Spectrum process was badly botched

Aug 27, 2012 Full story: Berkshire Eagle 39

Confident that it would inevitably get its methadone clinic in Pittsfield be cause of the backing of the state Department of Public Health and past in ter pretations of federal law, Worcester-based Spectrum Health Systems has only grudgingly informed city residents of the specifics of its plans.

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utopia

Augusta, ME

#1 Aug 27, 2012
"grudgingly" Maybe Spectrum is just giving the city that same level of repect it received from that warm welcome by Ruberto. It is Spectrum's fault there is a drug problem in Pittsfield? I can't imagine what would drive people to numb their problems with drugs and alcohol with all that beautiful Pittsfield has to offer. A beautiful thriving Upstreet downtown Cultural District. Great job opportunities with great pay and benefits for every man, woman or child who wants to work, and thanks to our successful schools, a highly trained workforce. It makes one wonder why anyone living in Pittsfield would turn to drugs. Well maybe all the illegal drug use is due to people who were injured on duty and/or nursing old injuries and just became addicted to their pain medication.
lying mayor

Pittsfield, MA

#2 Aug 27, 2012
Our Mayor needs to go.

How can we trust anything the man has to say when he lied to the people he serves. This goes to show the hatred he really carries around for Ruberto, to blame the $100K on Ruberto, when it was Bianchi all along.
utopia

Monson, ME

#3 Aug 27, 2012
Were we misled when Ruberto vowed Spectrum would open i Pittsfield over his dead body? Were we misled when Ruberto hired his good friend Barrett for a consulting/snow job? Were we misled when Ruberto appointed TFB to the positon of director of administration with a $10,000-$15,000 pay incease? Were we misled when Ruberto appointed council witch Yon's ugly husband Greg to the position of director of maintenance? Were we misled when Joyce and Larry received the most generous tax giveaways in the city's history? Were we misled when a car dealer received a ten-year tax incentive from the city?
utopia

Monson, ME

#4 Aug 27, 2012
Were we misled about the election that put Ruberto in the mayor's office? Were we misled about SteroidGate or any cover-up in the PPD? How many police hours, weeks, months, overtime were wasted because of illegal drug use by any officer[s]? Were we misled on who knew or should have known there was illegal drug use by cop[s]? Was there, is there a cover-up in the PPD?
utopia

Monson, ME

#5 Aug 27, 2012
utopia wrote:
Were we misled when Ruberto vowed Spectrum would open i Pittsfield over his dead body? Were we misled when Ruberto hired his good friend Barrett for a consulting/snow job? Were we misled when Ruberto appointed TFB to the positon of director of administration with a $10,000-$15,000 pay incease? Were we misled when Ruberto appointed council witch Yon's ugly husband Greg to the position of director of maintenance? Were we misled when Joyce and Larry received the most generous tax giveaways in the city's history? Were we misled when a car dealer received a ten-year tax incentive from the city?
Did Joyce and Larry meet their job requirements to justify the most generous tax giveaways in the city's history? Did a teen beer blast take place at Spice? Does Ruberto have a reputation as someone who ignores the law? Have we been misled on other misuse of taxpayer resources? Were we misled when PEDA awarded BEDC $100,000? Were we misled about any violation of state law? Were we misled concerning any conflict of interest?
utopia

Monson, ME

#6 Aug 27, 2012
Were we misled about an alleged fraud in the water department? Were we misled about Barrett pouring through documents and allegedly finding the "smoking gun" of alleged evidence of a fraud in the water dept.? Did the city councilors meet behind closed door to discuss or bury evidence of an alleged fraud? Were the taxpayers misled?
lying mayor

Pittsfield, MA

#7 Aug 27, 2012
Utopia,

So what you are trying to sat is that it is okay for Mayor Bianchi because Mayor Ruberto lied?

Is that how you want government to run, with lies because the guy before you lied?

I want the truth, no matter what.

