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public records http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1464/all en Area towns struggle to comply with new public records law http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411area-towns-struggle-compy-new-public-records-law <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON/STARKSBORO &mdash; Two Addison County towns have found different answers to a challenge posed by revisions the Legislature made to Vermont&rsquo;s Open Meeting Law this past session, a challenge shared by a number of towns statewide.</span></p> <p> Vermont towns have always been required to make available drafts of meeting minutes within five days. The revised law also requires towns with websites to post those draft minutes online in that same timeframe.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26799">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411area-towns-struggle-compy-new-public-records-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Addison Featured public records starksboro Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:19:15 +0000 Zach Despart 26799 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Sunshine law gets a little cloudy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405community-forum-sunshine-law-gets-little-cloudy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joe Choquette </div> </div> </div> <p> <em><strong style="font-size: 13px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is Joe Choquette of Barre, a longtime lobbyist with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, whose clients include the Vermont Press Association</strong><em style="font-size: 13px;">, which represents the interests of the 11 daily and more than four dozen non-daily newspapers in Vermont.</em></em></p> <p> For decades Vermont has been at the bottom of&nbsp;the list of states for the public&rsquo;s right to know the truth about government operations, records and meetings.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23320">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405community-forum-sunshine-law-gets-little-cloudy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion public records transparency Vermont Press Association Thu, 15 May 2014 13:31:18 +0000 Zach Despart 23320 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vermont history keeper calls it quits http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205vermont-history-keeper-calls-it-quits <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11953" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205vermont-history-keeper-calls-it-quits"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Archivist-retires.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Archivist-retires.jpg" title="Archivist-retires.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STATE ARCHIVIST GREGORY Sanford stands among the archival stacks that house 97,000 boxes of Vermont records. He is retiring in August after 30 years devoted to preserving and enabling access to Vermont&#039;s history and records. </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Without Gregory Sanford, Vermont history just wouldn&rsquo;t be the same.</p> <p> For 30 years, he&rsquo;s been the state archivist, preserving, organizing, cataloguing &mdash; and pondering &mdash; the documents that underpin the existence of the state we call Vermont. He&rsquo;s been equal parts crusader and visionary, enthusiastically at home in an arcane, fascinating field that is distant from most of us &mdash; and yet, ever-present in our lives. For without our history, what are we?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11942">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205vermont-history-keeper-calls-it-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont history public records Mon, 28 May 2012 14:00:01 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 11942 at http://www.addisonindependent.com