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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Town Inks New Contract with Amherst Media

Amherst Media

The Town is pleased to announce that it recently signed a new ten-year contract with Amherst Media to continue to provide public, educational, and government (PEG) services to the Town and its residents.

Town Manager Paul Bockelman said, “This contract continues the strong 42-year relationship between the Town and Amherst Media and ensures that residents will continue to receive high quality programming from Amherst Media and access to its digital video production capabilities, among other services.”

The Town recognized that Amherst Media is an important forum for the community providing public access to governmental deliberations by broadcasting key meetings on public access television. Amherst Media also offers educational programs and provides access to the public to its production and broadcast facilities.

“After many hours of diligent negotiations, we have arrived at a contract that meets the needs of both Amherst Media and the Town and acknowledges the challenges we each face now and in the future,” said Select Board chair Douglas Slaughter. “The Select Board has been fully involved in the negotiation of this contract. And we think we have an agreement that will serve the Town well for the next decade.”

The Town thanks its partners at Amherst Media for their cooperation and constructive approach to negotiations. The Town’s negotiating team included Town Manager Paul Bockelman, Select Board members Doug Slaughter and Andy Steinberg, Comptroller Sonia Aldrich, and I.T. Director Sean Hannon.

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