VPR's Town Meeting Day Coverage Lets Vermonters Tell Their Towns' Stories

Vermont Public Radio’s Town Meeting Day coverage will help Vermonters tell the stories of their towns in Public Post, VPR’s digital news service.
Vermonters are encouraged to use Public Post and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to share updates, results, photos, anecdotes, or even town meeting potluck recipes. VPR will aggregate these messages and tweets, along with links to Town Meeting Day stories, using the social media tool Storify.

VPR News launched Public Post last summer as a way to give Vermonters convenient access to their municipal government minutes, and a place to connect around local news and common issues. Vermonters can browse minutes including many Town Meeting Day warnings, from more than 70 Vermont cities and towns. The minutes are searchable and users can discuss and share what they find.
“Town Meeting Day has always provided Vermonters with the opportunity to connect with their local government and guide decisions in their towns,” said VPR’s News Director Ross Sneyd. “VPR’s Public Post was built on that tradition and is designed to help Vermonters stay in touch with their governments throughout the year.”

VPR News will provide in-depth coverage and updates from town meetings around the state with VPR Newscasts throughout the day, during Vermont Edition at noon, a special live broadcast at 7 p.m., and anytime at VPR.net. Listeners will also hear full Super Tuesday results and analysis from NPR beginning at 8 p.m.