Tani Sapirstein of Sapirstein & Sapirstein, P.C., Attorneys at Law, is a familiar name since the last attempt by James Wettlaufer to prove that the Lamountain’s are not involved in farming failed miserably and the taxpayer had to pickup the tab for Wettlaufer’s personal vendetta against the LaMountain's.
Sapirstein is now representing defendant Brian Johnson, our elected Highway Surveyor, in an attempt to keep Brian’s criminal record untarnished. Honorable Justice Poehler from the Palmer District Court will decide at the end of the hearing whether a “Criminal Harassment Prevention Order” should issue against Brian Johnson, read more»
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Comments:Posted on 18 May 2011, 10:49 by Chad
The best ting i ever heard!!!
Posted on 18 May 2011, 16:56 by I was there....
Sapirstein tried to lie to Judge Patty.
Yea I was there as Sapirstein lied to 3 different judges. She got away with it in front of crooked Judge Velis who does not deserve to draw air. Then I watched as Sapirstein took the Town lies in front of Judge Moriarty who held a hearing on the matter and exposed Sapirstein and Holland officials as the liars they are. Finally I sat in Palmer Court as Tani Sapirstein tried lying to Judge Patty. Judge Patty caught Sapirstein in the lie cold. That is why Holland spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to hire the former super lawyer. Like Wettlaufer, Sapirstein uses lies and mis direction as a matter of their daily business. I hope all their cronies and their families are amongst the first to answer for their crimes and are first to be destroyed in the apocalypse .
Posted on 18 May 2011, 17:29 by Peter Frei
Imagine, you are a (former) Super Lawyer and you need to resource to lies and attempts to deceive an Honorable Judge to save the "Golden Boy" who is the son of King Earl..
Imagine I can call her, Tani Sapirstein, a liar and she can't do anything about it as it is the truth.. (as a lawyer, she is charged with knowing the law, or at least be able to read a simple statute).
Imagine that the town officials will probably find a way to make you, the taxpayer, pay for it all...
Only in Holland!
Posted on 18 May 2011, 19:31 by Saw it many times.
Cops lie under oath ....
You know who else uses lies to prostitute and hijack the Judicial System...PIGS!!!... Ooops I mean cops. I am sure if there is such a place as heaven ther will not be ANY coos or Lawyers there.
Posted on 18 May 2011, 23:02 by The Public
I've seen it too.
And from what I gather the Holland police just start off by lying on they're job application that way they aren't held accountable later when needed to lie under oath.. Does anyone remember Conrad Awnzack? This guy lied to make a bust more than once. What about Ralph Scala. Also a lier or Tom and Todd Kennedy screwing minors on the clock.. Thats right on the tax payers buck. What about Shawn Ford he was screwing little girls too. Also a blatant Lier. Those are just a few. Oh almost forgot Fat Boy Kevin Gleason he was blow'n lines and bang'n prostitutes while defrauding the public under oath and under the watchfull eye of the police commissioner. These are the ones just @ the tip of the ice berg. And we all know what they fabricated on David Bunn.. These punks all have a great track record! It's really no supprize to see Yet again scum from the Wettlaufer hireing pool lying to a judge.
Posted on 20 May 2011, 9:04 by Peter Frei
Why not outsource our town hall to India or China??
I was wondering how the town could find a way to pay for Brian Johnson's defense in the ongoing hearing in Palmer District Court which is hearing testimony on the issue whether a "Criminal Harassment Prevention Order" should issue against Brian Johnson.
As our town has a new town counsel now and Tani Sapirstein is not involved in any other case in which lawyer Tani Sapirstein is representing the town, I wondered how our "leaders" could (miss) appropriate some of the tax payers hard earned money to pay for Brian Johnson's defense and do so indirect by "overpaying" for another matter.
I just learned that Tani Sapirstein is IN ACTUALLITY REPRESENTING THE TOWN in an ongoing lawsuit. It is the complaint filed by Trenton Carlson against the Planning Board. Trenton Carlson had the "audacity" to do business with the LaMountain's and bought a piece of property along Mashapaug Road. The town is now trying to deny Mr. Carlson access to the property using Chaffee Road.
It is increasingly difficult to get any information from any town officials. Kristine LaPlante is now refusing to produce any requested information from any other Boards other then what is under her sole control and even that is difficult as she is only at the town hall Tuesday evenings for a couple of hours and Saturday mornings since she has a full time job somewhere else.
