Paid family leave seen as draw for workers

It’s a new biennium, but a return to a familiar battle for Rep. Robin Scheu.

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.

Middlebury re-elects Scheu and Sheldon

Incumbent Addison-1 House Reps. Robin Scheu and Amy Sheldon, both Middlebury Democrats, breezed to re-election on Tuesday in a three-person race for two seats that included Middlebury Republican Peter Caldwell.

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.

Letter to the editor: Copland Hanzas earns support

We support Sarah Copland Hanzas for Secretary of State because of her values, her integrity, and her hard work to support democratic principles and the environment.

Letter to the editor: Conlon merits another term

On my Town Meeting Day ballot, I will be voting for Peter Conlon for the Addison Central School District Board. I have known Peter for many years, and value his experience and insight as a colleague in the Vermont House for the past five years. Peter’s ye … (read more)

Middlebury stays with Sheldon, Scheu

MIDDLEBURY — Incumbent Addison-1 Reps. Amy Sheldon and Robin Scheu, both Democrats, easily won re-election on Tuesday in the two-seat House district that encompasses Middlebury. Sheldon — a natural resource planner who chairs the House Natural Resources, … (read more)

Candidate Q&A: Addison-1

ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent state senators and representatives in Addison County will run for re-election Nov. 3, and challengers have stepped up to make sure there will be competition in five of the county’s six House districts. The Independent is publish … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Voting by mail needed this fall

Thank you, Angelo, for your recent editorial regarding the need to vote by mail in the November general election. In this time of a global pandemic, when public health is at risk, voting by mail is the safest way to conduct elections. It is baffling, ther … (read more)

Robin Scheu: Dems support paid family leave

Democrats have long been the champions of working families, women and children. We believe in a Vermont where our families and communities can thrive and where the Vermont dream is accessible to everyone — not just a select few. When we rewrite the rules … (read more)