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Letter to the editor: Hardy endorses local candidates

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Ruth Hardy



This year Middlebury voters will fill two seats on our town’s selectboard. I am supporting Lindsey Fuentes-George, an East Middlebury social services professional and mother, who will bring an open-mind and fresh perspective to her work on the board.

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Letter to the editor: Minter a good person and proven, hard working leader

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



I ask you to vote for Sue Minter for governor of Vermont. Sue’s pragmatic, smart and compassionate approach to leadership will greatly benefit our state. She’s focused on issues that are overlooked by many leaders, such as paid family leave, domestic violence prevention, early childhood education and childcare, and workforce and pay equity. This focus will result in a greater opportunities for all Vermonters, and more a vibrant and just economy and society.

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Political organizer gives report from Philly

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



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I spent last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. I was not a delegate, but there representing Emerge Vermont, an affiliate of a national organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for public office. It was a fascinating and inspiring week for me as a Vermonter, woman in elected office, Democrat who trains other women to run for office, and proud mother of three children.

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Opinion: Emerge Vermont event to honor Rep. Betty Nuovo

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



I invite you to an evening to celebrate Vermont Women in Elected Office on Saturday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Inn. The event is a fundraiser for Emerge Vermont, an organization founded in 2013 by former Gov. Madeleine Kunin that recruits, trains and inspires qualified Democratic women to run for public office at all levels of government.

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Opinion: Seeley a wise choice for selectboard

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



I write to ask for your vote for Heather Seeley for Middlebury selectboard. Heather is a woman of integrity who would work extremely hard for the citizens of Middlebury. She has spent the past two years since her first run for selectboard becoming meaningfully engaged in important town issues. She is a member of the town’s Public Works Committee, which oversees most of Middlebury’s infrastructure needs, and an active alternate to the Middlebury Development Review Board, the quasi-judicial body that reviews individual development proposals.

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Community Forum: Mary Hogan budget a win-win

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



This week’s writer is Ruth Hardy, chair of the ID-4 school board in Middlebury.

 

I love to contemplate education finances. I’ve been doing this for much of my career, and this past year has been an exciting one in which to figure out how school budgets, our tax rates, and most importantly, funding for our students may be affected by the many moving parts of school finance in Vermont. 

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Community Form: ID-4 meeting has busy agenda

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Ruth Hardy



This week’s writer is Ruth Hardy, chair of the Mary Hogan School board’s ID-4 Prudential Committee.

I invite Middlebury residents to the ID-4 school district annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Mary Hogan School gymnasium.

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Opinion: Addition of women to Middlebury selectboard backed

Posted on February 26, 2014 |
By Ruth Hardy



Through my work over the past year as a public official in Middlebury, it has become abundantly clear to me that many in people in power in our town are unwilling to respect or include the voices of women in their work. Our selectboard has rarely included more than one woman among its ranks, and many times that lone woman has been shut out of deliberations. Women in leadership positions in Middlebury are often treated with disdain or simply ignored.

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