I wanted to file some papers at the assessors office this past Wednesday, May 18. It was at 2:17 pm and the upper floor was dark and the door to JoAnne Higgins' office locked. There was no note on the door where she was or when she would return. The only person I found working in the entire town hall was Nancy Talbot and she did not know where JoAnne Higgins was.
If we have to deal with town officials by mail and nobody is around, why don't we outsource our town hall to China and get a better deal??
It would also ensure that the Chinese would treat everybody the same..
Posted on 21 May 2011, 8:39 by ...Jim....
Town Clerk should resign.
Our town Clerk should resign her position for the good of the community she was elected to serve. She should be busy at her town desk writing grant applications and taking care of town business. Instead she keeps skeleton hours so she can be eligible for her pension and health insurance paid for by Holland taxpayers. Any place in the real world part time workers are not compensated with Heath insurance or pensions yet our Selectmen led by Wettlaufer, Johnson and Peterson " arranged" for part timers in Holland to be compensated like full timers. Our govt is corrupt because no one takes the time to get involved for fear of retribution by our elected officials who are not afraid to use the full power of their offices to retaliate against those who oppose them politically.with Frei they resorted to violence. It was good to see Johnson squirming as Saperstein tried to defend him in front of Judge Patty.
Posted on 22 May 2011, 10:22 by newreader
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Posted on 22 May 2011, 21:02 by Dinah
Ok May 19 has come and gone... So what happened @ the continuance of your Criminal Harassment Prevention Order Hearing? Don't keep readers following this situation in suspense. We'd like to know so tell us the latest please.
Posted on 22 May 2011, 24:39 by Peter Frei
I left the following comment:
Posted on 19 May 2011, 11:16 by Peter Frei
today's hearing continued..
The continuance of the hearing on Brian Johnson's "Criminal Harassment Prevention Order," is continued to Thursday June 9, 2011, at 3 pm.
Posted on 23 May 2011, 11:35 by Peter Frei
Not very smart..
To the individual who is harassing me with the IP 188.8.131.52 (Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge).
I, so far, know that there are at least two individuals working there who could have a connection to one of the individuals who are defendants in ongoing criminal proceedings initiated by me.
What you are doing is stupid and will eventually get yourself in trouble; have you heard of "Intimidating of a witness?" "Criminal Harassment?" Keep doing what you are doing (outgoing information from your IP is already blocked, so it will be more difficult for you) and you will find yourself on the docket of a local District Court...
BTW, why don't you do what you are paid to do at Harrington Memorial Hospital??? Instead of harassing people???
You give it away, your last name must be Johnson or West..
Posted on 23 May 2011, 11:52 by Curious?
Publish some of it Peter so we can see what you have to listen to from the gang. i am sure it would be enlightening and reveal their true nature.
Posted on 23 May 2011, 12:46 by Neutral like Switzerland
This morning starting at 8:34 there was "EMPLOYEE GONE WILD" at Harrington Memorial Hospital. Posts that criticized how Peter runs his blog and what he puts on it started rolling in from HMH. These nasty comments came in at, 8:34, 8:46, 10:39, 10:46, 10:47...... there were a few more.... but... notice this exceeds the 15 minute personal break..... I am sure Harrington is happy about paying employees to surf the net instead of paying them to do their job.
Harrington Memorial was promptly contacted. They confirmed that it was an employee who made all these rapid fire obnoxious posts (....they even know who, and from what computer it came from....) The short swift fix to the problem is that Harrington can block it's employees from posting. :-) :-) :-)
The long term fix is filing a police report and pressing charges! :-) :-) :-)
Posted on 23 May 2011, 15:37 by Peter Frei
Do you know?
Do you know any relatives of Brian Johnson, Al West, or Wettlaufer who work at Harrington Memorial Hospital?
The way the nasty comments were written today, I assume it is an individual with a pronounced sense of entitlement, like all members of the Johnson clan and individuals close to them.
Who ever is responsible for writing these comments spent 58 minutes and 40 seconds on the blog during work hours.
HMH has three different IPs, one for wireless access, one for patients, and one for employees. The nasty comments were left by an employee. For privacy concerns, the IP person from HMH was unable to provide me with the name of the individual and I'm not going to get a subpoena since the IP person blocked all computers within HMH from being able to send content to the IP where my server is hosted.
