Letter to the editor: Andy Hooper is the right choice

You’ll be glad you voted for Andy Hooper for Middlebury selectboard. Andy will bring fresh ideas and new energy to Middlebury government.

Letter to the editor: Bravo and thanks for the upgrades

What a splendid improvement the selectboard has made to the seating opportunities in Triangle Park. They look great and will attract residents and visitors alike to linger in our downtown.Bravo!John S. FreidinMiddlebury 

Letter to the editor: Names missing from photos

I was delighted to read the Independent’s coverage of the Viva el Sabor Fiesta. Nevertheless, I was surprised that the paper did not identify any of the Central American persons featured in the photographs that accompanied the story. Nor did the paper nam … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Hooper seen as ‘caring, competent and committed’

Please vote for Andy Hooper for Middlebury selectboard. Andy is a caring, competent, and committed member of our community. He cares about us, as evidenced by his service on the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees, Addison County Regional Planning Commission … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Vote yes on cannabis retail

Please vote “Yes on 3” to enable Middlebury to develop regulations to permit a retail marijuana shop to do business here. Such a shop will bring many good citizens to Middlebury and thereby benefit our downtown. Not having a marijuana shop here will just … (read more)

Letter to the editor: School boards are on the wrong track

Three school boards oversee all the public schools in Addison County. And those boards have been asking the wrong questions. The first statutory and essential duty of Vermont’s school boards is to “determine the educational policies of the school district … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Does Middlebury need a mayor?

For 20 years Middlebury has been in transition. And we are not alone.  Across the country, rural towns are changing from places where residents once purchased all they needed to places where they regularly shop online and at big box stores. Some of these … (read more)