HARTFORD – The Board of Selectmen voted this week to investigate the possibility of having Time Warner or Oxford Networks provide cable TV service to the town.

The decision was made after residents of Beach Way told them that since the changeover from analog to digital broadcasting, they cannot get local TV signals with either inside or outside antennas.

Diane Clairmont, one of six residents from Beach Way at the meeting, said representatives from Dish Network and DirecTV told her they cannot get a signal for local TV stations to her house because of large pine trees across the road. The companies provide digital satellite programming.

Time Warner said it couldn’t provide service to them because the homes are in Hartford and it doesn’t have a contract with the town, Clairmont said.

In other business, the board voted to write a letter to Tom Ward, superintendent of Regional School Unit 10, asking that the district send the town the interest earned on its money left from the regional school consolidation, but leave the principal in the school unit account. Ward had told the three towns they had a choice of taking all of the money or leaving it in the RSU account to put toward school costs over the next three years. The first year has already been taken out.


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