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KROL PROMISES TO GO AFTER ‘CORRUPTION’ IN CITY GOVERNMENT … ‘We know that clearly, there are very powerful interests in this city that do not want me to be mayor’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY OCT. 2, 2023) — Mayoral candidate John Krol is auditing a crash course in crisis management at the University of Hard Knox. Grading, THE PLANET has learned, will be Pass/Fail.

Pass and he’s the next mayor. Fail and he’s out. Meanwhile, Peter Marchetti remains teacher’s pet.

Krol made the mistake of chasing the criticism, playing into the hands of those who were looking to bait him. Nothing Krol could have done would change the “embezzlement” story arc, and he should have never provided personal financial records. Even after they showed the problem stemmed from a banking error, his attackers pretzeled everything against him.

What should he have done?

  1. Krol should have gone on the attack. God knows there’s plenty of material.
  2. See (1) above.

Specifically, he should have never walked into the Eagle newsroom this week and certainly not without his lawyer.

“I walked into the Berkshire Eagle  in good faith this week, and my hope was to clear the air with the documents that I had,” Krol said Saturday night on his Facebook Live broadcast. “Instead of having a nice conversation where we could go through everything, it turned into a two hour and 15 minute grill fest that included one reporter, two editors, and [publisher] Fred Rutberg.”

Gang banging, they call it.

“And they were grilling me over issue after issue including new info I had never received [that the newspaper received] from unnamed sources.” What sources? Krol didn’t say, but he implied “my accountant.” Back in the day, Krol’s business accountant was Barry Clairmont. Of course, that’s when everything was lovey-dovey between the now bitter rivals.

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Krol titled the podcast Setting the record straight, and moving on to real change for Pittsfield.

“Were moving on from this,” Krol said. “We’re not going to be speaking further with the Berkshire Eagle about this particular story. I came in good faith. I walked in [and] hoped to have a conversation about this, and then the conversation went to other things. There were all sorts of other accusations made during that conversation. It didn’t seem fair at all.”

He continued: “[My campaign is] good at this point. … We know that clearly there are very powerful interests in this city that do not want me to be mayor. I think that’s the bottom line. In fact, now more than ever, we need change in this city …

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“We are going to bring in a new fresh set of eyes. We are bringing sunlight in on the financials in the city of Pittsfield. If we find any corruption happening in the city of Pittsfield we are going to address it immediately and take proper action on that.” [We are] “standing up to the Powers that Be.”

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“We are going to have the most transparent financial city under my administration. We are going to have a new director of finance that’s going to come outside the political establishment [of] Pittsfield Massachusetts. We are going to bring in an outside auditor that has never done work with the city of Pittsfield before. Also I want to have an auditor for the federal ARPA dollars. That’s 45mm dollars.  … there’s something wrong there. There something wrong there.”

Krol later told THE PLANET “we will do a full review of records (communications, emails, etc,) involving all ARPA activity, including among members of the secret committee, city staff, and those who received ARPA funding.”

“We are going to bring in a new fresh set of eyes. We are bringing sunlight in on the financials in the city of Pittsfield. If we find any corruption happening in the city of Pittsfield we are going to address it immediately and take proper action on that.” [We are] standing up to the Powers that Be.”

How has the battering affected him?

“There have been some tough nights. This has been hard, devastating to my reputation. Not just politically. I mean, this is my livelihood, and when someone accuses you of the accusations that have been made against you, that’s something that is forever there and will never leave.”

Krol mentioned receiving a September 2022 text threatening him to stay out of the race, or else.

Who sent that text? Krol should name names. That’s returning fire. Not doing so is not recognizing that the gloves are off. That may be honorable, but it won’t win an election.

“We will be the campaign that stays positive, no matter what happens.”

All well and good, but it ignores a hopelessly corrupt municipal political system, its reps, and the government the form.

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Going all in means leaving everything else out” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Bren Bonzye
Bren Bonzye
4 months ago

If he has a text of a threat not to run? Let’s either see it or say who it was? If the hinges are off the door as he says.

Nada clue
Nada clue
Reply to  Bren Bonzye
4 months ago

Oh, please. Everyone knows who made the threat, but careful not to mention his name so they don’t get hit with a defamation suit.

4Q
4Q
Reply to  Nada clue
4 months ago

Chances are if anyone received a threatening text the sender used a burner phone like the criminals on TV shows use. Any guesses?

Last edited 4 months ago by 4Q
Benigno Numine
Benigno Numine
Reply to  Nada clue
4 months ago

If it’s who some have in mind it could be a case of defecation of character.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Bren Bonzye
4 months ago

Yes present the evidence. Were the police contacted? Report filed? If not, why not?

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

A threat was made but it was vague enough to not be actionable

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

If it was a burner phone good luck

4Q
4Q
4 months ago

There are too many questionable people controlling Marchetti. They know he’s done very little in his 16 years on the council so he had to let his handlers dig up this smear story. He couldn’t stop them. If he becomes mayor they’ll continue to pull his strings. John Krol represent s positive change and a break from the failed Tyer policies. Let’s start talking about how the taxpayer has been getting screwed under Marchetti and Tyer. We need a change. And pension Pete isn’t that change.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  4Q
4 months ago

I agree. Voting for Marchetti is voting for the status quo. Voting for Krol will be a refreshing change and attacking corruption in Pittsfield.

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

Krol is lying to you.All of a sudden John will go after the audits

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  4Q
4 months ago

Who are the questionable people? Please name names.

4Q
4Q
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

Who do you think? Tell us and you can compare notes

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  4Q
4 months ago

I don’t think anybody.

