jon Doe
Jon Doe
4 months ago

I will reserve judgement and wait for the Eagle to do a thorough review since they have the statements and it looks like Dan isn’t going to take the time, but I will say this:

According to the above, by the time he went to make the $370.58 payment, he had already theoretically made payments totaling $6,459 from the account but he says there was $5,507.70 in the account when it actuality it should have been minus $951.30 if the $6,459 had actually been deducted from his account.

So it begs the question; if it was a mistake, why didn’t he wonder why the balance in his OM never seemed to go down.

Maybe I’m misreading this. We’ll see what the Eagle says.

Dick Flimsy
Dick Flimsy
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Don’t trust the Eagle

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dick Flimsy
4 months ago

Parrot with Two Left Wings!!!!

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
4 months ago

“Any questions” Krol asks? You betcha. Why did you input your wrong checking account number into the Amex portal to begin with? In fact, why were you paying Amex that way and not paying your Amex bill directly from your Greylock business account using Greylock’s on line bill pay? Why did your Amex payments fluctuate so much each month during this time? What was the actual amount due each month during this time? Were you paying the minimum or another amount? did it require balance to be paid in full monthly? What were your monthly expenses that caused your payments to rise so much? Let’s see all your Amex statements for the time in question and your business and personal Greylock statements for the time in question, so we can see what was really going on. The fact is you inputted the cat fund account number into Amex’s pay portal multiple times to make multiple payment’s totaling over 6,000 dollars for your alleged business expenses and you got away with it because your name was on the cat account, and had Stacy not called you out on it you would have skated on it. You were winding down your business you say yet paid over 6,000 to your Amex business account with charity dollars and yet your own Greylock business account never dropped the 6,000 and you know it and knew it, and you said nothing. You sir are not fit to manage a lemonaid stand let alone a city.. you are either crooked or incompetent or perhaps both. You couldn’t last two rounds in an interrogation room with me buddy.

Krol Kitty Kash
Krol Kitty Kash
Reply to  JoeFriday
4 months ago

So a couple questions still are not answered. If he had the money he says he had and wasn’t overdrawn, which it actually looks like he was twice [he only shows ending balance not carried balance at date of transaction]
Why couldn’t he immediately pay back the money? By his own statements he should have be able to easily pay the $750 [not wait weeks] and if he’s being truthful he should have been able to easily pay off the debt of $6,800 immediately.

What this seems more like is the Krol Kash Shell Game.
He had way more debts than cash, he was paying some debts with a credit card, some with personal money, some with business money, but floating the payments and debt.
He needed to other Kat Kash account to help him with the floating of debt. Too much debt coming in at once messed up the shell game and he needed another funding source.
Has he paid Harris back the $6,100?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
4 months ago

Danno, you have been duped.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  JoeKapanski
4 months ago

Pls explain!

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

Seriously?

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  JoeKapanski
4 months ago

Looks like it.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  JoeKapanski
4 months ago

I’m not buying it either. Too many discrepancies.

It's settled
It's settled
4 months ago

You can definitely trust the accountant.

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  It's settled
4 months ago

Oh yeah.

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
Reply to  It's settled
4 months ago

The account was constipated but was able to work it out with his pencil.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
4 months ago

I would check Barry for the money, was he the one making the numbers work? He did a good job of getting paid for illegally being in city hall during an election. I can’t even get into city hall after 3:30 the doors are already locked and employees running for their cars

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
4 months ago

Lol running to their cars. That’s funny.

Banking Error In Your Favor
Banking Error In Your Favor
4 months ago

I am a single person, with one Greylock member number, attached to two business accounts.

Twice I have made a cash deposit at the drive thru, given the teller my member number and the proper business name, and the money was deposited into the other business account.

A simple mistake, “Because that’s the one that came up first” when they went into the computer. (Even though I verbally specified the business name).

