TICONDEROGA - Live, from Ticonderoga...it's...the Ticonderoga town board!
It didn't quite have the fanfare of Saturday Night Live!, but the May Ti town board meeting made history. It was televised live.
"It was pretty exciting," Ti Supervisor Deb Malaney said. "For us (town trustees) it was really no different than the videotape, but for the people in the community it's a nice change - and no, we're not accepting auditions."
For years the town board meetings have been taped and later shown on the community cable access channel provided by Time Warner Cable. Recently some people asked Malaney about televising the meetings live.
"I just became aware that it was possible at the last (April) meeting," Malaney said. "I contacted Paul Burns, our computer consultant, and Heath Towne, our camera man. They contacted Time Warner and did the necessary work."
The live broadcast had sound sound issues.
"We're still working out the kinks," Malaney said. "We'll add some microphones."
The live broadcasts are here to stay, the supervisor said.
"We'll be live every month," Malaney said. "People can turn on their televisions at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month and we'll be there."