Thursday, April 15, 2010

Free TV Polonia coverage for President Kaczynski's funeral on Comast.

I wanted to take a moment to share a message I just received from Comcast announcing temporary free access to TV Polonia from April 16-18.  Here is the information from the message:
As the world mourns the deaths of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and all 96 passengers aboard the Polish government jet that crashed last Saturday, Comcast is attempting to recognize the special connection the state's Polish community has to this resounding tragedy by offering some free Polish news coverage to our digital customers.
Specifically, to ensure that members of Connecticut's Polish community are able to see Polish news coverage and watch the funeral of the late President, Comcast will be making TV Polonia, the international television channel of Poland's public broadcaster Telewizja, available to a majority of its digital cable customers across Connecticut.*  TV Polonia will be available free on Comcast Digital Channel 653 throughout this weekend starting on Friday morning, April 16th and ending Sunday evening, April 18th.  Although we can not provide it to all of our digital customers, we are trying to offer it to as many as possible.
New Britain is one of the communities in which Comcast tells me they are making this service available.

I hope this information is helpful.  If you have any questions, please contact me at or 225-1575 and I will try to find the answer.

Of course, since this great tragedy is deeply felt in New Britain, let me say that I appreciate this service from Comcast.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Deepest condolences to the people of Poland.

My deepest condolences go out to the people of Poland for tragic death of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria Kaczynska and members of the Polish delegation on their journey for the 70th commemoration of the Katyn Massacre.

New Britain's ties to Poland are strong, and a tragedy for the Polish people is felt here deeply.  My thoughts, and those of my family, go out to the families of those who were lost and to the people of Poland in this difficult time.

As the official website of the Polish President's office says, "Wieczny odpoczynek racz Im dać Panie." ("Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.")