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VOTERS SPEAK … WITH LARYNGITIS; CANDIDATES NOW ON TO NOVEMBER WITH NO MANDATE

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 20, 2023) — The voters have spoken.

Unfortunately, they had a bad case of laryngitis, or, as the late, great Arthur used to call it, “larenjowie.”

OVerall, turnout was abysmal: 16% for mayor, the only citywide office on the ballot; as predicted Peter Marchetti with 2,298 votes and John Krol, 1807, move ahead. Karen Kalinowsky finished a distant last with 738. Ward 2 saw 12%, Brittany Bandini 166 and Alex Blumin 150 go to November, with Sincere Williams tossed at 122. In Ward 7 at 15% it will be Rhonda Serre 325 and incumbent Tony Maffuccio 194 surviving, Jon Morey bleeding at 58.

When only 15% of the electorate turns out, not only do candidates not have a mandate, but We The People also fail in their chance to affect real change. It leaves everyone in a nebulous DMZ of office holders left to do as they wish and citizens frustrated that they have no voice.


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Discounting unopposed offices, only three positions were at stake: Ward 2, Ward 7, at-large, and mayor. Hardly the stuff to energize the polls or stuff the ballot boxes, both showing electoral anorexia.

The big news is the showing of Ukraine’s favorite son and THE PLANET endorsee Alex Blumin. Blumin’s message of fiscal conservatism and bureaucratic accountability hit the right note. The alliteratively named Brittany Bandini moves on in Two as well. Put out like a sputtering fire was the Incredible Tattooed Lady, Soncere Williams. Guess voters didn’t want to turn the council dais into more of a freak show than it already is. In Ward 7, incumbent Tony Maffuccio and Rhonda Serre advance to November.

In the mayoral prelim, as THE PLANET predicted three seconds after she announced, Kalinowsky can head back to the holler and  dueling banjos as the favorites move ahead. Who’s not looking forward to a November corner-office showdown between Marchetti and former Krol?

As always, THE PLANET solicits your views and interpretations.

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John Dutton
John Dutton
5 months ago

Krol,

Give it up John. DROP OUT!! sorry Pittsfield all that is left is a guy with a beer gut.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  John Dutton
5 months ago

Durwindbag?

John Dutton
John Dutton
Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Sorry no dog in this fight. My only gripe is Krol is worse than Beer gut Pete and Karen was a pretender and never a contender. I truly feel sorry for this city. Next is going to be the huge influx of migrants they have to go somewhere and Boston could carless about Western Ma.

Dome head Hinds proved that, he was the next coming of Christ in the Berkshires but couldn’t even get on the ballot tells you everything.

Neither one of these two ding dongs are prepared to handle these issues. The bike lanes will be a after thought once all these motel Hotels are filled up and why not 700 a night these small business owners will laugh all the way to the bank. The only ones not laughing will be the Pittsfield tax payers, schoolteachers, first responder’s etc.

Buckle up Pittsfield .

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

ARPA is funding White Terrace and Boston owns the stakes. I don’t think our local homeless and vulnerable will have a shot at getting in when done.

As you say, Dan, ARPA-BARFA..They stuffed 40 million greenbacks into a cannon and blasted it out shot-gun pattern large. A few pennies will land in Pittsfield.

The presentations: a high school level My-Turn/Your-Turn social studies report.

DUTTON: KK didn’t pretend to run, she merely lost. Only a contender gets to boast of losing. You: you merely get to talk about it. (Under a pen name no less.)

KK’s statements on the Council are clear: she wants the City to stop accepting Boston’s migrants. The loser always has faults to consider, but unlike anyone else from the seven Wards, she did pull papers, get 300 signatures, and campaigned. I wouldn’t trash someone for losing, but I may trash the walking dead. Pittsfield is looking like the opening scenes from the famous docudrama.

Last edited 5 months ago by Charles Kronick
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  John Dutton
5 months ago

It’s not a beer gut. He’s carrying Pete White’s baby.

