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Team Marchetti UNDER STATE INVESTIGATION RELATED TO SUSPECTED BALLOT TAMPERING

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

—UPDATED—

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 3-5, 2023) — First this announcement. THE PLANET shall be posting next Monday and Tuesday, Election Day. Our Tuesday column will be a special campaign edition. Our regular Wednesday column will follow.

Pass the word along, all those who are following our news-breaking coverage.

Today, our latest probing of Campaign ’23 reveals that Team Marchetti may have done the equivalent of kicking the cane out from a little old lady crossing Allen Street.

Yeah, that bad.

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Riddle: Why is the Peter Marchetti for Mayor campaign like The Beatles in 1964?

Answer: The hits keep coming.

Team Marchetti, THE PLANET has heard from sources, is under state investigation related to improper actions involving mail-in balloting and senior citizens.

The state probe by the Massachusetts Ethics Commission stems from a visit Team Marchetti  paid to Melbourne Place for senior living. On his Facebook page, Marchetti proudly posted a photograph of a old woman holding an absentee ballot, her name and address clearly visible in the return-address section.

What were the circumstances of the visit to the nursing home? Did Marchetti and his people “assist” residents in filling out the ballots? Were mail-in ballots seen unattended, with no staff or family members there? Were only the shills for Marchetti’s desperation were present?

The questions need definitive answering, but Team Marchetti has cut off communication with us. Our last few requests for comment to the candidate went unanswered.

The allegations pertaining to mail-in balloting come from complaints that the nursing home staff was not present at this political event but that Team Marchetti was, while ballots may have been filled out.

The law is clear. Absentee ballots must be done by the voter, without “coaching” or pressure.

If the person needs assistance, it can be done only by family members, friends, and legally appointed designees. Not even nursing home staff can assist with filling out ballots. So what were Marchetti staffers doing, if anything, if they were  in the presence of live, mail-in ballots? Were they “assisting” in the casting of votes? Was it all simple innocence on display at an event designed to secure senior votes?

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Sources say the state is also looking into an alleged HIPAA violation with respect to Marchetti publishing the woman’s photograph. The picture shows the elderly woman, a resident of Melbourne, with an envelope labeled “ballot enclosed.” Her name and address can clearly be seen.

Out of respect for this woman, we shall not republish the photograph, something that didn’t concern Marchetti.

Did the woman know her photo would be used as campaign propaganda? Did she give Team Marchetti her signed consent and waiver in the form of a photo release? THE PLANET shall be only too happy to receive proof from our Right Honorable Good Friend Peter.

When it doesn’t arrive via Pony Express, we’ll know it wasn’t sent.

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THE PLANET has also learned through sources that the woman may have medical and cognitive issues issues that prevent her from filling out the ballot independently. IF that is so, and IF it was filled out by a member of Marchetti’s team, that is huge, for it calls into question the election itself.

Don’t think so? How about this news from Bridgeport, CT (from AP):

judge’s order for a new primary in Connecticut’s largest city because of what he called mishandling of absentee ballots is fueling skepticism about the security of U.S. elections, as well as conspiracy theories involving the 2020 presidential election. Surveillance tape shows people dropping stacks of ballots into outdoor collection boxes.

THE PLANET wonders: Is illegally filling out ballots for voters part of Marchetti’s plan to steal — er, win — the election?

THE PLANET contacted the Krol campaign. As we say, Marchetti doesn’t respond to our requests. It confirmed the investigation is under way. The commission’s enacting statute (MGL c. 268B) prevents it from providing specific information on a pending case. Its procedures impose strict confidentiality requirements on all cases.

The City Clerk’s office says about 400 ballots have been mailed in. It expects roughly double that for the election.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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He gives dirty politics a bad name” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

John Krol’s words in his final debate versus Peter Marchetti asked us why the legal documents in the Pittsfield Co-op bank’s sexual harassment and discrimination case in federal court in Springfield (Mass.) won’t be seen until the day after the November 7th, 2023, municipal election. Shouldn’t voters have this information prior to election day?

https://www.wamc.org/news/2023-11-02/marchetti-krol-battle-to-explain-misconduct-allegations-at-final-pittsfield-mayoral-debate

If a would-be Mayor Peter Marchetti allegedly calls women employees: BITCH, then it would be the city taxpayers instead of the Pittsfield Co-op Bank who will pay for his temper tantrums. Why are so many high profile women in state and local Pittsfield politics supporting Peter Marchetti? What if he used the N-word against black employees instead of the B-word against women employees? This is The Twilight Zone!

Jon Melle
Jon Melle
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Tricia “Illegal Immigrants”-“Happy Endings”-“Country Buffet” wrote an op-ed in the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle) about why she is supporting “The Gavel” Banker who allegedly calls women bank employees: BITCH. Peter Marchetti has a way with the women in Pittsfield politics! He plays the ” I am a guy man” card, and the lovely ladies go crazy for Pee Pee.

Jon Melle
Jon Melle
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

“the GAY man card”

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Jon Melle
6 months ago

The joker in the deck

Dunkin Qh
Dunkin Qh
6 months ago

It’s one thing to get beat in an election. But when you do this kind of nonsense to win at any cost, then you know why government can’t be trusted.

The Ghost of Bobby Knight
The Ghost of Bobby Knight
6 months ago

Oh boy! Come on Marchetti, when you work the nursing home to stack votes, you’re not supposed to post it on social media!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Wasn’t Kathy Amuso’s husband some kind of manager at Melbourne Place?

By the way their website does say they take care of dementia patients. Doesn’t say anything about Biden living there though.

Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
Reply to  The Ghost of Bobby Knight
6 months ago

The campaigns are polar opposites when it comes to marketing and media. Krol obviously is more professional and polished. You can’t deny he’s a fantastic marketer for the most part. However it’s seemingly only surface level and the walls could fold at anytime exposing the Wizard

Pete is like an old IBM running Windows 95. It works well enough and is stable enough to last the full 8 years (should it happen). It’s also 20 years obsolete, slow and clunky

WTF
WTF
Reply to  Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
6 months ago

It does not work well enough for me.

Both these people are running for all the wrong reasons. If your motivation is not to work hard for the betterment of the community as a whole, especially the common working man, then you should not be running.

The special interests can take care of themselves and should not be sucking voraciously on the public tit with the help of compromised politicians. Everyone expects them to take a little but not the whole Goddamn pie.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

“Everyone expects them to take a little but not the whole Goddamn pie.”

That is the problem we now have in politics. The reasonable man is willing to negotiate and compromise, but the other comes to the table with a knife, a fork, and an insatiable appetite.

Last edited 6 months ago by Charles Kronick
Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
6 months ago

Nothing a good laxative wouldn’t fix

Pothole
Pothole
6 months ago

Oh come on. This is a joke right ?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Does not seem that if someone was going to do this they would do just one nursing home. If only one person seems to be involved though the case seems weak.

Pothole
Pothole
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Honestly so disheartened by the options that my vote is forced to go with a temper tantrum capable big baby only Because of John’s complete lack of experience at anything except grandstanding. If he was such a good marketer his ”business” wouldn’t have been a complete failure and if he was able to handle a budget his personal finances wouldn’t be a mess and if he isn’t able to retain friends and supporters once they get to know him well, ie his past with BMM, The Clairmont’s, Andrea Harrington plus many many many more he might have a chance but he is a failure. Great example of lipstick on a pig.

In The Know
In The Know
6 months ago

Dan loves lying to support Krol. He’ll take an unverified statement from Hellen Moon and try and turn it into news.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Krols latest flyer says he will hire an internal auditor who does NOT report to the mayor. OK, so who DOES he report to? It should be a public report printed in a newspaper for all taxpayers to see.

And I would like to se the names of people or auditor firms he is looking at if he really is.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
6 months ago

Report to the Council is the appropriate body.

Really
Really
6 months ago

Dan
Please Melbourne Place is an assisted living. People there are not dementia patients. It is basically senior housing with help. I am sure the women knew based on smile on her face. You really are reaching or Krol is if he filed a complaint. Which tells me he is nervous.

That girl
That girl
Reply to  Really
6 months ago

Based on a smile? Lol

Really
Really
Reply to  That girl
6 months ago

Yes when someone looks at a camera and smiles they know a picture is being taken

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Really
6 months ago

Their website says they have dementia patients.

AreSabrinaAndSomaBehindThisJoke
AreSabrinaAndSomaBehindThisJoke
Reply to  Gobsig
6 months ago

They have two units. One is downstairs, and locked, for the safety of people with dementia. The upstairs, where the photo was taken, is assisted living. It has apartment style units and residents are typically fairly independent. Also, Dan loses credibility for not knowing that it’s a HIPAA violation, not a “HIPPA violation.”

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  AreSabrinaAndSomaBehindThisJoke
6 months ago

Common mistake – HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Everyone makes it at least once, even pros. I’m not sure HIPAA applies to non medical & non education persons and those not under the employment of the institution. It is a complex law, but the penalty for violation is severe. Personally, I would not take a picture with identifying info in a medical institution without first determining I have explicit permission.

