Berwick Community TV

Berwick Community TV Berwick's Local Public Access Station on Comcast Channel 22
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Mission Statement Berwick Community Television (BCTV) is a cable casting program, which is developed for the citizens of Berwick, Maine. BCTV would not have been possible without the citizens of Berwick, Maine and is created from the franchise fees that subscribed members of Comcast Cable pay monthly. BCTV will provide public, educational, and government (PEG) programs that are informative, educational, and community pride driven. Now, programs such as parades to town meetings will now be possible to be viewed from your home. It is the responsibility of the BCTV committee to ensure that citizens of Berwick are afforded quality and appropriate community television. In providing this service, the BCTV committee shall ensure that this channel is strictly for the citizens of Berwick; since it is paid by you.

Berwick Historical Society
01/23/2020

Berwick Historical Society

Early Settlers of Berwick, Maine – (Part 2)
The appearance of these English explorers was the first sign of a changing world. By then, France and England were looking to New England as a rich source of land, fish, timber, and animal furs. In 1629, England’s Council of Plymouth issued a grant of land to the London-based Laconia Company that extended from western New York to the coast of Maine. The Company hoped to colonize northern New England by first establishing year round trading posts and fishing operations on the region’s rivers. Two years later, the Laconia Company established three posts in Rye, Portsmouth, and on the Salmon Falls River, just below its junction with the Great Work’s River in South Berwick or Rollinsford, New Hampshire. The Newichawannock trading house did a brisk trade with the Indians of the Piscataqua River region, exchanging items such as liquor, blankets, hatchets, kettles, coats, shirts, and shoes for beaver pelts and furs and moose, bear, and otter skins. In addition, the English newcomers employed one hundred or more Wabanaki Indians who planted corn and established a vegetable garden on the grounds of the post.
(www.oldberwick.org)

Berwick Public Library
01/23/2020

Berwick Public Library

Save the date - Take Your Child to the Library Day is coming up on Saturday, February 1st! We'll have drop in crafts and activities happening (including a scavenger hunt), and visits from Belichick the reader dog and the Tri-Town Bookmobile.

01/23/2020
York County Government

York County Government

There will be a meeting of the York County Bicentennial Committee on Tuesday, January 28th at 3 pm in the County Commissioners meeting room located at the YC Government building. At 149 Jordan Springs Road, Alfred. This meeting is open and community members are encouraged to attend.

Berwick Historical Society
01/23/2020

Berwick Historical Society

Early Settlers of Berwick, Maine (Part 1)
Berwick Begins: 1631-1713
Old Berwick’s story began over 4,000 years ago as home to Native American fishermen and hunters. For millennia, Indians migrated during the spring from the interior of southern Maine to the Salmon Falls River.
Here, they established encampments adjacent to the river and today’s South Berwick’s Counting House, Quamphegan Falls, Rollinsford, and the Great Falls in Somersworth harvesting the salmon, shad, alewives, and eels that made their annual migratory runs up Maine’s coastal rivers. By the time English explorers such as Martin Pring (1602) and John Smith (1614) sailed along the coast of southern Maine, the Indians of Newichawannock and Quamphegan had established planting grounds of corn and beans along the Salmon Falls River.
(Courtesy Oldberwick.org)

Town of Berwick, Maine
01/23/2020

Town of Berwick, Maine

Republican Caucus information will be posted as soon as it is available.

BCTV, like other public access stations using Telvue, taps into their exchange site.  This is where stations can post th...
01/23/2020

BCTV, like other public access stations using Telvue, taps into their exchange site. This is where stations can post their videos to be used in broadcasts around the country. I checked today and our St. Andrew's Day Concert had quite a few hits.

01/22/2020
Berwick Fire Department

Very cool - thank you to all of our Firefighters for everything you do.

Throughout the month of January, Berwick firefighters have been completing their mandatory annual trainings. With the month coming to an end, tonight we had our annual SCBA refresher. We performed an in-depth classroom refresher on the parts of the SCBA and then went to the Hussey School to have a fun dodge ball game while breathing air. Below is a video of us playing dodgeball. This training not only allows us to practice using our SCBA, but it also allows us to get some practice in for the annual Dodgeball game against Berwick Police Department/Maine. We hope they are going to be ready this year because we are not going down without a fun fight!

01/21/2020

Senator Markey and Rep. Eshoo - Introduce Legislation to Protect Community Television

Washington (January 21, 2020) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced the Protecting Community Television Act, legislation to ensure that community television operations continue to receive the resources they need to educate and inform viewers in the cities and towns where they operate.

Currently, local governments are permitted to require as part of cable franchise agreements that cable companies meet demonstrated community needs by providing in-kind contributions that benefit schools, public safety buildings, and public, educational, and government (PEG) channels, also known as community television stations. However, in August, 2019, the FCC voted to permit cable companies to assign a value to these contributions and then subtract that amount from the franchise fees the cable operator pays the local community. As a result, local governments will have to decide between supporting PEG stations in cable franchise agreements and supporting other important services for critical community institutions like schools and libraries.

