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Previous Press Releases


Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org







For Release Upon Receipt
September 11th, 2017

Contact: Richard Schultze
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
E-Mail: rickschultze@outlook.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Relive Summer Moments With Concerts On The Grafton Common

GRAFTON: The sounds of Summer live on as Grafton Community Television presents "Concerts On The Common 2017." These concerts were captured and produced by GCTV's cameraman Bill Robidoux. The five evenings of concerts are now available on Grafton Community Television's Video On Demand service at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2610?channel=1

The concerts will also play on cable access station Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, Thursdays at 5:30 PM, Fridays at 6:00 PM, Saturdays at 5:30 PM
and Sunday at 4:00 PM.

"Concerts on The Common 2017" includes The Buzztones (July 14th), Beatles for Sale (July 27th), Twangbusters (August 9th), Drive South (August 16th), and the Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds. (August 23rd)

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. GCTV is also available on Roku, as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org







For Release Upon Receipt
September 1st, 2017

Contact: Richard Schultze
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
E-Mail: rickschultze@outlook.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

New GCTV Producer Jack Kelley, Veteran's Agent Justin Sousa Spotlighted on Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - September Edition


GRAFTON: A profile of Grafton Community Television's newest video producer Jack Kelley is featured in the September edition of "Grafton Minute By Minute."
The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

GCTV's Bob DeToma interviewed Jack Kelley, a graduate of Grafton High School who will be taking business and film studies at Quinsigamond College in the fall. He has produced several episodes of a new show: "Grafton Movie Theater" and a second show: "Grafton Sports Update."

The September edition of "Grafton Minute by Minute" also includes an in-studio interview with Justin Sousa, Veteran's Services Director who covers the Central Massachusetts Veterans Services District comprised of the four towns of Westborough, Grafton, Shrewsbury and Northborough. Sousa started this position on July 17. For additional information about veterans services in Grafton: centralmassvets.org

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:00pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:00Noon and 7:30pm

Grafton Minute by Minute is also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2610?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. GCTV is also available on Roku, as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org







For Release Upon Receipt
August 28th, 2017

Contact: Richard Schultze
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
E-Mail: rickschultze@outlook.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Celebrates 100th Episode of Bissell Family's "Rubber Duck Theater"

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television celebrates another cable access milestone during August. GCTV producers Cindy Bissell, along with program hosts husband Richard Bissell and son Aaron Bissell have reached the 100th episode of their cable access show "Rubber Duck Theater."
"Rubber Duck Theater" debuted on August 1st, 2011. Cindy, Richard and Aaron Bissell are certified access producers for Grafton Community Television. The program, featuring the Bissells with recurring guest Nicholas Nicklebee, is primarily billed as a half hour movie review show, but it includes a variety of topics including family travels and themed conventions. The Bissell family reached episode #50 in January, 2014 and episode #75 in November 6, 2015.

The 100th episode features a one hour special that will run on Grafton Community Television during the month of September. The show airs on Grafton Community Television's Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following weekly schedule: Tuesdays at 11:00 PM, Friday at 10:00 PM, Saturday at 10:00 PM and Sunday at 7:00 PM. The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Past episodes of "Rubber Duck Theater" can also be found at https://vimeo.com/rubberducktheater and at http://www.rubberducktheater.com/

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org







For Release Upon Receipt
August 23rd, 2017

Contact: Richard Schultze
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
E-Mail: rickschultze@outlook.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Town Issues Request For Proposals For Design Services For Proposed Grafton Community Television Headquarters

GRAFTON: The Town of Grafton has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for architectural design and engineering services for renovation of the former Grafton Police Station at 26 Providence Road for a proposed headquarters building for the Grafton Community Television studio and offices.

Currently located in a commercial building at 296 Providence Road, GCTV has been considering a move to the former police station for several years. In 2016 the Town contracted with BH + A architects to conduct a feasibility study of the building, but it was determined that the cost estimate was too expensive. The Grafton Cable Oversight Committee has made several modifications to this plan over the past 12 months, which are expected to significantly reduce the cost of the building's conversion.

Based on these changes proposed by the committee, the RFP seeks to hire the services of an architect and engineering team to design all aspects of the project and to furnish construction documents for bidding and to provide contract administration.

According to Richard Schultze, Chairman of the Town of Grafton Cable Oversight Committee, “We are moving forward with the next step of plans for a proposed new headquarters and studio. Our current facility, where we have been for many years, is not convenient to town offices or the high school and also lacks sufficient parking for Grafton citizens who participate in the creation of public access television programs shown on the town's cable systems and via the Internet. The costs of this proposed relocation would be paid by our cable fund at no cost to the general taxpayers."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. GCTV is also available on Roku, as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org







For Release Upon Receipt
July 28th, 2017

Contact: Richard Schultze
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
E-Mail: rickschultze@outlook.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Welcomes Jack Kelley As New Video Producer

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television welcomes Jack Kelley as a new certified producer for Grafton's cable access station.
A 2017 graduate of Grafton High School, Jack will attend Quinsigamond Community College in the fall. He is the son of
Michael and Lisa Kelley of Grafton.

He has already started producing programs for Grafton Community Television, featuring a thirty minute movie review show called "Grafton Movie Theater" with his co-host Evan O'Malley.

According to Kris McMullin, GCTV Public Access Coordinator, “Jack was an excellent student, very enthusiastic. And he brought with him a very good background from his Grafton High School media classes."

Student projects can be viewed on GCTV’s Video On Demand service at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2526?channel=1 ;
and will also be featured on Charter Channel 191 / Channel 34.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. GCTV is also available on Roku, as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org







For Release Upon Receipt
July 24th, 2017

Contact: Richard Schultze
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
E-Mail: rickschultze@outlook.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" Live Thursday, August 3rd From The Historic Grafton Common

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" program heads out on the road with a "LIVE" broadcast from the historic Grafton Common on Thursday evening, August 3rd at the special air time of 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

GCTV and Charter Communications have teamed up to make this live broadcast possible using the facilities of Charter's mobile access van for the second year.

The program features hosts Rick Schultze, Jim Gallagher and Bob DeToma and is directed by long time GCTV producer Bill Robidoux.

Special guests scheduled are State Senator Michael Moore, Library Director Beth Gallaway, George Peterson, "Lucky" Theoharis from Pepperoni Express, Jay Hunter of Hunter's Grille and Tap at the Grafton Inn and Carol Dauphinais of the Grafton Country Store.

The public is cordially invited to attend this live broadcast, and are encouraged to bring blankets and portable seats for your comfort.

In inviting everyone to the the August 3rd broadcast, GCTV producer Rick Schutze noted, " We're looking forward to a great evening on the Common, a good time will be had by all."

Ask The Geezers airs live at 8:00 PM every other Thursday evening on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 and is then rebroadcast on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 PM.

Schedules for programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. Cataloged programs of previous "Ask The Geezers" shows can be found at the GCTV VOD link: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. GCTV is also available on Roku, as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org







For Release Upon Receipt
July 20th, 2017

Contact: Richard Schultze
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
E-Mail: rickschultze@outlook.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television at August 1st Grafton National Night Out

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will bring its cameras to Grafton's 2017 National Night Out celebration on August 1st at the Grafton Police Station on Providence Road.

Again this year, GCTV's Jim Gallagher will interview town personalities at this community block party event, scheduled for 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Sponsored by the Grafton Police Department, National Night Out will then be recapped in a program capturing the sights and sounds of what has annually become one of the larger outdoor public events held in Grafton.

The 2017 National Night Out Review Program will air on GCTV Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. Check the GCTV program schedule for broadcast times at www.GraftonTV.org.
The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. GCTV is also available on Roku, as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
July 10th, 2017

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - July Edition


GRAFTON: Summer-time safety is highlighted in the July edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute."
The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

GCTV's Bob DeToma interviewed Joseph Raultinaitis, a public affairs specialist with the Food and Drug Administration, who presented a variety of safety tips for
summertime vacations.

The July edition of "Grafton Minute by Minute" also includes an in-studio interview with Terri Turgeon, formerly 10 year member of the Grafton School Committee.

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm, Tuesday at 12:30pm, Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:00pm, Thursday at 1:30pm, Friday at 9:00pm, Saturday at 9:00pm, and Sunday at 12:00Noon and 7:30pm

Grafton Minute by Minute is also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2502?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems.
Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming,
and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
July 7th, 2017

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Concerts On The Common To Air On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will have its cameras at the historic Grafton Common over the next seven Wednesday evenings for the 2017 series of Concerts on the Common.

The concerts, produced by GCTV access assistant Bill Robidoux, will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

Bands scheduled for the 2017 concert series include (start time at 6:30 PM) July 12: In the House - R&B, Motown & Dance Rock, July 19: Buzztones Rhythm Revue - Roots, Rock & Soul Stew, July 26: Beatles for Sale - Beatles Tribute Band, August 2: Blue Light Bandits - Funk, Pop, Rock & Groove , August 9: The Twangbusters - Boogie, Blues & Bop, August 16: Drive South- Classic Rock, August 23: Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra

Schedules for all of the concert programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. The 2017 Concert on The Common Series will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 27th, 2017

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Results Of North Grafton Planning Studies Aired on Grafton Community Television


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will air a Grafton Planning Department presentation looking at two areas of North Grafton that hold the potential
for economic development.