2 Brown Street
2 Brown Street
5 months ago

This is the new normal in Pittsfield. Election upsets are impossible with a 15-20% voter turnout. That Eagle hit piece wasn’t even necessary. Special interests have a lock on mayoral races. This means your next two mayors are Pete White and Earl Persip. Start planning now.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  2 Brown Street
5 months ago

I’d be ok with that. Two really good guys.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Haha! You must be joking!

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Lenny
5 months ago

Love to hear from you why neither of them are plausible. Truly…This is not a dig whatsoever, I’m geniunely interested.

This Just In
This Just In
5 months ago

Is it true that NAMBLA is considering opening up an office on North Street early next year?

Breaking News!
Breaking News!
Reply to  This Just In
5 months ago

Nope it’s gonna be at the old King Kone

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Would love to know how Krol is able to own and operate his “business” One Eighty Media, when it was dissolved by court order on June 30, 2017 and to the best of my search it currently isn’t registered with the government. Hmm, I can count the (6) years of potential tax evasion he is likely to have committed. Wonder what he will do with Pittsfield’s finances? Looks like it will likely line the belly of his own pockets. Then he began The John Krol Podcast on July 22, 2017 just one month from dissolution using Harris’ loan. He’s abused his generosity for years, yet so many want to point a finger at Harris and Carver for calling him out on his bs. Doesn’t matter when they did it. Thank goodness they did! Now you know the real boy behind the suit.

Let’s talk about banking for a second…So this points to complete manipulation. He’s hoping and praying that the general public which may lack banking knowledge will think this is simply a mistake. It’s not. Let me explain how banking ACTUALLY works. Routing numbers tell [the banks] which bank it’s coming from/going to. It’s a unique number to the bank, the account NUMBER is what gets deposited into your individual account. This is banking 101, the most basic of financial competency. So right there, he’s either completely inept to hold a position of government power of finances or a complete liar; as he lacks this basic knowledge. So let’s be quite clear, what he MEANT to say was the the Greylock Federal Credit Union gave him the wrong bank ACCOUNT number to pay his individual credit card. My guess? He had all the knowledge base of his account numbers at Greylock and lacked the funds to pay his own card [let’s face it, he couldn’t immediately pay Carver back when questioned] and in, turn, paid his own debt willingly because he on the business account. In his warped mind, he believed nothing was wrong, that my friends is called Narcissism. This is clearly not the “mistake” of the wrong “router” number [talk about complete financial ineptitude by the way] but rather a scheme to rip off a poor cat rescue. Disgraceful. Also, throwing Greylock under the bus for a scheme you were trying to pull off – guy, get real.

https://www.nav.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-business-accounts-1061897/

Still want to vote for him? Looks like this cat’s out of the bag [pun intended] but has been public knowledge for some time. Wonder if he plans to address it? Not a political hit piece, but a complete and total lack of financial knowledge base and ethics. If you run for government office, you better make damn sure your closet is completely clean from any and all skeletons. Or…….align yourself with Trump”Eans” and hope that their ineptitude will continue to mindlessly vote for you despite factual evidence.

Looks like he might have a new title and outfit for sure. I hear orange is the new black Krol…don’t believe me? Go see for yourself below. Man, had I known Berkshire Money Management was giving out free money in 2017, I would have jumped on that bandwagon too.

https://corp.sec.state.ma.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSummary.aspx?sysvalue=ZIAjzFaWs5ItrRNuOkZ6hF1cldAVRLyYv7W.6luUEl0-

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

Where does it say his business was dissolved? I don’t see it.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Fifth line down. Dissolution by court order 6/30/2017 Plain as day right out there in the open

https://corp.sec.state.ma.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSummary.aspx?sysvalue=ZIAjzFaWs5ItrRNuOkZ6hF1cldAVRLyYv7W.6luUEl0-

Miss Populus
Miss Populus
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Well we’ll we’ll.. So this must mean you have Marchetti in your sights as Mayor?One of His jobs was that of Compliance Officer. Look at the mess he has done as Council President. Allowed shortages on the the water sewer account,let’s a last minute borrowing in the millions take place without be vetted other than a charter objection by Charles Kronick. Allowed borrowing for dedicated accounts on numerous occasions to fund other projects. Watched as sloppy road repair because of inept DPW commissioner did not train workers on road rework. Failed let let citizens try to reduce costs on major projects. Did nothing on the 60 plus accidents this last winter,held no one accountable.