4Q
4Q
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

Good to know

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

You

Joe Mac
Joe Mac
4 months ago

Dan is right, “they” really don’t want Krol elected. Even before the Eagle hit piece there was a constant anti-Krol whisper campaign in the comments section of the Planet. This highly motivated goon squad is just a fraction of the people leeching off the Pittsfield taxpayer. Department heads, dead wood employees, kickback contractors. Anyone worried that the gravy train might end if Marchetti isn’t elected. They have all day to spend on the Planet. Maybe the first Krol audit should be internet usage by City workers?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Joe Mac
4 months ago

Back in the day people used employers computers to eff the duck on the company dime. Now they can all do it on their own cell phones. Most office workers in America are effing the duck big time working about 40 percent of a week. As to Krol, he is calling for an audit etc, because he has zero credibility now and he is desperate, Why didn’t he propose this months ago?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  JoeKapanski
4 months ago

I also believe Krol is talking audit because he is desperate and has no other alternative but to promise the moon. But, even with all his baggage, and it seems substantial, if he could guarantee me that he would definitely do a deep dive all encompassing audit of the whole city, I would drag my ass to a voting both and vote for him.

But I do not know how he could convince me because the one thing he is famous for is spinning word salads until they are dry and ready to eat. And I felt that way long before the Eagle came after him like a pit bull that had missed several meals

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

That promise is very compelling. Talking ARPA, the ARPA is mostly accounted for in its waste and abuse; but there remain two years to actually distribute it. If he were to audit and review, there could be some recovery.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

He told you Dan? But none of the voters for the primary? That seems odd.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Why did he not run on that?He would have won.He better spend every minute of his campaign calling out for audits of every department. He might still get my vote but he needs to fight for that vote by telling people that it’s time for Pittsfield to get a handle on the cash they spend.No new positions or programs.Cut the 200 million budget by 1 dollar and he gets my vote.He needs to stop being a politician and get an agenda of fiscal responsibility through a clean slate audit at any price.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

Yeah, a candidate so desperate he feels compelled to actually discuss important issues.

4Q
4Q
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

Marchetti is completely unfamiliar with salad, word or any other type….. can I get me a Whopper?

4Q
4Q
Reply to  JoeKapanski
4 months ago

How many Jeffrey Tubin’s work for the city?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Joe Mac
4 months ago

Names please. Who are they?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

John Krol’s calls for reforms to Pittsfield politics and City Hall ring hollow because he has the endorsement of Jimmy Ruberto aka Rolodex, who was Pittsfield’s Snake Oil Salesman Mayor of Pittsfield who himself never owned a home, nor did he ever rent an apartment, in Pittsfield in his life, but he often used to tell residents and small businesses to sacrifice, which meant big municipal spending increases, including during the 2008 economic recession, which was the single worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s.

Compared to Mayors (the late) Gerry Doyle aka Barstool, Sara Hathaway aka Aberration turned Level 5 Schoolmarm, the aforementioned Rolodex, Dan Bianchi aka Bust who also works for Montello Energy, Mayor Linda Tyer is the only good Mayor over the past generation of stinkers. Mayor Linda Tyer is well regarded by state and local officials throughout Massachusetts. Mayor Linda Tyer inherited a mess from Dan Bianchi. Mayor Linda Tyer stabilized the city’s municipal finances. I refuse to judge Mayor Linda Tyer because of her litigious third CPA husband Barry Clairmont.

I hope that Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey will hire Linda Tyer to complement her administration because Linda Tyer is an effective public manager who actually knows what she is doing in state and local government. John Krol was once friends and allies with Mayor Linda Tyer, but now he is criticizing her because she endorsed his opponent, Peter Marchetti for Mayor of Pittsfield in 2023.

I would be very upset with how things are going if I were in John Krol’s shoes, too, because he is being treated unfairly by the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) and conspiratorially by his opposition. I have experienced similar events throughout my adult life of 48 years rhus far in Pittsfield politics, too. It upsets me on a personal level, too. My heart goes out to John Krol, but he is NOT above scrutiny as a political candidate for Mayor of Pittsfield. John Krol knows what he got into when he began his middle-age political comeback in Pittsfield politics.

I have heard rumors about Peter Marchetti for decades, too. In 2006, I was told that Peter Marchetti spread rumors about me – as I am his relative as my late maternal grandmother’s maiden name is Marchetti – in Pittsfield politics, despite me living in Southern New Hampshire back then through present times. Peter Marchetti has been known to engage in dirty politics, despite all of the rumors spread about him in Pittsfield politics over many years now.

To be clear: I support Mayor Linda Tyer and I think she has been the best Mayor of Pittsfield in my adult lifetime. John Krol is off base to use her to divert the unfair political attacks he has received over the past couple of weeks. This could be an episode in the series: The Twilight Zone. It has turned into an ugly mayoral election campaign in 2023 Pittsfield politics.

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

Jonny you write all that when you could just simply say you support Peter Marchetti and his progressive politics because you are both on the same Pride team.

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

I live in Southern New Hampshire, but I would NEVER support John Krol in Pittsfield politics because of his allegiance to Jimmy Ruberto. That leaves me supporting my aforementioned family relative Peter Marchetti, but he is not a good candidate for Mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, either.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

You supported the loony Linda Tyer even though she was very close to him

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

Jon, voting for a candidate because he is not the other candidate never works.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Exactly. That is how we wound up with Trump.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

True, or be like Xiden and just steal the election.

Why vote when the outcome was predetermined.

Right Snark?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Traitor Joseph Stolen.

Left of Joe, Mao, and Kim.

In China’s pocket.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
4 months ago

Markus, go out into the world and open your eyes and take in all the data. The sooner you do that the sooner you’ll see what your role really is here.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

I know what my role in life is Prof.

Like I said, I walked the walk, you talk the talk without saying a thing. Speaking of….

You never told me with your laser focused open eyes and reams of data, how you would handle a group of elementary aged school kids playing basketball at 2AM on a school night, in the low income housing projects, without an adult in sight.

Please school me.

Put that PhD to real use in a real life situation. Not in a sterile environment, like say a classroom.

