Pembroke: PACTV moving in

Pembroke Selectmen decided the non-profit PACTV of Plymouth would take over public cable access in that town as of June 15. In two meetings in the Pembroke library over the last two weeks, that decision has brought protest from some Pembroke residents.

The third meeting occurred Thursday night. The protest has seemingly ceased. No one attended except representatives of the studio.

PACTV has begun cablecasting selectmen meetings and has started a series on the town’s 300th celebrations that will run through the summer.

In addition to the Selectmen’s meeting, PACTV plans to cablecast other government meetings as it does in Plymouth, Kingston and Duxbury.

“We’ve just started working with the schools,” Donna Rodriguez, PACTV’s outreach Coodinator, said. “We’ve had our initial meeting with the superintendent and the principal of the high school to talk about bringing services to the school this year. We’re going to be hiring a 20-hour employee this summer who is going to be working specifically with the Pembroke schools to build programming there.”

Pembroke residents trained on the old system can access equipment moved over the weekend into the library.

Anyone interested in learning videography or creating their own programs should contact PACTV at or visit the studio at 4 Collins Road in the Plymouth Industrial Park.

Donna Rodriquez stands in the control room of one of PACTV's studios.

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.