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STUDENT LOAN HYPOCRISY: SCREWING HONEST PEOPLE … “PROFESSIONAL COURTESY? “BIG BLUE WALL?” NOT IN CAMBRIDGE, BUT HERE? … PLANET VALENTI VIDEO’S NEXT PRODUCTION

BY PLANET VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENT (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 31, 2022) — THE PLANET here to remind you: Just six more days til Christmas, folks. On Sept. 6, you have the opportunity to vote. In theory, it’s the greatest, restorative, electoral mechanism placed in the hands of Mary Jane and Joe […]

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PANIC IN PARADISE: CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY THIS YEAR FOR BERKSHIRE COUNTY … YULE DAY ARRIVES ON SEPT. 6, WHEN TIM SHUGRUE WINS D.A. RACE … MEANWHILE, THE WALLS CONTINUE TO CLOSE IN ON MRS. HARRINGTON

PLANET VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 29, 2022) — “And the days dwindle down to a very precious few.” You have to know that as we count down the the Sept. 6 election, D.A. Andrea Harrington is feeling like the helpless maiden trapped in Bela Lugosi’s room with the […]

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SHUGRUE WINS TWO CRUCIAL POLICE ENDORSEMENTS … PITTSFIELD, N. ADAMS COPS TAKE THE UNUSUAL STEP OF SLAMMING HARRINGTON

PLANET VALENTI BY PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 26-8, 2022) —  As Campaign ’22, sheriff and D.A., comes hits the stretch, it will be interesting to watch candidates make the final push. Who has “kick” left? As far as THE PLANET is concerned, it’s been a good campaign, […]

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‘COFFIN, MEET NAIL’: KEMPTHORNE LETTER OUTS D.A.’s BREATHTAKING INCOMPETENCE … IF DO DON’T THINK HARRINGTON IS JUSTIFIABLY DOOMED, READ THIS!

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 24, 2022) — In case you missed it, here is the most important piece written about the current district attorney. It comes from: Someone who worked in a high-level position in the D.A.’s office Who signed on based on promises the D.A. […]

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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! SHUGRUE WINS ENDORSEMENT OF PITTSFIELD POLICE UNION … KEMPTHORNE TEARS ANDREA A NEW ONE … plus … CHALLENGER SLAMS D.A. FOR IGNORING SENIORS, YOUTH AND OUTLINES HIS REMEDIES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 22, 2022) — First off, allow THE PLANET to break news pertinent to the race for Berkshire County D.A: Attorney Tim Shugrue has won the endorsement of the Pittsfield police union (PPU). THE PLANET typically places little stock in endorsements, but we […]

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PLANET VIDEO WITH TIM SHUGRUE NOW ON YOUTUBE … AS PREDICTED, MRS. HARRINGTON PROVES A COWARD … FUSS OVER FOSS … FAR OUT CONSULTANT SCORES … FUZZY LOGIC, SAYS ALF … LEFT SHOW ‘TRUE COLORS’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 19-21, 2022) — Lots of beepin’ and boppin’, which means THE PLANET presents another edition of Quick Hitz and Hot Lickx. Impossible — Can it be 55 years plus a day that the Angels’ Jack Hamilton nearly killed Red Sox […]

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ANOTHER SHOOTING, ANDREA; ANOTHER JUVENILE WITH A GUN … MRS. HARRINGTON TO DUCK PLANET DEBATE … WE SPEND THE HOUR WITH TIM SHUGRUE … WATCH TONIGHT ON YOUTUBE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ———- ooo ———- This just in: Today’s debate between Tim Shugrue and … a potted plant, sitting in for the district attorney, who chickened out. Actually, it’s an incredible conversation with Berkshire County’s next D.A. We cover a ton of information that NO OTHER FORUM has or […]

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PLANET TO SPONSOR, HOST D.A. DEBATE ON WEDNESDAY; WILL or WON’T SHE SHOW? ONLY HER HAIRDRESSER KNOWS FOR SURE… SHERIFF’s RACE ENTERS 4TH QUARTER A ONE-SCORE GAME

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY [ED. NOTE: From 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, THE PLANET will sponsor and moderate our second debate in as many weeks, this time the campaign for district attorney. Incumbent Andrea Harrington will meet attorney and challenger Tim Shugrue. As we did for the sheriff’s race, we shall […]

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PLANET HOSTS D.A. FORUM WEDNESDAY … WEDNESDAY’S CHILD … SHERIFF’s SLUGFEST DRAWS A CROWD … AL CAPONE’S SAFE (& SO IS TRUMP) … UN-‘COMMON’ EXPERIENCE FOR SHAKESPEARE & CO. … ALF’s LATEST SALVO, PUDGE’s REPLY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, AUG. 12-4, 2022) — Before we get to more sheriffs’ sherbet and sorbet, THE PLANET‘s has a few bits ‘o honey to clear from the desk: Wednesday’s Child — On Wednesday, this website will once again organize, sponsor, and produce a […]

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WHEW! BARBALUNGA V. BOWLER: ‘MOST VIEWED’ VIDEO ON YOUTUBE; SHERIFF HEAVYWEIGHTS SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL; PLANET WAKES UP A SLEEPY ELECTORATE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 10, 2022) — Whew. Raucous it was. As of 9:49 p.m. Tuesday night, THE PLANET-sponsored sheriffs’ debate had 1,152 views on YouTube (don’t have Facebook numbers yet). When it comes times for an Emmy, we shall consider sending a Native American woman […]

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RAUCUS BARBALUNGA-BOWLER DEBATE IS NOW UP AND RUNNING! … HEAT IS ON FOR BARBALUNGA AND BOWLER: HIGH STAKES IN PLANET-SPONSORED ‘CONVERSATION’ … FIREWORKS EXPECTED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY [ED. NOTE: The debate THE PLANET refereed today (8/8/22 from 2-3 p.m.) between sheriff Tom Bowler and challenger Alf Barbalunga is now available on YouTube at  https://youtu.be/1rOybip5AIo. If this link isn’t hot, simply type in A PLANET VALENTI DOT COM PRODUCTION: “Showdown for Sheriff: Barbalunga v. Bowler” […]

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SHERIFF’S SHOWDOWN MONDAY … ‘RIGHT WING?” Yeah, RIGHT … THE WRONG-WAY LIMBO … ALF KEEPS POURING IT ON … HOW DUMB IS PELOSI? … NEWSPEAK

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 5-7, 2022) — The skewers are out, the sewers are full, and we have the following items for The Weekend Edition smorgasbord: Showdown for Sheriff — On Monday (Aug. 8) THE PLANET will sponsor, moderate, and broadcast a debate between […]

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!PLANET EXCLUSIVE! WE REVEAL HARRINGTON’S CAMPAIGN SLOGAN … WHILE D.A. COWARDLY DUCKS DEBATES, SHUGRUE IS ALL IN, ‘CAMPAIGNING LIKE LIGHTNING’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY [ED. NOTE: On Monday afternoon, Aug. 8., at a secret location on a mountaintop high above the city, THE PLANET will be sitting in from of a couple video cameras and in between sheriff candidates Tom Bowler (incumbent) and Alf Barbalunga (challenger) filming a one-hour conversation-cum-confrontation. Shortly […]

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BARBALUNGA CALLS OUT BOWLER ON ‘SPECIAL SHERIFF’ SALARY, SAYS CEREMONIAL POST NETS JACK QUINN $78K … BOWLER RESPONDS: ‘BARBALUNGA ALL WRONG ONCE AGAIN’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY EDITOR’S NOTE: Before we get going, we mourn the death of all-time basketball great Bill Russell, 88, who died Sunday. He was the greatest winner all time in any sport: 2 high-school state championships, two national college championships, a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics, 11 world […]

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HEALEY ISSUES “PIECE ‘O PAPER” ENDORSEMENT OF WRONG WAY; PLANET’S Z-AGENT SPILLS ON BACK-ROOM SLIME

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 29-31, 2022 — This week, your next governor, Maura Healey, came to town for some back-door dealing. Now that Remo’s has been shuttered, its back room no longer accessible, the cement bags have been stacked in another location. That new […]

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PARK COMMISIONERS CLOSE IN ON DUMB DEMING DESTRUCTION … AS USUAL ‘CONSULTANTS’ KNOW BEST … SECRECY RULES AS NEIGHBORHOOD ISN’T NOTIFIED!

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2022) — As a lad,  from the moment school let out in June, we and the gang practically lived at Deming Park in summer. “Sandlot” and the infinite varieties of baseball, all dependent on how many guys showed up, dominated, with […]

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