Most likely it would be Melbourne Place that holds the risk.

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Ann Kronick
Ann Kronick
Reply to  AreSabrinaAndSomaBehindThisJoke
6 months ago

Actually no he doesn’t lose credibility at all. It’s a common mistake even among professionals because the training and marketing strongly emphasizes patient rights. So folks think it’s patient portability act

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
6 months ago

They have a unit for dementia care.

Fred Rutherford
Fred Rutherford
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Must be where Rutberg lives

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Really
6 months ago

Dan has planted the seed as Trump has done and it won’t work for Trump or Krol

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

I just don’t understand what the issue with your thinking is that causes you to do that.

In 17 short words, you hop from Dan to Trump To Trump To Krol. Always, in your statements this happens.

Last edited 6 months ago by Charles Kronick
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Whenever an insurection happens because someone plants an idea that the elections can’t be trusted at any level, you need to point out how damaging a statement it is.The is an attempt by Republicans to not trust elections because the numbers are not going to work for the party of the rich and powerful.Only Trump can save you because only he stands between evil and America. To put it another way,democracy is not working for Republicans and the overthrow of elections is what councilor?

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

Mail ballots have never been shown to be a problem Dan.Republicans had a chance in 52 Federal courts to show their evidence of cheating and they literally showed nothing when asked to present their case and not 1 lawyer did because they risked disbarment if the were to waste the courts time on frivolous lawsuits.We however do have many proven examples of impeding peoples right to vote by the Republican party.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

When the cuckoo clock chimes, you know it’s TSC

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Maybe it’s a virus.

Ann Kronick
Ann Kronick
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

Ooh Dan you’re a bad farmer.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Really
6 months ago

“People there are not dementia patients.”

None of them? Would you wager on that?

I’d wager You voted for the dementia patient infesting 1600 Pa Ave Wash DC

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

It’s Qanon web sites that prevent rational thinking.

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

You voted for Biden

QED

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

Yes , poor Trump and his conspiracy that he never failed.America stole it from him. LOLAvery sick man and anti American cult

Ann Kronick
Ann Kronick
Reply to  Really
6 months ago

Melbourne has a unit which is on the bottom floor for dementia/Alzheimer’s sufferers. It’s a locked unit. I know this for a fact.

That girl
That girl
6 months ago

Thank you for investigating this, Dan. Know that you have many followers who appreciate your hard work. Where I work, none of us read the Eagle. We come here for the important stuff.

Please
Please
6 months ago

Dear god the horror. How about this story from someone actually willing to go on record? An 80 year old lady trying to get Krol to help but he laughed in her face.

To the editor: I have known and worked with Peter Marchetti and John Krol for at least 12 years or more.

Working with Peter Marchetti has always been so completely validating in his response to any issues I had in my neighborhood on the West Side. Unfortunately, my working situation with John Krol, who was the councilor of Ward 6 on the West Side for three terms, was very negative and unsuccessful due to his attitude of talking and no action to any of my neighborhood needs. I was a member of the Westside Neighborhood Initiative Committee, which John Krol rarely attended.

After no response from John Krol to any of my requests, I would always contact Peter Marchetti to help me. Immediately he would respond and even showed up at a site at the corners of Linden Street and Robbins Avenue to personally inspect the corner for dangerous crossing to area residents, especially the children who crossed the corner going either to the Christian Center or to Tucker Park. These corners were unsafe since I was a child, and now I’m almost 80 years old, but because of Peter Marchetti they have been made safer for our residents with crossing signage and crosswalks painted on the streets at the corners of Linden and Robbins.

At one point, I handed a list of necessary repairs and dangerous sidewalks in the West Side area to John Krol; he literally laughed at me, as if I were being silly to be concerned. The repairs included broken handicap sidewalk ramps, pipes or tree stumps sticking out of the ground making a tripping hazard, streetlights that needed replacement, etc. He actually did nothing to complete the necessary repairs. I continued to remind John Krol of the repairs, and each time he laughed at me. When I asked Peter Marchetti for a pothole repair, within days the repair was completed.

If you want a mayor who not only has been
active in the city of Pittsfield for at least 20 years with sincere caring and action instead of just a smile and a lot of talk, then vote for Peter Marchetti.

Barbara A. Bizzi, Pittsfield

Please
Please
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Because your point is trivial while treating the elderly like crap and failing in your duties is massive.

Guess what?
Guess what?
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

And you think that this administration, Councilors have not treated those 80 year old like crap or worst when they constantly put them in situations where they have to decide to pay for their med, eat or pay taxes so they keep their homes.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

I want to see the list of all the people who mailed in their votes already. I think they should be held to the side until this voter tampering case is resolved. Find it funny that the Democrats all across the country are getting caught stuffing the ballot box (now you know why they want mail in voting so they can get all over the city for votes over 2 months instead of one day). paying for votes and making copies of the ballots already filled out as well as stealing peoples mail. Tell me now the 2020 elections were free and fair and I have a bridge to sell to you

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

Trump has always used the diversion of there’s more crime in the other guys house.Krol got caught red handed.He was broke and had to barter services to get cash to cover up his crime.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

This is the far left trying to bring even dirtier politics to Pittsfield just like they have done in Washington. We see how the local media hid everything against Marchetti and went after Krol. Same as is happening with Trump and Biden. Hide Biden’s crimes and get Trump. Americans have wised up to these dirty tactics.

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

Turn the channel, FOX makes you fear SS Medicare Education Vaccination Justice and voting.Your love of Putin and Orban is growing …Trump is guilty of sexual assault of a woman and illegally paying off porn actress with political donations.He is a criminal of the highest degree.He represents the powerful and the wealthy and he wants your vote and you will give it to him along with your heart and some cash….you are note woke to the world beyond FOX propaganda…It is an amazing turn towards evil in America

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

Pat,he simply got caught.How many times have you not noticed you had an extra 8700 dollars.Its ridiculous to state what is not logical.

Dunkin Qh
Dunkin Qh
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

Barbi. Krol has not been on the City Council for years. Marchetti has as President. Why hasn’t one of your most important initiatives, the traffic lights at West Union and Onota had a school crossing guard?

Why does the Pittsfield Police Department have to be called down there almost every morning? Where’s Marchetti? Have you asked him to help with that ?

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Dunkin Qh
6 months ago

Marchetti ‘s too busy dealing with bitches at work.

Last edited 6 months ago by Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

Marchetti is nothing but hot air. I’ve contracted him as well and heddidnothing. Hedoesntrespond to emails either.

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

I’ve dealt with him just one time. Zero help

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

Ms, or is it Misses, Marchetti, has overseen and facilitated the demise of Pittsfield, for more than 20 years now.

He has done nothing but increase taxes and municipal fees for the elderly.

Misses has watched/enabled the further deterioration of Pittsfield’s grade 5 Scoohl System, while rewarding the incompetent Scoohl Administration handsomely.

He has done nothing to address the crime or “houseless” problems that plague the city.

Haven’t heard a peep from him on how the city will deal with the busloads of Criminal Aliens arriving daily, courtesy of D-Goobernor Healy and Traitor Joseph.

Will the scoohls be taking in Criminal Alien children with no English skills? How about none of these invading hordes have been screened for transmissible diseases.

Diversity to liberals, illegal is drug resistant TB carriers transported throughout America!

Last edited 6 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/illegal-immigrant-and-wanted-murderer-found-living-in-state-funded-housing

“An illegal immigrant and convicted murderer who entered the United States through Texas was discovered living in state-funded housing in Massachusetts.

Jordano Gotopo-Lopez, 38, was arrested Oct. 27 while living at a migrant housing facility on Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne, Massachusetts, according to a report citing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Gotopo-Lopez had been convicted of murder in 2006 in his native Venezuela before fleeing to America
.
The wanted migrant was taken into custody because he “failed to disclose” the prior conviction when he crossed into the U.S. via Eagle Pass, Texas, in July, according to ICE.

He was processed and told to present himself to immigration personnel within 60 days, which he never did, the report noted.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mad Trapper
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
6 months ago

Having seen both candidates for several months now and watched their debates, it seems to me that Marchetti is the superior candidate by far.

Krol talks a very good game but his ideas mostly seem simplistic, idealistic and pie-in-the-sky. Krol has never really successfully defended his theft of public moneys, and has a checkered past that has little to do with running a city the size of Pittsfield. Marchetti has the relevant corporate experience and talks much more realistically about all issues at hand.

The Co-op lawsuit is actually against the other two principals of the bank, and has little to do with Marchetti. The Planet’s suggestion of ballot improprieties also seems suspicious. The telling phrase is “while ballots may have been filled out”, indicating that The Planet knows nothing of the charges. The HIPPA contention is a joke. All this suggests that the opposition is pulling out all the stops as the election draws near.

It seems The Planet is anti-Marchetti because the Berkshire Eagle is pro-Marchetti, and The Planet historically opposes whatever the Eagle supports, as is its wont and role.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Any sane patriotic American, opposes: the MSM propaganda, leftist indoctrination, radical views, and (lack of) vision for America/Americans, The Left Winged Parrot regurgitates from it’s string pullers.

