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Hearing held to improve Holyoke's public access TV

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Mayor Alex Morse wants to give the people of Holyoke better public access television.

The city's current 10-year contract with Comcast will expire in October.

On Wednesday, residents had a chance to give their thoughts about public access TV at a hearing at the Holyoke Senior Center on Pine Street.

"Some of the key things we're looking for in this new contract is: No. 1, a public access channel; No. 2, a community media station downtown funded by Comcast. Also, I want to look into exploring a senior citizen discount," said Morse.

Currently, the city gets 1.5 percent of gross annual revenues to pay for public access TV, and the city wants to negotiate 5 percent in its new contract.

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