International Leader on Digital Rights to Lead Workshops for Vermont Nonprofits in Burlington, Montpelier and Brattleboro – May 17-19th

April 25, 2016

From the photos on your website to the email addresses in your data base, Vermont nonprofits manage increasing volumes of digita data–often without thoughtful policies and practices. Don't miss Digital Rights/ Digital Responsibilities: Managing Your Digital Assets on May 17-19.

Featuring the Work of Rob Reiber, Channel Coordinator and So Much More

April 25, 2016
Rob Reiber has participated in countless hours of studio, live and field production. He has shepherded years of election coverage, scheduled field producers, trained legions of volunteers and otherwise been a rock in the stream of people making media that makes a difference. We are incredibly grateful for the work he has done and for the lodestar he has been for our organization and our community.
On May 1st, Rob is moving on from his work at CCTV and Channel 17/Town Meeting TV, away from the world of technology, computers and information into a new role that will limit his commute time and allow him to chainsaw, garden and otherwise enjoy life. 

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.