Channel 17 Launches New Legislative Series

February 13, 2019

Channel 17/Town Meeting Television is launching a new series to help Vermonters have a better understanding of the legislative process and how statewide legislation impacts local communities.

“Our new legislative coverage will bring Chittenden County State Representatives and Senators together with the communities they represent,” explains Channel Coordinator and “Legislative Close-Up” series Producer Dan Logan. “We’ll record informal interviews at popular or prominent gathering places in each community, such as restaurants, coffee shops, libraries or the local police station.”

The first of four episodes will be recorded in Essex, followed by visits to Williston, Winooski, and South Burlington. Moderators guide the conversation and the community is encouraged to submit topics or questions in advance, by submitting them online (at or by attending informal “Meet & Greet” gatherings that take place 30 minutes before filming begins.

The first show in the series will be recorded this Sunday at Martone’s Market in Essex Junction, and features Essex Selectboard member and Village Trustee Elaine Haney and guests Rep. Linda Myers (R) & Sen. Phil Baruth (D). Join them for a close-up look at Essex, Vermont’s second most populous community! 

What: Legislative Close-Up - Essex 
When: Sunday, February 17th 
Where: Martone's - 16 Main St, Essex Junction, VT
Moderator: Elaine Haney 
Guests: Representative Linda Myers, Senator Philip Baruth
“Meet & Greet:” 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. (Please arrive promptly.)

The show will air on Comcast Cable Channel 17 and online at a later date. Visit for air times. Additional communities will be announced in mid-March.

For more information about the Legislative Close-Up series or any of Channel 17’s local public affairs programming, call 802-862-3966 or email Channel 17 at maketv [at] cctv [dot] org.

WATCH all of the programs in this series: