November 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters,

2017 proved to be a challenging year for PCTV in terms of premises. For nearly 20 years, the studio has operated out of Jackson Street Ally. The outfitting of the studio was initially funded through grants from the cable companies when the original contracts were signed. Over those years, several improvements had been made with respect to technology upgrades and new equipment. Last year we were excited about the launch of the new website.

This past year, however, damage from rain to the HVAC system which caused severe water and mold damage prevented use of the studio over several months. Operating piecemeal proved difficult for our studio and operations team, forcing them to work out of a variety of temporary quarters. We were grateful when the Pleasantville High School allowed use of its TV studio until a more permanent solution could be found. With the help and support of our Village Board of Trustees, we will soon be moving to new premises. It is an exciting opportunity for us and we will be sure to keep you posted on our progress. Watch for our Grand Opening invitation!

It is this kind of community support between the Village and our School District that has afforded PCTV the help needed to continue its operations. Joining forces in this capacity is a testament to our community spirit.

We have much to look forward to in 2018 with not only new premises but also our spring Gala honoring one of PCTV’s own producers and author, Ben Cheever. Please mark your calendars for our 2018 Gala fundraiser for April 21st. We will be sending out details over the next several months.

We very much appreciate your dedication in supporting PCTV and look forward to continuing enhancing and improving public access in the coming years.

Enjoy this holiday season with your  family and friends. Please consider PCTV in your giving plans in helping our move and setup in our new premises.

Many thanks for all your support over these years!

 

Juliette Saisselin, Chair

Board of Directors: Nick Antonaccio, Ernie Csak, Jonathan Cunningham, Bernard Gordon, Mayor Peter Scherer – Village Liason