Grab a team, pick a leader, devise a plan for your video and then head to your local community access media and TV center (or online here) and enter to participate, by January 20, 2017, in the 2nd annual statewide VAN (VT Access Network) video challenge. Your video won't be due until March 8, 2017 and your video center wants to help you get the skills and equipment you need to participate.
"The proposal to combine recreation services between Essex’s two departments failed on Tuesday due in large part to town residents who decisively shot down the measure, preliminary results show.
Village voters passed the special ballot 701 to 420. Also considered Essex Town voters, village residents who cast ballots as town residents approved it, 688 to 412.
Town residents, who would have seen a tax increase under the recreation district, failed the proposal 333 to 1346, making the town’s combined vote 1,021 in favor and 1,758 against."
Common Good Vermont is pleased to release the Vermont Edition of the 2016 Report on Nonprofit Wages and Benefits in Northern New England.
December 2, 2016 marked the 250th anniversary of the world's first freedom of press and access to information law. A quarter of a millennium ago, Sweden's Parliament passed the law that abolished state censorship and gave people the right to access unpublished information.
The week before the November election, international community organizer Paul Born visited Vermont to answer the question of how we make long term social change happen. He described the importance of Deep Community, places where doors are open between people, times when we share our stories, and experiences that involve taking care of each other and working together for a better world.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th, Vermonters interested the outcome of this year’s local, state and national elections can tune in to Channel 17/Town Meeting Television’s “Local Votes 2016” program airing live on Comcast and BT Channel 17 and 317. Special coverage will also be streamed live on www.CH17.TV.