Higher pay proposed for Pittsfield de...

Higher pay proposed for Pittsfield department heads, officials

There are 27 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from May 2, 2014, titled Higher pay proposed for Pittsfield department heads, officials. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Higher rates of pay for department heads and other officials are proposed in a new city salary schedule proposed by Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi.

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the city I hate

Hope, ME

#1 May 3, 2014
Cluck, cluck, cluck, yes, yes, please, please Mr. Fox, please let your foxy foxes guard the hen house.

Thank you, signed, all the Chickens

(except for that crazy one running around with it's head cut off) and the one claiming the sky is falling..........

P.S. We the above signed chickens promise we have signed this letter of our own free range will and have not been promised anything for signing this letter except for our rightful prominent place at the kitchen table. And we all concur that we fully trust our foxy mayor, mayor Fox, and his foxy henchmen that we will end up in our rightful prominent place on the kitchen table.
Blotto

Pittsfield, MA

#2 May 3, 2014
I love democracy. It's like 2 wolves and 1 sheep voting on what's for dinner.
The smart one

United States

#3 May 5, 2014
And, these ubsurdly high pay raises are retroactive to June of 2013. Whoever said Dan is a do nothing mayor? He's increased our property taxes as much as Ruberto ever did!
the city I hate

Hope, ME

#4 May 5, 2014
Yes, if Pittsfield expects to attract quality barnyard waste from other cities and towns, barnyard like James Ruberto from Texas? and ghost ticket scandal, Pam Tobin, from Albany, and John Barrett from NA, and the alleged tidy-bowl cleaner/thief from NA who was hired to clean toilets but instead was somehow able to crack the code to a safe in city hall, and allegedly clean the safe out, and the city yard alleged fuel thieves, Todd Wallace, Richard Bator, and Kevin Liebenow, from wherever they came from, to allegedly rob the taxpayers, and Monterosso all the way from Kentucky and West Virginia, then we are going to have to raise their pay. Otherwise Pittsfield will not be able to attract fine quality barnyard waste like this.
the city I hate

Hope, ME

#5 May 5, 2014
Oh, I forgot, how else will we attract Bianchi all the way from across the street, to the corner office in City Hall. You can see that we have no choice if we want to attract and keep this quality of barnyard waste here in Pittsfield. And former chief Riello from the Cape too.
the city I hate

Hope, ME

#6 May 5, 2014
Hooray for Pittsfield's Democreants! But anyway, in other news, the federal corruption trial of John O'Brien began today in Boston. Perhaps the governor should declare this day a paid holiday. Maybe the entire duration of the probation/corruption scandal trial should be declared a paid holiday for all guilty until proven guilty democreants.
DCF are Monsters

Hope, ME

#7 May 5, 2014
Fear not, Democreants, the DCF commissioner, Ogre Roche, has "resigned". But don't worry, she hasn't gone anywhere. In her role as "adviser" to the interim DCF commissioner, the DCF Ogre Roche will continue to accept her miserly salary of $137,700 at least until her "new" position emerges/festers up from that dark stale soiled foul underworld where all positions for democreants comes from. And who knows, the DCF Ogre may even continue to collect her DCF salary along with an additional salary for special democreants.
the city I hate

Hope, ME

#8 May 6, 2014
So, Pittsfield has had at least four thieves get caught supplementing their deficiently inferior pay with pillaging and plundering from the tax payers. And then there's that mysterious unsolved case of the missing $10,000 from a teacher's locked desk, pried open with a crowbar, by some unknown bandit. And an alleged water department OT fraud of allegedly nearly a half a million $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, allegedly. And cops assigned to OT goose stepping missions in the multi million $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ cultural district
the city I hate

Hope, ME

#9 May 6, 2014
If the pay is so inferior and only attracts inferiors who are pushed to supplement their miserly paychecks with theft, why did Ruberto come back to Pittsfield? If the pay is so inferior in Pittsfield and attracts only inferiors, why did Pam Tobin leave her position in Albany and come slumming for a paycheck from Pittsfield's taxpayers? If the pay is so inferior as to attract only inferiors, why did Monterosso leave Kentucky and West Virginia? If the pay is so inferior why would someone like Julia Sabourin degrade herself with a miserly inferior paycheck from Pittsfield's taxpayers? And why in hell would the new school superintendent leave his position in Lee to come to Pittsfield for a bumped up paycheck from the taxpayers of Pittsfield? Why would Bianchi lower himself and expose himself and his lovely wife to criticism for the crummy job he's doing and for the inferior pay he collecting, especially when he already has a job? Why would any of these people degrade themselves for an inferior paycheck from the taxpayers of Pittsfield?
the city I hate

Hope, ME

#10 May 6, 2014
And why in the world would Lynn Whitney, secretary to Frank Cote, "Assistant Superintendent Vocational, Workforce, and College Readiness" subject herself to $150,000 in free construction work from the Taconic High School vocational students? Excepting $150,000 in free labor, easier than stealing it I would guess.

from the archives of the Planet: CONTRACTGATE: AN EGREGIOUS ABUSE OF TAXPAYERS, EVEN IN A CITY FAMOUS FOR STICKEROOS ... SCHOOL COMMITTEE, COUNCIL AIDED AND ABETTED A RIPOFF OF MARY JANE AND JOE KAPANSKI ..... PLANET VALENTI OCT. 17, 2012

