Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Mayoral Race is heating up.

Greenfield holds an election for Mayor on Tuesday June 9th, and Local Bias has been fortunate to have candidates Al Siano and Bill Martin each appear and give our viewers some insight into who they are. I personally came away from each interview feeling that Greenfield will be well served by having either man in office.
Greenfield has been a town divided on some core issues. I have no doubt that we all want what is best for our fair town, and for future residents. We have been handed a legacy by those who came before us, and I hope that those in positions of influence and power act responsibly towards future generations. Taking the time to engage political adversaries in open dialogue can be a win-win for all of us. I encourage all members of the public to communicate with your own precinct counselors and let them hear your concerns, and demonstrate to them that you are engaged and informed. Too often, public officials become surrounded by acolytes and sycophants, and lose touch with segments of their constituency that have a lot to offer.
We have an obligation as citizens to hold ourselves to account as well as those who serve us. Please vote on June 9th 2009, and please remain involved after you vote.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Video on Demand

Local Bias has recently become available at The timing of video on demand should serve the voters of Greenfield well, as coverage of the mayoral race is available to anyone with an internet connection.
Local Bias also had the honor of having Governor Deval Patrick as guest. I personally found the Governor to be gracious and accessible. We discussed the challenges he is confronting as well as the opportunities he has in moving Massachusetts forward.
While it was certainly a pleasure to interview Governor Patrick; Local Bias is a program which tends to focus on the personalities we find in our own backyard. With the mayoral race heating up, I interviewed candidate Al Siano on April 30th, and will interview candidate Bill Martin on May 14th. Each of these shows will be available to the public on, as well as being shown on GCTV channel 15. My understanding after speaking with Station Manager Scott MacPherson is that only one program at a time of Local Bias will be available on Video on Demand and the possibility exists to have a few archival shows available once the service has been up and running for a while.
Anyone who is interested in obtaining their own DVD copy of any particular episode is encouraged to write me at