MUMS hires its first dean of students

As the first-ever dean of climate & culture at MUMS, Esther Charlestin’s responsibilities will include student discipline, being a student case manager, facilitating after-school extracurriculars and supporting students and teachers.

Esther Charlestin leaves Middlebury selectboard

Middlebury selectboard member Esther Charlestin is stepping down from her position due to her impending move to a different Addison County community.

Letter to the editor: Middlebury zoning changes could help many

While navigating my next steps and permanent housing, my mind wandered to others in our community experiencing the same thing. Those who work and live in Middlebury and are priced out, needing to find housing with short notice, and experience limited opti … (read more)

Middlebury picks Hooper, Seeley and Thomas

Esther Thomas, Andy Hooper and Heather Seeley on Tuesday prevailed in a four-person race for three available three-year terms on the Middlebury selectboard.

Letter to the editor: Thomas deserves new term on Midd selectboard

Those of us who live outside of Middlebury, in the surrounding towns, cannot vote in its elections — but our lives are deeply impacted on a daily basis by any and all changes within Middlebury.

Letter to the editor: Thomas and Delia-Lôbo are collaborative and wise

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish more people would be engaged with our town politics and leadership?”

From the candidates: Meet Middlebury incumbents

MIDDLEBURY — On March 1, Town Meeting Day, residents of Middlebury will choose from among four names on the Middlebury selectboard ballot for three, three-year terms on the board. Running are incumbents Esther Thomas and Heather Seeley, and residents Andy … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Chance to vote for Thomas and Hooper welcomed

A year ago I said I wished I could vote for both Esther Thomas, who I helped recruit, and Andy Hooper, my good neighbor, for Middlebury selectboard for the one-year seat for which they were competing.

Thomas outpolls Hooper for Middlebury selectboard

MIDDLEBURY — Esther Thomas on Tuesday defeated Andy Hooper, 812-633, in the race for a one-year term on the Middlebury selectboard. Meanwhile, incumbent selectboard members Farhad Khan (1,286 tallies) and Lindsey Fuentes-George (1,281) both ran unopposed … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Thomas would bring unique perspective to board

I was encouraged to read in Laura Asermily’s letter the strong feeling that both of these candidates for the one-year remainder of Victor Nuovo’s term would make excellent selectboard members. I feel my position as a local minister demands neutrality when … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Thomas needed on Middlebury board

I believe Esther Thomas is the right choice for Middlebury selectboard. The town of Middlebury is currently undergoing multiple challenges, some of which predate, but have been exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic. These include challenges with affordabili … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Thomas would help Middlebury build community

A couple of years ago, I posted a question on social media to the effect of, “How do you build community?” It was something I was pondering as I watched what seemed like the destruction of our democracy. I was slowly coming to the realization that democra … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Thomas would bring intelligence, diversity to board

I am writing a letter in support of Esther Thomas for the open Middlebury selectboard seat. Esther is a brilliant, organized and enthusiastic young woman who would be an asset to our town. Vermont continues to face population declines for young adults and … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Thomas would focus on issues that matter

I am energized to cast my vote for Esther Thomas to become the newest member of the Middlebury selectboard. Esther is unlike the perennial candidate for elected office, a quality that is both refreshing and imperative. Esther is a woman, a single mom of t … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Thomas ‘a discerning listener,’ offers thoughtfulness

Esther Thomas is running for the one-year post on the Middlebury selectboard, the seat previously held by Victor Nuovo. I have come to know Esther as a fellow board member of the Middlebury Natural Foods Coop. She adds energy and thoughtfulness to our wor … (read more)