Last edited 4 months ago by Markus Aurelius
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
4 months ago

Sounds like fun.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

Like always, you have no answer other than the “facts” and “data” that come from your a$$.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
4 months ago

How how would I handle a group of elementary aged school kids playing basketball at 2AM on a school night, in the low income housing projects?

I’d leave them alone, or I’d play with them if I were there.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

I found Trump demolishing one by one the old guard congress-critters and Bushes during the primaries fun.

4Q
4Q
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

I hated low gas prices and 1% inflation. The nerve of the guy.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  4Q
4 months ago

Shopping is so much fun now though. Trying to find who has milk under $5/gal is actually exciting. To make my budget, I have now four stores to use for a shopping funpedition.

I’m also relieved to have lost 20% of my retirement. As I level up at the shopping, the challenge get harder.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Yeah, that’s Biden’s fault.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

How is Traitor Joe doing? Fell down today?

Going to vote for him again?

The border, growcey and gas bills?

More money got sent to Zelensky, than SS for Americans.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
4 months ago

Trump won the impeachment Olympics 2-0. I will give him credit for that.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

If that’s all you can come up with, it’s better to just walk away in defeat silently, rather than post what you did and look even more foolish than you did with your original post.

Last edited 4 months ago by Markus Aurelius
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
4 months ago

His own wife and daughter think he is an asshole. What else do you need?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

Way too long

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
4 months ago

“Krol made the mistake of chasing the criticism, playing into the hands of those who were looking to bait him. Nothing Krol could have done would change the “embezzlement” story arc, and he should have never provided personal financial records. Even after they showed the problem stemmed from a banking error, his attackers pretzeled everything against him”.

Time to stop covering for him Dan. His story deserved to be questioned and you wouldn’t do it. You and he are put out because the Eagle grilled him as they should. And his story doesn’t stand up to questioning. To believe his story would take a huge leap of faith but it would still mean he was incompetent handling his finances to the nth degree and not fit to be Mayor. It’s funny that a guy who should have his own finances audited is now trying to make a stand by saying he will have the city’s finances audit. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

I agree he should have been investigated by the police when it happened, but we can only deal with the present. This is the second time you have raised the fact that because they didn’t hold it against him in a divorce proceeding, it is deemed settled and that is a complete misdirection and you are way too smart not to know that. They were settling a divorce proceeding not deeming if a candidate was worthy of public office. I will agree the Eagle should have given him at least 24 hours to respond initially, but since then they have given him more than enough time and the more he talks, the guiltier he seems.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

A stooge or just plain obtuse

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Pete seems to be both. A lot of both. And the other Pete is beginning to give off a clone like image.

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

I thought we were discussing the transfer of funds from the Animal Dreams account, not Brian Johnson. The fact of the matter is that no matter how the Animal Dreams scenario came to light, it now has to be answered for.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

As he often does, Dan responds with sarcasm to avoid overtly stating the case.

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

“We’re discussing how information that had been put to rest to everyone’s satisfaction should now “suddenly” come forward, the day after the prelim”. 

And there you go again making wildly presumptive statements. I’ll bet 99.9% of the people in this city never heard about this until the Eagle reported on it, so I’m pretty confident that almost no one would agree this has been put to rest with everyone’s satisfaction. And the answers he has given have been incomplete and only raised more questions, so of course I don’t like the answers. And if this were anyone else like Andrea Harrington you’d be having a field day with it instead of covering for Krol in every way possible. The only thing I will agree with is that the Marchetti team, with Pete’s knowledge or not, waited until the most opportune time to spring the news but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. It doesn’t absolve John from his actions.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Jon has the most solid argumentation.

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

What is most of you are correct in all of your assumptions from both sides of the aisle?

  • Was it a political hit piece? Absolutely, politically speaking it was a nuclear warhead and it probably did its job. There are no rules in politics and the players are shadier than underneath the Tanglewood at Lenox. Are you people REALLY surprised it happened?
  • John, for all of his better qualities, partially caused this himself. It’s politics and his past behaviors have opened him up for critique (as any politician does)
  • While it’s personal, it speaks to his character. Now I am not saying Marchetti isn’t lacking in this department, but John’s story isn’t adding up and it’s obvious. Had he simply admitted his error and moved on he might have had a shot. Instead, as you put it, he chased criticism and burnt himself more. That speaks volumes as to the kind of mayor he might be… you need thick skin and patience.
  • Was it settled in divorce court? Probably so there is no need to scream criminal charges, they were never filed. In a criminal sense it’s over and done with.
  • Marchetti is aware of certain rumors and whispers, but I am almost positive he was NOT in the know about this coming out, especially when it did. Is he innocent in other respects? Probably not
  • Krol was on the council for close to a decade with Marchetti. He always made sure he was front and center for anything especially photo ops. For people to crap on Marchetti’s Tenure and ignore Krol is ridiculous. They voted the same 90% of the time on 90% of the issues
  • this is turning into a proxy war between divorcees. This is our Vietnam
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Marchetti has you hypnotized

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

You are getting sleepy….

JaneDoe
JaneDoe
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Jon doesn’t know Marchetti, but probably thinks he is a putz. Most people do. I do. But he is not a crook, or at least there is no evidence he is.

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Is this Johnson character grandfather to Krol’s kids. Johnson must not like those kids. They must be getting teased to high heaven.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Left Winged Parrrot

Been that way > 30 years now. It got worse with Rutberg

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Spot on JD!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Marchetti mini me

Outfox
Outfox
4 months ago

Here’s how we run a write in and win.
Declare a third party option.
Call the party WINK, for write in Karen ( or it could stand for right in new klowncilors, write in (a) new kid, whatever).
Get the signs made up and onto the lawns.
And now here’s what’s going to win it:
Campaign in Morningside and the Westside, and campaign HARD. Keep the campaign focus on those two neighborhoods. Get those voters to the polls.
Knock, the doors and then knock the doors again. And again. Until you’re knuckles are bleeding from knocking all those doors.
Talk to the people, and then talk to them again.
Get your campaign headquarters tf off of North Street where everybody’s scared to go anyway, and into one of those neighborhoods with a smaller branch campaign office in the other neighborhood.
Don’t be for the people, be WITH the people.
And, ffs, you really want to put the fear into the two current candidates start registering voters. Legit voters,
Oh, and John? NObody wants you to be mayor; your votes are all going to be the lesser of two evil votes. And Pete? Same.
Oh wait I forgot the best part! The campaign slogan: No Re- Pete.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Outfox
4 months ago

Are you going to finance this WINK campaign?