It just sounds like you support the Mayor and will ignore the facts to help you maintain that support.
Moose Lodge

New York, NY

#8 Aug 27, 2012
Wow, talk to yourself much?
utopia

Monson, ME

#9 Aug 27, 2012
I believe we were misled from the second the unholy immoral plot for Ruberto to seize the corner office was conceived, in Hell. If Bianchi is telling a lie I'd believe it's a lie held over from Pittsfield's least ethical former mayor, a mayor found guilty multiple times of ethics violations. And Lothrop the Monster shouldn't be questioning anyone's integrity.
Spider

Pittsfield, MA

#10 Aug 27, 2012
I am a strong supporter of the mayor, but I find this $100,000 issue very disconcerting. Instead of criticizing the 3 councilors, I commend them for bringing all the facts out for the taxpayers to see. Now I am waiting for "the rest of the story".

I seldom agree with The Eagle, but their editorial today is right on!
utopia

Monson, ME

#11 Aug 27, 2012
And everytime "lying monster, I mean mayor" post a comment I'm more convinced "lying mayor" is the Clairmontlothropkrol creep. Did Ruberto mislead us when he promised Spectrum would open in Pittsfield over his dead body? I can say that alone makes me look forward to Spectrum opening, soon.
eagle poop stinks bad

Pittsfield, MA

#12 Aug 27, 2012
And just what in the hell is the Krol tribe trying to say anyway? That the mayor is involved in some conspiracy? Obviously he has disturbed their nasty little nest and they are trying to discredit him. More than likely their is a subplot to the whole thing and they are trying to create a distraction. Is this payback for Massery losing his cherry money?
utopia

Poughkeepsie, NY

#13 Aug 27, 2012
eagle poop stinks bad wrote:
And just what in the hell is the Krol tribe trying to say anyway? That the mayor is involved in some conspiracy? Obviously he has disturbed their nasty little nest and they are trying to discredit him. More than likely their is a subplot to the whole thing and they are trying to create a distraction. Is this payback for Massery losing his cherry money?
I think that poopy stink is the trail of **** Ruberto left behind. And it looks like Clairmontlothropkrolyon enjoy playing in it and throwing it.
Kerkwood

Pittsfield, MA

#14 Aug 28, 2012
utopia wrote:
<quoted text>I think that poopy stink is the trail of **** Ruberto left behind. And it looks like Clairmontlothropkrolyon enjoy playing in it and throwing it.
yah they do.....sometimes in this game it does not wash off...wait till Krol runs for mayor and all this crap comes back to bite him in the anal opening
Monsters Trolls Witches

Pittsfield, MA

#15 Oct 10, 2012
utopia wrote:
"grudgingly" Maybe Spectrum is just giving the city that same level of repect it received from that warm welcome by Ruberto. It is Spectrum's fault there is a drug problem in Pittsfield? I can't imagine what would drive people to numb their problems with drugs and alcohol with all that beautiful Pittsfield has to offer. A beautiful thriving Upstreet downtown Cultural District. Great job opportunities with great pay and benefits for every man, woman or child who wants to work, and thanks to our successful schools, a highly trained workforce. It makes one wonder why anyone living in Pittsfield would turn to drugs. Well maybe all the illegal drug use is due to people who were injured on duty and/or nursing old injuries and just became addicted to their pain medication.
All this and an absolutely outrageous city council.
a fairy tale