Recently completed planning studies provide details on a proposed transit oriented village at the North Grafton MBTA train station and a potential reuse of the commercial buildings at
215 Worcester Street, next to the Cumberland Farms in North Grafton.

The studies were conducted by the consulting team of Peter Flinker of Dodson and Flinker, and Ted Brovitz of Brovitz Community Planning and Design. The presentation of the draft reports took place at the Brigham Hill Community Barn on Wednesday, June 28th.

The "Grafton Planning Department Presentations," 90 minutes in length, will air on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33. Please check the Grafton Community Television
Government Channel schedule for available times at www.GraftonTV.org It is also available on GCTV's Video on Demand service at http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2491?channel=2


Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems.
Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming,
and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 27th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Lion's Club July 3rd Concert Set For Rebroadcast on Grafton Community Television


GRAFTON: The 37th annual Grafton Lions Club Concert on the Common will be rebroadcast on Grafton Community Television - Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

This year's concert, to be held at 7:30 PM on Monday evening, July 3rd features the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra from Milford, Massachusetts. Financial support for the concert comes from the Town of Grafton and also the sponsorship of the Homefield Credit Union.

The concert will be captured by GCTV's Bob DeToma and will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on a daily basis. Check GCTV's program schedule for confirmation of times.

The concert can also be seen on the GCTV Video on Demand Link at http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 19th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Town Recreation Programs Spotlighted on Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - June Edition


GRAFTON: Town sponsored recreation programs for the summer are detailed in the June edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute." The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

GCTV's Bob DeToma interviewed with Grafton Recreation Director Jenn Anderson who highlighted the summer recreation programs at Silver Lake Beach, concerts on the Grafton Common, the Farmers Market,and summer recreational camps. Additional information about Grafton Recreation programs can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/recreation-commission.

The June edition of "Grafton Minute by Minute" also includes an in-studio interview with Beth Galloway, Director of the Grafton Public Library, updating the continuing process of the next steps in the ongoing library expansion project.

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:00pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:00Noon and 7:30pm

Grafton Minute by Minute is also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at:http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2399?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems.
Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming,
and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 12th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Mill Villages Flag Day Concert To Be Shown On Grafton Community Television


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television continues to showcase concert events at the Mill Villages Park. A rebroadcast of the June 14th Flag Day Concert will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 during the week starting Monday, June 19th.

The concert features a performance by the Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band from the Pavilion at South Grafton's Mill Villages Park with Dr. Stephen Reilly serving as the band director and concert narrator.

The concert will be shown for two weeks and includes the Town's Flag Day exercises. Schedules for programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/.

The Flag Day Concert will also be available at the GCTV's Video on Demand link: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 5th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's Kris McMullin Recognized For Ten Years With Charter Communications


GRAFTON: Kris McMullin, who serves as Grafton Community Television's Public Access Coordinator, has been recognized for ten years of service with Charter Communications. A presentation was made at the GCTV studios by Charter Communications Public Access Manager William Adrian, where Mr. McMullin was honored with a framed certificate recognizing his ten years in the promotion of public access cable television.

Originally serving with Charter Communications in Northbridge starting in May of 2007, Kris assumed the Grafton Coordinator position in January 2010. Working with the Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee, McMullin is a key leader in the growth of Grafton Community Television that includes three distinct cable channels providing separate government, educational and public access programming, including live streaming and live broadcasts.
McMullin is a graduate of Framingham State University where he received a bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies.

In presenting the award, Charter Communications Bill Adrian noted, "Kris is a dedicated, creative hard working employee who makes great things happen on behalf of our company in public access and for the towns we proudly serve."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 11/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 12/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 13 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
May 24th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television To Rebroadcast Grafton High School Graduation


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television's Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze will be at the Hanover Theater in Worcester on Friday evening, June 2nd to videotape
the 2017 Grafton High School graduation ceremonies.

The graduation will not be televised live but will be rebroadcast on the GCTV's Educational Channel - Charter Channel 13 / Verizon Channel 32 - everyday beginning on Wednesday, June 7th. Check the program schedule at http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/schedule?channel=3 for specific broadcast times.

The 2017 graduation broadcast is also available on the Grafton Community Television's Video on Demand link found on the GCTV web site's home page http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=199189

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 11/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 12/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 13 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
May 18th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Airs Workshop on Worcester Street Commercial Property


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television has taped for rebroadcast a community workshop looking at potential reuse of the commercial buildings at 215 Worcester Street, next to the Cumberland Farms in North Grafton.

The program, conducted by the Grafton Planning Department, looked at several creative ways of repurposing the plaza which includes the former Danielle's Restaurant. About 25 neighborhood residents and public officials participated in the workshop, with a community walk through followed by an evening meeting at the Brigham Hill Community Barn.

The "Worcester Street Community Forum" is currently playing on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33. It is also availableon GCTV's Video on Demand service at http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2345?channel=2


Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
May 12th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Apple Tree Arts Featured on Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - May Edition

GRAFTON: An interview with Apple Tree Arts Executive Director Donna Blanchard highlights the May edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute."
The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

GCTV's Bob DeToma met with ATA's Donna Blanchard and Education Director Jan Barlow at the newly refurbished Great Hall at ATA's offices at One Grafton Common.

The May edition of "Grafton Minute by Minute" also includes an in-studio interview with Jonathan Church, Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority. This interview covered a wide range of topics including WRTA's bus service in Grafton and Northbridge.

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:00pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:00Noon and 7:30pm

Grafton Minute by Minute is also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2269?channel=1

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
May 3rd, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Annual Town Meeting On Grafton Community Television


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will air live, beginning at 7:00 PM, the May 8th Annual Town Meeting on GCTV's Government access channel Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.

Recorded by GCTV Public Access Assistants Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze, the town meeting will also be broadcast on GCTV's Government access channel on the following schedule:

Thursday at 3:00 PM, Friday at 10:00 PM, Saturday at 10:30 AM.

The meeting will also be available on GCTV's Video on Demand link http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/?channel=2

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
April 25th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Town Meeting Guide On Grafton Community Television


GRAFTON: Are you ready for the Grafton Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 8th? Grafton Community Television has produced a program that discusses all of the warrant articles on both the Special Town Meeting and Annual Town Meeting warrants. Town Administrator Tim McInerney and assistant to the Town Administrator Rebecca Meekins are featured in this program that goes into considerable detail about what Grafton voters will be asked to consider for expenditures and capital projects in the year ahead.

The "Town Meeting Warrant Review" is a 43 minute program that is currently playing on GCTV's government channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33. It can also be seen on GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/1855?channel=2

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems.
Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming,
and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
April 17th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Introduces New Video Replay Features

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television has activated a new cablecast server system. Known as "Tightrope," this replay system was authorized by the Grafton Cable Oversight Committee in response to several reliability problems due to the age of the previous system.

The new system features several enhanced features for GCTV patrons. For the first time, live streaming of all three GCTV channels, (public access, government and educational channels) is available. Finding programs on the Video on Demand system is much easier with a large, colorful web interface. Residents may also for the first time see the GCTV bulletin board on the web site and mobile devices.

GCTV's Video on Demand service for all three channels can be found on the GCTV web site at: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
April 11th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Tufts Vet School Dean Interviewed On Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - April Edition

GRAFTON: An interview with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Deborah Kochevar highlights the April edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute."
The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

GCTV's Bob DeToma sat down with the Dean in the Kohnstamm Conference Room in the Jean Mayer Administration Building on the Tufts Campus in North Grafton.
The interview covered a wide range of topics including the history of the Vet School in Grafton, prospects for development of the Grafton Science Park,
and the cooperative relationship between the school and the town of Grafton.

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:00pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:00Noon and 7:30pm

Grafton Minute by Minute is also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html ;

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
April 6th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Town Meeting Warrant Hearings To Air On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will capture for rebroadcast the Grafton Finance Committee's town meeting warrant review hearings. The public hearings are held each year at the Grafton Municipal Center prior to the Town Meeting, which is scheduled this year for Monday, May 8th. The meeting broadcasts will be available for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system, http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

The Finance Committee Public Hearings are set for 7:00 PM at the Grafton Municipal Center, Room F on Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 13th.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
March 28th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Grafton Community Television "Works" To Showcase Local Business Owners


GRAFTON: Now going into its second year of production, "Grafton Works" is a series of short video segments that interview local business owners and showcase Grafton's economic development efforts.

These video clips feature Grafton Community Television's Bob DeToma "on the road" visiting business locations in Grafton. He leads each owner through a series of questions that introduce the owner to the GCTV audience, how long they have been in business at this location, and concludes with - "Has Grafton Been Good To You" and "How Do You Give Back To Grafton."

The series has support through the Grafton Town Administrators office. The Town's Economic Development Commission has also joined the effort in recruiting prospective interviews for the series.

Grafton Community Television is always looking to sit down with Grafton business owners for new editions of "Grafton Works." Contact Bob DeToma at Grafton Community Television at 508-839-2983. Information about the program series can also be found on the Town of Grafton web page at - http://www.grafton-ma.gov/doing-business/pages/grafton-works-videos

"Grafton Works" is seen on Grafton Community Television's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/GraftonCommunityTV and on GCTV's Video On Demand Service at GCTV's web site - http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the heading "Grafton Works."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
March 13th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" Reaches Show #225


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" program has reached another milestone when Episode #225 of the show was broadcast on Thursday evening, March 9th.

