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15 Burlington Road

Harwinton, Connecticut 06791



American News and Information Services Inc. is proud to announce that a new privately owned and operated Media Center is now operating at 15 Burlington Road, (Route 4), in Harwinton, Connecticut.  The Media Center is currently capable of transmitting live programs to YouTube for viewing by a worldwide audience.

American News acquired and currently has 3 Teradek VidiU units which are capable of transmitting 1080p HD video signals from a camera or studio to the web and YouTube in real-time.

The VidiU features an HDMI input and encodes video in the popular H.264 codec video which gives American News and others, the ability to stream a HD video/audio signal to the internet from any location which has a hard-wire or wireless internet signal, including a 4G cell phone hotspot connection.

The Internet Media Center will be looking for individuals interested in acquiring experience in video production and computer editing at the media center studio.

The inaugural program  “SUMMARY JUDGMENT” was transmitted from the new Internet Media Center on December 19, 2015, along with the new “MORNING REPORT” which is transmitted Monday – Thursday mornings from 7 to 7:30 am.

SUMMARY JUDGMENT” is hosted by Attorney Rachel M. Baird, Attorney Matt Tyska who is a Retired Lt. Colonel with the Connecticut State Police and Edward Peruta

Summary Judgment is a live open topic program which provides the program’s viewers the opportunity to call in to the program on 860-249-1776, and participate in discussions on a variety of timely topics.

American News has a long history of producing both Public Access and Leased Access programming on a variety of interesting, informative and sometimes colorful topics.

With the current ability to transmit and record a variety of live video programs to the Harwinton community, and all corners of the internet on a dedicated YouTube channel, it seemed only natural to construct a brick and mortar Internet Media Studio where programs can be produced and transmitted to others on YouTube LIVE..

American News, with the support of Attorney Rachel M. Baird and Harwinton resident Brett Stone the current building owner, (and his skilled tradesmen), created a community resource that will soon be available to offer public and private individuals the opportunity to communicate with others through the use of live and recorded video and the internet.

The Media Center will be located in the same building as the Law Office of Attorney Rachel M. Baird who has recently been a major participant, sponsor and co-host of the previously mentioned live cable access call in show “SUMMARY JUDGMENT”.

In the future, American News will offer a variety of opportunities to government officials and business sponsors along with private groups and individuals the opportunity to utilizing our privately owned and operated community studio environment.

Similar to public access facilities which is available in cable franchise areas, the American News Internet Media Center will be made available on a scheduled basis to key public officials, with priority given to elected and appointed public officials in the studio’s surrounding communities.

As part of our plan to offer time in our studio, local public safety groups such as Fire Departments and Volunteer Ambulance Associations will be offered priority use of our Media Center for live or recorded programs that may assist in their training and recruitment efforts.


American News and Information Services Inc., Attorney Rachel M. Baird and Edward Peruta are proud to announce the creation of The American News Network together with a media center studio located at 15 Burlington Road, (Route 4), in Harwinton, Connecticut.


Edward A. Peruta, the President of American News and Information Services Inc. began his news and information gathering activities in the mid 1970s as a way to earn a few extra dollars to support his family.

It all began with taking still black and white photographs of accidents and fires that were delivered to the long gone Hartford Times who developed the film, took their choice of pictures, and paid $10.00 to Edward Peruta or one of his two younger brothers.

In the 1984, a Panasonic video camera and recording deck was acquired and used for the first time to video tape a serious tractor trailer truck accident on I-91 Southbound in Cromwell.  A morning call to the WTNH news desk in New Haven generated $50.00 as payment for a copy of the VHS tape.  To top it off, the owner and insurance company for the truck, offered and paid $500.00 for a copy of the tape, and the rest is now history.

Prior to incorporating American News and Information Services Inc., in 1989, the news gathering activities were being conducted under the name Connecticut News Service, (CNS). It was only after a claim was made by “Capitol News Service” that Connecticut News Service infringed upon the existing Capitol News Service.  With the hassle of fighting to continue as Connecticut News Service, a name change was recommended by a then trusted attorney on the belief that a fight to continue doing business as CNS was a losing battle financially.

The CNS name infringement claim along with a very off colored statement made by then Hartford Patrolman Joseph Nolan Dwyer, American News and Information Services was born and incorporated because it clearly stated WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO AND WHERE WE DO IT. At an incident on Tower Ave. in Hartford, Officer Dwyer, after inspecting several Media Cards, stated “You’re and asshole and full of shit“, which led to the creation of American News and Information Services which is otherwise known as “ANIS“.

Edward Peruta realizing the income potential in gathering news video for news desks, other media outlets, insurance companies and attorneys, organized a group of individuals who shared the common interest of publicizing public safety incidents, many of whom were involved in public safety as active or retired public safety dispatchers, police officers, firefighters and Emergency Medial Personnel.

American News and Information Services Inc. was and is based on the principle that average people, often know about, respond to, or find themselves witnessing breaking news events as they happen … long before the main stream media.

The fact is, that many REAL NEWS STORIES go unreported by the main stream media, and are not publicized by responding government agencies because the media doesn’t know about the incidents, or the involved government agency doesn’t want the public to know about them.

The one area that American News has excelled at, is advising and helping others generate income from the information, photos and videos that would otherwise remain unknown to the regular main stream media and go unreported.

American News also believes that the proliferation of hand held recording devices including but not limited to photo and video capable cell phones, everyone is now a potential member of the media with capabilities to capture and disseminate still photos or video of breaking news events around them.

One only has to watch the current National, State and local news broadcasts, together with social media sites to see that private individuals, (and their recording devices), are changing the landscape of how news is gathered and disseminated across the board.


American News and Information Services is looking for individuals who regularly become aware of breaking news events, or come into information about newsworthy issues in the communities where they live.  Whether it’s one incident or a series of incidents, American News is looking to acquire the information, photos or videos of the incident.

American News and Information Services seeks to be a representative of individuals who find themselves with breaking news INFORMATION/TIPSSTILL PHOTOS or VIDEO.

American News is prepared to recognize and mentor individuals who choose to enter the field of news gathering in the areas where they live.

The event you know about, or capture as a still photograph or video clip may only be one breaking news EVENT to you, but it could  be the most important news event of the day, week, month or year.

The fact that the main stream media cannot be everywhere at one time, creates the scenario and likely possibility that the photo or video you have may be the only photo or video of a major or timely news event.

If you believe that you have information, newsworthy photos or video clips, please consider contacting American News with your information, photos and videos and allow us to assist you in making them available to the main stream media.

Please consider becoming part of our network by contacting us with breaking news information and any photographs or video at 860-249-1776 or by email at:news@amnewsnetwork.com