Archive for June, 2009

Digital TV transition happens Friday

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Are you still watching analog TV? That is, do you not have cable TV, satellite, TV, or a digital converter box? If so, you may be in for a surprise Friday afternoon, when TV stations across the nation switch off their analog signals permanently and switch over to digital-only ones.

In other words, unless you subscribe to cable or satellite TV or have a digital converter box, all you’ll get on your analog TV will be static after 1PM Friday.

What can you do to keep receiving free TV? Digital converter boxes are available from most electronics retailers for as little as $40. If you obtain a converter box coupon from the federal government, you can buy a converter box almost for free!

NOTE: If you’ve already got a digital converter box, good for you! However, after Friday you will need to make it rescan the available channels as the channel frequencies will change.

Find out more about the DTV transition here.
Request a converter coupon here.

Raleigh talks about car-sharing

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Triangle Transit, in cooperation with the City of Raleigh and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, invite you to join us for an exploratory, interactive discussion about car-sharing potential in downtown Raleigh.

Thursday, June 18, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
At the Raleigh Urban Design Center
(light refreshments will be served)

Draft minutes of the May 2009 East CAC meeting

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

East CAC Meeting Minutes
May 2009
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

Chairman Mark Turner opened the monthly meeting of the East CAC at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009 at Lion’s Park Community Center, with 34 people attending throughout the evening. They included five students with the Citizens’ Participation Leadership Institute, an educational program for Raleigh residents seeking deeper engagement with city government. For more on the Institute, visit The minutes from the last meeting were approved.

POLICE REPORT: Officer Kryskowiak gave the monthly crime update. He was not able to provide the usual detailed report from the department because the person who compiles it was out of the office, but he provided several maps with crime data.