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

How’s the left wing fully employed economy doing?

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

The 10 MILLION CRIMINAL ALIENS, the left wing has let invade America, don’t work, they parasitize off American taxpayers.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Yes if you see the article in the hate rag the Berkshires are “hosting” the illegals!! WTF??? What does that even mean??

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
6 months ago

“Hosting” means the unwanted invaders/foreign CRIMINALS, get treated better by the Biden/Healey administrations, than homeless American citizens and Veterans.

And American citizens are forced to pay for: food, housing, medical, education, incarceration (if the don’t do “catch and release, or the later murder someone),…..

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Apparently you haven’t read the text of the complaint or you’re just a marchetti seminar poster

Coop Party
Coop Party
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Yo gee, Petey Marchetti is not only named a defendant in da’ case, dat boy is da’ main feature. All da’ porn-in-da-office, propositionin’ n’ whorin’ in Vegas among da bosses at da Coop never woulda come out if it weren’t for Petey’s obsessin’ to get dat Vicki girl canned fo’ good. Widout dat hissy fit and callin’ her a bitch n’ tellin’ dat girl to shut her face, n’ she don’t know shit, the party at da coop would be continuin’ ..damn, son

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Krol opened the credit card for the charity.People can’t see crime anymore.

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
6 months ago

And now you know how Hidin’ Biden got elected, my friends. This whole take home balloting is a bunch of baloney. Hell, I had my 5 year old vote for Trump. Maybe Barbielunga will report me to Galvin’s office.

Dunkin Qh
Dunkin Qh
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
6 months ago

Does the voting office have records of where bushels of votes would be sent in? Like a nursing home?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dunkin Qh
6 months ago

Barry Clairmont might know, for Pittsfield at least.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

That’s how he already called it for Marchetti…he must have the keys to the office already

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
6 months ago

I’m sure Flat made him a set of keys.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
6 months ago

The Left don’t even try to hide election fraud anymore since they seemingly got away with Nov 2020. 2022 was blatant, widespread, and worse.

Need to return to same day, paper ballot, voting. And the votes counted in several days, not weeks or months.

Springfield Ma 2023

“Just five days before election night, a damning video has emerged showing Justin Hurst, the Democrat Candidate for Mayor in Springfield, Massachusetts, allegedly engaging in election fraud in broad daylight. Sworn affidavits from City Hall officials claim that Hurst paid individuals $10 to cast their votes in his favor.
The video footage captures Hurst and his campaign team transporting multiple individuals to City Hall for voting. To receive their promised payment, these voters had to present Hurst with “I Voted Early” stickers as proof of their vote.
Some of these voters appeared to be homeless. For someone without a roof over their head, the allure of $10 and a free ride to the voting booth is a significant incentive.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/11/breaking-springfield-democrat-mayoral-candidate-justin-hurst-accused/

Last edited 6 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

Dan I hear Marchetti is responsible for the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Tyer has kept it under raps all these years.

Sorry I scooped you on this.

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

No. Tyer was responsible for the Titanic.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Dennie Face
6 months ago

Tyertanic

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

Tit tannic

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

If tyer and marchetti were on board no wonder it sunk

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

Weren’t they floating on a board? Ruffer was at the point figuring it was the safest place.

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Dennie Face
6 months ago

Stanley bailed out.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

More men went down on Marchetti, than the Titanic.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

Will you and the Prez of the Berkshire Black Economic Beg (BBEG) AJ Enchill, be doing a PSA on the safety of the Cumberland Farms parking lot?

Think about it Dirty Barry. You owe us this.

Your wife, Flat Tyer, is responsible for the rapid decline of our city and grifting our tax dollars (ARPA) to a black guy, because, well he is a black guy with little to no business experience. Makes sense, huh DB?

$750,000 was grifted over two years ago to the BBEG, not one job has been created to date.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Golly

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Rosie O’Donnell and Craig Benoit for at-large. Martin and Harding ward Seven.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Pittsfield is a postindustrial city in decay with a distressed and unequal economy whereby its only growth is in its underclass population. Thousands of families have moved away from Pittsfield. Thousands of living wage jobs have been lost in Pittsfield. The one political (Democratic) party group of provincial insiders have treated the fictional Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski working family as their ATM, a doormat, and at times, a toilet that they shit on, while the ruling elites enrich themselves and their special interest wealthy campaign donors at the public trough. There is NOBODY representing the common people in Pittsfield politics anymore. The 2023 mayoral election between The Gavel and The Embezzler illustrates Pittsfield politics’ downward spiral!

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Letter: “As a Krol supporter, I want to city Pittsfield turn out for change”
The Berkshire Eagle, November 2, 2023

To the editor: As one of the few young persons in Pittsfield outwardly supporting a mayoral candidate (John Krol), I am calling on everyone to vote.

The election on Nov. 7 comes at a time where we need real change brought to this city.

Born and raised in Pittsfield I have watched our city blame its decline in population, loss of business, and decline in academic performance on General Electric and Sabic leaving, not getting a downtown mall, nobody wanting to teach, etc. The buck must stop right here, right now. It’s time for real change.

I can count on one hand the exciting activities added to Pittsfield over the past decade and have watched countless businesses come and go. We need to do better or more and more people my age will leave Pittsfield.

As the child and grandchild of lifelong teachers in Pittsfield and a current coach at Pittsfield High School, I can tell you firsthand our schools need real change. Our teachers and students need help. We must do better to set these students up for success.

I have faith that this city can once again be the shining light of Berkshire County and beyond, and I know John Krol can help change Pittsfield for the better.

I ask you all to please join me in voting for John Krol for mayor. This is a pivotal time in this city’s history. Let’s revitalize this community.

Aaron Weeks, Pittsfield

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

Pittsfield is a postindustrial city in decay “

Actually, false. Pittsfield is a postmodern city in decay which is rotting from the deceased ideologies of fetishes.

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Exactly. G E ain’t coming back. But this arts is not going forward either.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Actually Know
6 months ago

As industry left, ideas of ‘social justice’, ‘systemic racism’ (derivative of Social Darwinism which introduced the notion that a nation is segmented like an organic lifeform), kalaeidoscope genders, coupled with marxist impulses became the drivers in political language.

It’s postmodernism, the tailspin sophistry of self doubt. “If you can’t prove it’s an apple, you can’t call it an apple.” We live in the dying days of The Age of Skepticism, the birthchild if Aquarius.

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The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Pittsfield has survived Jon and done very well.We don’t handle our budgets well and that is the problem.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

Has it though?? We went from 60,000 to 40.000 while the countries population went from 150 million to 350 million. I don’t even think you can call it a city anymore

Essential Employee
Essential Employee
6 months ago
The school committee
The school committee
6 months ago

This is a very lame attempt to say the results of the election will be suspect.

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

It seems EVERY election involving Democrats is suspect, nationwide. Pittsfield is just catching up with the DNC.

Empty Set
Empty Set
6 months ago

I have only been voting in Pittsfield for 50 years but this is the dirtiest, crappiest and saddest of all mayoral campaigns I have ever seen.
And I honestly believe it has everything to do with a 200 plus million dollar budget and all kinds of state money, much of which can be spun off in many discretionary directions with little or no real accountability.

In other words, there are people who will stoop to any level to get their hands on the Pittsfield money tree. And if you think your vote is going to effect this one way or the other you are kidding yourself.

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Empty Set
6 months ago

Yup. Get behind that counter,do the analytics and ensure the vote is secure. I’d that don’t help start dishing dirt on the opponent.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Empty Set
6 months ago

As Pittsfield goes forward, the worst is yet to come!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Pittsfield’s best days are ahead of her.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Yup. Tell it to the marines.

Seriously though, what do you see coming forth? Honor level students with the highest ACT scores in Honors Chemistry? A downtown like Lee? Happy people walking North Street and dining on the sidewalk and shopping shoes and coats? Safe parks with lakes that you can go to where there are no squatters’ tents, drunk imbeciles trying to chop down trees with steak knives (I saw this and tried, unsuccessfully to report it), drug deals involving the trash can at night? Streets that are not the playground for scofflaws?

Tell me your vision for the best day. If you have one, and you have some mechanism for it, please run for office. Pittsfield needs you. Otherwise, let the Eagle butcher anyone who dares to mess with the perfection.

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Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

I just have a more positive outlook for the Pitt – not the sarcastic exaggeration that you state – but a more optimistic take nonetheless.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Name it. Describe your outlook. If you can do so, run for office. Mine is descriptive and accurate. It’s the truth.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Sure I can do so. I won’t run for office, though. That’s for you.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Healy has a busload of CRIMINAL ALIENS ready to be dropped off in Your neighborhood.

Just 1 busload, “but (one’s) a more optimistic none the less”.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Here’s a description that is just as accurate.

