Halifax: Cable negotiations coming to an end

Halifax is finally nearing the end of negotiations with Comcast for a cable agreement after over a yearlong process.

Richard Wright, the Cable Television Advisory Board Chair, said they are having an important meeting on February 19th. “We’re going to have our attorney Peter Epstein and Comcast representative Gerry Buckley,” Wright said, “At our meeting, we’re going to go over the final contract proposal and find out when we would be ready to sign the agreement.”

Wright added that once the agreement is signed, they could begin working out their deal with Carver. “The Selectmen will get together and iron out the by-laws,” he said, “And [they will] probably adopt pretty much what Carver has and just tweak it to suit Halifax also.”

Wright met with the Plympton Selectmen this past Monday. He and Selectman Mark Russo from Plympton are both thrilled that the town is exploring the idea of continuing their over 10-year cable partnership with Halifax. Russo said meeting with them was a “beautiful first step to show how it can work and how it can work well.”

About Samantha Tracey

Samantha Tracey graduated from Salem State University in 2013 with a degree in Journalism. She has been reporting on local issues in a variety of towns: Bridgewater, Abington, Carver, Weymouth, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Halifax, etc. She says growing up on the South Shore has made it interesting now to be covering news in such familiar places.