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Milford TV Opens its Doors, Attracts a Big Crowd

The grand opening of Milford TV on Saturday drew several hundred people to the new community access studio on South Main Street.

Several hundred people walked through the new Milford TV studio on Saturday, viewing its editing rooms, the control room, and stepping in front of the "Green Screen" to see how they looked on TV.

The grand opening celebration included music from the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra strings trio, a large gallery of local art by artists associated with The Blackstone Valley Art Asscociation, and photography by Harry Platcow and Jim Calarese.

The television studio is a non-profit that will present both community and educational programs to viewers in several towns, including Mendon, Milford, Hopedale and Bellingham. (On Comcast, Channels 8 and 11; on Verizon, Channels 40 and 38.)

Financing for the enterprise comes from fees on cable bills, which are paid by customers. Both Verizon and Comcast are paying 4 percent of their gross annual revenue for the programming.

The programming includes cablecast of school athletics, major games, government meetings, video on demand and a weekly news program.

For more information, see the Milford TV website.

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