Where would you rather live – Pittsfield or Holyoke? Pittsfield or Chicoppe? Pittsfield or Westfield? Pittsfield or Greenfield? Pittsfield or Worcester? Pittsfield or Springfield? Pittsfield or Poughkeepsie? Pittsfield or Framingham? Pittsfield has its problems, but has largely avoided the organized crime-run political machines we see in cities like Albany and Springfield. Previous mayors like Robert Capeless, Ray Haughey, Robert Dillon and Evan Dobelle stewarded our city to its present form, providing the reason rich New Yorkers and Bostonians flock here to spend their $$ and leisure time. Nestled between the Hoosic range on the east, the Taconic range on the west, and Greylock to the north, the two-square-mile patch of land that is Pittsfield is one of the most beautiful urban settings east of the Mississippi. The Taconic watershed yields the Hoosic River flowing north and the Hoosey flowing south. Berry Pond offers one of the most beautiful and idyllic settings available to residents in the Pittsfield State Forest. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the Hoosic, Taconic and Saddleback ranges. Minutes away are Jiminy Peak and Bousquet’s, available for skiing and all manner of winter sport. The gems of the city are Onota and Pontoosuc lakes, where one might enjoy ice fishing in the winter and swimming, unpolluted, in the summer. You can rent a pontoon boat or jetski for the day to enjoy the lakes and views of the surrounding mountains, and cheap golf is available at Berkshire Hills, GEAA or Skyline. The Pitt is a shopper’s paradise, where celebrities the likes of James Taylor and Arlo Guthrie come to spend their grocery $$. We have our choice of Price Chopper and Stop & Shop in Coltsville, all the places along Rt 7 south, and the Big Y in W. Pittsfield – the only place I know anywhere in the U.S. where you can buy USDA prime beef over the counter. If you want baby hot dogs w/sauce, you can visit Teo’s or the Hot Dog Ranch, or you can make them yourself after a trip to Wohrle’s, where you can also get just about any food item wholesale. The neighborhoods along East, Elm, South, upper North, Onota St. and Lakeway Drive are grand residential neighborhoods with splendid beautiful houses. There is a pickleball club consisting of 250+ members that meets for virtually free play daily at Herberg, Reid, the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs and BCC. BCC itself is an educational blessing – one of the best community colleges in the Northeast. North St. – where Pinky Danford used to shuffle us along on Thursday nights past Liggett’s, Newberry’s, Woolworth’s, WT Grant, Sammy Vincent, Holden & Stone, England Bros., Besse-Clarke, Jim’s House of Shoes and the Sugar Bowl – now offers us bunches of new stores restaurants and boutiques for our pleasure. While I can still smell and taste the PCBs that Jack Welch and company seeped into Silver Lake and the Hoosey along East and Newell Sts., at least some attempt has been made to clean up that mess.

I know this sounds like a Chamber of Commerce promotion of the Pitt, but I just wanted to offer my feel counter to all the negatives I always read on this site.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Thanks, Dan.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Didn’t BCC lose its nursing accreditation a few years ago? How does a well managed college let that happen.

I have many a BCC course under my belt. The teaching is good. No arg there.

Yes, there are fine places to live. Brazil has nice places too. Wouldn’t want to live there.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

You’re delusional.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Ok, but I’m talking about Pittsfield, MA.

I’ll take any of the above except for Holyoke which is the next stop on the Mafia line. Remember Mayor Morse? Got elected at the tender age of 18 by promising he would kill the casino. What a fighter! Two days after his election, he is at a ribbon cutting event for the proposed casino surrounded by the fat cats, each with a hand on each arm.

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Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Ok, well, it’s been nice knowin’ ya. Send us a note from Worcester.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Any city without a Democrat/Liberal/Leftist controlled government.

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Empty Set
6 months ago

Sells papaers and Dans gig.

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
6 months ago

I heard from someone, who heard from someone, that Peter is responsible for designing the Tower of Pisa.I heard from someone, who heard from someone, that John is responsible for marketing the Ford Edsel.

WTF
WTF
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
6 months ago

Tyer wanted to build a volcano in Pittsfield, much like the one in Mauna Loa, Hawaii as a tourist attraction using the ARPA money but Pete suggested they give it to special interest people instead.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

That’s an idea I would actually want to hear. The first good idea in a long time.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

If they really did a cleanup, of the GE/PEDA site, they could build a ski resort on the mountain of toxic sludge.

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Now that’s some critical thinking there

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Used to have a ski jump at Bosquet. PCB’s could make a good foundation, and there are about 2 million gallons left under Newell Street.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

I remember the bakery on the corner of East and Newell streets.

It had to close because PCB tainted transformer oil was seeping under East St and into the buildings basement.

Most of the houses between East St and the river in that neighborhood must still be floating on PCBs.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

As we often did to buy dough for pizza.

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Dan you forgot the dough for our home made fried dough. Scelsis bakery also aromatized the neighborhood and also had a+ dough for making pizza. Ah. Those good old days

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

I wouldn’t sink a spade into that soil.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Dat’s Wacist!!!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

PCB soil.

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

Ricardo couldn’t get his bike lanes so he’s turning Wayconah Park and Dan Casey into a canoe passage

Sunflower
Sunflower
Reply to  Dennie Face
6 months ago

Visited the Gerald Doyle Softball park on Benedict Road yesterday. The driveway if full of huge potholes. Too bad they didn’t think to fill in these potholes when they were building our illustrious pickleball courts in the same area. If the City can’t fill potholes throughout the city and at our current parks, why are they going to spend millions to rebuild Wahconah Park? They choose not to take care of the parks and lakes that we already have.

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Sunflower
6 months ago

What about the neglect at Tamarack rd with business people flying in and the road is first thing they saw? And did he take money out of the water funds to do that?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Actually Know
6 months ago

Winter will be here soon, and major roadways (Crane Ave, Holmes Rd, et al) are crumbling and crater filled.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Sunflower
6 months ago

The roads and bridges are crumbling, sidewalks and roadways are overgrown with vegetation due to neglect, BUT ……….THE PITT will have pristine new pickleball facilities, roundabouts that don’t meet road standards, and unused bike lanes obstructing access to downtown businesses.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Dennie Face
6 months ago

They are going to build a 40 million dollar baseball field on an existing baseball field, no matter who is Mayor.This field is the single dumbest thing ever.If built, it need to be built on the useless GE site by Belanger field.That site is and eyesore by Woodlawn Ave.

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

Agree.

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

It’s a great idea. Should have drive in movies there too.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
6 months ago

Marchetti looks like he’s visited the tower of pizza on many occasions

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

That’s why he built it.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
6 months ago

Off point, but the Tower of Pisa (it was built vertical) is an amazing monument. The problem was they spent $30,000,000 and put it in a swamp.

Now it’s costing the Italians hundreds of millions in concrete ballast and steel to keep it from toppling. Global warming (byproduct of third world coal and deforestation) will eventually have the last word.

Not a word of this has any relevance to Pittsfield.

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snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

No relevance except.

  1. Pittsfield is also a swamp
  2. Pittsfield is also toppling
  3. Pittsfield is costing Pittsfield taxpayers about $30,000,000 per year more than it should be
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
6 months ago

No way would we spend $30,000,000 to build a tower of pisa in a swamp. We’ve seen what happens and what that costs to maintain.

I just posted that because Ozias brought up Pisa and I happen to have a very soft spot for Romanesque monuments.

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
6 months ago

I heard Ricky designed the tower of Pisa.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
6 months ago

MENSA? LOL

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
6 months ago

The politicians and the groups of people involved in running their campaigns to get them elected to office learned early on, that the gathering of mail – in ballots anywhere they could find them to cast on election day or running out of them is like running out of beer on July  4 th They took that lesson and improvised ingenious ways to
gather them or manufactured them.

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
6 months ago

Common sense tells me there is rampant voter fraud in every election….

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Joe Blow
6 months ago

It’s just called mail in/early voting (fraud) now.

Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

I believe the phrase is send it in. Here ms o’houlihas check this box? You do want or more pudding don’t you? I mean Marchetti.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
6 months ago

Passed in 1996 HIPAA is a federal law that sets a national standard to protect medical records and other personal health information.

Was there any medical or personal health issues disclosed? If not, there was no HIPAA
violation. Having the resident’s address disclosed is tacky and a violation of privacy but wouldn’t fall under HIPAA guidelines. If the allegation is true, something else must have happened.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
6 months ago

Medical personnel may not discuss patient information including personally identifiable information with anyone not involved with the patient’s care. I think it is the responsibility of Melbourne Place to safeguard the patients information. Not sure there is a compliance issue, but it is at least superficially problematic.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

That’s true, Melbourne Place would be the responsible party to protect
residents’ medical/health related information. Since Mr. Marchetti isn’t employed by Melbourne Place, the reported breach wouldn’t apply to him. Working at an agency that must abide by HIPAA regulations, I have to be mindful of it whether I’m at the work site, grocery shopping or anywhere else.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
6 months ago

Been there. Gotta look twice and more before you hit ‘send.’

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
6 months ago

The editors of the Berkshire Eagle have printed in their laziest words their most nauseating, shameful, squalid, and abject endorsements for City Council. Read it and laugh! Their days are surely numbered when they fall so low.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Sorry about that brief post directly above this (short post below the longer one.) Complete and utter nonsense .

.”?!

I’d take it back if I could.

