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'News desert'? Try to focus, ACMi tells Globe writer

Jeff BarndBarnd

The following letters from ACMi employees were submitted to the editor in response to this Boston Globe story by Hiawatha Bray.


Read your column from Sept. 25, “In Arlington, an AI news site takes root," and was somewhat shocked.

My name is Jeff Barnd, and I’m the news director at Arlington Community Media inc. (ACMi) in Arlington. We air a weekly newscast on our public, education and government channels every day - and post separate news stories to our Facebook and YouTube Pages on a daily basis.

ACMi News is the kind of news-gathering organization that many towns may not have. But Arlington certainly does.

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Why I donate to support Arlington news reporting

David Levy, a Precinct 18 Town Meeting member, spells out why he donates monthly to support YourArlington.

Dave Levy

In July, Your Arlington has published two excellent articles (among others). One was about the town’s efforts to force our local utility to fix the gas leaks throughout town. The other was about the July 25 meeting of the MBTA Working Group. 

Both were incredibly informative and highlighted real issues with which Arlington residents are dealing.

The updated report covering the MBTA Zoning meeting was one of the best articles I’ve read about an issue in our town in sometime. It highlighted the policy position, the opposition against it and the support for it. And, as we all know, how we comply with this state law is a significant issue for our town.

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