It would be interesting anyway to learn who the individual is who works at HMH and counts him/her self to the Johnson-Wettlaufer Clan.
Posted on 23 May 2011, 18:16 by Cox Confused
This comment isn't related to this post but was hoping someone out there had the answers... I just received a letter from Cox saying we're not longer going to be able to get channel 7 or 9 with basic cable b/c we live in Holland. Is there anyway to get Charter into Holland? Why do we have Cox anyways?? Anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks
Posted on 23 May 2011, 18:51 by Jim....
We are the only town in Massachusetts that has cox. Our Selectmen led by Wettlaufer and his cronies from Long Island wanted to see Yankee Games for free as part of their basic service. To do that they contracted with Cox to provide service for Holland. Word on the street is unlike most towns Holland received no compensation from Cox to be allowed to do business in our town. Holland is cut off from surrounding towns and the rest of Massachusetts while Wettlaufer and the rest of the transplanted elite watch the Yankees while the rest of the community pays for their wishes.
Posted on 23 May 2011, 23:51 by Go Team Hoyt!
It would have been really nice to see 01521 cover the "Team Hoyt" roadrace yesterday! I know you have done stories on here before about their incredible family but it would still be still be nice to have seen you run a story on it! There were people from as far as Virginia! I do think many times you have valid points about the doings in town but not running a story like this makes this site look bias and no better than the National Enquirer..
Posted on 24 May 2011, 8:31 by Mike LaMountain
Why didn't you write it?
Peter has said time and time again that anyone can write and submit any story they would like and he would post it on the blog. A couple other people such as Gerry Germaine, Dana manning, and even myself have all submitted stories to the blog. Peter never claimed he was going to go to and write about every event that happens in Holland. This was to be a community supported page and to me it feels the same way the town of holland feels. Zero community.
Posted on 24 May 2011, 9:06 by Peter Frei
Nothing funny about it..
To, "Go Team Hoyt,"
You wrote, "It would have been really nice to see 01521 cover the 'Team Hoyt' roadrace yesterday!"
It would be "nice" hu.. It would be really nice if I could live here in town without living in fear of getting attacked by Brian Johnson and his gang. It would also be nice if my taxes would not have doubled from $6,000 to $12,000 within a year (Brian Johnson's father Earl Johnson is still sitting on the Board of Assessors).
I wrote on this blog before that I can not do both, provide the service of this blog and litigate in court against unjust treatment.
Right now I'm forced to spend my spare time to litigate at the Tax Appellate Board level to fight against unjustified taxes, and I have frequent trips to make to the Palmer District Court to get "Criminal Harassment Prevention Orders" and more against elected Highway Surveyor Brian Johnson and his criminal neighbor and employee of the Highway Department, Alexander Haney. I also have to write lengthy memoranda to expose Tani Sapirstein's misconceived view of the law.
The members of this community and especially the voters of Holland have a choice, condone actions and behaviors of elected officials like Brian Johnson, Wettlaufer, and others, and read about it here on the Blog, or get rid of them and read more uplifting stories.
Biased? National Enquirer?
If you would have laid on the ice after being kicked in the back of your legs and then see Brian Johnson's heavy shoe taking a swing at your head you wouldn't find anything funny about it.
And again, "Yesterday???" three question marks! The typical "Johnson-Wettlaufer" entitlement mentality.
Did it ever occur to you to do something yourself for the community other than complaining? Why don't you write about it and email it to me???? I would be glad to post it here!
For interested parties, here are links to stories about Hoyt:
Some pictures of yesterday‘s 5k race.
Team HOYT’s opening for the season, book signing, and more!
Grand Opening, June 12th!
Posted on 1 Jun 2011, 18:17 by Wizzard of Oz
Too bad that was not an f-5 tornado ripping down stafford road and taking out the Johnson infestation
Posted on 2 Jun 2011, 9:43 by Part timer
We are part timers. Can't get into town so am wondering if everyone is ok and the general condition of the town. Hope everyone is ok. Thanks.
Posted on 14 Jun 2011, 23:04 by Meme
Latest Update Please
Since you had to write lengthy memorandas to expose Super lawyer Tami Sapirstein's misconceived view of the law - what happened last Thu. June 9 at the continuance of the hearing on Brian Johnson's "Criminal Harrassment Prevention Order?"
