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Letter to the editor: Middlebury's rail project a good time for safety upgrades

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



To the Middlebury selectboard:

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury's retail woes beckon co-op department store

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



I said it before and I will say it again: Thank you to anyone who was involved in the success that Carol’s Hungry Mind Café had over the last 13 years. I also thank everyone who supported the Hungry Mind in any way over the years. You all helped the lifelong dream of a wonderful woman come true, and carry on her legacy for over a decade after her untimely passing.

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Letter to the editor: Room for local department store?

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



“I miss Lazarus!” I heard this statement while waiting for a school concert to start a couple months ago. I personally grew up with Montgomery Ward in Fair Haven, Vt., and I can say that I miss Montgomery Ward. I also enjoyed having Ames in walking distance when my family moved to Middlebury in the mid-1990s. How I lamented the closure of Ames in 2002. Since then, the nearest department stores have been in Rutland City and in Chittenden County.

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Letter to the editor: ACTR post office space supported

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



I am writing in support of ACTR and Middlebury officials and the decisions they had to make regarding Main Street parking spaces. They are completely in the right to make safe places to drop off and pick up riders near the post office. I very much wish they had dedicated more space for the busses when the hub was on Merchants Row.

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Letter to the editor: Coffee shop has loyal following

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



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Letter to the editor: Rail bridges project continues to raise questions

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



I am writing in response to some articles written in recent weeks with regards to the Middlebury Railroad project. First I read in another Letter to the Editor that part of the project plan is to take excavated contaminated soil and pile it at another location near Wright Park before it ultimately gets taken to the site for managing such soil. If this is in fact part of the plan, I am completely repulsed by it.

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Letter to the Editor: Addison Central cuts are going to far

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



Editor’s note: The writer sent this to the Addison Central School District board and copied the Independent.

I have three children currently and soon-to-be enrolled in the ACSD. I have been following the FY 2019 budget talks through recent Addison Independent articles. It is usually not possible for me to attend your Monday meetings, and we have a prior engagement during your meeting this Thursday, January 11th. Therefore, I am writing you with my views regarding this difficult decision.

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Letter to the Editor: Maybe Middlebury's approach would work at Mount Abe

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Ian Ross



My family moved to Middlebury in 1994 where I then attended MUJHS (grade 7-8) and MUHS (grade 9-12) in one building for 6 years. As a teenage student new to the area I was oblivious to the plans for improving the school setting for Addison Central students until the work was nearly starting. I went on summer vacation after 8th grade, and returned to a very changed and still changing high school. MUMS was due to be completed for the next school year. Looking back, the project, while expansive, apparently did not cover all potential concerns in the building.

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Letters to the Editor: Downtown needs traffic control help

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Ian Ross



I attended the ACTR temporary Hub (bus stop) relocation meeting a few weeks back. At this meeting an issue that has concerned me for several years was mentioned. On numerous occasions I have been present when another vehicle has gone the wrong way through Court Square onto North Pleasant Street.

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Letters to the Editor: Salisbury crash puts spotlight on road safety

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Ian Ross



The April car crash that killed a 40-year old man hits home and a nerve for me. While I did not personally know him, some friends of my family were close to him. More to the point, I am almost 36 and have three young daughters of my own. I usually strive to be a safe driver, even more so since my oldest child was born. My wife has even been known to call me grandpa on the road.

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