10/20/2016: The Addison Independent continues to experience difficulties with our telephone service and we are working with our service provider to restore telephone access as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. In the meantime we can be contacted via email (see staff email addresses below).
The Addison Independent was founded in 1946 with the closing of the Middlebury Register. The AI has always been a family-owned independent newspaper. Current publisher/editor Angelo Lynn has been at the helm for more than 20 years.
The Addison Independent is as much a part of the local community as many of the institutions covered on the front page.
Being a community newspaper means that the AI's award-winning editorial staff covers local events in a way that's different from a large metropolitan or regional daily. The aim is to tell readers about their friends and neighbors and about events in local government, schools, sports and business that affect how readers live. The AI also provides readers everything they need to know about local entertainment and events.
The editorial staff is wholly separate from the newspaper's advertising staff, who are responsible for selling space both for display ads and classifieds.
News is printed at no charge, while advertising is bought and sold; the only way to guarantee space in the paper is through paid advertising.
In addition to the editorial and advertising staffs, the Addison Independent employs graphic designers, circulation people, receptionists, and accounting personnel - all of whom contribute to the day-to-day workings of the paper.
Who we are:
Angelo S. Lynn - Editor/Publisher
Christy Lynn - Advertising Manager - [email protected]
Pam Dunne - Advertising Representative - [email protected]
Elisa Fitzgerald - Advertising Representative - [email protected]
Michael Giorgio - Advertising Representative - [email protected]
Jennifer Peterkin - Advertising Representative - [email protected]
Melissa Strong - Advertising Representative - [email protected]
Anna Harrington - Advertising Co-Manager - [email protected]
Elsie Lynn Parini - Business Manager - [email protected]
John McCright - News Editor - [email protected]
Andy Kirkaldy - Reporter - [email protected]
Gaen Murphree - Reporter - [email protected]
Trent Campbell - Photographer - [email protected]
Amy Egert - Copy Editor/Typesetter - [email protected]
Susan Leggett - Production Manager
Brian King - Graphic Designer
Sue Miller - Graphic Designer
Vicki Nolette - Front Office / Accounts Receivable - [email protected]
Lisa Razo - Circulation Manager- [email protected]
Deb Stevens - Front Office - [email protected]
Tom Raymond - Driver (Circulation)
Mike Sweeney - Driver (Circulation)
Information Technologies - [email protected]