WVEC – Connecticut’s Public Broadcasting Service
Vernon Connecticut is an attractive and picturesque area of Connecticut located in the New London area of Connecticut. The city is the largest city in the towns of Greenwich and Fairfield and is bordered by the New Jersey shore to the south and the Connecticut River to the west. Many large corporations such as Microsoft, Scott Paper, Kinkos, Dunkin’ Donuts and Prudential Financial are all located in the city. It is a beautiful community that has been thriving for over a century.
The story of the growth of the town can be traced back to the First World War. A small fire station was built in the center of the town square to help provide emergency services in case of an emergency. The fire department still operates out of the original station today. Since its inception, many other businesses have grown in the town including a grocery store, restaurant and movie theater.
The first images that you may recall from your childhood are probably the snow caps that were put on the windows of your home when it was still winterizing. While the snow never fell in the city of Vernon Connecticut, it did blow in from nearby farms and created a thick blanket of snow over much of the surrounding area. As we all know, this was good for grass but not so good for crops. The lack of water that was provided from above ground sources was a significant hurdle to overcome for farmers in the area. In response, the state of Connecticut granted farmland owners the right to plant both wheat and cotton.
The area around the wheat fields was considered to be relatively unfit for growing crops, therefore farmers had to seek out other methods of raising their food. A group of citizens decided that they would develop a system of irrigation in an attempt to make farming in the town more cost effective. Over the years, the town has invested greatly in both public and private education. The local elementary schools have made many improvements to accommodate the needs of its students. While it is a small rural town, the quality of education it provides to its students is high.
One of the most notable events that took place in Vernon Connecticut was the signing of the agreement to Connecticut public broadcasting with WVEC, or WV Entertainment. WVEC is owned by the estate of George Ostrowski, a wealthy owner of the now-defunct Connecticut Lottery Commission. Ostrowski served as the station’s owner and controller for many years until he passed away in 2004. Ostrowski had wanted a larger role in the operation of the station, but needed approval from WVEC’s board of directors, which he obtained.
WVEC now broadcasts out of studios at the WVEC building in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The owner of the property, Mark Whelan, is the general manager of the WVEC studios. Ostrowski still serves as the station’s owner, but is no longer involved with day-to-day operations. WVEC, in conjunction with the Touchstone Companies, now owns and operates WVEC. As part of the purchase price of the station, a substantial amount of equity was also gained by the station.
The stations’ newsroom employs a great number of news reporters, photographers, and other news production staff, all of which contribute to the station’s coverage. In addition to being a television station, WVEC is also a multimedia outlet, offering a variety of multimedia programs through its online site and through the local WVEC radio station. Both these outlets share a common goal: to provide consumers with accurate and current information. Through the WVEC website, viewers are able to find out information about the latest local weather, including temperatures and rainfall readings. They can also access information on local traffic and bus schedules. The Touchstone Company also provides a wealth of information about local businesses, historical data, and the town of Vernon itself.
WVEC is a completely digital medium, which means that it is transmitting via satellite instead of an analog signal. WVEC is also available for viewing on computers, laptops, and mobile devices through a high-speed Internet connection. The online site and radio stations offer video streaming, podcasting (which stream live radio shows to a computer or phone), as well as news and political segments. Through a subscription to the WVEC Digital Service, which is included in your local service contract, you will receive an additional number of channels. The owner of Vernon Connecticut Public Broadcasting is responsible for maintaining the content and programming of the stations and for the compliance of applicable copyright laws.