On the Krol situation,the biggest loser if guilty is Kalinowsky. She would have been the only other candidate in November against The Favvvvvorites.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Miss Populus
5 months ago

Let’s just focus on the actual issue. Marchetti doesn’t have a business that he’s illegally operating and potentially withholding from the IRS. I don’t care for either candidate. I take no sides and frankly plan to write in. That being said this is merely stating factual evidence. This loser has had his hand in many pockets before and is clearly buried up to his elbows in debt if he’s COURT ORDERED to dissolve his business. He’s currently up a creak with no paddle and “wreaking of the you know what.” Don’t be fooled and drink his Koolaide.

How can he run our city if he can’t even take care of his OWN business financials.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Jabba the nut , your analysis sounds good except for the part where you drag “Trumpeans” into it. Krol is a progressive democrat. Berkshire County is primarily, overwhelmingly composed of democrat voters. These same democrat voters have backed the Krol candidacy. Those democrat voters who still have Krol signs on their front lawns are the most ignorant, inept of all voters based on your analysis and facts, and I’m willing to bet are all democrats. Yes, ignorance can be seen on both sides of the aisle but in this particular scenario we are talking about a democrat candidate. Keep it focused. Glad to see you’ve not been fooled by Krol’s spiel & schmooze.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Lenny
5 months ago

That’s fair. I’m not speaking to his current political stance as a democrat however, but merely equating it to the blind following of Trump MAGA supporters that don’t pay attention to factual evidence that’s being presented right in from of them.

I’m just asking people to do their homework on this guy. The books are cooked and it will be our taxpayer dollars next.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Lenny
5 months ago

I’m guessing a few might think Marchetti will put the nails in Pittsfield’s coffin.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Also, all one has to do is google search his illegitimate “business” One Eighty Media and the 10th line item that comes up is this…

https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ma/001078447

Busted.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Jabbathenut
5 months ago

Good analysis, Jabba.

pothole
pothole
Reply to  JoePesci
5 months ago

Super simple for John to clear his name. This article just made it easy for him to do. Come on John show me the money and then lets all giver him the power to run a $200 million dollar city budget

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Today’s Eagle editorial really makes some good points. They provide a path forward to Krol to show this was a simple banking error.

If Krol doesn’t take them up on this sensible offer to prove his innocence, it will tell me he is either guilty as charged, or incompetent to handle the City’s finances.

Mr. Krol, the ball is in your court.

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

Pittsfield’s Pot King recently purchased a $950,000 mansion that is 0.3 miles from Mayor Linda Tyer’s mansion in Pittsfield’s elitist Gated Community neighborhood that is west of BCC. Nuciforo’s Pot kingdom makes John Krol’s $6,800 “theft” look like a few stolen Pot plants from. Berkshire Roots!

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Let’s be honest. It wasn’t a mistake if we know simple banking. A routing number “router as he refers to it – which is what connect your home WiFi to the internet (moron),” is a unique code specific to the bank. It does not denote your ACCOUNT number which is completely separate. There is no possible way for Greylock to have given him an incorrect routing number or else the funds would never have been transferred to begin with. This is clearly a case of manipulation of the public’s general knowledge base of banking. He was given all of his account numbers and decided to use the Business Account which had funds in it at the time (his didn’t not as clearly indicated by his inability to pay Carver back immediately) five months goes with the cat rescue paying his personal debts without a care in the world. Oops, now he’s caught with his pants down and now can’t explain it. He is a masterful manipulator – it’s just too bad he’s also incredibly STUPID to know he would eventually get caught.