“In the current era of media globalization and consolidation, it is more important than ever that we stand up for the platforms that lift up small and local voices,” said Senator Markey. “Across the county, community television studios catalyze civic engagement and provide Americans with news and information they need. The need for media by communities for communities is only increasing. I’m proud to partner with Congresswoman Eshoo and so many of my colleagues in the Senate on this important legislation.”

“Community television is a critical part of our society, giving a voice to nonprofits, artists, and other community members who otherwise struggle to be heard,” said Rep. Eshoo. “The FCC’s attempt to gut these important voices is shameful, and I’m proud to introduce legislation with Senator Markey that will protect community television and ensure local voices can be heard.”

The Protecting Community Television Act clarifies that the franchise fees that cable companies provide local governments only include monetary assessments, not in-kind contributions. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Marie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have co-sponsored the new legislation.

Endorsers of the legislation include National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, United States Conference of Mayors, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Alliance for Community Media, MassAccess, TeleCommUnity, and Texas Municipal League.

Check out Berwick Public Library Speaker, Brendan Dubois - BPL Release:  DuBois has published more than 20 novels and 15...
01/18/2020
01-14-2020 BPL Brendan DuBois

Check out Berwick Public Library Speaker, Brendan Dubois - BPL Release: DuBois has published more than 20 novels and 150 short stories. In 2019, he collaborated on two books with James Patterson: The First Lady and The Cornwalls Are Gone. He is currently working with Patterson on another novel, and he is working on a new Lewis Cole mystery novel and a number of short stories.
Recorded & edited by Ralph Morang.

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MSAD 60 Board meeting held 1/16/2020 is ready to view.  Agenda is at the beginning of the video.  NHS Student Kelton Smi...
01/18/2020
MSAD 60 BOARD MEETING 2020-01-16

MSAD 60 Board meeting held 1/16/2020 is ready to view. Agenda is at the beginning of the video. NHS Student Kelton Smith presentation starts at 4:55 / Amy Chasse (Auditor) report starts at 16:47 / Jennifer England presentation begins at 37:12. Board member Rebecca Beal asks about Book Bags at 1:21:30 and she asks about September vote at 1:25:38.

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Stay tuned for the MSAD 60 School Board meeting held last night. NHS Student, Kelton Smith presented a PowerPoint and pe...
01/17/2020

Stay tuned for the MSAD 60 School Board meeting held last night. NHS Student, Kelton Smith presented a PowerPoint and petitioned the Board for longer lunch periods. Jennifer England gave her presentation on Multiple Pathways, and Amy Chasse presented the findings of the most recent audit. The Board voted on Board Policies for Tobacco products, Student Fundraising, and Bullying.

York County Government
01/17/2020

York County Government

York County held their annual "Employee Years of Service" Recognition Program at last night's Commissioners Meeting. The following employees were recognized:
30 Years -
Tracy Demers - DA's Office
David Chauvette - YCSO
Susan Seaman - YCSO
25 Years -
Stephanie Lekakos - Probate
20 Years -
Steven Thistlewood - YCSO
Mathieu Nadeau - YCSO
Diana Plante - Deeds Office
Keith Merrifield - YCSO
15 Years -
Julia Edmonson - YCSO
Jason Bailey - YCSO
David Desjardins - YCSO
10 Years -
Vicki Ridlon - Finance
Emily Enger - Deeds Office
Todd Charles - Information Technology
John Willey - YCSO
David Francoeur - EMA

On Monday, January 20th, BCTV will be showing a special documentary film on Martin Luther King Jr.  This show was produc...
01/17/2020

On Monday, January 20th, BCTV will be showing a special documentary film on Martin Luther King Jr. This show was produced by Democracy Now and has some wonderful footage.
Show times will be at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. You can watch on Comcast Channel 22 here in Berwick or streaming on our webpage at www.berwickmaine.org.

01/16/2020
Berwick Historical Society

Berwick Historical Society

January 16, 1919 -- This date in U.S. history . . . Under the 18th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquor for beverage purposes " was prohibited. It was ratified, and lasted until December 1933 when it was repealed.

What would you like to know about Great Falls Construction Company?  On Friday, January 24th, BCTV will be visiting Grea...
01/16/2020

What would you like to know about Great Falls Construction Company?
On Friday, January 24th, BCTV will be visiting Great Falls Construction Co. in Gorham. We will tour several of their completed projects, interview one of their business owners and one of their rental tenants, and we hope to speak with the Gorham Town Planner, Town Manager, and perhaps Code Officer.
To that end, we want to hear from you - our viewers. Send us the questions you would like us to ask. We may not use every question sent, but this will help us get a better idea of where we need to focus our attention.
Below are a few photos sent to us by GFC Co. of completed projects.
If you prefer, you may email your questions to [email protected].