The one hour program, first aired in January, 2007, is broadcast live twice each month and features on-air personalities Rick Schultze, Jim Gallagher and Bob DeToma. It is directed by long time GCTV producer Bill Robidoux.

At episode #225, the show is the second longest live show broadcast of GCTV, trailing only "Two Guys Who Like To Talk," which ran for 250 episodes over twelve seasons.

"Ask The Geezers" airs live at 8:00 PM every other Thursday evening on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 and is then rebroadcast on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 PM. Cataloged programs of previous "Ask The Geezers" shows (including episode #225) can be found at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
March 7th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Town Budget Meetings Available On GCTV's Video On Demand Service

GRAFTON: Each Spring the Grafton Finance Committee meets on several Saturdays for its extensive review of the town's proposed annual budget. This year the review of the budget will take place on Saturday, March 18th, Saturday, March 25th, and Saturday, April 1st. The meetings are in Conference Room F at the Grafton Municipal Center and begin at 8:30 AM for each session.

The Finance Committee will also review the proposed budgets for the Blackstone Valley Vocational School District on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 PM and the proposed budget for the Grafton School District on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will also take place in Room F of the Grafton Municipal Center.

All of these meetings will be videotaped by Grafton Community Television and then be made available on GCTV's Video on Demand service. They can be found at the Grafton Community Television web site, click on the "Video On Demand" link, then click on the "What's New" button on the right side of the player. http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
February 27th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

GCTV's "Television Classics With Jim Gallagher" Highlights Early Days Of Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television continues to remember the early days of network television with its program "Television Classics With Jim Gallagher."
"Television Classics" is a series of half hour shows, produced by GCTV's Bob DeToma, featuring primarily black and white programs from the earliest days of commercial television in the late 1940's, 1950's and early 1960's. Gallagher introduces each program with detailed historical and sometimes whimsical information about who appeared in the program and when it ran on TV. The first episode of GCTV 's Television Classics was created in late August of 2013. Now in its fourth calendar year of production, at Episode 80 through 84, these "new" shows feature clips from the Green Hornet, Mr. Ed, McHale's Navy, Let's Make A Deal, Dennis The Menace and The Munsters.

Jim Gallagher first became involved with Grafton Community Television in September of 1980 and hosted the long running show "Grafton Update." In addition to his role on "Television Classics, Jim is a regular on GCTV 's "Ask The Geezers" show for the past six years.

"Television Classics With Jim Gallagher" airs on Friday evenings at 8:00 PM and on Sunday evenings at 8:00 PM on GCTV Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
February 14th, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Airs Energy Savings Program Information Video

GRAFTON: The Town of Grafton will enter into a new Energy Choice program on March 1st. Known as "electricity aggregation," this program is a form of group purchasing in which a city or town selects an electricity supplier on behalf of its residents and businesses. Grafton has signed a 19-month electricity supply contract with Public Power, LLC.

Grafton Community Television is airing a 56 minute program which is a community question and answer session hosted by Grafton Town Administrator Tim McInerney.

The program is currently playing on GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=301966 under the heading "What's New."

Additional information about Grafton's Energy Choice Program may also be found at http://www.grafton-ma.gov/sites/graftonma/files/uploads/energy_savings_program_launch_1_9_2017.pdf ;.


Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
January 23rd, 2017

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


State Secretary of Veteran' Services Interviewed On Grafton Community Television


GRAFTON: Francisco Urena, Secretary of the State of Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services visited Grafton Community Television on Monday, January 11th. He sat down at the GCTV studio for a wide ranging interview about the services provided by the Commonwealth to our veterans. Massachusetts is one of the few states where each city and town (or in the case of Grafton - a four town region) offers local veterans services.

The interview with Secretary Urena is available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=301245

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
December 29th, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

January 9th Special Town Meeting To Be Broadcast On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: The Town of Grafton will hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, January 9th at the Grafton High School Auditorium starting at 7:30 PM. Grafton Community Television will have a live broadcast of the meeting and will also live stream the meeting on the GCTV web site.

The Special Town Meeting broadcast, produced by GCTV Public Access Assistants Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze, can be seen on GCTV's government access channel Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33. The live stream of the meeting can be seen on http://graftontv.org/current/LiveStream.html

The meeting will also be rebroadcast on GCTV's Government Access Channel. Check the program schedule http://graftontv.org/current/ProgramSchedules/GCTVProgramSchedules-3.html ;
for rebroadcast days and times.

The meeting will also be available on GCTV's Video on Demand link http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

The warrant for the special town meeting can be found at http://www.grafton-ma.gov/sites/graftonma/files/uploads/signed_stm_warrant_1.9.2017.pdf

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
November 22nd, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton’s Public Hearing For Renewal Of Verizon Cable Television License Set For Thursday, December 1st

GRAFTON: Grafton town officials have scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, December 1st to discuss what the community would like to see in a proposed cable television licensing renewal agreement with Verizon New England, Inc. The public hearing has been scheduled by the Grafton Board of Selectmen as the Cable Licensing Authority and will be held in Conference Room A at the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road starting at 7:00 PM.

Verizon New England, Inc currently provides cable television programming to the Town of Grafton under a ten year license agreement that began October 14, 2008 and concludes on October 14, 2018. The current cable television license can be viewed at the Grafton TownClerk’s office during normal business hours, and can also be viewed on line at: http://graftontv.org/current/Verizon%20Final%20Executed%20License%2010-14-08.html

Grafton residents are encouraged to attend the public hearing and provide citizen comment on the cable television needs of the community. Those individuals and organizations that have made use of the public access (PEG) services of Grafton Community Television are particularly encouraged to come to the public hearing and provide testimony.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
November 15th, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's Christmas Open House is Sunday, December 4th

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television and Charter Communications welcomes everyone to its Christmas open house on Sunday afternoon, December 4th from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM. Come visit the Grafton's cable public access TV facilities and enjoy special holiday refreshments. This event takes place at the Grafton Community Television studios located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

At part of the open house, GCTV offers Grafton families the opportunity to make a video holiday message for their loved ones and especially for those relatives in the armed forces. The GCTV annual "Military Message" program assists any Grafton family who would like to send a little bit of Grafton to their active duty family members.

According to Kris McMullin, Grafton's Public Access Coordinator, "Residents should bring a flash drive to have their videos transferred. If they do not have a flash drive, a DVD can be given but no guarantee that the DVD will be ready the same day. Residents may have to return to the studio to pick up their DVD. Please allow a 5 minute limit for each visitor so there is adequate time for video processing of files."

The Christmas Greetings / Military Messages program is completely free of charge. For additional information, contact Kris McMullin, Public Access Coordinator for Grafton at (508) 839-2983 or email at GCTV@GraftonTV.org

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
November 1st, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Lion's Club Haunted Hayride Airs On Grafton Community Television


GRAFTON: It happens for only two days each Halloween season. This year's Grafton Lions Club fourth annual Haunted Woods Hayride, held on October 28th and 29th, is called the "Nightmare On Brigham Hill." Visitors were treated to ten very scary and creative sets with live performance players as the authentic haywagons pulled them through the Lions Club property behind Lake Ripple.

Once again Grafton Community Television was invited to attend and GCTV's Bob DeToma captured video highlights. These can be seen on GCTV's Video on Demand Service at the "What's New"section: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=293472

The 2016 Haunted Woods Hayride will also be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:3:00 PM every day starting Tuesday, 11/1/2016 to Sunday, 11/6/2016, and also on Thursday, 11/3 @ 10:00 PM, Friday, 11/4 @ 10:00 PM, Saturday, 11/5 @ 8:00 PM, and Sunday, 11/6 @ 9:00 PM


Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
October 28th, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Library Expansion Information Session On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: The Grafton Public Library's proposed expansion was the topic of a public information session held at the library on the evening of October 20th. The meeting was videotaped and is currently being shown on Grafton Community Television's Video on Demand Service at "What's New" http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Ken Best and Angela Cahill of the firm DRA (Drummey, Rosane Anderson ) provided graphics of four potential configurations for the expanded library building.Many of the fifty five people at the meeting then asked questions and raised concerns about the plans that are being developed in advance of applying for a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commission.

The program runs some 75 minutes in length and was filmed by Library Director and Grafton Community Television certified producer Beth Galloway.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
October 10th, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Hosts October 21st State Ballot Question Forum

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will host a discussion forum highlighting the four state ballot questions at November's Massachusetts election .

"Grafton Update with Jim Gallagher - The Massachusetts Ballot Question Forum" will be held at 8:00 PM on Friday, October 21st in Conference Room A at the
Grafton Municipal Center. Guests will be State Senator Michael Moore and State Representative David Muradian, who will discuss the impact of this year's four ballot initiatives.
A studio audience will be invited to participate by asking their questions as time permits.

The forum will be broadcast live on GCTV - Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 and will also be streamed live on GCTV's Video on Demand system, http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

The ballot questions are as follows:

Question 1 would allow the Gaming Commission to issue an additional slots license.
Question 2 would authorize the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education per year.
Question 3 would prohibit certain methods of farm animal containment.
Question 4 would legalize recreational marijuana for individuals at least 21 years old.

This program marks the fourth decade that "Grafton Update with Jim Gallagher" has appeared on Grafton Community Television since GCTV first began public access broadcasts in Grafton.


Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television program schedule can be found on our website www.GraftonTV.org, as well as through GCTV's Facebook and Twitter feeds. The GCTV studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
October 3rd, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Airs Economic Development Assessment Meeting

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will rebroadcast a Grafton economic development self-assessment meeting held at the Community Barn on Thursday, September 29th. Grafton business owners, town and regional officials and members of the town's Economic Development Commission were in attendance to provide input for the community participation phase for a study conducted by staff of Northeastern University's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

The goal of the study is to create a practical set of tools for town government to better position itself to attract industry, private investment, a sustainable tax base and high quality good-paying jobs.
A self-assessment tool created by the University is used for evaluating Grafton's characteristics and processes that are directly linked to factors affecting local investment. With over two hundred and fifty questions, the study is a rigorous examination that helps public officials explore their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Once the self-assessment is completed, local officials receive a specialized report and specific feedback in each assessment category, and Grafton officials can then use the results as a reality check on their community’s economic development strategy.

The meeting broadcast will be shown on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 and will also be available for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system, http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television program schedule can be found on our website www.GraftonTV.org, as well as through GCTV's Facebook and Twitter feeds. The GCTV studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
September 22nd, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Fall Town Meeting Warrant Hearings To Air On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will capture for rebroadcast the Finance Committee's town meeting warrant review hearings. The public hearings are held each year at the Grafton Municipal Center prior to the Town Meeting, which is scheduled this year for Monday, October 17th. The meeting broadcasts will be shown on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 and will also be available for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system, http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

The Finance Committee Public Hearings are scheduled for 7:00 PM at the Grafton Municipal Center - Conference Room F on Wednesday, September 28th, Thursday, September 29th, and Monday, October 3rd.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television program schedule can be found on our website www.GraftonTV.org, as well as through our Facebook and Twitter feeds. The GCTV studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
September 14th, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Airs Information Video on Sutton-Grafton Solar Challenge

GRAFTON: Still wondering if a solar energy system is right for your home? A new fifteen minute information video produced by Grafton Community Television's Bob DeToma may provide the answers. The program explains The Sutton Grafton Solar Challenge, which is sponsored by the towns of Sutton and Grafton to encourage the adoption of solar power.

The program is currently playing on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33, and on Sutton Community Television. It is also available on GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the heading "What's New."

Grafton Town Administrator Tim McInerney and Sutton Town Administrator Jim Smith are interviewed by the Director of the Solar Challenge program, Sutton Energy Manager (and Grafton resident) Doreen DeFazio. In addition to providing a helpful description of the Solar Challenge, both town administrators provide stories about their personal experience installing a solar energy system on their individual homes.

Additional information about the Sutton Grafton Solar Challenge may also be found at www.SuttonGraftonSolar.org or by calling 1-800-903-6130.


Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
September 6th, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman - Cable Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Proposed Library Expansion Update On Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - September Edition

GRAFTON: An update on the proposed Grafton Public Library expansion will be the subject of the September edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute" program set to air on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. GCTV's Bob DeToma interviews Grafton Public Library Director Beth Gallaway who discusses hiring an architect for the library expansion and applying for the State of Massachusetts grant. September's "Minute by Minute" also features an interview with Doug McAllister who has raised over $800,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research by participating in Bike MS rides.

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:00pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:00Noon and 7:30pm

Grafton Minute by Minute is also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html ;

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
August 5th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Recaps Grafton's National Night Out

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television brought its cameras to Grafton's 2016 National Night Out celebration on August 2nd at the Grafton Police Station on Providence Road.

GCTV's Bill Robidoux took video footage and Jim Gallagher interviewed town personalities at this community block party event. The celebration, sponsored by the Grafton Police Department, will be recapped in a program capturing the sights and sounds of what is annually one of the larger outdoor public events held in Grafton.

The 2016 National Night Out Review Program will air on GCTV Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule: Monday at 2:00 PM; Wednesday at 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM; Thursday at 9:00 PM; Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 PM. The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
July 19, 2016

Contact: Larry Silverman
Chairman- Cable TV Oversight Committee
617-892-4616
E-Mail: larry.silverman@gmail.com
Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


State Consumer Affairs Official Interviewed On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Greg White, Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel of the State's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation visited the studios of Grafton Community Television on Friday, July 15th. He sat down with GCTV's Bob DeToma for a wide ranging interview about identity theft, homeowner scams and senior citizen scams and the ways that the Consumer Affairs office is helping to keep Massachusetts citizens safe.

The interview with Greg White, 37 minutes in length, is available on Grafton Community Television's Video on Demand player under the link "What's New." http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html


Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 11th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Common Concerts To Air On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will have its cameras at the Grafton Common over the next seven Wednesday evenings filming the 2016 series of Concerts on the Common.

The concerts, produced by GCTV access assistant Bill Robidoux, will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule: Monday at 2:00 PM; Wednesday at 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM; Thursday at 9:00 PM; Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 PM.

Bands scheduled for the 2016 Concert series include July 13th - The Brass Connection, July 20th - Gopherbroke, July 27th Beatles For Sale
August 3rd - Macey and Hart, August 10th - The Buzztones Rhythm Review, August 17th - Big Chief, and August 24th Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds

Schedules for programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. The Concert on The Common Series will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the category, "What's New."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 6th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Lion's Club Concert Set For Rebroadcast on Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: The 36th Annual Grafton Lions Club Concert on the Common will be rebroadcast on Grafton Community Television - Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

This year's concert, held on Sunday evening, July 3rd featured the Navy Band Northeast from Newport, Rhode Island. One of eleven official US Navy bands performing worldwide, it provides musical support for military ceremonies, recruiting, and community relations. This group of 35 professional Navy musicians supports more than 300 engagements annually throughout an 11-state area.

The concert was taped by GCTV lead access assistant Bob DeToma and will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 at the following times: Monday at 2:00 PM; Wednesday at 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM; Thursday at 9:00 PM; Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 PM.

The concert can also be seen on the GCTV Video on Demand Link at http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the heading "What's New."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 20th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's Government Channel Expands Programming


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television continues to expand programming on its Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.

The most recent addition are meetings of the town's Charter Review Committee. Grafton is governed by a Home Rule Charter and under its provisions:

"At least once in every ten years, in each year ending in a six, a special committee shall be appointed by the town moderator for the purpose of reviewing this charter and to make a report, with recommendations, to the town meeting concerning any proposed amendments which said committee may determine to be necessary or desirable."

The members of the Charter Review Committee, appointed by Town Moderator Ray Mead, are Richard McCarthy, Don Clark, Bob DeToma, Tim Mcinerney, Darryl Rynning, Mark Haddad, and Dennis Perron.

The meetings are taped by GCTV access assistants Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze, and are shown on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 at the following times: Wednesday @ 3:30 PM, Thursday at 12:00 Noon, Friday at 2:30 PM, Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 1:00 PM.

The commiittee meetings can also be replayed on the GCTV Video on Demand Link at http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the heading "What's New."

Schedules for programs on the Grafton Community Television's Government Channel can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. Cataloged programs of previous Grafton government meetings can be found at the VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 20th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Mill Villages Flag Day Concert To Be Shown On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television continues to showcase events at the Mill Villages Park. A rebroadcast of the June 14th Flag Day Concert will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 during the week starting Sunday, June 19th.

The concert features a performance by the Blackstone Valley Concert Band from the Pavilion at South Grafton's Mill Villages Park with Dr. Stephen Reilly serving as the band director and concert narrator.
The concert, filmed by GCTV access assistant Bill Robidoux, includes the Town's Flag Day exercises and runs for one hour 40 minutes. It will be shown on the following schedule: Monday at 2:00 PM; Wednesday at 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM; Thursday at 9:00 PM; Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 PM.

Schedules for programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. The Flag Day Concert will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
June 6th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" Live June 16th At Mill VIllages Park

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" program heads out on the road to South Grafton's Mill Villages Park on Thursday, June 16th.

GCTV and Charter Communications have teamed up to make this live broadcast possible using the facilities of Charter's mobile access van.
GCTV extends an invitation to attend this outdoor live broadcast from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Mill Villages Park is located on Main Street, Route 122A in South Grafton, between the
Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal. The program features hosts Rick Schultze, Jim Gallagher and Bob DeToma and is directed by long time GCTV producer Bill Robidoux.
Special guests will include State Representative David Muradian, Grafton Conservation Agent Maria Mast, and Grafton Recreation Director Jen Andersen.

Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets and portable seats for your comfort.

Ask The Geezers airs live at 8:00 PM every other Thursday evening on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 and is then rebroadcast on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 PM.

Schedules for programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. Cataloged programs of previous "Ask The Geezers" shows can be found at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
May 27th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television To Rebroadcast Grafton High School Graduation


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television's Bill Robidoux will be at the Hanover Theater in Worcester on Friday evening, June 3rd to videotape the 2016 Grafton High School graduation ceremonies. The graduation will not be televised live but will be rebroadcast on the GCTV's Educational Channel - Charter Channel 13 / Verizon Channel 32 - everyday beginning on Wednesday, June 8th. Check the program schedule at http://graftontv.org/current/ProgramSchedules/GCTVProgramSchedules-3.html for specific broadcast times.The 2016 graduation broadcast, along with broadcasts of Grafton High School graduations from 1997 to 2015, are also available on the Grafton Community Television's Video on Demand link found on the GCTV web site's home page http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=199189

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 11/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 12/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 13 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
May 20th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

"Grafton Works" Series Highlights Local Business Owners

GRAFTON: "Grafton Works" is a new series highlighting local Grafton business owners. These are short (4 to 9 minute) video segments that feature Grafton Community Television's Bob DeToma visiting business locations in Grafton. The ongoing video series is done in cooperation with Town Administrator Tim McInerney and showcases the Town's economic development efforts.