I can very easily see how any person looking in the computer to give someone their account number could relay the wrong number, by accident.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Why is Biden giving CRIMINAL ALIENS $2200/month untaxed and elderly USA CITIZENS only $1800/month SS taxed?

$2200 will pay to deport the criminals.

Joe is treasonous, and those who support this invasion.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
4 months ago

And more Biden treason…

“House Oversight Chairman James Comer recently identified the NINE Bidens who are implicated in the corruption.
Jim (James) Biden was one of them.

“Bank records show the Biden family, their associates, and their companies received over $10 million from foreign nationals and their companies,” Comer said.
“Joe Biden’s son. Joe Biden’s brother. Joe Biden’s brother’s wife. Hunter Biden’s girlfriend/Beau Biden’s widow, Hunter Biden’s ex-wife. Hunter Biden’s current wife. And 3 children of the president’s son and the president’s brother. So we’re talking about grandchildren – a grandchild. That’s odd. Most people that work hard every day a grandchild doesn’t get a wire from a foreign national,” Comer said.
1. Hunter Biden
2. James Biden
3. Sara Biden
4. Hallie Biden
5. Kathleen Biden
6. Melissa Biden
7. Niece/nephew
8. Niece/nephew
9. Grandchild”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/09/house-republicans-release-jim-bidens-text-message-hunter/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Trump is now bankrupt and out of business….lol

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

What if it turns out he was way over valuing all his Florida assets as well. He will be living in a tent with MT.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

How do you get wifi at Springside park, Snarky?

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

You have to be connected

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

To get TP.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

POTUS #47

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

He wont get hung for treason like Biden and Barry Sotero

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

2O24 is year seven of the Biden investigation and yesterday’s show was a comical MAGA circus of dumb.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

I’ve got trees, they can adorn the Bidens with.

After the treason convictions……capital crimes.

Joe Jim Hunter Jill ……et al

PS they have been on POTUS Trump since 2016, with a crooked: DOJ, FBI, CIA, DHS,……..same crooks covering Traitor Joseph Stolen

Last edited 4 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

Dem -Rats worrking on since 2016 on POSTUS Trunp, nothing

They have the goods on Joe Bidens whole fanily, now

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
4 months ago

It still looks to me like we’re gonna have to ride this mayoral election crazy train to the end of the line. I don’t see any more stops coming up.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Maybe having the two candidates do Ring Of Fire for October surprise/tournament? Would be interesting. Would certainly bring more to the polls.

Last edited 4 months ago by Charles Kronick
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Marchettis campaign is portraying him as the second coming of Jesus Christ. It is becoming on a par with a Saturday Night Live skit. The guy does not come close to the picture they are trying to paint of him. It is beyond insulting that they think the people of Pittsfield are that damn gullible.

A year from now he will be giving us that shit eating grin of his on a video telling us he had to raise the taxes another 8 percent due to unforeseen expenses that he no way of knowing were coming down the pike. Guarantee it.

And you guys talked into voting for him will be paying deep out of your pockets as well. And it will be too late for you as well as everyone else. He just wants you to allow him to get his foot in the door. Then just try to get rid of him. Just like Tyer.

But there really is no good option at this point. We are fucked.

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

More like the second coming of cheese and rice

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Don’t forget with the comments by the bmm people is was a theft. A lot at stake with those comments going forward with a defamation lawsuit.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

Call Herb Pease with the Walmart issued law degree.

Linduh
Linduh
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

You know him very well . If you have the itch you call him.

Dewy Cheatum and Howe
Dewy Cheatum and Howe
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

I would recommend he explore a law suit.

Larson E Mercer
Larson E Mercer
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

If Harris gets sued perhaps he could get Kameron Spaulding to recommend a good lawyer.

