Community forum: New spot needed for local airport

If an expanded airport is determined to be a necessary resource for Addison County, then a new, more appropriate site should be established for the facility. 

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: Sen. Ruth Hardy endorses Balint

As the only two women in the VT Senate raising school-aged children, Becca and I have worked together on issues that impact families like ours directly – childcare and paid family leave, equitable public schools, gun safety, affordable housing, strong soc … (read more)

Legislative Review: Much work was done in 2022 session

The 2022 Legislative Session was monumental. We passed historic legislation, including an $8.3 billion state budget, that will have a transformational impact on every sector, region, and community in Vermont.

Letter to the editor: State senator supports McGlashan

Given the turbulence of the pandemic and array of contentious issues facing local schools, it is a critical time to ensure our school boards are led by dedicated public servants committed to meeting the needs of students in all schools and communities. Am … (read more)

Letter to the editor: McGlashan a dedicated public servant

It is a critical time to ensure our school boards are led by dedicated public servants committed to meeting the needs of all students. Amy McGlashan is such a person.

In education, what does ‘local control’ mean?

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series about the growing pains of Addison County schools in 1965-66 and the Vermont Commissioner of Education’s ambitious plan to address them. Read the entire series here.ADDISON COUNTY — Upon completion of a recen … (read more)

Legislative Review: Health, Housing top priorities

The 2021 Vermont Legislative Session came to an end last week, as we adjourned after passing a $7.3 billion state budget and numerous other important bills. The session was historic for several reasons: 1) We met remotely throughout the session and were a … (read more)

Legislative Review: Lawmakers get assignments

This past week, the Vermont General Assembly began the new 2021-22 biennial session. The Senate met in person the first day, with 19 of 30 of us carefully gathering in the Senate chamber to be sworn in and approve rules for our work this year, including t … (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)

Opinion: The importance of voting is not lost

This week’s writer is Ruth Hardy, a state senator representing Addison County, Huntington and Buels Gore. She lives in East Middlebury with her husband and three children. As a citizen, I take voting very seriously. The act of voting for me is celebratory … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Hardy endorses Ingram

The most hotly contested statewide election in Vermont this year is the race for lieutenant governor. Among four strong Democratic candidates, I am proudly endorsing Sen. Debbie Ingram for lieutenant governor. Debbie has the skills, temperament and experi … (read more)

Sen. Hardy offers COVID-19 update

Editor’s note: This story is a message from Addison County State Sen. Ruth Hardy. We’re into the second month of the COVID-19 crisis in Vermont and April promises to be even more difficult than March. Current state models project the “peak” of cases betwe … (read more)

Sen. Hardy updates Addison County on state’s COVID-19 efforts

Editor’s note: Addison County State Sen. Ruth Hardy posted this on Wednesday evening. As you likely know, the Governor issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order that took effect today at 5:00pm. The order requires businesses and non-profit organizations that … (read more)

Legislative Report: Senate works on ed, library, tuition bills

We ended our work early at the Statehouse on Feb. 7 due to the huge snowstorm, but otherwise we’re just about one month into the 2020 Legislative Session and it’s been nonstop action! We’ve already sent several important bills to Gov. Scott for signature. … (read more)