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Apr 22 2016 - 2:53pm

Why? If you are interested in the ramifications of Kinder Morgan's recent announcement that they will stop working on their proposed natural gas pipeline, you don't want to miss the discussion that members of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) had on Thursday night.  Local officials spoke about what the company's press release means for area towns and expressed concern that the pipeline proposal is likely to come back.  One interesting point that came up during their conversation was the fact that the last published configuration had the route going through Greenfield!  Watch for yourself and stay informed.

Apr 15 2016 - 2:36pm

As we write this, there are 2 DJs recording a new show for WMCB 107.9-lp FM in our pre-recording studio, 1 DJ finishing up her live show, and another DJ waiting to upload her show so that it can air tonight after we close.  We also have 2 women editing their projects for GCTV on our downstairs computers.  The whole week has been like this and it actually began over the weekend, when we filmed Senate President Stan Rosenberg's 2016 Municipal Conference while 3 producers were using some of our equipment to film their own programs.

As that equipment was being returned on Monday, it had to be prepped so we could check it out to 2 more people and get ready to film the Greenfield Human Rights Commission Meeting that night.  On Wednesday, our staff recorded both the Greenfield School Committee Meeting and the Greenfield Town Council Ways & Means Committee Meeting and, yesterday, we had DJs in and out all day, as well as 2 more producers working at our computers and editing their TV shows.  Our staff also put a lot of time in on news stories this week:  interviewing The Salasin Center's guest speaker and the Stoneleigh-Burnham student who won an international art competition, filming both the senior center rally & child abuse flag raising ceremony on the town common, and producing new episodes of From the Mayor's Office and Mayor's Memo.  With all of this activity going on, make sure you are checking our homepage, and watching Cable Channel 15, often for new content.

Apr 8 2016 - 2:41pm

Our staff was saddened this week to hear of the passing of someone who was no stranger to our studio, former Greenfield Town Councilor Jim Hutchinson.  Though he'd been off the council for a long time, Jim could be counted on to show up for every meeting, frequently with public comment to share.  He always had a nice word for our staff, especially our new media producer who ran into him all over downtown and with whom he shared a love of Federal Street Books.  It was easy to tell that Jim was passionate about Greenfield, and what could be done to improve it, and we appreciated reading Chris Collins' words about him in today's newspaper.  Jim will be fondly remembered around here and we hope that he is able to rest in peace.

Apr 1 2016 - 3:36pm

Once again, as you've, hopefully, seen on our homepage, our New Media Producer put together some great short videos celebrating Women's History Month.  This year's series focused on women in politics, featuring some of the women on Greenfield's town council.  If you haven't checked the videos out, click here.

Though March is over, the councilors gave us so much terrific material that there was no way to include it all in their individual pieces.  So, for your viewing pleasure, we present "Women in Politics Outtakes":

Mar 25 2016 - 1:06pm

Thank you to everyone who helped the Greenfield High School Music Parents Association (GHSMPA) raise $4,110 last night, during their annual telethon!  GHS band and chorus students, under the direction of conductor Maria Scotera, really appreciate what these funds are used for: uniform cleaning, transportation to performances, instrument repair, and much more.  Before the festivities got underway this year, we took a few "behind-the-scenes" pictures to share with you:

As usual, some band parents showed up hours ahead of time to set up.  We especially liked the use of music stands as door stops!












It's worth noting that only so much stuff can fit in our elevator at one time.

The interview set with microphones ready and waiting for hostess Angela Mass and her special guests:

T-32 minutes and counting until we start!

Thanks again, everyone!

Mar 18 2016 - 1:57pm

To prepare for this year's Full Disclosure Festival, Eggtooth Productions Artistic Director Linda McInerney has been setting up blind dates between interesting people and local playwrights.  Each pair meets for drinks around the corner from our studio, at Seymour, and has a conversation which the writer then uses as inspiration to create a play that will be performed in town on June 10th & 11th.  After the sucess of using us as a venue last year for Interview, Ms. McInerney invited our cameras to film the entire process from start to finish.  On Tuesday, GCTV Staffer Elijah Rottenberg took these pictures during the first day of meet and greets:

Mar 11 2016 - 2:51pm

In May, we'll be saying goodbye to Storytime with Tom & Kat.  After four and a half years of producing this children's show, Tom LaChance would like to turn his editing hands to something else.  In addition to the puppets he created for Storytime, Tom has a passion for public domain movies.  His new show, 29 Minute Movies, which will premiere next month, will take full length features and cut them down to their bare essentials, while keeping their storylines intact.  In our modern, fast-paced world, Tom hopes that this will enable more people to appreciate old films and 1955's The Fast and the Furious will be the first to undergo his process.  Keep an eye out for it on Cable Channel 15, and here on our website, and enjoy!

Mar 4 2016 - 2:41pm

Let’s say that you are an individual or group in the process of applying for a grant and halfway through filling out your application you see something on the form that stops you cold. They’re asking for a video showing off what you do or demonstrating why you need their money. Oh no! What do you do now? It’s easy, just give us a call! We can teach you how to record the footage you need, loan you the equipment to do just that, guide you through the editing process on our powerful computers, and help you get your completed video where it needs to go. Even better, it’s all FREE!

By taking advantage of the services we offer, you’ll be joining the ranks of organizations like the Greenfield Recreation Department, Greening Greenfield, and Piti Theatre Company. In addition, proponents of a Greenfield Cultural District and a Greenfield Skate Park have used us to submit application videos in the last two weeks. Even if you aren’t applying for a grant, having a video can be useful. When she was just starting Sy’s Fund, we taught Lorraine Kerz how to create a program to explain her organization to potential donors. So, you see, there’s really no reason for you to wait any longer. Contact us right away to see what we can do for you!

Feb 26 2016 - 8:59am

Participating in the democratic process is very important; if you don't vote, you don't get a say in how our government works.  In addition, if you don't take the time to cast your ballot, you don't really have a right to complain if you disagree with the way elected officials are doing their jobs.

Participating in the democratic process is also easy! On Tuesday, Greenfield's polling location at the new high school will be open from 7AM to 8PM and voting should only take you about 10 minutes from start to finish.  You don't even need to be registered as a member of 1 of the 4 parties holding primaries in order to vote.  If your official voter registration is unenrolled, also known as Independent, you can simply choose which party's ballot you would like when you check in.  If you need more information about who's running, casting an absentee ballot, or how to get a ride to the polls, click here.

One final note, voting in the Presidential Primary on March 1st will have more of an impact than you might think.  In addition to helping narrow down the candidates for our country's top office, you will be electing local residents to serve on each party's town and state committee.  This is your only chance to pick the people who will do much of the organizing work, like scheduling candidate debates, for each party over the next 4 years.

 

Feb 19 2016 - 1:57pm

That’s right! Popular local DJ Bobby C will be joining the lineup on WMCB-lp 107.9FM beginning Monday, February 22nd, at 7PM. Bobby approached us a while ago, about getting a local sports show on the radio, because he really wants to highlight all the great things that area high school atheletes are doing and because he saw a niche that needed to be filled. During his hour-long program, he’ll give you the scores and stats, introduce you to players and coaches, and probably play some fun music, so be sure to tune in or listen live on www.wmcb.net.

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