He needs to step down and put his pathetic tail between his legs.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Dan, no doubt, as a fair and balanced esteemed voice of the little guy, will give, or have given, Mr. Krol, ample opportunity to clear is name. Perhaps you will give him a guest column for this purpose.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Have him bring all his receipts and documents to the table, just as the Eagle has suggested.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Lenny
5 months ago

Fair, would love to see his undoctered bank statements. Come on Krol, put it all out there in the open for the entire world to see. I bet there’s more than a few “insufficient funds” on there if the government had to get involved and shut you down. But let’s give him the benefit of doubt.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Fair enough. The proof is in the pudding. Let’s see those documents. Not just the banking, but his tax documents too. Why else would someone’s business [that is presently still ongoing] go belly up and need a court order to dissolve?

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Good. Let’s hope they come out of the wash clean and unaltered.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

You are a sick person. You are involved with this story. How many times es have you spoken with Harris or Carver in the last 12 months ?

Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Do see any local media other than Eagle going with this opinionated story.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Iberkshires and WAMC have all carried the story.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Good for Krol, but what about Karen? Karen is the one who was totally ignored in all of this because this story was held back until after the election. Intentionally of course to keep Marchetti as the only one in the running for mayor. Many may still vote for Krol, but we will never know if Karen had a chance. So much for all the concern about women by the far left because they have no concern.

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

She never had a chance at all and I don’t mean because of this Krol business.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

None of us know that for sure. A lot of people do not like Marchetti as mayor material.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

If she had a chance where were the votes?

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

I do. She’s not mayor material by any means. She couldn’t even figure out her finance reporting.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

Agreed.

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

I’d say she has ten times the ability of Linda Tyer.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

She had the same chance as anyone else running for mayor. And i voted for her twice.

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

When did you become the DA you sick buffoon?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

How to become a critical thinker and recommended reading based on the false covid narrative…..
https://www.infowars.com/posts/the-covid-narrative-flunked-the-critical-thinking-test/

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

I find this Krol issue so interesting. I just read iberkshires reporting and below is a portion of the article.

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In his rebuttal, Krol said the issue stemmed from the bank mistaking account numbers, alleging that the credit union often makes this mistake. The Eagle posted screenshots of texts between Krol and Carver in which Krol texts that “Also, I found out what happened. Greylock gave me the wrong router number at one point.”
 
“Often with Greylock, sometimes people have told me this, that there’s sometimes trouble when it comes to the account numbers, and sometimes they get mixed up so it was always important for me to specifically get the correct account number when I was doing business as it related to my business,” he said.
_______________________________________________

Here is the question, if Greylock is so bad at giving out account numbers, why would you reach out to them to get the account number if you know they often make this mistake? Why wouldn’t you just pull out one of your statements that has the correct account number on it? His story makes no sense based on his own words.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

You’re correct. 1000% this story doesn’t “add up”

Also, how does 5 months go by without noticing and you only find out about it when questioned. You never look at your bank statement to know whether you have enough funds to transact??

whhhhaaaatt?????? he says. More like uh oh, I finally got caught. Better rectify it immediately and borrow $750 cash and when I can’t pay the rest accept this truly embarrassing “gift” of $6,100.

Something wreaks of dirty garbage there. Honestly folks, if you still think this man’s sh*t doesn’t stink, then you truly can’t smell.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Just to correct it was detected in 2019 when he was approached. Just not reported. It didn’t take four years to detect. Just the reporting – That is the question at hand. He could have faced charges then and probably should have. My understanding of the article and Krol’s statement, Harris didn’t want Carver to know he bailed him out. This is why the silence for four years. A truly embarrassing event all around, theft and ignorance. Whiff whiff, you smell that ?

Breaking News!
Breaking News!
5 months ago

Got some answers from people that know things.

Carver Harris didn’t say anything because they are friends with Allison and didn’t want to embarrass John’s kids. If John Krol is unemployable, Allison and the kids suffer.
“John’s narcissistic personality won’t let him move on from Pittsfield and trying to be a mover and shaker.” A direct quote from someone very close to all parties.
“He did this to himself his ego wouldn’t let things lay low.”
“We were all shocked when he showed back up in Pittsfield and was trying to make connections again. Everybody knows why and it’s bad.”
One person mentioned that Harris and Carver had also worried about the impact on the charity and more so on the Berkshire Money Management biz if they were seen as incompetent in handling a small charity.
It makes sense why hurt Allison and the kids when John is to blame.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

I’m curious to know about this…why bring up his ex wife?