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

Mr. Fritz, if I was able to come up with that kind of McDonald’s money I’d use it to move out in Pittsfield!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Outfox
4 months ago

I say make a go of it. You’ll at least learn something in the trying.

The laserjet is your best friend.

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Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Outfox
4 months ago

Out of not in

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Outfox
4 months ago

Buy Matchetti a happy meal before you leave

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

hE’S TOO FATT,ALEADY

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Outfox
4 months ago

DINK campaign. It’s a fools errand

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Probably true. Need a lot of boots and paper.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Climate on this blog and across social medias where we are finally saying what everybody’s been thinking, this may be theone time in political history where a write in ncandidate would have a fighting chance.
However, we are a community that suffers from learned helplessness and as a result are still too cowardly to take on the GOBSIGS enmasse, at the polls, and when we take that into account of course a write in candidate in Pittsfield will not even post respectable numbers, even though we have the seemingly perfect storm of events for electing an unexpected candidate
I have a friend who describes human nature thusly: if you are thinking it you are close to saying it, and if you say it you are really close to doing it.
Should his hypothesis hold true this means 4 years from now we vote in radical change to the corner office and the city council chambers.
But 4 years is like baseball; anything can happen.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Outfox
4 months ago

You cannot vote in change if the option is not there in front of you. This election illustrates the ongoing predicament of Pittsfield. If you have no real change candidates you cannot vote for change. I am amused by this line…”we need to vote them all out”, because if the ones lined up to take their place are from the same mold nothing is going to change.

In some cities, the majority of candidates for mayor or city council, or school committee, are birthed by the special interests who dig them out of the community based on their profile and usefulness to them. They encourage them to run, perhaps with incentives, back their campaigns and suggest how they may vote on any given issue once elected. And it is very sad for those city’s.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

But it could send a message. What is to lose?

But we might want to work on a way to have some measure of accountability going forward. Marchetti was against it and Pet Pete White will be against it so we need to be creative. Probably has to come from outside the city council since the majority of them are just mini puppets attached to the Papa Puppet who is attached to the shadow folk who steer the whole ship from the fog.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

That’s the spirit!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Come on back Jesus and pick up John Wayne on the way

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Wow, wait till Herbeletta Pease hears this one! She’ll be filing a defamation suit!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Outfox
4 months ago

Matchetti diversion. Don’t be stupid enough to fall for this

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
4 months ago

I said this, five blog posts ago. I said John Krol is being accused of a felony. There is no way in hell he should just go and provide all of his private financial information without a lawyer. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Even if it is a completely fabricated charge.

Jon doe
Jon doe
Reply to  Pitt Romney
4 months ago

They can’t prove you did something wrong if you didn’t do it. On the contrary they can easily prove something you did something wrong if you did.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jon doe
4 months ago

The other side is one floor above you but flat tires have no bones

Truthfully
Truthfully
4 months ago

Krol is right about one and only one thing. There are a lot of people who don’t want him to be mayor. Nice try blaming “politics.” Politicians didn’t make this up and neither did the newspaper. Hopefully he learns he’s not smarter than everyone else.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Truthfully
4 months ago

Has Marchetti done anything noteworthy in his 16 years on the council?

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Herb Pease
4 months ago

He didn’t want voters to have a say about fixing the Marchetti bike lane mess. Marchetti thinks voters aren’t qualified to have an opinion.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Hell Toupee
4 months ago

Bupkis Marchetti has nothing to show for 16 years on the council. That’s why he wants his personal attacks to be the focus of the campaign.

Holden Caulfield
Holden Caulfield
Reply to  Herb Pease
4 months ago

Did Krol during his eight years

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Holden Caulfield
4 months ago

He wasn’t council president. MARCHETTI was for 8 years and all he did was whack walnuts with his gavel, and tell people their 3 minutes was up.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Herb Pease
4 months ago

Krol was Council VP and never did he suggest auditing the city’s finances. His mayoral goal of “rooting out corruption” is the typical political crap that comes up when someone runs for a high paying political position. Now that he is allegedly involved with embezzling money from the cat charity, it’s the “look over here and not at me” diversion.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

After Tyer turned ARPA into her personal slush fund and she put bupkis Marchetti on the secret no minutes slush fund distribution committee Krol along with anyone with a brain saw the need to look at the corruption.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

So Marchetti must be pro corruption or a corruption pro.

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  Herb Pease
4 months ago

Council President or not it’s still one vote on each issue. And you’re correct the only difference is the Council President runs the meetings.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Elisabeth
4 months ago

Didn’t Marchetti send out a card bragging about leadership? He’s a joke.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Holden Caulfield
4 months ago

No

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Truthfully
4 months ago

Krol is certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed!

B. Clairmont
B. Clairmont
4 months ago

Just for the record, I was not Mr. Krol’s accountant during the majority of the time funds were withdrawn from the Animal Dreams account. I’m only aware of one withdrawal that happened while I was his accountant, and I learned of this from the Berkshire Eagle story.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  B. Clairmont
4 months ago

Are you donating your settlement money to worthy charities that benefit the most needy among us?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Are you, B. Clairmont, really a citizen of Russia or China or North Korea or Iran….because you sued and settled with Melissa Mazzeo over her use of Free Speech? Did you, B. Clairmont, know that Pittsfield is in the U.S.A., which entitles Melissa Mazzeo to Free Speech? What kind of precedent have you, B. Clairmont, set in Pittsfield politics by using retribution against Melissa Mazzeo for her exercising Free Speech? I have yet to read anyone, including The Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) and Planet Valenti, affirm your civil lawsuit and settlement of $140,000. Your second wife, Mayor Linda Tyer, should have issued a statement saying that while she loves her third husband, CPA Barry Clairmont, she denounces your use of retribution in Pittsfield politics over Melissa Mazzeo exercising Free Speech!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

So you don’t think he’ll be overcome with altruistic generosity? I remain hopeful.