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Dennie Face
Dennie Face
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Well they know who’s going to win. Like everyone else. Status quo means good ol boy’s.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

I surely hope they didn’t waste carbon and trees on the following sickness:

THESE ARE THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE’S ENDORSEMENTS

When Pittsfield voters head to the polls Tuesday, they’ll reshape more than one-third of the City Council. This substantially shaken-up council will go to work with a new mayoral administration to address Pittsfield’s problems and prime its potential, so a fresh future of city governance is in voters’ hands.

At large
The two incumbents running to retain their at-large seats, Earl Persip III and Pete White, have earned another term. They’ve been responsible and responsive presences on a council too often sidetracked by personalities and tangents. Mr. Persip’s diligent work on the Wahconah Park Restoration Committee will provide invaluable insight when the council weighs the costs and contours of the historic ballpark’s future. Meanwhile, the exit of the City Council president makes retaining Vice President White’s leadership all the more important. Their experience is well worth keeping considering the fact that fresh faces will constitute a critical fraction of the new council come next year.
Speaking of experience, Kathleen Amuso boasts the most out of all the non-incumbent at-large candidates. Her current service on the city’s Licensing Board and former stint on City Council gives her proven public service experience and a knowledge of city issues and policy.

Alisa Costa’s substantive focus on systemic problems like poverty and deferred maintenance is bolstered by professional experience with issues looming large for Pittsfield like mental health programs and synergy between nonprofits, businesses and government. The perspective, outreach acumen and community partnerships of Working Cities Pittsfield’s former initiative director would be valuable resources for the council.

Ward 2
In debates and responses to The Eagle, the two newcomers vying for Ward 2’s seat offered starkly different policy priorities. Alexander Blumin has focused almost entirely on complaints over tax rates and former budgets. Brittany Bandani has expressed a much more complete vision for what deserves the council’s focus, such as economic development, policing and affordable housing. And if Ms. Bandani can channel her professional experience as an attorney and bring some lawyerly insight to council meetings, all the better for its toughest debates.

Ward 3
Between skipping the election season’s last debate with iBerkshires and failing to respond to The Eagle’s candidate questionnaire, Bill Tyer hasn’t given voters much to get behind. Matthew Wrinn, meanwhile, offers not only the unique experience and keen eye of a professional investigator but a strong focus on public safety and infrastructure.

Ward 6
Craig Gaetani’s campaign has been shaped by his tunnel-vision focus on his long-held complaints about the city’s wastewater treatment plant. We must conclude that Ward 6’s voters care about other issues, too. We see no reason to discard incumbent Dina Lampiasi’s public service and community initiative experience.

Ward 7
Incumbent Councilor Anthony Maffuccio’s experience has worked against his argument for reelection. His penchant for performative antics — from the inane charter objection that derailed last year’s city budget process to wasting council time on petty disputes [my note: HUHHHH?!] — has made him more of an ideologue than a sound representative for Ward 7 voters. They deserve better, and they have a better option in challenger Rhonda Serre, whose experience ranging from late Congressman John Olver’s office to MassDevelopment to Elder Services of Berkshire County offers a strong new perspective to the council.

The Eagle endorses Earl Persip III, Pete White, Kathleen Amuso and Alisa Costa for City Council at large, Brittany Bandani for Ward 2, Matthew Wrinn for Ward 3, Dina Lampiasi for Ward 6 and Rhonda Serre for Ward 7.

WTF
WTF
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

Best puppets you can buy on today’s market. If you have wires coming out of your shoulders and a wooden mouth you will get their endorsement.

p.s. (they are also part of the puppet parade)

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

The BE words are not lazy, nor are they nauseating, shameful or squalid.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

The Parrot’s propaganda is far from journalism.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

The BE represents journalism at its finest.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Print Journalism left Pittsfield with the Miller Family, decades ago.

With each change of owners, the Miller’s formerly award winning newspaper, has spiraled farther down into the biased leftist abyss, the result being the current Left Winged Parrot.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

The BE represents journalism at its finest.”

They did a fine job not reporting the 10/24 Council meeting wherein Councilor Warren and I petitioned for a special hearing of the ARPA audit and the FY2022 financial audit. They also did a spectacular job not reporting a peep on the 11/2 special council meeting to hear the independent auditor’s report – costs you about $100,000 – which was urgently scheduled to be heard before the Tuesday election.

Bravo, Berkshire Eagle.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

“wasting council time on petty disputes” lobbed at the Ward 7 Councilor? It means nothing. I have oft disliked or disagreed with his statements, but he is an elected member and they degrade his reputation.

There are no petty disputes for them to talk about. The (bald) Eagle did not even report on the last Council Meeting which resulted in a hearing from the independent auditor on 11/2/2023. Maybe, that was too petty to report.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

” The BE words are not lazy, nor are they nauseating, shameful or squalid”

ok, your stomach is stronger than mine. We’ll stick with abject.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

The cat won’t use the litter box, if lined with a discarded BE.

Kinder has a gastric tract that can consume the worst offal.

He/she/it will soon be happily be eating flies, grubs, and crickets for appitizers. Per leftist NWO and Charles Schwab dictates. With a few Bill Gates lab grown meat/steaks as the main course.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

They got most of them correct, if not all.

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

World? I thought 6 is a little off. I thought Gaetani was clearly focused on many things not just water World? Overall he conducted himself nicely no?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Actually Know
6 months ago

I recall him saying,
“I have many more things to talk about…”
“I’m sorry Mr. Gaetani, but you are running out of time”
“Oh, ok. Well thank you very much!”

He talked fluently about roadwork, traffic design/safety, policing. A little bit about water infra. All perfectly appropriate for a City Councilor.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

Mr. Worldwide, stay away from electric circuits. Your brain can’t handle the load.

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

Who’s They?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Actually Know
6 months ago

The Editors in the Parrot cage.

Bud
Bud
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

What would you change?

Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
Reply to  Bud
6 months ago

Costa

She gonna Cost-a you lots of money when it goes to bleeding heart non-profits and feel good reparations. She clearly has no idea how things work and wants to save the world/get contacts for her “consulting” business

I’d choose Diddler on the roof Luke or Benoit over her anyday and I intend to

Paul Rich Dumpster
Paul Rich Dumpster
Reply to  Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
6 months ago

Don’t worry she’ll get a director job at a nonprofit and move on.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
6 months ago

You forget Dan Miraglia who speaks well on issues of City Parks at the meetings.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

I’ll be bullet voting Miragila and Benoit

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

But he is suggesting a tax on use of local lakes!
Just what we need, more taxes!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Lenny
6 months ago

He has no ability to levy taxes. I want a tax to fund the OPEB. Hire more people means adjusting the tax. Let the accounting reflect in real time real costs. It will never happen.

Miraglia is strongly focused on appropriate nominations to commissions and legality of meetings. He is a watchdog. We could use a few of them on the Council.

Think about the principles that candidates hold. Are they yours? That’s how you make your choices.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

” Hire more people means adjusting the tax”

This was the suggestion of Scanlon in his 2023 report. Levy a tax, and take care when considering new hires.

I opposed funding OPEB through your excess tax dollars locked in Free Cash. I stated in Council, “Free Cash is not for showing attention to OPEB. Figure out how much we need to raise each year and tax it. And make the tax a separate tax on the real estate bill so the people see it.”

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Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
6 months ago

She wants the city health insurance most of all

Bud
Bud
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

They love incumbents and retreads!

John Dutton
John Dutton
6 months ago

I will say it again two absolute cockroaches fighting over crumbs. Krol and Marchetti you both have thrown some many other women running for office and in office under the bus, yet one of you two clowns are the ones poised to take over this city. That is a real shame both of you truly are the epitome of an outhouse bathroom.

This campaign was truly the most embarrassing, disgusting and amateurish run for office in the history of this city. Sorry Alf these two roaches now can claim that title.

Tuesday there will be no winning or winner for this city.

Any future good candidates thinking about running for office will have you two as a example. Please the winner just get up there say a few words and go home. Not one single person should be proud of either one of these turds. . Buckle up Pittsfield!

John Dutton
John Dutton
Reply to  John Dutton
6 months ago

Krol is toast!

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  John Dutton
6 months ago

Marchetti is a waffle

Bud
Bud
Reply to  John Dutton
6 months ago

That was a long editorial but a very good summary of Marchetti’s legislative accomplishments.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Bud
6 months ago

The Eagle Editors write the narrative in favor of Peter Marchetti, while they write unfavorable words against John Krol….

Our Opinion: “Peter Marchetti for Pittsfield mayor”
The Berkshire Eagle, November 3, 2023

When considering who will lead Pittsfield from the mayor’s office for the next four years, voters should consider public service experience, leadership style and personal integrity. The Eagle editorial board feels that Peter Marchetti is the obvious choice across all three of those domains in a heated mayoral race that will conclude Tuesday.

