**UPDATE - Thursday, 7/24/2014: Following yesterday's electrical storm our main number, 802-388-4944, is not functional. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are working with our telephone service provider to bring it back up as soon as possible. In the meantime we can be reached at 802-388-4945.**
Welcome to the Addison Independent online, your source of online news about Addison County, Vt. Being a community newspaper means that our 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. Whether you decide to pick up our paper in print or online, we’re grateful for your attention.
We won’t argue that there’s nothing better than the feeling of sitting down to page through a newspaper over a cup of coffee. If you live or work in Addison County, you can pick up a copy of our twice weekly newspaper at a newsstand near you, or you can subscribe for home delivery. It’s a great way to take in the stories, photos, advertisements and events listings that make our award-winning newspaper the go-to source of news in Addison County.
If you prefer to get your news online, or if you live outside of central Vermont, you might find that our Web site is the most convenient option for you. Our site is a hybrid of free and paid content. You can always read a few sample articles each issue at no cost, and brief previews of most of our stories are available to everyone as well.
To gain access to the entire newspaper, though, you’ll need to become an online subscriber. Our subscription system is flexible. Just looking for one-time access to a particular article? You can pay for a one-day pass on the site. Give the Web site a whirl with a one-month subscription, or you can pay for six-month or 12-month accounts at discounted rates.
(The “half and half” special: Do you spend part of the year in Addison County or Vermont, and part of the year out of state? You can arrange to receive the paper in print while you’re here, and save time and money by switching to an online subscription while you’re away. Call our offices at 802-388-4944 to learn more, and to set up an account.)