WCAX, 9/26/2017

WCAX: What Should Burlington Do With Memorial Auditorium?

Priscilla Liguory of WCAX reported about the September 26 public assembly hosted by the All-NPA, a community discussion at City Hall about the future of Memorial Auditorium. “The building was also home of 242 Main, which was a music venue where residents and visitors enjoyed concerts for decades. “It’s on the city to recognize that […]

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NBC 5, The Future of Memorial Auditorium

NBC 5: Community Leaders, Residents Explore Future of Memorial Auditorium

Stewart Ledbetter of NBC 5 reported Mayor Weinberger’s announcement that he would pursue a Request For Proposals process to secure a future for Memorial Auditorium that did not involve demolishing the historic and beloved civic structure. Mayor Weinberger’s statement, released the day before a public assembly to be hosted by the All-NPA (Neighborhood Planning Assemblies) […]

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NBC 5: One Man’s Quest to Save Memorial Auditorium

Renee Wunderlich of NBC 5 included me in a story about the NPA-sponsored public assembly for Memorial Auditorium at Contois Auditorium in City Hall on September 26. See the video here http://www.mynbc5.com/article/quest-to-save-memorial-auditorium/12480254

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Photo of Lockridge by Morgan True, VTDigger

VTDigger: Lockridge to run for Burlington City Council

Follow the link below to VTDigger’s reporting on my announcement to run for City Council. (Thank you, Morgan True!) Lockridge to run for Burlington City Council

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Culture and creativity are our calling cards to the world, opening doors, building relationships and forging connections through sharing stories and experiences. They enable Scotland to deliver its goals of being a progressive, flourishing and innovative society, with a strong, growing and inclusive economy driven by the culturally confident population who live, work and visit here. Culture and creativity helps us be more human, spark spirit and live well. It's vital we continue to invest in them both for the sake of ourselves and for future generations to come.

Janet Archer, Chief Executive, Creative Scotland
242 Main, message to mayors

The Expanding Message: 242 Main Matters

We’ve had some heartwarming progress with the effort to save 242 Main. Here’s an overview: In Burlington, Vermont we have ‘Neighborhood Planning Assemblies’ in each ward. They’re citizen-led components of the city government that meet each month and send their resolutions to the city council. I presented about 242 Main to all of them and […]

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Memorial Auditorium

VTDigger: Neighborhood Groups Want to Set Future of Burlington Landmark

Emily Greenberg of VTDigger reports on the Neighborhood Planning Discussion about a public path forward for Memorial Auditorium. “Burlington had prepared a request for development proposals for the auditorium and adjacent lots known collectively as the Gateway Block. Last year when the University of Vermont announced it would explore the possibility of an off-campus arena, […]

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Alex Pond

Path To Saving 242 Main Emerges: Mayor To Invite Proposals

Burlington may be opening the door to a community-driven solution for preserving Memorial Auditorium… and 242 Main. Today, Mayor Weinberger was quoted by Molly Walsh in Seven Days’ Off Message blog, “The city will now move forward over the course of 2017 with our original plan for an inclusive, competitive RFP for the Gateway Block […]

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Death at 242 Main

A Public Process for the Future of Memorial Auditorium Begins to Emerge

A conversation at the December 13 Community Development Neighborhood Revitalization Committee meeting of the Burlington city council has begun to set a course for the future of Memorial Auditorium that can give us all optimism. See the post at https://medium.com/@jameslockridge/memorial-auditorium-242-main-an-open-letter-to-burlington-vermont-dae5ff3e5631#.hzkncjw5h With thanks to everyone for supporting this petition, I hope you’ll share it tinyurl.com/Save242Main and continue to be […]

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Because more complex and intense intellectual efforts mean a fuller and richer life. They mean more life. Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have enough of it.

Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr.
Get A Grip at 242 Main, by Matthew Thorsen

Seven Days: 242 Main Announces Last Show

Dan Bolles at Seven Days writes about the closing of 242 Main due to neglectful maintenance at Memorial Auditorium. “Memorial is, to use a technical term, a shithole. But it just so happens to be the shithole that has housed 242 since 1985, making it the oldest all-ages punk-rock club in the country. Given the […]

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Guest Post — Reading Marcuse in Burlington, Vermont

Essay by Genese Grill. Image of Herbert Marcuse by Thierry Ehrmann. Note: Artist & scholar Genese Grill helps us take a few steps back from the sapping practicality of our daily political experience; back to where the soul participates in the decisions that shape our world and our relationship to it. Herbert Marcuse’s classic book, One-Dimensional […]

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…Reputation is founded on integrity — which is not about controlling information, but about acting on it to ensure integrity.

Bill Schubart
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