BTAB submits its Report on the Development of Criteria for Sale of Burlington Telecom

March 23, 2016

Your Action is Needed. The City Council will finalize these criteria (below). It is likely that City Council discussion will take place in Executive Session, but it is important for the public to weigh in. It is expected that they will vote on these criteria at the April 11th meeting. We now we need to continue to advocate for a local, affordable and reliable telecom and remind the City Council that we are watching as they finalize the criterial and oversee the sale of Burlington Telecom in the next several months.

JOB OPENING: Channel 17 Field Producer

March 16, 2016

Channel 17 is hiring one part-time Field Producer to cover Chittenden County municipal meetings and public events to air on its government access TV channels and website www.Ch17.TV Meetings typically take place during evening hours with some weekend event coverage.


March 16, 2016

The Vermont Access Network (VAN) is sponsoring its first-ever statewide video contest. The VAN Video Challenge will run from March 21 through April 1 and is open to all Vermonters. Overall winners will be chosen in each of three categories: up to grade 9, grade 10 through 12, and college/adult.

Common Good Vermont Hosts Finance Fridays

March 08, 2016

Common Good Vermont is pleased to announce Finance Fridays, a live webcast event for nonprofit staff and board members who want to improve their organization’s financial performance. Beginning Friday, March 18, 2016.

Next Steps for the Sale of Burlington Telecom in the Spring of 2016

March 07, 2016

We have all made progress toward the goal of keeping Burlington Telecom a public asset. Over the past three months, the Burlington Telecom Advisory Board (BTAB) has drafted a “Report on the Development of Criteria for Sale of Burlington Telecom”. The Report outlines the important criteria, reflects public input, and anticipates a BT sale by January 2017.

Schedule of Town Meeting 2016 Live Election Forums

February 08, 2016

Channel 17 Town Meeting Television launches coverage of municipal elections for Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Williston, Winooski. Election forums, featuring candidates and ballot questions, start on Thursday, February 11 at 5:25 p.m. Viewers are encouraged to call in with questions at 802.862.3966. Channel 17's Election coverage culminates on Tuesday, March 1st with live results coverage, starting at 7 p.m.

Under the Dome - Your Direct Line to Elected Officials

January 12, 2016

Keep tabs on the Vermont Legislature in 2016 as Channel 17/Town Meeting Television goes "Under the Dome" with live interviews with legislators and lobbyists, starting January 25, 2016. Join the conversation with your questions and observations each Monday at 11 a.m. 

Revealing Video Collection of Bernie Sanders Early Political Life Released

December 16, 2015

What America is only lately coming to know, Burlingtonians have known for more than three decades--that Bernie Sanders is a man who is forthright, candid and intense. But the message he delivers of progressive reform is starting to ring true with an ever-widening swath of voters.

Get to Know Bernie Better: Vintage Video Collection of Sanders' Early Political Days Now Available

December 12, 2015

CCTV announces a limited edition of Positively Bernie, an hour-long DVD that looks back on the early political life Bernie Sanders. Thoughtfully curated, this highly revealing collection paints an intimate portrait of the man who was nationally credited as one of America's best mayors and who may one day serve as the nation's chief.  Get yours now for $25 at

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December 02, 2015