Without leaving the comfort of your chair, you can tune in to two political events tomorrow and take part in the debate about them:
- First, in Burlington, the mayoral debate: The Burlington Business Association hosts the first mayoral debate, moderated by The Burlington Free Press, at 8-9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Film House at The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center.
Watch the debate at www.burlingtonfreepress.com
, where the Free Press will live stream video and blog from the event. Readers will have the opportunity to ask questions, which may be used during the debate, as well as discuss the candidates’ responses. The candidates will be asked an introduction question, plus six issue questions. Each candidate will have one minute to respond. Then, the format of the debate will change to direct conversation, as Publisher Brad Robertson and Executive Editor Mike Townsend will ask follow-up questions and questions from Free Press readers. The candidates will then have two minutes each for their closing statements.
- Then, the governor’s inaugural address in the afternoon: Jim Douglas is sworn in for a fourth term as Vermont’s governor. The politics and pageantry get under way at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Statehouse. The events in Montpelier will be live streamed at www.burlingtonfreepress.com
. Candace Page will provide online analysis and moderate the Free Press’ live blog.