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Why Did Dan Valenti Crap-Out on Planet Valenti's Readers?

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Pressured by Good Ol' Boys

Feels Summer Fluff is Critically Important

Lack of Intestinal Fortitude

Fear of Reprisals

Couldn't Take the Heat

Afraid of Losing Entree to Liberal Events

Was Losing Liberal Democrat Friends

Investigative Journalism isn't Green

In Over His Head

Another Berkshire Dilettante Prima Donna

HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#1 May 19, 2011
"We will cover not only the Arts but the Artists, a long-ignored segment of the American landscape that needs to be taken seriously, because Artists alone are the best guide to feeling the pulse of what’s happening now and what will unfold in the future." -- Dan Valenti
Planet Heller

North Adams, MA

#3 May 19, 2011
A Case of Unrequited Love Ensnares Candidate Heller

By Derek Gentile - Berkshire Eagle, September 1, 1988

GREAT BARRINGTON- A series of complaints between a Monterey couple and County Commission candidate Glenn M. Heller were dropped by mutual consent in a show-cause hearing in District Court yesterday after both parties agreed not to have any contact with each other.

In the complaint, Heller was charged with trespassing, assault and battery and operating to endanger by Dara Zantay of Lake Buel Road. He in turn charged her and her husband, Robert Zantay, with separate counts of assault and battery. Charges of harassing telephone calls, filed by both parties against each other, were thrown out by clerk-magistrate Louis A. Airoldi for lack of evidence.

During the hearing, Dara Zantay told Airoldi that, on at least one occasion, Heller had followed her in his car through Stockbridge, has attempted to speak with her on several occasions against her will and sent her love letters urging her to leave her husband. She and her husband reported that Heller has also called members of their respective families, seeking information about the couple.

“I have never been his girlfriend, I do not love him, I am a happily married woman who loves her husband and whose husband loves her,” she said.“I just want to make sure that he leaves me alone, that he leaves my family alone and that he leaves my friends alone.”

The series of events culminated in an incident Aug. 10 when Heller followed Dara Zantay into a friend’s apartment in Lenox. She asked him to leave, Heller left, and Zantay followed him onto Church Street to beg him not to see her again.
When Heller touched her arm, she slapped him. Zantay reported Heller said,“You’re beautiful,” so she slapped him again.

“I was furious,” she said “I felt violated by this man.”

He basically agreed with her recollection of the incident in Lenox but added that he did not touch her aggressively.

“I was trying to calm her down,” he said.
He did not deny writing her love letters and in fact produced several other letters he wrote her. The Zantays denied receiving the other letters.

Heller denied he had ever followed Zantay in a car, adding that he did not see how she could tell it was him in the car, although she did describe the vehicle. He said he was never notified in writing that the Zantays did not want him on their property.

Heller and Robert Zantay also related slightly different versions of an incident in front of the Monterey Post Office in which Heller was asked to stay away from Dara Zantay.

Robert Zantay told Airoldi he grabbed Heller by his shirt lapels to tell him to “get a life of his own.”

Heller maintained that Zantay rushed at him, yelling, and swung at him. Zantay, he said, then broke off the antenna on his car.

Zantay countered that he did not break off the antenna.

Dara Zantay said she did not seek damages for Heller’s actions. She asked the court simply to ensure that he would stay away from her.

“He has an obsession with me. This is no joke. I’m afraid to go to the movies. I’m afraid to visit my mother, I’m afraid to get into my car because he might be there,” she said.

Heller said her request to cease contact was “too broad.” He said he has many friends who frequent Camp Deerwood, where Robert Zantay works.

“Mr. Heller, we’re just talking about you and the Zantays” Airodi said,“That means no more phone calls, no more love letters, no calling of friends or relatives, no contact. None.”