And to everyone complaining about Holland having Cox for cable service "YOU'RE RITE!!!" Let's get a petition goin to change to Charter like Wales and Brimfield..... To h--l with what Wettflower wants. It's the residents who should get what they pay for and chose their cable service....
Posted on 15 Jun 2011, 7:01 by Peter Frei
Update on the Brian Johnson hearing in Palmer District Court..
Presiding Justice Honorable Patricia T. Poehler rejected (former) Super Lawyer Tani Sapirstein's argument that I would not be allowed to play and enter the audio recording of the February 19 attack by Brian Johnson and his Highway Gang, and followed my argument by allowing the audio recording to be entered into evidence in form of a CD.
I played the entire audio directly from my I-phone using a BOSE amplifier which was set up on Justice Poehler's bench.
Just to refresh your memory, according to the official Police Report, Brian Johnson stated to the Holland Police that I went out there on the ice and harassed Brian Johnson and his gang when in fact, around 3 pm at least two guys of his "group of friends" trespassed onto my property and I finally decided to go out there to tell them I would not tolerate any trespassing. Brian Johnson also stated to Officer Forcier that I allegedly made a death threat towards Brian Johnson.
Not only did he deny that he and his gang attacked me and wanted to give me a good gang-beating, he lied and accused ME of a crime (threat to commit a crime, the crime of murder, a serious allegation).
The audio set the record straight and exposed not only his lies and destroyed his credibility (if there was any of that left), it also proved my innocence.
I do wonder how the voters who trusted Brian Johnson with their vote feel about Brian now. I hear from different individuals who voted for him that they are disappointed..
The continuance of the hearing is scheduled for this coming Thursday June 16, at 2:30 pm.
Posted on 17 Jun 2011, 8:10 by That guy
What happens next?
Update?..we're all waiting in suspence.
Posted on 17 Jun 2011, 19:45 by Duh
I wanna know
I'm just wondering why the taxpayers of holland are footing the bill for Brian Johnsons lawyer for an assault he committed on his day off. Not only are we paying for his lawyer he gets paid days off so he can defend himself. Kinda crazy if you ask me.
Posted on 25 Jun 2011, 21:13 by Wannano too
I agree w "THAT GUY" who asked you on June 17th for an update (on the court hearing). Cmon Peter you must love keepin everyone in suspense or things didn't go in your favor - because you would have answered him by now - AFTERALL it's Sat. June 25th and you still haven't responded. So WHAT THE H--L HAPPENED in court on June 16th.
Posted on 27 Jun 2011, 21:28 by Anon
Super Lawyers .com
Thought you should know.
Posted on 27 Jun 2011, 22:29 by Peter Frei
After the previous comment, I went to www.superlawyer.com to check whether Sapirstein is one of the top 100 Super-Lawyers on the last list, the list of 2010, and she was NOT on the list; as a matter of fact, I could not find Tani Sapirstein on any lists of all the lists published. I don't know why I assumed that she was on the list of "Supper Lawyers" at all, because she is NOT!!
No surprise there. Here some links:
TOP 100 ATTORNEYS IN 2010:
TOP 100 ATTORNEYS IN 2009:
TOP 100 ATTORNEYS IN 2008:
Posted on 28 Jun 2011, 8:26 by Anon
Those lists are of the top 100 lawyers in the state. Tani Sapirstein's name is not among them.
HOWEVER, the distinction of "super lawyer" is awarded to more than just those 100 lawyers who are featured in the annual magazine.
Tani Sapirstein is listed as a "super lawyer" of Massachusetts. I expect this distinction does not have much real bearing on any of the particulars of your grievances with Mrs. Sapirstein and her clients, but it is correct, and has been awarded to her for her considerable skill in litigation.
If you go to superlawyers.com and simply click SEARCH, enter Mrs. Sapirstein and select Massachusetts as the location, you will easily see that she is listed as a super lawyer.
Thought you should know.
Posted on 28 Jun 2011, 10:02 by Let's hear it
Cmon Peter, it's the 28th where is our update!!
I agree with wannano too, things must be slowing down or you must be running into trouble if you aren't telling your readers what's going on.
Let us know what's going on.
Let's us know how we can help!
Let's hear it