Friday, January 8, 2016

OUR COMMENTARY: Call Village Office About Marquee, Not The Times

UPDATE:  At 2 p.m. Friday, the Times received this update from Gloria Riley, Dorchester village clerk and treasurer.  Ms. Riley wrote: "I understand there are questions concerning the Marquee. We are waiting on a company to install a new one. Please be patient. A new village website is in the works. More information to follow when available."

Good communication is key.  We can all agree on that.  

Customers like to be kept in the loop with updates from businesses.  Parents appreciate notifications and constant contact from school officials.  

And community residents want to be updated from their city officials and organizations. 

That's why we agree with readers who've told us they want Dorchester's electronic marquee back on.

Installed in the spring of 2007, the orange-and-black electronic sign that now graces Dorchester's Main Street median displays the date, time and temperature, while also announcing upcoming town events and special messages, including birthday greetings to residents. The new marquee has not only added some extra livliness to Washington Avenue, it has served as an effective method of mass communication.

The marquee has not been operating for the past month.  

But complaints to the Times won't help. We're just a blog. 

Call the village office (402-946-3201) to connect with the folks who can do something about it.

1 comment:

  1. No disrespect to the fine staff of the Dorchester blog, but this raises the question, why doesn't the Village of Dorchester have a website? Last time I checked, it is 2016. I'm sure the village pays its staff, likely with healthy retirement and health benefits, too. So they can't spend an hour a week working on a website to update the people of the town? Even a lousy Facebook page? Is this too much to ask? Even Friend has a website, sponsored by NPPD. Dorchester gets its wholesale power from NPPD, so they would provide funding if asked, I presume.


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