Heller agreed and the two parties signed the agreement
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#4 May 19, 2011
The following has been posted to PlanetValenti today:

FROM: PITTSFIELD BELIEVER
May 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Think weve gt the Big Mystery solved. Ask Valenti how much he got from the $200K advance given to Guv Deval P for his book. Hows 75K sound to ghostwrite. Took 2 wks. Then ask if he’s on a Deval payroll somewhere as “media consultant for 2,500 a week. The ask if the Gov practically rooms with the planet when Guv visits Berkshires for the Arts. Then ask Kate McG at colonial BTF is Valenti is “consulting” there for the summer at a 10G clip. Ask him. Then ask him if Deval arranged for Valenti to the White House to meet the prez not a group tour but actually the three men in a room. Yes Pres Obama Hussein. For an hour. He won’t answer but ask him. Then ask why valenti can drink and eat as much as he wants at Blantyre and RL inn and its all on the house. He’s dumped the t shirts and jaens for a white dinner jacket and blk bo tie.

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FROM: GMHeller
May 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

@Pittsfield Believer,
Funny you should make mention of all this because you'll note above that Mr. Valenti labels his PlanetValenti Web site as 'The Planet: Voice of The Little Guy'(does he mean him or us?), and in the closing words of this day's column (and of many other days' columns), Mr. Valenti writes "Now we’re off to lunch at Blantyre."

So I called on over to Blantyre today and they were nice enough to email me their luncheon menu -- the lunch that Mr. Valenti had yesterday, Wednesday.
Here is that menu and the prices paid for that lunch by our 'Voice of the Little Guy':

Blantyre

Spring 2011 Luncheon

Starters

Soup of the Day
Greens, Balsamic Dressing and Parmesan Cheese
House Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Salad, Baby Greens
Maine Lobster Cocktail

Main Courses

“Cobb Salad”: Egg, Bacon, Avocado, Blue Cheese and Chicken
Blantyre Burger, Pickles and French Fries
Rigatoncini Pasta, Peas, Parsley, Tomato Confit and Shaved Parmesan
Grilled Prime New York Striploin Steak, French Fries and Herb Butter
Chef’s Dish of the Day

Desserts

House Made Ice Creams and Sorbets
Blantyre Brownie Sundae
Crème Brûlée
Local Farmstead Cheeses, Olives and Crackers

Chef’s Luncheon - Three Course Prix Fixe priced at $55.00 per person

Pricing is subject to 20% Gratuity & 6.25% Tax

Grand Chef Christopher Brooks
Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Cotar

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#5 May 19, 2011
Lemme see, without a wine accompaniment, that totals $69.44 per person.
For lunch.
That, Dan Valenti, no Limousine Liberal he.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#6 May 19, 2011
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
The following has been posted to PlanetValenti today:
FROM: PITTSFIELD BELIEVER
May 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Think weve gt the Big Mystery solved. Ask Valenti how much he got from the $200K advance given to Guv Deval P for his book. Hows 75K sound to ghostwrite. Took 2 wks. Then ask if he’s on a Deval payroll somewhere as “media consultant for 2,500 a week. The ask if the Gov practically rooms with the planet when Guv visits Berkshires for the Arts. Then ask Kate McG at colonial BTF is Valenti is “consulting” there for the summer at a 10G clip. Ask him. Then ask him if Deval arranged for Valenti to the White House to meet the prez not a group tour but actually the three men in a room. Yes Pres Obama Hussein. For an hour. He won’t answer but ask him. Then ask why valenti can drink and eat as much as he wants at Blantyre and RL inn and its all on the house. He’s dumped the t shirts and jaens for a white dinner jacket and blk bo tie.
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FROM: GMHeller
May 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm
@Pittsfield Believer,
Funny you should make mention of all this because you'll note above that Mr. Valenti labels his PlanetValenti Web site as 'The Planet: Voice of The Little Guy'(does he mean him or us?), and in the closing words of this day's column (and of many other days' columns), Mr. Valenti writes "Now we’re off to lunch at Blantyre."
So I called on over to Blantyre today and they were nice enough to email me their luncheon menu -- the lunch that Mr. Valenti had yesterday, Wednesday.
Here is that menu and the prices paid for that lunch by our 'Voice of the Little Guy':
Blantyre
Spring 2011 Luncheon
Starters
Soup of the Day
Greens, Balsamic Dressing and Parmesan Cheese
House Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Salad, Baby Greens
Maine Lobster Cocktail
Main Courses
“Cobb Salad”: Egg, Bacon, Avocado, Blue Cheese and Chicken
Blantyre Burger, Pickles and French Fries
Rigatoncini Pasta, Peas, Parsley, Tomato Confit and Shaved Parmesan
Grilled Prime New York Striploin Steak, French Fries and Herb Butter
Chef’s Dish of the Day
Desserts
House Made Ice Creams and Sorbets
Blantyre Brownie Sundae
Crème Brûlée
Local Farmstead Cheeses, Olives and Crackers
Chef’s Luncheon - Three Course Prix Fixe priced at $55.00 per person
Pricing is subject to 20% Gratuity & 6.25% Tax
Grand Chef Christopher Brooks
Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Cotar
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Posted to Planet Valenti:

