Letter to the editor: Single mom explains need for Family Leave Act

I am a working-class mother of a 9-year-old child here in Ripton, Vt. This last year I struggled with a severe medical condition that required intensive ongoing treatment.

Letter to the editor: Time is now for action on Affordable Heating Act

I read with dismay in the most recent edition of the Independent that the Affordable Heating Act, S.5, has been put on hold, and will become another study for the two years, of what to do to address climate change.

Letter to the editor: A look at migrant workers through a climate prism

As to “playing a vital role in the health of the state’s agricultural industry” let’s put sympathy momentarily aside and have a cold, hard look at an underlying problem. 

Letter to the editor: Misleading labels for healthcare insurance do harm

What used to be called “catastrophic” insurance has been rebranded as “high deductible” insurance.

Letter to the editor: Avoiding metropolises on a great ‘Southern Adventure’ from Orwell

Recently, my wife, Sharon and I headed south on our own Spring Break. She did all the planning.

Letter to the editor: Buying ‘American-made’ vehicles not as useful, simple as it seems

Rustan Swenson, in a Feb. 23, letter to the editor, opened up a major can of worms by encouraging us to buy American-made vehicles on Presidents’ Day.

Letter to the editor: Guns & our culture are a risky blend

When I was twelve, my father gave me a shotgun to shoot at quail. I was told they were sporting and a good source of food.

Editorial: At town meeting, each vote matters; ACSD candidates Whelan-Wuest, Buck stand out

Next Tuesday, March 7, is Town Meeting Day. Many towns have their official meetings on Monday evening March 6, with Australian balloting the next day. 

Legislative Review: Clean heat: Looking forward and thinking smart

Vermonters are facing a heating emergency. 

Ways of Seeing: Sugaring a sweet learning option

Sugaring is a Vermont tradition. Now it’s part of a tradition at Bristol Elementary School as well.

Jessie Raymond: New hobby prompts big questions

As an older adult, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, asking myself life’s big questions. For example: What is a six-letter word for “scraps”?

Letter to the editor: Libraries should be better funded, not closed

On Feb. 7, Vermont State University President Parwinder Grewal announced a new decision to transition to an all-digital, university-wide “library” and repurpose the existing library spaces on each campus.

Letter to the editor: Electing Hildie Stone would benefit everyone

I am writing to recommend Hildie Stone for the Bridport seat on the Addison Central School District Board.

Letter to the editor: Makleff and Whelan-Wuest will rebuild trust

As a current Board member myself, I know these two will contribute to building healthy, vibrant, and high-achieving schools across our district that our communities can trust and rely on.

Letter to the editor: ‘Dangerous’ label seems arbitrary

The other day I was traveling in Middlebury and coming off Middle Road to go to the dollar store. I was going to turn in where I usually do, right into the lot.