The Second Annual Haverhill Rotary Rubber Duck Regatta went off without a hitch on Saturday, as 15,000 rubber duckies took the plunge from Haverhill's Basiliere Bridge, into the Merrimack River below. Lifelong Haverhill resident and NECN Meteorologist Matt Noyes was there to release the ducks, and one lucky participant walked away with a new car! Best of all, the money raised from the event by the Haverhill Rotary goes to approximately 40 local charities in the Merrimack Valley. To learn more about the Haverhill Rotary, click here.
This was also an opportunity for NECN to work hand-in-hand with Comcast's local, community television. The video shown here, of the ducks and their swim, is just a small piece of the fantastic work shot and edited by Matt Belfiore and crew from Haverhill Community Television. HCTV is just one of the many vital Community TV programs that enrich New England cities and towns, and the two-camera crew in Haverhill provided perspective of this charity fundraiser that we wouldn't have otherwise. Special thanks to Mr. Belfiore and crew - to learn more about Haverhill Community Television, click here.
More about Community (Public Access) Programming:
Public access exists due to an agreement between Comcast and the communities it serves. Public access programming is community programming on cable TV. It gives you the opportunity to write, produce, direct, and perform in your own programs. People who normally are not allowed easy access to the mass media find a powerful resource for local expression through public access. A majority of public access programs are produced locally by non-professionals.
Unlike broadcast television, the content of your show is controlled by you. It is only limited by the rules and regulations of public access and certain FCC rules, and it must be non-profit.
Public access is a free service provided by Comcast.