Last edited 4 months ago by Larson E Mercer
Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

Thank goodness for curbside delivery! I didn’t even have to get out of my car.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

It dawned on me who you are. I saw you walking out of George’s with your JD….Jack Daniels

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

Smitty Pignatelli calls it Monopoly money. John Krol calls it bad banking. Barry Clairmont calls it settlement cash. Nuciforo calls Pot pay. Tricia Farley-Bouvier calls it immigrant benefits. PAC Man Richie Neal calls it K Street millions. Joe calls it all Biden Buck$!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

But Barry is philanthropic , so he’s giving it to charity.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
4 months ago

I’m still not buying it. Let’s do some math.

In item #8 in Dan’s article, John says he had $5,961.70 in his account at the time of the $3,000 withdrawal. If you take that balance and subtract the $3,000.00 payment, the $2,750.00 payment from item 7, the $500.00 payment from item 6, and the $209.00 payment from item 5, you have a negative balance of $497.30. So he didn’t really have the money if he used his account for all the payments.

You can conclude that it isn’t his fault because the bank balance is higher, fine, good point. Bit consider this…

Wasn’t Mr. Krol recording these transactions in his accounting software? If he was, his software would have told him he didn’t have enough money. Didn’t he wonder who the previous payments didn’t clear the bank?

He points to Carver’s bad bookkeeping. What about his own poor or non-existent bookkeeping?

He said in one of his video’s that Greylock was famous for making this type of mistake, giving out wrong account numbers. Let’s say that is true. Ask yourself, would you ask an organization that is famous for giving out wrong information to provide you an account number? Where is the logic in that? Wouldn’t you just go look at one of your checks, or even better, log-into your Greylock account and look at the number yourself? Where is the self-accountability?

His explanation only makes sense to the financial illiterate.

Either way, this isn’t a guy I want running the City.

It’s everyone else’s fault but his own.

Linduh
Linduh
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
4 months ago

Do you think Barry will give his settlement to worthy Pittsfield charities?

Last edited 4 months ago by Linduh
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Linduh
4 months ago

He’ll go to Cumbys!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
4 months ago

So what has Marchetti done for, rather than to, Pittsfield voters/taxpayers?

Name one or two………..not even one? Krol same question.

Just like Biden…….

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
4 months ago

Could Krol’s account be the one who messed up?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
4 months ago

He muddied the water. That is often good enough in politics.
I am staying home. The mayoral part of this election was a joke before this story broke and that part has not changed. Not worth the gas. Either one of them will blow up the cities budget so it makes zero difference who you vote for or if you stay home and watch Bonanza reruns.

Concerned onlooker
Concerned onlooker
4 months ago

So John either a) embezzled from a non-profit or b) accepted $6100 from Allen Harris while a sitting City Councilor, which is a campaign finance violation. Either way, not someone that should be mayor.

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
Reply to  Concerned onlooker
4 months ago

Krol’s company is not allowed to accept a payment from Berkshire Money Management? Please explain how that is a campaign finance violation.

Concerned onlooker
Concerned onlooker
Reply to  Pitt Romney
4 months ago

If Harris gave the money to Krol personally, not to one-eighty media, that is a campaign finance violation.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Concerned onlooker
4 months ago

Explain how it’s a campaign finance violation

Vibrant and Dynamic
Vibrant and Dynamic
Reply to  Concerned onlooker
4 months ago

It’s not either or, it’s 6,000 from the cat fund and accepting 6,000 from Harris.

Lenny
Lenny
4 months ago

I think it’s also important to note that Krol states his business had debts. Have they been totally cleared up? Does he have any other outstanding debts business or personal? He refuses to share his financials which Marchetti has already done. Why is he not being transparent, which he claims his administration would be? He has stated he wants to be Pittsfield’s “watchdog.” A pretty tall order for someone who can’t manage their own finances!

2 Brown Street
2 Brown Street
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

Marchetti shared his financials? With who?

