CARPENDALE – High speed internet is coming to Carpendale as fiber optic cable is run to the town hall through NexGen Broadband, which originally approached the town as Morgan Broadband.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
CARPENDALE – High speed internet is coming to Carpendale as fiber optic cable is run to the town hall through NexGen Broadband, which originally approached the town as Morgan Broadband.
Mayor Butch Armentrout noted that the service will originate from a relay box near the town hall.
Plans to upgrade the town computers, once the new fiber optic is up and running, are being discussed as the programs needed for water and sewer and other town operations are evaluated.
In other business, residents were advised to be aware of their surrounding and to keep their doors locked.
Recently there has been a rash of intruders trying to get into homes at night. Armentrout said that one suspect has been confronted by the home owners.
It was noted that the Ridgeley Police Department, which provides coverage for Carpendale, has added a part time officer, Mike Lott.
Residents discussed coverage by local law enforcement, with both the West Virginia State Police and Mineral County Sheriff’s Department set to back up Ridgeley along with support from nearby Maryland law enforcement.