Last edited 5 months ago by Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Just to be clear here, her taking a photo with them is indicative of what exactly? Planet, what exactly are we talking about here? Let’s spell it out for folks in the back who aren’t sure what you mean?

Playing devil’s advocate here, why can’t she take a photo with whom she chooses and supports? If he were my ex, I’d probably do the same. As if she’d ever stand and take a picture with her ex, what sense would that make? What are you alluding to that you’ve learned from Krol himself to make this image suspect. Last time I checked, it was a free country. If it’s whispers he wants to tout – good luck with that. Again, what happened that was so bad in the divorce process that would cause such an upheaval?

Other side of this seat seems super shady to me, log on to OCPF to watch the funds. https://ocpf.us/Filers/Index why is mommy dearest his treasurer?

Seems like a conflict of interest to me doesn’t it?

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

You don’t think John’s kids aren’t embarrassed today? That is a crock of crap. The kids are approximately 4 years older now and can read. This issue could have been hidden from them back then, now, just think of what is going to be said to them when the go to school Monday or participate in an athletic event, kids are mean. Carver/Harris must be really stupid to state that this is the reason for the very long delay. Do either of them have children? Do they not realize that kids aren’t stupid at the age of Krol’s kids currently? This whole issue is getting more pathetic by the minute.

Also, Allison would not have suffered, her dad would have helped her and the kids out. Afterall, check on the money her dad has donated to Marchetti.

Why did Stacey’s business fold, was it because of John? What was the reason?

Does Harris advise his Berkshire Money Management clients to wait years until they report assets because of possibility hurting someone?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Lot’s of allegations presented as facts for something that was never adjudicated. Would the Eagle print a story if I said I loaned Marchetti 10 grand and we shook on it but never repaid?

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

One would think Rutberg would be circumspect.

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

They were not going to release it nor did they until he came back and put his hat into the ring for mayor. They spoke with Patterson’s and Allison and she said it was ok. She’s on much better footing and John has not been particularly “forthcoming” with certain obligations. You’re right her parents have been helping her out A LOT because the father of her kids has been too busy playing house with his new wife.

This is all on John. He knew the risks and he knew it was his choice to make this an issue by trying to be something he isn’t, honest.

It was an issue of protecting the public from, “the charlatan” John Krol.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

MERRY you hit the nail on the head with this point. Waiting until now has the potential to hurt the children more because of how mean kids are in school at their age.

However, [playing devils advocate here] maybe Harris thought Krol would eventually do the work that was promised to pay back the debt owed to Berkshire Money. Crazy to wait years, I agree, if a month goes by I would have sought immediate legal action.

Also we have to look at the facts that have been laid out right now for the public. Despite the Eagle’s timeline – which I don’t dispute is questionable, the current information can’t be disputed unless Krol is able to come forward and provide documents from Greylock that support his claim.

No matter what happens at this point though, regardless of embezzlement or just sheer ignorance – there is no winning situation for Krol. Either side of that coin leaves him either a thief or a complete moron with money.

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

Maybe I’ll take a trip to probate archives and look at the carver/Harris divorce. Should be an interesting read.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Breaking News!
5 months ago

Worried about the impact so they chose to make a story out of a resolved issue. BMM will loose clients. Allen , you shouldn’t have listened to him. You really screwed up. Now real stuff will surface about you.

Wilson
Wilson
5 months ago

Poor John. Hell hath no fury like a newspaper with a lot of material facts.

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

September 23, 2023

Re: Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.’s Pittsfield Pot Kingdom versus John Krol’s “theft” of $6,800

The Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) cherry picks who to criticize in Pittsfield politics.  (edited)  The Dirty Bird gives “Luciforo” – aka – Pittsfield’s Pot King – a free pass, while John Krol receives the harshest of treatment.