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  2 Brown Street
4 months ago

Budweiser

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

Bud Lite

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Not from what I see.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

Butt like

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  2 Brown Street
4 months ago

Seemlike there’s a serial scam like where where entrepreneurs getting money for restaurants and movie theatre’s for instance, and selling them at will after a few years? Or should I say abandoning them with no payback repercussions for t I f for instance.

Wash my Back
Wash my Back
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

Yookies raked some in. I wunner how that happened.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

North street, the fake movie place/theater. Flat goes there.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

IRS? I share mine every year.

Demand for IRS reports is intrusive, subject to media manipulation, and irrelevant. No one reports a ‘crime’ on their 1040.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Ask Joe Biden

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Dementia Joe
4 months ago

You suppose he lists his crimes on his 1040?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dementia Joe
4 months ago

He don’t know nothing, Democrats like that…….

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

They should disclose investments.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

Are you a buffoon? Can you name a business that doesn’t have debts?

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

McDonalds

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

Because Lenny likes to buy Happy Meals?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

McDonald’s are franchisees and the individual owners have debt

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Wal Mart. Ma and Pas Tyler street.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Apple. Home Depot – they always have cash in the drawer.

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Yookies

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Cash. Going to the Chi-Coms.

Shop at Carr’s, they have free parking.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

They never owe anything to anyone?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Rattling you cage.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Cash in the drawer doesn’t mean no debt

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Point is solvency. Yoi know I get that.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Responsible borrowing allows one to use cash to make wealth.

Rudis Bud
Rudis Bud
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

But then ya can’t go around over valuating stuff cuz that gets yer ass in trubble.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

But most banks are corrupt.

THE FED the biggest one.

Ask Ron Paul…..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

If there was no FED,

Americans would not be TRIILLONS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT

Linduh
Linduh
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

We know that Tyer is a financial genius but does she or Kerwood keep the books.. you should run for city council you and Dina should add your 70 IQs and together you’ll be a genius.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago
Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Charlie Foxtrot
4 months ago

So what does this mean exactly?

Date of Involuntary Dissolution by Court Order or by the SOC:  06-30-2017

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Krol Kitty Kash
Krol Kitty Kash
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

It could mean a lot of things and this is why the full account statements are needed.

It could be related to fraud, lack of filing by Krol for the needed paperwork [that doesn’t normally get you a court ordered dissolution], by agreement during a bankruptcy, by agreement during a divorce, by agreement from a civil case/lawsuit.

It’s not rare that it happens but most of the reasons are not good.

Since Krol is listed as the only officer of the corp, things like death of a partner or principal in the corporation isn’t one of the reasons.

I know he pleaded economic hardship to Harris, meaning he didn’t have the $6,100 to pay back AD. So based on that I’d guess some money issue forced the court to intervene.
Did Krol file for bankruptcy.
It’s another question that he should answer.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Maybe continued under sole proprietership?

Krol Kitty Kash
Krol Kitty Kash
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

No sole prop listed in Pittsfield.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

I think we should contact Herb Pease, Esc., to interpret this data, that is, if she’s not too busy with her defamation lawsuits.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

Give me a call, I’m at your cervix

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Hey Doe,

Go read the latest Eagle article uncovering his “mistake”. He was trying to use the AD account to pay his business excise tax. $456 in years 2016,17,18,19… Yeah, I’d say it was court ordered for sure.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

Chief, Is Marchetti the subject of a discrimination law suit or a suit being investigated by MCAD?

Rule 5
Rule 5
4 months ago

I got burned by the taxes of tyer

Her flames shot high and taxes got higher

The taxes of tyer, the taxes of the

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Rule 5
4 months ago

AI poetry

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Rule 5
4 months ago

Sounds like a Johnny Cash tune?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

You could make a whole new song spoof.

Starring Flat, Barry and CC……

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

It should be rewritten in “The Beverly Hillbillies” fashion.

‘This is the story of a vigilante and a mayor named Flat….’

