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Markey awarded Legislator of the Year by Mass Access

Malden, MA – 1/28/11 — In a ceremony in his hometown of Malden, Massachusetts, and in the community center named after his parents, Congressman Edward J. Markey was named “Legislator of the Year” by MassAccess, the state chapter of Alliance for Community Media, for his long-time support of the uniquely hyper-local medium of Public, Educational & Government Access Television in the Commonwealth and across the country.

“For 35 years, Ed Markey has supported the idea and ideals of community TV, and recently renewed his efforts by strongly endorsing the “Community Access Preservation Act”, said Robert S. Kelly, Chair of MassAccess and the Executive Director of NewTV, “and today we wanted to show our collective appreciation of his words and deeds.”

The ceremony was part of the MassAccess Annual Meeting held in the auditorium of the John & Christina Markey Community Center, and covered by Malden Access TV. The event will be cablecast on community TV channels in Massachusetts, across the country, on the MassAccess website and on YouTube.

In accepting the award, Markey said, “We must continue to support, and to fight for the spread of local Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access TV channels. PEG channels are the place where local citizens go to see and hear what is happening in their own community, and respond with their own voices to the needs of their cities and towns. I am honored to receive this award from MassAccess and I look forward to working with them to promote and preserve PEG access channels in the Commonwealth and across the country.”

In his speech, Congressman Markey reminded the audience that “you can’t beg for freedom you have to take it, fight for it”, just as he vowed to fight hard to get the Community Access Preservation Act passed this year.

Mass Access is a volunteer non-profit group comprised of over 180 community media centers in Massachusetts and is part of the Alliance for Community Media (http://www.alliancecm.org). Mass Access holds educational conferences and technical seminars for community TV staff, board, and volunteers, and the general public. Mass Access has also been involved in setting up a statewide program distribution network to better serve communication needs of state agencies, elected officials, and non-profits. To see a video, go to: http://www.youtube.com/ACMNational.

Cancellation Notices for Thursday, February 3rd

Foxborough Public Schools
TWO HOUR DELAY

Foxborough Regional Charter School
TWO HOUR DELAY

Academy at Foxboro
TWO HOUR DELAY

Trash Collection
DELAYED ONE DAY FOR REMAINDER OF WEEK

For more storm related notices and information, watch Comcast 22 / Verizon 38

Cancellation Notices for Wednesday, February 2nd

Recreation Department
NO JR. BASKETBALL TONIGHT

Friends of the Boyden Library
MEETING CANCELED

Wrestling vs. North Attleboro
GAME RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, 6PM

Foxborough Senior Center
ALL ACTIVITIES CANCELED

Foxborough Public Schools
CLOSED WEDNESDAY

Foxboro Regional Charter School
CLOSED WEDNESDAY

Foxborough YMCA
DELAYED OPEN, BRANCH WILL OPEN AT 7AM
REGISTERED CLASSES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL 2:00PM

Trash Collection
NO TRASH PICKUP WEDNESDAY, TRASH PICKUP WILL BE DELAYED ONE DAY FOR REMAINDER OF WEEK

CONFIRMED OPENINGS

Boyden Library
OPEN – NORMAL SCHEDULE 10am-8pm

Foxboro Cable Access
OPEN – NORMAL SCHEDULE 9:30-7pm

Foxborough Town Hall
OPEN – NORMAL SCHEDULE

Cancellation Notices for Tuesday February 1st

Foxboro Trash Pickup
NO TRASH PICKUP WEDNESDAY, Trash pickup will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week

Foxboro Public Schools
NO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Foxboro Regional Charter School
2HR EARLY RELEASE

Senior Center
ALL ACTIVITIES CANCELED

St. Mary’s
NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES THIS EVENING

Superintendent Search Committee
MEETING CANCELED

Southeastern Regional School Committee
MEETING CANCELED

Board of Assessors
MEETING CANCELED

Adult Education
NO CLASSES

Foxborough Girls Basketball (Home Game)
STOUGHTON GAME HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY
Freshman 10am
J.V. 11:30am
Varsity 1pm

Foxborough Boys Basketball (Away Game)
STOUGHTON GAME HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY
Freshman 10am
J.V. 11:30am
Varsity 1pm

Valentine Tea Party

Community Announcement:

Who: For all girls in Grades 1-5

When: Saturday February 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00

Join Beth Bayuk and the Foxboro Recreation Department at CRRA for a Victorian Valentine’s Day Tea Party and Craft! You will be treated to a true Tea Party, fit for a young lady, and served tea and lemonade, heart shaped finger sandwiches, , cookies, and petit cakes, followed by a reading of a beautiful Valentine’s story. Each participant will then create several old fashioned Valentine cards, and finally, makes an assortment of Valentine chocolates to be shared

Foxboro Recreation Department
40 South St.
Foxboro, Ma.02035
Phone (508 ) 543 7255
Fax (508) 543 1245
Web site www.foxboroughma.gov