Letter to the editor: S.258 is a much-needed change to VF&W board

Although the fish and wildlife of Vermont are held in trust by the state for the benefit of all citizens, the board currently consists only of hunters, trappers, and/or anglers.

Local shares insights from international health career

The Middlebury AAUW and Ilsley Public Library will host a presentation by women’s health nurse practitioner Linda Andrews, MPH on “Sharing Lessons Learned Working in International Reproductive Health Programs.”

Letter to the editor: It pays to do your research on Medicare coverage

We’re being overwhelmed with advertising for Medicare Advantage plans, but there are no ads for traditional Medicare. The reason for the MA ads is that the Medicare Advantage corporations are making huge profits.

Letter to the editor: Andrews ready for next chapter

I was surprised and honored by the comprehensive article on my international career that appeared in the May 11 edition of the Independent!

Retired nurse shares stories, lessons from global career

By the time she’d finished second grade in Middlebury, Linda Andrews had already decided the career she’d dedicate more than four decades of her life to. 

Letter to the editor: AgeWell offers good guidance on Medicare options

The mail coming to me every day from for-profit private health insurance plans advertising an alternative to traditional Medicare, is overwhelming.

Letter to the editor: Medicare switch raises concerns

Remember that you are giving an insurance company control over your Medicare dollars and they are making a profit.

Letter to the editor: Time to weigh in on surging insurance premiums

Will you be able to afford double-digit rate increases of your health insurance in 2023? If not, please write to Governor Scott and your legislators!

Letter to the editor: Please protest Planned Parenthood closure decision

Planned Parenthood in Middlebury just learned it is being closed in four weeks! It is being closed by the Board of Planned Parenthood Northern New England (PPNNE). This has to be protested. Planned Parenthood of Middlebury provides affordable, accessible … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bottle bill due for an update

The Bristol Democratic Committee supports current legislation to modernize our Bottle Bill (H.175). This bill would expand the types of beverage containers that can be accepted for redemption. It would include water bottles, wine bottles and containers fo … (read more)