You’d definitely have to include the line “up from the ground came a bubbling crude,” except instead of Black gold or Texas tea, it’s a black bubbling sludge of human waste, nip bottles, and uncapped and used needles.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Rule 5
4 months ago

And Marchetti won’t be any better. Who will the virtue signaling school personnel vote for?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Biden corruption/treason hearing live feed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIvCY6VvZaU

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

They are all corrupt career politicians in the Swamp!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Is it going on today too?

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Pat
4 months ago

I was watching Gaetani show a few weeks ago and he was talking about Wahconah Park restoration and that it would cost tens of millions. I was in disbelief when I heard today in the parrot it starts at 30.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

Started at 10. Final cost will be way higher than signed contract, assime 35. It will jump to 50 million. Then, ‘miracle!’, they will find 7 reduction.

In Your Dreams Bird
In Your Dreams Bird
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Utterly hilarious stacked with sycophants voting survey (according to the paper) suggest 80% of people want to spend every cent they can find for a new ballpark? What a bunch of totally misleading bullshit is that?
PUT IT ON A REAL REFERENDUM EAGLE….not your bogus slanted survey

And stuff like this is why they do not want referendums in Pittsfield. The voters would have beaten this proposal to death on arrival. (if only they had been given a chance like they do in normal jurisdictions.) The horseshit gets deeper by the minute. Do not trust everything you read these days.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

You heard it right. “Initial estimates” 30 million. They rebuilt the goddamn airport for less than that.

But puleeese do not do any kind of audit. Total waste of time. Everything is hunky dory. (unless you are a Pittsfield taxpayer)

No oversight. No one to say no not at this time ….we have way to much going on right now.
The Kardashians have taken over the city’s budget and they want everything that shines and glitters. Pittsfield will dry up if they do not get a brand new stadium right this effing minute.

Get out now if you can because the taxes you pay will be coming out of your kids college fund.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

Psssttt…Democrats did that Snarky.

You vote for them! Why?

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

One of the options, The Renovation, said it would use a lot of the existing structure suggesting the pilings are sound. This is just going to be another big dig for the Berkshires . Its overkill for the amount of use it will get. There is no flood mitigation. The grandstands will be high and dry but the rest of the lot will still flood. And then there is the reputation of taking care and responsibility of public property in Pittsfield, which is terrible. I have wondered since the grandstand first closed and if the pilings were sound if an easier less costly fix would just be replacing the bad girders and i-beams. Thats all thats under the stands. A skeleton of girders and beams.

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

One thing missing in the weeds,you’ll have to take care of it and contingencies and Water problems for who knows where.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Plaster Four Sure
4 months ago

Dredge it and make a fish pond.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
4 months ago

No.

The live feed is still there to hear about Biden crime family et al

The liberal drivel to deflect from the treason is hilarious!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
4 months ago

Live feed is still up, but not live.

Bidens all need a tree and rope. Treason is a capitol offense.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
4 months ago

The downtown business owners are seeking solutions to North street problems from the mayoral candidates. See local paper for details.

So after 8 years of Marchetti and Tyer the North street business owners are asking new mayoral candidates for help fixing a long existing problem? Whatever is glaringly wrong with this picture?

First of all is speaks loudly that Tyer and Marchetti failed miserably after 8 years and millions of dollars of doing what? It looks like they spent enormous sums of money and time and made it worse than it was before they came on the scene. That much is quite clear.

And secondly, and weirdly, they are seeking solutions from a mayoral candidate that was city council president for a very long time and had great power to effect change but did not? And if he was unable or unwilling to help before, what has changed that he might be able or willing to help now?

And does all this seeking solutions set the table for the taxpayers to pony up another 5 to ten million dollars to FIX IT? Is this just one more boat sinking iceberg headed the taxpayers way? Is constantly reinventing North street a money laundering operation?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Dan, do You remember “vibrant and dynamic”?

England bros, Newberrys, Woolworths, The Rosa, …..Thursdays when every store was open late…when the YMCA was not a flop/halfway house…..