Local business owners interviewed in the "Grafton Works" series to date include: Joe Dahlquist of Joe's Barber Shop; Carol Dauphinais of the Grafton Country Store and Cones On the Common;
Lakis "Lucky" Theoharis of Peperoni Express, and Karen Lowell and Mary LaForte of Matildas Memories.

Bob DeToma leads each owner through a series of questions including how long they have been in business at this location, and concludes with - "Has Grafton Been Good To You" and
"How Do You Give Back To Grafton."

GCTV is always looking to sit down with Grafton business owners for the next addition to "Grafton Works." Contact Bob DeToma at Grafton Community Television at 508-839-2983.
Information about the program series can also be found on the Town of Grafton web page at - http://www.grafton-ma.gov/doing-business/pages/grafton-works-videos

"Grafton Works" can be viewed on the Grafton Community Television's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/GraftonCommunityTV and on GCTV's Video On Demand Service at
GCTV's web site - http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the heading "Grafton Works."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
May 10th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Annual Town Meeting To Be Rebroadcast On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will air a rebroadcast of the May 9th Annual Town Meeting.

The Town Meeting, recorded by GCTV Public Access Assistants Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze, will be broadcast on GCTV's Government access channel Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 on the following schedule:

Wednesdays at 9:30 AM, Fridays at 7:00 AM, Saturdays at 9:30 PM and Sundays at 5:30 AM.

The meeting will also be available on GCTV's Video on Demand link http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
April 28th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Candidates Night Broadcast Now On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will broadcast the Candidates Night held on April 24th at the Grafton Municipal Center.

Broadcast times for the program on the Grafton Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 and Verizon Channel 33 are as follows:
Thursday, April 28th - 6:00 PM; Friday, April 29th - 12:30 PM and 8:30 PM; Saturday, April 30th -5:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00PM; Sunday, May 1st - 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM;
Monday, April 2nd - 6:30AM, 8:00AM, 9:30 AM and 10:00 PM, Tuesday, May 3rd - 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00AM, and Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 AM.

The 68 minute meeting broadcast is also available for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system at http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=274236

Candidate's Night was filmed by GCTV Access Assistant Bill Robidoux and was held in Room F on the second floor of the Grafton Municipal Center - one of two facilities fully equipped for broadcasting in the building.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
April 11th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Town Meeting Warrant Hearings To Air on Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will tape for rebroadcast the Finance Committee's town meeting warrant review hearings. The public hearings are held each year at the Grafton Municipal Center prior to the Town Meeting, scheduled this year for Monday, May 9th. The meeting broadcasts will be available for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system, http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Finance Committee Public Hearings are scheduled for 7:00 PM at the Grafton Municipal Center on Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14th.

A printed copy of the Town Meeting warrant articles can be found on the Town of Grafton's web site at http://www.grafton-ma.gov/Public_Documents/GraftonMA_AdminUpdates/Oct%20%202015%20Town%20Meeting%20FINAL%20WARRANT.pdf

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
March 22nd, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Grafton Community Television To Host "Meet The Candidate" Programing


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will again host a series of "Meet The Candidate" programs to highlight the spring municipal elections in Grafton. Hosted by GCTV producer Richard Schultze and directed by GCTV producer Bill Robidoux, each half hour program will feature an interview with one candidate and will be taped in the GCTV studios. The programs will be rebroadcast on Charter Cable Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

All candidates running for elective municipal office in Grafton for the May, 2016 town elections are invited to participate. Arrangements can be made by contacting Richard Schultze at rdschultze@hotmail.com. The town's annual election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th.

About the "Meet The Candidate" program, Rick Schultze noted, "We're looking to give an opportunity to those running for office to spotlight their candidacies."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studio and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
March 14th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Town Budget Meetings Available On GCTV's Video On Demand Service

GRAFTON: Every Spring the Grafton Finance Committee meets on several Saturdays for its extensive review of the town's annual budget. This year the review of the budget took place on Saturday, March 5th and Saturday, March 12th. The meetings were videotaped by Grafton Community Television and are now available on GCTV's Video on Demand service.

Please note that the two videos of these meetings are quite lengthy. They can be found at the Grafton Community Television web site, click on the "Video On Demand" link, then click on the "What's New" button on the right side of the player.

http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
February 26th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Open House Set For March 7th, New TV Producers Class Set To Begin March 14th

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television and Charter Communications will host an open house and tour of the town’s cable television public access facilities on Monday evening, March 7th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The open house also serves as an opportunity to register for the Spring 2016 Television Production Class which begins on Monday, March 14th. The open house and production class are held at the Grafton Community Television studios at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

The GCTV television production course is available at no charge to Grafton residents, town employees and Grafton business owners who are 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether or not they are cable television subscribers. The course is held on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Class size will be limited to six students, and admission will be on a first come, first serve basis. Course capacity may be reached prior to the Open House, so interested candidates are urged to call GCTV for availability.
Only eligible, registered students will be allowed to participate in classes and handle video equipment. Completion of the class certifies you as a GCTV producer with authorization to produce your own television shows and air them on Grafton Community Television. For additional information on the March 7th Open House and the television production class, please call Kris McMullin, Public Access Coordinator for Grafton at (508) 839-2983 or email at GCTV@GraftonTV.org

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
February 23rd, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Previews March 3rd Affordable Housing Trust Workshop

GRAFTON: Looking at the role of Grafton's Affordable Housing Trust is the subject of a Grafton Community Television "info session" currently airing of Grafton Government Television - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.

Affordable Housing Trust (AHT) Chairman John Carlson and Treasurer Dan Crossin visited the GCTV studios for a 15 minute interview hosted by GCTV's Bob DeToma. The program explains the mission of the AHT and previews a community workshop planned for Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM at the South Grafton Community House, Main Street in South Grafton.

As noted during the program, the mission of Grafton's Affordable Housing Trust is "to provide for the creation, preservation and retention of affordable housing and rental housing in the town of Grafton, for the benefit of low and moderate income households, through a variety of programs including education and advocacy."

The "Info Session" program is being shown of Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 several times each day leading up to the March 3rd Workshop. The program can also found on GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=266138

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.



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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
February 12th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's Studio Location Not Affected By Charter Business Office Move

GRAFTON: Grafton residents are advised that when the Charter Communications business office moves to its new location at Perkins Farm Marketplace in Worcester during the Week of February 21st, Grafton Community Television's studio and office will continue to be located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton. (the former Finn's Pharmacy building)

Bob DeToma, Chairman of Grafton's Cable Television Oversight Committee, noted, "Grafton Community Television's cable access operation and staff continue to provide services at the same familiar location we've been at for the past 25 years. Charter Communications move to their new Worcester location will have absolutely no effect on the local programming and public access services brought to you on our three channels." - GCTV (public access - Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34) GGTV (government - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33) and GETV (educational - Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32)

Grafton Community Television can be contacted by our office telephone at 508-839-2983, by email at gctv11@gmail.com, on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/graftontv/: Twitter https://twitter.com/GraftonTV; and YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/GraftonCommunityTV

Those needing to do business with the GCTV studio staff should continue to enter at the side entrance on the left side of the building at 296 Providence Road where the GCTV sign is located.

Grafton Community Television programs may be found at GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html ;

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
February 3rd, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Important Election Information on Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute

GRAFTON: Grafton residents will have an opportunity to cast ballots in four different elections during 2016. Grafton Community Television's "Minute By Minute" program has pulled together information needed to help voters fulfill this important civic obligation.

GCTV's Bob DeToma interviewed Grafton Town Clerk Donna Girouard as part of the most recent edition (January) of "Grafton Minute By Minute. The program covers aspects of registering and voting in the Tuesday, March 1st Statewide Presidential Primary Election, including how to choose a ballot by political party and how to vote by absentee ballot.

In addition to the March 1st Election, the other three elections scheduled for the 2016 calendar year are the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, May 17th, the Statewide Primary Election on Thursday, September 8th, and the Statewide (Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8th.

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:00pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:00Noon and 7:30pm

Grafton Minute by Minute will also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html ;

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
January 7th, 2016

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Live Broadcast Of January 11th Medical Marijuana Information Meeting

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will have a live broadcast of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary information meeting called by the Board of Selectmen to be held on Monday, January 11th at 7:00 PM at the Grafton Memorial High School auditorium. The broadcast will be shown on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.

The Grafton Planning Board meeting, normally scheduled for a live broadcast that same evening, will now be shown only on a taped delay basis. Their meeting will be held at the Municipal Center begining at 8:30 PM.

The meeting on January 11th is a continuation of a Board of Selectmen's meeting from Tuesday, January 5th. That meeting is currently available on GCTV's Video on Demand system at the following link: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=260760

Check with GCTV's program schedule found at www.GraftonTV.org or on the broadcast schedule run periodically on the Government Channel for rebroadcast times of the January 11th information meeting.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices
are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
December 8th, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Minute By Minute's Video ReCap Of Grafton Celebrates The Holidays

GRAFTON: All the sights and sounds of Grafton Celebrates The Holidays will be featured in the December issue of "Grafton Minute By Minute." Grafton Community Television's Bob DeToma went "on the road" and shot video at many of the Frosty Stops. A new camera angle from the second floor of One Grafton Common captured Santa's arrival at the Grafton Common. The program also includes excerpts of the Apple Tree Arts annual Holiday Concert at the Congregational Church filmed by GCTV's Bill Robidoux.