Mr. Marchetti is a longtime productive and orderly presence on the City Council who has led the council as president for the last eight years. His opponent, John Krol, is a former council colleague who served alongside Mr. Marchetti as the council’s vice president and a representative of Ward 6. Both have considerable community connections and public service records in Pittsfield. Those records warrant careful examination and comparison, especially given the fact that the two mayoral hopefuls align on many general policy priorities, from economic development goals and easing the city’s housing crunch to boosting North Street’s potential and mitigating public safety concerns.

As neither candidate is an incumbent, this campaign has featured repeated diagnoses of the city’s biggest problems with promises and policies addressed at correcting the mistakes or building on the progress of past administrations. To us, the key distinction is that Mr. Marchetti can point to a record of not just flagging issues in front of the cameras and microphones but putting his head down and doing the work to solve them.

It’s likely that the city’s celebrated Fourth of July Parade, for example, would not be what it is today and might not exist at all if Mr. Marchetti didn’t put his managerial and organization skills to work when the city needed them.

When the City Council has been sidetracked or derailed by personal disagreements and unproductive antics, Mr. Marchetti has been a stabilizing force as president, putting the city’s priorities over personality. After two other councilors’ bumbling and ill-timed charter objections undermined the council’s ability to weigh in on the city’s budget last year, Mr. Marchetti worked diligently with the mayor’s office to ensure council priorities still made it into the annual spending plan.

Meanwhile, his deep experience in the financial world from decades with Pittsfield Cooperative Bank gives him the skillset needed to manage a city with unique fiscal challenges and a hunger for growth and business investment. And since any Pittsfield mayor will have to collaborate with state and regional partners on the most stubborn systemic issues, endorsements and praise for Mr. Marchetti matter when they come from figures like state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, who represents Pittsfield in the state House, and Gov. Maura Healey.

Now compare Mr. Marchetti’s record of walking the walk with his opponent’s demonstrated ability to talk the talk. Mr. Krol is a gifted, trained political communicator. He pronounces many priorities we care about, from courting business investment to increasing economic activity and safety on North Street. But the record and substance isn’t there, and the mayor’s office needs more than a sloganeer.

When Mr. Krol speaks of “boots on the ground” regarding his proposal to increase downtown police presence, there is not only a lack of explanation as to how this snappy sounding policy addressed the deeper social issues plaguing some Pittsfield neighborhoods. There’s also an unanswered question of how a Krol administration would pay for it when Pittsfield Police Department budget constraints would complicate such a plan.

In calling for transparency — a value we believe in that Mr. Krol has failed to exemplify in his own campaign — Mr. Krol has made his pitch for an “internal auditor” a key plank in his platform. Yet in doing so, he either misconstrues or misunderstands what an auditor’s role is, suggesting that a Krol administration would allow an auditor to affect budgetary or spending decisions. Like any mayoral administration, Mr. Krol’s could choose his finance director, although conflating that role with an auditor’s suggests an unfamiliarity with financial basics that should be concerning for someone running to be chief executive of a city with a $200 million budget.

Stacey Carver came forward to The Eagle this week with documentation — text messages, bank statements, email exchanges — that show five separate transfers from the Animal Dreams bank account into Krol’s American Express account. The withdrawals, ranging from $209 to $3,000, were made over the span of five months.

This only adds to the concerns raised by the revelations that Mr. Krol directed at least nine payments from a nonprofit whose account he was overseeing to his credit card and business tax bills over the course of three years. Animal Dreams executive director Stacey Carver spoke up about the years-long issue when she realized Mr. Krol might become mayor. Mr. Krol blamed the bank for giving him an incorrect “router number” (presumably referring to a bank’s routing number), Ms. Carver for raising the issue and The Eagle for reporting on it. Essentially, Mr. Krol blamed everyone but himself, and he failed to live up to his campaign’s repeated mantra of “transparency” by blocking The Eagle from trying to obtain evidence that could have corroborated some or all of his side of the story. Instead, he refused to discuss the issue with us further. Mr. Krol denies that he has a problem here and that it should even be an issue. But it is extremely serious, and it would loom over a Krol administration.

Mayoral candidate Peter Marchetti named in lawsuit by former colleague alleging ‘hostile work environment’ at Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
Months after that scandal rocked Mr. Krol’s campaign, another scandal has rocked Marchetti’s in the final stretch of this race. This week, it was revealed that a former Pittsfield Cooperative Bank employee had filed a harassment lawsuit against the bank, naming three of its executives as defendants — including Mr. Marchetti. Mr. Marchetti disputes the allegations, as does the bank, which claims that it had responded to an internal complaint from the suit’s plaintiff earlier this year by hiring an “outside investigator” who concluded that the complaints against Mr. Marchetti and others were “unsubstantiated.” Follow-up Eagle reporting revealed that one of the few specific factual allegations in the complaint — that another woman who worked at the bank allegedly was forced to leave due to a hostile work environment — was directly contradicted by the woman in question.

If the allegations in this lawsuit are true, they would be deeply concerning, regardless of Mr. Marchetti’s political ambitions. “If” is the key word, though, and we don’t have the information to adjudicate the suit’s charges. We would caution those who are tempted to equate the mayoral candidates’ respective scandals that one of them is a lawsuit whose claims require as-yet provided substantiation, while the other is an incidence of repeated, long-term financial mismanagement whose ground facts — that Mr. Krol repeatedly misused a nonprofit’s finances to the benefit of his personal accounts — are not in dispute.

By our lights, city voters face a choice of empty style versus proven substance in hiring the city’s next mayor. Addressing Pittsfield’s problems and multiplying its strengths are not superficial concerns, and so we urge voters to back the candidate with a proven track record and the most substantive platform.

The Eagle endorses Peter Marchetti for mayor of Pittsfield.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

The Eagle endorsed Tyer. How did that work out?

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

If Marchetti wins how many bitches will he hire for his administration?

Cry baby
Cry baby
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

At least one, Micheal Taylor.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

So the bank paid an outside investigator and the investigator found the bank was not guilty of anything? What a joke. Who here is stupid enough to believe that May would speak to the bank’s paid investigator? The first thing any lawyer would tell any client who brings a lawsuit is to clam up until her lawyer told her otherwise. The Co-Op is a living Marx Brothers movie.

Paul Rich Dumpster
Paul Rich Dumpster
Reply to  Bud
6 months ago

How many were there?

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Bud
6 months ago

Is that why the city is in such great shape?

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

The Democrats have been taking advantage of the elderly in nursing homes for a long time. Using them for votes when it’s clear they are unable to make a sound decision. It was done during the Trump and Biden election when I found out that a relative of mine filled out a ballot with a “helper” who was clearly not trying to help her, but trying to help the candidate of their choice.

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Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

The eagle endorsed all old and new gobsigs..this is why intelligent and accomplished individuals do not run for public office in pittsfield. The only saving grace we can pray for is that the eagle will not be in business in the next election in 2 years. What kind of a news paper charges veterans families a bundle to have their loved ones picture inserted into the news paper on veterans day. The eagle management is a disgrace and a source of misinformation to the buffoons who subscribe to such drivel. We are at a disadvantage to have as our sole source of information this pitiful rag. Good thing we still HAVE THE PLANET WHEN WE NEED SERIOUS NEWS.SEND FREDDY RUTBURG YOUR CONSENT TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. YOU WONT BE MISSING ANYTHING

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

Craig:

You sued the Eagle and lost in spectacular fashion. You fabricated a letter from Colin Powell and lied about it to all the voters in Pittsfield. You’ve been convicted of threatening to shoot a city employee.

You should not be running for anything and you are going to lose. Thank God.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

If Pittsfield votes for the Eagle’s recommend candidates they deserve exactly what they get!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

That’s just it. The school personnel in Pittsfield have probably already cut a deal with Marchetti for more money and perks in exchange for their support of such a terrible candidate and his agenda.

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

Agreed. People cannot run for office when hatchet men run the Eagle and WAMC.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

The D-s were killing off the elderly most of 2020, by housing Covid patients in nursing homes. Andrew Cuomo the killer was probably the worst.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

That is quite a strong claim.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

But very true

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

You know this?

Please
Please
6 months ago

What does it require to be a successful criminal? Let’s say robbing a bank or pulling off embezzlement? Leadership, listening,vision, temperament, tenacity and courage. Those are all the characteristics Roberto thinks make Krol the right guy to run a city. You ever notice like Harrington there’s no mention of proven experience? Of course he doesn’t even mention the elephant in the room. No need to explain that charity or those tax payments or his unpaid debts. He’s a cool guy!

Jon Melle
Jon Melle
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

Half-truths until both sides testify under oath in a court of law, but John Krol was never charged so we only hear allegations. Peter Marchetti is facing sex discrimination complaints in federal court!

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

Marchetti like Amuso has a lot of experience at fucking up the city

Actually Know
Actually Know
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

A lot of the info that the city auditor is talking about has questionable info on the water plant, but I can’t understand it with all these numbers and code words and I would not expect the Council to follow it at all.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Please
6 months ago

Krol has serious money problems. Not a good choice for mayor.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Letter: “John Krol offers true leadership and real change”
The Berkshire Eagle, November 3, 2023

To the editor: Pittsfield has a critical choice to make Nov. 7 and our city can go in one of two very different directions.