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Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

North Street is a shithole. Plain and simple. Marchetti had a lame response to the merchants and so did Krol. It is time to kick ass and take names, and get the bums off the street, and yes it can be done, legally. Put a cop next to every bum, until they move along. For the bums own safety, of course.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shittsfield
4 months ago

Now we have spent needles, feces. and urine on every sidewalk. It is not safe to walk city streets at all.

This is Tyler and Clairairmonts vision/legacy.

Current mayor canidates are the same ilk.Proven by their past.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Note two way traffic north and south,with free parking.

And all the “vibrant and dynamic happy citizens”, shopping and doing business,

ChattyCathy
ChattyCathy
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

I remember, Trapper! It used to be a beautiful city with lots of great stores and easy parking. What took the downtown merchants so long to speak up? Or have they been complaining the last 4 years? The traffic pattern with the bike lanes and crazy line markings is nothing short of confusing. I was glad when Karen Kalinowsky petitioned to put the bike lane issue on the ballot. Installing the parking meters was the worst thing the Tyer administration could have done to the downtown, which was already struggling to attract customers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ChattyCathy
4 months ago

All I can say is write in Karen,

Marcetti and Krol presided over all/more decay. Too late to get rid of Flat.

I don’t have a horse in the race.

And thank Jesus I don’t live in that evolving heii kole .

Fugimoto Hockalugi
Fugimoto Hockalugi
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Pete plus a homogenized council = nails in the coffin for the city.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
4 months ago

From the article you mentioned about business owners wanting help.This says it all to me about the leadership from the mayor, council president and most other council members on this issue.

Without naming Mayor Linda Tyer, Tierney said the “failure of our administration” to help and listen to North Street business owners makes
them angry.

2 Brown Street
2 Brown Street
Reply to  Optimus Prime
4 months ago

Can you blame Tierney? Barry and Linda just racked up a couple big wins against their enemies this week.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  2 Brown Street
4 months ago

Don’t blame her one bit for bringing up something that should have been addressed long ago. She shouldn’t be afraid to say Tyer! Truth isn’t liable.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  fizzlehead
4 months ago

Where were they when I submitted a petition on their behalf to address the squatters seizing their parking lots, stealing utilities, aggravating customers, and otherwise telling proprietors to ‘get lost’ when asked to move?

They called, I petitioned, they fled.

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
4 months ago

It’s obvious that Marchetti and several other city councilors are homologus

Plaster Four Sure
Plaster Four Sure
Reply to  Simon Ives
4 months ago

Boomer Scott…Eddie Popowski,Fireball Fred Wenz…Paula Dowd…Reggie Smith…Owen Johnson…Alan Montreal..Chris Coletta…Jim Russin….Joe Buzis…Pat McKernan…..Carm Franzone Jim Thornton….These are people we all have great memories of as Red Sox fans of yesteryear. We will never get that back. I don’t think an affiliated team would bring the fans back either.Cherish the memories Pittsfield and move on.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Baseball is “woke”.

Fkm all. No more for me, football , seals shooting balls in hoops, hockey, NASCAR, green haired dykes playing soccer, ……nope.

Take your kids out hunting and fishing.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

“Take your kids out hunting and fishing.”

Plinking and fishing: two useful pastimes.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Who will tyrant Newsome appoint, now that fossil Fienstein croaked?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Maybe that slut Kaitie Hill?

