Cloud Over Sheriff Carmen Massimiano'...

Cloud Over Sheriff Carmen Massimiano's Past

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Feb 11, 2010
Carmen Massimiano's failure to respond speaks volumes.

Note that The Berkshire Eagle sat on this locally explosive story until accuser Jim Monahan finally went public in alternative media -- a local AM radio talk show on WBRK -- to make his accusations.

Note also that The Berkshire Eagle is now not enabling comments on Topix regarding its article and this thread is being posted independently.
Unbelieveable

Clockville, NY

#2 Feb 11, 2010
We shall see how long they keep this post online. What a shame someone finally came forward to say what we already knew??

What a surprise an "official was going to make a visit to this man in Jones? In other words keep your mouth shut.
days are numbered

Fort Edward, NY

#3 Feb 11, 2010
How many others of the "Club" will now be outed. I am most dispappointed with Baldwin who disclosed the man's name over the air. It seems that he did this to embarrass the man. To the Eagle you as a "newspaper" have protecting these politicians for years and publish fallttering stories for no real purpose. I hope that after the years of publishing stories about Carmen and hearing the rumors of this all along that you finally admit that you wre wrong. There are several other peopel out there with similair stories, search them out Eagle do your job.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Silver Spring, MD

#4 Feb 11, 2010
days are numbered wrote:
How many others of the "Club" will now be outed. I am most dispappointed with Baldwin who disclosed the man's name over the air. It seems that he did this to embarrass the man. To the Eagle you as a "newspaper" have protecting these politicians for years and publish fallttering stories for no real purpose. I hope that after the years of publishing stories about Carmen and hearing the rumors of this all along that you finally admit that you wre wrong. There are several other peopel out there with similair stories, search them out Eagle do your job.
The Berkshire Eagle protects all the local sacred cows until inevitably the damning information comes out in alternative media, as it has in the instant matter involving Mr. Massimiano.
Then The Eagle plays catch-up, as it is doing now, and tries to appear as if it is the one blowing the whistle.
Is it really necessary to list all the sacred cows The Eagle protects and promotes in Berkshire County?
Is it any wonder that people now rely on Topix threads and on Sherman Baldwin's talk radio program on WBRK to find out what is really happening in Berkshire County?
cha ching

Cobleskill, NY

#6 Feb 11, 2010
It will be interesting to see how many others now come forward, sick...
Sam

Springfield, MA

#8 Feb 11, 2010
Sad for all involved, no winners here.
cover up

United States

#10 Feb 11, 2010
one of many explosive stories that needs to be exposed in Pittsfield.PPD and DCF
Saddened

Cropseyville, NY

#11 Feb 11, 2010
Mayor Ruberto should imidiately ask for the Sheriffs resignation from the Pittsfield Licensing Board.This man is obviously not fit to serve.He should also be banned from entering the Juvenile Resource Center on Second Street.We need to keep our Children safe from this predator.I have read that these are seldom isolated occurences and rarely happen just once or twice.This man is dangerous and should be treated that way regardless of his position or who his friends are.It is sad that after such a distinguished career something like this would come out.I would suggest to the Sheriff that at times like this honesty is always the best policy,be a man,and tell the truth.If you can't do that you're no better than those you've been locking up over the years.
Unbelieveable

Clockville, NY

#13 Feb 11, 2010
Nicely said Saddened
I see all

East Otis, MA

#14 Feb 11, 2010
And he's still going to get a big fat pension!!

Other city & state workers lose their pensions after being found guilty of much lesser crimes.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Silver Spring, MD

#15 Feb 11, 2010
With the revelation on Sherman Baldwin's WBRK radio talk show that Liberal Democrat Berkshire County Sheriff Carmen Massimiano may be a child molester, the local Liberal Democrat attack machine run by The Berkshire Eagle goes into high gear seeking vengeance.
Note that The Eagle sat on this story FOR MONTHS, IF NOT YEARS!
None other than hatchet man Clarence Fanto is the reporter.
From yesterday's Albany Times-Union:
'Sherman Baldwin will talk about his past'
February 10, 2010
by Chris Churchill
As the Times Union has previously reported, former WROW (590 AM) afternoon host Sherman Baldwin has somewhat of a checkered past.

He committed fraud to help fund “The Crow,” a 1994 movie, and spent eight months in federal prison.“I cooked the books and devoted $1 million to the film,” Baldwin told me last year.“The movie would have died without me.”