We can continue on a path of general decline and apathy, or we turn in a new direction to re-energize our city. John Krol is the candidate who can make that happen.

During my tenure as Pittsfield’s mayor, John was a key member of our city’s leadership team that transformed the attitude and adopted policy changes that led to a revitalization of our downtown and so much more. He is truly a team player. During his time in my office, John demonstrated and practiced his firmly held belief that respecting his colleagues was key to focusing on results through open, honest and direct communication.

Let me emphasize that John’s idea of effective communication begins with listening so he can fully understand others’ viewpoints as part of his decision-making process. And when faced with controversial or challenging issues, I observed his ability to stay balanced and act in a cool and collected manner before making a decision. To be very clear, this behavior is an essential trait for a mayor to be successful. A respectful and professional approach sets the foundation for getting the very best out of city employees and, by extension, our residents and the wider community.

In addition, John believes that great leadership is about sharing a vision that is so powerful that others cannot help but adopt it as their own. That’s where the magic happens and transformation becomes a reality. And sharing vision requires speaking the truth, which includes both the path to be followed as well as the obstacles that must be overcome to realize a positive result.

To conclude, John truly has the vision, compassion, temperament, tenacity and courage to make the changes necessary to revitalize our city yet again. It takes guts and passion to be a great mayor of Pittsfield, and John has got all of that and more. In this election cycle, he has more than proven that he can take more than a few punches, stand tall, be professional and continue to do the right thing.

Today, we are at a true crossroads in the city of Pittsfield. We cannot afford to continue down the current path. John knows what it takes to turn it around. He is absolutely the man for this job. Pittsfield would be proud, as would I, to call John Krol our mayor.

James M. Ruberto, Lenox

The writer is a former mayor of Pittsfield.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Thanks for the link, Johnathan,

Allow me to slice and dice Rubertos’ letter

“We can “continue on a path of general decline and apathy”. You mean the path Tyer has been going down for 8 years, the very path you put her on????

“During my tenure as Pittsfield’s mayor, “John was a key member of our city’s leadership team”, blah, blah, blah….. Krol was your water boy, Jimmy. He was in the office about as much as you were. Hardly ever.

” And when faced with controversial or challenging issues, I observed his ability to stay balanced and act in a cool and collected manner before making a decision. To be very clear, this behavior is an essential trait for a mayor to be successful”. This coming from you, a known tyrant who was as mercurial as Trump. Maybe that is one reason you were unsuccessful. You were anything but balanced, and you most certainly did not act in a cool and collected manner.

“To conclude, John truly has the vision, compassion, temperament, tenacity and courage to make the changes necessary to revitalize our city yet again.” This would imply the city was revitalized, but the truth is, your Ruberto Renaissance was nothing more than a mirage, paid for with our tax dollars. Now, when I take Little Debbie to the movies, I pay to sit in a chair my tax dollars paid for.

“It takes guts and passion to be a great mayor of Pittsfield, and John has got all of that and more. In this election cycle, he has more than proven that he can take more than a few punches, stand tall, be professional and continue to do the right thing.”
Too bad you didn’t have the guts to do the right thing, stand tall, and be professional, which are just a few reasons you were not a great mayor, but by reading this letter, one can infer that you think you were the second coming of Christ, when in reality, you were a failure as mayor, just like Doyle, Hathaway, and Tyer.

“Today, we are at a true crossroads in the city of Pittsfield”. Actually, we are not. The city has been going one way since before you were mayor – down the shitter. Neither Marchetti nor Krol is the answer, and neither were you.

We cannot afford to continue down the current path. Well, well, a nugget of truth from you. Unfortunately, you were one of many mayors without the balls to right the ship. Rather, you just taxed and spent like the rest of the shitty mayors. The taxes and the budget is out of control and has been for years. You campaigned on tax relief and jobs. You continually jacked taxes and the only jobs you gave us were con jobs and snow jobs, as Dan would say.

John knows what it takes to turn it around. He is absolutely the man for this job. He is absolutely not the man for this job, or any other, if for no other reason than he can’t even hold a job. He couldn’t manage a McDonalds’, and by the way neither could you – you don’t have the temperment for it.

“Pittsfield would be proud, as would I, to call John Krol our mayor.” “Our mayor”? You jumped ship Jimmy – you don’t even live in PIttsfield.

Enjoy Lenox and Florida, and if you do roll into town I hope you don’t get robbed or shot.

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
Reply to  Tax&Spend
6 months ago

Well said T&S! Of course I doubt Ruberto even wrote the letter. Sounds like a ghost writer, hence the slip “our mayor” when he lives in Lenox. Unless of course he thought he could slip it by and people wouldn’t notice.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
6 months ago

And I call Bullshit. Not sure where to even start.
When the F is the state going to investigate Krol for paying gift cards to people to put up Krol signs. This is not a rumor, I know first hand a single mom on Delaware Ave given a $ 25 visa card in exchange for a Krol sign on her front yard.
Marchetti being present in a room while someone holds an absentee ballot is hardly a violation of law. It is ridiculous that you infer all the what ifs that could imply a violation of law. That’s like saying I just drove to Teddy’s Pizza , oh and I could have violated the speed limit driving there. If you were any farther up Krols colon you could wave out his mouth.
WTF a HIPAA violation?? That is the funniest f’ing thing I’ve heard all year. Peter Marchetti is far from being a covered entity under the HIPAA law. Just another Facebook warrior playing Perry Mason.
The fact is John Krol is friggin desperate to win this election so he can finally hold a steady paying job. Marchetti doesn’t even need absentee ballots to crush Krol in this election.
I’m going to laugh my ass off at the crazies in here when Marchetti takes this election and then maybe you can fade off into the sunset with your baseball books. I cannot believe how hard you have worked for Krol on this election. Or maybe I’m not surprised.

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

The auditor told the city council that the cities number one asset is…. your ability to tax. All the council should be voted out,its that plain and simple. They have no chutzpah aforesaid. And they should have no business overseeing this next budget let alone the arpa distribution.

And also the city doesn’t vote. The numbers are to low. If you don’t vote don’t Gripe ! I believe George Wallace said that.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Democrats will take everything you have, except your job.

That is, a job to actually do some work.

Democrats will gladly take your jobs to give to the Communist Chinese slave holders.

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

The City Auditor was asked a battery of questions at the special city council meeting by Councilor Warren of (course) who else will? and answered them all. Kufflinks was called up as Warren wanted some info from Kufflinks and of course he said he didn’t have it,and would get it That ended this meeting and the credits begin to roll and low and behold disgraced Mayor Flats comes into the camera angle showing her patting Scanlon on the back. These are Officials we have.

Please think about a smidgen of change even if t requires electing a different at large retread.

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

Please publish a book about Pittsfield politics, Dan Valenti.

Chapter One: 30 pieces of silver from GE
Chapter Two: Mayors (the late) Bar-stool, Aberration/Schoolmarm, Rolodex, Montello, and Gated Community
Chapter Three: The Gavel versus The Embezzler – A Tale of Two Weasels
Chapter Four: The 12th attempt to revitalize North Street
Chapter Five: 25 years of the indebted and polluted PEDA debacle
Chapter Six: 12 years of Tricia Country Buffet in Boston
Chapter Seven: Nuciforo’s Pittsfield Pot Kingdom
Chapter Eight: Earl Persip and Pete White’s snubbing of Planet Valenti
Chapter Nine: Level 5 public schools costing taxpayers well over $100 per fiscal year
Chapter Ten: The Berkshire Eagle, used Scratch Tickets, littered nip bottles, the Underclass, Hill 78, a shit sandwich, and All in the Family Pittsfield politics

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Good ones,

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Alias will be elected,reason,she’s the smartest. So I’ll bullet vote.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Flogging Molly
6 months ago

“The fact is John Krol is friggin desperate to win this election so he can finally hold a steady paying job.”

Molly has said it in a nutshell.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

You are making it up.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

People should pull their money out of the COOP until they fire Misses Marchetti.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

It is a known fact Marchetti is still employed by Pittsfield Coop and still on an loa

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  Flogging Molly
6 months ago

I’m hoping that either candidate wins by the narrowest of margins, How great would that be.?

Guess what?
Guess what?
Reply to  Flogging Molly
6 months ago

Just like Dan said take a chill pill and breath you may have a heart attack. You sound angry and deperate. What are you gaining here? At the end of the day Dan is informing the taxpayers what our news media fail to do.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Guess what?
6 months ago

Angry and desperate? I’ve got no dog in this race. I just can’t stand when inuendos and fabrication are used to further a candidate by someone that claims he is just uncovering news. This website is becoming like the Morton Downey show. You’ll notice nobody has even touched the points I covered.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Guess what?
6 months ago

Breathe
Desperate

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

Hit pieces: John Krol is an EMBEZZLER; Peter Marchetti called women bank employees: BITCH; Alex Blumin has a reputation for THREATENING behavior in Pittsfield politics.

The Eagle and Josh Landes are really taking it to the candidates. Do you remember when they did it to Chris Connell and then to Charles Ivar Kronick? What purpose does it serve to hurt all of these political people’s reputations? Whatever happened to one is INNOCENT until proven guilty in a court of law by a Judge and Jury of one’s peers?

