The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820-1830 Susan Ouellette - 02/18/2018

St. Michael’s College professor Susan Ouellette will discuss the amazing journal of a woman whose diary captures not only the everyday life of an ordinary woman in early nineteenth-century Vermont and New York, but also the unusual happenings of her family, neighborhood, and beyond. (Admission is free; donations appreciated)

Burlington Ward 5 School Board Forum - 02/16/2018

Burlington School Board candidates for the Ward 5 seat Susanmarie Harrington (incumbent), Mike Fisher, and Nicole Twohig outline their platforms. Matt Kelly moderates.

During the forum it was noted by the moderator that Vermont is a right-to-work state. Nicole Twohig provided links after the program that shows Vermont is not one of the 26 states where this is the case.

Burlington Ward 6 School Board Forum - 02/16/2018

Burlington School Board candidate Clare Wool is interviewd for the Ward 6 seat. Incumbent Stephanie Seguino is on the ballot but withdrew her candidacy. Moderated by Matt Kelly.

Winooski City Council 3-Year Seat with Kristine Lott - 02/16/2018

Kristine Lott is one of three candidates running for Winooski City Council (including Ebony Nyoni and write-in candidate Hal Colston). She was not able to make the live debate with the other candidates. Lott outlines her platform with moderator Diane Meyerhoff.

Finance Friday: Is Social Impact Investing for Your Organization? A Vermont Update - 02/16/2018

As a strategy to realize both positive social and financial returns, impact investing is gaining traction as an effective way to advance the work traditionally taken up by nonprofit organizations.

Join Common Good Vermont and Simeon Chapin, Director of Social & Community Development for Vermont State Employees Credit Union; Jake Ide, Director of Investment & Philanthropy for the Vermont Community Loan Fund; Mark Redmond, Executive Director Spectrum and Detail Works; and Laura Jacoby, Executive Director Old Spokes Home, to learn more about opportunities for opportunities for Vermont-loving impact investors. 

Learn more about Social Impact Investing at www.commongoodvt.org.

Burlington Ward 7 School Board Forum - 02/16/2018

Burlington School Board candidate Monica Ivancic outlines her positions with Matt Kelly moderating.

Burlington Ward 8 School Board Forum - 02/16/2018

Burlington School Board candidate Keith Pillsbury is running unopposed for the Ward 8 seat. Moderated by Matt Kelly.

Burlington Ward 1 School Board Forum - 02/15/2018

Burlington School Board candidates for the Ward 1 seat Eric Gorman outlines his platform.

Burlington Ward 3 School Board Forum - 02/15/2018

Burlington School Board candidates for the Ward 3 seat Liz Curry (incumbent. Ib Nar was not available to attend this live event. Moderated by Matt Kelly.

Burlington Mayoral Forum sponsored by VT Digger, AARP, Local Motion and Downtown BBA - 02/15/2018

Burlington Mayoral candidates meet in this forum sponsored by VT Digger, AARP and Burlington Business Association, and Local Motion at the Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

Essex Junction Planning Commission - 02/15/2018

The five members of the Essex Junction Planning Commission are appointed by the Village Trustees. The commission meets on the first and third Thursday of each month to review development applications, update the Land Development Code, and assist in the update of the Comprehensive Plan.

The New Nuclear Arms Race - National Security or Insecurity? - 02/15/2018

Host Margaret Harrington talks with Dr. John F. Reuwer about the dangers of nuclear war and what can be done as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have set the clock one minute closer to approaching atomic meltdown at Two Minutes to Midnight. Dr. Reuwer speaks as a Doctor for Peace and a decades long member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He talks about the upcoming week-long festival of nuclear related movies which will be shown around Burlington sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center.

Burlington Ward 4 School Board Forum - 02/15/2018

Burlington School Board candidate for the Ward 4 seat Martine Gulick outlines her platform. Matt Kelly moderates.

Winooski Development Review Board - 02/15/2018

The five member Winooski Development Review Board acts as a quasi-judicial body on proposed development within the City of Winooski.

Chittenden County Public Safety Authority PSA - 02/14/2018

At Town Meeting this year, voters in many communities will be asked whether to form the Chittenden County Public Safety Authority, a new union municipal district to provide regional emergency dispatch services. The Public Safety Authority would serve as the central hub to dispatch police, fire and rescue personnel for the communities it serves, and take on the role as the region’s 911 call answering center.

Chittenden County Public Safety Authority Ballot Question PSA - 02/14/2018

At Town Meeting this year, voters in many communities will be asked whether to form the Chittenden County Public Safety Authority, a new union municipal district to provide regional emergency dispatch services. The Public Safety Authority would serve as the central hub to dispatch police, fire and rescue personnel for the communities it serves, and take on the role as the region’s 911 call answering center. If this new entity is created, select boards and city councils will decide locally whether their communities will use it to provide dispatch services. This public service announcement summarizes the ballot question. Featuring: Williston Fire Chief Ken Morton, Burlington Fire Chief Steve Locke, South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple, South Burlington Fire Chief Doug Brent, Colchester Rescue Services Chief Amy Akerlind, Shelburne Town Manager Aaron Frank. Produced with Eric Well, Williston's Assistant Town Manager on behalf of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

We Love Election Season 2018 - 02/14/2018

Hosts Diane Myerhoff and Morgan True give viewers a preview of town and city affairs that will be addressed on March 6, 2018, for Town Meeting Day around Channel 17's areas of municipal coverage: Burlington, Winooski, South Burlington, Williston/Saint George, and Essex Town and Village.

Burlington Ward 1 and Ward 8 NPA Meeting - 02/14/2018

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 1 & 8 meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Meeting place: McClure Lobby Conference Room, FAHC/UVM Medical Center

Burlington Electric Commission - 02/14/2018

The Burlington Electric Commission is a citizen body appointed by the Burlington City Council to oversee Vermont’s largest municipally owned electric utility and exclusive provider of electricity to Burlington residents and businesses. Regular meetings are held in the auditorium at Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont.

Burlington Ballot Item: Should Vermont Raise the Tobacco Age to 21? - 02/14/2018

Summer Grace, Burlington High School student, BHS Register interviews Joan Shannon – Burlington City Councilor, South District; Dr. Propero Gogo , MD – Cardiologist with UVM Medical Center; Tatiana Byam - Edmunds Middle School student; and Mariah Sanderson - Director of the Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community about the impact raising the legal age of tobacco sales will have on the community.

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