Last edited 4 months ago by Gobsig
Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Nah, he’ll use the funds to extend the delay of opening the homeless shelter that’s right next to his accounting office.

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

Now this would be a boxing or MMA event I’d pay to see.

JM vs. Dirty Barry

A grudge match between a life long victim and Picklefield’s most effective vigilante.

Dan, can you set this up?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

He evidently didn’t get enough of a settlement from Mazzeo so now it is Krol’s turn. He is the king of the dynasty that has ruined Pittsfield and Marchetti will continue to do what he is told by the dynasty. As far as I can see the taxpayers do not have a worthy candidate for mayor, we are screwed again. The only way Pittsfield can rebuild is to hire a city manager and get rid of the mayorship and worthless city council.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Merry & Bright
4 months ago

And guess who would show up to apply for City Manager.

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

That would be a very nice selfless thing

Stacy Chojnowski
Stacy Chojnowski
Reply to  B. Clairmont
4 months ago

But did you know that he had tried to pay the DOR from the Animal Dreams account because somebody somewhere was notified and late fees started to accrue after 30 days…. This is where the story gets icky. Somebody must have been notified. These excise tax bills did get paid according to Krol but he just doesn’t know how. Hmmm. Of course he does and it is a critical piece to the story. Let’s put an end to this once and for all, let Barry speak like Krol had originally promised stating he would give consent for Barry to speak on behalf of this situation but quickly kiboshed that idea and went on to state “No, you (The Eagle) do not have my permission to talk to Barry Clairmont in regard to confidential issues involving my business or personal finances.” I sure do wonder what Mr. Clairmont could/would have contributed here. Unfortunately we may never know because Barry can not disclose due to their business-client relationship. But you can bet that he potentially is holding all the cards to how this race could/should end and that is probably a bit nerve-racking for Krol.

In The Know
In The Know
4 months ago

Hahahahaha
Krol going after corruption is like a prostitute going after sex crimes!

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  In The Know
4 months ago

Who’s he think he is Elliot Ness?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

What about Loch Ness Mmarchetti, the tax monster? He’s bigger than Momma Cass Eliot…,be careful with those sandwiches lumpy’.

Thomas More
Thomas More
4 months ago

anybody read today’s probate court docket?

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

Enlighten us.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

Read it. Its on the web. Look it up.

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

What are you a weirdo. Tracking Family matters.

Joe Taxpayer
Joe Taxpayer
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

Bingo

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago
Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

Not me.

Holden Caulfield
Holden Caulfield
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

MENZA and I graduated together, Both magna. He was smart. I was a brown nose.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Holden Caulfield
4 months ago

Biden. Graduated Non Compus Mentus

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Summa Cum Furto

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Summa Cum Quid Pro Quo?
(My very first conversation in Latin!)

Last edited 4 months ago by Charles Kronick
Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Summa come and go.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

How much did he pay for a diploma? After he flunked out….

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Holden Caulfield
4 months ago

The only thing Einstein and I have in common is a mustache.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

I thought he was the man from UNCLE?

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Has the Mensa ever been verified? Everybody thinks they’re a genius on here anyway.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

give us the link please

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

So what Gladys Kravitz?

Merguez
Merguez
4 months ago

Krol clearly embezzled. He exhibits traits of narcissistic personality disorder which is why he believed he could talk his way out of this. If you are really concerned about Pittsfield, get behind a solid write-in candidate. From afar, I don’t see that Marchetti has done much, if anything, to improve the city.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Merguez
4 months ago

Marchetti exhibits signs of being emotionally unstable. Also he would not be a good mayor due to a bad track record.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
4 months ago

Krol was caught embezzling.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Merguez
4 months ago

Don’t be a buffoon. A write in candidate only insures a Marchetti victory. Do you want Morales foolishness and slush fund buffoonery?

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Merguez
4 months ago

Ok we get it.Now give us a worthy write in candidate?.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

I would not recommend Karen. What about Laurie Tierney? She has the smarts and the necessary toughness, plus a big investment on North Street.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

Hugh Jares would be a good candidate. Oh wait-Tyer could mistakenly get elected. Never mind.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Merguez
4 months ago

You tell ‘em there captain

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Merguez
4 months ago

All mayors are narcissistic sociopaths. Same goes for ceo’s.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Trump was never a mayor but to your point..blah blah blah

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

Fail!
After reading all the info & published documents it is my opinion that Krol got caught with his hands in the cookie jar. Then last week he provided more documents showing an additional small withdrawal from the Animal Dreams account and 4 yearly attempts to pay his business taxes out of Animal Dreams. His excuses of ignorance concerning banking “numbers” is laughable in my opinion.
Now, he is taking your published advice to “come out swinging” and “lies, the best way to win office” by hollering for an audit of the city’s books. Turns my stomach.
Poor voters of Pittsfield!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

I don’t think either candidate is great for Pittsfield, but as always in politics, it’s a choice between the lesser of two evils.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
4 months ago

I think it remains true that Krol can remove doubts about his innocence if he provides redacted copies of his relevant bank and credit card statements. Otherwise, it just looks like fraud.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Too bad he cannot prove his innocence before the election. It might help him get some votes. If only there were a way.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Did anyone other than the folks who post here accuse him of embezzlement?

