Local Matters



Highlighting the people, projects and ideas of Chittenden County.

Programs in this Series

Format: 2020-07-13
Format: 2020-07-13
Opening the Door to Citizen Government - 01/19/2011
Channel 17 host, Nick Carter speaks with South Burlington City Clerk, Donna Kinville; Chittenden Democrats Chair, Jake Perkinson and Progressive Party Chair, Meg Brook about how new interested people can begin to get involved with local government...
Essex Police Facility Committee - 01/13/2011
Municipal issues are explored through interviews and your calls. In this show, host Rob Reiber speaks with Police Facility Committee Chair, Dave Rogerson and members Peter Gustafson, Dan Maxon on the Committee's work towards realizing...
Meet Channel 17's Field Producers - 12/30/2010
Channel 17's Municipal Meeting coverage relies on the videographers who trudge through sun, snow and rain to help bring gavel-to-gavel coverage of municipal meetings to you.  This live show introduces most of the Channel 17 field producers...
Town Meeting 2011: Burlington Issues and Council Seat Openings - 12/28/2010
Channel 17's Town Meeting 2011 coverage begins in February with candidate forums.  Don MacDonald and Rob Reiber take a look at open seats in the Burlington City Council and some of the issues which might trend the make-up of the new...
Winter Readiness - 12/09/2010
Host Nick Carter speaks with Renee Richardson, Director of 3Squares Vermont and Steve Goodkind, Director of Burlington Public Works, on ways to prepare for the winter.
Youth and Technology - 11/24/2010
Greg Besso, a freshman at Lyndon State College and long time Channel 17 volunteer, shares insights into the evolving world of technology with current volunteer LC Hines.
Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission - Sustainable Communities Grant - 11/11/2010
On behalf of a County-wide consortium of municipal, planning, transportation, energy, housing, conservation and other interested non-profits, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission was awarded a nearly $1 million grant through an...
Chittenden Solid Waste District Update - 10/21/2010
Michele Morris, Business Outreach Coordinator and Marketing Assistant joins host Rob Reiber to discuss Chittenden Solid Waste District news and events.
Minor League Baseball in Burlington - Part 2 - 09/09/2010
Vermont Lake Monsters are the current Minor League Team playing in Burlington.  Field and stadium conditions don't meet League standards.  Vice President of the Lake Monsters Kyle Bostwick, long time citizen and business supporter Skip...
Al Voegele - Colchester Town Manager - 08/12/2010
Local Matters, focussing on municipal news and events. This month's guest is Town Manager Al Voegele.  Among the topics discussed: Cochester Heritage Project; TIF (Tax Incremental Financing) designation for Severance Corners.
Heart of the Community- Greg Besso and Volunteering - 07/09/2010
Rob Reiber and Channel 17 volunteer Greg Besso.
Preview of So. Burlington's National Night Out - 07/08/2010
Local Matters, hosted this evening by Rob Reiber, joined by Sgt. Thomas Fraga, Youth Services Crime Prevention Program, South Burlington Police Department.  The focus of tonight's show is the Neighborhood Watch and the August 3rd, National...
Humane Society of Chittenden County - 06/30/2010
Tune in to find out how you can get involved with this humane society.
Winooski Update - 06/10/2010
City Manager Deac Deccareau and City Mayor Mike O'Brien, speak with Channel 17 on issues of the City.
Vermont Intercity Bus Project - 04/30/2010
Host Don MacDonald discusses the early history of bus transportation in Vermont. 

Featured Story

Town Meeting TV Primary 2020 Election Coverage Kick Off

This election season is looking pretty different isn’t it? One great thing is that more and more people are showing interest and investment in the political process and it is likely we will see some large turnout at the ‘polls’ this August 11 and November 3 - even if the polls are voting by mail!


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