FROM: danvalenti
May 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

Of course, nothing of what was alleged by PB has an ounce of truth to it. Lies, lies, and more damned lied. Simple as that. None of it, zero, has truth. Thank you.

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FROM: GMHeller
May 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

Mr. Valenti,
What lies?
You are the one who claims to dine regularly at Blantyre.
You claim above that you went there for lunch on Wednesday.
The menu posted (which you deleted) was Blantyre’s luncheon menu, according to those helpful people at Blantyre.
So why did you delete the menu from which you selected yesterday’s midday gastronomy?
Not to worry, sire, since you have now become so prone to deletions and outright censorship (like all good Liberals), everything that I post here I now also post simultaneously to Topix.
So other than that, how was the cuisine at Blantyre yesterday?
Did you have the “Cobb Salad”, the Blantyre Burger, the
Rigatoncini, the Steak, or the Chef’s Dish d’jour?
Which wine did you have with that?
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#7 May 19, 2011
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
The following has been posted to PlanetValenti today:
FROM: PITTSFIELD BELIEVER
May 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Think weve gt the Big Mystery solved. Ask Valenti how much he got from the $200K advance given to Guv Deval P for his book. Hows 75K sound to ghostwrite. Took 2 wks. Then ask if he’s on a Deval payroll somewhere as “media consultant for 2,500 a week. The ask if the Gov practically rooms with the planet when Guv visits Berkshires for the Arts. Then ask Kate McG at colonial BTF is Valenti is “consulting” there for the summer at a 10G clip. Ask him. Then ask him if Deval arranged for Valenti to the White House to meet the prez not a group tour but actually the three men in a room. Yes Pres Obama Hussein. For an hour. He won’t answer but ask him. Then ask why valenti can drink and eat as much as he wants at Blantyre and RL inn and its all on the house. He’s dumped the t shirts and jaens for a white dinner jacket and blk bo tie.
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FROM: GMHeller
May 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm
@Pittsfield Believer,
Funny you should make mention of all this because you'll note above that Mr. Valenti labels his PlanetValenti Web site as 'The Planet: Voice of The Little Guy'(does he mean him or us?), and in the closing words of this day's column (and of many other days' columns), Mr. Valenti writes "Now we’re off to lunch at Blantyre."
So I called on over to Blantyre today and they were nice enough to email me their luncheon menu -- the lunch that Mr. Valenti had yesterday, Wednesday.
Here is that menu and the prices paid for that lunch by our 'Voice of the Little Guy':
Blantyre
Spring 2011 Luncheon
Starters
Soup of the Day
Greens, Balsamic Dressing and Parmesan Cheese
House Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Salad, Baby Greens
Maine Lobster Cocktail
Main Courses
“Cobb Salad”: Egg, Bacon, Avocado, Blue Cheese and Chicken
Blantyre Burger, Pickles and French Fries
Rigatoncini Pasta, Peas, Parsley, Tomato Confit and Shaved Parmesan
Grilled Prime New York Striploin Steak, French Fries and Herb Butter
Chef’s Dish of the Day
Desserts
House Made Ice Creams and Sorbets
Blantyre Brownie Sundae
Crème Brûlée
Local Farmstead Cheeses, Olives and Crackers
Chef’s Luncheon - Three Course Prix Fixe priced at $55.00 per person
Pricing is subject to 20% Gratuity & 6.25% Tax
Grand Chef Christopher Brooks
Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Cotar
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The following is posted to Planet Valenti:

FROM: danvalenti
May 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Of course, nothing of what was alleged by PB has an ounce of truth to it. Lies, lies, and more damned lied. Simple as that. None of it, zero, has truth. Thank you.