United States

#16 Oct 13, 2012
utopia wrote:
Were we misled when Ruberto vowed Spectrum would open i Pittsfield over his dead body? Were we misled when Ruberto hired his good friend Barrett for a consulting/snow job? Were we misled when Ruberto appointed TFB to the positon of director of administration with a $10,000-$15,000 pay incease? Were we misled when Ruberto appointed council witch Yon's ugly husband Greg to the position of director of maintenance? Were we misled when Joyce and Larry received the most generous tax giveaways in the city's history? Were we misled when a car dealer received a ten-year tax incentive from the city?
Were we misled when Shaker Village received a $250,000 gift from the city of Pittsfield? Or were we misled when back in Feb/March of 2011 the city council decided that first votes don't count, well or at least they don't count if the vote didn't go the way Ruberto demanded that it go. Were we misled when Gerry Lee cited a new ruling by Attorney Dohoney that states first readings have no legal standing. This after a vote by the city council failed to get a super-majority vote it needed to pass. But fear not because a new ruling ruled first readings have no legal standing. Problem solved. And through some miracle the second 'legal' vote produced the results Ruberto demanded. And everyone lived happily ever after. No talk of any nasty "no confidence" votes.
a fairy tale

United States

#17 Oct 13, 2012
a fairy tale wrote:
<quoted text>Were we misled when Shaker Village received a $250,000 gift from the city of Pittsfield? Or were we misled when back in Feb/March of 2011 the city council decided that first votes don't count, well or at least they don't count if the vote didn't go the way Ruberto demanded that it go. Were we misled when Gerry Lee cited a new ruling by Attorney Dohoney that states first readings have no legal standing. This after a vote by the city council failed to get a super-majority vote it needed to pass. But fear not because a new ruling ruled first readings have no legal standing. Problem solved. And through some miracle the second 'legal' vote produced the results Ruberto demanded. And everyone lived happily ever after. No talk of any nasty "no confidence" votes.
Tis true the fair maiden Mazzeo grumbled some displeasure over this causing a bit a of disagreeable reaction from the city attorney and some unpleasant chaffing from the baboons ass of a former mayor. But in the end the mayor got what he demanded. And really wasn't that the important thing. And Lothrop affectionately embrace the concept of first readings not counting and reflected on the fools rush in vote that resulted in a five-year commitment to a mosquito control program that blew up in the taxpayers faces, thanks to the fools rush in vote by the city councilors. And everyone lived happily ever after. Well until that much needed methadone came along and angered an already irrational hostile baboons ass of a former mayor.
a fairy tale

United States

#18 Oct 13, 2012
Why did council witch Yon bring MicHELL Wynn along with her the day she and her daughter showed up in Bianchi's office to spew tales of horror, things to come, things possibly like crazed junkies roaming about in blue johnnies nodding off maybe in the beautiful flower trenches along Pittsfield's cultural district. Lets hope that doesn't happen to any crazed junkies roaming about in blue johnnies or anyone else visiting Upstreet when a methadone clinic opens in beautiful Pittsfield. And lets hope no junkies in blue johnnies wander into any city council meetings where dysfunction rules. That could set them back on their recovery.
Happy Halloween

Pittsfield, MA

#19 Oct 13, 2012
Before he goes maybe the President will take cost cutting measures and pardon all criminals from all prisons and jails.
TRICK OR TREAT!!!
as clear as day

Pittsfield, MA

#20 Oct 13, 2012
a fairy tale wrote:
<quoted text>Tis true the fair maiden Mazzeo grumbled some displeasure over this causing a bit a of disagreeable reaction from the city attorney and some unpleasant chaffing from the baboons ass of a former mayor. But in the end the mayor got what he demanded. And really wasn't that the important thing. And Lothrop affectionately embrace the concept of first readings not counting and reflected on the fools rush in vote that resulted in a five-year commitment to a mosquito control program that blew up in the taxpayers faces, thanks to the fools rush in vote by the city councilors. And everyone lived happily ever after. Well until that much needed methadone came along and angered an already irrational hostile baboons ass of a former mayor.
Were Yon, Lothrop, Krol or Clairmont concerned about any of these Ruberto gaffes? Not in the least. What Ruberto wanted Ruberto got and no questions were asked by these guys. They do wish to destroy Bianchi and any of his team though. So keep watching for more of the same dirty underhanded back stabbing tactics. They have a mission and don't believe them when they say..."no witch hunt"

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