Here's what's happening in Vermont news and politics this week. Got a newsworthy event for next week's calendar? Email by Friday to submit.
Monday, April 8
Burlington City Council. Shannon v. Paul. Round two. The gloves come off 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Auditorium.
After that, at 7 p.m., a newly appointed panel tries to succeed where the Burlington City Council failed by avoiding a lawsuit and completing a mandatory redistricting of the city's seven wards. At Burlington High School. Channel 17 will carry both meetings live.
At 7:30 p.m., VTDigger.org presents a talk by Dan Gillmor, columnist for the Guardian, a former Vermont Press Bureau reporter and an expert on new media. Alumni Auditorium at Champlain College.
Rest of the week after the break...
Tuesday, April 9
It's Ben & Jerry's free cone day! Find a cone near you! Or get Mayor Miro Weinberger to scoop one for you at B&J's Church Street shop.
The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a mark-up and vote for 3:45 p.m. on H.200, the marijuana decrim bill. Hope they're done by 4:20.
Wednesday, April 10
At 9 a.m., the House Judiciary and Human Services committees hold a joint hearing on S.77, the watered-down right-to-die bill passed by the Senate earlier this session.
Gov. Peter Shumlin's weekly press conference is at 11:30 a.m. at a location TBA.
Thursday, April 11
At 7 p.m., the Burlington Ward 6 NPA will hold a discussion with police, university and code- enforcement officials to discuss burglaries, noise and other quality-of-life issues in the South End. At the Dormition Greek Orthodox Church on South Willard St.
Friday, April 12
At 7 p.m., U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a town meeting about breaking up Wall Street banks with special guest, Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi. At Burlington's Unitarian Universalist Church.
If you can't make that, watch Stew Ledbetter and the pundit class on "Vermont This Week," 7:30 p.m. on Vermont Public Television.
At 9 p.m., VPT premieres a new film on former governor Madeleine Kunin. Preview here.
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
Rebroadcast of "Vermont This Week" at 11:30 a.m. on VPT.