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FROM: GMHeller
May 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Mr. Valenti,
What lies?
You are the one who claims to dine regularly at Blantyre.
You claim above that you went there for lunch on Wednesday.
The menu posted (which you deleted) was Blantyre’s luncheon menu, according to those helpful people at Blantyre.
So why did you delete the menu from which you selected yesterday’s midday gastronomy?
Not to worry, sire, since you have now become so prone to deletions and outright censorship (like all good Liberals), everything that I post here I now also post simultaneously to Topix.
So other than that, how was the cuisine at Blantyre yesterday?
Did you have the “Cobb Salad”, the Blantyre Burger, the
Rigatoncini, the Steak, or the Chef’s Dish d’jour?
Which wine did you have with that?
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#8 May 20, 2011
The following posted to PlanetValenti:

FROM: John
May 19, 2011 at 8:53 am

Dan didn’t sell out. He did a Conor Berry. Only difference he doesn’t need another job, he’s loaded.

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FROM: GMHeller
May 19, 2011 at 11:56 pm

@John,
Mr. Valenti already deleted this once so I am reposting here and also posting to Topix:
You claim, Dan Valenti is "loaded".
What is your evidence for this statement or please link to your source of information.
Thank you.

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Heller Quotes Heller

Springfield, MA

#9 May 20, 2011
A Case of Unrequited Love Ensnares Candidate Heller

By Derek Gentile - Berkshire Eagle, September 1, 1988

GREAT BARRINGTON- A series of complaints between a Monterey couple and County Commission candidate Glenn M. Heller were dropped by mutual consent in a show-cause hearing in District Court yesterday after both parties agreed not to have any contact with each other.

In the complaint, Heller was charged with trespassing, assault and battery and operating to endanger by Dara Zantay of Lake Buel Road. He in turn charged her and her husband, Robert Zantay, with separate counts of assault and battery. Charges of harassing telephone calls, filed by both parties against each other, were thrown out by clerk-magistrate Louis A. Airoldi for lack of evidence.

During the hearing, Dara Zantay told Airoldi that, on at least one occasion, Heller had followed her in his car through Stockbridge, has attempted to speak with her on several occasions against her will and sent her love letters urging her to leave her husband. She and her husband reported that Heller has also called members of their respective families, seeking information about the couple.

“I have never been his girlfriend, I do not love him, I am a happily married woman who loves her husband and whose husband loves her,” she said.“I just want to make sure that he leaves me alone, that he leaves my family alone and that he leaves my friends alone.”

The series of events culminated in an incident Aug. 10 when Heller followed Dara Zantay into a friend’s apartment in Lenox. She asked him to leave, Heller left, and Zantay followed him onto Church Street to beg him not to see her again.
When Heller touched her arm, she slapped him. Zantay reported Heller said,“You’re beautiful,” so she slapped him again.

“I was furious,” she said “I felt violated by this man.”

He basically agreed with her recollection of the incident in Lenox but added that he did not touch her aggressively.

“I was trying to calm her down,” he said.
He did not deny writing her love letters and in fact produced several other letters he wrote her. The Zantays denied receiving the other letters.

Heller denied he had ever followed Zantay in a car, adding that he did not see how she could tell it was him in the car, although she did describe the vehicle. He said he was never notified in writing that the Zantays did not want him on their property.

Heller and Robert Zantay also related slightly different versions of an incident in front of the Monterey Post Office in which Heller was asked to stay away from Dara Zantay.

Robert Zantay told Airoldi he grabbed Heller by his shirt lapels to tell him to “get a life of his own.”

Heller maintained that Zantay rushed at him, yelling, and swung at him. Zantay, he said, then broke off the antenna on his car.

Zantay countered that he did not break off the antenna.

Dara Zantay said she did not seek damages for Heller’s actions. She asked the court simply to ensure that he would stay away from her.