(edited)

Two weeks ago, the Dirty Bird published a real estate transaction report that Nuciforo purchased a $950,000 mansion that is 0.3 miles away from Mayor Linda Tyer’s mansion in Pittsfield’s elitist Gated Community neighborhood. 12 days later on Thursday, September 21st, 2023, the Dirty Bird published a bombshell news story that mayoral candidate John Krol allegedly embezzled $6,800 from a not-for-profit animal shelter that has since merged with another not-for-profit animal shelter. John Krol denied any wrongdoing.

Today, which is two weeks after the Dirty Bird reported that Nuciforo purchased his mansion, the Dirty Bird published an editorial defending its bombshell news story stating that John Krol is a “thief” by asking John Krol to openly publish his banking and credit card statements to defend himself against the allegations that were made against him shortly after the preliminary election this past week.

Please allow me to review: Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.’s Pittsfield Pot Kingdom versus John Krol’s “theft” of $6,800.  (edited)  The Dirty Bird gives Nuciforo yet another free pass after the newspaper reported that Nuciforo purchased a $950,000 mansion in far west Pittsfield. John Krol allegedly stole $6,800 from an animal shelter, and the Dirty Bird publishes a bombshell news story and then an editorial against him. This is the exact illustration of the small town news media being UNFAIR!

Jonathan A. Melle

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

Good again.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

plausible deniability?

Last edited 5 months ago by Charles Kronick
Sir Reile
Sir Reile
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Why didn’t Krol pay the whole thing off,why help from Harris?

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Because he has no money nor the financial competency to deal with it.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

Someone emailed me: “Did Mr. Pot king buy on pheasant Dr? What number?”

My – Jon Melle’s – reply: The Dirty Bird reported:

George C. Whaling and Karen C. Gomula sold property at 4 Southbrook Lane, Pittsfield [Massachusetts], to Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., trustee, EEM NT, $950,000.

Source: Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions for August 21 – 25, 2023, by Jeannie Maschino, September 09, 2023.

Mayor Linda Tyer lives in a mansion at 3 Pheasant Lane, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The distance between Nuciforo’s recently purchased mansion and Mayor Linda Tyer’s mansion is 0.3 miles according to Google Maps. Both Nuciforo and Mayor Linda Tyer’s mansions are located in Pittsfield’s elitist Gated Community neighborhood that is west of Berkshire Community College, which is close to the Hancock border but still in Pittsfield.

Nuciforo is Pittsfield’s Pot King. He started his marijuana business in March 2017. Nuciforo used his corrupt political connections and unknown investors with deep pockets of cash – most likely from Boston’s big banks and insurance companies that he has been in bed with since 1999, and the Wojtkowski side of his family – to cash in on Massachusetts’ multi-billion-dollar predatory marijuana industry.

The point I am making is that Nuciforo’s millions is and should be a huge scandal compared to the Dirty Bird calling John Krol a thief over a matter of $6,800. For less than 30 years now in Pittsfield politics and in Boston alike, Nuciforo has been very controversial, corrupt and questionable, but the Dirty Bird almost always gives “Luciforo” a free pass! John Krol is NOT the problem, but rather, Pittsfield’s Pot King is the real problem!

Jonathan A. Melle

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Reply to  Sir Reile
5 months ago

He didn’t have the funds. When John presents his evidence, if he ever does, you’ll find out he couldn’t come up with $300 to cover some family related fees.

It took him weeks to scrape together an extra $750.
So if he had that little money in his account, and he knew it, how did he think he was going to pay his Amex bills?

Remember people here were saying a long time ago Krol skipped town because of owing people money and because he got caught screwing around?
I didn’t put much stock into that but it’s evidently at least partly true.
Apply the BLM standard of finance to this. Everyone here would be screaming for jail time.

Gobsig
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5 months ago

Why did Allen Harris leave NYC, if that’s where he was?

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Reply to  Gobsig
5 months ago

Greed.

Gobsig
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Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Considering who generated the story and who we think pushed them into doing it, I’m not so sure. Mother Theresa doesn’t live here.

