Letter to the editor: Now is the time to stop denying that racism exists

As our community and country wrestle with individual and systemic racism, it is critical for each white Vermonter to acknowledge the racism within ourselves and the ways we benefit from it each day while this same system brutally murders and denies resources and equity to Black, Brown and Indigenous Vermonters. I have dug into racial justice for years and I am still racist. As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi explained, “The heartbeat of racism is denial. By contrast, the heartbeat of anti-racism is confession, admission … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Parent-Child Center grateful for community support

I am writing to thank our community for generously supporting the Parent-Child Center’s on-going efforts to distribute resources to families through out Addison County. With the help of so many generous businesses and individuals, the PCC staff distribute … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Language used in homeless story was disrespectful

We are writing in response to the front page article “Midd police struggle with homelessness surge” (Addison Independent, Oct. 17). We were shocked and saddened by the tenor of the discussion. On several occasions, consideration for the dignity and humani … (read more)