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The board of directors of CCTV, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Tamarah Green. The Newton native will serve as the station’s new executive director. Tamarah has taught video and film production at the N.E. Institute of Art in Brookline since 2005, and served as the Communications Manager for a private school in Dedham last year. She held the position of executive director at the Watertown Cable Access Corporation for five years until 2012. Coverage in Watertown focused on municipal meetings, sports, arts, and public interest. Green previously supervised a local TV production staff for Comcast in Hudson. She gained expertise in public television through the founding and running of cable operations in Wellesley for 16 years, beginning in 1990. Green obtained her undergraduate degree from UMass/Amherst.
“I remember coming here as a young girl to the North Bridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and especially Orchard House,” said Green, “The area is so rich in history and culture that when I heard about the opening, I jumped at the opportunity. One of the most exciting aspects about the job here is the new studio being built as part of the new high school project. There aren’t many people who get to help design a new facility.” Green commented on the excellent skills, knowledge, and willingness to share information of the existing staff, all of whom reside in the community served by the CCTV station.
Be sure to come by the station to welcome Tamarah to CCTV!
by Janet Hentschel
Carlisle resident Anne Marie Brako aims to breathe new life into a chronicle of historic properties in town. She described her project to the Historical Commission on January 14.
In the 1930s, Martha Fifield Wilkins wrote Old Houses and Families of Carlisle, a multi-tome research project featuring 65 historical houses in Carlisle. Written in longhand, the library owns the originals and copies. Going online to the Internet Archive (www.gleasonlibrary.org/
Brako intends to use a video format to explore how these properties have evolved since 1940, and to update the family history of the people living in these houses. This would include video shots both inside and outside the property, commentary from homeowners, local residents and professionals such as architects. In addition, she intends to include talking points such as showcasing objects that belonged to the house.
Brako hopes to air the video on CCTV where it would be available to view online, and donate the footage and text to the town. She is asking the Selectmen and various town committees to support this project in advance in the hope that with “official” town approval, homeowners of historic houses would be more likely to open their doors to Brako and her project.
The commission voted to support Brako’s project and Chair Nathan Brown will write a letter of support.
Lindsay Alaimo, Executive Director of CCTV, Inc. for the past two and a half years has announced that she will be leaving CCTV to take a position with Apple in corporate training mid-January. Her final day at CCTV will be next Thursday, January 16.
The board of CCTV congratulates Lindsay on this exciting career change and wishes her all the best. We encourage everybody in the CCTV community to come out to say farewell to Lindsay at the Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for the evening of her last workday.
Please join us at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Umbrella dance studio. As usual, we will have a social hour following the business meeting, and this year we will kick it up a notch by wishing Lindsay well and celebrating her five years of service at CCTV.