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

You can accuse a ham sandwich, and then you can indict a ham sandwich, but only a constitutional court of law with a Judge and Jury of one’s peers can convict a ham sandwich of embezzlement. This is a hatchet job to blackball John Krol in Pittsfield politics, which he says will cause harm to his reputation and career. John Krol is looking at suing the named and unnamed actors in this political hit job. Pittsfield politics is always in a downward spiral….

Fugimoto Hockalugi
Fugimoto Hockalugi
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
4 months ago

Why is it always a ham sandwich? What about peanut butter?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

There once was a judge who ruled against a Maine woman who sued a restaurant when she choked on a cod bone. He wrote, “Getting to the bone of the issue (no pun intended)….”

This why many avoid courts.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Fugimoto Hockalugi
4 months ago

Ham is more ridiculous than pb though both often wind up in court.

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

Only the Harris and the lovely Ms.Carver

Joe Taxpayer
Joe Taxpayer
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

The AD account.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
4 months ago

Are You voting for the Shit the Trud?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

I agree that JK should have never brought his financial records for the Eagle to look over without the advice of an attorney. I even posted this same advice a few blog posts ago. This whole incident is still within the statute of limitations for a financial crime.

I think Rutberg being a former lawyer and judge did JK a disservice by not advising him first. Like I said, Free’um Freddy used to be a judge, he knows the rule of law. He should have advised JK he was potentially opening himself up to unwanted legal scrutiny by allowing the Eagle unfettered access to him and his financial records.

Since the Eagle has now unveiled their “Investigative Reports” section, I emailed them this morning and asked if they would look into the African trip that the Cultural Competency Coach took with friends and family recently, allegedly on taxpayer ARPA money. If this is true, this trip was well over $6,800. This trip is likely approaching the $20,000 to $25,000 range in possible fraudulent activity.

I would love to see the Eagle delve into the receipts, emails, and all paperwork, associated with this trip.

I would like to know how she came up with the funding for this trip for a party of more than five people, on a Cultural Competency Coach’s salary.

I won’t hold me breathe waiting for that “investigative report.”

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Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Actually we have she said, he did. He did provide the Animal Dreams account number to both Barry and AMEX. He apparently did nothing when for four years in a row the Animal Dreams payment to the DOR was rejected (how many times do you need that to happen before you try to figure out what’s going on). He made six payments from the Animal Dreams account to his AMEX that he claims was a mistake, yet never notices his own account miraculously never goes down, even though he is up against it financially and counting every penny. Those aren’t things he said, they are things he did.

Krol is running for a position that holds the public’s trust. As such, it is critical that an issue like this is needs to be properly explained whether it is adjudicated or not. Then the voters can decide. He doesn’t get to say “I wasn’t charged so I you just have to take my word that it was a mistake”. That’s not how the real world works.

And by the way, even in court, people aren’t found innocent, they are found not guilty. OJ was was found not guilty. Does anyone believe he was innocent?

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

So out of curiosity, if a person receives a wrong account number from a bank, just how many years and how many thousands of dollars should the person be able to withdraw from that wrong account before they should reasonably be able to figure that out? Indefinitely? Or until they get caught?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Well of course, Jon! We citizens won’t stand for it.

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Right on Dan!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

What I believe is that you’re a meltdown Marchetti stooge and lumpy doesn’t want to face Krol in a debate because he’ll fall apart like he did with Bianchi

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Actually I’m not a Marchetti supporter at all, but at this point, I will be forced to vote for him given the alternative. I actually agree Krol would perform much better than Marchetti in any debate. He’s smooth, polished and well practiced, and if I didn’t know any better I’d probably vote for him.

And I’m having no meltdown. I just don’t like what I see. I don’t like it at all. And it’s a sad day for Pittsfield that with over 40,000 people these two candidates are the best we can do.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Matchetti doesn’t want to debate any issues

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

He wants no two sided conversations that he cannot gavel into silence.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

Who is going to force you to vote for anybody? Staying home is going to be a popular choice in Pittsfield this election season. Especially with the high price of gas and zero good options at the booth.

Marchetti could wind up winning this election by a vote of 6 to 4.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jon Doe
4 months ago

And what lead to doubt with OJ? Sympathy for a cheated man being humiliated played a role. But legally cops contaminating evidence and the stupidity of prosecution giving the defendant control of the linchpin evidence. “Please put on the glove”

So, yes, guilt is doubted.

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

and as far as we know OJ only killed one person…maybe two, but let’s keep this in perspective. Al Capone and Dillinger killed more people. So did Gotti. So what say we give number 32 a break. He scored a lot of touchdowns…more than any of the other guys I mentioned.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

The phrase “as far as we know” is useful.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

As reported in the weekend Eagle, Krol claimed that four more, earlier, payments shown to be from the Animal Dreams account to pay his personal debts are ‘proof that he got the account number wrong in the first place.’

Are you kidding? Sometimes, things are so obvious that they can’t be denied.

C’mon, Dan, give it up.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Dan, Krol claimed that four more, earlier, payments shown to be from the Animal Dreams account to pay his personal debts are ‘proof that he got the account number wrong in the first place.’

How, exactly, would Poe apply?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

That’s ok; you could just state your case. But like Chaz, you’re afraid to commit to a position. You’d both rather argue via inference to get plausible deniability.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Never go to court thinking you are arguing something obvious.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

You mean like an insurrection or sumptin?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

Yeah, that too. Remember the guilt by entrapment case against the Whitmer 3? All charges vacated. But what about the J6 prosecutor rampaging in road rage and stabbing motorists?!*

Otherwise, preparing a defense or attack requires way more than dotting i’s. You go to court at your own risk: you have no idea what will come up.
———
Completely unrelated material to my point, but needs to be read:

RE: J6 and the Law (formatting mine)
“By way of introduction, my name is Adam Johnson — but most people know me as “the Lectern Guy.”

On Jan. 6, 2021, I kind of broke the internet after I was photographed smiling and waving as I was carrying then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s podium through the Capitol rotunda. Suffice it to say, the authorities did not look kindly on what I did, and I was later arrested.