He also has a rather complicated connection (as Tad Baldwin) to the Michael Skakel trial for the murder of Martha Moxley.
Baldwin, who was fired by WROW last year and who works now for WBRK in the Berkshires, has never really talked about his past on the radio, although he was honest with me when asked.

But in anticipation of what he believes is an upcoming expose in the Berkshire Eagle newspaper, Baldwin has called a press conference to clear the air. From an announcement he sent out today:

"Sherman Baldwin of Talk Berkshires will hold a press conference Friday February 12th at 4:15pm. The press conference will air live during his radio show and take place at the WBRK studios located at 100 North Street in Pittsfield, MA.

"'It has come to my attention that Clarence Fanto of the Berkshire Eagle will be publishing an article about me in this Sunday’s paper. In an effort to make sure that the entire story is told I am holding this press conference to answer any and all questions about my past prior to locating here in the Berkshires.'"
Still protected

Hudson Falls, NY

#17 Feb 11, 2010
It's funny how you can't access these threads through the bottom of the article on the this site. Someone has to create a seperate thread. Regardless of his position he should be held accountable to public ridicule just as every other person has had to face upon their mistakes or misgivings. Feed em to the wolves Eagle.
OHNO

Cropseyville, NY

#18 Feb 11, 2010
Does Mayor Ruberto still think that "There's no stronger advocate for the students of Pittsfield,and no stronger advocate for at-risk children in our city"than Carmen Massimiano.Sometimes people can be self serving,seems that way with the good Sheriff.Was he advocating for the children or himself?
WTF

Northville, NY

#19 Feb 11, 2010
Sam wrote:
Sad for all involved, no winners here.
If this is true, its only sad for his victims, these rumors have been around for years, also if this is true he should be sent to a real prison not the country club on Cheshire rd. I'm sure he can fine plenty of boyfriends at a real prison....
change

Ludlow, MA

#20 Feb 11, 2010
missed his calling wrote:
Looks like Carmen should have become a Catholic priest
that was uncalled for
Sherman L Baldwin

Easthampton, MA

#21 Feb 11, 2010
days are numbered wrote:
How many others of the "Club" will now be outed. I am most dispappointed with Baldwin who disclosed the man's name over the air. It seems that he did this to embarrass the man. To the Eagle you as a "newspaper" have protecting these politicians for years and publish fallttering stories for no real purpose. I hope that after the years of publishing stories about Carmen and hearing the rumors of this all along that you finally admit that you wre wrong. There are several other peopel out there with similair stories, search them out Eagle do your job.
Hey "days are numbered," as I said on the air and many times, the only reason why I used Monahan's name on the air was because we were aware of the press conference he had just had on the steps of city hall with the Berkshire Eagle. You can't go public with the Berkshire Eagle and come on my show and try to be anonymous. Once you go public, it stays public.
PREDICTION

Cropseyville, NY

#22 Feb 11, 2010
Bill Sturgeon will not allow any discussion on the topic of Carmen Massiamiano on todays show.He will use some flimsy excuse,remember they are boyhood friends.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Silver Spring, MD

#23 Feb 11, 2010
Still protected wrote:
It's funny how you can't access these threads through the bottom of the article on the this site. Someone has to create a seperate thread. Regardless of his position he should be held accountable to public ridicule just as every other person has had to face upon their mistakes or misgivings. Feed em to the wolves Eagle.
It's The Berkshire Eagle again trying to control the dialogue and the resulting debate in the age of the Internet.
A fool's errand by The Fools at The Eagle!
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Silver Spring, MD

#24 Feb 11, 2010
Sherman L Baldwin wrote:
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Hey "days are numbered," as I said on the air and many times, the only reason why I used Monahan's name on the air was because we were aware of the press conference he had just had on the steps of city hall with the Berkshire Eagle. You can't go public with the Berkshire Eagle and come on my show and try to be anonymous. Once you go public, it stays public.
Hey Sherman Baldwin, if The Berkshire Eagle censors don't delete it, here's a thread about which you'll be interested.
The Eagle is coming after YOU, Sherman, for being the messenger, so watch out!
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/berkshire-e...
annoyed

Easthampton, MA

#25 Feb 11, 2010
This thread had 23 posts a second ago... now its at 20 (making me # 21). Who is deleting the posts?

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