Letter to the editor: Newspaper, recreation department are major assets

I have lived permanently in this fantastic community for 33 years and was a summer resident beginning in 1957. In my 60 years I have lived in and visited many parts of this country, Canada, Mexico and lately I’ve had the chance to go to four countries in Europe.
In my slightly biased opinion, Addison County is my favorite and the best!
I’d like to comment on two of my favorite aspects of this community.
The first is our terrific local newspaper. Twice a week the Addison Independent expertly covers everything from all the local news and sports to interesting dialogue in the “letters to the editor section.” They also attract local business advertisement that lets us know about all the great products that are locally available as well as all the fun things there are to do here.
The paper is always being innovative. Now they have the special arts section in Thursday’s paper. They also produce our local phone book and several regional magazines.
The Independent’s support of this community is unrivaled in their promotion and sponsorship of so many local events and organizations.
For example the paper publishes and distributes the Middlebury Recreation Department guide four times a year, free of charge to the tax payers.
The Middlebury Recreational Department is the other organization I’d like to recognize. The wide variety of activities and sports they offer for kids to seniors is, I believe, second to none in a community of our size to much larger.
There is so much more to be proud of and to enjoy in this great area we call home.
I just want to say thanks to the Independent, the Lynn family and all your terrific staff. And thanks Terri Arnold for the great job you do in directing the Rec Department!
Steve Hare

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