Grafton Minute By Minute is a monthly half hour program showcasing events held throughout the community. The show is hosted by GCTV Lead Access Assistant Bob DeToma and features video footage by Access Assistants Rick Schultze and Bill Robidoux.

Grafton Minute by Minute airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:30pm and 8:00pm

Grafton Minute by Minute will also be available of GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html ;

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
November 30th, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's Christmas Open House is Sunday, December 6th

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television and Charter Communications welcomes town residents to its Christmas open house on Sunday afternoon, December 6th from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM. As a special feature this year, the Charter Communications Mobile Broadcast Van will be on site for tours. Come visit the town’s cable public access TV facilities and enjoy special holiday refreshments. This event takes place at the Grafton Community Television studios located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

At the Open House, GCTV offers Grafton families the opportunity to make a video holiday message for their loved ones and especially for those relatives in the armed forces. The GCTV annual "Military Message" program assists any Grafton family who would like to send a little bit of Grafton to their active duty family members.

According to Kris McMullin, Grafton's Public Access Coordinator, "This year’s Grafton Community Television Open House will be better than ever .Visitors will be able to create their own High Definition Holiday or Military Greeting, and leave with it on their SD card or USB Flash Drive. Visitors can still bring a DVD-R in for their greeting, but this new equipment will make it faster for people who do have SD cards or USB Flash Drives."

GCTV staff will help families create their own 5 to 10 minute video greeting. The Christmas Greetings / Military Messages program is completely free of charge. For additional information, contact Kris McMullin, Public Access Coordinator for Grafton at (508) 839-2983 or email at GCTV@GraftonTV.org

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
November 23rd, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Community Calendar Highlights Town Events On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Are you looking for a way to get your organization's message to the people in Grafton? Look into Grafton Community Television's Community Calendar. Featuring Kris McMullin, public access coordinator for GCTV, Community Calendar is a convenient way to publicize Grafton event information in a fast paced four to six minute video format. It is produced for upload to GCTV's Video on Demand system and is circulated on GCTV's Facebook page www.facebook.com/graftontv/ and GCTV's You Tube link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClSQ_SIYZs6krRtCCUPcGcw. Grafton non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit their event information to GCTV by emailing Kris McMullin at gctv11@gmail.com.

According to Kris McMullin, "We are pleased to provide the Community Calendar as a way for our local, non-profit organizations to get information out to the Community about their events. The new format allows for more exposure of our former Bulletin Board, and thrives off of the Social Media outlets; such as Facebook and You Tube. There are so many great events each weekend that we are excited to promote, and our Community Calendar allows us to do just that, to a even wider audience."
Community Calendar can be found at the "What's New" section of the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html. Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
November 11th, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Selectmen's Workshop With Board of Health And EDC Available On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Viewers of Grafton Community Television are familiar with the twice a month live broadcasts of Selectmen's meetings. What is not as well known is that the Selectmen also hold a monthly workshop meeting with many of the town committees where a lengthier discussion of topics takes place. The November Selectmen's workshop, held on November 10th, included meeting with members of the Board of Health and the Economic Development Commission. GCTV staffed this meeting and a taped program is available for viewing on the Grafton Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33, and on GCTV's Video on Demand Link. The BOS/BOH/EDC Workshop meeting is a two hour broadcast that will be shown at the following times: Wednesday 8:00 PM; Thursday 9:00 PM; Friday 6:00 PM; Saturday 2:00 PM, and Sunday 4:00 PM. The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
October 13th, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Interviews George Peterson

GRAFTON: When former Grafton State Representative George Peterson began a new career in February with his appointment as Massachusetts Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, it was a position that he was uniquely qualified for.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Peterson manages a state agency that is responsible for in excess of 200,00 acres of land and such diverse programs as marine fisheries, fishing and hunting, and building new fish and boating access facilities. After his first half year in this new position, Peterson recently visited the GCTV studios and sat down for an interview with Richard Schultze, GCTV access assistant.

During the 38 minute interview, Peterson clearly shows the enthusiasm he has for his new work. Massachusetts is the fifth most densely populated state in the nation, and yet it has a very active hunting and wildlife management program including extensive (and growing) populations of deer, black bear, and turkey. Peterson discusses Fish and Wildlife's emphasis on getting youth introduced to hunting and fishing activities, and the Department's goal to expand the amount of land available for outdoor activities.

"An Interview With George Peterson" can be seen on GCTV's Video on Demand Service at http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=251127

It will also air on Grafton Community Television's government channel - Charter Communications Channel 192 and Verizon Cable Channel 33 on the following days and times :Monday at 5:30 PM, Tuesday at 3:00 PM,Thursday at 1:00 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
September 29th, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Fall Town Meeting Warrant Hearings To Air on Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will tape for rebroadcast the Finance Committee's town meeting warrant review hearings. The public hearings are held each year at the Grafton Municipal Center prior to the fall Town Meeting, scheduled this year for Monday, October 19th. The meeting broadcasts will be available for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system, http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html and on Grafton's Government Channel, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.

Finance Committee Public Hearings are scheduled for 7:00 PM at the Grafton Municipal Center on Wednesday, September 30th, Thursday, October 1st, and Monday, October 5th. The Finance Committee has also scheduled meeting dates for Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday,October 8th.

A printed copy of the Fall Town Meeting warrant articles can be found on the Town of Grafton's web site at
http://www.grafton-ma.gov/Public_Documents/GraftonMA_AdminUpdates/Oct%20%202015%20Town%20Meeting%20FINAL%20WARRANT.pdf

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
September 14th, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com

Grafton Minute By Minute Interviews New Recreation Director

GRAFTON: The September edition of "Grafton Minute By Minute" features an interview with Grafton Recreation Director Jen Andersen.

Appointed on August 18th to the full time position by the Grafton Board of Selectmen, Andersen is a graduate of the University of Lowell. She previously served as the beach director at Grafton's Silver Lake Beach, and as a recreation staff member for the Town of Acton. She has also been involved in operations at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury and Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford.

September's "Minute By Minute" also includes a segment about preparations for the upcoming October Fall Town Meeting with an interview with Grafton Town Clerk Donna Girouard.

Grafton Minute By Minute is a monthly half hour program showcasing events held throughout the community. The show is hosted by GCTV Lead Access Assistant Bob DeToma and features video footage by Access Assistants Rick Schultze and Bill Robidoux.

The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:30pm and 8:00pm

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
August 19, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Grafton TV Open House Set For August 31st
Producers Class Set To Begin September 21st

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television and Charter Communications will host an open house and tour of the town’s cable public access TV facilities on Monday evening, August 31st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The open house also serves as an introduction to the Fall 2015 Television Production Course which begins on Monday, September 21st and runs for nine weeks. The open house and production course are held at the Grafton Community Television studios at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

The GCTV television production course is available at no charge to Grafton residents, town employees and local business owners who are 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether or not they are cable television subscribers. The course is held on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Class size will be limited to eight students, and admission will be on a first come, first serve basis. Course capacity may be reached prior to the Open House, so interested candidates are urged to call GCTV for availability.
Only eligible, registered students will be allowed to participate in classes and handle equipment. Completion of the class certifies you as a GCTV producer with authorization to produce your own television shows and air them on Grafton Community Television. For additional information on the August 31st Open House and the television production course, please call Kris McMullin, Public Access Coordinator for Grafton at (508) 839-2983 or email at GCTV@GraftonTV.org

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

For Release Upon Receipt
August 7th, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Grafton Community Television Set To Air 50th Episode of "Television Classics With Jim Gallagher"

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television celebrates two broadcasting milestones during August. GCTV personality Jim Gallagher marks his 35th year involved with cable television programs in Grafton as the station airs the 50th episode of "Television Classics With Jim Gallagher."

"Television Classics" is a series of half hour shows featuring primarily black and white television programs from the earliest days of commercial television in the late 1940's, 1950's and early 1960's. Gallagher introduces each program with detailed historical and sometimes whimsical information about who appeared in the program and when it ran on TV. The first episode of GCTV's Television Classics was created in late August of 2013. Episode 50 features excerpts from the 1950's NBC series - "The Bob Cummings Show." Past episodes have included clips from The Rifleman, Amos and Andy, and Sky King.

Jim Gallagher first became involved with Grafton Community Television in September of 1980 and hosted the long running show "Grafton Update." In addition to his role on "Television Classics, Jim is also a regular on GCTV's "Ask The Geezers" show for the past four years.

The 50th episode of "Television Classics With Jim Gallagher" will air on Friday, August 14th and Friday, August 21st at 8:00 PM, and on Sunday, August 16th and Sunday, August 23rd at 5:30 PM on GCTV Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

For Release Upon Receipt
July 23, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Grafton Community Television Set To Participate In August 4th National Night Out

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will bring its cameras to Grafton's 2015 National Night Out celebration set for Tuesday evening, August 4th at the Grafton Police Station on Providence Road.

GCTV Public Access Coordinator Kris McMullin along with Bob DeToma will be taking video footage and coordinate as Jim Gallagher once again will interview town personalities at this community block party event. A new GCTV professional backdrop will be located near the entrance to the old police station building as an area for the on-camera interviews. The celebration, sponsored by the Grafton Police Department, runs from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on August 4th. GCTV plans to produce a program capturing the sights and sounds of what is annually one of the larger outdoor public events held in Grafton.

