Login
Skip to content

Opinion/Editorial

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Letter to the editor: Trump's wall isn't about invaders

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Larry Shepard



“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall...” Robert Frost wrote these words in the opening line of “Mending Wall” a poem about walls, people, society, and life. Frost knew as many of us know that anything of human construction can be torn asunder or destroyed by the world around us.

full story

Letter to the editor: Open season on coyotes must end

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Dean Percival



No other wild animal in American history has suffered the deliberate and casual persecution we have rained down on coyotes. For a long stretch of the 20th century, they were, along with gray and red wolves, designated by the federal government for eradication. This attempt had the opposite effect on coyotes, causing packs to separate and have larger litters, resulting in greater numbers.

Today, roughly half a million coyotes are shot every year. Coyotes can withstand a 70 percent yearly kill rate without any decline in total population.

full story

Editorial: Grateful for state's politics?

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



As political partisanship reaches an all-time high in the country (recent studies show the nation’s two major political parties have never been further apart in terms of their priorities and ideology), Vermont’s political leaders offered a different scenario on the opening days of this biennium.

full story

Editorial: Troubling demographics

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



In Gov. Phil Scott’s Inaugural Address this past Thursday he again emphasized the troubling demographic trend facing the state: a decline of youth and in our workforce.

full story

Opinion: 'Tis the season... for the flu

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Dr. Natasha Withers



Withers, Dr. Natasha 2018 CMYK.jpg

The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.

Are you an online subscriber? Click to login.

Click here to learn more about our subscription options.

If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing address to set it up.

full story

Letter to the editor: Mary Hogan 5th-graders speak out on the environment

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Mary Hogan students



Students in Nora O’Leary’s 5th grade class at Mary Hogan Elementary School sent these letters to the Middlebury selectboard and the Addison Independent. These letters are part of the actions they decided to take after finishing a unit on environmental issues.

full story

Letter to the editor: Six-year-old gives tips to stop pollution

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Kaisa Remsen



Editor’s note: The six-year-old Middlebury resident who wrote this letter wanted to do something to draw attention to this important public issue, her father told us. She initially planned to post signs, but she was urged to advertise her message as a letter to the editor. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.

full story

Letter to the editor: Sidewalk comes at the cost of trees

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Geoffrey Cobden



You can notice a row of ugly stumps on your left as you leave Middlebury via the Pulp Mill Bridge.

These were a row of 60 foot trees. In 1997 there was a sidewalk planned to link Seymour Street with Weybridge Street. At that time the plan called to leave the trees standing. That plan went broke.

The plan is revived, and the trees were destroyed about a year ago. More trees are scheduled to go down this spring.

full story

Editorial: Trump's troubles over wall a harbinger of politics in 2019

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Just 16 hours after Trump’s prime-time speech from the Oval Office urging support for his border wall fell flat Tuesday night, news organizations reported he slammed his hand down on the table and walked out of a Wednesday afternoon meeting with Democratic congressional leaders declaring angrily that trying to negotiate was a “waste of time.”

full story

Connect with us