Eventually, I was transferred to a courtroom after four days in isolation to be met by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Scruggs for my arraignment in Tampa. I had the opportunity to brush my teeth and shower for the first time in days that morning and was hoping to make a good impression. His freshly pressed suit and American flag pin fixed to his lapel evoked a sense of due respect. I was the criminal here today.
The magistrate read the complaint, while I sat contrite. Scruggs was adamant in his insistence that “Everyone should be held accountable for their crimes.” It seemed reasonable enough to me. I had made the inexcusable decision to enter a building through open doors and carefully move furniture without permission. For these transgressions, Scruggs implored the magistrate to set conditions of my release to match my supposed crimes.

My firearms and passport were confiscated, I received a nightly curfew, and I was ordered to wear an ankle monitor, be drug tested at random, and not travel beyond a few select counties in my state.

At the time I was unsure if it was excessive. I was just happy to be back home with my family. I might have even been thankful. This man, Patrick Scruggs, had deemed me worthy to reside with my family and be among the public. 

He must be one of the good ones, I thought.

But on Sept. 26, 2023, Patrick Scruggs was arrested and charged for brutally attacking a motorist with a deadly weapon during a road rage incident. He allegedly stabbed another motorist with a pocket knife. Within 24 hours, Scruggs posted bail with no conditions set for his release. 

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Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

The only thing JMK is guilty of is contempt of the corrupt Marchetti committee.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

“Krol can remove doubts about his innocence if he provides redacted copies of his relevant bank and credit card statements”

And what must you assume for that to be correct?

Last edited 4 months ago by Charles Kronick
Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Look be real. The worst case scenario is took the money from the account and or didn’t realize it? Months later. That’s it.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

You must assert your theory, not just imply.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

I ask a question. If you cannot answer it, you cannot claim any understanding of what happened.

I’m not interested in feeding this story.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

I understand.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Ok, Mr Socrates, instruct us.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

You don’t know who had access to Mr. Krol’s accounts.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Thanks for the answer. But that possibility completely opens the door; and Krol has never claimed anyone else accessed his account.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

Just a question. Leads to more questions.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Don’t be silly. Way too open-ended.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

What does that mean?

Could you define ‘open ended’ and what the correct amount of it is.

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Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

What I am saying is that, although no one has raised the possibility of Krol’s account being hacked or otherwise manipulated by someone, raising it as a possible factor results in a very large number of possibilities, too many to consider or enumerate. One could say: Krol’s enemies hacked his account and made deposits or withdrawals not authorized by Krol. Or his kids found his account number, went in, and played havoc. Too many possibilities. It makes it seem like you are really stretching to find Krol innocent.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
4 months ago

6 most valuable words in business: “Let me get back to you.” They never fail you when you do not know what to say.

I believe all theories about Krol AD and cash are completely wrong based upon the weakness of the fundamental assumption that forms the Eagle’s theory. I suggest readers on both sides think a bit deeper.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

If deep thinking is your goal avoid the Eagle!

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

4Q questioning me whether i am a Marchetti supporter.see my response at end of prior blog. I despise both Marchetti and krol with a passion. Equally terrible mayoral candidates. That’s why I am so convinced that we elect a good write in candidate who could win. A long shot yes but could act as protest vote and set the stage for a recall of either of these miscreants. Even a take over by the state is more acceptable than having either of these buffoons as mayor. Look at it this way—what do we have to lose—-two losers .

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
4 months ago

That’s exactly what the Marchetti camp wants you to think.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
4 months ago

Bravo!!!

“I despise both Marchetti and krol with a passion. Equally terrible mayoral candidates. That’s why I am so convinced that we elect a good write in candidate who could win. A long shot yes but could act as protest vote and set the stage for a recall of either of these miscreants. Even a take over by the state is more acceptable than having either of these buffoons as mayor. Look at it this way—what do we have to lose—-two losers . ”

Reply

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

That’s correct. The story is based on a unsound assumption. I have my theory and I’m sitting on it. I encourage you to think the allegations through step by step. Hint: there is a clue on this page.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Instead of hints, Chaz, just spit it out.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

More theories to play with? Use your head.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

He does, for a hat rack.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

That is true. You must know me.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

I do. Do you still have that secret tapes from Baltimore sign?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Well you’re right. But sometimes we readers would like to know your basic theory rather then committing by open-endedness.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Use my head. Ok. It is disingenuous to imply an outcome based on a number of possibilities, when you don’t believe the outcome is false.

How’s that?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

Too complex.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Complex, but it hits the nail on the head.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

Maybe.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Maybe hit the nail on the head, but how many times did it take and what about the dents on the wood?

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

You weren’t very good playing the board game Clue,we’re you Sir Charles?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

Good one!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

The candlestick is in Marchetti’s office.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

I suggest you tell your story.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

I don’t have a story. I have a doubt.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

I bought his book on wisdom. All the pages were blank.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

so how much did you pay for it and did you buy it from Marchetti?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

If you want one, I can sell it to you for $15 softcover. Give me an hour to print it.

It goes for $29.99. Just mention “Planet Valenti Special”

Last edited 4 months ago by Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  12 Gauge
4 months ago

Nice. Heh

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

LET ME GET BACK TO YOU…those were Marchettis words when the taxpayers asked him to do his job and check the mayors wacko spending spree.

Still waiting by the way.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

It belongs in everyone’s toolbox.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Almost as effective as lying. right Dan?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

No, it means, if you are asked a question and you don’t have the answer, say it. There is no way Krol should have been pinned down by those pro’s for 2 hours.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

As Confucius says, “the way out is through the door. Why is it no uses it?”

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Should not have been or should not have allowed himself to have been?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

He should not have permitted himself to be interrogated. He wasn’t prepared to answer to a fishing expedition. The correct response is, “I understand that you have concerns. I am not being evasive, but I need to review my records in order to answer.”

Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
4 months ago

Well, at least we now see a Krystal clear difference between Marchetti and Krolio, you can be damn sure Petey isn’t going to toss out his buddy Kufflinks and your also can be damn sure he ain’t going to do a true audit. Petey bumped that chance with his big belly last year by stacking the committee with himself, Kufflnks and ramming it through the council to keep Scanlon. Not a fan of Krol, but at least he’s got the balls to do what needs to be done.

Waterfront property
Waterfront property
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Right.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Jackie Gleason
4 months ago

Words & actions are two different things.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

You must a philosophy professor

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Lenny
4 months ago

That means that ‘not-words and not-actions are two same things’

Last edited 4 months ago by Charles Kronick
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Invalid syllogism, Chaz. Go back to E-prime.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

LOGIC:
Words & actions = two different things.
-1(Words & actions) = -1(two different things)
Therefore:
Not word & not Action = Not two different things (same thing)

This equation is why E-Prime suggest avoiding the equality sign (verb to be) except when equality is reasonable. You make logical statements that don’t make sense.

You need to understand this kind of logic to be a lawyer. But, it also helps in programming.

Last edited 4 months ago by Charles Kronick
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Your interpretation and therefore outcome are wrong.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

How would you express that equation?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

I don’t know that notation. But why and how would we want to? “…‘not-words and not-actions are two same things’…” are not the same. The only thing they share is the ‘not’.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jackie Gleason
4 months ago

The only balls Marchetti has are for bowling

Last edited 4 months ago by Gobsig
Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Not paddle ball?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

He tried it with his gavel….. didn’t work so well

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Jackie Gleason
4 months ago

I got the impression that Marchetti & Kufflinks do not get along.

Seeking Safety
Seeking Safety
4 months ago

In bed with the wrong embracment.
~Peet

Scribner
Scribner
4 months ago

They got the wrong name on a criminal docket that’s a real kick in the balls. Do cats even dream in color? GTFOH!

John Dutton
John Dutton
4 months ago

Krol . took years to make this bed

now he has to sleep in it .

DROP OUT!!!! yeah, Yay Pittsfield we are now left with beer gut Pete. The Disgraced Dentists wife, Pork chop Pete and the rest of the band of misfits that have driven this city to the foot of the cliff

Resign or Get Fired
Resign or Get Fired
Reply to  John Dutton
4 months ago

This scandal has been years on end.

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  John Dutton
4 months ago

Disgraced dentist wife?….

0 bullies allowed
0 bullies allowed
4 months ago

keep your stylus off the thumbs down.

In The Know
In The Know
4 months ago

More coming on Krol and his inability to pay his debts. It’s gonna be a doozy!

Who was in probate court today?
Why did Krol’s business get forced to shutter by court order.
What calls were made today by law enforcement?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  In The Know
4 months ago

I’ll have to start buying the fake news eagle

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Yeah, you feel what they say is from reporters and wire services so it must be fake.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

Indeed

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

All the fake news fit to print!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

You say it’s all fake. The fool is you.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  In The Know
4 months ago

Marchetti Magpie

Truthfully
Truthfully
Reply to  In The Know
4 months ago

Krols tax payments must have got lost with Harrington’s.

Kitty Kash Krol
Kitty Kash Krol
4 months ago

Kompromised Kitty Kash Krol Konfused and must be Kidding

Krol didn’t even know he was giving the Eagle more evidence of his Kitty Kash Kaper.
Now he’s kalling for an audit?
I don’t remember him ever kalling for an audit when he was a city kouncilor.
Now he klaims he was threatened? Krol would have led with that first if it were true!
“I’m running for mayor despite receiving threatening emails claiming they will exposed my infidelities and my misappropriation of funds.”

After the Eagle, he has proven himself to be a fool and not smart, he can’t do basic math and doesn’t understand banking at all.
He thinks he’s going to understand and audit? Krol is Kompletely Konfused.
And what’s this about him wanting to hire his cousin as Treasurer? Kome On Man!

Barrell Belly
Barrell Belly
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

Can we get some info on who Marchetti plans to have in his administration? Why is this so hard?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

3 stooges

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Barrell Belly
4 months ago

He has not been told yet who. His handlers are still working that out but safe to assume if they worked for tyer he will be happy with them

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
4 months ago

Like Biden?

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

Krol is as white as the come so there’s nothing racist going on here.
Krol needs to worry a lot more about his Kitty Kash Kaper!
What did Krol do for the city in his 8 years as Kouncilor?
Why are real names important now, you are the one who said anonymity helps the truth come out.
No need for a whisper Kampaign against Krol, he’s his own worst enemy when he lies to the Eagle!

Krol is Kaput!

Last edited 4 months ago by Kitty Kash Krol
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Kitty Kash Krol
4 months ago

Kool, says Kindergarden.

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

Anonimity is free political speech. Not Truth

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
4 months ago

Spelling, Chaz.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
4 months ago

I suspect (hope) it’s not a dog whistle.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kitty Kash Krol
4 months ago

Another Marchetti meat head.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

Liar liar pants on fire…….
Bowman continues to lie after caught on tape pulling fire alarm.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/jamaal-bowman-unbothered-doubles-down-lie-after-he/

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

Sounds like something Marchetti would pull.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
4 months ago

Have you ever pulled one of those?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

The evidence is piling up against the Biden crime family yet the GOP is dragging their feet…..

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2023/10/02/schweizer-national-disgrace-gop-senators-silent-on-biden-impeachment-inquiry/

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 months ago

Biden crime family. Right. Which family is under multiple federal and state indictment?

Oh, that’s right. Let’s see, deep state federal bias and corruption, right? And they own ALL the mainstream media and the courts, right?

Please search for a broader data input stream.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
4 months ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/now-there-is-evidence-fbi-planned-january-6/

The FIB

Should have been house cleaned after the H-Beast/Russia scam/fraud.

And all of J6 committee up on treason charges, With the H-Beast and DNC in it’s enternity.

Capitol offenses.

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

Contrived and untrue.