Here's what's happening in Vermont news and politics this week. Got something newsworthy for next week's calendar? Email by Friday to submit.
Monday, January 14
At 8:30 a.m., ex-Vermont State Police Sgt. James Deeghan will appear in a Burlington courtroom for a change of plea hearing in his fraud case. As the Burlington Free Press' Mike Donoghue reported on Saturday, prosecutors allege Deeghan padded his salary by $213,000 with phony time sheets.
At noon, Vermont Public Radio tackles the state economy on "Vermont Edition" with that dynamic duo, Paul Cillo from the Public Assets Institute and University of Vermont economics professor Art Woolf.
At 1 p.m., Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger will join Montpelier Mayor John Hollar at the Burlington Police Department for a press conference "demanding an end to gun violence." Rutland Mayor Chris Louras is part of the effort, too, but won't be there.
At 3 p.m., Doug Hoffer makes his first appearance before a legislative committee (House Appropriations) as the newly sworn-in state auditor.
Rest of the week after the jump...
Tuesday, January 15
At 11 a.m., Gov. Peter Shumlin will be in far-flung Derby for an "economic development announcement." Stay tuned...
Also at 11 a.m., Mayor Weinberger will hold a press conference on an unspecified topic. Uh, couldn't you dudes have coordinated?
At 7:30 a.m., the Burlington Business Association holds its 11th Business Summit. Mayor Weinberger will Skype into the summit from Washington, D.C., where he'll be attending something called the Mayors Innovation Project Meeting.
At 11 a.m., Gov. Shumlin holds his weekly press conference. Details TBD.
At 6:30 p.m., Burlington police hold a public meeting to solicit ideas for establishing a "21st- century version of a neighborhood watch" for citizens, businesses and city neighborhoods. At the police station on North Avenue.
Thursday, January 17
Mayor Weinberger will be in D.C. today and Friday for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Friday, January 18
Gov. Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott will both hit up the Yankee Sportsman's Classic Show at the Champlain Valley Expo this weekend. Shumlin drops by at 5 p.m. today. Scott drops by Saturday.
Get your VT politics fix with Stewart Ledbetter and crew on "Vermont This Week," 7:30 p.m. on Vermont Public Television.
Saturday, January 19
Gov. Shumlin shoves off for Washington, D.C., today for President Obama's inauguration. With any luck, we'll get some live tweeting.
Sunday, January 20
"You Can Quote Me" airs at 11 a.m. on WCAX-TV. Check the station's website later this week for guests.
In case you missed it, watch the rebroadcast of "Vermont This Week" at 11:30 a.m. on VPT.
PBS host and author Tavis Smiley will keynote Burlington's Martin Luther King Jr. day celebration at 3 p.m., at the First Unitarian Universalist Society at the top of Church Street. The event is free but you'll need a ticket — available at City Market or Fletcher Free Library.