The liberal bitch who posted herself naked smoking drugs, having sex…… She would fit in….Commiefornia

March MAGA
March MAGA
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Shifty Schiff

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  March MAGA
4 months ago

He needs a rope and a tree

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  March MAGA
4 months ago

Shift Schifty Schiff Over a seat?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

Pittsfield politics in the 21st Century: the now late Mayor Barstool, millions (still) missing, state receivership, the Consent Decree, Hill 78 abutting Allendale Elementary School, capped leaky landfills, Mayor Aberration turns Level 5 Schoolmarm, Mayor Rolodex and his failed Renaissance and his Good Old Boys club, Mayor Bust and his job at Montello, Mayor Gated Community and her record setting secretive city spending, Mayoral candidates career banker who bangs his gavel like an angry Judge versus the mid-life political comeback kid who touts his backing from Rolodex and Melissa Mazzeo, the 25-year-old polluted PEDA debacle with its millions of dollars in always growing unfunded liabilities (debts), dangerous downtown Pittsfield that has become a black hole money pit of scams, Pittsfield’s Pot King stinking up residential neighborhoods with his unpleasant pot growing odors on Dalton Avenue, and the fictional Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski family always pounding sand….

The school committee
The school committee
4 months ago

Did you think the Eagle should have buried this story Dan?Are you saying it’s not true? Just asking .

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Looks like a bad business between three people.
A took money from B.
B demanded it back.
A went to C.
C gave A money from B (who did not know)
Now A owes C who owes B.

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Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

The whole thing was a long ago resolved he said she said story

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

THE LEFT WINGED PARROT

lost credibility long ago

When the Millers left town.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
4 months ago

THE LEFT WINGED PARROT

lost credibility long ago

When the Millers left town.

Used to be an awaerd winning publicarton.

Now not fit for cat litter

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
4 months ago

Concerning the mayoral candidate who the local news is all in on promoting to be the next mayor.

This wedding venue has been bought and paid for sometime in advance, they will go forward with the marriage because they don’t want to lose their down payment on it.This is even well before the Krol questionable financial issues came to light ,which should be scrutinized. I’m not giving the Gavel Man a pass on his past and current leadership that needs to still be front and center.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Optimus Prime
4 months ago

If only there was a mechanism to hold a mayor accountable in Pittsfield. If Mr White gets the gavel, as he has been promised, it will be same shit different day in Pittsfield with the tax man chasing us all up the tree again. There has been zero oversight from Marchetti and there is zero reason to believe White will bring anything of the sort to the dais. He is baked into the special interest agenda and will do what the other Pete did….keep his head low and his mouth shut when it comes to challenging any mayoral spending storm. May already have been in discussions about how the 30 million will get to 55 million for the ball park. Soon we will be hearing about the 30 million that will be needed to put diagonal parking on North street (30 mil for openers) could be more if the price of road paint goes up.

Krol Kitty Kash
Krol Kitty Kash
4 months ago

Remember when Harrington got caught commingling funds? Guess who was the treasurer in that debacle? Just take a wild guess.

PITTSFIELD — Two accounts related to District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s inauguration and campaign committees were flagged this month by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance for running afoul of state campaign finance law.

The office’s review looked at the Berkshire DA’s political finances during 2020 and found failure to comply with Massachusetts law governing inauguration funds, which are known as segregated funds, due to the commingling of money between her campaign committee and an inauguration fund.

“Harrington told The Eagle that Berkshire Bank put the money into her inauguration account by mistake, adding that both accounts went by the same name. “It was my intention to put the funds in the campaign account but the bank [sounds familiar] put the funds into the inaugural account,” said Harrington, adding that she was not looking to lay blame.” Who was the bag man making the deposits? Guess.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Krol Kitty Kash
4 months ago

Yes, these berkshire banks do not use account numbers, but adjectives and the like.

Spagirlfromass
Spagirlfromass
4 months ago

I absolutely will not vote for Marchetti. He has had many years to separate himself from the steady demise in this City and he opted to be part of the fabric that has destroyed every inch. No way will he get my vote. City Hall and City Council need a clean sweep

Road Less Traveled
Road Less Traveled
4 months ago

The Berkshire Eagle website lists their “ethics advisory board”, and a member of that advisory board is John Bissell CEO Greylock Federal Credit Union. The Eagle states that journalists should “take responsibility for the accuracy of their work” and “verify information before releasing it.”

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