The 2015 National Night Out Review Program will air on GCTV Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on Friday, August 7th at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 8th at 8:30 PM, and Sunday, August 9th at 10:30 PM. The program will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

For Release Upon Receipt
July 10, 2015

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: GLFJL@aol.com


Grafton Common Concerts To Air On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will have its high definition cameras at the Grafton Common over the next seven Wednesday evenings filming the 2015 series of Concerts on the Common.

The concerts, filmed and produced by GCTV access assistant Bill Robidoux, will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule: Wednesdays at 9:30 PM, Thursdays at 9:30 PM, Saturdays at 6:00 PM and Sunday at 8:00 PM.

Bands scheduled for the 2015 Concert series include July 8th - Josh Briggs and Friends, July 15th - Blue House Between, July 22nd Throw Back to the '60's, July 29th - Infractions, August 5th - Pallet House, August 12th - Slo Grass, and August 19th - Claflin Hill Wind Ensemble youth orchestra.

Schedules for programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. The Concert on The Common Series will also be available at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html .

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

June 22nd, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Detoma,
Chairman- Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-2983
E-Mail: rdetoma55@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" On The Road For Show 199

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" program heads out on the road for its 199th live episode. This special broadcast will take place at 8:00 PM on Thursday evening, July 2nd from the new conference room A at the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center.

GCTV extends an invitation for you to attend this July 2nd live broadcast at the Municipal Center. The one hour program features Rick Schultze, Jim Gallagher and Bob DeToma and is directed by long time GCTV producer Bill Robidoux.

Seating on a first come - first basis will be available beginning at 7:30 PM. The show always encourages phone call in participation at a special phone number for this broadcast - 774-551-5790.

Ask The Geezers airs live at 8:00 PM every other Thursday evening on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 and is then rebroadcast on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 PM.

According to Rick Schultze of Ask the Geezers, "It's been a long road but we're finally closing in on show number 200. Going on the road let's us bring the show to a live audience and at the same time show off our broadcast capabilities from the new purpose built studio at the municipal center. We hope that fans of Ask the Geezers will join us on Thursday, July 2nd."

Schedules for programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. Cataloged programs of previous "Ask The Geezers" shows can be found at the GCTV VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

June 5th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Expanded Programming On Grafton Community Television's Government Channel


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television continues to expand programming on its Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.

GCTV now has two rooms outfitted in the Grafton Municipal Center for broadcast quality programming - Studio A on the first floor and Studio F on the second floor.
Studio A, the former Selectmen's meeting room, is the site of live broadcasts of Board of Selectmen meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month beginning at 7:00 PM. The Grafton Planning Board is broadcast live from Studio A on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month, also at 7:00 PM.

School Committee meetings continue to be taped for rebroadcast from Studio F and from on-site locations throughout the community school system.

GCTV staff members Bill Robidoux, Richard Schultze and Bob DeToma are assigned to staff videotaping of these meetings and also post produce the video for rebroadcast on cable television and on GCTV's Video on Demand system.

In addition to Selectmen, Planning Board and School Committee meetings, during the first five months of 2015, meetings of the Board of Health, the Library Trustees, the Grafton Town House Oversight Committee, the Affordable Housing Trust, the Conservation Commission, the Finance Committee, the Community Preservation Committee, the Economic Development Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Capital Planning Committee have all been taped, rebroadcast, and are available on the GCTV Video on Demand system. Joint meetings of the Selectmen, Planning Board, Finance Committee and Economic Development Commission have been filmed along with all of the Finance Committee budget hearings leading up to the Annual Town Meeting in May. The Special Town Meeting in March and the Annual Town Meeting in May were both telecast live and made available for rebroadcast.

Schedules for programs on the Grafton Community Television's Government Channel can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/. Cataloged programs of previous Grafton government meetings can be found at the VOD link: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

May 29th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Community Television To Rebroadcast Grafton High School Graduation

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television staff members Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze will be at the Hanover Theater in Worcester on Friday evening, June 5th
to videotape the 2015 Grafton High School graduation ceremonies.

The graduation will be rebroadcast on the GCTV's Educational Channel - Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 - on the following schedule:

Tuesday, June 9th 6:00 PM
Wednesday, June 10th 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 11th 6:00 PM
Friday, June 12th 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 13th 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 14th 3:00 PM

The 2015 graduation broadcast, along with broadcasts of Grafton High School graduations from 1997 to 2014, are available on the Grafton Community Television's Video on Demand link found on the GCTV web site's home page http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=199189

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

May 10th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Annual Town Meeting To Be Rebroadcast On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will show a rebroadcast of the May 11th Annual Town Meeting.

The Town Meeting, recorded by GCTV Public Access Assistants Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze, will be broadcast on GCTV's Government access channel Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 on the following schedule:

Tuesdays at 2:00 PM, Wednesdays at 1:00 PM, Thursdays at 11:00 AM, Fridays at 2:00 PM, Saturdays at 6:00 PM and Sundays at 11:30 AM.

The meeting will also be available on GCTV's Video on Demand link http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events.
The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

April 30th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Programs Now Available On ROKU

GRAFTON: Many of your favorite Grafton Community Television programs are now available for viewing on ROKU streaming devices. Any GCTV programming that is live streamed on the station's Video on Demand service can be seen on Roku.
GCTV Public Access Coordinator Kris McMullin offers the following easy steps to find Grafton Community Television programs," The best information on how to access our Grafton Community Television Roku channel is:

- From the Roku Main Menu, go to "Search"

- Enter in "Peg.TV"

-When you arrive at Peg.TV, use the Roku remote control to search for Grafton Community Television.

-Be sure to add "Peg.TV" as a channel for the Main Menu screen.

-The Peg.TV channel can also be added to the Main Menu by signing into your Roku account on the web, and going to (https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/5611/peg.tv

GCTV's video on demand service. http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

According to GCTV Public Access Coordinator Kris McMullin, "We constantly look to improve delivery of programs and services to our Grafton residents. We are pleased that we have now acquired ROKU streaming capabilities."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/ Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/ Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

April 17th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton High Showcase Debuts on Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: A new feature program, GHS Showcase, is now playing on Grafton Community Television's education network.

Compiled from video taken by Grafton High School students including members of the TV production class, the first two editions of "Showcase" are available on Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32. The programs air on Mondays at 8:00 PM, Tuesdays at 3:00 PM, Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, Fridays at 3:00 PM and Sundays at 7:00 PM

The March edition of GHS Showcase features an interview with fashion designer and 2006 GHS graduate Julie Mollo, a fall sports recap, the Grafton Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremonies, and the Grafton High School Jazz Night featuring the GHS Jazz Workshop, the Hot Cat Jazz Band, and the GHS Chamber Choir,

The April edition features behind the scenes from Shrek, the Musical, and a tape of the Mr. GHS competition.

GHS Showcase can also be viewed on GCTV's video on demand service. http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html

According to GCTV Public Access Coordinator Kris McMullin, "We are pleased that we have GHS Showcase to add to our program schedule on the Educational Channel. The new program highlights the capabilities of Grafton High School students."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/ Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/ Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

April 7th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton High Students Visit Community Television Studios

GRAFTON: Members of Judy Dadah's Grafton High School Television Production II class recently toured the Grafton Community Television studios.

The students, two juniors and four seniors, are part of a new second semester class following on the school's television production and video production classes. Students were selected for the advanced class because of their interest and skill in script writing, producing, writing music, organization, attention to detail, and cinematography.

Seniors Noah Arnold, Tanner Manzello, Matt David and Lauren Esper along with Juniors Theresa Romaniec and Jessica Harrington were hosted by GCTV public access coordinator Kris McMullin. During the ninety minute visit the students were shown the various production sets, lights and cameras that GCTV uses to produce its in studio programs for cable access television.

According to Kris McMullin, "We host many group tours at the studio, but it's special when those visiting have a specific interest in television and video production. Judy's students were very attentive and asked very good questions."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/ Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/ Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

March 25th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Airs New Editions of "Along The Blackstone"

GRAFTON: Two new editions of "Along The Blackstone," the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Park's award winning video series, are set to air on Grafton Community Television in April. These mark numbers 73 and 74 in the on-going series of thirty minute features.

Hosted by National Parks Service Ranger Chuck Arning, the first of the new episodes discuss documenting climate change through the historical written observations of Henry David Thoreau of Walden Pond fame and feature interviews with Dr. Richard Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University and Massachusetts DCR Naturalist Kathryn Parent of the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park.

The second new episode of "Along The Blackstone" documents on-going efforts since 1974 to build fish ladders along the Blackstone River. Fish ladders allow native fish, such as river herring, to go back to the places upstream where they spawn. Ranger Arning also takes viewers to an innovative fish ladder project on the Damariscotta River in Maine.

"Along The Blackstone, " one of the longest running series on Grafton Community Television, airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Thursday at 5:30pm

Friday at 9:30pm

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org . Charter Channel 191/ Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/ Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

March 17th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Community Harvest Project Featured on Grafton Minute By Minute

GRAFTON: The March edition of "Grafton Minute By Minute" goes inside the Community Harvest Project for an interview with Wayne McAuliffe, CHP Program Manager.

