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Media & Marketing
NEK-TV is public access television, aired on Comcast channels 15 and 17, broadcasting local sports, government and educational programs, as well as locally produced and statewide programs. They have been in business since 1993, and next year will mark their 20th anniversary. “We’re here to serve the public and let them exercise their views, talents, and skills,” says station manager Tod Pronto.Continue reading
NEK-TV is public access television, aired on Comcast channels 15 and 17, broadcasting local sports, government and educational programs, as well as locally produced and statewide programs. They have been in business since 1993, and next year will mark their 20th anniversary. “We’re here to serve the public and let them exercise their views, talents, and skills,” says station manager Tod Pronto. NEK-TV is free, or comes at a low cost with an inclusive, content neutral, first-served, free speech ideology. It provides a combination of television production equipment, training and airtime to enable members of the public, educational institutions, and governmental bodies to produce their own shows and televise them to a mass audience. Recently, NEK-TV upgraded its studio space with state of the art equipment and a new set, new lights, and new production equipment. It also features more local programming than ever before and is about to add even more. They recently
revamped their website, so check it out. “We’re here to serve the public,” says Tod. “Schedule a time to come learn how to work a video camera and learn how to edit your video on our professional editing programs. If you have an idea for us, let us know! Or volunteer your time. We’re always looking for more volunteers.” NEK-TV is in the Comcast building next to Cumberland Farms on East Main Street in Newport. The entrance is on the right hand side of the building.
561 East Main St., Newport, VT 05855 • (802) 334-0264
Eleven-year-old PC Med announces its newest technology venture, SitesR.us. SitesR.us is a full-service web design, web maintenance, and online marketing company. Their design team has a combination of over 15 years experience building and maintaining websites. When working with clients SitesR.us utilizes a unique three-phase design protocol. Beginning with an assessment of the client’s ideas, goals and overall business objectives, a detailed proposal is generated consisting of creative and effective ideas to help the client’s site strive in its industry.
Next a dedicated designer manifests all the ideas and intricate details regarding site ambiance and overall look and feel. SitesR.us designers are considered to be artists, making sure the client’s site possesses that WOW factor it needs in order to surpass the competition.
Finally, the talented and highly experienced team of developers brings the site to life. They start with what’s known as the “front end development” stage where design files are marked up before moving onto the functional and database development stage. This essential phase ends with a review by the Quality Assurance team.
PC Med continues handling sales and service for both residential and commercial customers. With their state-of-the-art computer repair facility, friendly service and knowledgeable staff, PC Med continues to bring in new customers every week. In addition to computer sales and repair services, PC Med also offers computer instructional services as well as small- to medium-size business networking. PC Med is the oldest established and locally owned technology company in the area with an excellent reputation for customer service and support.
41 Whispering Pines Rd., Newport, VT 05855 (802) 334-0101 • 1-877-258-1425
The Chronicle is the newspaper most people read in the Newport area. According to marketing results from the Downtown Newport Market Analysis, 43.08 percent of people read the Chronicle, 39.74 percent read the Newport Daily Express, and 25.75 percent read the Orleans County Record. Advertisers: this is where you want to be.
The Chronicle celebrated its 40th birthday on March 28, 2014. That’s 40 years of being your community newspaper. We are locally owned, locally produced and pride ourselves on making sure all points of view are represented.
Our veteran editorial staff takes a deeper, more comprehensive look at the issues affecting the Northeast Kingdom. We give you the stories you want to read about the accomplishments and struggles of your neighbors and friends.
In the past year, the Chronicle’s publisher and owner Chris Braithwaite was named to the New England Newspaper and Press Association Hall of Fame, and a story about the complicated court case stemming from the Sheffield murder of Mary Pat O’Hagan written by Bethany M. Dunbar was named best local story by a nondaily in Vermont for 2012 and 2013 by the Vermont Press Association. These awards join dozens on our shelves recognizing the Chronicle for outstanding columns, editorials, stories and photographs.
Our newspaper circulation is 7,200 papers sold each week. We all know of neighbors who share a paper between two households, so it’s clear to us that the newspaper studies that show about three people read each weekly newspaper are accurate if not low. So by advertising in the paper, you will reach at least 21,000 people who are each likely to spend 45 minutes with that edition.
Don’t advertise in print publications any more? You need to be right here on the Chronicle’s website. The free part of the site is updated three times a week and gets 8,000 unique visitors each month. Online subscribers come through the site as well. Don’t have a website? This business directory is an inexpensive way to get online for a year.
The Chronicle is put together for you every week with honesty, respect, fairness and a little good humor to keep you smiling. Thanks for letting us be your community newspaper for 40 years!
To read about the people who create the paper each week, please look at our page of staff bios.
The Chronicle office is at 133 Water Street in Barton, Vermont. The office is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on press day Wednesdays, and open Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (802) 525-3531 during these hours or e-mail us any time. If it’s about a news story, photo, letter to the editor, or press release, send an e-mail to email@example.com. If it’s about an advertisement or a listing for the calendar send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: (802) 525-3200. Mailing address: the Chronicle, P.O. Box 660, Barton, VT 05822. Or you can use the contact forms on this website. If you want to contact a staff member directly, many of the e-mail addresses are listed in the staff bio page.