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

South County trash oiece. Good luck Alex.

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

How can anybody look themselves in the mirror and endorse somebody that’s had one debate hasn’t lived in the city for two years.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  General Kapiciti
6 months ago

Carpet Bagger

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Blumin is a patriot. Landes is an asshole.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

Blumin is delusional. He isn’t going to win, yet he firmly believes he will.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
6 months ago

I described two people. Guess which one I associate you with!?

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Ben Dover
6 months ago

Alex tells it like it is. A dynamic and honest servant of the people. As for the eagle endorsements— it is a list of hard core gobsigs and is geared toward the ignorant uninformed morons among us. The eagle reporters and management are a desperate group of miscreants trying to remain relevant. One should take the endorsement list into the voting booth and vote for any one whose name Isnt on the list of goons. As I said before we have to pray for the demise of the Berkshire eagle because it has turned into a biased dirty Rag which is the voice of the gobsigs in pittsfield. The only way to get rid of such filth is to cancel the subscription of petty Freddy rotburg and send him and the eagle packing. A vote against Freddy is a step in the right direction to right our upside down city which the eagle has destroyed. Vote him and the eagle out of relevance

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

Well said sir. Best of luck to you Tuesday

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

You would have been a great mayor. Good luck against the card board cut out tuesday.

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

The biggest non comfly is she is educated but comes across as a ditzy valley girl.She said a word the other night randomize? Is that even a word?

Ray Ovac
Ray Ovac
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
6 months ago

Very shortsighted move by Landes. Councilor Blumin would have given him years of content.

Sunflower
Sunflower
6 months ago

How much more bias can the friggin Berkshire Eagle get. They post a picture of Marchetti smiling talking to an elderly woman with a Marchetti sign behind them. Picture of John Krol with a Kalinowsky sign. Time for those that have a subscription to Eagle to cancel and those that purchase a copy, boycott. Time to take this rag down. Feel it is a crime how they have treated Krol, whether they back him or not. John should sue them; they blatantly have done everything they could do to ruin his campaign and hidden all of Marchetti’s blatant faults. Sickening.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Sunflower
6 months ago

John doesn’t have the money to sue.
I believe the alleged embezzlement is true, as documents suggest 10 times Krol used Animal Dreams account for his personal expenses.

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

The school personnel are probably getting a “sweetheart deal” of raises and benefits from Marchetti which is what they were hoping to squeeze out of him during that secret meeting with the two candidates. This explains all of the excitement they have for him winning. So while the far left will be pouring the illegal immigrants into the poor neighborhoods of Pittsfield and stretching resources, the school personnel will be taken care of.

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Wilson
Wilson
6 months ago

And ready the city was, Tyer said, with the other nonprofits and agencies pitching in to provide “wraparound services” to the newcomers.
This includes transportation for the families, since the state is not paying for that. 

Tyer generously donating taxpayers’ money to bus in illegals. Even now, when they are causing cities to collapse into bankruptcy!

A lot of resources are already baked into what nonprofits, schools and various agencies are doing, said state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Farley-Bouvier generously donating taxpayers’ money on a permanent basis.

Imagine what it would be like if we had people in public office who were concerned about the welfare and future of Americans as much as these women care about foreigners.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Wilson
6 months ago

I agree Wilson. Wait until the illegals crowd out citizens in the ER of BMC. It is already a long wait to see a doctor even if you have an urgent problem.

General Kapiciti
General Kapiciti
Reply to  Wilson
6 months ago

Farley is a terrible representative for our district. Two of her decisions is to make it easy for drivers from other countries before our own legal taxpayer drivers, and sending her own child to another district? Why wasn’t this a concern on the recent election? Was it that important that her and Tyer were tied at the hip?

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

Tricia Farley-Bouvier is spouting that “It’s just our turn to do it” meaning pouring illegals into Pittsfield hotels and eventually having them end up in poor Pittsfield neighborhoods. “They need absolutely everything” the Pittsfield far left reps are saying. I bet they do. Boston did its turn of taking them. Excuse me Trish, but isn’t Boston much wealthier than the Berkshires? Some local politicians were holding them off from coming here due to our economic issues, but now Trish has given in and wants the poor to share their dwindling resources with the illegals who remain unvetted for disease and criminal intent.

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Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

TFB is a disgrace. She needs some good competition for her job in the next election cycle.

sanrk shark
sanrk shark
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

“Our turn?” Like this is going to effect her one iota? What a really shitty self serving thing to say.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
6 months ago

The first wave of illegal aliens has arrived in the Berkshires. This is only the beginning.

As dozens of migrants arrive at hotels in Great Barrington and Pittsfield a broad network of support comes to the rescue | Local News | berkshireeagle.com

Flat Tyer has assembled a crack team of Pickelfield’s latest version of the “red-carpet welcoming committee” to welcome all of the Haitian’s, as they arrive in local hotels.

Here are a few notes from the article:

In Great Barrington, Town Manager MarkPruhenski, stated that, GB had a “very limited role” in bringing the illegal aliens in town.

The state has contracted with restaurants and local food vendors to make sure the new families have three meals delivered every day.

“They need absolutely everything,” said Gwendolyn VanSant…….

***I saved the best for late***

None other than our own mayor, one day you see her, for the next three weeks you don’t, Mayor Flat Tyer:

“They are quite inspiring when you spend any time with them and their children,” Tyer said, “and that this is the opportunity for us as a community to extend kindness and a true welcoming spirit.”

These illegal aliens “inspire” Flat Tyer, so much so that she feels a “welcoming spirit,” when she sees them all.

A very cute story Flat, but why haven’t you or Dirty Barry welcomed any of these Haitian families in your very large home?

NIMBY the liberal mantra.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

So you suggest your boy Blumin should have stayed in Ukraine. Interesting.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

“STAY THE F@#$ IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND FIX IT.”

That’s not what they said to your own nonno and nonna.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
6 months ago

True. All the Marchetti voters and West Street residents like Linda Tyer will have no problems with the illegals pouring in because it won’t have an impact on their neighborhoods. School personnel voting for Marchetti are rolling in money. It’s the poor who will feel this invasion. Who is the voice for the poor?

Last edited 6 months ago by Pat
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

“Who is the voice for the poor?”

It sure as shit ain’t you, Pat.

Mac Jonestown
Mac Jonestown
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
6 months ago

In case you haven’t noticed Americans have become fat and lazy. As a business owner with experience hiring immigrants I welcome them!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mac Jonestown
6 months ago

Nobody fat or lazy in my household and those of many I know. The only fat and lazy ones were allowed to become that way from Democrat policies. Americans have wised up to these tricks the far left is playing.

Mac Jonestown
Mac Jonestown
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

The numbers don’t lie sweetie. 42% obesity rate.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mac Jonestown
6 months ago

Women don’t like being called “sweetie”. You must belong to the Marchetti school of how to treat women. We all know why old Biden is pouring in the illegals and it has NOTHING to do with obesity of Americans. Nice try though.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

One of the biggest factors in American obesity is food stamps and section eight. People found out they could lie on the couch and watch TV all day while eating junk food without having to bust their ass working for it. Many of their kids grow up with junk food as their main diet. It is a hard truth.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
6 months ago

Good grief.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Pat, I know a shitload of fat & lazy Republicans.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Yes, but they work don’t they? They aren’t living off big daddy government. Such phonies these Democrats. They complain Americans don’t want to work so this is why we need the illegals, but then they pay Americans NOT TO WORK. Their BS is showing.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

I guarantee you Pat that if world war three breaks out the overwhelming majority of on the ground soldiers fighting for you and your country will be democrats. And it has always been this way.

Donald Trump, a staunch MAGA republican on the other hand not only claims bone spurs but thinks people serving in the military are “suckers”. His word. Look it up.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

I’m impressed!

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Don’t bring Donald into this. He plays golf six times a week and may have played a partial game of tennis as a teenager. (may have)

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mac Jonestown
6 months ago

Or maybe it was all the dope forced on them by the Dems like skunk pot and meth. I bet the Dems won’t be pushing that poison on the illegals.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

I was on North street just yesterday and saw an illegal try to light up some skunk pot and a democratic looking fella ran right up to him and grabbed the joint out of his hand while reprimanding him vociferously. So I guess you are right about that part Pat.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mac Jonestown
6 months ago

It’s funny out of that entire post that’s what you gleaned from it.

Like Pat said, nice try, but no cigar Mac (aka-Pete White).

You’re not a business owner. Just because you get your meals “comped” by business owners, doesn’t make you an authority on current hiring practices and trends of younger Americans. If so, post links to back up this claim.

Now to my point, the “three meals a day delivered” doesn’t bother you Pete, errr, I mean Mac?

What about the homeless American veterans? Shouldn’t they get taken care of first?

Or maybe an American family who is struggling to pay the bills for their family under China Joe Xiden’s crushing inflation?

Haitians Pete?

As John McEnroe once barked out, “you can’t be serious,” Pete!!