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Common Good Vermont: Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day 2017 03/23/2017

Common Good Vermont's annual legisaltive day will introduce new legislative leaders, issue briefings and focus on the changing federal impact on local resources.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Ethan Allen – Prisoner of War 02/19/2017

Willard Sterne Randall, Ethan Allen's biographer explores Allen's capture and captivity and the 954-day ordeal he endured as a British POW in the Revolution, adding new evidence on the details of his exchange-- facilitated by Alexander Hamilton --and return to Vermont to recover.
 
 
 

Migrant Justice Public Forum with Burlington Board of Police Commissioners 02/17/2017

Migrant Justice hosts a public forum with the Burlington Police Commission to tell them that ICE is not welcome in our city.

What Do We Need From Journalists Now That Trump Has Been Elected? 02/01/2017

Jay Rosen, perhaps our most astute observer of the press, is coming to McCarthy Recital Hall, Saint Michael's College this Wednesday, February 1st, to ask and answer the question, “What do we need from journalists now that Trump has been elected?”  
 
Rosen is one of the Trump administration’s most visible and influential critics on issues surrounding journalism and the First Amendment. He has 189,000 twitter followers, has been quoted in every major U.S. newspaper and has appeared on Bill Moyers Journal and more recently on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, and other national television outlets.  A long-form blogger and creator of PressThink, Rosen has written two pieces that are considered blueprints for journalists covering a presidency that threatens First Amendment protections.  The pieces are “Winter is coming: prospects for the American press under Trump” and “Prospects for the American press under Trump, part two.”  This rare opportunity to hear this important and engaging speaker is open to the college, the public, and the press. 

Vermont Legal Aid: Earned Income Tax Credit for EITC Awareness Day 01/25/2017

Host Christine Speidel, Director, Vermont Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Vermont Legal Aid, Inc., and guests Grant C. Peterson, Senior Stakeholder Relationship Tax Consultant, Internal Revenue Service, Robert H. Fett, Local Taxpayer Advocate for the State of Vermont, IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, and Michael McClintock, VITA Tax Site Coordinator, Chittenden County Community Action, discuss the Earned Income Tax Credit, which the largest federal anti-poverty refund program offered today, and promote the EITC Awareness Day on January 27th.

Vermont State House: Proposed Budget Adjustments 1/24/17 01/24/2017

House Committee on Appropriations - FY2017 Governor's Proposed Budget Adjustments - Vermont's 10 Year Tax Study - January 24, 2017

Burlington Board of Police Commissioners 01/24/2017

The Burlington Police Commissioners meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Burlington Police Department Community Room, 1 North Avenue. There is a Public Forum at the beginning of each meeting where members of the public may address the Commission.

Meetings are noticed via the Burlington Police Department website, the City of Burlington website, and via local media. If a meeting is cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled, information will be on the BPD website, the City website, and via local media. When possible, a sign will also be posted on the Administrative entrance door to BPD. 

The latest approved Police Commission Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Meeting Agendas are posted on their website at: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/police

Vermont State House: Loopholes in VT Sex Abuse Laws 01/19/2017

Joint Meeting House and Senate Committee on Judiciary - Loopholes in Vermont Sex Abuse Laws - January 19, 2017

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Leased Land and Other Ancient VT Laws 01/15/2017

New Hampshire charters to land that became Vermont required proprietors to set aside lots dedicated to the school, the church, the first settled minister, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG), among other beneficiaries. Each right might be 300 acres of land, and they were leased to private citizens, who paid a modest amount for the use of the land.  Two hundred and fifty years later, lease lands are back in the news. Title and mortgage companies, confused by this archaic system of public lands, are balking at loaning money or insuring them. 
 
Paul Gillies, a historian of Vermont legal history, will explain the origins, entanglements, case law, and history of lease lands on Sunday, January 15, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Gillies is the author of Uncommon Law, Ancient Roads, and Other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History, published in 2013 by the Vermont Historical Society, among other books, and spoke at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Lecture Series in 2013.
 

Burlington Board of Police Commissioners 12/27/2016

The Burlington Police Commissioners meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Burlington Police Department Community Room, 1 North Avenue. There is a Public Forum at the beginning of each meeting where members of the public may address the Commission.

Meetings are noticed via the Burlington Police Department website, the City of Burlington website, and via local media. If a meeting is cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled, information will be on the BPD website, the City website, and via local media. When possible, a sign will also be posted on the Administrative entrance door to BPD. 

The latest approved Police Commission Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Meeting Agendas are posted on their website at: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/police

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