Why are Municipal/City Of Pittsfield Employees degraded themselves in this way?
the city I hate

Hope, ME

#11 May 6, 2014
and more from the archives of the PLANET

"Councilor CLAIRMONT'S BB Editorial Lays Out Case in Stark Accurate Terms: In Battle For TAXPAYER DOLLARS, PSD Continues To SCREW 'THE LITTLE GUY' PLANET VALENTI JULY 10, 2013"

And, after all, as Scary Barry Clairmont has pointed out, if the taxpayers don't give into the demands for raises from inferior city employees, raises these inferiors didn't earn, and don't deserve, they'll be forced to steal from the taxpayers to supplement their miserly paychecks.
The dingo ate it

Pittsfield, MA

#12 May 6, 2014
the city I hate wrote:
And why in the world would Lynn Whitney, secretary to Frank Cote, "Assistant Superintendent Vocational, Workforce, and College Readiness" subject herself to $150,000 in free construction work from the Taconic High School vocational students? Excepting $150,000 in free labor, easier than stealing it I would guess.
from the archives of the Planet: CONTRACTGATE: AN EGREGIOUS ABUSE OF TAXPAYERS, EVEN IN A CITY FAMOUS FOR STICKEROOS ... SCHOOL COMMITTEE, COUNCIL AIDED AND ABETTED A RIPOFF OF MARY JANE AND JOE KAPANSKI ..... PLANET VALENTI OCT. 17, 2012
Why are Municipal/City Of Pittsfield Employees degraded themselves in this way?
Once again you pose questions the mayor would rather not answer. So don't be holding your breath. If he did answer though he would play what is known in the political filibusterer world as dodge ball Q & A. It is where a politicians spins a web of confusion around their questioner until they forget what the hell they were even there for. And while Bianchi did not invent this game he sure is a superb player at it.
the City I hate

Hope, ME

#13 May 7, 2014
Recall Bianchi. When you factor in the number of voters who didn't even bother to show up cast a no vote for Bianchi, and count those as votes against Bianchi, added to the actual number of voters who went to the polls and actual didn't cast a vote for Bianchi, Bianchi actually lost by a significantly higher number of voters who actually intentionally did not cast a vote for him, and the number of citizens who chose not to even show up to not vote for him. Thus demonstrating a significant disapproval of, and lack of confidence in, Binachi. And the monster Lothrop, if you believe, only won by 6 votes. If you believe it. And Scary Barry very nearly lost. I'd hate to think anyone would steal a few votes to win.
Long Live Lothrop

Lincoln, NE

#14 May 7, 2014
March 15: In the middle of the night, Sgt. David Potter and police officers Jason Judge and Brian Dougherty charged into a burning apartment building on 2nd Street near Cumberland before firefighters or rescue arrived, pounding on doors to wake sleeping residents. They saved seven adults and nine kids.
Long Live Lothrop

Lincoln, NE

#15 May 7, 2014
Sept. 2: Police officers Patrick Keck, Raymond Diaz, Marvin Marson and Rafael Ramos did the same on Clearfield Street near C, rescuing three people. Afterward, Diaz was treated for smoke inhalation.
Long Live Lothrop

Lincoln, NE

#16 May 7, 2014
Nov. 5: Detectives Gerard Winward and James Poulos questioned two males suspected of gunpoint robberies of iPhones in the 35th District. One of the perps was charged with a single robbery; the other admitted to five others - and to the rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Long Live Lothrop

Lincoln, NE

#17 May 7, 2014
Summer 2013: A team of officers from the Major Crimes Unit worked with officers from the 2nd District to nab a duo suspected of stealing "Chrysler-type" vehicles from the parking lots of hospitals, including (for shame) Fox Chase Cancer Center. In custody, one of the men confessed to stealing 35 vehicles in the Northeast. As a result,$150,000 in stolen property was recovered. Hats off to Sgt. Dan Buckley, detectives John Logan and Steve Kershaw, and police officers James Campbell, Chris McCue, Anthony Glaviano and Kevin Doerr.
Long Live Lothrop

Lincoln, NE

#18 May 7, 2014
July 11: Long after curfew, plainclothes officers Brian Murray and Alexander Norat and Sgt. Michael Carr spotted a male bicyclist whom they thought was a juvenile and attempted to question him. The kid dropped his bike and took off through neighborhood alleys until grabbed by the officers. In his possession: a fully loaded .45-caliber handgun.
Long Live Lothrop

Lincoln, NE

#19 May 7, 2014
March 6: Sgt. Michael Carr brought a suspected shooting perp to the hospital for possible identification by a gunshot victim about to undergo surgery there. The victim denied the perp was the shooter, but Carr's gut told him to take detailed notes on the suspect anyway. After the surgery, the victim admitted that the suspect was, indeed, the man who had shot him but he'd been too frightened to say so. A warrant was issued and the shooter was arrested.
Long Live Lothrop

Lincoln, NE

#20 May 7, 2014
Nov. 1: Police officers Thomas Brown, Raymond Rutter and Joy Gallen-Ruiz stopped a van whose five occupants were reportedly about to retaliate for a prior shooting. Sharp instincts and faster reflexes allowed the officers to arrest the men without incident or injury - a miracle, considering the men carried a fully loaded sawed-off shotgun, two handguns and a big bag of ammo.

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