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Berkshire Eagle

Two good people, one bad system

Exactly what constitutes good in your book, a guy that tries to have sex with minors or a guy that covers up for him. The court docket numbers York County Superior Court (Maine) Criminal Docket No. 05-194 Criminal Docket No. 04-2288 Read it for yourself. http://www.courtre ference.com/York-C ounty-Mai... Thanks to Heller for providing the original information  (Jun 12, 2010 | post #16)

Berkshire Eagle

Resignationa s impact uncertain

The court docket numbers York County Superior Court (Maine) Criminal Docket No. 05-194 Criminal Docket No. 04-2288 Read it for yourself. http://www.courtre ference.com/York-C ounty-Mai... Thanks to Heller for providing the original information  (Jun 12, 2010 | post #8)

Berkshire Eagle

Enough whining about Tanglewood

Lenox is a ghost town, lots of stores are closed, and forget about shopping in most of them as they are priced for the summer crowd.  (Jun 12, 2010 | post #10)

Berkshire Eagle

Is it True American People Will Pay for BP Clean-up of gu...

BP is readying a bankruptcy filing, the team has been assembled contrary to what their PR people are saying.  (Jun 12, 2010 | post #3)

Berkshire Eagle

Stracuzzi Court Docket Numbers

The court docket numbers York County Superior Court (Maine) Criminal Docket No. 05-194 Criminal Docket No. 04-2288 Read it for yourself. http://www.courtre ference.com/York-C ounty-Maine-Courts .htm Thanks to Heller for providing the original information  (Jun 12, 2010 | post #1)

Berkshire Eagle

Stracuzzi resigns as CEO

She is gonna bring the whole credit union down, ohhh the information I have been getting about her. As for what he was charged with, the court docket numbers York County Superior Court (Maine) Criminal Docket No. 05-194 Criminal Docket No. 04-2288 Police charged Stracuzzi with Patronizing Prostitution of a Minor Class D, Assault & Battery Class D Criminal Mischief Class D Two sets of charges, two different boys, two different days, boys ages 15 and 13. The eagle knew about this years ago when it read the transfer information from the probation court. If nothing else they knew of the conflict of interest the day they saw that Stracuzzi's probation was being overseen by Nilan. But to report the conflict they would have had to report why Stracuzzi was seeking probation review in Berkshire County. So keep your eye on the ball: There were original charges that were heinous, they were plead down. The real problems arose in Berkshire County when Stracuzzi didn't inform the GFCU about his "issues" (anyone seeking a job with the GFCU is asked, on paper, what they were CHARGED with as part of the background check). The most devastating issue, more for Nilan than anyone else, is that under the new ethics laws he will probably lose his pension, go under ethics review and be fined. I am not sure if there is actual criminal conduct but there may be. Ultimately it is an example of the good old boys network covering for their own, which includes the Mayor's office, The Berkshire Eagle, Nilan at Probation, and many members of GFCU and the community at large who have known about this for years and done nothing. Too bad the Berkshire eagle didn't use their "investigativ e reporting skills" on this situation.  (Jun 12, 2010 | post #53)

Berkshire Eagle

Haddad seeks city tax break

Note that Mazzeo plans to run for Mayor during the next election. Her campaign "manager " Rosanne M. Frieri has already started the ball rolling. Unfortunately for Pittsfield, she may win. She is by no means smart, and would have done poorly at the WHEN debates had she not been given the questions beforehand.\ Not one thing she does is genuine, it is all calculated for political gain.  (May 10, 2010 | post #32)

Berkshire Eagle

Elen Spear I Would Like Your Comments

As you previously called me a liar, please comment on the following: As part of the HSV master land plan, have you explored with the help of developers and real estate agents, that are both local and from out of the area, a sighting plan for a series of condos and an office park near the corner of RT 41 and 20. Both parcels of land now have access to cities sewer because of the pumping station and sewer line put in for Interprint and Richmond shores. One of the people that came up with this master land plan is a developer, and another a local real estate agent who estimated the value of the total development as a partner deal at approximately $4 million. How much are you paid each year and how much did you spend last year, or your last fully audited year, on travel and entertainment? So we do not play semantics, travel and entertainment in the sense that you traveled, using HSV funds, spent money on lodgings and meals, seeing sights, and all secondary travel expenses such as car rentals, etc. My understanding, from members of your own staff, is that if there is an opportunity to save money on a trip, you don't. An example would be hiring a car service when a taxi would do; staying at better than average hotels when economy hotels are available and sufficient. If you need more examples to jog your memory they can be provided. Why, during business hours, do you spend so much time on facebook and using HSV technology and equipment to make personal plans for dinner, chat with friends, and basically surf the web for frivolous purposes not related to the operation of HSV? Why should Pittsfield give a grant to your organization when your office's lack of fiscal austerity is so blatant? So please address each question as best you can as you seem to have ignored the last attempt at getting clarification on HSV plans when more facts were presented.  (May 10, 2010 | post #1)

