Isabel Gogarty has joined Middlebury selectboard

She’s been called a sparkplug, a student, a coach, a mentor, an educator and a member of Generation Z. Now, at the tender age of 23, Isabel “Izzy” Gogarty has collected yet another moniker: Middlebury selectperson.

Five vie for Middlebury selectboard seat

Five local residents have stepped forward seeking to fill an interim vacancy on the Middlebury selectboard.

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.

Delia-Lôbo running for Middlebury board

Matthew Delia-Lôbo wants you to know that he’s not just a dexterous barista with a gift for gab. He has developed considerable affection for his family’s adopted home of Middlebury and wants to make it more of a destination for young folks.

Hooper makes a run for Middlebury board

Andy Hooper looks at the current state of national politics and shakes his head. But he still has confidence in local government — where people tend to work together for the common good of constituents — and he wants to be a part of it.

Artim to leave Middlebury selectboard after 12 years

MIDDLEBURY SELECTMAN NICK Artim will step down on March 1 after more than 12 very eventful years. MIDDLEBURY — Nick Artim stepped onto Middlebury’s political stage a dozen years ago with a desire to do his civic duty and leave the community a better place … (read more)

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: Hooper has the right qualifications

If you have ever attended a meeting of the Middlebury selectboard you soon realize that it is a lot of work — and not remotely glamorous. Though we may like to envision our selectboard deftly steering us into an ideal future, the fact is that much of the … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Hooper can help lead Middlebury through challenges

The downtown railroad bridge reconstruction project of last summer created a difficult time for our local business community. At the same time came an unprecedented pandemic we are all still hoping to recover from, causing even more strain on our local ec … (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: Hooper seen as ‘caring, competent and committed’

Please vote for Andy Hooper for Middlebury selectboard. Andy is a caring, competent, and committed member of our community. He cares about us, as evidenced by his service on the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees, Addison County Regional Planning Commission … (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: Hooper has experience for board

I am writing to the Addison Independent to express my support for Andy Hooper as a member of the Middlebury selectboard. I discovered Andy’s eclectic demeanor soon after meeting him indirectly through my friendship with his son Zeke. My first interactions … (read more)

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