Jabbathenut
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Reply to  Wilson
5 months ago

Poor is a correct statement.

Gobsig
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Reply to  Wilson
5 months ago

At least they have a lot of cheap newsprint and inferior ink

Pat
Pat
5 months ago

Marchetti received almost 2300 votes while Karen and Krol received 2,545.00 between them so the Eagle gushing about Marchetti being the perfect winner is nonsense. More people wanted someone else than wanted Marchetti.

Jabbathenut
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Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Pat, to be fair with the extreme low voter turnout and in all respect Marchetti won that one. Again, I don’t back him. In fact, I’m not for any of these candidates. But speaking to this, he takes majority over the others. This is also an indication of the trend moving forward. Karen is out, Krol is incompetent and a crook, that leaves Marchetti or write-ins.

Why do we vote to write in another candidate? Makes sense to me…

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Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

That’s why the story was released. Some people got very scared at the numbers.

Jabbathenut
Jabbathenut
5 months ago

PLANET, I did my own little digging. I guess everyone is too focused on cats to recognize that this is in fact presently happening right meow:

One Eight Media Inc, – Court ordered to dissolve as of 6/30/2017.

https://corp.sec.state.ma.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSummary.aspx?sysvalue=ZIAjzFaWs5ItrRNuOkZ6hF1cldAVRLyYv7W.6luUEl0-

General law – part 1, title xxii, Chapter 156 Section 70: Administrative dissolution; notice; wind up and liquidation of affairs
Section 70. (a) The state secretary may commence a proceeding to dissolve a limited liability company if: 

(1) the limited liability company has failed for 2 consecutive years to comply with the laws requiring the filing of annual reports; or 

(2) he is satisfied that the limited liability company has become inactive and its dissolution would be in the public interest. 

(b) If the state secretary determines that grounds exist under subsection (a), he shall serve the limited liability company with written notice of his determination. The notice shall be sent to the address of the office in the commonwealth required by clause (1) of section 5. If, within 90 days after the notice, the limited liability company fails to correct each ground for dissolution or fails to demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the state secretary that each ground determined by the state secretary does not exist, the state secretary shall administratively dissolve the limited liability company. 
(c) A limited liability company administratively dissolved continues in existence, but shall not carry on any business except that necessary to wind up and liquidate its affairs.

Ouch. Now therein lies the rub.

Presently, we have an active LinkedIn account:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnkrol

An active Google Business Account with ahem, (2) reviews. Neither of which are businesses he’s worked with but rather his new wife and mother. That’s questionable at best. The new account was made and reviews posted 9 months ago. If everything was still legitimate he could simply have changed the address from Trova Terrace, to Crawford Square. Go search it.

He himself said in the statement online last week, “One Eighty Media to this day would do business for Harris if he asked me to”. To quote Krol, Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

How in tarnation is that possible? Speaking from the standpoint of you don’t have a legitimate business to do the work…

That business should have been dissolved and liquidated and funds paid back to both the State and IRS for that liquidation and to the life of me, I can’t seem to find a new LLC Corp. created with the Commonwealth of Mass that is in good standing. In fact, it’s listed as inactive. So what EXACTLY is it that you’re doing? I think the general public has a right to know. This speaks to the legitimacy of your financial prowess or your lack thereof basic banking. [I think I already know the answer] but which one is it?

How exactly are you accepting funds from local businesses and depositing them into your business account which would have to be under the title of One Eighty Media if I’m correct? My assumption is people are making it out to you personally or paying via cash and you aren’t claiming it? Double ouch. Am I getting warm? Otherwise you might tip off the big guns because a W9 or 1099 depending on your account type would need to generate if you’re making enough money throughout the ahem, 6 years, since this dissolution was court ordered. “A limited liability company administratively dissolved continue in existence, but shall not carry on any business except that necessary to wind up and liquidate its affairs.

Boy oh boy, you either have had a lot to clean up in 6 years to liquidate all those affairs or you by definition are a krook. Krooked Krol… There you have it folks.

Last edited 5 months ago by Jabbathenut