“He has an obsession with me. This is no joke. I’m afraid to go to the movies. I’m afraid to visit my mother, I’m afraid to get into my car because he might be there,” she said.

Heller said her request to cease contact was “too broad.” He said he has many friends who frequent Camp Deerwood, where Robert Zantay works.

“Mr. Heller, we’re just talking about you and the Zantays” Airodi said,“That means no more phone calls, no more love letters, no calling of friends or relatives, no contact. None.”

Heller agreed and the two parties signed the agreement
Theuglysister

United States

#10 May 20, 2011
These. Steroids raging cops are just trying to make suremo one listen but many of us are Heller. Keep going . We know ur no Valenti trying to get all to confide in him when he really was part of the GOB getting them info
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#12 May 20, 2011
The following is posted to Planet Valenti:

FROM: GMHeller
May 20, 2011 at 8:47am

To all,
Why did Dan Valenti feel the need to delete my posting of the luncheon menu from over at Blantyre where Mr. Valenti tells us he dines so very often?
Is he suddenly embarrassed or ashamed for some reason?

Note: Because of Mr. Valenti’s proclivity to delete posts nowadays, this is being posted simultaneously to Topix.

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#13 May 20, 2011
The following posted to PlanetValenti:

FROM: GMHeller
May 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

To all,
Why is it Liberals like Dan Valenti always end up resorting to censorship?

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#15 May 20, 2011
The following is posted to PlanetValenti:

FROM: GMHeller
May 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Mr. Valenti,
You write:
"—On June 23 (Larry Keigwin) and June 25 (Romeo and Juliet), our scribe Jerri Chaplin will be on the scene at Jacob’s Pillow.
"— July 1 brings our own James Taylor to the Shed at Tanglewood, and our writers shall be there.
"These are just a few of the highlights coming your way, including gigs at the Berkshire Theater Festival, the Colonial Theater, the Barrington Stage, Shakespeare and Co., Chameleons, the Mahawie, and much, much more."

Golly gee, Wow! This is all going to be so exciting!
And one looks forward to the guest ‘think’ pieces written by Clarence Fanto (be still my beating heart).
I can’t speak for anyone else but this is more than anyone could have hoped.
The new PlanetValenti - how refreshing!

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#16 May 20, 2011
The following is posted to Planet Valenti:

FROM: Kris Knutson
May 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

Treason!

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FROM: GMHeller
May 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

What “Treason”?
Dan Valenti is the man!
This is just what the Berkshires needs: an arts and culture reviewer.
That Steroidsgate stuff and all that unfunded liabilities garbage is for pansies.
I hear after the Taylor concert at Tanglewood, Dan Valenti is going to be taking thems that wants on canoe rides around Silver Lake.
Count me in!
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#17 May 20, 2011
The following is posted to Planet Valenti:

FROM: GMHeller
May 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Gee, it’s a relief knowing that Dan Valenti gets free press access to all the concerts and recitals at Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, Berkshire Theater Festival, Colonial Theater, Barrington Stage, Shakespeare and Co., Chameleons, The Mahaiwe, etc. just by writing a paragraph or two on PlanetValenti.
Can you imagine how expensive it would be if “the voice of the little guy” had to shell out of his own pocket to attend all these arts and culture offerings?

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#18 May 20, 2011
Dan Valenti announces that comments are now "CLOSED" on PlanetValenti!
Officer Dale

New York, NY

#19 May 20, 2011
Dan knew to much but we shut him down. Feel the power
Emeritus

Clifton Park, NY

#21 May 20, 2011
Dan writes "July 1 brings our own James Taylor to the Shed at Tanglewood, and our writers shall be there."

Tanglewood-JT-blogging. Sounds fascinating, can't wait...

E
Sleeping Dog

Pittsfield, MA

#22 May 20, 2011
Officer Dale wrote:
Dan knew to much but we shut him down. Feel the power
Only for so long my friend. Only for so long
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#23 May 20, 2011
Funny how the Pittsfield news landscape has changed in the last few months.
Conor Berry gone; Dan Valenti media imploded; Berkshire Eagle even less than useless than before.

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