The Community Harvest Project continues to expand, with the donation of a 75 acre property in Harvard, MA. CHP is looking to increase the number of Volunteer Leaders

from 55 to 75, as it is these people that help guide the volunteer planters during the planting and growing season. Community Harvest Project in Grafton will hold an information meeting for prospective volunteer leaders on Saturday, March 28th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Harvest Barn on Wheeler Road. Additional information can be obtained on line by visiting www.community-harvest.org.

The March edition also includes a interview with Grafton's Assistant Treasurer Collector Sue Rogers. Sue relates her experience as a Haitian volunteer with the group Missione4. Ms. Rogers has been to Haiti four times and among other projects is involved with helping to build a boys orphanage. Additional information on the mission can be found at www:missione4.org.

Grafton Minute By Minute is a monthly half hour program showcasing events held throughout the community. The show is hosted by GCTV Lead Access Assistant Bob DeToma and features video footage by Access Assistants Rick Schultze and Bill Robidoux. The program is available on Grafton Community Television's Video on Demand Service

The program airs on Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:30pm and 8:00pm

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

 

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

February 23rd, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton TV Spring Producers Class Set To Begin March 9th


GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television and Charter Communications will hold a Spring 2015 Television Production Course. The eight week course starts on Monday, March 9th and will run on consecutive Monday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The classes are held at the Grafton Community Television studios at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

The GCTV television production course is available at no charge to Grafton residents, town employees and local business owners who are 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether or not they are cable television subscribers.

According to Kris McMullin, "We are looking forward to gaining more Producers for our Public Access channel. We are specifically interested in those who may have their own ideas for new shows, and can network with current producers to help make their shows a reality. In order to be certified as an access producer, students will be required to create a Class Project and crew an existing shoot."

The Spring 2015 Television Production course will offer training and certification to become a producer for Grafton Public Access. Students enrolled in the course will learn about the role and policies of Public Access in Grafton, as well as how to use both portable and studio equipment to produce their own shows for Grafton Public Access. Students will also learn various techniques to enhance their productions; such as lighting, audio, and graphics. Training in post production editing will also be included.

For additional information on the Spring 2015 television production course, please call Kris McMullin, Public Access Coordinator for Grafton at (508) 839-2983 or email at GCTV@GraftonTV.org Space is limited. The deadline to register for the Spring 2015 TV Production Course is Friday, March 6th at 5:00 PM.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

February 6th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Minute By Minute Interviews State Representative David Muradian

GRAFTON: The February edition of "Grafton Minute By Minute" features an interview with newly elected State Representative David Muradian.

While Mr. Muradian loves to talk politics, this interview with our new representative strives to provide more of a "get to know you" look at David . In a wide ranging nineteen minute interview, GCTV Host Bob DeToma asks about Muradian's first day on the new job, and what a typical day is like as a state representative.

Representative Muradian is a Grafton resident, a graduate of Worcester State University, and for seven years was former State Representative George Peterson's legislative aid. Muradian was elected to his new position in November, 2014.

The February episode also includes a segment on the town's new SeeClickFix program with an interview with Town Administrator Tim McInerney. Town residents can help report non-emergency problems to Town officials from smartphone, tablet or computer.

Grafton Minute By Minute is a monthly half hour program showcasing events held throughout the community. The show is hosted by GCTV Lead Access Assistant Bob DeToma and features video footage by Access Assistants Rick Schultze and Bill Robidoux.

The program airs on Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:30pm and 8:00pm

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Monthly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192/Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

February 6th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

New Programs on Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television debuts eight new programs during the month of February on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.

The broadcast schedule can be found at the Grafton Community Television website www.GraftonTV.org at the "program schedule" link and on the GCTV Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/graftontv.

Here are the eight programs along with brief descriptions:

The Chef Ron Lock Show - Chuck Wagon Cowboy is a cross between Saturday Night Live and the Food Network.

Colour In Your Life - an arts television series that showcases Australian and International artists in their studios.

Eat Well Be Happy - a cooking show aimed at bringing back the pleasures of the table with fresh, seasonal, colorful ingredients.

Living Healthy With The Woman In You - a talk show that explores the fields of holistic health, nutrition, medicine and spirituality.

Zombie Hunters - follows the lives of a group of friends trying to survive the uprising of the Living Dead in NYC.

Chico and the B Man - A Nashville music variety show.

Crescendo - The program tours churches, points of interest, and concert halls to bring you the finest in music.

Today's Air Force - Managed by the Air Force Public Affairs Agency, it contains official news and information from the U.S. Air Force.

According to Bob DeToma, GCTV Lead Access Assistant, “We're excited to be able to continue to bring new programs to the residents of Grafton, and we hope to inspire residents to take ani nterest in the local Community Access and join us as video producers."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

January 20th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

"Inside Edge" School Program Debuts On Grafton Community Television

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television debuts a new school interview program called "Inside Edge."

Hosted by Ken Grew and produced by Kris McMullin, the program introduces personalities - administrators, teachers and students from the Grafton schools. The first programs of the series feature interviews with coaches and players involved in GraftonHigh School sports.

Inside Edge runs on Grafton Community Television's Educational Channel - Charter Channel 194 /Verizon Channel 32, can also be viewed on GCTV's Video On Demand http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the Playlistheading "Inside Edge."

Three episodes of Inside Edge have been completed - Episode One is a interview with Grafton High School football coach Chris McMahon and 2014 season captains Tom Krushinski, Brian Diaz, Dan Divirgilio and Joe Houston. Episode Two features a discussion with Grafton High School principal Jim Pignataro and Athletic Director John Patraitis. Episode Three talks about the Championship Women's Softball program with Head Coach John Gemme, and players Kate Cardoza, Amanda Voellings, Makayla Ritizie and Meaghan Sawtelle.

According to Kris McMullin, GCTV Public Access Coordinator, “"Inside Edge developed as a means of promoting both Athletics and Academics in the Grafton School System. Grafton is fortunate to have some outstanding athletes and scholars. Our goal is really to promote their achievements in both areas, as well as their impact on the Community."

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

January 20th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Welcomes New Video Producers

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television's fall producer's course saw the successful graduation of four new certified producers for Grafton's cable access station.
The classes began on Monday, October 27th and were held for 8 weeks through late December.

The GCTV video production class is made available in cooperation with Charter Communications at no charge to Grafton residents, town employees and local Grafton business owners. Students learned the basics of Television Production, including; Studio Cameras and Field Camcorder Operation, Audio and Lighting, Directing, and Non-Linear Editing. Students worked on completing a final, edited project that they shot individually and edited for presentation at the Monday, January 5th graduation ceremony.

The graduates are: Grafton residents Allan Ashmore, Adam Harrington and Chris Fedor and Grafton Public Library Director Beth Gallaway.

According to Kris McMullin, GCTV Public Access Coordinator, “This class was a very enthusiastic group, all of whom were very diligent in attending all of the scheduled classes. These students also were trained on GCTV's newest editing system, Adobe Premier Pro, for the first time."

The student’s projects can be viewed on GCTV’s Video On Demand http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html under the Playlist heading "GCTV PSA's and ID's"
and will also be featured during the Community channel’s broadcast rotation. The next GCTV Television Production Course will take place in the Spring of 2015.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.

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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

January 12th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Community Television Interviews New Town Staff

GRAFTON: The January edition of "Grafton Minute By Minute" features interviews with two new Grafton municipal employees, Host Bob DeToma recently conducted in studio discussions with new Head Assessor Drew Manlove and Conservation Agent Maria Mast.

Mr. Manlove is a graduate of the University of Delaware and served as Assistant Assessor for the City of Worcester until he was hired as Principal Assessor in Grafton in October, 2014.

Ms. Mast is a graduate of Purdue University and previously served six years as environmental compliance program coordinator for St. Joseph County in Indiana.

Grafton Minute By Minute is a monthly half hour program showcasing events and people throughout the community. The show is hosted by GCTV Lead Access Assistant Bob DeToma and features video footage by Access Assistants Rick Schultze and Bill Robidoux. The program airs on Charter Channel 191/Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:

Monday at 1:30pm and 8:30pm

Tuesday at 12:30pm

Wednesday at 1:30pm & 9:30pm

Thursday at 1:30pm

Friday at 9:00pm

Saturday at 9:00pm

Sunday at 12:30pm and 8:00pm

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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Grafton Cable Television Oversight Committee
Town of Grafton
Memorial Municipal Center
30 Providence Road
Grafton, Massachusetts 01519
www.GraftonTV.org

 

January 7th, 2015
For Release Upon Receipt

Contact: Bob Berger,
Chairman Cable Oversight Committee
508-839-3848
E-Mail: graftoncomish@gmail.com

News Media Contact:
John LaPoint
508-887-5809
E-Mail: glfjl@aol.com

Grafton Community Television To Rebroadcast January 14th Railroad Information Meeting

GRAFTON: Grafton Community Television will record the Town's Railroad Information Meeting scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, January 14th at 7:00 PM at the Grafton High School cafeteria. The meeting will be made available on the Grafton Community Television's "Video on Demand - What's New" link on the GCTV web site: http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html and will also be rebroadcast on the Grafton Community Television's Government Channel -Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 starting the week of January 18th. Check with GCTV's program schedule found at www.GraftonTV.org or on the broadcast schedule run periodically on the Government Channel. Please note there will not be a live broadcast of the January 14th meeting.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 194 / Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events. The Grafton Community Television studios and offices are located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton.


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