CCTV celebrates 25 years of public access TV

first_imgCCTV Center for Media and Democracy,CCTV Center for Media & Democracy celebrates 25 years of public access television with a gala event at the Burlington Boathouse on June 13 at 6 p.m.  CCTV first aired in 1984 on Vermont’s first public access cable channels.  Since then, CCTV has supported the development of access across the state (23 centers operate 42 channels), launched and operates Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV in Chittenden County, and delivers communications strategies and services for Vermont nonprofits.  Looking back, founder Lauren-Glenn Davitian points to major changes of the past 25 years:  “Ronald Reagan was President, Dick Snelling was Governor, and Burlington was barely a three-party city.  We were squarely in the analog age and the World Wide Web wasn’t invented!”  Since then,  CCTV has secured public access for much of the state and also produced 15,000 hours of programs that cover media makers, decisions makers, regular people, and visiting dignitaries.CCTV’s 25th anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, June 13 at the Burlington Boathouse on the Waterfront from 6-9 p.m. with the recognition of free speech champions and live music by “Flood in the Fizzy Factory”.  A $10 minimum donation is requested.  For more info, please check is external) or call Megan Humphrey at 864-7528last_img read more

Queensland’s next million-dollar suburbs

first_imgBen Ittensohn in high demand Paddington which was the only Brisbane suburb expected to go back into the million-dollar median list by January.THESE three Queensland suburbs are housing the state’s next property millionaires, according to data crunched by to analysis of CoreLogic trends over the last three years, the next suburbs to cross the million-dollar median line mark a large triangle stretching from Central Queensland through to the New South Wales border and the capital city.For its sure bets to hit $1m median house prices in the next six months, REA backed Paddington in inner Brisbane, Castle Hill in Townsville and Tallebudgera in the southmost part of the Gold Coast.The first to cross the line to $1m was Townsville’s premier suburb, Castle Hill, which was expected to hit a seven digit median within the next two or so weeks.Its current median price was $950,000 with the forecast that it would be $1,040,105 in November.WEEKEND: Queenslanders galore on auction listBORROWING: Bank tightens loans on 91 suburbsTAX: Developers will be made to pay moreREA chief economist Nerida Conisbee said Townsville was starting to see a recovery from the mining downturn, which was “hitting premium suburbs first”.“This will likely extend to other suburbs over the next few years,” she said.Paddington in inner Brisbane, which was currently sitting on a median price just 2,000 below $1m, was expected to hit $1m in the new year. REA’s forecast was that Paddington would go to $1,000,452 in January.“In Brisbane, a million dollars still means something and you can still buy premium property in inner areas like Paddington,” Ms Conisbee said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe third area expected to go off – Tallebudgera on the NSW-Queensland border – was currently sitting on $917,750, with a million-dollar date set for January too. REA expected it to go to a median of $1,015,569 in about 10 weeks.“We’re constantly seeing high levels of demand for Gold Coast – more people from Sydney are turning to Gold Coast for affordable lifestyle options.”That’s all good news for Ben Ittensohn, 38, who has lived in Paddington since he was 21 and was now bringing up his children there.“I think it will always be on a trajectory for growth because of its proximity to city,” he said. “Relative to other cities like Melbourne and Sydney, it’s amazing we’re still talking about the million dollar mark.”Mr Ittensohn has two properties in the suburb, both of which he planned to hold on to long term.“The investment property is a unit and units are not doing too well right now but we are looking long term. In the short term though it always rents really easy,” he said.“We’d love to upgrade our house next year or in years to come. Does that mean we can stay in Paddington? I really hope so. Maybe we might have to push out to Bardon and other suburbs. We wouldn’t be able to afford to have three properties in Paddington.”The best thing about the suburb, he said, was the stroll to Suncorp stadium. “I’m a big Broncos fan and being close to Suncorp is great. It’s very handy walking distance to the stadium.”undefinedlast_img read more