Berkshire Eagle

City panel divided over Shaker grant

As part of the HSV master land plan, have you explored with the help of developers and real estate agents, that are both local and from out of the area, a sighting plan for a series of condos and an office park near the corner of RT 41 and 20. Both parcels of land now have access to cities sewer because of the pumping station and sewer line put in for Interprint and Richmond shores. One of the people that came up with this master land plan is a developer, and another a local real estate agent who estimated the value of the total development as a partner deal at approximately $4 million. How much are you paid each year and how much did you spend last year, or your last fully audited year, on travel and entertainment? So we do not play semantics, travel and entertainment in the sense that you traveled, using HSV funds, spent money on lodgings and meals, seeing sights, and all secondary travel expenses such as car rentals, etc. My understanding, from members of your own staff, is that if there is an opportunity to save money on a trip, you don't. An example would be hiring a car service when a taxi would do; staying at better than average hotels when economy hotels are available and sufficient. If you need more examples to jog your memory they can be provided. Why, during business hours, do you spend so much time on facebook and using HSV technology and equipment to make personal plans for dinner, chat with friends, and basically surf the web for frivolous purposes not related to the operation of HSV? Why should Pittsfield give a grant to your organization when your office's lack of fiscal austerity is so blatant? So please address each question as best you can as you seem to have ignored the last attempt at getting clarification on HSV plans when more facts were presented.  (May 8, 2010 | post #55)

Berkshire Eagle

Questions For Ellen Spear of HSV

They have deleted the first post, even though we can see it.  (May 8, 2010 | post #14)

Berkshire Eagle

9-year-old boy killed in Mass. crash

The child was ejected from the vehicle, meaning he did not have a seat belt on. That's on the parent.  (May 6, 2010 | post #5)

Berkshire Eagle

Forum and Berkshire Eagle are both not working properly

Has anyone noticed the following: 1. Berkshire Eagle is listing stories from other locals under their byline, when you try and respond it shows the date of December 1969. 2. More and more stories in the Eagle are not from Berkshire or even nearby counties. 3. If a title has an 's it often shows up as a "na" at the end of the word.  (May 6, 2010 | post #1)

Berkshire Eagle

City panel divided over Shaker grant

Since she seems to be ignoring the other thread: Please answer the following: As part of the HSV master land plan, have you explored with the help of developers and real estate agents, that are both local and from out of the area, a sighting plan for a series of condos and an office park near the corner of RT 41 and 20. Both parcels of land now have access to cities sewer because of the pumping station and sewer line put in for Interprint and Richmond shores. One of the people that came up with this master land plan is a developer, and another a local real estate agent who estimated the value of the total development as a partner deal at approximately $4 million. How much are you paid each year and how much did you spend last year, or your last fully audited year, on travel and entertainment? So we do not play semantics, travel and entertainment in the sense that you traveled, using HSV funds, spent money on lodgings and meals, seeing sights, and all secondary travel expenses such as car rentals, etc. My understanding, from members of your own staff, is that if there is an opportunity to save money on a trip, you don't. An example would be hiring a car service when a taxi would do; staying at better than average hotels when economy hotels are available and sufficient. If you need more examples to jog your memory they can be provided. Why, during business hours, do you spend so much time on facebook and using HSV technology and equipment to make personal plans for dinner, chat with friends, and basically surf the web for frivolous purposes not related to the operation of HSV? Why should Pittsfield give a grant to your organization when your office's lack of fiscal austerity is so blatant? So please address each question as best you can as you seem to have ignored the last attempt at getting clarification on HSV plans when more facts were presented.  (May 6, 2010 | post #51)

Berkshire Eagle

Park Square is an ongoing mess

It takes time for any road construction project. Quit complaining  (May 5, 2010 | post #2)