Letter to the editor: Field Days can plan to go green

Now that the Addison County Fair Field Days are over, the results printed in the Independent and school is back in session, perhaps it is time to look at what a Field Days of the future might look like.

Letter to the editor: Grant touted for county sheriff

Gerald Grant was born and raised in Addison County and is known for his honesty, integrity and the respect he has for the people of this community.

Letter to the editor: Rebuttal needed for election lie

While I appreciate the Addison Independent’s interviews with candidates for local and state elections, the Sept. 8 report on Peter Caldwell is a conduit for disinformation.

After a fall, first responders made all the difference

On Aug. 22 while hiking with my nine-year-old granddaughter and six-and-a-half-year-old grandson, I fell and broke my hip.

Letter to the editor: Biden gave an honest speech

As I was listening to President Biden’s recent speech with tears in my eyes, I was so glad to see him talking straight to all of us in such inclusive terms.

Letter to the editor: Colleges are also billionaires

U.S. colleges bear considerable responsibility for the student debt crisis.

Letter to the editor: Accountability isn’t disrespect

Since Chief Merkel announced his retirement, Front Porch Forum in Vergennes has been awash in vague and inflammatory posts about city leadership.

Letter to the editor: Off-campus student housing creating problems

It was extremely disappointing to learn that both the town selectboard and the college have strayed from the spirit of our Town Plan by allowing for the conversion of several town residences into student housing.

Letter to the editor: New federal rule would expand reach of abortion

Health care providers and insurers should not be coerced to perform or cover abortions or transgender procedures.

Letter to the editor: Madden could work with both parties in U.S. House

It has become increasingly apparent that over the last decade or two both the Republican and Democratic parties have been so influenced by the philosophies of the extreme fringe of their respective parties that now the good of the party is taking preceden … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Chief’s decision understandable

I was momentarily stunned to read that George Merkel has given his notice, but I totally understand why he has.

Letter to the editor: ELP program a true treasure

I was so happy to read the article in the August 25 issue of the Addison Independent on the Expanded Learning Program in the MAUSD. This truly is a treasure of one of the many programs in our area that support our school-age students.

Letter to the editor: Many helped make annual festival a big success

The 43rd Annual Middlebury Festival on-the-Green is now just a fond memory. We had a week of glorious summer weather, a fabulous lineup of talented performers, a hardworking crew of volunteers, and large appreciative audiences.

Letter to the editor: Lincoln’s words still ring true

“We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies.” Abraham Lincoln wrote these words for his First Inaugural Address delivered as civil war loomed.

Letter to the editor: Fair leads to speeding spike

Field days has come and gone, but the residents on Quaker Village Road are still in awe of the amount of traffic that utilizes this very convenient back way to the fair.