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Community must keep public access programming healthy

Amid changing circumstances, BCTV wants its viewers to participate in community life — wherever, however, and whenever they want. But that continued coverage will require less reliance on cable subsidies and more support from towns and individual donors.

BRATTLEBORO—Last year, Brattleboro Community Television went before selectboards in our service area for the first time to request funding to support video coverage of municipal meetings and Representative Town Meeting.

The request was initiated in response to a proposed change by the Federal Communications Commission to the Cable Act, which established cable-subscriber fees as the primary source of support for public access television in 1984.... Continue reading story


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TODAY’S FEATURE/VOICES

Community must keep public access programming healthy

Amid changing circumstances, BCTV wants its viewers to participate in community life — wherever, however, and whenever they want. But that continued coverage will require less reliance on cable subsidies and more support from towns and individual donors.

BRATTLEBORO—Last year, Brattleboro Community Television went before selectboards in our service area for the first time to request funding to support video coverage of municipal meetings and Representative Town Meeting.

The request was initiated in response to a proposed change by the Federal Communications Commission to the Cable Act, which established cable-subscriber fees as the primary source of support for public access television in 1984.... Continue reading story

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VOICES

BRATTLEBORO

Welch: Please help with Retreat

LETTERS FROM READERS by Susan Avery

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat needs major overhaul if it is to be saved

LETTERS FROM READERS by Eileen J. Glover R.N.

BRATTLEBORO

Retreat LGBT+ unit shutdown increases risks for vulnerable patients

LETTERS FROM READERS by Rheba Reynolds

GREENFIELD, MASS.

Community must take control of solving the Retreat’s crisis

LETTERS FROM READERS by Peter LoIacono

VIEWPOINT • ‘I came to oppose the Wootton challenge’: A Marlboro College alum first saw the Marlboro/Emerson proposal as a potential gift, a bribe, or a theft. He has come to see it as a positive way forward for the college on the hill.

VIEWPOINT • Community must keep public access programming healthy: Amid changing circumstances, BCTV wants its viewers to participate in community life — wherever, however, and whenever they want. But that continued coverage will require less reliance on cable subsidies and more support from towns and individual donors.

VIEWPOINT • Amid a changing climate, vulnerability can draw us closer: We accept that we can no longer change our situation sufficiently to avoid collapse, but must learn, instead, to live with the change that is inexorably occurring if we are to survive at all

LETTERS FROM READERS • Drug laws shouldn’t stop at treatment

LETTERS FROM READERS • Vote out the people who have no respect for your pocketbook

LETTERS FROM READERS • Bombing and war devastate the environment and exacerbate the climate crisis

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ARTS

• Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio will visit Stage 33 Live

• Brattleboro Concert Choir to explore ‘Songs of Redemption’

• NEYT seeks young actors for ‘Frozen Jr.’

• Sarasa Ensemble explores the viola at BMC

• Brattleboro Words Book Project announces raffle winners

• ‘Local Music & Food’ series continues at Next Stage with M.O.D.

• Celebration Brass Band, VT Shakedown team up for Stone Church show

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