Legislative Review: Clean heat: Looking forward and thinking smart

Vermonters are facing a heating emergency. 

Vt. Senate modifying Affordable Heat Act to make it a study

Faced with widespread concerns about potential costs to Vermonters, authors of the proposed Affordable Heat Act have decided to pump the brakes on the sweeping bill.

New initiative seeks public’s help in boosting renewable energy policies in Vermont

Vermonters are invited to give feedback to regulators while they consider comprehensive adjustments to Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard.

Local lawmakers helm five committees

Addison County lawmakers will wield significant influence in shaping the state’s legislative agenda for the next two years, as our local delegation has snagged three committee chairmanships in the House and two in the Senate.

Sens. Hardy and Bray to return to Senate

Bray was the top vote-getter, with 11,261 tallies (14.72% of the vote), followed by Hardy, with 11,116.

Letter to the editor: Sen. Chris Bray deservers your vote

Chris studies the issues that come before the Vermont Senate seriously and deeply, and he is one of Vermont’s most productive legislators.

Letter to the editor: County legislative team endorses Becca Balint

We have personal experience working with Becca in the Legislature; we have seen her listen to multiple viewpoints to understand, collaborate with others to move legislation forward, and tackle tough issues head on.

Legislative Review: Three crises, one people and Vermont grit

Vermonters face three crises: The first two are clear and present dangers — first, COVID-19, and second, the need to uphold the safe, lawful, just and stable operation of government in Washington, D.C., and across the nation. The third crisis is less obvi … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bray thankful, also hopeful

To the Residents of Addison County, Huntington, and Buel’s Gore,  I want to thank you for returning me to office with the strongest vote I have ever received. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to work on behalf of everyone here, not just those who vot … (read more)

Hardy, Bray picked again for Vt. Senate

ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent Democratic state Sens. Ruth Hardy and Christopher Bray easily won re-election on Tuesday to the senatorial district that includes Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. Hardy, a Middlebury resident, topped the five-person f … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bray is thorough, consistent in his representation

In his eight years in the Vermont Senate Chris Bray has proven himself to be one of the most productive and effective legislators in Montpelier. As chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee for the past four years he has consistently worked to impro … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Colleague backs Bray for Senate

I serve alongside Chris Bray in the Vermont State Senate, and it is my sincerest hope that he will be re-elected. Addison County voters would be hard pressed to find anyone to serve who will be more dedicated or more committed to finding positive outcomes … (read more)

Guest editorial: Of liberty and masks

If government makes you wear a facemask to help ward off the spread of the coronavirus, has it trampled on your freedom, your personal liberty?  If government decides, instead, to forgo a legally enforceable mandate on mask wearing, has it trampled on you … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bray lauded for bear hound bill

I write to both thank and commend Sen. Chris Bray (D-Addison County) for his commitment to ensure that all Vermonters are represented and heard when it comes to wildlife matters. The legislation that he proposes in bill S.321 is long-overdue, especially t … (read more)

Sen. Bray floats idea of expanded bottle bill

BRISTOL — Sen. Chris Bray, D-Bristol, wants the topic of recycling to get more discussion and action in the Legislature during the 2020 session that will begin in early January. And one of the vehicles for that discussion could be S.60. A bill that Bray c … (read more)