Plympton: Potential cable partnership with Halifax and Carver

Plympton is exploring cable partnership opportunities with Halifax and Carver.

Richard Wright, Chair of the Halifax Cable Television Advisory Board, and Richard Goulart, Executive Director at Carver Community Access Television, discussed studio options with the Plympton Board of Selectmen.

Halifax and Carver have been working towards a partnership for several months now.

Plympton Selectman Mark Russo was thrilled with the outcome. “We garnered a lot of information,” he said, “I think the Plympton Board of Selectmen are interested and are seeing the merits of this and I think we’ll be able to just keep moving forward quickly on this.”

Russo talked about some of Plympton’s next steps. “I think the first next step is to show up at the Halifax Advisory Board’s meeting on Wednesday night,” he said, “I think another next step  may be to start contact with an attorney to help us in our negotiations with Comcast…that may get [them] moving a little bit.”

Wright acknowledged the help and guidance they have had from their attorney, Peter Epstein. He said they are meeting with him again in February to go over the final agreement that Comcast has offered them. They will then bring it before the Board of Selectmen for them to decide.

Russo feels having an overall vision and framework already in place will help make their negotiations with Comcast move forward.

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.