01/16/2020
01/16/2020
York County Government

York County Government

YC Maine Bicentennial Committee Update: The committee met against yesterday afternoon and ideas for participating in the Maine 200 year Celebration are beginning to take shape. A committee is working on a float design for the Maine State Parade, a fun York County Passport program is in the works and a lecture series highlighting significant York County milestones in Maine is being planned. Community involvement is encouraged, all meetings are open to the public. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 3 pm at the York County Government building located at 149 Jordan Springs Road in Alfred.

01/14/2020

Busy night for BCTV. Bobbi Jo is covering the Board of Selectmen meeting airing on Channel 95. Ralph is recording Brendan Dubois at the library and I will be at the HS recording the 8th Grade concert.

Humble Bee Flowers
01/11/2020

Humble Bee Flowers

January anemone in bloom at Blue Bell Greenhouse in Lee, NH. Experience the magic for yourself at this Sunday's Berwick Winter Farmer's Market, where I'll have a limited supply of these precious beauties and their fragrant growing companions freesia and stock.

01/11/2020
Town Of Berwick Maine Recreation

Town Of Berwick Maine Recreation

The Annual Lord's & Ladies Valentine Dance & Social is Saturday, Feb. 8 at Noble Middle School. This fun and memorable event is for ladies in grades K-6th and their guy (dad, uncle, grandfather, etc...) The evening includes photo, dinner & dessert, craft, dancing and FUN. Cost is $30/couple and $8.00 for additional ladies. 4:30-7:30. Registration is available online at berwickrec.com or at Town Hall. Email [email protected] or call (207) 698-1101#117

01/11/2020
Envision Berwick

Envision Berwick

What does rural character mean to you?

01/09/2020

It is with regret that BCTV will no longer provide Berwick United Methodist Church Services. If you or anyone you know, might be interested in recording their services, editing them, and delivering to BCTV, please contact Rev. Sharon Miesel at [email protected].

Noble Middle School (6th, 7th, & 8th Gr) Chorus Concert Held December 10th is up OnDemand.  Recorded by Ralph Morang and...
01/04/2020
Noble Middle School Chorus Concert

Noble Middle School (6th, 7th, & 8th Gr) Chorus Concert Held December 10th is up OnDemand. Recorded by Ralph Morang and Terri Wright.

01/03/2020
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MSAD 60 Board meeting held last night is ready to view OnDemand.

My family moved to Berwick in the late 1950's.
01/02/2020

My family moved to Berwick in the late 1950's.

Total population by decade:

1950 - 2,166
1960 - 2,738
1970 - 3,136
1980 - 4,149
1990 - 5,995
2000 - 6,353
2010 - 7,246
2020 - 7,900 (projected population, Census is underway now)

Welcome to Berwick, ME
12/31/2019
Welcome to Berwick, ME

Welcome to Berwick, ME

2020 Dog Licenses will be available at the Town Hall beginning October 15, 2019 Dog License Fees 6.00 per year for spayed neutered dogs 11.

12/31/2019
Berwick Public Library

Berwick Public Library

We had originally planned to be open a few hours today, but the weather is not cooperating, so the library will be CLOSED today. We will see you in the new year - we will be open again on Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

In the meantime, if you are looking for something to read, be sure to visit the digital library - just download the Cloud Library app and use your library card to borrow e-books and audiobooks. Learn more at https://www.maineinfonet.org/download/downloadlibrary/

12/31/2019
12/31/2019
York County Government

York County Government

Due to inclement weather all York County offices will have a delayed opening. All county administrative offices will open at 11 a.m. Non-essential personnel will report at that time.

12/30/2019

Due to weather, Berwick Town Offices closed at 3pm today.

12/30/2019
York County Government

York County Government

Due to inclement weather all County offices will be closing at 1 p.m. today for all non-essential personnel.

The Berwick Historical Society along with the North Berwick Historical Society & the Old Berwick Historical Society host...
12/28/2019
A St. Andrews Day Scottish Concert 2019-11-30

The Berwick Historical Society along with the North Berwick Historical Society & the Old Berwick Historical Society hosted a wonderful concert at the First Federated Church in So. Berwick. Listen to the beautiful sounds of Harpist Domonique Dodge, toe taping sound of Ben & Elizabeth Anderson and marching music of Usa Beckford.

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11 Sullivan St.
Berwick, ME
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Monday 08:30 - 11:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 11:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 11:00
Thursday 08:30 - 11:00
Friday 08:30 - 11:00

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Mission Statement Berwick Community Television (BCTV) is a cable casting program, which is developed for the citizens of Berwick, Maine. BCTV would not have been possible without the citizens of Berwick, Maine and is created from the franchise fees that subscribed members of Comcast Cable pay monthly. BCTV will provide public, educational, and government (PEG) programs that are informative, educational, and community pride driven. Programs such as parades town meetings and school events can now be viewed from channel 22 or streaming on our Berwick webpage. It is the responsibility of the BCTV committee to ensure that citizens of Berwick are afforded quality and appropriate community television. In providing this service, the BCTV committee shall ensure that this channel is strictly for the citizens of Berwick; since it is paid by you.

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In under 10 minutes, we will be live for another episode of the Early Late Night Live Show! With special guest: Brenden Nault. Be sure to come by and say hi.
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